Bell ringer honored for 50 years of volunteer service, 1972

DIANE BOIT 25 Years Ago – 1997 Mandan City commissioners have set aside $28,500 to purchase the old Doc’s Bait and Tackle building at 500 East Main. Doc’s opened in 1982 by John and Ramona Dockter who operated the business until 1992. Until that time, it was a popular hangout for thousands of anglers from … Read more

Native Plaza | Discover Taos

Local, authentic indigenous art is alive and kicking up Native dust around Taos Plaza. The gallery owners are primarily Taos Pueblo tribal members, but they carry works from Taos Pueblo and many other First Nations’ artists. Atcitty’s on Taos Plaza Smack in the heart of Taos historic downtown district is Cherylin Atcitty’s gallery of Native … Read more

Bultje family build a solar-powered, off-grid home at former race track | Spare News

A local family has given new life to a former race track. James and Klaudia Bultje began their journey in 2020 when they decided to sell their first carriage house and purchase a trailer. “We made the rash decision to sell our carriage house that we built less than two years ago and bought a … Read more

South of Main: Locals restore 1903 home as event space | Local News

SHERIDAN — As people continue to gather more and more, one local business owner is offering a home in the heart of Sheridan as a setting for stress-free events. South of Main, a renovated historic home at 205 Coffeen Ave., is an “intimate event space” located in a restored 1903 home. “It’s cozy. I think … Read more

Hanover couple survived World War II and built a life shaped by ‘divine guidance’

WWII veteran Paul W. Kriegler, 100, met Doreen, his British bride, in England soon after his B-17 bomber barely made it across the English Channel as it was about out of fuel after a bombing run in 1943. As his B-17 returning from a bombing raid deep into Germany made its way back toward … Read more

PLAN YOUR WEEKEND | Buttons and Bows, Veterans Day, chili cook-off and more | Area

Manhattan Catholic Schools’ annual Buttons and Bows will be at the National Guard Armory this Saturday. Vendors from around the area and beyond will be selling jewelry, pottery and more, as well as a bake sale. There also will be a quilt drawing. Here’s a look at some local events in the area this weekend. … Read more

Developer tees up new event venue at site of former Bixby golf course

BIXBY — Golfers no longer play at White Hawk; the course closed in early 2019. But people have begun rediscovering the place. New owner Black Gold Group, a Tulsa-based private equity firm, last month opened Vinterra, a roughly $4 million, 10,000-square-foot events and entertainment venue on the property. “We don’t want to be just another … Read more

402-acre property in Caldwell County will soon be a state forest; land was once used by Broyhill family to make furniture

Mary Canrobert I typed 4885 Grandin Road, Lenoir, NC, into my phone, accessing directions, and soon I was off on a pleasant trip through a part of Caldwell County’s Patterson community. Perfect weather, not much traffic, lots of lovely rolling hills. My destination was the entrance to the new Broyhill State Forest. Michael Cheek, Assistant … Read more

Developer tees up new development at site of former Bixby golf course

BIXBY — Golfers no longer play at White Hawk; the course closed in early 2019. But people have begun rediscovering the place. New owner Black Gold Group, a Tulsa-based private equity firm, last month opened Vinterra, a roughly $4 million, 10,000-square-foot events and entertainment venue on the property. “We don’t want to be just another … Read more

Lake Geneva business owners propose alternatives to increasing parking rates

Several Lake Geneva business owners are proposing ideas for the city to raise revenue besides increasing parking fees. City officials are considering increasing parking rates in 2023 to help offset a projected budget shortfall. The city council’s finance, licensing & regulation committee recommended a parking rate that includes $2 an hour parking Monday through Thursday … Read more