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 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...

 

Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC Meeting Set for March 12

Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC, will be hosting an informational meeting at Teddy’s Residential Suites, Watford City. At 3 pm on Thursday, March 12, Farmers and ranchers are encouraged to attend the meeting to learn more about Purina animal...

 

Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC Meeting Set for March 12

Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC, will be hosting an informational meeting at Teddy’s Residential Suites, Watford City. Starting at 3 pm on Thursday, March 12, Farmers and ranchers are encouraged to attend the meeting to learn more about Purina animal...

 

Ron Hanson To Discuss Farming and Ranching Succession At MonDak Ag Days

Starting at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 13 at the Richland County Event Center, Ron Hanson, agribusiness professor emeritus, University of Nebraska, will be speaking about "Farming and Ranching...

 

Goetting To Discuss Estate Planning In Montana At MonDak Ag Days

Dr. Marsha Goetting, professor and extension family economics specialist, will be discussing estate planning in Montana, during the MonDak Ag Days event at the Richland County Event Center Friday,...

 

Sidney Sugars Welcomes New Agriculturist: Timothy Cymbaluk

In Jan. 2020, Sidney Sugars Incorporated gained a new agriculturist! Timothy Cymbaluk comes from Crookston, MN, and recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Crop and Weed Science from North Dakota State University in Dec. 2019. Cymbaluk has...

 

McKenzie County Community Connection Hosted Open House Watford City Feb. 18

On Tuesday, Feb. 18, the McKenzie County Community Connection hosted their first-ever open house event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pioneer Museum, Watford City. There was a free sandwich lunch...

 

Sidney Sugars Inc. Welcomes New Agriculturist: Timothy Cymbaluk

In Jan. 2020, Sidney Sugars Incorporated gained a new agriculturist! Timothy Cymbaluk comes from Crookston, MN, and recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in Crop and Weed Science from North...

 

Williston Hard Spring Wheat Show 2020 & NDSU Best Of The Best In Wheat Production Feb. 13

The Hard Spring Wheat Show 2020 & North Dakota State University (NDSU) Best of the Best in Wheat Production will take place at the Williston Area Recreation Center, 822 18th St. E., Williston,...

 

Williston Hard Spring Wheat Show 2020 & NDSU Best Of The Best In Wheat Production Feb. 13

The Hard Spring Wheat Show 2020 & North Dakota State University (NDSU) Best of the Best in Wheat Production will take place at the Williston Area Recreation Center, 822 18th St. E., Williston, North Dakota on Thursday, Feb. 13. The event will kick...

 

Black Leg Ranch Operators, Jay And Jerry Doan, To Speak At Hard Spring Wheat Show

At 6:30 p.m., Jay and Jerry Doan, Black Leg Ranch operators, will be speaking at the Williston Hard Spring Wheat Show on Feb. 13. These featured speakers will be discussing the topics of diversifying...

 

Biology And Management Of Waterhemp And Palmer Amaranth

At 2:30 p.m., Joe Ikley will be discussing information on waterhemp and palmer amaranth at the Williston Hard Spring Wheat Show. Dr. Ikley is the new North Dakota State University Extension Weed Specialist. He has conducted research on both palmer...

 

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