Folks, Kay is the Daughter of Don (Bill & Bob’s Brother) and Jesslyn Selzler Hosmer. Kay is currently living in Indiana. Her mother Jesslyn taught school in Dunseith for a number of years. She had the class of 65 and others in their elementary years.Debbie Armentrout Metcalfe, Can you relay this message of Kay’s to your mother? She has been doing a darn good job of posting the Dunseith news to both the Star and the Courant for many years. She is to be commended for such dedicated service. Gary
Response to Ivy Eller:
My condolences to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Sharon Longie Dana(73)
Reply from Loraine Neameyer Haas (72):
Gary, I believe the piano teacher in message 328 is Alice Solberg from the Rolette area. She is deceased but her son Peter is living in that area. Very often Peter plays guitar with Rocky LaRocque (Floyd) at the Dunseith Nursing Home and the residents do enjoy their music.
Loraine Haas (Neameyer) – Director of Nursing at the Dunseith Nursing Home.
Reply from Dale Pritchard (63):
Good Morning Gary,
Ships were not my thing during my military time. However, the picture
Talking about left over WWII equipment reminded me of all the rusted
Thank you Debby for sharing these pictures. Dorothy is looking great! You can see the spark in her eye and I know in her mind equally as well. Joanne Smith Fuchs from our class of 65 has been her hair dresser of a number of years.Folks, Debby is married to my brother Darrel or better known as Bud among a lot of us. Debby retired from a life long career of teaching several years ago. In retirement she chose to help out 3 days a week with the noon meals that are delivered to Oak Manner. Dorothy had an apartment at Oak Manner for a number of years. She recently moved to Saint Andrews. The Lagerquist boys or I think Lyle purchased Robert and Dorothy’s farm following Robert’s death. The Lagerquist boys sister Evon is currently living on the Pritchard home place located one mile south of our old home place up in the Turtle Mountains. Believe it or not, there are a number of our Senior Dunseith Alumni currently living at the Oak Manner apartments in Bottineau. With your visits to Bottineau feel free to stop down there and see them. Noon is a good time to catch them out in the dining area. They are a friendly bunch of folks.Back to my brother Darrel (Bud). He works for the City of Bottineau and also farms. He’s one busy guy. Bud is in charge of the Bottineau Land fill and transfer station located less than a half mile north of the fair grounds on the west side of the road. If you have any garbage to get rid of, he’s the guy you will see. He welcomes friendly visits too, even without garbage. Gary
Dorothy Pritchard several weeks prior to her 96th Birthday.
Reply from Dick Johnson (68):
Gary and Friends,
A note to Bill Hosmer– saddened to hear of the loss of your flight
leader. It sounds as though he did a lot for his country and it’s
citizens, as well as his friends. Just a point to check; at the
beginning of each township chapter in the Dunseith Centennial book there
is a map of the township with home sites shown in the early days and
then another with a newer map. The homes are shown as a black dot. It is
interesting to see how many people lived on each parcel back then.
Ivy— We are sorry of the loss of your brother. It’s good that you got
to know him in these later years.
When we were talking about trails and sleighs, I remembered another
trail story. In 1967, Ernest LaCroix passed away and Dad bought his
black angus cattle. I remember going to look at them with Elwood Fauske,
who was Ernest’s brother-in-law and was handling the sale for Lydia, his
sister. If I remember right, there were about 30 cows and a bull that
had been wintered about three and a half miles straight south of our
farm. There is no road through the trees, just some trails that link
together to go through the ‘jungle’. On a Saturday morning Dad and Randy
Kelly and I went cross country through deep snow and started the long
cattle drive on foot. The cattle had no idea where we were chasing them
so they took every wrong turn and spread out through the brush every
chance they got. Dad was in front of the herd with a tractor and hay
rack. Randy and I had to run through the hazelbrush and get them back to
the trail time and time again. We started the day thinking it was a two
hour hike. About eight hours later we finally got them all to our place.
We were so worn out and hungry we could hardly get in the pickup for the
ride back to town. That evening Dad took us to Dale’s and told the
waitress to give us anything we wanted. We each had a Jumbo and fries
and a chocolate malt. When we finished that, we each had a sundae! If I
tried to eat HALF that much today, I would croak! Randy and I had some
good times together when he lived in Dunseith. He went back to St. Paul,
MN and graduated there in ’69. He later was a state legislator and most
recently mayor of St. Paul. I’ve often wondered I he remembers some of
the stuff we did as kids? Thanks Gary!
Dick, Randy Kelly’s mother was a Fauske, sister to Elwood and Lydia LaCroix. Randy is currently on President George Bush’s staff. I’m assuming that most of President Bush’s staff will be replaced with our new President? With his status, I’ve been unable to get in touch with him. I’m hoping that he has been recieving some of these messages via some of his family members? Randy is well remembered and was well liked by those from his school days. I think Randy spent a lot of time at the LaCroix’s in his growing up days. Gary
Randy Kelly (69) & Donna LaCroix Allard (64)
Folks, This picture has been posted several times before, but now we have a story to go with the folks in this picture.
Yes, Lydia looks like one of the girls. She’s retained that Fauske youthful appearance over the years. Gary
Ernest LaCroix family
Joan, Judy, Lydia & Donna LaCroix – 2007
Reply from Neola Kofoid Garbe:
Neola, you’ve got the right attitude. Please keep us posted. You are in our prayers. Gary
Thank you for posting the pictures from Minnie Flynn’s Birthday Party. It was very nice of Mark Schimetz to take the pictures. This was the first time MiniGran’s Children and Grand Children were all together in one place in 15 or 20 years. We had a enjoyable weekend.
Gary keep reaching out and dusting us all a little each day.
L-R Back Greir Huck Flynn (Randy’s 2nd Son), Liza Southwood (Friend of Wyman Flynn), Brooke Silbernagel and Patrick Richard (K’s Daughter and Son), Elizabeth Richard (Pat’s Spouse), Dr. John Tinjum (Jill’s 2nd Son), Tally Tinjum (John’s Spouse), Stephanie Tinjum (Jill’s 3rd Child), Larry Tinjum (Jill’s Spouse)
Middle – Wyman Flynn (Randy’s Oldest Son), K Richard, Richard Tinjum (Jill’s Oldest Son)
Front – Laurice Flynn (Randy’s Spouse), Randy, Rio Flynn (Randy’s Daughter), Jack Flynn, Minnie Flynn, Jill Tinjum, Sonja Tinjum (Jill’s Youngest Daughter)
Randy Flynn Family
Randy Flynn, Greir Huck Flynn, Jack Flynn, Rio Flynn, Wyman Flynn, Liza Southwood, Minnie Flynn, Laurice Flynn
3 Amidas ?
Stella Schimetz, Jean (Tooke) Berger, and Sharon (Tooke) Parkhouse
We had a great time celebrating with Mom. She wanted her party at the end of the holiday season so all our families had time to get up to Dunseith, before commitments of school and work. Thanks to so many family and friends who came out in the nasty weather. We had such a nice time visiting everyone. It was a great party! Thanks, Mark, for the pictures.
Sibling family color code – Please correct me if I’m wrong. Gary
Randy with his family and his parents
Randy, Greir, Jack, Rio (middle), Wyman (Back), Minnie, Liza, and Laurice.
Reply from Diane Larson Sjol (70): email@example.com
In the photo of the three ladies supplied by Minnie Flynn’s family,
the gal on the left in the red sweater is Stella (Richard) Schimetz.
I don’t know anyone else. Diane Sjol
Reply from Evon Lagerquist (77): firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary, I think the 3 ladies in the bottom picture are Stella Schimetz, Jean Tooke, and her older sister, Sharon.
Picture taken at Minnie Flynn’s birthday party:
Stella Schimetz, Jean Tooke Berger, Sharon Took Parkhouse