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Promoting leadership

School is a place for kids to learn, not only about reading and math, but also about life in general and what it takes to become an upstanding citizen, and that’s exactly what area students learned from a very influential visitor they had last week.

Posted 12/16/09 (Wed)read more »

Mentoring program benefits area youth

Christmas is a time for giving, so why not give the gift of a lifetime, by becoming a mentor with the McKenzie County Mentoring Program.

Posted 12/09/09 (Wed)read more »

Helping to brighten the holidays

Christmas is meant to be a bright time of year. But for the less fortunate or those down on their luck financially, it can be a difficult time filled with stress and despair, especially if you have children.

Posted 12/09/09 (Wed)read more »

Watford kicks off Christmas season with activities for all

Christmas is a time of joy, filled with many fun festivities for all ages. But it’s no secret that Christmas really focuses around the kids, from holiday advertisements filled with toys to candy canes and Santa Claus.

Posted 12/02/09 (Wed)read more »

Mission trip to Africa leads to lasting memories for area church members

For many people, a vacation is a time of relaxation and pampering. But for six McKenzie County residents, relaxation and pampering were the last things on their agenda during a recent trip to Africa.

Posted 12/02/09 (Wed)read more »

Marins open three new restaurants in Arnegard

When you live in a small town, your options for many things, like dining out can be rather limited. Fortunately, for the residents of Arnegard, John and Kalli Marin saw this limitation as an opportunity to provide what was missing.

Posted 12/02/09 (Wed)read more »

County Infrastructure Fund intended to minimize impact from oil activity

Changes to state laws regarding oil and gas production tax have the potential to do great things for McKenzie County. House Bill 1304 changed the tax distribution formula allowing more income for McKenzie County and adding a new Infrastructure Fund which will benefit townships and schools.

Posted 11/25/09 (Wed)read more »

Watford to kick off start of the holiday season on Friday

Christmas is just around the corner and Watford City is gearing up for the holidays like never before with tons of family fun as Christmas is a Family Tradition!

Posted 11/25/09 (Wed)read more »

Oil activity is on the rise with good things expected for 2010

The past year has been a long and bumpy one for the oil industry in North Dakota with McKenzie County being no exception. However, looking at activity in recent months compared to one year ago, things appear to be heading in the right direction.

Posted 11/18/09 (Wed)read more »

School to request grant funds for new school bus

Taking advantage of a new funding provision enacted by the last North Dakota Legislature, the McKenzie County Public School District No. 1, at its Nov. 9 meeting, decided to request a $75,000 grant from the McKenzie County Commissioners to help fund the purchase of a new school bus.

Posted 11/18/09 (Wed)read more »

Drama Club production sure to bring laughs with kids comedy

When you’re a child, imagination is everything. But once you hit adulthood and the real world, your imagination tends to disappear, leaving life a bit duller than it was during childhood.

Posted 11/18/09 (Wed)read more »

County continues to see strong mineral lease sales

An auction of state land mineral leases brought in a record $71.6 million with McKenzie County collecting more than $18 million, coming in second out of 12 counties.

Posted 11/11/09 (Wed)read more »

Council okays $12,500 in Roughrider grants

he Watford City City Council gave its stamp of approval to two Roughrider Fund grants totalling $12,500 to Watford City businesses during its regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 2.

Posted 11/11/09 (Wed)read more »

Healthcare system turns the corner financially

While the McKenzie County Healthcare Systems only turned a $31,485 operating profit in fiscal year 2009, for Dan Kelly, CEO of the healthcare system, turning a profit of any kind was good news in light of the financial troubles facing most North Dakota healthcare systems.

Posted 11/04/09 (Wed)read more »

Food Bank helps feed the area’s hungry

One 40-pound box of food may not seem like a lot, but for people on a limited income and struggling families it is something worth waiting in line for.

Posted 11/04/09 (Wed)read more »

Little Missouri Grille prepares to open

After being closed for remodeling, the Little Missouri Grille, formerly Ginny’s Family Restaurant, will have new owners, new menu items and a whole new look.

Posted 11/04/09 (Wed)read more »

Frustration grows with lack of flu vaccine

For most people, the flu season is something that they give little thought to, but with the H1N1 or Swine Flu, this year’s flu season has taken on a completely different tone. Especially, since getting vaccinated against it is an ongoing challenge.

Posted 10/28/09 (Wed)read more »

“Trail of Treats” starts off Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, which means parents and kids have trick-or-treating on their minds and “Trail of Treats” is the perfect place to get started.

Posted 10/28/09 (Wed)read more »

Ginny’s Family Restaurant changes hands as Elliot retires

After 25 years in the restaurant business, Virginia Elliot has decided it’s time to retire, which means Ginny’s Family Restaurant will be changing hands.

Posted 10/28/09 (Wed)read more »

First cases of H1N1 virus confirmed in county

We’ve been hearing about it all across the nation and it’s finally here – the H1N1 virus has been confirmed in Watford City and its surrounding area.

Posted 10/21/09 (Wed)read more »