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Articles written by Allen V. Stock

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  • Shoot low, sheriff, they're riding Shetlands

    Allen V. Stock, Foster County Independent|Nov 21, 2022

     I don’t know why, but this past year I’ve gotten hooked on the TV reruns of Gunsmoke.  And, the reason is easy to explain. I have cut out watching the news, most of which is on the national scene, but many nights I cancel out Fargo stations as well. Lots of it, if not most of the stories coming out of the east concern robberies, shootings, beatings, and stories you find on most national and small city stations.  On the national scene, I have trouble watching and listening to what’s happening w...

  • The little box that makes a difference

    Allen V. Stock, The Foster County Independent|Nov 14, 2022

    Few things in the area of meetings or events surprise me these days, especially after some 60 years or more of attending just about all types of gatherings involving people and their programs. But this one did . . . the situation/gathering at the Open Season Lodge in Sheyenne on Saturday, October 29. It was the day set aside to fill shoeboxes. These are boxes filled with clothes, goodies, personal items, fun things, dolls and small blankets. Just a host of items that children around the globe...

  • Kleins sell Carrington's iconic Chieftain

    Allen V. Stock, Foster County Independent|Aug 16, 2021

    One of the most iconic businesses in Carrington, N.D., and the upper Midwest, has been sold. The Chieftain Conference Center, located along U.S. highways 52 and 281, has been purchased by Arun and Anna Subbiah of S&S V Ltd. Partnership of Chanhassen, Minn. They will be overseeing operations from their home base in Minnesota and plan to have the daily operations of the Chieftain remain in place. The Subbiahs purchased the business from Frank and Lorie Klein, who have been owners and managers of...

  • Carrington Fire Department hosts March 13 grain bin extrication exercise

    Allen V. Stock, Foster County Independent|Mar 29, 2021

    When or if the situation arises, the knowledge is there. That's the play-it-forward approach the Carrington Volunteer Fire Department and other area departments look at the situational training held Saturday, March 13, at the local fire station. Twenty-six first responders and fire department personnel participated in a Grain Bin Extrication Training exercise during the day. With classroom, on-the-spot recovery training, portable bins, augers and realistic situations set up for the responders...