2019-08-15 E-Edition

August 6 hail and wind storm at Westfield levels lush crops and damages property

At approximately 5:45 p.m. on Tues., Aug. 6, a massive hail and wind storm whipped through the Westfield area, wiping out crops and damaging buildings and vehicles. Normally, I would need to travel to find out the details of a storm like this, but this one happened right in my backyard. At 5:30 p.m. the skies darkened and weather warnings […]

Amigos attract shoppers

Dressed in sombreros, these three members of the Peace Lutheran Church youth attracted attention to their fundraiser that sold walking tacos and baked goods. From left, Brody Ptacek, Ben Huber and Payton Masset shook maracas on the street near the church parking lot during the annual Linton City-Wide Rummage Sale on Saturday. Many bargain seekers shopped at dozens of rummage […]

School bells will ring as classes start soon

Classes for the 2019-20 term will begin at Bakker, Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock, Linton, Strasburg and Zeeland schools by the end of next week. Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock District #6 Classes will begin at Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock School on Tuesday, Aug. 20. An in-service for all staff will be held on Thursday, Aug. 15, and Monday, Aug. 19. H-M-B School will also hold a community potluck on Aug. […]

From the Heartland

It doesn’t seem like August with all of the precipitation, humidity and now, this week, cooler temperatures. Daytime highs for the week will range from an unseasonably low 66 to 79 degrees while nighttime lows will vary from 51 to 58 degrees. No moisture was mentioned in the 10-day forecast Monday morning. Farmers are concerned about slow maturing crops with […]

Rev. Unterseher to serve Assembly of God church

The newest Linton residents are Pastors Bob and Sharon Unterseher. They come from Billings, Mont., where they served in an itinerate ministry traveling to churches to assist with revitalization and church growth. The couple accepted an appointment by the North Dakota District Council of the Assemblies of God to intern as pastors at Linton Assembly of God. Pastor Bob shares […]


Eugene and Brenda Nolz accompanied Pat and Sharon Wolf to the Paul Schumacher Benefit at the Ashley Legion Hall on Sunday, July 28th. Eugene and Brenda Nolz, Joyce Scherr and Pat and Sharon Wolf had supper at the Sportsman’s Den on Friday evening. Eugene, Brenda and Andy Nolz attended the surprise 60th birthday party for Allan Wald in Hague on […]

Writer questions school’s minutes and hiring practices

Dear Editor: On June 11, 2019, the Strasburg School District taxpayers voted overwhelmingly for the board to continue publishing their official minutes in the Emmons County Record. It is disappointing to see the inadequate and low quality minutes with such few details for the public to assess. Below are two examples of school board minutes that should have been explained […]

Back In Time

10 YEARS AGOAug. 13, 2009 Weber Mowing stands strong after 12 years. The Weber boys, Brent, Bryce, Brady and Brandon, have all headed Weber Mowing. BEK holds the sixth edition of its Country Cook-off series in the parking lot of Linton Public School on July 30. 25 YEARS AGOAug. 16, 1994 National Guard takes part in a combined training exercise […]

Everyday Extension

Use the right canning method

Many people have been canning dozens of jars of green beans only to find they’ve wasted their time and lost a lot of food. That’s because they’re still canning beans at home using a boiling-water canner instead of a tested pressure canning process, according to the National Center for Home Food Preservation. The beans looked fine coming out of the […]