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Rugby schools see fresh, familiar faces among teaching staff

Students beginning school in Rugby this year have seen a few new faces – and a couple of familiar ones among their teachers. Bethany Mack began her first day at Little Flower Elementary School’s kindergarten classroom Aug. 19. Upstairs, Nancy Follman greeted students as the school’s ...

School board hears of scholarship success

Rugby Public School Board members praised High School Principal Jared Blikre and guidance counselor Julie Sjol for years of success helping students qualify for a $6,000 state scholarship at their regular meeting, held Aug. 10. “I’d just like to say Mr. Blkre and Mrs. Sjol have done a ...

Health officials keep tabs on COVID variant as Rugby schools open

As area families prepare to send their children back to school, health officials in Pierce County and North Dakota are keeping their eyes on numbers of COVID-19 and COVID Delta variant cases. The North Dakota Department of Health reported one new COVID infection in Pierce County as of Aug. 5, ...

Board, community review proposal for Ely expansion

Rugby Public Schools Superintendent Mike McNeff presented a preliminary proposal for work to add onto Ely Elementary School to members of the school board and community Aug. 4. At the special informational meeting, held at 4 p.m. in the Ely Elementary library, capped a day of meetings with ...

School board reviews fiscal year end, policies

School policies will be gathered together and posted on the Rugby Public School District’s website for easy access, according to information shared by Superintendent Mike McNeff with the school board at their regular meeting July 13. Policies and budget items took up much of the discussion ...

Two Rugby residents among new DCB nursing program class members

Two Rugby residents are among 57 new practical and registered nursing students enrolled in Dakota College at Bottineau’s nursing program. Amanda Cole, who works as an LPN at Heart of America Medical Center, has enrolled in DCB’s registered nursing program. Cole, who lives in Rugby, is one ...

Rugby FFA ag mechanics team headed for nationals

The Rugby High School FFA Chapter traveled to Fargo the week of June 6 for the state championship and came home June 11 with awards, pins and a ticket to nationals for the ag mechanics team. “I am so proud of our students and their results at the 2021 State FFA Convention,” said Kristi ...

Volk receives NDSCS honors

North Dakota State College of Science student Brady Volk was among 371 students placed on the president’s honor list for the 2021 spring semester, according to a statement released by the college. “The honor list recognizes students who have achieved grade point averages of 3.5 or ...

Rugby high, middle school students named to honor roll

Twenty-four Rugby High School seniors have finished their final semester of school with placement on the honor roll. Honor roll students at Rugby High and Rugby Middle School receive placement on the list for earning grade point averages of 3.0 and above. Students earning grade point ...

Rugby High graduates 36 students in May 30 ceremony

Thirty-six members of Rugby High School’s Class of 2021 walked into Charlie Hanneman gym for the last time as students May 30 and each one left ready to begin a unique journey into the future. As an audience of family and friends gathered to see the graduates off, honor students Carson ...