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Rugby High grad, Jeopardy contestant shines spotlight on hometown

When Rugby High graduate Josiah Jenkins appeared on Jeopardy! Jan. 13, the Glendale, California, resident made sure to give credit to the town where he grew up. Show announcer Johnny Gilbert introduced Jenkins as “originally from Rugby, North Dakota.” In an email to the Tribune, Jenkins said of his choice to highlight his hometown, “It was important to me that I be announced as ‘originally from Rugby, North Dakota’ instead (of Glendale). I feel I’ve been very lucky in life, and I attribute any success that I have had to growing up in such a special place – and, with regard ...

Local Sports

Braves face ‘grind’ in away games

The Bottineau-Rugby Braves’ grueling hockey schedule has been filled with tough opponents and road games to venues as far away as Williston. However, according to Braves’ Coach Jesse Nostdahl, “The grind we are going through is going to make us resilient and tough down the ...



JoAnn Irene Volk

May 9, 1937 - Jan. 16, 2021 JoAnn (Johanna) Irene Volk, the daughter of Ber- nard and Rose (Rip- plinger) Wentz, was born on May 9, 1937 in Pierce County (Esmond area), North Dakota. She died at the age of 83 years on Sa- turday, January 16, 2021 at the Lutheran Home ...


Thanksgiving in the military

Our national Thanksgiving holiday will be celebrated this coming week. Military personnel serving around the world will be giving thanks in many ways as well. We need to remember all these serving today in our armed forces and be thankful for all they are doing for us. Major holidays such as ...


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 — ...

Letters to the Tribune

Questioning level of care

Donald Bischoff, Rugby The following quote is taken from the column by the county veterans service officer in the September 26 issue of the Tribune: “May we continue the highest level of care for our veterans and their families so it will be the best of any country in the world.” I had ...