Killdeer wins 5th-6th tourney title

The fifth and sixth graders from Kildeer kept the title of the 33rd annual Elementary Basketball Tournament in in town for the second straight year by holding off Heart River by a 27-24 margin Saturday   (For more coverage, see…
Gun scare locks Killdeer campus down

Staff Report On a day when a school shooting cost two lives in another state, Killdeer Public School was locked down because a phone call alerted the administration that a student might have brought a weapon on campus. The shooting…
Dunn Center man charged in local attack

Staff Report A 36-year old Dunn Center man has been charged in attacking a woman in a Nov. 14 incident. Marcus Evan Lee was charged with two felonies, gross sexual imposition, a Class AA felony, and felonious restraint, a Class…
One-Act Wonder: Play focuses on Appalachian cave-in

By Brad Mosher The Herald Killdeer became part of Appalachia Saturday. The one-cat play dinner theater kept up the theme with a southern-inspired menu for the dinner part of the theater at 6 p.m., and then on the stage, watched…
HAT TIPS: Of turkeys and deer camps…

Hello, Well, the storm that was forecast for opening day of deer season wasn’t as bad as was anticipated. Although in many parts of North Dakota, it was wet enough that the trails a farmer or rancher has to drive…
Omdahl:  Franklin had misgivings about the U.S…

By Lloyd Omdahl Ben Franklin was one delegate to the 1787 Constitutional Convention who was happy when the four months of secret meetings ended and he was free to walk the streets of Philadelphia. Only two-thirds of the delegates signed…
Killdeer’s Wilhelm top Region 7 digger

Staff Report Killdeer may not have had a player make the Region 7 all-tournament team after being ousted in the quarterfinals, but the Cowboys still made a big mark in regional statistics for the season. Madi Wilhelm finished with the…
Fair board looks to feed the wild side

By Brad Mosher The Herald The Dunn County Fair Board will be hosting a Wild Game Feed Nov. 30 in the High Plains Community Center, starting at 4 p.m., in Killdeer. On the menu for the inaugural event will be…
Hat Tips: Tale of the shrinking pig…

Hello, Over the years you hear lots of stories. Stories of jokes that guys have played on one another. I’ve written about them in the past. About Johnny putting the dead calf in Clarence’s pasture. And Clarence buying a pail…
Omdahl: A National Guard retrospective…

By Lloyd Omdahl In February (2004) I wrote a column upbraiding the national planners for exploiting the National Guard in conducting the war in Iraq. I argued that continuous life-threatening duty was not in the deal made by all of…
Dakota Datebook:

Ladbury Church Saved written by Merry Helm November 15, 2019 — The village of Sibley, on Lake Ashtabula, was formed in 1954, the same year that Karnak, named for an Egyptian king, closed its post office. They had in common…
Killdeer students show their musical skills off Broadway

Staff Report It was a tribute to the famous “Great White Way” that started and ended with a Chirus Line. In between, junior high and high school students took the audience on a tour of Broadway era. “One Hundred Years…
Omdahl: Prices rising but lives still cheap…

By Lloyd Omdahl There is little doubt that we are seeing a universal rise in prices. Nevertheless, lives are getting cheaper as society continues to tolerate deadly public policy, usually in exchange for money and power. For several years, we…
Hat Tips: I’m not a real good fencer…

Hello, I’m not a real good fencer. You can ask my neighbors. But yesterday I was forced to build a quarter mile of four barbed-wire fence. It happened because on Saturday evening, I was rudely taken from a pinochle game…
Cowboys make mark in regional volleyball stats

Killdeer’s Madi Wilhelm is the regional leader in digs with a total of 365 and averaging 5.21 per set. But Mott-Regent had the next three with the highest averages led by Kiara Koepplin (292 and .456), Maryjane Mayer (220 and…