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Honoring Vietnam Veterans

On Tuesday, March 29, community members and veterans came together with Eddy County Veteran Service Officer, Julie Shrock, to honor veterans who served during the Vietnam War. The event was the first...

 

Expect harder water in short term as new water plant equipment is installed

As work on the water treatment plant continues, the City of New Rockford has announced that the next phase of construction will require a temporary water treatment process beginning this week. Currently, the water treatment plant uses lime softening...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    April 4, 2022

Patrons welcomed back for National Library Week

April 3-9 is National Library Week, a time designated to promote and celebrate libraries nationwide, as well as the impact they have on our communities and the librarians that make them possible. The...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    April 4, 2022

Kudos given at Community Honors

Local leaders were recognized at the Community Honors event held Friday, March 25. Among the big winners were three local businesses and a New Rockford couple who have volunteered for many...

 

Annual pinochle tournament draws over 40

Family, friends and community members came together for the third time to remember Roger Wick and play his favorite game, pinochle. The New Rockford Eagles Club hosted the annual event on Saturday,...

 

Circle Trail Riders, Inc. gather at Wonder Lanes for family celebration

February 4, 2022, the Circle Trail Riders, Inc. were happy to be able to celebrate their year 2021 Family Party. Thirty-four riders, including youngsters and oldsters, were welcomed at Wonder Lanes...

 

Gudmunson qualifies for National FBLA Conference

NR-S Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) middle level members, Oakley Brazil and Rikka Gudmunson, and FBLA advisor, Patricia Rinde, recently attended the North Dakota State FBLA Leadership...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    April 4, 2022

701 Rundown: April 4, 2022

Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Teen found deceased An 18-year-old Stanley man was found dead Saturday afternoon following...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: April 4, 2022

Sunday visitors at the Margie Anderson home were Patti Larson, Karen Anderson and Kathy Anderson. Todd Koepplin and Rowdy were helpers at the Charlotte Koepplin home Tuesday and Wednesday, getting Charlotte’s car going after a long winter’s...

 

Talk of the Town: April 4, 2022

Last Sunday, Janelle Koepplin was a visitor and supper guest at the Taylor and Amanda Koepplin home. Sandra Lies drove Janet Laube to Harvey on Tuesday, where Janet had a medical appointment. The gals enjoyed lunch before returning to New Rockford....

 

Hovey elected to Phi Beta Mu, International School Bandmaster Fraternity

Annette Hovey, Music Director at New Rockford-Sheyenne High School, has been elected to membership in Phi Beta Mu, an International School Bandmaster Fraternity. Phi Beta Mu is an honorary,...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    April 4, 2022

Oberon Oracles: April 4, 2022

The community is mourning the loss of another member. Janice (Ploium) Ferry passed away on Sunday, March 20. She was a very special lady and she will be missed. Our sympathy to Janice’s family. Randy Simon and Dave Kenner visited Todd Buehler last...

 
 By David Adler    Opinion    April 4, 2022

We the People: Justice Harlan's imperishable dissent in Plessy v. Ferguson

Justice John Marshall Harlan was the only dissenter from the U.S. Supreme Court's infamous ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson, in 1896, in which the majority invoked the "separate but equal" test to uphold...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    April 4, 2022

What is a woman?

I’m glad there’s widespread confusion about what a woman is. I’ve been confused my entire life. In the most basic sense, the difference between a male and a female is that a female has two X...

 

Street Trees: The roots of a strong town

As a kid, I remember going on a mission with the block kids to discover which neighbor had the tallest tree. Given that the village’s population was only 100 people, it didn’t take us long: In less than five minutes, we were able to run from one...

 

Obituary: Verle Marsaa

Verle Marsaa New Rockford, N.D. Verle Arnel Marsaa was born on August 12, 1943, the son of Melvin and Minnie Marsaa. He passed away into the loving arms of his Savior at the age of 78 on Thursday,...

 

Sermonette: April 4, 2022

This last week, I was studying my way through Romans 7 when I came to a very intriguing passage. The passage was Romans 7:14-21. The main theme in this passage is the struggle between the Apostle Paul’s two natures. A part of him is utterly fallen...

 

History of New Rockford: April 4, 2022

On Dec. 1, 1904, H.H. Carr leased the New Rockford Creamery; he had managed it the previous two years. Mrs. Thomas Kellington’s mother arrived from Valley City to spend the holidays with her and...

 

Dakota Gardener: Watering and waiting

If you are reading this article, I hope you have stuck with me and listened to my advice on starting seeds. By now, you may have started a few seeds and your other seeds are waiting patiently in the wings. My oregano and thyme have been seeded, and...

 
 By Kyrie O'Connor    Sports    April 4, 2022

Jumping for Gold

The New Rockford-Sheyenne track team traveled to Fargo on Saturday, March 26 to compete in the Class B High School Indoor Meet at the Shelly Ellig Track and Field Complex. A total of 18 Rockets'...

 

Baumbach makes top ten at State Spelling Bee

Bailey Baumbach, Eddy County Spelling Bee Champion, was among the top-10 finalists at the North Dakota State Spelling Bee on Monday, March 21 at the Bismarck Event Center. Baumbach and Alex...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: April 4, 2022

Outdoor notes: *People are asked to report any dead birds and abnormal behavior in migrating birds, especially waterfowl, shorebirds, and raptors, to the N.D. Game and Fish Dept. on their wildlife...

 

Our Outdoors: Working with the wind

“It’d be a great day…if it wasn’t for the wind.” If I had a nickel for every time I heard this, I’d have enough for a season’s worth of bait, but such is spring in the upper Midwest....

 

Obituary: Carolyn June Clark Alfstad

Carolyn June Clark Alfstad Rocklin, Calif. Carolyn Clark Alfstad, 83, of Rocklin, Calif., passed away of cancer in her daughter's home on March 2, 2022. She was born in Williston, N.D., to Clyde and...

 

The Peluso Report: It's Here

Open water is here in Bismarck and it is here to stay! Ramps on the Missouri River are pushed, the ice is gone, and hopefully the walleyes will begin to filter north. I've only been out twice since re...

 

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