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 By Jodi Hovdenes    Features    August 15, 2022 

Within Our Walls: August 15, 2022

Do you suffer from aching, cramping, or pain in your legs? Do you have swelling in your legs or ankles? Do your legs feel heavy or fatigued? Do you have varicose veins? If you answered yes to any of...

 
 By Jeff Gale    Features    August 15, 2022 

Field and Garden: August rains make good beans and corn, too

“Our crops look really good.” That was the positive report of one Foster County producer at the end of July. “Our corn has tasseled,” the man continued. “I always say if that happens before...

 
 By Renee Hopkins    Features    August 15, 2022 

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...

 

Dakota Datebook: The Swedish Soap story

In 1892, The Daily Argus’ “Fargo Town Talk” section covered small news stories generated from the local rumor mill. Business news, visitors to town, and jokes added light entertainment to the paper. One news-clip featured a tale told by the...

 
 By Tom Kalb    Features    August 15, 2022 

Dakota Gardener: Tips on watering your garden

Do you remember your first job? Maybe you were a babysitter or worked at McDonald’s. Maybe you delivered newspapers. My first job was unusual. I was a trained assassin. A research company trained me...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 15, 2022 

Savvy Senior: Ways to pay for longterm care without insurance or savings

Dear Savvy Senior, What types of financial resources are available to help seniors pay for long-term care? My 86-year-old mother will need either an assisted living facility or nursing home care in...

 
 By Jeff Gale    Features    August 8, 2022

Field and Garden: August rains make good beans and corn, too

“Our crops look really good.” That was the positive report of one Foster County producer at the end of July. “Our corn has tasseled,” the man continued. “I always say if that happens before...

 

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;...

 

Weddings: Etheridge Shupe, Miller wed

On July 9, 2022, Erika Etheridge Shupe originally of Redding, Connecticut, daughter of Kenneth Shupe and the late Lynda "Missy" Shupe married Brandon William Miller of Heaton, North Dakota, eldest...

 

Dakota Datebook: Chaska, Indian Scout

Chaska was a well-respected Indian scout for the 1863 Sibley military expedition, highly regarded for his daring rescue of the army’s beef contractor during an Indian attack that year. However, when Chaska died on Aug. 2 in 1863, he left behind a...

 

Dakota Gardener: The redwoods of North Dakota

Let’s face it. North Dakota does not have redwoods. There was, however, a type of Sequoia that grew here 65 million years ago. But that doesn’t count today. There are some pretty big trees here, t...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 8, 2022

Savvy Senior: How to choose a 55-Plus Active Adult Community

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you recommend for choosing a good active adult housing community? My husband and I, who recently retired, are planning to relocate to an area closer to our grandkids...

 
 By Jeff Gale    Features    August 1, 2022

Field and Garden: Earthworm mounds, roseslug sawfly, hollyhocks

Last week I noticed potatoes blooming in some of the community garden plots. The next four to six weeks are critical to prevent the development of potato scab, the most common disease affecting...

 

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...

 

Within Our Walls: August 1, 2022

CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington would like to introduce you to Dr. Brent Bruderer. Dr. Bruderer is a board certified general surgeon with over 30 years of experience. Dr. Bruderer provides surgical...

 

Dakota Datebook: Margaret Calhoun's loss

When Margaret Custer Calhoun buried her husband in his final resting place at Fort Leavenworth on August 3 in 1877, she perhaps felt the magnitude of the 7th Cavalry’s loss at the Battle of the Bighorn more keenly than anyone else. Known as “Magg...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 1, 2022

Savvy Senior: Cheap cell phone plans for penny pinching seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, A few months ago, I read a column you wrote on extremely cheap smartphone plans for budget-conscious seniors. Can you do a similar column for those of us who still use basic flip...

 

Dakota Datebook: Brynhild Haugland

Dakota Datebook written by Lane Sunwall. Brynhild Haugland, former member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, was born on July 28, 1905, to Norwegian immigrants on a farm near Minot, North Dakota. Haugland received her elementary...

 
 By Jeff Gale    Features    July 25, 2022

Field and Garden: Spring rains fuel excellent grass production

I was walking through chest-high grass in a pasture last week, heading towards a dugout that I’m monitoring for livestock water quality. I heard a small splash as my foot hit the ground. Just a...

 

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,...

 

Dakota Datebook: Life in a barrel

Dakota Datebook written by Jim Davis. Pickles come in barrels and so does herring and whiskey, but could you imagine living in one? Ardell Hagen was one of many soldiers who returned home from World War II and found that there was no housing...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    July 25, 2022

Savvy Senior: How to sell unwanted burial plots

Dear Savvy Senior, How do I go about selling unwanted burial plots in my hometown cemetery? When my parents died about 25 years ago, my husband (at the time) and I bought two plots near them in the...

 
 By Jeff Gale    Features    July 18, 2022

Field and Garden: Corn earworms, tree suckers and dry lawns

The NDSU Plant Diagnostic Lab is a tremendous resource that relatively few people know about. The lab has been serving North Dakotans for more than 40 years, helping to identify pest and disease probl...

 

Within Our Walls: July 18, 2022

If you have been to the emergency room, or hospital this year, you may have noticed some new faces. In January, CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington initiated an ER/Hospitalist program. The program is...

 

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...

 

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