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COVID-19 Pandemic Daily Ticker: March 19-25

A mere four hours after the last print edition went to press, Governor Doug Burgum made a big announcement that affected all of us. He signed executive orders limiting school and business activity throughout the state. One order effectively closed...

 

Locals spread love with #aworldofhearts

If you're looking for ways to keep your kids (and yourself) busy during times of social distancing, you might want to try an idea that gives us all a sense of togetherness, even in isolation. During...

 

2020 Census reporting takes just a few minutes by phone or online

As of Monday, March, 23, only 18.5% of North Dakota households had returned responses to the Census compared to a national average of 19.2%. Responses from South Dakota and Minnesota exceeded the nati...

 

Rockford Theatre undergoing renovation

The Rockford Theatre may be closed for business right now, but community volunteers are hard at work inside. They're renovating and preparing for new seats that theatre manager Glenda Collier says are...

 

Area youth go on a bear hunt, close to home

With the quarantine, my daughter Meah (5-years-old) has been bored, missing school and her friends. My sister had shared a post on Facebook a few days earlier, "We're Going On A Bear Hunt" based on...

 

Public library now delivers books to patrons in New Rockford

Eddy-New Rockford Librarian Susie Sharp has figured out a way to get books from the library shelves and right to local patrons’ front porch. In a post on the Eddy-New Rockford Library Facebook page, Susie says, “I will be making doorstep...

 

Local families use sewing skills to make masks for our heroes

by Ashley Lies During the quarantine, I am spending time sewing fabric face masks for Masks for Heroes (on Instagram). So many of our emergency personnel now have no access to the masks they need and...

 

Senate passes Savanna's Act to help address cases of missing and murdered Native Americans

Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, issued the following statement after helping secure U.S. Senate passage of Savanna’s Act, legislation he cosponsored that requires reporting on missing and murdered Native...

 

LHGS helps residents stay connected

Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd is helping residents stay connected to their family and friends amid strict visitor restrictions due to COVID-19. The photo at left shows Activities Assistant...

 

Update from CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington

Please note: All information contained here is current as of the newspaper deadline of 1 p.m. on Tuesday March 24, 2020. With the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation, please refer to our website, www.chistalexiushealth.org, find us on Facebook by...

 

Home experiments can be a blast

Christian Nystrom played scientist while classes were out of session at New Rockford-Sheyenne School. In the photo above, he’s working on preparing a magic potion....

 

Talk of the Town: March 30, 2020

New Rockford folks extend sympathy to the family of Eugene Anderson and Barbara (Gedrose) Hoppe. Thursday, Shirley Packard received a phone call from long time friend Gloria (Price) Marcon of Front Royal, Va. Gloria is fine and also says hello to...

 

Pleasant Prairie: March 30, 2020

Last Saturday, Jimmy Indergaard was a visitor at the Mervin Indergaard home. He enjoyed a phone call from his sister, Sharon Laxdal and was a visitor and supper guest at Sister Ruth and Andy Braaten’s. Janet Laube and Yip Yip were Wednesday afterno...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    Opinion    March 30, 2020

A message to our readers

Dear Readers, Life is different during the COVID-19 outbreak, and so will your local newspaper for the time being. We're still here, but our pages will be missing the events, sports and school news...

 
 By Thomas Knapp    Opinion    March 30, 2020

Yes, the COVID-19 panic does call for drastic measures

As an old saying goes, it's not the fall that kills you, it's the sudden stop at the end. The world's politicians are innovating on the fly (pun intended) by trying to combine the fall – the COVID-19 epidemic – with the sudden stop, bringing...

 
 By LLoyd Omdahl    Opinion    March 30, 2020

North Dakota has a lot of social distance

While most people have been badmouthing the coronavirus, I am trying to look on the positive side. This hope that we will bounce back the better for it is unfounded. We need to search for the good...

 

We are all in this together: A message from North Dakota teachers

The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting all of us with unforeseen challenges. As members of the North Dakota State Teacher of the Year Chapter, we feel compelled to share our perspectives. Guided by love for our students and pride in the teaching...

 

Obituary: Eugene Anderson

Eugene Wilton Anderson, 98, of New Rockford, formerly of rural Sheyenne, passed away March 19, 2020, at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford. A Private funeral service was held...

 

Obituary:Barbara Hoppe

Barbara Jean Hoppe, age 67, passed away March 22, 2020, at CHI St. Alexius, Carrington. A private family service was held with Rev. Sarah Shanks officiating. Honorary bears were all of Barb's grandchi...

 

Sermonette: March 30, 2020

“I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live, . . . then you shall know that I the Lord, have spoken and will act, says the Lord.” — (Ezekiel 37:14) There is a lot to unpack in this story of the valley of dry bones found in Ezekiel...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Birds of a Feather

They say a photo is worth a thousand words. There are very few words from the archives that describe this photo. In fact, the Eddy County Museum records say simply “Photo of woman on the prairie...

 

History of New Rockford: March 30, 2020

About 7 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, 1903, a fire burned down the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Axtle Johnson nine miles southeast of New Rockford. The men in the house had started a fire in the kitchen range...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    March 30, 2020

Savvy Senior: Travel Tips for Grandparents and Grandchildren

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are interested in taking our two grandkids on a big trip this summer and are looking for some good ideas. Can you recommend some travel companies that offer...

 

Eyes that see the good in things: March 30, 2020

As we watch the novel coronavirus continue its spread across the United States, there are many grim and scary facts that we have come face to face with on a daily basis. We try to balance these...

 

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