Awesome Easter Event in Anamoose!

Saturday, March 28th, the Anamoose Park Board did an awesome job bringing this Easter Egg Hunt event to town.

Anamoose Volunteer Fire Dept.


The Park was filled with excited, smiling boys and girls of all ages ready to greet the Bunny and hunt for some special eggs filled with goodies!  The Easter Bunny arrived escorted by the Anamoose Fire Department and greeted kids with waves and a very big smile.  The kids had an opportunity to get up close and personal with the firefighters and the equipment.  How exciting for them to sit at the steering wheel and blow the siren!





The SADD Members, supervised by Kim Meckle, from Anamoose-Drake High School assisted in all the activities of the day in the Park and at the VFW.   Members present were:  Elizabeth Rotherham, Kailey Lemer, Lee Reinowski, Colton Martin, Pete Buri, Tyler Duchsherer, Jackson Rudnick; Hannah Lemer, Austin Schatz, Kenzie Volochenko, Levi LemerThey were great with the kids, but doing so much more.  They all stepped in where needed setting up, cleaning up and keeping the excitement of the event going.  Great job SADD!


A tasty lunch was served at the VFW Hall followed by cake walks, raffles, more dancing, visits with the Bunny and so much fun was had by all.  DSCN0028

_DSC1253Shania Martin from Anamoose and Jade Uhlich from Drake both found the eggs that contained the bike tickets and both took shiny new bikes home.


No one was actually counting heads, but an educated estimate was there were about 200 + people having fun in the Park and at the VFW for the indoor activities.   There are rumors that the event could become annual!  Everyone liked the idea of looking forward to another spring event in the Park!

It was great fun and the Park Board did a great job in putting this fun for the community together and raising funds for the playground equipment at the same time.

The Bunny took time to pose with the Park Board members present:  Karissa Gahner, Kim Meckle, Lori Schmaltz and Torrie Dosch.


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Anamoose Food Hub

Julia & Merek Petrovic  talk on Food Hub

Julia & Merek Petrovic talk on Food Hub

There were many local producers at the first meeting of the Anamoose Food Hub which was a pot luck held at the Anamoose Fire Hall on Sunday.  It was interesting to hear where they all were from and what they grow or market.  They were from Rolette, Rolla, Bowden, Harvey, Fessenden, Rugby, McClusky, Esmond, New Rockford, plus I missed a few.

One young couple from Fessenden raised Aronia berries.  I looked the berry up on the Internet and found they are “chocked full of antioxidants and also offer digestive help and aid in balancing blood sugar.  They are used in juices, wines, syrups, chutney and pies.”  I heard from the others about the usual vegetables being raised, but also fruits, herbs, chickens, turkeys, eggs,  a pumpkin patch, and in Rugby “T he Double Batch Made From Scratch”

where they make bread plus pizza crusts on a grill and sell to customers.

Merek and Julia Petrovic are remodeling the old Sally’s Upholstery building on Main Street for the Food Hub.  They told of how their plan to start a Food Hub has evolved.  They got financial help from the Anamoose JDA for the building and Bonnie Helm, JDA Director, has been helping them with their business plan.  Merek redid the roof, gutted the upstairs, and plans on fixing up the main floor for the Food Hub with a certified kitchen in the back where value-added products can be made.  An example would be making salsa out of tomatoes, or making jams, jellies, pickles.

Rachel Brazil spoke on the Bismarck Community Food Coop at Bismarck.  The Coop plans to open a new store in February, 2016.  They are interested in forming a partnership with the Anamoose Food Hub that would supply them with locally sourced products year round to sell in retail and use in the deli.

Many people want to make a living on gardening and the Food Hub project sounds like it could do just that for area gardeners.



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Easter Egg Hunt at the Park

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  Come to Anamoose and join in the fun!

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Hunter Safety Classes Being Held

Alan Martin teaching class

Alan Martin teaching class

A free 14 hour course on Hunter Safety & Education is being held at the Anamoose Fire Hall from March 14-18th.  Students who are 11 years & older in 2015 can attend.

The Anamoose teachers are:  Mark, Corinne & Kaya Engen; Dorian Anderson; LJ Dusek; Steve Heim; Jeff Lemer; Jackie Martin; & Alan Martin.  Alan has been teaching for 30 years!

Jeff Lemer teaching gun safety.

Jeff Lemer teaching gun safety.

A home study course is also available.  The ND Game & Fish web site has information on this.

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90 And Still Going Strong

RUTHWe all hope that if we live to be 90 that we will be as active as Ruth Ammon.  I attended her birthday party Saturday evening at the VFW Hall.  Her family had a meal of ham and all the trimmings.  The Hall was decorated for St. Patrick’s Day and guests were encouraged to wear green.

The entertainment was great with a DJ and Ruth’s granddaughter Katie’s husband, Brian Knowles, doing a series of dances with Leprekin puppets.  Katie’s parents, Connie and Mike Rudnick made the puppets.  Connie saw it on the Internet and decided that they could make it.

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A New Look

The new Civic Club Anamoose sign went up this afternoon.  The sign was made by Midwest Graphics; Keith Reinowski, owner, and designed by Angie Mack.  It is 8 x 16 and is made of aluma-corr, an aluminum faced and backed sign substrate.

Keith & Scott.  Angie also helped with sign.

Keith & Scott. Angie also helped with sign.

Old Anamoose sign- taken in 2012

Old Anamoose sign- taken in 2012

Keith, Angie and Scott Mack, and I were trying to remember the history of the sign.  The original sign was made by Jim Kapfer.  I called him in Minot.  Jim and his wife Sharon figure that it was made about 20 years ago .  It featured the railroad since all the towns were built along the railroad.  We thought Joe Moose was added about 2005 and Ana was added when we finished our Horizons program in 2008 and we had the wedding of Joe and AnaMoose.  Let me know if you have  any more history of the sign.

Keith started his business in 2001 and has made over a thousand signs.

Later—-I found an article that told of the adding of Joe Moose to the sign, but it had no date on it.  Joe was “the brainchild of local artist, Pam Heim, who volunteered to design the friendly greeter for Anamoose.”  I called Pam & she thought Joe was added in 2002.  Angie Mack designed Ana.


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A Fun Week at School

A fun week at the Elementary School was planned to honor the 110th birthday of Dr.Suess, a famous writer of children’s books, and to promote reading.

Monday was Cat in the Hat Day where teachers wore tall round hats, as the character in Dr. Suess’ book did.  Kids wore any kind of hat, and red and white clothes.

Tuesday was My Many Colored Day where each class wore a different color.  They guessed the number of cracker fish in a jar.

girlsB. BromleyToday, Wednesday, was Wacky Wednesday, where students and teachers wear “wacky clothes” as pictures of these girls and Brittany Bromley, 2nd grade teacher, show.

Thursday will be I’m Not Getting Up Today where pajamas will be worn.

This picture shows a survey of students that picked “Green Eggs & Ham” as their favorite Dr. Suess book, with “The Lorax” second.  I can remember reading “Green Eggs & Ham” with my kids, so it is OLD and stood the test of time.dr. suess books

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