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 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 6, 2020

New Year, New Heart

New Rockford native Steven Cartwright, son of Kevin and Vikki Cartwright, had a rollercoaster of a year, capped by Christmas in the hospital and a New Year's Eve with a new heart. Steven's journey...

 

Workers needed for 2020 Census

As the 2020 U.S. Census prepares to officially launch in March, recruiters are seeking more than 1,000 workers in cities and counties across North Dakota. Kevin Iverson, manager of the Census Office at the North Dakota Department of Commerce, said...

 

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 featured 10 individuals. Some of them I knew, and...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 6, 2020

Winter Greens: Golf simulators up and running at New Rockford Golf Course

The temperature is below freezing and the golf course full of snow. A golfer would have to winter in Arizona to get a tee time in January- until now. The clubhouse at the New Rockford Golf Course...

 

2019 Year in Review: All the Feels

Canine Rescue Early in January of 2019, we at the Transcript staff received a press release announcing the Community Credit Union’s donation to A Cause 4 Paws, a local animal rescue charity. We knew...

 

Eddy County Sheriff's update for December

Darin Johnson of New Rockford has been released from jail. He is charged with Class C Felony terrorizing for allegedly making threats against current and former Eddy County officials in September. He pleaded not guilty in court on Nov 14 and...

 

NDSU Extension hosting Alzheimer's webinar

Anyone interested in learning about Alzheimer's disease will have an opportunity to attend a free webinar that North Dakota State University and South Dakota State University Extension are hosting Jan. 8. The Alzheimer's Association's...

 

Seeking submissions for college student feature

Calling all college scholars, athletes, performers and graduates! In the Jan. 20 edition of the “New Rockford Transcript,” we plan to feature all the latest news and accomplishments from area alumni who attend college. If you or a student you...

 

Third person rings bell at JRMC

The Siek family got a special gift this Christmas- a dad who is done with cancer treatments. Husband, father and grandfather Chris Siek rang the cancer center bell three times on Friday, Dec. 20. He i...

 

Oberon Oracles: Jan. 06, 2020

Jakob Schmid and Alison Widmer spent Christmas Day with Tom and Pam Schmid. Friday evening, Tom and Pam had supper with Tina, Rachel and Mandy Hermanson at the New Rockford Golf Club. Tom, Pam and JD met Doug and Parker Schmid for dinner at The Cove...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: Jan. 06, 2020

Christmas Eve Ervin Longnecker accompanied Eric and Lisa Longnecker to the candlelight service at First Lutheran Church in New Rockford and were joined later at Eric and Lisa’s by Larry and Nancy Arendt for a fun fondue and gifts. Charlotte...

 

Talk of the Town: Jan. 06, 2020

Christmas Eve guests at the Candy Jensen home were her son Jerrod and Angie Holte and Fisher dog from Mapelton. Candy received greetings from her son Derik Holte and Val from Minneapolis. Todd and Karen Koepplin joined other family members Christmas...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    January 6, 2020

Sheyenne News: Jan. 06, 2020

Prior to Christmas week, David and Diane Karlsbraaten spent time in West Fargo where they enjoyed some of the following activities of their grandchildren— Alice’s school Christmas program at Freedom Elementary School; Landon, Alice, and Henry...

 

News from around the state

Baking Care of Business Taryn Gores, age 11, of Hansboro is the owner of Towner County’s newest business. This St. John fifth grader has made her hobby into a business. Taryn is pictured in the “Turtle Mountain Star” with a batch of her creme...

 

Iraq: America's Other "Longest War"

As the calendar prepared to flip from 2019 to 2020, protesters stormed the US embassy in Baghdad. As I write this, the action -- a response to US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria which killed at least 25 and wounded more than 50 -- hasn't yet become a re...

 

California's population swells, but leadership wants more immigrations

The California Department of Finance announced that the state’s population fell just 40,000 people short of a historic 40 million residents. Sacramento demographers, as well as population experts...

 
 By Jase Graves    News    January 6, 2020

Beating the after-Christmas blues

Following all of the frantic seasonal preparations, including at least 15 trips to Walmart for more almond bark, the abrupt conclusion of the festivities can come as quite a shock­— and not just to the digestive system. I often suffer acutely from...

 
 By Ed Schafer    Opinion    January 6, 2020

Letter: A Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library influences the world

A Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Influences the World  While pondering the potential of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in Medora, I think back to my time at the Nixon Library in California. It was in 2008 and I was U.S....

 

Obituary: Ramona T. Koepplin

Ramona Koepplin (Smith), 90, of Woodbury, Minn., passed away on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. A celebration of life was held on Jan. 4, 2020 at Gill Brothers Minneapolis Funeral Chapel, Minneapolis. Ramona...

 

Obituary: Theodore Allmaras

Theodore “Ted” Allmaras, age 94, of New Rockford, ND, died Monday, December 30, 2019, at CHI St. Alexius Hospital in Carrington, N.D. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, January 4, 2020,...

 

Sermonette: Jan. 06, 2020

This is from the devotional, “God is in the Manger” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran pastor who was imprisoned and executed for participating in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Authority over the world is supposed to lie on the weak...

 

A new year with unlimited possibilities

Do you believe that God intervenes in the affairs of mankind or do you consider the philosophy where he stands back and calmly watches everything happen? I admit that sometimes it seems like he...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Snow Days

Snow in winter is just part of living in North Dakota, you think we'd be used to it by now. Still each time the fluffy white stuff accumulates, we find ourselves begrudgingly getting out the snow...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    January 6, 2020

Savvy Senior: IRS Introduces a Tax Form for Older Taxpayers

Dear Savvy Senior, A couple months back I read that the IRS will be offering a new senior-friendly tax form this tax season that will be easier to use. What can you tell me about this? Paper Filer Dea...

 

History of New Rockford: Jan. 6, 2020

On Dec. 8, 1902, William Milne Jr. came down from the Sheyenne Valley to visit and do business. W.V. Stine, who had spent part of the summer in the area, and V.F. Snyder, who had edited the “Bowdon...

 

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