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By Staff | Nov 29, 2019

The Journey to meet in February 2020

Local cancer support group The Journey will not meet in December 2019 or January 2020.

According to organizers, the reason for no December or January meetings is to give members time to enjoy holidays with family and friends.

The group will meet Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, at Tom and Lynda Childress’ residence at 1109 7th Ave SE in Rugby.

– Tribune Staff Report

Pierce County Fair wins awards

The 2019 Dakota Fair Association, made up of the North Dakota Association and South Dakota Association of Fairs, held their convention in Aberdeen, South Dakota November 21-23. Don & Khloe Sobolik and Don Jelsing represented the Pierce County Fair (PCF). The PCF received awards for their poster design and information, their newspaper flyer and the Photography and Cupcake Wards events. Khloe Sobolik was named District IV Fairperson of the Year.

Attendees were able to see and visit with different acts and entertainers to find entertainment fitting to their fairs. The organization, after working for three years, also voted unanimously to merge the two associations of ND and SD into one. The group will now be the Heartland Association of Fairs, Festivals and Events. This will be an exciting time for all groups involved as everyone moves forward. Next year’s convention will be held in Minot.

The Pierce County Fair is excited with plans for this year’s fair. The fair will be held June 25-28, 2020 with The Mighty Thomas Carnival returning. Continue to check the Facebook page and the website for updates.

– Pierce County Fair

HHS approves over $1 Million for TGU School District for Head Start projects

U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved a grant under the HHS Administration for Children and Families Office of Head Start of $1,153,410 to the TGU School District.

Head Start and Early Head Start programs promote school readiness of children from low-income families, from birth to age five, by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Head Start programs provide a learning environment which supports children’s growth through emphasizing the role and responsibility of parents as their child’s first and most important teacher.

– Office of

Sen. Kevin Cramer

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