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On the 1st of May, poppy cans are set out to collect donations. Any left over poppies are waxed by the American Legion Auxiliary and volunteers for decorations for our memorial day services.

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On June 5, Baker residents and car enthusiasts came together at the Bank of Baker parking lot and Prairie Rose Classics to enjoy the 21st Annual Show and Shine that is put on by the Classic Cruisers Car Club.

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Aaron W. Smith of Baker was named to the North Dakota State University spring semester 2021 Dean’s List.

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Dickinson State University (DSU) celebrated the most recent class of graduates at the institution’s 101st spring commencement ceremony May 15, 2021. Graduates and their families were invited to participate in the ceremony which was held outdoors at the Biesiot Activities Center in Dickinson.

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As part of his efforts to address the shortage of medical professionals in Montana highlighted most recently by the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Jon Tester is introducing the bipartisan Rural Physician Workforce Production Act to bring more doctors to rural areas.

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Wow! We went straight from freezing temps a couple weeks ago to 104º in the shade. How many of you remember these lyrics “Oh Dakota Land Sweet, Dakota Land, as on the burning soil I stand, I look away across the plains and wonder why it never rains…” Anyway, it was pretty hot Saturday!

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The Early Childhood Services Bureau is providing limited, onetime scholarships to working families of elementary-age children (children entering first grade through children entering fifth grade) to help cover the cost of out-of-school time summer programming or care for the summer months. T…

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Hello everyone. We know it’s been a long time since we’ve had anything new to share, but we’ve been very busy behind the scenes with planning for the project and trying to secure grants for different aspects of it, and much of the Preliminary Architectural Review couldn’t be shared until the…

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ToyBox Preschool graduation was held May 20, 2021. Following the processional and Pledge of Allegiance, the students introduced themselves, and told what they learned in preschool. Students were announced by 2013 ToyBox Preschool graduate Gentre Johnson Coulter. They received their certifica…

On May 10, the U.S. Department of Treasury released guidance on the State and Local Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Fund (Recovery Fund), part of the American Rescue Plan Act. The bill includes $65.1 billion in direct, flexible aid to every county in America, as well as other crucial investments…

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On May 10, the U.S. Department of Treasury released guidance on the State and Local Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Fund (Recovery Fund), part of the American Rescue Plan Act. The bill includes $65.1 billion in direct, flexible aid to every county in America, as well as other crucial investments…

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Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen congratulated Montana’s 2021 class of high school seniors recently, recognizing the significance of their accomplishments and the hurdles they have overcome to cross the finish line.

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Haylee Barkley, Melissa Breitbach*, Tannon Dukart, Taylyn Dukart, Anna Espeland*, Hannah Gonsioroski and Bradley Kallevig all of Baker were named to Montana State University honor rolls for spring semester 2021.

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Eastern Star Chapter of Baker/Glendive  provided outstanding third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students with a certificate, a magnet, and GETIM Here gift certificate as part of a program to recognize academic achievement.

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Despite continued investment and efforts to fight illegal robocalls plaguing telephone customers, Mid-Rivers has recently noticed an increase in scam calls in the area that show up on caller ID as reputable local business names. Scammers are “spoofing” the caller ID (sending through fake cal…

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Montana State University awarded 1,897 undergraduate degrees during its 134th spring commencement ceremonies held May 1 at Bobcat Stadium.

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Have you considered selling your harvest or homemade jams at a farmers’ market? Do you know what it takes to become a farmers market group with other farmers like you? Would you like to join a farmers market group?

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The 2021 St. Jude’s Trail ride will be held Sunday, June 13 at the Fred Hoff ranch. The ride will begin at 8:30 a.m. There will be a potluck lunch following the ride. For more information or pledge sheets contact ride coordinator Doug Bruha 406-778-2502 All donations collected will go to St.…

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May 23, was a great day at The Center for Cecilia Dworshak and Marj Peterson. The two teamed up to put together a hand of 1,000 points in aces plus a solid run in Trump. Total points for that hand for them was 2040. Cece ended the day with top score and Marj followed for second place 160 poi…

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A retirement party was held in honor of David Breitbach, Patricia Chester and Mary Ellen Bagley at the Baker High School complex lobby on May 24.

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Volunteer applicants are needed to serve two-year terms on Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region 7 Citizens Advisory Council. The purpose of the southeastern Montana-based CAC is to advise FWP on various regional and statewide issues, programs and policies; to help identify areas in whi…

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Matthew Domagala was listed on the 2021 spring semester dean’s list at the University of Montana.

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The 35th annual Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering is set for Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30 at the Medora Community Center. The events kick off at 1 p.m. sharp on Saturday with a fast moving flow of Cowboy Poets and Singers from numerous states and Canada performing t…

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With severe weather season upon us, the National Weather Service in Billings, MT is providing the following preparedness information. Please share and be that force multiplier; helping our communities become more resilient to hazardous weather.  

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It was a dismal day for pinochle players at The Center on May 16, EXCEPT for Vina Varner and Mary Ketchum who held the top two places. Each had over 6,000 total points for the day and no one else got over 4,000 points. Vina had 6,030 while Mary had 6,020.

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The Montana Farm Bureau is applauding Governor Gianforte for signing HB 554 which states that before the federal government can establish a national heritage area, the Montana Legislature must approve it. This bill gives farmers and ranchers a layer of assurance that there will be local inpu…

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Small nonfarm businesses in 20 South Dakota counties and neighboring counties in Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Opera…

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Willard Homemakers held their April meeting on April 6 at Terry Bruha’s home. Roll call was program ideas for the new year.

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Mid-Rivers Communications is proud to announce the award of 31 Scholarships to students from the Cooperative’s service area. Six $1,500 scholarships were awarded to students planning to attend Dawson Community College or Miles Community College, and 25 $1,000 scholarships were awarded to stu…