HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY!

Blow out the candles

Blow out the candles

Saturday afternoon, August 29th, family and friends gathered in the community room at the Anamoose Apartments to celebrate Lauretta Schilling’s 90th birthday.  Plenty of cake and ice cream, and of course candles!

 

 

 

Craig & Janis Schilling of Harvey, Keith Schilling, also of Harvey and Jim Schilling of Fargo hosted the birthday party for their mom.  Craig’s son and grandson also were there to celebrate this milestone.

Family

Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The room filled with the warmth of birthday greetings and best wishes from friends.  Many friends joined the party to wish Lauretta a special birthday!

Party Time

Party Time

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A Hot Weekend in Anamoose

It was a hot weekend in Anamoose-both temperature and activity wise.  The Anamoose Old Settlers Days started  with a Dinner Theatre Friday evening.  Julia Petrovic planned the menu, keeping in mind what our ancestors would have eaten.  It consisted of knepfla soup, 14 ingredient salad,chicken shnitzel, buttered potatoes with herbs, carrots with honey, olive oil, turmeric, and tarragon, zucchini slices, red cabbage, sunflower bread,and a variety of 6 desserts.  The Anamoose Jr. class served the meal.   Heide and daughters Alaina and Nacy plus Linsey English, accompanied by Danelle Olson, started the entertainment.  The theatre production “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” under the direction of Kim Meckle got rave reviews.  The cast of 4 men and 4 women kept the audience laughing and entertained.

Julia Petrovic, Deb Forschen, Bonnie Helm, Julie Muscha

Julia Petrovic, Deb Forschen, Bonnie Helm, Julie Muscha

George Helm, Leroy Becker, Steve Dockter,& Maurie Becker

George Helm, Leroy Becker, Steve Dockter,& Maurie Becker

Julia Petrovic presents door prize of organic vegetables

Julia Petrovic presents door prize of organic vegetables

Saturday morning started with a German breakfast.  This was followed by a kiddy parade and a  Pioneer parade.  The high school graduation classes of1955 and 1965 had had reunions on Saturday.  Because of the temperature being close to 100, outdoor activities were moved into the Senior Center.

German foods like knepfla, strudel, and kuchen and Norwegian foods like lefsa and pickled herring were sold.

In the afternoon free stage and pioneer demonstrations featured the following: Agnes Faul-Quilt Making; Mike Borgen-Carrier Pigeons; Mark Albrecht-History of Anamoose-by Erich Albrecht; Amber Street-Vocal Gospel; Petrivic family-Musical Selection; Ivana Petrovic-Pioneer Medicine; Francis Seefeld-Accordion; Lydia Gisselle-Yarn Spinning & Weaving;  Mark Knudson-Elvis in the the House.

Mark Knutson as Elvis

Mark Knutson as Elvis

The dinner theatre again had a full house on Saturday evening followed by a free street dance with DJ Howling Horse.

Not to forget some of us Norwegians there was a Norwegian-German breakfast Sunday am.  But I found that I also had to do some research to find out what Norwegians like for breakfast.

Bonnie Helm was the chairman for the Old Settlers Days.  I could tell she enjoys going back to our “Settlers Days” when she was able to furnish the stage with her antiques.  Along with the help of Steve Dockter she wrote the play.  The actors ad libbing and adding as they practiced.

 

 

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More Changes Happening at Anamoose Apartments

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It’s been a hot time in the old town this week!  The outdoor thermometer has been flirting with 100 degrees all week! And during this hot week the Becker Construction team has been busy making more changes at the Anamoose … Continue reading

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2015 Anamoose Area Community Foundation CASH RAFFLE

The Anamoose Area Community Foundation is again holding a cash raffle to raise money for grants to non-profit organizations in the Anamoose area.  Tickets are $10 each with only 500 sold.  There are 20 chances to win between $50 and $550 for a total of $2500 given out. 

Tickets can be purchased from AACR members:  Norma Martin, Joe & Rose Weninger, Julie Fahy, Phyllis Zimmerman, Dick Hauser, Shurley Nitz, and Alyce Heer.  They also can be purchased at the First State Bank-Anamoose Branch, Heringer Lumber Yard, Anamoose Senior Center, and KB Bar.  picture for cash raffleThe Drawing will be Sunday, December 6th at the Anamoose Senior Center at 10:30am.

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Preparing for Old Settlers Days

Many people were out camping on Saturday, but 7 of us were busy painting and improving Main Street in Anamoose.  The workers were:  Barb Helm, Phyllis Zimmerman, Neva Ripplinger (Phyllis’s granddaughter), Scott Knutson, Annette Kost,  Bonnie Helm and myself.

We painted the front of the old bar building on the east side of the street and some windows on several other buildings.  Lace curtains were also hung in some windows of vacant buildings.

On a sad note-someone stole the hanging basket by the Senior Center.  I think that is pretty low of someone to do that after all the work that Jerry Helm does every day with watering them through all this wind and heat.

Bonnie Helm, Phyllis (behind Annette), Annette Kost, & Neva Ripplinger

Bonnie Helm, Phyllis Zimmerman (behind Annette), Annette Kost, & Neva Ripplinger

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Anamoose Old Settlers Day!

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She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy”

Anamoose is hosting a Dinner Theatre on August 14 and 15 during Old Settlers Days.  The Dinner Theatre, held at the VFW Hall, will begin at 6:30 pm with a fine dining German dinner followed by the comedy theatre production: “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy.”

The play is based on Germans from Russia living in central North Dakota during the early 1900’s.  The comedy was written by two of the actors in the play.

The OSD (Old Settlers Days) Players include LeRoy Becker, Maurie Becker, Bonnie Helm, and Julia Petrovic, all from Anamoose and three of them are AHS alumni; George Helm from Minot and Steve Dockter from Rugby, both of whom are AHS alumni; and Deb Forschen and Julie Muscha from Harvey.

Their director is Kim Meckle, an Anamoose-Drake English teacher who has been taking her high school Thespians all the way to State competitions in recent years.

After the comedy production there will be vocal entertainment.  And on Saturday night, there will be a free Street Dance.  $25 per ticket buys the fine dining German dinner, the theatre production, vocal entertainment, and your first libation of beer or wine free.

There is limited seating, so it is important to reserve your seats early.  You can do that by booking them online at Anamoose.com and then clicking Old Settlers Days, which will take you to the seating chart and instructions to buy your tickets.  You may also call 701-850-4217 to buy/reserve your seats.

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Anamoose Area Community Foundation Grants

The 2015 Anamoose Area Community Foundation grants were handed out on Sunday at the Anamoose Senior Center during the Sunday Brunch.

Five grants were given out to the following non-profit organizations:

Steve Heim, left, accepting Little Raider's grant from Joe Weninger

Steve Heim, left, accepting Little Raider’s grant from Joe Weninger

$3000 Little Raiders Daycare-building

Jacque Reis accepting Park Board grant from Joe Weninger

Jacque Reis accepting Park Board grant from Joe Weninger

$2500 Anamoose Park Board-playground equipment

Ron Carwright, right, accepting Senior Center grant from Joe Weninger

Ron Carwright, right, accepting Senior Center grant from Joe Weninger

$1000 Anamoose Senior Center-roof repair

Bill Goodwin, right, accepting Senior Citizen grant from Joe Weninger

Bill Goodwin, right, accepting Senior Meals & Services grant from Joe Weninger

$1000 Senior Meals & Services-matching funds for senior meals

Bonnie Helm accepting grant for MainStreams

Bonnie Helm accepting grant for MainStreams

$400 MainStreams-replace hot water heat registers

Over $34,000 has been given out in grants to Anamoose non-profit organizations since 2009.  In the past, donations have also been given to: the Fire Dept. for equipment and building , the City of Anamoose for sidewalks, Anamoose Housing for improvements and Anamoose Civic Club for summer rec. program.

 

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