Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Please visit our new website

For all updates on Wishek, North Dakota, please visit our new website and blog here. Thank you!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Tri-County Fair 2012 in Wishek, North Dakota

Our 86th annual Tri-County Fair wrapped up last night on the fairgrounds located, 1 mile west of Wishek. If you want to experience what rural living is all about a county fair is an excellent way to see the spirit, values, community and fun. Here are 20 plus captures from the 4-H Exhibits and livestock barn. If you have more photos to share of Wishek, please email them to wishekjda@bektel.com as we working on completing a new, freshly updated Wishek web site and are looking for a wide array of photos. 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Register today for Wishek's 5K Walk/Run

For an updated entry form for 2013 click here

Wishek 5K Walk/Run Entry Form
The 3rd Annual Wishek 5K kicks off at 8:00am on Saturday, June 16th, 2012.  Registration will begin at 7:30am at the Greg & Kay Weber residence, east of Wishek, North Dakota. 
Entrance fee is $20. All proceeds will benefit Prairieview Hospice.

Name: ___________________________________
Address: _________________________________
City, State, & Zip: _________________________
Day Phone: _______________________________
Birth date (MM/DD/YYYY): _____/_____/_____
Age on Race Day: ______

Walk ____     Run ____

Shirt Size:  S   M   L   XL      Other ________
(T-shirts guaranteed to those entered by June 1st, 2012)

Release Statement
In consideration of my entry into the Wishek 5K Walk/Run, I, the below signed, intending to be
legally bound, do hereby for myself, executors and administrators, waive, release, and forever discharge
any and all rights and claims for loss, damages, or injury to my persons or property arising out of my
performance or failure of performance, from the Wishek 5K Walk/Run.
“By signing below you have read and agreed to the release statement.”

___________________________    _________
Signature                                             Date

Parent/Guardian Signature (If under 18 years of age)

Please return entry form & fee to Sonia Salwei, 903 1st Ave N, Wishek ND 58495.
(Please make check payable to Wishek 5K)

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Wishek's Easter Egg Hunt

The Wishek Association of Commerce sponsored an Easter Egg Hunt in the Wishek City Park today. It was organized by volunteers with help with the Wishek Nursing Home and Prairie Hill Assisted Living. In addition, several local businesses today prizes for the 12 golden egg prizes. Thank you to BEK Communications, Danzig Honey Company, Lora's Boutique, McTwist and Raile Insurance. The Wishek Park Board awarded the grand prize of an individual swimming pass to the Wishek Pool.

The weather was stunning and a perfect day. Over 80 children ages 0-8 attended with their parents. Here are a few photos from our community Easter Egg Hunt...

Stay tuned for more blogging from Wishek! On Monday, the Wishek Job Development Authority will be introducing you to our new director via our blog and Facebook page. You will be able to follow weekly updates on this blog about businesses and community events.

Friday, January 6, 2012

A New Year Start with Small Town Success

The New Year kicked off in Wishek this week with record setting warm temperatures and two home town boys basketball games. A junior high girls choir sang the National Anthem for both Tuesday and Thursday night games.
 Both games kept our small town on the edge of their seats and our boys delivered excitement.
 Tuesday night's win came against the Central Prairie Firebirds. 58-55 was the final score.
Thursday night's win came against the Kidder County Pirates. 55-53 was the final score.

Whether it be a sporting, academic, musical, drama, speech or other event, our small town school gives our kids an amazing foundation to build upon successes in life. It's a unique, small town school that is supported whole heartedly by our community, win or lose.

What's your favorite thing about the small town environment?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wishek Job Development Seeking Leader

The Wishek, North Dakota Job Development Authority is looking for a skilled candidate with a minimum of 2-5 years of experience in economic development, grant writing and/or marketing communications. This is a joint position shared by the Wishek Hospital and Clinic Association that includes small business promotion, community outreach, personnel recruitment, event planning and more. Strong verbal, written communication and leadership skills are required. Full time position with competitive salary & benefits, based on experience. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Visit http://facebook.com/WishekND to learn more about our growing, vibrant small business community. Any qualified candidate is encouraged to apply by emailing your resume and cover letter to Larry Wald, Wishek JDA President at wishekjda@bektel.com. Position open through Monday, January 16, 2012 closing 5:00 PM CST.

Do you know of someone that would be a great fit for this role for our community? Please share it with them. 

Are you interested and qualified? Please apply. Wishek offers simple living with affordable housing, excellent public education for those candidates that have children and is a vibrant small town. We are excited to see what the future holds for Wishek and hope to hire a fantastic leader for this role.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Shop Small: Friday December 9th in Wishek

Are you setting aside holiday budget to purchase gifts in a small town and support small businesses? This week as millions of Americans will hit the Black Friday shopping, the day following Thanksgiving, driving by thousands of small businesses to instead make purchases at big box stores. There is another effort on the rise in small towns. American Express kicked off Small Business Saturday last year with a bang and there is a swell of support in 2011. This year's official day is November 26 for Small Business Saturday. However, The Wishek Job Development Authority has named Friday, December 9th as our official Small Business Shopping Day in conjunction with our community's Santa Day which will be an evening filled with family fun and vendors at the local Wishek Civic Center. 

Why shop Wishek? To support the local businesses who are here, every day, for us, surviving and thriving in our rural economy. If we want them to be here for the future, each and everyone of us need to support small businesses and shop them during the holiday season and throughout the year.

Will you commit to spend $50 at 3 local businesses of your choice? 
How about setting aside 10% of your holiday budget for spend in Wishek on Friday, December 9th?  
No matter how you choice to do it, please come show your support to small businesses this holiday season.