2013-01-10 / Front Page

2012 Year in Review

(Continued from last week)

July 5

World War II veteran Mike Gabriel, 90, of Strasburg is honored by the Strasburg VFW Post. Linton Council approves first reading of ordinance to prohibit smoking in Linton liquor establishments. The Hull Christian Reformed Church started with 12 families in 1887.

Obituaries: Ruben Bauer, Lorraine Vander Wal, Robert “Bob” Kuntz, Bernard “Benny” Wald, Anne Winterberg, Sister Leona Baumstarck, Marcia N. Batzlaff.

July 12

Fr. Jason Signalness serves three Emmons County parishes, Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Strasburg, St. Mary’s in Hague and St. Michael’s, rural Linton. A softball tournament was held to raise money to help defray expenses incurred by Wes Mastel’s injury when he received burns to his arms and face from a flare up while burning a garbage pit. Dr. Steve Nagel opens Nagel Family Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic in Linton.

Obituaries: Kyle Ray Quackenbush, Jacob “Jake” Walther, Jacob “ Jack” Heidrich, Lillian Marie Wolf, CDR Frank J. Wikenheiser.

July 19

The Little German House celebrates 10 years; unique gifts and hand-made items draw people. Smoke-free ordinances are spreading in the state. Strasburg students attend International Science & Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pa., Kelli Tougas, Logan Kramer and Kristi Goldade.

Obituaries: William “Bill” Mulske, Kenneth DeWayne Streyle, Irene Burkle, Donata Mary Price.

July 26

Adam and Cecilia Baumstarck sell Sunrise Mobile Home Park & Campground to Russ Lawler. Tiffany Mosset loves being a jockey and riding thoroughbreds. Farmers report good winter wheat crop but concerned about their other crops.

Obituaries: Leroy J. Baumiller, LeRoy Naumann, Paul Baumgartner.

August 2

Emmons County Museum has gown worn at Lincoln’s 1865 inaugural. The Strasburg State Bank has been listed as one of the country’s 359 safest banks based on the Texas Ratio.

Obituaries: Jane K. Smith, Marjorie Ann Chaulkin.

August 9

Sheriff’s Office investigating burglaries in Braddock and Hazelton. Linton Fire Department holds benefit spaghetti supper for Tim Holzer at the Linton Fire Hall.

Obituaries: Helen Rath, Marilyn Ann Payne, Julia Meier, Lara Le Strand, Charles Eugene Barth, Nadine M. Moszer.

August 16

Linton City Council approves smoking ban within city. Grandma’s Kuchen of Westfield wins first place in North Dakota State Fair contest. Linton Council votes to sell recycling trailer.

Obituaries: Alice Keller, Amelia Wolf, Renee Marie Ostlund.

August 23

Robert Black of Bismarck is new CEO/Administrator of Linton Hospital. Pasture conditions are not near what they were last year. Pheasant crowing count survey reveals a 10 percent increase statewide.

Obituaries: Myrtle E. Svanes, Edythe Eleanor Loewen, Ellen Ann Jones, William “Bill” Weiss, Adam “Tex” Meier.

August 30

Mary Larson is the new superintendent of the Strasburg School. West Nile case reported in horse in county. Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock School has five new faculty members. N.D. Firefighters Association regional training is held in Strasburg.

Obituaries: Johanna Nieuwsma, Roger L. Brown, Lorraine A. Riedlinger, Rev. Richard J. Gross, Victor Welk, Ottilia “Tillie” Schmidt.

September 6

Threshing Bee to draw hundreds to Braddock. Bismarck gang makes strudel runs to the Hague Cafe most Thursdays. Linton Police Chief Dal Zaske resigns. Rev. Paul Stout serves as pastor in Hull and Westfield.

Obituaries: Eva N. Schempp, Jerome Geiger, Les Baumgartner, Veronica Hardie.

September 13

Memorial Kite Flight sponsored by KC’s set in Strasburg. Texas Man, Richard Ludwick Jr. of El Paso, was killed in semi rollover near Badger Bay Recreation Area.

Obituaries: Arlo Flegel, George Vetter, John B. Schumacher, Erik Hansen, Julius Miller, Alvin M. Merkel, Dan Kuntz.

September 20

Shane Jahner has kidney transplant. Foertsch family likes life in Emmons County after seeing urban sprawl affect

Pennsylvania.AMVETS raise $1,000 for ambulance at their Rice Lake fishing tournament.

Obituaries: George Grenz, Victor P. Mattern, Hilda Jones, Timothy B. “Tim” Kiemele.

September 27

After 38 years of teaching at Strasburg Public School, Fran Kuhn retired and is spending more time with her family. Coffee drinkers have a new spot in Linton to enjoy a hot or cold beverage at Ritz Gallery & Gifts Coffee Shop.

Obituaries: Martha Moch, John G. Bosch, Constance “Connie” Meakins, Jon Amundson, Irene Mosset.

October 4

Water treatment plant to hold open house Oct. 10. Historic stencils are lovingly restored in Hague’s St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Thrifty White Pharmacy offers Heathy Packrx. Kristen Vetter of Linton shares her experiences in U.S. Capital with students. Calf backgrounding program is set Oct. 17 in Linton.

Obituaries: Herman Louis Fischer, Shelly Ann Robillard Reamann, Mary Patricia “Pat” Fischer.

October 11

Fire chars 2,000 acres northeast of Linton in prairie fire. Emmons County Commissioners retreat from 4-H cut. Victoria Volk, VLV Photography, offers custom portraits at Hague studio. Brother and sister, 2nd Lt. Vanessa Lennick and Sgt. Daniel Imdieke, were promoted in North Dakota National Guard.

Obituaries: Frank Holzer, Clara Weigel, Henry J. Volk, Willie Ibach, James A. Herr, Peter Wickenheiser.

October 18

John Backhaus, Linton native, is inducted into Jamestown College Hall of Fame. Water treatment plant open house draws crowd; state of the art equipment purifies river water. Voters to decide on 9-1-1 funding to improve emergency response.

Obituaries: Clara Weigel, Lauren Lesmeister, Fern Edna Nieland, Regina Schmidt.

October 25

Ann Bernhardt is new Emmons County Tax Director. LeeAlbright manages the Long Lake NWR at Moffit. Activities for Learning (AFL) of Hazelton is moving work to its Hazelton facility.

Obituaries: Alfred Baumgartner, Leo Gross.

November 1

JamesandJanelSilvernagel of Hazelton were honored for their soil conservation efforts on their farm. Acacia Stuckle joins the NDSU Extension staff and will serve two counties, Emmons and Kidder. Linton School Board will replace playground equipment from 1989.

Obituaries: Robert “Bob” Luther Weiser, Edward B. Scherr, Mary Walther.

November 8

Thompson Angus of Kintyre is noted for their top quality “impressive” Angus bulls. Before, after school program benefits parents, children.

Obituaries: Charlotte Mabel Goehring,Angeline Stam Heun.

November 15

Police contract signed by Linton and county. Lady Lion Volleyball team captures fourth straight region title. Lukas Fischer is new Chief Nursing Officer at the Linton Hospital.

Obituaries: Daniel Patrick Wilhelm, LaVerne M. Wetzstein, Marcus Steve Jahner.

November 22

Robert Shea is ordained as Deacon in Rome. Bruce and Judy Leier of Linton were honored at Dairy Convention in Mandan. Linton Hospital purchases new ambulance.

Obituaries: Kenneth “Kenny” Jakobsen, Iva Wittmeier.

November 29

Strasburg landmark, the wood frame lumberyard complex, was demolished; badly needed bins to be erected. Angie (Reinbold) Ibarra’s book, “Tales ofACommunity That Was… Krassna, North Dakota, A Memoir” has won the Beverly M. Paulson Family History Award.

Obituaries: Albert Theodore Meyer, James N. Dornbush, Carin Lee West, S. Henrietta Jundt OSB, Lucinda E. Meyer, Dr. Edward Laskowski.

December 6

Red Kettle donations made to the Salvation Army stay in Emmons County. Ernest and Carol Jean Dykema celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary at the Blue Room in Strasburg on Nov. 3. U.S. Rep. Rick Berg delivers farewell address expressing appreciation to the people of North Dakota for allowing him to serve as North Dakota’s Congressman.

Obituaries: Wayne Bernard Kalberer, Frank J. Deis, Aloysius R. Wagner, Cora Weiser.

December 13

NoDak Ranch & Home of Linton becomes True Value at new location. USDA has agreed to modify the new National School Lunch and Breakfast Program requirements. Area students participate in medical career course training sponsored by the Missouri River Area Career and Technical Center (MRACTC).

Obituaries: Leo P. Masset, Willard Wayne Brandt, Wade H. McCrory, Sophine M. Adams, Jeanette “Nettie” Van Heukelom, Margaret S. Vander Vorste, SFC Darren M. Linde, Spc. Tyler J. Orgaard.

December 20

Jeff Mehl is named General Manager of South Central Grain, CHS, Inc., main office is in Napoleon. Ramona Reis of Strasburg is this year’s recipient of the St. Mary’s Community Service Award. Peace Lutheran Women’s home tour raises funds for flood groups.

Obituaries: Harvey O. Beck, Edward “Ed” Kraft, Mary Meier, Evelyn Luella Naaden, Delores Sauter.

December 27

Fr. Al Leary of Strasburg reflects on 30 years as chaplain at sea. Linton School Board discusses mill levies, state aid to education and school security at their meeting. Sen.-Elect Heidi Heitkamp will become North Dakota’s junior U.S. Senator on Jan. 3, 2013.

Obituaries: James E. Stokes, Blanche P. Hobbs, Martin Lacher, Douglas Peterson.

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