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Letters to the Tribune

Promote community pride

Dale Niewoehner, Former Rugby Mayor How beautiful the chamber of commerce hanging flower planters look on the downtown street lamp poles! They really dress up the streets and business fronts. The magic of Vince Mattern makes their hangers really unique. Even with the dry conditions, they are ...

Fast and pray for drought relief

Dianne Clark, Rugby My husband and I moved to Rugby a few weeks ago to serve a church mission and have enjoyed a positive first impression. We come from an agricultural area in southern Idaho quite similar to this one with good crop variety and growing conditions. Although we haven’t met ...

A jewel of a town

Charles & Dianne Clark, Rugby Two weeks ago we arrived as newly assigned missionaries to serve in a place we had neither seen nor heard of before – Rugby, North Dakota. Happily, positive impressions immediately replaced our ignorance. We have lived many different places in this great ...

Consider risks before vaccination

Kolette Kramer, Denbigh COVID has risks. So does the vaccination. How do we get informed consent and truly know what is best for us, our children, and our elderly? The studies are out there. Our youth are not at great risk of catching COVID, having the side effects of COVID or spreading ...

School board needs your involvement

Nicole Schneibel, Rugby Amazing! What was so amazing you ask? There were 484 people who showed up to vote for the Rugby Public School Board Election on June 8. I’d call that amazing! In an off election year, nothing else to vote for, 484 people voted in the school board election either in ...

New District 14 board reflects grassroots movement

District 14 Republican Executive Committee Bill Kuntz – Chairman, Pierce Mirek Petrovic – Vice Chairman, Pierce Amanda Saueressig – Second Vice Chairman, Sheridan Brenda Heilman – Secretary, Pierce Chrissie Hager – Treasurer, Wells Elmer Knodel - At Large, ...

Masks, Contract Tracing, School, Community

Dallas Hager, Rugby It is an understatement to say that it has been a challenging time for humanity over the last year, none more so than for our local school district. I applaud Dr. Mike McNeff, Jared Blickery, Jason Gullickson, Dawn Hauck, Dustin, Hager, Karly Johnson, Shane Livedalen, Kris ...

Grateful for passage of SB 2037

LeeAllen and Rebecca Leier, Rugby This year marks the sixth year since Pierce County was targeted for a possible site for a High Level Nuclear Waste repository and the fifth year since a five year, Exploration Borehole and data collection plan was proposed in our county. If implemented, that ...

Where to get vaccination info without internet access

Kathi Schwan, West Fargo, AARP ND State President As coronavirus vaccines continue to roll out in North Dakota, people without Internet access are asking where they can get vaccination information and how they get signed up for the vaccine. Getting information to people without online ...

Two empty suits

Richard Budd, York The second impeachment trial is over. We who have “eyes to see and ears to hear” know the truth. The man incited an assault on the U.S. Capitol, indeed, an assault on our democracy. Trump’s actions on January 6 were just the culmination of months of efforts to ...