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 By Oakley Brazil    News    April 27, 2020

What it Takes: Sharing hope virtually anywhere

I’m sure many of you are with me when I say that I’d sure like to move forward from this COVID-19 thing. But we’re stuck for now. COVID-19 has c...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    March 30, 2020

What it takes: Living one day at a time

(with guest contributor Rachel Brazil) It's been a crazy past couple of weeks. There was one point when I had been stuck in the house for three ...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    March 2, 2020

Report from the Trail Riders 4-H Club

The 4-H Trail Riders met on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 20 at the Schuster residence in New Rockford. Nearly everyone was in attendance. A few were...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    March 2, 2020

What it takes: Public works crew takes action when the snow starts to melt

At school, I’ve been learning about the water cycle and I realized there is a bit of snowmelt going on. This was especially clear when I took a walk...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    February 3, 2020

What it Takes: Award-winning taxidermist is self taught

In the past year, I've talked to many different people about their careers. This year, though, I want to try to experience those careers too. After...

 

Young columnist reflects on first year of writing

A year has passed since I became a newspaper reporter, and I have to say I have learned a few things. Over the past 12 months, I have interviewed and...

 

Trail Riders 4-H Report

The Trail Riders 4-H club gathered on Sunday, Dec. 1 at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd to decorate trees. Afterwards we enjoyed hot cocoa, cider and cookies. On Sunday, Dec. 15, the club held...

 

Volunteering for Santa, from the eyes of a child

On Saturday, Dec. 7, I volunteered during the annual Santa Day Celebration at the Brown Memorial in New Rockford. My job was to hand out a special...

 

Winterfest Special Feature: Take a look around... local gift ideas abound!

Before you drive out of town or reach for the computer for this year's holiday shopping, take a moment to consider if you can make your purchase in...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    December 2, 2019

4-H Trail Riders report

On Sunday, Nov. 17, the Trail Riders 4-H group held a meeting at the Grace Lutheran Church in Sheyenne. All of the club’s 11 members were present. Old business included planning for the annual...

 

What it Takes: Teaching with class

As a fourth-grader, I feel pretty grown up. Being at the top of the elementary, I am often reminded that there is an example to be set. It's a whole...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    November 4, 2019

4-H Trail Riders elect officers

The 4-H trail riders held their first meeting of the year on Sunday, Oct. 20.   The Helseth family provided snacks. Elections were held for officers and there were nine members were present. Here...

 

What it takes: Teaching is an art

This month I want to introduce readers to Mrs. Erin Radke, the new art teacher at New Rockford-Sheyenne School. This is a job that she has wanted to...

 

What It Takes: Making the cut

I was just a baby when I first met Josolyn Collier of Shear Delight Salon in New Rockford. She was the first person and is among the few to ever cut...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    July 29, 2019

Gone to Oregon, picking berries with the pros

Editor's note: This is the seventh feature in the monthly series "What it Takes," written by NR-S fourth grader Oakley Brazil who is currently...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    July 1, 2019

What it takes: From the meat counter to the grill

By the time you read this, I will be in Oregon with my grandparents. It has become a tradition for my brother and I to spend the summer with them....

 
 By Oakley Brazil    Features    June 3, 2019

What it takes: Graphic designer says "Art is all around us"

Over the weekend I was enjoying some Hershey's Kisses and noticed something very interesting. In the space between the K and the I, there was a kiss...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    Features    May 6, 2019

What it takes: Fun in the sun and then some

This is the fourth article in the feature series "What it Takes," which explores careers from a child's perspective. I've met new people and gotten...

 

What It Takes: A day with a pastor

So I have to say "April Fools!" Last month I ended my article by saying I was going to interview someone that I didn't know. But I had a really great...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    March 4, 2019

What it takes: A portrait of a photographer

This month I interviewed local photographer Sarah Smith Warren. She is a close friend, which is good because I am still getting used to this...

 

Young writer launches column: "What it Takes"

Editor's Note: New Rockford-Sheyenne third grader Oakley Brazil is embarking on a new adventure as a newspaper writer. In his monthly series, "What...

 

Summer Exploration: Brazil boys spend summer days far away

Our adventure began on the 28th of May, when we took the Amtrak train out of Devils Lake N.D., for an approximate 28 hour train ride to Portland,...

 

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