Thursday, September 17, 2015

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

1909 Birds Eye View of Neche.  From a Double Folder postcard, printed by Judson LaMoure

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Winter settling in the Northlands with Ice Gliders and Fish Houses taking over the area lakes.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey, Stuffing & Gravy

Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey, Stuffing & Gravy

The Art of the Perfect Bird

Over the years I have mastered the art of roasting birds and one issue seems to perplex most cooks. Keeping poultry moist when roasting. This problem is compounded by the fact that white meat cooks faster and dries out quicker than dark meat. Try these additional tips to solve all your poultry problems.
A great tip for cooking larger birds (over 14 pounds) is to poach the backbone (dark meat side) of the birds in a shallow pan filled with 1 inch of boiling stock for 10 minutes before stuffing and roasting. This will give the meat that takes the longest to cook a head start. Also, rubbing your bird with just a smidge of butter will encourage even browning. Basting is a no-no. Basting dries out your bird by putting oven temperature melted fats (200 hotter than your average turkeys internal temperature during cooking) on the parts of the bird you are trying your hardest not to overcook.
Start by sourcing a great bird, I like the Bourbon Reds because they have the best flavor and largest breast meat of the heritage birds. Brine it, stuff it and roast according to the recipe below and you will have a Thanksgiving for the ages.
Two Days Before…Brine Your Bird
Place your turkey in a large pot. Add enough cold water to cover the bird.
Remove bird and reserve to a platter for a moment. Dissolve the sugar and salt into the water by gently stirring. Return bird to the large pot. Refrigerate for 12-16 hours.
One Day Before
Remove bird from the brine and place on a roasting rack fitted into a roasting pan to catch any drips. Allow bird to dry for 24 hours in your refrigerator uncovered. This will tighten the skin for extra crispy-ness and color.
The Day Of
Remove bird from refrigerator and let rest for 1 hour at room temperature.
While that is going on, place an X mark with a paring knife across the tops of the chestnuts and roast at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until cooked through.
Peel and reserve meats, slicing them into quarters as best you can. Discard the rotten ones.
Place the diced onion for the gravy into the bottom of the roasting pan along with the turkey neck, so that the drippings will land on the onions. Set aside.
Combine the bread cubes, chestnuts and all the other stuffing ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
Stuff turkey front and back. Place any extra of stuffing in a suitable oven-to-table casserole dish and set aside.
Rub turkey with the soft butter and sprinkle lightly with the paprika. Tie or skewer legs together.
Place the racked turkey in a 325-degree oven, breast side down and roast for 16 minutes per pound.
Check that the thigh meat has reached a temperature of 160 degrees. To do this, insert a food thermometer into the meatiest part of the thigh and take the temperature. DO NOT TOUCH THE BONE WHEN DOING THIS. Repeat this process with the deepest part of the stuffed breast. It should be over 145 degrees for food safety.
When turkey is done place it onto a carving board and tent with aluminum foil. Put the board in a warm spot in your kitchen and let the turkey rest. Place the baking dish with the spare stuffing into the oven and turn the temperature up to 375. Cover the stuffing loosely with aluminum foil. Bake for 35-40 minutes while your turkey rests, you make the gravy and carve your bird.
Strain the contents of the roasting pan into a large work bowl, discarding the solids in the strainer. Skim off all the fat, leaving behind the turkey juices and drippings, etc.
Place the roasting pan on a stove top burner, place over medium heat and add your stock and bring to a strong simmer. Scraping back and forth, remove the roasty-toasty bits that stuck to the pan. Add the contents of the work bowl to drippings. You want this liquid to reduce to roughly 2 and ½ cups.
Now place the flour and butter in a 1-quart sauce pan and combine, cooking for several minutes over medium heat to make a cooked roux.
Add the fortified stock, in thirds, that has been simmering in your roasting pan. Continue simmering until thickened to gravy consistency, and season with the salt and pepper.
Carve your bird and place on a platter. Pour any juices you accumulate during carving into the gravy pan.
Serve both of the stuffings at the table, passing gravy to those that want some.

Ingredient ListPrint Recipe

For the turkey:

  • 14 pounds fresh heritage turkey
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 stick softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons paprika

For the gravy:

  • large Spanish (yellow) onion, diced
  • cups rich turkey or chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons Flour
  • 3 tablespoons sweet butter

For the stuffing:

  • cups cubed, dry seasoned bread cubes (bagged stuffing cubes from the supermarket are perfectly OK)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced sage leaves
  • 1 pound fresh chesnuts, in the shell
  • turkey liver and gizzard from the bird, minced fine
  • oz. fresh chicken livers, minced
  • cup minced celery
  • cup minced Spanish (yellow) onion
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 tablespoon minced parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

From the Winnipeg Free Press 7/13/2012

A guided tour of Riel's North Dakota hideout

His rich friend's trading post became place of refuge from Wolseley's troops

WALHALLA, N.D. -- With his provisional government in disarray and Gen. Garnet Wolseley's army in hot pursuit, Louis Riel fled Fort Garry, which became Winnipeg, to a fur-trading post in North Dakota run by his friend, Antoine Blanc Gingras.
Gingras (1821-77) was a dominant figure in the Red River and Pembina valleys. A fat, jovial man -- a Red River missionary remarked that Gingras once drove him crazy on a trail ride singing ad nauseam about the Métis victory in the Battle of Seven Oaks -- Gingras was an astute businessman and the richest man in the area. He owned trading posts in Pembina, N.D., and along the Souris River in North Dakota, as well as in Fort Garry.
Gingras was also a fierce Métis supporter and a supporter of his friend, Riel. His trading post became Riel's hideout. There is even a trap door in the ceiling of Gingras's home where Riel is believed to have hid, accessed by a rope ladder he pulled up after him in case authorities arrived.
Two things to note: One, there is more history we share with North Dakota than many Manitobans realize. After all, North Dakota's first two settlements, Pembina and Walhalla, were essentially first settled by Canadians, mostly French and Métis fur traders.
The second thing to note about the Gingras trading post is it's a tourist site and has tour guides. Yet the Canadian government has cut funding for tour guides, starting next year, for the family home in Winnipeg of the man dubbed the Father of Manitoba. There's no problem providing tour guides for Riel's hideout in the United States. It's like 1870 all over again.
North Dakota provides very able tour guides. They alternate on a rotating basis, but Melanie Thornberg and her granddaughter, Addy, 11, who is staying with her grandma for the summer, are taking the bulk of the shifts this summer.
Addy, smart as a whip, gives tours all by herself when her grandma is occupied.
"Probably a third of our visitors are Canadian -- about half from Winnipeg, and half from southern Manitoba," said the senior Thornberg. She'd like to see more. Some visitors are Riel buffs or scholars wanting to retrace his route and put themselves in Riel's shoes, she said.
The Gingras fort and family home are beautifully located on a rise overlooking a vista that includes the Pembina River Gorge, presumably so no one could launch a sneak attack. The log buildings, established in 1843, are the oldest buildings by Euro-Americans still standing on their original foundations in North or South Dakota. The heritage site is about 30 kilometres south of Winkler.
The Canadian government put a $5,000 bounty on Riel's head after the Red River Rebellion. While in exile, he returned many times to the Gingras home. He also worked at his friend's trading posts in Walhalla (called St. Joseph by the Métis before Norwegian settlers changed it) and Pembina. He later worked for Gingras's son after Gingras died.
 Tour guides  Melanie Thornberg and granddaughter Addy at  the Gingras Trading Post State Historic Site near Walhalla, N.D.      
Tour guides Melanie Thornberg and granddaughter Addy at the Gingras Trading Post State Historic Site near Walhalla, N.D.
"Some of the journal entries indicate Riel's family came here to meet him and visit with him in safety," Thornberg said.
Riel wasn't the only famous resident. Artist Paul Kane was once a guest, as was expedition leader John Palliser.
Gingras's influence was widespread. In 1873, he helped charter the City of Winnipeg and served on the Winnipeg Board of Trade
The original home and trading post at the the Gingras Trading Post State Historic Site were restored in the 1970s by the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
There are also two scenic views of the beautiful Pembina Gorge in nearby Walhalla, as well as the interesting St. Boniface Cemetery, and several heritage sites strung along the south side of the international border between Pembina, including the Métis cemetery there, and Walhalla.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lady in White

For all you Ghost Hunters out there, Saw this posted on Facebook.

Lady In White - Leroy, ND Link

The Bridge on White Lady Lane
By Mindy Reznik

In Pembina County, North Dakota, the White Lady of local lore was a young farmer’s daughter destined for sorrow. The story goes that after she bore a child out of wedlock, her fervidly religious parents forced her to marry against her will. The unhappy bride returned home after the wedding ceremony only to find that her baby died in its crib.

Apparently, her distress over the baby’s death and the thought of having to spend the rest of her life with a man that she didn’t love were too much for her. Still clad in her wedding gown, the young woman left home and walked to a lonely lane on the outskirts of town, where she hanged herself from a bridge. Today, many people claim that if you travel to the bridge at night, you can see the ghost of the grief-stricken girl hanging there in her white dress.

The bridge spans a small creek between the towns of Leroy and Walhalla, near the Minnesota and Manitoba borders. It is reached by a narrow, over-grown road, off county Route 9 that leads through the Tetrault Woods. Known locally as White Lady Lane, the gravel road narrows until it’s barely wide enough for a car. The woods surrounding the rickety bridge are dark and eerie. All in all, it’s the kind of place that would scare you even if there weren’t a ghost lying in wait.

I am a student at North Dakota State University in Fargo, and a trip up to the bridge has often been the evening activity of choice for my friends and me. While some of them swear they’ve seen the White Lady hanging from the bridge, I’ve yet to see her for myself. Still, I get a strange sensation every time I visit the bridge-and ominous, unsettling feeling that I’ve never experienced anywhere else. It’s as if a melancholy presence were hovering nearby. It seems to be everywhere, yet it’s nowhere to be seen. The sensation goes away as soon as I leave the spot. 

I’ve heard that other visitors believe 
they’ve had closer encounters. They claim that the spirit of the White Lady has actually climbed into their cars or followed them as they left. They’ve also said that the feeling of being tailed ended as soon as they left White Lady Lane.

The old bridge in the woods always scares the daylights out of me, but my friends keep making the long drive north to see it. Someone, or something, keeps drawing us back. Perhaps one day we’ll find out whether it’s the White Lady herself who’s beckoning.
       Photo Courtesy of Equinox

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Collection of North Dakota State University Pins

1966 NDSU vs San Diego St, Winner became National Champions

1947 Bison Homecoming Football vs Sioux

Bison are the visiting team on this pin, played at Gustavus Adolphus, Minnesota

1957 Bison Booster

 Vintage Gold Star Band Wagon Bison Booster

 Undated Homecoming pin

 1984 Homecoming vs South Dakota State

1983 Basketball Team Photo Pin

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bathgate North Dakota Native, Noval Baptie

Member of the National Speed Skating Hall of Fame and Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. 

It is only natural that you boys and young men in school do not now give much thought to staying young all your life, for that is something that does not now trouble you but we older fellows who have got on in years realize that one of the finest things in life is to stay young and healthy when you are old in years.

I, who have passed the half-century mark, know that the best way to remain a good specimen of physical fitness throughout life is to constantly participate in intelligent exercise. My favorite activity, and as matter of fact it has always been, is skating - ice skating, and after forty years, much of which has been spent with steel skates on my feet, I believe that this is one of the most enjoyable and healthiest of sports that will do as much as any sport or exercise to keep a young fellow healthy and active and an old fellow young.

There is nothing difficult about ice skating. Almost anyone with two sound legs can become a good skater. It is to some extent a matter of practice but largely a matter of liking, yes, of loving to skate. As with any other sport, one can only become proficient by constantly spending hours on the ice, and one can only spend hours on the ice when one loves to skate. 

No doubt the people who excel in any sport are those who have taken part in it all their lives; you have to grow up in a thing in order to be outstanding. I have been skating almost since the time I was able to walk. This is possible in the country where I was born, in Ontario and in North Dakota, where I was raised, because in those places winter comes early and stays late. At sixteen I was fortunate enough to win the professional skating championship of the world and since that time have competed successfully with some of the best and fastest skaters. I always view with pride, the fact that in addition to winning the above named championship, that in 1902 at Saranac Lake, NY, I managed to win the five mile race and win the world's record of 14 minutes, 47 3/5 seconds, which still remains the established record for that distance. These accomplishments were only achived by constant exercise, continuous practice, and careful observance of the rules for keeping fit which you as athletes must also observe.

Every year it is possible to see some of the world's greatest skaters give exhibitions in and around New York. Some of these skaters are no longer in early youth but nevertheless they are still healthy and retain their youthful form and appearance. In contrast to other sports these people participate in skating almost throughout their entire lives without serious strain upon their heart and without detriment to their health. It is a smooth health-building activity, especially so as it often brings one out doors in the winter and when the air is bracing and invigorating. 

It is only in recent years that indoor skating rinks have been made possible by the development of artificial ice. Skating in an indoor rink is always a great pleasure to one who not only likes spped skating but fancy skating, and at this point I might say a good word for fancy skating (figure skating). Few activities add so much to the grace and build of a man or a woman as does fancy skating for the benefit of those who might like to take it up. The gyrations, bending, twistings and curves of fancy skating give one more healthful exercise than any number of daily dozens. This too is something which almost anyone with the use of poper skates can learn to do with a certain amount of proficiency.

Knowing that the work of the PSAL (Public Schools Athletic League) is to build up healthy active habits in boys that will make them good citizens, I believe that ice skating will help to do this almost as much as any other sport or form of athletics and at the same time will give every boy a great deal of pleasure and enjoyment.

Story from 1929-30 New York City Public Schools Athletic League Annual following an article by Lou Gehrig. Norval Baptie was raised in Bathgate, ND, and is a member of the National Speedskating Hall of Fame and Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Upper Midwest Annual Gold Rush

Oronoco and Rochester, Minnesota, will be invaded by thousands of antique and flea market enthusiast this weekend, August 15-17.  With nearly 1000 vendors throughout the city of Oronoco and another 1500 at the Olmstead County Fairgrounds, in Rochester, picking should be great.  Both of these events have been featured on national collector shows such as Market Warriors, and Flea Market Finds with the Kovels.  

Ornoco is primarily an outdoor event, with vendors scattered around the town. Entrance to the show is free, but may have to pay to park close to the event.  Many residence charge to park in their yards.  Free parking, close to the event is scarce, but available to the early birds.

Rochester has a majority of vendors inside with a nice group of vendors in the outdoor area.  Also free admission, but there is a fee for parking on the grounds. 

Oronoco, since 1972, approx 1000 vendors
Show hours:  
Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; 
Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; 
Sunday, 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Rochester, since 1973, Approx 1500 vendors
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (setup)
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Three Time Defending Champion North Dakota State #2 in AGS Preseason Poll

North Dakota State, FCS Champions the last three seasons, is rated #2 in the AnyGivenSaturday website annual preseason poll, receiving more first place votes than any other school with 36.  AnyGivenSaturday is a fan based poll with voters knowledgeable in the Football Championship Subdivision of NCAA football.  NDSU will begin the season with a new Head Coach, after Coach Craig Bohl moved on to the University of Wyoming.  Eastern Washington takes the top spot in the Poll after making a nice playoff run last year, and returning some key performers.


Results for 07/28/2014 AGS Poll:

1Eastern Washington Eagles178331
2North Dakota State Bison172636
3Southeastern Louisiana Lions16202
4New Hampshire Wildcats15482
5Northern Iowa Panthers14343
6Jacksonville State Gamecocks1289
7Montana Grizzlies1272
8Coastal Carolina Chanticleers1174
9South Dakota State Jackrabbits1023
10McNeese State Cowboys959
11Villanova Wildcats949
12Fordham Rams943
13Towson Tigers847
14Chattanooga Mocs793
15Furman Paladins737
16Eastern Illinois Panthers697
17Richmond Spiders669
18William & Mary Tribe634
19Tennessee State Tigers461
20Montana State Bobcats430
21Sam Houston State Bearkats399
22Southern Illinois Salukis388
23Maine Black Bears239
24Youngstown State Penguins223
25Cal Poly Mustangs222
Most Significant Win:
Most Significant Loss:
26James Madison Dukes182
27Northern Arizona Lumberjacks171
28Bethune-Cookman Wildcats146
29Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens141
30Princeton Tigers132
31Central Arkansas Bears127
32Liberty Flames106
33Samford Bulldogs97
34Southern Utah Thunderbirds64
35Wofford Terriers63
36Harvard Crimson52
37South Carolina State Bulldogs48
38Illinois State Redbirds46
39Charleston Southern Buccaneers41
40Sacred Heart Pioneers40

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Satchel Paige Comes to North Dakota

Some great stories from the Satchel Paige years with the Bismack Churchills. There are many stories that have been passed around the area.  The Bismarck team had multiple players that are now in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.  Besides Paige, Double Duty Radcliffe and Hilton Smith have been inducted over the years. This article brings to life a golden era of Bismarck and North Dakota baseball.  Enjoy the link.

Pitch Black Baseball Link

Bismarcks of 1935

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Norval Baptie 

Another Story on the legend of Norval Baptie.  The Bathgate native, is a member of the National Speed Skating Hall of Fame and Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.

Do It Backwards
  • by 1pen, Mar 23, 2012, 11:38:42 AM
Once upon a time, long enough ago for this tale to become muddled folklore, there was a talented young man who desperately wanted a pair of skates.  Times were hard, there was war and rumour of war, and hockey was fast becoming a popular diversion from all of it.  Skates, and a very good pair of skates, ones designed by the fastest skater in the world, Norval Baptie, were particularly special and this particularly talented young man wanted them more than he had ever wanted anything.  All he would have to do to get them would be to beat Norval Baptie himself in a race.  Ever the showman and the gentleman, Norval Baptie offered to race backwards while his challengers could skate forward.  Norval Baptie was at the height of his speedskating career at the time, but facing him while he skated backwards especially for such a pair of skates was a tempting challenge.  The young man entered and the race was on, but as the race unfolded the young man realized something very quickly.  He was losing.  Not only could Baptie skate as fast backwards as the young man could skate forwards, the advantage was in Baptie's favour. He could see his opponents, and he could block them as they attempted to pass.   With every stride, the young man's frustration grew and grew, till he was so angry he could spit.

Story Link

Plaque located in Bapties hometown.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

From a North Border Farm... the Governors Mansion.  Online Exhibit of Former North Dakota Governor Walter Welford on the North Dakota Historical Society webpages.  Welford's farm was located between Neche and Pembina.

ND State Historical Society Online Exhibit Link

As lieutenant governor, Welford became governor after Thomas H. Moodie was disqualified. Welford was a staunch supporter of the Nonpartisan League (NPL), a farmers' political group. During Welford's administration the state was caught in the grip of the Great Depression. The 1936 crop yield was disastrously low because of drought. Welford met with President Franklin Roosevelt and obtained federal aid for drought-stricken farmers.
Governor Welford and members of the Highway Patrol
Governor Welford and members of the Highway Patrol at the
state capitol.

In 1936, Welford decided to run for office again. He beat former Governor William Langer for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, but Langer refused to drop out, and entered the general election as an independent. Welford lost the three-way governor's election to Langer. (The third-place candidate was Democrat John Moses, who became North Dakota's twenty-second governor, following Langer's second term.) Walter Welford became governor when Thomas H. Moodie was removed from office shortly after being elected. Welford served during a time of drought and depression

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Maris' bat and ball to be displayed at tournament

FARGO – The bat that Roger Maris used to hit his record 61st home run and the ball that landed in the right-field stands of Yankee Stadium in 1961 will be on display at the 31st annual Roger Maris Celebrity benefit golf tournament.

The bat and ball will be on display on Monday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the Roger Maris Museum at the West Acres Shopping Center. The viewing is free and open to the public.

The bat and ball will also be on display at the tournament auction which will be held Sunday, June 22, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Fargo. They will also be displayed at the tournament banquet that night at the Holiday Inn.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Best Food Stands at Target Field, Home of the Minnesota Twins

For those heading to Minneapolis this summer to watch the Minnesota Twins, here are a couple of Stadium food recommendations.

1. Andrew Zimmern Canteen - Minnesota Crispy Belly Bacon” with jalapeno jelly and vinegar slaw.  

2. Tony O's - Cuban Sandwich

3. Talenti Gelato - ( Italian word for ice cream) - Sea Salt Carmel

Mention of Former Neche HS Grad Gary Vollrath in this 1973 Fergus Falls Newspaper.

80 boxers in Upper Midwest 

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) - A field of 80 boxers from Minnesota and the Dakotas will compete Friday and Monday nights at the Minneapolis Auditorium in the Upper Midwest Golden Gloves Tournament Regional teams will be representing Minneapolis, St. Paul Wadena, Hibbing, Rochester Fairmont, Wahpeton, N.D., and Watertown, S.D. No less than three former champions make the heavy- weight division the most attractive on the card. Bob Culbertson of Rochester is the defending champion, Scott LeDoux of Minneapolis won the 1971 title and Gary Vollrath of Wahpeton was the 1970 king. The individual champions ad- vance to the national tournament in Lowell, Mass., in mid-March. 

Daily Journal Link

Monday, July 29, 2013

Joe Martindale (1936-2013)

James J. “Joe” Martindale, 76, of Cavalier, ND passed away Monday, February 25, 2013, at Sanford Palliative Care, Fargo, ND due to surgical complications. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Cavalier Presbyterian Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Friday, March 1st from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the church. Burial will be held in the Cavalier Cemetery. Joe was born November 11, 1936 to Joseph and Laura Mae (Stockton) Martindale at the Deaconess Hospital in Grafton, ND. After Joe’s parents died, he lived with his Uncle Tom and Aunt Violet Martindale on a farm near Bathgate, ND. He attended school in Bathgate. After school, he was a PFC in the US Army stationed in California and Panama, serving for three years. He began working in law enforcement as a city policeman for the City of Cavalier. In 1969, he became a Pembina County Deputy Sheriff under the guidance of Sheriff Glen Wells. Joe served as deputy from 1969 to 1973 and Chief Deputy from 1973 to 1987. In 1987, he was elected Pembina County Sheriff and held that position until retiring January 1, 2003. Joe also farmed the family land near Bathgate. On December 14, 1984, Joe married Ila J. (Lesher) Jobe and became an instant father to Jay (Jan Marie) Jobe, Eagle, ID, Michelle (Jon) Ellingson, Fargo, ND, Scott (Rachel) Jobe, San Jose, CA, and Barclay Lesher, who preceded him in death. He was grandfather “Papa Joe” to Jeremiah, Dustin, Katie, Logan, Michael, Andrew, Hailee, Stephanie, Austin, and Jordan; Great-Grand Papa to Hunter and Jack. Joe is survived by his wife Ila, children, grandchildren, one sister, Margaret Joan Gebhardt of Fargo and many special cousins. Also preceding him in death were his parents; grandparents; brother-in-law, Marvin Gebhardt; sister-in-law, Patricia Fursteneau; and his special companion, his black lab named Hunter. Joe was a licensed pilot and enjoyed many hours flying with the Cavalier Flying Club. He was a member of the Tongue River Masonic Lodge#22, Cavalier American Legion Post #11, and Valley Car Cruisers. He was also a lifetime member of the North Dakota Peace Officers’ Association, and the North Dakota Sheriff’s and Deputies Association. Joe was the past president of the North Dakota Sheriff’s Association, a member of the Tri-Border Peace Officers, and the Combined Peace Officers Association. Wood carving and collecting toy tractors were some of his other hobbies. Clergy: Rev. John Werth. Music: Lon Flage, Dave McCurdy, Charlie Morrison, Kirk Morrison, Quartet; Jan Morrison, accompanist. Military and Law Enforcement Honors: Lavern J. Thompson Post #11, North Dakota National Guard Funeral Honors, Cass County Sheriff Department Honor Guard. Casket Bearers: Russell Kihne, Dave Lybeck, Ritchie Park, Keith Ogden, Melvin Stark, Lauren Wild.
Askew Funeral Home Link

Frank Hughes (1936-2013)

H. Frank Hughes, 76, of Neche, ND passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Pembilier Nursing Center, Walhalla, ND. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 25, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the United Lutheran Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 24th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the church. Burial will be held in the Neche Union Cemetery, Neche, ND. H. Frank Hughes was born August 9, 1936, on the family farm near Neche, ND to Howard and Doreen (Twamley) Hughes. He grew up in the Neche area, graduating from Neche High School. Frank received his Masters Degree in Agricultural Engineering from North Dakota State University. On May 31, 1959, he married Judy Hvidsten at Neche. After working in California for several years he returned to Neche to farm with his father. He loved spending time with his grandkids and attending their activities and was also a motorcycle enthusiast. Survivors include his children: Jeff Hughes, Neche, Jackie (Steve) Johnson, Reiles Acres, ND, Laurie (Allen) Williams, Morrison, CO, Jonathan Hughes, Grand Forks, ND, Jeremy (Beth) Hughes, Thompson, ND; grandchildren: Daniel, Samuel, and Jacob Williams, Rachel, Mara, and Lauren Johnson, Marcus and Mackenzie Hughes; great grandson, Thomas Johnson; sisters: Judy (Roy) Wood, Collinsville, IL and Nancy (Randy) Heimark, Henderson, NV. Preceding him in death were his parents; twin brothers in infancy, Donald and David. Clergy: Rev. Don Swenson; Honorary Pallbearers: All of Frank's Grandchildren; Casket Bearers: Jack Driedger, Snookie Menke, Manford Newell, Roy Paton, Philip Renwick, Melvin Stark, Dick Winkler, Jim Wznick; Music: Lori Dingmann, Soloist and Bettie Lou Stegman, Accompanist.

Askew Funeral Home link

North Border Athlete Shines in Shrine Bowl

Grand Forks Herald Article Below

GRAND FORKS – Wide receiver Luis Vasquez said he and quarterback Tyler Stockton talked this week at practice about their love of the deep ball.

It was easy to see why Saturday night during the 9-man Shrine Bowl all-star football game.
The East squad used the Vasquez-Stockton combination to overwhelm the West 47-6 at the Alerus Center.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Vasquez of Wyndmere-Lidgerwood racked up 124 receiving yards, while Stockton of North Border tallied 215 passing yards.
“I told (Stockton) if you put it somewhere close to me, I’m going to try as hard as I can to go and get it,” said Vasquez, who plans to play college football at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton in the fall. “(Stockton) puts it right where it needs to be. That’s all a wide receiver wants is a chance. You don’t want an overthrow.”
Vasquez also had 40 rushing yards, a fumble recovery and a key block on a punt return for a touchdown.
Stockton finished 10-for-14 passing. His most effective plays were lobs to Vasquez. Stockton also consistently found New Rockford-Sheyenne’s Chance LaBrie, who finished with 100 receiving yards. Hillsboro-Central Valley’s Dusty Schildberger chipped in with two catches for 43 yards.
“You just throw it up and (Vasquez) makes a play,” said Stockton, who plans to pursue a coaching degree at Mayville State. “We knew we’d be good offensively, but we didn’t expect anything like this.”
The East thoroughly dominated. After the East defense forced a three-and-out on the West’s first possession, Jaron Moor of Lakota-Adams Edmore returned a punt 60 yards for a score.
After another three-and-out for the West, the East made it 14-0 in the first quarter when Stephen-Arygle (Minn.)’s Daniel Haugen capped a 10-play drive with a 5-yard run.
The East led 20-0 at halftime and pushed the lead to 47-0 before the West avoided the shutout with 43 seconds to go in the fourth quarter.
On fourth-and-inches, Mason Ankenbauer caught a 6-yard pass from Aaron Morman to put the West on the board at 47-6.
The West was led offensively by Divide County quarterback Lance Knudson, who passed for 42 yards and rushed for 12 yards on 15 carries.
Knudson’s favorite target was Kenmare-Bowbells’ Mason Ankenbauer, who caught a pair of passes for 33 yards.
Knudson was under constant pressure from the East defensive line.
“Our line is stacked with kids,” Vasquez said. “All our linemen are going to play college ball. They’re big, mean guys who like to get to the quarterback.”
E 14 6 14 13–47
W 0 0 0 6–6
E–Moor 60 punt return (kick failed)
E–Haugen 5 run (Moor run)
E–Johnson 1 run (pass failed)
E–Perleberg 3 run (Pic kick)
E–Perleberg 3 run (Pic kick)
E–LaBrie 34 pass from Dufner (kick failed)
E–Moor 12 run (Pic kick)
W–Ankenbauer 6 pass from Morman (run failed)
RUSHING: E, Johnson 9-24, Polansky 6-32, Vasquez 3-40, Perleberg 3-11, Miller 4-0, Moor 1-12, Stockton 2-(1-5), Dufner 1-(-12), Haugen 3-14. W, Knudson 15-12, Bachmeier 3-10, Stene 6-9, Stoll 1-15, Ruff 3-9, Morman 1-1, Haberstroh 1-(-1).
PASSING: E, Stockton 10-14-0 215 yards, Dufner 3-5-1 52. W, Knudson 4-7-1 42 yards.
RECEIVING: E, Vasquez 6-124, LaBrie 5-100, Schildberger 2-43. W, Stene 1-8, Ankenbauer 2-33, Larson 1-1.
Tom Miller writes for the Grand Forks Herald

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Neche Basketball 1976

Saturday, May 03, 2008

North Border Golf

Grafton Invitational
At Fair Oaks Golf Club, Wednesday

Team totals
Grafton 322, North Border 334, Hatton-Northwood 340, Grafton No. 2 351, Grafton No. 3 363, Lakota 377, Cavalier 384, Dakota Prairie 386, Park River 388, Langdon 397, Devils Lake 399, Park River No. 2 433, Drayton-St. Thomas 472

Top 4 individuals
1. (tie) Ryan Mohagen, G, 77; 1. Adam Schaefer, G, 77; 3. (tie) Ty Zimprich, NB, 80, Ryan Hills, G, 80

North Border Baseball

Cavalier 8-1,
North Border 1-3

First game
Cavalier 422 00 — 8 4 0
North Border 001 00 — 1 3 3
WP — Ryan Kallionowski; LP — Alex Kalliokowski
Highlights — Cavalier: Paul Stevens 2x2, 2 RBIs, Nick Askew 1x2, 2 RBIs

Second game
North Border 200 10 — 3 6 0
Cavalier 001 00 — 1 2 0
WP — Blake Setness; LP — Alex Cull
Highlights — North Border: Tanner Carpenter 2x3, Jason Margerum 1x3, 2 RBIs, Carpenter save

Pembina County Track Meet

In Cavalier, Thursday

Boys team totals
Cavalier 163, Langdon 154, Grafton 130, Drayton-St. Thomas-Valley 84, Park River 78, North Border 30, Midway-Minto 13

Top 3 placers
4x400 relay — 1. Grafton (Andrew Wysocki, Wade Berg, Tyler Lindell, Riley Mathison) 3:56.12; 2. Cavalier 4:07.21; 3. North Border 4:20.00
4x800 relay — 1. Grafton (Berg, Lindel, Morgan, Mendez) 9:33.40; 2. Cavalier 9:37.43; 3. North Border 10:28.65

Girls team totals
Park River 182½, Langdon 117, Grafton 89½, Cavalier 84, North Border 77, Midway-Minto 34, Drayton-St. Thomas-Valley 18

Top 3 placers
1,600 — 1. Shanilec, Midway-Minto, 5:46.62; 2. Nicole Woinarowicz, Grafton, 5:50.28; 3. Shanon Lene, North Border, 6:05.27
4x100 relay — 1. Park River (Brittnee Linn, Katie Ralston, Tiffany McMillan, Thomas) :52.66; 2. Grafton :53.09; 3. North Border :56.82
4x400 relay — 1. North Border (Morgan Beattie, Hailey Longtin, Brenna Carpenter, Ellie Bjornstad) 4:35.30; 2. Cavalier 4:38.62
4x800 relay — 1. North Border (Beattie, Longtin, Carpenter, Shanon Lene) 10:33.02; 2. Grafton 10:38.65
300 hurdles — 1. Kram, Langdon, :51.15; 2. Larson, Park River, :53.12; 3. Kieran Horsley, North Border, :53.43
Long jump — 1. Kay Krahn, Langdon, 15-3½; 2. Samantha Baldwin, Grafton, 14-5; 3. Tiffany McMillan, Park River, 13-11
Shot put — 1. Cass Heigaard, Park River, 30-7; 2. Kelsey Iverson, Park River, 30-6½; 3. Jessica Helland, North Border, 29-0½
Discus — 1. Heigaard, Park River, 111-1; 2. Iverson, Park River, 92-6; 3. Liz Blair, North Border, 85-9
Triple jump — 1. Tiffany McMillan, Park River, 31-1¼; 2. Baldwin, Grafton, 30-9; 3. Megan Ternquist, Park River, 30-0
Pole vault — 1. Kram, Langdon, 8-0; 2. Julie Ault, Cavalier, 7-6; 3. Danika Carpenter, North Border, 7-0

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Magdeline E. Reimer

Magdeline E. Reimer age 84 of Cavalier, ND died on Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at the Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND.
Magdeline was born June 9, 1923, near Neche, ND to William and Ottilga (Stegman) Lembke. She grew up and attended school near Neche and helped on the family farm.

On April 23, 1947, she married Jacob Reimer at Neche. After their marriage they lived in the Hensel area. She then worked at the Borg Memorial Home in Mountain, until her retirement.
Survivors include her husband, Jake; children, Warren Reimer and Richard Reimer both of Cavalier, ND, Mark (Kathy) Reimer, Paso Robles, CA, Wayne (Pam) Reimer, Bakersfield, CA, Lisa (Michael) Carik, Cavalier, ND; daughter-in-law, Rita Reimer, Fargo, ND; 10 grandchildren; one great grandson; siblings, Rudolph Lembke, Cavalier, ND, Evelyn (Lyle) Petsinger, Jefferson City, MO, and Helen (Earl) Jackson, Fargo, ND.
Preceding her in death were her parents; infant daughter, Jane; son, Dennis; sister, Dorothy Panasuk.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 27, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at the United Lutheran Church, Cavalier, ND.
Visitation will be held Saturday, April 26th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Jensen-Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be at the church for one hour before the time of services.