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Articles from the May 11, 2020 edition

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 By Rachel Brazil    News    May 11, 2020

Partners in claims

There is a new face at the Farmers Union Insurance office in downtown New Rockford. Lucas Schumacher joined Donn Frahm as a partner in the business in February, and has been making adjustments of all...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    News    May 11, 2020

Howard named new NDSU Extension Agent

It's been just over a year since Chandy Howard began serving as the administrative assistant at the Eddy County NDSU Extension Office, and she's already moving up the ranks. The Eddy County...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    May 11, 2020

Stepping up to the plate

This is the time of year when parks and recreation managers throughout the state scurry around planning and preparing for the summer season, anticipating ballparks abuzz with eager coaches and...

 

Transcript hits blackjack! 21 awards go to Transcript staff from NDNA Better Newspaper Contest

The New Rockford Transcript had a stellar year at the NDNA Better Newspaper Annual Contest. Of the 40 entries submitted, Transcript staff brought home 21 awards, including seven first place awards,...

 

Chamber says YES to July 4 fireworks, parade

Cue the flags, sirens and firecrackers! New Rockford will hold its annual Independence Day Celebration this year. The New Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce board voted unanimously Tuesday to...

 

NR-S SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION: Vote by absentee ballot

The New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board election will be held on Tuesday, June 9 by absentee ballot only. The absentee ballot application and instructions is available on the school website and Facebook page, or can be sent via email or mail upon...

 

Local library reopened Wednesday

Eddy-New Rockford Library reopened its doors to the public on Wednesday, May 6. Librarian Susie Sharp says, "We can't wait to see you all but some things will look a little different when the library...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    News    May 11, 2020

County implements burn ban; courthouse access restricted until at least June 2

A burn ban is in effect for Eddy County. Emergency Manager Jess Earle says that while burn bans are usually implemented during times of low humid, this ban is in response to dead and dry vegetation. Of most concern are the burning of vegetation and...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    May 11, 2020

City delays Clean-Up Week, looks to fall as alternative

Public Works Superintendent Hirchert reported that City Clean-Up Week will not take place in May due to the coronavirus outbreak. Electronics Recycling was cancelled as well. Commissioner Ryan Hager...

 
 Events   

Donate blood and spring in to save a life

Spring is the season when life is renewed. One important way to help renew life is to give blood at the New Rockford blood drive on Thursday, May 28, at St. John’s Catholic Church from 2 – 6 p.m. Each blood donation can help multiple patients...

 

Talk of the Town: May 11, 2020

Shirley Packard was pleasantly surprised to get a phone call from Ruby (Kaul) Simmons of Idaho where they are fine and coping with COVID-19. Janet Laube gave niece Brenda Nealis a phone call Sunday to see how things were going in Cashion, Okla....

 
 By Linda Madson    Features    May 11, 2020

Oberon Oracles: May 11, 2020

Nadley Buehler joined the Maddock Public School staff on Friday delivering May Day baskets to the student’s doorsteps. Many were surprised to see the school bus sitting in front of their home honking the horn. Lester Roberts visited with his twin s...

 

Pleasant Prairie: May 11, 2020

Margie Anderson celebrated her birthday on Sunday, May 3 with phone calls filled with wishes from family and friends. Saturday, Kent and Shelly Rigsby brought greetings from Jamestown, enjoying a sunny side visit with mom. Pleasant Prairie and area...

 
 By Patti Clifton    Features    May 11, 2020

Sheyenne News: May 11, 2020

One afternoon last week, Shirley Westby, Bonnie Deegan and Jan Loe enjoyed a social distancing visit over coffee. Friday afternoon, Patti Clifton and Jan Loe had a visit and enjoyed a cup of coffee, following social distancing guidelines. Jan Loe dro...

 

NR-S Board of Education Meeting Agenda for May 11

AGENDA NEW ROCKFORD-SHEYENNE BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING BY ZOOM MONDAY, MAY 11, 2020, 7:00 P.M. I. REGULAR ITEMS A. Call to order, roll call, establishment of quorum, and approval of agenda. B. Consent agenda. Attachments. Discussion.... Full story

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    May 11, 2020

Lessons on homeschooling

Dear Ms. Beardsley, I hope you’re doing well. I miss seeing you and my classmates at school every day, but homeschooling is working out well for me. Mommy and Daddy are doing the best they can to...

 

This is my family's coronavirus story

It was around 1 a.m. last Friday, and my wife nudged me awake. Her shoulders shook in the darkness. The tears ran freely down her face. “She’s gone,” she said softly, her voice filled with depthless pain and loss and disbelief. It was the news...

 

Life during pandemic puts a strain on all of us

My brother Jon was an exceptional human being. He had a sense of the world and life that alternated between skepticism, passionate embrace, disappointment, and hope that things would always move...

 

Obituary: Conrad Meisch

Conrad Meisch, 67, of West Fargo died Friday, May 1, 2020, peacefully at his home with his wife by his side following a long struggle with ALS. Conrad Allen Meisch was born April 19, 1953, in...

 

Obituary: Verda Mangin

Verda Mangin, 94, of West Fargo, N.D. died Sunday, May 3, 2020 at Bethany on University in Fargo, N.D. Verda Marie Peterson was born Nov. 11, 1925, to Charles and Ethel Peterson of LaMoure, N.D. She...

 

Obituary: Helen Rosenau

Helen Rosenau, 81, of Bordulac, N.D., died peacefully May 1, 2020, Jamestown Regional Medical Center, Jamestown, N.D. A private funeral service was held May 5, at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, N.D....

 

Sermonette: May 11, 2020

Be still. It is said several times throughout the Bible, and is quite a popular phrase among the home décor section of Hobby Lobby. He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth....

 
 By Rachel Brazil    Features    May 11, 2020

Archival Anecdotes: The sound of a golden age

Wireless radio communications were unheard of, until the end of the 19th century. It wasn't until 1983 that Nikolai Tesla demonstrated the wireless radio in St. Louis, Mo. Just three years later, the...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    May 11, 2020

Savvy Senior: How the Coronavirus Relief Law Helps Retirement Savers and Retirees

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about the retirement account changes that Congress recently passed in response to the coronavirus crisis? Seeking Answers Dear Seeking, Tucked into the...

 

History of New Rockford: May 11, 2020

On March 23 B.F. Onstott held a sale of stock and personal property at his farm northeast of New Rockford. John Welsh was in on business. Frank Parker of the machinery department of Prader & Goss...

 

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