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Articles from the April 1, 2024 edition

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  • Egg found by Gulers

    Apr 1, 2024

    Emerson, Emmett and Elise Guler were on a mission to find the Chamber's golden egg on Easter week. On a tip from their uncle Evan and aunt Brianna Guler, they found the egg Wednesday morning by Surety Title Company on a rock near the old train cars. The clues released prior to their successful retrieval were legal, old and car. The Gulers received $50 in Chamber bucks for their efforts! The annual Community Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by the New Rockford Area Chamber of Comm...

  • Government up close

    Nathan Price|Apr 1, 2024

    Recently, a group of students from New Rockford-Sheyenne got to experience a week-long trip to the country's capital, Washington D.C. It was all a part of Close Up Foundation, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that facilitates a way for young people to get up close and personal with the nation's capital and its processes of government. According to their website, they believe a strong democracy requires active, informed participation by all of its citizens. "For over 50 years, we have par...

  • NR-S signs land-lease agreement for second gym

    Nathan Price|Apr 1, 2024

    During a special meeting on Monday, March 18, the New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board officially approved a land-lease agreement for construction of a second gymnasium. The lessee is the New Rockford-Sheyenne School District Foundation, a nonprofit corporation charged with making the district’s long-anticipated second gymnasium a reality. Once the foundation signs the lease, which they are expected to do at their next meeting, they will have control of the property on which the gym will be b...

  • Moovin' and Groovin'

    Apr 1, 2024

    The second annual dance camp took place March 18-21, with a dance showcase being held at the New Rockford-Sheyenne School on Thursday, March 21. Taryn Johnson of Northern Plains Dance taught dancers between the ages of 4 and 11. For more adorable photos from this event, go to

  • Candidates emerge in new District 9

    Nathan Price|Apr 1, 2024

    Several candidates are gearing up for a contested election in the newly formed District 9. The new district was ordered by Chief Judge Peter Welte after the Turtle Mountain and Spirit Lake tribes successfully argued that the previous district maps for their reservations violated the Voting Rights Act. Consequently, District 9 now encompasses the entirety of the Spirit Lake Nation and Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, which includes all of Rolette County and parts of Benson, Eddy and Pierce...

  • 'Marvelous Wonderettes' debuts April 11

    Amy Wobbema|Apr 1, 2024

    Shoo-be-doo-wop! You'll flip your lid for this one! DPRCA presents "The Marvelous Wonderettes," a must-take musical trip down memory lane featuring over 30 classic '50s and '60s hits. The show opens during the 1958 Springfield High School prom. Meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy: four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. They go on about their lives and loves, all the while belting out classic '50s hits including "Lollipop," "Dream Lover," "Stupid Cupid,"... Full story

  • Bichler recognized as Associate for Nodak Insurance Company

    Apr 1, 2024

    Chris Bichler, a Career Agent for Nodak Insurance Company in Eddy and Foster County, has been recognized for achieving Associate status with the company. Chris Bichler earned this recognition for his outstanding sales performance in property/casualty and life insurance production in 2023. In addition, he was recognized as the business unit leader and was a Strive for Excellence qualifier. Chris has been a Nodak Insurance Agent since 2008 and he has offices in Carrington and New Rockford where...

  • NR-S School Community Survey Notice

    Apr 1, 2024

    The New Rockford-Sheyenne School District along with Dakota Leadership Solutions would like community feedback on the characteristics important to you in a Superintendent. A community survey is now live and will run through April 5. The survey can be found online at, on the district’s Facebook page, and district website at An active email address is required to complete the survey to ensure accurate data compilation....

  • 2024-26 Fishing regulations set

    Apr 1, 2024

    North Dakota’s 2024-26 fishing proclamation is set, with regulations effective April 1, 2024, through March 31, 2026. New fishing licenses are required April 1. Anglers can find the North Dakota 2024-26 Fishing Guide online at the state Game and Fish Department website,, or at Game and Fish Department offices and license vendors throughout the state. See the summary of changes in the ad at left. The 2024-25 fishing licenses can be purchased online by visiting the Game and Fish website....

  • First Grade Youth Financial Literacy Piggy Bank Pageant contest begins

    Apr 1, 2024

    April is Youth Financial Literacy Month. North Dakota State University Extension in Foster and Eddy counties, local banks and credit unions are partnering with schools in Carrington and New Rockford to provide a lesson to first grade students on earning, spending and saving. The goal of the program is for students to learn positive money behaviors at an early age. As part of the lesson, each student is provided with a piggy bank that is theirs to keep. They decorate the bank for a "Piggy Bank...

  • Sheyenne: April 1, 2024

    Patti Clifton|Apr 1, 2024

    Stan Kruger stopped by the Peter Larson's on Monday to give Joanna a CD of historic Sheyenne photos after Joanna had seen some interesting photos on display at the Depot out at the Kruger farm. Gates Township annual meeting was held on March 19 at Ostby Hall. Chair Kent Myhre, Peter Larson, Patti Larson, Travis Benson and Tyler Messner were present. They approved the 2025 budget and elected Kent to serve another three-year term as chair. Lucas Buerkley, PRC land agent, dropped off fact sheets on the Flickertail Wind Project that will be...

  • Pleasant Prairie: April 1, 2024

    Charlotte Koepplin|Apr 1, 2024

    Margie Anderson enjoyed a visit with Wade Williams Sunday at the Glenn and Judy Cudworth home. Friday visitors bearing get well wishes and goodies at the Charlotte Koepplin home were Sandy Koepplin and Gina Clifton. Evening visitor was Katie Jorgensen. On Monday, March 19 Charlotte Koepplin was about to call Jerry and Carol Clancy of Thompson and wished them a happy anniversary. Charlotte's phone rang and here it was Carol calling checking on her. They had a visit about the good old days of country school in Brantford, N.D. Jimmy Indergaard was...

  • Talk of the Town: April 2, 2024

    Charlotte Koepplin|Apr 1, 2024

    New Rockford and area folks extend sympathy to the family of Helen Christianson. Candy Jensen enjoyed a phone call from Brenda Thurin of Fargo one day. Taylor and Amanda Koepplin, Evelyn and Tessa were Friday supper guests at the Todd and Karen Koepplin home to celebrate Amanda's 30th birthday. Friday was the day for Ken and Marvis Holte to hear from their kids. Son James Birkholz called from his home in Minot. He was celebrating his 56th birthday. Daughter Fayette Nelson called with the good news that she is now the co-manager of Pizza Ranch...

  • 701 Rundown: April 1, 2024

    Nathan Price|Apr 1, 2024

    Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Officials crack down on unauthorized road signs “I just want to make sure we are clear with the public: People can’t tell you that you can’t drive down this road with some security guy they hired to sit there and block traffic on a county road. That is 100 percent wrong,” said chairman of the McKenzie County Board of County Commissioners, Howdy Lawlar. “I just want people to know, if th...

  • All about April fools

    Amy Wobbema|Apr 1, 2024

    I'm not a big fan of April Fools' Day, or any kind of pranks for that matter. Perhaps that's because I am more likely to be the one pranked than I am the mastermind behind the hoax. My husband, on the other hand, can pull a prank with the best of them. Our oldest was born the day after April Fools' Day, and I happened to go into labor on the dreaded day. My husband and his dad were out of town for work the four days prior, and I was anxious to say the least. I had been staying with his dad's...

  • Entitled to more than a 20% tip or just entitlement mentality?

    Christine Flowers|Apr 1, 2024

    The other night, I took a friend out for her birthday at an upscale French restaurant. The food is magnificent, as authentic as anything I tasted when I lived in Paris – cue the accordion music. But even perfection has its tics. Normally, service at this restaurant is sublime. But this night, I had a problem. After having a wonderful meal and then calculating a respectable tip of 20% on a pretty expensive bill, since the service was OK but not exceptional, I gave the waiter the money. He d...

  • Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth: impeccable pedigree for a Supreme Court appointment

    David Adler|Apr 1, 2024

    President George Washington’s nomination in 1796 of Oliver Ellsworth to serve as the third Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court was met with universal approval. Ellsworth boasted a record of experience that few then, and none since, could match. Above all, Ellsworth was a genuine heavyweight in the Constitutional Convention, among a handful of delegates who spoke frequently and authoritatively and played a key role in shaping the final version of the Constitution that the American people ratified in 1787-1788. Washington, who had known E...

  • Death Notice: Mitchell Lloyd

    Apr 1, 2024

    Mitchell Lloyd Fessenden, N.D. Mitchell "Mitch" Clark Lloyd, 60, of Fessenden, N.D. passed away Monday, March 18, 2024 due to injuries sustained in a tractor accident, near his home in rural Fessenden. Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at First Lutheran Church in Fessenden with Pastor Shirley Teske officiating. Visitation began one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial was held at the Hillside Cemetery in Fessenden. Casket bearers were Jerome Hagemeister, Jim Weisz, Tom Wachtel, Kirby Houchin, Kelby Houchin... Full story

  • Obituary: Helen Christianson

    Apr 1, 2024

    Helen Christianson New Rockford, N.D. Helen Christianson, age 80, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on March 19, 2024 in New Rockford, N.D. Helen's visitation was held Friday, March 22, 2024 from 1-7 p.m. with family present from 6-7 p.m., followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford. A funeral service was held Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, New Rockford. Her burial followed at the Prairie Home Cemetery, New... Full story

  • Sermonette: The world has been moved

    Pastor Amy Kippen|Apr 1, 2024

    I have a good pastor friend named Scott who recently taught me about someone named Archimedes. Now some of you might know of Archimedes, but I had not. Well, maybe I had heard his name in seventh grade, but I’m pretty sure I’ve heard of him since then! Scott taught me that he is the most famous of the Ancient Greek mathematicians, and that he famously said, “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” More info I just learned: A lever is one of the 6 types of simple machines – those machines...

  • Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust: Block 3 – St. John's Cemetery: Part IV of IV

    Kathy O'Connor|Apr 1, 2024

    This is a continuation of Block 3 of St. John's Cemetery. This part includes the final five of the 12 unmarked graves in Block 3 – Joe Burke, Thomas Georges, Mrs. John Pottner, Martin C. Connelly and Martin J. Connelly. Joe Burke: Joe Burke was born Aug. 24, 1863 in Hastings, Minn. to parents Thomas and Bridget Burke. In the 1910 census, Joe was a single man living in Eddy Township, Eddy County, N.D., being a hired man for Andreas Odegard and his wife Mabel. In the 1930 census, Joe was in the village of Minnewaukan, N.D. at the Benson County j...

  • History of New Rockford: April 1, 2024

    K.C. Gardner Jr.|Apr 1, 2024

    The Oct. 26, 1906, “Transcript” stated the following books had been added to the school library: a five-volume History of England by J.F. Bright; a three-volume Student’s History of England by S.R. Gardiner; Selections from the Sources of English History by Colby; Rise of the Constitutional Government of England by Ransome; Pros and Cons by Craig; Holiday Songs by Emilie Poulson; A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson; The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne; Bay Path by Holland...

  • Savvy Senior: Best cell phones for seniors

    Jim Miller|Apr 1, 2024

    Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good cell phones for seniors? My 79-year-old mother needs to get a new mobile phone and has asked me to help her find one that she would like. Searching Daughter Dear Searching, For older adults, choosing a cell phone is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Some seniors love the latest high-tech smartphones with high-megapixel cameras, while others prioritize simple phones with basic functions. So, the best cell phone for your mom will depend on her comf...

  • Fast start

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Apr 1, 2024

    The New Rockford-Sheyenne track and field team traveled to Grand Forks for the second weekend in a row – this time to compete in the Great North Regional Open held at the University of North Dakota on Saturday, March 23. With first meet jitters out of the way, and more Rocket athletes competing, the team finished extremely well with five first place finishes. The boys' team brought home the most points, with a total of 76, placing second overall at the meet. NR-S senior, Connor Knatterud, b...

  • Engels, Steele named free throw champs

    Apr 1, 2024

    Two New Rockford-Sheyenne girls were named free throw champions after competing at the Knights of Columbus State Free Throw Championship in Bismarck on Saturday, March 23. Kalleigh Engels, daughter of Jake and Jackie Engels, shot 19-of-25 free throws to become a back-to-back champion, as she was named a champion in the 9-year-old girls' division in 2023. Leah Steele, daughter of Travis and Amy Steele, shot 15-for-25 at the free throw line to become a state champion in the 9-year-old girls'...

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