Devil’s in the damage downstream

By James R. Johnson • news@tctribune.net “It wasn’t a pretty picture when the water went down. I had no driveway left,” said Tim Sorteberg, surveying the damage from the collapse of the dam about two miles upstream on the Goose River through Mayville. “My land took a pounding.” Blue-light reflectors are posted to warn oncoming vehicles of the drop off […]

These butts are no joke!

By James R. Johnson • news@tctribune.net In 2020, the Galesburg Park Committee wanted to raise funds for playground equipment through a community get-together. The hope was that an investment in the community would entice other families to make their home in Galesburg. So began the annual Galesburg Pork Butt Cook-off and Supper. The first year saw Mayor Judd Wilson as […]

Fingers crossed against an early frost

By James R. Johnson • news@tctribune.net Late spring planting doesn’t necessarily mean the same length of delay for summer and fall harvests. But area elevators are wary that getting the harvest started on soybeans and corn is going to be strung out. “Because of the cooler nights and more dew, the later the harvests go into September and October, we […]

Farmers Bowl Auction tickets available

By Beth Swenson • Beth.swenson@mayvillestate.edu The Mayville State University Farmers Bowl Auction event is back! The much-loved event returns Saturday, Sept. 17 after taking a break for a few years. The event promises to be a great time for all and includes the chance to win great prizes and the opportunity to purchase some wonderful auction items that have been […]

Scams continue in strong job market

By AARP Fraud Watch • When it comes to the labor market, the supply of jobs is outpacing demand but that doesn’t mean that employment scams have gone away. With many workers looking for a side hustle to help make ends meet, there are still enough potential victims to fuel these schemes. Here’s what you need to know to avoid […]

Beyond tomorrow, just like home

By Janell Marmon • janell@tctribune.net Nursing centers in Traill County in many ways are alike. All seek to provide excellent care, hire, and maintain quality staff, and give clients and their families the best lives possible when those requiring extra care turn to nursing facilities to receive it. Hatton Prairie Village was consistently named one of the Best Nursing Homes […]

Working to meet North Dakota’s workforce needs

By Brian Van Horn • President, Mayville State University The workforce needs in our state are great. There are numerous areas where employees are needed to fill positions of employment. An extremely important objective for our university is to prepare individuals for those occupations, helping to meet the needs of North Dakota wherever possible. We are already doing many things […]

…about getting nailed

By Myrna Lyng • Random Thoughts In most slang, “getting nailed” means getting hit by something or being caught doing something illegal, immoral or fattening. When it comes to Oktoberfest it can mean engaging in Hammerschlagen, a game that requires precision and strength, and/or a stein-hoisting contest. That probably requires more strength than precision, but it is challenging nonetheless. A […]

From the HOMES’: Hatton Prairie Village

By Ronda Hanson Hello, everyone, it’s Ronda with the weekly HPV news. Hello, September! Here we are in the middle of some beautiful weather and, please, keep it coming! There has been a lot of outdoor activity here at HPV, treats and visits on the patio, outdoor walks. The flowers around HPV are beautiful, they have really taken off and […]

From the HOMES’: Luther Memorial Home

Greetings from “The Home” front … It’s nice to be back from vacation and into a regular routine again. Had a wonderful time visiting friends and family in my hometown of Everett, Wash. Special thanks to activity director Lysa Wright, who wrote this column in my absence. We started out this week on Sunday with 5 Square. Thank you to […]