Error correction. Larry, not Henry Hackman
So sorry Larry for this error. I subconsciously typed Henry’s name. I do know you two apart very well. I got the year right, so I had you in mind.
Larry, you are a handsome guy, but if you keep going to Dale’s and eating their Jumbo Burger, not so sure you will maintain that slim trim handsome look.
Mistaken identity- the Hackman photo shown below in today’s blog is of Larry Hackman (DHS 66) Not Henry Hackman (DHS 67). I don’t know why there is always this confusion? One of us is the good looking one? Right! Mel?
Mel Kuhn’s (’70) Reply
I don’t know why you’re asking me. You should know who you are. Could have been Gene Hackman but he’s too famous to be you.
Posting from Vickie Metcalfe (’70): Bottineau, ND
Gary and Friends of Dunseith School,
I enjoy walks on a cool morning of summer.
Lochbuie, due to diabetes and age needed help in walking.
The problem was solved when I found a Pet Stroller.
I chose this particular Pet Gear,
Well, because it reminded me of an old faded D ‘John Deere Tractor I drove sweep raking during haying season.
Two smaller tires in front , bigger wheels in the back and green.
This stroller, is way better than that old D-John Deere!
….turns easy, doesn’t need gas, oil, or be cranked to a start by a big guy wearing bib overalls and muscles.
And, Buie sits proudly enjoying his rides, especially over the walking bridge over Oak creek.
In former times we enjoyed our walks seeing beaver, porcupine, fish and…. malodorous skunks.
Alas, Oak Creek is rather dry this summer.
A few years back, another dry year, the streets of Bottineau were tore up to be renovated,
___a lone muskrat wandered far from Oak Creek.
The lone critter diligently wandered westerly searching for water.
I was “afeared”to let my Westies at the time, ( Molly and Kin ) out of my car or yard when he came round my neighborhood.
I am a ‘wuss’ for critters, I felt sorry for the muskrat, “Ahh, the poor little buggar…..”
Deciding to point him away from my house _____ he seemed to be moving toward,
toward … underbelly of my deck.
Confidently circling around him, following slowly while he waddled.
Moving my hands, I herded, soothingly…”Shoo….shooooo.” down the street gutter.
With intent he slowly lumbered on about ten feet.
My last thought “Yes, He is going to be…….
.WHOA! he whipped around barring his teeth, hissed!
Heart thumping wildly out of my chest, I tried to turn my 2 left feet.
Finally they moved.
Mr. Musk Rat chased me up the driveway, toward the house.
Desperate, I scrambled, then sprinted, toward the front end of the car.
Breathless… hastily, grabbed the door handle it opened.
I leapt into the drivers seat. The two dogs curious confused.
“Mmmm. So is this how running with the bulls in Pamplona feels?”
NO sir -ree. Not my kind of fun activity.
Reading the BBC article about the ‘Rat killers of New York’ ,
“my Westie’s have entertained the squirrels running from tree to tree.
But they and me will always be prohibited from chasing Rats!
Later, Vickie L. Metcalfe
Blog (731) posted on March 2, 2010
Memories of Judge Ketterling:
From Ginger LaRocque Poitra (65):
I was reading about Judge Ketterling having a good sense of humor. I
guess this very young lady went to his court and was wearing red western
cowboy boots. He says to her if you think those fancy red boots are going
to get you out of anything young lady your mistaken. She just looked and
thought to herself, I thought he was blind.
Reply to Trish Larson Wild (73):
From Lynn Otto (75): Seoul, Korea
This is a response to Trish’s great adventure plans.
Hi Trish, you don’t remember me but I’m Lynn Halvorson Otto, my older sister you might have known better is Gail Halvorson Schuler. I graduated in 75 but anyway, I just read your plans for a 9000 mile journey through the Americas. I’m awed and truly amazed at your courage to do this. I can’t imagine the logistics in planning all of this. Do you have to make all governments aware of your plans in advance with border issues, etc. ?
I lived with my family in Brazil for two years and traveling there, through the amazon I can’t imagine going through these places on horseback.
I just want to wish you all the luck with this and hope you’ll be safe along the way.
Reply from Vickie Metcalfe (70): Bottineau, ND.
YES. Kristie(Hagen) Brooks and her family live on the
Lindberg site. The Hagens and Lindbergs are related. The Hagen
cousins, Orville and Clarence were cousins to Elmer and his sister
My good friend Karen (Hagen) Simon (Clarence and Mary Ann)
attended Ackworth School too. I first met Karen when she came into
Mrs.Conroys fourth grade class when she transferred into Dunseith
School. Through the years I also was quite privileged to meet her
Grandpa Hagen who lived with the family of Clarence and Mary Ann.
Pictures from Myra Henning Halvorson (72): Bottineau, ND.
Hope this finds you and Bernadette doing well. I ran across a couple of pictures I thought I would share with you and your readers. These were taken in ’71 and ’72 at proms, homecoming and at a basketball tournament. The girls from the class of ’72 in pictures 1 and 2 were from left to right: Kathy Schimetz, Ann Marie Boppre, Loraine Neameyer, Myra Henning, Gail Halvorson, Loretta Neameyer and Linda Johnson. The second picture was taken at the prom when they were seniors. They are Loretta, Loraine, Myra, Gail, Kathy, Linda and Donna DuBois. The third picture is of some of the girls from the class of ’73. They are Trish Larson, LeaRae Hagel, Pam Fugere, Cathy Campbell, Lynn Gillis, Edith Struck, Becky Coleman, Laura Fettig and Marquita Counts. Then there’s Coach Larry Haugen being held up by his some of the ’71-’72 team members. Pictured are from left to right: Lyle Olson, Greg Evans, Don Olson and Jim Mellmer after winning either a district or regional tournment and getting a handshake from Supt. Leo Fettig. That team went on to the State Tounament at the Minot Auditorium where they took 5th place. Starters on that team were: Curt Berg, Jim Mellmer, Don Olson, Greg Evans and Terry (Pie) Counts. The black and white picture was a float from the Homecoming parade in the fall of ’71. On the float are Gail Halvorson, Greg Hill, King Greg Evans, Queen Loraine Neameyer, Curt Hagel and Myra Henning. Thanks Gary! Myra (Henning) Halvorson ’72
DHS class of 72 girls L to R:
Kathy Schimetz, Ann Marie Boppre, Loraine Neameyer, Myra Henning,
Gail Halvorson, Loretta Neameyer and Linda Johnson
DHS class of 72 girls L to R:
Loretta Neameyer, LoraineNeameyer, Myra Henning, Gail Halvorson,
Kathy Schimetz, Linda Johnson and Donna DuBois
DHS class of 73 girls L to R:
Trish Larson, LeaRae Hagel, Pam Fugere, Cathy Campbell, Lynn Gillis,
Edith Struck, Becky Coleman, Laura Fettig and Marquita Counts
Homecoming parade in the fall of ’71:
Gail Halvorson, Greg Hill, King Greg Evans, Queen Loraine Neameyer,
Curt Hagel and Myra Henning
Coach Larry Haugen being held up by his some of the ’71-’72 team members.
L to R: Lyle Olson, Greg Evans, Don Olson and Jim Mellmer
Reunion Tee Shirt:
From Verena Gillis: Dunseith, ND.
Could you please post this on the blog? This is what the T-Shirt is going
to look like. The date will also be on the bottom of the all school
reunion in white lettering.