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March named Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Month in Rugby

A bag holding 60 children’s books can be very heavy. Susie Schmaltz, Rugby representative for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, packed all the books a child living in the Rugby Public School District could receive from the program from birth through age five. “Feel this,” Schmaltz ...

Chamber customer service award given at Leevers

Representatives from the Rugby Chamber of Commerce surprised Leevers Foods employee Ryli Kuhnhenn recently as she rang up groceries at the front of the store. Chamber Executive Director Laurie Odden said Kuhnhenn was chosen “for providing awesome customer service and going above and ...

District Court

– Tony Joseph Koble, Rugby, pleaded guilty to a B misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor, first offense Monday, March 1. Judge Michael Hurly sentenced Koble to 30 days at the Heart of America Correctional and Treatment Center, with 10 days served on ...

Council hears upgrades for city

A few improvements for spring are in the works for downtown Rugby streets and city council chambers. At the city council’s regular meeting, held at the Rugby Armory on March 1, members heard from Laurie Odden, executive director of the Rugby Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors ...

Free matinee, activities mark North Dakota Farm Bureau Week

The Pierce County Farm Bureau will celebrate “working together to make agriculture flourish” during North Dakota Farm Bureau Week, March 7-13. Tricia Jundt of the Pierce County Farm Bureau said her office has activities planned to help Rugby area residents celebrate ...

Challenges, changes topics at annual hospital meeting

Members of the Good Samaritan Hospital Association and board discussed challenges posed by a global pandemic and changing health care at their annual meeting held the evening of Feb. 25 at the Rugby Eagles. Heart of America Medical Center CEO Eric Christenson thanked the GSHA board “for all ...

Police investigate death as possible exposure

An officer with the North Dakota Department of Game and Fish found the body of a 21-year-old female in Rugby Monday, March 1, according to a statement by the Rugby Police Department. In the statement, Rugby Police Chief John Rose said the woman had been “a subject in an active missing ...

Sheriff’s Department responds to 36 calls in February

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office responded to 36 calls in February, according to a statement released by Sheriff Josh Siegler. Deputies made four arrests for the month, serving four warrants. Deputies also issued seven citations and served 19 legal papers in February. The department ...