Central McLean News-Journal - News

September 18, 2008

Quilting for a cause

“I wonder – what could I find that would represent Riverdale?” Those were the thoughts of Bev Leingang, Riverdale city auditor, when trying to think of something she could donate from Riverdale that could be used for a North Dakota League of Cities silent auction later this month.

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The 18-foot increase in the level of Garrison reservoir this year is most welcome, but it has tested the contractor working on the new marina at the Fort Stevenson State Park.

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When the McLean County Courthouse closed for several days, residents from around the community crossed their fingers that the two-day inconvenience would lead to a successful and complete cleaning.

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Fox Lawson and Associations out of St. Paul helps companies strategically align employee compensation and benefit dollars.

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Enrollment in K-12 may be down this year from last, but there’s good news for next year, as 29 preschoolers are registered. Superintendent Dale Ekstrom said Underwood School Board members approved hiring a half-time teacher at the Aug. 21 meeting, which allows Dawnae Lee to teach full-time preschool.

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Passports required June 2009 for Canada-Mexico travel. You don’t need them yet, but many Underwood residents were planning ahead and took the opportunity to get their passports locally.

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A new Economic Development Director has taken the reins in Underwood. Bill Patrie of Northcountry Cooperative Foundation of Mandan has hired Becky Bowen to fill the part-time position.

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Cathy Clark, Underwood, has a smile on her face, a sparkle in her eye and that energy everyone wishes they had. And she uses that energy to deliver smiles in the form of gift baskets throughout the entire region. Cathy teaches Title I reading and math for kindergarten through sixth grade at Washburn Elementary School.

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Adult Quest: Krist Kjelstrup and Wade Haseleu ($250), first place; Dave Werre and Troy Fast ($100), second place; Cassidy Blotske and Andrew Hefta ($50), third place; Cassie Rink and Michael Fox ($20), last place; Janelle Zietz and Heidi Sem ($20), People’s Choice. Tween Quest: Alexis Hetle, Chailee Berg, and R. T. Hetle. Kiddie Quest: Race Hetle and Callie Berg Horseshoe Tourney: 24 participants and 12 teams participated with pay out for five places. Monty Trondson, Underwood and Bob Boe, Turtle Lake, first place; D.C. Snyder and Paul Sayler, both Underwood, second; Scott Sorenson, Underwood and Aidan Jesser, Minot, third; Jeff Sorenson, Underwood and Jason Ozune, Minot (son-in-law of Larry and Cindy Kerzman), fourth; Jeremy Brandle, Coleharbor and Randy Krueger, Underwood, fifth. Recipe Contest: Desserts – Renee Fransen, Kuchen Bars, first; Dorothy Fix – Chocolate Dessert Bars, second; Jackie Coutts – Chocolate Mint Bars, third. Corn – Melanie Landenberger, Corn Cupcakes, first; Kellie Weisenburger, Corn Salad, second. Appetizers – Jolyn Gross, Carmel Puff Corn, first; Harmony Higbie, Corn Salsa, second. Bread – Rowena Johannes, Fruit Bread, first

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Your community needs you. Underwood’s Emergency Service organizations, like many other communities, are in desperate need of volunteers.

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