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 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 1, 2021

NO TIME TO SPARE/

Bowlers will be back at Wonder Lanes throwing strikes by September, if all goes according to plan. New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation unveiled renovation plans for the iconic bowling alley this...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 1, 2021

Law Enforcement Center schedules 911 upgrades

Lake Region Law Enforcement Center (LRLEC) is making an investment in the future of emergency services in Eddy, Ramsey, Benson, and Nelson counties. The $372,000 project will bring LRLEC online with...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 1, 2021

Nearly 1,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered so far in Eddy County

Local public health staff have almost completely shifted focus from COVID-19 testing to administering vaccines in recent weeks. On Tuesday, Eddy County Public Health Nurse Danette Schmid said testing...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    News    March 1, 2021

Belquist shines in debut for UND Fighting Hawks

If New Rockford's Bo Belquist goes on to a long and productive career in FCS football with the North Dakota Fighting Hawks, he did it right from the start. Belquist, a three-time All-State receiver...

 
 By Jennifer Ruppell    News    March 1, 2021

Pinochle players gather to remember Wick

The second annual Roger Wick Memorial Pinochle Tournament was graciously hosted at Buck-It's Bar on Friday, Feb. 19. Twenty-eight Pinochle players came out to escape the winter doldrums and play this...

 

Lily's Hope Ministry prepares for memorial etchings this summer

It has been a full year since Lily’s Hope Ministry began its mission to create a space for families to memorialize lives lost in utero, at birth or shortly after. Now a quiet area of the St. James Cemetery offers a space for grieving families to...

 

Eddy County Sheriff's Report for February

The man who attempted to rob the Rockford Cafe, stayed at the Rock Inn without paying and stole prescription drugs from a vehicle in New Rockford on a Saturday morning in January was sentenced in court on Feb. 11. Brandon Lund of St. Michael reached...

 

N.D. House Update: March 1, 2021

Members of the North Dakota House of Representatives are finishing their final bill work in the 67th Legislative Assembly before cross-over break starting later this week. We will be on break until Wednesday, March 3. After the break we will start...

 

Legislative Report: March 1, 2021

The Senate is almost finished with its first half work. We will complete our voting on all Senate bills by next Tuesday morning, so I will not be providing a legislative report next week, but instead join my colleague in the House, Rep. Josh...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    March 1, 2021

Oberon Oracles: March 1, 2021

Three cheers for Mother Nature. What a treat to have above-zero temperatures after so many days of freezing. It obviously could have been much worse. Cale Redlin from Woodworth was a weekend guest of Lacey Grann. They spent a couple of days at...

 

Pleasant Prairie: March 1, 2021

Thursday found Charlotte Koepplin and Candy Jensen out and about in New Rockford doing some necessary shopping. Margie Anderson and families were among those who took condolences to the family of Charles Richter for family prayer Thursday night or...

 

Talk of the Town: March 1, 2021

Sheyenne and New Rockford folks extend sympathy to the families of Ellen Messner and Sandy Benson. Sunday evening visitors and chickens and shrimp supper guests at the Taylor and Amanda and Evelyn Koepplin home were Martin and Janelle Koepplin and...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    March 1, 2021

Sheyenne News: March 1, 2021

Denise Labrensz was an overnight guest of grandson Jase Pfeiffer on Thursday while his parents were away. Jeff and Denise Labrensz enjoyed a Jamestown shopping day with lunch on Sunday. Patti Clifton and Jan Loe met for coffee on Monday afternoon in...

 
 By Danny Tyree    Opinion    March 1, 2021

What shall we say about grandmothers?

Yes, a lot of water has flowed under the bridge since February 20, 1971 – but it’s still hard to believe that Granny Tyree (my father’s mother) has been gone for 50 years. Oh, I shouldn’t...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    March 1, 2021

The puppy solution

Coffee. I need coffee. And sleep. And food. I picked up my Lab puppy, Thurber, four days ago. I have spent every waking moment since happily tending to the little guy's considerable needs. Before I...

 

It's not humane to make a mockery of death

Death is the one human experience that connects everyone, regardless of color, creed, class or bank account. The inequity comes only in its manner and timing. For Ted Flowers, my father, it came on a...

 

Obituary: Stephanie Cummings

Stephanie Kay (Lill)Cummings lovingly entered into the arms of Jesus on February 20, 2021 at the age of 79. Stephanie was born on February 10, 1942 at St. John's Hospital in Fargo, N.D., to Stephen...

 

First Lutheran Lenten series explores "Boundless" theme

First Lutheran Church kicked off the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday service on February 19 at 6 p.m. This year Ash Wednesday was approached much differently than in years past to assure the safety...

 

Sermonette: I Deserve God's Wrath. You Do Too.

If I were to ask you, “how would you explain the central message of Christianity?” how would you respond? The gospel, put simply – Jesus living the perfect life and dying for our sins, so that we can have eternal life with God – isn’t...

 

History of New Rockford: March 1, 2021

Cases on the docket of the district court, beginning on Nov. 23, 1903, included the following: Northwestern Port Huron Co. vs. Justice; action on replevin [a lawsuit to get back property wrongfully...

 
 By David Adler    Features    March 1, 2021

Free Speech Clause: Origins and purposes

The guarantee of freedom of speech, central to Americans’ participation in self-governance and the life of the nation, is secured by the First Amendment of the Constitution. Ratified in 1791, the Free Speech Clause provides: “Congress shall make...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    March 1, 2021

Savvy Senior: How to Choose a Quality Nursing Home During a Pandemic

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give me some tips on how to pick a good nursing home in the COVID era? My mother had a stroke a while back and can’t use her legs any longer. I’ve been taking care of...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Hats of a different color

The Eddy County Museum has an impressive collection of hats. In fact more than two dozen different hat styles are represented in the archives. For those of us who live in the 21st century, it can be...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    March 1, 2021

Duchscherer takes second at state wrestling

NR-S junior Matthew Duchscherer, son of Todd and Renae Duchscherer of New Rockford, placed second at 126 pounds at the State Class B Individual Wrestling Tournament in Fargo Thursday and Friday,...

 
 By Kyrie O'Connor    Sports    March 1, 2021

14 Rocket archers make top 10

Fourteen Rocket archers placed in the top ten in the Lidgerwood virtual archery tournament on Saturday, February 20. A total of 69 archers from New Rockford-Sheyenne school participated in the...

 

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