Nice news of the day – September 25, 2018

Hankinson’s 17th annual Oktoberfest an extravaganza of lederhosen and laugenbrezel (Wahpeton Daily News)

Somewhere around 1,000 people are expected to descend upon Hankinson on September 29, 2018 for the community’s one-day Oktoberfest celebration.  The event will include hammerschlagen, face-painting, musical entertainment, a yodeling contest, and much more.  Said resident Jeff Stein to the Wahpeton Daily News, “While we’re not on that scale [of the Munich, Germany 16-day Oktoberfest], the spirit is the same.”

After nearly 30 years in service, North Dakota’s postmaster to retire (Valley City Times-Record)

Before becoming postmaster in Valley City in 2004, Sherry Johnson held the position in Fort Ransom, Kathryn, Lisbon, Casselton, and Enderlin.  She was also SCF Manager in Jamestown and Acting Manager of Post Office Operations in Grand Forks.

Cavalier comes together to build a new rail bridge (Grand Forks Herald)

Hundreds of text messages, emails, and phone calls paid off for the people of Cavalier, who raised $57,000 to replace a rail bridge that burned in a grass fire in June.  The community relies on the rail bridge for ag transport for businesses such as Cavalier Bean and Walhalla Grain.  Twelve donors donated nearly $5,000 each to fund the construction.

photo by Lukas

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