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 By Kristi Frahm    News    March 16, 2020

Where are they now? Catching up with 2005 State 'B' Champs

How well do you think you know the Rocket team that won the state championship 15 years ago? Take the following short trivia test to find out! 1. Which player has summited Mt. Whitney, which is the...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 16, 2020

Local merchants to host shopping event

Shop local this St. Patrick's Day! New Rockford merchants are hosting the Shamrock Shimmy, with sales, specials and samples all day long Tuesday. Make a purchase at any four stores on the list of 15,...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    News    March 16, 2020

Youth Risk Behavior Survey Part II: Junior high students reveal ongoing challenges

In the March 2 edition of the "New Rockford Transcript," we reported on the findings of the New Rockford-Sheyenne High School's Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) with a specific focus on the...

 

2020 Census: Self-reporting starts now

Starting March 12, our nation can start making history by self-responding to the 2020 Census. The goal of the Census is to count everyone once, only once and in the right place. The Census is all about getting money for new roads… building new...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    News    March 16, 2020

School board considers student suggestions

The NR-S board of education members heard a report from student leaders who offered some suggestions to improve the high school experience. “More physical activities during school.” They suggested the school invest in treadmills or stationary...

 

Oberon Oracles: March 16, 2020

Pam Schmid visited her dad, Bud Hermanson, in Hampden on Saturday. John, Donna and Lacey Grann spent Friday at the Valley City Winter Show. Lacey competed in the barrel racing at the rodeo there. Johnny Grann and Stephen Merrick went ice fishing on...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: March 16, 2020

Jimmy Indergaard was a visitor last Sunday at the Ervin Longnecker home. Tuesday afternoon visitors and supper guests at the Charlotte Koepplin home were Janet Laube and Yip Yip. Visitors this week at the Margie Anderson home were David and Karen And...

 

Talk of the Town: March 16, 2020

Robert Lies, Bill and Diana Ziegler, Duff and Sandy Settelmeyer and Kim Brown were among those who attended the annual voters meeting of Circle Trail Riders, Inc., Monday evening at Hanson’s Bar in New Rockford. Kevin Johnson was a brief helper at...

 

Sheyenne News: March 16, 2020

Kathy Magnan and Jan Loe attended the benefit for Steven Cartwright at the Eagles Club in New Rockford last Tuesday evening. Patti Clifton kept another appointment in Carrington last Thursday afternoon. Jan Loe and Kathy Magnan were at City Library...

 

Kick Butts Day is the time to quit tobacco

Tobacco users in North Dakota are encouraged to Take Down Tobacco on March 18, 2020, by making it their day to quit using tobacco.   Lake Region District Health Unit and NDQuits, North Dakota’s tobacco cessation program, are aiding the effort by...

 

It's Sunshine Week

Join News Leaders Association and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in the annual nationwide celebration of access to public information and what it means for you and your community....

 
 By Jim Zachary    Opinion    March 16, 2020

The media is most definitely not your enemy

Far from being the enemy of the people, day in and day out we take our role as the Fourth Estate seriously and work hard to protect your right to know, making public records requests and attending public meetings to keep you informed. Why? Because...

 

Election 2020 is an existential fight for the nation's soul

You’ve probably never heard of Erica Newland. And if she had her druthers, it’s a safe bet that she would have preferred it stayed that way. But Newland, a former attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel, found herse...

 

Letter to the Editor: March 16, 2020

First of all, we Cartwrights are completely floored by your concerns, interest, and involvement in the recent benefit for Steve. On behalf of Steve and Jenny, Al and Shannon and the boys, Vikki and I: thank you for the wonderful support you have...

 

Obituary: Arlys Skadberg

Arlys Inger Skadberg, 93, passed away March 9, 2020 at Golden Acres Manor in Carrington, N.D. The funeral service was held Saturday, March 14, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Carrington. Burial...

 

Obituary: Judy Erickson

Judy Emma (Bauer) Erickson, 73, died March 8, 2020 at St. Alexis Medical Center, Bismarck. Services were held March 14, at the Beulah Congregational Church, Beulah with Pastor Kent Sperry...

 

Obituary: Leonard Neumiller

Leonard W. Neumiller, 69, of Jamestown, passed away Feb. 25, 2020, at Sanford Hospital, Fargo. A memorial service was held March 10, at Williams Funeral Home in Jamestown. Cremation has taken place....

 

Starke honored for musical contributions

On Sunday, March 1, Joyce (Mrs. Bill) Starke was recognized by the First Congregational Church. She began her musical career when she and her family moved to New Rockford in June of 1947. She sang in...

 

Sermonette: March 16, 2020

O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! — Psalm 95:1-2 In a democratic society, it appears...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Feathered Fashion

Meet Delores. She is one of the mannequins that helps display items at the Eddy County Museum. In this photo, she is wearing a hat adorned with dyed and natural feathers. This is just one of the many...

 

History of New Rockford: March 16, 2020

At 9 p.m. Feb. 5, 1903, Barney Engberg and Martha Zimmerman were married at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hanson, Barlow, by Rev. J.R. Beebe. They would live on the Engberg farm six miles south of...

 
 By Merry Helm    Features    March 16, 2020

Dakota Datebook: Movie Fargo

March 20, 2020 — On this weekend in 1996, the movie “Fargo” premiered at the Fargo Theatre. It went on to be nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards that year, and news agencies descended on Fargo to cover the history-making night....

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    March 16, 2020

Savvy Senior: Important legal documents all seniors should have

Dear Savvy Senior, What kinds of legal documents do I need to prepare to help my family after I’m gone? I would like to get my affairs in order but could use some help. Almost 75 Dear Almost, All ad...

 

Eyes that see the good in things: March 16, 2020

On a recent mini-vacation to Minnesota, it was interesting to see how small towns across Minnesota promoted St. Patrick’s Day. I realized how little I knew about St. Patrick’s Day. Interestingly,...

 

REGION 4 BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Rockets burned by Dragons

The biggest difference in this game was the third quarter as Dunseith came from behind and defeated New Rockford-Sheyenne by a final score of 58-53 in first round action of the Region 4 Boys...

 

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