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Pearl Harbor— Sim and Rup by Merry Helm December 7, 2018 — On this date in 1941, many North Dakotans witnessed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, including Carl “Sim” Simensen. After graduating from Grandin High School, he went to…
Sounds of the season

It was time for a Christmas concert at Killdeer Public School. The Killdeer Music Department had a combined performance with members of the junior high choir, the high school choir, the junior high and high school bands and the complete…
How long does frozen food last?

“I have a question I’ve been meaning to ask you,” a woman informed me one Sunday morning in church. I took a sip of coffee and leaned closer to see if I had an answer. I figured her question might…
Killdeer students filling food pantry for fun and prizes

Killdeer elementary and high school students are busy collecting food and other needs for the Dunn County food pantry. By Brad Mosher The Herald They have started a drive to collect a “boat load” of items for the pantry throughout…
Prairie Fare

Canned goods can help meet daily fruit, vegetable needs “We don’t need any more canned green beans,” my husband announced from the kitchen. I was sitting on the couch in the living room writing a grocery list for a holiday meal.…
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Flett and Remington by Merry Helm November 28, 2018 — On this date in 1912, a Fargo newspaper article read: MURDERER SENTENCED FOR LIFE IS PARDONED. North Dakotas were outraged when a Casselton native was granted parole despite having been…
Community dinner, Bingo makes tasty turkey a big winner

Even snow and ice on the local roads didn’t stop the Third Annual Community Dinner from being a success Sunday at the High Plains Community Center. By Brad Mosher The Herald According to organizers, more than 312 people stopped by…
Killdeer club mixes dinner with drama

It was more than just Dinner and a Show in Killdeer Sunday. The one-act play “If Only” was a chance to showcase the performance which propeled the school to a third-place finish in the recent regional competition at Dickinson State…
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Turkey Show by Merry Helm November 23, 2018 — On this weekend in 1937, Towner held its fifth annual turkey show. Exhibitors from Velva, Drake, Granville, Denbigh, Bantry, Upham, Balfour, Eckman and Towner contributed to the largest entry of live…
Country Neighbors – Fall 2018

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Billy Sunday by Merry Helm November 19, 2018 — “I’m against sin. I’ll kick it as long as I’ve got a foot, and I’ll fight it as long as I’ve got a fist. I’ll butt it as long as I’ve…
Child Find aims to help local families

A local agency is looking for students and families to help in Dunn County. Its mission is to help the families find students who may need help and then help them get the assistance they need. By Brad Mosher The…
Parshall 4-H volunteer awarded lifetime honor

Barb DeTienne of rural Parshall, N.D., is North Dakota’s Outstanding Lifetime 4-H Volunteer for 2018. She received the award during the North Dakota 4-H Foundation’s annual Awards and Donor Recognition Luncheon in Fargo on Friday, Nov. 2. DeTienne, a retired…
Shop local, dine local supports small business heroes Nov. 24

Every year after Thanksgiving, Americans kick off the holiday shopping season with big stores advertising deal after deal. By Dan Nordberg SBA Region VIII Not long ago, Americans during the holiday season typically would visit locally-owned small retailers in a…