Articles from the January 1, 2024 edition

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 By Nathan Price    News    January 1, 2024

Wonder-ful new management

As of January 1, the New Rockford Eagles Club has officially taken over operation of the Wonder Lanes Bowling Alley. The shift in management comes as Wonder Lanes' sole proprietor for the past two...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    January 1, 2024

Baron appears in court

On Tuesday, Dec. 26, Ryan Baron appeared alongside his attorney via Zoom for his initial appearance after being accused of child pornography possession. Baron was charged on November 29 with five...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    January 1, 2024

An icy Christmas

Every holiday season people wish for a white Christmas, but this year local residents and most of eastern North Dakota got a little more than they bargained for. The first local reports of freezing...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    January 1, 2024

2023: The Year in Review Part 1

Another year has come and gone, which means it's time to look back on what was an eventful 2023 to say the least. Just here in Eddy County, there was a manhunt for an alleged killer, record-setting...

 

Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan approved

Commission Chair David Gehrtz announced approval of the Eddy-Wells County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan on December 7, 2023 by the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services Homeland Security Division. Plan development, led by Emergency Manager...

 

North Dakota Dollars for Scholars accepting scholarship applications starting Jan. 1

North Dakota Dollars for Scholars is accepting scholarship applications from North Dakota high school seniors and current college students starting January 1, 2024. Approximately $220,000 in scholarships will be awarded, ranging from $600 to $2,500...

 

Lake Region Extension Roundup set for Jan. 3-4

The 2024 Lake Region Extension Roundup will be held Jan. 3-4 at the Memorial Building in Devils Lake, N.D. The annual event is hosted by North Dakota State University Extension county offices surrounding Devils Lake and covers a wide range of...

 

More creative efforts needed to 'Back the Blue'

Communities statewide are struggling to fill vacant law enforcement positions. Recent legislative measures for grants to attract officers with one-off bonuses and more advertising haven't filled the many openings, community leaders say. The...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    January 1, 2024

701 Rundown: Jan. 1, 2024

Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Anderson does hometown proud Steer wrestler Bridger Anderson of Carrington always dreamed...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    January 1, 2024

Sheyenne News: Jan. 1, 2024

Those passing through Sheyenne on the evening of the winter solstice (Dec. 21) were greeted by lit luminaries on Main Street. Community members came together to light candles in remembrance of neighbors that have passed. On the longest night of the...

 

Best of Buddies show support

Members of Best of Buddies from New Rockford-Sheyenne and Fessenden School gave back to the community on Monday, Dec. 11 by donating their time at Bismarck Soup Café and for the Salvation Army Red...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    Opinion    January 1, 2024

Tribute to Allen V. Stock

“Mention their name. Tell their story. Continue to live their legacy by remembering them with me.” – Nathalie Himmelrich Allen Stock, publisher of the Foster County Independent for 45 years,...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    January 1, 2024

A win-win New Year's resolution

Here's a great New Year's resolution: get a pet. As we wrap up a very inflationary 2023, pet shelters across the country are at maximum capacity and they don't have room to house the pets people are...

 
 By David Adler    Opinion    January 1, 2024

A law court will affirm Colorado's ruling on Trump

In his landmark opinion for the U.S. Supreme Court in Marbury v. Madison (1803), Chief Justice John Marshall defined the over-arching responsibility of the High Bench: “It is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law...

 

Sermonette: Jesus prays

Recently, I was studying Jesus’ use of prayer and I came across a very intriguing verse that I’ve probably read a million times, but never noticed before: Luke 6:12. “One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the...

 

Living on Purpose: Every day is a new opportunity to begin again

I hope everyone is having blessed holidays with family and friends. Spending time with those you love is much more meaningful than all the customs and traditions. The same is true with our spiritual...

 

Archival Anecdotes: It takes two

When it comes to wedding attire, there are two very important elements – the bride's dress and the groom's suit. While we tend to think of images of white wedding dresses and black wedding suits,...

 

History of New Rockford: Jan. 1, 2024

On July 31, 1906, Mont Biggs left on a visit to St. Louis and other places in Missouri; he returned on Sept. 14. That night, someone entered the Hotel Davies and broke open the "two-bit" machine; however, he left without the money, possibly being...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    January 1, 2024

Savvy Senior: How to close social media accounts of a deceased loved one

Dear Savvy Senior, How do I go about canceling a person's social media accounts when they die? My wife passed away a few months ago and her social media accounts are still active. Sad Spouse Dear...

 

Wrestling champs

Gabe Inglish and Ridge Kramlich brought home state hardware for the Carrington middle school wrestling program at that level's tournament in Minot Saturday, Dec. 16. Inglish had four wins in the...

 
 By Nathan Price    Sports    January 1, 2024

Bigger and better than ever

The Triple Threat is back in business and bigger than ever. The New Rockford-Sheyenne Esports co-op with Garrison and Hazen – named The Triple Threat – has kicked off the Esports season with its...

 

North Dakota Outdoors: The Endangered Species Act turns 50

I can easily recall in the late 1980s seeing an endangered bald eagle feeding on a deer carcass off the road west of Napoleon in Logan County. Back in those days, if you saw a bald eagle and you...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: Jan. 1, 2024

Outdoor notes: Time seems to move so quickly nowadays and after more than three decades of freelance writing, it's time to move on to different adventures. This week's report signals an end of my...

 

NDGF News: Jan. 1, 2024

Darkhouse spearfishing registration Individuals required to possess a valid fishing license (age 16 and older) to darkhouse spearfish must first register online at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. Darkhouse spearing is al...

 

NR-S holds annual JH/HS Christmas concert

On the evening of Thursday, Dec. 21, the New Rockford-Sheyenne gymnasium was filled with Christmas carols sung and played by the NR-S high school and junior high choir and band. The program started...

 

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