From Shirley Olson Warcup (49):
Glad you’re back on line–we missed you! Back in the mid 40′s there was a snow storm that created road problems for several days. Two young boys (15-16 yrs. old) from the Mohall/Westhope area had stolen a car, made it almost to Dunseith when they became stuck in the snow. They were picked up by someone and ended up in the Dunseith jail. At that time we were using the firehouse/jail as a warming house for skating. We were about the age of these boys. We brought them donuts, candy, sodas, comic books and spent more time in the firehouse than we did on the skating rink. Frank Flynn took them to the cafe for their meals every day. Someone suggested we ask Mr. Flynn if he would take them to a new movie we were all planning to see. No one wanted to ask him. After much discussion, I believe it was Audrey Hassen who agreed to do the asking. Much to our surprise, he said he would do it. Mr. Flynn and the boys sat in the back row and all the rest of us sat two rows in front of them. Perhaps that could still happen in Dunseith, but I doubt that it would happen anyplace else. These two boys ended up in “Reform school”–I know–I got a letter from one of them and we corresponded for a short time.
Shirley Olson Warcup
Correction from Mona Dionne Johnson (48):
Correction as to dates – I said last part of 45 and spring of 46 and it
should have been the Fall of ’44 or the spring of ’45, as
Betty and Bob graduated in ’45. Sorry about that. Mona Dionne Johnson
From Bev Morinville Azure (72):
Gary, I am so glad u are back online………… we all miss each other when u are gone. I almost go through withdrawal. hahaha anyways I just wanted to say hi and thank u so much Gary for this wonderful service u do for us. I have found old friends like Joyce and Rita we were all very close friends in HS ………now have reconnected and will be getting togther in July. Thank u so much without u we would never have connected. I would also like to thank all of u again for all your well wishes while I was recovering and going through radaition . I am done now and starting to feel good again. thank u all again. Martha could u update us on Deans daughter and how she is doing? Dick u tell the greatest stories keep em coming please. thanks again Gary God Bless u and your family. Bev Azure ( Morinivlle)
From Diane Larson Sjol (70):
I had to chuckle when I read Dick’s rendition of braving the snow
storm just for kicks. I remember when it would be blowing and
storming. We couldn’t wait to go outside and walk through it even if
it was just in the backyard. My mom would have a fit. Of course it
took longer to bundle up than it did for us to stay outside and in
we’d come full of wet clothes and rosy cheeks ready for some hot
chocolate. I also loved the sight of Main street Dunseith in the
photo….sure brings back some fond memories.
From Dave Slyter (70):
Hi Gary:Just an interesting question, I am sure that is on everyone’s minds. How many do you have on your list that you send these listings too? Have always wondered.
To Diane Larson (70)
You and your sister Cheryl, Dennis Dion, and Bev and Deb Mornville, didn’t really have to walk all the way out to Dales to get a Jumbo Burger as you could have stopped at Curt’s Drive Inn, or Patties Place right in town, as they too made them there at the Drive Inn. I was a cook there and made those things all the time. It was fun to make them as well as to eat them. Of course I would always try and make a mistake with one around dinner time as we always got to eat our own mistakes. ha
Thanks Gary for all your efforts.
Dave Slyter (70)
Dave, To answer your question. I currently have about 570 folks on the Dunseith Alumni email list. Some of those are dupes with spouses because I list everyone separately. The daily distribution goes out to about 520 folks. Gary
Picture Provided by Susan Fassett Martin (65):
Sophomore Class of 1945 (Class of 47)
First row; Eleanor Awalt, Lola Striker, Patty Mc Atee, Laverne Schick, Shirley Wentland, Doris Schneider, Darraine Habberstad, Jennine Watkins
Second row: Donna Aitchison, Alice Goodsell, Janice Striker, Delores Hiatt, Luella Halvorson, Mildred Brennan, Jean Metcalfe, Velma Brennan, Lorraine Christianson, Gloria Plante, Minnie Knox
Third row: Leo Murray, Leonard Stickland, Raymond Haagenson, Harvey Halvorson, Darrell Fassett, Dee Nelson, Wayne Molgard, Allison Fiske, Darald Dion, Llyle McDermott, Miss V. Marie Nesting, Advisor