McLean County Independent News

Handing over the keys
June 16, 2021

Handing over the keys

After manning the helm at JB Repair in Garrison for 40 years, Jim Barrow will retire this year, selling the business to an employee of 10 years. 

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Dry conditions and lingering pandemic effects won’t slow down Garrison’s Memory Fireworks location, which will get its first load of fireworks for the year this weekend. 

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Getting their feet wet

Swimmers packed the pool this weekend for opening day on Saturday, with just under 100 attendees at the Garrison parks facility. 

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June 9, 2021

Hanging up his hat

After just under 40 years working for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, Garrison native Terry Steinwand will put a close to the chapter next month.

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It was a sun-soaked day in Garrison this Memorial Day, and local veterans and their loved ones, young and old, came to honor those who sacrificed their lives in service of their country at a ceremony at the Garrison Auditorium.

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‘Paint that sky’
June 2, 2021

‘Paint that sky’

A flight of dragons took to the skies over Fort Stevenson for the first time ever on a bright and balmy Saturday afternoon, forming an even stack and delighting a crowd of hundreds – all part of the dazzling display of kites at this year’s Sky Fest.

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There seems to be some water thieves in the region, according to the Garrison Rural Water District, and they’re considering changing their policies and raising prices in response.

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EMS Kids Strong celebrates first responders

A legion of first responders, equipped with their best equipment and vehicles, descended en masse to Fort Stevenson State Park on Saturday – much to the delight of area children and families, who celebrated the welcome return of EMS Kids Strong following its absence last year.

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Tepid response to rural water proposal

GARRISON -- A local landowner and members of the Garrison Rural Water District (GRWD) committee met Friday to discuss the prospect of adding rural water service to land on the outskirts of Garrison, though there seemed little thirst for the high buy-in cost proposed.

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    The Max Public School participated in a food drive last week. As an annual event the school decided to turn a simple event into a playful competition.

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