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 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 24, 2022 

COVID-19: Supreme Court splits on vaccine mandate decisions

Free at-home tests and N95 masks are on their way to Americans this week. That’s after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down one COVID-19 vaccine mandate and upheld another. On Thursday, Jan. 13, the...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 17, 2022

Karen's Place reopens

Oberon's only bar is back in business. Council members reconsidered the liquor license application at their January 10 meeting. "Because his application was 'pending,' he could have been open up...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 17, 2022

Sheriff warns residents of active scam

An elderly New Rockford resident received a suspicious check for over $8,000 in the mail last week, along with a letter claiming that she had won $750,000 in the North American Publisher’s...


Delayed newspaper issues are beyond our control

“Am I going to get my paper on time this week?” a lady called and asked Friday. “Well, they’re not here yet,” Allen answered. “Where’s my newspaper? I haven’t gotten a newspaper on...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 10, 2022

Residents urged to keep fire hydrants clear

Take a look at the fire hydrants close to your home and business. Do they look more like the picture on the left, or the right? If a fire hydrant is covered with snow, like the one shown on the left,...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 10, 2022

With no liquor license, Karen's Place forced to close

The City of Oberon has shuttered its only bar by not approving its liquor license. Elvis Thumb, owner of Karen’s Place, closed the doors at midnight on January 1, 2021, at which time his 2021...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 10, 2022

City Commission reviews water plant progress, hears from a third garbage removal service

The reverse osmosis equipment for the city’s water treatment plant has finally arrived. Public Works Superintendent Bruce Hirchert reported to the commission at their meeting on Jan. 3 that it was...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 10, 2022

Detection is key to preventing CO poisoning

With furnaces humming and fireplaces blazing, local fire departments are on high alert during winter for the "silent killer", carbon monoxide. Many readers have likely heard about the family of seven...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 3, 2022

A Christmas Miracle

It's a Christmas miracle! Randy Reisenauer of New Rockford, who was airlifted to Fargo's Sanford Medical Center a few days before Halloween due to COVID-19, celebrated Christmas at home with his...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    December 27, 2021

Tedrow gets nod from Chamber

She made a name for herself caring for local people's animals. Now, she is an experienced field veterinarian for USDA. Carolyn Tedrow, DVM, is the Chamber's Employee of the Month for December. Tedrow...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    December 27, 2021

Controversy over Karen's Place

At its regular meeting on December 6, the Oberon City Council denied a liquor license to Karen's Place for 2022, and one of the bar's owners is seeking redress. Without a new license, Karen's Place...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    December 20, 2021

Cemetery Association receives extra funds from grave marker fundraiser

In November, we brought you the story of the community effort to purchase and install stones for four individuals with unmarked graves, who are buried in the local cemetery. In little more than a...


Classic Christmas movie is about community

“It’s a Wonderful Life” is my favorite Christmas movie. It takes me back to a simpler time I have never experienced, but love to revel in nonetheless, if even for a couple of hours. There’s so...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    December 13, 2021

City formulating plan to get rid of unclaimed vehicles in impound

Last month, commissioners discussed how to clear the impound lot, which is full of nuisance and abandoned vehicles. City attorney Travis Peterson conducted research on the matter and came to the...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    December 13, 2021

N.D. Attorney General says City of Oberon violated open records law

The City of Oberon was recently put on notice by the North Dakota Attorney General’s office for “blatantly ignoring” an open records request. On January 4, 2021, citizen Corey Ploium requested c...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    December 6, 2021

NRABC/Bank Forward sponsor 2nd annual Holiday Lights Tour

In a world of Grinches, it’s time to be a Griswold. So dig out your loud lawn ornaments, illuminated inflatables and obnoxiously bright bulbs and deck out your yard for a chance to win Chamber...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    December 6, 2021

Foundation meets Feud

In its first fundraising event since 2018, the New Rockford Community Foundation did not disappoint. The $50-a-plate night was worth the wait, with a spread of prime rib and garlic mashed potatoes or...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    November 29, 2021

Veteran caregiver recognized by Chamber

In August 1981, Donna Gedrose (née Gehrtz) made a decision – to stay home with her own children, and care for others' littles as well. Now 40 years later, she continues to work as the caregiver...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    November 29, 2021

Meet the cast of "Winter Wonderettes"

DPRCA's "Winter Wonderettes" opens Thursday. Meet the four young women whose talents will be on full display in this holiday hit. New Rockford's own Tessa Hartl leads the pack as Missy, the neurotic...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    November 22, 2021

With very few protests, city proceeds to design phase of street project

New Rockford city commissioners gathered Monday morning to review objections made to the street project. Property owners representing 2.18 percent of the project area sent letters protesting the...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    November 15, 2021

Students get hands-on at Jamestown Career Fair

On Thursday, Nov. 4, more than 1,000 students from 22 area schools had the opportunity to experience a variety of occupations at the Health, Technology and Trades Career Fair at Jamestown Civic...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    November 8, 2021

City officials outline details of street improvement project

New Rockford city officials held public input meetings on Thursday, Oct. 28, to gauge support for a proposed street improvement project. About a dozen citizens gathered Thursday afternoon for the...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    November 8, 2021

City officials propose ordinance changes, discuss nuisance vehicles

New Rockford city commissioners reviewed several ordinance changes Monday, which were proposed by city attorney Travis Peterson. At the Nov. 1 regular meeting, Peterson brought the proposed revisions...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    November 1, 2021

Community rallies to raise funds for burial stone project

Four men buried in the New Rockford Cemetery decades ago will have proper stones installed to remember them, courtesy of a community effort. It all started with a Facebook post on the “New Rockford...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    November 1, 2021

Be Here Tomorrow: Hines to deliver message of hope and healing

Eddy County Community Cares and the Carrington Area Healthy Communities Coalition have partnered to bring an incredible mental health resource to the area. On Nov. 16, witness the story of Kevin... Full story


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