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North Dakota in miniature fills Christmas ornaments going to nation’s capital

October 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Midway Public School seventh-graders was working on. His windmill will be placed inside one of 24 ornaments created by the class to adorn a tree in the 2012 National Christmas Tree display in Washington, D.C. Continue Reading

MIDWAY SCHOOL: At the head of the class

July 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Midway Public School in Inkster, N.D., is generally considered the first major school district consolidation in North Dakota history, in that it combined junior and senior high school students from nearly a half-dozen communities and the surrounding countryside. Its first class of 26 seniors graduated in spring 1962. Back then, it was one of the largest school districts in the state, said Superintendent Roger Abbe. Now, it’s about average. Continue Reading

A final homecoming for old soldier

November 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Former Inskter, N.D., man served in Korea, Vietnam
He made it back to the home of his youth one last time, then back to the warmth of his last home in the South, and then he died.
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Down again, but still not out

October 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Bullets, bayonet and heart attack fail to stop Inkster native, decorated veteran of Korea, Vietnam
An old soldier came home to North Dakota last month, wanting to see his sister and an old friend and walk through his hometown once more before he and the little town fade away. Continue Reading

Inkster mayor honored for leading town’s cleanup effort

September 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

When Ken Ingersoll moved from Grand Forks to Inkster about eight years ago, he found the community quiet, peaceful and friendly. “I liked the town, but it was really, really dirty,” he said. “There were a lot of old, run-down houses and a lot of junked cars.” So, when he was elected mayor in 2008, he decided he’d do something about it. Continue Reading

Midway memories: School holds fundraiser raise for next year’s reunion

July 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

School holds fundraiser raise for next year’s reunionMidway Public School held an all-school reunion of sorts Saturday morning with a fundraising race that brought participants from around the county and the country. Continue Reading

Area schools participate in ‘healthy’ competition

February 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Three area schools are in the running to receive some major milk money through the Healthy Schools Makeover Contest.
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