Articles from the January 22, 2024 edition

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Charity Valentine dinner planned for Feb. 10

Valentine's Day is a special time for sharing love. This year, St. John's Catholic Church and the New Rockford Eagles Club are teaming up to host a special Valentine's Day dinner to spread some love to youth who have experienced physical or...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    January 22, 2024

Change of venue denied in Poitra case

If Nicholas Poitra is to stand trial for murder, there’s no longer any question of where it will be. On December 22, 2023, District Court Judge James Hovey rejected a motion for change of venue, mea...

 

Collegiate Congrats: Send us your stories

Twice a year the New Rockford Transcript features exclusive stories about college grads, scholars, athletes and performers from the area in an effort to celebrate student successes with our readers. If you or a student you know has been accepted...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    January 22, 2024

NR-S hires new music teacher

When students of New Rockford-Sheyenne returned to school following winter break, a new music teacher was waiting for them. Drew Relling, a 2023 graduate of North Dakota State University, has been...

 

Luck of the Draw

On Saturday, Jan. 13, hundreds braved the frigid temperatures to attend the New Rockford Eagles Club's annual gun raffle. Up for grabs were 100 different firearms plus the grand prize of a 2023 Can...

 

2024 Field to Fork webinar schedule set

North Dakota State University Extension will host the ninth annual Field to Fork “Wednesday Webinar series Feb. 21 through May 1. The webinars will be held online from 2 to 3 p.m. Central. Experts from across the region will provide information abo...

 

Dakota Gardener: The only crystal ball I have is a snow globe

I’ve been to a lot of parties over the last few weeks, getting together with neighbors and friends as we celebrated the holidays with one year ending and a new one just beginning. Some people made resolutions for self-improvement and others were...

 

Blood donation makes hearts happy

Valentine’s Day and Giving Hearts Day are coming soon, but did you know that there’s one more very important heart-related observance we are in the midst of right now? Every two seconds, someone...

 

Central Business Systems acquired by Advanced Business Methods

Jamestown, N.D. - Advanced Business Methods (ABM), a North Dakota office products and solutions company headquartered in West Fargo, N.D., has acquired Central Business Systems, Inc. (CBSI), a...

 

AgCountry to pay out $125 million in dividends

FARGO, N.D. – For the fifth consecutive year, AgCountry’s Board of Directors has declared 100 basis points (1%) patronage dividends on business conducted with the cooperative in 2023. AgCountry’s patronage program grants the Board of Directors...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    January 22, 2024

Wick pleads guilty to murder, child abuse

POSTED January 12, 4:30 pm On Friday, Jan. 12, Patricia Wick was at the Foster County Courthouse in Carrington for a sudden change of plea hearing, just weeks before her murder trial was due to begin....

 

Talk of the Town: Jan. 22, 2024

New Rockford and area folks extend sympathy to the family of David Thompson, who unexpectedly passed away at his home in Colorado recently. Wednesday found Holly Zieman visiting at the Ken and Marvis Holte home bringing sugar cookies. Evening found...

 

Medora businesses, statewide tourism could suffer without wild horses

These equine influencers go by names like Grizz, Arrowhead, Flax, Little Bear. They're neither pets, nor livestock, and they roam wild in North Dakota's only national park. That may change pending an...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    January 22, 2024

701 Rundown: Jan. 22, 2024

Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Foster County courthouse basement project explained In a special meeting, the Foster County...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    January 22, 2024

Sheyenne: Jan. 22, 2024

On Tuesday, Jan. 9, Peter and Patti Larson visited Dennis Bergrud on his 90th birthday. Uncle Doug Cudworth visited the Peter Larson family last Wednesday. Peter and Patti Larson moved Sandra to her new apartment in Minneapolis with a load of...

 

Pleasant Prairie: Jan. 22, 2024

Jimmy Indergaard enjoyed watching grand-niece Evelyn Koepplin's dance group during halftime at the ball game in Carrington on Thursday. Last Friday, Jimmy Indergaard enjoyed a phone call from his sister Sharon Laxdal and was among those who attended...

 

Our over-coddled kids

Get this: Gen Z job applicants are bringing their parents to job interviews, reports the New York Post. As it goes, for several decades America's children have been over-coddled by their "helicopter...

 

Justice Robert H. Jackson: groomed for the Supreme Court

Few nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court have been as well prepared, let us say, groomed, for a seat on the nation’s High Tribunal than Robert H. Jackson, who was appointed in 1941 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Jackson’s remarkable career in...

 

Sermonette: 1 Timothy 4

When I was younger, I used to be blown away by the complexity of the Bible. This is a book that covers thousands of years of history, contains hundreds if not thousands of prominent characters, and explains the roots of two of the world’s largest...

 

Living on Purpose: Loving God is far beyond religious knowledge

Our regular readers know this column is about the Christian life, but you certainly do not need to be a Christian or even a religious person to at least consider the content as thought-provoking....

 

Archival Anecdotes: On the hunt for history

History is all around us – from old buildings and signage to mementos and memories. Sometimes when we start looking for it, we find more and more to uncover. When Patty Johnson Hilbert joined the...

 

History of New Rockford: Jan. 22, 2024

The August 17, 1906, “Transcript” stated that contractor E.P. Cosgrove and his crew were almost done with the construction of an 18x30 farmhouse with 14-foot posts for Fred Nieman southwest of...

 

Savvy Senior: What you need to know about Medicare spouse coverage

Dear Savvy Senior, Are spouses who have not worked outside the home eligible for Medicare benefits? I have worked most of my adult life, but my wife has been a mother and homemaker since we got...

 

Defensive Duo

After a week off, the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets were back in action on Tuesday, Jan. 16 on their home court against the Harvey/Wells County Hornets.  After the recent three-class system change,...

 

Aiming high for 2024

Archery season is back and bigger than ever. With over 80 archers, the New Rockford-Sheyenne archery program, which has always seen great participation numbers, is beginning this season with its...

 

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