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Village Arts brings ‘Steel Magnolias’ to local stage

An all-female cast invited theatergoers to step back in time to a 1980s hair salon in Natchitoches, Louisiana, for their production of “Steel Magnolias” performed at Rugby’s Village Arts Theater April 30-May 2. The play takes place in Truvy Jones’ home-based beauty shop, circa 1985. ...

Barton pastor to visit community church

Sixty-two years ago, the Reverend Gordon Thorpe resigned his call as pastor of Barton Lutheran Church to be pastor of a Michigan congregation. On Sunday, May 9, he is returning to the Barton church to conduct the 11 a.m. worship. Despite the passing of over six decades, thankful memories come ...

Let’s Cook: May Baskets brightest stars of month

We have one of the purest and long-lasting friendships ever. When this friend and I join efforts, we’re able to bring joy, smiles and wonderful feelings wherever we go. Our adventures involve a bit of knocking and scampering but that is half the fun of our joint adventure. In our home, May ...

Unique art, activities set for Prairie Village Museum’s season opening

Art celebrating North Dakota’s Native American culture will be on display to welcome visitors to the Prairie Village Museum’s opening day May 1 at 9 a.m. Photographs created by North Dakota artist Shane Balkowitsch using a traditional wet collodion process will hang on the walls of the ...

Let’s Cook: Poems and Potatoes

This year marks the silver anniversary of National Poetry Month. For 25 wonderful years, a celebration of poetry has taken place in the month of April. This event was introduced in 1996 and was organized by the Academy of American Poets. Their reason for starting this event was to increase ...

Let’s Cook: A Symphony and a Souffle

Instantly an image of clusters of blooming purple irises shone around me. Thoughts of spring and blooming flowers broke the dark sky as I drove on Highway 2 to Rugby. The music playing on the radio triggered me into thinking about blooming purple irises. Engaged by this beauty, I pulled over ...

Let’s Cook: Hoops, They Did it Again

This weekend all across the state, eyes and ears will be paying attention to the Class B Boys’ Basketball Tournament which will be held at the Minot State University Dome. It is a time when folks gather to cheer on their favorite team. For those of us who have been born and raised here in ...

Let’s Cook: Fixing a Cooking Calamity

There are many calamities that can test a household-especially now with all the concerns with COVID-19. For example, a household member forgets to set the trash can out on the curb on trash pick-up day, or how about the routine of looking for a cell phone or keys? Many of us have been dismayed ...

Let’s Cook: Styles, Sequins and The Supremes

Every day, all over the world, people savor an endless variety of music. On February 8, 2021, with the passing of Mary Wilson, I was reminded of one of the world’s most popular female groups, The Supremes. Wilson along with Florence Ballard and Diana Ross were the first three ladies that I ...

HAMC resident celebrates 100th birthday

Residents and staff at Heart of America Medical Center’s long-term care unit know Helen Austin for her smile. Austin’s usual smile grew bigger late in January, when the unit helped her celebrate her 100th birthday. “Helen is a very kind lady who wants everybody happy,” said Shelly ...