Country Neighbors – Fall 2019

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November Weather Outlook

By Frank Turner Country Media This year’s harvest season has been unusually tough on local producers. Ceaseless rains and snowstorms have caused many headaches for farmers across the southwest North Dakota region. Although producers don’t usually wish away the rain,…
Fall Festival starts Saturday

Staff Report Friday will be the busiest day of the weekend for the annual Fall Festival – which will not start until Saturday evening in the St. Mary’s Church cafeteria. But it will be Friday when scores of volunteers will…
Halloween gets extension in Regent

Staff Report Students will be celebrating Halloween Oct. 31 throughout Hettinger County. So will Regent. But, thanks to the new “School of Terror” in Regent behind the Enchanted Castle, they will get two more days of tricks, treats and maybe…
Bingo season returns to New England

Staff Report “B (then a pause) 20………N (another pause) 19…” Bingo season is back in New England. Back is the glowing air-powered bingo ball dispenser to give the caller the ones The Lions Bingo season started Oct. 27 at Dollyn’s…
Prairie Fare: Fall and Winter Darkness May Affect Health

By Julie Garden-Robinson Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension   We’ve reached the point in autumn when many of us leave home for work in the dark and return to our homes in the dark. We are not necessarily working…
Killdeer barely avoids Wildfire net upset

By Brad Mosher The Herald Two points. In the fifth set of Monday’s battle between Mott-Regent and Killdeer, that is what decided the victor at Mott Armory. On an evening when the winless Wildfire stunned the visiting Cowboys with a…
Dakota Datebook

State Mill and Elevator written by Merry Helm October 30, 2019 — On this date in 1922, Governor Rangvold Nestos pushed a button that officially started the machinery of the soon-to-be-completed North Dakota Mill and Elevator in downtown Grand Forks.…
Wildfire closes 2019 season with 38-22 loss

  The 2019 football season ended in daylight Oct. 19, but it also ended with a positive sign in a 38-22 loss to Beach. The team finished the season with a 2-7 record and a 2-6 mark inside the newly…
‘School of Terror’ resurrects closed building

  Regent School was resurrected Friday night. It came back to life with ghouls, zombies, torture chambers, witches and even a busload of skeletons. Thanks to Gary Greff. By Brad Mosher The Herald The man who has built an Enchanted…
Scrimmage, supper raises funds for Wildfire basketball program

More than 100 people stopped by the Mott Armory Sunday for a Pancake Supper with gourmet toppings. Staff Report But the biggest treat may have been the practice and intra-squad scrimmage put on by members of the Bismarck State College…
Making noodles helps prepare for annual St. Mary’s Fall Festival

Staff Report The 2019 annual Fall Festival got off to an early start recently as people started cooking noodles which will be available during the festival the first weekend in November in New England. According to Vivian Hernandez, the homemade…
Groundbreaking Ceremony for Gooseneck Implement held in Elgin

ELGIN, ND — A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Wednesday, October 9 for the new Gooseneck Implement store located in Elgin, ND. Gooseneck Implement is a John Deere dealer with 13 locations across western North and South Dakota. The contractor,…
NDSU Extension Encourages Producers  to Assess Forage Requirements

The 2019 growing season has been challenging for farmers and ranchers in the region. It was a bumper year for forage production in many parts of North Dakota, giving ranchers the opportunity to restock depleted forage supplies following the brutal…
Big plays douse Wildfire hopes, 25-22

By Brad Mosher The Herald Jaxon Hewson’s 36-yard touchdown catch with 3:40 left in the game Monday brought Mott-Regent/New England to within two points, but that was as close as the Wildfire could get to catching Napoleon/G-S. The visiting Imperials…
Blizzards affect local crops, communities

  It was predicted to be a “Category Five” blizzard in North Dakota with the possibility of causing massive closures and power outages throughout the state. By Brad Mosher The Herald For western North Dakota, the blizzard proved to be…
Western comedy play opens Friday in Memorial Hall

The Rainy Butte production of “The Saga of the Golden Horseshoe” will kick of its limited dinner theater run Friday at the Memorial Hall in New England. The doors will open at 6 p.m. on Oct. 18, 19, 25 and…
October is the time for Open Enrollment

By Kelly Schmidt State Treasurer Fall is here!  I know some have already experienced the first chill of winter, but that’s another conversation. Many of us North Dakotans enjoy this time of year watching the leaves change, finishing the fall…