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 By Rachel Brazil    News    January 25, 2021 

Open Season Lodge & Event Center to host vendor show

The Open Season Lodge, located in the former Sheyenne School, will open its doors to more than 20 vendors on Saturday, Feb. 6. The event will take place from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Event organizer Alyson...

 

Archival Anecdotes: What's in a name

Archives are only as complete as the information within. In fact, there is one particular topic lacking information that bothers me­. Many of the...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    News    January 18, 2021

Restoration of Stavanger Church ceiling compete

The Eddy County Museum and Historical Society is happy to announce that the renovations to the Stavanger Church ceiling and walls are complete. This...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    News    January 18, 2021

Interstate Engineering to provide technical assistance for second gym project

On January 11, at a regular school board meeting, the New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education made the decision to hire Interstate Engineering to provide assistance in the second gym project. The...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Where do the artifacts come from?

In 1966, twelve residents of Eddy County came together with a mission to create and maintain the Eddy County Museum. Pictured above, early board...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    News    January 11, 2021

2020: It wasn't all that bad

We reconvene our review of 2020 at the beginning of summer. Despite the challenges posed by a global pandemic, dynamic events and dedicated people...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    News    January 11, 2021

Local library offers new titles for young readers

Eddy-New Rockford Librarian Susie Sharp has been busy shopping, thanks to a $2,000 grant from the North Dakota State Library Coordinating Council....

 

Archival Anecdotes: Arts & Crafts

Long ago many things were made by hand. There are a wide range of handmade items on display in the Eddy County Museum from breadboxes and bloomers to...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    News    January 4, 2021

2020: It wasn't all that bad

Boy oh boy, 2020 was a doozie. It seems we can agree on that. But before you write off the whole year as fodder, take some time over the next couple of weeks to review the top stories of 2020 with...

 

Offering scores of smiles: Weber recognized for more than two decades of excellent customer service

Lori Weber knows a little cheer can go a long way these days, but she had no idea that it might one day earn her the status of Employee of the Month....

 

Archival Anecdotes: A year in the archives

Happy anniversary to Archival Anecdotes. It was one year ago that the Eddy County Museum launched this column.   I freely admit that the majority...

 

Archival Anecdotes: It's the little things

Eddy County must have been an interesting place to have lived in the early 1900s, especially at Christmas. Despite being isolated, it is quite likely...

 

NR-S gears up for next semester, new technology

The NR-S Board of Education convened via Zoom technology on Monday, December 14 for its final meeting of the 2020 calendar year. Superintendent Jill Louters shared that $30 million had been allocated...

 

Bison Lodge back in local hands

The Bison Lodge is once again locally owned and operated. Officially registered as K&M Bison Lodge and Outfitters, the long-standing hospitality...

 

Music students play it safe, record virtual Christmas concert

In a normal year, band and choir students would be putting the final touches on their holiday program. As with all things 2020, we can expect some...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Look what I can do!

Some 4,000 years ago, folks wishing to travel across the frozen flats of Finland devised a more effective mode of transportation. Based on...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    News    December 7, 2020

N.D. Dept of Health prepares COVID-19 vaccination plan, hopes to implement before year's end

“A vaccine is the only way out of this pandemic,” these words, spoken by NDSU’s Dr. Paul Carson at the North Dakota Department of Health press conference held on Wednesday, December 2, serve as...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    News    December 7, 2020

Deaths soar in area counties

After months of steady increases in the number of COVID-19 cases, Eddy County is on the decline with a total of 18 active cases as of Thursday. To...

 

Archival Anecdotes: From gelatin to Jell-O

Jell-O had me stumped as a child. It was as refreshing as liquid and solid enough to suspend banana slices. Eventually I asked my grandma, because if...

 

Floral Fortitude: Flower Scent-R celebrates 25 yrs in business

Small business owner Gina Clifton knew from a very early age that she would run a retail business. She recalls pulling all the clothes out of her...

 

Letting go of expectations makes for a happier holiday

I am a firm believer that there is no right way to celebrate Christmas. I’ve celebrated the season via candle-light hymnal, midnight sledding, last-minute shopping, unannounced guests and...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Small businesses of century past

The above photo was taken in the early 1900s, but still manages to capture a scene all too familiar to the residents of New Rockford. Even with...

 

Sheriff Lies weighs in on local enforcement of statewide mask mandate

The governor's statewide mask mandate announced Friday, Nov. 13 seems to have everyone covered when it comes to slowing the infectious spread of...

 

Hello, how are you? Yes, I've had the Covid.

Be careful what you ask for! At least that's what they say. A couple of weeks ago we at the Transcript asked if any folks who had been infected with...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Where have all the post cards gone?

Lately my archivist tasks have been centered on preserving and digitizing the photographic collections housed at the Eddy County Museum. During a...

 

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