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 By Amy Steele    News    April 5, 2021

Lily's Hope Ministry annual etching set

In April 1984, I stood looking. We hadn't spoken to each other or breathed the same air, but I knew her. My mom really knew her, and that is how I knew her. Marie was her name and she was tiny. She wa...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    April 5, 2021

Countryside on fire

The dry, windy conditions have made our area ripe for fire activity recently, with volunteer firefighters battling large blazes at all hours of the day and night. The worst of the fires have occurred...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    April 5, 2021

Best of Buddies have "snow" much fun in Turtle Mtns.

On St. Patrick's Day, 29 members of the Best of Buddies (BOB) group at East Central headed to the Turtle Mountains for a day of fun. This was the first official in-person outing of the group since...

 

Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd receives grant from NDTC

Lutheran Home of Good Shepherd received grant funds from North Dakota Telephone Company for the purchase of a new wheelchair platform in the LHGS beauty shop. With this new piece of equipment,...

 

Eddy County Sheriff's Report for March

Waylon J. Stands, Jr. of Sheyenne was stopped on Eddy County 1 (29th Street), east of Sheyenne, on March 16. The vehicle had no license plate, and Stands’ driver’s license was suspended. The deputy smelled marijuana in the vehicle, and...

 

Third quarter honor rolls at NR-S announced

High School A Honor Roll 12th Grade Lexi Anderson, Danielle Bjerke, William Fleming Jr., John Grann, Chloe Guthmiller, Chloe Heinz, Kayahna Hopfauf, Hunter Johnson, Justyne Klocke, Cassie Longnecker, Kenna Munson, Evan Ulrich, Koven Walford, Kaden...

 

American Legion Auxiliary collecting donations for homeless shelter in Devils Lake

The Dakota Prairie Homeless Shelter in Devils Lake is in need of supplies, and the American Legion building in New Rockford will be a drop-off place for people to bring their donations. Please drive in the alley behind the American Legion, and leave...

 

April AARP Scam Alert: Gift Card Scams

The money on gift cards is like cash – once it’s spent, you almost certainly can’t get it back. That’s why requests for payment by a gift card are typically part of grandparent, tech support, and impostor scams. If you only remember one...

 
 By Seth Greiner    News    April 5, 2021

Trailriders 4-H Club holds meeting, service project

The Trailriders 4-H meeting was held on March 21 at 2 p.m. at the Evangelical Free Church.There were 11 members attending in person at the meeting; however, the leader attended via Zoom. During the...

 

N.D. House Update: April 5, 2021

Members of the North Dakota House of Representatives reached agreement with the Senate, this week, on the financial forecast they will use going forward. Now that an agreement has been reached, based on the latest projections, the legislature can...

 

Legislative Report: March 22-26, 2021

The week started in Appropriations with the Water Commission budget. I am serving on this subcommittee and conference committee. The Water Commission budget is large, with many different water basins and flood control projects. The goal of the...

 

Talk of the Town: April 5, 2021

CORRECTION: Martin Koepplin does not live in Goodyear, Arizona. He, and wife Janelle, were visiting their daughter Trisha and family there. Saturday visitors, at the Ken and Marvis Holte home, were daughter Amanda Bickett and Izzy. They enjoyed...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    April 5, 2021

Sheyenne News: April 5, 2021

Patti Clifton was among area friends and family who attended the baby shower for Shantel (Thumb) Storm, last Saturday afternoon, at the Sheyenne Senior Center. Bob and Dawn Boyd enjoyed visiting at the Sheyenne Senior Center last week. They stopped...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    April 5, 2021

Oberon Oracles: April 5, 2021

Charlotte Simon spent the day Tuesday with her sister, JoClaire Halvorson, in Devils Lake. Randy and Charlotte had their second Covid vaccination on Thursday in Minnewaukan. On Saturday, Randy and Charlotte attended the wedding of Jessica Bosch and...

 

Pleasant Prairie: April 5, 2021

Douglas Cudworth was a Saturday visitor at the Margie Anderson home. Thursday afternoon visitor and supper guest at the Charlotte Koepplin home was Janet Laube and YipYip. Gary Anderson and Margie Anderson were among those who attended the annual...

 
 By Roger Roehl    Opinion    April 5, 2021

Letter to the Editor: April 5, 2021

Five years ago, I nearly lost my life to leukemia because I couldn’t afford my medication. Even though my doctors warned me the cancer would return if I didn’t take the medicine, I did not fill my prescription, because I couldn’t afford the...

 

Don't give in to the pot decriminalization culture

Tom Wolf, lame-duck governor of Pennsylvania, announced on Twitter that he wanted the commonwealth to legalize pot. His comment was hailed as timely, necessary and courageous by many of his lame-duck...

 
 By Thomas Knapp    Opinion    April 5, 2021

The Filibuster: Imperfect, but better than nothing

In its current form, the U.S. Senate’s delaying tactic called the "filibuster" hangs on a rule requiring 60 votes for "cloture." Simply put, it takes 51 Senators to pass a bill, but before that, it takes the consent of 60 Senators to end debate...

 

Obituary: Bruce Kinneberg

Bruce Allen Kinneberg, 86, of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., passed away on March 8, 2021. Bruce was born in New Rockford, N.D. on May 16, 1934. He was the eldest son of Janet and Carl Kinneberg. Raised...

 

Obituary: Darrell Bymoen

Born Nov. 20, 1941 in New Rockford, N.D. to Arnold & Josephine Bymoen, he was the second of three children. He passed away quietly in his home in Las Vegas on March 5, 2021. He spent his early years on the family farm, where he especially liked drivi...

 

Obituary: Gloria Kosse

Gloria Kathleen Kosse, 94, of Carrington, N.D., passed away on March 28, 2021 at Golden Acres Manor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart...

 
 By Joe Greiner    Religion    April 5, 2021

Sermonette: Joe's Kidney and Paul's Body

As of April, I am 15 months, and 26 months, removed from surgery on my right kidney. Long story short, the plumbing out of my kidney was kinked, and my right kidney was filling, but not draining. To have the issue resolved, I needed specialized...

 

Archival Anecdotes: April 5, 2021

If popular culture has taught us anything about the early days of the teenage dating scene, it is that girls were often using an excuse similar to, "I'm busy that night. I'll be washing my hair." To b...

 

History of New Rockford: April 5, 2021

The Dec. 25, 1903, “Transcript” mentioned the “Portal International” newspaper. That issue carried some school notes: the Primary room students had been holding “secret communications...

 
 By David Adler    Features    April 5, 2021

Fundamental fairness: Statehood for Washington, D.C.

The introduction of H.R. 51, a bill to make Washington, D.C., the 51st state — the “Washington, Douglas Commonwealth” — would grant its 700,000 residents the same rights enjoyed by Americans in every other state — full voting...

 

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