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  • County declares flood emergency

    Nathan Price|May 16, 2022

    Overland flooding in the area has forced county commissioners in Eddy County to sign a Flood Emergency Declaration, as roads in the area have washed away. Eddy County Commissioners met with Eddy County Emergency Manager, Lisa Thompson, on Monday, May 9, for a special meeting to discuss the situation. Thompson reported that she'd toured Columbia, Cherry Lake, Lake Washington and Tiffany Townships that morning to survey the flooding and to speak with residents. According to Thompson, an official...

  • Hurray! It's Graduation Day

    May 16, 2022

    Pre-K and Kindergarten students at New Rockford-Sheyenne Elementary put on a show for their family and friends at their spring program and graduation ceremony on Friday, May 6....

  • First-year math teacher resigns

    Nathan Price|May 16, 2022

    Jake Bilden, a high school math teacher, coach for junior high football and head coach of the SNR Black Sox baseball team, has submitted a letter of resignation to the NR-S School Board, the fourth NR-S faculty member to do so this year. At their regular meeting on Monday, May 9, the NR-S School Board reluctantly carried a motion to approve the resignation. In his letter of resignation, Bilden writes, “It is never easy to make tough decisions, decisions that you know are sending you in the r...

  • Award-winning Transcript racks up 32 more in '22

    Amy Wobbema|May 16, 2022

    Your local newspaper took home 32 awards in the 2022 North Dakota Newspaper Association (NDNA) Better Newspaper Contest. The announcements were made at the NDNA Annual Convention in Bismarck on Friday, May 6. The most notable honor for the New Rockford Transcript was second place in General Excellence for mid-size weeklies, which recognizes the entire body of work the newspaper produces throughout the year. The Tioga Tribune took the top spot in the division. The Foster County Independent, which...

  • Go-Karts coming back to New Rockford

    May 16, 2022

    Thanks to great community partnerships, the B & B Racers go-kart track will once again be set up downtown over the Fourth of July weekend. A generous donation from the New Rockford Lions Club will cover the entire cost of the attraction, which will be in New Rockford on Sunday, July 3. The Lions Club will also host a brisket dinner in Centennial Park Sunday evening, as well as the Lucky Duck Race on Saturday....

  • Wobbema elected president of NDNA

    May 16, 2022

    Bismarck Tribune Editor Amy Dalrymple passed the North Dakota Newspaper Association’s president torch to Amy Wobbema, publisher of the New Rockford Transcript and Foster County Independent, during the NDNA’s 136th annual convention, held in Bismarck May 5-7. The membership also elected Hillsboro Banner’s Cole Short to the position of first vice president and Allison Olimb of the Walsh County Press as second vice president. Terry Schwartzenberger of the Napoleon Homestead was elected to serve a director position, and past president Matt Von P... Full story

  • NR-S earns 4 stars at State Music

    May 16, 2022

    On May 6-7, NR-S musicians and accompanist, Annette Hovey, traveled to Minot State University to compete in the 2022 State Music Contest. Of the six events, four received star-ratings and two received a 1-rating. Congratulations to all of the NR-S musicians on their great accomplishments! Below are NR-S' results from the 2022 State Music Contest: Star Ratings (superior) Soprano/Alto Ensemble – "Muusika" performed by Maria Becker, Madison Schuster, Hallie Brown, Kyria Dockter, Emma Duda, Katie A...

  • 701 Rundown: May 16, 2022

    Nathan Price|May 16, 2022

    Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. House fire in north Carrington Carrington Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a single family home at 486 11th Avenue N. for a small fire Sunday morning, May 1, around 8 a.m. Most of the structural damage occurred in the kitchen area in the southeast portion of the home, according to Fire Chief Ken Wangen. The home is located several blocks west of the Foster County Courthouse at the corner o...

  • Oberon Oracles: May 16, 2022

    Linda Madson|May 16, 2022

    Breana Pacheco and Mavis spent the weekend at the Todd and Nadley Buehler farm. Saturday afternoon visitors were Elisa, Joe and Annley Wentz and Maynard and Annley’s nurse, Kayla. It was Annley’s first visit to the farm. Beau, Bria, Brittin and Brooks and Hunter, Grace and Hendrick joined the family for lunch and visit on Saturday. Randy Simon stopped by to say hello and meet Annley and Hendrick and visit the family Saturday afternoon. Sunday morning, Breana took Nadley out for Mother’s Day brunch. Sunday evening, the Buehler families had a...

  • Talk of the Town: May 16, 2022

    Charlotte Koepplin|May 16, 2022

    Granddaughter, Kalli Koepplin, and grandma, Janelle Koepplin, enjoyed a visit over lunch, Friday, at the Rockford Café and later a visit at the Charlotte Koepplin home. Kalli is from Minneapolis, where she is employed as a nurse. Kalli brought Mother’s Day greetings to Grandma Nel, as well as her mother, Carol, and her grandmother, Veronica Davis. Shirley Packard was in Carrington Thursday, taking care of some necessary shopping. Coffee guys, including Ken Holte, enjoyed a visit over coffee Monday at the Chieftain in Carrington. Calvin Packard...

  • Sheyenne News: May 16, 2022

    Patti Clifton|May 16, 2022

    Patti Clifton and Jan Loe joined Joan Cudworth, Jane Cudworth, Kathy Albrecht, Rhoda Stenberg and Marilynn Kruger, along with other friends and family, for the bridal shower of Hope Gutschmidt, bride-to-be of Evan Swenson, on Saturday morning at First Lutheran Church parish hall. Bonnie Deegan, Jan Loe and Patti Clifton were in Maddock on Sunday where they enjoyed the Mother's Day buffet at Harriman's. On Monday morning, Jan and Patti took some personal documents to the shredding truck at Home of Economy in Devils Lake. They did some shopping...

  • Pleasant Prairie News: May 16, 2022

    Charlotte Koepplin|May 16, 2022

    Circle Trail Riders held May meeting on Monday night at Secretary, Charlotte Koepplin’s home. Those attending were Cory and Katie Jorgensen, Dale and Diane Rosenberg, Bill and Diana Ziegler, Nancy Ludwig, Tara Hansen, Rob Lies and Dalton Wall. Discussions about the upcoming June trail ride and the annual fundraiser raffle took place. Margie Anderson attended the Pre-School Graduation for great-grandson, Jacoby Hager, Friday at New Rockford-Sheyenne School. Wednesday, Jimmy Indergaard enjoyed a visit at the Mervin Indergaard home. Friday s...

  • Supreme Court: State actors may not lead school prayer

    David Adler|May 16, 2022

    In 1962, in Engel v. Vitale, the U.S. Supreme Court, in one of the most controversial decisions of the Warren Court era, held school-led prayer unconstitutional for violating the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. Engel was the first school prayer case heard by the court, but it was not starting from scratch in considering the issue of governmentally sponsored religious practices. The court had previously upheld against the assertion of an Establishment Clause violation a state program that involved busing children to parochial schools. I...

  • Biden's hyperbole is getting ridiculous

    Carl Golden|May 16, 2022

    President Biden and those around him have a fondness for using historical disasters as points of comparisons to raise the level of outrage over outbreaks of violence and unrest that have plagued the nation for much of the last eighteen months. When confronted by images and news accounts of extreme behavior, their first reaction is to reach for superlatives like "worse than...more dangerous than...more horrifying than...more insidious than...a horrible reminder of..." There follow comparisons to...

  • What I've learned from Enes' freedom

    Senator Kevin Cramer|May 16, 2022

    “A few weeks ago, I was blessed to spend time with Turkish NBA star turned American human rights advocate Enes Kanter Freedom in the Peace Garden State. “His message is bold, yet simple. His message is brave, yet shared. It’s something we take for granted every single day living in the United States of America. Freedom isn’t free. “What is so special about Enes’ message is his conviction. Enes walks the walk and talks the talk. He truly practices what he preaches. “While in North Dakota, he delivered his powerful message at the iconic Belle...

  • Piggy Bank Pageant winners announced

    May 16, 2022

    April was Youth Financial Literacy Month. North Dakota State University Extension in Foster and Eddy counties, local banks and credit unions all partnered with schools in Carrington and New Rockford to provide a lesson to first grade students on earning, spending and saving. The goal of the program was for students to learn positive money behaviors at an early age. As part of the lesson, each student was provided with a piggy bank that was theirs to keep. They decorated the bank for a "Piggy...

  • Eagles Club donates to Eddy County Museum

    May 16, 2022

    The New Rockford-Eagles Club recently donated $6,000 to the Eddy County Museum. This donation was made possible from charitable gaming at the Eagles in New Rockford and the Shamrock Bar & Lounge in Carrington....

  • Sermonette: May 16, 2022

    Father Reese Weber|May 16, 2022

    Jesus says that those who are forgiven much will love much but “those who are forgiven little will love little” (cf. Luke 7:47). Does this mean that we have to be forgiven for great and many sins before we can have great love for God? In other words, do those who did not commit many sins love God less than those who have been forgiven for their many sins? One of my favorite saints, Therese of Lisieux, never committed a serious sin in her whole life. She gives clarity to this question by telling two stories. In the first story, a doctor’s child...

  • Living on Purpose: Man shall not live by bread alone

    Billy Holland|May 16, 2022

    One of the popular topics that readers contact me about are concerns associated with food shortages and higher costs. I realize that no one has a crystal ball to see into the future, but we have plenty of websites that are encouraging everyone to stockpile food and water. The prepping movement has been warning the public for years to prepare for such a crisis and of course, many have created profitable businesses by selling everything a person would need if something like this were to happen....

  • EMS Week: CASNR members and years of service

    May 16, 2022

    Members Years of Service Kathy Jenrich, EMT/RN 44 Jeff Pfau, EMT/IC* 41 Sandy O'Connor, EMT 39 Richard O'Connor, EMR 39 Joseph Lies, EMT 30 Karla Berglund, EMR 21 Jason Munson, CPR 19 Jon Heinz, CPR 19 Rick Geier, Medical Director 18 Sharon Eversvik, EMT 14 LuAnn Alderman, CPR 12 Sara Myhre, EMT 12 Misty Cronin, CPR 11 Dusti Nystrom, EMT/RN 8 Kari Benson, EMT/RN* 7 Amy Bachmeier, EMR* 6 Georgia Johnson, EMT 6 James Hovey, EMT 6 Tiffany Harr, EMT 5 Rachel Holzwarth, EMT* 5 Elizabeth Holzwarth,...

  • EMS Week: McHenry Ambulance Service members and years of service

    May 16, 2022

    Member Year Joined Jerome Short 1981 David Briss 1986 Sue Bakko 1991-2004, 2015 Sharon Eversvik 2002 Katie Black 2010 Laura Kulsrud 2010 Tracy Stangeland 2010 Valerie Eli 2016 Daren Eli 2016 Jay Kulsrud 2018 Kalissa Gilbertson 2019 Lauren Topp 2019...

  • EMS Week: May 15-21, 2022

    May 16, 2022

    May 15-21, 2022 is the 47th annual National EMS Week. The 2022 EMS Week theme: "EMS: Rising to the Challenge." This theme is particularly meaningful now, to remind people that every day we are faced with so many new challenges in our lives and yet we still rise above them all and continue to respond, support, and care for the needs of our communities. 2022 EMS Week Theme Days: Sunday – Health, Wellness and Resilience Day Monday – EMS Education Day Tuesday – Safety Tuesday Wednesday – EMS for...

  • EMS Week: Meet the board members of CASNR

    May 16, 2022

    Amy Bachmeier Years in EMS: 7 years Years with CASNR: 7 years Years on CASNR board: 6 years Current Board Position: Secretary Why did you become involved in EMS? I was new to the community and I wanted to be more involved and I have always been interested in EMS. What is one thing you would like the community to know about CASNR? Joining CASNR is a great way to make a difference in the community. Tanya Munson Years in EMS: On and off since 1995 Years with CASNR: 5 years Years on CASNR Board: 2...

  • EMS Week: May 19 is Stop the Bleed Day

    May 16, 2022

    The STOP THE BLEED Project is a public/private collaboration involving a wide range of non-profit organizations, government agencies, companies and individuals working to create more public awareness of the STOP THE BLEED campaign and the importance of learning how to stop traumatic bleeding. This year, STOP THE BLEED Day is May 19, 2022 (Save a Life Day during EMS Week). Why it Matters STOP THE BLEED is a public health initiative aimed at directly saving lives. Through efforts to increase...

  • Savvy Senior: Best senior travel discounts in 2022

    Jim Miller|May 16, 2022

    Dear Savvy Senior, What are some of the best travel discounts available to seniors? My husband and are about to retire and are interested in traveling more, but live on a tight budget. Frugal Travelers Dear Frugal, There are literally hundreds of different travel-related discounts available to older travelers that can add up to save you hundreds of dollars on your next trip. To qualify, you’ll need to meet the age requirement, which varies by business. Some discounts may be available as soon a...

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