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 By Nathan Price    News    April 18, 2022

2022 Election: County Commission seats contested

The filing deadline for this summer’s primary election has passed, and the ballot is now set. On Tuesday, June 14, 10 positions in New Rockford and Sheyenne will be decided, and primaries will be...

 

From pitches to plows: Historic April blizzard grinds spring to a halt

Round 2 set in early Thursday morning, with more snow and 40 mph winds. In the western part of the state, 24-30 inches of snow had fallen as of press time. This is one of those spring snow storms...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    April 18, 2022

Transportation has been top priority for school board this month

In recent weeks, multiple meetings held by the NR-S school board and building committee have featured transportation as a major topic of discussion. In a special meeting on Monday, March 28, the...

 

Golden egg found on first snow day

The annual Community Easter Egg Hunt offered kids something to do during the April blizzard last week. On Wednesday, when there was a break in the weather, 9-year-old Bryce Yri climbed trees and...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    April 18, 2022

Grant program provides street trees at no cost to residents

More new trees will be planted along New Rockford’s streets this spring. A $10,000 award from the North Dakota Forest Service’s Community Forestry grant program will put an estimated 50-60 trees...

 

April blizzard impacts

There was still no travel advised throughout most of the state as of 9 a.m. Thursday morning, April 14 (as indicated by the red shaded areas). This map from the ND Roads app illustrates just how many...

 

NR-S band and choir receive six star ratings at Region V Solo and Ensemble Contest

On Wednesday, April 6, New Rockford-Sheyenne had 23 musicians in band and/or choir compete in a total of 27 solos/ensembles in the 2022 Region Solo and Ensemble Contest, which was held at Valley City...

 

Who is the American Legion Auxiliary?

The American Legion Auxiliary is one of the largest veteran support organizations in the world, in more than 8,000 local communities in the USA. In the spirit of "Service, Not Self," the mission of...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    April 18, 2022

701 Rundown: April 18, 2022

Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Tribe secures major grant to fund care center for children The Turtle Mountain Tribe...

 

Talk of the Town: April 18, 2022

Candy Jensen and Charlotte Koepplin both enjoyed a phone call with Brenda (Trauman) Thurin one evening form her home in Eureka, S.D. Brenda will be moving to Devils Lake in the near future to be closer to family. Aaron Koepplin, Kerigan and Chevelle...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    April 18, 2022

Oberon Oracles: April 18, 2022

Hendrick Thomas Buehler joined the world on April 5 at 12:30 p.m. He weighed in at 6 lbs 8 oz and 20 inches long. His parents, Hunter and Grace Buehler couldn’t be more proud. Everyone is home and doing well. Congratulations to the Buehler family....

 

Pleasant Prairie News: April 18, 2022

Thursday, Charlotte Koepplin enjoyed a visit from Karen Koepplin and Roxy. That evening Brenda (Trauman) Thurin of Eureka, S.D. called just to keep in touch. Margie Anderson, Allyssa Lewis, Kenna and Grady and Karen Koepplin were among those who...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    April 18, 2022

4-H Shooting Sports Update: April 18, 2022

On Wednesday, April 6, the Eddy-County 4-H Shooting Sports Club had a meeting. The first order of business was the treasurer’s report. After that, we received forms for the new shirt designs for...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    April 18, 2022

Sheyenne News: April 18, 2022

Last Friday afternoon, Patti Clifton was in Carrington for a medical appointment. Many area residents enjoyed the Sheyenne Fire Department's annual Pancake and Sausage Feed on Palm Sunday at Ostby Hall. Always a crowd pleaser! Jan Loe brought...

 
 By David Adler    Opinion    April 18, 2022

Earl Warren: Finding "The Notion of Equality"

President Dwight D. Eisenhower's recess appointment of Earl Warren to the chief justiceship of Supreme Court on September 30, 1953, constituted a watershed mark in the history of the court. His...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    April 18, 2022

Learning to appreciate the regular flu

I recommend the seasonal flu — but please allow me to explain. About a week ago, I felt suddenly rundown and weak. I just wanted to lie down. I thought nothing of it at the time. My family is facing...

 
 By Dick Polman    Opinion    April 18, 2022

Mourning the loss of a loved one is not a disease

My wife of 45 years died six months ago this week. I have been processing her loss ever since. But the American Psychiatric Association now says that I have only six more months to heal myself, and that if I blow the deadline, I should be clinically...

 

Obituary: Leonard Joseph Dyrness, Jr.

Leonard Joseph Dyrness, Jr. Silver Lakes, Calif. Leonard Joseph Dyrness, 80, died peacefully, at his home in Silver Lakes, Calif., Wednesday, March 23, 2022, after a five year battle with canter....

 

Sermonette: Wait for it

Wait for it. In 1st Samuel we come across the first king of Israel: Saul. Now, many of us know how the story of Saul turns out, but he began as a courageous leader. His first royal action was to rally all of Israel together (a feat unto itself in...

 

The passion of Passover

I am sure March 2020 is part of a time reference that few of us will ever forget. It seemed to be the onset of a season of fear, chaos, shifting sands and mercurial narratives. It was that chaotic...

 
 By Julie Shrock    News    April 18, 2022

Resources for Veterans: April 18, 2022

Thank you to all the members of the community who have reached out to help update the list of Vietnam veterans. We want to publicly acknowledge all of our communities’ Vietnam War veterans and hope that more will be able to join us next year. Some...

 
 By Gerri Makay    Features    April 18, 2022

The Blizzard of April 2022

As we pick up the pieces following North Dakota's most recent blizzard, just how does this storm compare to others across the northern plains that have made the record books? (Note: this article was...

 

History of New Rockford: April 18, 2022

On the evening of Dec. 16, 1904, the Yeomen Lodge elected officers: Foreman, W.O. Baird; Correspondent, J.N. Kunkel; Master of Ceremonies, Viola Woodward; Master of Accounts, Donald Niven; Physician,...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    April 18, 2022

Savvy Senior: When to expect your Social Security checks

Dear Savvy Senior, I am planning to retire and apply for my Social Security benefits in July. When can I expect my first check, and is direct deposit my only option for receiving my monthly payment?...

 
 By Nathan Price    Sports    April 18, 2022

Carrington Cardinals soar past Sox

On Monday, April 11, both the SNR Black Sox and Carrington Cardinals entered the baseball diamond with recent wins under their belt, but only the Cardinals would leave with another. For the first...

 

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