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Hovland to receive Distinguished Service Award

A familiar member of the Rugby community will receive an honor from the North Dakota American Legion at their annual department convention, to be held in Minot June 25-27. Tilman Hovland, known for his career teaching music and serving the Rugby Clarence Larson post, will receive the ...

JDA approves bid for Chalmers mowing

The Rugby Job Development Authority voted in a special meeting to award a contract for mowing services on lots in the JDA-owned Chalmers Addition to local resident Jason Solem. The JDA board voted unanimously in the June 2 special meeting to hire Solem, whose bid fell under two others ...

County board reviews sheriff’s reports, bids at June meeting

Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 53 total calls in May, according to a report given to the Pierce County Board of Commissioners at their regular June 1 meeting by Sheriff Josh Siegler. The number is slightly higher than the total for April, when deputies responded to 51 calls. ...

Rugby woman counts birthdays in miles

Most people count their age in years. Since Anne Marie Richard turned 60, she’s been counting hers in miles. Richard will be 90 June 8. She said she decided 30 years ago to mark her birthdays by doing what’s she’s loved to do since her childhood – riding a bicycle. She rides one mile ...

American Legion post observes Memorial Day with public ceremony

The Rugby Clarence Larson American Legion Post 23 remembered the sacrifices made by those serving their country in the military in a May 31 ceremony at Memorial Hall. The ceremony was open to the public and simulcast by Rugby Broadcasters. Hosts Kirk Seaver and John Gustafson gave tribute to ...

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 ...

Haaland Estates resident celebrates 101st birthday

When Bill Godman Jr. was born, Woodrow Wilson sat in the White House, millions of doughboys had just returned from duty in World War I and doctors made house calls. “I was born May 26, 1920,” Godman said from his seat in the Haaland Estates dining room the day after his 101st birthday. ...

Clarification

In a May 29 story about a proposed new hospital, CEO Erik Christenson was quoted to say the current facility has 45 beds in its care center. The center currently has 45 long-term care beds, 60 basic care beds at Haaland Estates and 37 beds in Haaland Manor’s assisted living facility. ...

Commerce, Burgum staff listen to ideas for hospital’s future

Officials from the North Dakota Department of Commerce and the Bank of North Dakota joined members of a steering committee for the Good Samaritan Hospital Association to discuss the future of Heart of America Medical Center’s building May 24 at the hospital. The visiting group included ...