Week of April 15, 2024

  • Footh Employee of the Month

    The Carrington Chamber & Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) honors Allen Footh, water delivery driver for Central City H2O, as Employee of the Month for March. The nomination form states, "Allen always delivers water when he says he will be there. He organizes the water jugs in a neat and orderly fashion. He always lets us know the delivery day ahead of time. He's a good employee, courteous and friendly." He received a framed certificate and $20 in...

  • CHS Prom 2024 held April 6

    Erik Gjovik

    Students from Carrington and other schools had a blast dancing the night away at the 2024 CHS Prom, held Saturday night, April 6, in the West Gym. Here, participants Madison Johnson, Sydney Friedt and others do a bit of dress-up in construction gear to the delight of the crowd. The theme of the Prom was "The Last...

  • Confusion on city parking ordinance raises questions

    Leasa A. Lura

    The Carrington City Ordinance on parking is vague and confusing, so one resident questioned the council about it at their last meeting. During the meeting held on Monday, April 8, a resident attended the meeting to ask about parking on the street. He said he is a home owner with a one-stall garage, but his family has more cars than his garage can accommodate so some have to be parked out on the street. This is where it gets tricky: The city's parking ordinance states that residents may not...

  • Carr promoted at Bank Forward

    The Bank Forward Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Michelle Carr, BSA Fraud Analyst at Bank Forward in Carrington, has been promoted to Assistant Vice President. Michelle has been with the Bank Forward team since...

  • Southeast District Court: March 1-31, 2024

    March 1 - March 31, 2024 Traffic Robert Lee Cox, Streeter, N.D.: failure to wear seatbelt, $20 Olmos R. Irbin, Elberton, Ga.: exhibition driving, $50 Andrew Thomas Jager, Bismarck, N.D.: failure to wear seatbelt, $20; driving without liability insurance - driver - 2nd or subsequent violation in 3 years, $300 Singh Jagpreet, Regina, Sask., Can.: speeding, $17 Ryan Lee Johnson, Barney, N.D.: speeding, $10 Andy Jay Linstrom, Towner, N.D.: failure to register vehicle, $20 Justin Robert Olsen, Fargo, N.D.: use of wireless communication device...

  • Hutch closing shop, but Auxiliary soldiers on

    Erik Gjovik

    BY ERIK GJOVIK One of the most visible symbols and fund-raising arms for the CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington Medical Center Auxiliary will be shuttered at the end of this month. The Happy Heart Hutch gift shop has long provided patients and hospital patrons with a wonderful selection of items, as part of its loving service to area communities and the region. With the news that the Hutch is planning to close for good, some in the Carrington area might be openly wondering what that portends for...

  • Anderson to retire from NDSU Extension

    Donna Anderson, Eddy and Foster County Extension Agent, Family and Community Wellness has announced her retirement date as April 30, 2024, which marks the end of a thirty-one-year Extension career. Despite being a North Dakota native and a graduate of North Dakota State University, Donna Anderson began her Extension career in 1993, working for the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service. Donna served as Family and Consumer Science and 4-H Agent in rural Taylor County for six years...

  • Honor Roll: Carrington High School - Third Quarter

    Highest Honor 12th grade: Hunter Bachmeier, Sydney Friedt, Sophie Garr, Sarah Hallwachs, Madison Johnson, Karlee Lesmann, Tessa Mittleider, Isabella Neuman, Jozey Retzlaff, Kacie Rexin, Morgan Sherman, Olivia Threadgold, Alex VanRay, Logan Weninger, Xavier Wilde 11th grade: Joshua Bickett, Maxim Ciubotareanu, Corbin Clifton, Sierra Friedt, Edyn Hoornaert, Krystal Klein, Kendall Kovar, Mercedes Lura, Kaylin Pate, Kenadie Pazdernik, Ethan Roller, Brynn Smith, Kaydence VanRay, Hailee Weber, Reagan Wolsky, Jazymn Ybarra 10th grade: Jacob...

  • Meals on Wheels: April 15-20

    April CARRINGTON All meals served with Milk, Coffee, Bread & Butter, Dessert Mon., April 15 - Beef Stroganoff Over Noodles, Prince Edward Vegetables, Fruit Cocktail - Pool, Bridge and Open Cards Tues., April 16 - Honey Mustard Chicken Breast, Baked Potato, Seasoned Broccoli, Rosy Applesauce - Pinochle Wed., April 17 - Potluck, Noon Thurs., April 18 - Penne with Meat Sauce, Garden Salad, 3-Bean Salad, Garlic Toast - Whist Fri., April 19 - Chicken Monterey, Rosemary Potatoes, Prince Edward Vegetables, Pineapple, Cookie - Mexican Train Dominoes...

  • CHI St. Alexius Carrington earns Top 100 Critical Access Hospital award

    CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington in Carrington, North Dakota recently announced it has been recognized as a 2024 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Chartis’ annual Top 100 award program recognizes outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX®. “The announcement of CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington being among the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals for 2024, marks the eleventh time CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington...

  • Living Wax Museum held at Midkota

    Midkota fourth graders held their annual Living Wax Museum on April 4 at the elementary school in Binford. Ms. Larson's fourth graders have been working on this project for a few months. The process includes reading a biography about their character and adding that information to their research about them. The final step is becoming that character and presenting their character to the...

  • Around the State: April 15, 2024

    Leasa A. Lura

    The counties and cities within the state of North Dakota hold many interesting news stories. Here are just a few of the feature stories that others are reading in communities around the state. Hard to be positive when on the defensive A sense of negativism that seemingly hovered over the crowd of 180 recently in Harvey’s B.M. Hanson Elementary School wasn’t necessarily welcomed or encouraged by school district patrons, certainly not the school board or building committee members present,...

  • Blood Drive April 15 at Trinity

    The Carrington Community Blood Drive, sponsored by the Carrington Lions Club, will be held on Monday, April 15 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 100 Poplar Ave., from 11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Please call Vitalant at 877-258-4825 or go to donors.vitalant.org and search sponsor code: carringtonnd to schedule an...

  • City of Carrington recognized by SDWA

    Public water systems are required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to take many actions to provide safe drinking water. The SDWA was passed by Congress in 1974 to protect public health by regulating the nation’s public drinking (potable) water supplies. Over the years, there have been a number of changes to the Safe Water Drinking Act. These changes have made it more challenging to maintain compliance. The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality issues a Safe Drinking Water Act Certificate of Achievement as one way to...



  • Cards take girls' race in Hazen

    Erik Gjovik

    Pleasant temperatures awaited central North Dakota athletes at the first outdoor track meet of the season, the Bison Stampede in Hazen Tuesday, April 9. For Carrington, it yielded three state qualifying slots for the Cardinal girls, and one for the boys' team. Senior middle distance runner Madison Johnson won both the 800 and 1,600-meter runs in standard-achieving fashion, running 2:25.69 for the former and 5:24.89 for the latter race. In the 3,200, junior Kenadie Pazdernik was the other girls'...

  • Cards, Hornets start softball in Fessenden

    Erik Gjovik

    The sun came out Tuesday, April 9, and the Carrington and HWC girls' softball teams met at the field at the Fessenden City Park for the teams' first action of the spring. The Hornets kept the pressure on all game long against the Cards, making them deal with their aggressive baserunning, pin-point pitching and timely hitting for a 16-5 win. HWC scored in every inning, plating three runs in the first, four in the second, five in the third, and four in the fourth to take the victory by 10-run...

  • Johnson selected to Lions All-Star Basketball

    Erik Gjovik

    Madison Johnson, a CHS senior and daughter of David and Nichole Johnson of Carrington, was selected to the Class A/B Lions All-Star Girls Basketball squad. The 5'7" senior guard helped lead the Cardinals to a 17-8 season this past season, their first in the new Division A. Johnson led the team at 11.2 points per game, and also finished as the Cards' best rebounder at 6.0 per game, along with 2.8 steals. She was second on the squad in assists, averaging 2.8. She was the first player in CHS...

  • Pitcrew shine at Region 1 Youth meet

    The Carrington Pitcrew youth wrestling program was back in action at the 2024 Region 1 Youth Championships, held in Oakes Saturday, April 6. Landin Clifton won his 85-pound class with a 2-0 record, while runner-up finishes went to Briggs Garber (80) and Michael Vande Hoven (HWT). Taking third place were Chayse Steadmon (75) and Mason Cook (97), and Blaine Botha (65) was fourth. Match-by-match results were as follows: Region 1 Youth Championships, Oakes Saturday, April 6 65 - Blaine Botha - 4th...

  • Hornets pick up four qualifiers at Stampede

    Lane Moellenkamp

    The HWC Hornets opened their outdoor season on Tuesday, April 9, participating in the Hazen Bison Stampede Meet. The first meet of the year started out with some great performances, as HWC qualified four people and five events for the state meet at the Bismarck Community Bowl May 23-25. Tallen Thorson started the day off finishing first and qualifying in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 41.03. Thorson followed that up later with another first place qualifying effort of 15.14 in the 110 high...

  • From the Past: McHenry to celebrate 75th anniversary

    Renee Hopkins

    75 Years Ago April 21, 1949 Mr. and Mrs. Math Hockert, Eastman Township farm couple, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, April 24, and are inviting their friends and neighbors to an open house during the afternoon and evening. The Hockert farm is located 10 ½ miles northeast of Kensal. Mrs. John Jeske was one of 25 winners of a Westinghouse automatic toaster in the fourth week of the Red Owl’s “name the Red Owl and rhyme it” contest. No one has said there is oil...

  • Field and Garden: Garden plots, large vegetables, fertilizers

    Jeff Gale, NDSU Extension Agent, Foster County

    Are you interested in gardening, but don’t have a suitable site? Do you already have a garden but need additional space for corn, squash, melons or some other crop? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then perhaps you should consider reserving a spot in the Carrington Community Garden, located just east of the parking lot at Bethel Chapel. The 10 feet by 20 feet plots will be tilled and ready to plant as soon as conditions allow. A water line at the site makes it possible to...

  • Within Our Walls: April 15, 2024

    Jodi Hovdenes, President, CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington Medical Center

    New changes to our billing system It has been some time since my last Within Our Walls article. I have been pondering what this week’s article should be about, and with suggestions from staff, I am going to write about a concern staff, and community members have voiced. It is no secret that our billing system is for lack of better words, less than stellar. Over the past 6-8 months, I have received concerns, complaints, and frustrations from patients, family members, and staff. The complaints...

  • Savvy Senior: Choosing a senior community that offers all levels of care

    Jim Miller

    Dear Savvy Senior, Can you help me identify some good senior living communities that offers all levels of housing and care from independent living to nursing home care? I am in my late seventies and know I need to downsize from my current house, but I want my next move to be my last. One Move Mary Dear Mary, If you want your next move to be your last, an all-inclusive retirement community – also known as a continuing-care retirement community (or CCRC) – is a great option to consider....

  • Dakota Datebook: 1897 flood in North Dakota

    Surely April is a month of great duality in the state of North Dakota; after a long winter, residents are relieved to see the first signs of spring, but, unfortunately, these signs often include spring flooding. One of the worst floods on record occurred during the spring of 1897; the flood was so great, and the damage so terrible, that it was used as the "measure of other Red River floods" for decades after. Very early on, many realized the flooding that year would be bad. The Fargo Forum...

  • The case for incremental improvement

    Amy Wobbema

    It must be spring, because cleaning and renewal are on the brain. I’m looking at all the work that needs to be done in and around our home before we host a graduation party in six weeks. I also need to take down the snowflake decor in the New Rockford store window and replace it with something more “seasonally-appropriate.” I wish I had gotten that knack from my mother. She changes her décor every month, and the tables, archways and other areas of her home are always in season. We...

  • Upside Down Under: Pet peeves...

    Marvin Baker

    We all have pet peeves that drive us absolutely nuts, right? It might be a wet dog shaking itself off on the couch or a delivery driver consistently delivering your packages to your neighbor. Let’s admit, we all have some. I have some too, 10 in fact, that I’ll share with you in this article. 1.) Motorists not using blinkers: For some reason, people don’t use blinkers any longer, and I’m talking in heavy traffic. The biggest issue is when I want to turn left on a highway and someone is...

  • Guest: Outpatient cluttering

    Jase Graves

    Because I’m a professional practitioner of the pedagogical arts (known in some parts as fancy book learnin’), I’m privileged to enjoy a Spring Break holiday that usually falls during the same week my semi-grown daughters are also out of school. Back in the good old days when the girls still spoke to me with actual words, we would spend our Spring Breaks together­­ – playing at the park, riding bikes, or sharing the trauma of a Disney character’s parental death scene. This year,...

  • North Dakota Outdoors: Taking a closer look at N.D. game wardens

    Doug Leier, Biologist, N.D. Game and Fish Department

    The work of North Dakota game wardens is so much more than checking hunting and fishing licenses. The men and women wearing a badge and working the frontlines of game and fish law enforcement are the first called when a hunter has a question or a landowner is dealing with deer depredation. They're the individuals keeping personal watercraft operators safe while making sure poachers aren't taking more fish and wildlife than legally allowed. Each year Scott Winkelman, chief game warden, provides...

  • Obituary: Paul Skadberg

    Paul Skadberg Paul Dean Skadberg, age 65, of Carrington, N.D., died unexpectedly on his family farm on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. His visitation was Monday, April 8 from 1:00-5:00 p.m., at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, and from 6:00-7:00 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, followed by a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Paul's funeral service was held Tuesday, April 9 at 10:30 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, N.D., with Pastor Rick Loewen officiating. Teresa Edland was pianist... Full story

  • Obituary: Alexander Roth

    Alexander Roth Alexander M. Roth, age 75, of Carrington, N.D., formerly of Great Bend, Kan., died on Sunday, March 31, 2024, with his loving wife by his side at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington, N.D. A graveside service will be held at the North James River Lutheran Cemetery, rural Grace City, N.D. Alexander Michael Roth was born on July 29, 1948, in Cadimon, Alberta, Canada, to George and Stella (Pody) Roth. He attended a Catholic school in Edmonton until the eighth grade and then started... Full story

  • Obituary: Lane Gilbertson

    Lane Gilbertson Lane Devin Gilbertson was born October 4, 2006, to Lee and Judy. After a four-year battle with cancer, he passed away April 1, 2024. Lane was loved immensely by his family and particularly doted on by his two sisters, Quin and Sydney. Quin at eight years older was like a little mother hen to him from birth on. Sydney at four years older, would scrap with him at the drop of a hat, but fight for him if she ever thought somebody wasn't treating him right. Lane had the best sense of... Full story

  • Obituary: Richard Thurston

    Richard Thurston Richard E. Thurston, 74, of Grand Forks, N.D., died peacefully, surrounded by his wife and two daughters on Sunday, April 7, 2024, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. Richard was born on March 2, 1950, in Cavalier, N.D., to Ronald and Alice (Werner) Thurston. He grew up in Cavalier and graduated from Cavalier High School with the Class of 1968. He married Lori Swanson on November 1, 1986. Richard was a member of Tongue River Masonic Lodge #22, Kem Shrine Temple, Langdon Scottish... Full story

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