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  • BREAKING NEWS: Eddy County voters take to the polls

    Nathan Price|Jun 10, 2024

    Nearly 700 Eddy County voters took to the polls on Tuesday, June 11 for North Dakota’s primary elections, and several locally-contested races were decided by just a handful of votes. The packed race for the two-year unexpired term on the New Rockford City Commission was of particular interest, as there wasn’t a single candidate appearing on the ballot. However, there were three individuals running write-in campaigns for the seat. Carter Richter, Justin Ystaas and George Ritzke were each asking N...

  • Voters choose Drake, Pfeiffer, Allmaras for NR-S school board

    Nathan Price|Jun 10, 2024

    The most well-attended New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board election in recent memory took place on Tuesday, June 4. According to the unofficial results released on Wednesday, at least 255 people voted in this year's election, dozens more than last year's contentious election that brought 225 citizens to the ballot box. There were three seats up for grabs this year, each for a 3-year term on the school board. The only contested race was for the seat from the former New Rockford district, which is...

  • Circle Trail Riders gearing up for annual spring ride

    Nathan Price|Jun 10, 2024

    It's time again to hit the trails. Beginning on Friday, June 14 and ending on Father's Day, this year's Circle Trail Riders' spring ride promises to be another enjoyable weekend of horseback riding and fun activities. Base camp will be at Hendrickson Park just west of Sheyenne, N.D., with trail rides taking place all three days beginning at approximately 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend and enjoy an activity that's become increasingly rare in recent years. The Circle Trail Riders have been...

  • Taxable valuation up slightly in Eddy County

    Nathan Price|Jun 10, 2024

    At the Eddy County commission meeting on Tuesday, June 4, Director of Tax Equalization Kristy O'Connor reviewed the county's 2024 equalization report with commissioners. For O'Connor, Tuesday's meeting was the last in a series of meetings regarding tax equalization, having previously met with the cities of Sheyenne and New Rockford, as well as each individual township in the county. The last step was to present the final report for the entire county. According to O'Connor's report, 25 residentia...

  • 701 Rundown: June 10, 2024

    Nathan Price|Jun 10, 2024

    Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Stepping away from the track Thirty-four years at the helm of the Carrington track and field program has yielded much in the way of individual and team success for Greg Hoeckle, who is now retiring. Since starting his head coaching tenure in 1990, Hoeckle's Cardinal squads have consistently been among Class B's finest. Nine state girls' championships from 1999-2004 and 2012-14, four r...

  • Fourth at state

    Nathan Price|Jun 10, 2024

    The Sheyenne-New Rockford Black Sox have finished their spring season with a fourth place finish at their first state tournament appearance in 24 years. Many weren't sure how the Sox would fare after such a strong performance at the Region III Tournament, where they were largely dominant en route to a region championship. Were SNR really among the top eight teams in the state, or did they just happen to have a good few games that weekend? Well, they certainly answered that question with their...

  • Poitra sentenced to life behind bars

    Nathan Price|Jun 3, 2024

    On the evening of February 19, 2023, Nicholas Poitra, 46, walked into Rindy's Bar in Sheyenne and killed 30-year-old Troyal Thumb less than 10 minutes later. He then held several bar patrons at gunpoint as he stole a set of car keys, and went on to lead law enforcement on a tense 65-hour-long manhunt. It wasn't until February 22, when Poitra was spotted on a county road and held at gunpoint by a local farmer, that the ordeal was finally over. And now, well over a year later, Poitra has learned...

  • State officials hold election presentation

    Nathan Price|Jun 3, 2024

    In an effort to address concerns that North Dakota’s elections aren’t secure, state officials have been holding a series of demonstrations throughout the state, allowing citizens to see exactly how the voting process works in North Dakota. On Friday, May 24, one of those demonstrations was held in Fessenden. Presenting in front of an audience of about two dozen at the KTL Building was North Dakota’s Secretary of State, Michael Howe, alongside State Election Director Erica White. For about 90 mi...

  • Locals arrested after high speed chase

    Nathan Price|Jun 3, 2024

    On Thursday, May 23, at approximately 4:04 a.m., a vehicle occupied by three area residents was involved in a police chase through the streets of Grand Forks that reached speeds of over 100 miles per hour. According to a press release from the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office, one of their deputies initiated a traffic stop of a red Dodge Charger for crossing the centerline in the city of Grand Forks. “The vehicle briefly stopped, and then proceeded to flee at a high rate of speed,” state...

  • Lions donate to Sheyenne Rodeo Club

    Nathan Price|Jun 3, 2024

    The local Lions Club has made another important contribution to their community. Recently, they donated $5,000 to the Sheyenne Rodeo Club, a group which helps organize rodeo events in Sheyenne every year. With the Lions' generous contribution, the rodeo club will be able to continue bringing exciting events to the area, such as the upcoming NDRA rodeo later this month. On Sunday, June 30, the Sheyenne NDRA Rodeo will return to Hendrickson Park just west of Sheyenne, bringing dozens of cowboys...

  • 701 Rundown: June 3, 2024

    Nathan Price|Jun 3, 2024

    Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Long-standing Cooperstown business devastated by fire On Saturday, May 18, a fire started in the kitchen area of the Coachman Inn Restaurant that appears to have caused a complete loss of the building. The motel behind the restaurant was mostly spared thanks to the actions taken by the Cooperstown Fire Department. At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, the interim appointed sheriff, R...

  • Pfeiffer, Drake, Allmaras emerge victorious in NR-S school board election

    Nathan Price|Jun 3, 2024

    The most contested New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board election in recent memory took place on Tuesday, June 4, and several hundred residents showed up to vote. According to the unofficial results released on Wednesday, at least 255 people participated in this year’s election, even more than last year’s turnout of 225. It’s the second contested, high-turnout school board election in a row, which comes after seven years of uncontested races that usually saw just 20 or 30 ballots cast. There were...

  • Thompson declines secondary principal position at NR-S

    Nathan Price|May 27, 2024

    Megan Thompson chose not to accept a contract to become New Rockford-Sheyenne’s secondary principal, after being offered the position by the school board on Friday, May 10. Consequently, board members held another special meeting on Friday, May 17 – after the print deadline for the May 20 edition of the Transcript – during which a different teacher was offered the position. After a brief executive session to discuss the contract, the NR-S School Board carried a motion to offer Laura Hager the p...

  • On the campaign trail

    Nathan Price|May 27, 2024

    This year's primary election on Tuesday, June 11 is coming up fast, and state-wide candidates looking to represent North Dakotans are on the campaign trail. That trail has led a few candidates to New Rockford and Carrington, including Lieutenant Governor Tammy Miller, who's running to replace Doug Burgum as North Dakota's Governor, and her running mate Josh Teigen. Miller, a Republican, stopped by New Rockford-Sheyenne Public School on Wednesday, May 15, and met with with students, including Eri...

  • 701 Rundown: May 27, 2024

    Nathan Price|May 27, 2024

    Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Ukraine sponsorships fill jobs The first applications were received and acted upon for the Uniting for Ukraine program offered by the Carrington City Council. During the Monday, May 13 meeting, chairman Troy Roundy said they received grant applications from Tyler Carr, Mitch Page and Arlo Stedman. Tyler Carr of Carr Construction and Mitch Page from Golden Acres Manor and Estates jointly a...

  • Region champs

    Nathan Price|May 27, 2024

    The Sheyenne-New Rockford Black Sox are region champions for the first time in over two decades! At the Region III Tournament in Steele, N.D., the Sox found themselves the last team standing after playing three days of excellent baseball, and have now punched their ticket to the state tournament in Jamestown. For all three days at the region tournament, the Sox put on an excellent display of pitching, offense and defense on the baseball diamond, and were largely dominant en route to their...

  • Schumacher to tee off at state golf

    Nathan Price|May 27, 2024

    Jackson Schumacher is going back to state. At the Region 2 qualifier in Carrington on Wednesday, May 23, NR-S sophomore Jackson Schumacher had his best meet of the season, and it couldn't have come at a more perfect time. To qualify for the state tournament, golfers need to score a 79 or better in 18 holes. Schumacher had come oh-so close earlier in the season when he scored 80 at Rose Creek on Wednesday, May 8. In Carrington, however, Schumacher wasn't interested in making it close. Instead of...

  • Joint law enforcement operation yields results

    Nathan Price|May 20, 2024

    On Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, the Eddy County Sheriff's Office participated in Operation Spring into Action. The operation was designed to locate and seize illegal drugs in several area counties by saturating them with an increased police presence. A whole host of law enforcement agencies participated in the joint operation, including the Eddy, McLean, Benson, Ramsey, Nelson, Cavalier and Dunn County Sheriff's Departments, as well as the Lake Region Narcotics Task Force, U.S. Customs and...

  • Allmaras signs with LRSC for softball

    Nathan Price|May 20, 2024

    Kate Allmaras is the latest NR-S athlete to commit to continuing their athletic career at the collegiate level. On Thursday, May 9, Allmaras officially committed to Lake Region State College to play softball, a sport she's loved and competed in since age 10. That's despite New Rockford-Sheyenne not having its own softball program, and local summer softball options being limited. In order to play the game, Allmaras – daughter of Jamie and Kerstin Allmaras – has had to play with Carrington and...

  • Q&A with NR-S School Board candidates

    Nathan Price|May 20, 2024

    With the upcoming primary elections drawing ever closer, it’s time to begin hearing from local candidates about the issues that matter to residents of Eddy County. This is the second in a series of articles the Transcript is publishing ahead of the primary election on Tuesday, June 11, and the New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board election on Tuesday, June 4. This week, NR-S school board candidates were asked to answer relevant questions about themselves, the district’s priorities and student ach...

  • Secondary principal position offered twice

    Nathan Price|May 20, 2024

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated here to reflect events that have taken place since the May 20 print edition went to press on Thursday at noon. Those updates, along with any new developments, will be published in the May 27 print edition. At a special meeting on Friday, May 10, the New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board officially offered a contract to Megan Thompson to be the school’s next secondary principal. Thompson is currently employed by the East Central Center for Exceptional C...

  • Anderson takes plea deal

    Nathan Price|May 20, 2024

    Loren Anderson has pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment. Court documents say Anderson purposefully chased down and crashed head-on into his girlfriend’s vehicle on Highway 281 just north of New Rockford, following a domestic dispute on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023. After the incident, Anderson was charged with reckless endangerment and terrorizing, both Class C felonies, as well as domestic violence and aggravated reckless driving, both Class A misdemeanors. Anderson originally pleaded not guilty t...

  • 701 Rundown: May 20, 2024

    Nathan Price|May 20, 2024

    Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Cathay school demolished The Cathay School now only exists as a fond memory to all those who have walked its halls, as demolition of the 104-year-old structure went into full swing early last week. In the above photo taken last Wednesday several days after crews from Ralph Volson Enterprises of Balfour took down the shell of the school, portions of the eastern exterior wall of the gym r...

  • NR-S golfers compete in Fargo, Mapleton

    Nathan Price|May 20, 2024

    The NR-S varsity golf team were back on the greens this past week, as they look to qualify for the state tournament on June 4. On Monday, May 13, three Rocket golfers traveled to the Fargo Country Club. Jackson Schumacher finished best among the Rockets in Fargo with a score of 84, having scored 46 in the front nine and an impressive 38 on the back. Shaun Reimche wasn’t far behind with a score of 88, and Kage Walford managed a 94. Reimche’s score of 88 is his best result over 18 holes so far...

  • Ending on a high

    Nathan Price|May 20, 2024

    The Sheyenne-New Rockford Black Sox will enter the Region III tournament with momentum, having won two games in a row against the Loboes of LaMoure-Litchville/Marion and the Harvey/Wells County Hornets. First to fall were the Loboes, who hosted the Sox on Saturday, May 11 in LaMoure. On the mound for SNR was Keaton Cudworth, and for six innings on Saturday he and the defense behind him kept the Loboes from scoring a single run. Meanwhile, the Sox offense was steadily building a healthy...

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