9/26/2023 (2813)

Hello Dunseith Alumni and friends,

I hope all is going well for you folks too. These days there’s not as much to post as there was in the first dozen years following our first posting in November 2007.

We’d like to wish Bob Leonard ( DHS Class ’51) a happy 90th birthday too; posting and celebration pasted below.

I for sure will be in Bottineau, Mid July, this coming summer. Hopefully Angel will have her tourist visa then too and will be with me. I have an appointment with Dr. Turk at Trinity, in Minot, on July 15th.

Things are going very well here in Cebu too. Retired life, with good health, minimal problems, worries, social life and companionship, is great.



Memories of John Bedard (’65)
Posted by Ken Nerpel (’65): 

John was a great friend of mine all through our elementary and High School years.  We both attended the School of Forestry in Bottineau.  We both served our country during the Vietnam War.    I don’t recall the exact timeframe, but I remember that he and I were not exactly happy with our career paths and decided that we would take an entrance exam for the Postal Service in Bottineau.  We later took it again in Minot.  I have to admit that he bested me on both exams; by one point.  I transferred my highest score to the Fargo Post Office and was hired there.  John was hired at the Bottineau Post Office as a letter carrier and became their much loved Mailman.  We both spent over 30 years working for the Postal Service.

I  had heard that he had Cancer and  made a trip to Mayo Clinic and that the news was not good.  My wife and I do not travel anymore because of health issues of our own, so I decided to write a personal letter to him and send it through the U.S. Mail.  Before I had a chance to send the letter I received a text from my sister saying he had passed.  John was one of the kindest and gentlest people I have ever met.  He will be missed.



Memories of John Bedard (’65)
Posted by Ginger LaRocque Poitra (’65):  Belcourt, ND

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of John. I just heard. My condolences to you all. I just can’t believe John is no longer with us.

A classmate, Ginger Poitra ( 1965 )


Bob Leonard’s (’51) 90th birthday Celebration

Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe:  Minot, ND

Leonard, Bob 90th birthday.


Grace Link, former first lady of the state of North Dakota, turned 105 on September 13
Link posted by Vickie Metcalfe (’70):  Bottineau, ND.