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 By Anna Dragseth    News    July 8, 2020 

McKenzie Co. Healthcare Systems Welcomes First Ever Pediatrician 

As of June 22, McKenzie County Healthcare Systems started offering pediatric care services. Dr. Maria Marchenko, MD, originally from Russia, is the facility's first-ever pediatrician!  Dr. Marchenko...

 

Keller Racing: A Family Driven Sport

Two-time track champion Philip Keller, Sidney, races the No. 9 race car in the IMCA Sport Mod Classification. Keller has been racing for a little over seven years. He started in 2013 racing in the...

 

2020 Williston Research Extension Center Field Days To Be Held Online

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's North Dakota State University (NDSU) Williston Research Extension Center (WREC) Dryland and Irrigated Field Days will be conducted online. NDSU WREC staff...

 

Safflower Technologies International, LLC Receives $16,000 For Feasibility Study

This year, Safflower Technologies International, LLC (STI) will be conducting a local safflower refinery feasibility study. This study will determine whether or not an area safflower refinery would be...

 
 By Anna Dragseth    News    June 24, 2020

Lewis And Clark Trail Museum To Celebrate Renovation & Open Doors July 5

The Lewis and Clark Trail Museum, located in Alexander, will be hosting an open house from 12 -5 p.m. CDT on Sunday, July 5 to celebrate that the museum is now open to the public and to showcase the...

 

Mosby Looking Forward To A Successful Racing Season

The 2020 race season at Williston Basin Speedway kicked off on June 12, and there was no one more excited to get out and start racing than second-generation racecar driver, Chaz Mosby. "It was great...

 
 By Anna Dragseth    News    June 24, 2020

New McKenzie County Tourist And Watford City Events Website Released This Spring

As of this spring, the McKenzie County Tourism staff released a new Tourist website along with a brand new Watford City events website. The tourism website serves as a "hub for the area's premier...

 
 By Anna Dragseth    News    June 17, 2020

Long X Trading Post Summer Event Set For June 20

Starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, at Long X Trading Post 2nd Ave SW, Watford City, there will be a Welcome to Summer Open House. At the event, there will be many opportunities for all ages to...

 

McKenzie County 4-H Continues Virtually Due To COVID-19, Virtual Sale June 19

In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, staying active as an organization is difficult, but the McKenzie County Extension Office has implemented ways to keep the 4-H fair time experience alive. By implementing a virtual 4-H market animal sale and...

 

Fairview FFA Member Elected As Montana State FFA Parliamentarian

Allyson Young, a recent graduate of Fairview High School, has been selected to serve as the 2020-2021 Montana State FFA Parliamentarian.  Young joined FFA as a high school freshman and has been a...

 

McKenzie County 4-H Continues Virtually Due To COVID-19

In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, staying active as an organization is difficult, but the McKenzie County Extension Office has implemented ways to keep the 4-H fair time experience alive. By...

 
 By Anna Dragseth    News    May 20, 2020

Watford City 2020 Homefest Cancelled

Watford City’s Annual Homefest - a time for summer fun festivities and class and family reunions - has been cancelled this year due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.   Watford City Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors based their...

 
 By Anna Dragseth    News    May 20, 2020

Watford City Parks And Rec And Rough Rider Center To Provide Summertime Fun

This year, the Watford City Parks and Recreation and the Rough Rider Center have been working hard to provide fun summertime activities and new equipment for the whole community to enjoy! As of May...

 
 By Anna Dragseth    News    May 13, 2020

This Year's McKenzie County Fair Canceled Due to COVID-19

While the county fair is a long-awaited summertime event, this year, the McKenzie County Fair Board decided that it is in everybody’s best interest to cancel this year’s 2020 McKenzie County Fair.  The fair board met via conference on Monday,...

 

Ag Producers Feeling The Impact Of COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to impact activity around the world, with the agriculture industry being no exception. The pandemic has hampered exports of American agricultural products, disrupted processing and...

 
 By Anna Dragseth    News    April 22, 2020

Watford City Rewarding Community Members For Following CDC Guidelines

If you are practicing good social distancing skills and wearing a mask, you just might be rewarded for it. The Watford City Police Department, along with the Watford City/McKenzie County COVID-19...

 
 By Anna Dragseth    News    April 15, 2020

Sidney Local Sews Over 900 Masks To Protect Essential Workers

While grocery store workers across the country are stocking shelves and ringing up pantry items for a daily crowd of customers, they have been facing a higher-than-average risk of exposing themselves...

 
 By Anna Dragseth    News    April 8, 2020

Watford City Sewing And Crafts Facebook Group Turns In To McKenzie County Mask Force

What once started as a Facebook group designed for members to share their craft and get ideas and inspiration from like-minded craft enthusiasts, turned into a community outreach program that is fulfi...

 
 By Anna Dragseth    News    April 8, 2020

Watford City Churches Alter Easter Services To Meet CDC Guidelines

Due to the epidemic of a respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus, Easter services will be a little different this year for many parts of the world.  While Easter service has long been a springtime celebration that brings together family...

 

MonDak Walleyes Unlimited Chapter Continues To Carry Out Its Mission

In 1997 Doug Hill, Kevin Mayer and Russ Wells established the MonDak Walleyes Unlimited Chapter. The purpose of starting this Chapter was to educate the public on the importance of warm water...

 
 By Anna Dragseth    News    April 1, 2020

Red Rock Dealerships Making Customers' Health a Top Priority with Ozone Disinfectants

During the coronavirus pandemic, Red Rock dealerships are making customer health and safety a top priority.  In an effort to combat the virus, Red Rock dealerships are using Dead Zone Ozone Disinfect...

 

Williston Research Extension Center Seeks to Analyze Kernza Performance in Western North Dakota

After four decades of breeding and testing, The Land Institute, Salina, KS, has introduced its first commercial grain, a trademarked variety called Kernza. Kernza is in the early stages of...

 

Benefit for Local Infant Scheduled For April 5

Starting at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, there will be a benefit raffle for Calliope Hamilton at Watford City Eagles Club (Aeries #3543), 1904 S. Main, Watford City, ND. Raffle tickets are $20 and can be purchased at several Watford City...

 
 By Anna Dragseth    News    March 11, 2020

McKenzie Co. Complete Count Committee Aims To Inform Residents On The Importance Of The 2020 Census

On Thursday, March 5th, the McKenzie County Count Committee hosted a kickoff event at Stonehome Brewing Company, Watford City, ND. The purpose of this event was to inform people who live and work in...

 
 By Anna Dragseth    News    March 4, 2020

McKenzie County School District Strives To Provide Career Opportunities To Students Through CTE Programs

Watford City High School hosted a Career and Technical Education (CTE) eeting Monday, Feb. 24. They celebrated successes of their current CTE program and discussed possible future programs. At the...

 

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