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Medical researcher credits Rugby High with helping to shape career

A 2005 Rugby High School graduate credits experiences from his hometown with shaping his work as a medical doctor and researcher. Dr. Caleb Skipper and a team of University of Minnesota infectious disease researchers made news on the healthcare front last spring when they tested the effects of a controversial treatment for COVID-19. Skipper said the idea to test hydroxychloroquine, a medication commonly used for malaria, on patients exposed to the novel coronavirus came to his team when they found themselves stranded in the United States and away from their work in Uganda. “When ...

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Exercise your right as a citizen and vote. You still have time if you have not gotten a ballot. Call the Pierce County Auditor to find out what method will work best for you to obtain your ballot. Thanks to everyone that stopped by the Book Sale. There will be Story Hour on Friday, Oct. 30, ...

Obituaries

Kathleen K. Hager (Vogel) McCarthy

Aug. 1, 1947 - Oct. 12, 2020 Kathleen K. Hager (Vogel) McCarthy, 73, Minot, passed away Mon- day, October 12, 2020 from natural causes. Kathleen was born on August 1, 1947, in Rugby, ND, a daughter of Anton and Anna (Wentz) Hager. She grew up on her parents’ ...

Yvonne “Jeanne” (Hale) DuchscherApr. 16, 1952 – Oct. 10, 2020 Yvonne “Jeanne” (Hale) Duchscher, age 68 of Buf- falo, MN passed away Oc- tober 10, 2020. She was born on April 16, 1952 in Ghent, West Virginia to Billie Ralph Hale, Sr and Dora Bog- gess. She was raised in Rugby, North Dakota by her aunts, Jean and Alma Hale. Jeanne attended high school in Rugby, and graduated with the class of 1970. She furthered her education by briefly at- tending college in Minot. On March 6, 1971, Jeanne was united in mar- riage to Timothy Duchscher in their home- town. The two had met when Tim returned home from serving with the Un- ited States Marine Corps. Following their marriage, they moved to Flint, Michigan where their daughter, Cindy was born. Their son, Chris was born not long after in 1974. The family then moved back to North Dakota in 1975, and made a few more moves to other cities in North Dakota and South Dakota before they even- tually settled in Buffalo, MN in 2016 to be closer to family. Jeanne had worked as the city finance officer in Parker, South Dakota until her retirement in 2016. She was quite proud to be the 2013 President of the South Dakota Municipal Government association. In her free time, she loved baking delicious treats for friends and fam- ily, crocheting and knit- ting scarves, afghans and hats for presents, hosting dinner parties, and was an avid card player. Jeanne loved Christmas, and made it special for every- one. She’d go all out with her festive decorations and create her own winter wonderland in the house. She was a very proud Ma- rine wife and a constant supporter of the Minneso- ta Vikings. She had a bubbly and outgoing personality, and loved a good laugh and conversation. She espe- cially cherished spending time with her family creating special memories. Jeanne is preceded in death by her father and aunts. She is survived by her loving husband, Tim; children, Chris (Joey) and Cindy; grandson, Jackson; pet, Buddy; and many other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for dona- tions to the American Cancer Society be made in her memory. A Funeral Service was held Friday, October 16, 2020 at 12 PM with visita- tion one-hour prior at The Peterson Chapel in Buf- falo, MN. Interment will take place at the Fargo Na- tional Cemetery in Har- wood, North Dakota on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 1:00 PM. Funeral ar- rangements have been en- trusted to The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Online condolences for the fami- ly may be directed to www.thepetersonchapel.c om.

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Apple Cobbler Got Them in Deep Trouble

“America was founded on Christian principles,” it has been claimed. Very few dare contradict this claim because people think you have to be an atheist to doubt it. Being an inquiring soul believing in truth, I thought the claim needed examining so I put my 29-book document of Christian ...

Editorials

US Economy needs Congress to act on aid

Many sectors of the U.S. economy continue a slow but steady recovery from the COVID-19 slowdown. By the end of September, the unemployment rate had dropped to 7.9%, down from 8.4% in August. But as we and many others have warned, some businesses — and millions of their employees — ...

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Why I oppose Measure 2

Kevin Herrmann, Beulah November 3, 2020, the voters of North Dakota will be voting on Measure 2. A Senate Concurrent Resolution passed by the 2019 Legislature. SCR 4001 will change section 9 of Article III “Powers Reserved to the People” in the North Dakota Constitution. The framework for ...