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Sen. Hoeven Honors
Douglas Beck
at Military Honors
Presentation Ceremony

On Monday, April 6, Senator John Hoeven honored the service of four North Dakota veterans at a military medal presentation ceremony in Minot.

Hoeven’s office worked to secure the medals earned by World War II veteran John Rodman, Korean War veteran Douglas Beck, World War II veteran Arthur Heisler and World War II veteran Trygve Knutson.

“The veterans we are honoring are part of our state’s proud history of military service,” said Hoeven. “These men left their homes and families to defend our nation during times of war. We can never repay them and their families for their service, but I hope these medals serve as a reminder of the nation’s deep respect and sincere gratitude for their selfless service.”
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Open house scheduled at Meadowlark Manor Townhome in Mohall on Saturday, April 25th
The Meadowlark Manor Townhomes in northwest Mohall will be the site of an Open House on Saturday, April 25th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Mohall Housing Authority is sponsoring the event as a means of providing potential future tenants with an opportunity to view Unit 507 of the Townhome while it is vacant. The Meadowlark, which was built in 2008, is a four-unit Townhome complex that is located at the corner of First Avenue and Fifth Street NW in Mohall.

Representatives of the Housing Authority will be on hand to answer any questions that the public may have concerning the rental units. The apartments all have their own separate entrances. These are two-bedroom townhomes with two bathrooms, and they are handicapped compatible—everything is on one level. All apartment units have the same floor plan. All units have a patio in the spacious back yard and an attached single-car garage.
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Opdahl Grocery, Kjelshus Take Top Prize in Chili Cook-off
By Ginny Heth
There was a ‘hot time in the old town’ on Saturday as Westhope Community Club hosted the First Annual Chili Cook-off!
May 10th was chosen as Community Day for Westhope with city-wide rummage sales happening throughout the day as well as the annual Presbyterian Women’s fund raiser serving sloppy joes, pie and coffee. They also had basket- and purse-mania, a silent auction type activity that is fun for all. Included this year in the day’s activities was the Trini Tree Frogs Youth Group detailing the insides of cars. They had a great turn-out for their fund raiser, even having to turn away a couple of cars that arrived after their time was up. Maybe they will have to plan another day of car cleaning since people were so happy to have someone to take on that task for them!
Meanwhile, all around town people’s homes were beginning to smell a lot like a Mexican restaurant as pots of chili were started in anticipation for the Chili Cook-off. Around 3:00 p.m., the Gateway Community Room began buzzing with activity as the ten contestants brought their chili in for tasting......some contestants even brought their own Mexican ambience including table cloths, decorations (even some hung on the wall!) and music!!
Ten entirely different pots of chili were there for the tasting when it began at 4:30 p.m. coming from Westhope Farmers Union (Kevin Schroeder, cook); Westhope Fire Department (Ryan Ellsworth, cook); Double EE Service (Ben Cartwright, cook); John Gruenberg, M&D Pizza (Heather Lee, cook); Presbyterian Children (Lola & Randy Kimpland); Rachel Gruenberg; Kim & Lance Kjelshus; Opdahl’s Grocery (Barb Opdahl, cook); and Westhope Ambulance (UB & Sylvia Schlieper, cooks). There were white chilis, red chilis, and no bean chilis. Some were quite spicy and some were just flavorful, with out the bite! Many contestants included ‘add-ins’ such as sour cream, onions, chips, crackers and cheese to make their offering more enticing. Community Club provided corn bread to make sure everyone had a way to ‘cut the heat’ between bowls of chili, coffee & water with the water being the most popular thing!
In all, nearly 100 people voted and there was a tie for first place! Opdahl’s Grocery and Kim & Lance Kjelshus are the proud winners, sharing a traveling trophy for the year and prize money. Coming in a close third (only one vote separated the three chilis!) was Westhope Ambulance with UB’s Road Kill Chili, who took home a small cash prize as well.
Plans are already in the works for the 2nd Annual Westhope Community Day Chili Cook-off, so get those recipes tweeked, plan on a few decorations for your table (Opdahl’s & the Kjelshus’ both had very nicely decorated tables -- whether that had anything to do with the winning or not.....) and take a chance at bragging rights for next year!!


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