Week of June 24, 2024

  • Changes ahead at NR-S

    Nathan Price

    Tuesday’s regular meeting of the New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board marked the beginning of significant changes for the district. For Dr. Jill Louters, who has served as the district’s superintendent for 12 years, it was her last regular meeting with NR-S, as her contract officially expires at the end of June. School Board President Todd Allmaras began the meeting with a few kind words for the district’s outgoing administrator. “Twelve years as a superintendent of any school district...

  • Chamber recognizes Gehrtz as Employee of the Month for June

    Nathan Price

    Anyone who's been shopping at Miller's Fresh Foods in the past three years has likely seen Talan Gehrtz hard at work helping area residents get their groceries. Gehrtz has been working at Miller's since October 2021, and whether he's bagging groceries, running the till or stocking shelves, he always provides a kind presence that helps make Miller's a welcoming local business. His efforts haven't gone unnoticed, and the New Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce has recognized Gehrtz as June's...

  • Doubling down

    Nathan Price

    It's amazing what some mothers are capable of. Teresa Risovi, a mother of three young boys and a full-time special education teacher, recently earned her double Master's degree from the University of Mary (UMary) in K-12 administration and special education strategy. It's among the highest academic achievements an individual can earn, requiring years of hard work and dedication. Only 13 percent of people in the U.S. get one master's, let alone two. Risovi finally achieved hers this April, and...

  • 701 Rundown: June 24, 2024

    Nathan Price

    Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Emmons County Sheriff Department won’t renew contract with Linton Emmons County Sheriff Gary Sanders told the Linton City Council at its June regular meeting that his department will not renew its law enforcement contract with the city. “I will not be seeking to renew the city of Linton contract,” he said. Sanders said the current contract between his department and the city was...

  • Sheyenne: June 24, 2024

    Patti Clifton

    The Sheyenne youth garden club met Monday at 3 p.m. (note new time each week) to finish planting their garden. This week, mulching will be the lesson. In the main Hunger Free Community Garden, more onions were planted and the sweet corn replanted due to poor stand. The potatoes, onions and tomatoes look great. Mondays at 6:30 p.m. continues to be the time for volunteers to work in the community garden or anytime you wish to weed! Greg and Cindy Hegland and Peter and Patti Larson finished putting fences around the remaining new trees planted...

  • Hanson's annual Poker Run this weekend

    Nathan Price

    Get your fancy rods and hogs waxed and ready, the annual Hanson’s Bar Poker Run is returning this weekend! Taking place on Saturday, June 29, the poker run is an opportunity to show off your nice car or motorcycle, or to simply have a good time and take in some of the beautiful classic vehicles owned by local residents. All street legal vehicles are welcome, and registration starts at 11 a.m. at Hanson’s Bar in downtown New Rockford. Registration will cost $25 per person. Those...

  • In the loop: McHenry celebrates 125 years

    Erik Gjovik

    BY ERIK GJOVIK For some great old-fashioned fun, games and memories, "blaze" a trail over to McHenry for three days of events celebrating a century-and-a-quarter of existence at the 125th Celebration June 28-30. From its start in 1899, the northeastern Foster County town proved its value as the terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad's branch starting at Sanborn, and was named in honor of the railway's chief civil engineer, E.H. McHenry. At one time, McHenry the town had seven grain...



  • Comin' in clutch

    Nathan Price

    Keaton Cudworth has pitched another gem, this time throwing a complete game shutout against the Devils Lake B Storm on Monday, June 17. Not only did Cudworth prevent any runner from crossing the plate, he also allowed just a single hit and struck out 10 Devils Lake batters in seven innings. To state the obvious, it doesn't get much better than that, and Cudworth couldn't have picked a better day to remind everyone why he's among the best pitchers in Class B baseball. As Cudworth took care of...

  • History of New Rockford: June 24, 2024

    K.C. Gardner Jr.

    On the morning of Sunday, Jan. 6, 1907, a special train brought teachers Miss Lillian Lund, Miss Millicent Wiche/Weibe, and Miss Lillyan Faust back from their holidays. That afternoon, a special train brought students Misses Harrison, Solsberg, and Erikson from Esmond; the girls would live in the Phillips Academy dormitory. On January 7, the New Rockford School re-opened after the holidays. A train made it to New Rockford, but there was not another one until January 11 because of the snow...

  • Savvy Senior: Can you stop and restart social security benefits?

    Jim Miller

    Dear Savvy Senior, Can I stop my Social Security retirement benefits and restart them later to get a bigger payment? I recently got a nice unexpected inheritance, so don’t need the money from Social Security right now. If possible, I would like to suspend my benefits and restart them at age 70. Do-over Dan Dear Dan, Yes, there are actually two different strategies that allow Social Security beneficiaries to undo their claiming decision. But to be eligible, there are certain conditions...

  • Collegiate Congratulations: June 24, 2024

    Our bi-annuall celebration of collegiate success is here! Click the link below to download our special section, Collegiate Congratulations, featuring dozens of area college students! https://www.newrockfordtranscript.com/home/cms_data/dfault/pdfs/misc/2024-06-24.pdf A special thank you to all the local businesses and area colleges that sponsored this section. We could not produce this without their...

  • Inspirational quotes for the over-50 realist

    Jase Graves

    Recently, I was getting a haircut and teasing my long-term stylist about the lack of inspirational-quote décor in her salon station compared to the one next to hers. Of course, she knows that teasing her is how I show my love and appreciation to her for not re-sculpting my earlobes with her straight razor or making my hair look like it was styled with a package of firecrackers. Our discussion had us both laughing about how corny and unrealistic some inspirational quotes can seem, especially for those of us who are 50 or older. Take this one,...

  • D-Day reminder: constitutional principles went to war abroad to preserve them at home

    David Adler

    The 80th anniversary of D-Day, justly commemorated as history’s greatest military invasion, reminds us of the fact that World War II was waged to defeat the forces of authoritarianism abroad so our constitutional democracy and all that comes with it – freedom, justice and the rule of law – could be preserved at home. When American soldiers stormed the beaches at Normandy on June 6, 1944, they fought for the cherished principles embodied in the Constitution and those trumpeted by the Bill of Rights: limited governmental powers confined...

  • Readers see newspapers as "all of the above"

    Cecile Wehrman, Exec. Director, ND Newspaper Association

    With the state primary season concluded, the forms of messaging statewide candidates used leading up to June 11 is curious. Likewise, the steady drumbeat we hear from local and state governments to move public notices to government websites, along with the decisions some state agencies make in bypassing legacy media to publicize state programs. As the executive director of the North Dakota Newspaper Association (NDNA), and also a community newspaper publisher, the requests for free coverage by...

  • Sermonette: June 24, 2024

    Pastor Jeff Halvorson

    Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ. This week we continue our survey of the first four books of the New Testament, the Gospels. Having covered Matthew and Mark, we move onto Luke. Luke is the longest and most comprehensive of the Gospels. It is possible Luke was a Jew but most likely he was a Gentile. This would make him the only Gentile author in our New Testament. He was a physician. He traveled with the apostle Paul for much of his journeys and Paul referred to Luke as “the beloved physician." Luke has also been regarded as a noted...

  • Living on Purpose: Thoughts on abundant living

    Billy Holland

    One of the more popular verses about blessings in the New Testament is John 10:10. We notice Christ is speaking: “The thief does not come except to steal, to kill, and to destroy. But, I have come that they may have life and have it more abundantly.” This statement is a wonderful promise of confidence, as it generally describes how the devil is evil and is trying to destroy us, and that God is always good and desires for us to be victorious representatives of His glorious kingdom. You would...

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