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Articles written by Allen Stock

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  • The little girl that changed my thoughts

    Allen Stock|Dec 12, 2022

    By the time this reaches homes and newsstands this weekend, I’ll have had a meeting with the professionals at one of the state’s largest medical centers. I’ve been meeting with them for months getting ready for this surgery I was scheduled to have on Thursday. They’re going in to repair my “ticker.” I’ve known for a while there was a problem and now after tests, the surgery is set. And, to say the least, I am ready for that to happen. If not to rid my body of certain food groups, then the poss...

  • Many years of veggies and flowers

    Allen Stock|Aug 29, 2022

    My mother made me do it! Rather, she really didn't make me, she actually taught me how to do it through lots of hard work and all the time I spent in her garden as a kid. I have and never did regret it, though, because of what followed in my life to date in the hobby of gardening. The thought of this came to mind following the story carried in this paper a couple weeks ago featuring the Community Garden Project currently underway in the city. It all started, as I remember, that Dad and I were...

  • New NDDOT kiosk in Carrington offers vehicle license tabs on the spot

    Allen Stock, Foster County Independent|Mar 15, 2021

    A new kiosk installed at Leevers Foods in Carrington will allow vehicle owners to scan vehicle registration renewal cards and receive their new tags on the spot. The Carrington location was one of seven additional units the North Dakota Department of Transportation installed last week following 17 that were opened earlier. The seven included Kenmare, Beach, Rugby, Langdon, Valley City, Ellendale and Carrington. Future sites in Central North Dakota include Harvey, McClusky, Jamestown, Fort...

  • More Food on McHenry's Main Street

    Allen Stock|Jan 4, 2021

    There's more food on Main Street in McHenry once again following the decision of a once-retired lady to jump in and reopen the long-standing McHenry Cafe. Robyn Sorum, who moved to the northeast corner of Foster County in McHenry three years ago with her husband Bruce, said, "I just thought it would be a nice thing to get the cafe going again in the town." So, she did and with the help of her husband and a host of locals, redecorating began. "Dorothy Briss and Darla Short along with Arlene...

  • New clinic in Carrington will offer treatment for opioid disorders

    Allen Stock|Jul 8, 2019

    A new clinic, offering medication assisted treatment), has opened here in the Central Pharmacy building on Main Street. Central Clinic, operated by Dr. Michael Page along with two nurses, offers a program combining behavioral therapy with medications to treat substance use disorders; in this case opioid use disorder. The clinic will be open to deliver the medication assisted treatment program every other Wednesday at 5 p.m.. The second clinic is set for Wednesday., July 17. Services are by...

  • Holiday fun at Carr's Christmas Corner

    Allen Stock, Foster County Independent|Dec 31, 2018

    The rural farmstead of Tom and Dusty Carr east of Carrington played host to Christmas fun for three weekends in December ending Saturday, Dec. 22. The new warming cabin served hot chocolate and goodies to many of the over 700 adults and children who visited the fun spot during the weekends. Over 21,000 lights adorned the farmstead, all viewed by those who took the hayrides around the brightly decorated area. One hundred and sixty-four parents and children attended the event on the final night,...

  • Midkota school building project progresses

    Allen Stock, Foster County Independent|Sep 10, 2018

    Construction is well underway on the new 10,500 square foot addition to the Midkota school in Glenfield which also includes some renovations in the current school building.  Consolidated Construction of Bismarck is the general contractor for the new space which is located east of the current school. New classroom space for language arts, social science, a science lab, math and a media center/ITV room are all included in the new project. Renovations in the current building include moving b...