McLean County Independent News

July 10, 2019

A life no more

Editor’s note: Exactly one year ago marked the beginning of the Elder’s Series in the McLean County Independent.

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July 2, 2019

Picker’s Haven

American Pickers was approached about the treasure trove of antiques in Coleharbor, but seeing is believing.

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Recording North Dakota’s township schools

A McLean County native is making a big difference in terms of North Dakota history. At one time, there was thought to have been over 5,000 township schools throughout North Dakota, but as time wears on, that number continues to dwindle.

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Aiming for days gone by

It isn’t every day that one can hear the echoing melody of button-box alongside a firing cannon. However, that is exactly what rang through the air at Fort Stevenson State Park’s annual Frontier Military Days.

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The sale of Fezziwig’s is nearly final.

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As the Garrison School district approaches its fiscal year-end, there was some good news for board members.

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Water flows through spillway

It has only ever happened two times in the history of the Garrison Dam, and on Monday it happened a third time. For the second year in a row, water has flowed through the dam’s floodgates to lower the reservoir’s level.

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Their days are numbered

Some may likely be over a century old, but no matter how deep their roots extend, the Ash trees in Garrison, and other western North Dakota towns, will not be providing shade and beauty for much longer. Of all the trees in Garrison, roughly 30 percent are Ash trees, and within the next decade, most are going to die from what is known as the Emerald Ash Borer.

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Rode Vocu, a 22-year-old, is facing a felony arson charge in federal court regarding the April 22 burning of the historic Elbowoods Memorial Church west of Raub.

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The rural water rate structure came under fire at the Garrison district’s annual meeting Saturday.

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