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 By Amy Wobbema    Opinion    November 28, 2022 

Mom pride at courtside

As I write this, I’m preparing to sleep in my own bed for the first time since Wednesday (and it’s Sunday). Armed with my media pass, new Rocket gear and Erik Gjovik’s Nikon camera, I spent the...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    November 21, 2022

"A Christmas Survival Guide" debuts at DPRCA on Dec. 1

 The holiday season is upon us. For some, the tree is already up and a slew of gifts have already been purchased. For others, all their holiday planning is shoved into a few weeks, or even a few...

 

Tradition with a twist

My husband and I started our relationship on a gravel road in rural Wells County (somewhere between Barlow and Cathay, if my memory serves me correctly) exactly 22 years ago this past weekend. At...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    October 31, 2022

Foundation to host "The Feud" Saturday

This Saturday, live-action game show excitement returns to New Rockford! Minot-based Encore Events presents "The Feud" and "Name That Tune," on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the New Rockford Eagles Club. This...

 

Bringing art to life

This week Transcript Publishing brought a new publication into existence. My sister, Victoria, is an artist. Ever since she was a little girl, she has drawn and painted and brought things to life...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    October 24, 2022

New trees, landscaping among improvements to cemetery

Another season of outdoor work has ended for volunteers and caretakers of the St. John's and Prairie Home Cemeteries north of New Rockford. Among the highlights of this year's work is the new...

 

School bus route suspended: NR-S offering incentives to attract drivers

On Monday, Oct. 10, afternoon service on the northwest bus route for the New Rockford-Sheyenne School District was suspended. That’s according to an Oct. 3 letter sent by NR-S Superintendent Jill Louters to parents/guardians of students along the...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    October 10, 2022

Hewitt appointed to city commission

There's a new face at the table for the New Rockford City Commission. Dillon Hewitt was appointed to the open city commission seat vacated by the resignation of Ryan Hager. At the Monday, Oct. 3 meeti...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    October 10, 2022

Prost! It's Ocktoberfest

Hold on to your Lederhosen! Oktoberfest, DPRCA's fall fundraising event, is just days away! It has been three years since the annual fundraising event was held, and this time organizers look forward...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    October 10, 2022

Street special assessments to be certified Monday

The special assessments for the New Rockford street project are nearly finalized.   There were four members of the public present for the final hearing on the street project special assessments,...

 

All Things October

We turned the calendar over to a new month this past week, at seemingly record-breaking speed. It has now been one year since I became publisher of two newspapers, and I just don’t know where the ti...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    October 3, 2022

Community rallies to support Ellingson family

An outpouring of support for the Cayler Ellingson family was on display this past week, evidence that in rural North Dakota communities residents step up to help whoever is in need. Family friend...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    Opinion    October 3, 2022

It all takes balance

Lifestyle changes are hard, especially when it comes to food. About two months ago, my husband and I decided to make a change in our diets. Since he doesn’t like it when I talk about him in my...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    September 26, 2022

Sales tax revenue up considerably in 2nd quarter

 Tax Commissioner Brian Kroshus released data on North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases for the second quarter of 2022 on Sept. 14, which are up 11.5 percent compared to the same timeframe in...

 

Life is a series of volleys

 I attended an NR-S vs. Carrington volleyball match as publisher of both newspapers for the first time on Thursday, Sept. 15.  I saw administrators and school board members of both schools at the...

 

Rockets travel to Drake and sweep the Raiders 3-0

 The Rockets put a damper on Homecoming festivities at Drake-Anamoose High School Tuesday, Sept. 20. The Rockets made a clean sweep, as all three NR-S squads defeated the Drake-Anamoose Raiders in...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    September 19, 2022

City approves lease for child care center

There’s a new child care center in the works for New Rockford. On Wednesday, Sept. 7, the New Rockford City Commission agreed to lease the Brown Memorial to the New Rockford Area Betterment...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    September 19, 2022

City aware of water quality issues, working to identify the source

The public works department continues to work with contractors to finish the punch list for the water plant project. Public Works Superintendent Bruce Hirchert told city commissioners at their Sept....

 

Take time to rest

I thrive on deadlines. I get a sense of accomplishment every time I can check something off my to-do list, flip through the pages of a newspaper fresh off the press, or see a finished project come to...

 

A little Homecoming nostalgia

I have a song by Kenny Chesney in my head right now, “The Boys of Fall.” “Standin' in the huddle listenin' to the call “Fans goin' crazy for the boys of fall” Yes, it's Homecoming, and this...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    September 5, 2022

Full house at special assessment hearing

“Not everyone is going to be happy; everyone has to pay,” New Rockford City Commission President Stuart Richter told a crowd of about 75 property owners Tuesday evening. His remarks came at the...

 

The butterfly effect

We’ve had some heavy news weeks this summer. Burglaries, fatal crashes, residents fighting cancer, and a suspected murder-suicide were among the hard news headlines of the summer 2022 news cycle in...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    Opinion    August 22, 2022

Under Construction

As the old joke goes, there are only two seasons in North Dakota: winter and road construction. If there was a year where that is more true, it would be 2022. Our area saw snowstorms in late April, an...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 15, 2022

How goes your garden grow?

Another chapter of community garden history has been written. In observance of the New Rockford Community Garden's move across the street into Centennial Park, I did a little research on the origins...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    Opinion    August 15, 2022

Mini Market movers motivated by mentors

I was excited for the Mini Market in Carrington City Park last Tuesday, as it was a chance to see the next generation of movers and shakers in business, in action. I unfortunately couldn’t make it,...

 

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