The Borderland Press - Friday, December 2, 2022

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In this Issue:

Northern Lights Arts Council raising money for Roxy Theater Page 2 Langdon City Commission met Monday Page 2 New topics added to this year’s Central Dakota Ag program Page 3 Goodman: Grandma Erna’s Doughnut Gems Page 4 Mitzel: Hey, Richard, where’s my beer? Page 4 Katie Henry: Thoughtful gifting Page 5 Greetings from the Northern Lights Arts Council! Page 5 Kids Fun Fest in Langdon this weekend Page 5 Art Students of the Month Page 6

Olson & Associates opens in Langdon Olson & Associates is the newest accounting firm to set up shop in Langdon. The owners took over the Langdon branch of Mortenson and Rygh on July 1. Around the same time, Olson & Associates acquired Scott Stewart's tax clients. The company is looking forward to providing tax and accounting services all in one location. “We didn’t want Langdon to lose this service as the previous generation was retiring,” said Lia Olson. “We think it’s important to have the convenience and ability to meet face-toface with a tax professional.” Olson and Jason Sillers are the co-owners of the business, and Lisa Jacobson is the office manager. Olson has had her CPA for 10 years, and Sillers has had his for 20 years, giving the company 30 years of combined CPA experience.

“With tax preparation as our primary business, we are just gearing up into the next tax season,” said Olson. The Olson & Associates office is located in the FM Mall, across the hall from the Bottle Barn, on Langdon’s Main Street. The company provides accounting services including tax preparation, bookkeeping, and some payroll. “This seemed like good timing with the previous generation stepping down to step into this new challenge,” Olson said. “It’s the same work we have both been doing, just with a different name.” Olson & Associates is accepting new clients and can be reached at the office at 256-2427. Jason Sillers, Lisa Jacobson, and Lisa Olson at Olson & Associates. Photo by Terry Hinnenkamp.

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Pet-tastic opens boarding service

Lady Cards girls basketball preview Page 8 Eagles girls basketball preview Page 8 Rural Workforce Attraction and Development Initiative launched in rural northeaster North Dakota Page 10 Early ice awareness from North Dakota Game and Fish Page 10 From the Pastor’s Desk by Pastor Jonathon Waterbury Page 11 Give the Gift of The Borderland Press Page 16


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Pet groomer and Langdon native Kristi Hejlik continues to expand services for her favorite four-legged clients. Hejlik recently announced dog boarding will be available at her Lakota grooming location, which is at 3651 Highway 1, Lakota.

•Limited spots available

Rules include: •Dogs must be up to date on shots, bordetella, flea and tick •Owners can bring food, dishes, and toys •Will take intact dogs •Will take unspayed females, but if dog goes into heat, she must be picked up that day

Hejlik also plans to offer dog grooming services at Regal Doggy Daycare, a business owned by Whitney Bachman and planned for 2023 at 519 3rd Street in Langdon. Opening dates for the doggy daycare and the grooming services have not yet been announced.

Grooming services are available while dogs are boarded before they go home. Cost is $25 per day for one dog. Hejlik plans to offer cat boarding in the future.

Simmons radio, newspapers hire news director

Simmons Multimedia stations, The Borderland Press, and Valley News & Views, which are under the same ownership umbrella, announced the hiring of Jeremy Ratliff to its teams in the position of news director. Ratliff has a wealth of news and management experience having worked for Cox Media Group owned WHIO Radio/TV in Dayton, Ohio, and most recently with WOKV-FM in Jacksonville, Fla.

Ratliff lives in Cavalier with his wife and two children and has other family in the Cavalier area. Co-owner Bob Simmons said Ratliff will work with the team of radio and newspaper reporters to take the broadcast and print news products to the next level. Send in your business news Be part of our next Business RoundUp. Email your information or idea to Jeremy Ratliff joins Simmons. Submitted photo.

Bullis Construction building shops for sale Bullis Construction obtained a building permit from the City of Langdon for property on the frontage road on the north side of Hwy. 5 across from D&B Motors.

Before the snowfall, the site was being prepped to build shops that will be 40x40 to 40x60. The site has room for six or seven shops, depending on the sizes, and they will all be built to look

First Insurance Agency, Inc. in Munich, Devils Lake relocates First Insurance Agency, Inc. in Munich has relocated both their Munich and Devils Lake offices. Both offices had previously been located within the Horizon Financial Bank buildings in their respective locations. The Munich agency now has an office at 506 Main Street, directly across from the Ambulance Center. The Devils Lake

office will be in the southwest corner of the old K-mart building. Both offices opened as of Dec. 1. Feel free to stop by the Munich location during their open house from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Dec. 16. You can pick up a score sheet for the Holiday Lights competition there at that time as well.

alike. The shops will serve as hobby shops for those with snowmobiles or other equipment to store and maintain. Bullis Construction will maintain ownership of one of the shops and

plans to sell the other shops. Purchasers will own a shop and the property it sits on.


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Northern Lights Arts Council raising money for Roxy Theater By Nick Vorlage

One of signature locations in Langdon is the Roxy Theater. First constructed in 1936, it has served as a gathering place for the community for more than 85 years and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. Now, Northern Lights Arts Council, the organization which owns the theater, is hoping to raise funds to complete some well-needed repairs. “It needs paint, it needs a roof repair, it needs light bulbs and all that stuff costs a lot of money so we’re hoping to raise some funds for that,” explained Amber Benoit, executive director of marketing and programming for the Northern Lights Arts Council (NLAC). One of the group’s main sources of revenue is through its membership drive, which was held in October. Benoit said the amount gathered was about normal, although she’s hoping

to see more join the NLAC. “We’ll accept new members at any point throughout the year,” Benoit said. “We want to thank the individuals and businesses in the community - we’ve had a lot of very generous donations.” One of the organizations assisting the NLAC is the Langdon Eagles Club. On Jan. 6, they’ll be helping out by holding a burger night in which all proceeds go to the NLAC. People interested in donating can also now do so online via the NLAC’s website at www. Otherwise, Benoit and the NLAC encourage the community to enjoy the holiday events coming to the Roxy, including free Christmas movies sponsored by the Lebanon Lodge, as well as the Langdon Community Band’s Holiday Concert on Monday, Dec. 12.

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News Briefs

From the Borderland News Center Attorney General emails lost forever Despite the efforts of the private firm Planet Technologies to retrieve years’ worth of deleted emails from the inbox of the late North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenejhem, it appears those emails will be forever lost. The N.D. Information Technology Department hired the firm to attempt to recover the deleted data in late September. In its report, Planet Technologies said they were hired about eight months too late before a Microsoft email account was completely purged and irrecoverable. The ITD Department says their delay was due to a miscommunication with the Attorney General’s office.

Fill the Dome gathers food, funds Students from Fargo-based schools successfully gathered over 80,500 pounds of food and about $20K for the Great Plains Food Bank during the 16th Annual Fill the Dome event at the Fargodome. The collected goods will be used to help supply the network of food banks and shelters connected to the Great Plains Food Bank, including emergency food pantries in the Borderland. Cramer visits Groszhans U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) made an early Thanksgiving stop in Ashley, N.D., to visit Kurt Groszhans, the North Dakota farmer who spent nearly a year in an Ukranian prison

after being accused of plotting to assassinate the country’s ag minister. Groszhans was released back in October, but his release conditions and how he made it back to the United States have yet to be announced to the media. Cavalier County releases official voting results The complete midterm voting results have been released in Cavalier County. All told, 1,586 people placed their votes in Cavalier County in the midterm elections, but 66% of those who voted did so via absentee ballots. 534 people turned out to the ballot box on Nov. 8. For full official election results, see the Public Notice section of our newspaper.

Langdon Parade of Lights The City of Langdon’s annual Parade of Lights is seeing a few changes this year. The first big change: it was not held on Black Friday. Instead, the Chamber of Commerce decided to push it back for one week. “That is going to be Friday, Dec. 2. Lining up will be at 5:30, and the parade will start at 6:00 p.m. so anyone that wants to have a float can just show up at 5:30. If you want to give me a heads

up that you’ll be there, that would be appreciated,” Jaclyn Nye said.

lineup will be occuring at the south end of Main Street.

Jaclyn Nye is the Langdon Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. She says the reason for this date change is to allow people traveling over Thanksgiving to have the opportunity to be back in Langdon in time for the parade.

The Parade of Lights also serves as the starting point for a number of holiday events taking place in Langdon, including a Vendor Showcase on Saturday, Dec. 3, Community Holiday Band Concert at the Roxy at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, and a Mingle and Jingle Brunch at the Langdon Eagles on Sunday, Dec. 18.

The second big change is where the lineup will take place – instead of being at the United Lutheran Church, the

Langdon City Commission met Monday The Langdon City Commission met Monday, Nov. 28 for a regular meeting at City Hall. Street Department reports upgrades needed on Main

Roxy Theater. Photo by Terry Hinnenkamp.

North Dakota’s late season hunting dates North Dakota Game and Fish released information about the statewide duck and white-fronted goose seasons close Dec. 4. However, duck hunting in the high plains unit reopens Dec. 10 and continues through Jan. 1.

In addition, the season for Canada geese closes Dec. 17 in the eastern zone, Dec. 22 in the western zone and Dec. 30 in the Missouri River zone. Light goose hunting closes statewide Dec. 30. Archery deer, fall turkey, sharp-tailed and ruffed grouse, partridge and pheasant hunting seasons continue through Jan. 1. The season for tree squirrels closes Feb. 28.

Light Up Walhalla planned for Saturday The Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce announced that its tree is in for its upcoming “Light Up Walhalla” event on Saturday, Dec. 3. The Chamber thanks Jared Johnson, Ronnie Clark, Ryan Girodat, Arlen Boyer, Phil Longtin, Jordan Thornberg, Pat Chaput, Jim Martini, Robert Ripple, and Mitch Soeby for making this possible. Lights and decorations are going on the tree, and it will be lit at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 3.

HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE in Pembina, Kittson Counties

Langdon’s Street Department started putting up garland on light poles on Main Street this week. During the city meeting, Jeff Hiller, Langdon Street Supervisor, mentioned to the commissioners that the garland is 17-18 years old and is starting to get tattered. Commissioners agreed to reach out to the beautification committee to see if they could help update the garland or provide insight into which group purchased the garland 17 years ago. Hiller also said that the flag pole holders and where banners hang on Main Street are warped. ”We’ve lost banners because they just blow off. As far as holding up flags, they just don’t hold anymore.” Hiller said updates aren’t cheap; for 20 new banner posts, he estimated the cost to be at $14,000. “But if we don’t start doing something, then you have nothing up on Main Street.” Everything was new in 2005 when the street was redone. Activity Center to extend hours

Borderland residents are being asked to donate new, unwrapped toys and gifts for children and teens ages 0-18 who are in need in Pembina and Kittson counties.

The Langdon Activity Center is going to test out keeping its gym open until 9:00 p.m. instead of 8:00 p.m., citing feedback that there is not enough time for evening open gym time.

Drop box locations include Koda Bank locations in Walhalla, Neche, Cavalier, Pembina, and Drayton; United Valley Banks in Cavalier, Hallock, and Lancaster; and D&K Grocery in Pembina.

“It sounds like a good idea – we’ll be providing better service,” said Mayor Jerry Nowatzki.

The Toy Drive event is sponsored by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and facilitated by Pembina and Kittson County Social Services.

The later time will begin Monday, Dec. 5 and go for two weeks, so management can assess the level of

use and see if it’s something they will continue. Cavalier County Mitigation Plan


City Commissioners heard a presentation about the Cavalier County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, which is required by FEMA to be revamped every five years. Karen Kempert, Cavalier County Emergency Manager, and Blain Johnson of Paramount Planning presented to the group. Johnson worked with Kempert on the last plan in mid-2017. “Why do we do it?” Johnson said during his presentation. “To save property and lives and reduce injuries. The goal is to save money down the road.” Johnson and Kempert explained that there are grants available for things like warning sirens and generators for critical infrastructures. If the city has a project, it can go for the grant dollars, but the project has to be identified in the plan. “If you are even considering something, for example, from the flooding this spring that you discovered you need more generators - make sure we get that in the plan,” Kempert told the commissioners. “The more input we have, the better FEMA likes it.” Commissioners and city employees asked that a dedicated generator for the lift station be added to the plan. Kempert added that Langdon has one Red Cross approved shelter in the Langdon Activity Center. She suggested adding a dedicated generator for the Activity Center. Johnson estimates the Commission will have the plan on a meeting agenda in about two months and will be asked to vote on adopting the local plan. City buys property from county The county put up a property at auction - 513 5th Avenue or the Viking house across from the library as locals may know it as. No one purchased the property at auction. “We can’t leave that sitting there,” Mayor Nowatzki said. Commissioner Cody Schlittenhard made a motion to purchase the property for $1 and pay the $20 for the paperwork. It passed. “Either way, we’re going to be caught for the upkeep,” Nowatzki said. “As we’re doing this with all these defunct houses, I would like to see this be the

norm.” Commissioners discuss feedback from street upgrade public meeting The city held its first public meeting for proposed street and underground infrastructure projects on Monday, Nov. 21 at the Langdon Research Center. At their regular meeting, the commissioners discussed feedback they had received from the public. “The comments I got on it were positive - people said if we’re going to do it, do it right and have a maintenance plan,” said Commissioner Lawrence Henry. Nowatzki and Kaercher said they had positive feedback, with Jim Rademacher saying he received some negative feedback. “The biggest thing I heard is why didn’t we maintain what we had. We won’t have the budget,” said Jason Busse, Langdon Water Plant Supervisor. Busse suggested creating a simple pie chart for a future public meeting to show where the city funds go. Commissioners plan to work on figuring out a maintenance plan and perhaps purchase some equipment for the city to make some street repairs themselves. At the public meeting, it was discussed that a .5% sales tax could help with the street project. “If we could do the full percent sales tax, maybe that could go toward the maintenance,” Henry said. Commissioners also said they had been approached by residents with specific questions for their specific areas of town, including the north end of town in a neighborhood that currently does not have paved streets, and they received some questions from business owners on Main Street. “These are things that need to come up with the assessment committee to see how to fairly distribute this amongst the city,” Nowatzki said. “Andrew says you blatantly and blindingly have to go off of frontage – you can’t have 100 exceptions. That’s how they did it in Coopertown, Mayville, Oakes, and all of the towns listed at the meeting that have already done this.” Andrew Aakre is the project manager from Moore Engineering working with the city on this project. Henry said he thinks the city planning one or two more public meetings would be a good idea moving forward.


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NDSU Extension offers considerations for backgrounding calves

Keeping feed costs low, performance high and purchase cost affordable can make backgrounding a good opportunity this winter.

White House monitors rail negotiations – The Biden Administration is keeping an eye on the contract negotiations between Class I railroads and a dozen unions. President Joe Biden was asked if he has gotten involved personally. “I have not directly engaged yet in this regard, because they’re still talking.” The tentative agreement completed in September includes a significant pay increase for union workers. Quality of life issues, including paid sick leave, are the current obstacle. Without a new agreement or congressional intervention, a work stoppage could begin as soon as December 9. Feels like Groundhog Day – Millions of dollars were spent on the 2022 political campaigns, but it resulted in very few changes. Syngenta Senior Manager of Federal Government and Industry Relations Mary Kay Thatcher says there won’t be many new faces on Capitol Hill. “Every Senate incumbent who wanted to be reelected got reelected unless Georgia does something in a couple weeks, and 97 percent of the House was reelected,” said Thatcher. “We’re going to wake up in January, and it’s going to be a little like the movie Groundhog Day. The Democrats had a small margin in the House, and now the Republicans will have a small margin; I suspect (incoming Speaker) Kevin McCarthy has just as difficult a

time wrangling the troops as (House Speaker Nancy) Pelosi did.” Incoming House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn ‘G.T.’ Thompson wants to have the farm bill completed before its scheduled expiration at the end of September. Due to the work on the budget, Thatcher doesn’t believe that timeline will work. Booker Bill considers animal agriculture – New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has introduced a bill targeting large-scale livestock operations. The proposal would require packers, processors and farmers to register their businesses with USDA, submit a disaster preparedness plan and pay for disaster mitigation. The bill also calls for more humane treatment of downed animals or those being depopulated due to a disease. Booker is a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and has proposed similar bills in the past. Farm wages rising – The number of farm workers hired in October was up two percent from the same month last year. In the Northern Plains region, which includes North Dakota and South Dakota, farms paid their hired workers an average of $18.22 per hour, up six percent from one year earlier. The Lake Region, which includes Minnesota, had an average of wage rate of $18.83 per hour. That’s $2.26 above October of 2021.

Feed costs are always a concern for cattle producers, but 2022 to 2023 numbers have shown some of the highest feed costs in over a decade. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture feed price index, overall feed prices for feed, livestock and poultry are up 26.6% from September of 2020 through September of 2022. “Feed costs are only part of the equation when it comes to backgrounding, however,” says Bryon Parmon, North Dakota State University Extension agriculture finance specialist. “The price of weaned calves and backgrounded calves are extremely important.” The most recent USDA Agricultural Marketing Service North Dakota Weekly Auction Summary report showed a wide range in North Dakota calf prices. For example, 550- to 600-pound, medium and large #1 steer prices ranged from $188 per hundredweight (cwt) to $225/cwt with a $198.64 average. “So, from a backgrounding standpoint, it may be advantageous to consider the average and below-average priced steers to add value in a backgrounding program,” says Tim Petry, NDSU Extension livestock marketing specialist.

Heifer calf prices are discounted relative to their steer counterparts. The North Dakota Agricultural Marketing Service report showed 550to 600-pound heifers averaging $175.74/cwt, almost $23/cwt less than steers. Heifers gain in price relative to steers with 850- to 900-pound heifers at close to the same value. Many heifers are backgrounded each year in North Dakota, and the budgets show that has potential again this year. The feeder cattle futures market can be a guide for price expectations for backgrounded steers marketed in January through March. January feeder cattle futures currently are trading at $179/cwt with March futures contracts at $182/cwt. Because the cattle market is volatile with all the fundamental factors affecting the market, Extension specialists encourage ranchers to consider price risk management strategies in calf backgrounding marketing plans. “Not only are feed prices high, but with the rise in energy costs, interest, labor, hauling and repair fees, overhead costs have risen and can erode profits for cattle set to gain at slower rates,” says Parman. “For instance,

Consider feed costs and the price of calves when deciding to background calves. NDSU photo.


The Central Dakota Ag Day program always includes an outstanding lineup of speakers to provide updates on crop production, livestock production and marketing. This year, the planners of the event have expanded the program to include some non-traditional topics as well. These topics include: Stop the Bleed trauma response: Trauma nurses from Sanford Medical Center in Fargo will lead this hour-long session, teaching the lifesaving skills of applying direct pressure, packing a wound and using a tourniquet to stop

Table showing profit per day for calves at different weights and targeted average daily gain. NDSU table.

Returning to roots: How did our ancestors feed themselves? This session will be presented by Sue Balcom, owner of The Root Seller farm north of Mandan. Also known as “Root Seller Sue,” Balcom is a frequent guest on Prairie Public’s show ’Main Street Eats’.

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center. Full details about the event are available at

German-Russian Christmas traditions: In this subsequent session, Balcom will share information about holiday traditions gleaned from personal experience as well as interviews with her parents’ generation.

Additional sponsors of Central Dakota Ag Day include the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council, the North Dakota Soybean Council and crop improvement associations in the organizing counties.

Preparing grain samples and sheaves for shows and home display: Community volunteer Joel Lemer will demonstrate how to create interesting, attractive and lasting exhibits of North Dakota’s crop species.

For more information, contact Jeff Gale, agriculture and natural resources agent in Foster County at 701-6522581 or The Carrington Research Extension Center is three and a half miles north of Carrington on U.S. Highway 281.

No registration is required. Lunch will be provided. The event begins with coffee at 9 a.m. Linton-area rancher Doug Bichler will open the program at 9:30 a.m., sharing his story “Life Left-Handed” following a traumatic farm injury. Central Dakota Ag Day is organized by Extension agents and specialists in Foster, Barnes, Eddy, Griggs, Sheridan and Wells counties, as well as the

Ration cost per day increases as the energy density of the ration increases. Using diets consisting of grass hay, corn silage, corn grain and distiller gains, the cost per day is $1.41 for 0.34 Mcal ration, $1.76 for 0.45 Mcal ration and $2.50 for 0.55 Mcal ration. Feed cost of gain provides more insight to efficiency than feed cost per day,” says Hoppe. “Feed cost per pound of gain is $0.78 for 1.8 pounds daily gain, $0.63 for 2.8 pounds daily gain and $0.69 for 3.6 pounds daily gain.

“Keeping feed costs low, calf gain and feed conversion performance high, and purchase cost affordable, can make backgrounding an opportunity for the winter season of 2022-2023,” says Hoppe. For more information on marketing, budgets, health and nutrition for backgrounding calves, NDSU Extension specialists have produced a backgrounding cattle video series, available at

NDSU garden seed trials and all-American garden selections: NDSU Extension Horticulturist Tom Kalb will give an overview of this annual project in which hundreds of North Dakotans evaluate promising vegetable and flower varieties in home gardens each year.

Central Dakota Ag Day will continue providing the latest information related to crop and livestock production. There is something for everyone at this year’s Central Dakota Ag Day. The annual event will be on Friday, Dec. 16 at North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center.

According to NDSU Extension livestock systems specialist Karl Hoppe, lighter-weight calves gaining 1.8 pounds per day would need a 0.34 Mcal per pound net energy ration. Steers gaining 2.8 pounds per day need a 0.45 Mcal per pound net energy ration. To reach a 3.6-pound average daily gain, the final ration would require an average ration of 0.55 Mcal or better. If the calves are fed to finish, the final ration needs to be 0.62 Mcal or higher finishing ration during the final months on feed.

While feed costs for energy are usually based on the corn grain price, local prices and cost vary.

New topics added to this year’s Central Dakota Ag Day program

Sue Balcom, also known as Root Seller Sue, will describe the food preservation methods of early settlers during this year’s Central Dakota Ag Day. Sue Balcom photo.

with a yardage cost of $0.45 per day on top of interest accumulation, an animal in the yard for 100 days would incur an interest and yardage cost total of $67.73, while an animal in the yard for 167 days would incur a cost of $112.40. This explains much of the difference between the 1.8-pound average daily gain for steers and the 2.8-pound average daily gain scenario.”

For more information, please contact your local NDSU county Extension agent.


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The Borderland Press

Letter from the Publisher

Another holiday behind us, that means we start ramping up for the next one! We had a very nice Thanksgiving with family in Fargo. So much good food

and good times with the grands and their parents. We passed the eightmonth-old and the four-month-old around like plates of cookies and enjoyed their funny faces and droolish antics. The others entertained themselves nicely; the adults enjoyed the time off from work and didn’t even nap after Thanksgiving dinner. Monday came around too soon, and as usual after a long weekend, it was an extra busy day. Everyone here at The Borderland Press powered through, ensuring this week’s edition would reach the printer on time! We have a staff of rockstars, and they came through as always. Thanks everyone! The Borderland Press Spirit of Giv-

ing Event is right around the corner, and we’re pretty excited about it. If you missed the details, we are giving away two $500 checks to charities chosen by one lucky subscriber and one of our precious advertisers. This event, along with our First Anniversary, make for a memorable December in our office. Stay tuned for more details; maybe we’ll be contacting you! The outdoor decorations are starting to show themselves around the town of Langdon. I mean, have you seen that snowman on Third Street? How tall is that guy? As tall or taller than the building it stands in front of, I believe. And how about Santa’s outhouse on 11th Street? So cute for

adults and kids! Even Scrooge would smile at these decorations as well as the others popping up around town. Nightly drives might be in order so as not to miss anything. Some of you have already contacted us to renew your subscription - thank you! Postcards will be going in the mail to remind you to do so. If you choose to renew sooner or don’t receive a postcard, just give us a call at 701-256-5311, or stop in at our office on Third Street. We’d be happy to help. I know I often talk about time going by too fast, which it does - proven by the planning that’s going into our 2nd

Christmas newspaper! What a year it has been. Take some radio people and mix them up with some writers and design folks, shake, stir and see what you get. We’ve all learned a lot and laughed a lot more than we griped, so that’s a good sign. The community support has been unbelievable, making our job easier. Midwest nice is alive and well in Cavalier County and the surrounding area! Stay warm, enjoy the festivities around you and keep reading The Borderland Press!

Diane Simmons


Letter from the Editor goodies that have been preserved for winter. We have already dipped into the stewed tomatoes stash in our freezer for a base for one of our favorite comfort recipes, Taco Soup. We’ve baked a peach cobbler with the peaches preserved from the height of summer.

There is plenty to be thankful for when it comes to those yummy garden

I am missing garden fresh cucumbers, however. Remember at the end of the harvest season when the cucumbers kept multiplying? We had plain cucumbers, cucumber salad, and refrigerator pickles. We ate them up because we knew the season would pass. Here we are in December, and I already can’t wait for garden

cucumbers next season. Don’t worry about me, I’ll be fine. I am looking forward to this weekend to get my head in the Christmas game. Between Langdon and Walhalla, there are many festive events in the Borderland to help spark your holiday spirit. Langdon’s parade is Friday night and Walhalla’s tree lighting is Saturday night. We have details in this week’s paper for you. Then stop by the Langdon American Legion for a fun day for the kids and a visit with Santa on Sunday.

It’s enough to get you listening to Christmas music, wrapping presents, and stepping in the kitchen for some holiday baking and taste testing. I have my holiday baking list set, and I’m ready to fill the freezer (or the garage) with some straight up sugar. We’ll see how many of those treats remain preserved until the holiday festivities and how many are used as early December appetizers. As you’re searching for gifts for those on your list this year, consider gifting a subscription to The Borderland Press! We have a subscription form in this newspaper for you. Just cut it out,

send it in, and you’re good to go. Be kind to yourself as we welcome December. This is going to be a very busy month. Thank you for reading!

Sarah Hinnenkamp Editor

THE MORNING RUN: Grandma Erna’s Doughnut Gems during a festive parade of lights that was topped off with a long fireworks display. We ate at the local Outlaws Bar and Grill where there are stuffed steer heads on the wall. There was a line out the door of the local coffee shop for hot chocolate, and several businesses kept their doors open trying to capture some early bird shoppers. It was a fun, small town kick-off to Christmas.

by Sara Goodman I hope you all enjoyed your lefse with brown sugar on Thanksgiving! My family ended up as a smaller crew this year, but we managed to pack in a lot of fun in a few days. The boys took the dogs and tried to nab a few pheasants; my sister-in-law and I took the girls hiking up to my dad’s Stone Johnny on the hill and then over to Agne’s yard to play tag on the hay bales. On Friday we went into town to check out the big buck contest, lost money on a gun raffle, watched a hilarious tree lighting attempt, and waved at Santa

Having a smaller family gathering this year made me feel a bit sentimental. I feel like a lot of my articles go down Nostalgia Road after I’ve been out west, but it’s hard not to reminisce the minute I step into my parents’ house because it’s like going back 30 odd years to my childhood. Not much has changed in my parents’ house other than a few necessary additions and updates throughout the years and new kitchen cabinets after a botched paint job. Sorry, Mom, it wasn’t pretty. When I was a kid, my siblings and I enjoyed, for a time, the company of many extended family members joining us for the holidays. Two sets of grandparents along with my great aunt, Agnes, Great Uncle Artie, aunts,

uncles, and cousins all crowded into a house that was much too small to accommodate that many bodies. Card tables, end tables, and laps held plates, mismatched sets of dishes and utensils were arranged, and serving bowls were dusted out from the year before to host the array of potatoes, stuffing, salads and the like. It was cramped, crowded, noisy, and hot. It reminded me a lot of the movie Christmas Vacation, although my dad would never spend a day stapling lights to the house. He would, however, take us into the side hills to “hunt” for the perfect Christmas tree, chop it down, then watch us hang individual strands of tinsel on it while sipping a Tom and Jerry.

doughnuts when we walked in the door. She had a little fryer she set on her counter and had a bowl full of sugar for us to dip a fresh doughnut into while they were hot. She called them doughnut “gems”, and she let us eat as many as we wanted. Once we had our fill, she set up the kitchen table with all her craft items and helped us sew buttons on felt, make cool patterns with the spirograph, or set up the Scrabble board for a game. She loved our company, and we knew it.

Several years ago, I happened upon an old handwritten copy of Grandma Erna’s Doughnut Gems in a recipe box at home and asked my mom if I could have it. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it, but I wanted it. I attempted once to make the recipe, but it didn’t turn out very well. There was something missing, and only my Grandma Erna would know what that is. I’ve attached the recipe in case you want to try it out yourself. Let me know if you do, and I’ll be right over to test them out!

The holidays make me miss these big family gatherings. My grandma, Erna, comes to mind often. My siblings and I spent a lot of time at Grandma Erna’s house when we were kids. We lived 20 miles out of town, and it was an easy rest stop while waiting for my mom to get off work to pick us up after practice or lessons. More often than not, if Grandma Erna knew we were coming, she was busy making

Musings from Munich: Hey, Richard, where’s my beer? the wind. Swallowing my pride is probably the biggest test of mine, but in the spirit of Jesus’s Bday, I owe it to everyone to try. Usually, I surround the festivus pole and call for the airing of grievances, but since I have a deadline here, I’ll just mention a few.

By Matt Mitzel As the holiday season approaches, I realize that being the good ol’ Christian that I am, I must lay down my sword and let old disagreements, arguments, and hard feelings go with

Well now…hold up. I was just about ready to set some on blast, when my better half read my first draft and just started hitting delete. She looked at me and said sarcastically, “Yeah, airing of grievances in a public setting always gets the desired consequences, doesn’t it?” I’m pretty sure she threw in a “moron” in there, but as couples do, I chose not to hear it. I guess, after all, who hasn’t screenshotted someone’s Facebook post and laughed at them like an idiot, but she did agree with these last two.

One thing that just pisses me off is what weird things are thrust down to a small town and their surrounding areas. Do you remember the reflectors on the side of the road fiasco this year? Someone in the state thought it was a smart move to put reflectors on the side of the roadway every couple hundred feet or so but did not realize that any paved road up here is also the autobahn for farm equipment. Swinging equipment into the middle of the road to not hit the reflectors really put the pucker factor in driving lately. Also, the county workers that usually kept the ditches mowed and clean of hiding spots for deer were constantly trying to work around these reflectors, which proved worthless. Please excuse my middle finger as I pass the geniuses that came up with it.

Lastly, I got swindled. I tend to always believe the possibilities of good in folks no matter how isolated or arrogant they are - I just continue to give them a second chance. This past summer a member of the community was moving away and decided to go looking for a sucker, and he found it. I have been here for six years, and I had never once talked with this individual. Yet, when it came time to move his household items, he bypassed everyone else that he grew up with and spent decades with to only find me in the middle of my other many volunteering duties that I do for the city. I reluctantly agreed as I was just too busy, but again, I looked for the good. Countless other community members tried to talk me out of it saying he would just use me and toss me aside, but I refused to believe it. I

even bet 5 of them that after all the heavy items were moved, he would at least offer me a beer. Moving day came, I helped, and they left…never to be heard from again. So, yeah, I got burned. Regardless, I have been in the situation three times in my life where I spent Christmas in a foreign land counting the days until we were all safely back in our communities whining about small town problems, and I’m lucky enough to be doing just that. I guess I wouldn’t change a thing. Matt Mitzel is the unofficial events coordinator for the City of Munich, a supporter of Langdon Area Edmore Munich athletics, football coach, and all-around Munich mega fan, earning him the nickname “Mr. Munich.”


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Thoughtful gifting

By Katie Henry, Family and Community Wellness Agent, NDSU Extension – Cavalier County

Gift shopping can be so difficult! What do you get for someone who “doesn’t need anything”? What do you get someone who buys what they want whenever they want instead of waiting for a holiday? What do you get for someone whose interests have changed? The options are unlimited, and to narrow things down can sometimes be difficult. It’s funny how my husband and I have changed over the years when it comes to gifting. We used to spend hours thinking of what the other would like, hiding the gifts in a place in the house

that is considered a place the other wouldn’t spend time and then wrapping them with the door closed so the secret wasn’t let out before the holiday. Now, we kind of ask each other what we want or need, so we get exactly what we asked for. Sometimes we give nothing at all. We have even been known to just buy something, hand it over to the other, and say, “Here’s what you are giving me for Christmas.” Some people take offense to this system (and have voiced their concern), but to be honest with you, the thoughtfulness of cleaning the layers of dust before company comes has much more meaning to me than any material item that would be given. If you are stuck on finding something for your loved ones for Christmas, consider an experience or a helpful event that would put a smile on a person’s face and not take up space. Making memories can do more for a person that any item can. Be creative, be thoughtful, and enjoy the process. Some ideas to help get you started in your thoughtful gift giving adventure:

•Tickets for an event or experience. •Food or drinks in a jar (see NDSU recipes following). •Hand painted picture or a canvas of a family picture. •Plan a family fun day (sledding, treats, baking, puzzles, movies and more!). •Replace something they already have. (My bath towels are 20 years old – hint, hint…). A jar with their favorite soup, beverage, or cookie ingredients along with instructions for use is something NDSU Extension can help you with. Visit NDSU Extension publications such as “Mix It Up: Food Mixes in a Jar” (FN1494) or “Beverage Mixes in a Jar” (FN1625). If you would like more ideas for gifts or would like to search for more recipes for food in a jar, feel free to visit our website at https:// call our office at 256-2560, or email The following recipes are courtesy of NDSU Extension’s “Mix It Up: Food Mixes in a Jar” publication. Have fun with your thoughtful gifting this holiday season!

Greetings from the Northern Lights Arts Council! Next up, more holiday spirit in the form of food and music! The Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce, along with other local businesses, is sponsoring the Mingle & Jingle Brunch on Sunday, Dec. 18. It begins at 10:30 a.m. and will continue until 1:00 p.m. or gone, concluding with Langdon Prairie Health Foundation’s Lights, Stars & Diamonds Ceremony. The meal is free will offering, and prizes will be given out throughout the event. NLAC has arranged music for this event, which will feature solos and ensembles from various community artists.

Another holiday season is upon us, which always means BUSY season! We’re kicking it off by bringing some holiday spirit to the Roxy Theater. The community band will be performing at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12. Doors open 30 minutes before the show, and tickets will be available at the door - cash or check only. Prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students; kids 5 and under are free. The band, under the direction of Lane Lindseth and made up of local talent, has been rehearsing since September and is very excited for their first performance! The Roxy will also be serving concessions. The show should last about one hour.

The fun doesn’t stop after the new year rolls around! Mark your calendar for Friday, January 6 for burger night at the Eagles. NLAC and the Roxy committee will be taking over, and all proceeds will benefit the Roxy Theater. Come for burgers, and stay for music later in the evening! The historic Roxy Theater has not had any major repairs completed for 25 years, and we need funds to be able to continue to upkeep the building. Last year, we drained the savings account to pay for a major roof repair due to water damage. The next project that needs to be completed is fixing up the marquee. It needs new lights, paint, and roof to maintain its shine on Main Street! This leads me to another big

announcement… Northern Lights Arts Council will be participating in Giving Hearts Day for the first time in 2023! Save the date for Thursday, Feb. 9. The funds we raise will go towards the Roxy Theater, specifically to the projects listed above. Any donation of $10 or more on Giving Hearts Day will be matched, doubling your impact. If you’re looking for a way to support our organization, benefit our main street and community, and have your money go further - Giving Hearts Day is the perfect time to donate! We’ll be sharing more information about how to donate when the time gets closer. To participate in Giving Hearts Day, we need match donors. We are looking for individuals or businesses that donate ahead of time, to meet a goal to be able to participate. If you or your business is interested in becoming a match donor, please contact me at 701-305-0089. NLAC turns 30 in 2023, and we look forward to celebrating this milestone by honoring those that have supported us throughout the years and have a little fun along the way! Thanks for sticking with me through this long article! We can’t wait to celebrate the holidays (and more!) with you! Amber Benoit Executive Director of Marketing/Programming

Health Tip

Provided by Cavalier County Health District Cavalier County Health District would like to remind residents that cooler winter months are a great time to test their home for radon, a leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.

Kids Fun Fest in Langdon this weekend By Shanda Christianson

This weekend the Langdon American Legion Riders Post 98 is holding a Kids Christmas Fun Fest at the Langdon American Legion. The event will run from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4.

they can make their own ornaments to take home and put on the Christmas tree. There will be cookie decorating, hot chocolate and apple cider, and treat bags for the kids. There is no cost to attend.

“To my knowledge, it’s nothing that’s been done before. We’ve got fun games, crafts, snacks, music, a lot of stuff for the kids,” said Steve Anderson, director of the American Legion Riders.

“The whole intent is for the kids to come in and have fun,” Anderson said.

Anderson said the atmosphere will be festive, including Christmas trees and Santa Claus. “Santa Claus is bringing sleigh and reindeer for us, so it’s going to be a great day,” Anderson said. The event will include games such as Pin the Nose on the Snowman, Snowman Bowling, Snowman Bean Bag Toss, and Reindeer Ring Toss. There will be craft stations set up for the kids by age, so


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October Art Student of the Month Sponsored by Northern Lights Arts Council

Wyatt Crump First Grade, St. Alphonsus School Wyatt is the son of Alma and Brandon Crump What Wyatt said about his artwork: “My favorite thing about art is that we get to draw! We get to do fun projects.” Ms. Schrader, art teacher, comment: Wyatt is always excited for art. He told me it’s his favorite thing to do in school. He works very hard and always is creative! Congrats, Wyatt!”

November Art Student of the Month Sponsored by Northern Lights Arts Council

Isabel Lindseth 6th Grade, Munich Public School Isabel is the daughter of Kris and Danielle Lindseth. What Isabel said about her artwork: "I like to draw with rainbows."

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Greater Math in ND Grants targeted at improving math learning State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said the Department of Public Instruction will be providing $500,000 in grants to improve mathematics instruction and learning in North Dakota’s schools. The “Greater Math in North Dakota” program is designed to help teachers remedy “learning gaps” in students’ math knowledge. A learning gap refers to a math skill a student should know but doesn’t. Math instruction in elementary and secondary school builds upon itself, and if a student lacks a strong foundation in basic math skills, he or she may have difficulty learning more advanced concepts. The Greater Math in North Dakota initiative will be focused on math instruction in grades 3-8. Baesler said the grants will provide teachers outside expertise and support to help identify and close student math learning gaps. Recent student mathematics test results on the North Dakota State Assessment and the National Assessment of Educational Progress have been unsatisfactory overall, an issue that predated the COVID-19 pandemic. The Greater Math in North Dakota grants are being financed by federal aid that is intended to address learning shortfalls. “We see ‘Greater Math in North Dakota’ as a way to address gaps in

student math knowledge and as a way to increase their personal growth and math proficiency,” Baesler said. “It also offers math educators advice and tools for strengthening their instruction. The knowledge we gain can be applied statewide.” The Greater Math approach will use individual student instruction and “blended learning,” which describes both traditional classroom instruction and online learning. Grant recipients will receive support from REL Central, an education research organization, as well as the Department of Public Instruction, regional education associations, local teams of math educators, and other partners. School districts must apply for a Greater Math in North Dakota grant. Applications will be reviewed and ranked and not every applicant will receive a grant, said Brooklyn Schaan, the NDDPI’s program administrator. The department has reserved $500,000 in federal COVID-19 relief funds for the program. Grants are expected to range from $50,000 to $250,000 for two years with a $250,000 limit. Applications are due at midnight on Thursday, Dec. 8, with grant awards announced later that month. An application form and information are posted on the NDDPI website at www.


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Jake’s Take on Sports

Let the games begin This is the week that winter sports kick into high gear. Girls basketball has already gotten underway with the North Border Eagles winning their first game of the season on Nov. 29 and 10th ranked Langdon-Edmore-Munich playing way down south to get their season started at Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier. We will begin our winter sports broadcast schedule on Dec. 5 when the Lady Cards will play the Eagles in Walhalla. The game can be heard on 95-7 My FM and online through Wrestling for the Pembina County North Grizzlies will also get started on Dec. 3. There will be a boys dual tourney in Hillsboro that day. The Grizzlies are coached this year by Mitch Greenwood, and he is assisted by Craig Broduer, Bradyn Horgan and Jesse Schurman. That same staff is also coaching the Grizzlies girls team, and their first meet will be in Carrington on Dec. 10. The wildness will only get wilder with other winter sports about to get started with games as well. Boys basketball nearly ready to rock One of those winter sports is boys basketball, which began practice on Nov. 28 with games starting for some teams next weekend. Langdon-Edmore-Munich is coached once again by Tanner Groth, in his second season. He will also be assisted again by Tim Polansky. With numbers for athletics always a little sketchy these days, we are happy to report that the Cardinals have nearly 20 boys out for the team in grades 9-12, which means that they will have a C squad this season. The Cards open up their season at home versus Midway-Minto on Dec. 13. The Cardinals are picked seventh out of 12 teams in the new Super Region 4. There are no district tournaments this season. North Border boys basketball is coached once again by Danny Moore, and he has a new assistant this season in Jackson Johnson (No, not Jaxon). This Jackson Johnson is the grandson of Wayne Johnson, who was the longtime women’s basketball coach at Dakota State College in Bottineau. The Eagles have 14 boys out for the team this year, and they have their first game at home in Pembina versus Northern Cass. The Eagles are ranked 10th in the The Hoopster boys basketball preview. Other area teams in the Top 40 are Four Winds-Min-

newaukan - first, Thompson - third, Grafton - eighth, North Star at 13, St. John - 24th, May-Port-C-G at 30 and Hillsboro-Central Valley - 35th. It should be a fun winter of basketball overall in our little corner of the world. Blades junior gold team gets first action of the season The Langdon Blades junior gold boys hockey team is ready to begin their year, as they will get their first action of the season at a tournament in Sidney, Mont., Dec. 2-4. They will be one of four North Dakota teams meeting four teams from Montana. It should be great non-league competition for the Blades, who have 14 players on their roster, They are led by All-Stater Mason Romfo, Alex Gellner, Brady Regner and Dawson Hein. Langdon will be coached again by Nic Roy and assisted by Alex Gronhovd. Part one of our winter sports preview in this week’s paper In this week’s Borderland Press, find the first part of our winter sports preview, spotlighting girls basketball. Next week will have hockey and boys hoops and, hopefully, wrestling to preview for the season. Thanks to the coaches and everyone else for helping make this preview happen. “See ya!” next week!

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Eagles girls get first win of the season at M-M 41-24 By Jake Kulland

The North Border Eagles girls basketball team began their 2022-23 campaign at the Midway school versus the Midway-Minto Mustangs on Nov. 29. In a defensive-minded contest, the Eagles won 41-24. They will play at home in Pembina versus Cavalier on Dec. 2 then host Langdon-Edmore-Munich in Walhalla Dec. 5 and Thompson in Pembina on Dec. 9. In their game with the Mustangs, the game started slowly with the scored tied at seven after one quarter. The Eagles got the lead in the second with eight points from Jenna Fraser and six from Keira Moore to help build a 2316 advantage at halftime. In the second half, the Eagles slowly expanded their lead by 17 for a Region 2 win. Fraser led the team with 15 points, including two 3-pointers, and she went 5 of 6 from the free throw line. Moore also got into double figures with 12 points, and she and Kierra Helland each had a team high seven rebounds. Moore also came up with six steals on the night. North Border did a nice job of taking care of the basketball, ending with just nine turnovers. Emma McMillan had two 3-pointers and 10 points to lead the Mustangs. The Eagles were also a very solid 11 of 14 from the charity stripe. NORTH BORDER 41, MIDWAY-MINTO 24

NB -7 16 9 9 -- 41 MM -7 9 4 4 -- 24 North Border -- Jenna Fraser 15, Kiera Moore 12, Addi Brown 6, Taelyn Dunnigan 6, Katie Volk 2 Midway-Minto -- Emma McMillan 10, Addy Hefta 6, Elyse McMillan 4, Maddy Korynta 2, Sadie Armburst 2 Rebounds -- NB: 28 (Kierra Helland, Moore 7, Brown, Fraser 4); MM: 23 Assists -- NB: 9 (Helland, Fraser 3) Steals -- NB: 14 (Moore 6) Turnovers -- NB: 9; MM: 21 Field goal percentage -- NB: 14/50 (28%) Free throw percentage -- NB: 11/14 (78.6%)


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Lady Cards Girls BasketBall Preview Langdon-Edmore-Munich ready to roll By Jake Kulland

Last season was another fantastic year for Langdon-Edmore-Munich girls basketball. The Lady Cards won a thrilling Region 4 title game over Four Winds-Minnewaukan and went to their sixth straight State Class B Tournament. They ended up taking fourth and finished with a record of 20-5. Lost from that team are four players who graduated -- Morgan Freije, who was All-Region 4 and made the All-Tournament team at the State B, along with Whitney Pankratz, Marlee Hetletved and Taylor Lorenz. Freije just finished her freshman season playing volleyball at Valley City State University.

ing scorer Jaya Henderson (12.6 ppg) and Jalynn Swanson (6.6 ppg). The other two juniors are Cora Badding (who missed all of last year due to a knee injury) and Heavenly Janis, who is new to the Lady Cards program. Leading the sophomore team members is Meredith Romfo (5.6 ppg last season), Payton Hall, Talia Johnston and McKayla Olson. Rounding out the roster are four freshman - Nora Lorenz, Chloe Foster, Raleigh Ratzlaff and Emma Hetler, plus two eighth graders in Aubrey Badding and Ericka Bakke. In junior high, the numbers are light with less than 10 girls out for the team.

Even though four very good players were lost from last year's squad, the Cardinals program is very excited about this year's team and the girls that are back. There is just one senior on this year's team, Halle Jabs; she averaged 5.5 points per game last year. Four juniors are back, two with a ton of varsity experience - lead-

Rob Scherr is now in his sixth year coaching the Cardinals program, and he will be assisted by Morgan Titus. Mykal Morstad will coach the junior high team. Fallyn Freije, an assistant coach last year, has left the program due to some coaching in the Lake Region.

We asked Coach Scherr to give us his thoughts on this year's team, and he said, "We have a veteran five returning, who played a lot of minutes for us these last years. We are excited

to watch them grow and develop as leaders of the program. We will have to have our younger girls step up as the season goes on to provide much needed depth. We have one of, if

Photo by Larry Stokke.

not the toughest, schedule again in the state. We will try to learn and get better against these strong teams. It should be another fun year of Lady Cards basketball."




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Name Year Pos Height Nora Lorenz 9 Forward 5’5 Jalynn Swanson 11 Guard 5’7 Meredith Romfo 10 Guard 5’7 Chloe Foster 9 Guard 5’4 Aubrey Badding 8 Forward 5’10 Ericka Bakke 8 Guard 5’6 Raleigh Ratzlaff 9 Guard 5’5 Cora Badding 11 Forward 6’1 Jaya Henderson 11 Guard 5’9 Halle Jabs 12 Guard 5’7 Emma Hetler 9 Forward 5’5 Payton Hall 10 Forward 5’7 Talia Johnston 10 Guard 5’7 McKayla Olson 10 Forward 5’7 Heavenly Janis 11 Guard 5’5

Coach: Rob Scherr Assistant Coaches: Morgan Titus , Mykal Morstad Superintendents: Langdon: Daren Christianson, Munich: Robert Bubach, Edmore: Frank Schill Athletic Directors: Langdon: Ethen Askvig, Munich: Tim Polansky, Edmore: Diane Martinson/Frank Schill Principals: Langdon: Ethan Askvig, Munich: Robert Bubach, Edmore: Diane Martinson Book Jada Moen Camera: Bridget Pankratz School Colors: Cardinal Red & White School Song: College Boy

Eagles Girls BasketBall Preview Eagles girls look to get over .500 this season, led by two seniors By Jake Kulland

The North Border Eagles girls basketball team had a nice year last season, finishing eighth in Region 2 by to Larimore in the play-in round of the tournament, finishing their year at 8-14. One of the many good things for this year's Eagles team is they did not lose anyone to graduation. This year's Eagles squad will be led by two seniors, Addi Brown and Kierra Helland, who averaged 7.5 and 5.5 points per game respectively last season. Also back this year are four juniors with returning All-Region player Jenna Fraser (11.4 ppg) leading the way. Juniors also back are Taelyn Dunnigan - who averaged 10.4 ppg and 6.3 rebounds last year, Keira Moore (4.9 ppg, 6.3 rpg) and Katie Volk. North Border has just 11 girls

out for the team in grades 9-12: two sophomores, Kaylee Berg and Katelyn Bjornsad, and three freshmen Sadie Snyder, Jacy Fraser and Jaelyn Johnson. Those younger girls should get plenty of opportunity to get on the court and add much needed depth. In addition to low varsity numbers, there are just three girls out for junior high basketball, so the Eagles have entered into a co-op with Cavalier for just the junior high level, becoming the Pembina County North Grizzlies. North Border is head coached this year by Patrick Dunnigan, who is in his fifth year heading up the program. He will be assisted by the always capable Lee Beattie. We asked Coach Dunnigan to give us some thoughts on the upcoming season, and he said, "Our girls look to be more con-

NORTH BORDER EAGLES GIRLS BASKETBALL 2022-23 SCHEDULE 11/29/22 AB Midway Midway-Minto 6:00 PM 12/2/22 AB Pembina Cavalier 5:45 PM 12/5/22 AB Walhalla Langdon 5:30 PM 12/9/22 AB Pembina Thompson 5:45 PM 12/13/22 AB Walhalla North Prairie 5:45 PM 12/16/22 AB Northwood Hatton/Northwood 5:45 PM 12/20/22 AB McVille Nelson County 5:30 PM 12/28/22 A Northwood Warwick 11:00 AM 12/29/22 A Northwood Sargent County 2:00 PM 1/5/23 AB Central Valley HCV 5:30 PM 1/7/23 AB Cando Northstar 1:00 PM 1/9/23 AB Walhalla PRFL 5:30 PM 1/14/23 AB Pembina Northern Cass 1:00 PM 1/17/23 AB Walhalla MPCG 5:30 PM 1/20/23 AB Walhalla Grafton 5:30 PM 1/23/23 AB Crystal DVE 5:45 PM 1/26/23 AB Cavalier Cavalier 5:45 PM 1/31/23 AB Larimore Larimore 5:45 PM 2/3/23 AB Park River PRFL 5:30 PM 2/7/23 AB Pembina DVE 5:45 PM 2/13/23 AB Pembina Midway/Minto 5:45 PM 2/17/23 A TBD Region Play-In TBD 2/20/23 A The Betty in GF Region 2 Tournament TBA 2/21/23 A The Betty in GF Region 2 Tournament TBA 2/23/23 A The Betty in GF Region 2 Tournament TBA 3/2/23 A Minot State Tournament TBA 3/3/23 A Minot State Tournament TBA 3/4/23 A Minot State Tournament TBA

sistent on both sides of the floor. Girls are small but tend to be scrappy. We return seven varsity players from last year with six girls seeing the bulk of the minutes. This group gets along great on and off the court. I can't wait to see what the season brings for the Lady Eagles!!" The Eagles are picked sixth in Region 2 by the Miss Hoopster girls basketball preview, with Grafton, Thompson and Cavalier picked one, two and three. North Border began their schedule at Midway-Minto on Nov. 29 and will have their first home games of the year versus Cavalier in Pembina on Dec. 2 and in Walhalla against Langdon-Edmore-Munich on Dec. 5, a game which can be heard on 95-7 My FM and online through myborderland. com.

Eagles Girls Basketball Roster 2022-23 Players 3 Sadie Snyder 9 4 Jacy Fraser 9 5 Addison Brown 12 10 Kierra Helland 12 12 Caylee Berg 10 14 Jaelyn Johnson 9 15 Jenna Fraser 11 20 Taelyn Dunnigan 11 22 Keira Moore 11 24 Katelyn Volk 11 25 Katelyn Bjornstad10

Forward Forward Guard Guard Guard Guard Guard Forward Forward Forward Forward

5'6" 5'7" 5'5" 5'4" 5'3" 5'8" 5'5" 5'7" 5'7" 5'8" 5'7"

Back row: Jacy Fraser, Taelyn Dunnigan, Kate Bjornstad, Katie Volk, Keira Moore, Jaelyn Johnson Middle: Jenna Fraser, Kierra Helland, Addison Brown, Caylee Berg Front: stats Gracyn Hornung, Amelia Willits, Grace Follin Not pictured Sadie Snyder.

Team Staff Patrick Dunnigan, coach Lee Beattie, assistant coach Kathy Kopf, book

Grace Follin, statistician Gracyn Hornung, statistician Amelie Willits, statistician


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Langdon Blades Bantam team places 3rd

Pictured Left to Right: Back row- Coach Logan Waslaski, Coach Kevin Forest, Colten Hein, Karter Lien, Landon Schneider, Coach Nick Moser, Max Henderson, Keaton Ullyott, Cayden Schill, Head Coach Wayne Borgen Middle row- Carter Mosher, Ty Ramberg, Tucker Gellner, Ryland Peterson, Devin Hakanson Front row- Kennen Forest, Ryder Moser

The Langdon Blades Bantam team placed 3rd at the Detroit Lakes Thanksgiving Classic Tournament that was held in Detroit Lakes, Minn. on Nov. 25-27.


McKenzie Regner slides the puck past the WPG Rockets to score in the Blades win. Photo by Larry Stokke

Ella Holkesvig fires the puck past the WPF goaltender to score one of her 3 goals in the Blades win in GF Nov 25th. Photo by Larry Stokke.

Hayden Balsdon fires off a shot at the WPG Rockets net. Photo by Larry Stokke.

Blades girls open season going 2-2 in Grand Forks Tourney By Jake Kulland

The Langdon Blades girls hockey team opened their 2022-23 season with a tournament in Grand Forks on Nov. 25-27 in the 21st Annual Angels Tourney. The Blades beat the Winnipeg Rockets 11-0 in their first game on Nov. 25, lost to a team out of Grand Rapids, Minn. later the same day, beat West Fargo 5-0 on Nov. 26, then lost to the BLF Warriors on Nov. 27. Langdon was 2-2 on the weekend and are now off until Dec. 9 when they begin their league schedule at home at Dakota Spirit Arena versus Bottineau at 6:00 p.m. The first game the Blades played, against a team from Winnipeg, was an offensive explosion. They scored

five goals in the first period and did not look back. Eight different players would light the lamp in the game, led by Ella Holkesvig, who has joined the team this year from Hatton. She had a hat trick with McKenna Schneider and Kora Gensrich each scoring twice. Other Blades goals came from Kenadee Cluchie, Drew Rostvet, Gracie Witzel and McKenzie Regner. Langdon goalie Jaelyn Buckman only needed to make nine saves for the shutout, as Langdon outshot the Rockets 54-9. Schneider had four assists in the contest to get a playmaker honor. In their second game of the tourney later on Nov. 25, Langdon met up with

a very talented team from Grand Rapids. The Blades had 21 shots on goal but could not find the net. Grand Rapids scored all of the goals in the game in the second period in a 3-0 win. Buckman had 34 saves for Langdon. Continuing the feast of famine theme of the tournament, the Blades girls shutout West Fargo, a team that they will play when their league games come around. Schneider, Mya Hoffman, Hayden Balsdon and Regner all scored in the first period to decide things early. Balsdon added another score in the second to round out the scoring. Holkesvig had two assists to lead the team in that category. The Blades outshot West Fargo 37-12 with Buckman getting her second shutout of the tourney. Their last game of tourney was the most competitive; the Blades faced a team out of Brainerd, Minn. After falling behind 1-0 early, Langdon evened things up on a goal from Holkesvig, who scored unassisted. BLF then would score three unanswered goals before Genrich put one in for the Blades - assisted by Schneider. Langdon ended up losing 4-2. The Blades had 45-31 shots on goal advantage with Buckman coming up with 27 saves.

Jaelyn Buckman makes a glove save against Grand Rapids/Greenway in GF. Photo by Larry Stokke.

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Rural Workforce Attraction and Development Initiative launched in rural northeastern North Dakota Walsh County Job Development Authorities have come together to provide the 25% matching funds leading to a total budget of $250,000 as short-term, one-time funding to launch this initiative.

(GRAFTON, N.D.) A consortium of partners has come together to solidify a rural regional workforce initiative with a two-pronged approach which includes workforce attraction and student work-based learning in rural Region 4, which includes Nelson, Pembina, and Walsh Counties. Recent business surveys completed by the Red River Regional Council concluded the need for upward of 1,000 new employees in manufacturing, healthcare, education, and small businesses over the next five years. The strong workforce need has been growing for several years, and an impending state/federal grant award through the Regional Workforce Impact Program (RWIP) will provide a significant boost to addressing these needs. The Nelson, Pembina, and

This budget is being invested in a professional workforce attraction consultant team that will work with an advisory group of regional private and public partners and employ a regional workforce director over the coming months. The purpose is to prepare the necessary content and marketing strategy to promote the region as a quality place to live, work, and play. The workforce attraction will be added to ongoing student-focused workforce development efforts that have been growing over the past eight years. North Valley Career and Technology Center (North Valley) offers a variety of programs for K-12 students that offer opportunities to learn about local careers and jobs, develop entrepreneurship skills, and gain work experience in partnership with many regional employers. With more than 500 employees in Grafton, Marvin has long recognized the benefits and challenges of being a rural employer and strongly supports the launch of this rural initiative. “This initiative will allow our rural ar-

eas to level set with larger communities who have created their own marketing materials. This will be an excellent opportunity for us to get the word out about our region and attract individuals and families to Grafton and other area communities,” said Vicki Ham, Senior Human Resources Director for Marvin in Grafton. She is also serving on the Initiative’s advisory committee. Stacie Sevigny, an eight-year developer with the Red River Regional Council in Grafton, will take on a new role as director of Workforce Development for Nelson, Pembina, and Walsh Counties. “This new initiative is a critical investment in the future of our rural region’s manufacturers, businesses, employers and communities, and we are so excited to promote Stacie into this role, as she brings incredible experience working with businesses and communities,” said Dawn Mandt, RRRC executive director. Sevigny has worked as a developer for RRRC since 2014. Part of Sevigny’s role will focus on work-based education programs in collaboration with North Valley. “Our goal is to fill the open jobs in our region and expose our students

to opportunities – and there are a lot of great career opportunities,” said Mike Hanson, director at North Valley. “The needs are changing, and we need to stay relevant and continue to make strides to meet the needs of the 21st-century workforce. Stacie will coordinate all the work-based learning for our member school districts, businesses, and industries.” Sevigny brings considerable knowledge and experience in working with businesses and the needs of the region, and she will be a tremendous asset for the development of these programs, according to Hanson. Annually, more than 1,500 K-12 students participate in work-based learning and career exposure programs that have developed over the past eight years. Today, more than 145 regional businesses are involved with job shadowing, internships, and other work-based learning. These efforts have also been built and grown in regional collaboration with North Valley, Grafton and Park River EDCs, Walsh and Pembina County JDAs, Red River Regional Council, Northeast Manufacturing Group, and ND Career Builders Program. “I’m very excited to move into this new role that focuses both on attracting workforce and showing our students

Early ice awareness from North Dakota Polar employees donate to Walsh Game and Fish County Food Pantry Outdoor enthusiasts need to be aware of early ice conditions before traveling onto and across North Dakota waters. A few reminders include: •Edges firm up faster than farther out from shore.

•Snow insulates ice, which in turn inhibits solid ice formation, hiding cracks, weak and open water areas. •Ice can form overnight, causing unstable conditions. Ice thickness is not consistent, as it can vary significantly within a few inches. •Avoid cracks, pressure ridges, slushy or darker areas that signal thinner ice. The same goes for ice that forms around partially submerged trees, brush, embankments or other structures. •Anglers should drill test holes as they make their way out on the lake, and an ice chisel should be used to check ice thickness while moving around. •Daily temperature changes cause ice to expand and contract, affecting its strength. •The following minimums are rec-

ommended for travel on clear-blue lake ice formed under ideal conditions. However, early in winter it’s a good idea to double these figures to be safe: 4 inches for a group walking single file; 6 inches for a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle; 8-12 inches for an automobile; and 12-15 inches for a pickup/truck. And some life-saving safety tips: •Wear a personal flotation device and carry a cell phone.

PARK RIVER, N.D. - Since 2008 Polar employees have donated more than $39,000 to local groups, organizations, and charities through their Casual Clothes for Charity Program. Each month participating employees pay $5 for the opportunity to wear jeans to work on Fridays. At the end of the year, employees submit a charity of their choice for the funds to be given to. One charity is selected at random, and this year’s recipient is the Walsh County Food Pantry, nominated by Polar employees Kimberly Lundquist and Dale Holand. The Walsh County Food Pantry received $5,800, which includes Polar matching half the funds collected from employees. In a news release Polar said, “We are happy to have the opportunity to give back to the communities in which we live and work!”

•Carry ice picks or a set of screwdrivers to pull yourself back on the ice if you fall through.

The RWIP grant is a much-needed investment in the future of rural communities and businesses, according to Mandt. “The rural population of our region is 35,000 people – about the same as the City of West Fargo – and share the same types of needs and yet do not have the financial means as densely populated cities. Therefore, we are often years behind in these types of initiatives while we await grant opportunities such as RWIP.” This initiative has secured short-term funding, and private and public partners will be needed to create stable, long-term funding to meet the goal of seeing people relocate to the area. According to Mandt, the timing of this initiative is excellent as a 2021 Gallup poll found that 48% of Americans were interested in moving to a small town or rural area.

Cavalier County Senior Menu Cavalier County Senior Meals & Services, Langdon

Monday, Dec. 5 Lasagna/Garlic Toast/Pea Salad/ Banana Bread/Fruit Tuesday, Dec. 6 Tuna Noodle Casserole/Malibu Vegetables/Cottage Cheese Salad Jello with Fruit Wednesday, Dec. 7 Cranberry Meatballs/Sour Cream & Chives/Mashed Potatoes/Glazed Carrots/Apple Crisp Thursday, Dec. 8 Breaded Chicken Breast/Cheesy Hashbrowns/Green Beans/Fruit

•If someone breaks through the ice, call 911 immediately. Rescue attempts should employ a long pole, board, rope, blanket or snowmobile suit. If that’s not possible, throw the victim a life jacket, empty water jug or other buoyant object. Go to the victim as a last resort, but do this by forming a human chain where rescuers lie on the ice with each person holding the feet of the person in front. •To treat hypothermia, replace wet clothing with dry clothing and immediately transport the victim to a hospital.

there are many, many opportunities for them here,” Sevigny said. “We heard from businesses and communities that the workforce is among their biggest challenges. We have a story to tell and will reach more people by working together on marketing, workforce attraction, and on building up our young people.”

Friday, Dec. 9 Polish Sausage/Potato Dumplings/ Baked Corn/Fruit EBT/SNAP accepted. Full cost of a meal: $8.00. Suggested Donation: $5.50 for those over 60 years of age. Please contribute what you can. Those under 60 are required to pay the full cost of the meal. Menus are subject to change. Due to COVID-19 we have been experiencing shipping issues and food shortages. Pictured are Polar employee Dale Holand, Food Pantry representative Tami Egeland, and Polar employee Kimberly Lundquist.

Cavalier County Senior Meals & Services is located at 211 8th Ave. in Langdon and can be reached by phone at 256-2828.


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From the Pastor's Desk:

By Pastor Jonathon Waterbury | Emmanuel Evangelical Church Isaiah 9:2 “ The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine.“ It’s pretty safe to say these last few years have been hard for most of us. In fact, some could argue they have been the worst years of their lives. Whether it be going through a global pandemic, political division, isolation, financial issues or the loss of a loved one - we have seen it all. I began my sermon last Sunday hold-

ing a perfectly wrapped Christmas present and asked my congregation what it was they wanted the most this Christmas? A new vehicle, a vacation, retirement, a new shiny toy to play with - but then I transitioned to what is it that we really need? No matter who you are, the one thing we all desire and long for is HOPE. Now hope can mean a lot of things to different people, but as Christians, we have hope of Eternal Life with the King of Kings. Regardless of how dreary the situations we go through presently, we have an expectation of a life to come that will far exceed any imagina-

tion. The only way to have that hope is through trusting in Jesus as your savior and believing in the Gospel. What is the Gospel? Simply put it is 5 things 1) Jesus is God 2) Human beings are fallen creatures who rebel against God 3) Jesus came in the Flesh to live a perfect life 4) He died as a sacrifice to pay for all of our sins 5) He rose from the dead showing He had power over death and the grave. If you believe those 5 things you can have the hope of eternal life and have the expectation of being with God forever.

Obituaries rial Hospital and board member of the local bank. He looked forward to monthly lunches with his downtown business friends - fondly known as SLABR.

Ervin A. Reuther

Ervin A. Reuther, of Brainerd, died on Monday, November 21, 2022 surrounded by his family after a full and rich life of 90 years. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on December 3, 2022, at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa, Minn., for Ervin A. Reuther, 90, of Brainerd, Minn., who died November 21, 2022, surrounded by his family after a full and rich life. Ervin was born to Ludwig and Katarina (Bendewald) Reuther in Fredonia, N.D., on December 14, 1931. He graduated from Ashley High School in 1950 and then joined the Air Force where he was stationed in Germany as a weatherman (1950-54). He benefited from the GI Bill and attended the School of Pharmacy at NDSU in Fargo, N.D., graduating in 1958, and had a long and successful career as a pharmacist. He was president of both the North Dakota State Pharmacy Association and the State Board of Pharmacy in N.D. In 1959, Ervin met Sandra Van Ornum. They married in 1960 and shared 62 years together. Ervin enjoyed 30 years as the owner and pharmacist of Langdon Rexall Drug in Langdon, N.D., and was an active member in the community. He was a Langdon City Commissioner for 8 years, president of the Chamber of Commerce, president of JCs, board member of Cavalier County Memo-

Twenty-five years ago, Ervin and Sandra retired to Breezy Point, Minn., where he experienced lake life with joy. Family and friends visited often enjoying the fruits of his labor including pickled beets, cucumbers, red raspberry jam and the zinnia gardens. Ervin was a golfer and member of the local investment and garden clubs. He was also an active volunteer. He helped seniors access Medicare supplemental insurance as part of the Senior Linkage Line. He worked for several years with one of his favorite non-profit organizations, Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity, where he was also a board member and vice president. He was honored as the Crow Wing County Senior Citizen of the year for his volunteer work. Ervin is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sandra; three children: Becky (Brian) Twamley, Cindy (Paula Goldade) Reuther, Kevin (Gerry Tyrrell) Reuther; grandchildren: Erin (Adam Grizzle) Twamley, Morgan (Adwoa Afreh) Twamley, Dylan and Ada Leavitt-Phibbs, and Frances, Aristotle and Cooper Pappajohn-Goldade; great-grandchildren Ella and Noah Grizzle; and many other family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his five siblings. Ervin was well loved, and we will miss him dearly. In lieu of flowers the family invites donations to Erv’s favorite charities, including Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity, Lakes Area Music Festival, and WeARE-The Clinic. https:// Arrangements are with the Nelson-Doran Funeral Home of Brainerd, Minn. and then moved to Langdon. Elaine taught elementary education and was the Title I teacher in Langdon for many years.

Elaine Hill

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 5, 2022, at St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon, N.D., for Elaine Hill, 88, of Langdon, who passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon. There will be a Rosary starting at 1:30 p.m. before the service on Monday. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon. Burial will be at Stirum Cemetery at Stirum, ND. The funeral service will be recorded and uploaded on Elaine’s page on the Brooks Funeral Home website later on Monday afternoon. Elaine Marie Karas was born February 3, 1934, in Stirum, N.D., to Joseph and Blanche (Ficenec) Karas. She grew up and attended school in the Stirum area. She furthered her education at Ellendale where she received her associate’s degree in elementary education and later attended Mayville State University for her bachelor’s degree. On June 19, 1954, Elaine married Isaac Hill in Stirum, N.D. They made their home in Ashley, Scranton,

Elaine was a faithful person and very involved at St. Alphonsus Church through Catholic Daughters and Altar Society. She also was an Eucharistic minister, a reader at daily mass, participated in the choir, attended bible study, and helped with adoration. She was an avid card player and enjoyed going to the Senior Center to play bunco. Elaine was a member of the Sweet Adelines and of the Maple Manor Auxiliary. She was a collector of nativity scenes, dishes, and bells - many of which were memorabilia from places she had traveled. She was a huge fan of her children and grandchildren and tried to attend as many events of theirs as she could. Surviving Elaine are her children: Sandy Olson of Grand Forks, N.D., Randy (Barb) Hill of Langdon, and Mary (Rich) Nambu of Glendora, Cali.; grandchildren: Katie, Danny(Amber), Rachel, Samantha, Corey, & Olivia; great-grandchildren: Serena, Zaiden, Tiberius, & Everleigh; and sister-inlaw Isabel Karas. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ike, brothers Joseph & Willard, sister Lucille, and son-in-law Glen Olson. Online condolences are available at www.brooksfuneralhomelangdon. com .

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HELP WANTED The Cavalier County Veterans Service Office is seeking a qualified individual to operate the VSO van that takes area veterans to their medical appointments. This driver will be considered a County employee of a part-time / temporary status with no benefits. Qualifications include: a valid North Dakota driver’s license; a good driving record; be able to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, background check, and submit to random drug and alcohol testing and must be physically able to assist passengers, if needed. Pay D.O.E. Applications can be picked up at the Cavalier County Auditor’s office in the courthouse M–F 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Ad will run until filled. Independent Living Specialist Do you want to make a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities? If so, Options Interstate Resource Center for Independent Living may be the place for you. Options RCIL is a non-profit, non-residential Center for Independent Living providing services with a philosophy of consumer control. Option’s is seeking an Independent Living Specialist in either Park River, Grafton or Cavalier ND branch office, to assist individuals with disabilities to live independently within the community of their choice. Qualified individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply. Candidates must have knowledge of human service resources and disability rights legislation to coordinate and implement services. Bachelor degree in human service area or four years of disability related experience, training or combination. Candidate should have good organizational, planning, communication and problem solving skills. Candidate must be able to travel within surrounding area. Please send references and resume to Options IRCIL 318 3rd St. NW, EGF MN 56721. Attn: LaRae or email larae@ Questions call 218773-6100 or email. Closing date upon hiring.


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LANGDON AREA SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES | October 17, 2022 Present: Dave Hart, Cindy Stremick, Dawn Kruk, Abby Borchardt, Tiffany Hetletved (by phone), Loren Fetsch, Daren Bachman, Daren Christianson (Supt.), Todd Hetler (Elem. Principal), Ethen Askvig (MS/HS Principal), and Shauna Schneider (Bus. Mgr.).

Visitors: Kim Hart, Amy Kram, Taryn Romfo, Olivia Christianson, Diane Hanson, Kathy Skjervheim, Shanda Christianson and Sarah Hinnenkamp. Chairman Dave Hart called the October 17, 2022, Board meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all attendees. The Board reviewed the amended June 27, 2022, September 19, 2022, and October 6, 2022, Board minutes. Cindy Stremick made a motion to approve the amended June 27, 2022, September 19, 2022, and October 6, 2022, Board minutes as presented with the addition on the October 6, 2022, minutes “if needed”. Daren Bachman seconded the motion. Motion was unanimously carried.

Student Council President Olivia Christianson and Vice President Taryn Romfo gave an update on events being held throughout the year and plans for the rest of the school year. Taryn Romfo is running for State Student Council President. The Board wished her luck and thanked them for the update.

The Board reviewed the financials and bills presented. Loren Fetsch made a motion to approve the financials and bills as presented. Dawn Kruk seconded the motion. Motion was unanimously carried. The Business Manager report was reviewed by the Board. She added that she reported 21 new employees to ND Child Support per NDCC requirement. Book fair money was stolen from the Elementary Library. A complaint will be filed with the Cavalier County Sheriff’s Department. Chairman Dave Hart welcomed the visitors attending the meeting. Communications: Langdon Area Education Association submitted a letter requesting to negotiate and a letter supporting substitute teacher pay increase. A letter was received from

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area substitute teachers requesting a pay increase.

Administrators’ Reports: Daren Christianson’s report was reviewed by the Board. Topics of discussion included Reports, OCR Review, and Medical Leave. Ethen Askvig’s report was reviewed by the Board. Topics of discussion included Parent/Teacher Conferences, School Pictures, Early Out Training, Curriculum Review, Choice Ready Grant, and Ag in the Classroom. Todd Hetler’s report was reviewed by the Board. Topics of discussion included Red Ribbon Week, PowerSchool Workshop, Evacuation Drill, Report Cards, MIS03 Reports, Artist-In-Residence, and NDCEL Fall Conference, and becoming Vice President of ND Association of Elementary School Principals. Activity Committee: Ethen Askvig reported to the Board on the 3 Class Basketball Proposal possible vote and requested the approval of Kayla Ostlie for the Elementary Boys’ Bas-

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ketball Coach. Loren Fetsch made a motion to approve Kayla Ostlie for the Elementary Boys’ Basketball Coach position. Daren Bachman seconded the motion. Motion was unanimously carried. Old Business: Daren Christianson reviewed COVID guidelines. New Business: Policies were reviewed by the Board. Dawn Kruk made a motion to rescind Langdon Area School District #23 policies: ABBC – Noncurricular Use of District Equipment, FECB – Gifts & Awards to Students, and HBCA – Bond Campaigns. Abby Borchardt seconded the motion. Motion was unanimously carried. Cindy Stremick made a motion to waive the second reading and to approve and adopt the Langdon Area School District #23 policy: DKEA – Exit Interview. Loren Fetsch seconded the motion. Roll call vote unanimously carried. Daren Bachman made a motion to amend and waive the second reading of the current Langdon Area School District #23 policies: ABBB – Community Use of District Property, DEBC

General Fund Vendor Name Invoice Description Amount Acme Tools - Grand Forks Wire/Skull Caps/Tips 17.97 Activities Fund - Misc. Account Athletic Miscellaneous Help - VB Acct 280.00 Advanced Business Methods Copier/Printer Leases November 2022 3,113.55 Agnes, Taylor Fuel Reimbursement for VB in Lakota 35.50 Amazon Credit Plan Mini Blind Refund LAES 1,476.95 Askvig, Jayla Meals at NDATL 61.50 Baymont Inn & Suites Minot Minot Music Festival Hotel Rooms 360.00 Best Western Plus Kelly Inn & Suites Fargo Youth Action Summit Fargo Hotel 206.40 BIO Corporation Pigs/Cats/Frogs 829.56 Blick Art Materials Elementary Art Supplies-Lill 66.07 Borderland Press, The Meeting Minutes Published 120.00 BR Guidance Counseling and Mentorship October 22 Contracted Counseling 3,245.00 Services LLC ByteSpeed LLC AC Adapter-ASUS-45 W USB-C 106.00 CarQuest of Langdon Belts for Roof Units 126.30 Carson, Zane Elem BBB vs North Border Clock 10/25/22 30.00 Catholic Charities North Dakota October 22 Contracted Counseling 1,260.00 Cavalier County Sheriff's Department 4 Fingerprints for Background Checks 120.00 Cavalier Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. Ballasts 529.57 Christianson, Daren Elem BBB vs Cavalier Ref. 11/1/22 606.25 Christianson, Mason Elem BBB vs North Border Ref 10/25/22 210.00 Christianson, Olivia VB vs Park River Ref 10/17/22 41.00 Christianson, Sarah Elem BBB vs Cavalier Clock 11/1/22 60.00 City of Langdon October 22 Water, Sewer, Garbage, Transf 712.92 Cole Papers, Inc. Cleanser/Air Freshener/Swiffer Cloth/Wax 76.06 Crockett, Brynn Athletics Miscellaneous Help 50.00 Delvo, Gerald Athletics Miscellaneous Help 80.00 Dollar General- Regons 410526 Glue/Expo Markers 127.60 Dosmann, David Athletic Miscellaneous Help 80.00 Downs, Brandon Athletics Miscellaneous Help 15.00 Edmore Public School District #2 Sheet Music/Ukulele 720.00 Fairfield by Marriott Bismarck South NDSBA Annual Convention Hotel 1,123.20 Farmers Union Oil Co. Student Transport/Meetings 1,277.43 Feil, Nancy Steam Camp Supplies 149.55 Feist, Tyler Athletic Miscellaneous Help 55.00 Fetsch, Ashley Athletics Miscellaneous Help 30.00 Fetsch, Jesse Athletic Miscellaneous Help 20.00 Fetsch, Loren Mileage to DL School Board Conv. 477.50 Flink, Tamara J. VB vs Park River Ref 10/17/22 41.00 G. L. Berg Entertainment Deposit Payment In/Out 450.00 Glenn's Appliance Center Vacuum Bags/Agitator 103.95 Goodman, Greg Athletics Miscellaneous Help 100.00 Grand Forks Public School District #1 Educational Services for Student Placeme 230.16 Hakanson, Travis Athletic Miscellaneous Help 45.00 Hanson, Diane Teacher Sub Sept 1, 22, 26, 2022 375.00 Hartley's School Buses October 2022 Transportation Expenses 39,978.78 Hein Lawn Care Service 2022 Summer Mowing 4,500.00 Hetletved, Tiffany Mileage Reimbursement for NDSBA Travel 312.50 Hiway Laundry Oct 22 Rags, Mops, Towels, Aprons, Laund 160.22 Hot Lunch Program Steam Camp Snacks 246.11 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co. Grades 8 & 9 Literature 400.20 Inc., Jostens, Diploma Covers 283.20 Industrial Arts Supply Co. Screwdiver Blade Supplies 82.50 Klein, Courtney VB vs Park River Ref 10/17/22 114.40 Klein, Justin VB vs Park River Ref 10/17/22 193.75 Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce In/Out Staff Appreciation 2,250.00 Langdon Building Center Lights, Caulk, Lumber 215.37 Langdon Hardware and Rental Custodial Supplies 156.34 Langdon Prairie Health SC DOT Bus Driver Physical 15.75 Leevers Foods FACS Supplies/Teacher Workroom/Concess. 397.13 Marcotte's Builders Supply Screws/Caulking/Hardware 36.96 Mark's Plumbing Parts Spray Head, Spud Assembly, 15/16 Male Va 75.79 Martin Mechanical Design Inc. Engineering Consulting Services LAES 76,190.00 Mike Brody Comedy LLC In/Out Employee Appreciation Entertainme 1,800.00 Mikkelsen, Lucas Athletic Miscellaneous Help 30.00 Mitzel, Matt Athletic Miscellaneous Help 50.00 Montana-Dakota Utilities October/November 2022 Natural Gas Bill 1,438.19 Mostad, Jeff Athletics Miscellaneous Help 15.00 NASSP Honor Society National Dues 22-23 385.00 ND School Boards Association Legal Services Provided 175.50 Network Services Company Paper Towels/TP/Gloves/Garbage Bags 4,368.92 Ninham, Daniel Indigenous Games Programming 650.00 Northern Plains Tree Service Chemical Application 2022 2,695.00 Ostlie, Kayla Defensive Driving Reimbursement 45.00 Pembina County Memorial Hospital DOT Physical SF 171.40 Podhradsky, Alison Athletics Miscellaneous Help 30.00 Popplers Music Store HS Choir Music 65.20 Premium Waters, Inc. October Water/Water Jugs 255.73 Ramkota Hotel & Conferences Center NDECL Fall Conference Bismarck Hotel 198.00 Region IV Speech, Music, and Drama Region IV Speech/Music/Drama Dues 22-23 125.00 Renaissance Learning AR for MS/AR Reader Subscription 441.00 Ricard Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. Plumbing Services 33.75 Rollness, Kyle Athletic Miscellaneous Help 20.00 Romfo, Taryn Athletic Miscellaneous Help 20.00 Sanford Health Plan SD Health Ins. 22-23 5,570.85 Scherr, Rob Athletic Miscellaneous Help 90.00 Schneider, Jeffrey Athletic Miscellaneous Help 120.00 Schneider, Shauna Mileage Reimbursement for NDSBA Travel/Thank You's 350.96 Scholastic, Inc. Scholastic Student Magazines K-6 1,801.65 School Specialty, LLC Office Supplies-Elementary 3,062.74 Sillers, Jane Athletics Miscellaneous Help 60.00 Spanier, Jason Athletics Miscellaneous Help 30.00 United Communications October 2022 Fax/Telephone Expenses 690.03 VISA - Cardmember Service Car Wash 4,203.01 Worley, Jordyn Athletic Miscellaneous Help 30.00 173,871.92 173,871.92 Building Fund Christianson, Daren Mileage to Pick up Signs in Jamestown 191.25 Hansel Plumbing & Heating Winterize Football Field/Concessions 502.50 Jenson A/C & Heating Elementary Cooler Repairs 295.00 Langdon Activity Center October 22 VB/BBB Practices 900.00 Newman Traffic Signs Traffic Sign 255.50 Valuations Northwest, Inc. Annual Licensing Fee 22-23 125.00 2,269.25 2,269.25 Received by The Borderland Press on Nov. 21, 2022.

– Gifts to District Personnel, DEBE – Employee Relations with Vendors, and FFD – Possessing Weapons to reflect updated language from the NDSBA to remain in compliance. Loren Fetsch seconded the motion. Roll call vote was unanimously carried. Superintendent evaluation reviewed by the Board. Cindy Stremick made a motion to approve a Satisfactory Superintendent evaluation. Daren Bachman seconded the motion. Motion was unanimously carried. Dave Hart discussed having a Board evaluation. This will be completed by the next Board meeting. The next regular Board meeting will be Monday, November 21, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. in the School Board Meeting Room. Dawn Kruk made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Loren Fetsch seconded the motion. Motion was unanimously carried. Meeting Adjourned at 7:21 p.m. Board President Business Manager Received by The Borderland Press on Nov. 21, 2022.


The Names on the Petition are as follows: Charles Schiestel Charles Rohde Mike Zeis Paul Boesl Dwayne Kram Don Smith

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