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Local bank closes Bowman branch


The Bowman branch of the Well Fargo Bank closed it doors for good Wednesday at noon. The building will be put up for sale. That will leave Wells Fargo customers with only an ATM in the Frontier Travel Center to arrange for withdrawals or make transfers between accounts. The Well Fargo Bank also has online services, but the closest branch […]

Bowman literally Rocks the Block with music, booths and inflatables


Hundreds of people spent the evening downtown in Bowman as the city celebrated another “Rock the Block” Thursday. Businesses and booths started serving up snacks, temporary tattoos and fun about 5 p.m., but the event didn’t close down for another five hours. Ebony Musonda and the band Spin Cycle handled the musical honors from a flatbed stage on the southern […]

4-H youth win awards at ND State Fair

4-H youth competed in junior or senior individual or team presentations in the 2022 4-H contest at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot on July 22-30. The 4-H’ers competed on a county and district level to qualify for the State Fair event. The top presenters received Awards of Excellence.

Quilts of Valor honors four brothers in Rhame ceremony



They grew up together in Harper Township north of Rhame, went to grade school there and would graduate from Rhame High School. They would also serve in the Army and Air Force overseas during the 1960s. The four brothers returned to Rhame to be part of a group of six locals to be awarded a quilt to honor their military […]

Ex-Miners return

Scranton celebrates school reunion, flooding the city with former graduates

It was a life-sized time machine for all the visitors and their families when hundreds arrived in Scranton for the allschool reunion. The first school in Scranton was started in 1908. It has changed over time, eventually growing to its current campus facility in 1961. Some of the visitors to the weekend reunion predate the current campus. For Neil Krinke, […]

Green Sox get hot in July, win Stateline tourney


The Bowman Green Sox got hot at the right time, running up an eight-game winning streak in July and claiming the Stateline Little League baseball tournament. The Green Sox went through the Stateline tournament without a loss. They opened with a 13-0 win over Killdeer in the first round game, then added a 6-3 victory over South Heart to earn […]

City rummage sale starts Saturday

The City of Bowman will be holding a city-wide rummage sale, starting at 7 a.m. Saturday and run through 4 p.m. The proceeds will go to benefit Meowsers Cat Rescue. There will be an information booth and kitty visitors, according to organizers. The sale and drop off location is 21st 5th Street NW. Items can still be dropped off through […]

Bowman hosts car show Saturday

The Dakota Territory Collector’s Car Club will be lined up along City Park in Bowman Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration will be from 10 a.m. until noon at St. Charles Catholic Church. All of the entrants will be eligible for cash giveaways. The show is open to cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors and more. A lunch will be […]

Fun, food come with a county fair



When it comes to county fairs, they are usually famous for food and fun. Over the weekend, the annual Bowman County Fair was no different. The hungry visitors had breakfasts, snacks and lunches to choose from. For others, fun was the key. At Kent Messmers’ “booth”, the fun was the biggest draw in more ways than one. His inflatable was […]

Local artist displays her work in library, community garden

Nancy Schaefer is an artist. But that is about the only boundary you can put on the Bowman High School graduate. The Bowman Regional Library is displaying some of her work for the rest of July, but people can also view her work next to the community garden on Main Street. In the library, she is showing off her work […]


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