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  • Sheriff presents year-end report

    Allison Lindgren|Jan 8, 2018

     Sheriff Paul Lies delivered the 2017 year-end sheriff's department report to the Eddy County Commission on Tuesday, January 2.  Vehicular accidents reported in Eddy County are up over 50 percent compared to 2016, and the department is investigating why several accidents have taken place at the intersection of Second Avenue South and Fifth Street in New Rockford.  Lies explained the electronic citation process. All officers have computers and internet access in their squad cars, so the entir...

  • NR-S School to consider split from East Central

    Jan 8, 2018

    New Rockford-Sheyenne School is one of six area districts that contracts with East Central Center for Exceptional Children (East Central) in New Rockford for the delivery of special education services. That may change soon, based on information obtained by the Transcript.  Recently, the district’s contract with East Central has been a topic of conversation, although it hasn’t formally been discussed at a board meeting open to the public.  East Central is a special education cooperative that employs staff to work within the schools “to ass...

  • 2017: The Year in Review Part II of IV

    Allison Lindgren|Jan 8, 2018

    The United States started 2017 with the Presidential inauguration of Donald Trump as it's 45th President. A large protest followed the next day with many denouncing him as President.  The nation experienced the first total eclipse of the sun in nearly 100 years that stretched from one coast to the other. NFL players knelt during the national anthem, the largest shooting in American history occurred in Las Vegas and #Me Too became an eye-opener to the country and brought feminism issues and s...

  • City allocates $1 million to water and sewer project

    Amy Wobbema|Jan 8, 2018

    Work continues on an application for funds to complete the major water and sewer infrastructure project planned for the City of New Rockford.  Travis Dillman and Senger Wade Senger of Interstate Engineering attended the City Commission’s meeting on Tuesday, January 2 to review a two-page request for documentation from USDA. The paperwork must be turned in before the city will receive a notice of award from the agency. The city could receive up to 40 percent of the project cost in grant fun...

  • NRABC hires Hegland as Executive Director

    Jan 8, 2018

    The New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation welcomes Amanda Hegland as its new Executive Director.  Hegland is originally from Gettysburg, SD and holds a B.A degree in mass communication from South Dakota State University. She moved to the area three years ago when she married Jake Hegland, an area farmer and rancher from the Oberon area. They have two children, Fallyn, age 2, and Piper, age 3 months.  Hegland most recently served as a Regional Senior Admissions Counselor for Northern Sta...

  • Casey's to open Thursday

    Amy Wobbema|Jan 8, 2018

    The new Casey's General Store in New Rockford will open Thursday, January 11, that according to an advertising representative with Casey's Retail. The store will host a grand opening on January 12 & 13....

  • Precision Ag Day set for Jan. 23

    Jan 8, 2018

    Precision Ag Results welcomes producers to attend its 16th Annual Precision Ag Day on Tuesday, January 23. This year the event moves to a new location-the Cross Roads Golf Course in Carrington. This year’s presenters include Jason Webster, Troy McKown and Gary Wagner.  The 2018 Precision Ag Day will offer attendees solutions based education. Join friends and neighbors in working through challenging problems to discover cross-functional solutions that apply to everyone in agriculture. The takeaway will be practical lessons for growers, ser...

  • NDSU Feedlot School set for Jan. 23-24

    Jan 8, 2018

    Cattle producers, feeders, backgrounders, feed industry personnel, animal health-care suppliers and others will have an opportunity to learn more about feedlot production, nutrition, waste management and marketing during the annual North Dakota State University Feedlot School set for Jan. 23-24 at NDSU's Carrington Research Extension Center.  "Feeding cattle is a decades-old business with lots of new techniques," says Karl Hoppe, area NDSU Extension Service livestock specialist at the center.  "Making cattle feeding profitable is usually a res...

  • New Rockford couple welcomes New Year's baby

    Jan 8, 2018

    His first cry sounded like a cat, his mom said.  "But I think that's because we make a lot of animal sounds in our house," she said, smiling.  Troy Allen Meadows was born at 8:13 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, the first baby born at Jamestown Regional Medical Center in 2018. Welcoming him are parents Monica and William Meadows of New Rockford, N.D., and big sister, Vera, age 2.  "We're excited about the New Year's Baby," William said. "We're especially excited for Troy."  Sleeping and eating...

  • Pleasant Prairie News - January 8, 2018

    Charlotte Koepplin|Jan 8, 2018

    Margie Anderson enjoyed a New Years greetings phone call Thursday from her brother Bill and Becky Cudworth of Bismarck.  Thursday visitors and dinner guests at the Charlotte Koepplin home were Aaron Keopplin, Kerigan, Carter, Chevelle and Russell. Entertainment was a couple of games of Old Maid and Go Fish. Late afternoon found Charlotte taking condolences to the family of Rubie Haag at Evans Funeral Home in New Rockford.  Jerome Risovi and Tara Hansen brought baked goodies to the Ervin Longnecker home Sunday afternoon. All enjoyed vis...

  • Talk of the Town - January 8, 2018

    Charlotte Koepplin|Jan 8, 2018

    New Rockford and area folks extend sympathy to the family of Rubie Haag.  Friday Shirley Packard and son Calvin drove to Devils Lake, did some shopping and then enjoyed a steak supper at Spirit Lake in celebration of Calvin's 50th birthday and also enjoyed a visit with Roger Longnecker while there.  Martin and Eloise Lucht enjoyed the Christmas holidays as guests of daughter Heidi and Jay Schneider, Caleb and Callie in Devils Lake. Especially enjoyed grandson Caleb's chocolate mint cream pie.  Marion Larson was among family that gathered at th...

  • Sheyenne News - January 8, 2018

    Patti Clifton|Jan 8, 2018

    The evening of Dec. 23, Robert and Amy Cudworth hosted an "ugly Christmas sweater" party at their home in New Rockford for their families. They all enjoyed supper and a white elephant gift exchange.  Christmas weekend guests at the Gradyn and Kathy Albrecht home were Will and Sadie Albrecht and family of Hawley, Minn. Joining them for Christmas Eve dinner were Roger and Judy Forde of Devils Lake. The Albrechts enjoyed the Christmas Day dinner at Ostby Hall.  Robert and Amy Cudworth and family, Jared and Sarah Purdy and family, Aaron and Rachel...

  • Russians will shred minds in mid-term elections

    Lloyd Omdahl|Jan 8, 2018

    By the time American voters start looking at their congressional options, Russian political strategists will be waiting to unload an electronic flood of “shock and awe” that will be incomprehensible for the gullible American electorate.  Everyone involved in building a new voting system that will withstand everything the Russians can design has come with a different theory about the attack. Those dealing with the collection, tabulation and certification of ballots are bracing for widespread mani...

  • Why my father shuns social media

    Tom Purcell|Jan 8, 2018

    My father is behind the curve on social media, but I think he is onto something.  You see, my father was born in 1933. He was a paperboy in the days when paperboys stood on city corners and shouted “Extra!”  In his home, the newspaper still is king. He has two delivered daily. He reads every inch of both. He does the crossword puzzles in both, too - with a pencil.  (Note to people under 30: A pencil is a small, yellow stick that leaves a mark when its tip is pressed against paper.)  My father kn...

  • Phony prophets painting an alternate global warming reality?

    Susan Stamper Brown|Jan 8, 2018

    On December 28, President Trump wrote on Twitter: "In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year's Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up!"  Predictably, social media lit up with comments by agitated alarmists who apparently believe everything, including the gas problem their great uncle had during Christmas dinner, is caused by global w...

  • Letter to the Editor - January 8, 2018

    Jan 8, 2018

    NR-S School Board member Eric Myhre stated, “I am not even going to attempt to cover all the misinformation that has been spewed by a couple of New Rockford-Sheyenne hating people, their whole mission is to be negative and they would love to see our school shutdown which isn’t the best interest of our communities, our stakeholders and definitely isn’t in the best interest of our kids.”  We have one question, Eric. Is this concern only toward students that attend regular classrooms? Are you an active participant in wanting to shut down East...

  • Obituary: Vernon J. Richter

    Jan 8, 2018

    Vernon J. Richter, age 78, of Jamestown, ND, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington, ND, while fighting a courageous battle with ALS. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, January 8, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington, ND. Burial will be at Carrington Cemetery. Father Terry Dodge and Father Robert Keller officiating. Special music by Marlene Boyer and the Sacred Heart Choir. Casket Bearers are Austin Richter, Andrew Wildeman, Brad Warren, Dakotah...

  • Sermonette for January 8, 2018

    Reverend Mindy Meier|Jan 8, 2018

    Thousands of years before Jesus’ birth, the Old Testament prophet, Isaiah, begs God: “O that you would tear open the heavens and come down…!” (Isaiah 64.1)  We too understand this cry, the deep desire that God would enter into our dark and lonely experience. That God would not sit so lofty on a throne that we cannot understand, we mortal humans can not touch or reason or even comprehend God’s grandeur.  God does, in fact, tear open the heavens and come down. In his baptism, the heavens are torn open (Mark 1). In his crucifixion, the curtain i...

  • Eyes That See the Good in Things - January 8, 2018

    Allison Lindgren|Jan 8, 2018

    I shared a cartoon on Facebook last night…it shared my frame of mind just perfectly. Two little mice (I think they’re mice) are sitting on the numbers 2 and 0 looking forward to where the numbers 1 and 18 would appear.    One mouse is kneeling with gardening tools around him on the ground. Another mouse standing behind him asks, “Why so optimistic about 2018? What do you think it will bring? Everything seems so messed up.”  To which the other mouse replied, “I think it will bring flowers....

  • History of New Rockford: January 8, 2018

    K.C. Gardner Jr.|Jan 8, 2018

    On May 18, 1901, New Rockford principal Prof. E.R. Thomas, County Superintendent Grace B. Putnam, and the following Eddy County teachers attended a Tri-County educational meeting in Carrington: Misses Henry, Anderson, Rud, Burleigh, Atkinson, Susie Monahan, Rose Monahan, Helen Schmid, Verena Schmid, Mrs. Atkinson, and Messrs. Morris and Dodds. The Carrington and New Rockford schools were scheduled to play baseball. Eddy County pioneer H.B. Johnson was in town, as were Jacob Adam, Lambert...

  • Savvy Senior: Help With Home-Care Bills

    Jim Miller|Jan 8, 2018

    Dear Savvy Senior,  Do you know of any resources that can help with my mother’s home-care bills? Mom is recovering from a stroke and needs in-home care, but I understand Medicare doesn’t cover it, and she doesn’t have long-term care insurance. Stressed-Out Daughter Dear Stressed-Out,  Depending on your mom’s circumstances, there are a number of government and not-for-profit programs that can either subsidize or pay for your mom’s home care or offer aid in other ways. Here’s where to look f...

  • Wonder Lanes recognizes league bowling first half winners

    Jan 8, 2018

    The first half of the current bowling season ended at Wonder Lanes during the Christmas break. First half winners will bowl against the second half winners this spring for the league championship. Adult Leagues  Winner of the women's Lucky League was the Terpening Construction (Maddock) team, with bowlers Codi Olson, Linda Ystaas and Vicky Ystaas.  The men's Striker League was won by the Bank Forward team with Austin Langley, Chance LaBrie, Alex Perleberg and Shane Wallace.  The Sunday Mixed...

  • Knights top Rockets

    Gary Lindquist|Jan 8, 2018

    New Rockford-Sheyenne played a pretty good first half, but Dakota Prairie pulled away in the second half as the Knights defeated the locals by a final score of 56-35 in District 7 Girls Basketball action played here on Tuesday, January 2.  The locals were playing without Ashley Schuster, who is injured, and Hannah Haley, who was on a family vacation.  Dakota Prairie led most of the way and at all quarter stops, 11-10, 23-16, 43-24, and again won by a final of 56-35.  At times each team had t...

  • Holiday Hoops: Rockets go 0 for 2 against Hillsboro-Central Valley Burros

    Gary Lindquist|Jan 8, 2018

    Ashley Schuster went down with an ankle injury in the first quarter and did not return. The locals struggled offensively in the middle two quarters. In the end Hillsboro- Central Valley defeated New Rockford-Sheyenne by a final score of 55-32 in girls basketball action of the Hillsboro Holiday Hoops played at Central Valley School in Buxton on Thursday December 28.  The Burros are a pretty good team overall. They led throughout and at all quarter stops, 13-11, 32-17, 49-21.    At times the locals had trouble handling the defensive press...

  • Rockets defeat Panthers at Holiday Hoops

    Gary Lindquist|Jan 8, 2018

    The locals trailed for most of the first 3 quarters but picked it up on both ends of the court in the fourth.   New Rockford-Sheyenne defeated Norman County West out of Halstad, MN by a final score of 54 -50 in Boys Basketball action of the Hillsboro Holiday Hoops played at Buxton on Friday, December 29.  The game at times was quite physical. NCW led 14-10 after one stanza it was tied at 26-26 at halftime, 39-30 Panthers after three but the locals came away with a 24 -11 advantage in the fourth and the Rockets won by a final of 54-50.  Tedd...

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