Library Open House
On Tuesday, April 15th, our Carrington
City Library celebrated National Library Week. It was a cozy,
inviting scene, with comfy chairs, yummy treats and pleasant
hostesses. Lenore Franchuk, our City Librarian, welcomed
everyone as Donna Dunn and Illa Zink, two of our Library Board
members, chatted with visitors.
Donna Dunn, a library board member,
sits in a cozy corner of the library as she greets visitors.
looked at the antique radio collection, and browsed through the
books that were for sale, Mrs. Franchuk explained that their online
library service connects Carrington to a seemingly unlimited
source of books and reference materials. For people who love
books and hands-on reading and research, the Carrington City Library
is definitely the place to be!
Illa Zink helps serve visitors while
community members chat and look at books.
The Carrington Health
Center Ladies Auxiliary Put Together a Great
April 17th, 2008, the CHC volunteers were cheerful, organized and
helpful as they served their customers... and the food was
Friends visited and enjoyed a
meal together at the Holy Family Villa. Families brought
their children for lunch. Take-out meals were constantly
streaming out the door. It was a great success! The Ladies
Auxiliary would like to thank everyone for supporting their
Relay for Life efforts.
Holy Family Villa
We hope you didn't miss the
Taco-In-A-Bag event sponsored by the Carrington Health Center
Auxiliary! The taco salads were great, and the home-made
dessert bars were absolutely scrumptious! As you can see
from the pictures below, there were lots of happy faces and
satisfied customers. The Auxiliary ladies need to be
commended for putting together another successful event and for
donating their time and efforts for such a good cause...
contributing to the hospital and the Family Villa.
(Famous--and Not-so- Famous Quotes)
is coming soon:
12th. Mothers in Carrington, have a great day!!
A good mother is worth
hundreds of schoolmasters. - George Herbert
instinctive philosophers. -Harriet Beecher Stowe
One of the oldest human needs is
having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come
home at night. - Margaret Mead
My mother loved
children -she would have given anything if I had been one. -Groucho
The hand that rocks
the cradle is the hand that rules the world. - W. R. Wallace
God could not be
everywhere and therefore he made mothers. -Jewish Proverb
A suburban mother's
role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car
forever after. ~Peter De Vries
If evolution really
works, how come mothers only have two hands? ~Milton Berle
All that I am or ever
hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother. ~Abraham Lincoln
Biology is the least
of what makes someone a mother. ~Oprah Winfrey
Any mother could
perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with
ease. ~Lisa Alther
A mother is a person
who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five
people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. ~Tenneva
Making the decision
to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to
have your heart go walking around outside your body.
A mother understands
what a child does not say. ~Jewish Proverb
No matter how old a
mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of
improvement. ~Florida Scott-Maxwell
125th Anniversary Celebration
starts at 10am! Don't miss it!
June 27-30, 2008
Foster County residents have a LOT to
look forward to at our 125th Anniversary Celebration in June.
Taking place from Friday, June 27th, through Sunday, June 30th, this
event promises to be one of the most celebrated events of the year.
Get ready for some great entertainment: a tractor trek;
annual Roughriders Rodeo; a kids parade, a youth dance, a walk/run,
an anniversary parade, a car show, a golf scramble, a variety show,
a street dance, a rifle auction, a community picnic, LOTS of good
food, and much, much more...
Take a look at a poster listing the
tentative events. This is a
weekend that you won't want to miss!
Carrington Health Center Art Display:
There are usually two
hallways at the Health Center displaying a local art theme
throughout the year. Take a look at some of the quilted art
pieces that are now on display ( 800 4th Street North
Holiday Hospitality at
the Federated Church -
We hope you didn't miss the Federated
Church's Holiday Fair Luncheon for the community. There were
pleasant, cheerful greetings from ladies throughout the room.
The service was superb, and the food was perfect for a cold day in
Carrington - hot soup, a sandwich, and delicious home-made pie. From
the crowds coming and going throughout the luncheon, it looks like
the event was a great success! Thank you, members of the
church, for a lovely lunch!
Pleasant greetings from church
Pleasant atmosphere and lots of good
February 8th) - 2009
The Carrington Health Center Auxiliary
is making and selling bunches of frosted Valentine Cookies again
this year. Last year it was such a huge success that Auxiliary
volunteers had to make a lot more cookies at the last minute. So,
please help them out by pre-ordering ($6/dozen). You will be
happy with the size and quality of the cookies, and just think - all
the money goes for a good cause. Just call Dorothy at 652-7194 to
place your order and find out when to pick them up at the Holy
Take a look at last year's Cookie
Frosting Workshop. If Auxiliary Volunteers want to join the
fun on February 11th at 9 a.m. and help frost this year's cookies,
just let Dorothy know.
Dolly Footitt will celebrate her 95th birthday on October 4th! Why
not take a moment to send a "Hello and Happy Birthday" card to her
at the following address: Dolly Footitt, 785 North 5th Street,
Carrington, ND 58421.
FLOOD WATCH - 2010
James River - Jamestown (4-30-10)
LET'S DISPLAY OUR AMERICAN
The Memorial Day Program starts this year at 11:00 a.m.
at the cemetery with Todd Ingegretson (VFW Post #3524)
presiding. In the event of rain, the program will
be held at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Memorial
Day address will be given by Chet Pollert, our State
representative. KDAK will broadcast the ceremonies live.
This is a program well worth attending in honor of loved
ones. After the ceremony, all participants are invited
to a noon luncheon at the CrossRoads Golf Course
(courtesy of the VFW Auxiliary).
Note: Did you know
that the "National Moment of Remembrance" was created in
1997? 'Taps' is at 3 p.m. throughout America to
honor the contributions of our dead soldiers. All
Americans are encouraged to pay respect to them by
keeping silent for one minute in their memory at 3:00
"And I'm proud to be an
American, where at least I know I'm free, and I won't
forget the men who died, who gave that right to me and
I'll proudly stand next to him to defend her still
today, 'cuz there ain't no doubt I love this land, god
bless the USA." -Lee Greenwood
Straight-line Winds Destroy Buildings outside Carrington
Thursday, June 17th
These photos were taken on Hwy 200, a mile
northeast of Carrington, the aftermath of gale-force high
winds. (Click for larger views.)
Health Care Reform:
Senator Conrad Speaks at Carrington Town Meeting - August, 2009
Remember September 11
September 11 Day Of Service And Remembrance In
Commemoration Of Patriot Day - Governor Directs
Flags to Fly at Half Staff
BISMARCK, N.D. In accordance with a
presidential proclamation and in commemoration
of Patriot Day, Gov. John Hoeven has declared
September 11 a Day of Service and Remembrance in
the state to mark the ninth anniversary of the
terrorist attacks carried out against this
nation on September 11, 2001.
is directing all government agencies to fly the
American and North Dakota flags at half staff
from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, September
11. He is also encouraging North Dakotans to
display the flags at half staff at their homes
and to observe this day with appropriate
ceremonies, activities and remembrance services
to honor the innocent lives lost and those who
protect and defend our way of life.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM BRINGS PATRICK
KASPER TO NEW ROCKFORD SCHOOL
participation is part of an "artist in residence" program,
in association with the North Dakota Council on the Arts and
the Dakota Prairie Regional center for the Arts (http://dprca.com).
Dog-Sledding Near Carrington
Check out the dog-sledding
that takes place not too far from Carrington, in Petersburg, North
Dakota (between Devil's Lake and Grand Forks).
Prairie Isle Dog Trekking,
LLC, invites you to enjoy the wonders of winter in North Dakota by
dog team. Their Prairie Isle Samoyeds, Alaskan malamutes, &
Alaskan husky will take you on a memorable experience across the
Carrington in the Past
Internet is a fascinating place to do research. You never know
what interesting things you can find. Take a look at this
photo of the birth of the Foster County Courthouse in 1910.
1910 - Laying the Cornerstone of the
Foster County Courthouse
This photo, as well as others of Carrington's past, can be found in
the photography section of NDSU's Institute for Regional Studies
website. If you're a North Dakota native, you just might find
some pictures from your family's past.
Just click on this link, and have fun looking!
about Carrington, ND.
Carrington, North Dakota, The Central City
Carrington Chamber of Commerce
Carrington, North Dakota: Wikipedia
Carrington, ND: Citi-Data.Com
US Census: Quick facts - Carrington, North Dakota
Foster County, ND: Official Website
South Central North Dakota
US Census: Quick Facts - Foster County, ND
North Dakota State University: Carrington Research Extension Center
North Dakota State Government
FOSTER COUNTY COURTHOUSE