Connie Wold killed in an accident:
Folks, I am pretty sure Connie Wold has Dunseith Connections via several family members. I don’t want to say anymore until I know more of the details. If any of you knew Connie or know anything at all about this accident, please reply?

Minnesota trucker could be charged in N.D. cyclist’s death


August 26, 2009




Watford City, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a Watford City bicyclist was struck by a semitrailer and killed. The patrol says 46-year-old Connie Jean Wold of Watford City was pedaling across a city street at the intersection with U.S. Highway 85 late Tuesday afternoon when she was struck.

The patrol says charges are pending against the semi driver, a 46-year-old St. Paul Park, Minn., man




From Marge Longie Langan Wilcox (56): Vancouver, WA.



just would like to give you an update on the Longie family reunion and our mom’s early 90th birthday.

we had several relatives from no.dak. the louie longie family ffrom tioga, no.dak.

we had family from many states that attended, we had 100+ attended.


margewilcox-langan tigerlady414@ aol.com


marge langan wilcox

Marge, Is Louie Longie or any of your relatives related to Connie Wold, the lady that was killed in a Semi/bicycle accident in Watford City yesterday posted above? Gary
Reply from Toni Morinville Gredsky (68): Farimount, ND
Audrey, Neola, and Cheryl, thank you so much for the information and photos of Petrina Larson Hanson and family. Gary, Petrina was my great grandmother and as the previous story stated, we did call her Grandma Besta. Her daughter, Cora was my grandmother. (Cora was Burt’s mother).Petrina died when I was about three, but there was always discussion about her. I remember a picture taken when I was a baby of four generations: Petrina, Cora, Frances (my mom), and me. Petrina is buried up at the lake. Audrey, I’m sure that you know the little cemetery. They were indeed, hearty Norwegian folk. As you know, my cousins Audrey and Jean are cut from that same cloth. Both are talented musicians who play and sing music that is disappearing. Audrey and Jean, I hope that you have recordings somewhere. I loved the times when I was a kid and you would pull out your music binders and instruments and play and sing.
Thanks again.
–Toni Morinville Gredesky
Reply from Bev Morinville Azure (72): ndgal1953@yahoo.com Dunseith, ND.
Gary , I am sure you will get a few of these .Petrina was my great grandmother….Petrina’s daughter Cora was my Grandmother. we always called her Grandma Bottineau lol I guess cause she lived in Bottineau. She was a sweet quite lady. Petrina we called Besta which means grandma in Norweigen
Reply from Keith Pladson (66) thepladsons@hotmail.com Stafford, VA
This is in response to Audrey Hanson Aitchison’s comment/question about my brother David William Pladson. I was about eight years old when he died so I don’t remember much about it (Or maybe because it was such a sad time I’ve subconsciously blocked out much of it in my mind). In any case I do know he died of pnumonia. But the details are sketchy. I seem to remember our car wouldn’t start and the snow drifts between the house and the road were really deep. So just getting out to the road was almost impossible. I believe we used the horses to get to the road and then someone else provided a car ride to Bottineau. Unfortunately, I believe he died enroute. As an adult I’ve often wondered how difficult it all must have been for my parents to accept.

I grew up and married and twenty-eight years ago my wife and I named our third child and only son after my long lost brother. Today David Keith Pladson is a young man in the prime of his life. Somewhere I have a picture of my sister, Florence, holding my brother David, but I don’t know where it is right now. In any case, if my sister reads this and remembers it more clearly or differently, I welcome her comments.
Keith Pladson Class of 66

Keith, Your sister Florence’s mail box was full, so she did not get the message about the death of your brother David. We’d love to hear from her about his death. Gary
Reply from Sybil Johnson: great_grandma2007@live.com Cheyenne, WY.
Gary, I noticed that my name wasn’t on your email list. I would like to be listed, thank you. Sybil Johnson
Sybil, Thank you so much. I know there are others I have missed on that list too. Folks, please let me know if you are not listed on the master email list. Thanks, Gary
Message/Pictures from Kelly Woods (89): Massena, NY.

I apologize, I sent off the email with pictures and THEN got my phone message!

My address:

28 Cornell Avenue

Massena, NY 13662

You had the New York part right!

I moved to New York in 1993 and have been here since. It’s beautiful here, but nothing quite compares to the Turtle Mountains

I’m not really sure what kind of history and pictures you like to post, but I found these in a box my mother sent to me many years ago. I believe it’s PROM from 1967?


I’m sure she’ll probably kill me (or at the very least get her to finally call me! Hehe) for sending them.


Kelly Woods

1989 Alumni

Kelly, I do not have an email address for your mother, Charlene Pearson Woods (67), but I’ll bet she will get the word that you posted these pictures. I am posting 5 of the 10 pictures you sent with today’s blog. I will post the rest tomorrow. These will for sure bring back a few memories. Thanks so much for sharing. Gary

Folks, Please reply with the identies of those in these pictures. Thanks, Gary


Picture 1: This sure looks like Alan Houle and Charlene Pearson? Who is the gal on the left?





Picture 2:


I recognize Jay Vanorney and Patty Metcalfe. If this is Lola, she sure


looks a lot like Patty? If this is 1968 It must be Lola.






Picture 3:


Again I recognize Jay and Patty? Is that an Anderson in the Back?






Picture 4:


The guy on the left with a tie sure looks like Lawrence (LD) Hiatt to me.


I’m not sure of the other two.





Picture 5:


Jay Vanorey, Charlene Pearson, ??????