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Articles from the March 18, 2019 edition

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Circle Trail Riders gather

The Circle Trail Riders hosted the annual family party and awards on Feb. 15, 2019. With outside temperature of 7 degrees below zero that night, the American Legion Post #30 of New Rockford was the...

 
 By Kristi Frahm    News    March 18, 2019

Where Are They Now? Rockford Plumbing and Heating: Lommens celebrate 60 years

The history of Rockford Plumbing and Heating can be traced all the way back to Regal Plumbing. In 1948 Raymond Lommen, a carpenter by trade, took an offer from Spot Hatling to work at his Regal...

 

Fifty-four Attorneys General urge Congress to take action against robocalls

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined attorneys general nationwide in urging the U.S. Senate to enact the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, legislation to curb illegal robocalls and spoofing. These illegal...

 

NDTC names new CEO

Devils Lake, ND –The North Dadota Telephone Company Board of Directors announced in February that they hired Rodney Hoffmeyer at the new CEO/General Manager. Rodney is the current Chief Operating...

 

N.D. Senate Update for March 18, 2019

A highlight this week was to have the Lakota High School and Hope-Page High School students visit the Capitol. Besides a tour of the building, a visit to committee hearings, and lunch, some students had the opportunity to sit with House or Senate...

 

N.D. House Update for March 18, 2019

The North Dakota House of Representatives is completing their work on the last few house resolutions and start working on the Senate bills. A total of 269 bills and 14 resolutions were passed by the Senate and sent to the House. The deadline for...

 

Ashley Schuster receives $500 scholarshipfrom Bank of North Dakota

Ashley Schuster, a senior at New Rockford-Sheyenne High School, has been named a Real DEAL Scholarship winner by Bank of North Dakota's DEAL Student Loan Program. She will receive a $500 scholarship...

 

Pleasant Prairie News - March 18, 2019

Last Saturday Jimmy Indergaard was a visitor at the Judy Swanson home and later visited the Mervin Indergaard home. He also visited his mother, Esther, several times this week. Brief visitor at the Charlotte Koepplin home Tuesday afternoon were...

 

Talk of the Town - March 18, 2019

New Rockford and Brantford area folks extend sympathy to the Gary Peters family. Leo and Janet were in Carrington Thursday, on medical business. Saturday, Todd and Karen Koepplin, Aaron Koepplin and Danielle Beckley were among gracious host to a...

 

Oberon Oracles - March 18, 2019

Last week: John and Donna Grann visited Lori Grann in Perth and then attended the District Boys Basketball tournament in Devils lake. New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets took second in the tournament. Last Friday, John, Donna and Ben Grann attended North...

 

Sheyenne News - March 18, 2019

The Eddy County VFW Auxiliary held a meeting at the Sheyenne Senior Center last Tuesday afternoon. Torsk was on the menu at the Eddy County VFW Clubhouse on Sunday. The annual fundraiser was sponsored by the VFW with assistance in the kitchen and...

 
 By LLoyd Omdahl    Opinion    March 18, 2019

Look! History is repeating itself again

The old adage that history repeats itself because no one was listening the first time is playing out for us again in Washington and Bismarck. In Washington, we are hearing a chorus from the new left...

 

Democrats fail to take stance against anti-semitism

After the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh last year, it really shouldn't be a struggle to condemn anti-Semitism. In fact, after the Holocaust, there shouldn't be any heavy moral...

 

The joke is on us

Where do we sit, fellow citizens, as we reach yet another installment of the Ides of March? Let’s start with international diplomacy, shall we? Last time I checked in with you, our Fearless Leader h...

 

Obituary: Ron Reinke

Ron W. Reinke passed in peace Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at the age of 70. Ron was preceded in death by his father Walter Reinke and survived by his mother Mildred Reinke, and his siblings; Margaret...

 

Obituary: Pamela Preminger

Pamela Jo (Kjos) Preminger, 58, of Des Moines, Iowa, went home to walk with the Lord on March 8, 2019. Pam was born in New Rockford, N.D. on Sept. 5, 1960 to Thomas B. Kjos and Lois E. (Hasbrook)...

 

Obituary: Lorraine Schroeder

Lorraine Beatrice Schroeder, 96, passed away March 10, 2019 at CHI St. Alexius Health, Carrington, N.D. The funeral was held March 16, 2019 at Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington. Burial was in the...

 

Obituary: Ida Wahlstrom

Ida Phyllis Wahlstrom, 92, died on March 11, 2019, at Bethany on University, Fargo, N.D., the funeral will be Tuesday, March 19 at 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Sheyenne. Burial will be at the...

 

Obituary: Ivan Foster

Ivan Orrin Foster, 88, of New Rockford passed away at the VA Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. The funeral will be at a future date at First Lutheran Church in New Rockford, N.D. Ivan was born January 11,...

 

Sermonette: Hebrews 11

One my favorite passages in scripture to read is Hebrews Chapter 11. It’s often referred to as the “faith” chapter and I have generally referred to it as the “hall of faith.” If you take the time to read it you will see that it references...

 

History of New Rockford- March 18, 2019

Probably between April 14-17, 1902, Lloyd Whiteman, his sister Mrs. Edna Flater, and their mother moved into the former John Olson residence, which had been purchased by Mrs. Flater. Jerry Van Heisen...

 
 By Merry Helm    Features    March 18, 2019

Dakota Datebook: North Dakota and LaFollette

March 21, 2019 — “Let no man think we can deny civil liberty to others and retain it for ourselves. When zealous agents of the Government arrest suspected ‘radicals’ without warrant, hold them without prompt trial, deny them access to...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    March 18, 2019

Savvy Senior: How Seniors Can Stop Frustrating Robocalls

Dear Savvy Senior, Is there anything seniors can do to stop perpetual robocalls? It seems like I get five to 10 a day on my home and cell phone, and I’m sick of it! Frustrated Frank Dear Frank,...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    March 18, 2019

Rockets drew #5 seed Bishop Ryan in first round

With the 2019 State Class B field finally set after Region 3’s championship night was delayed to Friday, March 8, the random draw for the top five seeds was held at the Super A Tournament in Bismarck that evening. And New Rockford-Sheyenne ended...

 

UND Fall 2018 honor roll

The Deans List comprises students whose grade point average are in the top 15 percent of the enrollment in each of the University's degree granting colleges and schools. A student must have completed no fewer than 12 semester hours of academic work...

 

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