Did You Know?

I was going through some 1998 editions of the Adams County Record and came across what I thought was interesting. Here are a few:
– Dr. Joseph M. Mattson of Hettinger, ND has been named a Diplomat of the American Board of family practice. Dr. Mattson has been serving patients of the West River Region for over 29 years.
– Tom and Ginger Arndorfer celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Jan. 17. 1998 with a social and dance at the Hettinger Eagles.
– Hettinger grapplers finished in 2nd place in their own dual tournament with 329 team points. Bowman was the winner in the 12 team tourney with 339 points. Luke McDonald, Mike Honeyman , Jeff Boynton, Blaine Pagel and Lance Papka all went undefeated.
– Jamie Rosencrans, senior, Hettinger High School, has been selected as the schools choice to enter the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Program and Scholarship contest.
– Cathy Russell will open Cathy’s Videos on Feb. 9 in the former Poswilko building located next to Hanson’s Chiropractic.
– For the sixth time the Scranton Miners were the winners of the 11th annual Scranton Booster Club “B” tournament.
– The Hettinger High School Drama Dept. headed by Bonnie Smith was nominated for a trip to Scotland in August 1999.
– Behind the 17 points from Reed Ruggles the Scranton Miners downed the Hettinger Black Devils 81-60 on Feb. 6. Jon Bjerklie led the Black Devils with 14.
– The Lady Devils volleyball team finished third in the District with a 19-11 record and Sonya Erickson and Chentel Christman were name to the All-District team.
– The Black Devils wrestling team finished 2nd in Region 4 tournament behind Beulah. Qualifying for state were Danny Henderson, Luke McDonald, Blaine Pagel, Josh Sherer, Mike Honeyman, George Nash, Jeff Boynton and Lance Papka.
– The wrestling team went on to finish seventh in the state with Blaine Pagel placing the highest at second place.
– Jeff Rotering formed his own computer sales and services business called AKOTA Computer Sales.
– Larry Jackson was named as the new manager of Reeder’s Farmers Union Oil Co.
– Ceil Anne Clement of Hettinger was a winner in the District Toastmasters Contest held in Bismarck on March 28.
– The State Industrial Commission approved the request of $200,000 in revenue bonds for the Hettinger golf course.
– Pam Weaver of West River Insurance Agency in Hettinger has been named a recipient of the coveted “Agent Achievement Award” for 1997.
– LeAnn’s Massage Therapy held an Open House on May 28-29.
– Hettinger High School graduated 45 seniors on May 24.
– A new school record was set by Jenna Gunther in the javelin with a toss of 112’3” in the Region VIII Track Meet.
– Casey Dickmann of Newburgh, Indiana, caught his first Northern Pike ever in Mirror Lake on June 4. It was 29.5” long and weighed about 10 lbs. He is the son of Donna Richmond, physical therapist at Hillcrest Care Center.
– Reeder celebrated its 90th birthday June 26-28.
– The Hettinger-Lemmon-Reeder Bears baseball team won the Darel Leetun Legion Baseball tournament, June 12-14. They defeated Lead-Deadwood, a team out of Rapid City and LaMoure in the championship game.
– Betty Sanger was recognized during the July 4th celebration for her hard work, dedication and spirit of volunteerism.
– After winning the Southwest Region D tourney the Hettinger Legion baseball team advanced to the State tournament where they finished in second place. Hettinger was coached by Mark Huisman.
– The 1998 UeckerYards women’s softball team finished sixth in the McQuade’s Largest Softball Tournament held in Bismarck.
– The 1998 homecoming queen was Lindsey Killough the king was Cory Kaufman.
– Dr. Laura Walker is the newest addition to West River Health Services.
– Michael Morey was named North Dakota’s outstanding Music Educator.
– Dani Kvanvig was named Athlete of the Week for scoring 17 points against Beach. She hit five of six treys.
– The Lady Devils basketball team ended their season with a 13-12 record after losing their first game in the Regional tournament to South Heart.
– Hettinger High School’s One-Act Play was awarded the State Class B championship.
– The Bowman Co. Pioneer was advertising for a sports writer to earn $$$$.
– Sonya Erickson was named to the 1998 All Badlands Conference basketball team.
– The Scranton Miners defended their title at the 47th annual Holiday tournament at Hettinger. They defeated the Hettinger Black Devils 49-33 behind Jeran Honeyman’s 21 points. Brian Parker led the Black Devils with 15 points and nine rebounds.
– The Adams Co. Record staff at years end were Zeta Drolc, Sarah Ruggles, Carole Rosencrans, Kristi Anderson, Ginger Dangerud and Joey Hedstrom.

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