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Articles from the March 29, 2021 edition

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 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 29, 2021

County declares fire emergency

On Monday, March 22, the Eddy County Commission issued a Fire Emergency Declaration and Burn Ban Proclamation for the county. This gives the commission the authority to automatically put a burn ban...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 29, 2021

Bus drivers named Employees of the Month

Their behind-the-wheel skill is top notch, and their front-door service is much appreciated. The March Employees of the Month are none other than the three men who drive for Eddy County...

 

NR Community Foundation now accepting applications for 2021 grant round

New Rockford Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications The New Rockford Community Foundation is now accepting applications from nonprofit and community organizations in New Rockford for the 2021 grant cycle. Applicants must be designated by...

 

Easter egg hunt

An annual Easter tradition is back! The New Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce will again sponsor the Community Easter Egg Hunt. Starting Monday, watch for daily clues posted on the downtown...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    March 29, 2021

What It Takes: Talking Through Trouble

When I first began writing "What it Takes," I was inspired by the simple question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" For me, it was a very confusing question. I mean really? How was I...

 
 By Allen V. Stock    News    March 29, 2021

Carrington Fire Department hosts March 13 grain bin extrication exercise

When or if the situation arises, the knowledge is there. That's the play-it-forward approach the Carrington Volunteer Fire Department and other area departments look at the situational training held...

 

Eddy County COVID-19 Vaccination Update

The county is currently administering vaccines in Phase 2, and is now vaccinating all individuals 16 years of age and older. Individuals who have received their first dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine are also encouraged to seek their second...

 

Talk of the Town: March 29, 2021

Sunday, Shirley Packard enjoyed a phone call from nephew Pierre Womacks, from the USNS Supply Ship in dock at Norfolk, Va. The ship was in quarantine due to the Covid virus and no one could leave the ship. Marvis Holte enjoyed a catch-up phone call...

 

N.D. House Update: March 29, 2021

Last week, members of the North Dakota Legislature received the fiscal forecast for the upcoming months. Although the forecast provides a more upbeat assessment, mainly due to a rise in oil prices, it doesn’t provide the projected increase many...

 

Legislative Report: March 29, 2021

This was a very busy week in the legislature. In the Appropriations Committee, we heard the agency budgets for the Office of the Adjutant General, Retirement and Investment Office, Public Employees Retirement System, Office of Management and Budget,...

 

Pleasant Prairie: March 29, 2021

Margie Anderson enjoyed a brief yard visit Sunday afternoon at the Stuart and Vicky Richter home, and then stopped at the Ryan and Laura Hager home for a chat and visit with the great grandkids. Charlotte Koepplin and Candy Jensen drove to Devils...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    March 29, 2021

Oberon Oracles: March 29, 2021

Johnny Grann and friends, Stephen Merrick and Evan Ulrich, went to Minot on Saturday to watch the championship game of the State Class B Boys Basketball Tournament. John and Donna Grann flew to Stephenville, Texas on Friday, to visit Bobbi and Logan...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    March 29, 2021

Sheyenne News: March 29, 2021

Last Tuesday, Jan Loe and Patti Clifton spent the day in Grand Forks. They did a lot of browsing and some shopping, and enjoyed noon lunch at Perkins. Before leaving for home, they met Jim and Marjean Woodrow for a visit. Jeff and Denise Labrensz...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    March 29, 2021

Legislature casting eyes on huge Legacy Fund

After 10 years of waiting for the courage to tackle spending the $8 billion Legacy Fund, the present legislature has blossomed with more ideas than dandelions in an unkempt cemetery. Legislators and c...

 
 By Jase Graves    Opinion    March 29, 2021

Resurrecting Easter

Holidays are a big deal at my house. While raising our three daughters, my wife and I have thoroughly enjoyed Halloween costumes, visits from the Easter Bunny, and Valentine's Day parties - and we...

 
 By Rich Manieri    Opinion    March 29, 2021

What's News? It depends on who you ask

I need someone to tell me what’s happening. Not a tinted version of events, but what’s really happening. I make the request because mainstream (if there is such a thing) news outlets seem to fundamentally disagree about what’s important. On...

 

Obituary: Arthur Wolf

Arthur Henry Wolf 'walked on' from his home in Las Vegas, Nev. on Feb. 14, 2021 after a brief illness. Art's family and many friends mourn his premature passing, but mostly the loss of a cherished...

 

Obituary: Marilyn Boe

Marilyn G. Boe, 76, of Fargo, N.D., passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021 at Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo. A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 29 at 11 a.m. at West Funeral Home, loc...

 

Sermonette: Jesus as the Compassionate Creator

Think for a minute about your answer to this question – What is the most shameful thing you’ve done? This week I want to revisit a passage I recently studied in my time with the Lord. After spending some significant time in the Old Testament, I...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Good Clean Fun

Some might argue that the most important invention in human history was soap. Indeed, soaps made for fewer infections and greatly improved personal hygiene. Soap also had great potential when it came...

 

History of New Rockford: March 29, 2021

On Dec. 19, 1903, County Superintendent of Schools, Grace B. Putnam, came from Grand Forks for the holidays with her husband; she returned on Dec. 26. Blanche and Irene Brownell arrived from...

 
 By David Adler    Features    March 29, 2021

We the People: Protecting Freedom of Speech

As we have seen in our recent discussion of tests employed by the U.S. Supreme Court to determine the parameters of speech afforded protection under the First Amendment, the great dilemma confronting our nation occurs when speech appears to incite...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    March 29, 2021

Savvy Senior: How to Search for Senior Discounts in 2021

Dear Savvy Senior, I just turned 60 and would like to find out the best way to go about locating senior discounts. Looking to Save Dear Looking, One of the best, yet underutilized perks of growing...

 

Phantoms defeat Spectral Spears in Esports matchup

Thursday is ESports game day! On March 18 New Rockford-Sheyenne took on the 'Spectral Spears' out of Alabama. Alex Harrison, Stephen Merrick and Wyatt Dockter, of team 'Phantoms' crushed them! The...

 

Locals compete in NDRA Rodeo at the North Dakota Winter Show

The 83rd annual North Dakota Winter Show was held March 10 - 14 in Valley City, N.D. The PRCA and NDRA rodeos are one of the main events at the North Dakota Winter Show. The NDRA rodeo, held on...

 

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