Presidents’ Day started first in 1885, when the first American president had his birthday on February 22 made into a federal holiday.

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Everyone likes to win; it’s a universal fact.  Here, we have just a few of the recent wins in our area.  Whether it’s at Tug-a-War, Golf or a Science Fair, our communities are proud of these accomplishments.

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Slope County may be the least populous county in the state, but it will also be playing a key role in a pilot project for electronically posting land access for hunters.

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In this week’s photos, the Bulldogs of yesteryear competed in Track & Field and Wrestling and traveled to Williamsburg.  Where are they today?

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INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, Feb. 16, 2020 National FFA Organization) – Agriculture is part of our daily lives—from the food we eat to the clothes we wear. This week, more than 653,000 FFA members will celebrate the role agriculture plays in our lives while sharing the message of agricultural educa…

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At a recent meeting of the Bowman Community Chorus Scholarship and Steering committee funds from the 2019 Christmas concert were distributed to local entities. Very generous free will offerings from the two concerts and generous donations from many area businesses and sales of DVDs of the co…

Pictured above from the left are Dave Nygaard and Jerri Storer from the Arc, Little Missouri, Inc. and from the right are Mike Klein, Carolynne Jones, and Mary Anderson from ABLE, Inc.

On February 1, 2020 the Bowman Fire Department had their annual meeting.  During this meeting we had election of officers.  All officers have a one-year term and are voted on at every annual meeting.  The results of the 2020 election are as follows:

The big game Sunday in Amidon was more than on the two televisions showing off the battle between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.

Ron Palczewski, President & CEO of Dakota Western Bank, has announced employee promotions effective January 1, 2020.  Carla Teske (left) of the Scranton Branch has been promoted to Assistant Vice President and Personal Banking Officer.  She has been employed at DWB for 17 years.  Beth Cr…

On January 30,2020, The Arc, Little Missouri, Inc. sells their 101 North Main Street building to ABLE, Inc. which houses the REPEAT OUTLET store, Recycling business, and work areas where ABLE’s unique line of products are created.

Bowman County School District Meetings Open to the Public


I love old photographs, they tell stories long forgotten, and conjure memories of favorite relatives.  If you see yourself or one of your loved ones, come on by the Pioneer and  browse through the Unclaimed Photos. The Bowman County Pioneer is open Monday – Thursday 8am to 5pm. 

Thursday January 9th was Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Some of the children from Here We Grow Again Daycare went and visited the Bowman Sherriff’s Department! They brought them some delicious cupcakes they made; they were topped with Cop cars that they made from candy. They also each mad…

The Bowman County Beach wrestlers wrestled in a dual against the Hettinger Scranton Nighthawks in Hettinger Tuesday evening. The dual was not just for region standing but local organizations brought the two communities together for a Giving Hearts Fundraiser. The youth programs started out t…


Do you see yourself or someone related to you?Please drop by the Bowman County Pioneer to claim your photos. Next week we will be showing you unclaimed sports photographs.The Bowman County Pioneer is open Monday – Thursday 8am to 5pm.

Southwestern North Dakota was hammered by winds of nearly 70 miles per hour as a storm front moved through the region over the weekend.

The Bowman County Pioneer is hoping to reunite families with some of their photos, if members of the families can stop by the newspaper office.

Dakota Western Bank donated a laptop computer and QuickBooks software to CouR4ge Scholarships, a charitable organization started by the Jason Ruggles family.  

On November 22, 2019, members of the Bowman County FFA chapter participated at an Ag Activity day held in Belfield.  Ag I students participated and Bowman County Chapter officers Cheyenne Dodge, Kevin Fischer, Katelynn Griggs, Harley Lardy, and Brendon Rasmussen led a Farm Safety workshop wh…

On Tuesday, December 17, 2019 the Rise and Shine Daycare took a field trip.  They visited Lasting Visions and had hot chocolate, the Bowman County Pioneer and were given candy canes, and also went to SWHC’s Long Term Care.  The children were adorable, and sang enthusiastically.  It was a spe…

At first glance, it might not appear that sign vandalism and North Dakota’s outdoors would have much in common. But on closer inspection, the connections are obvious.