Ina Mae Rude Aquatic Center Offers More Than Just Swimming

Since opening in 2002, the Ina Mae Rude Aquatic and Fitness Center has seen some changes, but the basic premise of the facility has always remained the same. The facility was built through the generous donation of Ray Rude and was named in honor of his wife. Rude, a Mountrail County native, was the inventor of the Duraflex competition diving board, used exclusively at Olympic diving events since 1960. After retirement, Rude moved home to Stanley and was benefactor to many local and area groups and organizations. He contributed a million dollars to the Stanley Schools to establish both a scholarship for graduating seniors and a technology program that still benefits students to this day. The aquatic center was a dream of his to provide a state of the art indoor warm water therapy center that could also be used for swimming year-round. The facility has been used by the public, the schools and area visiting groups since its opening. A few years ago, the facility also added a fitness equipment room to enhance its offerings for physical activity and wellness. The aquatic center is overseen by the Mountrail County Aquatic Foundation with the day to day operations overseen by Manager LuWanna Meiers. Hours for the facility are Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 12 noon and 4 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Weekend hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday. The facility is always open to the public unless there are physical education classes, aerobics classes or private parties using the facility. Aerobics classes are held mornings with medium impact classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 a.m. and high impact classes on Tuesday and Thursday at 6 a.m. Physical therapists use the pool with patients during the day as needed. Arthritis therapy classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. The Stanley Schools use the facility as part of their physical education classes for grades three through nine. Each class uses the facility six times throughout the year. The lifetime fitness class at the high school also visits the facility six times. Special needs students are using the pool each week. Meiers says that the facility has some weeks where numbers are higher than others, but that numbers have stayed pretty consistent even as the oil industry has slowed down. They did reduce their hours some recently when co-manager Taylor Dolezal resigned, but Meiers says that people are just using the hours they are open to better advantage. In fact, she says that the hours they close during the day had not been   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Getting Ready For Spring Opening

City crews and contractors were taking advantage of the nice weather last week as they began the recycling of the asphalt piles and crushing of the cement piles. The recycled products will have multiple uses for the city this year as they work on streets and alleyways. The first crushings were being used to resurface the road into the city dump to allow access for residents. Weather permitting, the dump is scheduled to have public hours starting this Wednesday, Apr. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. The dump is usually open on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, weather permitting.   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

National Day Of Prayer On May 4 At Our Savior’s Free Lutheran

Many Christians are unaware that they live in a nation that has a law in place requiring our President proclaim a National Day of Prayer each year on the first Thursday in May. The President shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals. (Public Law 105-225) As citizens and residents of the United States and as believers in Christ Jesus, we not only have a spiritual responsibility according to 1 Timothy 2:1-2 to pray, but a civic duty as well to heed our President’s call to stand in the gap for our nation. Who but God’s people have the ability to enter into the very throne room of Heaven with prayers and petitions! Our theme this year is For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear Us…Forgive Us…Heal Us! Taken from Daniel 9:19, which says, “O Lord, Listen! O Lord, Forgive! O Lord, Hear and Act! For Your Sake, O My   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Stanley Tractor Supply Hosting Semi-Annual 4-H Fundraiser

Spring Paper Clover Campaign Will Help Send Thousands Of ND 4-H Students To Camps, Conferences And Youth Development Programs Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, will partner with National 4-H Council for a nationwide in-store fundraiser to send thousands of students to 4-H youth development programs, camps and leadership conferences across the country. Between April 26 and May 7, ND Tractor Supply customers can participate in the 2017 Spring Paper Clover Campaign by purchasing paper clovers – the emblem of 4-H – for $1 or more at checkout. The funds raised will be awarded as scholarships to local 4-H members wishing to attend 4-H camps and leadership conferences across the country. Since it began in 2010, the partnership between Tractor Supply and 4-H has generated more than $10 million in essential funding. The Paper Clover fundraiser, which takes place in the spring and fall, raised nearly $900,000 during the Fall 2016 campaign. The number of scholarships distributed to students following the spring fundraiser will be determined based on the total amount raised. “The entire team at Tractor   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Public Hearing To Be Held On April 27, To Discuss The Proposed New Town Northwest Route

A Public Hearing will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the New Town Civic Center at 103 Soo Place, New Town, North Dakota. The Public Hearing will utilize an open house format with a formal presentation at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to discuss the proposed route northwest of New Town. The proposed route would connect ND 23 west of New Town and ND 1804/ND 23B north of New Town. This hearing is designed to allow for public input which is required for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1970, National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, and Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966. Representatives from the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson will be present at the meeting to answer questions and discuss concerns. If unable to attend the Public Hearing, written statements or comments must be mailed by May 12, 2017 to: New Town NW Route, Attn: Jessica Karls, Project Manager, Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, 3203 32nd Ave. S., Ste. 201, Fargo, ND   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.