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Beware of ice phantoms

Persistent cold temperatures can sometimes yield unworldly ice formations. New Rockford water plant manager Rick Swenson stopped in the Transcript on Thursday, Feb. 11 to inform us that an ice...

 

N.D. Choral Director of the Year hails from New Rockford

Sara Lichtblau, the daughter of Marilyn and (the late) Clifford Gedrose, graduated from New Rockford School with a song in her heart. "I loved singing, and being in the choir made my high school...

 

Heskin and Risovi to retire, Seward to leave NR-S district

As the 2020-21 academic year approaches the midterm of the third quarter, the NR-S school board responded to several personnel changes as well as the upcoming school board election. At the Feb. 8 regular meeting, the board accepted the retirement of...

 

In midst of 2021 membership drive, Chamber seeks sign operator and director

The New Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce has set its program and event schedule for 2021, and board members encourage businesses and individuals alike to consider membership. The 2021 membership...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    February 15, 2021

COVID-19 update: Nursing home again affected by state lab malfunction

On January 8, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) Public Health Laboratory identified a software malfunction on a piece of laboratory equipment. After conducting a thorough review of test...

 

Eddy County Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Update

The county is currently administering vaccines in Phase 1B, and is now vaccinating residents age 65-74 with underlying health conditions. Individuals who have received their first dose are also encouraged to seek their second dose at the appropriate...

 

Bjerke inducted into nursing honor society

University of Jamestown nursing student Cassidy Bjerke of New Rockford was inducted into the Xi Kappa-at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. The society recognizes nursing...

 

North Dakota Oilseed Council - Sunflower Election in Eddy County

Sunflower growers in Eddy County are being urged to participate in the election of a county representative for the North Dakota Oilseed Council. All sunflower growers who have a definite interest in the membership of the Council are encouraged to...

 

NR-S welcomes Stevenson as Dean of Students

If life was a merry-go-round, then it has brought Rhonda Stevenson full circle to serve as the Dean of Students at New Rockford-Sheyenne School. Born and raised in Eddy County, Rhonda graduated from...

 

Thompson retires from CenDak Cooperative

Kathy Thompson spent her last day at CenDak Cooperative on January 27. Thompson had served as the cooperative's bookkeeper for nearly 24 years. Thompson began working her cooperative career in 1978,...

 

Legislative Report: February 15, 2021

While this week has been extremely busy, my report will be shorter because of subcommittee work in Senate Appropriations. This week I worked on subcommittees for the agency budgets for the Department of Transportation, Information Technology,...

 

Talk of the Town: February 8, 2021

Daughter Cindy Tobben of Clear Lake, S.D. arrived at mom Shirley Packard’s Monday. Tuesday the gals were on their way to Minot where Shirley had an eye appointment. Monday Marvis Holte accompanied daughter Amanda Bickett to New Rockford where she...

 

Talk of the Town: February 15, 2021

Janet Laube, YipYip and Candy Jensen drove to Carrington Friday where Candy had an appointment to pick up her new glasses. Shirley Packard was among those who attended the funeral service for Iona Duda Johnson Saturday at Evans Funeral Home in New...

 

Pleasant Prairie: February 8, 2021

Brief stopper Thursday at the Charlotte Koepplin home was Martin Koepplin. Margie Anderson enjoyed a baked fish and squash supper Sunday at the David and Karen Anderson home. Charlotte Koepplin was among the family to be happy to hear of the birth...

 

Pleasant Prairie: February 15, 2021

Pleasant Prairie Township is sad to lose another resident as Thursday Feb. 5, 2021 Eddie Weisenburger passed away after a long battle with COPD. Family and friends paid respect to Eddie Wednesday at Evans Funeral Home in New Rockford from 9 a.m. to...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    February 15, 2021

Oberon Oracles: February 15, 2021

Tom Schmid spent from Sunday to Thursday fishing at Lake of the Woods. Tom and Pam visited Pam’s dad, Bud Hermanson and her brother, Dan in Hampden on Sunday. Lezlee Thorson visited her Dad, Lester Roberts on Sunday. Chad Getscher was also a...

 

N.D. House Update: February 15, 2021

Members of the North Dakota House of Representatives in the 67th Legislative Assembly continue to complete work in the policy committees, refer bills to appropriations or take final action on the House floor. There is a lot of work to be completed...

 

Simpler taxes long promised, never delivered

I love winter. I love snow. I love making a roaring fire in my fireplace on a chilly day. But I hate one thing about this time of year: taxes. February is rough for the self-employed. It's rough...

 

$15 wage hurts vulnerable workers

President Biden is going full speed ahead with his plan to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. The Democrats’ latest approach to convert Biden’s campaign promise to more than double the...

 

What will Presidents' Day be in like 50 years?

Whether you read these words before or after Presidents’ Day 2021, be advised that I’m already thinking ahead to Presidents’ Day 2071. If you get your jollies reading about the only bachelor...

 

Letter to the Editor: Zero fatalities. Zero excuses.

Seat belts save lives. It’s a fact that we have all heard at one time or another. Vision Zero has one goal— to end traffic fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads. Every 11 days, one unbelted vehicle occupant died in a motor...

 

Obituary: Eddie Weisenburger

Eddie Ray Weisenburger, 65 years of age, of New Rockford, N.D., died unexpectedly on Feb., 5, 2021, at his home. Funeral service will be held in the summer with Pastor Rick Loewen officiating....

 

Sermonette: February 15, 2021

Fear can be a positive protective measure, and fear can morph into something destructive. When fear overwhelms us (2020 anyone?), we often tend to isolate ourselves, curving more and more inward. Scripture tells us the last thing we should do is to...

 

History of New Rockford: February 15, 2021

On Nov. 7, 1903, John Welsh took three carloads of cattle to South St. Paul; he returned on Nov. 10. At noon on Sunday, Nov. 8, William Bryant Taylor and Mamie DeMoss, both of Perry, Iowa, were marrie...

 

We the People: The Constitution and the Trump impeachment trial

The forthcoming Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, sure to dominate headlines and newscasts, raises a host of constitutional questions with political implications likely to extend for years to come. Last week, we reviewed the...

 

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