Thursday, October 11, 2018

Main Street Initiative - Meeting in Carrington, ND

Holly Holt from the North Dakota Department of Commerce
An informative meeting about Governor Burgum's "Main Street ND" initiative took place on Tuesday, October 2nd, in the new "commons room" at Carrington Elementary School. 

Denise Schuchard, Director of Economic Development for Carrington, introduced the main speaker, Holly Holt.

Denise Schuchard, Director of Economic Development
Holly Holt from the North Dakota Department of Commerce led the meeting which focused on the importance of creating an attractive Main Street community which would support the business and social needs of its current citizens, as well as attract newcomers to work and live in the area. 


As you can see from the pictures, many of Carrington's business and community leaders attended the meeting. 

Tom Erdmann - Mayor of Carrington, ND
Ms. Holt suggested that they go to the ND government website - http://www.mainstreetnd.com - where they can find many tools and resources to help with creating a "healthy, vibrant community." #carringtonnd #carringtonndnews#mainstreetnd #mainstreetinitiative

Winter's First Snow - Carrington, ND



Hello, Everyone! As you can see, it has been snowing here in Carrington... with a temperature of 32 degrees and wind gusts up to 39mph. Not a good day for traveling! 

You can see our our post-worman's footprints as she delivered mail this morning... not that much snow so far....



Locally, it's probably safe enough to drive on over to Northern Plains Electric Cooperative where they're celebrating their Membership Appreciation Day. Stop in for some coffee, cider and cookies from 8am to 3:30pm. 

Did you know that the co-op is having a new hat and mittens drive throughout October? Donations can be dropped off at 1515 Main Street where they will be distributed to kids in Carrington. Way to go, Northern Plains! 

It's really great the way our businesses and organizations sponsor programs like this for our children! 

Wherever you live, I hope you're having an awesome day! If you'd like to share your location and temperature, please do. I'll try not to get envious if you're having a warm, sunny day! 

By the way, thanks for visiting! 





#carringtonnd #carringtonndnews#ndweather #fostercountynd

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

WELCOME OCTOBER!!!

Thanks to Connie Austweak for sharing her photos!

Hello, Everyone! 

Hope your October has started off nicely and you're enjoying the abundance of pumpkins and Autumn scenery! 

These pictures were sent to me by Connie Austweak who is touring all around our area and taking pictures as she goes. She says, "Found this most awesome free-will Pumpkin patch yesterday! Gene's Pumpkin Patch North of Edgeley off of Highway 281. 


They furnish you with loppers to cut your own pumpkins and an awesome display for family photos! Big shout out to them for a great evening!"


Don't you love the autumn colors and the awesome sun in the background? Thank you so much, Connie, for sharing your photos with us! 

By the way, is there a pumpkin patch in or around Carrington? If you know of one, please let us know about it. 

Our first week in October is going to be rather cloudy all week long here in Carrington with showers off and on during the week. I'm hoping the sun will peak through often and emphasize the wonderful fall colors all around our city. 

Wherever you live, if you have any Autumn pictures to share with us, please do! By the way, I always appreciate you visiting my Carrington blog, and hope you are having an AWESOME day! 







Note:  I haven't been posting many articles for this blog lately, so I've decided to start sharing posts that I write for my Facebook site.


Carrington Water Tower in Autumn


Hi, Everyone! 

On the way back from church, I took this picture of our Carrington water tower. I tried to incorporate some autumn leaves into the picture so you can see how beautiful our trees are right now. It won't be long before their leaves will be blowing off all over town and our streets will take on the stark look of Winter. 

Currently, we're enjoying very light winds today with a high of 45 degrees... turning into freezing temperatures tonight. By the end of the week, we're expecting some snow showers... sigh. 

Wherever you live, I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday with beautiful sunshine. Every time the sun peeks through the clouds in Carrington today, it turns our city into gold!

Note:  I've been rather neglectful about posting things on this blog, so I've decided to incorporate posts that I put on my Facebook site.  

Thursday, August 16, 2018

How Important Is "Main Street" in Our Town?



Everyone talks about how important it is to have an inviting Main Street... especially in a small town. So, what are we doing to improve Main Street in Carrington? What kind of businesses would be successful in those blank spots where buildings used to be? How about a bakery shop with all kinds of fresh-baked goods? Something unique that people love that you can't get elsewhere... Mmmmm.... #carringtonnd #carringtonndnews



In this article by Roger Brooks, he talks about the importance of Main Street in our towns... and why its upkeep should be a top priority.  He also praises Governor Burgum from North Dakota for making Main Street a major goal.


Friday, June 22, 2018

Phone Call Scams

Thanks to Foster County Sheriff Johnson for calling our attention to recent scam calls. It seems like they just don't stop! If you click on the link to the ND Attorney General's site, you'll probably find examples of the type of call you've been getting.
I keep getting a robot voice saying that I have serious allegations against my name and that they will press charges against me if I don't return their call... and they actually leave a different phone number each time. 😡
Another call I received was about a niece (which they named) who was in a foreign country in jail who needed money for bail and to get home. I immediately called relatives on another line and was told that she was just fine at home in North Dakota. I guess a lot of grandparents are receiving this type of call... and they actually follow the directions and send money.
Most of the people I've interviewed say if they don't recognize the number, they don't answer the call... that if it's important, someone will leave a voice mail. Have you noticed that many scam callers are using local state area codes now, so you think the call might be from someone local? Tricky scamsters!!!
How do you handle calls like this? #carringtonnewsnd #scamcalls

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Congratulations to Nurgul Gussiaas!



CONGRATULATIONS to Nurgul Gussiaas of Carrington as she casts her first vote as a United States citizen! What an exciting occasion! 


Also, thanks to Auditor Solberg for posting sample ballots on the walls which make it so much easier for voters to understand the Primary ballots.

 As well, a huge THANKS to all the volunteers for helping today. You are all much appreciated! 


Monday, June 11, 2018

Vote for Kara Brinster for Foster County State's Attorney


BREAKING NEWS for Foster County Residents --

Carrington News has just been informed by ATTORNEY KARA BRINSTER of Carrington that she would like to be a write-in candidate on tomorrow's ballot for Foster County State's Attorney. 


After numerous requests from Foster County residents, she has decided to campaign for the office. She mentioned that she is at a point in her life now where she feels comfortable that she can hold the office and do a good job for Foster County. 

In order to vote for Kara at the polling booth tomorrow, be sure to fill in the bubble on the ballot and write in her name: KARA BRINSTER. Better still, you might want to take the correct spelling to the polls with you, so the vote is entered correctly. 

From what we understand, Kara needs 27 or more votes in the primary election in order to be on the November ballot for Foster County State's Attorney. 

Thanks to Kara, we now have another choice for this important office. 

Remember: fill in the bubble and write KARA BRINSTER.

 #carringtonnd#carringtonndnews #fostercounty

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Spring/Summer Blossoms around Foster County Courthouse - ND


Here are a few pictures of our Foster County Courthouse... taken today - Sunday, May 20, 2018. 




You can see the new leaves and blossoms on our trees in Carrington.




 It won't be long before we see flowers and blossoming trees all around the city. 

Note:  I just want to point out the beautiful restoration work done on the courthouse dome by Leo Straley who has a construction business - General Roofing & Construction - here in Carrington.  It's great to know that a local contractor has such awesome expertise in renovating a historic building like the Foster County Courthouse.  His exceptional work is being noted by architects and builders across the state.


Monday, May 14, 2018

Summer Weather Is Finally Here!


Happy Monday to you! Here in Carrington we're having wonderful weather... a little cloudy today with the sun shining through... with a high of 77 degrees. 

It's actually going to be in the 80's and sunny for the next two days.... Hooray! So happy warm weather is FINALLY here... to stay, I hope! 

This picture was taken on Sunday, May 13, 2018. You can see the buds on the trees in the background, and the grass is quickly turning green.

 It's amazing how fast things grow in the summertime here in North Dakota. It's like Mother Nature is saying, "Hurry, hurry, hurry before Winter comes again!" Hope you are having a wonderful day in your part of the world! #carringtonnd #carringtonndnews