MHS repairs are approved

A hole in the floor of the girls locker room and other flooring issues at Mandan High School will be remediated this summer after the Mandan School Board approved funding for repairs.

On Tuesday, school board members agreed to sign a $45,000 contract with Capital City Construction that includes floor slab repairs and an $11,300 contract with Dirk Plumbing and Heating for plumbing and related fixes.

In November, the school closed the girls locker room after a piece of the shower floor caved in. The shower in the boys locker room was also shut down due to similar issues.

The board contracted with ICON Architectural Group to investigate the flooring issues. Architect Lee Pierce previously said the issues appear to be isolated to one area of the school.

Mandan student is grad speaker

A nursing student from Mandan will be the student speaker at Bismarck State College’s 79th commencement ceremony today, May 10.

Amanda Haman is among more than 950 students who have completed the coursework to earn degrees from BSC in fall 2018, spring 2019 or summer 2019 and are eligible to walk across the stage to receive their diplomas.

Vern Dosch, CEO and president of National Information Solutions Cooperative, will also speak at the 2 p.m. ceremony in the Bismarck Event Center. Dosch was also named the 2019 BSC Alumnus of the Year.

The ceremony will stream live at bismarckstate.edu/livestream and will be recorded to view at bismarckstate.edu/2019commencement after May 17

Berlanga among DSU nominees

Fernando Berlanga, a math and computer science major from Mandan, is among 20 students nominated for Dickinson State University’s 2019 Outstanding Graduate Award. The award is the highest honor bestowed on graduating seniors by DSU.

Pfaltzgraff in apprentice job

George Pfaltzgraff has been hired as an A&P maintenance technician apprentice, and will train at Bismarck Aero Center before transitioning to Mandan Aero Center.

He will receive on the job training that will go toward the required hours for receiving his FAA airframe and powerplant license.

Pfaltzgraff holds an FAA private pilot’s license and has experience programming, building and operating unmanned aerial vehicles.

Show benefits fire department

All Fired Up, a rock music fundraiser for the Mandan Fire Department, will be held May 18 at the Baymont Inn & Suites in Mandan.

3 Pill Morning and Throw the Fight, both from Minneapolis, will co-headline the show. The Family Fortune, from Bismarck, will kick the show off with an acoustic set.

The event starts at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $12 and all proceeds go toward a thermal imaging camera for the fire department. Tickets can be purchased at Nardello’s Pizza in Bismarck, Guitar Lot in Mandan or online through Eventbrite.

Kids given Easter goodies

When the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul gave food baskets to families at Easter, there was an added treat for the children.

Ninety-five baskets, assembled by Cindy Levi, a Discovery Toys team leader, were donated to children under age 13.

The kids’ baskets contained educational toys, books and games from Discovery Toys, candy donated by Dan’s Supermarket in Mandan and toothbrushes and toothpaste donated by Sid Schmidt of Prairie Rose Family Dentists in Mandan.

Lind earns music award

Each of the 15 judges at the State Class A Music Festival held at Valley City State University granted one Outstanding Performer award.

 Sophie Lind, Mandan, received one of the awards for her vocal solo.

Erfle places in state speech

The 67th annual state Class B Speech Tournament was held at April 27 Mandan High School. All participants qualified from one of 10 regional tournaments or at an invitational tournament held during the season.

Michaela Erfle, New Salem-Almont, placed fifth in the Extemporaneous Programmed Reading category.

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