2/26/2015 (2191)

Happy Birthday Paulette LaCroix Chisholm (’68):   Newark, DE
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   Happy Birthday Bobbie Slyter (’70): Wichita, KS
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   Happy Birthday Dianne Robert Johnson (’76): Rolla, ND
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Age Correction for Lillian Berstrom/Cain/Thompson
From Ron Cain:  Superior, WI.

00PS!  Correction.  Lillian Bergstrom/Cain/Thompson recently celebrated w/family her 99th birthday (Feb.21)-not her 98th.  Ron Cain

Don Corbin Family Photo
Reply from Bob Lykins (DHS Teacher):  Hutto, TX

Gary,  Great photo of Don Corbin and his family.  Once again you have brought forward great memories.  Don and Leann lived just across the street from the apartment that Evelyn and I had those first years of our marriage.  We spent a lot of time visiting with them.  At school the science storeroom and Don’s unofficial office was also a favorite gathering place for Hepper, myself and Bob Jury to take a break along with Don and catch up on the day’s events.  Nice to learn about what has happened to the family as I lost touch with Don many years ago.  That’s what makes this blog so marvellous.  It looks like I will not be able to make it to the reunion this summer.  A friend and colleague from overseas will be visiting and we will head to Chicago for a get together with other folks from my days in the Pacific and Europe.  Hopefully you guys will have another get together that I can make.

Bob Lykins


2/23/2015 Cebu, Philippines
On our way to the February Cebu Expat dinner at the Quest hotel.
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2/23/2015 Cebu Expat dinner at the Quest Hotel
With 132 from our group, they gave us their whole main dining area.
They had 50 regular walk-in customers that they seated in side rooms.

Our good friend Em-Em. Note: Art Hagen in the red shirt standing on the right.
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Joke of the day
Posted by Don Malaterre (’72):  Sioux Falls, SD

Patrick Flanagan came home drunk every evening around ten.
Now, the Missus was never too happy about it, either.

So one night she hides in the cemetery and figures to scare the beejeezus out of him.

As poor Patrick wanders by, up from behind a tombstone she jumps in a red devil costume screaming,

“Patrick Sean Flanagan, sure and ya’ don’t give up you’re drinkin’ and it’s to Hell I’ll take ye'”.

Patrick, undaunted, staggered back and demanded, “Who are you?”.

Too that the Missus replied, “I’m the divil ya’ old fool”.

To which Patrick remarked,
“Damned glad to meet you sir, I’m married to your sister.”


Blog (257) posted on October 20, 2008


From Lyle Olson (75): 

Gary and all:

I received quite a few personal responses to my stories and one of the people mentioned my good friend George Malaterre.  George was (and is) an amazing guy.  He was quite the athlete in his day.  He played basketball with a “big man’s” sense of position, even though he stood only about 5’8″ tall.  Some of my fondest memories center around stamping VOIT across his forehead a number of times when he tried to make a shot and I stuffed him.  He was also an excellent football player – he was fast and could catch any ball thrown to him.  Many people know he was a great boxer as well.

I am sure many people remember George boxing Bob Brennan at the Honsey garage.  However, how many remember the undercard in that fight.  Well, among others, Curt Berg and I boxed..  Now I was an 8th grader at the time but quite big for my age.  Curt must have been a sophomore and everyone knows that he had attained high school size in the 5th grade!!  He was the epitome of a lean, mean fighting machine and I was talked into lacing up the gloves and boxing him.  It is now hard to believe that anyone that dumb could have made it through law school and became a federal Administrative Law Judge!!!

Well the fight between George and Bob was quite the attraction as it pitted a city kid against a hill kid.  Hence, the Honsey garage was packed with kids from all over.  I remember having George lace up the boxing gloves for me and Curt Berg looking at me with a sick smile across his face.  Looking back now I should have realized then and there that my life was about to flash before my very eyes — dead and not even a freshman.  Well, too late to back down I stepped out to meet Curt on that hard cement floor.  I do not really remember if a bell rung but the fight started and I immediately started dancing around like I knew what I was doing.  Well, Curt – never one to waste time doing anything – walked right up and him me square in solar plexus, better known as a soft belly not used to hard work.  He hit me so hard I literally saw stars and all the wind left not only my body but also took with it any sense of time or position.  The fight was over in matter of seconds.  Curt showed some remorse but not much.  I think he would have preferred that the fight had lasted a few more seconds if not at least one round so he could rearrange a tolerable looking face!  However, I robbed him of that pleasure – my only victory of the night!

The main event between George and Bob take place and all agreed that while Bob put up a valiant fight, George was easily the victor.  City kids ruled, at least for that night.  Bob and George remained good friends over the years.  As for Curt and I, we also remain good friends.  Indeed, Keith (Curt’s younger brother) and I traveled to Curt’s place in Colorado a couple of times to play golf with Curt in Grand Junction and Fort Lupton several years ago.

Now back to George.  Many know he worked as an ambulance driver for the Indian Health Services in Belcourt.  When my stepfather had a medical crisis George was the ambulance driver.  He called the hospital the next day and I talked to him.  He was sincerely interested in how my stepfather was doing and how my mother was doing.  When my mother was dealing with cancer she experienced many seizures and had to be taken the hospital many times.  George was again the driver on many occasions and each time he reached out to see how she was doing.  That is George, fists of stone and the heart of a Dunseith Dragon!


Corbin Family in 2004, provided by Dawn Corbin:

Folks, Dawn Corbin (Mr. Corbin’s Daughter) has provided these pictures of her family, the Corbin family.  These pictures were taken at her brother, Scott’s Wedding, in 2004. These are great pictures! What a beautiful family.  Mr.Corbin looks great!  Many of us have not seen him sense the 60’s, when he was teaching at DHS. As most of you know, Mr. Corbin was born and raised in Bottineau.  His dad was Otto and was the owner of Corby’s trading post in Bottineau for many years.

Dawn, please let me know if I have miss identified you guys in these photo’s.

Back: Dawn, Mark & Bob
Middle: LeAnn, Mrs. Scott, Scott & Don (Mr. Corbin)
Front: Terri & Irene (Mr. Corbin’s wife)
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Don & LeAnn Corbin’s Children:
Mark, Dawn, Scott, Terri & Bob Corbin
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                             Corbin Family with grandchildren
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                                   Dunseith High School Class of 1962

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1 Aamodt Larry 16383 West Preston Av Goodyear, AZ 85395 623-935-3502  
2 Abrahamson Wagers Elaine PO Box 1994 Auburn, WA 98071 253-373-1815  
3 Allery Hubert   653 4th Ave. N  Appt # 1 Fargo, ND 58102 (701) 730-6402  
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5 Bedard McDaniels Jean 533 Great Falls St Falls Church, VA 22046 703-241-7874 No email address
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8 Berube Franchuk Rachael 20481 Jacklight Ln Bend, OR 97702    
9 Berube Robert/Jeanie 3620 Pine Knot Dr Valrico, FL 33596 (813) 654-0551  
10 Bott Maier Mary 827 Highway 13 SE Linton, ND 58552 (701) 254-5381 No email address
11 Burcham Sime Connie RR 1  Box 105 Dunseith, ND 58329 (701) 263-4579 No email address
12 Coleman Clayton (CJ) PO Box 791 Dunseith, ND 58329 (701) 389-0066 cjcconstruction@invisimax.com
13 Delorme Gunville Doris Born September 25, 1944    –    Died January 24, 1999 Deceased
14 Eurich Knutson Mary 10549 23rd Ave NE Dunseith, ND 58329 (701) 263-4345 No email address
15 Fauske Monte Connie 162 DAVES VIEW DR Kalama, WA 98625 (360) 673-1620  
16 Grenier Ronald 908  1st  Ave Rolette, ND 58366 (701) 246-3246 rongQutma.com
17 Hosmer Baldwin Nancy 65 Westergaard Rd Bottineau, ND 58318 (701) 263-6383  
18 LaCroix Charlotte PO Box 30 Kalaupapa, HI 96742 (808) 567-9280  
19 LaRocque Eden Joann Box 911 Dunseith, ND 58329 (701) 244-0856 No email address
20 Lopez Carlos M      
21 McCoy James PO Box 486 Dunseith, ND 58329 (701) 244-5748 No email address
22 Metcalfe Barden Helen 3233 D 15th Ave S Fargo, ND 58103 (701) 232-6156  
23 Nadeau St Claire Mary Born July 25, 1943    –    Died July 3, 2001 Deceased
24 Pearson Zeiler Sharon RR #1  Box 119 Dunseith, ND 58329 (701) 263-4722 No email address
25 Parlade Corral Maria (Maruchi) 2618 San Domingo St Coral Gables, FL 33134 (305) 445 3570  
26 Pladson Sime Florence RR #1 Box 16 Dunseith, ND 58329 (701) 263-4710  
27 Pritchard John Born October 2, 1943    –    Died October 3, 1984 Deceased
28 Sime Daniel PO Box 29051 Laughlin, NV 89028 (702) 358-3433 No email address
29 Williams Richard PO Box 1002 Belcourt, ND 58316 (701) 477-5127 No email address
30 Zeiler Vandal Sandra 13520 231st Ave NW Elk River, MN 55330 (763) 441-3412  
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