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Articles from the April 11, 2022 edition

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 By Amy Wobbema    News    April 11, 2022

Bids for street project come in under budget

At a time when the cost of everything appears to be going up, the low bid for New Rockford’s street improvements came in $1 million less than engineers anticipated. Six companies submitted bids for...

 

A Night with the Stars

The junior class at New Rockford-Sheyenne High School put together a Hollywood-inspired prom on Saturday, April 2. The gold VIP background and velvet ropes were the perfect backdrop for the 45 dapper...

 

It's time to hunt for the golden egg!

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 electronic signs and on the Chamber's...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    April 11, 2022

City proposed county tax levy for airport

On Tuesday, April 5, Eddy County commissioners heard from New Rockford mayor, Stuart Richter, regarding the airport north of town. Richter began by telling commissioners that, first and foremost, the...

 

Reis wins 160 Free Acres Contest from RadioWorks

Scott Reis of New Rockford was the big winner in the 160 Free Acres Contest promoted by Lake Region RadioWorks. Scott qualified at CenDak Cooperative of New Rockford and his name was drawn Tuesday,...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    April 11, 2022

A look inside the city water plant

As work on the water treatment plant continues, Water Plant Manager, Rick Swenson, took the time to provide a tour of the facility for the Transcript. Swenson explained that many of the plant's...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    April 11, 2022

First state esports tournament was "a great experience" for The Triple Threat

On April 1-2, the first ever North Dakota esports championships were held at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, and three students from New Rockford-Sheyenne competed at the event for The Triple Threat...

 

New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education Agenda

AGENDA New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education Regular Meeting – School Cafeteria Monday, April 11th, 2022, 7:00 p.m. I. REGULAR ITEMS  A. Call to order, roll call, establishment of quorum, and approval of agenda.  B. Consent agenda. Att... Full story

 

Delegates attend N.D. State Democratic NPL Convention

Delegates representing the newly redrawn legislative District 14 attended the N.D. State Democratic-Non Partisan League convention in Minot over last weekend. The business of the convention included...

 

North Star CCU hosts North Central Chapter meeting

On Thursday, March 24, 2022, the North Star Community Credit Union hosted the North Central Chapter Meeting at Harriman's Restaurant in Maddock, N.D. Approximately 60 people were in attendance from...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    April 11, 2022

701 Rundown: April 11, 2022

Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Linton to go one year without superintendent After about 10 hours of interviewing...

 

District 15 Dem-NPL to hold District Reorganization Meeting

The District 15 Democratic-NPL Party will hold its 2022 District Convention on April 11, 2022 at Lake Region Public Library in the Community Room. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. The Democratic-NPL party is a grassroots organized political party....

 

First grade youth Financial Literacy Piggy Bank Pageant

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...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    April 11, 2022

4-H Shooting Sports Update: April 11, 2022

On Wednesday, March 23, the 4-H outdoor and shooting sports club held a meeting at the 4-H barn on the Eddy County Fairgrounds. Club leader, Michael Brazil, introduced members to the different...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    April 11, 2022

Oberon Oracles: April 11, 2022

Jakob and Alison Schmid of Mandan were home for the weekend. Lacey Grann spent Thursday through Sunday in Fargo. Brittany Grann’s Grandpa, Nick Zaharia, passed away March 26. Our sympathy to the Zaharia family. John and Donna Grann competed in the...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: April 11, 2022

Thursday and Saturday, Jimmy Indergaard enjoyed a visit and supper at the Andy and Ruth Braaten home. Brief stoppers at the Charlotte Koepplin home Friday were Janet Laube and YipYip. Visitors this week, off and on, at the Margie Anderson home were...

 

Talk of the Town: April 11, 2022

Last Saturday, Arlene Holtz enjoyed a visit from long time friends: Elke Titts, Ralph Johnson and Don Kraft of Aberdeen, S.D. All enjoyed a scenic tour of Devils Lake and area and visiting over lunch at Proz Lakeside. Shirley Packard, Calvin Packard...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    April 11, 2022

Sheyenne News: April 11, 2022

Patti Clifton, and Maddock residents, Donna Smith and Carolyn Harwood, were among friends and family who attended the funeral service for Janice Ferry at First Lutheran Church in Sheyenne on March 28. Area Vietnam veterans were honored at the New...

 
 By David Adler    Opinion    April 11, 2022

The Brown decision: Twists and turns shape the Constitution

The Supreme Court's landmark ruling in the case of Brown v. Board of Education, the most-celebrated civil rights decision in our nation's history, is a reminder of the unpredictable twists and turns...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    Opinion    April 11, 2022

Word games are my daily therapy

I’m a word nerd. Words are fun and games to me, a lifelong writer. I enjoy searching for the right synonym or phrase to spice up an otherwise ordinary article. At the newspaper office, crafting...

 
 By Jim Winsness    Opinion    April 11, 2022

Letter to the Editor: North Dakota and its people are outstanding

Just a note - do the people up here understand they are so different from most of those around the big cities?? I moved here from South Carolina three years ago after my wife died - it's my Norwegian grandparents home from 1905. I put a house on...

 

Letter to the Editor: April is Fair Housing Month

Every April, we celebrate Fair Housing Month in honor of the Fair Housing Act that was passed on April 11, 1968. The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation),...

 

Sermonette: Following in the Unknown

In the book of Judges, we find many strange stories. From a left-handed assassin killing an obese monarch, to a coward who destroyed an idol only to build a new one after God saved him; all of it and much more can be found in this dark and gruesome...

 

Being accountable for our spiritual sensitivity

I remember the day we brought Teddy our English Bulldog puppy into our home. The breeder told us he was eight weeks old but after receiving his papers, we noticed he was actually only six weeks old at the time. He was a healthy little bruiser and we...

 
 By Nathan Price    Sports    April 11, 2022

Sprinting into the record books

On Friday, April 1, the New Rockford-Sheyenne track team competed in the Class B CNDC Indoor Meet at the MSU Dome, where one Rockets' sprinter sent records tumbling in her wake. NR-S sophomore,...

 

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