by Shelly Preszler Exhaustion. There’s really no other way to describe it. It had been the busiest May our family had ever experienced. We had everything from a college graduation, prom, confirmation, and a birthday party, and that was only one weekend alone.
Bismarck-Mandan Newcomers Club
by Irene Hoff Try something fun, try something new, the Newcomers Club may be for you! The members of the Bismarck-Mandan Newcomers Club extend their greetings and hope we have an opportunity to meet you personally at our monthly meetings. The clubs’ goal is to nurture fellowship and friendship, and […]
Mark Schultz Concert Benefits Welcome House
Contemporary Christian artist Mark Schultz is taking a detour during his ‘Letters From War’ tour to help out a local non-profit. Welcome House, a local homeless shelter, will receive all proceeds from the concert at the Belle Mehus, October 28th.
She's Got It
by Lynn Boehm The ‘it’ factor. Movie stars have it, rock and roll musicians have it, charismatic politicians even have it. What is ‘it’, you ask? It’s something that sets an individual apart from the rest, something intangible that makes them very special. As you continue to read on, you’ll […]
Hollis Mackintosh…Passion for the Arts
Hollis Mackintosh was almost two years old, she discovered her passion. “The story is that I wouldn’t go to sleep at night. My mother took me to a ‘Mommy and Me’ dance class when I was 18 months old in an effort to find a creative way to wear me […]
Staying Mentally Fit During the Flood Fight
Dealing with the stress of natural disaster By Kylie Blanchard An immense number of sandbags were filled and hauled, hundreds of houses were cleared of precious belongings, and miles of protective structures were built through an enormous community effort in preparation for the Missouri River’s unprecedented flooding.
by Pam Vukelic When I’m writing this, it is the middle of June. Fourteen million sandbags have been prepared and placed in and around Bismarck and Mandan. The release of water from the dam has just reached 150 cfs, and for many, the waiting begins. It is an uncertain time, […]
A Few Minutes with Amy Grant
Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith bring their ‘2 Friends Tour’ to the Bismarck Civic Center Wednesday, October 5th. The pair have toured together many times over the years, beginning in 1982 when Smith was Grant’s keyboard player. IW: What is it like touring with Michael W. Smith again? AG: […]
Betty Mills Inspires Me
by Amanda Mack People who live extraordinary lives often elicit strong responses from those around them. Betty Mills is no exception and she has been called a lot of things in her eighty-plus years of life. For example, Pollyanna, daddy’s girl and Saint Betty – short for Saint Betty of […]
Mother Lode: A Daughter's Inspiration
By Rhonda Gowen I wasn’t going to write about my mother. Nope. That would be too cliché. Perhaps I’d tell of my older mentor and fellow music teacher Nina, or my generous and entrepreneurial siblings, my perfectionist husband, or perhaps the eighty-year-old, redheaded bailiff I saw while on jury duty. […]