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 By Nathan Price    News    January 31, 2022

2022 Election: Seats open on city commission, park board

Two seats on the New Rockford City Commission and three seats on the City Park Board will be up for grabs during this summer’s elections. Becki Schumacher, New Rockford City Auditor, informed the...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    January 31, 2022

Support our first responders on Giving Hearts Day

February and Valentine's Day are fast approaching, which means it’s nearly time to support our local first responders during the annual Giving Hearts Day. Giving Hearts Day is a 24-hour fundraising...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 31, 2022

Eddy County native is at helm of statewide community development organization

An Eddy County native founded a nonprofit in 2015 with high aspirations, and now she's back in her hometown helping to energize the locals. Megan Laudenschlager, née Langley, grew up on a farm in rur...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    January 31, 2022

Bichler gets bragging rights from Chamber

Not many people have devoted more time to serving local farmers than Jimmy Bichler has, and it hasn't gone unnoticed. Bichler, a 30-year veteran of the Fessenden Co-op, has been selected as the...

 

Northern Plains Electric approves $9,800 in Operation Round Up charitable grants

At their December meeting, the Northern Plains Electric Operation Round Up board of directors approved grants totaling $9,800 to help support worthy causes. These charitable grants are made possible through the generosity of Northern Plains Electric...

 

Hoff hired as loan officer at Community Credit Union

Ashley Hoff joined the team at Community Credit Union in June of 2021. As a loan officer, she assists members in obtaining consumer and ag loans. Ashley is a Carrington native. She holds an...

 

New Rockford Dollars for Scholars accepting applications

Attention NR-S graduates! New Rockford Dollars for Scholars is now accepting applications for our Non-Freshman College Scholarship to be awarded for the Fall 2022 Semester. Applicant Criteria: • Graduate of New Rockford – Sheyenne High School...

 

AARP N.D. accepting 2022 Community Challenge Grant applications

AARP North Dakota invites local organizations and governments across the state to apply for the 2022 AARP Community Challenge grant program, now through March 22, 2022. Grants fund quick-action projects that help communities become more livable in...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    January 31, 2022

701 Rundown: Jan. 31, 2022

Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Cass County Deputies arrest three in Horace At roughly 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11, Cass...

 

Obituary: Nancy Boyle

Nancy Boyle Maple Grove, Minn. Nancy A. Boyle passed away peacefully on January 16, 2022 at the age of 73 years, after a difficult battle with stomach cancer. Nancy had her loving daughter, Sarah and... Full story

 

Obituary: Patricia Krueger

Patricia Krueger New Rockford, N.D. Patricia "Pat" Loretta Krueger, 90, of New Rockford, N.D. passed away Jan. 20, 2022, in her home. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 at...

 

Obituary: Kathryn Magnan

Kathryn Magnan Sheyenne, N.D. Kathryn "Kathy" Ann Magnan, 69, of Sheyenne, N.D. passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, at Sheyenne, N.D. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 at First...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    January 31, 2022

Oberon Oracles: Jan. 31, 2022

Lester Roberts’ Sunday visitors were Lezlee Thorson and Chad Getscher. Randy and Charlotte Simon attended the NDAREC (North Dakota Association Rural Electric Cooperative) annual meeting in Bismarck Tuesday through Thursday. Mark, Tessa, Miles and...

 

Jeff Labrenz awarded plaque of appreciation

Jeff Labrenz received a plaque of appreciation for 15 years of working for the Larson Farm and Ranch in Sheyenne. The recognition took place at the Route 281 Station where area farmers get together...

 

Free speech origins: Clear and present danger test

America’s free speech story, as written in Supreme Court decisions, did not begin until World War I when the court declared in 1919, in Schenck v. United States, that speech is protected unless it presents a “clear and present danger” to our...

 

Opportunities await in central North Dakota

Twila Klein told us last fall that the Hi-Way Drive In wouldn't be opening this spring unless she could find more help. Other businesses have reduced hours or services due to a shortage of workers....

 

Rural Short: Embrace the Naysayers

We all know they will be there, and for the most part, we dread the naysayers when we are planning a new community event, project, or community change of any kind. There is truth in the statement that change is hard; however, change is really hard fo...

 

Obituary: Richard Hedin

Richard Hedin Spokane, Wash. Richard "Dick" Hjalmar Hedin, 87, of Spokane, Wash., passed away on January 19, 2022, after a brave battle with dementia. While his short-term memory was gone at the end,... Full story

 

Obituary: Donna M. Frank

Donna M. Frank Sidney, Mont. A Celebration of Life for Donna M. Frank, 87, of Sidney, Mont. will be held at a later date. Donna passed away on Monday, December 6, 2021, at the Sidney Health Center. Donna Mae Frank was born July 21, 1934, in Minnewauk... Full story

 

Obituary: Sheldon W. Nutz

Sheldon W. Nutz Bothell, Wash. Sunrise 09-20-42 Sunset 12-26-21 Sheldon Nutz, age 79, died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Bothell, Wash. He was born in Harvey, N. D. to Edwin and Ida (Mindt)...

 

Sermonette: The work of the Holy Spirit in and among

During my seminary studies, I took a full semester class on the Holy Spirit. Part of our assignment at the end of the semester was to write our own best definition of the Holy Spirit. Here's what I came up with: The Holy Spirit is a creative energy t...

 

Tree Talk: It's Groundhog Day. Again

Nearly every month of the year has its holidays – some of them to celebrate joyous religious occasions, others to commemorate historical landmarks. And then, some are just plain whimsical....

 

History of New Rockford: Jan. 31, 2022

On the morning of Sunday, Oct. 2, 1904, McHenry merchant R.H. Howden came over for a couple days for business, and Mrs. Annie Oliver came over from that community for a visit of several days. At 8 p.m...

 

Savvy Senior: Home modification tips for 'aging-in-place'

Dear Savvy Senior, My wife and I would like to make some affordable changes to our home so we can remain living there for as long as possible. Can you recommend some good resources that can help us...

 

Prairie Doc Perspectives: The Physician-Patient

Last spring, I was at home washing my hands, and as I glanced up into the mirror, I noticed something unusual. My bathroom light hit my neck just right as I swallowed and there it was: a prominent lump. I diagnosed myself with a thyroid nodule and...

 

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