Friday, January 31, 2020

Inside the Foster County Courthouse - Carrington, ND

Hello Everyone -- Hope your Friday is treating you well! Here in Carrington, our temperature is all the way up to 24 degrees with 21mph winds. 

Thought I'd show you some pictures of the inside of the Foster County Courthouse where it's warm and cozy. Have you seen the murals there? 

 Here are a few pictures of the ones located on the main floor of the building.

 I'm having a hard time trying to get good photos of the murals high up by the stained glass in the dome. I'll keep trying! 

Are there any other buildings you'd like me to feature on Carringonton News? I really enjoy taking pictures of the old buildings in this area! 

As always, thanks for dropping by Carrington News... and have a great day! #carringtonndnews #carringtonnd #fostercountynd

Roger Lauckner Benefit

What a wonderful benefit for Roger Lauckner on Tuesday night, January 21st, at CBS' here in Carrington!

A Baked Potato and Chili Supper sponsored by the American Legion/VFW and their Auxiliaries had an amazing community turnout! The lines of people were constant from 5:30 p.m. all the way till the abundance of chili ran out and the last two potatoes were served around 7 o'clock.

 Folks completely filled the dining area throughout the evening, visiting and showing support to a well-loved community member who needed a helping hand.

Roger's wife Linda addressed the crowd, ending with tears of appreciation for the thoughtfulness and generosity of the community.

Still recuperating from his 6 month stay at the VA Hospital in Fargo, Roger moved around slowly with help from his walking aides and even managed to take his place on stage and strum some tunes while people were dining and participating in the silent auction.

 Roger's well-wishers outdid themselves in providing items for the silent auction... so by the end of the evening, along with donations from the freewill supper, the fundraiser accumulated around $6,700. Quite an incredible show of love and support from the community!

(Kudos to everyone who participated in making this benefit possible, to the American Legion and VFW and their auxiliary ladies who prepared and served the supper, to the folks who donated items for the silent auction, to Barton Meats who donated 20 pounds of hamburger for the chili, to the folks who donated money for the freewill supper, to the people who bid very generously at the auction, to people who donated in other ways... You are simply AWESOME!) #carringtonndnews

2020 Census Presentation at Carrington Senior Citizens Center

Brad Solberg, Foster County Auditor, and Jennifer Gast, Carrington City Auditor, spoke at the Carrington Senior Citizens Center today about the coming 2020 Census. 

They presented details about the census form and emphasized how important it is to fill out the form and turn it in. 

Do you realize how important it is to get a complete census count for Carrington and Foster County?  Of course, you realize that the census count determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress, and it is used to draw district boundaries. 

What is not so well known is how the census count affects us locally.   For instance, our community relies on accurate census data to plan such things as new roads, schools, emergency services and more.  

What's more, our census count determines the amount of money/grants that are given to us from the state/federal government.  In other words, the more population we have, the more money will be allocated to us for important local services.

Without an accurate count of the residents of Carrington and Foster County, the city and county could lose out on substantial state and federal funding. #2020census

Thursday, January 30, 2020

January Frost in Carrington, North Dakota

Hi Everyone! So sorry I haven't been very good about keeping up with this site.  I put most of my blogging energy into my Facebook site.  So, I think I'll start putting some of my Facebook posts on this site for those of you who don't have Facebook.

I thought I'd better get out today and take some pictures of our frosty landscape before it starts to melt off.

 Our trees here in Carrington and the local area have been covered in frost for the last week... quite beautiful actually!

 Our high temperature today was 26 degree, but it's expected to be up to 41 degrees on Saturday.

 Wherever you live, I hope you are looking forward to a great weekend. 

 Are you doing anything special for Superbowl Sunday?  It's going to be grilled ribs and football at our house... with way too many snacks, of course! 

Thanks for dropping by Carrington News today!  I always appreciate your visits and comments!