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From the Past: CHS to present 'Oklahoma'

75 Years Ago October 2, 1947 The Carrington High School Cardinals opened the football season on the home field, under lights Friday night, by defeating the Rockets of New Rockford 19 - 0. The...

 

From the Past: Zink wins hog calling contest at fair

75 Years Ago September 25, 1947 Foster County’s new fairground buildings were dedicated “to the future growth of 4-H work, to the building back of North Dakota’s livestock and to the young...

 

From the Past: First sports jersey to be retired at CHS

75 Years Ago September 18, 1947 Under the coaching of Earl Logue, Carrington High School’s football season is set to open Sept. 26, in a home game against New Rockford. Nine returning lettermen...

 

From the Past: Fund-raiser for new hospital next week

75 Years Ago September 11, 1947 Next week during Hospital Appreciation Week in Carrington, a drive will be held for the purpose of raising funds for a new hospital to be connected to the present...

 

From the Past: Lightning strikes farm, kills two cows

75 Years Ago September 4, 1947 Lightning played an odd prank at the farm of John Van Hulzen, northwest of Woodworth, on the morning of Tuesday, August 26, John and his brother had driven the cows in...

 

From the Past: Small grain harvest slightly ahead of average

75 Years Ago August 28, 1947 Phyllis Smith left for San Francisco Tuesday this week to represent the Pheasant Valley Seventh-day Adventist church at the North American Youth’s Congress which opens...

 

From the Past: Carson and Barnes Circus draws a crowd

75 Years Ago August 21, 1947 Gasoline dealers of Carrington are faced with a problem which is facing every dealer throughout the nation - shortages of gasoline. While the situation at present is not...

 

From the Past: Twister caused damage to farms

75 Years Ago August 14, 1947 Recent births included: Aug. 7 - boy to Mr and Mrs. James Patrie, Heaton; Aug. 10 - boy to Mr and Mrs. Joe Stahl, Sykeston, girl to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bjerke, Sykeston;... Full story

 

From the Past: Speed limits increased to 65 mph

75 Years Ago August 7, 1947 Dissolution of the partnership of H.O. Beck and Sylvan Lee, operating under the firm name of Beck-Lee Grocery, was announced August 1. Through this transaction, Beck...

 

From the Past: Wheat & Barley Day celebrated this week

75 Years Ago July 31, 1947 A midget Hereford calf was sold last week by Keith Stedman to James Heron of the Northwest Wildlife Show. Stedman received $200 for the animal. The calf, 18 months old,...

 

From the Past: Ambulance to celebrate 25th anniversary

75 Years Ago July 24, 1947 A novelty is in store for baseball fans on Friday evening of this week when “donkey” baseball will be played on the Carrington field. The game is called for 6:30 p.m. Fr...

 
 By Renee Hopkins    News    July 11, 2022

From the Past: Married men defeat the singles

75 Years Ago July 17, 1947 Bike riding at night should be safer for 96 riders in Carrington since the “Scotch-lite” clinic was conducted here Tuesday under auspices of the Junior Chamber of...

 
 By Renee Hopkins    Features    July 4, 2022

From the Past: Dew Drop Inn open for business

75 Years Ago July 10, 1947 Carrington will be represented by Beverly Breannan and Sybil Garland at the first annual Girls State which opens at Jamestown College July 13 and closes July 18. Another...

 

From the Past: McDermott named CEO of CHC

75 Years Ago July 3, 1947 Lightning struck and killed Charles Pepple, 38, Cathay farmer, as he was operating his tractor in a field on his farm sometime between 3 and 4 p.m. Monday. His body was...

 

From the Past: Frontier Days runs this weekend

75 Years Ago June 26, 1947 Members of the family of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lutz will come here for a reunion next Sunday, among them being Rev. Thomas Lutz, North Freedom, Wis., and Rev. August...

 

From the Past: RAGS is now open in Carrington

75 Years Ago June 19, 1947 Life memberships in the Order of Eastern Star was granted to three members, Mrs. Mae Page, Mrs. F.N. Chaffee and Mrs. C.H. Reimers at the Eastern Star meeting held last...

 
 By Renee Hopkins    Features    June 6, 2022

From the Past: Hafner signs contract with Rangers

75 Years Ago June 12, 1947 Last time tonight at the Grand Theatre is “Rage in Heaven,” with Robert Montgomery and Ingrid Bergman in the leading roles. Lucille Ball and John Hodlak are co-starred...

 
 By Renee Hopkins    Features    May 30, 2022

From the Past: New law office opens in Carrington

75 Years Ago June 5, 1947 Planting of trees has been the chief project of the Foster County Soil Conservation District this spring, states Norton Stangeland, conservationist who has been assisting in...

 
 By Renee Hopkins    Features    May 23, 2022

From the Past: Fire destroyed Hart farm home

75 Years Ago May 29, 1947 Fire destroyed the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hart, Bordulac, on the night of May 14, the blaze originating in a chimney. Only some furniture was saved. The house was a...

 
 By Renee Hopkins    Features    May 16, 2022

From the Past: Carrington Jaycees win honors

75 Years Ago May 22, 1947 The sixtieth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Kutz was observed Sunday morning, May 11, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sykeston with the church filled...

 
 By Renee Hopkins    Features    May 9, 2022

From the Past: DPRCA presents 'Moon Over Buffalo'

75 Years Ago May 15, 1947 Leaders of Foster County 4-H Home Economics clubs will meet at the Carrington School May 13 for a training meeting in project work carried on in their clubs. Miss Julie E....

 
 By Renee Hopkins    Features    May 2, 2022

From the Past: City water given a clean bill of health

75 Years Ago May 8, 1947 Omar Bonderud, freshman from Carrington, was appointed to serve as editor-in-chief for the freshman issue of the “Trumpet,” a six page biweekly student publication of...

 

From the Past: Fire destroys Edmunds Memorial Building

75 Years Ago May 1, 1947 Henry Getty was installed as commander of the Carrington Veterans of Foreign Wars post in a special meeting held in the armory last week. Other elected officers installed...

 

From the Past: Teen Canteen opens in Armory

75 Years Ago April 24, 1947 Lutheran churches that are affiliated with the Missouri Synod are celebrating the synod’s 100th anniversary this month including St. John’s Bordulac and St. Paul’s...

 

From the Past: Dietz new music teacher at CHS

75 Years Ago April 17, 1947 Results for the election of a supervisor for Foster County Soil Conservation District have just been announced by governor Fred G. Aandahl, chairman of the state...

 

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