NATE LEINTZ WALKOFF GRANNY WINNER
Posted by Larry Hackman (’66): Bismarck, ND
The grandson strikes again.
Way to go Nate! Proud of Nate and the Cobbers!
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“WINNER, WINNER, NATE LEINTZ WALKOFF GRANNY WINNER! Nate Leintz pounds a 1-2 pitch over the left field fence for a walkoff grand slam. https://t.co/uDi3qVWddy”
Blog (587) posted on October 9, 2009
Posted on October 9, 2009
Folks I made a huge error with my reply yesterday to Diana Honsey Fiebiger Reply. Diana’s parents are Glen and Clarice Honsey, not Leonard and June Salmonson (49) Honsey. Diana, I am so sorry for the mix up. I had you mixed up with your cousin Sharon who is Leonard and June’s Daughter.
Thank you so much Dick Johnson & Evon Lagerquist for pointing out this error and bringing it to my attention.
Folks if you see errors, please let me know so they can be corrected.
Reply from Diana Honsey Fiebiger (71): Cooperstown SD.
Doris & Faye are my aunts. I so well know the picture on the map Gary is talking about. I have a flower bed with wagon wheel running gear and a rose bush growing around it. Whenever working around the spot I think of Doris. Of course I am just a little prejudice-yes they are beautiful woman. Doris lives in Hastings Mn. Faye lives in Palm Desert, CA. Harvey & Leonard are still living in Seattle , WA.
Reply from Dianne Robert Johnson (76): Rolla, ND.
This message is for Trish Larson,
Hi Trish, I was just in Co in July, my husband & I met his family in Granby. Fished for Trout, in the Frasier, Shadow Mt. & Blue rivers. Had a great time, I love Co. !! We try go every other year.
have a good day,
Dianne (Rober’t) Johnson (76)
Reply From Aggie Casavant (69): Fort Mill, SC
To Trish Larson:
Reading your message,brought home a flood of memories of when I lived in Denver for 4 yrs. right out of high school. WoW what beautiful country…it’s endless. It seems like no matter where I’ve lived, I’ve left a peice of my heart. It’s a great expierence, but has left me torn alot longing to be in so many places at once. As i get older I get more settled,but that picture of you on your horse with the Rockie Mountains in the background almost choked me up. Colorado was definately a great period in my life. We have a radio talk show host out here in Charlotte,by the name of John Hancock from Estes Park. He talks about Estes Park all the time. I call into his show from time to time…there seems to be the instant bond,knowing were the same age,and remember the same events in Denver during that period,cuz he was still living there when I was there. Well gotta go Trish….Thanks for sharing….Thanks for the memories…. Ms. Aggie
Reply/pictures from Dick Johnson (68): Dunseith, ND.
Gary and Friends,
I think the Jack Hosmer interview was actually in 1982. The first
line says Dunseith will be celebrating it’s 100th in a week–so it would
be ’82. When Jack spoke of hauling mail for 42 years, it brought to mind
that we have the buffalo coat and the horsehide mitts that Jack wore,
now on display at the Rolette County museum. There is a placard
explaining the coat and mitts and their use. The old vehicles weren’t
made for operator comfort so the mail carriers had to dress accordingly.
I’ll send along a picture of my grandfather, Henry Olson, and Carl
Watschke when they were rural mail carriers in the late 40s and early
50s. This gives an idea of some of the vehicles they used just after the
horses were replaced by motor vehicles.
Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe: Bottineau & Minot, ND.
Dean Helgeson’s (65) reply when asked if Carlan is his Brother:
Gary, In one word -yes He was a good student and is currently a minister with the UCC denomination in Spring Hill , Florida.
Dean and Carlan’s dad, Findell Helgeson, was a Border Patrol/Customs agent when they attended Dunseith back in the 50’s. I believe Dean was in the 7th or 8th grade when they moved out of the area. That would have been in about 1959 or 60. Carlan would have been in the first or second grade. Gary
Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe: Bottineau & Minot, ND.
Submitted Photo —
Claudette McLeod, left, and Sandra Poitra, members of the Dunseith Horizons Steering Committee, are shown Aug. 8 during the Horizons community meal at the Dunseith powwow. The Dunseith Horizons served 500 meals to powwow participants and attendees, with the meals funded by the Northwest Area Foundation.
DUNSEITH: A Dunseith group is working to reduce poverty in its community.
Dunseith is one of 15 current Horizons communities in the state of North Dakota. The program is funded by the Northwest Area Foundation, and facilitated by North Dakota State University Extension Service.
Horizons is a community leadership program aimed at reducing poverty in small, rural (less than 5,000 poplation, at least 10 percent poverty) communities faced with economic decline and demographic change.
The Dunseith community had more people living in poverty than the Turtle Mountain Reservation itself, according to the 2000 U.S. Census, said Delvin Cree who is contact/steering committee member with Dunseith Horizons.
“We live in the fourth district off the reservation but we are still part of the reservation proper because of the McCumber Agreement signed in 1904,” said Cree. “We are in a unique situation because we can use tax credits and/or tax exemption as part of our development projects because of Indian trust land located in the Dunseith area. We also have the option to work with state government off Indian trust land to make projects happen. Both would be beneficial.”
Dunseith is part of the third phase of the Horizons program which is called Horizons III, Cree said.
Other communities who are part of the Horizons III are Rolla, Leeds, Fordville, Lakota, Minnewaukan, Fessenden, Underwood, Fort Yates, McClusky, Tolna, Hannaford, Marion, Napoleon and Sheldon.
The Dunseith community got involved in Horizons when Gail Gette, Towner County extension agent in Cando who is regional Horizons coach, approached the community in September 2008 to discuss the project, Cree said. “Nineteen community members attended the informational meeting and left learning more about building leadership and reducing poverty issues in the Dunseith area.”
An application process with required poverty statistics and other pertinent information was needed to be accepted as an eligible Horizons community, Cree said. “I submitted the application and the Dunseith community was accepted.”
Since October 2008, the group has organized, conducted study circles to help people understand poverty and develop ideas to reduce it, built leadership and taken part in events in the community, among its efforts completed or to be completed.
Currently, the Dunseith group has six “core” steering committee members and overall, there are 10 people who have been part of the steering committee meetings, Cree said.
The group co-sponsored an “open house” for the Turtle Mountain Suicide Prevention Program.
During the Dunseith powwow in August, they served meals to more than 500 Dunseith powwow participants and attendees, with the meals funded by the Northwest Area Foundtion.
They developed and circulated a community-wide survey to at least 15 percent of total population. The community survey taken for the Dunseith area and U.S. Census information will be used for future funding and grant purposes, Cree said.
The group is compiling the results from the community surveys to develop a community vision statement that results in solid action on leadership and poverty according to information from compiled surveys.
Other plans include getting more Dunseith community people involved.
On Sept. 23, steering committee members Jeff Baker, Sandra Poitra and Cree took part in the Horizons Partnership Luncheon and workshop in Bismarck. The event was held to facilitate all N.D. Horizons communities’ connections with partners, services, resources and programs across the state.
Dunseith Horizons’ plans for March 2010 are to celebrate Dunseith’s completion of Horizons with other North Dakota Horizons’ communities in Bismarck, Cree said.
The Dunseith group hopes to receive the $10,000 grant from Northwest Area Foundation, St. Paul, Minnesota, to sustain community strategies for poverty reduction and leadership, Cree said.
“I was approached last week by a Dunseith school official to see if the Horizons group would be part of a planned Thanksgiving meal put on by the high school students. A proposal was sent to our tribal officials for their sponsorship and participation also,” Cree said.
“We trained some of our high school students in leadership development last year when we did the Leadership Plenty Training. It’s nice knowing they working in collaboration to make something so caring and positive for the community. What’s more important, they are taking a leadership role to do it,” he added.
For more about Dunseith Horizons visit (Dunseith.communityblogs.us/). A link to the community survey will be posted on the blog shortly.
Pasted by Neola Kofoid Garbe: Bottineau & Minot, ND.
Kulas, Juneau to receive Indian education awards
By ELOISE OGDEN Regional Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
POSTED: October 7, 2009
Cheryl Kulas, retired executive director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, and Denise Juneau, a former New Town teacher and now Montana state superintendent of Public Instruction, will be honored with prestigious awards by the National Indian Education Association at its convention Oct. 22-25 in Milwaukee, Wis.
Kulas will receive the NIEA Lifetime Achievement Award and Juneau will receive the NIEA Educator of the Year Award. Six other individuals also will be honored.
The NIEA award winners have demonstrated exceptional achievement or performance in providing quality instruction to American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students.
Kulas was executive director of the N.D. Indian Affairs Commission for eight years until retiring this year. Her past experiences include serving as director of Indian education in N.D.; and consultant to the U.S. Office of Indian Education, Improving American Schools Act. She has served with a number of North Dakota organizations and boards. She is a member an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe, Pine Ridge, S.D., and a descendant/member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa in N.D. Gov. John Hoeven, in announcing the new commission executive director, Scott Davis, in April, said of Kulas, “Her work in education and state-tribal relations has made a real difference in the lives of countless Native peoples, and especially young tribal members.”
Juneau, an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes on the Fort Berthold Reservation, grew up in Browning, Mont., on the Blackfeet Reservation. She was elected Montana’s state school superintendent in 2008 and is the first American Indian woman to win a statewide executive office in Montana. She began her teaching career in New Town where she taught eighth- and ninth-grade English and coached speech and debate. Before being elected to her present post, she was director of Indian education for the Montana Department of Public Instruction. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Montana State University in Bozeman, a master’s degree in education from Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., and a law degree from the University of Montana Law School in Missoula.
NIEA is the largest and oldest Indian education organization in the United States
From Marge Landsverk Fish (57): email@example.com Horicon, WI
HI Gary and all.
I thought this e-mail was so good I had to pass it on.
It fits the whole Dunseith past.
I hope you print it.
I wish the old paths were before us instead of behind us.
THE OLD PATHS
I liked the old paths, when
Moms were at home.
Dads were at work.
Brothers went into the army.
And sisters got married BEFORE having children!
Crime did not pay;
Hard work did;
And people knew the difference.
Moms could cook;
Dads would work;
Children would behave.
Husbands were loving;
Wives were supportive;
And children were polite.
Women wore the jewelry;
And Men wore the pants.
Women looked like ladies;
Men looked like gentlemen;
And children looked decent.
People loved the truth,
And hated a lie.
They came to church to get IN,
Not to get OUT!
Hymns sounded Godly;
Sermons sounded helpful;
Rejoicing sounded normal;
And crying sounded sincere.
Cursing was wicked;
Drugs were for illness;
And divorce was unthinkable.
The flag was honored;
America was beautiful;
And God was welcome!
We read the Bible in public;
Prayed in school;
And preached from house to house.
To be called an American was worth dying for;
To be called an American was worth living for;
To be called a traitor was a shame!
I still like the old paths the best!
‘The Old Paths’ was written by a retired minister who lives In Tennessee