Open AA Meeting (Big Book Study) every Sunday at 7pm at the
Chieftain Cheyenne Room.
AA & AL-ANON: Meets every Wednesday -
8pm - Foster County Courthouse
AIRPORT BOARD: Meets the 1st Tuesday
of each month at 5:30pm at the Chieftain
AMERICAN LEGION & AUXILIARY: Meets
the first Tuesday of the month. Supper is at 6pm at the former Vet's
Club building with meetings to follow.
BOWDON HEALTH SOCIETY: Meets in the
library at the Bowdon School at 5:30pm every Wednesday. BHS is a
weight control and fitness group.
GROUP: Meets 4th Wednesday of the month - 2pm - Trinity Lutheran
Church - Contact 652-3227 or 947-5386
CIVIL AIR PATROL: Meets 1st & 3rd Monday of the month - 7pm -
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month- 7pm - Northern Plains Electric
Regular meetings - 1st Monday of the month - 6:30pm | Training
meetings - 4th Monday of every month - 7pm
HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at the
museum - 7pm
GENEALOGY CLUB: Meetings alternate
between Carrington and Jamestown on the first Tuesday of each month,
April through November - Northern Plains Electric Co-op.
Healing after Loss
Meetings: Aug. 30-Oct. 4 - Trinity
Lutheran Church - 7pm-8:15pm - For more information: 855-860-3464
(Hospice) or 701-652-2188 (Trinity Lutheran Church)
HEALTHY COMMUNITIES COMMITTEE:
Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month - location varies
Meets every Wednesday - Noon - Chieftain
COLUMBUS: Council 4951 meets 2nd Monday of the month -
September through May - Supper & meeting follow 6:30 mass - Sacred
Church Social Hall - Carrington
LIONS CLUB: General
meeting - 1st Wednesday of the month 6:30pm - Prairie Inn| Board
meeting - 3rd Wednesday of the month - Noon - Chieftain. Recycle
your old glasses by dropping them off at Carrington Health Center,
Family Vision Center, Bremer Bank, Carrington Drug, SuperValu Foods,
Seaburg Drug, Evans Funeral Home or Dakota Central.
McHENRY SENIOR CITIZENS: The
McHenry Senior Citizens monthly birthday party is the first
Wednesday of the month. The Health Clinic conducted by the county
nurse will be held the same day. Regular business meeting on the
first Wednesday of the month. Meals are MON/WED/FRI. All
seniors are encouraged to participate in scheduled activities.
MOMS IN TOUCH: Meets the 1st 3
Thursdays of each moth from 5-6pm at Lanore Franchuk's home, 405
11th Ave. N. This is a great opportunity to pray for our children,
grand-children and our schools.
PARK BOARD: Meets
1st Thursday of each month - 6:30pm - Dakota Central
PIECEMAKERS QUILT GUILD: Meets
every third Tuesday at 7pm at Northern Plains Electric.
Board meeting - 1st Wednesday of the month - 1pm - Business
meeting - 1:30pm | Potluck: 3rd Wednesday- Noon | Brunch : 2nd
Saturday - 9-10:30am
Meet every first and third Thursday at the meeting room at the
armory. Call Curt Klein for information: 653-5708. Guest welcome!
TOPS: Carrington TOPS #47 meets on
Monday afternoons. Weigh-in between 4:30-5pm at the
Carrington Courthouse Community room. Everyone is welcome!
VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE: The
office is open Wednesdays from 9-11:30am - Tuesdays
from12:30-4:30pm - other times by appointment in the basement of the
courthouse. Corean Swart, Veterans Service Officer, will open by
appointment for emergency needs of veterans and their families.
Office phone: 652-2170. Corean's phone: 984-2593.
VFW & AUXILIARY: The VFW and
Auxiliary #3524 meets the 4th Tuesday at 6pm at the former Vet's
WEIGHT WATCHERS: Meets on Wednesday
evenings at Church of the Nazarene, 530 Joal Drive - Weigh-in from
5-5:30pm - Meeting at 5:30pm - Phone: 652-2696.
Can you believe Dolly Footitt will be 98 this week? Let's
surprise her with LOTS of birthday cards on October 4th, her
birthday!! Her address is 785 5th Street North,
Carrington, ND 58421.
You may have seen the following article earlier in the year
about Dolly and one of her many endeavors. She is a busy
Dolly Footitt, a delightful 97-year
old in our community, is constantly busy helping others.
She is also very busy making comfy house slippers from all
kinds of colorful, warm polyesters. To order a pair of
slippers, just give Dolly a call at 652-2235, and you can
arrange to look at and choose from her ever-changing
collection. She is charging $10 a pair, money which will mostly go
toward the baked goods which she provides for many community
Note: If you have polyester material/clothing
which you would like to donate to Dolly, she will gladly
accept it and do a great job of recycling it!
You may know him as the
Voice of the Carrington
Cardinals but now Kyle
Hewitt has a different
title, Healthy Community
Service Award Winner.
Jan Bakke, the Healthy
emailed Hewitt yesterday to
inform him of his nominated
Hewitt was nominated by Pastor
Bruce Vold. Kyle does a great
job through this work and
commitment to broadcasting our
high school sports programs,
wrote Vold on his nomination
form. He is a promoter of
youth, teamwork, healthy
activities and community spirit.
Kyle speaks well of all our
youth and is positive in his
outlook and comments. Hes a
great voice for our community!
Hewitt broadcasts Carrington
High School sporting events on
KDAK-1600 in Carrington for
Ingstad Family Media.
Im getting an honor from the
community, the humbled Hewitt
wrote in an email, for a job
that I consider an honor to
broadcast the local sports for
the kids in Carrington.
Hewitt will pick up the award at
the next Healthy Community
meeting which is scheduled for
April 12th at the Carrington
Health Centers Large Conference
Room at 4:00 p.m.
Jim Kleinsasser: Induction into
Hall of Fame
Saturday, September 29th, 2012
Jim Kleinsasser will be inducted into the
Hall of Fame at the UND football game on
For fans in Carrington looking to purchase
tickets to the Hall of Fame game visit
stop by the box office at the Ralph
Englestad Arena. Groups of 10 or more are
eligible to receive a group discount on
tickets for the game. For information on
group tickets contact Dexter Albrecht,
Director of Ticket Sales at 701-777-4582.
Vikings Kleinsasser Leaves Lasting Legacy
at Alma Mater
Michelle Knoll - KSTP.com 01/02/2012
Former Vikings Jim Kleinsasser is going to leave a lasting
legacy off the field long after he's done playing.
The former University of North Dakota player presented a $10,000
scholarship to 17-year-old Jacob Greenmyer after Sunday's game.
Greenmyer will attend UND in the fall. He is a cancer survivor
who plans to use that money to pursue a career in medicine. More
than 250 people applied for the scholarship.
Sunday was Kleinsasser's final game after a 13 year career with
More about Jim Kleinsasser:
Kleinsasser calls it a career, has no regrets
Published January 01, 2012, 11:15 PM
Excerpt from article: Just kind
of overwhelming really, Kleinsasser said. I never expected
coming into this game that anybody would even care if I walked
out of the game.
But people did care. Do care. A lot of them.
About 125 of them sat in the rafters of Sections 238-239 wearing
gold T-shirts with Kleinsassers No. 40 and the words Pride
and Carrington, N.D. on the front, and Kleinsasser on the
The Vikings donated those 125 tickets to the folks in
Kleinsassers hometown of Carrington, pop: 2,200. They also sent
two coach buses to Carrington High School to gather them at 8
a.m. Saturday. They arrived in town six hours later and spent
part of New Years Eve with the towns favorite son.
Jimmys represented Carrington extremely well, said Marty
Hochhalter, Kleinsassers high school football coach. When I
watch Vikings games, I watch Jimmy. Hes laid it on the line
every Sunday for 13 years for this team. Now he can walk away
proud of what he accomplished. Proud that he got to determine
when it was his time to go.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER NAMED 2011 NORTH DAKOTA HISTORY
TEACHER OF THE YEAR
from Jamestown Sun - November 30, 2011
BISMARCK Janice Harildstad, a
teacher at Carrington Elementary School in Carrington, has been
named the 2011 North Dakota History Teacher of the Year. The
award is co-sponsored by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of
American History, HISTORY and Preserve America. The North
Dakota History Teacher of the Year Award is coordinated by Neil
Howe at the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Howe is
the coordinator of the North Dakota Studies Project, which
merged with the states history agency effective July 1, 2011.
Janice Harildstad has been teaching for 34 years, with the last
28 years at Carrington Elementary. In receiving the award,
Harildstad said that she has always enjoyed a love of history.
I have a wonderful school system in which to work, she said.
To me, teaching history is one great adventure story, only
better. I like to take those historical events and bring them to
life through plays, projects, research, and presentations. I
enjoy seeing the excitement in students when they get wrapped up
in their history lessons.
Harildstad received a $1,000 honorarium and the Carrington
Elementary School library received a core archive of history
books and educational materials from the Gilder Lehrman
Institute of American History and HISTORY. She also received an
invitation to a Gilder Lehrman summer seminar, and Carrington
Elementary School will be named a Gilder Lehrman Affiliate
This award gives us the chance to recognize great history
teachers across the country, said Neil Howe. It puts
exceptional educators front and center.
Senior Citizens Club
Citizens Club of Carrington is a very active group.
If you're a senior and haven't been to one of their
monthly potlucks, then you're really missing out!
Also, if want to have a nice lunch during the week, just
drop by the club, and have a very nice meal for only
$3.50 (served by South Central Adult Services - the same
organization that provided Meals on Wheels). It's
also a nice place to meet people, to play cards, shoot
pool, play Bingo, or just spend time chatting.
The following pictures were taken at one of
their monthly potlucks (Wednesday, August 17, 2011), when they had
special guest speakers who talked about their World War II veterans
honor tour to Washington, DC.
Thursday, March 31 -
Carrington Senior Center, Carrington, ND
Community Fair: "Something for Everyone
in One Day" The Governor's Forum
on Aging took place at the Carrington
Senior Center on March 31st, 2011.
Speakers and informational booths
focused on disease prevention,
maintaining independence, healthy
living, healthy aging, living wills,
stroke prevention and more.
celebrated her 97th birthday on October 4th, 2011! During a
visit with Dolly, she shared a souvenir program from Carrington's
75th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary in 1958. It has some
interesting information and pictures from Carrington's past.
Take a look at some pages from the program!
GATHERING FOR A CONCERT AT THE PUTNAM
Health Center Auxiliary
Working Together is Rewarding and Fun!
Carrington Health Center Auxiliary was organized on December 5,
1985, for the purpose of assisting the Carrington Health Center in
charitable work and to aid the best interests of the clinic.
It consists of many volunteers who provide helpful services for the
hospital. The Happy Heart Hutch, their gift shop at the
hospital, is always adding new and unique gifts for the convenience
of hospital visitors.
Visit their web site to see the thoughtful projects with which
they are involved. All proceeds from the Happy Heart Hutch and
their other endeavors go toward enhancing the efforts and lives of
the health center, its staff, patients, the Family Villa, and
visitors. If you would like to become an Auxiliary volunteer,
please call Dorothy Fenske at 652-7194 or 652-3214.
CARRINGTON HEALTH CENTER AUXILIARY
BOARD - 2009
LINDA ERICKSON | LAURA IRION | HELEN
HOLTH | KRISTEE PAGE | RENAE KLEIN | BOBBIE JARRET | PEGGY SMITH |
BETTY BOLD (president) | MARY OTTO | CASSIE SMITH | KATHLEEN BERDAHL
| Not pictured: BONNIE ROSENAU | BERNADINE ANDERSON
A Special Thank You from
the Carrington Health
Center Auxiliary - January,
Thank you to everyone who supported the
Carrington Health Center Auxiliary "Tree of Lights" project.
Thank you to Marie Brennan for 25 years of
dedication and commitment to this project. You have been
an inspiration for us all. Thank you to Erin Schaffer for
chairing this project and for taking over in the coming year.
We are grateful to both of you.
Thank you to Brand Weninger and Chad Grareseth of
Otter Tail Power Company along with Bruce Klein, Miles Kruse and
Doug Doak for putting the lights on the tree, Presentation
Hospice for preparing and serving the lunch, Pastor Randy Hahne,
Mayor Don Frye and Pastor Bruce Vold for the program and to the
community and surrounding areas for your wonderful donations.
With everyone's support, the Auxiliary will use
the funds for Presentation Hospice/Home Health and 10
wheel-chairs for Carrington Health Center.
The list of donors and recipients will be listed
in the Foster County Independent. (January 2nd issue)
Carrington Health Center
Auxiliary Christmas Dinner
- January, 2012
Peggy Smith, CHC Auxiliary
President, and Dorothy Fenske, Volunteer Coordinator, reported on
the many service projects, donations, and additions to the hospital
and community that they were responsible for in the year 2011.
They also expressed thanks to the community businesses who were
outstanding in their support. Anyone interested in becoming a
volunteer with the CHC Auxiliary can contact Dorothy at
For someone with long-term health
needs, something as simple as changing a light bulb can mean
the difference between maintaining or losing independence.
Thankfully, Faith in Action Volunteers in Carrington can
help bring light back into the lives of those with long-term
Our program is
a new part of Carrington Health Center that connects
volunteers to neighbors in need. We bring together
volunteers of many faiths to help people in our community
with long-term health needs or disabilities maintain their
independence for as long as possible by providing
non-medical assistance with daily activities.
activities include shopping for groceries, providing rides
to medical appointments, cooking meals, doing light
housework, running errands and providing companionship
through visits or phoning. Volunteers also may provide
respite care and relief for family caregivers.
The Faith in
Action program is beginning here in Carrington and needs
your time and talents. Just a few hours a month can
make the world of difference.
Hands and Feet of Jesus; put your Faith in Action! For
more information, contact Faith in Action of Carrington
Health Center coordinator: Jan Bakke at 652-7218.
North Dakota Community Foundation
mission of the North Dakota Community Foundation is to improve the
quality of life for North Dakota's citizens through charitable
giving and promoting philanthropy. Their website is dedicated to
foundation basically coordinates the following for Carrington.
Scholarships available for students from Carrington Community
Funds for Carrington
Grants to Organizations and Scholarship Grants from Carrington
Meadows Memorial Fund
The Meadows family has established an
endowed fund with the North Dakota Community Foundation to
financially assist students from Carrington ND with their
post-secondary education expenses. The primary purpose of the fund
is to aid students in the medical field who have an interest in
returning to Carrington to practice. This may include doctors,
nurses, physical therapists; radiological technicians, physician's
assistants or other health related workers. If there are no students
studying in health-related fields who apply, the scholarship may
then be used for other students from Carrington. The Fund was
created in an effort to attract and maintain qualified and trained
medical professionals for the Carrington area.
Dollars for Scholars: Our Vision
Local Chapter: Contact Tom Erdmann -
To encourage postsecondary education attendance for all North Dakota
students through strong Dollars for Scholars support.
Katie Ralston - Miss North Dakota
Katie rides down the main street of
Carrington in our local 4th of July parade.
attendees of the 4th of July Parade enjoyed seeing their very own
Miss North Dakota contestant riding in the local parade. Katie
will be very busy during the coming year, speaking in North Dakota
schools. Her platform, "Walk This Way: the Path of
Leadership," is a concept that came to her as she was helping tutor
a fifth grade class during her senior year. The Miss America
Pageant is next on Katie's busy agenda. There will be a
community send-off for her on January 10, 2010, at Carrington
in Carrington, North Dakota
Assemblies of God - Pastor Randy Hahne
50 Poplar Ave - (701)
Calvary Baptist Church - Loren Franchuk
Street - (701) 652-2162
Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Lori Deal & Pastor
530 Joel Dr - (701)
Faith Baptist - Corey Pepple
585 2nd Ave NE -
The Federated Church (United Church of Christ / United
Methodist Church) - Susan Fandrich
775 2nd Ave N - (701)
Grace Lutheran Church - Richard Biberdorf
95 1st St N - (701)
Kvernes Lutheran Church
of Rural Carrington
- Pastor Dale Emery
Sacred Heart Catholic - Rev. David Syverson
663 1st Street
South - (701) 652-2519 - (701) 652-2072
Seventh-day Adventist - Terry Pflugrad
475 1st St N - (701)
Trinity Lutheran ELCA - Pastor Bruce Vold
100 Poplar Avenue South -
Churches in Nearby
Lutheran Church - New Rockford
Rev. Richard Biberdorf
Faith Evangelical Free
Church of Grace City
Pastor Steven King
Church - New Rockford
Lutheran Home of the Good
Shepherd - New Rockford
Pastor Debra Lommen
Our Savior's Lutheran
Church of Pettibone
Pastor Howard D. Lyons |
Prairie Faith Lutheran,
LCMC - Glenfield
Rev. Bryce Formwait
Redeemer Lutheran Church
Pastor Howard D. Lyons
St. Elizabeth Catholic
Church of Sykeston
David Syverson |
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Pastor Richard Biberdorf
St. Peter & Paul Catholic
Church - McHenry
Father Bernard Pfau
Rev. Jessica Merchant &
Rev. Thea Monson
United Methodist Church
of New Rockford
Pastor Dale Emery
Woodworth Lutheran Church
Pingree & Woodworth
Attention, word lovers! If you
like word games and playing around with the English language, please
join us to play Scrabble. We can even make an official club
out of it, if you're interested. Playing Scrabble online isn't
nearly as much fun as playing in person, so
e-mail us if you'd like to meet regularly for some word antics.
We can figure out where to meet, and of course, have coffee and
For more information, call Judy Keller at 652-1608.
Thanks to the Cedar Rapids Gazette (online) who published the
Paws Rescue Receives Blankets from HEROFargo
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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
Come to the Senior
Citizens Card Parties
The Carrington Senior
Citizens Club will have public card parties on the first and
third Sundays, starting in October and running through
April. They will start at 2 p.m.
There is a
charger of $5 per person which also includes a lunch with
sandwiches, bars and a beverage. You do not need to be
a senior citizen to attend. You just need to like
playing cards, having fun and visiting with people!
Foster County Museum
County Museum invites you to visit on Sundays during the
months of July and August.
Wigs for Cancer
Free wigs are available for
cancer patients at Hair & Nail Designs in Carrington. Please
call 701-652-3200 for an appointment.
FOSTER COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Notice to Local Churches...
If you're interested in having a
free web page for your church,
please contact us, and we'll be happy to help you design
a page where visitors can click in and have a basic
introduction to your church, its location, service times,
Moms in Touch
1st Three Mondays of
like an opportunity to pray for your children and
grandchildren? (college age included!) Moms in touch
is an opportunity to pray for our children, their teachers,
and other school concerns. We stand shoulder to
shoulder in great anticipation of what God will do on behalf
of the children and schools of the world. Our children
face much pressure in life and prayer is the best gift we
can give them! Let's help "fill the gap" for our children.
Touch will meet from 5-6pm at Lenore Franchuk's home on the
first three Mondays of each month. Lori Cook (652-2049) is
the contact person if you have any questions.