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By Staff | Dec 16, 2016

Project Joy wraps up

Rugby Lions Project Joy wrapped up distribution of Christmas gifts to needy families in the Rugby Area at Dakota Farms Banquet Facility. This year 50 families with 140 individuals were served. The Pierce County Social Serivces worked with the Rugby Lions to identify disadvantaged families in our area. Wish list tags were put on trees set up at Shopko, Borth’s Department Store and Rugby Hardware Hank. Again this year the Warm Coats for Project Joy was added and over 30 gently worn coats and caps were given out. The Rugby Lions want to thank the many families, church groups, school children, businesses and other service groups that made this project a huge success. It was heartwarming to see the giving spirit in the Rugby area and to see the gratefulness of those in need. Monetary donations are still being taken at the financial institutions in Rugby.

– Project Joy co-chairmen Lila Harstad and Judy Jelsing.

Land owners asked not to put snow into right-of-way of state highways

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) are requesting that landowners not push snow into rights-of way and ditches on state highways. This practice can exaggerate the drifting problems experienced on state highways. These drifts can create obstructions for motorists. State law prohibits a person from obstructing, or causing to be obstructed, any public highway or right-of-way.

Landowners are asked not to push snow within the limits of the right-of-way which includes the roadway, ditch bottom, and backslope of the roadway.

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