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‘The Ties that Bind’ brings art, dialogue to Rugby High School

Rugby High School’s cafeteria looks less like a school lunchroom and more like a space in an art museum lately, thanks to a project by students in Terry Jelsing’s art class. Called “The Ties that Bind,” the colorful piece draws attention to the cafeteria ceiling, where a series of ...

School board hears budget, student performance updates

Students in Rugby Public Schools have weathered the current COVID crisis surprisingly well, according to testing data reviewed by the Rugby Public School Board at its regular meeting March 9. The board met at the Rugby High School library, where members reviewed graphs showing MAP test data ...

Ely Lego League visits school board meeting

A review of next year’s school calendar and a presentation by Ely Elementary School’s Lego League highlighted the Rugby Public School Board’s regular meeting, held Feb. 9 in the Rugby High School library. Superintendent Mike McNeff, Ely Elementary School Principal Jason Gullickson and ...

Little Flower annual Dine and Bid event held at Eagles

Members of Rugby’s St. Therese Little Flower Parish and community residents gathered to enjoy a meatball supper and bid on an assortment of items for a good cause at the Rugby Eagles club Jan. 29. “This is the Little Flower School Annual Dine and Bid fundraiser,” said organizer Casandra ...

Little Flower CYO helps moms, babies at Women’s Care Center

When a center offering pregnancy help to area women needed help themselves, Rugby’s Little Flower Catholic Youth Organization stepped in to donate $200 in items for moms and babies for Devils Lake’s Women’s Care Center in January. “We had been low (on supplies) for a little bit,” ...

School board approves updated calendar, mask policy

The Rugby Public School Board voted at a special meeting Jan. 20 to adopt an updated calendar for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year and extend mask policies in both Ely Elementary and Rugby High School. The board will review the mask policy Feb. 9 to decide whether it should be ...

Little Flower School to celebrate Catholic Schools Week

Pupils at St. Therese the Little Flower Catholic School will see a different sort of Catholic Schools Week this year. Catholic Schools Week will be celebrated nationwide Jan. 31 through Feb. 6. “It’ll look a little different this year because we won’t be kicking it off with our ...

Rugby Junior/Senior High First Semester Honor Roll 2020-21

More than 150 Rugby Junior High and High School students earned places on Rugby Public Schools’ honor rolls for the first semester of the 2020-21 school year. Students receiving the honors were: Grade 7 – High Honors: Alli Blessum ...

Dakota College at Bottineau honors three Rugby students

Three Rugby residents have earned places on Dakota College at Bottineau’s fall 2020 semester honor roll and dean’s list. Sarah Blessum and Darcie Rose, both of Rugby, were named to the college’s dean’s list. A statement from DCB said the dean’s list recognizes students maintaining a ...