Articles from the January 29, 2024 edition

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 By Nathan Price    News    January 29, 2024

Local auditors swap offices

The City of New Rockford and Eddy County have essentially swapped auditors. Patty Williams, the former Eddy County auditor who resigned at the end of last year, has been hired as the auditor...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    January 29, 2024

New special ed teacher at NR-S

There's another new face in the halls of New Rockford-Sheyenne School (NR-S) this semester. Cassie Johnson, a native of the Kensal area, is the new special education teacher. Johnson brings years of...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    January 29, 2024

Giving Hearts Day

Valentine's Day is fast approaching, which means it's time to show some love to our local first responders. Giving Hearts Day is a time when communities throughout North Dakota and northwest...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    January 29, 2024

Local man charged with meth possession

On Monday, Jan. 15, Michael Speldrich of New Rockford was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. According to court documents, the arrest came after a 911 call was placed...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    January 29, 2024

Danduran, Grothe, Steidl announce challenge to District 14 legislators

Three Republican challengers, including one from New Rockford, have announced their intent to represent District 14 at the state capitol in Bismarck. In a press release on Wednesday, Karisa Grothe,...

 

Individual tax season starts January 29

N.D. Tax Commissioner Brian Kroshus has announced that the 2024 individual income tax season will open on Jan. 29, 2024, coinciding with the date that the IRS will begin to accept and process returns. “Consistent with past practice, North Dakota wi...

 

Managing cow body condition is critical for profitability

In the cow-calf production system, reproductive efficiency is the No. 1 driver of profitability. “That’s how this business works,” says James Rogers, North Dakota State University Extension forage crops production specialist. “We market the...

 

Secretary Howe celebrates Help America Vote Day

The North Dakota Office of the Secretary of State is recognizing Help America Vote Day on Tuesday, Jan. 30 by encouraging people to volunteer as election poll workers. First recognized by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission in 2022, Help America...

 

Talk of the Town: January 29, 2024

Sunday Ken and Marvis Holte enjoyed phone calls from son Loren Holte of Bismarck and Ken's brother, Harlen Holte of Minot. They also had a chance visit with Jerrod and Angie Holte while out shopping at Dollar General in Carrington. Eloise Lucht...

 

Pleasant Prairie: January 29, 2024

Jimmy Indergaard was out and about this past week enjoying visiting and meals with family – Saturday supper at Andy and Ruth Braaten's, and Wednesday supper with uncle Mervin Indergaard and cousin Vicky. Sunday dinner was enjoyed at the Andy and...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    January 29, 2024

Sheyenne: January 29, 2024

Wednesday, Jan. 17, Peter Larson, Joanna Larson and Ian Gilley drove over to Maddock to have supper at Harriman’s. They noticed that many people were out and about on Central Avenue in Maddock, the first night of “warmer” weather in a while....

 
 By Nathan Price    News    January 29, 2024

701 Rundown: January 29, 2024

Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. A showplace for Carrington With nearly a half million dollars in donations and pledged...

 

Lamenting for North Dakota children

The issue of homeless students in North Dakota has come to the fore in the last couple of weeks. Homeless in North Dakota? Even though a variety of public and private entities offer services, kids...

 

Do you suffer from the stillgottas?

Despite my best preventive measures, I have spent decades enduring the "stillgottas." If you are unfamiliar with the medical terminology, it's the why-can't-it-be-terminal-and-give...

 

"Blood Feud" inside the Supreme Court on question of recusal

Every now and again, the public displays an intense interest in the question of whether Supreme Court Justices ought to recuse themselves from a particular case because it appears that they have a conflict of interest that might prevent them from...

 

Sermonette: God even uses the love pentagon

“The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.” That is how God is often referred to. He is the God that Jewish forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob called upon. The God who promised Abraham he’d be a great nation – despite Abraham only having one son...

 

Obituary: David Thompson

David Thompson Franktown, Colo. David Allan Thompson, age 55, of Franktown, Colo., passed away unexpectedly on January 8, 2024. He was born on June 18, 1968, in New Rockford, N.D., the son of Doris (L... Full story

 

Obituary: Burton Borgerson

Burton Borgerson West Fargo, N.D. Burton "Burt" Borgerson, age 91, of West Fargo, N.D., passed away peacefully Friday, January 19, 2024, at Sheyenne Crossings, West Fargo. Funeral service was held on... Full story

 

Archival Anecdotes: Finding home, on or off the homestead

The Pioneer Histories that we have on file at the museum do a wonderful job of helping us imagine what life must have been like not all that long ago. If you’ve never taken time to browse them in our online catalog, then I encourage you to spend a...

 

History of New Rockford: January 29, 2024

On Aug. 25, 1906, the founder of “The Transcript,” Joseph W. Hays, was in for a short visit; it was the first time he had been in New Rockford since he left in 1886. On Sunday, Aug. 26, Phillips...

 

Savvy Senior: How to fight back against age discrimination

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the steps to take to fight against age discrimination in the workplace, and where can I turn to for help if I think I’ve got a case? Passed Over Paul Dear Paul, If you...

 

For the Trees: Resetting the clock on windbreaks

“Remember there are resources available to you to help reset the clock on your trees for future generations.” The ice storm that started on Christmas night and lasted two days certainly caused headaches for many North Dakotans. The southeast...

 

Rockets fall to Cardinals by two

After having to reschedule the non-district matchup versus the Washburn Cardinals from Saturday, Jan. 13 due to the frigid weather, the Rockets finally met up with the Cardinals on Saturday, Jan. 20...

 

Freeze Out: Rockets defeat Polar Bears in District 4 play

The New Rockford-Sheyenne girls' basketball team has added another district win to their overall record this season. On Friday, Jan. 19, the Rockets hosted District 4 opponents, the Larimore Polar...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    Sports    January 29, 2024

Archers kick off season in Kensal

The Rocket archery team started 2024 nocked and loaded at the Midkota-Kensal tournament on Saturday, Jan. 20. Eighth grader Sawyer Huso was the top shooter in the entire tournament. He scored 288 and...

 

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