Year in Review: October through December

Here is the fourth of four reviews of the top news stories from 2015.


Posted on 1/23/16

By Melissa Anderson

October– The Langdon Activity Center received a much needed update in the lighting department as new lights were installed in the gymnasium.

The Cavalier County Commission received a directive from the North Dakota State Board of Equalization to reassess all the residential properties in the county. This came after issues in the spring with assessments of the City of Langdon.

Junque Decor moved from its location on the south end of Main Street to the old Schroeder’s Furniture building on the corner of north main and Highway 5.

The Domestic Violence and Abuse Center hired Josie Ramsrud as the advocate in Langdon

Gwen Witzel was the first ever recipient of the University of North Dakota Nurse Practitioner Outstanding Alumni Award.  Witzel was voted by her peers based on her strength as an outstanding clinician, a willing educator, and a leader in the Nurse Practitioner field.

Park River Dental opened their practice in Langdon and serves patients one day a week out of their office located in Keystone Chiropractic.

November– Elli Eisenzimmer  qualified to compete at the American Quarter Horse Association’s World Show competition in early November after a successful season in barrel racing.

The Langdon Area School District began utilizing a new technology called the Swivl, which helps teachers record themselves and find areas that need improvement.

The Northern Lights Arts Council made Carla Gimmell the new director for the organization to replace Carol Hart who retired after many years in the position.

Anitha Chirumamilla took over the position of Extension Agent in Cavalier County for the North Dakota State University Extension Service.

The Cavalier County Library received a grant from the Libri Foundation for over a $1,000 worth of books.

Redeemer Lutheran Church welcomed a new pastor in Mark Chepulis. Pastor Chepulis serves the three Lutheran churches in the area – Redeemer, Our Savior, and St. Paul Lutheran churches.

Emily Braunberger took over the director’s chair for the Northern Light Arts Council’s Community Theater program.

Cavalier County Veterans Services started a new program which provides rides for veterans to any medical appointment.

Thrivent Financial moved to a more accessible location on Main Street next to the Roxy Theater.

December– The Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a brand new event called Deals After Dark early in December. The brainchild of local businesswoman Tati Davis, the event proved highly successful for participating businesses.

RoxAnne Hoffarth was appointed the new Langdon City Auditor.

The 19th Annual Canola Expo was very successful and saw record number of both booths and attendees.

Ethen Askvig was named Teacher of the Year for the Langdon Area School District.

The Langdon Area High School Student Council attended the North Dakota Association of Student Councils (NDASC). Dawson Schefter successfully ran for President of the NDASC.

Two area youth were honored at the North Dakota Farmers Union Convention. Jakob Iverson gave a speech at the convention after being voted to the State Youth Advisory Board by his peers at camp. Brenna Dease received the Torchbearers award after attending five years of senior day classes and one year of senior camp.

Angela Butts was contracted to be the Human Resources Officer for the Cavalier County Courthouse and all county employees.