The Bismarck Tribune from Bismarck, North Dakota on February 23, 1997 · 39
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The Bismarck Tribune from Bismarck, North Dakota · 39

Bismarck, North Dakota
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Sorcay, February 23. 1997 The Bismarck Tribune Page3 WEDDINGS ENGAGEMENTS ABOUT TOWN HOMETOWN ? a - ' i . - -. ' ' ' f ' A v . I J t, -, , ...' Diane and David Donnell Riskedshl-Donnell Diane Riskedahl and David Donnell were married Dec. 31 in Tucson, Ariz., with the Rev. Beverly Lanzetta officiating. Parents of the couple are Burt R. and Margo Riskedahl, Bismarck, and Sid and Wendy Donnell, Pla-cerville, Calif. Attending the bride was Alicia Alpensels, Boulder, Colo. Attending the bridegroom was Mark Riskedahl, Minneapolis. The bride is a graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., and the University of Colorado, Boulder. The bridegroom is a graduate of the University of California, Chico. The couple lives in Tucson and both are attending graduate school at the University of Arizona. :h a Cheryl and Justin Pleinis SmfSh-PIeinis Cheryl Smith and Justin Pleinis were married Jan. 4 in Stanton with the Rev. Scott Langager officiating. Parents of the couple are Don and Dianne Smith, Stanton, and Marvin and Janets Pleinis, McLaughlin, S.D. Attending the bride were Joy Andrick, Costa Mesa, Calif., Nicole Folk, Jamestown, Dawn Pleinis and Jody Smith, both of Bismarck, and Cindy Pleinis, Glasgow, Mont. Flower girl was Alexis Schiermeis-ter, Bismarck. Attending the bride was his brother, Brian Pleinis, Fort Stewart, Ga., along with Mark Frey, Peoria, 111., Wade Sandland, Water-town, S.D., Richard Smith, Stanton, and Jeff Smith, Bismarck. Ring-bearer was Logan Page, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The bride is a graduate of Northern State University. The bridegroom, a graduate of University of North Dakota, is employed with the U.S. Air Force, San Antonio, Texas. . The couple lives in Universal City, Texas. Lesli and Tra vis Johnsen Coils-Johnson Lesli Colis and Travis Johnsen were married Dec. 31 at Cathedral of the Holy Spirit with the Rev. Thomas Kramer officiating. Parents of the couple are Vicki Colis and Roger and Dorothy Johnsen, all of Bismarck. Attending the bride were Paula Brosseau, Bismarck, Charissa Swenson and Colleen Larson, both of Minneapolis, Tammy Velarde, Blythe, Calif., Tanya Johnsen, Dillon, Colo., and Kristen Morris, Seattle. Flower girls were Celeste-Nicole Velarde, Blythe, and Taylor Shea Wolfe, Boston. Attending the bridegroom were Todd Johnsen and Shane Colis, both of Bismarck, Hans Kaldahl, Ames, Iowa, Jeff Hilzendegar, Laredo, Texas, Todd Riecke, Utica, Mich., and Scott Larson, Minneapolis. The bride is attending University of Mary and is employed at the State Capitol. The bridegroom, a graduate of U-Mary, is employed with A.G. Edwards, Bismarck. The couple lives in Bismarck. C v" h - J ? t i y I 'A i M -Kim I - Matt Senechal, Lori Horak Horak-Senechal Jim and Deb Bach, Bismarck, and Joe Horak, LaJunta, Colo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lori Horak, to Matt Senechal, son of Myron and Cheryl Senechal, Bismarck. Horak, a graduate of Bismarck High School, is employed with Royal Fork, Bismarck. Senechal, a graduate of Bismarck State College, is employed with Wilson's Auto Detailing, Bismarck. The wedding will be April 19 at St. Anne's Church. V f , .'..r ' ' ' ; ! I Inr i Hi run mmmnmiiM ...i.i.i.h I. - -f Denise Thompson, John Kaelberer Thompson-KaeSberer Paul and Patricia Thompson, Beach, announce the engagement of their daughter, Denise Annette Thompson, to John Bryan Kaelberer, son of Henry and Carol Kaelberer, New Salem. Thompson, a graduate of University of Mary and University of Wisconsin, is employed with Medcenter One. Kaelberer owns Cellular Etc., Bismarck. The wedding will be April 12 at Century Baptist Church. Tera Fink, Jason Fetch Fink-Fetch Tera Fink and Jason Fetch announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Sherry Fink and Mike Fink, both of Bismarck, and David and Joyce Fetch, Mandan. Fink, a graduate of Bismarck High School, attended Hamline University and North Dakota State University, and is employed with AAA Auto Club, Newport Beach, Calif. Fetch, a graduate of Mandan High School, attended North Dakota State College of Science-Wah-peton and NDSU, and is employed with Alliance International, Tustin, Calif. The wedding will be Aug. 19 in Las Vegas with a reception to be held in Mandan in April 1998. : r 1 1 - ' 'v1 - U-Mary announces Jazz Festival participant awards The University of Mary has ' named individual and ensemble winners who performed at its annual Jazz Festival held Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 on campus. The 24th annual festival brought in 53 band and chorus groups, which included more than 1,100 of the area's top student musicians. Of the groups that performed the following were recognized for their outstanding performances: Outstanding big band trophies: Acadia Junior High (Winnipeg, Manitoba), Vincent Massey Junior Jazz (Brandon, Manitoba), Aberdeen (S.D.) Central High School, St. Mary's Central High School (Bismarck), Mandan High School Jazz No. 1, Silver Heights v 1 L. m ' , n ' - ' V" " - 3' Andrea Rich, Richard Ackerman RSch-Ackerman The Rev. and Mrs. Ron Rich, Bismarck, announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Elizabeth, to the Rev. Richard R. Acker-man, Bismarck. Rich, a graduate of Bismarck High School, is employed with the Rainbow Shop. Ackerman is the associate pastor with Riverwood Baptist Church, Bismarck. The wedding will be May 31 at Riverwood Baptist Church. Trent Groetken, Nicole Van Thournout Van Thoumout-Groetken Chuck and Kathy Van Thournout, Hartwick, Iowa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole, to Trent Groetken, son of Alan and Sondra Groetken, Le Mars, Iowa. Van Thournout, a graduate of Drake University College of Pharmacy, Des Moines, Iowa, is a registered pharmacist with Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines. Groetken, a graduate of Drake University with a degree in political science, is attending Drake University Law School. The wedding will be at 2 p.m. July 17 at Grace United Methodist Church. -Six' A ' v. - J L N Leigh Bjore, Candis Papke Papke-Bjore Rose Papke, Wahpeton, and Warren Papke, Bismarck, announce the engagement of their daughter, Candis Papke, to Leigh Bjore, son of Esther and Lester Krause, Wahpeton, and the late Orton Bjore. Papke attended Bismarck State College and is employed with The Mutual Group, Fargo. Bjore attended North Dakota State University and is employed with Kuehn, Prewitt and Rufer Co., Fargo. The wedding will be April 25 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo. Collegiate No. 1 (Winnipeg) and Bismarck High School. Outstanding vocal group trophies: St. Mary's Central High School, John Taylor Collegiate (Winnipeg) and Bismarck High School. Outstanding Instrumental Performer: Guitarist Rory Hoffman of Lemmon High School. International Music Camp Vocal Scholarship: Nick Schneider of St. Mary's Central High School. Best Reed Performer: alto saxophonist James Prindiville of St. Mary's Central High School. Best Brass Player: Ed Hamkens, Mandan High School Jazz No. 1. V Tana Toepke, Corey Meier Toepke-Meler Gene and Diane Toepke, New Salem, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tana Toepke, to Corey Meier, son of Harlan and Kath-ryn Meier, Miller, S.D. Toepke, a graduate of University of North Dakota, is a broadcast media buyer with Best Buy at corporate headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minn. Meier, a graduate of South Dakota University, is a process control engineer with Novaspect, Eden Prairie. The wedding will be June 7 at Peace Church, New Salem. Jk - - t . ti"-- Jill New, Shannon Aune New-Aune Samuel and Susan New, Windsor, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Marie, to Shannon Jerome, son of Jerome and Diane Aune, Zap. New is a graduate of Deep Creek High School. Aune, a graduate of Beulah High School, is serving with the U.S. Navy, stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, Newport News, Va. The wedding will be June 7 in Windsor. BIRTHDAY Miller marks 80th birthday Gabe Miller will be honored at an 80th birthday party from 1 to 4 p.m. CT March 1 at Ascension Church community hall, 1920 S. Third St., Bismarck. No gifts, please. BSC students win 20 awards at state agriculture convention Bismarck State College agriculture students came home with more than 20 awards from the N.D. Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization convention held recently in Minot. Jeremy Wald of Maddock won first place in the impromptu public speaking contest with his speech titled "Environmental Issues-Water Quality." The following students won awards in the employment interview contest: Erik Erickson, Ha-zelton, first in Division A, livestock; Stacey Kohler, Max, first in Division A, dairy; and Jeremy Wald, Maddock, first in Division A, crops. Kooker chosen as noted student Angle Kooker has been named this year's distinguished student from Medina-Cleveland High School. Each year a junior from each North Dakota high school is named as their school's distinguished student, based on contributions to the school in interscholastic activities, community contributions and overall attitude, Kooker is the daughter of Dave and Alice Kooker of Medina. She plays on the girls' basketball team, is a statistician for boys' basketball, competes on the cross country team and girls' track team. She Transportation honors employees These employees of the North Dakota of were honored with the following awards: Roy SeibeL Bismarck section supervisor, was named employee of the year for the Bismarck district. Al Bismarck section supervisor, was named safety employee of the year for the Bismarck district. Frances Rittenbach, transportation V officer I, was named employee of the year for the central Seibel Rittenbach Schumacher office. Kiwanis Club distributes honors The Bismarck Kiwanis Club held its annual Valentine's luncheon and awards ceremony Feb. 11 at the Municipal Country Club, Bismarck. Legion of Honor awards for members were presented to Elmer Bjorkland, 50 years; Pete Welk, 35 years; Gene Weeks, 25 years; and Rodger Wetzel, 25 years. Perfect attendance awards went to Jack Vantine, Roland Gorder, Virgil Carmichael, Darrell McQuay, Bill Wade, Al Jaeger, Jay Buringrud, Bill Willis, Ed Zuern, Ron Gladen, Doug Walters, Bill Lind, Jon Leet, Mary Agnes Jenkins and Duane Holly. Appreciation Awards were presented to Dana Dodd and Steve Wangler, Bids for Kids co-chairpersons; Duane Holly, gumball machines; Herb Wilson, iodine deficiency disorder campaign; Ron Gladen, club bulletin editor: Bill Willis, club secretary; and Jim Fors, club treasurer. Entertainment was provided by the Hughes Junior High girls' jazz choir. Special guests were spouses of Kiwanis members and spouses of deceased past Six freshmen qualified for nationals in the career planning program: Craig Kleven, Maddock, beef, and division plaque winner in animal production; James Leno, Tuttle, ag education, and division plaque winner in ag technology; Neil Pavlicek, Dickinson, cereal crop, and division plaque winner in crop production; Josh Olin, Bismarck, ag equipment, and division plaque winner in ag equipment; Tim Hammel, Dunn Center, animal production, and division plaque winner in animal production; and Stacey Kohler, Max, animal production. Six sophomores qualified for nationals in the career progress pro REPORT CARD participates in band and class plays and is an active member of FFA, an officer and participant on judging teams. She took part in the Hugh O'Brian Leadership Conference last year as a sophomore. She maintains a grade-point average higher than 3.0. Brandon Schlecht, son of Marlowe and Tammy Schlecht of Medina, was the runner-up. Deisz named a merit finalist Rob Deisz, a senior at St. Mary's Central High School, Bismarck, has been named a National Merit Scholarship finalist. Deisz, son of Mike and Angie Deisz, is one of 14,-000 1997 high school graduate fi I I III I' presidents. Joa Leet. Kiwanis president,- was master of ceremonies and Doaaa Brswi chaired the event Domestic violence program starts The Lutheran Social Services Domestic Violence Treatment Program is underway. The group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. each Wednesday at a cost of $25 per session, with a minimum of 24 sessions. For information about the program, call Lutheran Social Services at 223-1510. Stark resident in chiropractics Tim Stark, a 1995 graduate of Northwestern Chiropractic College, and son of Warren and Barbara Stark of Bismarck, is the school's new resident in sports chiropractic and rehabilitation, the first residency of its kind in the United States, according to Northwestern. Stark will act as an adviser to Northwestern's Student American Chiropractic Association Sports Council, of which he was president from 1994-95. Stark also represented Northwestern at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta at the Atlanta Sports Chiropractic Clinic near Olympic village. Bard elected to El Zagal post Dean Bard of Bismarck was elected to the office of oriental guide at the El Zagal annual meeting Jan. 11. Solheim named counselor of year Joan Senzek Solheim, a child-development specialist from Dickinson, was awarded the North Dakota Mental Health Counselor of the Year plaque by her colleagues at the North Dakota Counseling Association meeting in Bismarck. Senzek Solheim Solheim has taught at North Dakota State University, directed the North Dakota Child Abuse Program, worked at the C. Henry Kemp National Center for Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, and has conducted training and treatment in outpatient and inpatient settings. She presently does play therapy, Employee Assistance Program referrals and custody studies for Westwind Consulting Center of Dickinson. gram: Corwin Kohler, Max, animal production; Casey Maher, Morris-town, S.D., animal production; Erik Erickson, Hazelton, ag technology; Jeremy Wald, Maddock, ag technology; Arianna Oswald, Bismarck, horticulture and natural resources; and Paul Glessing, Mandan, crop production. In the livestock specialist award program, Erik Erickson, Hazelton, won first place in the beef category- Sam May, assistant professor of agribusiness, accompanied 16 students to the contest. Winners will compete March 5-8 at the national convention in Columbus, Ohio. nalists named , from across the United v States. The National t Merit Schol-1 I arship Cor- poration will mail Merit s Scholarship i offers to win- ners in April and May. De-Deisz isz also will be presented with a Certificate of Merit at the St. Mary's Central High School Awards Day ceremony this spring. Merit Scholarships are underwritten by 600 independent sponsor organizations and institutions. r ZJ

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