Happy 102nd Birthday Lillian Thompson Bergstrom (DHS ’36): Superior, WN
From Vickie Hiatt LaFontaine (’73): Grafton, ND
Happy birthday Lillian.
Dunseith Bicycle Classes
Question/posting from Ginger LaRocque Poitra (’65): Belcourt, ND
I was wondering if anyone remembers who lived in the city of Dunseith, taking classes to ride a bicycle? I remember, had to learn all the hand signals what side of the road to ride and whatever else is involved in riding a bike. That was pretty neat! I was a bike rider! I rode bike everyday all day! After the work I had to do at home. I would at times have to go shopping for mom for an item or two. Which was a learning experience money wise as well. I remember this one time she sent me to the Red Owl to get some ground beef. She gave me $2 , so I put the money in my jean pocket the pockets were slanted. I got on my bike and off I went to the store over the railroad tracks across the Kalks yard on to the store. I got to the store, NO MONEY! I cannot explain how I felt to have lost mom’s hard earned money. So off home I went to tell mom I lost her money, after telling her she pulls out 2 more dollars handed them to me, I took that money held it in my hand and held on to the handle bar. The next day I think it was Barbara Kalk who said that they found $2 in their yard yesterday.
I sure had strong legs back in the day.
Reply Ellen Graff Myrick (58): Grand Forks, ND
Jocelyn and Monique are from Grand Forks. They pronounce their last name ‘Lamb e row”
I asked them once if they had relatives in Dunseith and they said they didn’t. Apparently they
both work at Altru hospital here in Grand Forks.
Ellen S. Myrick
Reply from Vickie Metcalfe (’70): Bottineau, ND
Gary, Larry Liere, and Dunseith Friends,
I was told the Lamoureux sisters grew up in Grand Forks. ND.
I understand, the Lamoureux sisters chose to attend learn and play hockey on the women’s Hockey team at UND.
UND women’s Hockey team was strong and known in national championships, which put eager anticipation in other young women to continue pursuing hockey.
ND mens’ hockey continues to be a national treasure.
The UND Women’ s hockey team was an up and coming “player” in the world of women’s hockey.
Unfortunately, the UND women’s hockey program was eliminated last year.
I was and I continue to be very disgusted with the decision by UND (wise ? leaders) to eliminate the women’s hockey program.
(That comment is just an opinion, for what it’s worth)
I graduated from UND earning a Bachelor of Science degree in education followed later by earning a Masters of Science degree in Counseling,
At this time, I know several young ladies attending Bottineau School who play hockey for the Bottineau Green Line Girls Hockey Team.
The girls are physically fit, understand the importance of cooperating and work together.
Kids involved in hockey have unyielding support of their parents
Hockey parents work hard (with sacrifice give up their own time and material things/stuff’ ) supporting their kid.
These ‘kids’ are connected to famiiy, teammates and community.
I think the women’s Olympic hockey team was built by the similar experiences.
And, I am proud of the USA team and I am also privileged to know young ladies who will also be future leaders in what ever they choose.
Children who know their identity, are connected to family and community, will use their power in positive ways.
Please support ‘kids’ with Many Thanks.
Vickie L. Metcalfe
February 23, 2018
Condolences to the Betty Delorme Peltier family
Posting and Obit from Vickie Metcalfe (’70): Bottineau, ND
Gary and Dunseith School Friends,
I wish to extend belated sympathy to the family and extended family of Betty (Delorme) Peltier.
Betty’s father Janes, was brother to our family’s friend and neighbor Genevive Morin.
I recall her husband, Tom Belgarde and his son’s, hauling hay and straw bales for dad in the evenings after their work.
I believe many of the her children attended Dunseith Public School .
With respect .
Vickie L. Metcalfe
Betty M. Peltier, age 84 of Dunseith, died Friday February 16, 2018 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in the St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Dunseith, North Dakota. Burial will be in the spring in the St. Mary’s Cemetery. A wake service will be held on Sunday February 25, 2018 beginning at 5:00 P.M. with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. in the Church.
Betty M. Peltier, a daughter of James and Mildred (Allery) Delorme, was born on April 17, 1933 at Belcourt. She was reared and educated in the rural Dunseith area. Betty attended a little Country School in the Rural Dunseith Area. On September 20, 1949 Betty married Louis (Tom) Belgarde at St. Mary’s Church in Dunseith. Together they raised 8 children and they also helped raise a very special nephew Robbie Delorme. They made their home together in the Dunseith Area they started and owned a gas station, she also had many jobs growing up, from working at San Haven, after a long illness Tom passed away in 1985 and Betty remained at home in the rural Dunseith she then worked at the Turtle Mountain Corporation where she retired in 1989. Betty married Joseph Peltier from Langdon, North Dakota on June 30, 1989 together they traveled and spent a lot of time seeing the Country. They served as foster parents for 10 years. Betty loved traveling and telling her family about the many things of the world that she encountered and had the opportunity to experience. Joseph passed away on March 17, 2009. Betty loved to spend time with her children and grand-children and go out and socialize and visit with her many friends at the Bingo and Casino. .
She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church
She is survived by sons, Dennis (Gail) Belgarde of Fargo, Tom (Paula) Belgarde of Belcourt, Sylvester (Ginger) Belgarde of Dunseith, and daughters, Janice (Larry) Morin, of Fargo, Debbie (Elvis) Gladue, of Dunseith and Betty Jean Belgarde of Dunseith; foster daughters, Robin St. Claire Lopez, Raelynn St. Claire, Jolene DeCoteau and Shyleen Crissler and a very special nephew, Robbie (Debbie) Delorme Fargo, 28 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great grandchildren and her sister: Verna Poitra of Dunseith, North Dakota.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; Joseph; her husband Tom; daughter Linda Bjugstad, her son Kenneth Belgarde her granddaughter Amy Gladue and her great granddaughter Jolinda Vivier; brothers, Clifford, Leonard, Larry Delorme and her sisters; Doris Gunville and Leona Poitra.
Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau. Friends may sign the online register book at www.nerfouneralhome.net.
Blog (679) posted on January 11, 2010
Posted on January 11, 2010