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2008-08-28 18:00:30

By BRIAN GEHRING By BRIAN GEHRING A Mandan woman reported seeing a mountain lion snatch a cat in her neighborhood Monday evening. The sighting hasn't been confirmed by the state Game and Fish Department, Jean Fischer said she was in the kitchen with her grandchildren at about 6:30 in the evening when one of the grandkids said they saw an antelope through the window. Fischer, who lives on the far east end of Division Street, said she knows there aren't any antelope in the...

2008-08-21 18:00:45

Most kids in the Bismarck-Mandan area return to school today. St. Mary's, Shiloh and some other schools opened earlier this week. The first day of school remains a big day for families. This year several factors make it even more special. Kindergarteners are getting to go to school all day. This has created a challenge for many districts as they prepared for additional students. Bismarck is leasing space in a church to handle some of the students. Not the best of situations, but the...

2008-08-14 00:00:37

By SARA KINCAID Bismarck Public Schools will cover the cost of a remedial reading program. Read Right works with below-level readers to bring them up to grade level. Grant and federal money was no longer available for the program. The Bismarck School Board approved spending $65,000 from the general fund on the program Monday. This money will cover an English teacher and aides at each middle school, high school and South Central High School. "It's one of the most successful programs in...

2008-08-11 21:00:25

A group that funds developers of North Dakota farm products is giving money to six projects. The quarterly grants from the Agricultural Products Utilization Commission, a state Commerce Department program better known as APUC, total nearly $134,000. The largest grant, $46,000, is going to a Forest River operation called Lifeline Farms that would produce pigs to help critically ill liver patients. Other projects getting money include a Tioga company developing a water-conserving,...

2008-08-11 09:01:39

The Open Door Community Center is expanding its preschool program to meet the needs of families with children ages 3-5. During the 2007-08 school year, Open Door expanded its preschool from three days to five. For the 2008-09 school year, parents will be given numerous options for preschool and daycare, including a full-day program. Cost for full-time programming is $300 a month. Beginning Sept. 3, Open Door will offer a morning preschool, lunch program and additional preschool activities...

2008-08-11 09:01:39

The St. Alexius Auxiliary will be hosting a book fair Aug. 21- 22 , in Boniface Auditorium. "Books are Fun," in partnership with the St. Alexius Auxiliary, provides the opportunity to purchase educational and inspirational books for the family. Hours are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 21, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 22. Use the patient services entrance at 10th Street and Rosser Avenue. The event is open to the public, with proceeds going toward special projects within the medical center...

2008-08-11 09:00:55

By JENNYMICHAEL The cool waters of the Missouri River pull in boaters, swimmers, rafters, fishermen and others annually as the mercury rises in Bismarck and Mandan. But as the temperatures heat up, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department hopes the tempers of river enthusiasts won't do the same. Chief Game Warden Bob Timian said the many ways people can recreate on the river are not always compatible. "Certain uses conflict with other uses," he said. People with homes and boat docks...

2008-08-11 09:00:54

Eide Bailly LLP has added Murrell, Hall, McIntosh & Co., PLLP, an Oklahoma-based CPA firm, to its regional public accounting and business advisory practice. Eide Bailly has 14 offices across the country, including Bismarck, which has 40 staff and four partners. The combined firm will serve 35,000 clients. "By combining our firms, we will bring greater depth of service to the North Dakota marketplace," Barb Aasen, partner-in-charge of the Bismarck office, said. Wal-Mart Stores Inc....

2008-08-11 09:00:49

Vacation Bible School starts at Mandan Nazarene Church Monday and continues from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each day through Thursday. VBS is for children ages 5-12. For more information, contact the church office at 663-8975. Mandan Nazarene is at 4209 Old Red Trail. On Aug. 16, Christians of all faiths are expected to gather in Washington, D.C., for an event called "The Call,"with prayer activist Lou Engle. The prayer event will focus on fasting and repentance. The live event will be streamed...

2008-08-08 18:00:27

Shade Tree Players presents "East of the Sun, West of the Moon," a fantasy written by Claudia Ferguson and directed by Cory Wardner. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. "East of the Sun, West of the Moon" is a re-telling of a classic Nordic folktale. A troll queen has changed the prince into a fierce white bear. He is befriended by a brave and lovely young girl. Because this girl threatens the queen's magic, the queen sends two of her henchmen to...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.