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"Gilligan's Island" to make waves at DPRCA

The Dakota Prairie Regional Center for the Arts presents "Gilligan's Island: The Musical," at the Old Church Theatre.   Based on the ever popular and iconic 60s television comedy, the stage show is...

 

NDTC's Dircks to retire

At a recent board meeting, the North Dakota Telephone Company Board of Directors accepted the resignation of long time CEO and General Manager Dave Dircks. Dircks plans to retire from the company on...

 

AGENDA: NR-S Board of Education March 11 meeting

AGENDA New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education Regular Meeting in Cafeteria Monday, MARCH 11, 2019, 7 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

 

N.D. Senate Update - March 11, 2019

Crossover break is over, and both chambers are back to work. Some committee hearings were held Wednesday morning, while other committees chose to wait until afternoon. The Senate held session at 1 p.m. and cleared our calendar of a few House bills we...

 

Benefit planned for Chad Allmaras

UPDATE: The benefit for Chad Allmaras has been rescheduled for May 4. Fill your belly and make a freewill donation to help local resident, Chad Allmaras, pay for mounting medical expenses. The benefit will be held on Saturday, March 16 at the Eagles...

 

N.D. House Update - March 11, 2019

The 66th Legislative Assembly was called back to order on Wednesday, Feb. 27 with committee meetings in the morning, a short floor session in the afternoon, and full committee meetings continuing until early evening. We enjoyed the crossover break...

 

Gift cards as a form of payment? It's a scam

In recent years, gift cards have become very popular. Unfortunately, scammers have an interest in gift cards, too. Scammers are using gift cards to pry money from you as a form of payment in their latest con. Scams that seek payment by gift cards...

 

Pleasant Prairie News - March 11, 2019

Sunday evening visitor at the Margie Anderson home was Patti Larson. Saturday evening visitor was granddaughter Sandra Larson. Friday night Karen Koepplin brought pizza to the Charlotte Koepplin home for supper. The gals enjoyed visiting and...

 

Talk of the Town - March 11, 2019

Dave and Karen Anderson, Margie Anderson, Ryan and Laura Hager and sons were among those who attended and enjoyed the dance recital Sunday eve at the high school gym in Carrington. The Hager’s daughter, Josslyn was among the dancers. New Rockford,...

 

Sheyenne News - March 11, 2019

David and Diane Karlsbraaten were in Fargo last week where they helped Sara Hanson with the three children while her husband Keith was in San Diego for work. Sara and Diane accompanied Landon to the District Battle of the Books competition. Landon...

 

Oberon Oracles - March 11, 2019

Carrie Madson and Paul Prince were lunch guests at Dave and Linda Madson’s home in Devils Lake on Saturday. Sunday supper guests at the Madson’s were Kinley Poulsen of Cando and Melodie, Kennedee and McKenzee Madson. Kennedee and McKenzee are...

 
 By LLoyd Omdahl    Opinion    March 11, 2019

Recreational marijuana coming in back door

All states in the Union except four, including North Dakota, have annual legislative sessions. But we wait until we have enough business for a session or problems go to Washington to be solved. By...

 

America's Restructured Capitalistic Solutions

Part II:  Humor is healing. That is why I am taking the time to give my advice to a few high-profile Americans, including our commander in chief— the President of the United States of America. Before I do, I would like to disclose some things...

 

Letter to the Editor: N.D. Majority Leaders recount successes and work ahead

We have now reached the halfway mark of the 66th legislative session. At this time, all bills that have been passed in the House have been moved over to the Senate for further consideration and vice-versa. There is still work to do on many of the bil...

 

Letter to the Editor: Kudos to dog rescue gals

When I received an edition of the Transcript several weeks ago, I as well as my wife, Danielle, were deeply moved by the article of two women who are saving dogs lives! We sent a donation to the Cause for Paws to the kennel at Devils Lake, and then...

 

Obituary: Nathan Ludwig

Nathan M. Ludwig, 42, of Lexington, S.C., passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. Born in New Rockford, N.D., he was the son to Robert and Carmen (Bjertness) Ludwig. He attended school in New Rockford an...

 

Obituary: Duane Schmid

Duane "Bud" Howard Schmid, 94, of Barlow, N.D., passed away on March 1, 2019 at Golden Acres Manor in Carrington. The funeral was March 5, 2019 at Federated Church UCC/UMC, in Carrington. Burial was a...

 

Obituary: Brandon Kolstad

Brandon Jerome Kolstad, 29, passed away on March 1, 2019, near Sheyenne, N.D. The funeral service was held Friday, March 8 at New Rockford-Sheyenne High School, New Rockford, N.D. Burial was at...

 

Obituary: Jeffrey Schander

Jeffrey Daniel Schander, 51, passed away Feb. 26, 2019. The funeral was held March 6, 2019 at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington. Rev. Fred Grundmann officiated. Special music was provided by Lois Clark...

 

Sermonette: From worship to the workplace

In 1977, country singer Johnny Paycheck recorded the hit single “Take This Job and Shove It.” The chorus of that song began and ended with these well-known words: “Take this job and shove it, I ain’t working here no more.” Apparently, that...

 

History of New Rockford- March 11, 2019

On April 15, 1902, Nels Farr, Klem Moe and Martin Walsh were in New Rockford. Mr. and Mrs. John W. Aldred were in shopping. Former resident Mrs. Charles Rattinger came up from Fargo to visit friends;...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    March 11, 2019

Savvy Senior: Does Medicare Cover Vision Services?

Dear Savvy Senior, I will be enrolling in Medicare in a few months, and would like to know how Medicare covers vision services. I currently have vision insurance through my employer but will lose it...

 

Eyes that see the good in things- Soup Cafe

The cold weather that North Dakota has been experiencing has generated its fair share of jokes, complaints and Facebook posts. I’ll admit— I have been one of the complainers, and would love to...

 

Dakota Datebook: Of War and Agriculture and Torkel Njaa's German Shepherds

Of War and Agriculture by Steve Stark March 12, 2019 — Despite being in the middle of World War II, visitors to the North Dakota Winter Show in Valley City were enjoying the last hours of the sixth annual agricultural get-together on this date in...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    March 11, 2019

Third time's a charm: Rockets head to State 'B'

When the free-wheeling style the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets have displayed to great success this season suddenly runs into the rough-and-tumble world of elimination basketball, second and third...

 

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