July/August 2015 - Dickey Rural Networks

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July/August 2015 - Dickey Rural Networks
New employees join the DRN team
DRN is happy to announce the addition of seven team
members, including three full-time staff members and
four summer employees. Michelle Kunrath, Vonnie
Schmitz, Marcus Rondestvedt, Scott Ketterling, Jeremy
Gusaas, Andrew Jepson, and Kellemon Hinton recently
joined the DRN team.
Michelle Kunrath joins DRN as the marketing specialist.
She enjoys traveling, reading, fishing, and spending time
outdoors and at the lake with her family. Kunrath received
her high school diploma from Oakes High School and
graduated from North Dakota State University with a
degree in marketing and minor in sociology. She has had
previous positions as a public relations coordinator at the
Jamestown Regional Medical Center, a marketing intern at
DRN and the ND Department of Agriculture.
Vonnie Schmitz, Fullerton, was hired as a customer care
specialist at the Oakes customer service office. She and
her husband Jeff have four grown children. Schmitz has
lived and worked in Dickey County her whole life. She
enjoys camping, being outdoors, kayaking, and spending
time with friends and family, including her four
young grandchildren. “Being at DRN has been a great
experience and I’ve had great support while I learn my
new position,” said Schmitz.
Marcus Rondestvedt joined DRN’s technical assistance
group (TAG). When he is not working or spending time
with his wife, LaTina and their two sons, Camden and
Rivers, he enjoys playing his guitar and singing in the
band Go Murphy in Fargo. Rondestvedt is from Lisbon
and graduated from Jamestown College in 2002 with a
major in music–voice and a minor in IT.
Scott Ketterling, Oakes, and Jeremy Gusaas, Ellendale,
joined DRN as summer interns. Scott Ketterling was
hired as the IT intern and is a sophomore at NDSU
majoring in management information systems with a
minor in computer science. During the school year he
works on campus as a classroom technician and is the
president of NDSU’s Boxing Club. According to
Ketterling, he has always had a passion for technology.
Network Connections
P.O. Box 69
Ellendale, ND 58436
July/August 2015
Skitter TV available from DRN
New marketing intern Jeremy Gusaas is a senior at
UND with a major in marketing and a minor in
communications. “I’m excited for the projects I’ll be
working on this summer, and getting to know my
coworkers,” said Gusaas. He enjoys playing a variety of
sports. As Gusaas says, “it’s cool,” his two older brothers
also worked as DRN summer interns. Gusaas graduated
from Ellendale High School in 2012.
DRN is happy to announce Skitter TV, an alternative TV entertainment option, is now
available to its customers. Viewers can catch their favorite shows, local channels, BEK
Sports and more.
Skitter is an Internet subscription-based service allowing viewers to watch live TV.
Package options range from Fargo local channels, Bismarck local channels to special
interest channels, including Outdoors, Pivot, and BEK TV. Customers must subscribe to internet service in order to receive
Skitter television service and have an off-the-shelf set top box.
Working as a temporary installation assistants are
Andrew Jepson and Kellemon Hinton. Jepson graduated
from Oakes High School in 2014 and attends NDSU
with a major in agricultural economics. In his spare time
he enjoys spending time on the lake and running.
Kellemon Hinton, originally from Beloit, Wisconsin,
moved to Ellendale at eight years old. Hinton loves all
types of music and enjoys playing guitar, piano, drums,
playing bass guitar and singing. He recently graduated
from Ellendale High School and will attend college at
North Dakota State University pursuing a degree in
mechanical engineering aspiring to become an acoustical
engineer. Hinton will also be participating in the NDSU
men’s track and field team. n
For more details go online to drtel.com, click on “Television” under “Residential Services,” or call DRN at 344-5000.
Save
the Date!
Left to right: Marcus Rondestvedt, technical support analyst; Scott Ketterling, IT intern; Vonnie Schmitz,
customer care specialist; Andrew Jepson, installation assistant; Michelle Kunrath, marketing specialist;
Jeremy Gusaas, marketing intern; Kellemon Hinton, installation assistant.
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DRN’S Annual Meeting—Thursday, October 22
Ellendale Public School
5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Registration/Meal
7 p.m. Meeting
Enjoy your summer activities
even more with free WiFi!
DRN continues to help you stay
conntected! Free wireless internet
is available during the summer
months at Lake Hoskins,
Silver Lake
and Edgeley
in this issue:
Campground.
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2 Business Spotlight—
Dickey-Marion Insurance
4 Scholarship Winners
8 Customer Picnics
Business Spotlight
Be a hero at the 10th annual
March for Memories
This year DRN will be hosting its 10th Annual March for Memories 5K Run/Walk on Friday, July 10. The location
this year will be at the Dickey County Fair Grounds. Registration will start at 4:30 p.m. followed by the Kids Run
at 5:15 p.m. and 5K Run/Walk at 5:30. This year’s theme is “Superheroes Return” and the slogan is “Be a
Hero, For the Ones You Love.” Please come out and join us and wear your best superhero costume.
Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
The 5K Walk/Run will take place in Ellendale on July 10 inside the fairgrounds during
the Dickey County Fair. Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m., with the kid’s race starting
at 5:15 and the 5K Run/Walk at 5:30. A one-mile Fun Walk will also be held for those
who prefer to walk, but still wish to show their support. The entry fee for adults is $15,
and children 12 and under are $10. Each participant will also receive a t-shirt.
Photo from left to right: Roxanne Klug, Nancy Noot and Gene Rode.
Dickey-Marion Insurance Agency
Some people know exactly what they want to do from when they are very young and pursue the career of their dreams. Others test
the waters and find their lifelong goals while furthering their education. For Gene Rode of Dickey-Marion Insurance Agency, it was
someone else who would guide him to his future career and business.
Not knowing exactly what he would like to do after graduation, Gene stated, “It was DuWayne Bott who would never take no for an
answer, suggesting more than once that I should come and work for him. I finally decided to commit to one year and have never
looked back.” He will forever be an important mentor in my life along with Rick Maddock, my high school teacher and principal
whose guidance inspired me to first, get my diploma.
As a fully licensed independent insurance agency serving North Dakota, Dickey-Marion Insurance Agency is dedicated to serving
their customers with the personal attention each one deserves. Although they have been in business since 1974, Gene began his career
in 1981 and purchased the business in 2003. When asked what attracted him to this industry Rode stated, “I like the idea of helping
others, and the insurance industry is a great place to do that. He adds, we know that everyone has different needs when it comes to
insurance and we pride ourselves on providing the best policy for each of our customers taking the time to personally find the right
policy that fits their lifestyle.” You can also find that same commitment from his employees, Roxanne Klug and Nancy Noot; as a
team, offering a combined 62 years of insurance experience.
Gene was chosen to serve as President of the Professional Insurance Agents Association of North Dakota in 2008 and recognized
as Agent of the Year in 2009. An award given to a representative who exhibits superior customer service knowledge, professionalism
and commitment to the insurance industry. This speaks loudly once again for his belief in not only offering his services, but building
relationships. His customers can feel confident they have found an agent who they can trust will do the best for them.
When asked what makes his business stand out, Rode states, “We pride ourselves on the service we provide to our customers; big city
coverage with small town service.” His success perhaps is due to his passion for the day-to-day contact with his customers and the
friendships he has made. Gene gives credit to DRN for their telecommunications services which allow him to stay in touch with his
clients. “DRN’s up-to-date phone system as well as their high speed internet service has allowed me to stay connected with our
customers,” replied Gene.
“Our biggest challenge today is educating consumers that cheaper isn’t always better,” Gene stated. “We’ve seen first-hand the results
of Mother Nature and reminds his customers that insurance is our business. We will always do our best to make sure your policy
will fit your needs and provide a local voice to answer any concerns.” n
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Learn more about Dickey-Marion Insurance at dickeymarionins.com
Superh
er
return!oes
DRN will be sponsoring the 5K Walk and 5K Run in remembrance of past
employees Mark Scallon and Margaret Barton. DRN started the Annual 5K
Walk/Run in honor of Mark, a past general manager at DRN, who lost his
battle with cancer in February of 2005. Margaret, a retired office manager,
courageously battled cancer which took her life in February of 2006. In honor
of Mark, Margaret, and others who have battled or still are battling cancer,
all proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
Registration forms are available at www.drtel.com. Registration and entry
fees can be dropped off at any DRN office in Lisbon, Oakes, or Ellendale. Or,
mail completed registration forms to: DRN, March for Memories, P.O. Box 69,
Ellendale, ND 58436. For questions or more information, please call Jeremy
Gusaas at 701-344-6096. n
New directory listings
Ashley 288
Ashley Lodge........................ 288-7829
Patti Burian............................ 288-3669
Marilee Jennissen................ 288-3127
Lucas Moldenhauer............ 288-3512
Gwinner 678 (cont.)
Khamthai Noimanyvone... 678-2319
Shantelle D Schlepp........... 678-6825
Angelo Sosa........................... 678-2659
Darrin Teske........................... 678-3853
Crete 753
Jose Ramos............................ 753-7636
Dickey 778
Michael & Sharon Derosa... 778-7485
Kulm 647
Eric Lake.................................. 647-2540
Kathrine Lier.......................... 647-2620
Little Sprouts Daycare........ 647-2407
Ron Stoll.................................. 647-2839
Edgeley 493
Cody Appeldoorn................ 493-2706
Joe Dafonte........................... 493-2157
Ana Dafonte.......................... 493-2709
Bruce Huber.......................... 493-2568
Lane Nelson........................... 493-2866
LaMoure 883
Preston Peterson.................. 883-4517
Stephanie Richardson........ 883-5318
Candra Sargent.................... 883-5674
Nick Schuetz.......................... 883-4265
Jessica Wagner..................... 883-4279
Ellendale 349
David Belgarde..................... 349-3435
Christopher Cheetham...... 349-2098
Alicia Eckhart........................ 349-3488
Troy & Amy Goehring......... 349-2747
Cameron Martell.................. 349-2577
Josh Vaughn.......................... 349-2958
Neil Viola................................. 349-4483
Carol & Richard Wadholm.349-3832
Scott & Kerry Waldo............ 349-2354
Lisbon 683
Bret Anderson....................... 683-2009
Kariann Arnold..................... 683-3102
Wesley Beyer......................... 683-5113
Tara Carroll............................. 683-3495
Shaina Doll............................. 683-2331
Dylan Krueger....................... 683-3472
Dustin Kath............................ 683-6971
Ty Michels............................... 683-4225
Jeff Miller................................ 683-5846
Bridget Murphy.................... 683-9625
Yvonne Odegard.................. 683-5437
Stefan Watson....................... 683-4933
ReadiTech sponsors G.O.L.F. Classic
Forman 724
Cecelia Hajek......................... 724-6225
Kyla Kinzler............................. 724-3463
R Maine................................... 724-3028
Frantz Mehu.......................... 724-3872
Justin Mlnarik........................ 724-3460
Leif Nelson............................. 724-6208
Elvis Sales............................... 724-3123
Zach Twa................................. 724-3026
ReadiTech has teamed up with the G.O.L.F. Classic tournament committee, along with host golf courses to sponsor this
year’s golf tournament on July 11 and 12. This year’s event will be held at the Grand Rapids Memorial Park Country Club,
Oakes Golf Course, Lisbon Bissell Golf Course, and Forman Golf Course.
Fort Ransom 973
Joe Johnson........................... 973-2589
G.O.L.F. is open to all golfers 16 years of age or older. The first 72 foursomes (288 golfers) will be accepted into the
tournament. Participants will enjoy 9-holes of golf at four premier golf courses in our territory. The morning tee-times
start at 9:00 AM and the afternoon tee-times start at 1:30 PM.
Fredonia 698
Michael Burkle...................... 698-2210
Wolf Bros Farm Shop.......... 698-2658
There will be a hole-in-one contest, an overall champion will be awarded, and each flight will pay out ten places with
prizes. For more information and to register online, go to www.drngolf.com. Entry fee is $80 per golfer and includes
a steak supper on Saturday.
Guelph 783
Valerii Pometun.................... 783-4352
ReadiTech is a department of DRN which specializes in technical solutions for businesses. DRN prides itself in supporting
community needs and in building “smart” communities throughout its service area. DRN has been providing
communication services to south-central North Dakota for over 64 years. DRN – 100% fiber connected. n
Gwinner 678
Michelle Chiles..................... 678-3922
Tayler Hansen........................ 678-2587
Angela Johnson................... 678-3859
Abram Kon............................. 678-2729
Nelvik 374
Emily Fox................................ 374-5546
Oakes 742
Michelle Chevalier............... 742-2085
Caden Coleman.................... 742-2836
Jonathan Fisk........................ 742-4479
Nick Friedt.............................. 742-3062
Jason & Katelyn Hagen...... 742-3016
Brandon Kersting................. 742-2516
Barbara Larson...................... 742-3995
Tyrell Macheledt.................. 742-3782
Matthew Powlish................. 742-2803
William Robbins................... 742-3096
Adam Roney.......................... 742-2513
Michael Schnieder.............. 742-3008
St John’s Lutheran Church...................
................................................... 742-4479
Daniel Weiby......................... 742-3394
Venturia 684
Carl Lindgren......................... 684-6386
Community events
offer families good
old-fashioned fun
Looking for some fun in the sun this
summer? Check out these special
events and fairs taking place:
Dickey County Fair—July 10–12
LaMoure’s Red Hot Fire Days—July 18–19
Gwinner Fun Day—July 18
Sargent County Fair—July 25–27
Kulm’s Windfest Day—August 15.
Ransom County Fair—August 26–30
DRN staff will
see you there!
DRN’s Customer
Appreciation Picnics
DRN is hosting its Customer
Appreciation Picnics July 28-30.
In appreciation of their customer’s
business, DRN employees will be
serving complimentary quarter
pound hamburgers and brats from
5 to 7 p.m. All DRN customers
are invited to attend any of these
summer events of food and fun.
Tuesday, July 28
Oakes—Hockenberry Park
Wednesday, July 29
Fort Ransom—City Park
Thursday, July 30
Jud—City Park
In case of inclement weather,
there will be alternate locations
posted at the parks.
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Capture North Dakota’s glory
Submit your photos for the 2016 calendar
We need your help! DRN is looking for pictures that show
North Dakota at its finest for the 2016 calendar. Send in
pictures that highlight agriculture, beautiful scenery, friendly
faces, the four seasons, and events that represent life in
a rural community. Please limit the number of pictures
submitted to a maximum of ten. If your photo(s) are used,
DRN will credit the calendar with your name, plus you
will receive a $25 credit to your account! We look
forward to seeing your wonderful pictures.
DRN announces 2015 scholarship winners
DRN, in conjunction with the National Telecommunications Cooperative
Association’s Foundation for Rural Service, is proud to announce the winner
of its $3,000 scholarship, and also the winners of DRN’s $500 scholarship.
The 2015 DRN/FRS $3,000 scholarship winner is: Haley Gilstad, Ashley.
Winners of a $500 scholarship from DRN include Zachary Fischer and
Jakob Neu, Ashley; Braeden Mathern and Billy Zottnick, Edgeley; Shania
Merkel and Dahltin Pahl, Ellendale; Tiegan Irion and Rose Malone, Kulm;
Mercedes Bierman and Fallon Swenson, LaMoure; Ashley Larson and Alexis
Mund, Lisbon; Blake Roorda and Adreanna Trzpuc, Litchville-Marion;
Brooke Tayer and Joshua Weber, Milnor; Mackenzie Dietz and
DRN/FRS
$3,000
Scholarship
Winner
Haley Gilstad
Winners continued on page 4.>>
Deadline for the calendar photos is: August 1,
2015. E-mail your high resolution photos to:
[email protected]; Subject: Calendar
Photos. Or, mail your photos to: Calendar
Photos, DRN, PO Box 69, Ellendale,
ND 58436
DRN $500 Scholarship Winners
Once pictures are submitted they will
become property of DRN. Make sure to
include your name and address with the
photo. However, do not write directly
on the back of the photo. If you would
like your photo returned, please
enclose a self-addressed stamped
envelope with your photo. n
Zachary Fischer
Hurry! Photo
deadline is
August 1!
Tiegan Irion
Jakob Neu
Braeden Mathern
Rose Malone
Billy Zottnick
Shania Merkel
Dahltin Pahl
Mercedes Bierman
Fallon Swenson
Ashley Larson
Alexis Mund
Adreanna Trzpuc
Brooke Tayer
Joshua Weber
Mackenzie Dietz
Karah Sandness
Bryce Meehl
Dalton Scheuring
Kaitlyn Boteler
Hannah Schlecht
Stream more
Send in pictures that highlight agriculture, beautiful scenery, friendly faces, the four seasons, and events
that represent life in rural North Dakota.
Gig!
with a
Blake Roorda
1,000 Mpbs High-Speed Internet
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Outstanding Capital Credits
The following customer accounts have outstanding capital credits. If your name or business is listed
or you have information regarding a name below please call DRN 877-559-4692 or 701-344-5000.
Valerie Abelmann
Celeste Aberle
Audrey Albrecht
Mat Alo
Scott Alonzo
Irvin Andersen
Tom Andersen
Cody Anderson
Ervin Anderson
Graham Anderson
Mark Anderson
Rodney Anderson
Ron Anderson
Gustavo Anguiano
Lynn Arndt
Dorene W Babcock
Roxy Bachman
Brock Backer
W D Baker
Debra J Baugh
Katherine Baumann
Gideon Becker
Dwight Bedard
Megan Belmore
Darren Benneweis
Vicki Berreth
Rick Bitz
Hans Bjone
Mike & Joan Bjur
Ed Boos
Steven Bopp
Shean Bosworth
Jeff Bowman
Dan Brandenburger
Roger Brandenburger
Robert Bratlie
Lloyd Brokaw
Tate & Rachel Brown
Jocelyn Brummund
Carol Burlingame
Tiffany Bury
Vincent FBusch
Jerrod Busche
Bernice Busching
John Buskohl
Brian Camell
Rachael Carlblom
Shelly Castro
Bruce Cavett
Tim Cavett
Angie L Chavez
Helen Childers
Kim Christensen
Shelby Cofell
Derek Colbert
Jon Coleman
Kenneth Coleman
Kyle Coleman
Jesus Contreras
Delilah Cooper
Brian & Lisa Cross
Lawrence Cross
Tim Cuypers
Loni Czajkowski
Randy Dahl
David Dahlgren
Handford Daniel
Pam Dean
Chad Decker
Merril Decker
Leslie Dethlefsen
Tom Devitt
Perry L Dewald
Barbara Dick
Brent Dick
Jonathon Dick
Troy Diegel
Sylvia Dobler
Tanya Dockter
Shelley Doherty
Harry C Drenth
Alan Duppler
Bette Durheim
Curtis Edwards
Steve Ellefson
Todd A Ellingson
Randy Engquist
Steven Enloe
Don Entzi
Theresa Entzie
Phyllis Erdmann
Casey Erickson
Donald Erickson
Dale Eull
Andrew Faber
Arnold Fedje
Raulin Ferch
Travis Fick
Arlan Fiechtner
Jennie B Flakoll
Crystal Flatt
Ryan M Fleury
Wayne Freeberg
Joel Fridrych
Duffy Froemke
Joseph Fry
Sarah Gackle
Jose LuisGamon
Orah Garst
Lonnie E Gaylor
Elma Gayman
Sidney J Gayman
Kathy Geiss
Steve Gibbs
Florence Gibson
Greg Gibson
Paul Gilbert
Brian Gilje
Douglas Gohman
John Gohner
Mike Goulette
Daren Graber
Dennis Graber
Grant Greenlund
Chad Everett Gross
Mike Gross
Ardell Grothe
Linda Grothe
Kaila Gruba
Wyman HHaas
Jeff Hagen
Joann Hagen
Leigh Hammond
L M Hansen
Scott & Sandy Hansen
Alice Hanson
Becky Hanson
George Hanson
George Hanson
Josh Hanson
Ryan Hanson
Jered Hartman
David Hay
John Heacox
Doug Heim
Lester Heinrich
Darrell Helm
Jo Herbst
Ronna Hesby
Roger Hildenbrand
Vern Hill
Richard Hinds
Dolores Hippe
Ryan Hoff
Ida Hoffman
Curt Hoiland
Brad Hoistad
Rick Hoistad
Melvin Holand
Melvin Holand
Morris J Holman
Jerry Holmes
Ken Holmstrom
David Holweg Jr
Matthew Horgeshimer
Teri Howey
Eldon Huether
Blake Huffman
Howard Huffman
Guy & Marie Huus
Kenneth B Irvine
Rosland Jerome
Leroy Job
George RJohnson
Kurt Johnson
Nora Johnson
Vicki Johnson
Jaimie Joubert
Jerry Walker Jr
Russell EKabrud
Lindsey Kaczmarski
Theresa Kassa
Kenny Kelsen
Heath Kerlin
Tom Kiecker
Cody Kinzler
Steve Kinzler
Dale Kjos
Mark Klein
Marvin Klettke
Tim Klipfel
Elizabeth Kludt
Joel Knipple
Ken Knudsen
Pam Konrad
J Korbelik
Elizabeth Kostecky
Douglas Krchnavy
Rob Krueger
Blake Kuska
Ryan Lagodinski
Jessica Larson
Delmar Lautt
Clifford Lehmann
Emily Lelm
Gerardo Leon-Aguilar
Richard Lewis
Vincent Lickfelt
Kasey Lien
Edvin Lillehoff
Caroline Lindgren
Rose Lindgren
Ester Loepp
Alex Long-Wright
Simon Maddock
Hannah Madsen
Harry Malm
Shanna Marlow
Carolyn Martin
Cory Martin
Erwin Martin
Ronald Martin
Myron P Masset
Ashley Matheny
Joe Mathern
Mary Jean Mcdonald
Linda Mcdowall
Todd Mcdowell
Chris Mcfarland
Ella Meiklejohn
Outstanding Capital Credits continued on page 5 >>
continued from previous page.
DRN announces 2015 scholarship winners
Karah Sandness, North Sargent; Bryce Meehl and Dalton Scheuring, Oakes; Kaitlyn Boteler and Hannah Schlecht,
Sargent Central.
Over 1,200 national applications were received this year’s FRS Scholarship and over 60 local applications for DRN.
Scholarship recipients were selected based on their academic achievement and community involvement. A committee
of judges reviewed the applications. n
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Outstanding Capital Credits
Mary Meisch
Nick J Meisch
Allen Menge
Jarod Miedema
Harvey Milbrandt
Cody Miller
Rose Mitzel
Paul Moderow
Jerry Moen
Loraine Moen
Greta M Monette
Ray Morrison
Justin M Moser
Yvette Nasset
Ben Nelson
Carl J Nelson
Eva Nelson
Jason Nelson
Justin Nelson
Myrtle T Ness
Blane Nitschke
Shannon Niva
Casey Odegard
Raymond Olderness
Lemoyne Olson
Leroy Olson
Milton Olson
Seth Olson
Steve Olson
Brett M Opdahl
Osborn Ost
Derrick Parsons
Drew Pekarski
Jeff Perleberg
Boris Peterkovic
Blake Peterson
Dale R Peterson
Dan Peterson
Brian & Becky Pherson
Roger Pickar
Timothy Pope
Scott Potton
Betty Praska
Lloyd Ptacek
Michael Pyle
Lawrence F Quimby
Jason Rall
Lynn Rall
Alice Rasmussen
Kim Rasmussen
Todd A Rasmusson
Jerri Rau
Nathaniel Reinke
P Micheal Remus
Angela Richards
Alan Richardson
Steven Richman
Don Ringdahl
Melissa Roberts
Paul Ronning
Elizabeth Rose
Robert Rott
Adam Rudolf
Michele Sagvold
Tim Salberg
Irene H Sanders
Leslie Sanders
Ruth Sanderson
Arlin C Sandstrom
Megan Saunders
Steve Sauter
Scott Schell
Bruce Schlenker
Jay & Dianne Schlenker
Myron Schlepp
Ronald Schmidt
Dale Schmitz
Julia Schott
Harriatte D Schrage
Merle Schrank
Darrell Schrum
Corey Schultz
Robert Schultz
Spencer Schultz
Tyler Schultz
Julie Schulz
Terry L Schulz
Dean Schumacher
Chase Schutt
George Schwab
James MSenger
Amy Serenko
George PShape
Bruce Shockman
Linda Siewing
Shawn Sigafoos
Curtis J Silseth
Luann Sitte
Richard Sitte
Kristy Sitts
Robin Skoog
Dean Slotten
Austin Smith
Kevin Smith
Dave D Sours
Loren Stafford
Dorothy Stahlecker
Fred L Stahlecker
Kulm Standard
Louie Stanley
Darren Staples
Dylan Stearns
Butch & Marlene Stecher
Clete Steinwand
Chris Stoppleworth
Fred L Stout
Marilyn Stram
John Stroh
Arthur Strutz
Shane Swanson
Torger Syvertson Jr.
Dale Temple
Jason Thielges
Allen L Thomas
Dennis Thomas
Sharon J Thomas
Todd Thompson
Justin Thorpe
Shirley Thurn
Brian Tjernlund
C Tooley
Justin Torres
Lori Toupal
Patricia Tyler
Ewald Ulmer
Jason A Ulmer
Timothy Urbach
Jerry Vample
Beth Van Stiphout
Johanna Vasquez
Mary E Vassalotti
Larry Vasvick
Dave Veglahn
Shane J Visto
Monte L Wahl
Allen J Wald
David Wald
Greg Walton
Neil Walton
Laurie Wang
Verne C Watts
Thomas Weber
Aaron Weippert
Delmar Weis
John Clark Weisz
Adam Welton
Ken Wiederholt
Jeff Wiek
Erin Wilhelmi
Steven L Willert
Lloyd A Willis
Ardyce Wisnewski
Woodie Wood
Chad Woodbury
Lowell Wyum
Orphie Wyum
Cameron Young
Doug Zahn
Kerri Zahrbock
Greg Zimbelman
Donna MZito
Edwin Zundel
Loren Zundel
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www.drnreaditech.com.
Rest assured that your network
is secure and operational.
5
Capture North Dakota’s glory
Submit your photos for the 2016 calendar
We need your help! DRN is looking for pictures that show
North Dakota at its finest for the 2016 calendar. Send in
pictures that highlight agriculture, beautiful scenery, friendly
faces, the four seasons, and events that represent life in
a rural community. Please limit the number of pictures
submitted to a maximum of ten. If your photo(s) are used,
DRN will credit the calendar with your name, plus you
will receive a $25 credit to your account! We look
forward to seeing your wonderful pictures.
DRN announces 2015 scholarship winners
DRN, in conjunction with the National Telecommunications Cooperative
Association’s Foundation for Rural Service, is proud to announce the winner
of its $3,000 scholarship, and also the winners of DRN’s $500 scholarship.
The 2015 DRN/FRS $3,000 scholarship winner is: Haley Gilstad, Ashley.
Winners of a $500 scholarship from DRN include Zachary Fischer and
Jakob Neu, Ashley; Braeden Mathern and Billy Zottnick, Edgeley; Shania
Merkel and Dahltin Pahl, Ellendale; Tiegan Irion and Rose Malone, Kulm;
Mercedes Bierman and Fallon Swenson, LaMoure; Ashley Larson and Alexis
Mund, Lisbon; Blake Roorda and Adreanna Trzpuc, Litchville-Marion;
Brooke Tayer and Joshua Weber, Milnor; Mackenzie Dietz and
DRN/FRS
$3,000
Scholarship
Winner
Haley Gilstad
Winners continued on page 4.>>
Deadline for the calendar photos is: August 1,
2015. E-mail your high resolution photos to:
[email protected]; Subject: Calendar
Photos. Or, mail your photos to: Calendar
Photos, DRN, PO Box 69, Ellendale,
ND 58436
DRN $500 Scholarship Winners
Once pictures are submitted they will
become property of DRN. Make sure to
include your name and address with the
photo. However, do not write directly
on the back of the photo. If you would
like your photo returned, please
enclose a self-addressed stamped
envelope with your photo. n
Zachary Fischer
Hurry! Photo
deadline is
August 1!
Tiegan Irion
Jakob Neu
Braeden Mathern
Rose Malone
Billy Zottnick
Shania Merkel
Dahltin Pahl
Mercedes Bierman
Fallon Swenson
Ashley Larson
Alexis Mund
Adreanna Trzpuc
Brooke Tayer
Joshua Weber
Mackenzie Dietz
Karah Sandness
Bryce Meehl
Dalton Scheuring
Kaitlyn Boteler
Hannah Schlecht
Stream more
Send in pictures that highlight agriculture, beautiful scenery, friendly faces, the four seasons, and events
that represent life in rural North Dakota.
Gig!
with a
Blake Roorda
1,000 Mpbs High-Speed Internet
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Call 344-5000 for details!
3
Business Spotlight
Be a hero at the 10th annual
March for Memories
This year DRN will be hosting its 10th Annual March for Memories 5K Run/Walk on Friday, July 10. The location
this year will be at the Dickey County Fair Grounds. Registration will start at 4:30 p.m. followed by the Kids Run
at 5:15 p.m. and 5K Run/Walk at 5:30. This year’s theme is “Superheroes Return” and the slogan is “Be a
Hero, For the Ones You Love.” Please come out and join us and wear your best superhero costume.
Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
The 5K Walk/Run will take place in Ellendale on July 10 inside the fairgrounds during
the Dickey County Fair. Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m., with the kid’s race starting
at 5:15 and the 5K Run/Walk at 5:30. A one-mile Fun Walk will also be held for those
who prefer to walk, but still wish to show their support. The entry fee for adults is $15,
and children 12 and under are $10. Each participant will also receive a t-shirt.
Photo from left to right: Roxanne Klug, Nancy Noot and Gene Rode.
Dickey-Marion Insurance Agency
Some people know exactly what they want to do from when they are very young and pursue the career of their dreams. Others test
the waters and find their lifelong goals while furthering their education. For Gene Rode of Dickey-Marion Insurance Agency, it was
someone else who would guide him to his future career and business.
Not knowing exactly what he would like to do after graduation, Gene stated, “It was DuWayne Bott who would never take no for an
answer, suggesting more than once that I should come and work for him. I finally decided to commit to one year and have never
looked back.” He will forever be an important mentor in my life along with Rick Maddock, my high school teacher and principal
whose guidance inspired me to first, get my diploma.
As a fully licensed independent insurance agency serving North Dakota, Dickey-Marion Insurance Agency is dedicated to serving
their customers with the personal attention each one deserves. Although they have been in business since 1974, Gene began his career
in 1981 and purchased the business in 2003. When asked what attracted him to this industry Rode stated, “I like the idea of helping
others, and the insurance industry is a great place to do that. He adds, we know that everyone has different needs when it comes to
insurance and we pride ourselves on providing the best policy for each of our customers taking the time to personally find the right
policy that fits their lifestyle.” You can also find that same commitment from his employees, Roxanne Klug and Nancy Noot; as a
team, offering a combined 62 years of insurance experience.
Gene was chosen to serve as President of the Professional Insurance Agents Association of North Dakota in 2008 and recognized
as Agent of the Year in 2009. An award given to a representative who exhibits superior customer service knowledge, professionalism
and commitment to the insurance industry. This speaks loudly once again for his belief in not only offering his services, but building
relationships. His customers can feel confident they have found an agent who they can trust will do the best for them.
When asked what makes his business stand out, Rode states, “We pride ourselves on the service we provide to our customers; big city
coverage with small town service.” His success perhaps is due to his passion for the day-to-day contact with his customers and the
friendships he has made. Gene gives credit to DRN for their telecommunications services which allow him to stay in touch with his
clients. “DRN’s up-to-date phone system as well as their high speed internet service has allowed me to stay connected with our
customers,” replied Gene.
“Our biggest challenge today is educating consumers that cheaper isn’t always better,” Gene stated. “We’ve seen first-hand the results
of Mother Nature and reminds his customers that insurance is our business. We will always do our best to make sure your policy
will fit your needs and provide a local voice to answer any concerns.” n
2
2
Learn more about Dickey-Marion Insurance at dickeymarionins.com
Superh
er
return!oes
DRN will be sponsoring the 5K Walk and 5K Run in remembrance of past
employees Mark Scallon and Margaret Barton. DRN started the Annual 5K
Walk/Run in honor of Mark, a past general manager at DRN, who lost his
battle with cancer in February of 2005. Margaret, a retired office manager,
courageously battled cancer which took her life in February of 2006. In honor
of Mark, Margaret, and others who have battled or still are battling cancer,
all proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
Registration forms are available at www.drtel.com. Registration and entry
fees can be dropped off at any DRN office in Lisbon, Oakes, or Ellendale. Or,
mail completed registration forms to: DRN, March for Memories, P.O. Box 69,
Ellendale, ND 58436. For questions or more information, please call Jeremy
Gusaas at 701-344-6096. n
New directory listings
Ashley 288
Ashley Lodge........................ 288-7829
Patti Burian............................ 288-3669
Marilee Jennissen................ 288-3127
Lucas Moldenhauer............ 288-3512
Gwinner 678 (cont.)
Khamthai Noimanyvone... 678-2319
Shantelle D Schlepp........... 678-6825
Angelo Sosa........................... 678-2659
Darrin Teske........................... 678-3853
Crete 753
Jose Ramos............................ 753-7636
Dickey 778
Michael & Sharon Derosa... 778-7485
Kulm 647
Eric Lake.................................. 647-2540
Kathrine Lier.......................... 647-2620
Little Sprouts Daycare........ 647-2407
Ron Stoll.................................. 647-2839
Edgeley 493
Cody Appeldoorn................ 493-2706
Joe Dafonte........................... 493-2157
Ana Dafonte.......................... 493-2709
Bruce Huber.......................... 493-2568
Lane Nelson........................... 493-2866
LaMoure 883
Preston Peterson.................. 883-4517
Stephanie Richardson........ 883-5318
Candra Sargent.................... 883-5674
Nick Schuetz.......................... 883-4265
Jessica Wagner..................... 883-4279
Ellendale 349
David Belgarde..................... 349-3435
Christopher Cheetham...... 349-2098
Alicia Eckhart........................ 349-3488
Troy & Amy Goehring......... 349-2747
Cameron Martell.................. 349-2577
Josh Vaughn.......................... 349-2958
Neil Viola................................. 349-4483
Carol & Richard Wadholm.349-3832
Scott & Kerry Waldo............ 349-2354
Lisbon 683
Bret Anderson....................... 683-2009
Kariann Arnold..................... 683-3102
Wesley Beyer......................... 683-5113
Tara Carroll............................. 683-3495
Shaina Doll............................. 683-2331
Dylan Krueger....................... 683-3472
Dustin Kath............................ 683-6971
Ty Michels............................... 683-4225
Jeff Miller................................ 683-5846
Bridget Murphy.................... 683-9625
Yvonne Odegard.................. 683-5437
Stefan Watson....................... 683-4933
ReadiTech sponsors G.O.L.F. Classic
Forman 724
Cecelia Hajek......................... 724-6225
Kyla Kinzler............................. 724-3463
R Maine................................... 724-3028
Frantz Mehu.......................... 724-3872
Justin Mlnarik........................ 724-3460
Leif Nelson............................. 724-6208
Elvis Sales............................... 724-3123
Zach Twa................................. 724-3026
ReadiTech has teamed up with the G.O.L.F. Classic tournament committee, along with host golf courses to sponsor this
year’s golf tournament on July 11 and 12. This year’s event will be held at the Grand Rapids Memorial Park Country Club,
Oakes Golf Course, Lisbon Bissell Golf Course, and Forman Golf Course.
Fort Ransom 973
Joe Johnson........................... 973-2589
G.O.L.F. is open to all golfers 16 years of age or older. The first 72 foursomes (288 golfers) will be accepted into the
tournament. Participants will enjoy 9-holes of golf at four premier golf courses in our territory. The morning tee-times
start at 9:00 AM and the afternoon tee-times start at 1:30 PM.
Fredonia 698
Michael Burkle...................... 698-2210
Wolf Bros Farm Shop.......... 698-2658
There will be a hole-in-one contest, an overall champion will be awarded, and each flight will pay out ten places with
prizes. For more information and to register online, go to www.drngolf.com. Entry fee is $80 per golfer and includes
a steak supper on Saturday.
Guelph 783
Valerii Pometun.................... 783-4352
ReadiTech is a department of DRN which specializes in technical solutions for businesses. DRN prides itself in supporting
community needs and in building “smart” communities throughout its service area. DRN has been providing
communication services to south-central North Dakota for over 64 years. DRN – 100% fiber connected. n
Gwinner 678
Michelle Chiles..................... 678-3922
Tayler Hansen........................ 678-2587
Angela Johnson................... 678-3859
Abram Kon............................. 678-2729
Nelvik 374
Emily Fox................................ 374-5546
Oakes 742
Michelle Chevalier............... 742-2085
Caden Coleman.................... 742-2836
Jonathan Fisk........................ 742-4479
Nick Friedt.............................. 742-3062
Jason & Katelyn Hagen...... 742-3016
Brandon Kersting................. 742-2516
Barbara Larson...................... 742-3995
Tyrell Macheledt.................. 742-3782
Matthew Powlish................. 742-2803
William Robbins................... 742-3096
Adam Roney.......................... 742-2513
Michael Schnieder.............. 742-3008
St John’s Lutheran Church...................
................................................... 742-4479
Daniel Weiby......................... 742-3394
Venturia 684
Carl Lindgren......................... 684-6386
Community events
offer families good
old-fashioned fun
Looking for some fun in the sun this
summer? Check out these special
events and fairs taking place:
Dickey County Fair—July 10–12
LaMoure’s Red Hot Fire Days—July 18–19
Gwinner Fun Day—July 18
Sargent County Fair—July 25–27
Kulm’s Windfest Day—August 15.
Ransom County Fair—August 26–30
DRN staff will
see you there!
DRN’s Customer
Appreciation Picnics
DRN is hosting its Customer
Appreciation Picnics July 28-30.
In appreciation of their customer’s
business, DRN employees will be
serving complimentary quarter
pound hamburgers and brats from
5 to 7 p.m. All DRN customers
are invited to attend any of these
summer events of food and fun.
Tuesday, July 28
Oakes—Hockenberry Park
Wednesday, July 29
Fort Ransom—City Park
Thursday, July 30
Jud—City Park
In case of inclement weather,
there will be alternate locations
posted at the parks.
9
Business Spotlight
Be a hero at the 10th annual
March for Memories
This year DRN will be hosting its 10th Annual March for Memories 5K Run/Walk on Friday, July 10. The location
this year will be at the Dickey County Fair Grounds. Registration will start at 4:30 p.m. followed by the Kids Run
at 5:15 p.m. and 5K Run/Walk at 5:30. This year’s theme is “Superheroes Return” and the slogan is “Be a
Hero, For the Ones You Love.” Please come out and join us and wear your best superhero costume.
Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
The 5K Walk/Run will take place in Ellendale on July 10 inside the fairgrounds during
the Dickey County Fair. Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m., with the kid’s race starting
at 5:15 and the 5K Run/Walk at 5:30. A one-mile Fun Walk will also be held for those
who prefer to walk, but still wish to show their support. The entry fee for adults is $15,
and children 12 and under are $10. Each participant will also receive a t-shirt.
Photo from left to right: Roxanne Klug, Nancy Noot and Gene Rode.
Dickey-Marion Insurance Agency
Some people know exactly what they want to do from when they are very young and pursue the career of their dreams. Others test
the waters and find their lifelong goals while furthering their education. For Gene Rode of Dickey-Marion Insurance Agency, it was
someone else who would guide him to his future career and business.
Not knowing exactly what he would like to do after graduation, Gene stated, “It was DuWayne Bott who would never take no for an
answer, suggesting more than once that I should come and work for him. I finally decided to commit to one year and have never
looked back.” He will forever be an important mentor in my life along with Rick Maddock, my high school teacher and principal
whose guidance inspired me to first, get my diploma.
As a fully licensed independent insurance agency serving North Dakota, Dickey-Marion Insurance Agency is dedicated to serving
their customers with the personal attention each one deserves. Although they have been in business since 1974, Gene began his career
in 1981 and purchased the business in 2003. When asked what attracted him to this industry Rode stated, “I like the idea of helping
others, and the insurance industry is a great place to do that. He adds, we know that everyone has different needs when it comes to
insurance and we pride ourselves on providing the best policy for each of our customers taking the time to personally find the right
policy that fits their lifestyle.” You can also find that same commitment from his employees, Roxanne Klug and Nancy Noot; as a
team, offering a combined 62 years of insurance experience.
Gene was chosen to serve as President of the Professional Insurance Agents Association of North Dakota in 2008 and recognized
as Agent of the Year in 2009. An award given to a representative who exhibits superior customer service knowledge, professionalism
and commitment to the insurance industry. This speaks loudly once again for his belief in not only offering his services, but building
relationships. His customers can feel confident they have found an agent who they can trust will do the best for them.
When asked what makes his business stand out, Rode states, “We pride ourselves on the service we provide to our customers; big city
coverage with small town service.” His success perhaps is due to his passion for the day-to-day contact with his customers and the
friendships he has made. Gene gives credit to DRN for their telecommunications services which allow him to stay in touch with his
clients. “DRN’s up-to-date phone system as well as their high speed internet service has allowed me to stay connected with our
customers,” replied Gene.
“Our biggest challenge today is educating consumers that cheaper isn’t always better,” Gene stated. “We’ve seen first-hand the results
of Mother Nature and reminds his customers that insurance is our business. We will always do our best to make sure your policy
will fit your needs and provide a local voice to answer any concerns.” n
2
2
Learn more about Dickey-Marion Insurance at dickeymarionins.com
Superh
er
return!oes
DRN will be sponsoring the 5K Walk and 5K Run in remembrance of past
employees Mark Scallon and Margaret Barton. DRN started the Annual 5K
Walk/Run in honor of Mark, a past general manager at DRN, who lost his
battle with cancer in February of 2005. Margaret, a retired office manager,
courageously battled cancer which took her life in February of 2006. In honor
of Mark, Margaret, and others who have battled or still are battling cancer,
all proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
Registration forms are available at www.drtel.com. Registration and entry
fees can be dropped off at any DRN office in Lisbon, Oakes, or Ellendale. Or,
mail completed registration forms to: DRN, March for Memories, P.O. Box 69,
Ellendale, ND 58436. For questions or more information, please call Jeremy
Gusaas at 701-344-6096. n
New directory listings
Ashley 288
Ashley Lodge........................ 288-7829
Patti Burian............................ 288-3669
Marilee Jennissen................ 288-3127
Lucas Moldenhauer............ 288-3512
Gwinner 678 (cont.)
Khamthai Noimanyvone... 678-2319
Shantelle D Schlepp........... 678-6825
Angelo Sosa........................... 678-2659
Darrin Teske........................... 678-3853
Crete 753
Jose Ramos............................ 753-7636
Dickey 778
Michael & Sharon Derosa... 778-7485
Kulm 647
Eric Lake.................................. 647-2540
Kathrine Lier.......................... 647-2620
Little Sprouts Daycare........ 647-2407
Ron Stoll.................................. 647-2839
Edgeley 493
Cody Appeldoorn................ 493-2706
Joe Dafonte........................... 493-2157
Ana Dafonte.......................... 493-2709
Bruce Huber.......................... 493-2568
Lane Nelson........................... 493-2866
LaMoure 883
Preston Peterson.................. 883-4517
Stephanie Richardson........ 883-5318
Candra Sargent.................... 883-5674
Nick Schuetz.......................... 883-4265
Jessica Wagner..................... 883-4279
Ellendale 349
David Belgarde..................... 349-3435
Christopher Cheetham...... 349-2098
Alicia Eckhart........................ 349-3488
Troy & Amy Goehring......... 349-2747
Cameron Martell.................. 349-2577
Josh Vaughn.......................... 349-2958
Neil Viola................................. 349-4483
Carol & Richard Wadholm.349-3832
Scott & Kerry Waldo............ 349-2354
Lisbon 683
Bret Anderson....................... 683-2009
Kariann Arnold..................... 683-3102
Wesley Beyer......................... 683-5113
Tara Carroll............................. 683-3495
Shaina Doll............................. 683-2331
Dylan Krueger....................... 683-3472
Dustin Kath............................ 683-6971
Ty Michels............................... 683-4225
Jeff Miller................................ 683-5846
Bridget Murphy.................... 683-9625
Yvonne Odegard.................. 683-5437
Stefan Watson....................... 683-4933
ReadiTech sponsors G.O.L.F. Classic
Forman 724
Cecelia Hajek......................... 724-6225
Kyla Kinzler............................. 724-3463
R Maine................................... 724-3028
Frantz Mehu.......................... 724-3872
Justin Mlnarik........................ 724-3460
Leif Nelson............................. 724-6208
Elvis Sales............................... 724-3123
Zach Twa................................. 724-3026
ReadiTech has teamed up with the G.O.L.F. Classic tournament committee, along with host golf courses to sponsor this
year’s golf tournament on July 11 and 12. This year’s event will be held at the Grand Rapids Memorial Park Country Club,
Oakes Golf Course, Lisbon Bissell Golf Course, and Forman Golf Course.
Fort Ransom 973
Joe Johnson........................... 973-2589
G.O.L.F. is open to all golfers 16 years of age or older. The first 72 foursomes (288 golfers) will be accepted into the
tournament. Participants will enjoy 9-holes of golf at four premier golf courses in our territory. The morning tee-times
start at 9:00 AM and the afternoon tee-times start at 1:30 PM.
Fredonia 698
Michael Burkle...................... 698-2210
Wolf Bros Farm Shop.......... 698-2658
There will be a hole-in-one contest, an overall champion will be awarded, and each flight will pay out ten places with
prizes. For more information and to register online, go to www.drngolf.com. Entry fee is $80 per golfer and includes
a steak supper on Saturday.
Guelph 783
Valerii Pometun.................... 783-4352
ReadiTech is a department of DRN which specializes in technical solutions for businesses. DRN prides itself in supporting
community needs and in building “smart” communities throughout its service area. DRN has been providing
communication services to south-central North Dakota for over 64 years. DRN – 100% fiber connected. n
Gwinner 678
Michelle Chiles..................... 678-3922
Tayler Hansen........................ 678-2587
Angela Johnson................... 678-3859
Abram Kon............................. 678-2729
Nelvik 374
Emily Fox................................ 374-5546
Oakes 742
Michelle Chevalier............... 742-2085
Caden Coleman.................... 742-2836
Jonathan Fisk........................ 742-4479
Nick Friedt.............................. 742-3062
Jason & Katelyn Hagen...... 742-3016
Brandon Kersting................. 742-2516
Barbara Larson...................... 742-3995
Tyrell Macheledt.................. 742-3782
Matthew Powlish................. 742-2803
William Robbins................... 742-3096
Adam Roney.......................... 742-2513
Michael Schnieder.............. 742-3008
St John’s Lutheran Church...................
................................................... 742-4479
Daniel Weiby......................... 742-3394
Venturia 684
Carl Lindgren......................... 684-6386
Community events
offer families good
old-fashioned fun
Looking for some fun in the sun this
summer? Check out these special
events and fairs taking place:
Dickey County Fair—July 10–12
LaMoure’s Red Hot Fire Days—July 18–19
Gwinner Fun Day—July 18
Sargent County Fair—July 25–27
Kulm’s Windfest Day—August 15.
Ransom County Fair—August 26–30
DRN staff will
see you there!
DRN’s Customer
Appreciation Picnics
DRN is hosting its Customer
Appreciation Picnics July 28-30.
In appreciation of their customer’s
business, DRN employees will be
serving complimentary quarter
pound hamburgers and brats from
5 to 7 p.m. All DRN customers
are invited to attend any of these
summer events of food and fun.
Tuesday, July 28
Oakes—Hockenberry Park
Wednesday, July 29
Fort Ransom—City Park
Thursday, July 30
Jud—City Park
In case of inclement weather,
there will be alternate locations
posted at the parks.
8
New employees join the DRN team
DRN is happy to announce the addition of seven team
members, including three full-time staff members and
four summer employees. Michelle Kunrath, Vonnie
Schmitz, Marcus Rondestvedt, Scott Ketterling, Jeremy
Gusaas, Andrew Jepson, and Kellemon Hinton recently
joined the DRN team.
Michelle Kunrath joins DRN as the marketing specialist.
She enjoys traveling, reading, fishing, and spending time
outdoors and at the lake with her family. Kunrath received
her high school diploma from Oakes High School and
graduated from North Dakota State University with a
degree in marketing and minor in sociology. She has had
previous positions as a public relations coordinator at the
Jamestown Regional Medical Center, a marketing intern at
DRN and the ND Department of Agriculture.
Vonnie Schmitz, Fullerton, was hired as a customer care
specialist at the Oakes customer service office. She and
her husband Jeff have four grown children. Schmitz has
lived and worked in Dickey County her whole life. She
enjoys camping, being outdoors, kayaking, and spending
time with friends and family, including her four
young grandchildren. “Being at DRN has been a great
experience and I’ve had great support while I learn my
new position,” said Schmitz.
Marcus Rondestvedt joined DRN’s technical assistance
group (TAG). When he is not working or spending time
with his wife, LaTina and their two sons, Camden and
Rivers, he enjoys playing his guitar and singing in the
band Go Murphy in Fargo. Rondestvedt is from Lisbon
and graduated from Jamestown College in 2002 with a
major in music–voice and a minor in IT.
Scott Ketterling, Oakes, and Jeremy Gusaas, Ellendale,
joined DRN as summer interns. Scott Ketterling was
hired as the IT intern and is a sophomore at NDSU
majoring in management information systems with a
minor in computer science. During the school year he
works on campus as a classroom technician and is the
president of NDSU’s Boxing Club. According to
Ketterling, he has always had a passion for technology.
Network Connections
P.O. Box 69
Ellendale, ND 58436
July/August 2015
Skitter TV available from DRN
New marketing intern Jeremy Gusaas is a senior at
UND with a major in marketing and a minor in
communications. “I’m excited for the projects I’ll be
working on this summer, and getting to know my
coworkers,” said Gusaas. He enjoys playing a variety of
sports. As Gusaas says, “it’s cool,” his two older brothers
also worked as DRN summer interns. Gusaas graduated
from Ellendale High School in 2012.
DRN is happy to announce Skitter TV, an alternative TV entertainment option, is now
available to its customers. Viewers can catch their favorite shows, local channels, BEK
Sports and more.
Skitter is an Internet subscription-based service allowing viewers to watch live TV.
Package options range from Fargo local channels, Bismarck local channels to special
interest channels, including Outdoors, Pivot, and BEK TV. Customers must subscribe to internet service in order to receive
Skitter television service and have an off-the-shelf set top box.
Working as a temporary installation assistants are
Andrew Jepson and Kellemon Hinton. Jepson graduated
from Oakes High School in 2014 and attends NDSU
with a major in agricultural economics. In his spare time
he enjoys spending time on the lake and running.
Kellemon Hinton, originally from Beloit, Wisconsin,
moved to Ellendale at eight years old. Hinton loves all
types of music and enjoys playing guitar, piano, drums,
playing bass guitar and singing. He recently graduated
from Ellendale High School and will attend college at
North Dakota State University pursuing a degree in
mechanical engineering aspiring to become an acoustical
engineer. Hinton will also be participating in the NDSU
men’s track and field team. n
For more details go online to drtel.com, click on “Television” under “Residential Services,” or call DRN at 344-5000.
Save
the Date!
Left to right: Marcus Rondestvedt, technical support analyst; Scott Ketterling, IT intern; Vonnie Schmitz,
customer care specialist; Andrew Jepson, installation assistant; Michelle Kunrath, marketing specialist;
Jeremy Gusaas, marketing intern; Kellemon Hinton, installation assistant.
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DRN’S Annual Meeting—Thursday, October 22
Ellendale Public School
5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Registration/Meal
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even more with free WiFi!
DRN continues to help you stay
conntected! Free wireless internet
is available during the summer
months at Lake Hoskins,
Silver Lake
and Edgeley
in this issue:
Campground.
Bring all of your family together
on one plan and get unlimited
talk & text, with your pick of
shared 4G LTE data.
Compliments of DRN
344-5000 • www.drtel.com
n
2 Business Spotlight—
Dickey-Marion Insurance
4 Scholarship Winners
8 Customer Picnics
New employees join the DRN team
DRN is happy to announce the addition of seven team
members, including three full-time staff members and
four summer employees. Michelle Kunrath, Vonnie
Schmitz, Marcus Rondestvedt, Scott Ketterling, Jeremy
Gusaas, Andrew Jepson, and Kellemon Hinton recently
joined the DRN team.
Michelle Kunrath joins DRN as the marketing specialist.
She enjoys traveling, reading, fishing, and spending time
outdoors and at the lake with her family. Kunrath received
her high school diploma from Oakes High School and
graduated from North Dakota State University with a
degree in marketing and minor in sociology. She has had
previous positions as a public relations coordinator at the
Jamestown Regional Medical Center, a marketing intern at
DRN and the ND Department of Agriculture.
Vonnie Schmitz, Fullerton, was hired as a customer care
specialist at the Oakes customer service office. She and
her husband Jeff have four grown children. Schmitz has
lived and worked in Dickey County her whole life. She
enjoys camping, being outdoors, kayaking, and spending
time with friends and family, including her four
young grandchildren. “Being at DRN has been a great
experience and I’ve had great support while I learn my
new position,” said Schmitz.
Marcus Rondestvedt joined DRN’s technical assistance
group (TAG). When he is not working or spending time
with his wife, LaTina and their two sons, Camden and
Rivers, he enjoys playing his guitar and singing in the
band Go Murphy in Fargo. Rondestvedt is from Lisbon
and graduated from Jamestown College in 2002 with a
major in music–voice and a minor in IT.
Scott Ketterling, Oakes, and Jeremy Gusaas, Ellendale,
joined DRN as summer interns. Scott Ketterling was
hired as the IT intern and is a sophomore at NDSU
majoring in management information systems with a
minor in computer science. During the school year he
works on campus as a classroom technician and is the
president of NDSU’s Boxing Club. According to
Ketterling, he has always had a passion for technology.
Network Connections
P.O. Box 69
Ellendale, ND 58436
July/August 2015
Skitter TV available from DRN
New marketing intern Jeremy Gusaas is a senior at
UND with a major in marketing and a minor in
communications. “I’m excited for the projects I’ll be
working on this summer, and getting to know my
coworkers,” said Gusaas. He enjoys playing a variety of
sports. As Gusaas says, “it’s cool,” his two older brothers
also worked as DRN summer interns. Gusaas graduated
from Ellendale High School in 2012.
DRN is happy to announce Skitter TV, an alternative TV entertainment option, is now
available to its customers. Viewers can catch their favorite shows, local channels, BEK
Sports and more.
Skitter is an Internet subscription-based service allowing viewers to watch live TV.
Package options range from Fargo local channels, Bismarck local channels to special
interest channels, including Outdoors, Pivot, and BEK TV. Customers must subscribe to internet service in order to receive
Skitter television service and have an off-the-shelf set top box.
Working as a temporary installation assistants are
Andrew Jepson and Kellemon Hinton. Jepson graduated
from Oakes High School in 2014 and attends NDSU
with a major in agricultural economics. In his spare time
he enjoys spending time on the lake and running.
Kellemon Hinton, originally from Beloit, Wisconsin,
moved to Ellendale at eight years old. Hinton loves all
types of music and enjoys playing guitar, piano, drums,
playing bass guitar and singing. He recently graduated
from Ellendale High School and will attend college at
North Dakota State University pursuing a degree in
mechanical engineering aspiring to become an acoustical
engineer. Hinton will also be participating in the NDSU
men’s track and field team. n
For more details go online to drtel.com, click on “Television” under “Residential Services,” or call DRN at 344-5000.
Save
the Date!
Left to right: Marcus Rondestvedt, technical support analyst; Scott Ketterling, IT intern; Vonnie Schmitz,
customer care specialist; Andrew Jepson, installation assistant; Michelle Kunrath, marketing specialist;
Jeremy Gusaas, marketing intern; Kellemon Hinton, installation assistant.
Computer & mobile
Device Repair
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phone or printer fixed?
Contact DRN for a FREE
15 minute diagnostic.
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Make sure your student is ready to ace this
school year with services from DRN!
Contact DRN today to learn more.
4G Is here with the
all together plan!
DRN’S Annual Meeting—Thursday, October 22
Ellendale Public School
5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Registration/Meal
7 p.m. Meeting
Enjoy your summer activities
even more with free WiFi!
DRN continues to help you stay
conntected! Free wireless internet
is available during the summer
months at Lake Hoskins,
Silver Lake
and Edgeley
in this issue:
Campground.
Bring all of your family together
on one plan and get unlimited
talk & text, with your pick of
shared 4G LTE data.
Compliments of DRN
344-5000 • www.drtel.com
n
2 Business Spotlight—
Dickey-Marion Insurance
4 Scholarship Winners
8 Customer Picnics

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