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 By Amy Wobbema    News    June 27, 2022 

"Little Shop of Horrors" comes alive on summer DPRCA stage

It's just your average downtown flower shop, the place you go when you need a bouquet for someone you love or a corsage for a special occasion. Or is it? DPRCA presents "Little Shop of Horrors,"...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    June 13, 2022

Financing secured for street project

The City of New Rockford has secured financing for the street project. Auditor Becki Schumacher and President Stu Richter negotiated the terms with the Bank of North Dakota this past month. Interstate...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    June 13, 2022

Summer Street Market downtown Thursday

This Thursday evening, downtown New Rockford plays host to the first Summer Street Market of the season. Grab a bite to eat from the Mexican Munchies food truck or the Cities Service Luncheonette....

 
 By Amy Wobbema    Opinion    June 13, 2022

"Top Gun: Maverick" reignites big screen excitement

If you are like me, you were waiting for the release of “Top Gun: Maverick” for a while. A product of the ‘80s, the original 1986 film was among those I could watch over and over again. I had ...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    May 30, 2022

Students honored at awards night; Lies named Teacher of the Year

Lynnae Lies was named the 2022 New Rockford-Sheyenne Teacher of the Year by Bank Forward. Since graduating from Mayville State University, Lies has committed 28 years to NR-S. In addition to her...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    May 30, 2022

Look ma', no hands!

Rocket Wash, New Rockford's first automatic, touchless car wash, is coming soon. Zach and Lauren Fleming of New Rockford and Eastern Eddy County residents Mark and Lisa Becker are the owners, and...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    Opinion    May 23, 2022

Good things come in good time

It was about this time of year, 22 years ago, when I was on the precipice of my future. There I was, in my second semester of university, and my roommate had an epiphany: we should "go away" for the...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    May 16, 2022

Award-winning Transcript racks up 32 more in '22

Your local newspaper took home 32 awards in the 2022 North Dakota Newspaper Association (NDNA) Better Newspaper Contest. The announcements were made at the NDNA Annual Convention in Bismarck on Friday...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    May 9, 2022

Childcare provider sought to establish, operate local center

Discussions about using the Brown Memorial for a childcare center continued at the New Rockford City Commission meeting on May 2. The NRABC seeks an individual or entity interested in operating a...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    Opinion    May 9, 2022

Make your communication handwritten and heartfelt

One can make the argument that communication may be the single most important aspect of human existence. I couldn't agree more. As a professional communicator, I strive daily to communicate as effecti...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    April 25, 2022

Hip Hip Hooray!

One of the movement experts at Peak Performance Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, PLLC, was named the Employee of the Month for April. Melissa Ystaas, PT/DPT, has eight years of experience...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    April 18, 2022

Grant program provides street trees at no cost to residents

More new trees will be planted along New Rockford’s streets this spring. A $10,000 award from the North Dakota Forest Service’s Community Forestry grant program will put an estimated 50-60 trees...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    April 11, 2022

Bids for street project come in under budget

At a time when the cost of everything appears to be going up, the low bid for New Rockford’s street improvements came in $1 million less than engineers anticipated. Six companies submitted bids for...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    Opinion    April 11, 2022

Word games are my daily therapy

I’m a word nerd. Words are fun and games to me, a lifelong writer. I enjoy searching for the right synonym or phrase to spice up an otherwise ordinary article. At the newspaper office, crafting...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    April 4, 2022

Kudos given at Community Honors

Local leaders were recognized at the Community Honors event held Friday, March 25. Among the big winners were three local businesses and a New Rockford couple who have volunteered for many...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 28, 2022

Garrison Diversion maintains water facilities for agriculture and recreation

Tasked with keeping the facilities of the Garrison Diversion Unit (GDU) in proper working condition, Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) employs 19 operations and maintenance...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    Opinion    March 28, 2022

Opinion: Ready to say goodbye to the time changes

If I could, I think I'd wake up with the sun. There's nothing better than rising with the sun as it streams through the west window of my bedroom. This time of year, I'm usually still in a stupor from...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 14, 2022

With bids in, commissioners seek public input on recycling

Three waste disposal companies submitted bids to the New Rockford City Commission Monday. While there was a clear low bid for the garbage removal portion of the contract, the recycling options were a...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 14, 2022

Mental health rises to the top of area health needs

The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for 2021 is complete. CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington and Foster County Public Health (FCPH) partnered on the semi-annual study. The 2021 CHNA process...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    Opinion    March 14, 2022

Two nights on the town to support local

Next week I get the benefit of two nights out in a row. Both the New Rockford and Carrington chambers of commerce and economic development organizations will be hosting their annual banquet/meetings....

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 7, 2022

Comedy on tap at DPRCA with "I'm Just Wild About Harry"

It's time to go way back to the turn of the century, the 20th century that is. Dakota Prairie Regional Center for the Arts (DPRCA) presents "I'm Just Wild About Harry," opening Friday, March 18 at...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 7, 2022

NR-S band to debut custom composed piece, "The Steam Powered Rocket"

The New Rockford-Sheyenne High School band is working on a brand new piece of music, "The Steam Powered Rocket," which launches in just eight days. Dr. Kyle Vanderburg, Assistant Professor of...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    February 28, 2022

City of New Rockford to consider recycling option with new waste removal contract

Next Monday, March 7, New Rockford city commissioners will review bids for garbage collection services in the city. Besides the obvious goal of getting the lowest possible price on an essential...

 

Winter is planning season

Amid all this wonderful wintery weather we’ve been experiencing, it may appear that no work is getting done. To the contrary, winter is what I refer to as “planning season.” Whether we gaze out...

 

Genre earns medal at Gackle Streeter Tournament

Rocket archers made the trek to Gackle for the 2022 Gackle-Streeter archery tournament on Saturday, Feb. 19. Fisher Genre was the sole medalist for the Rockets. He shot a 259 in the tournament,...

 

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