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Midnight blaze damages Rue home

Firemen were called to a house fire on Second Avenue North in New Rockford shortly after midnight on Tuesday, May 11. Homeowner Nathan Rue and his fiancé Jennifer Jacobson were awakened by their...

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Commission approves purchase of three new John Deere blades

The county’s road crew will once again drive John Deere green for the next five years. The County Commission voted Tuesday to accept the bid for three new motor graders from RDO Equipment. The...

School board chooses architect for gym, makes plans to build bus storage

Monday, May 10, the New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board met, and building projects were the topic of conversation. The second gym project is moving forward. The next steps have been taken to start negotiations with an architectural firm. The...

Talk of the Town: May 17, 2021

Bill and Diana Ziegler, Kim Brown, Dianne Goebel, Wayne Sogge, and Duff and Sandy Settelmeyer were among those who attended the monthly meeting of Circle Trail Riders, on Monday evening, at Hanson’s Bar. Sister-in-law Lois Ockert, and daughter...

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Legion Auxiliary elects new officers

The American Legion Auxiliary met on Monday, May 10. Important business of the evening was the election of next year's officers. Pictured in the back row is: Sharon Ludwig, President; Barb...

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Transcript takes home General Excellence title in newspaper contest

The New Rockford Transcript staff came up big winners in the North Dakota Newspaper Association's Better Newspaper Contest this year. The newspaper competed in a new category this year, small...

New program lowers cost of broadband

NDTC is working to help build consumer awareness about the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program. The temporary benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the...

Oberon Oracles: May 17, 2021

Neal Swenson visited Todd Buehler on Thursday afternoon. Dave Kenner, Beau, Brittin and Brooks Buehler visited with Todd and Nadley on Sunday afternoon. A bridal shower and open house brunch honoring Grace Ihry, bride-to-be of Hunter Buehler, will...

Pleasant Prairie: May 17, 2021

Cory Jorgensen, Dale and Diane Rosenberg, Nancy Ludwig and Charlotte Koepplin were among those who attended a Circle Trail Riders meeting Monday evening at Hanson’s Bar. Wednesday, Charlotte Koepplin and Candy Jensen drove to Jamestown where they...

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NDSU Extension offers Ag in the Gym at NR-S

NDSU Extension Agents from Eddy, Foster and Wells counties conducted an Ag in the Gym event for area schools, after taking a break due to COVID in 2020. The mission, based on the Agriculture in the...

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Genre is #2 in nation

Hunter Genre has had quite the year. This eighth grader at New Rockford-Sheyenne has seen some highs and lows. His family nearly lost everything in their home, including his bow and arrows, due to a...

Belquist sets two new records at Rugby CNDC Outdoor Meet

Speed. When I hear the name Kelsie Belquist, I think of speed. Why you may ask? Belquist is only a freshman in high school and is an outstanding athlete in all sports, from volleyball to basketball to track, and her hard work and determination...

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SNR beats Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page 5-0

Sheyenne-New Rockford faced Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page at home for the rematch of the first game of the season on Friday, May 5. SNR won the contest 5-0 for their second straight shutout. The pitching...

SNR hands LaMoure first loss of the season

On May 6, Sheyenne-New Rockford went to LaMoure and played their most complete defensive game yet, beating regional opponent LaMoure/Litchfield-Marion 3-0. Evan Ulrich started the game and pitched a complete game shutout. He was able to work out of...

SNR loses to Rugby and Velva/Drake/Anamoose

Sheyenne-New Rockford had a disappointing day on Saturday, May 6, in Rugby. SNR played for five innings against the hometown team and Velva/Drake/Anamoose. Rugby beat the Sox 6-4 in the first contest of the day. SNR had a promising start when Kaden...

Club Volleyball finishes pool play in Power League Tournament

The New Rockford club volleyball teams competed in the last pool play tournament of the season on Sunday, May 9, to determine where they would sit in the tournament play matches on Sunday, May 16. The 16s team competed against Minot Verity, Blue...

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Rivalry continues, Cardinals defeat Black Sox on home field

Sheyenne-New Rockford traveled to rival regional opponent Carrington on May 10, and defensively played one of their worst games of the year. The game was sloppy in the field for both teams, with each...

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EMS Week: Salute to Volunteers

Over the last year, the pandemic has given people a small glimpse of the vital role of EMS professionals. The sacrifice and dedication of EMTs, paramedics and other EMS practitioners has rightfully...

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EMS Week: Celebrating 50 years of EMS in our community

The Community Ambulance Service of New Rockford has provided emergency medical services to the community for 50 years. Work began in 1970, when 18 firemen attended Advanced First Aid classes and an...

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History of New Rockford: May 17, 2021

On Feb. 2, 1904, Julius Ponto of rural Sheyenne was in Devils Lake at the U.S. Land Office. He had recently been discharged from a Fargo hospital, where he had been confined for a year after a...

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Archival Anecdotes: Putting a Face with a Name

Sometimes working through the archives at the Eddy County Museum is a bit like putting together a puzzle. Just as it is with puzzles, sometimes an answer seems to pop out. This week in particular,...

EMS Week: Hovey receives Community Service award

A six-year member of Community Ambulance Service of New Rockford, Judge James Hovey, was recently recognized for his volunteer service. Foster County State's Attorney Kara Brinster nominated Hovey for the Southeast Judicial District Bar Association...

Disaster for the Constitution: Flawed assertions of state sovereignty

No doctrine has posed a greater threat to the U.S. Constitution than the flawed assertion of state sovereignty. It represented the extreme versions of the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions of 1798, that asserted the authority of states to nullify...

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Savvy Senior: How Much Will You Need to Save for Retirement?

Dear Savvy Senior, Is there an easy way to figure out how much I will need to save for retirement? My wife and I are both in our late fifties and want to figure out about how much we’ll need in...

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Building bridges for kids to value wildlife

Children love learning, and it's undeniable that great ideas and principles shared at a young age can impact the path of a child for a lifetime. A coloring book I had as a child about America's...

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Get Down for Prairie Trout on the Fly

Stocked trout don't take long to acclimate to their surroundings. Within a week or two of the recent dumps of rainbows and browns across the state, these fish spread out and stalk the water column...

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Dakota Recreation Report: May 17, 2021

Outdoor notes: *Deer gun and muzzleloader applications now available on the N.D. Game & Fish Dept. website, (gf.nd.gov). Applications are due June 2. *Paddlefish snagging season now closed....

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Our Outdoors: A Chance to Learn

We buzzed along the inside of the breakline, my buddy Kevin and I, watching the rhythmic ticking of the tips of the trolling rods strung out alongside his Alumacraft, with a second eye toward the...

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Considering Carp

There's an encounter each spring that reminds me of how lucky we are to have ugly fish. They don't glisten in gold like walleyes, sparkle with silver like a white bass, or even bring up the base of...

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Obituary: Robert Jensen

Robert Roy Jensen passed away at his home in Palmer, Alaska, on Feb. 27, 2021, at the age of 91. Graveside service will be Friday, May 21, 2021 at Grace City Cemetery, Grace City, N.D. Burial will...

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Obituary: Lynn Flemmer

Lynn "Skinner" Sherman Flemmer, 70, of Carrington, N.D., passed away peacefully on May 5, 2021 at his home comforted by family members. Funeral service was held Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Grace...

Obituary: Shirley Nihill-Erickson

Shirley Nihill-Erickson, age 93, of Bordulac, N.D., died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington, N.D. Her...

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Obituary: Orville Holland

Orville Holland, 92, of Carrington, N.D., passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington, N.D. Funeral service was held Monday, May 10, 2021 at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington....

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