10/26/2013 (1878)

No blog yesterday
For the record I did not get a blog posted yesterday. I had a blog already to send and I accidentally erased it. By that time it was too late in the evening to reconstruct.
Nick Gottbreht, son of Marc and Kathy, has a scholarship to Sophia U in Tokyo.
Posting from Sharron Gottbreht Shen (’59):  Watertown, NJ
Dear Gary,Did I just imagine a posting from Bob Hosmer not too many months ago? The son of Marc and Kathy Abby Gottbreht has a scholarship to Sophia U in Tokyo – a well earned reward for his years of Japanese language studies. I tried Bob’s former email address without success. Nick is happy and already comfortable after a mere month at his new location.
May I quote Marc: Nick is going from Medical Lakes, WA population 3400 to Tokyo population about 40,000,000!

Bismarck Tribune: Pony dragging Death near Bottineau
Posted by Vickie Metcalfe (’70):  Bottineau, ND
October 24, 2013 10:05 am  •  By Brian Gehring

The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association said it will add up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the apparent dragging death of a pet pony near Bottineau.

Julie Ellingson of the Stockmen’s Association said the money is in addition to two private reward funds already established.

On Sept. 24, someone in a pickup chased the pet horse from a field, tired it out, struck it with the truck, then tied it to the back of the truck and dragged it along the road, according to owner Dave Boppre.

People with information should contact Steve Watson at the Bottineau County Sheriff’s Department at 701-228-2740 or NDSA east river fieldman Fred Frederikson, who is assisting with the investigation, at 701-290-3993.

Rena Larshus Roland’s full Obituary
Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe:  Bottineau & Minot, ND


Rena Roland, age 90 of Bottineau, died on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at a Bottineau nursing home. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Metigoshe Lutheran Church of Bottineau. Burial will be in the Manger Cemetery of rural Bottineau. Visitation will be Sunday beginning at 1:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and Monday 10:00 A.M. until noon in the Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.

Rena Roland, a daughter of Henry and Nettie (Larson) Larshus, was born on April 30, 2013. She was reared in Cordelia Township and graduated from Bottineau High school. In 1941 she moved to Seattle to work for the Boeing Company. After a couple of years Rena returned to Bottineau. On May 25, 1943 she was married to Ernest Roland in Bottineau. In 1952 Rena began teaching at the school in Hilton District. She attended Minot State Teachers College for several summers to receive her Teaching Degree. Rena taught at the Dunseith Day School for a time. She then taught at the Bottineau Public Schools until Ernie’s health force her to retired. Ernie passed away on June 24, 1994. She continued to make her home on the family farm until ill health forced her to enter the Bottineau Good Samaritan Center.

She enjoyed arts and crafts, participating in many craft shows. Rena had at least 3 gardens going at one time for many years. She quilted for the world, making quilts for the MS Society, veterans organizations, and family and friends. Rena was a gifted writer, writing books like The One-Room School, The Way It Was and The First Baptist Church, Bottineau, North Dakota. she also wrote short stories, and assisted with the Turtle Mountain Cook Book.

She is survived by her daughter Beth and her husband Bob Wock of Estavan, SK; a son, Earl Roland of Bottineau; grandson, Matthew Roland of Bottineau; granddaughters, Melissa Dzuba of Lloydminster, AB, Becky Wock and Jessie Wock both of Estavan, SK; great grandson, Colton Dzuba; great-granddaughter, Taylor Dzuba; sisters Dorothy Clark of Bottineau and Marvel (Manley) Wheeler of Lakefield, MN; a brother Lloyd (Orlene) Larshus of Bottineau.

Rena was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Norman and Leonard; sister- in-law, Irene Larshus.

Memorials preferred to the Metigoshe Cemetery Association, 2150 Hiway 43 Bottineau, ND 58318.

Hazen, ND Bison Football Team
Posting from Larry Hackman (’66):  Bismarck, ND
My Grandson Nathan doing well in football again this year.
The Hazen, ND Bison Football Team are trying to repeat as ND State
Article below by Fox Sports News.
From: “scott & angie leintz”
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:46 PM

Subject: Jeff Baranick’s Blog for Fox Sports

> By Jeff Baranick – (FSR) Fox Sports Radio
What a week just occurred in the North Dakota prep football ranks, and FSR
1410 was on hand for a significant chunk of the exciting game action! This
past Tuesday, FSR showcased arguably the marquee matchup of the entire week
when it provided live coverage of the #1 v. #2 showdown in Class A football.
In a Region 4 clash dubbed the “Energy Bowl”, the top-ranked Hazen Bison
outlasted the 2nd-rated Killdeer Cowboys 21-6 for their 16th straight
victory dating back to mid-season of a year ago. With the hard-fought win,
Hazen improved on the season to 8-0 overall, and more importantly, secured
for itself a #1 seed out of Region 4 for the upcoming state playoffs
commencing this Saturday. Leading the Bison to its gratifying win was Sr FB
Nate Leintz who tallied a pair of touchdowns–the first on a 9-yard 1st-half
TD run and the second on a 43-dash in the last minute of play that provided
Hazen its final victory margin. Hazen will now host an opening-round playoff
game thi!
>  Saturday against Region 3’s #4 seed Rugby, with FSR providing a call of
> the game set for a 1:30 pm CDT kickoff. Our pre-game show will begin at
> 12:30pm