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Five sentenced for felony offenses in Eddy County Court, four serving time

A man who assaulted three men at a party this summer will not spend any time in jail. Cameron T. Hurst of New Rockford was charged with Class C Felony aggravated assault and two counts of misdemeanor...

Oh my gourd!

James River Ag sponsored a Pumpkin Growing Contest this summer. Last Thursday growers gathered at the company's shop to weigh in their gigantic gourds. The winners are pictured here, clockwise from...

New Rockford street repairs estimated to cost up to $8.75 million

Monday night Wade Senger of Interstate Engineering unveiled street repair alternatives for New Rockford city officials to consider. The firm conducted a visual observation of all the city's streets...

Cudworth and Jacobson crowned at coronation

2021 Homecoming festivities began on Monday morning with coronation in the high school gym. The ninth grade class chose Maria Becker and Hunter Jacobson, the tenth grade class chose Delana Thomas and...

New investment into Dakota Growers aimed at improving efficiency

8th Avenue Food and Provisions, parent company to Dakota Growers, will soon begin work on a multi-million dollar investment to their Carrington, N.D. facility. Since purchasing Dakota Growers in...

Sheriff Lies explains proposed increase to city police contract

The Eddy County Commission proposed that the City of New Rockford pay 2% more for police service in 2022, prompting city officials to request a report from Eddy County Sheriff Paul Lies. Lies...

North Dakota Stockmen's Association names new officers and directors

North Dakota Stockmen's Association (NDSA) members tapped 32-year member and New Rockford, N.D., cattleman Jeff Schafer for a second term as the organization's president at the NDSA's 92nd Annual...

October - It's Pasta Time!

October is here, which means "It's Pasta Time!" October is National Pasta Month, and the North Dakota Wheat Commission will continue its tradition of recognizing the state's dedicated durum...

Lions host Fiesta Taco Bar to raise funds for local fire department

To kick off National Fire Prevention Week, the Lions Club held a supper on Sunday, October 3, to benefit the New Rockford Fire Department. Approximately 150 people were served soft shell tacos, or a...

Talk of the Town: Oct. 11, 2021

Sunday, the taco supper to benefit the fire department was enjoyed by all who attended. Among them were Calvin Packard and his mom Shirley, Margie Bohnet, Ruby Simms and Helen Duda. Eloise Lucht, driven by daughter Heidi Schneider, had good reports...

Titan Takedown

On Oct. 1, the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets (5-2,3-0) trampled the TGU Titans (2-5,0-3) in a 53-14 victory, their fifth consecutive win. NR-S wasted no time building a lead, as Kaden Jensen opened...

Four in a row

The Rockets now hold a winning streak of four games. They defeated the St. John Woodchucks 3-0 on Thursday, Sept. 30, in the New Rockford-Sheyenne gymnasium. The first set of the night started off...

Youth grinders shine at Fargodome

With the football season drawing to a close, it's time to look back at how New Rockford's youth football teams fared this year. The fifth and sixth grade team, coached by high school principal Avolt...

Archival Anecdotes: The reticule: a treasure lost in time

Over time, humans have made many great tools and developments to aid in the carrying of our "things." From wheelbarrows to baskets, most carrying implements had an element of work involved. Even the...

National Co-op Month

October is National Co-op Month, and cooperatives nationwide are celebrating and raising awareness for their way of doing business and building communities. This year's theme is "Build Back for...

Tree Talk: Smoke Tales

Along with predicting high and low temperatures and chances of precipitation, weather forecasters added a new element to weather reports in 2021: Air Quality Index (AQI). Smoke from fires in the...

History of New Rockford: Oct. 11, 2021

On June 24, 1904, around 2000 people attended the Early Settlers’ Association’s annual picnic in Peoples’ Grove, despite the heavy rain of the previous night. The Ft. Totten Indian Band played...

Savvy Senior: How to find a better Medicare prescription drug plan

Dear Savvy Senior, Is it important to compare Medicare Part D prescription drug plans every year? My pharmacist highly recommends it, but it’s such a hassle sorting through all those different...

The rise and fall of the shopping mall

My buddies Ayres and Klinger and I walked its crowded corridors for hours on Friday nights, hoping to meet girls. That's what we did at South Hills Village Mall in the late 1970s, when we were teens...

Many citizens should be impeached

Citizenship is a public office in which electors are blessed with certain rights and charged with civic responsibilities. Unfortunately, more people demand their rights than their responsibilities so...

We the People: The right to privacy and the road to Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court’s watershed decision in Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) which, as we have seen, introduced a general constitutional right to privacy, sufficient to protect a married couples’ right to use contraceptive devices, has exerted...

Soaked But Successful

Sportsmen are rarely dissuaded by the weather, unless it's life-threateningly cold, or hot to the point of taxing the well-being of a field dog, adventures in the uplands continue through all sorts...

Our Outdoors: The sprint

They say summer moves fast, and it’s true, but by far, fall goes by the quickest of all the seasons; especially for those of us of a hunting mindset, and specifically in this particular autumn...

Dakota Recreation Report: Oct. 11, 2021

Outdoor notes: *Go to the N.D. Game and Fish Dept. website, (gf.nd.gov) for information regarding North Dakota’s new electronic posting regulations and assistance. *Do not release any fish caught...

Obituary: Freda Myers

Freda Myers, 98, of Carrington, N.D., died Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington. Funeral service was held on Monday, October 4, 2021 at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington with...

Death Notice: Verna Gleason

Verna Gleason, 89, resident of rural Tolna, N.D., died peacefully on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D. A celebration of Verna’s life will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at New Life Fellowship ...

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