2021 REWIND: Banner year in review, July through December

Note to readers: Last week, the Hillsboro Banner recapped the headlines from the first six months of 2021.

This week, we highlight the stories and photographs that captured our attention during the second half of the year.

July

Vaccine rollout

Roughly 58 percent of Traill County residents had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (6,800 shots) by late June.

Brenda Stallman, director of Traill District Health Unit, said county health official were attempting to boost Traill County’s vaccination rates to 70 percent, although she acknowledged that percentage could be difficult to reach.

The health agency received more than $200,000 from the North Dakota Department of Health to help with the county’s vaccine rollout.

1881 Extraction

Hillsboro’s 1881 Extraction released a new line of certified organic CBD products direct to consumers.

Becca Dufner, managing partner for the company, said the business recently started offering recovery salve and skin balm, in addition to three tinctures, out of its facility inside the Total Ag building in Hillsboro.

Teacher features

The Banner in its July 9 and 16 issues caught up with more than a half-dozen teachers who had spent part of their careers in Hillsboro decades earlier but moved on to different jobs and locations.

In week one, the paper featured Jim and Sue Bugge, John Tufte, Deb Wald and Mike Weber.

One week later, the Banner gave readers updates on Gary Greff, Randy Holweger, Dakota Draper and Jill and Joe DeNucci.

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