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Articles from the April 12, 2021 edition

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 By Amy Wobbema    News    April 12, 2021

Law Enforcement Center admins address delayed response to Genre house fire

In the aftermath of the March 14 fire that destroyed their home, Ryan and Kristie Genre have raised questions about the state of emergency response in the area. According to official records from...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    April 12, 2021

Progress stalls on city fireworks ordinance revision

Robert (Joe) Lies approached the New Rockford City Commission Monday about proposed changes to the fireworks ordinance, for which a first reading was on the agenda. As one of two fireworks retailers...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    April 12, 2021

Golden egg brings joy to 5-year-old

A group of teenagers went on the hunt for the New Rockford Chamber's golden egg, but it wasn't for the $50 prize, or the bragging rights. Rather, their goal was to brighten the day of a little girl wh...

 

Hartl clinches competition

New Rockford-Sheyenne alum Tessa Hartl, daughter of Tom and Dawn Hartl, was recently announced as being among the winners of the 2021 Schubert Club vocal competition. The competition spans much of...

 

Donut 5K run set for May 8

NR-S FCCLA is hosting a Donut 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 8 and registration for the event is open now! Registration is $15 through April 17, which includes a t-shirt. Forms are available at the...

 

Eagles Club presents gaming proceeds to Carrington Fire Department

Proceeds from the New Rockford Eagles' gaming site at the Shamrock Bar in Carrington were dispersed last week. The Carrington Fire Department received a check for $10,000 for turnout gear, training...

 

Obituary: Dorothy Bauer

Dorothy Augusta Bauer, 92, of Carrington, N.D. passed away on March 31, 2021 at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford, N.D. Funeral service was held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at...

 

Obituary: Darlene Tennyson

Darlene Marlys (Hafner) Tennyson passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 3, 2021, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family at the Golden Acres Manor in...

 

Obituary: Ruth I. Lies

"I have loved you with an everlasting love" Jeremiah 31: 3 Ruth Inez Lies, 103, of Wahpeton, N.D. passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021, while in the care of St. Catherine's Living Center, Wahpeton....

 

N.D. House Update: April 12, 2021

Members of the House of Representatives are taking final action on bills coming from committee and making decisions on whether they should support bills that were amended in the Senate and are now back before us. We can accept bills as amended, or...

 

Legislative Report: April 12, 2021

I want to express my appreciation to all the first responders, firefighters, and volunteers for all their hard work during the many fires experienced across the state. D-23 individuals stepped up to assist when and where needed. I also want to send m...

 

Talk of the Town: April 12, 2021

Janet Laube and YipYip drove to Fargo on Saturday, where they were Easter guests of sister-in-law Lois Ockert and enjoyed visiting with family. Martin and Janelle Koepplin were helpers in the making of sausage Saturday at the Aaron and Danielle...

 

Pleasant Prairie: April 12, 2021

Saturday, Margie Anderson enjoyed a phone chat with Dale and Helen Emery calling from their home in Grand Forks. Wednesday found Jimmy Indergaard a visitor at the Dennis and Fran Walen home. Charlotte Koepplin made a quick trip to Carrington on...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    April 12, 2021

Oberon Oracles: April 12, 2021

Dave Kenner visited Todd Buehler last week. Grace Ihry, Breana and Michael Pacheco, Mavis and Waylon visited the Buehler’s over the weekend. Nadley Buehler, Breana and Michael Pacheco, Dawn and Ruth Ihry attended Hunter’s confirmation at the...

 

Letter to the Editor: April is Fair Housing Month

Every year in April, the nation celebrates the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act. The law was enacted only seven days after Martin Luther King was assassinated, and it remains one of his most important legacies. For 53 years, the nation has...

 

Georgia voting law is no return to Jim Crow

I am so glad the whole white supremacy and gun nut narrative is over, so we can get back to the one about voter suppression. Those horrific shootings, late last month, diverted our attention away...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    April 12, 2021

The bitter realities of growing old

After one week in first grade, my daughter came home with a conclusion about life: “Life is hard and then you die.” Fast forward that through job losses, divorces, chronic ailments and kids for...

 

Obituary: Tyler Wobbema

Tyler James Wobbema, also known as "T-Wobbs" or "T", age 29, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021 at his home in New Rockford, N.D. Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at First Lutheran...

 

Obituary: Kathleen Caulfield

Kathleen Caulfield, 86, Jamestown, N.D., formerly New Rockford, N.D., died early Wednesday morning March 31, 2021, at her daughter's home in Buchanan. Kathleen A. Lewis was born Sept. 12, 1934 on the...

 
 By Joe Greiner    Religion    April 12, 2021

Sermonette: Blindness

I was watching a movie the other day based around World War I. In it, the main character was blinded for a few weeks after a passing exposure to mustard gas. This explained why, in the apex moment of the movie, the character had to be guided by his...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Packed Away

It never fails. Every time I step into one of the buildings at the Eddy County Museum, I notice something for the very first time. Not long ago, I stopped into the Dodd's schoolhouse, like I often...

 

History of New Rockford: April 12, 2021

The Jan. 1, 1904, “Transcript” [Vol. XXII, No. 18] mentioned the “Mouse River [Westhope] Standard,” the “Cooperstown Courier,” and the “Binford Times.” Major New Rockford businesses...

 
 By David Adler    Features    April 12, 2021

We the People: Personalizing the Constitution

Together, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution form what Gunnar Myrdal called the “American Creed.” The Declaration, written in eloquent, glittering generalities, invokes the Deity and inalienable rights, speaks of...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    April 12, 2021

Savvy Senior: The Most and Least Popular Ages to Claim Social Security

Dear Savvy Senior, How much does your claiming age affect your Social Security benefits, and what are the most popular ages people start taking their retirement benefits? Nearing Retirement Dear...

 

NR-S back on the track; Belquist sets CNDC record in 400 m

The New Rockford-Sheyenne track season took off on Thursday, April 1 after a one year hiatus due to the pandemic. The Rockets traveled to Minot to compete in the CNDC indoor track meet at the Minot...

 

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