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Insurance covers damage done to Lancaster gym floor

By Anna Jauhola After a water pipe broke in January at Lancaster School, the east gymnasium floor was left with damage. It was repairable, but the repair did not go as well as it should have. The east gym is used for basketball games each year, but with the poor repair, the remainder of the…

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Phase 2 goal for Mainstreet to attract new residents, businesses

By Anna Jauhola Over the next 10 years, members of the Hallock Mainstreet committee are determined to attract 100 new residents in Hallock. During a meeting on Thursday evening, the group spoke about plans for economic development and housing to reach that goal. They have formed a housing committee in conjunction with the city of…

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Skjeberg Church celebrates future, remembers the past

By Anna Jauhola On Sunday, the Skjeberg Lutheran Church bell rang for the first time since the original church burned down on March 4, 2018. The bell sits in its new steel tower atop the sanctuary. The church, which had been built by Norwegian settlers in 1883, was struck by lightning during a spring storm.…

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Kittson County Hospice holds annual meeting

By President    Patti Swanson, RN Kittson County Hospice marked 2018 as its 35th year of providing high quality, free hospice care to the residents of Kittson County. At the recent annual meeting, Roger Malm and Kathy Levenhagen were re-elected to serve another three-year term on the board. The following officers were re-elected:  President Patti…

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Kittson Healthcare implements state- of-the-art CT scanner

By Anna Jauhola Since 2014, Kittson Healthcare has had the capability to provide CT scans for its patients when needed. As of early this year, the facility has drastically upgraded its service. For five years, Kittson Healthcare leased a 2008 Phillips Brilliance 16-slice CT scanner. Although it did the job, it was a substandard machine,…

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Caregivers need a break, too

By Anna Jauhola For Jerry and Jody Peterson, nothing is normal and day-to-day life can be exhausting. In 2013, the Lancaster couple’s life changed when Jerry was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. Jerry retired from his job as custodian at Lancaster School in 2014 and Jody retired from in-home daycare to care for her husband…

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Bearcats boys defeat BGMR, WAO, lose to RLC

Above, KALEB WHITLOCK passes the ball into play from the sidelines during the Feb. 5 game against Badger/Greenbush-Middle River. (Photos courtesy of Tina Turn) By Josie Steen The Bearcats boys basketball team won two of three games this past week. They beat BGMR in Hallock 80-71, beat Warren-Alvarado-Oslo in Hallock 59-42, and lost a tough…

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Bearcats lose to Breck/Wahp, defeat Park Rapids

By David Stewart The Bearcats varsity hockey team split two away games this week, losing to Breckenridge/Wahpeton, and defeating Park Rapids. On Friday, Feb. 8, Kittson County Central faced off against the Breckenridge/Wahpeton Blades for the second time this season. The Blades opened the scoring in the first period with an unassisted power play goal…

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