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By Jeanne Sexton-Brown
Lisbon Opera House is once again hosting the Missoula Children’s Theatre. They will be in Lisbon Monday, July 11 through Saturday, July 16.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT), the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, has been touring extensively for 38 years from Montana to Japan, and will visit nearly 1,300 communities this year with up to 45 teams of Tour Actor/Directors. Read the rest of this entry »
Please limit water use the next few days due to stress on the lift station. Thank you!
This tick season, the North Dakota Department of health (NDDoH) encourages residents to take measures to avoid tick bites and the potential for serious tick-borne diseases.
“Tick-borne diseases such as tularemia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease can be prevented by taking some basic precautions to avoid tick bites,” said Michelle Feist, epidemiologist with the Department of Health’s Division of Disease Control. “Areas that are heavily wooded or have tall grass or brush are more likely to be infested with ticks, especially between April and September, with the highest risk of disease transmission occurring during the warmer months.” Read the rest of this entry »
Law enforcement agencies throughout the state are preparing for the Memorial Day holiday through increased seat belt enforcement to assure traveling motorists arrive at their destinations safely. As part of national Click It or Ticket efforts, the increased enforcement period will run from Monday, May 23rd through Sunday, June 5th, 2011. Read the rest of this entry »
Lisbon has once again sponsored a very successful blood drive. This was the only blood drive on Good Friday in the state of North Dakota. Read the rest of this entry »
By Joe Howell
*Fargo North defeated Grand Forks Central in girls soccer behind Alyssa Dehne’s two goals.
*The new head football coach at Mayville State University is Derek Schlieve. Derek’s father taught and coached in Montpelier and was the superintendent at Ellendale High School.
*Jayce Seelig and Jon Evenson of Northern State University’s track and field teams were supposed to compete at the Sioux City Relays on Apr. 16 but because of inclement weather ran at Seward, NB, the home of famous LHS alum, Perry Weber.
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Prescribed burning is planned to begin in late April on the Sheyenne National Grassland. Weather permitting, prescribed burns will be conducted in Ransom and Richland Counties on a total of approximately 3,000 acres.
The prescribed burning is targeted for prairie restoration. These prescribed burns are geared to increase the quantity and quality of livestock and wildlife forage and habitat and to reduce hazardous fuels, which will in turn reduce the chance of future wildfires. The native tall grass comprising the Sheyenne National Grassland responds well to fire. Read the rest of this entry »
The search for Leon Victor Weight, age 78 of Lisbon, ND has come to an end.
“I was notified by the Brown County Sheriff’s Department (South Dakota) at 1:56 p.m., Monday, March 14 that they recovered Mr. Weight this afternoon near Aberdeen,” said Chief of Police Jeanette Persons. “Deputy David Fair stated that they had just arrived on scene prior to contacting me.” Read the rest of this entry »
The Ransom County Relay for Life Committee is looking for volunteers for this spring’s Relay which is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, June 3-4 at the Expo Center in Lisbon.
The first Team Captain meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lisbon Eagles Club. Anyone interested in finding out more about the Relay for Life Committee is welcome to come to the committee meeting, which precedes the team captain meeting at 5:30 p.m.
For the past few years, the event has been held in the Expo building with a walking track that weaves in and out of the building. ”We have heard positive comments about this location from both the participants and the community,” states Heather Sagvold, Relay for Life Chairperson. “The set up and tear down process has been simplified with the ability to set up campsites on the Thursday evening before the event. The tear down, for the last three years, has been done by 8 a.m. the next morning. Not only has the location saved the teams a lot of time, but we are able to provide tables and chairs for participants as well. Another plus is that nothing is wet with dew in the morning as it was when the event was held outside at the Lisbon Track Complex!
Please consider volunteering for this year’s Relay for Life fundraiser event. By doing so, you can: make a meaningful difference in your community; help cancer patients and their families; have flexible options and opportunities that fit your schedule; and build relationships and networks that last a lifetime
“Cancer has affected each and everyone of us in some way,” states Sagvold. “Cancer doesn’t care about your age, social status, where you work, how much money you have, or who your friends are. Please join us this year and have a team. Lets get together and KICK CANCERS IN THE BUTT!”
Dave Anderson and Kelly Patten will present a concert at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 31,2011 at Standing Rock Lutheran Church, 136 Mill Road, Fort Ransom ND. The concert is sponsored by Standing Rock Lutheran Church.
Dave and Kelly’s music is a blend of contemporary, gospel, hymns, and lots of old-time Sunday school songs. The audience will be invited to sing along, as Dave says, “so long as it’s the same song.” Read the rest of this entry »