It was a storm that lived up to the dire warnings. A massive winter storm raged through the upper Midwest last week, dumping over a foot of snow on parts of the region and bringing with it sustained winds of over 40 mph and gusts over 50 mph. The storm rolled in locally Wednesday afternoon. It dropped 16 inches of new snow on Ashley, 14 on Edgeley, and 12 on Ellendale. Jamestown was hit with 10 inches. The snow was accompanied by a howling wind that gusted up to 53 mph in Ashley. Other places to the east and west missed most or all of the snow, but could not dodge the wind. The storm plugged streets and highways nearly from the time it arrived and left road crews, weary from frequent storms over the past month and a half, working to clear roads again.
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The regular city council meeting on March 11, 2019, began with a welcome for new councilman, Myron Mettler, as this was his first night. Mettler was appointed when Kyle Thiery, councilman, became Mayor after the resignation of then Mayor Denny Hoffman. The water on the South side of Main Street, especially in front of the Wild Rose Café, was again discussed. The businesses on the South side of Main Street get inundated with water after every rain shower and with the melting snow in the spring. Customers cannot get into these businesses without filling their shoes with water. They have to walk at least an extra half a block or more to find some dry land to access the sidewalk. It was decided to dig a hole on the corner of the cafe, put a sump pump in it and pump the water across the street with a hose. If that works, there will be a grate put across this opening. This is being done on a trial basis.
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What started out as a discussion at McIntosh County Bank about having a fundraiser for Ashley Medical Center after a recent fire has turned into a community drive involving many businesses and community members. The event, scheduled for Sunday, March 31, features co-ed blacklight volleyball, along with a supper for all ages. The meal, served from 5 to 7 pm, will consist of pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, beans and a dessert. It will be served in the Ashley High School cafeteria. The cost of the meal is $10 a person. The game starts at 6 pm in the school gym.
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A fire scare on Dec. 13 that could have consumed most of the City of Ashley's heavy machinery prompted action by the Ashley City Council on Jan. 7. They voted to contract with Dickey Rural Network to install a 24/7 monitoring system. A fire started in the city garbage truck while it was parked in a city building. It was discovered in time for the Ashley Fire Department to extinguish the blaze before it destroyed the truck and two payloaders parked nearby.
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Fever, cough, muscle aches. Influenza season is here. But there is a way to dodge the dreaded illness. The N.D. Department of Health urges everyone 6 months old and older to get an influenza immunization every year to not only avoid getting influenza, but to keep it from spreading to family members. Tara Brandner, FNP at AMC Clinic in Ashley said, “We haven’t had any breakouts yet this year, but it is early in the flu season.” An annual vaccination is the most effective way to avoid influenza, and it’s never too late to be immunized. “Some people think that you can get the flu from the flu vaccine and that’s not the case,” according to Molly Howell, immunization program manager with the N.D. Department of Health, Division of Disease Control.
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After battling with lupus for 10 years, Casey James, Castaic, California, decided it was time to help herself get better.
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Helfee Bros Custom Chopping were the weekly winners of the KSJB 600 "Feed the Farmers" drawing on Thursday.
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What do you do when you’re bored and don’t like television?
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