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By Staff | Oct 18, 2019

Wolford School Board meets

The Wolford Public School board met Tuesday evening to discuss future building maintenance plans.

The board discussed continuing heating the building; alternative heating sources; eliminating groundwater coming into the boiler room before winterizing the building; and getting both boilers operational.

The board will meet again on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m.

– Tribune Staff Report

Anne Krapu-High Plains Reader scholarship applications being accepted

Applications are being accepted for 2020 for the Anne Krapu-High Plains Reader Journalism Scholarship. The deadline for application is Jan. 1, 2020.

The scholarship, according to a press release, supports “young North Dakota residents who have the potential and desire to become journalists.”

The scholarship is named for Anne Krapu-who wrote for various outlets in the state and died unexpectedly in 2018-and for the High Plains Reader-an alternative newspaper owned by John Strand and Raul Gomez which celebrated its 25th anniversary in Fargo.

For more information go to areafoundation.org/students/fmaf-scholarships/?term=krapu.

According to the press release, the scholarship awarded $2,000 in financial aid and mentoring support in 2019-its first year of operation.

N.D. Right to Life Director to speak at Little Flower

Little Flower Catholic Church welcomes Medora Nagle, North Dakota Right to Life, Executive Director for a 2019 Life Tour. This event will be hosted in the large dining room at Little Flower on October 23 at 1pm. The one hour presentation will cover the biggest pro-life issues faced by our nation; Abortion, Infanticide, Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia and other important end of Life issues and their impacts our our national and international cultures. All our welcome. Coffee and bars will be served following the presentation.

– Little Flower Catholic Church

November 2, 2019 – North Dakota is 130 Years Young

Saturday, November 2, 2019, is North Dakota’s 130th Anniversary of Statehood.

It became a state when President Harrison signed the Proclamation of Admission for North Dakota and South Dakota at 3:40 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 2, 1889. The President had shuffled the paperwork and signed the documents blindly, so it is not known which state’s documents were signed first.

The formal official process towards statehood began at on February 22, 1889, when President Cleveland signed the Enabling Act that had been passed by the Congress.

An election was held on May 14, 1889, to elect 75 delegates to a Constitutional Convention, which was held in Bismarck from July 4 to August 17. Then, on October 1, 1889, the voters approved the new constitution, which was a requirement for admission. Of the 35,548 votes cast, 77% of the voters voted in favor of statehood. However, since women did not have the right to vote until August 26, 1920, only men voted. At statehood, the population of the state was approximately 190,000.

– Submitted via NDNA

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