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Hard ride

Hard ride

The Ashley Rodeo provided spectacular action once again. Big crowds populated the bleachers on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6 and 7.

Posted 8/10/22 (Wed) - by read more »

Another way to skin a road project

Another way to skin a road project

A question about this newspaper's coverage of bids on a road project raises a legitimate point. Last week's story reported that the bidding process saved McIntosh County taxpayers $26,147—about 6%—on the original $434,000 contract.  However, the savings were calculated factoring in a possible $12,500 rebate if Scherbenske Inc, in their revised proposal, was awarded all four sites up for bids. Since two sites went to Steffes Excavation, the rebate didn't come into play. 

Posted 8/10/22 (Wed) - by read more »

Class of 1962 meets

Class of 1962 meets

The Ashley High School class of 1962 gathered to celebrate their 60th class reunion on Saturday July 23 at the Wild Rose Bar and Cafe in Ashley.

Posted 8/03/22 (Wed) - by read more »

Aug. 6 & 7 Rodeo shines more brightly

Aug. 6 & 7 Rodeo shines more brightly

Ashley Community Rodeo Club’s (ACRC)  fundraising is leading to a little bit of light being shed on the Ashley Rodeo grounds– in fact 15-20% more light thanks to a new LED light system. 

Posted 8/03/22 (Wed) - by read more »

Citizen saves County $26 thousand

Citizen saves County $26 thousand

The bids are in, and it appears that Goettle Trucking's assertion that a bidding process originally sidestepped under under allowable emergency protocol, will save McIntosh County taxpayers $26,147—about 6% off the original proposal.

Posted 8/03/22 (Wed) - by read more »

Ashley Homecoming King and Queen

Ashley Homecoming King and Queen

King Jackson Meidinger and homecoming Queen Gracie Hoffman. Boy’s homecoming court, were Jackson Meidinger, Baxter Sand, Damian Bender, Brenden Lear, Colton Martz, Blake Meyer. Girl's court, Dani Gilstad and Michayla Hakanson Photo by Grace Fuchs

Posted 10/04/21 (Mon) - by read more »

How do insects survive winter?

How do insects survive winter?

Insects are the ultimate survivors. While we shiver outdoors in our heavy winter coats, insects are using amazing strategies to survive. Some are producing “antifreeze” inside their bodies and others are migrating thousands of miles, while others are snuggling together in giant clusters.

Posted 12/28/20 (Mon) - by read more »

Ice fishing has changed dramatically in the past 40 years

Ice fishing has changed dramatically in the past 40 years

Ice fishing insight for North Dakota this winter from Greg Power, fisheries division chief for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.

Posted 12/28/20 (Mon) - by read more »

NDDOT launches new mobile app ND Drive

NDDOT launches new mobile app ND Drive

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) launched its new mobile app, called NDDrive.This app enables users to conduct various driver license and motor vehicle transactions on any mobile device or tablet.

Posted 12/28/20 (Mon) - by read more »

After Close Call, City will install 24/7 monitoring system

A fire scare on Dec. 13 that could have consumed most of the City of Ashley's heavy machinery prompted action by the Ashley City Council on Jan. 7. They voted to contract with Dickey Rural Network to install a 24/7 monitoring system. A fire started in the city garbage truck while it was parked in a city building. It was discovered in time for the Ashley Fire Department to extinguish the blaze before it destroyed the truck and two payloaders parked nearby.

Posted 1/16/19 (Wed) - by read more »

 
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