2018 Emmons County Dairy & Ag Day Royalty

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Strong winds whip through Emmons County

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St. Andrew celebrates its 125th anniversary with June 10 services

Beacon of the Prairie

St. Andrew Lutheran Church will have two special services on Sun., June 10, 2018 to celebrate its 125th anniversary. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the day of fellowship with services at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The special services will include: • Songs (Centennial Choir and congregational songs). • Recognition of founding fathers (lighting of a candle by family members […]

Don’t panic— it’s only a drill!

The Linton Hospital will be participating in an emergency exercise on Fri., June 8, which will involve a tornado scenario. Activity will occur inside the facility starting at 1 p.m. A follow-up story with additional details and pictures will be provided after the exercise. Thank you for reading our news. An active subscription is required is to view this content. […]

Threshing association to hold first Truck Pull

The South Central Threshing Association (SCTA) will be holding its first Truck Pull at the threshing grounds at Braddock on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Competition will get underway at 3 p.m. Weigh-in is from 12 to 2 p.m. “Volunteers have been working hard to get the track ready and to prepare the grounds for a fun event,” SCTA President Tracy […]

Linton-HMB is runner-up in State Class B Girls’ Golf Tournament; five Lady Lions finish in top 50 overall

After missing a berth in the team competition of the State Class B Girls’ Golf Tournament last season, Linton/ Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock was hoping for a good showing in this year’s event. The result was the best finish in team history, as the Lady Lions shot a 753 to finish in second place in the tournament, which was held May 29 and […]

D. Bichler and J. Zikmund to begin terms on State Board of Ag Research, Education

Doug Bichler of Linton and Julie Zikmund of Pisek are joining North Dakota’s State Board of Agricultural Research and Education (SBARE). Their four-year terms begin July 1. Also, Lance Gulleson and Mark Birdsall will begin their second four-year terms July 1. SBARE works with the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and North Dakota State University Extension to identify needs, establish […]


Julie Scherr of Dickinson came to visit Joyce Scherr at the farm Wednesday to Friday. Emily Scherr joined them Wednesday evening for supper. On Friday Dan and Miranda Scherr of Fargo stopped at the farm and had supper with Joyce and then continued to Hosmer, S.D. Sheila Johnson along with Julissa and Jocyln stopped to visit Papa at the Strasburg […]

From the Heartland

After some violent and destructive weather last week, this week’s forecast is tame with daytime highs between 80 and 87 degrees and nighttime lows from 57 to 66 degrees. No precipitation was mentioned in the Monday morning forecast, but thunderstorms are always a possibility. Wheelchair pioneer Being housebound except for trips for checkups with the surgeon, I have become much […]

Emmons County Commissioner, District 2

Francis ‘Pork’ Lawler Incumbent

Family information: My wife, Marilyn, and I have two adult children, Russ of Linton and Rick (Stephanie) of Bismarck, and three grandchildren. Russ and Rick both work for BNI Coal, Ltd. Occupation: I’m semi-retired and help out my boys who work part-time at Russ Lawler Construction, which does all types of dirt work, tree rows, water ways, building sites, road […]