Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe:

Mavis’ Hagen funeral is Thursday at 2:00 at the High school. Family and friends’ service is Wed. night, 7:00 at Nero Funeral Home.
Art’s address. 222 8th St. W
Bottineau, ND 58318

Condolences to the Art Hagen family from Bernard Morin (76):
Our sincere condolences to you and family in this sad and very trying times. Bernard & Robin

Thanks. Bernard

Message/Pictures from Bernard Morin (76):
Gary and friends,

With all the talk about Deerheart Lodge recently I thought I would share with everybody something that I purchased from ebay a while ago. It is a toothpick holder that I think is cut from poplar. It is about 1 1/2 inches wide and 3 inches high. The banner is attached with thumb tacks which I removed to get a better picture of. I bought it from Minnesota but can’t remember what city. Hopefully the pictures come through okay.

Thanks. Bernard
Reply from Gary Metcalfe (57):
Reply to Cystal Fassett
I’m not sure where Terry Halvorson lives now, but the Templeman place was part of the old Rabbitt City Lake group, which was Hillside Township. Templeman was an accomplished farmer who fed lots of livestock on his farm. He fed lots of grain which we called screenings. He was Dunseith Bank President for eight years. Bill and Kate lived about l mile east of Maylon Bailley or 1 1/2 miles east of Fred and Rose Belgarde, Martin’s folks.
I am going to write a little about Clint Anderson one day. As far as Pappy Fassett, there are people out there that know a lot more about him than I do, but he is deserving of an article of his own.
Crystal that really is a great picture.
Trish Larson, its nice to know that someone besides me knows there was some food fit to die for, the cream was #1, saskatoons aka juneberries may have been even better than strawberries. Side pork was tops. Can you believe that recently, my wife and I found the regular old side pork in a restraunt ran by four former soccer player gals. It is in an old school house about 30 miles north of Seattle.
Its just as well I didn’t think I liked the ice cream, I thought they put too much salt in it AND there was never enough.
Gary Metcalfe

Jerry (Gerald)/Carol Berg Hamel photo posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe:

Hi Everyone,
Carol is the daughter of Martin/Alice Brudwick Berg.
Carol/Jerry have two children: Lynette is married to Wade DuBois; they have three boys: Christopher, Daniel, Austin. Live in Bottineau.
Carol/Jerry’s son, Glen, isn’t married. Lives in Bottineau.
Carol is my “first” cousin.
I remember Carol Berg well. She attended Ackworth country school for a number of years before transferring to the Willow Lake school. The Bergs lived 3 miles from both schools. Carol’s dad, Martin, would take Carol to school everyday and pick her up each day after school. I don’t believe I have seen Carol since about 1959. Carol would have been with the class of 67. I’m not sure where she attended school following willow Lake, but I’m assuming Bottineau? Carol’s son-in-law, Wade Dubois, is a nephew to Dennis Dubois (63). Gary






Jerry (Gerald)/Carol Berg Hamel – May 1, 1988





Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe:


Hi Gary,


May might be from the St. John area. I knew Ernest/Ernie Randa years ago. He attended the Forestry when I did. I met Ron Randa and Ken Randa in Minot. Wally/I bowled in a couples’ league with Ken and his wife. May might be a sister/sister-in-law to these fellows, or not. :)


From Trish Larson Clayburgh (73):
Hi Gary – I thought you might enjoy dis blurb about dat new airline – all us good folks from nort dakota should sign up for flights on dis one den, doncha tink?

If you are travelin soon, consider Lutran (Lutheran) Air, da no-frills airline. You’re all in da same boat on Lutran Air, where flyin is a upliftin experience.

Dere is no first class on any Lutran Air flight.
Meals are potluck. Rows 1-6, bring rolls; 7-15, bring a salad; 16-21, a main dish, and 22-30, a dessert. Basses and tenors please sit in da rear of da aircraft.

Everyone is responsible for his or her own baggage. All fares are by free will offering and da plane will not land ’til da budget is met.

Pay attention to your flight attendant, who will acquaint you wit da safety system aboard dis Lutran Air 599.
Okay den, listen up. I’m only gonna say dis vonce. In da event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, I am frankly going to be real surprised and so vill Captain Olson, because we fly right around two tousand feet, so loss of cabin pressure would probably mean da Second Coming or someting of dat nature, and I wouldn’t bodder wit doze liddle masks on da rubber tubes.
You’re gonna have bigger tings to worry about den dat. Just stuff doze back up in dair little holes. Probably da masks fell out because of turbulence which, to be honest wit you, we’re going to have quite a bit of at two tousand feet, sort a like driving across a plowed field, but after a while you get used to it.

In da event of a water landing, I’d say forget it. Start saying da Lord’s Prayer and just hope you get to da part about forgive us our sins as we forgive doze who sin against us, which some people say “trespass against us,” which isn’t right, but what can you do?

Da use of cell phones on da plane is strictly forbidden, not because day may confuse da plane’s navigation system, which is by da seat of da pants all da way. No, it’s because cell phones are a pain in da wazoo, and if God meant you to use a cell phone, He would have put your mout on da side of your head.

We start lunch right about noon and it’s buffet style with da coffee pot up front. Den we’ll have da hymn sing; hymnals are in da seat pocket in front of you. Don’t take yours wit you when you go or I am going to be real upset and I am not kiddin!

Right now I’ll say Grace: “Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest and let deze gifts to us be blessed. Fadar, Son, and Holy Ghost, may we land in Dulut or pretty close.” Amen.

God be wit ya now, ya know.