Nice news of the day – August 31, 2018

Iris Westman is America’s oldest living farmer (Grand Forks Herald)

At 113 years old, Iris Westman is the unofficial oldest living farmer in the country.  Born in 1905, Iris continues her family’s farming legacy in Northwood. The secret to her success? “That’s God’s business. I have eaten properly and lived decently,” she said to the Grand Forks Herald.

Rotary Club of Breckenridge Wahpeton “Fills the Bus” (Wahpeton Daily News)

A green double-decker bus loaded with volunteers and non-perishables roared its way through Wahpeton and Breckenridge collecting donations for the Richland/Wilkin Food Pantry last month. In total, they gathered 275 pounds of food and $440 in cash donations.

Dickinson’s Chalk Walk brings amateur and professional artists to the streets (Dickinson Press)

Cartoon trolls and undersea life festoon the sidewalks of Dickinson following the annual Dickinson Chalk Walk, featuring ice cream, live music, food trucks – and, of course, buckets of creativity. The Chalk Walk is organized by the Parks Department, which provides free chalk and activity guides to attendees.

photo by Jelleke Vanooteghem

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