KUDOS

KUDOS

Noun 

Praise and honor received for an achievement. Compliments or congratulations.

We’ve created a way to recognize the good works women do. Women we know who’ve quietly, joyfully or creatively influenced our lives. Neighbors, teachers, colleagues, friends or others who’ve been an inspiration and deserve to be noticed for their efforts and impact.

Keep scrolling down to see who they are.

Email us stories of your Nominee with the form at the bottom of the page. We’ll review them and start sharing Kudos!

Dawn Pruitt | Passionate Impact

Dawn Pruitt | Passionate Impact

Dawn Pruitt with her “little buddy” Veronica “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” Booker T. Washington Chances are your life has been positively impacted by Dawn Pruitt, even if you’ve never heard of her before today. Dawn is a radiant,...

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Rebecca Kasian | Providing Community-Minded Care

Rebecca Kasian | Providing Community-Minded Care

If you had the privilege to grow up in a small town or currently live in one, you know that you have to step up to make your community vibrant as there are less bodies to serve on boards, volunteer on emergency service agencies, and attend school functions. As the...

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Amy Hofer | Boots, Boys & Bull Riders

Amy Hofer | Boots, Boys & Bull Riders

Amy and her calf, “Justice.” With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. — Keshavan Nair Amy Hofer, like many women in our corner of North Dakota, lives in a world surrounded by mud, boots and boys. As...

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Spotlight on a Young Female Entrepreneur

Spotlight on a Young Female Entrepreneur

Ava and Poppy in front of Poppy’s Coffee Shop. Ava Sickler, a 2022 Dickinson High and Dickinson Online Academy graduate, is the new owner of Poppy’s Coffee Shop located at 2169 2nd Ave West (south of Wal-Mart.)  Ava started working in this very kiosk as a barista when...

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Pat Billings | Protecting Hearts

Pat Billings | Protecting Hearts

"If you have the power to change the world for the better, you should do it." James McGregor Living in Dickinson has never been so safe. For your heart, that is. Pat Billings, an RN/BSN Educator at CHI has been dedicated to making Dickinson a Cardiac Ready Community –...

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Melanie Steffan  | Special Teacher – Special Program

Melanie Steffan | Special Teacher – Special Program

“I get by with a little help from my friends”  The Beatles Remember high school? All the normal things you did with your friends. Things like going out for lunch, sneaking away to the convenience store for snacks, going to school dances and going on field trips. Our...

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Urja: Influencing Lives

Urja: Influencing Lives

Urja Aryal If a woman is sufficiently ambitious, determined and gifted there is practically nothing she can’t do.  Helen Laurenson Our community is blessed by so many remarkable women. Women like Urja Aryal who is full of ambition and drive yet is fearless,...

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On Being a Mom | Tina Hanson

On Being a Mom | Tina Hanson

Brent, Tina, Autumn and Avery Hanson “You are who you are when nobody’s watching.” -Stephen Fry When you live on the high ground in a neighborhood, you happen to catch glimpses of the simple, day-to-day moments of your neighbors. Not the moments that make it on...

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Inspiring Librarians

Inspiring Librarians

Jade Praus (Left) & Rita Ennen (Right) “Librarians have always been among the most thoughtful people. They are teachers without a classroom.” Willard Scott When my husband and I moved to Dickinson in 2007 with our children, I quickly made my way to the Dickinson...

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Lucy Bird  |  Unconditional Love & Sober Living

Lucy Bird | Unconditional Love & Sober Living

L to R: Lucy Bird, Sherri Cook, Sam Thernes Unconditional Love & Sober Living: Mother and Daughters in Leadership of Hope’s Landing What does unconditional love look like? Does it look like walking with a stranger struggling with addiction? Or a mother who never...

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Nominate a woman you know for Kudos!

  1. Fill out the Form.
  2. Tell us in a paragraph or two what is it about this person, or what they have done or are doing that stands out and inspires you to nominate them? 
  3. We’ll review the information and get back to you. 
  4. If we approve your nominee we’ll request a photo of her for our publication.