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From the Past: Voglewede opens her third store

75 Years Ago November 27, 1947 Opening the season at McClusky Tuesday night, the Carrington High School cardinal basketball team was defeated 37 - 27 by the McClusky High School quintet. Mrs. L.E....

 

Dakota Gardener: The harvest is in

I ask the same questions to my farmer friends every fall – how were the crops this year? Were yields good? Was it an easy harvest? These questions are good conversation starters though they may...

 

Prairie Fare: Phones, tablets may spread germs

"You can take the new phone," my husband said to me. We were on the way to the airport. I put the palm-sized phone in my purse along with the charging cords. I really had no idea how to use this littl...

 

Dakota Datebook: The passing of a pioneer

In the week of November 21 in 1908, the Bottineau Courant announced that Ole Vinje had died. Ole was one of the interesting early immigrants from Europe who came to Dakota Territory. He was born in...

 

Brighten the Holidays with colorful plants

Garden centers, florists and grocery stores are filling their shelves with a variety of holiday plants; a sure sign the holidays are approaching. This is the time of year to give, receive or fill...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    November 28, 2022 

Savvy Senior: How to buy over-the-counter hearing aids

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m interested in getting some of the new over-the-counter hearing aids that just became available a few month ago. Can you offer any tips to help me with this? Straining to Hear...

 

Within our Walls: November 21, 2022

Changes in health care are a fact of life. Nowhere is this felt more than in rural facilities. Challenges that all health care systems face are magnified in small community hospitals and clinics....

 

From the Past: FFA members attend district rally

75 Years Ago November 20, 1947 Attending a district rally at Jamestown last Saturday were members of the newly organized Future Homemakers of America chapter of Carrington High School and their...

 

Dakota Datebook: Turkey talk in McKenzie County

Thanksgiving is coming! And while few decorate for this particular holiday with the same vigor they do for other holidays, there is one important item that almost everyone agrees makes for a...

 

Prairie Fare: Keep food safety in mind during holidays

My first attempt at cooking our Thanksgiving meal bordered on disaster. I was newly married, and I had not flown solo on cooking a holiday meal. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a large enough pan for the turkey. The turkey was wedged into my roasting...

 

Dakota Gardener: Cranberries, an American tradition

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, we turn our attention to preparing one of the year’s great feasts. The turkey is the neutral palette against which the side dishes reign supreme. Each year, I...

 

Savvy Senior: How leg pain could be an early sign of heart attack or stroke

Dear Savvy Senior, I started a walking program a few months ago to help me lose weight but I’ve been having problems with my legs and hips hurting during my walk, although they feel better once I...

 

Field and Garden: 4-H promotes positive youth development

The onlookers held their breath and watched as the marble spiraled toward the opening at the bottom of the funnel. It was the first step in a chain-reaction machine built by five Foster County...

 

Dakota Datebook: Ballots and Bribery

When Emmons County commissioner Henry Van Beck showed up at Inspector John Miller’s house, he was hoping to get the best of some political opponents before the county elections held November 8 in 1892. Little did he know, Miller and the...

 

From the Past: Mustangs at state B this weekend

75 Years Ago November 13, 1947 Winter took hold in the Carrington community Tuesday, when a 2-inch snowfall was recorded here, to break the long spell of unusually mild weather. Nevertheless, this sec...

 

Savvy Senior: Daily money managers can help senior with financial chores

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any services that can help my elderly mother with her financial chores? My dad always used to handle the bill paying and paperwork, but he passed away last year,...

 

Dakota Gardener: Credit to plant roots

After a productive year, my garden is finally at rest. When I clean out my garden, I usually cut my plants off at the soil surface instead of pulling them out of the soil. However, when I dug my...

 

Prairie Fare: Prepare and store wild game safely

“Watch out for deer!” my parents would say when I left after a weekend at home during college. I knew to drive slowly and be observant, especially at dawn or dusk. I looked for glowing eyes in the ditches along wooded areas on my drive back to...

 
 By Jeff Gale    Features    November 7, 2022

Field and Garden: Fall harvest nearly complete in Foster Co.

Combines were moving through the fields of Foster County throughout October and into early November. Soybeans were harvested first, and then the attention turned to corn. Some farmers had to wait for...

 

From the Past: Charity Ball held in Carrington

75 Years Ago November 6, 1947 Sale of registered Polled Shorthorns last Friday at the first annual North Dakota sale sponsored by the state Polled Shorthorn Breeder Association, held in the fairground...

 

Savvy Senior: Top financial scams targeting seniors today

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the most common scams today that target elderly seniors? My 75-year-old mother has been swindled several times over the past year, so I’m being extra cautious. Paranoid...

 

Prairie Fare: Is your evening meal 'dinner' or 'supper'?

When I was in grade school, I used to walk the short distance home for dinner around noon. After school, I was really hungry, so I had lunch at 3 p.m. About 6 p.m., we had supper. When I went away to...

 

Books and Bits: What our local library has to offer

Resources. Simply put, that’s what a 21st Century library provides to its community. Sure, one of those resources is books as that’s what pops to mind first when we think of libraries. At...

 

From the Past: Range management teams earns gold

75 Years Ago November 3, 1947 At a meeting called by Supt. Stienstra at Kensal and attended by school administrators from Bordulac, Sutton, Pingree, Glenfield, Courtenay and Wimbledon, an athletic con...

 

Dakota Gardener: They are not all pine trees

As I sat down to write this column, I realized that it might be a bit confusing. As a scientist and a communicator, I try to be precise and specific in my word choice. That’s a great goal, but...

 

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