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School board changes mask policies at RHS, Ely Elementary

The Rugby Public School Board voted April 13 to change the district’s policy requiring masks on school property to recommending masks effective April 16 at 3:30 p.m. At their regular monthly meeting, the board discussed changing the policy, inviting two members of the public and public ...

‘It’s all about the horse’

Horse enthusiasts age eight to 18 met in Maddock to test their knowledge and compete against teams from all over North Dakota for the Pierce/Benson County 4-H Hippology Contest April 10. One Pierce County team, a junior group consisting of three students from Ely and Little Flower Elementary ...

Pierce County 4-H archery team sends eight to state

Eight Pierce County archers are on their way to state April 17 after placing at the top in their age and bow divisions for 4-H shooting sports. The 2021 Indoor Championships will take place at the Nishu Archery Complex in Bismarck. The competition begins at 9 a.m. Pierce County youth age ...

Sheriff’s office sees rise in calls for March

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office saw an uptick of calls in March over the previous month, according to a report released by Sheriff Josh Siegler April 5. Siegler reported deputies responded to 44 calls in total with four fire calls, one traffic collision and five calls to assist other ...

DISTRICT COURT

– Lindsey Joann Blue, Belcourt, pleaded guilty to an A misdemeanor charge of failure to appear as a witness or to produce information. Judge Michael Hurly ordered Blue to complete 50 hours with the Heart of America Community Service program and pay $325 in total fees. – Maverick Victor ...

HAMC studies options for new hospital

Upkeep costs for aging hospital infrastructure and missed opportunities for Medicare reimbursements make a strong case for a new Heart of America Medical Center, according to information provided by CEO Erik Christenson. Christenson said a steering committee would meet April 7 to “suggest ...

Tax director reports few changes for Rugby properties

Pierce County Director of Tax Equalization Kelsey Siegler reported few changes in land values and property tax rates in a report delivered to the Rugby City Council at a special meeting April 5. One of the few changes she reported was the calculation method of agricultural land ...