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Ely Lego League visits school board meeting

A review of next year’s school calendar and a presentation by Ely Elementary School’s Lego League highlighted the Rugby Public School Board’s regular meeting, held Feb. 9 in the Rugby High School library. Superintendent Mike McNeff, Ely Elementary School Principal Jason Gullickson and ...

Little Flower annual Dine and Bid event held at Eagles

Members of Rugby’s St. Therese Little Flower Parish and community residents gathered to enjoy a meatball supper and bid on an assortment of items for a good cause at the Rugby Eagles club Jan. 29. “This is the Little Flower School Annual Dine and Bid fundraiser,” said organizer Casandra ...

Little Flower CYO helps moms, babies at Women’s Care Center

When a center offering pregnancy help to area women needed help themselves, Rugby’s Little Flower Catholic Youth Organization stepped in to donate $200 in items for moms and babies for Devils Lake’s Women’s Care Center in January. “We had been low (on supplies) for a little bit,” ...

School board approves updated calendar, mask policy

The Rugby Public School Board voted at a special meeting Jan. 20 to adopt an updated calendar for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year and extend mask policies in both Ely Elementary and Rugby High School. The board will review the mask policy Feb. 9 to decide whether it should be ...

Little Flower School to celebrate Catholic Schools Week

Pupils at St. Therese the Little Flower Catholic School will see a different sort of Catholic Schools Week this year. Catholic Schools Week will be celebrated nationwide Jan. 31 through Feb. 6. “It’ll look a little different this year because we won’t be kicking it off with our ...

Rugby Junior/Senior High First Semester Honor Roll 2020-21

More than 150 Rugby Junior High and High School students earned places on Rugby Public Schools’ honor rolls for the first semester of the 2020-21 school year. Students receiving the honors were: Grade 7 – High Honors: Alli Blessum ...

Dakota College at Bottineau honors three Rugby students

Three Rugby residents have earned places on Dakota College at Bottineau’s fall 2020 semester honor roll and dean’s list. Sarah Blessum and Darcie Rose, both of Rugby, were named to the college’s dean’s list. A statement from DCB said the dean’s list recognizes students maintaining a ...

RHS freshman competes in regional American Legion oratorical contest

A Rugby High School freshman traveled to Park River Jan. 16 to compete against two top speakers in the North Dakota American Legion Oratorical Contest. Haley Mayer, daughter of Scott and Tami Mayer of Rugby, competed against a sophomore and a senior from Wyndmere and Fargo in the eastern ...

School board discusses return to five-day school week, expanded activities

Students in Rugby public schools could see a return to a five-day class week soon after the school board heard a proposal from administrators to transition to a traditional calendar beginning Feb. 1. The transition to a new-normal schedule of five days per week was one of several topics for ...

School board approves election results

Two members of the Rugby Public School District No. 5 Board of Education won re-election to their respective districts.During their meeting Monday morning in the Rugby High School Library, the board canvassed and approved election results for precincts 3 and 4.With 349 votes, Kristi Blessum won ...