COMMUNITY

Our schools, churches, libraries, arts, senior services and other organizations provide a sense of community in Ellendale.

Arts

Ellendale strongly believes in the arts’ contribution to economic development. Our Ellendale Area Arts Council has joined the efforts of the economic development and tourism office, the public school, Trinity Bible College and NDSU extension to get Ellendale moving in this direction. All of these groups recognize the value of encouraging art development in our area and to share our works with anyone who visits one of our many events. We invite artists to visit Ellendale and share your works with us.

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Ellendale Area Arts Council

The Ellendale Area Arts Council (EAAC) was formed during the spring of 2008.  The council sponsors many successful events including the World Art Show, the Roddy MacInnes Jim River exhibit,  Mothers’ Love art show,  Jim Dow Marking the land Exhibit, Snow Country Prison and two Smithsonian exhibitions: Key Ingredients and Journey Stories.

The purpose of this Arts Council shall be to encourage growth, to inspire, to acknowledge the arts, and to bring together those people interested in the arts in Ellendale, North Dakota, and areas adjacent thereto. The Officers of the Ellendale Area Arts Council (EAAC) are Ken Smith, President; Tom Davis, Vice President;  Lana Schlecht, Treasurer; and Robin Smith, Secretary. Board members include  Roberta Johnson, Carol Wadholm, Jami Eberle, Summer Steinwand and Deb Elhard.

For more information on the EAAC, contact Ken Smith at 701-320-2794 or any board member. Email them at ellendaeartscouncil@drtel.net 

O.P.E.R.A

The Ellendale Opera House had it’s grand opening in 1909. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Ellendale Opera House celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2009. 

This beautiful building was the site of a wide variety of events, beginning with traveling theater productions at the turn of the century. One of Ellendale’s oldest attractions, the Opera House is located on West Main Street. The 3-story brick structure was built in 1908 when local businessmen decided to plan for the future of their town. The building’s future looked dim until a non-profit organization, O.P.E.R.A., Inc., took ownership from the city and began the restoration project. Since 2002 they have put on a new roof, rebuilt the back wall, and renovated a section of the Main Street business space for a theater for the performing arts, and exhibit hall for artists and a community room. This room is called the Opera House Gallery & Lobby because it will become the lobby for the auditorium once restored. 

O.P.E.R.A. Inc. is determined to bring the magnificent structure back to its grandeur and make it a meaningful part of the community. Money has been raised for a new facade on the old Randall’s (grocery) part of the building. It is awaiting approval from the N.D. State Historic Society. The restoration is being done by a group of dedicated volunteers, with the help of grants, donations and fund-raising events.

Since the lobby has been completed, hundreds of events have been held in the building. 

Ellendale City Skyline

Westberry Dance Studios

Westberry Dance Studio was opened in Ellendale in 2006.  Located at the Ellendale Public School, it features dancers from Ellendale and surrounding communities ages preschool to grade 12.  An annual recital is held every year at the end of May.  Rachel Peterson of Aberdeen is the instructor.

Ellendale Cemetery

The Ellendale Cemetery is located east of the city. Cemetery records are available at City Hall

Located NE of 1st St N and 90th Ave SE

 

Memorials

Memorial items may be placed on graves 1 week before Memorial Day and must be removed 2 weeks after Memorial Day.  The items that have not been removed by that date will be removed and disposed of by the City.  Pots with real plants should also be removed 2 weeks after Memorial Day.

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Cost

Cemetery lots may be purchased for $1,000 per lot which contains 2 graves.   This cost includes the maintenance fee. A $250 maintenance fee will be charged to those people who owned a cemetery plot prior to October 1, 2010. A $50 monument fee will be charged for any monument erected after October 1, 2010.

Cemetery Map

 

Maintenance

Existing graves where soil has settled will be filled in by cemetery caretaker.  Planting grass is the responsibility of the family of the deceased.

Real plants should not be planted as there is a danger of them being mowed off during summer cemetery maintenance.  No new trees or shrubs should be planted.

 

Cremation

Ashes may be spread anywhere.  If burial of the ashes is desired no vault or urn is required. A plastic box may be used or ashes may be placed directly into an 18 inch deep hole.  The City needs to mark the location before digging takes place. The family or funeral director may dig the hole.  The City charges a fee of $75 for this service.  The $250 maintenance fee still applies.  You may contact the City Auditor’s office – 701-349-3252 or e-mail at ellendal@drtel.net

 

Churches

Apostolic Lutheran Church
(State line Road)

Pastor Reino Maunu
(605)329-2418

Sunday Worship:  10:30 am
Services 2nd and 5th Sunday of the month

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
(Forbes)

Allen Eppen, Vacancy Pastor
Worship Service:  8:00 am
Sunday School:  9:00 am

Christ the King Lutheran Church
(ELCA)

Pastor Justin Brotzel
Sunday Worship Service:  8:30 am
Sunday School:  9:45 am

Church of the Nazarene

Pastor Kelly Riggan, (701) 349-3641
Sunday Worship 9:30 & 11 am
Sunday School 11 am
Wednesday Youth Group 7:00 pm

First Baptist Church

Pastor Glen Raynor, (701) 349-5346
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am
Sunday School:  9:00 am

New Life Assembly of God

Pastor:  Kevin Libby, 701 349  5449
Sunday Worship: 10:30 am
Wednesday Night 7:00 pm  –  Family Night

Presbyterian-United Methodist

Pastor –  Dr. Chet Cataldo & Barbara Krumm
(701) 349-4007
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am
Sunday School 10:15 am

St. Helena’s Catholic Church

Father Patrick Parks, (701) 349-3297
Mass:  1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays at 8:30 am
2nd & 4th Sundays at 10:30 am
Saturdays at 5:00 pm
Thurs & Fri at 8:00 am

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
(Fullertron)

Father Patrick Parks, (701) 349-3297
Mass:  1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays at 10:30 am
2nd & 4th Sundays at 8:30 am
Thursdays at 9:00 am
1st Friday at 5:30 pm
Prince of Peace Care Center Mass held every Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

Zion Lutheran Church

Pastor- Rev. Paul O.S. Preus
Worship Service- 9:30 am
Sunday School and Bible Class- 10:45 am

Abiding Love Fellowship

Pastors Jeni & Tim Belmore, (701) 535-0377
8198  Hwy 11 Ellendale, ND
Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Ellendale Organizations

AA & AL ANON

Tuesday evening at 8:00 pm
Zion Lutheran Church

American Legion

Location: 79 Main St.
Phone: 349-3496

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Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm.

Boy Scouts

Phone: 877-293-5011

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Commuity Health Care Auxiliary

The group coordinates 3 Blood Drives each year.  They meet on the first Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Senior Center.   New members are welcome.

Dickey County 4-H

Located in the Cour House
Phone:  701-349-3249 ext. 2
Email:  NDSU.Dickey.Extension@ndsu.edu

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Ellendale Area Community Foundation

Ellendale Lions Club

We meet on the third Tuesday at 6:00 pm, at the Fireside. Visitors are always welcome at the meetings.

Ellendale Historical Society

The Ellendale Historical Society is a non-profit organization with a 501 (c) 3 IRS status.

Donations are tax deductible and can be sent to Judy Bertsch, PO Box 385, Ellendale, ND 58436. 

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Masonic Temple

The Masonic Lodge meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday at 7:30 pm, September thru May. For information contact Grant Crabtree 349-3633 or 349-4503 and Jerry Rekow 349-3014 or 535-0982.

OPERA Inc.

A non-profit group that owns and operates the Opera House.
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Quarterback Club

The Ellendale Quarterback Club is a group of parents, coaches, and fans working together to promote a spirit of sportsmanship and enthusiasm amongst the student athletes and supporters of Ellendale Public School, as well as assisting in the development and enhancement of the athletic program. For more information, contact Matt Herman at Ellendale School  –  349-3232

Vehicles For Veterans

VFW Auxiliary

The VFW Auxiliary meets every 3rd Thursday of the month at the Senior Center at 2 pm. 

Ellendale Senior Center

Senior Center

Phone: 701-349-4513 (Ellendale), 701-742-3509 (Oakes)
Address: 67 1st Ave S, Ellendale ND

Meals

Congregate and home-delivered meals are provided to persons 60 years of age and older, their spouses and other eligible persons on a voluntary contribution basis.  To receive a home-delivered meals, additional criteria must be met. 

Meals are served Monday through Friday in Dickey County:

      • Oakes – Senior Citizen Center
      • Ellendale – Senior Citizen Center
      • Fullerton – The Ranch House

      Meal Contribution Suggestion:  $3.50 The food supplement Ensure is also available in 8 ounce cans at the cost of $1.25 per can. Please note: No one will be denied a meal who chooses not to donate the suggested amount.  EBT benefits may also be used to donate for meals.

Outreach

A staff member will come to a senior citizens’ home to provide information about all services that are available for an elderly person to access.  

Transportation

Dickey County offers a transportation service in both the Oakes and Ellendale area.  The bus will pick an individual up at their home and also return the individual to their home.  If a senior citizen is in need of a ride, please contact the Oakes or Ellendale Senior Centers the day before you need a ride.  

Volunteers

We are always looking for people who would be interested in helping out with our services.  If you would be interested in learning more about our volunteer opportunities, please give us a call!

Benedictine Living

Evergreen Place is a 20 bed licensed basic care facility which serves Southeast North Dakota. Five (5) assisted living apartments are also available.

Phone:  (701) 349-4550
Location: 241 Main St, Ellendale

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Prince of peace care center

53 Beds with skilled nursing, hospice care, OT, PT, Respite Care, & Memory Care.

Phone:  (701) 349-3312
Location: 201 8th St N, Ellendale

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Education & Day Care

Ellendale Public School

Phone:  (701)349-3232
Location: 321 N 1st St, Ellendale

EPS Website

 

Trinity Bible College

 

Phone: 701-349-5786
Location: 50 Sixth Ave S, Ellendale

TBC Website

 

Southeast Region career & Technology center

Phone: 701-742-3248 Location: 924 7th St S, Oakes

SRCTC Website

Ellendale Cooperative Preschool

Phone:  (701)349-2058
Location: 51 1st St N, Ellendale

Nursery School (3 year olds) meet every Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and Preschool (4-5 year olds) meet every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Growing Minds Child Care

Phone: 701-349-2187
Location: 610 2nd St S, Ellendale

Monday-Friday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM, State licensed childcare for children ages 0-12. Curriculum-based preschool for ages 3-5. Mon-Fri (5 days/week) from 8:30-11:30 am.

Growing Minds FB Page

GIGGLES & GRINS CHILD CARE

Phone: 701-349-3811
Location: 75 3rd Ave N, Ellendale

Mon, Tues, Wed & Friday 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM, Thur 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM
The primary purpose of Giggles-N-Grins Child Care Center and Preschool is to provide a safe, secure environment for children.  The activities are of an educational and recreational nature and involve aspects of social, emotional, physical and intellectual development.

Gigles & Grins Website

Ellendale Library

Ellendale Library Photo

Hours: Tuesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
             Thursday 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
             Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
             Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun – Closed

 

Phone: 701-349-3852
Address: 75 1st Ave S, Ellendale ND 58436

Newspaper & Radio

Dickey County Leader

Official newspaper of Dickey County. Published weekly on Thursdays, by Olson Press L.L.C

Phone: 349-3222
Address: 55 2nd Ave N, PO Box 9, Ellendale
Email: dcleader@drtel.net


Local Radio

  • 1610 AM – Ellendale, ND
  • KDDR 1220 AM – Oakes, ND
  • KSJB 600 AM Country – Jamestown, ND
  • KSDN 94.1 FM Rock – Aberdeen, SD
  • KQAA 94.9 FM Oldies – Aberdeen, SD
  • KNBZ 97.7 FM – Redfield, SD
  • KGIM 103.7 FM Country – Redfield, SD
  • KBFO 106.7 FM – Aberdeen, SD
  • KSDN 930 AM News/Talk – Aberdeen, SD
  • KOKD 1380 AM Country – Redfield, SD
  • KGIM 1420 AM Country – Aberdeen, SD
  • KKAA 1560 AM News/Talk – Aberdeen, SD

PARKS & Recreation

Whatever you’re looking to do, Ellendale has the recreational opportunities for you.  From our parks and lakes to youth recreation, you’ll find excitement in Ellendale, North Dakota!  Situated in one of the most beautiful natural environments, even a look at our amazing sunsets will make you feel at home! 

Parks & Swimming Pool

Brandenburger Park, Bjornstad Park, Oster Park, South Park & Ellendale Swimming Pool
Phone: 701-349-3252

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Golf

Ellendale Country Club
Location:
10134 US-281, Ellendale
Phone: 701-349-4292

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Pheasant Lanes Bowling

Location: 71 1St St. N, Ellendale
Phone: 701-349-3575

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Area Camping Options

Oster Park

OSTER PARK

Location: 5th Ave & 7th St N
Phone: 349-3252
Oster Park

WEST SIDE MOBILE COURT

Location: HWY 11 W
Phone: 970-308-5571
Out of town CAMPING options

ELM LAKE LODGE

    • Electrical
    • Location:  Approximately 16 miles southwest of Ellendale

Coldwater

    • Electrical
    • Location:   Approximately 25 miles west of Ellendale on Hwy 11

Johnson’s Gulch

    • Primitive
    • Location:  16 miles west of Ellendale on Hwy 11, 3 miles south, 1 mile west, 1 mile north, 1 mile west (approx.)

Weber’s Gluch

    •  Primitive
    •  Location:  13 miles west of Ellendale on Hwy 11, 6 miles south, 5 miles west on state line (approx.)

Wilson’s Dam

    • Primitive
    • Location:  13 miles W of Ellendale on Hwy 11, 10 miles N, 1 mile E, 1/4 mile N

Area Lakes

Pheasant Lake

8 Miles West, on Hwy 11

  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Beach

Elm Lake Resort

Approx. 16 Miles Southwest
Phone: 701-358-8511

  • Diner & Lounge
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Bait Shop

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Wilson's Dam

13 Miles W on Hwy 11, 10 Miles N, 1 Mile E, 1/4 Mile North

  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Picnic Area
  • Camping

Coldwater Lake

Approx 25 Miles W on Hwy 11

  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Picnic Area
  • Camping