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 By Rachel Brazil    Opinion    October 26, 2020 

Northing is Normal, Everything is Fine.

I check my temperature at least three times a day. Maybe this is because I am a woman in my late 30s who runs a bit warm anyway. Far more times than not, the thermometer gives a normal reading. If any...

 

Archival Anecdotes: When the snows fly

Hunting is a big deal around these parts, and it seems to have been that way for a long time. When it comes to related artifacts found in the museum,...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    News    October 19, 2020

New Rockford brings home Governor's Main Street Award

During this year's annual Main Street Summit, held virtually Oct. 6-7, Governor Doug Burgum announced New Rockford as a recipient of the Main Street...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    News    October 19, 2020

NR-S board makes plans for students to return to school full-time

The New Rockford–Sheyenne Board of Education met on Monday, October 12 via Zoom to discuss the district’s responsibility to student education during the COVID-19 pandemic. The current restart plan...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Best of Friends

Humans and dogs have stood side by side for millenia. In fact, archaeological evidence suggests that dogs were domesticated as early as 20,000-...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    News    October 12, 2020

Eddy County residents of all ages have tested positive for COVID-19

The novel coronavirus has swept through Eddy County this past month. The total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus excee...

 

Why I observe Indigenous Peoples Day on Oct. 12

Growing up, I always had October 12 off from school in honor of Columbus Day. I remember because it offered a school free day just in time to appreciate the feeling of autumn. It had no other real...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Across the Prairie

A couple of weeks ago, Archival Anecdotes featured artifacts which were carried and transported by immigrants as they traveled from the old country....

 
 By Rachel Brazil    News    October 12, 2020

October is National Co-op Month

Why Co-op?  Each October, cooperatives join together to celebrate National Co-op Month.  National Co-op Month is an annual opportunity to raise...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Fighting the Flames

The first Fire Prevention Week was named as a day to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, and was expanded to become Fire Prevention Week in...

 

Smokehouse guru at Miller's gets accolades from Chamber

Each month, the Chamber of Commerce reviews nominations submitted by the public and selects one lucky area worker to be selected as Employee of the...

 

Guler takes the reins at the FSA

There's a new face at the Farm Service Agency (FSA) located in downtown New Rockford. Evan Guler, a 2009 graduate from New Rockford-Sheyenne, is now...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Comforts of Home

Comforts of Home The mid- to late-1800s was a booming time for North Dakota, as settlers arrived from nearby states such as Minnesota, Illinois, Wisco...

 

School Board approves budget, mill levy to remain the same

The New Rockford-Sheyenne School board approved the district's final 2020-21 budget at the Sept. 14 meeting. While the budget’s expenditures total $4,508,646.19, the projected revenue is estimated...

 

Archival Anecdotes: The Original Threshers

If there is anything the Eddy County Museum has an abundance of it would be agricultural artifacts. Of course! This area was founded and developed...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Home sweet homestead

Two young folks from Eddy County made history this week, marking 70 years of marriage together. However, Bill and Joyce Starke have been part of...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Working Hard

Do you ever feel like you're working all the time? Whether it's around the house, in the field, or at the office, it seems like we are all trying to...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    News    August 31, 2020

Lights of Hope event to feature butterfly release

Eddy County Community Cares invites you to join the 6th Annual Lights of Hope Event on Sunday, Sept. 13. The event will begin at 4 p.m., with opening...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Bird's Eye View

Here the community of Sheyenne in its early days. It seems there more horses than vehicles on the dirt roads. And look at the number of buildings!...

 

Former "Transcript" publisher took a stand

In searching through the New Rockford Transcript archives from 1914 and 1920, I encountered far more than I was expecting when it comes to women’s suffrage.   Some of the stories we informative...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Dirty Laundry

Humans have been facing the drudgery of laundry for as long as we have been donning clothing. It's a miserable chore that seems to drag on, even with...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    News    August 17, 2020

First Lutheran Church welcomes new pastor

Pastor Amy Kippen has answered her first call as is now serving the congregation of the First Lutheran Church in New Rockford. This exciting...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    News    August 17, 2020

NR-S School Board prepares for new year

The August 10 meeting of the NR-S school board started on a somber note as board president Alyson Myhre took a moment to express condolences for the recent and sudden loss of math instructor Mark...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Small Town Traffic Control

For the most part, traffic remains pretty reasonable in New Rockford and surrounding areas. With not so much as a stoplight, motorists are able to...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    News    August 17, 2020

Christiansen to teach fifth grade, coach boys BB

John Christiansen says he will be prepared for his first day of teaching at New Rockford-Sheyenne Elementary. He comes to NR-S with five years of expe...

 

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