New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

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Missionaries photograph gravestones in Prairie Home Cemetery for genealogical database

Two young missionaries, volunteering for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spent a little time in New Rockford beefing up a growing database of graves in Eddy County. Sister...

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COVID-19 vaccine rates hit plateau, cases remain low

A total of 1,274 vaccine doses had been administered in Eddy County through public health as of April 20, with only 200 of those doses administered in the past few weeks. Vaccine hesitancy is the...

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Every day is an interview

Brooks Harper, a renowned career development expert, author and speaker, spent a day with students of area schools last week. The topic of the day was setting them up for success in school, work and...

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Confirmation and First Holy Eucharist celebrated

Sunday, April 11 at 1:00 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Carrington, Bishop John T. Folda presided over the Confirmation and First Holy Eucharist for eight students from St. John's...

Garrison Diversion approves grant program for new rural water users

The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District’s Board of Directors has approved a new grant program to benefit additional water users across the district. The Water Assistance Grant Program will provide funding assistance to offset the costs of new...

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How well do you "Know Your State?"

Mason Schuster of New Rockford and Jacob Rexin of Carrington, both students at Carrington High School, competed in the 2021 Know Your State Competition last week. The pair tested for the competition...

Sheyenne News: May 3, 2021

Last Wednesday, Patti Clifton rode along with Jan Loe to Jamestown. Nice day to browse and shop with no appointments! Jan took some items to recycling, then they shopped a little before heading back to Sheyenne. They stopped in Carrington and had a...

Talk of the Town: May 3, 2021

Todd Harrison, Alex and Veronica were visitors and helpers at the Shirley Packard home on Saturday. Last Friday, Deanna Seibold of Fessenden stopped briefly at the Packard home to drop off several masks she had made. Heidi Schneider of Devils Lake...

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4-H Communication Arts winners named

Five 4-H members from Eddy County competed April 24 in the county's 4-H Communication Arts Contest held at the NDSU Extension Eddy County Building. Extension Agent Donna Anderson evaluated the...

Pleasant Prairie: May 3, 2021

Sunday found Margie Anderson a visitor at the Gary and Kathy Anderson home. Martin Koepplin was a brief visitor at the Charlotte Koepplin home on Friday afternoon. Saturday, Jimmy Indergaard enjoyed visiting and supper with Andy and Ruth Braaten,...

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Belquist state qualifies in two more events

Kelsie Belquist, a freshman at New Rockford-Sheyenne High School has now received state qualifications in not one, not two, but six events for track. At the Lloyd Memorial Invite in Fessenden,...

Belquist, Heinz and Ulrich place first at Carrington Meet

Freshman Kelsie Belquist is on a roll this year. Not only has she already state-qualified for the 400-meter dash and triple jump, but now she has state-qualified in the 100-meter dash and 300-meter hurdles. Belquist took first in the 100-meter dash...

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Club Volleyball takes championship

The New Rockford club volleyball team competed in the New Rockford club volleyball tournament this past weekend. A total of seven teams competed in the 16s division and six teams competed in the 14s...

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Ulrich, Hagel make Lions All-Star rosters

Seniors Evan Ulrich of NR-S and Hannah Hagel of Carrington have been selected to the Lions All-Star Basketball Teams for 2021. The games will be held July 12-13 at Bismarck Legacy and West Fargo....

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Granger takes first at Carrington JH meet

The Rockets' junior high track team traveled to Carrington on Monday, April 26 to compete in the Carrington JH track meet. Porter Granger brought home two first places, along with two second places....

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Black Sox lose to South Border, defeat PR/F-L at Jamboree

The threat of inclement weather largely thwarted baseball teams' plans to attend the Carrington/SNR Jamboree April 23 and 24, but the Black Sox managed to split their two Saturday afternoon games....

NR-S Jr. High track excels at Panther Booster Meet

The Rockets’ Jr. High track team headed to Rugby on Thursday, April 22 to compete in the Panther Booster Jr. High meet. Eighth grader Porter Granger competed in the 200-meter hurdles, high jump and long jump eighth grade events. He received first...

Mustangs defeat SNR Black Sox at Tolna

The combined forces of Midkota, Dakota Prairie, Lakota and Griggs Co. Central’s hardball boys registered two wins (6-2 and 4-3) in the varsity and JV ranks over the SNR Black Sox.  Both games were played in Tolna, and the first game results...

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'Sox take tight contest against Mustangs

Sheyenne-New Rockford earned a 2-0 victory against regional opponent Midkota/Dakota Prairie/Lakota/Griggs County Central at home on April 27, avenging their loss from last Thursday. Evan Ulrich took...

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Archival Anecdotes: Entertaining Pastimes

We humans need a break from time to time. The constant barrage of information and emotion can be difficult. In the 21st century, we often equate a leisurely break with a dose of Netflix. A century...

History of New Rockford: May 3, 2021

On Jan. 20 and 21, 1904, J.R. Winslow was in Carrington on legal matters. On Jan. 21, H.J. Radtke arrived from Sparta, Wisconsin, to visit his brother W.E. Radtke and family. That evening, Imson & Edgar’s Ideals played in the Opera House. They...

A cellphone recording, First Amendment rights and a guilty verdict

When 17-year old Darnella Frazier used her cell phone on May 25, 2020, to record the murder of George Floyd - a horrifying episode which, viewers across the globe know, lasted nine minutes and 29 seconds, she probably did not stop to think that she...

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Savvy Senior: How Seniors Can Learn New Technology Skills Online

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good technology classes or online learning resources for inexperienced seniors? I have a computer and a smartphone, but my knowledge and skills are pretty...

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What It Took: Writing a Series

Over the years of writing I have learned a lot, but learning is never ending. When I started this “What it Takes” series, I was just eight years old. In the past two and a half years, I have...

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Investment decisions not for the legislature

At the behest of Jamestown area legislators, a grand plan for a $60 million amusement park has been proposed to the legislature with a direct appropriation of $5 million and a $60 million loan from...

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Three Simple Selections for Spring Smallies

I can recall my first smallmouth bass as clearly as the blue skies of the late spring day on which it came to my jig. Sitting on the shoreline casting the eighth-ounce ballhead out over the small...

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Dakota Recreation Report: May 3, 2021

Outdoor notes: *Paddlefish season now open. Go to the N.D. Game & Fish Dept. website for open areas, license, and other information. Tournaments: *May 15: Devils Lake Fishing: *Devils Lake elevation,...

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Stick It to Spring Largemouth

The warming waters of spring herald a movement for largemouth bass into the shallows of the lakes and reservoirs in which they reside. Often, those dark bottoms releasing the first green-and-red...

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Obituary: Paul Kranig

Paul J. Kranig, age 47, of Bremen, N.D. entered heaven on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at St. Alexius Hospital, surrounded by his family. Paul was born Oct. 25, 1973 to Donald and Anna (Schneider) Kranig,...

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Obituary: Lettie Annell

Lettie Kathleen Annell, 90 years old, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Lettie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and...

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Obituary: Linda Colliander

Linda Soulis Colliander passed away on April 22, 2021, after a very brief battle with cancer. Linda was the only child of George and Myrtle (Haberlien) Anderson, born Feb. 17, 1944 in New Rockford,...

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