Mountrail County Record News

January 16, 2014

Proclamation

Whereas, The city of Parshall was organized in 1914 and will commemorate 100 years of existence in the year 2014; and

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The Parshall City Council is looking at getting tough on several fronts as the community prepares to celebrate its centennial in June.

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The countdown is on. June will be here before we know it and though there is still a lot to do and we are not ready.... I, for one, am definitely looking forward to some warmer temps! While we are asking, how about some sun for the big celebration? Notice I did not say no rain as I am still a farmer!

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Contrary to rumors, says Mountrail County Extension Agent Jim Hennessy, it didn’t get so cold out this week that local cattle were producing ice cream.

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January 2, 2014

2013 Top Story Review

It doesn’t take a Christopher Columbus to figure out that it’s a long way from Twin Buttes to New Town, especially when you’re battling construction and oilfield traffic.

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The Parshall Centennial Quilt is one of the projects that will mark the 100th birthday of Parshall this summer.

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Dakota Resource Council has released a film about living in the Bakken, titled, "This Is Our Country: Living with the Wild West Oil Boom." DRC Communications Director Sean Arithson said, "The film features everyday North Dakotans talking about how the chaotic development of the Bakken has affected lives and livelihoods."

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Icy conditions were a factor in two injury accidents in the region during the past week.

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Dr. John Weidner had his annual review at the regular meeting of the Parshall School Board on Thursday. This year Weidner received what could be looked at as a "silver star" instead of a "gold star" for his performance.

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A little competition, it is said, is a good thing. Two oilfield companies have set up a competition for local businesses across the oil patch with the intention of doing a very good thing for hungry people across the Bakken.

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