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Articles from the April 15, 2019 edition

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City of a Thousand Lights: NR-S Prom 2019

 More than 70 ladies and gentlemen enjoyed a taste of life in the big city at New Rockford-Sheyenne High School's 2019 Prom last Saturday. Students posed for class pictures in front of the...

 

75 years of growth and change for local co-op

It was 1943, a time when Franklin D. Roosevelt was President, the United States was involved in World War II and the Great Depression was officially ending. Meanwhile, a group of Fessenden area farmer...

 

Hop on In: Enjoy fun Easter events this week

Chamber of commerce annual Easter egg hunt Go hunting for the illustrious golden egg! The New Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce will begin posting daily clues on Monday. Watch the downtown electronic sign and our Facebook page for hints, then gather...

 
 By Kristi Frahm    News    April 15, 2019

Where are they now? Retired veterinarian and bison rancher Doc Throlson hails from Sheyenne's successful Class of 1960

Sometimes in life, a solid work ethic, a few timely breaks and a great sense of humor can combine for a very satisfying existence. Such is the case with Ken Throlson, better known as “Doc” around...

 

Hanson arrested on felony theft charges, $25K bail set

Hunter Hanson was arrested Thursday, April 4, on a felony theft charge brought in McLean County. On April 3 a criminal felony theft complaint against Hanson was filed by State’s Attorney Ladd Erickson. In the lengthy complaint, investigators...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    April 15, 2019

28 days and counting for school kids

The first loan payment for the school renovation project is due May 1. The debt service fund is short $13,000 because they didn’t have a full year to collect tax revenue. The total annual payment...

 

Henning to lead North Dakota Corn Utilization Council

The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council (NDCUC) announced that Jean Henning will serve as Executive Director. "We are grateful for Jean's leadership as Interim Executive Director since January," sai...

 

Sheyenne News - April 15, 2019

Kathy Albrecht and Patti Clifton rode along to Fargo with Jan Loe last Wednesday. Jan kept appointments while there and they all did some shopping before returning to Sheyenne later that afternoon. Patti Clifton kept an appointment in Devils Lake on...

 

ND Senate Update April 15, 2019

The week began with committee work and hearings. The Senate accepted the House version of the pay package for state workers. That proposal is a 2 percent the first year with a minimum of $120 per month and a maximum of $200 per month with a 2.5...

 

Oberon Oracles - April 15, 2019

Friday, John and Donna Grann went to the CNDC indoor track meet to watch Johnny run the 1600 meter race and cheer on the Rockets. On the way, the Grann’s stopped in Rugby to visit Donna’s brother, Eugene Howard. Sunday, John and Johnny Grann,...

 

ND House Update April 15, 2019

Members of 66th Legislative Assembly have completed most of the policy committee work and have started meeting in conference committees. The House Appropriations Committee has adopted a pay package for state employees and Senate Appropriations commit...

 

Talk of the Town - April 15, 2019

New Rockford and area folks extend sympathy to the families of Merlin Miller, Beverly Dauenhauer and Donald Barnett. Sunday afternoon out enjoying a walk in the sunny spring weather, Cody and Amanda Bickett and Izzy dropped in at Mom and Dad’s,...

 

Pleasant Prairie News - April 15, 2019

Monday evening found Ervin Longnecker, Corey Longnecker, Nancy Ludwig and Charlotte Koepplin among those who attended the monthly meeting of Circle Trail Riders Inc. at Hanson’s Bar. Last Saturday, Esther Indergaard’s daughter, Ruth Braaten...

 
 By John L Micek    Opinion    April 15, 2019

Why are we so bad at science

What do most Americans know about science? If a recent Pew Research Center poll is to be believed - not nearly enough. And at a time when knowledge and facts are under assault as they have not been in recent memory, that's a problem. On the upside,...

 
 By Thomas Knapp    Opinion    April 15, 2019

Social media regulation: speak of the devil and in walks Zuck

In a recent column on the mating dance between Big Government and Big Tech, I noted that "Big Tech wants to be regulated by Big Governments because regulation makes it more difficult and expensive for new competitors to enter the market." Two days...

 

Letters to the Editor: "Unplanned" worth seeing

With the national release of the movie "Unplanned", people on both the pro-life and pro-choice sides are being called to learn the truth. The movie tells Planned Parenthood Director-turned-pro-life-advocate, Abby Johnson's story of how she worked...

 

Letter to the Editor: Fighting housing discrimination

Each April, we celebrate the passage of the Fair Housing Act. The Act passed seven days after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and is one of his most important legacies. Dr. King advocated for the passage of the Fair Housing Act, notin...

 

Obituary: JoEtta Wang

JoEtta Mae Wang, 65 of rural Devils Lake, N.D. passed away, April 5, 2019 at her home. Funeral services were held on April 10, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church, Devils Lake with Reverend...

 

Obituary: Merlin Miller

Merlin Earl Miller (Speed), 90, passed away March 31, 2019 at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford, ND. Funeral services were held April 6, 2019 at Kvernes Lutheran Church in Carring...

 

Living on Purpose: The Christian direction and purpose

Many people believe it’s their mission in life to tell everyone what to do and how to believe and I’m sure there have been times when we have been guilty of something similar. There are...

 

Sermonette: Palm Sunday

This past Sunday, we at First Lutheran celebrated Palm Sunday. In our celebration we reenacted the events of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem by having our children lead the procession of palms. As I reflect on the excitement and enthusiasm...

 

History of New Rockford- April 15, 2019

The May 9, 1902, “New Rockford Transcript” mentioned the following: M.F. Kepner, manager of the Western Surety and Adjustment Company, had a new sign on the front of the old post office. Abstractor George Ackerman was planning on moving to...

 

Eyes that see the good in things

Yesterday, when I was driving home from Fargo, I had a bit of a revelation. I don’t know about you, but a to-do list has been part of my daily life for as long as I remember. Over the years, the way...

 
 By Merry Helm    Features    April 15, 2019

Dakota Datebook: Herbert Wilson, Fort Berthold Doctor

April 15, 2019 — Doctor Herbert Wilson was born in Bethel, Vt., on this date in 1921. Wilson was a physician at Fort Berthold for 43 years. Of his self-dedication, Dr. Wilson says he was a product of his times. His college education was...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    April 15, 2019

Savvy Senior: Trikes for Grown-Ups

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about three-wheeled bicycles? I’m 65 years old and would like to start cycling again but I have some occasional balance problems and don’t trust myself on...

 

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