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  • Foster County Fair opens June 19

    Independent staff

    Get ready for four days of fun at the 92nd annual Foster County Fair, happening from Wednesday, June 19, through Saturday, June 22. The Mighty Thomas Carnival will once again bring rides, lights and cotton candy to the fairgrounds all four days. Save money by purchasing advance vouchers at Leevers of Carrington, Hi-Way Drive In, Carrington Drug and Central Pharmacy. The $50 Super Pass gives access to rides for all four days. Fairgoers are in for a treat with a diverse lineup of musical and...

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  • Freedom 5K set for July 1; registration open now!

    Kick off the Independence Day weekend with the Freedom 5K in downtown New Rockford. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Transcript Publishing office, 817 Central Avenue in New Rockford. Race time is 8 a.m. Early bird registration is $25 for adults, and $20 for youth 12 and under through Monday, June 19. Registration increases to $35 for adults and $30 for youth as of June 20, and full price registration will be available on the day of the event. Prizes awarded to the top 3 overall adults and...

  • A holly, jolly Christmas: Elementary, JH/HS concerts held

    Erik Gjovik

    The music departments for both Carrington Elementary and Junior High/High Schools let their holiday cheer shine through at their respective Christmas Concerts, held Thursday, December 1 and Tuesday, December 6. Student musicians from Kindergarten through ninth-12th grade provided wondrous melodies, ranging from the humorous to the introspective to the sacred. More photos from the concert are available for viewing or purchase on the Independent's photo web site at, under...

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  • Headlocks hosts BBQ cookout

    Erik Gjovik

    Headlocks Bar in Carrington hosted its first annual BBQ Cookout competition on 9th Ave. S. Saturday, September 10, in conjunction with JunkFest festivities also held that day. All proceeds from the free-will offering at the event went to Lee Ann Hoppe for medical expenses....

  • Weddings: Cardenas-Hewitt

    Austin Hewitt and Caroline Cardenas were married on August 27, 2022. Their wedding took place at the home of Caroline's parents, Joe and Veronica Cardenas, in Helena, Montana. Austin is the son of Kent and Cindy Hewitt of Carrington. Both Caroline and Austin are doing their surgical residency training at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin....

  • Foster County 4-H Achievement Days 2022

    See our 24-page tab featuring all the accomplishments of the Foster County 4-Hers, in full color! Click here to download the tab in pdf format, Congratulations to all, and thank you to our local sponsors who make it possible....

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