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Pastor’s Corner: Desperate times call for desperate measures

Desperation is defined as: " a state of despair, typically one that results in rash or extreme behavior". We have all had those times in our lives. Relationships, accidents, medical situations, all can bring us to a place of desperation. I ask you to look with me at two people in scripture ...

Dining: Dakota Farms

Dakota Farms opened in 2011, after an entire building remodel from a former pizza establishment.In the years since, Kevin Lashman, Manager, has continued to make Dakota Farms the best it can be.Currently, some changes and improvements are happening at the restaurant and lounge. New menu items ...

Cakes from The Farmer’s Wife

Jennifer Dockter never dreamed that her side-hobby of baking would one day become a successful business.Dockter began baking at a very young age, serving treats such as cakes and cupcakes to her friends and family. As she got older, people continued to ask her to bake cakes for them. "I would ...

1966: Graduation night

When Ashley Burkhartsmeier asked me to write something to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1966, I,being a good procrastinator, immediately put the idea aside in favor of more pressing matters, if one can have pressing matters at age 68. That's how old most of the Class of '66 ...

Prairie Rose

There is little that can compare to memories of home and family, especially those memories of a childhood home. Michelle Voeller has put those memories on paper for all to read. In her book, "Prairie Rose," Voeller whose father is from Rugby remembers growing up visiting the town each summer, ...

Memories of 1966

You blink and a half century goes by. Although I won't be able to share in the fun at the 50-year reunion for the Class of 1966, I can still reflect on what has changed in the five decades that have departed since a stranger spoke to us on Graduation Night and our first-year principal ...

RELAY FOR LIFE: Truckin’ for a cure

Angie Busch, team captain for Truckin' for a Cure, has been participating in Relay for Life for the past 11 or 12 years. She does so in memory of her first husband, her parents and herself, all of whom have been affected by cancer."I myself am a survivor," said Busch. "I feel it's a way to ...

RELAY FOR LIFE: N.D. celebrates relay

Pierce County residents are beaming with purple pride as they prepare for Rugby's 12th annual Relay for Life."Rugby is an awesome community and I'm privileged to say that I've lived here my entire life," Senior community manager for the American Cancer Society Laurie Odden said. "All the years ...

RELAY FOR LIFE: Four-time survivor

More than likely, not a single family in the area has not been touched by cancer-either in a family member, close friend, co-worker or neighbor. But it would be hard to imagine one individual being impacted by the illness four times in just a few years.Yet, that is what happened to Cindy Volk, ...

Syttende Mai Celebrates Heritage

A group of Norwegians and Norski wannabes gathered at the Prairie Village Museum this past Tuesday to celebrate Syttende Mai, literally 'seventeenth May', Norwegian Constitution Day. The day commemorates the signing of the Norwegian Constitution, marking the date Norway became a nation unto ...