Road Scholars named
More than 100 transportation workers from across North Dakota were recently recognized as "Road Scholars" in a program designed to increase their knowledge of subjects and topics essential to local road maintenance and management.
Participants increase their knowledge and awareness of how and why the road system must be properly managed.
Level I Road Scholars complete at least five basic courses for 30 hours of training. Level II Road Scholars complete at least 60 additional hours of training in basic and elective courses. Topics are diverse and include erosion and sediment control, winter road maintenance, asphalt pavement repair and motor grader operator training.
Level II Road Scholars include Christopher Beggs, NDDOT; Mike Buresh, Dunn County; Scott Duerre, Mountrail County; Joe Lawson, NDDOT; Loren Lee, NDDOT; Jeff MacLean, city of Dickinson; Del Olson, Dunn County; Brett Pappa, Mountrail County; Eldon Rohde, Dunn County; and Don Schwartzenberger, Dunn County.
Level I Road Scholars include Jeff Baranko, Billings County; Kasey Malkowski, Billings County; Andrew McLeash, Billings County; Shane Biggs, Bowman County; Glen Mikkelsen, Bowman County; Andy Nesper, city of Beulah; Mark Berg, city of Bismarck; Brian Hall, city of Dickinson; Ramon Jimenez, city of Dickinson; Jeff MacLean, city of Dickinson; Scott Bunker, Divide County; Mike Buresh, Dunn County; Jeff Karey, Dunn County; Del Oson, Dunn County; Albert Pachl, Dunn County; Eldon Rohde, Dunn County; Don Schwartzenberger, Dunn County; Terry Dillon, Grant County; Kevin Miller, Hettinger County; Andrew Krebs, KLJ Engineering; Timothy Kelly, KLJ Engineering; Andy Kunz, Morton County; Allen Schantz, Morton County; Chad Schneider, Morton County; Greg Wanner, Morton County; Julian Degenstein, Mountrail County; Scott Duerre, Mountrail County; Brett Feiring, Mountrail Counmty; Jana Hennessy, Mountrail County; Francisco Martin, Mountrail County; Brett Pappa, Mountrail County; Martin Avelino, NDDOT; Kathy Beach, NDDOT; Christopher Beggs, NDDOT; Korey Boe, NDDOT; Rory Freer, NDDOT; Gary Heisler, NDDOT; Randy Kirkevold, NDDOT; Joe Lawson, NDDOT; Loren Lee, NDDOT; Kenneth Linster, NDDOT; Andrew Nefstead, NDDOT; Brian Engel, Sheridan County; Bobby Martin, Sheridan County; Steve Snider, Sioux County; Kyle Frank, Slope County; Randy Dillinger, Stark County; Myron Schank, Stark County; Reed Oien, Steele County; Robin Harrington, Stutsman County; Leroy Siebert, Stutsman County; Jerry Hammer, Ward County; Brent Keller, Wells County; and Shawn Macotte, Wells County.
The Minot Symphony Orchestra announced Erik Anderson, Minot, as the winner of the first Young Composers Competition with his original composition, "Prologue." Anderson’s work will be featured at the March 10 Minot Symphony Orchestra concert in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall at Minot State University.
The competition was open to aspiring composers age 30 and under who were living or pursuing music studies in North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota or Wyoming.