Library celebrates summer success with picnic at Lions Park

The New England Library ended its summer program with a flourish as it held a picnic at Lions Park Aug. 8 in the local park. According to the librarian, there were 53 participants in the program that ran from June…
West River Health Services Foundation Lands $227,735 Gift!

West River Health Services Foundation, the nonprofit fundraising and development arm of West River Health Services and Western Horizons Living Centers, received a huge $227,735 gift from the John and Myrtle Kinsvater Trust. Carol Fordahl, Successor Guardian and Conservator, delivered…
Hettinger County Shows Strong at State 4-H Shotgun Tournament

  The North Dakota 4-H state shotgun tournament was held August 10 at Capital City Gun Club in Bismarck. Participating were 56 4-H members from across the state in junior and senior divisions. The contest is a total of 200 shots…
Fischer is state scholarship winner

By Marlene Kouba Meggie Fischer, of rural Amidon, was the North Dakota winner for the national Marilyn Spiker/Sheila Massey Memorial Scholarship this spring. Meggie is the daughter of Leonard and Nancy Fischer who farm and ranch near Amidon in southwestern North…
Scout for Red Sunflower Seed Weevil

    According to the IPM Crop Survey scouts, sunflowers are in the R2-R4 crop stages. However, I expect flowering to start this week according to Janet Knodel, Extension Entomologist. Scouting for red sunflower seed weevils (RSSW) is recommended during…
Twilight tour highlights local agriculture

Duaine Marxen Hettinger County Extension/ANR The Regent Twilight Tour was held on July 25. The tour was at the Hettinger Research Extension Center(HREC) test plots west of Regent. John Rickertsen, NDSU Research Agronomist at the Hettinger Research Extension Center explained…
Rain and Hay Making Don’t Mix

By Karl Hoppe, NDSU Extension Livestock Specialist The past few weeks have been difficult for baling hay. A few days of decent hay cutting weather has been followed by rain. And then some more rain. Seasoned hay professionals know ‘rained…
Tree planting assistance deadline nears for landowners

  The Slope-Hettinger Soil Conservation District will be ending its financial assistance for tree planting Aug. 23. The district has been awarding funds through the North Dakota Heritage Fund as a way to assist land owners with the cost of…
1979 Reunion

    The 40th Class Reunion of the Mott Lincoln High School Class of 1979 was held July 12 & 13 at the Mott Country Club Golf House.  Although, interrupted by the tornado on Friday pm at around 9:30, we…
Canning Food Properly is Vital

  Duaine Marxen Hettinger County Extension/ANR   Don’t invite botulism to your dinner table. Botulism is a deadly form of food poisoning. The toxin, or poison, causing the illness commonly is associated with improperly processed home-canned vegetables, such as peas,…
MOTT tornado closeups

Nadra Auch snapped some dramatic photos after being evacuated July 12 from the Hettinger County Fairgrounds. Her photos have had a big online impact, with several being used by the National Weather Service.              …
Fusarium Head Blight (SCAB) risk and factors to consider

By Andrew Friskop, NDSU extension Plant Pathologist   There are several areas across the state in moderate to high risk for Fusarium head blight (FHB) on susceptible varieties that are flowering (Figures 1 and 2). If a moderately resistant variety…
Regent family donates dozens of flags

  The children of the late Mike and Wilma Hartze recently donated 25 U.S. Flags for Regent’s Main Street, plus two 5 by 8 foot flags for the American Legion and the Regent Cemetery. The three Hartze sons, James, Robert…
Dickinson opening Farmers Market in July

Staff Report There will be only a few Farmers Markets opening up for the summer in western North Dakota. For residents in Dunn County south to the border with South Dakota there is only one Farmers Market in Dickinson. In…
Home, Home on the range

  “Home, home on the range”, was the theme song for a few New England FFA members this week   By Brenna Wert . Grace Dinius, Katie and William Schmidt, Brenna Wert (me), and Kayla and Leah Ehlis all spent…