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From small town to big TV

Lori Allred, who graduated from Balta High School in 1981, is now an independent writer, director and producer of a variety of TV shows. She won a 2013 national Daytime Emmy for co-writing the Food Network special "Guy Fieri's Family Reunion". Some of Allred's current projects involve producing ...

Fossum to direct Skinautique club show

Club de Skinautique, a water ski club at Lake Metigoshe, will perform two shows over the July 4th holiday featuring the Pirates of Lake Metigoshe.Since 1958, the Club has entertained fans at Skinautique Hill, located just west of the Metigoshe Drive Inn. The current membership includes citizens ...

Cruisin’ for a cause

About 180 bikers gathered at I.C. Dubbles in Rugby on June 21 to start the fourth annual Bikers Fighting Diabetes run around north central North Dakota. The event is put on by the Norsemen Motorcycle Club, but attracted bikers from around the state in order to raise money for diabetes research ...

Pastor’s Corner

This is my Father's world, | and to my list'ning ears | all nature sings, and round me rings | the music of the spheres. | This is my Father's world; | I rest me in the thought | of rocks and trees, of skies and seas; | his hand the wonders wrought.This is my Father's world; | the birds their ...

Pastor’s Corner: Can a leopard change his spots?

A man in our church recently gave me a newspaper article that he found in a national newspaper. A recent research project surveyed Millennials (people between the ages of 18-29) to see how young people view the Bible in relation to our society. It turns out that about 26% of young people think ...

Call him ‘Ansell Appleseed’

Streaks of sun blast through any opening the light can find in a thick grove of scotch pines. Blackbirds sing and flutter through the canopy - nearly 50 feet high after nearly 40 years of growth.Branches on the lower two-thirds of the trees are largely bare. The trunks remain strong, with their ...

Plugging back into history

The memories of earlier telephones are never too far from Jan Norsby and her sisters.Their parents ran the only switchboard in Newburg when they moved off the farm in the late 1940s. Jan learned how to operate the technology as a third-grader and the family business led her to a three-year ...

Pastor’s Corner

A letter came in the mail about two weeks ago reminding me that in addition to raking the lawn, planting lettuce, onions, and radishes, and airing up the bicycle tires, another important ritual of spring, at least in our Catholic tradition, is the blessing of fields and gardens. The ...

Pastor’s Corner

An Easter Heart - Luis Coca, Liberty Baptist Church in KiefEaster is the most important day in the life of the Christian church. Without it, there would not be a Christian faith. The New Testament church would be nothing more than footnote in history.What does Easter mean to you? To me, it's ...

How’s this for service?

The dedication of Fred Duane Baillie and Ray Norsby is laudable to say the least.The 86-year-old Baillie, a World War II and Korean War veteran, still makes a point of sending his regrets to the families of fellow veterans when they die.The 82-year-old Norsby, a Korean War veteran, has served ...