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 By Nathan Price    News    February 21, 2022

Band of Brothers: Gulf War veterans enjoy ice fishing experience with Bison Lodge

Four veterans, whose bonds were forged in the Arabian Desert, recently traveled thousands of miles to New Rockford, endured -20 degree temperatures, and had the time of their lives. Rich Hagedorn...

 

City officials on ballot in Sheyenne

Positions held by five Sheyenne officials will be up for election this June. Sheyenne City Auditor Karla Jacobson reported Tuesday that the mayor, two city council and two park board seats will be on the ballot Tuesday, June 14. Mayor Robert...

 

Giving Hearts Day

Community Ambulance Service of New Rockford (CASNR) raised more than $56,000 during the annual Giving Hearts Day fund drive on Feb. 10. The new record was made possible by many local donations,...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    February 21, 2022

Nybo inducted into N.D. Hockey Hall of Fame

Dennis Nybo of New Rockford will once again have his face plastered on the wall of a Hall of Fame in North Dakota. Mere months after being inducted into the North Dakota Recreation and Park...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    February 21, 2022

Heinz resigns, Rinde to retire

At the regular school board meeting on Feb. 14, New Rockford-Sheyenne Business Manager Dave Skogen presented preliminary budget information to board members, which predicted expenditures in excess of...

 

More N.D. families qualify for childcare assistance

The North Dakota Department of Human Services is striving to support strong, stable families and communities by making investments in programs that increase access to quality child care that is affordable so that parents can participate in the...

 

Eddy County 4-H Shooting Sports Club organizes for 2022 season

On Feb. 8, the 4-H shooting sports club had their first meeting. Jackson Brazil was elected president, Lora Wobbema was elected as the vice president, Chaztin Wobbema was elected as the treasurer,...

 

Eagles make contribution toward local emergency preparedness

The New Rockford Eagles Club recently made a $5,000 donation to the Eddy County Emergency Planning Committee. The funds were used to purchase barricades, cones, personal protective gear, vests and...

 

Area students participate in Reality Check in Tolna

High School students recently attended the first ever Reality Check for this area. This event gave the juniors and seniors at Dakota Prairie, Lakota, and Midkota the opportunity to see what life...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    February 21, 2022

701 Rundown: Feb. 21, 2022

Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Fessenden residents and firefighters face off at contentious city council meeting At the Fes...

 

Marilyn Spiker/Sheila Massey Memorial scholarships now taking applications

There will be two $1,000 scholarships awarded to young women who will begin their first or second year of college studies in 2022. Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE), and the Foundation for Agricultural Education and Development (FAED), are...

 

Dushinkske and Jamison scholarship applications available

The North Dakota Water Education Foundation’s (NDWEF) deadline for applications for the Dushinske and Jamison Water Resources Scholarship is April 1, 2022. Four $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to qualified students. The NDWEF, family, friends...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: Feb 21, 2022

Last Wednesday Jimmy Indergaard enjoyed supper and a visit with his uncle Mervin Indergaard and cousin Vicki Magill. Charlotte Koepplin enjoyed a phone call with Carol Clancy from Thompson Wednesday. Margie Anderson and Gary Anderson were among those...

 

Talk of the Town: Feb. 21, 2022

Friday found Amanda Bickett and Izzy stopping in at the Ken and Marvis Holte home for a visit. Last Sunday Taylor, Amanda and Evelyn Koepplin were among the greeters for a happy first birthday to cousin and nephew Hendrix Koepplin in Bordulac....

 
 By Linda Madson    News    February 21, 2022

Oberon Oracles: Feb. 21, 2022

Lacey Grann spent Tuesday and Wednesday in Jamestown attending training for her job. Ben, Brittany and Dutton Grann spent Super Bowl Sunday at the home of her cousin, Lorissa Haug and family in Cooperstown. Donna and Lacey assisted in the office at...

 

We the People: NY Times v. Sullivan saves freedom of the press

The Supreme Court’s decision in The New York Times v. Sullivan (1964) checks all the definitional boxes of a landmark ruling. It revolutionized the law of libel in the United States. It saved freedom of the press and the First Amendment. It...

 

Bingeing new TV shows won't last long

Nine years ago this month Netflix changed how we watch television. The streaming service released an entire season of its political drama "House of Cards" at once, enabling viewers to binge on 13...

 

So much for civility

The longer President Biden lingers in the vicinity of a live microphone, the higher the probability for mischief and yes, entertainment. Given enough time, he may even accidentally recite Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities in its entirety. I’ve been...

 

Obituary: Edward Tollefson

Edward Tollefson Fargo, N.D. Edward Hartl Tollefson, 93, died peacefully, surrounded by family at Hospice House in Fargo, N.D., on Feb. 10, 2022. He was born April 5, 1928, to Lars Tollefson and...

 

Obituary: Robert Theis

Robert Theis Carrington, N.D. Robert "Bob" Theis, 84, of Carrington, N.D., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, at Sanford Health of Bismarck, N.D. Mass of Christian Burial was held...

 

Obituary: Donald Briss

Donald Briss McHenry, N.D. Donald A. Briss, 78, of McHenry, N.D. passed away on Feb. 7, 2022 at Ave Maria, Jamestown, N.D. Funeral service was held Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022 at Evans Funeral Home,...

 

Sermonette: Blessings and Curses

Just before the Israelites enter the Promised Land, God tells them: “While you’re out among the nations where God has dispersed you and the blessings and curses come in just the way I have set them before you….” (Genesis 30:1). There are two...

 

Tree Talk: George and the cherry tree (& other Presidential tales)

The story of George Washington and the cherry tree tells of the time the young future President of the United States chopped down his father’s favorite tree. As the story goes, George had received a hatchet for his sixth birthday and...

 

History of New Rockford: Feb. 21, 2022

On Oct. 19, 1904, the train brought in Mrs. I.J. Mills of Louisiana and Mrs. Emma Payne of Adel, Iowa, to visit their sister Mrs. F.P. Roush. That evening a farewell reception for Rev. and Mrs. C.F....

 

Savvy Senior: How to convince an elderly parent to stop driving

Dear Savvy Senior, What is the best way to deal with older drivers who probably shouldn’t be driving anymore? My dad, who’s 86, is bound and determined to keep driving as long as he’s alive. Bac...

 

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