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I was going through some 1997 editions of the Adams County Record and came across what I thought was interesting.

I was going through some 1997 editions of the Adams County Record and came across what I thought was interesting.  Here are a few:

-The first baby born in 1997 at West River Regional Medical Center was a girl, Shantel, to the parents of Alan and Sharon Herner of Mott.

-ND experienced one of its worst blizzards in January.  Daytime temperatures dropped to 25 below zero and chill factor dipping to 60-70 below.

-Matt Nudell won the annual geography bee held at the Hettinger High School.

-Ginger Arndorfer was promoted to general manager of the KNDC radio station.

-Roxanne Johnson started a new business in Hettinger called Glassworks.

-The Hometown Café has been open for business just a couple of years, but it is the place to go in Scranton.  The citizens of Scranton formed Scranton Community Café, Inc. and established the café in October 1994.

-The Cozy Diner closed after 13 years in business.

-Hettinger cheerleaders Becky Falk, Amy Marek, Lindsey Killough, Elizabeth Long and Jamee Miller were winners of the 1997 State Wrestling Tournament Spirit Award.

-Kayle Dangerud was named co-ND Mr. Wrestler along with along with Hillboro’s Bryan Meuller.  Kayle was the 1997 state champ at 152 and finished the year 43-0.

-The Hettinger Black Devils wrestling team finished 5th at the 1997 state tourney.

-The Big A Auto Parts held their grand opening March 17-18 in Scranton.  Kim Hodell is the manager.

-Lonnie Stippich has been appointed Shrine Hospital Representative for Hettinger.

-Jim Ecker, one of Hettinger’s early and most respected businessman died March 8.

-Nineteen year old Jeff Hallen opened a new business, Jeff’s Full Service, in Hettinger.

-Flooding affected approximately 50 homes in Mott.

-The sports complex in Hettinger consisting of a football field, track and softball fields was officially named the Erling Dahl Sports Complex in honor of former Superintendant Erling Dahl.

-In honor of the Adams County Record’s 90th birthday they were offering a 3-month trial subscription for $10.00.

-Rollerblading on main street sidewalks seemed to be a problem.  Fines could be levied if rollerbladers don’t get out of the way of vehicles.

-The ND Farm Service Agency indicated that ND farmers and ranchers lost a total of 123,000 cattle from all winter and spring storms.

-Uecker Yards women’s softball team won the Jun 1, 1997 Dickinson Parks and Rec E-F softball tournament.

-Twenty-Five year old Nolan Dix, a native of Starkweather, ND, has taken over the sports casting position at KNDC.  The position was previously held by Todd Shirek.

-The Hettinger Babe Ruth baseball team defeated Scranton 14-1 to win the District 15 championship and finish with a 17-0 record.

-Gary and Rita Cornella plan to renovate the former Shelley’s New & Used building and open up a pizza and ice cream parlor sometime in May of 1998.

-Kari Butterfield of Hettinger was named to the Homecoming Royalty Court at the University of Mary in Bismarck.

-RZ Motors offered a winterized check along with an oil change for $19.95.

-CC Flooring opened a new business in the former Jerry’s Furniture building on October 9 with Chad Chadwick as owner.

-The Black Devils football team downed Bowman 27-12 to maintain “The Bone” and also secure a playoff position.

-Stanley defeated the Black Devils in the first round of the State Class A football playoffs by a score of 47-14.

-The Lady Devils had their basketball season ended with a 56-31 District tourney loss to Richardton-Taylor and finished with a 10-13 record.

-On November 1, over 300 people attended the grand opening of Shop Le’ Warehouse, a unique boutique and warehouse owned and operated by Linda Rosenow of Hettinger.

– Adams County Record publisher Tony Bender announced his resignation effected December 31.  He is exploring other offers.

-Hettinger Black Devils wrestling team took 1st place in the 26th Bowman Rotary 10 team tourney.  Taking 1st place for the Black Devils were Luke McDonald at 112 and Jeff Boynton t 135.

-Scranton won its 2nd Hettinger Holiday Classic tournament in a row and 4th overall.  They defeated Hettinger 77-51.  Dustin Honeyman led Scranton with 20 points while Josh Smith had 12 for Hettinger.