New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

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Lindquist recognized by N.D. High School Coaches Association

Gary Lindquist of New Rockford was presented with the North Dakota High School Coaches Association Award of Special Recognition on Thursday, July 22 at the annual NDHSCA Coach of the Year and Hall of...

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"It's heart-wrenching" Farmers and ranchers deal with effects of severe drought

Sloughs are going dry throughout the county, and pastures are bare of grass.   No measurable rain has fallen since July 3 in New Rockford, and the N.D. Agricultural Weather Network reports that...

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Steinbach announces retirement at county budget meeting

Kathy Steinbach has announced her retirement, effective November 30. She has served as county veteran’s service officer (CVSO) and housing authority director since June 1, 2018. Steinbach told...

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Sheyenne Farmers Market back for 12th year

Sheyenne Farmers Market kicked off its 12th season on Saturday, July 24. Every Saturday from now until October, you will find vendors on Main Street (Hwy 281 in Sheyenne) selling fresh produce and...

Talk of the Town: August 2, 2021

Area folks extend sympathy to the family of Cameron Pierson. Candy Jensen and Terry Koepplin joined niece Jodi and Dave Bergman and Jodi’s father Johnny Johnson and friend for a catch-up visit over breakfast on Wednesday at the Rockford Café....

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Eagles donate to American Legion

The New Rockford Eagles recently donated $1,100 to American Legion Post #30 in New Rockford to assist in purchasing new flags throughout the town of New Rockford and at grave markers. This donation...

Pleasant Prairie: August 2, 2021

Janelle Koepplin was a brief stopper on Monday morning at the Charlotte Koepplin home, bringing goodies and treats. Last Sunday, Jimmy Indergaard was a visitor at the Dennis and Fran Walen home, and a visitor and supper guest at the Andy and Ruth...

Oberon Oracles: August 2, 2021

Tuesday, Lester Roberts was visited by his sisters, Marlene Miller, Jean Olson and Delores Stack, his brother Roger, and his nephew, Scott Miller. Marlene, Delores and Scott visited Lester again on Thursday. Lester enjoyed visiting and supper with...

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Sox take second at Districts

New Rockford-Sheyenne Legion Post #30 started off District 4 play with a walk-off win, defeating the Jamestown Blues 8-7. The Sox jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on the strength of a single run in...

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Summer Sports Recap

The turnout for summer ball was excellent this year. Photos of all the baseball teams age 10 and under, plus the Pink Sox softball team, are pictured here. Congratulations...

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History of New Rockford: August 2, 2021

The April 15, 1904, “Transcript” said barbers Judson Gilbreath and Granville Egbert had to vacate their quarters next to the H.G. Hudson fruit store, as jeweler J.N. Kunkel was going to occupy...

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Archival Anecdotes: Summertime (of another era)

It is shocking to see people overdressed during the sweltering summer heat. But have you ever seen a group of young people go to the beach in full-length dresses? Of course not! But if you were...

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Tree Talk: Lindens

Lindens are another great choice for community tree plantings. American linden is also known as basswood, with a soft wood that is used for carving things like duck decoys. This tree is native to the...

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Savvy Senior: Does Medicare Cover Home Health Care?

Dear Savvy Senior, How does Medicare cover in-home health care? My husband has a chronic health condition that makes it very difficult for him to leave the house, so I’m wondering if he could...

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Striking up some ratings for the Olympics

Maybe croquet could improve the ratings for the 2021 Summer Olympics? Please allow me to explain. The COVID-delayed 2020 Olympics are on track to be the lowest watched games of the 21st century,...

Advice and consent: Constitutional duty of the Senate

Some readers may remember that their introduction to this ancient phrase came when they picked up a copy of Allen Drury’s 1959 Pulitzer-Prize winning novel, “Advise and Consent,” which described a passionate and energetic U.S. Senate engulfed...

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Term limits challenge citizen competence

A committee of petitioners is proposing a constitutional amendment that would limit future North Dakota legislators to eight years of service. The proposal would “grandfather” in all legislators...

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Low Water Fishing Tips

The continued drought and dry conditions have lowered flows from western North Dakota to eastern Minnesota during this long, hot summer. Since early spring, I've walked the shores of a number of...

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North Dakota Outdoors: August 2, 2021

Food waste is a hot topic, with an effort to raise awareness of the changing mindset from allowing food to rot, spoil, or in some cases, even just taking more than you need or will eat. For many here...

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Dakota Recreation Report: August 2, 2021

Outdoor notes: *N.D. Dept. of Environmental Quality blue-green algae reports: Advisories – Alkali, Antelope, Buffalo, Buffalo Lodge, Coal Mine, and Frettim lakes, South Hoffer, and Jamestown and...

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Southeast ND Deer Stable at Midsummer

With a mild winter, dry spring and a warm summer, whitetail deer populations in southeastern North Dakota are doing well. More than that, according to Jason Smith, Big Game Biologist with the North...

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Our Outdoors: Scout Out the Drought

Early last fall, as I rolled up over the hill with my buddy behind me, closing out the two-truck caravan in our grouse hunt, I was a bit dismayed to see the stretch of public-access grass from yellow...

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Obituary: Olaf Ringerud

Olaf J. Ringerud, 91, passed away on July 24, 2021 at CHI St. Alexius Health, in Carrington, N.D. Visitation will be Friday, August 6 from 12 to 6 p.m., with family present from 5 to 6 p.m., at...

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