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Articles written by Patti Clifton


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  • Sheyenne: June 24, 2024

    Patti Clifton|Jun 24, 2024

    The Sheyenne youth garden club met Monday at 3 p.m. (note new time each week) to finish planting their garden. This week, mulching will be the lesson. In the main Hunger Free Community Garden, more onions were planted and the sweet corn replanted due to poor stand. The potatoes, onions and tomatoes look great. Mondays at 6:30 p.m. continues to be the time for volunteers to work in the community garden or anytime you wish to weed! Greg and Cindy Hegland and Peter and Patti Larson finished putting fences around the remaining new trees planted at...

  • Sheyenne: June 17, 2024

    Patti Clifton|Jun 17, 2024

    On Monday, June 3, Bonnie Deegan was in Fargo for a medical appointment. Prior to her appointment, Bonnie met her sister Margaret Brink from South Carolina for a visit and lunch. Fourteen children from seven families joined Michelle Gilley, NDSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent, at the Community Garden in Sheyenne on Monday, June 3. It was the first of weekly youth garden club hands-on lessons that will be offered every Monday evening from 3-4 p.m., weather permitting. The first week, the kids planted tomatoes, tomatillos,...

  • Sheyenne: June 10, 2024

    Patti Clifton|Jun 10, 2024

    Patti Larson took in the May birthday party at the Heritage House in New Rockford last Tuesday. Her mom, Marge Anderson, was one of three that celebrated their May birthdays. Dianne Hanson and Patti Larson stopped at the home of Debbie Wetzel after the news of Dennis Bergrud's passing. Our condolences to all of his family and friends. Two more apple trees, both Honeycrisp, were planted at the Prairie Dawn Community Orchard, along with five rows of Honey Select sweet corn and one row of cucumbers in the community garden this week. The rains...

  • Sheyenne: June 3, 2024

    Patti Clifton|Jun 3, 2024

    Every Monday if it isn't raining, volunteers meet at the Community Garden at 6:30 p.m. The past week, Michelle Gilley, Stan Kruger and Patti Larson planted a couple more rows of tomato plants that Stan raised in his greenhouse. This week, sweet corn and cucumbers will go in. Michelle, NDSU Extension Agent, plans to use the back half of the garden for youth to get involved with growing vegetables. Area children are encouraged to come and "learn in the dirt" at 6 p.m. Monday, June 3. Two new apple trees were planted in the Prairie Dawn Orchard...

  • Sheyenne: May 27, 2024

    Patti Clifton|May 27, 2024

    Hogie and Harry Joseph and Joanna Larson worked on demo and clean up of the garages at 301 Pleasant Avenue in Sheyenne. Patti Larson visited Dennis Bergrud and Bobby Scott at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford last week on Thursday morning. Joanna and Patti Larson attended the Sheyenne City Council meeting on May 6. Patti thanked Karla for getting the necessary paperwork ready for the city to receive the check for $25,000 toward the Hendrickson Park project. She also updated the board on the park project status. Tree and stump...

  • Sheyenne: May 20, 2024

    Patti Clifton|May 20, 2024

    On Saturday, May 11, Denise Labrensz and Allison Pfeiffer enjoyed a pre-Mother's Day outing at Cows & Co. Creamery in rural Carrington. They enjoyed lunch and time in the sun on the patio followed by a gelato treat for the ride home. Denise Labrensz traveled to rural Leonard, N.D., on Mother's Day late afternoon and stayed with her sister, Debbie. On Monday, Denise was in Fargo for medical appointments along with some shopping before returning home....

  • Sheyenne: May 13, 2024

    Patti Clifton|May 13, 2024

    Jeff and Denise Labrensz attended the Legends of Rock concert at the Civic Center in Jamestown on Saturday, April 27. This date was also their 50th wedding anniversary. Over the years, there have been many different weather events from 90 degrees the day they were married to up to 20 inches of snow some years on this day. This year it was rather gloomy and chilly. The Sheyenne community sends condolences to the family and friends of Arlyss Faye Loe who died Tuesday, April 30, at Sweetwater Retirement Community in Billings, Mont. Peter Larson's...

  • Sheyenne: May 6, 2024

    Patti Clifton|May 6, 2024

    Kent and Shelley Rigsby of Jamestown visited at the Peter and Patti Larson home last Monday. Patti and her sister worked on planning the August Sidewalk Market and city-wide rummage sales. Appropriate for Earth Day, the Rigsbys took a load of recycling back to the Jamestown facility. The NR-S school board met last Tuesday morning to review superintendent applicants. Kyle Alfstad and Patti Larson were among the six board members attending who agreed to hire an interim superintendent for the upcoming school term. Reopening the search this winter...

  • Sheyenne: April 29, 2024

    Patti Clifton|Apr 29, 2024

    Last Sunday afternoon, Brandon and Eva Garcia had fun helping feed two bottle calves on the L-B Ranch. They brought popcorn treats to Ian's pigs and Joanna drove them through the pasture to see all the calves. Neil Westby recently visited at the Larson home. Patti asked for carpentry advice on a summer GRIT project. Wednesday morning of last week, Stan Kruger brought fresh lettuce (grown in a cold frame inside his greenhouse) and a potted tomato plant to Patti Larson. She reciprocated with fresh baked brownies – a trade she would make any d...

  • Sheyenne: April 22, 2024

    Patti Clifton|Apr 22, 2024

    Monday, April 8, was too cloudy/overcast in Sheyenne to even notice that a solar eclipse was happening across the country. It was full sun in Carbondale, Ill., where Peter Larson and Sandra watched through special glasses as the moon covered the sun and turned daylight into darkness. "A phenomenal spectacle," Sandra remarked, "a hole in the sky and a 360 degree sunset. The traffic aftermath was good reason to ditch Google maps for a road atlas." Driving north on back roads through small towns, Peter got home to Sheyenne Wednesday afternoon. Gat...

  • Sheyenne: April 15, 2024

    Patti Clifton|Apr 15, 2024

    Curtis Larson and his 4th Corporation recycling team from New Rockford stopped in Sheyenne last Monday to collect aluminum cans that businesses and residents saved for them. Reduce, reuse, recycle. Earth Day is April 22. Peter, Patti and Joanna Larson and Ian Gilley attended the Fessenden Co-op annual meeting at the school gym in Fessenden on Tuesday, April 2. The Sheyenne elevator has been part of the co-op since 2020. This year was the 80th and last year for Fessenden Co-op. Since the merger with CenDak that occurred last fall, the new...

  • Sheyenne: April 8, 2024

    Patti Clifton|Apr 8, 2024

    A National Honor Society blood drive was held at First Lutheran Church in New Rockford last Tuesday. Patti Larson was one of the donors. Tanner Erickson and family of Stillwater, Minn., were home at the Lynn and Charlotte Erickson farm last week for a few days of spring break. Lynn and Charlotte invited Peter, Patti and Joanna over for burgers at noon on Wednesday to visit and see the kids, Winston and Edith. Brenda Bachmeier of Pink Pistil Flower Boutique in New Rockford hosted a floral centerpiece class at the Open Season Lodge in Sheyenne...

  • Sheyenne: April 1, 2024

    Patti Clifton|Apr 1, 2024

    Stan Kruger stopped by the Peter Larson's on Monday to give Joanna a CD of historic Sheyenne photos after Joanna had seen some interesting photos on display at the Depot out at the Kruger farm. Gates Township annual meeting was held on March 19 at Ostby Hall. Chair Kent Myhre, Peter Larson, Patti Larson, Travis Benson and Tyler Messner were present. They approved the 2025 budget and elected Kent to serve another three-year term as chair. Lucas Buerkley, PRC land agent, dropped off fact sheets on the Flickertail Wind Project that will be...

  • Sheyenne: March 25, 2024

    Patti Clifton|Mar 25, 2024

    On Tuesday March 12, Patti Larson, Bill Smith, Brenda Rue, Shirley Myhre and several others on the Extension Advisory Council met to go over spring and summer programming and planning for Eddy County. Parents and kids may be interested in the many 4-H camps scheduled for this summer. Different camps are STEM, adventure, woodworking, horse, wildlife, chef and more! Youth do not have to be 4-H members to participate. Scholarships are available if cost is a burden. Registrations are filling up fast. Go to https://www.ndsu.edu/a...

  • Sheyenne: March 18, 2024

    Patti Clifton|Mar 18, 2024

    Sheyenne Quilters remembered Marian Lewis as they stitched and tied some of the thousands of quilt blocks Marian pressed and cut over the years. Quilters are happy to have tubs of blocks that will keep them busy for years to come. Our condolences to the family of Marian Lewis as she passed away last week. The next quilting is Wednesday, April 3, from 1-4 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church. Sheyenne GRIT volunteers worked bingo on March 9. Tiffany Harr called, Bob and Dianne Hanson worked in the bingo hall. Patti and Joanna Larson and Ian Gilley...

  • Sheyenne: March 11, 2024

    Patti Clifton|Mar 11, 2024

    Wednesday, Feb. 28, Patti Larson visited Shirley Westby and brought her birthday greetings. Also bringing birthday greetings to Shirley that afternoon were Rhoda Stenberg, Bonnie Deegan, Jan Loe, Dianne Hanson and Patti Clifton. These ladies brought birthday cake to enjoy with the visit and coffee. On Saturday, March 2, Sheyenne GRIT volunteers worked bingo. Sandy Hanson, Tara Hanson and Camden Rieger served lunch. Dianne Hanson called. Bob Hanson and Michelle Gilley volunteered in the bingo hall. The "free stuff" table was restocked and back...

  • Sheyenne: March 4, 2024

    Patti Clifton|Mar 4, 2024

    Patti Larson visited at the Heritage House in New Rockford last Tuesday and got in on birthday cake and ice cream for her aunt Judy Cudworth. Later in the week, Patti had her uncle Doug Cudworth over for supper to celebrate his 70th birthday. Last Wednesday, Jan Loe and Patti Clifton stopped at the Pingree Community Cafe for noon lunch on their way to Jamestown. In Jamestown, stops were at the recycling center, Menards and Walmart. They also made a couple stops in Carrington before returning home to Sheyenne. It was a beautiful shirt-sleeve...

  • Sheyenne: Feb. 26, 2024

    Patti Clifton|Feb 26, 2024

    GRIT held a board meeting Feb. 16 at the Sheyenne Senior Center. Board members Sharon Whitmer, Darci Joseph, Patti Larson, Laurie Westby, Tara Hanson and Joanna Larson had a lot to go over for planning summer projects. They are looking at hosting a community meeting in April to kick off the summer work. Events/Ostby Hall chair, Joanna, reported on efforts to keep the @sheyennend Instagram account updated with community happenings. A Sheyenne website is also in the works. GRIT volunteers will be working bingo on March 2. Tara,...

  • Sheyenne News: Feb. 19, 2024

    Patti Clifton|Feb 19, 2024

    Back in October, Sheyenne GRIT supported the City of Sheyenne in applying for a U.S. Forest Service tree grant for the city-owned Hendrickson Park campground. Sheyenne GRIT is excited to announce that they were awarded $25,000 of federal money for tree and stump removal and new plantings. Many community members helped in assembling the grant application and have been waiting in anticipation to hear back on their application. Extension Agent Michelle Gilley and grant writer Patti Larson led the project efforts with a walking survey to identify...

  • Sheyenne: Feb. 12, 2024

    Patti Clifton|Feb 12, 2024

    Joanna Larson attended the Sunflower Production meeting at the Eddy Co. Extension office on January 31. Lacey Zahradka, Trading Manager at ADM in Enderlin, reported that the market outlook on sunflowers for 2024 is very negative and acres are predicted to be drastically down. On Thursday, Feb. 1, several Sheyenne ranchers ran into each other at the sale barn in Napoleon. It was unusual to have warm weather for selling calves! Earlier snowstorms in Nebraska and further South had caused feedlots to stop taking cattle and some barns even canceled...

  • Sheyenne: Feb. 5, 2024

    Patti Clifton|Feb 5, 2024

    On Monday, Jan. 15, Patti Larson snuck off to England with daughter Sandra and sister-in-law Judy LaBonne. Patti returned to Sheyenne on Sunday, January 28. They enjoyed nearly two weeks of sightseeing and taking in the food, culture and traditions of the United Kingdom. When they arrived in London, it was easy to get around using trains and buses. In four days, they took in the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Museum, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Tower of London and a service in St. Paul’s Cathedral. After the Hampton C...

  • Sheyenne: January 29, 2024

    Patti Clifton|Jan 29, 2024

    Wednesday, Jan. 17, Peter Larson, Joanna Larson and Ian Gilley drove over to Maddock to have supper at Harriman’s. They noticed that many people were out and about on Central Avenue in Maddock, the first night of “warmer” weather in a while. On Jan. 22, Sheyenne GRIT hosted artist Pieper Bloomquist of Grand Forks for a tour of the house at 337 Sheyenne Ave., Ostby Hall, Hendrickson Park, Main Street and Warsing Dam. Pieper specializes in Scandinavian folk art. She met with community historian, Stan Kruger, GRIT board member Joanna Larso...

  • Sheyenne: Jan. 22, 2024

    Patti Clifton|Jan 22, 2024

    On Tuesday, Jan. 9, Peter and Patti Larson visited Dennis Bergrud on his 90th birthday. Uncle Doug Cudworth visited the Peter Larson family last Wednesday. Peter and Patti Larson moved Sandra to her new apartment in Minneapolis with a load of furniture on Sunday. Some Sheyenne residents braved the frigid weather to support the New Rockford Eagles and New Rockford Fire Department gun raffle fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 13. The Warrens, Albrechts, Gilleys and Larsons cheered on Gordon Benson when his name was drawn for the Can Am side-by-side...

  • Sheyenne: Jan. 15, 2024

    Patti Clifton|Jan 15, 2024

    On Jan. 3, Joanna Larson and Michelle Gilley attended the NDSU Extension Round Up in Devils Lake. Joanna and Michelle got a chance to visit about ideas for the community garden and Prairie Dawn Orchard. Patti Larson and Sandra spent several days last week working on grant applications for 2024. They referenced research material on housing needs that Sandra compiled for a 4-H project back in 2016. Patti and Sandra presented the application material at the Sheyenne City Council meeting Wednesday night. At the city council meeting, Mayor Bob...

  • Sheyenne: Jan. 8, 2024

    Patti Clifton|Jan 8, 2024

    On Tuesday, Dec 19, Patti Larson visited neighbor Bobby Scott in the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford to bring him a quilt from the Sheyenne community quilters. On Christmas Day, after attending the community dinner, John, Andrea and Chase Larson stopped at Patti and Peter Larson's to visit. The snow and ice storm caused John’s family to stay an extra day in Devils Lake with Andrea’s dad before they could make it home to Fargo. On Dec. 27, Jan Loe was in Brocket at the home of Jason Stenberg to visit with Dennis and Lau...

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