Minot woman named Miss Norsk Hstfest
Abigail Naze of Minot has been chosen as the 2012 Miss Norsk Hstfest.
Naze, a junior at Minot State University studying music and of Norwegian heritage, has attended Hstfest for many years both as a participant and with her family. She is planning a semester abroad beginning in January at the University of Telemark in B, Norway, where she will undertake coursework in Scandinavian studies encompassing language, history and literature.
A cellist, Naze has been invited to perform with the Grenland Symphony in Skien, Norway, which is Minot's sister city. The duties of Miss Norsk Hstfest include participating in all major functions associated with the event as well as meeting and greeting visitors each day at the festival.
The 2012 Hstfest kicks off the evening of Sept. 25 with an opening night performance by comedian Jeff Foxworthy.
WSC to hold grand opening for new dormatory
Williston State College will hold a grand opening ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Thursday for the top floor of its new dorm, Frontier Hall.
The fourth floor conference/meeting room will be named The Ready Room and will commemorate Company E of the North Dakota National Guard, which is headquartered in Williston, according to a press release.
The ceremony will include the presenting of the colors by the Color Guard. National Guard Lt. Col (ret) Shirley J. Olgeirson will speak at the ceremony, as will college president Ray Nadolny and Terry Olson, executive director of the Williston State College Foundation. Light refreshments will be served.
The meeting room will be available for rent by businesses and other entities that hold conferences, classes and board meetings, as well as serving as a meeting room for the college.
Minot native Schatz donates to local church
World of Outlaws Sprint Car driver Donny Schatz, working with Feed The Children, will deliver a truckload of food and essentials to Community Action Partnership today at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
The distribution is in recognition of Schatz's top 10 finish in this year's Prelude to the Dream race that took place at Eldora Speedway. Schatz chose his hometown as the recipient of and essentials for 400 area children and families. This is one of 10 truckloads of food Feed the Children will send around the country on behalf of hte top 10 finishers in the Prelude to the Dream racing event.
To ensure the food will go to families in need, Community Action Partnership-Minot will be contacting families to receive the boxes. Each family will receive a 25-pound box of food and a 10-pound box of personal care items. The boxes are designed to help a family of four for up to one week.
According to a press release, one in six children living in Ward County is considered impoverished.