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

Monday, April 30, 2018

American Legion Auxiliary BINGO - Carrington, ND

GREAT BINGO PRIZES!  $200, $150, $75 and many $50 prizes!  Buy a ticket for $10 and get three cards with a chance to win one or more of these prizes. The American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring a FreeWill Supper and BINGO on Monday evening, April 30th at CrossRoads in Carrington, North Dakota. The meal starts at 5pm and BINGO starts at 7pm. 

This is the ALA's major fundraiser of the year... and an awesome organization to support.  These ladies do so much for our community... along with the VFW Auxiliary they produce a Memorial Day celebration/meal for the community in May, as well as  a Veteran's Day celebration/meal in November.  

They also contribute to many causes in our community, supply clothes for needy children, send care boxes to soldiers overseas, donate to our local/school libraries, feed community members who help put flags on veterans graves, give prizes to children who win their Americanism essay contest, give flag etiquette presentations to our local school children, make and give gifts to the veterans in our local nursing home, distribute poppies in memory of our veterans... and much more.  

A BIG THANKS to all of you who have already bought tickets.  You can still buy tickets at the door, but come early because there aren't that many left!  Hope to see you there, visit and have fun playing BINGO!!!  

Monday, January 1, 2018

Moondogs!!! Have you ever seen moondogs? I didn't realize there was such a phenomenon. I took this picture last night - New Year's Eve - speeding along between Carrington and New Rockford, so it's not a very good look at them. I was so amazed at what I was seeing that I didn't get my camera out till the moondogs almost disappeared. Did any of you local folks get a shot of them? I'm hoping they will appear again tonight.

According to Wikipedia: "A moon dog, moondog, or mock moon,... meaning "beside the moon"... is a relatively rare bright circular spot on a lunar halo caused by the refraction of moonlight by hexagonal-plate-shaped ice crystals in cirrus or cirrostratus clouds... Moon dogs appear as part of the 22° halo, roughly 10 Moon diameters outside the Moon. They are exactly analogous to sun dogs, but are rarer because the Moon must be bright, about quarter moon or more, for the moon dogs to be observed. Moon dogs show little color to the unaided human eye because their light is not bright enough to activate the cone cells."

(By the way today's moon - January 1, 2018 - is called a supermoon. That occurs when the full moon is at the closest point of its orbit to the Earth. If you don't get to see the super moon tonight, another instance will occur again on January 31st.)
#carringtonnd #carringtonndnews #moondogs

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Dolly Footitt Passes Away at Age 103

So sad to say that my dear friend, Dolly Footitt, passed away on Friday morning. At this point it's hard to realize that I won't be able to talk with her again. She has been my best buddy, fun shopping companion, Carrington event partner, coffee klatch friend... and just all-around sweet companion for years. 

Having lived in this area for over 103 years... and being such a wonderful person... Dolly has many, many friends and has contributed so much to our community. We shall all miss her cheery personality, her sharp/funny comments, her coconut-cream pies, and all the yummy baked goods that she contributed to so many families and organizations over the years. 

Dolly's daughter, Susie, tells me there will be a prayer service for Dolly on Tuesday, December 19th... and a funeral service for her in Spring. (Please visit the Evans Funeral Home site for more details.) 

In the meantime, here are a few pictures of good times and good memories with Dolly. Sincere prayers and blessings for her family and friends...

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Veterans Day Luncheon - Carrington, ND - 2017

The Veterans Day Luncheon in Carrington is always well-attended.  Folks from all around the area come to have a meal together in honor of our veterans

The local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliaries always furnish a great meal for all to enjoy.  The kitchen at CrossRoads Golf Center is a perfect place to host an event like this..

People can relax and visit in a pleasant atmosphere.  It's especially nice when you can visit warmly inside while you're looking out the large windows at a snowy wonderland.



The Veterans Day Luncheon is a great place to bring family and friends.  The cost of the meal is free or a free-will donation which goes to services and activities for veterans.

Kudos to the ladies for these veterans auxiliaries for providing such an excellent activity and support for our veterans ... not only at this luncheon, but throughout the year.