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By Staff | Nov 2, 2012

Thursday, Oct. 28, 1937

The North Dakota Nurses’ association will hold state board examinations for nurses at Grand Forks, Fargo, Bismarck and Minot Nov. 9 and 10. Those from Rugby will go to Minot, and are the Misses Pearl Gilberg, Grace Martinson, Olivia Larson and Violette Axelson.

Thursday, Oct. 25, 1962

Vic Sawaya, for years proprietor of Vic & Eddie’s Bar downtown, has moved out to Highway 2 west (between Paterson’s Service Station and Center Motel) and opened an off-sale business which he will call Vic’s Bottle Shop.

He erected a new building and is ready for business.

Besides window service, he advertises free ice, glasses for parties and free delivery service.

Monday, Oct. 26, 1987

Rugby city councilman Dale Niewoehner said Thursday he has sent a letter to Amtrak facilities engineer Ed Neal requesting help in repairing the Great Northern Depot.

“I sent a letter last Wednesday (Oct. 14, 1987). This was the official request from the community,” Niewoehner said.

The request follows a visit by Neal and another Amtrak official to the depot last month, where repairs were discussed.

The city council has made an official resolution showing its support for repairs, while the Rugby Lions Club has expressed its desire to donate labor.

Neal said last month he would try and obtain money for the materials to paint the interior and woodwork on the exterior and repair the eaves. Niewoehner also expressed his desire to see the cobblestone platform repaired.

The depot has been a subject for discussion between Amtrak officials. Recently, Amtrak President W. Graham Claytor decided to keep a station manager in Rugby.

Claytor had considered putting the station on “caretaker” status. Rugby would have lost express delivery service and baggage service.

Claytor will make a decision again in the spring whether to keep the station manager in Rugby.

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