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Hettinger Area Chamber of Commerce
Adams County Development Corp.
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West River Medical Center - named by National Rural Health Association in 2011 as one of the top 100 critical access hospitals in the country
Adams County Fair             Hettinger Country Club
Tue. May 26
Living with Diabetes "All about Diabetes" presented by Barb West from 2 to 4 pm at WRHS Classroom 1 - registration is required by calling 567-6203
Thurs. May 28
Special meeting of the Hettinger City Council - 12 noon - Hettinger Armory Conference Room - agenda 2015 Water Main Rehab Project - 7th St N
Thurs. May 28
WRHS Auxiliary Luncheon Meeting at noon in WRHS classroom
Fri. May 29
Jeans for Charity event with proceeds going to the Adams County Fair - pay $1 to any of the following to wear jeans to work this day - Lori Privratsky at Dakota Western Bank, Krista Faller at Dacotah Bank, or Mary LeFebre at WRHS
Fri. May 29
"Spring Fling" Adams County Fair Fundraiser at the Granary next to Mirror Lake Park - 5:30pm appetizers & Social - 6:30pm 4 Meat BBQ of Lamb, Pork, Beef, & Buffalo - Following Supper Pie Auction & Drawing for Meat Bundle - Entertainment to follow by "After Sun Down" - Beer Garden - tickets available from Fair Association Member or County Extension Office @567-2735
Sat. May 30
Annual Hettinger City Wide Rummage Sale
Sat. May 30
Hettinger Street Fest - Business sales - Displays on South Main Street - 4-H Animal Display - Hettinger's Farmer's Market Display - Funflatables - Burgers & Brats at Centennial Square 11:30 to 1pm - Jaycees Bean Bag Rourney at 2pm - Sest River Health Services Golf Tourney at 4pm at the Country Club - City Wide Rummage Sales throughout the day
May 31 - June 5
"Camp Turned Around" Vacation Bible School at Grace Evangelical Free Church 310 N Main St - for ages 4 thru having completed 6th Grade - 5:45 - 8:30pm Supper provided - questions call Delores Weems at 567-4642 or Libby Gravning at 567-4223
Tues. June 2
"Stork Screening" Complimentary prenatal education from 2 to 5pm at WRHS classroom 1 - please contact Patty Ness, RN to schedule a time @ 567-6177
Wedn. June 3
Adams County Commission meets at 9am in the Conmmissioner's Room of Adams County Courthouse
This page last updated: May 27, 2015
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Dakota Buttes Museum

Last Great Buffalo Hunt Historic Site
12 miles E on HWY 12

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  and 60 miles from Montana in the heart of ag and ranch country
If you are looking for a great community to raise your kids or are ready to retire, you can't find a better place to live!

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Hettinger Theater
All Digital Cinema
7:30pm  F-M
Sun. Matinee 2:00pm
May 29 - June 1
"Avengers Age of Ultron" in 3D

Rated PG -13
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Local Happenings
Click here for 2015 Hettinger Chamber Membership Form
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Looking for a Special Gift?  Hettinger Chamber Gift Certificates can be purchased at the Community Promotions Office at 120 South Main Street & can be used at participating Chamber Business Members
The Office is open from 10am to 4pm weekdays
Medical Benefit for Bridget  Conner
Donations can be dropped off at 111 Main St S or mailed to Gate City Bank PO Box 1205 Hettinger 58639
Local Hunting Info

Medical Benefit for
Kevin Dangerud
Donations can be dropped off at  111 Main St S or mailed to Gate City Box 1205 Hettinger
St. Gabrials Community
Kevin Dangerud
4580 Calman St
Bismarck ND 58501
It is official!  KAT PERKINS will be the headliner for Hettinger's 4th of July Concert
Order your Kat Perkins Tickets now
Opening and closing act is Redline featuring Nathan Stang
Tickets can be purchased by going to
Tickets are $35 each - free admission for children age 6 and under
  (If you have already purchased a ticket for a child age 6 or under you will be reimbursed
as follows:  At the concert tickets will be turned in at the admission gates and if ticket is for
a 6 year or younger child who is physically beside you at the time, you will receive refund
7pm-1am with a break for Jaycee Fireworks
Concert held on South Main Street with concessions and
   beer garden on site

Medical Fund for
Luke Kilzer - 4 yr old son of Patrick & Marla Kilzer
Donations can be dropped off at Dakota Western Bank or mailed to DWB PO Box 909 Hettinger

4th of July
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Memorial Day at the Museum left its mark   by Bonnie Smith

    From little ones to great-grandparents in a standing-room-only crowd, the first-ever "Memorial Day at the Museum" collaboration between Hettinger's American Legion Johnson-Melary Post #115 and the Dakota Buttes Historical Society/Museum (DBHS/M) left an indelible mark.
   Surrounded by 25 American flags and 24 large, vintage World War I posters in building two of the museum in addition to museum vehicles and displays, new and long-standing community members gathered on Monday, May 25, 2015, to pay tribute to the many who have served in our country's military and to the many who have died in defense of our freedoms
    "The setting was fitting," said Magnus Maier, "so appropriate for bringing people together. It reminded us of our past and of our future."
   Members of the American Legion Post began the day-long remembrances and festivities with their traditional Memorial Day Service at 10:00 am led by Post Commander Jay Skaarvold. After the Presentation of Colors by Vice Commander John Jahner and Staff Sergeant Rochelle "Rocky" Hiatt, the group joined in the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the singing of the Star Spangled Banner, led by Holly Wyman and Amanda Reimers.
   Post Chaplain and Hettinger mayor Richard Wyman opened with prayer, after which the Borderline Singers directed by Norman Smith sang an Armed Forces medley. As the various songs or hymns of the military branches were sung, former service members stood to rousing applause from the crowd.  "We had a good representation of the various branches," says Skaarvold.
    Pastor Paul Lint of the United Methodist Church in Hettinger gave the Memorial Day address siting Old Testament scripture in his presentation. Holly and Amanda provided three musical selections throughout the service. In honor of all veterans, a wreath was laid by Janet Schauer.
    Near the end of the service, the east wall was opened to reveal the gently falling rain, and the Legion Honor Guard, who has served together in this capacity for twenty-five years, marched out to stand at attention for the 21 gun salute. The solemnity of the situation was hard to miss.
    The guns went off. Empty shells bounced on the cold concrete. A baby cried. Then silence. And in the silence, the sound of Taps through the quiet rain calling listeners to remember the sacrifice of so many. The service closed with prayer and the retiring of the colors.
    Over 150 stayed for the complimentary dinner and an extensive potluck dessert bar served by Dakota Buttes Historical Society/Museum board members and community volunteers. After dinner, the Borderline Singers entertained the crowd with patriotic songs, spirituals, and gospel music.
    Festivities continued in the afternoon with a presentation by Leonard Bjerklie on vintage World War I posters. An avid amateur collector, Bjerklie provided background on the purpose of the posters and the effects of their messages, encouraging audience discussion and remembrances of personal and family connections to wartime. One of his favorites, the largest, a Third Liberty Loan poster, depicts shadowed soldiers in battle before  a fiery background, with the words, "To Make the World A Decent Place to Live in."  Decent. Not perfect. Perfect is for heaven, but decent, we can do.
    "It was a day to remember," said one participant. "So many things to think about." 
    "The day's events brought us together as a community, in shared remembrances of what so many have gone through to defend the freedoms we take too lightly," said another. "We hope they do this again next year."
    Both the Legion and the DBHS/M thank all who helped in so many ways to make the day's events and activities possible.

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Photos compliments of Bob Hall 

Hettinger’s Street Fest just around the corner  Published on May 22, 2015 - posted with permission of Adams County Record
  By COLE BENZ | Record Editor

  Following Memorial Day, Hettinger will be gearing up for the annual day of festivities. Both the city-wide rummage sale, and Hettinger’s Street Fest will take place on Saturday, May 30, and there should be fun and activities for the entire family.
  Street Fest was really born out of an event occurring anyway, the rummage sale. The weekend after Memorial Day has unofficially been reserved for the city-wide rummage sale, and the event began to grow. As it grew it began to attract residents from surrounding communities, so the Hettinger Chamber of Commerce decided to capitalize on the increased traffic.
  “Because it [city-wide rummage sale] was growing in size, and because people from the surrounding areas seem to be coming into our community that day, we developed Street Fest as a way to kind of keep people in our community and to show of what they have to offer,” said Aaron Rosland, Hettinger Chamber of Commerce President.
  The event tries to incorporate the local businesses.
  Throughout the day there will be inflatable games for kids and youth to enjoy. A noon meal will be served. Sponsored by West River Veterinary Services, brats and burgers will be on the grill between 11 and 11:30 a.m. at the Centennial Square between the chamber office and the Adams County Record building. A petting zoo put on by the 4H group will also be available for everyone enjoy.
  There will be fundraisers throughout the day, benefitting different groups and families around the community.
  The daily activities will be wrapping up around 3p.m., at which time golfers can get ready for a scramble at the Hettinger Country Club. The scramble will start at 4:00 p.m. and is the final event of the day. The scramble is sponsored by West River Health Services and interested golfers should contact the country club for registration information.
  Though the Hettinger Chamber of Commerces facilitates the event, Rosland said it’s about the different groups and businesses around the community that make the event.
  “We’re available as a venue for businesses, and a forum for them to take advantage of the increased traffic we have during that weekend,” Rosland said.
  Rosland also noted that there is still plenty of space left for businesses to set up during the event. “They’re more than welcome to bring whatever they have or just do some advertising or soem community outreach, they’re more than welcome to set up shop and do that,” Rosland said. “We’ve got plenty of room.”
  If you or your business has an interest in participating in the event, simply contact the chamber office for more information.

Street Fest Flyer
World War I Postor Display & Presentation by Leonard BjerklieSpeaker - Pastor LintCrowdLunch LinejJay SkarfoldHolly Wyman & Amenda Reimer21 Gun SaluteBorderline SingersHettinger Cemetary
May 30th City Wide Rummage Sale Flyer & Map