Nice news of the day – August 27, 2018

Harriet Goodiron, mother of Army Cpl. Nathan J. Goodiron, named 2018 Gold Star recipient (Grand Forks Herald)

On September 10 at the Minot American Legion’s 2nd annual Gold Star Mothers and Family Day, Harriet Goodiron of Mandaree will be named as North Dakota’s 2018 Gold Star Mother of the Year. Goodiron’s son, Army Cpl. Nathan J. Goodiron, died in combat while with the North Dakota National Guard in Afghanistan on November 23, 2006.

Annual Wahpeton exhibition celebrates rural art (Wahpeton Daily News)

Nick Roehl, Penny Meyers, Shundiin Green, Karen Bakke, Barbara Benda Nagle, Michelle Roise, and Jon Offutt are the winners of the Red Door Art Gallery and Museum’s annual rural art exhibition.  John House, who painted a piece entitled “Ready Dad?”, was named Best in Show.  The juried competition awarded cash prizes, and attendees were able to vote for Best in Show.

‘A friend’ preserves “friendly, happy corner of Medora” (Bismarck Tribune)

Harold and Sheila Schafer spent most of their lives transforming Medora – by renovating properties such as the Rough Rider Hotel and Ferris Store, promoting the Medora Musical, and through a substantial donation to the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation – and did so from the front porch of their historic log cabin. Thanks to an anonymous financial donor and donated building services, Harold and Sheila’s cabin has been preserved.  In addition to necessary exterior and window improvements, the floors have been replaced after the pipes burst last year.  The donations equal approximately $50,000.

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