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  Frank James written by Jim Davis June 24, 2019 — On this date in 1897, the Jamestown Weekly Alert announced that Frank James had been captured. A young cowboy known as Lee Allen had drifted into Mandan and began…
Killdeer FFA brings home gold at ND State FFA Convention

  FFA News The past week the Killdeer FFA Chapter traveled to the NDSU campus to participate in the 90th Annual ND State FFA Convention. There were 19 students that participated in many Career Development Event and Leadership Development Events.…
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  Coal Mine written by Jim Davis June 17, 2019 — By 1932 there were over three hundred and sixty underground coal mines listed in the coal mine inspection reports, but on this date in 1874, The Bismarck Tribune was…
Locals head to Medora for Roughrider Conference

Several educators and community members from the local area learned how to promote school, community and personal healthy lifestyle concepts at the 33rd annual ND Roughrider Health Promotion Conference, May 28 to May 31, in Medora. Leeann Knutson, Julie Carlson,…
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Convict Confesses written by Merry Helm June 10, 2019 — About this time in 1949, North Dakotans were learning that a man doing time for forgery in a Michigan prison had confessed to killing two people in North Dakota four…
Daisy, Brownies help to clean up community

      The Killdeer Daisy and Brownie Troop 85122 ended up doing a trash clean up day May 14 in Killdeer. “We started at the school and walked up High Street to Tabor and then took Tabor to the…
Yarger joins extension as family community wellness agent

  Rebecca Yarger has joined North Dakota State University Extension as the family and community wellness agent in Dunn County. She started May 1 and works out of the Extension office in Manning. The primary focus of her role is…
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  Belhammer Saves Child written by Merry Helm May 31, 2019 — Gordon Keeney was aboard the steamboat Dakota when he witnessed a dramatic rescue attempt by a burly German immigrant. Seventy-six years later, Keeney’s written account was published in…
Masonic  Lodge makes big  donation

    Killdeer Girl Scouts Troop 85112 (Juniors) and Girl Scout Troop 85122 (Brownies and Daisies) collected a $250 check from Bob Brew of the Killdeer Masonic Lodge #112 on May 6 at the Killdeer Aquatic Center. The money was…
Local scouts collect food for Pantry

  Killdeer Cub Scout Pack 24 and family members collected food donations from the community on April 27 as part of the Scouting for Food Event. They donated the food to the Food Pantry on May 6, spending time stocking…
State starts up ‘Click it or  Ticket’ program

  The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol want to remind drivers ahead of the Memorial Day holiday there are a million excuses to not buckle up, but not one of them will save…
Elk Tag auction scheduled in June

      The Hill Top Heritage Foundation will auction a 2019 North Dakota elk license on Wednesday, June 5, at The Pipe in Killdeer, according to Sheila Murphy, foundation president. The license, issued by the North Dakota Game and…
Dukart wins large NDSU scholarship

Iris Dukart, daughter of Derrick and Angie Dukart, Manning, North Dakota, received the Orville and Nora Bergan Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $5,079, the North Dakota State University Entrepreneurship Scholarship in the amount of half tuition and the Freshman…
Local students compete at Science Olympiad

    Brandon Gibson was among several Killdeer students who recently attended the North Dakota state Science Olympiad competition at the North Dakota State University. NDSU hosts the state-level competition for teams that have successfully advanced from regional competitions, which…
Killdeer’s Osantowski earns star in state music competition

Staff Report Sometimes solos pay off big for musicians. Killdeer’s Marc Osantowski finished the recent state music competition with a star rating for his tuba solo. He performed the “Ancient Ayre”, a piece composed by John Barrett. In addition to…
Hecker wins at Masonic Lodge

    Daphne Hecker of Killdeer was the $200 bingo blackout jackpot winner at the Killdeer Masonic Lodge. The Masons have hosted Bingo each year during the winter months on Sunday afternoons for the last four years. The local Masons…
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  Spanish-American War written by Merry Helm May 13, 2019 — This essay is dedicated to Everett Albers. He was the executive director of the ND Humanities Council since its inception in 1973 until his death. He co-authored, with Jerome…
Country Neighbors – Spring 2019

View the online version of our Spring 2019 Country Neighbors publication here! Just click in the center of the image to view.