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Articles from the March 11, 2024 edition

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  • Kids' Dance Camp is back!

    Nathan Price|Mar 11, 2024

    The New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation (NRABC) is bringing back a groovy event this month. In October of 2022, the NRABC put together a youth dance camp for local youth, and saw a great turnout from young dancers throughout the community. And now, they're bringing back the New Rockford Dance Camp later this month. The event is possible thanks to a $1,500 grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, a service and program agency of the state dedicated to ensuring that the arts play an...

  • Appointment plan advances

    Nathan Price|Mar 11, 2024

    County commissioners are officially moving forward with a plan to make the Eddy County Auditor and Treasurer positions appointed, rather than elected. The possibility was first brought forth after the county’s previous auditor, Patty Williams, unexpectedly resigned late last year, and commissioners have now taken the first step toward making the change. At their meeting on Tuesday, March 5, commissioners unanimously adopted a preliminary resolution explaining their intent to make the auditor and...

  • Spring Shop Hop in town this week

    Nathan Price|Mar 11, 2024

    The Shop Hop is back! After taking a year off, The New Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce is planning a return of New Rockford's Spring Shop Hop this week, offering residents a way to buy local, take advantage of great deals and maybe win a few chamber bucks. This year's shop hop will begin today (Monday, March 11), and run throughout the week until Sunday, March 17, and here's how it works: 1) Pick up a shopping card at any participating business. 2) Make a purchase of $5 or more at any... Full story

  • Eddy County implements new burn restrictions

    Nathan Price|Mar 11, 2024

    The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES), along with the North Dakota Forest Service, has created a new Burn Restrictions Map, and county commissioners have agreed on a new set of burn restrictions specific to Eddy County. The new interactive map displays daily restrictions for jurisdictional areas, such as Eddy County and Tribal Nations across the state. “This is a significant improvement in user experience to help keep natural resources and people safe in North Dakota while re...

  • Garbage pickup, city meeting times to change

    Amy Wobbema|Mar 11, 2024

    New Rockford residents will want to make note of two key takeaways from the March 4 city commission meeting. First, the green garbage totes will make a seasonal appearance in the streets from now on. After discussion with Waste Management staff, the commission decided to set a seasonal schedule for residential trash pickup. The new schedule will go into effect May 1, with residents asked to continue putting their garbage totes in the alleys for pick up until November 1. Then, on November 1,...

  • Feuding for Funds

    Mar 11, 2024

    New Rockford Community Foundation hosted its annual "The Feud" fundraiser on Friday, March 1 at the New Rockford Eagles Club. With 115 people in attendance, there was no shortage of laughter and entertainment, even with fewer teams competing. There were six Feud teams, and each played two games. At the end, Nicolai Chiropractic had the most points and were deemed the winners of The Feud 2024. All proceeds from the event went to New Rockford’s community endowment fund. Just over $15,000 was r...

  • Columbia Grain International CEO and President Jeff Van Pevenage on Global Pulse Confederation's Board

    Mar 11, 2024

    On the heels of World Pulses Day and the GPC Pulses 24 convention in New Delhi, India this month, the CEO and President of Columbia Grain International Jeff Van Pevenage has been appointed to the Global Pulse Confederation’s Board of Directors. The Global Pulse Confederation represents all segments of the pulse industry value chain from growers, researchers, logistics suppliers, traders, exporters and importers to government bodies, multilateral organizations, processors, canners and consumers. Its membership includes 24 national a...

  • Sheyenne: March 11, 2024

    Patti Clifton|Mar 11, 2024

    Wednesday, Feb. 28, Patti Larson visited Shirley Westby and brought her birthday greetings. Also bringing birthday greetings to Shirley that afternoon were Rhoda Stenberg, Bonnie Deegan, Jan Loe, Dianne Hanson and Patti Clifton. These ladies brought birthday cake to enjoy with the visit and coffee. On Saturday, March 2, Sheyenne GRIT volunteers worked bingo. Sandy Hanson, Tara Hanson and Camden Rieger served lunch. Dianne Hanson called. Bob Hanson and Michelle Gilley volunteered in the bingo hall. The "free stuff" table was restocked and back...

  • Tree Planting Initiative application period open

    Mar 11, 2024

    North Dakota Conservation Employees Association is announcing the opening of the Statewide Tree Planting Initiative application period. Application dates are March 4 through July 31, 2024. Eddy County Soil Conservation District is accepting new and prior applications for tree planting season 2025. • Applications are funded on a first-come, first-served basis, so the sooner you get your application in the better. • Minimum grant funds requested should be $2,000, not to exceed $25,000. • Inquire with Eddy County Soil Conservation District, 1...

  • 701 Rundown: March 11, 2024

    Nathan Price|Mar 11, 2024

    Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. GCC student to appear on ‘MasterChef junior’ March 4 From his home kitchen, Alfred Eggermont has developed a special talent for culinary excellence that is uncommon for a boy of eleven years old. And the world will get the chance to see the Griggs County Central Elementary student's abilities under the pressure of time constraints, teamwork, and the withering criticism and commentary of fo...

  • Sunshine Week

    Amy Wobbema|Mar 11, 2024

    It's Sunshine Week, a national observance of the importance of public records and open government. Sunshine Week occurs each year in mid-March, coinciding with James Madison's birthday, March 16 (1751). Madison, one of our country's founding fathers and an advocate of open government, presented the first version of the Bill of Rights to Congress. He was later elected the fourth president of the United States. Sunshine Week, observed this year from March 10-16, highlights the importance of open g...

  • Big pharma's song and dance

    Peter Funt|Mar 11, 2024

    The earworm “1-8-7-7 Kars 4 Kids” always struck me as a stellar example of how insufferable advertising can be when its creators really put their minds to it. The organization behind the long-running ad boasts that the jingle “has quickly become one of the most memorable and catchy radio ads of all time.” Though I’m not keen on encouraging youngsters to misspell words like “cars,” and while I’ve never understood who among us has enough extra autos sitting around that they’d willingly give on...

  • Letter to the Editor: March 11, 2024

    Bill Ziegler|Mar 11, 2024

    We've just finished the football season and I'm looking at a painful correlation. In football there's a penalty for piling. A player's down and other players crush him. But in society, law enforcement, and sadly family, it's okay. It's stated in the Bible our debts are paid and put away as far as the east, forgotten. The court declares you've done your time and paid your fine, you're free. But in our little town we have court house officials, neighbors and even family that believe they are higher than our creator and the courts. In Psalm 56:8,...

  • Sermonette: Should we get what we deserve?

    Pastor Amy Kippen|Mar 11, 2024

    Grumbling seems to be a part of our human nature. We see it way back in the Old Testament, when the Israelites grumbled, telling Moses they would have been better off if they had stayed slaves in Egypt. In chapter 20 of Matthew’s gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the vineyard workers and there is lots of grumbling there too! They grumble because they are convinced that they are not getting what they deserve. Their gripe is made clear in verse 10, where we read, “They thought they would receive more.” Clint Eastwood was in a movie back in th...

  • Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

    Kathy O'Connor|Mar 11, 2024

    This block has a lengthy list of unmarked graves: Rose Monahan, Eddie Monahan, Elizabeth Monahan, John Monahan, Alice Degru 1925, Cresantia Weimals, Alphonse Weimals, Mrs. John Wiemals, John Weimals, Peter Jansen, John Oldred, Joe Burke, Thomas Georges, Martin C. Connelly and Martin Joseph Connelly. Block 3 has approximately 85 graves with 12 graves unmarked. All of these unmarked graves are accounted for in – St. John's Cemetery. Family names in this block include: Monahans, Rybus, Fahrer, Ludwig, Murray, Morrow, Peterson, W...

  • History of New Rockford: March 11, 2024

    K.C. Gardner Jr.|Mar 11, 2024

    On October 5, 1906, F.A. Rising, vice president of the First National Bank, was in town on banking business. A telegram that day informed J.B. Somers of the death by drowning of one of his sons at Tagus, N.D. That evening, a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson. That evening, a dance was held; Messrs. Theo Quam, Nels Mattson, Edward A. Faust and John Hultberg and Misses Jet Richter and McFarland, all of Sheyenne attended, as did Dr. Charles McNamara and Frank Fahrer, both of Barlow. On...

  • Savvy Senior: How to get 'Extra Help' paying for prescriptions

    Jim Miller|Mar 11, 2024

    Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare offer any financial assistance programs to help seniors with their medication costs? I recently enrolled in a Medicare drug plan, but I take some expensive medications that have high out-of-pocket costs and need some help. Living on a Shoestring Dear Living, Yes, there’s a low-income subsidy program called ‘Extra Help’ that assists Medicare beneficiaries on a tight budget by paying for their monthly premiums, annual deductibles and co-payments related to their...

  • Archival Anecdotes: Got mail?

    Rachel Brazil|Mar 11, 2024

    The Eddy County Museum is home to an exclusive collection of dozens of biographical histories that were collected and documented by The Pioneer Daughters, a club that flourished in the 1960s. These histories have been an incredible resource in helping to draw connections between the artifacts we house today, the people they once belonged to, and the individuals responsible for donating them to the museum. As a result the pioneer histories serve as the interpretive backbone to the museum's...

  • Simon named to District 4 All Tournament Team

    Mar 11, 2024

    During championship night of the District 4 Tournament in Larimore on Wednesday, Feb. 27, the post-season awards were handed out. New Rockford-Sheyenne sophomore, Easton Simon, was one of the five athletes named to the District 4 All Tournament Team. Also named were Elijah Feather Jr. of Warwick, Jaxon Baumgarn of Nelson County and Marshall Judisch and Ryder Fugleberg of May-Port-C-G. Jaxon Baumgarn was also named the District 4 Senior Athlete of the Year. Nelson County head coach Tyson...

  • Sprinting into track season with new Four Winds co-op

    Nathan Price|Mar 11, 2024

    It’s almost time for spring sports to get underway, beginning with the indoor track season. The first meet New Rockford-Sheyenne will be attending this year will be the Fighting Hawks Classic in Grand Forks on Saturday, March 16. As per usual, the large NR-S track program will be competing for high placements in a number of different events, but there will be a major difference between this track season and previous years. This season, students from Four Winds will also be competing as Rockets w...

  • Shootin' bullseyes at BCN

    Amy Wobbema|Mar 11, 2024

    Rockets archers competed in the home of the Bison on Saturday, March 2. At Barnes County North, the locals had the most success in the 3D tournament, where 15 archers secured top 10 finishes in their respective divisions. Freshman Layton Jacobson brought home the gold for the Rockets in 3D. His 289 was the top score of the tournament for high school boys. The other medal winner for the Rockets was fifth grader Lydia Huso. She scored a 233, good enough for the bronze in the elementary girls'...

  • Pushing for state

    Nathan Price|Mar 11, 2024

    The New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets got off to a great and heartbreaking start to the Region 2 Tournament in Devils Lake. Beginning their run against the Midway/Minto Mustangs on Monday, March 4, the Rockets kicked off their run with an impressive victory. Unlike the District 4 Tournament and the Super Region 4 Tournament last year, this year's Region 2 Tournament was single elimination in the first round, meaning a loss to the Mustangs would have been the end of the Rockets' season. Determined no...

  • New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education Agenda: March 11, 2024

    Mar 11, 2024

    AGENDA New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education Regular Meeting – Cafeteria Monday, March 11th, 2024, 7:00 p.m. I. REGULAR ITEMS A. Call to order, roll call, establishment of quorum, and approval of agenda. B. Consent agenda. Attachments. Discussion. Motion. 1. Approve minutes of February 5th, 2024 regular meeting, February 13 th 2024 special meeting and the February 26 th 2024 special meeting II. OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC ON AGENDA ITEMS III. REPORTS TO THE BOARD A. Monthly Committee Meetings. B. Principals’ reports. Mrs. Bec... Full story

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  • Rockets finish third in Region 2

    Nathan Price|Mar 11, 2024

    POSTED: March 7, 2024 9:15 PM The New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets just won't go away. Despite the best efforts of several teams this postseason, the Rocket boys still have another chance to qualify for the state tournament. The latest team to try ending their season was the Langdon Area/Edmore/Munich Cardinals, who played the Rockets in a game for third place at the region tournament on Thursday, March 7. Whichever team won would get a final play-in game to qualify for the state tournament, and...

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