Same People…Same Service…Different Title

It’s been 21 years since Jim Hennessy came to work with agricultural producers and 4-H youth in Mountrail County. A shift in job title and employer earlier this month isn’t going to change that. In fact he smiles as he says everything is the same, meaning the same people, the same service and the same focus of service. It is just that his job title is now Mountrail County Ag Agent/Weed Control Officer as he works now for the Mountrail County Agricultural Agency instead of the NDSU Extension Service. His position is now funded solely by Mountrail County. The Mountrail County Commissioners made it official by action at their August 5 meeting and then retiring Commissioner Dave Hynek gave the agency its new name. The Commissioner’s met again with the NDSU Extension Service at their last meeting on August 19 and reaffirmed their decision to hire Hennessy as a county employee and take that position under their control and hiring. NDSU, in fact, requested that the Commissioner’s hire a new agent and they declined it as they pointed out the issue here was the need to keep good people when you have them. It is hard to replace them and the Commissioner’s did not want to see Hennessy stop serving the producers in Mountrail County. In fact, they like Hennessy believe that service to the county residents is job number one. Hennessy will begin the position with Mountrail County on September 5, but it is a job he’s been doing for 21 years. The biggest change will be the ability to focus locally and not on a state level. He was getting fed up with that bureaucracy and was considering going elsewhere. This new change allows him to get back to what he enjoys, working with the kids and with the people in the county. The one major difference is that for now Hennessy will not be able to work with the pesticide program. The control for teaching pesticide certification, by state statute, falls   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Lindsay Olson, F.N.P. Coming Back Home

Mountrail County Medical Center is pleased to announce Stanley native, Lindsay Olson, F.N.P. will be joining the facility starting on September 2nd. She is the daughter of Ron and Shelly Aadnes. “We are very excited to have Lindsay joining our team here at the Mountrail County Medical Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner,” says Michael Hall, MCHC Interim Administrator. “With the addition of new providers, it will help greatly to increase the timeliness and availability of appointments in the clinic.” Lindsay actually began her healthcare career at the Mountrail County Health Center in 1997 as a nursing assistant in the Bethel Home, later transitioning to the hospital. She received her BSN-RN degree, with a concentration in Healthcare Management, from Minot State University in 2005. She worked for one year in Bismarck at St. Alexius on the telemetry floor. In 2006 she transferred to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN to work in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital. She continued her nursing career at the Mayo Clinic until the spring of 2013, all the while taking classes through the University of North Dakota for her Master’s of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from this Program in May of 2013, after spending clinic hours in a family practice clinic at Health East in Woodbury, MN. She most recently has been working in Cardiology as a Family Nurse Practitioner for Mayo Clinic at St. Mary’s Hospital. “Chris and I are excited to move back home to raise our children and be closer to family,” says Lindsay. “I am thrilled to return to MCHC where it all started, working with a great team of many people I grew up with. I am looking forward to working with all ages in the clinic. I love the experiences Mayo provided me, but raising children in good ole’ North Dakota just can’t be beat. One of my favorite quotes that I try   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Jones Granted Wish To Go To Disney

Three-year-old Isaiah Jones of Mandan is being granted a pretty special wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The son of Cristy and Jeremy Jones, Isaiah was diagnosed with refractory multisystem Langerhans cell histiocytosis. The disease means too many Langerhans white blood cells are produced and build up in areas of the body to form tumors or damage organs. His disease has been in remission since January and he is free from chemotherapy at this time, giving his parents hope. This year’s 2nd Annual UPS Make A Wish Invitational Charity Golf Tournament held Saturday, Aug. 9 at Prairie West Golf Course in Mandan was a kick-off for Isaiah’s wish, a family Disney Cruise in September. Thirty two teams made up of UPS employees and the tournament’s sponsors were part of the tournament that raised $20,000 to grant more wishes to seriously ill children. Among the teams were some of Isaiah’s family with Farmers Union sponsoring their team. Teams and tournament sponsors were from North Dakota, Montana and Minnesota. Isaiah got to hit the ceremonial first tee off for his dad in the tournament. He was also given his very  Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

E-Books From North Dakota Library 2 Go Now Available At Stanley Public Library

Stanley Public Library has expanded its services and is pleased to offer patrons best-selling and classic eBooks from the library’s website through the North Dakota Digital Consortium. The digital collection is available to library card holders 24/7 and can be enjoyed anywhere, anytime by visiting Users can browse the collection, borrow titles with their valid library card, and enjoy them on their computer, Smartphone or tablets, including iPhone, iPad, Nook, Android or Kindle. Patrons can also download eBooks into free software, Adobe Digital Editions, or send them to a Kindle device or app. Most borrowed eBooks can be read immediately on any device with an internet browser and all titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees! Occasionally a title may have a waiting list. With hundreds of popular fiction  Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Hearing Set On Oil Conditioning Practices

The Oil and Gas Division of the Department of Mineral Resources has scheduled a special hearing to address the transportation safety and marketability of crude oil. The hearing will be held at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 23rd, at the department’s offices, 1000 E. Calgary Ave. in Bismarck. The commission will consider amending field rules relating to the Bakken, Three Forks and Sanish pools. Persons interested in testifying should be prepared to supply testimony of a technical nature. The commission is seeking input on the following: • Typical operating temperature, pressure, and retention time of gas/liquid separators. • Optimum operating gas/liquid separator temperature, pressure, and retention time to effectively remove light hydrocarbons. • Typical operating temperature, pressure, and retention time of treaters. • Optimum operating treater temperature, pressure, and retention time to effectively remove light hydrocarbons. • Optimum oil stock tank pressure to effectively operate vapor   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.
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