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Principal hired

Third time’s the charm, the Garrison school board found Monday evening. Jim Upgren, 34, of Coon Rapids, Minn. was hired Monday as the new junior high/high school principal.

Posted 7/28/11 (Thu) read more »

Principal hiring in limbo

It looked like a slam dunk. Three qualified candidates, all available at public-board interviews, school still six weeks from starting. The vote was close in the selection, but a clear candidate emerged.

Posted 7/21/11 (Thu) read more »

Location of rink settled (or not)

After going a winter without an ice-skating rink, Garrison area youngsters can look forward to skating during the upcoming winter season.

Posted 7/21/11 (Thu) read more »

Where’s the law enforcement?

The on-again-off-again relationship between the City of Garrison and McLean County Sheriff’s Department seems to be off again.

Posted 7/14/11 (Thu) read more »

Derby time

It’s time to launch the boats. Anglers are ready to take to the waters of Lake Sakakawea in hopes of being in the right place at the right time, using the right kind of bait and having a little bit of luck.

Posted 7/14/11 (Thu) read more »

Makoti to celebrate a century

Makoti became a town 100 years ago, and its community will celebrate that fact this weekend.

Posted 7/06/11 (Wed) read more »

Ice will be nice

It was beginning to look like it would be a long cold winter. Plans to advance rebuilding the indoor ice rink in Garrison seemed to slow like water freezing on a flag pole at -32 below.

Posted 7/06/11 (Wed) read more »

Staff receives pay increases

The school’s two remaining administrators will receive pay increases for the 2011-12 school year.

Posted 6/30/11 (Thu) read more »

MEC bills to be ‘rounded up’

Members of McLean Electric Cooperative will soon be paying more for their electric power. The increase is not due to a rate increase, however; it is by choice.

Posted 6/30/11 (Thu) read more »

Garrison High School principal resigns

You could have heard a pin drop. No one knew the announcement was coming. But when Superintendent Steve Brannan said high school Principal Darwin Routledge had given his verbal resignation Tuesday, board members were left dumbfounded.

Posted 6/22/11 (Wed) read more »