Women, Where Do We Go From Here?

The Mountrail County Medical Center and the Mountrail County Health Foundation are excited to be working with the Ina Mae Aquatic/Ann Nicole Nelson Wellness Center, Cash Wise, and the Upper Missouri District Health Unit to bring to the women of the Mountrail County the “Be Still My Beating Heart” Heart Healthy Women’s Expo. Please join us on Thursday, February 22nd at American Lutheran Church, 403 1st Street SW in Stanley at 5:00 p.m. A variety of yummy salads will be provided by the Bethel Home Auxiliary, breads by Cash Wise and a dessert bar will be featured. And to top it off…there will be fun door prizes donated by Michele F, the American Heart Association, Ina Mae Rude Aquatic/Ann Nicole Nelson Wellness Center, Mountrail County Health Foundation, Ace Hardware, Forget Me Not Flower Shop and more! Janet Maxson, PHD, FNP, FAHA from Trinity Health will be the featured guest speaker. She will be covering “Women, Where Do We Go From Here?” Janet is a nurse practitioner who provides primary healthcare services for adults and adolescents, with a special focus on women’s health. Along with our guest speaker, we will have booths set up which focus on Life’s Simple 7: 1. Stop Smoking: Michelle Svangstu from Upper Missouri will be handing out tips on how to quit. 2. Get Active: LuWanna Meiers from the Aquatic Center will be on hand to answer all your questions on how the Aquatic/Wellness Center can help you get the 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity (or a combo) each week. 3. Control Your Cholesterol: MCMC will be offering a “Be Still My Beating Heart” blood draw special coupon for all attendees of the Expo. You need to keep your cholesterol less than 200 mg./dl 4. Manage Your Blood Pressure: Janel Borud and Debbie Lund will be taking blood pressures. You  Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Mountrail County Spelling Bee Held

Stanley Schools hosted the annual Mountrail County Spelling Bee at the Stanley High School on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Open to fifth through eighth grade students in the county, students from New Town, Plaza and Stanley competed this year. Students first compete in the written test, which determines the place winners for each grade. The top twelve spellers overall advanced to the oral competition portion to determine who would place at the top and earn the right to advance to the State Spelling Bee. The State Bee is set for Monday, Mar. 26 at the Ramkota in Bismarck. In the oral round, the first round was tough on the spellers as seven of them were eliminated after taking on words like despondency, claustrophobia, hallucinations, conspicuous and vociferous. One more fell in the next round, leaving four spellers for two more rounds. Then Dakota Jackson of Stanley was the only one to get a word right spelling shrapnel in the round of four and plausible after that to secure the win. A speller must get their word right and if their opponents miss spell the next work correctly to be declared the winner. Adrian Perez of New Town, Kaian Enockson of Plaza and Macee Jones of Stanley were then facing off to see who would place second and third. Mountrail County can advance two spellers to the State Bee with the third place winner serving as the alternate in the event that one of the top two cannot attend. The three struggled with words like patriarch and vigilante, before Macee was eliminated. Kaian and Adrian faced off for a number of rounds as they would get one word right but be unable to spell the second to declare the winner. They were tripped up with words like succotash, amphibious and insidious along the way before Kaian was able to hit the mark by spelling forbearance for the win. Dakota Jackson, first place, and Kaian Enockson, second place, will represent Mountrail County at the State Spelling Bee with Adrian Perez serving as the alternate. Individual winners for each grade were as follows: Fifth grade: Adrian Perez of New Town, first place; Max Jackson of Stanley, second place; and Aryanna Camino of Stanley, third place. Sixth grade: Kaian Enockson of   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Stanley Downtown Development Survey Final Results

The final results of the recently conducted Stanley Downtown Development Survey are tabulated, they are crystal clear, Stanley residents want job opportunities that make life in small town North Dakota possible. That in turn means growth and not just on Main Street. Over 53% of the returned surveys state that people live in Stanley because this is where they work. 47% mentioned they live in Stanley for ‘friends and family’. In retrospect jobs matter because it is how citizens fund their lifestyles which include friends and family. Many would guess people live in Stanley because of ‘family’ but the survey revealed there is a delicate balance with opportunity tipping the scale toward jobs. As reported at the Annual Commercial Club Banquet growth doesn’t need to be explosive but it does need to occur to a minimum of four percent per year or the property values, sales and property tax collections will decline and drive up expenses to maintain city infrastructure. These costs are then spread to fewer and fewer people to already struggling downtown businesses. With minimal growth it would be decades before Stanley loses ‘small town’ highly expressed as valued on the survey. Downtown must grow too. The point of the recent survey is to learn what residents want in their downtown. Downtowns have been in decline in importance and value because we train our youth that opportunity away from North Dakota is better. That might not be true depending on what students want for a ‘quality’ of life. When accounting for urban life like crime and traffic is there really an increase in the standard of living? We export our most valuable human capitol outside the state. Some never return to open Main Street businesses and keep the community vibrant. This especially leaves us without critical trades like carpenters, electricians and plumbers. Trades that are needed and could/would thrive if located in our small-town ND contribute to its vibrancy. The survey revealed that locals want options on Main Street for dining, shopping and even utility providers. Nearly one hundred percent of the survey returned expressed  Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Rudolph Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Surrounded by his family and accompanied by his presenter SHS wrestling coach Wade Skaar, Jerry Rudolph was inducted as part of the 2018 ND Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductees at the State Wrestling Tournament in Fargo on Saturday, Feb. 17. A number of Rudolph’s former wrestlers also made a point to be there for the induction ceremony. Ceremonies take place on the final day of the tournament after the third, fifth and seventh place matches and just prior to finals. Rudolph started as the Stanley High School wrestling coach in the winter of 1969 and continued as the program’s coach through the 2002-2003 school year when he retired. Rudolph saw a number of wrestlers earn State Champion honors during his career and many more were state placers. He was named the North Dakota Wrestling Coach of the Year in 1986. Rudolphs were a wrestling family with his wife Nancy as a great support of not only Jerry, but also all of the wrestlers, hardly missing a dual or tournament. His sons were wrestlers and his daughters were wrestling cheerleaders. Inductees are voted on at the yearly meeting at the State Tournament the year prior to induction. Also part of this year’s class were Ben Imdieke, wrestler from Linton HMB; Dan Imdieke, wrestling  Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Dicamba Training Session Held In Stanley

Dicamba training sessions have been scheduled by BASF, Monsanto and DuPont in various locations across the state, including the one held Wednesday, Feb. 14 at the Mountrail County South Complex in Stanley. In October, the EPA released their new label language classifying the new formulations as restricted-use products, meaning that they may only be applied by a certified pesticide applicator or under the direct supervision of a certified application. In response, training sessions were set up across the state to meet those requirements. Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said, “Both applicators and those working under their supervision will be required to complete a Dicamba-specific training course before being allowed to apply the product. The training will benefit applicators by teaching them the techniques to use the technology properly so that these products will be available for future use.” The training sessions will meet the state requirements and attendees will be issued a certificate of completion. Applicants only need to attend one training to be able to apply XtendiMax by Monsanto, Engenia  Login or Subscribe to view full stories.