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Memorial set for WWI inductee

A 100th anniversary memorial ceremony for Pvt. Everett Henry Gilbert, who died from complications of pneumonia in 1918 while in training on the University of North Dakota campus for action in World War I, is set at 10 a.m. today.

VFW Post 707 and American Legion Post 40 combined honor guard and the North Dakota National Guard Funeral Honors will provide full military honors graveside at Mandan Union Cemetery, Lot 80, Grave 6 in the northeast corner of the cemetery. 

Gilbert was born in Mandan on Feb. 2, 1897, and was inducted into the Army in Beach on Sept. 1, 1918. His occupation was a telegraph operator. Gilbert was a member of the UND Student Army Training Corps during the summer and fall of 1918.

The combined Army training units on the UND campus consisted of more than 500 men. From Oct. 14 to Nov. 4, 1918, 27 of those soldiers died of complications of pneumonia, a result of the 1918 flu pandemic, while in training for battle in the European theater of World War I. Gilbert died Oct. 21, 1918.

Lakoduk in job with NDAREC

Brian Lakoduk has joined the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives as a safety instructor.

Originally from Butte, Lakoduk is a graduate of Bismarck State College’s lineworker program. He has 24 years of experience in the industry.

Schafer gets LEC award

Tyler Schafer, president and general manager of Environmental Services LTD, Mandan, won the Lignite Energy Council's  2018 Contractor/Supplier Member of the Year Award.

He was nominated by employees at the Coyote Station in Beulah, who noted Schafer’s dedication to both the industry and his customers at the mines and plants.

IDs required on equipment

Hunters, trappers and anglers are reminded that an equipment registration number, or the individual’s name, address and telephone number, must be displayed on all equipment requiring identification.

Identification must be attached to cable devices that are set on private or public land, and on fish houses left unattended on the ice.

While on wildlife management areas, identification is required on items such as ground blinds, tree stands, cameras and traps.

Owners can generate an equipment registration number by visiting My Account at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, One registration number will be issued that can be used on all equipment that requires identification.

The equipment registration number does not expire.

Women sought for concert

Community women are invited to rehearse and sing with the River Rhapsody Sweet Adeline Chorus in its Christmas concert at 2 p.m. Dec. 2.

Rehearsals are 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Oct. 29 at Clear Channel Radio, 3500 E. Rosser Ave., Bismarck. For information, call 701-409-0059 or email

Breeders lead in registrations

Three local ranches are among the largest in registration of Angus beef cattle in North Dakota during fiscal year 2018, which ended Sept. 30.

Schaffs Angus Valley, St. Anthony, ranked as largest, according to Allen Moczygemba, American Angus Association chief executive officer.

Chad and Julie Ellingson, St. Anthony, ranked as third largest, and Diamond J Angus Ranch, Mandan, was fifth largest.

Breeders nationwide registered 327,067 head of Angus cattle in 2018.

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