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Determined, Passionate, Community Driven Economic Development director opens up about time in office BY CHRIS SLONE T@cslone The success or failure of a community often lies with its ability to adapt to an ever-changing world. Every community relies on economic development. Communities that embrace economic development stand a better chance of thriving and adapting to an ever-changing environment. Fortunately, Bowman County has continuously embraced and invested in economic development. The Bowman County Development Corporation staff and board of directors continue to work towards achieving the goals set forth in the mission, vision, and values with enthusiasm. “I am passionate about our community and the opportunities we have to grow.” Teran Doerr, economic development director, said. “The leadership, amenities, location and regional support give Bowman County a distinct advantage. “There’s a lot of pride in this community and a willingness to make things happen here. I love the way people support each other. When someone needs something, this

community gets behind them. That’s a great feeling.” The Bowman County Development Corporation is overseen by a 10-person board of directors that represent a cross section of the county and industries. The mission of the organization is to encourage and assist in the development and sustainability of employment, community, industry, and tourism within Bowman County. Primarily, the organization is represented by a dynamic and diverse group of women. The office offers multiple resources including partnerships with the Small Business Development Center, Chamber, Tourism and more. The office culture demonstrates love for the community and willingness to tackle big ideas. Doerr has been the Executive Director for almost five years, but has been with the office for nearly 10. Betty Werth works part-time for the office. A former business owner herself. “She’s a great ambassador for local businesses.” Doerr said. Aurora Keppler was brought in to primarily focus on tourism, but her position has developed

In the past five years, the BCDC has put a strong focus on promotion. The website has been updated twice to create a better experience for users and the Bowman County mobile app is another resourceful tool for information. “It’s a great way to promote our community,” Doerr said. “Users can locate places to eat, shop, attractions to visit and more. The app not only targets visitors but all locals. They can find things to do and places to go, all in one place. We have worked very hard to stay at the cutting edge of technology with our mobile app and website.” The Bowman County Development Corporation makes community input a priority. Topics have jumped to the forefront in various forms. Members

Doerr (Chris Slone | Pioneer)

into all areas of community promotion and marketing. Laura Weber whose primary focus is business development, has a heart for helping businesses succeed. “She’s someone clients trust and becomes a permanent resource for them as they start and grow their business.” Doerr felt like having

the right people in place was crucial when she first began. “Anybody that comes into these positions has to figure out how they can best serve their own community,” Doerr said. “Every community is different. There is no good job description in this role. Everybody has to put their personal stamp on it and find their way.”

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expanded dining options, specifically a steakhouse. Downtown has been a significant focus, including concern over maintaining the theater. Doerr said the Bowman County Development Corporation is continuing to look at options on all fronts. According to Doerr, when most people think of economic development they envision incentives. While the BCDC offers access to incentives for new and expanding businesses, one of its primary focuses has become education. The BCDC seeks to offer business development classes throughout the year, but this last year did it on a much larger scale with the addition of the Fusion Conference. Fusion was an idea that was generated directly from the office, and became a resource for not just Bowman County, but the tri-state region, that could bring opportunities for personal, professional and community growth. “There was some concern that we could not host an event of this magnitude in our area, but we love the challenge of bringing big ideas to a small community. We were determined to host an event that you would


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point milestone BY CHRIS SLONE T@cslone It’s not every day a high-school basketball player has the ability to score a 1,000-career points. Even fewer players ever realize their full potential and achieve the century mark. However, Bowman County Senior Meggie Fischer is one of those rare players who had the ability and the wherewithal to put together a stellar career. And Jan. 25, Fischer achieved the elusive feat by notching her 1,000-career point against Beulah. “It was pretty awesome because I didn’t really think I was going to make it,” Fischer said. “I really had no idea I was so close.” Once she scored the bucket that put her over the top, the crowd jumped to its feet in support of Fischer. She wasn’t exactly sure what was occurring until a teammate congratulated Fischer on her accomplishment. “It was amazing,” Fischer said. Fischer, who has played a plethora of

“I never really thought about it,” Fischer said. “I just love to play basketball. I just wanted to play for a good team and have good games. I never thought of the scoring Meggie Fischer becomes latest player to score 1000 aspect of career points for the Bowman County Lady Bulldogs it.” (Photo Coutesty of Jason Waskiewicz) Bowman County Girls Basketball Coach Jaden Schoch I don’t think about isn’t surprised Fischer records that much. I never considered scoring playing the game 1,000 points. “Meggie (Fischer) is a and that’s about it. really great basketball ~ Meggie Fisher player, but if you talk to anybody that knows her, positions during her they would tell you that tenure — everything she's an even better perfrom a guard position to son,” Schoch said. “She battling it out on the post works very hard in the — has been starting in classroom, has amazing Bowman County since attendance, is respectful she was a freshman. and kind, and is a great Despite her early playteammate. Meggie never ing time and accolades, wants the spotlight on the 1,000-point mark never occurred to Fischer. FISCHER » PAGE 10

receives plaque BY CHRIS SLONE T@cslone

The Bowman County Sherriff’s office received a letter and a plaque from Morton County for their assistance in the 2016 protests over the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. The letter, which was written by the Chairman of the Morton County Commissioners Cody Schulz, expressed gratitude to the Bowman County Sherriff’s office for their assistance during the eight-month standoff. “We give credit to leadership and service at every level, and it was a privilege to stand beside

you to get the job done,” The letter stated. “Everyone safely returned to their homes — because you had our backs.” Deputy Jordan Fisher was honored to receive the letter and the plaque. “The plaque to me shows that this truly is a brotherhood, being in law enforcement,” Fisher said. “It wasn’t something the Bowman County Sheriff’s office even thought about. We were more than honored to go and help out our brothers up in Morton county during their time of need. I’m very grateful that they gave us the plaque. And we would be more than happy to go help them



Deputies Frank Eberle & Jordan Fischer received a plaque from Morton County for their assistance with the protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline (Chris Slone | Pioneer)


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Faith & Family

Pastors Corner Films for Valentine’s Day BY MARY WIGGINS

During this year, 2018, we will be experiencing, what I call our Christ and Culture holy day mash ups. February 14, is the first of them. It marks both the holy day, Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent and the secular holiday Valentine’s Day. I will admit that Valentine’s day is the feast day of St. Valentine, which makes it holy, but we do tend to remember more about “love” and all the chocolate, than the saint whose name gives the holiday its name. Therefore, I call the day secular. When thinking about these to holidays on one day, the first thing that came to my mind was the symbols for these two days. A heart, which is often red, for Valentine’s Day. And for Ash Wednesday, I think of the Ash Black cross, that we mark on our heads to remember not only our sin, but the symbol of our salvation. Did you know that there is a symbol that incorporates both images? Perhaps, we can use this symbol as we think about these two days. This symbol is the Luther rose. Which was a seal, created to be and a representation of Martin Luther and his theology.

When describing what his seal should look like Martin Luther said this about part of the rose, “There is first to be a cross, black, and placed in a heart, which should be of its natural color (red), to put me in mind that faith in Christ crucified saved us. For if one believes from the heart, he will be justified. Even though it is a black cross, which mortifies, and which also should hurt us, yet it leaves the heart in its natural color and does not ruin nature… that is, the cross does not kill, but keeps man alive. For the just shall live by faith, by faith in the Savior. “This Good News tells us how God makes us right in His sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, ‘It is through faith that a righteous person has life. [Romans 1:17]” As we enter the Lenten season, may this heart with a cross on it remind us of the good news that we have in Christ. The sins and burdens that we confess in this season of repentance do not estrange us from the almighty God. For nothing can keep us from the love that he has for us. Because the cross does not condemn us, it saves us. And for that we all can say, Thanks be to God!

Many people feel the best way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is to enjoy an evening at home with the one they love. A quiet dinner followed by a romantic movie can make for a relaxing, memorable Valentine’s Day. Romantic films pluck at the heartstrings and leave few dry eyes in the house. This genre has produced many unforgettable moments in film. While many people have their go-to romantic films, it can be fun to rethink those preferences and watch something new. The following are just some of the films dubbed “the most romantic movies” by sources such as AMC, TimeOut magazine, Rotten Tomatoes, and Flavorwire. • Beauty and the Beast (1991): This animated classic tells the tale of a prince who is disfigured into a beast to outwardly represent his internal ugliness. Only true love can break the spell, which seems unlikely until the lovely Belle comes into the Beast’s life. Fans of the animated film will have another opportunity to fall in love again with the live-action retelling of the story set for release in March 2017. • Once (2007): A modern-day busker in Dublin has a chance meeting with a Czech immigrant. The two begin to collaborate musically and a romance blossoms. The film features musician Glen Hansard and his Irish band “The Frames.” • Say Anything (1989): In a tale of first love, Lloyd seeks to capture the heart

of Diane, who is an unattainable high s c h o o l beauty. The movie includes a now-famous pivotal scene when Lloyd holds up a boombox playing Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes.” • The Notebook (2004): Based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel of the same name, this modern cult classic is set in 1940s South Carolina. The movie is the tale of a poor man who falls in love with a rich young woman, only to be separated by their social differences. However, true love ultimately prevails in the end. • When Harry Met Sally (1989): Close friends Harry and Sally have known each other for years and ponder if engaging in an intimate relationship would ruin the friendship. • Gone With the Wind (1939): This sweeping epic is set in the antebellum south during the American Civil War. The story of Scarlett O’Hara’s tangled love affairs has been popular with film fans for nearly 80 years.

• Sense and Sensibility (1995): This film is a dramatic interpretation of Jane Austen’s novel published in 1811. Sudden financial struggles force the Dashwood sisters to move to a distant cottage. Locals develop romantic feelings for the ladies in this story that is considered an early example of the romantic novels of today. • Roman Holiday (1953): A European princess is disillusioned with her life and needs an escape. She takes off for a night in Rome and meets an American reporter, who first thinks he can get the exclusive scoop on the runaway princess. However, romance soon

gets in the way of that plan. • The Princess Bride (1987): Wesley and Buttercup begin with a tumultuous servant-master relationship. But their love blooms only to have Wesley be called away, leaving Buttercup to believe he has died. The two ultimately reunite in this classic and often hilarious tale of romance. • Casablanca (1943): A nightclub owner in Casablanca is reunited with his old flame, only to discover she is traveling with her husband. During World War II, Ilsa wants her rebel husband to escape to America, but her renewed feelings for Rick leave her struggling with what to do.

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The drought North Dakota experienced in 2017 could continue into 2018, according to Adnan Akyuz, state climatologist and professor of climatological practice at NDSU. That may be the case, even though the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) is forecasting a greater chance for wetter and colder than normal weather in February and March, he says. “The forecast weighs heavily on La Nina patterns, even though the persisting weather so far in winter does not support it,” he notes. “Even though La Nina winters usually mean colder and wetter than average weather for North Dakota, we have to keep in mind that not all La Nina winters are the same.” Last winter, for example, lived up to its expectation in terms of precipitation: North Dakota was the sixth wettest on record. However, the overall winter temperature for the state was the 31st warmest on record. Even though this winter has had some cold spells, overall conditions up to this point are near normal. “Sometimes using the accumulated heating degree day tells us about the overall conditions in winter,” Akyuz says. This winter, Bismarck had 92 fewer accumulated heating degree days, compared with the average. Fargo accumulated 218 fewer heating degree

days, compared with the average. Snowfall totals across the state also show a nontypical La Nina pattern. For instance, Fargo has received 15.1 inches less snow than average. The season-to-date snow deficit for Bismarck is 15.8 inches. “The lack of snow is concerning in areas scarred by the worst drought to hit North Dakota since 2006,” Akyuz says. “We do not have the access moisture we had last fall and winter, which was the ninth wettest September-through-February period on record. “While coming into spring, we are as vulnerable as we get,” he adds. “The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s estimation of the 2017 drought’s economic impact for North Dakota, Montana and South Dakota is $2.5 billion. If last spring repeats, the accumulated impact of drought could result in even higher numbers this year.” Based on his experience and the CPC’s past performance, he doesn’t think the center’s forecast for the spring is reliable enough for North Dakotans to lower their guard against a continuation of the 2017 drought into 2018. “Therefore, the best mitigation measure is to prepare for it as if will continue into the 2018 growing season,” he recommends.

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• Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Ludlow, LCMC Sunday - Adult Bible Study at 3:45 p.m. and worship at 3 p.m., followed by potluck fellowship. Little Missouri Lutheran Church, worship at 9 a.m. followed by • Bethany Lutheran Church, rural Rhame 8:30 a.m. - Summer Worship • Bowman Assembly of God Pastor Ed Kvaale 523-5544 / Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning worship • Bowman United Methodist Pastor Ron Olson (70l) 523-5492 Sunday School for all ages: 9 a.m. Worship Service: 10:10 a.m. Wednesday night activities: Beginning @ 6 p.m. • Break Forth Bible Church Pastors Rusty & Christa Phalen (406) 234-4572; www.

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• Marmarth Bible Church • Catholic Churches: St. Charles Pastor Norman Rice 10:30 a.m. worship services of Bowman; St. Mary’s of Marmarth; St. Mel’s of Rhame • Mound Church Saturday Mass - 4 p.m. Bowman; North of Rhame, Sunday - 9 6 p.m. Marmarth. Sunday Mass a.m. Worship service. Weather 8 a.m. Rhame; 10 a.m. Bowman. permitting Weekday Mass - 7:30 a.m. Tues., Thur., Fri. Bowman - 10 a.m. • Pierce Congregational Wed. at Sunset Home Church Pastor Mary Wiggins • Bowman Lutheran Church 11 a.m. worship 9:30 a.m. - Worship • Sacred Heart Catholic Church Wed. noons - Sack Lunch Bible of Scranton Study: Matthew 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturday - 4:30 2nd Wed., 9:00 a.m. - Women’s p.m. Saturday Mass; 2nd & 4th Bible study Sunday - 8:30 a.m. Sunday Mass • First Lutheran Church, Rhame • Scranton Lutheran Parish 9:30 a.m. worship 8 a.m. Haley Service 9:30 a.m. Peace Service • Bethany Lutheran, rural Rhame 11:00 a.m. worship, 10:00 a.m. • Seventh Day Adventist coffee fellowship. Pastor David Moench • Lebanon Lutheran Church, Saturdays - 9:30a.m. Sabbath Amidon School, Bible Study; 11 a.m. 10:00 a.m. - fellowship church service 11:00 a.m. - worship

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Bowman County Arena Gets Needed Improvements STAFF REPORT Almost any time of the year, if you look south of Highway 12 toward the Fairgrounds, you’ll see pickups and trailers parked around the arenas. The modern facility sees use by all sorts of horse and rodeo enthusiasts, from equine therapy and recreational riders to youth and top tier rodeo contestants. Each June for the past 30 years, the facility plays host to the North Dakota State High School Rodeo Finals, which brings families from across the Tri-State area flooding into Bowman for the week. A month later, the town is alive with the buzzing of the Bowman County Fair.

More recently, since 2014, the Fairgrounds has been the venue for a twoday Junior High Rodeo that brings 6th-8th gradeNDJHRD competitors to town the last weekend in April. This rodeo is produced entirely by the Bowman County High School and Junior High Rodeo Club. The 25 student members also enjoy the use on the indoor arena one night a week in March and April to practice their events in preparation for the Spring Rodeo Season, which kicks off in Fargo the third weekend in April. Like the Fairgrounds themselves, the Club stays busy year ‘round, helping at many of the big-name events, as well as providing labor to keep the

facility tidy and clean- and where possible, aid in improving the grounds. A need for an alleyway and additional pens north of the outdoor arena was identified, to make cattle easier to sort in both arenas as well as to transfer them to the indoor barn. The Club approached the Fair Board and All Seasons Arena committee last fall with the ideas, and both committees were immediately on board with the need for the improve-

ments. However, funding for both organizations was tight. The Rodeo club agreed to finance the project, with in-kind donations provided by the Fair Board and All Seasons Arena Committee. The wheels were set in motion and CM Welding was able to set posts last fall, with continuous fence and gates hung over the winter. The project was completed in mid-January and is now ready for use. The Club would like to thank CM


Fencing, Bowman County Fair Board, and the All Seasons Arena committee for all their help with this project. The members and families of the Bowman High School and Junior High Rodeo Club appreciate the support of the community, and they look forward to cooperating in future Fairgrounds improvement projects.

travel miles to see right here in Bowman,” Doerr said Fusion will continue be an annual event. Another landmark project of the BCDC is the Bowman Gateway Industrial Park. Bowman County has many great attributes including the new airport, hospital, business district and school. According to Doerr, “the industrial park will just add to the assets we have to offer.”

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Guest Columnist Hello, We usually take a little vacation in the winter. You know, four or five days. We kind of do it on the cheap. Look for cheap vacation packages. Like driving to relatives and staying for free in their house and eating their food. But, after decades of this, it is getting harder to find relatives that will make our beds and prepare a nice menu for us to choose from. This year we found a relative of a friend that had a house in Cabo. For my non-traveling friends, that is on the southern tip of the Baja. Which, I am sure you all know, is that peninsula that sticks out into the ocean south of California. This seemed like a dream deal. I found a cheap flight. Rooms and bloody Mary’s for free. A short walk to the ocean. Golf course right out the door. Wonderful exchange rate. Safe enough we didn’t need to worry about someone stealing body parts. And our body parts are old enough they would not be in high demand anyway. So we decided to book it. But alas, my passport was expired. I didn’t know. I don’t use it often. So the trip has been postponed and probably cancelled. I deserve a vacation. I explained that to Shirley. And besides, she has a job that pretty much requires that she be at work every day. I ex-

plained that to Shirley. So I came up with a solution. I would go on vacation. I’m sure you agree that I deserve some time off. I mean I have been doing an hour of chores every day forever! Things worked out rather well. A friend called and wanted me to go to a bull sale in Nebraska. It was on Saturday. He wanted to leave on Thursday so we could attend a cow sale on Thursday and another sale on Friday. I left on Tuesday to be sure I was on time. If Shirley got up early, she could get chores done before she had to be at work. And after being cooped up at her job all winter, I was sure the fresh air would be exhilarating for her. When I left, I didn’t realize how fresh the air would be. Like wind chills of minus thirty-five. I rode down to the Hills with a friend. The Black Hills Stock Show was on. Visited the oldest saloon (1888) and stayed with a friend. Are you sensing a theme here? Attended “Broncs for Breakfast”, a bucking horse futurity, and a saddle bronc match. All were wonderful. Went to two bull sales, a weekly cattle auction, and visited with a bunch of wonderful ranchers from as far away as New Mexico. Told and heard wonderful stories. Some I will relay to you in the future. And some that will never be fit for print. I guess you have to take the good with the bad. But most importantly, I made it back just in time for the Super Bowl. Shirley pretended she was glad to see me! And her frostbitten cheeks weren’t as bad as I expected. Later, Dean Dean Meyer is a former state legislator and currently ranches in southwest North Dakota. He has been a featured columnist around the state for many years.

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Bowman Lions Super Bowl Soup and Sandwich 2018 BY CHUCK WHITNEY This past Sunday, February 4, the Bowman Lions held their annual Soup and Sandwich medical benefit. This years event was held at the St. Charles Roman Catholic Church, to benefit two of its parishioners, Terry and Donna Manolovits, both of whom have been battling Cancer. We have traditionally held the event in one of the local churches on the Sunday of the Super Bowl allowing local residents to not only have a good lunch

Each Lion member is encouraged to bring soup and when possible a bar or some other sweet to feed the community members who come. The Sandwich Crew, led by Lion Tom Nordberg and assisted ably by Lion Ken Braun among others,

key or ham varieties. The club outdid itself this year with well over 10 different varieties of soups and the "bar brigade" was further abetted by the Catholic Daughters who also

Club members. It is at once one of our larger fund-raising events and at the same time one in which most members seem to just know what to do. We are fortunate to have a former school cook among our numbers who keeps us on the straight and narrow when preparing food also, as well as a number of very motivated self-starters who really live up to the Lions


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There will be a free preschool screening at the Bowman Lutheran Church Friday, March 9th for all 3 and 4 year olds living in the Bowman County School District. To schedule your child’s screening time, call the School of Promise • 523-3281 If your child will be turning 5 before August 1, call the Bowman Public School to register them for the Kindergarten screening which will be held at a later time.

furnished sweets. A Silent Auction was held during the event, and while club policy prevents amounts raised being publicized, the auction did quite well as did the Free Will donations at the door. This annual event has been held for more than 20 years and usually includes the majority of the Bowman Lions

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Bowman County Beach Region 4 Dual Champs BY SARAH MARTIAN The Bowman County Beach wrestlers traveled to New Town on Saturday for the Region 4 Dual Tournament. The Bulldogs went into the tournament as the number one seed and competed against the #4 seeded Watford City Wolves for the semi-final dual. The Bowman County Beach wrestlers won 57-21 over Watford City. The championship dual was against Hettinger-Scranton. The Bowman County Beach wrestlers were able to overcome their early deficit in their championship dual against Hettinger-Scranton to regain the lead for the win 44-33. New Salem-Almont placed 3rd beating Watford City 48-24. The other teams in attendance were Beulah-Hazen, New Town and Killdeer. The Regional

Individual Tournament will be held this Saturday February 10th at the Bowman County High School. Bowman County Beach 57 – Watford City 21 106# Cade Martian lost in overtime 6-4 to Tel Sorenson 113# Tucker Strand received a forfeit 120# Alex Madrigal received a forfeit 126# DJ Martian lost by a fall in 2:25 to Braedon Gumke 132# Samuel Clarke received a forfeit 138# Jacoby Mattern won by an 8-7 decision to Beau Matson 145# Tyson Mattern lost by a fall in 1:09 to Antonio Garcia. 152# Jacob Ruggles received a forfeit 160# Brannon Davidson won by a fall in :25 over Connor Quintarro 170# Mitch Stuber received a forfeit 182# Brett Bosserman received a forfeit

195# Beau Jeffers received a forfeit 220# Nate Boehm received a forfeit 285# Tristen Peterson lost by a fall in :59 to Jackson Faller

Bowman County Beach 44 – Hettinger-Scranton 33 106# Cade Martian lost by a fall in :46 to Conner Andress 113# Tucker Strand lost by a fall in 3:23 to Cade Warbis 120# Alex Madrigal won by a major decision 13-1 over Carlos Martinez 126# DJ Martian lost by a fall in :37 to Kyle Burwick 132# Samuel Clarke lost by a fall in :42 to Cale Schalesky. 138# Jacoby Mattern lost in a major decision 17-8 to Ty Warbis 145# Tyson Mattern won by a major decision 12-1 over Ben Dalley 152# Jacob Ruggles

received a forfeit 160# Brannon Davidson won by a fall in 1:21 over Tristan Pekas. 170# Riley Frieze received a forfeit 182# Mitch Stuber lost by a tech fall 19-4 to Issac Anderson 195# Beau Jeffers won by a fall in 1:52 over Paul Abrahamson 220# Nate Boehm won by a fall in 1:24 to Sam Urwiller. 285# Tristen Peterson received a forfeit Thursday evening the wrestlers had traveled to Killdeer to finish out their region duals. They defeated Killdeer 60-18 and Beulah-Hazen 48-25 BCB 60 – Killdeer 18 106# Cade Martian won by a 7-5 decision 113# Keiren Coyle received a forfeit 120# Tucker Strand won by a fall in 2:56 over Ashton Frei 126# Alex Madrigal won

by a fall in :37 over Brandon Younker 132# DJ Martian won by a fall n :51 over Hunter Kluver 138# Jacoby Mattern received a forfeit 145# Tyson Mattern won by fall in 2:28 over Gabe Bell 152# Branon Davidson lost by a fall in 2:27 to Dylan Tabor 160# Riley Frieze lost by a fall in :40 to John Tomjack 170# Mitch Stuber received a forfeit 182# Brett Bosserman received a forfeit 195# Beau Jeffers received a forfeit 220# Nate Boehm lost by a fall in 3:07 to Liam McFadden 285# Tristen Peterson won by a fall 1-0 to Curtis Hall.

BCB 48 – Beulah-Hazen 25 106# Cade Martian lost in a 3-2 decision to Mason

Mellmer 113# Keiren Coyle lost in a 4-2 decision to Adin Jungers 120# Tucker Strand received a forfeit 126# Alex Madrigal received a forfeit 132# DJ Martian received a forfeit 138# Jacoby Mattern received a forfeit 145# Tyson Mattern received a forfeit 152# Brannon Davidson lost by a fall in 5:41 to Rylan Sago 160# Riley Frieze lost in a 6-2 decision to Aaron Ripplinger 170# Mitch Stuber lost in a 14-3 major decision to Tyler Erickson 182# Brett Bosserman lost by a fall in :48 to Thomas Leintz 195# Beau Jeffers received a forfeit 220# Nate Boehm won by a fall in 1:07 over Kaden Sago 285# Tristen Peterson received a forfeit

Front Row: Jacoby Mattern, Keiren Coyle, Cade Martian, Caydon Wolbaum, Alex Madrigal, Tyson Mattern, Tucker Strand Back Row: Brett Bosserman, Samual Clarke, Riley Frieze, Brannon Davidson, Jacob Ruggles, DJ Martian, Clay Mattern, Cole Schmalz, Nate Boehm, Tristen Peterson, Beau Jeffers, Brody Headley, Mitch Stuber (Photo Coutesty of Sarah Martian)

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BARLEY GROWERS The North Dakota Barley Council election for Bowman County will take place on February 23, 2018, at 1:00 PM, at the Slope County Fairgrounds, in Amidon, ND.



CANOLA GROWERS The North Dakota Oilseed Council canola election for Bowman County will take place on February 23, 2018, at 1:00 PM, at the Slope County Fairgrounds, in Amidon, ND.


Each person, landlord, tenant, husband and/or wife who planted Barley in 2017 or intends to plant Barley in 2018 and who has not claimed any barley tax refund within the past year (except for duplicate payments), are eligible electors and can be candidates.

Anyone who has planted canola in 2017 or intends to plant in 2018 and is a participating producer who resides in the county is eligible and encouraged to vote.

For more information contact the North Dakota Barley Council at (701) 239-7200.

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Clara Ruff Clara Ruff passed away peacefully at Banner Baywood Hospital on January 31, 2018, due to complications from pneumonia. Clara was born on July 19, 1941 in Oakes North Dakota. She called Rapid City, South Dakota home in the summer and spent sunny winters as a snowbird in Mesa, Arizona. Clara fondly recalls love at first sight when she met Lloyd Ruff at a barn dance. They were married on April 12, 1958 and spent 59 happy years together. They were blessed with six children: Steven, Susan, Cindy, Jim, Lori, and Kim. Lloyd and Clara raised their family on the Ruff Family Farm in Edgeley, North Dakota. During the years of raising their family, she truly enjoyed supporting all the activities her children participated in. In 1977, they packed the family up and moved to Bowman, North Dakota to begin a new adventure in the motel business. This turned out to be an extremely successful endeavor as they continued the business for 34 years until their retirement in 2011. Even though those years were very busy, she still found time to travel. She toured Europe with her sister Marge Fadness, went to Alaska and Mexico, visited friends in Canada, and many more. She loved traveling with friends and family. Clara’s many joys included: spending time with Lloyd and the family, entertaining, crocheting, playing cards, reading, cooking, storytelling, Story Telling, and STORY TELLING. Her newfound passion was binge-watching Netflix (We cannot make that up!)

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Clara was welcomed into heaven by her granddaughter Jessica Ridl. She is survived by Lloyd Ruff, Steven Ruff, Susan and Jim Ridl, Cindy Ruff and Robin Schamber, Jim and Gayl Ruff, Lori Ruff, Kim Bahr and Vern Burress. Clara is also survived by eight grandchildren: Andrea Jackson, Josh and Jared Ridl, Bailey, Miranda, and Hally Ruff and, Breyden and Kade Bahr. Seven great grandchildren, Shayden, AJ, and Beau Jackson, Ellie, Reese, and Breckon Ridl and Jessica's son Tristan Ridl; all will carry on her great legacy. Her family and friends held a celebration of her life on Saturday February 3, 2018 in the Mesa home she loved so much. There will an additional celebration of life luncheon on February 17, 2018 at Woodlands Receptions 13121 Lincoln Tarken Ln., Piedmont, South Dakota 57769 from 12:30-2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please send all memorial gifts to Shriners Temple at 4091 Sturgis Road, Rapid City, South Dakota 57702, on her behalf. She loved NaJa Shriners because of their work with children and the great care they gave her grandson, Breyden Bahr when he was young.•

Norma Wolfgram, 96, of Dickinson, ND, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the Oak Terrace Memory Care Center in Jordan, MN. Funeral Services will be held on February 6, 2018 at 2:30pm at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jordan, MN with Father Timothy Yanta officiating. Norma Nettie Kalina was born near Troy, SD on July 23, 1921. Because it was a hot day she came into the world out-of-doors, under a large shade tree. Norma grew up on a farm near Bowman, ND with her father Joseph Kalina, mother Mary Mrnak Kalina, and 11 siblings. She graduated from Bowman High School and attended Dickinson Teacher’s College where she earned her teaching certificate. Over the next 30 years she taught hundreds of students at Bullion View, Richland Center, Sand Creek, Amidon, and Mott, many of whom would later seek her out and say she had been their favorite teacher. Norma loved her work and regaled friends and family with stories about her years as an instructor, which she would tell with mischief in her eyes and an infectious giggle. Norma married Norman John Wolfgram on November 22, 1941. They had three children, Lawrence, Leonard and Lynette. They finally settled




north of Rhame where they farmed and ranched for over 30 years. You could see their grain bins in the distance from Amidon on a sunny afternoon. Norma was the embodiment of a farmer’s wife. She could cook up three delicious meals a day along with homemade bread and sweets while also keeping the house and helping outside. Norman had quite the sweet tooth, so she had to keep a dessert around at all times. During many of those years she was also teaching school at Richland Center, in a tiny clapboard building below a hill on the ranch. On winter days she and Lynette would get to school riding a sled. As time passed, Norma loved having her grandkids and great grandkids come to visit. She worried about them and would constantly remind them to watch for snakes when they went out the door at the ranch. Through the years, Norma met people all over southwestern North Dakota and never forgot a face or name. She had the uncanny ability to strike up a con-

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versation with anyone, and if they happened to be stranger when the conversation began, they were friends when it finished. Norman passed away in 1983. After his death and subsequent sale of the ranch Norma was never able to settle down. She moved many times but never really found another home, because from her perspective “home” was always north of Rhame on a beautiful hill overlooking cattle pastures and grain fields, with antelope and wild turkeys on the horizon. She cherished her family pictures, and the growing collection went with her each and every move. She was never settled in until the dozens and dozens of framed photos were hung on the walls and scattered about the rooms. Norma Nettie had a larger than life personality. She cherished the time she spent with family and friends, and she loved it when anyone came to visit. She was always at the center of the action, whether it was a family wedding or just dancing in her kitchen. Her family will remember her for her love of them, her friends and her late husband. For teaching them the “Ruth and Jacob” game and being the first to volunteer to be blindfolded. For playing charades and acting out whatever silly word she picked. For using her dishwasher as a pantry, and for never knowing what you would find in her fridge or freezer (like batteries and nail will be held in June 16, 2018. Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral


polish). For being accepting and loving, always with a smile on her face. For her 80th birthday trip to Los Angeles with her granddaughters, complete with tickets to The Price is Right (where she was actually picked as a contestant and even kissed by Bob Barker, but never ran into anyone she knew). For the trip to Las Vegas for her 81st birthday where she actually ran into someone she knew. For making famous the line, “Who has more fun than people?” Norma is survived by her son Leonard Wolfgram (Marlys) and daughter Lynette Kos (Karleen), daughter-in-law Mary Wolfgram, grandchildren Warren Wolfgram, Wendy Christensen (Denny), Ann Brodeur (Laurence), Becky Davis (Ryan), Molly Henderson (Robbie), Moria Vezina (Jaque), Matt Wolfgram (Lexie), Mary Erickson (Randy), Leah Rajewsky (Rich Wooten), and Kelly Wilkinson (Mike), dozens of great-grandchildren, three siblings, extended family members, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Norman, son Lawrence, parents Joseph and Mary Kalina, and eight siblings. She will be laid to rest next to Norman at Bowman Cemetery on February 8, 2018. Friends and family are invited to a visitation from 2-3 pm at Krebsbach Funeral Home. There will be neither beer nor polka music – something for which we hope Norma eventually forgives us.

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by Merry Helm February 5, 2018 — It was on this date in 1949 that the North Dakota Air National Guard was called up to drop feed for stranded starving animals in the western part of the state, where a storm had dumped 16 inches on top of the 14 that were already on the ground. In terms of duration, the worst blizzard on record blasted the entire upper plains March 2-5, 1966. In Bismarck, visibility was zero for 42 consecutive hours, and a new record for single storm snowfall was set at 22.4 inches. The most deadly blizzard in North Dakota’s modern history hit on March 15, 1941, killing 79 people—39 in North Dakota, 32 in Minnesota, and eight in Canada. Hitting on a Saturday night, the storm caught many travelers by surprise. Winds gusted to 85 miles per hour at Grand Forks, and snowdrifts reached 12 feet in north central Minnesota. The term “blizzard” was used for the first time in 1870 by an Iowa newspaper, the Estherville Vindicator, to describe a severe snowstorm that hit Minnesota and Iowa. Early settlers were particularly vulnerable to these storms. Agatha Jerel immigrated with her family from Switzerland when she was fifteen. She married Lorenz Arms in 1883, and they homesteaded near Wimbledon. In her memoirs, she wrote, “The winter of 1889 was a severe one. There were many cold days and bad storms, including a real blizzard. One morning the sun was shining, but it was twenty or twenty-five degrees below zero.” “Just before noon everything seemed to change; the air turned hazy and smoky; the sun disappeared from out of sight; and before anyone realized what had happened the storm was here. My husband had gone to Wimbledon after a load of coal and was half way home when the storm started. He knew too well an old-fashioned blizzard was approaching. Driving into a farm, he unhitched his team and put them in the barn. “Being greatly worried over me who was home alone, he started on foot across the field. The storm grew worse, and facing that terrific wind that was coming directly from the north made matters all the worse. Lorenz hurried, but it was hard plowing through the snow. He was growing | The Bowman County Pioneer

very stiff and cold; the fine powdery snow was switching in his eyes, nose, and mouth. He was sure he was going the right direction and kept on plowing through drift after drift. One time he fell; but, staggering, he lifted himself up and was on his way. “Glancing across the field, he could see a little light, which he followed for about a mile. Soon, he came closer and closer and hazily saw a house. He walked to the door and pounded; the door flew open, and he fell to the floor. When he woke up, he was lying on a bed, not in his own home but exactly ten miles north of the farm. Several people froze to death during that blizzard. Many bodies were not found until the snow melted in the spring.” “Dakota Datebook” is a radio series from Prairie Public in partnership with the State Historical Society of North Dakota and with funding from the North Dakota Humanities Council. See all the Dakota Datebooks at


February 6, 2018 — In 1912, William T. Thom, Jr. was a sophomore in college, majoring in geology. On a field trip to the Cannonball River area in western North Dakota, he found some fossilized coral, which led him to believe the area had once been a sea. Further study confirmed that North Dakota was indeed once covered by ancient seas that advanced and receded, depositing layers of sediment. The layers of porous sediment rest on the earth’s crust, which is made of impermeable granite. Thom, who became a distinguished professor of geology at Princeton University, and other geologists gradually pieced together the shape of these features, determining there is a saucer-like depression in the earth’s crust underlying a large part of western North Dakota and eastern Montana. The center, and therefore the deepest part of this depression is near Williston, North Dakota. And so, in the 1920’s, the geologists began calling it the “Williston Basin.” All this was intriguing for people in the oil industry, because this was just the kind of structure that might hold “pools” of oil and gas. Over a period of nearly 30 years, from 1924 to 1951, there were “23 serious attempts at the discovery of oil” in the

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Williston Basin, but no oil to show for all the investment and effort. Local residents were curious about the drilling activity, but as the years passed, it was easy to be skeptical. The oilmen may have been frustrated after decades of dry wells, but they weren’t deterred. The science was compelling. In August of 1950 the Amerada Petroleum Corporation began drilling an exploratory well on the Clarence Iverson farm south of Tioga in Williams County. The work went on through the fall and into winter. On January 4, 1951 the well reached a depth of about two miles and reportedly produced a pint of oil. It was an encouraging sign, but severe weather forced the rig to shut down. Operations resumed on April 4, and by 9:30 that evening it was official—oil had been discovered at Iverson No. 1. Testing continued through the night to determine the rate of flow, and the next day the Associated Press reported that “North Dakota’s first commercial oil production has been opened.” The announcement was reminiscent of General Custer’s announcement in the 19th century that gold had been found in the Black Hills. The place became a magnet for people looking to get a share of the valuable resource. A day later The Bismarck Tribune reported on rumors that “drillers in Oklahoma and Wyoming are loading rigs today to head to this newest of potential oil fields.” Among the speculators who immediately headed for North Dakota was a future President—George Herbert Walker Bush. The “26-year-old Texas oilman … hitched a ride north from Midland, Texas in a neighbor’s Beechcraft Bonanza. They flew eleven hundred miles in the skittish light plane to Minot, North Dakota, rented a Jeep, and began haunting courthouses and tracking down farmers to procure mineral rights. A few weeks later they flew back to Midland, capital of the Permian Basin, with a fistful of leases.” According to the City of Williston web site, thirty million acres of North Dakota were under lease by the end of May 1951. And “by February 6, 1952, forty-two oil supply firms and service companies had moved representatives and were constructing buildings to supply the oil industry from the center of the Basin, Williston, North Dakota.” Forty years after young

W. T. Thom, Jr. started to piece together the geological puzzle, the first Williston Basin oil boom was underway. “Dakota Datebook” is a radio series from Prairie Public in partnership with the State Historical Society of North Dakota and with funding from the North Dakota Humanities Council. See all the Dakota Datebooks at


by Merry Helm February 7, 2018 — The world’s shortest interstate streetcar line used to run between Wahpeton and Breckenridge. The route was .14 miles long, transported about 750 passengers a day, and ran from 1910 to 1925. It traveled about 15-20 miles per hour and provided one of the earliest means of traveling between the two towns. A few pieces of the rail are still visible in the sidewalk outside the streetcar garage that still stands in Breckenridge. There were always two streetcars running simultaneously; a round-trip loop took 30 minutes. On weekend evenings, business picked up as passengers made their way to dances or movies across the river. The fare was 5¢, then later 7¢, but they say the company was mostly financed by Breckenridge liquor joints. North Dakota was dry at that time, but Breckenridge had 11 bars and dancehalls. One of those nightspots was aptly named The First and Last Chance Saloon. “Dakota Datebook” is a radio series from Prairie Public in partnership with the State Historical Society of North Dakota and with funding from the North Dakota Humanities Council. See all the Dakota Datebooks at


by Jim Davis February 8, 2018 — The Era of Prohibition may have ended on December 5, 1933, with repeal of the Volstead Act by the ratification of the 21st Amendment; however, the desire for bootlegged alcohol was still strong in North Dakota. On this day in 1934, the citizens from twenty-two towns in the center of the state were wondering which ones of their neighbors were regular customers. Responding to a tip

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of a possible violation of the city’s beer selling ordinance, Carrington Police Chief R. J. Brady, accompanied by Commissioner W. H. Roach, approached a 1933 Ford coupe occupied by a man named Arlie Carter along with another individual. When questioned, the unknown man reached for a gun hidden in the back seat but the officer was able to overpower him and pull him from the car. The stranger managed to escape; however, he left behind his car, his partner, 52 gallons of straight alcohol, two gallons of whisky, an automatic pistol and his little green book giving the names of liquor customers and dealers in twenty-two area towns. Along with the customer’s names, the little green book also offered the credit rating of each and contained penciled notations such as “Drinks but not much,” “Buys once in a while” or an “OK.” Many had a terse “NG” meaning “No Good” after their name, and for some it merely stated, “keep away.” Of interest to the authorities is that the liquor salesman’s best girl’s name and address were written in the back of the book in her own handwriting. While police continued to hunt for the stranger on a “John Doe” warrant, Arlie Carter was charged with resisting an officer, fined $25.00 or 20 days and was released after paying his fine. The “little green book” would continue to leave a lot of red faces in central North Dakota for weeks to come. “Dakota Datebook” is a radio series from Prairie Public in partnership with the State Historical Society of North Dakota and with funding from the North Dakota Humanities Council. See all the Dakota Datebooks at


by Jim Davis February 9, 2018 — With mortgage foreclosures of the past decade, we can perhaps more readily relate to the events that transpired in the Great Depression of the 1930s. With continual drought and low commodity prices, farmers across North Dakota were losing their farms to taxes and mortgages; but

the state legislature on this date would reintroduce an ancient practice to remedy this situation. Alfred Dale, state treasurer, recommended the use of script. Many farmers and merchants, lacking available cash, had already adopted forms of barter to exchange goods and services, but Mr. Dale now proposed a form of script to allow farmers to repay their loans and at the same time obtain negotiable script to purchase other items and expand the economy. This is how it worked: The farmer would sell one thousand bushels of wheat at 35 cents a bushel, then take his check for $350 to the Bank of North Dakota to pay on his farm loan. The bank would credit the payment and then issue the farmer an additional $350 in negotiable bonds of $1, $5 and $10 values—in essence giving him 70 cents a bushel for his wheat, a form of currency inflation. These bonds were then usable for any purchase at face value, but at each transaction, the handler affixed a stamp purchased from the Bank of North Dakota equal to 3% of the value of the bond. After the bond has passed through thirty-four transactions, the full value of the bond has been reached and the Bank of North Dakota was out nothing, while at the same time, the farmer had met his taxes and mortgage payments. Although it was too late for many farm owners, the use of script temporarily halted tax sales and allowed thousands to remain on their farms. It would be an ironic twist for some of these individuals, since it was land script instead of homesteading that had allowed them to obtain their parcels originally.

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The North Dakota Game & Fish Department announces the following summary of regulations and changes for the 2018 Spring Wild Turkey hunting season. • Licenses will be issued by a weighted lottery procedure. Applications may be submitted online or by phone. Only residents may apply. The deadline for submitting online or phone applications to the Department's Bismarck office is February 14, 2018. • The season will run from April 14 through May 20, 2018. • The season bag limit will be one bearded or male wild turkey. • Turkeys may be legally taken with shotguns, muzzleloading long guns, muzzleloading pistols, certain handguns, and bow and arrow.

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again.” Frank Eberle, who assisted Morton County along with Fisher, echoed those sentiments. “I was very proud to be part of something much bigger than myself to help a community out in their time of need,” Eberle said. “We’re really honored that they would reward us with this plaque.” Fischer admitted there was some difficulties, but it was worth it in the end. “We definitely ran into some challenges while we were there, but that’s

just a part of the job that we do,” Fischer said. “We’re more than happy to make the sacrifices we have to in order to help people in the time of need that they had.” Bowman County Chief Deputy Richard Fredrick said they would provide assistance again if there was ever a need. “At the sheriff’s office, we’re proud to assist our neighboring counties,” Fredrick said. “We thank these officers and everybody involved at this office. We all had to sacrifice to do this, but we’re more than willing to and we’d be more than willing to do it again.”


herself, but would rather have any team she is a part of achieve success over any individual stats.” Fischer isn’t concerned about the record books as she is more worried about returning to the regional championship game — and this time coming out with a victory. “It is because my name will always be out there, but I don’t think I am going to brag about it or anything,” Fischer said. “It probably won’t affect me in the future or anything. “I don’t think about records that much. I love playing the game and that’s about it.” Schoch, on the other hand, said Fischer should be proud of her accomplishments, especially after the amount of hard work she put in to achieve her success.

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LAND AUCTION Thursday, March 8, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. (MT) AUCTION LOCATION: Enchanted Castle – Regent, ND

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“I have talked informally with coaches from the area who have told me that Meggie is one of only a few other players in school history to achieve this mark of scoring 1,000-career points,” Schoch said. “That is quite an accomplishment. Our school has seen some tremendous players walk through its doors, so Meggie should be incredibly proud to be a part of this group of players. Meggie has put in the time and dedication to basketball in order to achieve this, so we know every point she has scored has been earned.”



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Traci Nowowiejski




Broker Associate


New Home! 2-4 bedrooms, 2 bath plus a 3rd studded in basement, attached 2 car garage, plus 26x32 garage/shop! Open floor plan, granite counter tops, and walkout basement. 2 acres. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!


*Prices subject to change!

619 5th Avenue, Belle Fourche, SD


The Bowman County Pioneer |


February 9, 2018


The advertising deadline is every Monday

Find what you're looking for | at noon. Call us today (701) 523-5623.


February 9, 2018 | The Bowman County Pioneer

Hours Of Operation Mon. - Fri. | 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday | 8 a.m. - Noon


Home of the Ford Boys & Melissa

fall in


2018 Ford Ecosport Titanium Crossover

new vehicles

2018 Ford Edge SEL Crossover

2018 Ford Edge Titanium Crossover

with these

2018 Ford Escape SEL

2018 Ford Escape Titanium

2018 Ford Expedition XLT

2018 Ford Explorer Limited SUV

2018 Ford Explorer XLT

2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch

2018 Ford F-150 XLT

2018 Ford F-150 XLT

2018 Ford F-150 XLT

2017 Ford F-150 XLT

2018 Ford Escape SE

2018 Ford Escape SE

2018 Ford Expedition Limited SUV

2018 Ford Expedition Limited SUV

2018 Ford Explorer Sport SUV

2018 Ford Explorer XLT

2018 Ford F-150 Lariat

2018 Ford F-150 Platinum

2018 Ford F-150 XLT

2018 Ford F-150 XLT



2017 Ford Fiesta ST Hatchback

2017 Ford Focus Titanium Hatchback

to view more of our inventory

AFTER HOURS: Josh Lindstrom 701-523-6503 | Melissa Lindstrom 701-206-0167 | Wayne Bergquist 701-523-6502

Bowman County Pioneer  

Prior to February 9, building the Bowman County Pioneer was not my responsibility. When I took it over, we debuted it with a new revamped d...

Bowman County Pioneer  

Prior to February 9, building the Bowman County Pioneer was not my responsibility. When I took it over, we debuted it with a new revamped d...