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Articles from the January 1, 2018 edition

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 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 1, 2018

Transcript columnist pens about positivity in new book

"Take care of you," a phrase that means much to Allison Lindgren, has become the title of her new book released December 30.  Those four little words still tug at my heart strings! Lindgren writes....

 

2017: The Year in Review Part I of IV

How will you remember 2017? The year when global headlines included an announcement that women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work would be a focus of the United Nations. A year...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 1, 2018

Heckaman among 14 appointed to Governor's higher ed task force

District 23 Senator Joan Heckaman of New Rockford was one of 14 statewide leaders appointed by N.D. Governor Burgum to serve on his Task Force for Higher Education Governance. The announcement was...

 

2017 state income tax forms now online

The 2017 North Dakota income tax booklets and forms are now available online at www.nd.gov/tax/forms.  “North Dakota typically begins tax season when the IRS does,” State Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger said. “However, with the passage...

 

200 enjoy Christmas dinner at Ostby Hall

For the seventh year in a row, members of the Sheyenne community prepared, gathered and enjoyed a wonderful Christmas dinner on December 25 at Ostby Hall. Over 200 joined with family, friends and...

 
 By Anne Ehni    News    January 1, 2018

Lail bound over to trail after six-hour hearing

Reprinted with permission  The criminal case of Alex Lail, formerly of Fessenden and New Rockford, will be heard by a jury – but not in Wells County.  At a preliminary hearing Wednesday, Dec....

 

Births: Welcome Kyah Jean Buchholtz

Dustin and Janna Buchholtz, West Fargo, N.D., are the proud parents of a baby girl, Kyah Jean, born December 13, 2017, at Sanford Health, Fargo, N.D.  She weighed seven pounds, 15 ounces and was 20...

 
 By Sara J. Plum    News    January 1, 2018

Conkins donate over 300 beds to needy

As a former school teacher, Nancy Conkin knows that good rest is just one of the things needed for a well-rounded education. "Teachers see first hand what a good night's rest can do for a student,"...

 

Two area credit unions to merge

On December 18, 2017, Jamestown, N.D.-based First Community Credit Union and Devils Lake, N.D.-based Citizens Community Credit Union announced that they had entered into a conclusive agreement to merge. First Community Credit Union is the largest...

 

Over 2,500 citations issued in Click it or Ticket campaign

 Law enforcement agencies across the state participated in the Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign from November 1, 2017 through December 15, 2017, to help save lives on North Dakota roads.  A total of 2,575 citations were attributed to the...

 

Emerald Ash Borer found in Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This represents a large jump from the previously confirmed area of Thunder Bay, Ontario.  “Winnipeg is only a short 65 miles north...

 

Pleasant Prairie

 Charlotte Koepplin was in New Rockford Monday morning bringing Christmas greetings to Candy Jensen and Later to Ervin Longnecker and Margie Anderson. Charlotte also enjoyed a holiday call from Aunt Ramona Keopplin of Woodbury, MN.  Sunday...

 

Talk of the Town

New Rockford and area folks extend sympathy to the family of Marlys Williams.  Shirley Packard and Calvin were among the many who enjoyed the Annual Christmas dinner, Christmas day served at Ostby Hall.  Christmas eve supper guests at the Martin...

 

Lloyd Omdahl: Abortion issue remains in public square

Many of the social issues made contentious by sincere Christians should be moved from the public square into churches. However, abortion is not one of them.  One of the primary reasons for the creat...

 

President's Point: January 2018

January is upon us. We still have a few months of cold and snow ahead. Many will enjoy the outdoors by either ice fishing, snowmobiling or other winter activities outside. Please be safe.  Let us...

 

Corey Seymour: Warning- No Politics

In the spirit of the holidays-the joyous birth of Jesus Christ, the divine miracle of the after-Christmas-big-discount sales, the annual resurrection of the lefse and the lutefisk, the Holy Day of...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    January 1, 2018

Tom Purcell: Reformed, but not simplied

If only tax simplification were true.  You see, one of the promises of the Republican tax-reform bill was that taxes would become way simpler for the majority of Americans to file - that we'd be...

 

Obituary: Rubie Haag

Rubie Haag, 90, of New Rockford, ND, died December 25, 2017 at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, where she had resided for the past year.  A private funeral service was held on...

 

Obituary: Marlys Williams

Marlys Williams, 76, of New Rockford ND, died December 23, 2017 at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford.  Funeral services were held at First Lutheran Church, ND, December 29, 2017....

 

Sermonette for January 1, 2018

This time of year is full of expectations. Perfect decorations, perfect presents, perfect family pictures, perfectly warm feelings.  The world is full of expectations, too. The expectation to be married with kids by the time you’re 25. The...

 

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley: Cooper and Long wage a war of words

A week had passed since Bascomb Finch made his ill-fated appearance on Raymond Cooper's radio show, but the story of his "drunken display" was still the talk of the town, thanks to Raymond Cooper and...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    January 1, 2018

Savvy Senior: Don't Eat This if You're Taking That

Dear Savvy Senior,  If the prescription label says "take with meals," does it matter what you eat? I currently take eight different medications for various health problems and would like to know if...

 

History of New Rockford: January 1, 2018

The May 17, 1901, "Transcript" said the paper was in receipt of the first issue of the "Litchville Bulletin," published by Hugh Wells.  The "Transcript" was of the opinion that the Eddy County...

 

Eyes That See the Good in Things

We did a little research into Winter Solstice traditions after Winter Solstice and found some interesting information. For some people who celebrate the Winter Solstice, their tradition is to write...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: January 1, 2018

Outdoor notes:  *Ice is never completely safe. Avoid areas with vegetation, moving water, pressure ridges, and springs. Check conditions as you go along on the ice.  *Jan. 7: Pheasant, grouse,...

 

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