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New ambulance comes to HAMC

Heart of America Medical Center will put a new ambulance into service shortly thanks to donations by area residents and grants from several public and private organizations. The largest portion of funds came from a USDA Community Facilities Program Grant, a part of the agency’s rural ...

Lafferty joins Rugby PD

Travis Lafferty, the newest officer with the Rugby Police Department, began his first solo shift the afternoon of Monday, March 29. “I just got off the field training, so I will be on my own here starting today,” Lafferty said. His first task of the day was to patrol the area near ...

Rugby Jaycees invite area kids to Easter egg hunt

Three thousand eggs filled with candy and surprises will be up for grabs for area children at the Rugby Jaycees Annual Easter Egg Hunt April 3 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Prairie Village Museum. With help from the Jaycees, the Easter Bunny will hide colorful plastic eggs filled with what ...

Chamber hosts Farmer and Rancher Appreciation Supper

The Rugby Chamber of Commerce teamed with several area businesses to host its annual Farmer and Rancher Appreciation Supper Saturday, March 27, at the Rugby Eagles. Guests enjoyed a meal of meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy and more after a social hour sponsored by Horizon Ag Service. A ...

COVID-19 walk-in clinic to be held April 8

Lake Region District Health Unit’s Pierce County office will hold a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic Thursday, April 8, from 5-7 p.m. in the Pierce County Courthouse. The clinic is open to anyone age 18 and older. Those interested in receiving the vaccine must wear their masks and bring ...

In-city busing to end for students

The Rugby Public School District announced last week that winter in-city busing will end Friday, April 9, for Rugby school students.

Great Plains Food Bank mobile food pantry to stop in Rugby

The Great Plains Food Bank’s mobile food pantry will make a stop in Rugby Wednesday, April 7, at 3:30 p.m. in the NAPA Auto Parts parking lot. “All in need of food assistance are welcome,” said Jared Slinde, communications manager for Great Plains Food Bank in an email to the Tribune. ...

County weed board prepares for season

The Pierce County Weed Board met March 29 in the county courthouse to prepare for the growing season and elect officers for 2021. Board members listened to an inventory report by Dave Walker of Walker Landscaping, who recommended quantities of herbicides to order for the year. Due to ...

American Legion Boys State offers scholarship, learning opportunities

Rugby area high school juniors and seniors will have a chance to learn about their state Legislature and earn scholarship money June 13-18 at North Dakota Boys State, a program sponsored by the American Legion. The American Legion Rugby Clarence Larson Post 23 will sponsor local high school ...

RHS cheerleaders win competition of their own at state

Not only did Rugby High School’s Panther basketball cheerleaders keep crowds energized at the state Class B Boys’ Basketball Tournament March 20, they took time out for a competition of their own. The cheerleaders placed first in the stunt category of the North Dakota Cheer Coach ...