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Veterans honored in unique way

Downstairs in the Rugby Veterans Memorial Hall, the dining room ceiling is slowly changing from an expanse of blank white tiles to a space dedicated to honor Pierce County veterans. A two-foot by four-foot rectangle showing the name of a soldier, sailor, Marine or airman will eventually ...

Critters, infrastructure topics for committees

Unusual pets and feral cats were among the topics discussed by Rugby city committee members Feb. 17 as they prepared for the March 1 regular city council meeting. Six committees met at city hall with each meeting about an hour in length. The city ordinance committee heard a request by a ...

Prairie Village Museum plans Masked Ball

Prairie Village Museum will offer a selection of meats, cheeses and more arranged on custom charcuterie boards at a fundraiser in the Dakota Farms yellow banquet room Friday, March 5, from 5-8 p.m. The event, titled “The Masked Ball,” will feature live-streamed music and an opportunity ...

Rugby High to celebrate FFA Week

The Rugby High School Future Farmers of America chapter is planning a week of ag-themed fun to celebrate National FFA Week Feb. 22-27. FFA Adviser Kasey Okke said the RHS chapter’s officers have been busy spreading the word about FFA Week on local media. “We’ve got six students who ...

HAMC celebrates #OurHearts, American Heart Month

Staff and residents at Heart of America Medical Center Haaland Estates have joined with HAMC Johnson Clinics to celebrate American Heart Month in February. They’re also inviting the communities they serve to join in the fun. Staff and residents have participated in group exercises and ...

Public health office moves COVID vaccine signups online

COVID vaccine registration from Lake Region District Health Unit Pierce County Health will now be online. An announcement by Samantha Wentz, R.N., of the Pierce County Clinic made Feb. 16 said, “Registration is available for (patients) 65 and older, or any age (16 and over) that have 2 ...

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 ...

County hears updates on road, building, security systems

Upgrades in jail security systems at Rugby’s Heart of America Correctional and Treatment have begun according to information given by Jail Administrator Mike Graner to the Pierce County Commissioners at their regular meeting Feb. 2. Graner told the commissioners at their meeting at the ...

Waiting lists available for COVID-19 vaccine

Two Rugby pharmacies, Heart of America Johnson Clinic and Lake Region District Health Unit have opened waiting lists for area residents seeking vaccines for COVID-19. The wait lists for the four providers are at different stages in distribution, according to representatives. Heart of ...

Cupid’s Chase brings Valentine’s Day specials to shoppers braving the cold

Icy winds and below-zero temperatures can’t put a damper on love for North Dakotans. To mark Valentine’s Day, businesses in Rugby will reward shoppers who brave the cold with hot chocolate, goodies and special buys Saturday, Feb. 13. Rugby small business owners pulled together to share ...