Reiarson Trust Helps Upgrade To A 16 Slice CT Scanner

The Mountrail County Medical Center upgraded their CT Scanner to a 16 slice unit last week with the help of a donation from the T.H. Reiarson Trust. A donation from the Gary Nelson family was also used to help purchase the unit. “The Reiarson Trust is very specific on what it can spend its money on,” say Derald Hoover, President of the SCH Board. “We cannot help with operations at all for the hospital or clinic, but we can aid them by purchasing better equipment for the facility. With a faster CT Scanner, which has a quicker processor, the Radiology department will be able to utilize this CT scanner even more than the one presently used. That means a better bottom line for the Mountrail County Medical Center, since they won’t be sending patients to another hospital for scans.” “Even with the slowing of the oil activity in our area, our ER and Radiology department still are maintaining high numbers. There was an increase of 62 scans taken during 2015 verses 2014,” says Dr. Mark Longmuir. “This upgraded system will provide faster scans with more accurate image, so more detailed exams can be done.” Please remember that your X-ray needs can be completed here in Stanley, even if your provider is not local. Radiology orders can be taken at the Mountrail County Medical Center, processed and then sent out to the requesting provider. Hours for radiology services are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It’s nice to know   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Plan To Spend The Fourth In Stanley

The July 4th weekend is shaping up to have something for everyone again this year. A number of organizations, businesses and the Stanley commercial Club have things planned throughout the weekend to help area residents enjoy celebrating the holiday in Stanley. “Stars in the Park” is the theme the Commercial Club has chosen for this year and over the four days starting on Friday, July 1, there are a number of events planned. The Sibyl Center will host the first event of the weekend on Friday evening when Merrill Piepkorn and the Radio Stars return for their annual concert at 7:00 p.m. Saturday will kick off with a 5K fun run hosted by the Stanley Park District. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at the Stanley High School. Line-up begins at 8:50 a.m. Those participating in the 5K run are set to take off at 9:00 a.m. while those participating in the 5K walk are set to take off at 9:05 a.m. Prize giveaway is set for 10:15 a.m. The course route will be available on race day and is set to include a ½ a 5K route for those who would like to cut it short. Activities in Wilson Park are set to kick off at about noon with food vendors. Afternoon activities will include a bean bag tournament at 1 p.m. and Art in the Park from 1 to 3 p.m.. A Lip Sync contest is being planned before the dance. Register in the park by 2:30 p.m. Slamabama will take to the stage at 8:00 p.m. with a bar available for those interested. That should wrap up around midnight. The Sibyl Center is bringing “A Hard Day’s Night” to the stage on Sunday, July 3. The Beatles tribute band is sure to be a crowd pleaser. They will also return to the stage on Monday, July 4 at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 4 will be a busy day again this year. Things will kick off at Stanley’s new Public Works building starting at 8 a.m. with a fundraising breakfast by the Stanley Park District. Those attending will also get a chance to check out the new building. Parades will kick off with the Kiddie Parade at 10:30 a.m. Participants are asked to line up at the former Food Pride building just west of Main Street at the corner of Prairie Outfitters and The Leader Bar. The Main Parade will start at 11:00 a.m. featuring floats, antique cars and more. Entrants can contact Steve Springan at 628-2413, Skip   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Xpress Kutz & Stylz To Open Friday

After months of cleaning, customizing, painting, setup and preparation, Xpress Kutz & Stylz is set to open on Main Street in Stanley on Friday, July 1 in the space previously occupied by Top Notch. Owner Cameron Harper-Beck says to start with they will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cameron graduated from Headquarters Hair Academy in Minot in February. Lindsay Mitcham, who previously worked at Shear Design Studio will be joining him and bringing her manager/operator license while he continues to work towards his m/o license. He says that once he attains that likely in September he will expand his hours to seven days a week, extending his daily hours and adding weekend hours. Harper-Beck says he looks forward to opening the salon and says he enjoys the work because it is always something different. He at first thought about becoming a barber, but after discussions with his wife, Katrina, he decided to go the cosmetology school route, where he was one of two males in the class. He has a family history in hair care. His uncle is a master cosmetologist and master barber in Pittsburgh. He says that he had friends and their parents who were also salon owners and the salons became like a hangout spot for him. He says he could sit in a salon all day. It is like a happy place for him. Mitcham brings with her not only her experience at Shear Design, but she is also licensed in two other states and has six years of experience. Xpress Kutz & Stylz will offer a full range of salon services including colors, perms, waxing and cuts. They are also considering occasional ladies nights which will offer pedicures among other things one or two   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Michigan Man Dies In Oilfield Accident By Ross

The Mountrail County Sheriff, Ken G. Halvorson, states that his office received a 911 call on Monday June 20, 2016 at approximately 11:00 p.m. in regards to an oil field injury accident. The incident happened approximately four and a half miles North East of Ross, or eleven and a half miles North East of Stanley, North Dakota. The Mountrail County Sheriff Department immediately dispatched senior road deputy, Duane Marmon to the scene of the accident. Upon deputy Marmon’s arrival he was informed that a person working at the job site had been hit by a piece of equipment and was unresponsive. The deputy found a body of a man lying face down by the pipe rack. The individual’s vital signs were checked by crew one of the Stanley ambulance. The individual was found with no pulse or any other signs of life. He was pronounced dead at the scene by deputy Marmon. The male was found to be 36 year old Paul William Green II from Alger, Michigan. Deputy Marmon indicated that it appeared that the operator of the boom crane, which is used to lift the pipe onto the pipe racks, had not seen Mr. Green enter into an area known as the red zone. This zone is an area the no one is supposed to be in while the rig is operating. A blind spot was caused by the boom when the operator of the crane picked up a pipe with the   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Taking a gap year between high school and college is not unheard of. But imagine deciding that gap would include six months backpacking, couch surfing and volunteering across Southeast Asia. For 2015 SHS grad Mike Thelen, that’s exactly what he chose to do. He says that his family and friends all expected he would be going to college, but something about it didn’t feel right at the time while this felt right in the moment. That led him to leave in September and return in March as he lived the motto that “not all who wander are lost”. A Google search helped him find Workaway, an organization that helps connect travelers willing to volunteer with hosts looking for help with their projects. His trip started in Bangkok, Thailand and then included a loop around Southeast Asia. While in Thailand, he volunteered for a month with Smile English Home, teaching English to elementary age students. After that it was couch surfing. With an online membership he was able to find places he could stay for free with other people. Improvising as he went along, he was able to backpack across the islands in Thailand before traveling on to Burma. He worked on an organic farm for about a month, helping pick soybeans and bananas with the locals. He says that one family of ten picked the same crops earning a total of two dollars per day for the entire family. Even there that is not a living wage, yet the people seemed happy and content with what they have. His journey continued into Laos, where he backpacked and couch surfed his way through and then made his way to Vietnam. He says that his travels started in northern Vietnam in Hanoi and then traveling south to Ho Chi Minh City made him realize just how long the country was. His trip took him next to the Phil  Login or Subscribe to view full stories.