2013-01-03 / Top News

2012 Year in Review

January 5

Hazelton co-op members voted whether to unify with Central Dakota Frontier Cooperative of Napoleon. Emmons County Redistricting Board votes change process for electing commissioners. Recycling proceeds to go toward Linton Grad Finale.

Obituaries: Peter E. Nieuwsma, Anton “Tony” J. Kelsch, Sandra Hegge, William D.“Pat” Billingsley.

January 12

NCFE donates a grain rescue tube to rescue people entrapped in grain. Hazelton Farmers Union Oil Co. votes for unification with Central Dakota Frontier Cooperative of Napoleon.

Obituaries: Paul C. Van Ningen, Melvin Schock, William “Bill” J. Keller Jr., Siebold “Bill” Meyer.

January 19

Public is invited to sign Emmons County Record petition to improve nation’s mail service. Sen. Erbele, Rep. Brandenburg participate in ag leaders summit in Washington, D.C. Grants are available to rural schools through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education.

Obituaries: Leon Korbyn, Cecilia Burgad.

January 26

Rep.WilliamE.Kretschmar seeks re-election to House of Representatives. Dez Kiefer has purchased the equipment owned by Vickie Martin and named the salon, Just Cut Loose.

Obituaries: Laura Lynn Lee, Pius Heidrich, Carol Ann Burgett.

February 2

Higher exports, fewer cows mean strong cattle market for the future. Linton Chamber receives $9,000 donation from the Linton Merchants Mailbag Assoc. which has been dissolved. North Dakota Farmers Union will host four regional Women in Leadership Development (WILD) events across the state.

Obituaries: Winnie Rowerdink, Darlene L. Beastrom, Kathryn “Katie” Feist, Willie Nieuwsma.

February 9

KEM Electric boosts Linton Hospital project by donating $1,000. Kelly Dahl of Hazelton sells Gelbvieh cattle to Mexican buyers. Soil temps approach critical point for winter wheat in North Dakota.

Obituaries: Alvina “Vina” J. Ohlhauser, Alfred W. Colquhoun, Fred Entzi, Isadore Scherr.

February 16

Inner city teacher, Mrs. Emily Miskowski, finds opportunity where she least expected it at Strasburg, replacing Shawna Wolf. Linton City Council discussed funding for proposed street and water projects. Jordan Hulm of Linton, son of Virgil and Laura Hulm, is Emmons County Spelling Bee Champion.

Obituaries: Matt Gross, John Jensen.

February 23

Speakers describe secondhand health effects, describe need for Linton smoking ordinance. Keith Petrick received Lion of the Year award.

Obituaries: Doris Rosetta Jahner, NickA. Renner, Monica Backhaus, Isadore Ternes.

March 1

The Linton-HMB Lions are heading to the State Class B Tournament for the third time in four years after defeating Napoleon 63-54 in the Region 3 Tournament Championship Game on Feb. 23. Northern Plains Cooperative in Strasburg sees potential for another good year for grain farmers. Darcy Meidinger is the employee of the Year at the Linton Hospital and Clinics.

Obituaries: Peter M. Meier, Helen Glass, Janice Kay Hoffmann, Melvin J. Bauer, Dan Jahner, Marcella D. Olson.

March 8

Updated South Central Grain site in Hazelton is up, running; additional improvements are being discussed. Jeff Magrum enters race for Dist. 28 House. Moffit United Methodist Church partners with Bismarck church.

Obituaries: Katherine “Katie” Kelsch, Barbara Ann Schatz, Magdalena “Maggie” Keller, Mike Olheiser, Joseph M. Wenda Jr., Linda R. Klaudt.

March 15

Voters to decide if Linton bars go smoke free. Lady Lions headed to State Class B Basketball Tournament in Bismarck. Collette Nagel receives 2012 LEA Scholarship.

Obituaries: Catherine C. Leshovsky, Millicent M. Boyd, Thomas Albert Mulske, Lester J. Schlangen, John Miller.

March 22

Same-day surgery available at Linton Hospital; it’s convenient and follow-up care done locally. Burn bans in effect in Emmons County area. First load of grain was delivered in Hazelton to South Central Grain by Benajah Orthmeyer of Hazelton.

Obituaries: Adam Eberle, Earl B. Wilhelm, Mary Pfeifer Engel, Shirley Renz, Johanna “Joey” Seibel.

March 29

County ag land value rises by 25 percent for Tax Year 2012. Kevin Huber of Hazelton is Emmons County’s newest business Huber’s Septic Pumping and Backhoe Service. A new edition of Emmons County Guide is being distributed by the N.D. Tourism Division.

Obituaries: Leicha Rae Schmidt, Leo Materi, Herbert Schiermeister, Robyn Marie Jangula, Robert Leo Fischer, Mabel Friestad, Elizabeth Weninger, Faith Elizabeth Ryckman.

April 5

Timothy Rath, Gary Schumacher re-elected to CDFC board. New CEO begins duties at Green Iron Equipment. New health care law helps young get and keep insurance coverage.

Obituaries: John J. Nieuwsma, Lee H. Moffit, Ann Marie Grenstiner, Evelyn L. Rath.

April 12

Soaring Spirits Riding Center of Hazelton is now offering workshops. Emmons County Farm Bureau donates grain extrication tube to Linton Fire Dept. Webo’s Restaurant & Lounge of Linton marks first anniversary

Obituaries: Rev. A. Benjamin “Ben” Dove, David A. Streyle.

April 19

Germans From Russia Heritage Collection Director Michael Miller works on film in South America. Highway 83 resurfacing plans from Strasburg south to the state line have been pushed back to fall of 2013. Free dental care for military kids offered because kids serve, too.

Obituaries: Gerald J. Hulm, LeoA. Wolf, JeffreyA. Bosch,Adrian “A.J.” Fischer, Eileen Dianna Fisher.

April 26

Salvation Army seeks items to help the number of homeless veterans in the area. Trista Bates of Herreid, S.D. was recently awarded one of four 2012 Caregiver Awards to be presented by the North Dakota Long Term Care Association.

Obituaries: Deborah J. Zahn, Kathleen C. Westbrook, Leopold Roehrich, Rick Schneider, Alan Huber, Carolyn M. Anderson.

May 3

South Central Grain Agronomy Center in Kintyre is busy with big crops, more acres in production. KEM Electric Board seeks new management direction. Emme Hulm of Linton/ Strasburg-Zeeland places 7th in Radio Broadcast at State Class B Speech Tournament.

Obituaries: Pius Hager, Jr., Marjorie Ryckman, John Ray Puklich, Arlo Dyk, Alfred Bentz.

May 10

Emmons County will receive treated river water by June 1. Albert A. Wolf, of Bismarck received honorary doctorate. Father James Shea earns honor at Catholic University of America. Don Kapfer will retire as Linton Hospital CEO.

Obituaries: Darlene Fallgatter, Diane Sailer, Marie Magdalena Weigold, Adam Johs, Eugene Lawrence Ten Clay, Peter V. Heier.

May 17

Linton Council votes to remove recycling trailer. Strasburg Knights of Columbus Council 397 to hold fundraiser for American Wheelchair Mission.

Obituaries: Annie “Ricki” Senger, Anna Nagel, Agnes Baumgartner, Leona Vetter, Virginia Tschosik.

May 24

Fr.Austin Vetter to serve in Rome as seminary’s spiritual director. Mrs. Joyce Lemer of Linton looks forward to retirement after 37 years on Linton faculty. The Lawrence Welk site has operated 22 years.

Obituaries: Peter V. Heier, Jake Rutschke, Hermina Ternes.

May 31

Hazelton Historical Society gets Cultural Heritage Grant. North Central Farmers Elevator invests in state-ofthe art agronomy center in Strasburg. Third generation of Ken and Diana Moser family runs the popular Stateline Resort in southwestern Emmons County.

Obituaries: Katherine “Katie” Hulm, Wilma Looyenga.

June 7

KEM Electric joins alliance and shares management. Savannah Fettig high school rodeo champ, to compete in New Mexico at the Junior High State Rodeo.

Obituaries: Adam Silbernagel, Daniel M. Jochim, Louise Kay Salwei, Vincent J. Magrum, Lynn Denise Vikse.

June 14

Mark Pearson of Strasburg enjoys busy, eventful life as Emmons County Deputy Sheriff. New Extension Agent Kelcey Holm brings farm and 4-H background to her job. St. Alexius enters into agreement for Linton Hospital management.

Obituaries: Pauline Wagner, Marian Weigel, Marie Weninger, Carolyn Anderson, Verlyn Bauer.

June 21

Fire destroys home of Bernice Flegel of Hazelton. Hague farmer Wes Mastel suffers burns, taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital, at St. Paul.

Obituaries: Martha Christine Reuer, Willie “Bill” Materi, Kathryn Ternes, Lois Ann Robbins.

June 28

Marissa Leier is State Dairy Princess. BEK Communications celebrates 60th Annual Meeting in Steele.

Obituaries: Woodrow “Woody” Reierson, Eva B. Heisler, Matilda “Tillie” Odde, Anton J. Meier.

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