Buchholz Farewell

 On Sunday, August 26th a crowd of friends gathered at the VFW for a pot luck farewell for Buck and Janice Buchholz.

In 1976 they moved from Hazelton to Anamoose.  Buck was the Superintendent at the Anamoose school for 15 years.  When he started there were 300 students in the school.  Janice taught in elementary grades and library  for 21 years.  She said that the library is mostly automated now.

They took part and held offices in many organizations-Senior Citizens, Civic Club, Homemakers, Retired Teachers, VFW, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, many school events, plus played cards and games with friends.

They moved to Bismarck Saturday, September 8th to be near family.


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A Year in Anamoose

I drove around Anamoose this past week and took pictures of some changes in the past year since I moved to Bismarck last July 25th.  I am sure I missed some things, but did see quite a few.

Linda Uhlich’s house with new siding,  roof and garage

William (Scott) Piper's house with new roof, siding, windows, steps, and changes to his east sunroom.

William (Scott) Piper’s house with a new roof, siding, windows, steps and changes to the east sunroom.

Joe and Torie Dosch are putting up a new garage just north of their house.

Joe and Cheryl Linardon painted their house and have it for sale.

Mike and Connie Rudnick redid the outside of their house and added a garage. They finished the project about a year ago.

Pole barn on east side of Anamoose has been purchased by the city for storage.

Heath and Theresa Hoke have added a big deck to the south side of their house that wraps around the back. They also have a new raised garden.

The former Chris and Joan Tothe house 1 block east of the school has a new owner.

It was suggested that I take a picture of Ron and Pam Hoke as they have such a beautiful yard.

4 large pots and many hanging flower baskets were purchased by the Civic Club. The pot is in front of the 1909 bank that is being remodeled.


Woody and Kathy Selzler sold their storage units

Margaret Catlett and Lib Ardinger moved into the Angie and Emanuel Kesler house on Main St. They came from Maryland to Missouri to 17 years in Heimdalh, 6 months in Harvey and finally to Anamoose.

The Farmtastic Food Hub opened up this spring

If you know of other changes please send them (and pictures if possible) to me.  My email is aheer1953@gmail.com.  It is hard to continue this blog from Bismarck.  I would sure appreciate it if you would send me information for events .  Or better yet, take over this blog.










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Update on FARMtastic Heritage Food Hub

Mirek waiting on customers

I have been waiting for Julia Petrovic to send me some information on the FARMtastic Heritage Food Hub.  But she has been “very busy” since opening their new business on March 1st.  So I am going to take some excerpts from an article in the Bismarck Tribune by Jesa Holdman.

Borscht made from homegrown beets, local potato pierogies and pasta sauce made with heirloom tomatoes grace the lunch counter at FARMtastic Heritage Food Hub on Main Street in Anamoose.  

‘The food is just incredible because the ingredients are incredible’, said founder Mirek Petrovic.  

The food hub has been open for about a month, and Petrovic said it’s been well received, serving daily lunch specials and baked goods.

‘This is the first in North Dakota that I know of,’ Mindy Grant de Herrera, director of educational programs for statewide local  growers organization FARRMS, said of the food hub.  ‘ It will be interesting to see how it works out.’

A food hub is a center of production, distribution and marketing services where local food growers can pool resources to sell their products.  Grant de Herrera said food hubs have been popping up across the United States lately and play a large role in the local food movement.

‘I think it’s a fantastic resource,’ she said.

FARMtastic works with about seven area growers who sell through and to the food hub, Petrovic said.

In addition to processing packaging fresh produce for sale to grocery stores and other outlets, FARMtastic operates a cafe in Anamoose.  Petrovic said this has allowed the food hub to expand how much produce it can take from local growers, increasing buying power by about 40%.

What Petrovic and his wife don’t sell fresh, they can and use for cooking in their cafe and bakery, which is open noon to 6pm Monday through Friday and for special events on weekends.

The Petrovics are freezing berries and using them on items such as cheesecake.  They tap local milk producer, Bessie’s Best, for the dairy ingredients.

‘Now you have a local dessert,’ Petrovic said.  ‘There are a lot of things we can freeze or dehydrate.’

Petrovic said the idea arose from the wasted produce that accumulated in their own farming operation.  

Grant de Herrera said having that FARMtastic outlet is a good way to sustain local produce growers throughout winter months.  Local growers often start their seedlings in March, which leaves them bringing an income from June through October.  

Julia and Mirek are planning for a series of events 2 times a month  on Saturday and Sunday by appointment only.  They had a very successful Mother’s Day.

Daily menus are posted on Facebook.

Julia says they have been so busy they have hiring a dishwasher.  Their girls help out 2 times a week with baking.  I know that one of the girls loves to bake pies as she baked one for me in the past.





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Two New Families Welcomed to Anamoose Today, (12/17/17)

Mardelle Helm and new assistant, Barb Martin welcomed Clem & Laurel Schnase to Anamoose from Fargo.  They have sold their business there after 30 years to move here to help his Father, Jerry, farm.  They are enjoying the small town … Continue reading

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6th Annual AACF Cash Raffle Drawing

Twenty people were winners when the Anamoose Area Community Foundation gave out cash raffle prizes totaling $2500 on Sunday, December 3rd at the Anamoose Senior Sunday Brunch.

This has been the primary fund raiser for the AACF for 6 years.  Joe and Rose Weninger sold 240 of the 500 tickets sold this year.  Their grandson, Dillon Marquart, was the winner of the $550 ticket.  In 2012 David Gienger was the first winner of the $550.

Other winners were:

  • $250 Sheena Schnaeibel
  • $100 Dougs Auto Body
  • $50 Carol Danka
  • $150 Deb Hauser
  • $50 Rebecea Opp
  • $100 Roger Knamme
  • $100 Anthony Roma
  • $50 Keli Anderson
  • $100 Ryan Filler
  • $250 June Burgard
  • $50 Lillian Rost
  • $100 Marci Sommer
  • $50 Dennis Dockter
  • $50 Dougs Auto Body
  • $200 Amy Lesmeister
  • $50 Barb Hinricks
  • $150 Norlynn Olson
  • $50 Wendy Opp
  • $50 Rachel Spear

In the “Nearly end of Year Report” flyer mailed out to postal patrons the following statistics were listed:

  • Total assets (as of 12/31/16)- $203,880
  • Total gifts to AACF in 2017 (as of 10/31/17) -$3,435
  • Total grants given out since 2008- 39
  • Total dollars given out in grants since 2008-$50,553

Total grants awarded in 2017- Anamoose Housing Corporation-for Anamoose Housing Sidewalk Project-$2500, Anamoose Fire Department-for anew equipment truck purchase-$1500, Anamoose Park Board-for park benches-$1,200, Tri-County Senior Meals & Services-support for the senior nutrition program in Anamoose-$1500, Anamoose/Drake Summer Rec-for girls softball-$1,000.

Members of the AACF are:  Norma Martin, president; Shirley Nitz, secretary, treasurer; Joe Weninger, Vice President; Rose Weninger; Phyllis Peiler; Pat Sieg; Dick Hauser; Pam Hoke; and Julie Fahy.

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A Major Remodeling of An Old Historic Home

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East side of Hoke home   South deck being added What a change 4 years makes!  Two weeks ago Theresa Hoke invited Phyllis Peiler and me to see her completely remodeled home.  Mardi Helm and I had welcomed Theresa and … Continue reading

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On August 26th, Alyce Heer, long time resident and true ambassador for Anamoose was given a “Farewell Roast” by the residents and friends of Anamoose.  Alyce has moved to Bismarck to be closer to her children.  She will be dearly … Continue reading

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