New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

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NO TIME TO SPARE/

Bowlers will be back at Wonder Lanes throwing strikes by September, if all goes according to plan. New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation unveiled... Full story

Eddy County Sheriff's Report for February

The man who attempted to rob the Rockford Cafe, stayed at the Rock Inn without paying and stole prescription drugs from a vehicle in New Rockford on a Saturday morning in January was sentenced in...

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Belquist shines in debut for UND Fighting Hawks

If New Rockford's Bo Belquist goes on to a long and productive career in FCS football with the North Dakota Fighting Hawks, he did it right from the...

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Pinochle players gather to remember Wick

The second annual Roger Wick Memorial Pinochle Tournament was graciously hosted at Buck-It's Bar on Friday, Feb. 19. Twenty-eight Pinochle players...

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Nearly 1,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered so far in Eddy County

Local public health staff have almost completely shifted focus from COVID-19 testing to administering vaccines in recent weeks. On Tuesday, Eddy...

Talk of the Town: March 1, 2021

Sheyenne and New Rockford folks extend sympathy to the families of Ellen Messner and Sandy Benson. Sunday evening visitors and chickens and shrimp supper guests at the Taylor and Amanda and Evelyn...

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Law Enforcement Center schedules 911 upgrades

Lake Region Law Enforcement Center (LRLEC) is making an investment in the future of emergency services in Eddy, Ramsey, Benson, and Nelson counties....

Sheyenne News: March 1, 2021

Denise Labrensz was an overnight guest of grandson Jase Pfeiffer on Thursday while his parents were away. Jeff and Denise Labrensz enjoyed a Jamestown shopping day with lunch on Sunday. Patti...

Pleasant Prairie: March 1, 2021

Thursday found Charlotte Koepplin and Candy Jensen out and about in New Rockford doing some necessary shopping. Margie Anderson and families were among those who took condolences to the family of...

Lily's Hope Ministry prepares for memorial etchings this summer

It has been a full year since Lily’s Hope Ministry began its mission to create a space for families to memorialize lives lost in utero, at birth or shortly after. Now a quiet area of the St. James...

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14 Rocket archers make top 10

Fourteen Rocket archers placed in the top ten in the Lidgerwood virtual archery tournament on Saturday, February 20. A total of 69 archers from New...

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Duchscherer takes second at state wrestling

NR-S junior Matthew Duchscherer, son of Todd and Renae Duchscherer of New Rockford, placed second at 126 pounds at the State Class B Individual...

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North Star Bearcats defeat Rockets

The New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets took on the Bearcats in Cando on Friday, Feb. 19. The Rockets lost 72-47. This was the last region game for the...

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Rockets fall to Cardinals in Region 4 Tournament

The New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets headed to Langdon to take on the Cardinals in the first round of the Region 4 girls basketball tournament on...

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History of New Rockford: March 1, 2021

Cases on the docket of the district court, beginning on Nov. 23, 1903, included the following: Northwestern Port Huron Co. vs. Justice; action on...

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Archival Anecdotes: Hats of a different color

The Eddy County Museum has an impressive collection of hats. In fact more than two dozen different hat styles are represented in the archives. For...

Free Speech Clause: Origins and purposes

The guarantee of freedom of speech, central to Americans’ participation in self-governance and the life of the nation, is secured by the First Amendment of the Constitution. Ratified in 1791, the...

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Savvy Senior: How to Choose a Quality Nursing Home During a Pandemic

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give me some tips on how to pick a good nursing home in the COVID era? My mother had a stroke a while back and can’t use...

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What shall we say about grandmothers?

Yes, a lot of water has flowed under the bridge since February 20, 1971 – but it’s still hard to believe that Granny Tyree (my father’s mother)...

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It's not humane to make a mockery of death

Death is the one human experience that connects everyone, regardless of color, creed, class or bank account. The inequity comes only in its manner...

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The puppy solution

Coffee. I need coffee. And sleep. And food. I picked up my Lab puppy, Thurber, four days ago. I have spent every waking moment since happily tending...

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ND Clay Target League Hopes to Rebound with Expanded Offerings

Following a down year with the pandemic restricting a number of schools in North Dakota from participating in the state's high school clay target...

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Dakota Recreation Report: March 1, 2021

Outdoor notes (check with organizers for event updates): *New hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses available after March 15. *N.D. Game & Fish...

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Early Spring Walleye Tips

In the cold of early spring, it's not uncommon to see anglers patrolling those early openwater areas for the first active walleyes of the season. As...

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Our Outdoors: Staking out spring spaces

As a weather junkie, I know that any forecast over five days out is not to be trusted. As an angler though, especially the glass-half-full kind who...

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Obituary: Stephanie Cummings

Stephanie Kay (Lill)Cummings lovingly entered into the arms of Jesus on February 20, 2021 at the age of 79. Stephanie was born on February 10, 1942...

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Obituary: Ellen Messner

Ellen Louise Messner of Sheyenne, N.D. passed away peacefully at her lifelong home while surrounded by family. Funeral service was held Thursday,...

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Obituary: James Neumiller

James "Jim" Richard Neumiller, age 61, of Sykeston, N.D., passed away peacefully the evening of Feb. 16, 2021. He was surrounded by his loving family...

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Obituary: Arlene Benson

Arlene Marie Benson, age 93, of Sheyenne, N.D., died Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, N.D. Funeral service...

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Obituary: Mary Mackrill

Mary Phyllis "Phyllis" Umstot Mackrill of Edgewood Senior Living, Jamestown, N.D. and formerly of Annandale, V.A., passed away Feb. 21, 2021 at the...

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