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Articles from the February 22, 2021 edition

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 By Amy Wobbema    News    February 22, 2021

After grounding plans for airport, commission reconsiders

The New Rockford City Commission has agreed to engage Interstate Engineering for the purpose of building a new airport hangar and repairing the taxiway and runway at Tomlinson Field. The move came at...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    February 22, 2021

Record cold temps and power supply shortages affect millions

Unwavering winter weather wreaked havoc across the country last week, resulting in widespread power outages, costly infrastructure damage and dozens of deaths. People have died as a result of the...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    February 22, 2021

UPS route driver recognized by Chamber

He's our local boy in brown. Dusty Litzinger, the friendly UPS driver who delivers packages in New Rockford each day, was recognized this past week as the Chamber's Employee of the Month for...

 

Eddy County Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Update

The county is currently administering vaccines in Phase 1B, and is now vaccinating all residents 65 and older. Individuals who have received their first dose are also encouraged to seek their second dose at the appropriate time. Individuals 16 years...

 

Eagles Club makes Giving Hearts Day donation

Community Ambulance Service of New Rockford hit 50% of their $30,000 Giving Hearts Day fundraising goal all at once. The generous members of Eagles Aerie 2923 presented a check for $15,000 to CASNR...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: Feb. 22, 2021

Outdoor notes: Please check with event organizers with any COVID-19 concerns. *N.D. Game & Fish Dept. Earth Day patch contest entry deadline March 15. Information available on the Game & Fish Dept....

 

Talk of the Town: February 22, 2021

Candy Jensen was happy to get a phone call from niece Michelle Erickson Friday. Michelle is from Thief River Falls, Minn. Saturday Candy enjoyed a phone chat from son Derik Holte and Val from their home in Minneapolis filled with Valentine wishes....

 

Sheyenne News: February 22, 2021

Patti Clifton enjoyed the vendor fair at Open Season Lodge in Sheyenne on Feb. 6. While there, she joined Bonnie Deegan and Jan Loe for lunch. Despite the very cold weather, there were lots of vendors and shoppers! Last Wednesday, Jan Loe drove to...

 

Pleasant Prairie: February 22, 2021

Sad news for Pleasant Prairie folks, as former resident of the township and long time farmer Charles Richter passed away at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd Sunday, Feb. 14. Sunday afternoon David Anderson was a brief visitor at mom’s Margie...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    February 22, 2021

Oberon Oracles: February 22, 2021

Easton and Jaxon Simon spent last weekend with Grandpa and Grandma Simon. Randy and Charlotte stayed with the boys at their home Sunday and Monday nights so the boys could catch the bus for school. Tuesday, Randy and Charlotte went to McVille to...

 

N.D. House Update: February 22, 2021

Members of the North Dakota House of Representatives in the 67th Legislative Assembly continue their work on various bills and resolutions. Most policy committees have completed their review of bills assigned to their committee. However, there are a...

 

Legislative Report: Feb. 22, 2021

This week Senate Appropriations finished up policy bills that either have appropriations in them or they affect the revenue/expenditures of agencies. We are also continuing our subcommittee work on agency budgets, so it was a very busy week. The...

 

Grateful for COVID efforts and an effective emergency process

From early on in this pandemic, it was clear this was going to be more of a marathon than a sprint. Now, thanks to the selfless and tireless efforts of so many North Dakotans across our great state,...

 

Biden, Social Security, my retirement and the wealthy

It's February. It's cold. To fend off the winter blahs, I dream of one day retiring to a warm beach, where I'll stand in the surf, sipping beverages from glasses with little umbrellas in them. I spend...

 

Congress dismisses working class Americans

Events on Capitol Hill and the Southwest border are unfolding at a dizzying pace. The outcome of those developments will have long-lasting and irreversible effects. At the center of the chaos is...

 

Letter to the Editor: Where to get vaccination info if you don't have internet access

As coronavirus vaccines continue to roll out in North Dakota, people without Internet access are asking where they can get vaccination information and how they get signed up for the vaccine. Getting information to people without online access is...

 

Obituary: Charles Richter

Charles "Charlie" Albert Richter, age 93, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021 at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford, N.D. Funeral service was held Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 at First...

 

Sermonette: February 22, 2021

Without even saying, “be not afraid,” the familiar and beloved Ecclesiastes 3 addresses fear head on.  I think this is the reason Ecclesiastes is so beloved. Because it’s true. It’s true that half of life is suffering, and half is joy. It...

 

Living on Purpose: Resist the devil and he will flee

Someone sent me a text the other day about all the trash talking during the Super Bowl and how it seemed to bother some of the players. As a sports fan, I’ve watched the power of words throughout the years and remember that Muhammad Ali and...

 

Bowling News: Feb. 10, 2021 Results

Alley Dusters February 10, 2021 Leevers 36-20 Rosenau Central City 36-20 DJ’s Home Center 34-22 Dakota Central 30-26 701 Wash 28-28 Central City H20+ 26-30 Hanson’s Bar 18-38 Cgtn Hiway Drive 16-40 Scratch Game: Becky Kjos 211, Laurie Snow 191,...

 

Rockets make comeback

The 2021 District 7 Girls Basketball Tournament was held at New Rockford-Sheyenne High School on February 12, 13 and 15. The Rockets were seeded fifth in the district. On Friday, Feb. 12 the Rockets...

 

Rockets outrun Comets behind Ulrich's 39

The Rockets headed to Rolette Thursday, Feb. 11 to take on the Comets and came home with a 66-50 victory. Senior Evan Ulrich started off the game with two field goals and five free throws to bring the Rockets to a four-point lead on the Comets. Josh...

 

History of New Rockford: February 22, 2021

On Nov. 16, 1903, the Century Lodge #60, A.F. and A.M., elected J.E. Bennett, Worshipful Master; W.C. Dresser, Senior Warden; W.E. Radtke, Junior Warden; A.G. Gardner, Treasurer; W.C. Hayes, Secretary; A.H. Wilson, Trustee, 3 years. B.C. Larkin...

 

We the People: Free constitutional seminars

The U.S. Constitution is all-Broadway, all the time. Americans may not realize its center stage presence in the life of the nation, but it governs our daily lives, often sight unseen. There are other junctures, however, when disputes about...

 

Savvy Senior: How to Choose a Hospice Care Program

Dear Savvy Senior, Where can I turn to find a good Medicare covered hospice provider? My husband’s mother has a terminal condition and wants to die at home, if possible, so I’m helping out where...

 

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