Marketplace For Kids is a grand event that enters its 19th year in Williston on Friday, being hosted on the grounds of Williston State College and the Williston Area Recreation Center.

This event has grown and with more than 1,400 students from around the area involved, this stands to be a record.

The great news for the public is the fact everyone is invited to come and view the many projects on the floor of The Well.

We have learned you can do that anytime between 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The project students are scheduled to be with their projects between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Students will have an opportunity to participate in some 34 classes throughout the day this year.

But to get things rolling the opening guest speaker will be Miss North Dakota 2018 Katie Olson.

You should know that Katie attended MFK as while a student at Rickard Elementary.

The program will also feature retired District 1 elementary teacher Lori Burnett, who will be singing the National Anthem.

She retired in 2018 but had brought her classes to MFK since the very beginning back in 2000.

Colors will be presented by the Williams County Veterans Color Guard.

The Williston Middle School Jazz Band is back as opening entertainment, with Nicole Rumppe directing.


A welcome from Kim Wray of Williston State College is also a part of the opening ceremony.

Meanwhile, officials send out a special thanks to WSC and the ARC for hosting MFK.

At the same time a thank you goes out to a number of Williston High School students, there will also be some members of the Williston Retired Teachers helping as classroom monitors.

We seize this opportunity to send out a Scope Salute to everyone involved in this record year.


While Mother Nature likes to get in her final licks, the month of April is supposed to be the beginning of the golf season.

After a long, long winter, the Williston Municipal Ladies Golf Association is gearing up to host its 2019 “SWING INTO SPRING” Spring Fling.

This fun event will take place from, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on April 23 at the Our Redeemers Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 1024 6th St. West, in Williston.

The evening will involve registration for the 2019 summer season for current members as well as those that might be interested in joining the league.

A light dinner will be served including salads, buns, cookies, bars, and beverages.

The Muni ladies golf league plays on Tuesday mornings beginning May 7. League continues through the end of August ending with a “Fun Day” of golf followed by a meal, hole prizes and awards.

For further information on league play you can contact Laura at (701) 572-2918 or Maxine at (701) 770-3189.



This evening the Williston High School music department is hosting its annual Jazz Concert and Dinner.

It all begins with the meal to be served at 5:15 p.m., with the concert to be delivered at 7 p.m.

This event is set for the commons area at Williston High School.

While tickets for the dinner and concert made for a package, we can tell you tickets for the concert only are available at the door.

Along with a number of talented students, we have learned there will be two featured guest artists.

Hey, if you’re looking for some great jazz, it’s not too late.

Check it out!

Thomas A. Kvamme is a former resident and long time sports editor and columnist for the Herald. He can be reached at


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