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Healthcare system turns the corner financially

While the McKenzie County Healthcare Systems only turned a $31,485 operating profit in fiscal year 2009, for Dan Kelly, CEO of the healthcare system, turning a profit of any kind was good news in light of the financial troubles facing most North Dakota healthcare systems.

Posted 11/04/09 (Wed)read more »

Frustration grows with lack of flu vaccine

For most people, the flu season is something that they give little thought to, but with the H1N1 or Swine Flu, this year’s flu season has taken on a completely different tone. Especially, since getting vaccinated against it is an ongoing challenge.

Posted 10/28/09 (Wed)read more »

“Trail of Treats” starts off Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, which means parents and kids have trick-or-treating on their minds and “Trail of Treats” is the perfect place to get started.

Posted 10/28/09 (Wed)read more »

Ginny’s Family Restaurant changes hands as Elliot retires

After 25 years in the restaurant business, Virginia Elliot has decided it’s time to retire, which means Ginny’s Family Restaurant will be changing hands.

Posted 10/28/09 (Wed)read more »

Roughrider Fund gives grant to MCHS for expansion study

According to a master facility plan, in order to properly serve McKenzie County, the McKenzie County Healthcare Systems (MCHS) needs to build a 24-bed hospital and new rural health clinic which would both be attached to the current Good Shepherd Home.

Posted 10/21/09 (Wed)read more »

School accepts Erickson’s resignation

With an elementary school buzzing with students, the McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 acted quickly during its Oct. 12 meeting to fill a first grade teaching position which had become open following the resignation of a teacher as well as to add additional teaching support.

Posted 10/21/09 (Wed)read more »

First cases of H1N1 virus confirmed in county

We’ve been hearing about it all across the nation and it’s finally here – the H1N1 virus has been confirmed in Watford City and its surrounding area.

Posted 10/21/09 (Wed)read more »

Women’s Day to offer a day of fun and entertainment

For most women, the thought of doing something just for themselves is like a far away dream that comes after doing the laundry, fixing supper and taking care of the kids. But, McKenzie County Healthcare Systems wants to change that with its annual Women’s Day Gallery of Events.

Posted 10/14/09 (Wed)read more »

City Council okays $2,104,621 budget

Watford City property owners will be asked to only fund $237,016 of the city’s $2.1 million budget for 2010 following action by the city council during its Oct. 5 meeting.

Posted 10/14/09 (Wed)read more »

School, healthcare system prepare for flu season

It’s not a matter of if. It’s a matter of when McKenzie County will be hit by the flu.

Posted 10/14/09 (Wed)read more »

Taxable sales slow down

While statewide, North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases slowed down in the second quarter of 2009, Watford City still continued to show good growth compared to the same three month period in 2008.

Posted 10/07/09 (Wed)read more »

Arndt earns award for city’s Summer Recreation Program

After watching his grandson playing flag football, Robin Arndt, Watford City Parks and Recreation supervisor decided there was more to parks and recreation than baseball and swimming.

Posted 10/07/09 (Wed)read more »

Oil industry experts: Oil patch is expected to get crazy busy in 2010

With only eight active drilling rigs in McKenzie County as of Oct. 5, 2009 compared to 20 active rigs one year ago, it doesn’t seem like oil activity in the county is on the rise. But according to area officials, things are pickin

Posted 10/07/09 (Wed)read more »

Campers bracing for a cold N.D. winter

Camping is a fun pastime in North Dakota and something that many families do on weekends during the summer. But it’s not something most North Dakotans would think of as a fun thing to do in the winter.

Posted 9/30/09 (Wed)read more »

A good problem to have

For a school system the size of McKenzie County Public School District No. 1, having too many students is a good problem to have.

Posted 9/30/09 (Wed)read more »

Cascade Homes begins a second housing project in Watford City

With a struggling economy, people are willing to do a lot for a job. Even if that means braving a North Dakota winter in a camper.

Posted 9/30/09 (Wed)read more »

Meeting city’s housing needs

It’s been almost a year in the making, but the Lutheran Social Services Housing project in Watford City has finally arrived, literally. Three units arrived and were set up in Watford City on Thursday, Sept, 17.

Posted 9/23/09 (Wed)read more »

School Board approves $6.7 million budget

The McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 gave its final approval to a $6.7 million budget for the 2009-2010 school year during its meeting on Monday, Sept. 14.

Posted 9/23/09 (Wed)read more »

Farm Rescue to the rescue

llness and injury are things that we all know can happen to us. But with no way of planning for them, it’s always an unwelcome surprise, especially when a family member is forced out of work for an extended period of time.

Posted 9/23/09 (Wed)read more »

New drilling concept starts in McKenzie County

Oil exploration is an ever-changing industry and one company has decided to break out its newest technology right here in McKenzie County.

Posted 9/16/09 (Wed)read more »