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Morton seeks board members

The Morton County Commission is seeking applicants for appointment to the Morton County Planning & Zoning Board, which makes recommendations to the county commission about development and land uses in the county.

Meetings are usually held at 5:30 p.m. the last Thursday of every month at the county courthouse.

Any qualified elector of Morton County is eligible for appointment; complete an Auxiliary Board Application that can be found online at Applications are due by Jan. 23 to Dawn Rhone, Morton County Auditor, 210 Second Ave. N.W., Mandan, N.D. 58554.

Wanner selected for ag session

Tanasha Wanner, an agricultural educator at Mandan Middle School and Mandan High School, was among recipients of a 2018 Teachers Turn the Key professional development scholarship from the National Association of Agricultural Educators.

The scholarship brings together agricultural educators like Wanner with two to four years of experience for three days of professional development during the NAAE annual convention, held in San Antonio in 2018.

In Wanner’s Agriscience II class, students gain hands-on experience in veterinary and animal science and work with industry professionals outside class to gain career experience in the agricultural industry.

Ram Trucks sponsors the TTTK program as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

Hunter ed classes listed

People interested in taking a hunter education class this year are reminded to register early because most classes are held in the first few months of the calendar year.

A list of classes can be found on the education link at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, Classes are listed by city and also can be sorted by start date. Classes will be added throughout the year as they become finalized.

State law requires anyone born after Dec. 31, 1961, to pass a certified hunter education course to hunt in the state. Hunter education is mandatory for youth who are turning 12 years old. Children who turn 11 during the calendar year can take the class.

Game and Fish tracks bills

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will track hunting and fishing issues during the 2019 legislative session, posting proposed outdoors-related bills on its website,

A brief description of each bill will be included, along with the bill sponsor and hearing schedule. To view each bill in its entirety, click on the linked bill number.

Wanner makes dean's list

Brydon Wanner, Mandan, has been named to the dean's list at MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, Kan.

All students in traditional programs carrying 12 semester hours or more with a term grade-point average of 3.5 to 3.99 qualify for the dean's list.

Sacred Pipe receives grant

Sacred Pipe Resource Center has been awarded a $13,750 grant from the Native Americans in Philanthropy GenIndigenous Response Fund at The Minneapolis Foundation to support local Native youth community projects.

Cheryl Kary, the center's executive director, said in a statement that the money will be used in conjunction with a video produced under an earlier grant to inspire Bismarck-Mandan Native youth to plan and implement a local project regarding Native issues.


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