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 By Amy Wobbema    News    February 18, 2019

Their Night to Shine: New Life on Main hosts prom for individuals with special needs

On one night, Friday, Feb. 8, a total of 655 churches from across the world came together and hosted prom events for approximately 100,000 guests through the support of 200,000 volunteers. Known as...

 

ONLINE ONLY: Drunk driving checkpoints test personal liberties

North Dakota is known for many things, but two of its defining characteristics might be its long, open highways and its citizens’ purported propensity for drinking. With this in mind, the Legislature is once again re-evaluating how it contends...

 

N.D. House Update for Feb. 18, 2019

The 66th Legislative Session has moved into the stage where we are spending longer periods of time on the floor, as we complete our work by crossover. We expect some evening work this week or next. Committees are also extremely busy finishing their...

 

N.D. Senate Update for Feb. 18, 2019

This week I completed the testimony in the Senate on the last few bills I sponsored. I introduced SB 2266 which would provide that K-12 schools have a policy on the seclusion and restraint of students. This bill is similar to one from last session....

 

Oberon Oracles - Feb. 18, 2019

Betty Rushfeldt was a guest at Sharon Rance’s home in Devils Lake last weekend. Tuesday evening, Sharon, Everett and Gloria Rance, Wayne and Donna Rance and their children, Breonna, Colby and Braxton celebrated Betty’s birthday at Sharon’s...

 

Pleasant Prairie News - Feb. 18, 2019

Sunday Sharon Laxdal treated her mother Esther Indergaard to dinner and later the gals went shopping. Monday found Charlotte Koepplin enjoying a phone call from Carol Clancy. A catch up on family and the weather. Carol hails from Thompson, N.D....

 

Talk of the Town - Feb. 18, 2019

New Rockford and area folks extend sympathy to the family of Richard Weisenburger. Saturday Mary Ghertz was a helper at the Shirley Packard home. Sunday through Tuesday visitor and guest at the Candy Jensen home was son, Derik Holte from...

 

Sheyenne News - Feb. 18, 2019

Patti Clifton kept appointments in Carrington last week. Saturday evening, Kathy Magnan, Carol Nerlien and Jan Loe got together and went out for supper. Despite the blustery weather last Thursday morning, a good turnout of people attended the foot...

 

If you plan to run for President….

“This is the year!” Herb exclaimed to his longtime buddy Gordon on the assembly line over in the plastics factory. “So for what reason is this the year?” Gordon asked. “We’ve both passed a...

 

A preference for peace

I'm not ashamed to admit it: I'm a peacenik. I think war is a bad thing. I've seen it up close and personal as an infantryman, and I'd like to see less of it, preferably none at all, either up close or from a distance. In part, this desire also...

 

Amy for America

There are many metrics for what makes a good president, but being able to deliver a speech in falling snow and mid-teen temperatures without hat or gloves for nearly a half hour isn't one of them....

 

I-BAND applauds North Dakota House passage of bill requiring accurate labeling of alternative meat

Last week the North Dakota House of Representatives passed House Bill 1400, legislation that will regulate consumer labeling of alternative meat products. The bill requires that alternative products be labeled plainly and accurately for consumers as...

 

Obituary: Sharon Fingerson

Sharon Kay Fingerson, 73 of Sheyenne, passed away on Feb. 7, 2019. A memorial and burial will be held in the spring in Washington State. Sharon was born to Adolph and Katherine (Bachmeier) Gilderhus...

 

Obituary: Richard Weisenburger

Richard Weisenburger, 93, passed away Feb. 8, 2019 at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd. The funeral services was Feb. 12, at First Lutheran Church, New Rockford. Burial was at Prairie Home Cemet...

 

Obituary: Edwin Huss

Edwin Huss, 85, of St. Joseph, Minn, formerly of Sykeston, ND, passed away Feb. 4, 2019. The funeral was held Feb. 20 in St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Sykeston, N.D. Burial will be in the spring...

 

Obituary: Arlen Shape

Arlen Russell (Grumpy) Shape, 67, Valley City, N.D., passed away Feb. 11, 2019. The funeral service was held Feb. 15, 2019 at Epworth United Methodist Church in Valley City. Burial will be in the...

 

Women, youth make valentines for veterans

First Lutheran Church of New Rockford and Tiffany 4-H Club youth paired to make valentines for veterans. Each year the women of First Lutheran Church gather together to hand-make valentines for...

 

History of New Rockford- Feb. 18, 2019

The April 4, 1902, “Transcript” said Edna Flater had purchased the cottage between the Clure Implement office and Mr. and Mrs. R.U. Austin’s residence on West Villard Avenue and would put on an...

 

Dakota Datebook: Roy P. Johnson

Feb. 20, 2019 — The professional historians at our colleges and universities and of course the State Historical Society do a great job of unearthing and preserving our state’s history, and passing it along to the rest of us… in the classroom, a...

 

Savvy Senior:Do I need to file a tax return this year?

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for retirees this tax season? My income dropped way down when I had to retire last year, so I’m wondering if I need to file a tax r...

 

Haley hits 1,000 and the Rockets advance to Region 4

The peaks and valleys of the season for the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rocket girls' basketball team are but a memory, and now it is do-or-die time in the heat of the Class B postseason. NR-S saved some...

 

NR-S/Rolette-Wolford postponed to Tuesday, Feb. 19

The boys’ basketball game between NR-S and Rolette-Wolford in Rolette, originally slated for Thursday, Feb. 7, has been postponed until Tuesday, Feb. 19. It will be the final regular season game for both teams. Junior high play begins the...

 

NR-S clinches #2 District 7 seed; defeats Wildcats

Eighth-ranked New Rockford-Sheyenne took care of business in the game that counted, but nearly fell victim to what would have been one of the biggest statewide upsets this season on Tuesday night....

 

Great stories of the Great Plains

by Keith Norman Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 Just for Fun! Residents of this area are great football fans. The Blue Jays and Jimmies have wonderful fans who follow their games, and the small town residents are there to cheer on the Class B’s schools of...

 

Area students named to Concordia's dean's list

Two area students have been recognized for their superior achievement and have been placed on the dean’s honor list at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., for the first semester of the 2018-19 academic year. To qualify for this designation,...

 

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