The Langdon Area School board met July 20 and 26 with much discussion centering around COVID-19 and what will be protocol this upcoming school year. Steph Welsh, Cavalier County Public Health Nurse, was a visitor at the meeting and expressed that masking works, but masking is what has the bi…

The Langdon City Commission met for their scheduled meeting Monday, July 26th. The meeting started with approval of a floor drain to be installed in the fire bay as there is nowhere for water to drain. The contracted workers are local. Sanitation has been short-staffed but have been doing ok…

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Frost Fire will also be hosting “Encore! Arts Camp,” a day camp for students going into grades 3 – 12. It will be held Monday – Friday, August 2-6, from 9:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. each day. Campers will be divided into two groups: grades 3-6 and 7-12. Each group will have the opportunity to parti…

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Muhs Fest is a fun-filled day at Mt. Carmel Dam designed to bring people together and raise awareness about cancer. Danny Muhs is the planner and organizer of the event which will be on Saturday, August 7 this year.

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The NDSU Langdon Research Extension Center and Northern Canola Growers Association hosted their 2021 Field Day on Thursday morning, July 22, 2021. Field Days are conducted at all seven RECs in North Dakota over a two week period. This article is the first in a series of three covering the ev…

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Funeral services were held July 28, 2021, at Dovre Lutheran Church in Osnabrock for Charles I. Ottem, 74, of Osnabrock, who passed away July 22, 2021, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. Burial was at Dovre Lutheran Cemetery, rural Osnabrock.

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A small memorial service was held May 5, 2021, at Menke Funeral Home in Sun City, Ariz. and a Celebration of Life service was held in Dunvilla, Minn. at The Barn on July 31, 2021, for Richard Wayne Sturlaugson, who passed away peacefully in their Peoria, Ariz. home on May 4, 2021, surrounded…

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Mass of Christian Burial was held July 27, 2021, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon for Sylvia Fetsch, 76, of Langdon, who passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Valley Senior Living in Grand Forks. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Langdon.

The Cavalier County Commission met on July 20. First on the agenda was the authorization of the Langdon Country Club gaming site. The motion was made by Nick Moser to approve, seconded by Stanley Dick, and motion passed. The Pembina Gorge Foundation requested a raffle permit which was also a…

The Langdon City Commission held a special meeting Monday, July 19 to discuss city utility minimums. It was brought up that if multiple businesses are in one shared space that those businesses still benefit from lights, spraying, and snow removal and should have a fee. It was an idea that ea…

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A Little Free Library is a free book-sharing box where anyone may take a book or share a book. Barb Crockett has created one in the Langdon City Park by the swimming pool. It is made out of a fireplace she purchased for $5.00 at a rummage sale a few years ago. Propped on a post embedded in a…

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The Icelandic Communities Association is pleased to announce that Wayne Gudmundson will be the keynote speaker on the 2nd of August Celebration Heritage Program at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2021, in the Mountain Community Center. He is a professor emeritus from Minnesota State University Moo…

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The Langdon Farmers Market opened for the season on July 15. It will be held every Thursday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. through the end of September. Vendors set up their booths in the St. Alphonsus Park on 3rd Street across from the Cavalier County Courthouse.

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A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Devils Lake for John Thomas “Jack” Traynor, 94, who died calmly and quietly at home with his children holding his hands and praying with him the evening of July 11, 2021. He had v…

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A funeral mass was held at Holy Cross Catholic Church in West Fargo on July 22, 2021, for William A. (Bill) Harbeke,74, of Fargo, who passed away peacefully after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer at his home early Friday, July 16, 2021.

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Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Devils Lake for Marjorie Louise (Schuler) Bowin, 82, of Sterling, Colo. and formerly of Munich, who died Saturday, July 17, 2021, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks of congestive h…

As a general rule, this column tries to be about local history that others might have shared or had questions about. This week I want to share some recent medical information in the hope that my current experiences may give hope or help to others. Like others who have spent a good bit of tim…

The Langdon City Commission met Monday, July 12, for their scheduled meeting. A recording of the meeting was unavailable. According to KNDK News and city auditor minutes, the multiple commercial accounts topic was presented with two options. One being the original amended ordinance and the o…

Postseason baseball is ongoing; District 5 American Legion Baseball Tournament starts July 19

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Jason Carlson has been selected as the new administrator of Maple Manor Care Center starting July 1, 2021. Carlson has worked in health care for over 35 years in many different positions from maintenance to nursing. He has been a CEO/administrator in various facilities from critical access h…

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Steven Ames and Craig Schommer are organizing the Annual Tractor Cruise set to hit the road on Wednesday, July 21. This year the cruise will start in Calio, drive to Nekoma, and end in Langdon.

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Steve Anderson of the American Legion Post 79 in Cando was elected as the Department Commander at the 102nd Annual Department Convention held in Minot on June 25-27, 2021, and was sworn in on the final day of the convention. As Department Commander, Anderson will be responsible for and accou…

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A Memorial Service was held at Hardman Family Funeral Home in Weston, WV, on July 14, 2021, for Wanda Lee Coulthart, 56, of Weston, WV, who passed away on July 6, 2021, at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. following a brief illness. Her wish for cremation has been honored.

The Cavalier County Commission met on July 6th at 1:00 p.m. First on the agenda was Terry Johnston, who signed the road man salary increase sheet. Discussion of advertising for a snowplow followed. Commissioner Dick made a motion to advertise for bids for a single axle snow plow truck, Greg …

Romfo Twins possibly (?) end two of the best athletic careers in Langdon sports history

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When we think of Maple Manor or Wheatland Estates, we think of family. Our family members go there to live so they can be taken care of by caring people. Connie Hakanson was one of them, from starting as a CNA and working her way up to administrator for the last 28 years. After 43 years serv…

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St. Alphonsus School is celebrating their 100th anniversary Friday, July 16th through Sunday, July 18th. They are welcoming all families to enjoy quality, fun time together playing games and doing activities on the school playground, which includes new playground equipment. On Saturday from …

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, July 9, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savage, Minn. for Leonard Mark Gross, 88, a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, of Apple Valley, Minn. and formerly of Lakeville, Minn., who went to be with the Lord on July 2, 2021. Pr…

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021, at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon for Debra Jo Cooper, 62, of Langdon, who passed away Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.

Funeral Services were held on Friday, July 9, 2021, at the Salem Bible Church in Munich for Joy R. Schultz, 78, of Devils Lake and Munich, who passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Eventide Heartland Care Center in Devils Lake. She will be laid to rest in the South Salem Cemetery, rural Munich.

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Graveside services were held Thursday, July 8, 2021, at the Hoff Lutheran Cemetery, rural Adams, for Gordon M. Sondeland, 92, of Hensel, who passed away Friday, July 2, 2021, at Wedgewood Manor of Cavalier, N.D.

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When making your summer plans, be sure to include the Pembina County Fair, July 8-10. A short venture to Hamilton will be worth the trip for all ages. Not only is it full family fun, but it’s free to enter. Wristbands for rides will be for sale along with side games and food vendors. Evening…

The Langdon City Commission met for their scheduled meeting Monday, June 28th at 6:00 p.m. Around 30 people, most concerned about the multiple commercial accounts, were in attendance. Mayor Jerry Nowatzki opened with a statement in regards to the multiple commercial accounts. He informed the…

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When you make a purchase at a store, do you ever stop to think about where your money goes? When you look at the receipt, are you ever curious to find out where and how your tax dollars are spent, or do you chalk it up to the government using your funds on agendas you have no control over?