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Businesses celebrate fall with s’mores, hayrides

Members of the Rugby Chamber of Commerce invited visitors to enjoy s’mores and more for Fall Fun Night, held on a blustery Thursday, Oct. 14, in downtown Rugby. With their hands in their coat pockets and caps on their heads, shoppers ducked into downtown stores for warmth and bargains. ...

Council studies potential water, sewer rate hikes

Rugby City Council members reviewed recommendations to raise water rates for city and rural users in 2022 at a special meeting held at city hall Thursday, Oct. 14. Miranda Kleven, financial analyst for engineering firm AE2S, outlined a list of water and sewer infrastructure needs for Rugby ...

Rugby FFA ag mechanics team heads to Indy

Long days spent studying farm machinery have earned a team of four Rugby High FFA chapter members a trip to the FFA National Convention, set for Oct. 27-30 in Indianapolis, Ind. Rugby High seniors Zach Jaeger, Kordell Kraft and Thatcher Volk will join their former schoolmate Carson Mattern ...

Class of ‘71 comes ‘home’ for 50-year reunion

Twenty-four members of the Rugby High School Class of 1971 came “home” to Rugby Sept. 24 to reminisce and celebrate their 50th reunion. Class member Pam Berg Anderson said those who gathered for the celebration didn’t travel far. “Most members who live out of state didn’t come ...

District 14 sees changes with map redraw

North Dakota Legislative District 14 has grown slightly in size and population after committee members met to redraw the state map based on 2020 North Dakota census information. Sen. Jerry Klein, who represents District 14, sits on the interim Senate Redistricting Committee. Klein said the ...

District Court

– Erik Keller, Harvey, pleaded guilty to a B misdemeanor charge of propagation, domestication or possession of protected birds or animals in Northeast District Court at the Pierce County Courthouse Monday, Oct. 12. North Dakota Game and Fish officers filed the charges when they found wild, ...

GFR Heritage Center opens at museum

More than a century ago, waves of German emigrants left oppressive conditions in Russia’s Black Sea region for an uncertain future on the prairies of North Dakota. Their descendants gathered at Rugby’s Prairie Village Museum Oct. 6 to dedicate the Heart of America Germans from Russia ...

Academics, activities keep school board busy

Student activities, budgets and supply shortages took up much of the discussion at a busy Rugby Public School Board meeting Oct. 12 in the Rugby High School library. The regular meeting began with reports presented by Ely Elementary School Principal Jason Gullickson and Rugby High School ...

CYO to collect cleaning supplies for Amazing Race

Members of Little Flower Church’s Catholic Youth Organization are asking Rugby residents to put cleaning supplies on their front porches for pickup Oct. 20 for the CYO’s annual Amazing Race. CYO members will go door to door in Rugby neighborhoods to collect the cleaning supplies for the ...