On Feb. 5 the Cub Scouts of Minot and the surrounding area competed in the 2011 Tomahawk District Pinewood Derby in the Minot Sleep Inn Convention Center.
Nearly 100 scouts turned out to race their Pinewood Derby cars. The cars are made by the Cub Scouts from a block of pine wood in any design they choose. They add weights to the cars to try to get to 5 ounces exactly and then they race down an eight-lane aluminum track complete with digital timers and computer tracking.
The event was open to all scouts of the Tomahawk district from first to fifth grade. Many of these scouts had Pinewood Derby events within their packs prior to competing at the district level.
Submitted Photo - - Winning scouts, from left, are Ethan Kersten, Mason Lemar and Carson Perry.
Submitted Photo - - Attending the state convention were, from left, Brett Wilkens, Ty Rolfsrud, Bradley Rosenquist, Shelby Grabow, Kenzie Hartsoch and Kayla Crooker.
Cub scouts start in first grade and scouts are called Tiger Cubs. In the Tiger division, Cody Krantz finished first with Wyatt Dunlop and Talon Stevens in second and third.
Second grade scouts are called Wolf Cubs. In the Wolf division Jayden Degenstein, Ethan Kersten and Damian Emly took first through third, respectively.
In the third-grade Bear Cub division, first place was claimed by Mason Lemar, with Carson Perry taking second and William Tennison taking third place.
Fourth- and fifth-graders join scouts as Webelo scouts. In the Webelo division, Niko Washington was the first-place finisher with Cooper Davis and Evan Mickelson taking second and third place.
At the end of the day, the winners in each division raced for Grand Champion of the Tomahawk District. Mason Lemar took first place, Carson Perry took second place and Ethan Kersten took third place overall.
WSC student group wins recognition
WILLISTON -- Williston State College's Post-Secondary Agriculture Student Organization won awards at the state convention Jan. 26-28 in Minot.
The team placed second in the College Bowl, behind Bismarck State College. Brett Wilkens won second place in the Equipment and Machinery Division of Ag Sales and Shelby Grabow won third place in the Feed, Seed, and Chemical Division. Bradley Rosenquist won third place in the Career Portfolio division and Shelby Grabow, Kayla Crooker and Kenzie Hartsoch won first place overall in the Livestock Specialist Division.
Tops in Blue plans concert at fairgrounds
Now in its 55th year, Tops In Blue, billed as the Air Force's premier entertainment showcase, will perform Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Magic Place, located in the southeast corner of the North Dakota State Fair Center.
This is a change in venue from past shows, the most recent of which was in 2008.
Tops In Blue is an all-active duty U.S. Air Force special unit made up of amateur performers selected for their entertainment abilities. The group maintains a grueling schedule presenting a show that has traveled more than 4 million miles to military bases throughout the world, performed at six world fairs, more than 100 state fairs and festivals, and performed at countless air shows, military balls and special events.
The event is free and open to the public, and tickets are not required to attend.
Black History Month observed at Minot State
Minot State University's Black Student Association will sponsor a Black History Month celebration at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in MSU's Ann Nicole Nelson Hall.
The celebration will feature music, dance, poetry and storytelling. Students, faculty, staff and community members of all cultural backgrounds and ages will commemorate African American history through a variety of presentations that emphasize that black history is American history, shared by all Americans.
Refreshments will be available. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 721-1935 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chiropractor to open new practice in Harvey
HARVEY -- Amy Felchle graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minn., with a doctorate in chiropractic.
Felchle will be opening Northern Family Wellness and Chiropractic in her hometown of Harvey in March. The practice will be located at 2972 - 25th Street NE in Harvey.
Winners named in area speech meet
UNDERWOOD Area students won awards in a speech meet held at Underwood High School on Feb. 12. Individual award winners follow. State qualifiers are indicated by an asterisk:
Dramatic interpretation: 1Beth Ryan, Ray; 2Molly Aufforth, Burke Central; 3Kaylyn Piper, Goodrich; 4McKenzie Miller, Washburn; 5Scarlett Tweeten, Washburn; 6Jodi Clayton, Washburn; FinalistsSamantha Phelps, Washburn; Kalene Jepsen, Burke Central.
Speech to entertain: 1Tanner Due, Washburn*; 2Nick Due, Washburn; 3Emily Ryan, Ray; 4Kaylyn Piper, Goodrich; 5Kendall Christianson, Washburn; 6Kenady Hansen, Washburn; FinalistsBrandi Holznagel, Washburn; Alexis Hauge, Ray.
Extemporaneous programmed reading: 1Lauren Pechacek, Garrison; 2James Cavo, Washburn; 3Kendra Perdue, Ray; 4Kenady Hansen, Washburn; 5Katy Gerving, New Salem-Almont; 6Daisy Torkildson, Ray; FinalistsJonathan Olson, Ray; Courtney Hausauer, Turtle Lake-Mercer.
Extemporaneous speaking: 1Beth Ryan, Ray; 2James Johnson, Ray.
Humorous interpretation: 1Nick Due, Washburn; 2Justine Olson, Ray; 3Sam Gradin, Washburn; 4Hannah Dahl, Wing; 5Kayle Borner, Washburn; 6Colt Ryan, Ray; FinalistsJonathan Olson, Ray; Terrica LaFountain, New Salem-Almont.
Humorous duo: 1Scarlett Tweeten and Nick Due, Washburn*; 2Paige Dolan and Daisy Torkildson, Ray; 3Justine Olson and Jonathan Olson, Ray; 4Kendra Perdue and Haley Hodenfield, Ray; 5Taylor Peterson and Sabrina Kremer, Burke Central; 6Carly Benjamin and Tristina Hintz, Center-Stanton; FinalistsHannah Dahl and Nicole Sailing, Wing.
Impromptu: 1Megan Freeman, Washburn; 2Jonathan Melvard, Washburn; 3Carissa Hintz, Center-Stanton; 4Colt Ryan, Ray; 5Kayle Borner, Washburn; 6Brenna Hill, Ray; FinalistKeisha Schock.
Speech to inform: 1Steph Sauter, Washburn*; 2Carissa Hintz, Center-Stanton; 3Patrick Pochant, Washburn; 4Karisa Thomas, Washburn; 5Matthew Nelson, Burke Central; 6Jason McGannon, New Salem-Almont; FinalistsCourtney Hall, Washburn; Colton Young, New Salem-Almont.
Speech to persuade: 1Megan Freeman, Washburn; 2Anna Bernhardt, New Salem-Almont; 3Jonathan Melvard, Washburn.
Poetry interpretation: 1James Cavo, Washburn*; 2Morgan Pandolfo, Burke Central; 3Megan Hotten, Underwood; 4Kalene Jepsen, Burke Central; 5Kara Jeffers, Garrison; 6Mya Erickson, Burke Central; FinalistsMcKenzie Miller, Washburn; Jayden Mosbrucker, Center-Stanton.
Radio broadcasting: 1Courtney Hausauer, Turtle Lake-Mercer*; 2Mya Erickson, Burke Central; 3Carissa Hintz, Center-Stanton; 4Katy Gerving, New Salem-Almont; 5Karisa Thomas, Washburn; 6Taylor Mahlum, Burke Central; FinalistsKeeya Weinmann, Washburn; Keisha Schock, Washburn.
Serious interpretation: 1James Cavo, Washburn*; 2McKenzie Miller, Washburn; 3Kara Jeffers, Garrison; 4Emily Johannes, Underwood; 5Cierra Philbrick, Washburn; 6Jodi Clayton, Washburn; FinalistsAnna Bernhardt, New Salem-Almont; Hannah Dahl, Wing.
Serious duo: 1Morgan Pandolfo and McKenzie Erickson, Burke Central*; 2Patrick Pochant and Cierra Philbrick, Washburn; 3Beth Ryan and James Johnson, Ray; 4April Sauter and Brandi Holznagel, Washburn; 5Madi Meyer and Ballie Hermanson, New Salem-Almont; 6Megan Freeman and Jodi Clayton, Washburn; FinalistsEmily Johannes and Megan Hotten, Underwood; Karisa Gratton and Lauren Pechacek, Garrison.
Storytelling: 1Sam Gradin, Washburn; 2Medora Bennett, Garrison; 3Cierra Philbrick, Washburn; 4Brittany Bender, Anamoose; 5Tonya Weyrauch, Ray; 6BreeAnn Barman, Ray.
Effort award: Kaylyn Piper, Goodrich; Courtney Hausauer, Turtle Lake-Mercer; Kaitlyn Binstock, Wing; Sean Wood, Underwood; Amanda Nelson, New Salem-Almont; Michelle Kuntz, Anamoose; Tyler Due, Washburn; Taylor Mahlum, Burke Central; Carissa Hintz, Center-Stanton; Kelsey Young, Garrison; BreeAnn Barman and Tonya Weyrauch, Ray.