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  • New digs for dentists

    Nathan Price|Mar 13, 2023

    James River Dentistry's new building is nearing completion, and on Wednesday, March 8, the Transcript got an early look at the latest addition to downtown New Rockford. The new office, located next to Rockford Cafe on First Avenue North, promises to provide more accessibility, space and capabilities to James River Dentistry, which has been serving New Rockford and area communities for over four decades. James River Dentistry is currently housed inside the same building it's called home since...

  • City dives into lodging tax and utility fees

    Amy Wobbema|Mar 13, 2023

    At a 90-minute city commission meeting on Monday, March 6, officials had further discussion on three proposals first brought before them at the February meeting. Proposed changes to the 15-year-old Housing Incentive Program jointly administered by the city and NRABC were first on the docket. The Housing Incentive Program is designed to encourage current and potential residents to invest in the city’s housing stock. They receive “perks” by purchasing or renovating an existing home or build...

  • Local 4-year-old finds success on snow circuit

    Nathan Price|Mar 13, 2023

    Over the Feb. 25 weekend, 4-year-old Axel Rue won his first ever races on a snowmobile. The racing took place in Perham, Minnesota as part of the Two Eighty Six Sno Series, with Rue taking part in the "Zoomies" 3-to-5-year-old class and Amateur Stock 120 class. Despite his first-ever snowmobile race occurring as recently as January, Axel has already racked up four third place finishes and has now enjoyed two victories. He took on eight competitors in each of his race wins in Minnesota, and when...

  • Bridges in county scheduled for demolition, replacement

    Nathan Price|Mar 13, 2023

    At their regular meeting on Tuesday, March 7, Eddy County commissioners heard updates about three bridges in the county scheduled for major changes, ranging from total demolition to complete replacement. Todd Weber, Eddy County Road Superintendent, informed commissioners that the James River bridge on 6th Street North that connects New Rockford to River Drive – known locally as Hanson Bridge – is now approved by the state for removal. The removal of the bridge will be 100 percent funded by the... Full story

  • Cooperstown hospital rebuilds and rebrands

    Nathan Price|Mar 13, 2023

    Cooperstown Medical Center has been renamed the Dakota Regional Medical Center. The area hospital, which has its roots in Cooperstown, has now been rebranded to more accurately reflect its growing service area in North Dakota. On Sept. 27, 2022, the Cooperstown Medical Center officially opened a new satellite clinic in New Rockford, located in the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd (LHGS). "Choosing the new name was quite a process," said CEO/LNHA/RN Nikki Lindsey, "We encouraged our employees t...

  • Mental Health workshops

    Mar 13, 2023

    In partnership with North Dakota Department of Health & Human Services, FirstLink is offering the following upcoming mental health workshops free of charge: • Devils Lake - Mar. 16 at Lake Region State College • Jamestown - Mar. 29 at Hampton Inn & Suites • Minot - Apr. 26 at Hyatt House Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a menta...

  • New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education Agenda: March 13, 2023

    Mar 13, 2023

    AGENDA New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education Regular Meeting – Collaboration Room Monday, March 13th, 2023, 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 13th, 2023 regular    meeting   2. Business Manager’s report.    a. Balance Sheet.    b. General Fund Revenue Report.    c. General Fund Expenditure Report.    d. Building Fund.    e. Sinking and Interest Fund.    f. Food Service Fund.    g. A... Full story

  • Hoppe, Zwinger honored for work at NDSU

    Mar 13, 2023

    Research and Extension personnel from the North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center received awards at the recent Northern Plains Food and Farming Conference held recently in Fargo, North Dakota. The Northern Plains Sustainable Ag Society honors people who strive to increase sustainable agricultural practices through research or education. The society promotes sustainable food systems through education and research. Karl Hoppe, NDSU Extension livestock systems...

  • Bichler recognized by Nodak Insurance Company

    Mar 13, 2023

    Chris Bichler, a Career Agent for Nodak Insurance Company in Eddy and Foster County, has been recognized for achieving PARTNER status with the company. Chris Bichler earned this recognition for his outstanding sales performance in property/casualty and life insurance production in 2022. In addition, he was recognized as the business unit leader in New P/C Policies/Auto Units and was also a Strive for Excellence qualifier. Chris has offices located in Carrington and New Rockford where he offers...

  • Legislative Report: March 13, 2023

    Senator Jerry Klein|Mar 13, 2023

    It’s day 35, and we are just returning from crossover, when all Senate bills must be heard, voted on, and sent to the House. It’s the same procedure for the House bills. The Senate will be passing 307 bills over to the House this session compared to the last session when we sent 252 bills to the House. The House is sending us 315 this session compared to 242 last session. I did sponsor a variety of bills that are now in the House with hearings scheduled. One deals with the cost of audits for our commodity groups. The prices of the audit had...

  • Sheyenne News: March 13, 2023

    Patti Clifton|Mar 13, 2023

    February birthdays at the Sheyenne Senior Center were celebrated with a soup, sandwich and birthday cake supper late Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 28. Two special ladies of our community with February birthdays, Shirley Westby and Marilynn Kruger, enjoyed the celebration with family and friends. Lots of visiting and good food! Jan and Steph Loe were in Minot on Saturday, March 4. They had supper with the Kolles family and then went to watch Medora in her high school play, Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Bonnie Deegan, Jan Loe and Steph...

  • Talk of the Town: March 13, 2023

    Charlotte Koepplin|Mar 13, 2023

    New Rockford and area folks express sympathy to the family of Cindy Bichler. Friday, Eloise Lucht took Eddy County Transit to Devils Lake where she had an appointment at the eye clinic. Shirley Packard feels like a new person since Tuesday, following a refreshing hair cut by Josolyn. Wednesday, Calvin took mom, Shirley, around New Rockford on shopping errands. Friday, nephew Todd Harrison was a helper at Shirley’s and Mary Gehrtz was a helper on Friday. Sunday, Janet Laube and Yip Yip enjoyed a drive around town and a phone call from niece, R...

  • Pleasant Prairie News: March 13, 2023

    Charlotte Koepplin|Mar 13, 2023

    Margie Anderson enjoyed a visit over supper last Monday at the Glen and Judy Cudworth home. Jimmy Indergaard enjoyed a phone call with niece, Amanda Koepplin, last Sunday. And later, Jimmy and his sister, Ruth Braaten, were among those who attended a spring dance recital in Carrington, in which grandniece, Evelyn Koepplin, took part. Yet later Jimmy was a supper guest at the Andy and Ruth Braaten home. Sunday following services at Kvernes Lutheran Chuch, Gary Anderson and mom, Margie, checked out country roads and the snow situation across...

  • 701 Rundown: March 13, 2023

    Nathan Price|Mar 13, 2023

    Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Patzer Truck Repair suffers total loss in Tuesday fire On Tuesday, Feb. 28, a prominent Harvey business was completely lost after Patzer Truck Repair was destroyed by an early-morning fire. The locally-owned and operated business could repair heavy-duty trucks and trailers and employed 14 on the north edge of Harvey, bordering Highway 3. The structural fire broke out at around 3 a.m. that T...

  • Which Girl Scout Cookie are you?

    Amy Wobbema|Mar 13, 2023

    I got my annual Girl Scout Cookie fix last Friday. One of my favorite two Girl Scouts, my niece Megan, showed up just before supper time to make her pitch. I was happy to take a full case (and a couple extra boxes) off her hands in support of a good cause. Now, a few days later, as I munched on a Tagalong while trying to come up with a topic for this column, I got an idea. Personality tests are popular these days, particularly in work settings. Companies want to know what motivates a potential...

  • Letter to the Editor: March 13, 2023

    Mar 13, 2023

    I recently made a donation to SNR Baseball in memory of my dad, Ed Kurtz, a baseball player in the New Rockford area for many years (1910 to 1934). Although a catcher, I believe he was most proud of his last game when he played shortstop at the age of 42 without an error. He was outstanding both defensively and at bat. During my youth, when there were still men alive who either played with or observed him play, he was described as the best baseball player they ever saw. During his era, most base...

  • Supreme Court in Nebbia: "An ominous fork in the road"

    David Adler|Mar 13, 2023

    The immense pressures inflicted on the United States by the Great Depression of the 1930s forced the Supreme Court on several occasions to confront the scope of a state’s police power to regulate economic activity in the name of the general welfare. In the landmark case of Nebbia v. New York (1934), the Court, in a sharply divided 5-4 decision, saved the American dairy industry when it upheld the state’s milk control law that created a board to establish minimum retail prices. The dairy industry, like the rest of the agricultural sector, was...

  • Obituary: Jim House

    Mar 13, 2023

    Jim House Glenfield, N.D. Jim LeRoy House, age 71, passed away at home on Monday, March 6, 2023. He was born on February 24th, 1952 in New Rockford, N.D. His parents were Tommy and Deloris House of Grace City, N.D. He graduated from Grace City High School and attended Williston State College. Jim was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He served his time in Germany playing basketball for the Army. Jim married Connie Graham and together they had two children, Jason and Kristin....

  • Within our Walls: Days of Devotion

    Mar 13, 2023

    On February 23, CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington celebrated several employees for their milestone years of service to our organization. We call this day “Days of Devotion.” During Days of Devotion, we thank our employees for their dedication to our organization. We serve a meal for the facility, and we have a short program to get to know our honorees a little better. We have our honorees fill out a questionnaire prior to the event, and we read it during the program. The questionnaire asks things such as: What is your favorite drink/food? wha...

  • Sermonette: March 13, 2023

    Pastor Jeff Halvorson|Mar 13, 2023

    Peace. We use that word quite often. My first encounter with that word came about as I was growing up. This was in the 1960s. We were indeed in turbulent times. The conflict in Vietnam was going strong with no signs of letting up and the number of casualties were growing. It was during this time, and I have no idea exactly when or where it came about, but giving the “peace sign” to others came to be the thing to do. We did this by making what looked like the letter V with our index and middle fingers. As I recall, and admittedly my memory isn...

  • Archival Anecdotes: "Was your grandmother a homemaker?"

    Rachel Brazil|Mar 13, 2023

    In honor of National Women's History Month, we've been exploring the role that women's clubs had in creating our local histories. This would be a difficult task for our little museum, however one certain type of artifact made history all the more accessible - the scrapbook. For those who might not be familiar, scrapbooks are compositionally arranged pages that consist of paper cutouts, print media and embellishments. They appeared about the same time print media began to flourish in the late...

  • Savvy Senior: Getting paid as a family caregiver

    Jim Miller|Mar 13, 2023

    Dear Savvy Senior, I have been taking care of my elderly father for over a year and it’s taking a toll on my finances because I can only work part-time. Are there any resources you know about that can help family caregivers get paid? Seeking Support Dear Seeking, Caring for an elder parent can be challenging in many ways, but it can be especially difficult financially if you have to miss work to provide care. Fortunately, there are a number of government programs and other tips that may be a...

  • History of New Rockford: March 13, 2023

    K.C. Gardner Jr.|Mar 13, 2023

    On Oct. 24, 1905, P.J. Hester came back from a business trip to the western part of the state. Sheyenne druggist Frank L. Kermott was down on business and to visit. E.R. Davidson came in from Bismarck to check on his farm northeast of town. James Davidson was in from his farm on business. J.M. Mulvey returned from a hunting trip with some nice geese. H.J. Mitchell and grain buyer J.E. Bennett brought in some geese from a two-day hunt. W.H. Wilder brought six large potatoes from his farm to the...

  • Zieman tops all archers in Leal

    Mar 13, 2023

    It was a big day for NR-S archers at the Barnes County North Bullseye Tournament in Leal on Saturday, March 4. Particularly, the boys dominated the leaderboard in both the middle school and high school divisions. NR-S ended the day with the top three places in the middle school boys' division. Koy Zieman's score of 284 was the best overall of the tournament, and he finished first in the division. Sawyer Huso scored his personal best, 283, and secured the second place medal, while Layton...

  • Clifton, Kramlich qualify for Folkstyle Nationals

    Erik Gjovik|Mar 13, 2023

    Landin Clifton and Ridge Kramlich each clinched spots on the North Dakota team for the 2023 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Landin, the son of Jamie and Deb Clifton of Carrington, and Ridge, the son of Matthew and Julie Kramlich of Maddock, punched their tickets at the North Dakota national team qualifier Friday, February 24, at the Bismarck Event Center. Clifton took first place in the 12-and-under (12U), 75-pound weight class, while Kramlich did the same at 12U, 90...

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