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  • Gym efforts on PACE

    Nathan Price|Apr 17, 2023

    The fundraising efforts for the school’s second gym project are moving along, and are soon to enter the next phase. That’s according to New Rockford-Sheyenne Superintendent Jill Louters, who gave an update to the school board about second gym fundraising at their April meeting. Back in January, the NR-S school board entered into a contract with PACE Fundraising, a Fargo-based professional fundraising firm. With their help, the school is hoping to successfully re-ignite the fundraising eff...

  • Downtown break-in under investigation

    Nathan Price|Apr 17, 2023

    In the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 4, a break-in occurred in downtown New Rockford. The store broken into was Shear Delight, a salon in downtown New Rockford owned by Josolyn Collier. According to Eddy County Sheriff Paul Lies, the break-in occurred sometime between the hours of 1 and 4 a.m. that morning. He said the burglar, or burglars, appear to have broken in by prying open the building’s back door. An unspecified amount of cash was then stolen, said Lies. As of press time, the s...

  • Chamber's golden egg found Thursday

    Apr 17, 2023

    Six-year-old Braelyn Ziebart got help from her dad, Josh, and aunt Darica to find the Chamber's golden egg on Easter week. She found the egg on Thursday evening by a bush/shrub near the door on the north side of the former dentist's office. The clues released prior to her successful retrieval were hair, old, white and false. Braelyn received $50 in Chamber bucks for her efforts! The annual Community Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by the New Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce....

  • Five teaching positions open at NR-S School

    Nathan Price|Apr 17, 2023

    At their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 11, the New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board approved the resignations of two more teachers – Mark Huber and Julie Westrick, who taught science and social studies, respectively. The latest pair of resignations comes a month after the board also approved the resignations of John and Kendall Christiansen, both elementary teachers, as well as the retirement of Kent Brown, the district’s longtime math teacher and technology coordinator. Huber’s resig...

  • 'From Grief to Grace' program at Brown Memorial Thursday

    Nathan Price|Apr 17, 2023

    On Wednesday, April 19, the Brown Memorial in New Rockford will play host to a group of women with a story to share about abortion. In fact, it’s not just any story, it’s their own personal stories. St. John’s in New Rockford is hosting the event – titled “From Grief to Grace” – and it will feature a panel of post-abortive women from North Dakota. Those in attendance will hear their stories and testimony about the “true cost” of abortion. It will all take place at the Brown Memorial in New R...

  • A look inside Hefty Seed

    Apr 17, 2023

    Hefty Seed's new location at the junction of Highways 15 and 281 south of New Rockford is ready for producers. An open house was held last week, where customers got a look inside the new space and a chance to find out more about what they have to offer....

  • NR-S Music shines across state

    Apr 17, 2023

    The musicians at New Rockford-Sheyenne High School have impressed audiences across the state throughout the past month. On Friday, March 24, the NR-S Concert Choir performed in front of music educators all across the state at the North Dakota Music Educators Association Conference. Schools apply for the opportunity to showcase their talent, and this year NR-S rose to the top with their vocals. In the photo at right, the NR-S Concert Choir is shown on the risers after their performance at the...

  • Burgum declares statewide flood emergency

    Apr 17, 2023

    Gov. Doug Burgum issued an executive order on Monday, April 10 declaring a statewide emergency for spring flooding. Soaring temperatures and heavy snowpack were expected to produce widespread flooding across the state last week and this week, especially in eastern North Dakota. The executive order officially put all state agencies, including the North Dakota National Guard, on standby to provide resources and capabilities as needed. The State Emergency Operations Plan was also activated to assist local and tribal officials, alleviate...

  • Correction: 27 Archers headed to Utah

    Apr 17, 2023

    In the article titled “27 archers headed to Utah,” in the April 10 edition of the Transcript, it was incorrectly reported that the meal provided at the April 16 fundraiser was courtesy of the Eagles Club. The meal was actually donated and prepared by multiple volunteers in support of the archery program....

  • Two attend State FBLA

    Apr 17, 2023

    Donavun McCorkle and Rikka Gudmunson attended the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Bismarck on April 2-4. McCorkle placed 16th in Business Calculations and eighth in the Intro to Financial Math category. Gudmunson placed sixth in Organizational Leadership. She also delivered a Social Media Strategies presentation but did not place. NR-S FBLA is advised by Courtney Wiesz....

  • Easter at LHGS

    Apr 17, 2023

    Members of the New Rockford Lions Club spent the Saturday morning before Easter handing out balloons and candy to residents at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd. They enjoyed seeing the big smiles from the residents that the balloons, and of course the candy, put on their faces....

  • 701 Rundown: April 17, 2023

    Nathan Price|Apr 17, 2023

    Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. New legislation would allow tribe to tax alcohol on reservation The Turtle Mountain Tribal Government is considering an effort that could possibly bring an alcohol tax to tribal lands. The legislation was originally proposed by the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nations, and though Turtle Mountain did not advocate for the legislation, Chairman Jamie Azure said they do back the concept. S...

  • New Rockford blood drive brings in 32 volunteers

    Apr 17, 2023

    The New Rockford community hosted a blood drive with Vitalant on March 21 at First Lutheran Church, which helped collect a total of 32 units of blood products for patients in need. A total of 32 individuals volunteered to donate blood and 27 individuals were able to successfully donate at the Vitalant blood drive on March 21. A total of five donors also came forward to donate Power Red Cells (2RBC) which collects two units of red blood cells while returning platelets, plasma and a saline solution back to the donor. There were two people who vol...

  • Legislative Report: April 17, 2023

    Senator Jerry Klein|Apr 17, 2023

    It’s day 61. We continue to work through all the bills that have been heard in committee. Of the 397 bills introduced in the Senate, we still have 38 to take action on in our chamber, and the House has 81. This week the conference committee process began. As the House looks at Senate bills and the Senate looks at House bills, if there were any changes on either side, a conference committee could be formed to air out those differences. There are three members from the House Committee and three members from the Senate Committee. Usually c...

  • Youth financial literacy Piggy Bank Pageant

    Apr 17, 2023

    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 earning, spending and saving. The goal of the program is for students to learn positive money behaviors at an early age. As part of the lesson, each student is provided with a piggy bank that is theirs to keep. They decorate the bank for a "Piggy Bank Pa...

  • Talk of the Town: April 17, 2023

    Charlotte Koepplin|Apr 17, 2023

    Easter visitors and turkey dinner guests at the Eloise Lucht home were Jay and Heidi Schneider, Callie and Caleb. The day was enjoyed inside and out helping mom and gramma get ready for spring. Eloise heard from her sister, Ardie Salisbury, that her and her husband, Glen, spent Easter in the hospital in Grand Forks where Glen awaited pacemaker surgery. Todd Harrison and Calvin Packard hopefully pushed and cleaned the last snow of the season for aunt and mom, Shirley Packard, last week after the blow was over. Janelle Koepplin and Finley...

  • Pleasant Prairie News: April 17, 2023

    Charlotte Koepplin|Apr 17, 2023

    Last Monday evening, the Circle Trail Riders met at the Charlotte Koepplin home for their April meeting. Those attending were president Cory Jorgensen, Tara Hanson, Bill and Diana Ziegler, Kim Brown and Charlotte. Things are coming together for the Annual June Trail Ride and Raffle. Sunday evening visitors at the Margie Anderson home were David and Karen Anderson. Last Saturday, Jimmy Indergaard was a visitor and supper guest at the Andy and Ruth Braaten home. Last Monday morning, Todd and Charlotte Koepplin were on their way to Jamestown...

  • I'm gonna soak up the sun

    Amy Wobbema|Apr 17, 2023

    It’s been a long, rough winter. I haven’t seen parts of my sidewalk or most of my backyard since December. I knocked icicles off my roof at the office for the 110th time last week in the midst of the blizzard, and one bounced off my wrist before it crashed to the ground. Now I have a sunny yellow bruise in that spot. Hopefully it’s a sign that it was the last time I have to deal with ice for several months. Surely brighter days are ahead, I said out loud to myself as I rubbed my wrist. On Tuesd...

  • It's about time

    Peter Funt|Apr 17, 2023

    Even baseball purists like myself, who still aren't comfortable with designated hitters and restrictions on where fielders may be positioned, find themselves overwhelmingly in favor of the new pitch clock. Requiring pitchers to throw within 15 seconds (20 if there are runners on base) has not only shortened games, it has made the confrontation between batter and pitcher more inherently fair – so much so that the concept should be applied to other aspects of our lives. Restaurants, for example, n...

  • Trump's case: When novel theories become legal principles

    David Adler|Apr 17, 2023

    Defendant Donald J. Trump and his supporters have assailed the 34-count felony indictment of the former president brought by the Manhattan District Attorney as resting on a flimsy, untested and novel legal theory that converts Trump’s alleged misdemeanors to felonies. While a jury of President Trump’s peers will decide his fate, assuming the case goes to trial, it turns out that the theory of the case underlying the 34 felony charges brought by the Manhattan district attorney, Alvin Bragg, may not be novel at all. New York legal experts hav...

  • Sermonette: April 17, 2023

    Pastor Joe Greiner|Apr 17, 2023

    “‘All things are lawful,’ but not all things are helpful. ‘All things are lawful,’ but not all things build up. Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.” 1st Corinthians 10:23-24 I know this is a bold statement but I believe this to be one of most important verses for Christians. I’m not trying to puff it up to get you to read this, I truly believe this is a verse Christians ought to have memorized and actually apply it to their lives almost daily. Paul writes this famous verse to the Corinthian church. See, as far as we can...

  • Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust: Block 2 Part III of IV

    Kathy O'Connor|Apr 17, 2023

    Alex McEachern was born in Canada on January 27, 1864. In the 1900 census, Alex and his wife Barbara were living in Durbin Township, Cass County, N.D. with two children, Sadie and John. They stated they had been married for 10 years. His occupation was listed as a farmer. ln the 1910 census, Alex and Barbara were living in New Rockford, N.D. with three children, Sadie, John and William. Sadie’s occupation was listed as a schoolteacher. It listed four children who were born but only three are living. Their daughter Mary who was born on June 5...

  • Archival Anecdotes: Lasting impressions

    Rachel Brazil|Apr 17, 2023

    Legacy is a word that conjures images of grandeur. It has always felt like a fancy word, with wide expanses and a sprinkling of crown-jewels. While many people talk about creating a legacy to leave behind for future generations, Merriam-Webster offers a more neutral notion of the term, "a thing transmitted by or received from an ancestor, predecessor or from the past." Eddy County Museum fits that definition, as it was left for us by long-lived community members in the 1960s. They knew the...

  • History of New Rockford: April 17, 2023

    K.C. Gardner Jr.|Apr 17, 2023

    The Nov. 24, 1905, “Transcript” mentioned the “Hankinson News,” “Rugby Optimist,” “Jamestown Alert” and “Washburn Leader.” The “School Notes” were edited by Elsie Tarbell: On Nov. 20, Carl Zehrfeld entered the seventh grade. Clifford Johnston enrolled that week. Jennie Hersey had been absent due to illness. Grace Miller and Anna Olson had been absent that week, as had Birdie Campbell, who had been in Jamestown visiting. Lorina Bucklin had left school and gone to Crookston. The eighth g...

  • Savvy Senior: Tips and tours for traveling with grandchildren

    Jim Miller|Apr 17, 2023

    Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are interested in taking our two grandkids on a big trip this summer and are looking for some good ideas. Can you recommend some travel companies that offer special travel packages for grandparents and grandkids? Doting Grandmother Dear Doting, Grandparents traveling with just their grandchildren has become a growing segment of the multigenerational travel industry. Not only is this type of travel fun, it’s also a terrific way to strengthen generational b...

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