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Holidays are great opportunities to be kind

November 19, 2010 The holiday season is approaching and we think of family gathering and special foods, and fun. Yet for some people, the holidays are a time to endure. more »»

Words are everything to me!

November 12, 2010 I love words. Always have. We played many word games as a family when we were growing up. My favorite was a game our grammie taught us called the Dictionary Gam. more »»

Sports coverage, a topic of discussion

November 5, 2010 It has come to my attention that some of the residents of the outlying areas beyond Pierce County are not happy with the sports coverage. I understand completely. more »»

Unity in diversity

November 5, 2010 Stop for a minute and think about this: What’s the most useful service organization women could have used for 110 years? I will give you a hint—for many years this organization existed in Rugby. more »»

Cancer, a word our grandparents feared and rightly so

October 28, 2010 Cancer. The word sounds ominous. I remember my grandparents, born after the turn of the 20th Century, talking quietly about the "C" word. more »»

Wolford community has lost a child

October 25, 2010 Once again Pierce County has lost a treasure. We have lost a young man who was his parents' child. more »»

Hunting is a passion around this area

October 15, 2010 This area has some of the most avid hunters I have ever met. After talking to some of them, I felt a little left out that I had never actually hunted. more »»

Look out for the 5'4" lady driving a 26' moving van

October 1, 2010 Despite having nowhere to move to, I had to move my accumulated stuff from Lisbon to Rugby (4 hours) last weekend. more »»

Our View

September 24, 2010 We thought the Zero Tolerance policy, that schools all over the country have in place since all the school shootings, was a good thing. more »»

It’s time for Devils Lake to get some help

September 17, 2010 It’s time for Devils Lake to get some serious help. They have been fighting water for the last 17 years with over $300 million of damage to farmland, infrastructure and home. more »»

Farmers market is a slice of community life

September 10, 2010 It’s 8 a.m. Saturday morning and a large crowd has gathered at the junction of U.S. Highway 2 and N.D. Highway 3. It’s a sign of late summer in Rugby. more »»

Park site is big enough for a new hall

September 3, 2010 So, the Rugby Fire Department wants a portion of Southside Park to build a new fire hall. Is that a reasonable request? Yes, and here's why. more »»

Be good sports in the seats this season

August 27, 2010 The bleachers will soon be filled with fans cheering their teams to victory. Yes, another school year is upon us, and high school sporting events are underway. more »»

Rugby is a big player in drawing visitors

August 20, 2010 Rugby may just be a small town compared with the likes of Fargo, Bismarck or Minot but this summer the Geographical Center proved it is quite capable of hosting some large events. more »»

Still a little summer left

August 13, 2010 Have you noticed? The days are getting a bit shorter. Summer is moving briskly along and soon more and more combines will be rolling in the fields. more »»

Pay hike warranted for police department

August 5, 2010 Let's say there was an employer who hired a worker and after about a year of employment, that worker parlays that experience into landing a higher-paying job at a similar company. more »»

Museum is one of our local treasures

July 30, 2010 What's over four decades old, has a mountain of collectibles and exhibits and is within the city of Rugby? Give up? It's the Prairie Village Museum which soon will be... more »»

Sobriety checkpoints are a good thing

July 23, 2010 The North Dakota Highway Patrol has been conducting sobriety checkpoints throughout the state again this year in an effort to deter people from driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, as... more »»

Fair made big strides this year

July 16, 2010 Pierce County Fair Board President Don Jelsing was correct in saying this year's lineup of entertainment and activities was the most diverse since the county fair returned three years ago. more »»

Population estimates can create more questions than answers

July 9, 2010 Population estimates are just that — estimates — but sometimes they create quite a stir. That was evident again recently when the latest North Dakota Census estimates were reporte. more »»



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