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 By Erik Gjovik    News    August 15, 2022 

Growing civic pride: Community Garden Project

Just east of Bethel Chapel Assembly of God in Carrington, an experiment in city-wide cooperation, self-sufficiency and natural beautification is taking root. The Community Garden Project has drawn...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    News    August 15, 2022 

Sapphire Gallery opens in Carrington; fine art for sale, framing services

Following just over two years of operation in Jamestown, Sapphire Gallery, owned by Jill Edinger, has made the move north to Carrington. A fine art studio featuring original work by Edinger along...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    News    August 15, 2022 

With Miss Agribusiness titles, Vollmer sisters advocate for industry

Victoria Vollmer of Grace City is already a regional and statewide ambassador promoting agriculture, having served as the North Dakota America's Miss Agribusiness since being named to the title two ye...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    August 15, 2022 

Cards aim for playoff return in '22

The bleacher area of the to-be-inaugurated "Stadium '22" was still just a concrete slab as of this time last week, but the Carrington football program was hard at work trying to build something of...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    August 15, 2022 

Runners gearing up for successful fall campaign

With a few returning achievers at the top of their lineup, the Carrington cross country team is poised to make some waves on area golf courses as the leaves turn. Coach Josh Kerbaugh and Assistant...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    News    August 8, 2022

Grab some suds: National Night Out held at City Park

The Carrington Fire Department's bubble machine provided no end of fun times for kids attending National Night Out Tuesday evening, August 2, at City Park. The event highlights community partnerships...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    August 8, 2022

Feeling the pain: Tough draw leads to two-and-out for Post 25

"Obviously didn't have the results we were looking for," Head Coach Tim Ranum sighed, regarding his Post 25 team's latest trip to the State Class B American Legion Baseball Tournament in Garrison....

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    August 8, 2022

Girls' golf preview: CHS kicks off fall season with talent at top, promising youth

Carrington's girls golf program achieved an eighth place finish last fall at the State 'B' Golf Tournament, and the team is primed to be another player in the Region 2 mix. Under the tutelage of...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    News    August 8, 2022

Highlights from National Night Out 2022

National Night Out, an annual event celebrating Carrington's longstanding coordination between law enforcement, first responders and the community they serve, was held Tuesday evening, August 2, at...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    News    August 1, 2022

Diamonds taking shape at Carrington City Park

Three new fields at City Park in Carrington are in various stages of completion, but one goal remains constant: to have the major work done in the next few months in preparation for next spring and su...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    August 1, 2022

Onward to Garrison: Post 25 qualifies for State 'B'

Don't let that barely-above .500 record fool you. It took most of the season for the Carrington John Raymond O'Hara Post 25 Redbirds to figure out their roles, and how they would translate to yet...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    August 1, 2022

Young guns: 10U Redbirds second at state Cal Ripken

The future of baseball in Carrington is in good hands, if the results from the 10-and-under state tournament is any indication. The 10U Redbirds placed as the runners-up for that age group in the...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    August 1, 2022

Carrington, New Rockford players join forces as Red Sox, play in 12U state tourney

With stand-alone baseball program numbers not in their favor to fly solo, Carrington and New Rockford decided to cooperate as one team for the 2022 summer season. Now named the Central Dakota Red Sox...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    News    August 1, 2022

Highlights from Glenfield Harvest Festival

The Glenfield Harvest Festival came to the eastern Foster County town for three days of revelry and fun times for all July 22-24. Class reunions for graduates of Glenfield-Sutton,...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    News    August 1, 2022

VFW Memorial dedication held at Harvest Festival

A special ceremony was held prior to the start of festivities at Glenfield's Harvest Festival Saturday, July 23, for the dedication of a brand-new memorial to honor the town's servicemen and women...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    News    July 25, 2022

Having a Field Day at the Carrington REC

North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center held its 63rd Annual Field Day at its campus north of Carrington Tuesday, July 19. Experts in their fields of agriculture, along...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    News    July 25, 2022

Helm takes over as CPS Superintendent

Valuing and building relationships, working to establish trust with all stakeholders, and the importance of keeping Carrington's most valuable resource, its children, close to home, are several of...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    July 25, 2022

Sitting in the driver's seat

The regular season record might not be the greatest, but you can almost set your watch to Carrington Post 25's annual postseason run through district play. The American Legion Redbirds, seeded third...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    July 25, 2022

Redbirds' season ends with one win, two losses at District 6 in Oakes

The youth of the Carrington Redbirds contributed to their share of ups and downs during the 2022 season, and that roller coaster of play continued into the District 6 Tournament in Oakes. Coach Mitch...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    July 25, 2022

Bremer/Dakota Growers 4-person Scramble held

On Friday, July 15, Bremer Bank and Dakota Growers Pasta Co. co-sponsored a 4-Person Scramble Golf Tournament, held at CrossRoads Golf Club. Thirty-four total teams participated in the event. The team of Chris Hoff won the event with an 18-hole...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    News    July 25, 2022

Jim Carr Tractor Trek held July 14

The Jim Carr Memorial Tractor Trek, featuring a convoy of tractors moving slowly down southeast Carrington streets and into the countryside, was held Thursday, July 14. Held in memory of Jim Carr, a...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    News    July 18, 2022

Farewell for a fallen hero

A procession of law enforcement colleagues, fire department, ambulance crews and other first responders travel down Highway 52-281 Monday morning, July 11, to escort the body of late Carrington...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    News    July 18, 2022

COVID vaccine now available for kids under age of five

The final hurdle towards full authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine in all age groups has been cleared. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, on June 17, formally amended the emergency use authorizat...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    News    July 18, 2022

The Market: Back for the summer!

Carrington's showcase for local artisans, canned and baked goods, locally-grown produce, food trucks, street vendors and other merchandise of interest returned for its second year Tuesday evening,...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    News    July 18, 2022

Snake Day at City Park

Those most misunderstood of God's creatures, snakes, got their day in the sun (or, technically, under the City Park gazebo) Saturday, July 9, for Snake Day at the Park. Event hosts Russell Keys and...

 

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