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Take a ride to Nashville with DPRCA this spring

The Dakota Prairie Regional Center for the Arts (DPRCA) will present "Honky Tonk Laundry", a new musical from Roger Bean, known for "Life Could Be a Dream". This musical will take you right to...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 2, 2020

NRABC announces first round Business Improvement Grant recipients

Some much-needed improvements are slated for several of New Rockford’s core businesses, with a little help from New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation (NRABC). The Business Improvement Grant...

 

Cartwright benefit set for Tuesday

A benefit for Steven Cartwright is planned for Tuesday, March 3. The son of Kevin and Vickie Cartwright, Steve underwent a heart transplant on Jan. 1, 2020. It was a good start to a new year, as...

 

Youth Risk Behavioral Survey results provide insight into student trends

In the spring of 2018, "Transcript" reporters Amy Wobbema and Rachel Brazil teamed up to write a series on the difficult topics of youth suicide and bullying. The series was in direct response to the...

 

Cudworth, Weisenburger advance to state Spelling Bee

A total of 11 students in grades 5-8 participated in the Eddy County Spelling Bee on Feb. 20. After two tie-breaker oral rounds, eighth-grader Keaton Cudworth was named the Eddy County Spelling Bee...

 

Eddy County Sheriff's Report for February

Darin Johnson of New Rockford is currently behind bars after he failed to complete his mental health evaluation as ordered by the court. Judge Hovey issued the warrant, and depty Ward Hilger and Sheriff Paul Lies detained him outside of Halvorson...

 

Eagles Club donates to Sheyenne Fire Department

Dillon Hewitt of the New Rockford Eagles Club presented a check to Sheyenne Fire Chief Elvis Thumb last week. The $5,000 donation will be used towards the construction of a 28-by-60 foot addition to...

 

Conscious Discipline class for parents and childcare providers begins March 3

This class series will provide childcare providers and parents with the tools to turn conflict into cooperation and avoid teaching the very behavior adults want to prevent. Some of the concepts learned in the class include making parenting language...

 

Talk of the Town: March 2, 2020

Mary Gherty was a Saturday visitor at the Shirley Packard home. Martin and Janelle Koepplin, Jim and Fern Schuster, Tony Rademacher, Karen Koepplin, Frederick and Dianne Allmaras, Joyce Peters and Mike and Jackie Williams were among the many who...

 

Wet weather increases wheat midge risk

Soil samples in North Dakota indicate increasing levels of overwintering wheat midge larvae (cocoons) for the 2020 season, says Janet Knodel, North Dakota State University Extension entomologist. A total of 1,900 soil samples were collected from 20...

 
 By Linda Madson    Features    March 2, 2020

Oberon Oracles: March 2, 2020

Pam Schmid helped at the pancake feed in Maddock Sunday. Monday, Doris Griffin attended and helped with the carving group in Maddock. Anyone who is interested is welcome to join the group. They meet the first and third Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m. at...

 

Pleasant Prairie: March 2, 2020

Ervin Longnecker, Eileen Williams, Jay Cudworth, Nancy Ludwig and Charlotte Koepplin were among the many who attended the funeral service for Roger Semmens at St. John’s Catholic Church, Thursday morning in New Rockford. Douglas Cudworth was a...

 

Sheyenne News: March 2, 2020

Patti Clifton kept appointments in Carrington last week. She also did some shopping in Carrington and in New Rockford. Saturday Night Bingo resumes on March 7, 7 p.m. at Ostby Hall in Sheyenne. Don't forget to check out all the great reading...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    March 2, 2020

Kids have to make names for themselves

Get this: New parents are giving newborns outlandish names— so they’ll stand out on social media. That’s according to a new survey of British parents by ChannelMum, which found 72% of...

 
 By Jase Graves    Opinion    March 2, 2020

Swimsuit shopping: a cautionary tale

On a recent frigid day in February as I was entering Target to defrost my nose hairs and purchase a designer toilet brush, I noticed that they already had an array of skimpy women’s swimsuits on display, which dredged up some disturbing memories...

 
 By Danny Tyree    Opinion    March 2, 2020

So, have you made out your last will and testament

I hope the document remains locked away unused for many years, but my brother and I finally got around to meeting with a lawyer and helping our mother make out her last will and testament. I’m not...

 

Letter to the Editor: Court satisfied that USDA's RFID mandate is completely withdrawn

Recently the Wyoming federal district court dismissed the lawsuit filed in October by R-CALF USA, and ranchers Tracy and Donna Hunt and Kenny and Roxy Fox, against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection...

 

Obituary: Ernest Redday

Ernest Virgil Redday (Chuckieman or Chuck), 69, of the Spirit Lake Nation, passed away Feb. 9, 2020 at the Sheyenne Care Center, Valley City, N.D. The funeral service was held Feb. 23 at St. Michael...

 

Obituary: James Fandrich

James Louis Fandrich, 74, passed away at the Jamestown Regional Medical Center in Jamestown, N.D., on Feb. 22, 2020. The funeral service was held Feb. 29, 2020, at the Federated Church UCC/UMC,...

 

Obituary: James Brines

James "Jim" W. Brines, 70, Dickinson, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at CHI St. Alexius Bismarck. There was a Celebration of Life Service Feb. 28 at Ladbury Funeral Service in Dickinson with Pastor Joe...

 

Obituary: Betty White

Betty White, 92, died Feb. 23, 2020, in Mandan N.D. The funeral service was held Feb. 28 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington, N.D. Burial was at the Carrington Cemetery. Fr. Terry Dodge...

 

Sermonette: March 2, 2020

“Did God say, ‘You shall not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden; but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Just like the old days

Several weeks ago, Archival Anecdotes featured a picture very similar to this one. In fact it is quite likely that both photos were taken in the same day. Much like we ooh and awe (and even curse) a...

 

History of New Rockford: March 2, 2020

The Jan. 23, 1903, “Transcript” contained a letter from owner C.J. Maddux dated Jan. 17 from Washington, D.C. Maddux talked of the slow progress on the treaty to open the Fort Totten Reservation...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    March 2, 2020

Savvy Senior: 10 Things Medicare Doesn't Cover

Dear Savvy Senior, I will be enrolling in Medicare in a few months and would like to find out what they don’t cover so I can avoid any surprises. Almost 65 Dear Almost, While Medicare (Part A and...

 

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