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Open house on powersports 

A powersports technology open house is being held today, March 8, at Open Road Honda, 4120 Memorial Highway, Mandan. Set for noon to 6 p.m., the event hosted by North Dakota State College of Science and Open Road Honda is open to anyone interested in learning more about a career in powersports technology.

Technicians from the dealership will give demonstrations and discuss their careers, and NDSCS representatives will be available with details on the college’s powersports technology program, including admission requirements and curriculum.

Egg-producing chickens OK'd

Backyard chickens capable of producing eggs will be allowed within Mandan city limits. In order to house the poultry, residents must obtain a $100 permit, which is revocable, good for one year and costs $50 to renew.

On Tuesday, the city commission approved the final reading of Ordinance 1306, which will allow up to four chickens per lot, with several restrictions to mitigate impacts to neighbors.

To combat noise, roosters are not allowed. Chickens, coops and runs are to be in the rear or side yard of residential properties, obscured from street view, with limits on coop height and placement.

“The covenants in any particular subdivision would trump the chicken ordinance,” said City Attorney Malcolm Brown.

Commissioner Amber Larson cast the lone dissenting vote.

Prairie West survey online

Mandan Parks and Recreation is seeking public input on Prairie West Golf Course.

An online survey, available until March 18, includes questions about course use, concessions, service and opportunities for improvements. The survey address is www.surveymonkey.com/r/9KL7HQW

Fish fries set at churches

The Knights of Columbus at Christ the King and Spirit of Life churches in Mandan are hosting Lenten fish fries on Fridays.

The meal includes deep-fried fish and shrimp, potatoes, bun, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese and dessert. Prices are $9 for adults, $4 for grades K-6 and a family maximum of $35.

The Christ the King schedule is 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 15 and 29 and April 12. Spirit of Life times are 5-7 p.m. today and March 22 and April 5.

Students achieve at Minot State

Morton County students were among nearly 450 named to the fall president’s list at Minot State University, more than 300 who achieved the vice president for academic affairs’ honor roll and 10 who earned a spot on the engagement honor roll.

Students who earned a term grade-point average of 3.8 or higher while enrolled for 12 or more credits during the semester were named to the president's list.

Those with a term grade-point average of 3.5-3.79 while enrolled for 12 or more credits were named to the VPAA list.

The engagement honor roll recognizes students who complete a minimum of 50 hours of engagement activities in a term. Among those students was Emily Schmidt, of Mandan.

The students on the president’s list included Savanna Hagerott, Wolf Howling, Morgan Kleinjan, SheMaine Oden, Markita Rohde, Sheena Russell, Joseph Schlinger, Emily Schmidt, Vernelle Spencer and April Stern, all of Mandan.

Among those named to the VPAA honor roll were Dustin Fischer, Heather Lauinger and Renae Zachmeier, all of Mandan, and Sierra Plesuk, New Salem.

Morton students on honor lists

The University of North Dakota has released its dean’s list and president’s honor roll for the fall semester.

Dean's list students are ranked in the top 15 percent of their college. They must have completed at least 12 semester hours at the close of the semester, eight of which must be for traditional letter grades.

Undergraduate students qualify for the president's honor roll by having a cumulative UND grade-point average of 3.80 or higher. The student must also have a minimum of 24 semester hours at UND and have completed a minimum of 12 hours at the close of the semester, eight of which must be for traditional letter grades.

Morton County students on the dean’s list are Matthew Bakken, Jacob Castillo, Kelsi Hatzenbuhler, Kailey Jerome, Landon Kleingartner, Ethan Leingang, Amber Parker, Luke Peterson, Nicholas Porsborg, Elizabeth Preszler, Justin Schafer, Savana Schauer, James Schmidt and Bostin Svihovec, all of Mandan; and Trevor Goetzfridt, New Salem.

Mandan students Matthew Bakken, Kelsi Hatzenbuhler, Kailey Jerome, Landon Kleingartner, Ethan Leingang, Riley McLean, Luke Peterson, Justin Schafer, Shae Skager and  Bostin Svihovec are on the president’s honor roll.

VCSU releases honor rolls

Valley City State University has released its president’s honor roll and dean’s honor roll for the fall semester.

The president’s honor roll recognizes students who completed 12 semester hours or more of classes for which grade points are earned with a 4.0 grade-point average.

Morton County students on the list include Nicole Geltel, Alexa Spotts and Marcus Wagner, all of Mandan; and Kelsie Schaff, St. Anthony.

The dean’s honor roll recognizes students who completed 12 semester hours or more of classes for which grade points were earned with a GPA of at least 3.50. Students on that list include Olivia Borchers, Sarah Horner, Laura Lacher, Rydel Samuelson and Camren Steckler, all of Mandan.

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