New Equipment Improves Patient Dental Experience

A new equipment purchase at Stanley Dental of Mountrail County can mean a big change for some of the patients served. Dr. Doug Anderson has made the investment in a CEREC, a high tech device used to design and manufacture ceramic tooth restorations at the dental practice while the patient waits. The equipment includes 3D software to help the dentist design the ideal restoration for the patient. Computer aided manufacturing technology then uses diamond burs to mill a precise restoration according to the software specifications. The milling process is complete in about fifteen minutes, meaning the entire procedure can be complete in a single appointment. The machine has potential uses for partial and full crowns, veneers, other single-tooth restorations like fillings and other provisional uses. Anderson says that although the technology is not new, the company has finally started using zirconia as a material choice in the equipment. That is the material he prefers for crowns. As a result, he decided now was the time to add this to his practice. Advantages of the process include the elimination for the impression process using the gooey materials. Instead it is an all digital process. That means that it is easier to put the bite together and eliminate the impressions that could at times have air or other flaws. Using the software, he can make sure the crown lines up perfectly and then mill it. Once the milling process is complete, the crown is then fired in a kiln and glazed. He has been using the equipment for the last two weeks, mostly for crowns and says that the fit on the crowns is amazing. Anderson and his staff will be taking additional training to make sure they can utilize the equipment to its fullest. The other upside to the equipment is the process can be complete  Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

New Faces In Stanley Schools

As the school year opens in Stanley on Wednesday, Aug. 24, the new students were not the only new faces in the buildings. Four new staff members have joined Stanley School District this year with three located at the elementary and one at the junior/senior high. At the elementary school, Kyli Drosdal joins the staff as a first grade teacher, while both Paula Brown and Susan Heslep will be sixth grade teachers. At the junior/senior high, Brent Danks will join the social studies instructors. Paula Brown Paula Brown returns to teaching at the Stanley Elementary School in the sixth grade. Originally from Stanley, she has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Minot State University and a Masters in Learning Disabilities from Minot State. Her previous experience includes three years in elementary special education in Glendive, Mt., twelve years in elementary special education in Stanley and seven years teaching fifth grade in Stanley. She and her husband Dave live in Stanley. They have two sons, Braeden Farhart and Dalton Brown. Her hobbies include camping, hunting, reading and attending her   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Elementary School Addition Ready To Welcome Students To A New Year

As Stanley Elementary students return to class today, a new addition is ready to welcome them back to class. The roughly $10 million addition to the school was open to visitors for the first time on Thursday, Aug. 18 as the School District held an open house along with representatives from Comstock Construction, the school’s CMAR at company, and EAPC the building architects. The new addition will add much needed space including eleven new classrooms. That means that the sixth grade students are able to return to the elementary building this year after a year at the junior/senior high building. The project has also renovated the existing cafeteria space and added a new, modern kitchen that is more than three times the size of the old kitchen. New administrative offices have been created just inside the main entrance on the south side of the building. Visitors to the school will need to use that main entrance on the south side. A vestibule area will give you access to the building, which will be locked throughout the day during school hours. Visitors will be given passes should they need to enter the building, rather than just leaving items at the office for students. Additional work was also done in the existing building, including renovating some of the old administrative office space for special education needs. A preschool age special education room. Grades three through six will be in the new addition, while grades K-2 will stay in the original building. It will take some time as staff,   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Stanley Area Community Foundation Seeks Grant Applications

The Stanley Area Community Foundation will be giving out over $32,800 in grants to local organizations. Applicants must be designated by the IRS as 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt groups, or government agencies. Groups without such designation seeking to apply may enlist a fiscal sponsor. Application forms and more information are available online at Applications are due by SEPT. 23, 2016 and should be mailed to the Stanley Area Community Foundation ATT: Grace Lystad, PO Box 154, Stanley, ND 58784. The Stanley Foundation’s advisory committee will discuss the applications and determine grant awards. Last year’s grant recipients included. Mountrail County Health Emergency Room Expansion, Sibyl Center for Life Enrichment, Golden Age Club, 5th and 6th Grade Football Uniforms, Blue Jays Sports Complex. The Stanley Area Community Foundation was established in 2008 by a group of residents concerned about the lack of funding for local organizations. It provides a method of receiving donations and distributing grants to benefit projects or nonprofit organizations in the Stanley area. The Foundation is within the   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Flickertail Village Dedicates New Girl Scout House

The board members and volunteers of Flickertail Village celebrated the completion of the new Girl Scout House on Thursday, Aug. 18 with an evening of activity. There was a children’s bicycle parade, music by Stan and Gordy, and an ice cream social to mark the evening. Flickertail’s board members and volunteers were delighted with the number of children who participated in the parade and the exceptional turnout from the community. They were also very appreciate of the generous donations given to the museum and village that night. In 1993, a little green stucco house was donated to the museum by Susan Marmon Jarmin. Gloria Nelson restored it to house her collection of Girl Scout uniforms and memorabilia. In 2014, it was determined that the stucco house was deteriorating and needed to be replaced. With the help of several volunteers, a new building was constructed. Upon its completion this summer, the vast collection of Girl Scout memorabilia is now, once again, on display for all to enjoy. Flickertail Village and Museum gives young and old a chance to experience what life was like in the past. The number of buildings house generations of collectibles with many of the buildings dedicated to various businesses, houses and community buildings. Buildings include, but are not limited to, the depot, the  Login or Subscribe to view full stories.