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Articles from the April 22, 2019 edition

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 By Amy Wobbema    News    April 22, 2019

DPRCA to host renowned a cappella group Tonic Sol Fa

Dakota Prairie Regional Center for the Arts (DPRCA) in New Rockford continues its mission to inspire, educate and entertain its audience with a special performance by the groundbreaking a cappella...

 

N.D. Senate Update for April 22, 2019

We started the 62nd legislative day Monday, April 8. This week's report will be rather short considering that many, many bills are in Conference Committee and are in limbo. To report on any of them would be premature. This time of the session there i...

 

N.D. House Update for April 22, 2019

Members of the House of Representatives of the 66th Legislative Assembly joined their Senate colleagues and overrode the Governor's Veto of SB 2055. The House voted 89-3 for the override and in the Senate, it was unanimous. The bill clarifies the...

 

Egg found by two boys with two clues

Two boys went sniffin' around for the Chamber's golden Easter egg on Tuesday, April 16, and they just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Noah Wobbema and cousin Chaztin Wobbema set...

 

Spring road work planning underway for county

“Glue for Gravel Roads: Making Gravel Roads Great Again,” a course offered by the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, is billed as a must for all “Road Scholars” who touch gravel or...

 

Oberon Oracles - April 22, 2019

Lester Roberts traveled to Grand Forks on Monday. He had lunch with his grandson, Ryan Thorson and Janice Brown. Thursday, Lester attended the Equity Elevator Annual Meeting in Sheyenne. Chad Getscher visited Lester on Friday and Roger visited on Sat...

 

Talk of the Town - April 22, 2019

Saturday evening, the Ryan and Laura Hager home was the scene of happy birthday and supper to celebrate the birthdays of sons Jacoby (third) and first birthday for Damian. Greeters were family including: Neil and Mary Hager of Harvey, Ann Hager of...

 

Pleasant Prairie News - April 22, 2019c

Wednesday found Jimmy Indergaard a visitor at the Mervin and Vikki Indergaard and Charlotte Koepplin homes and a supper guest at the Andy and Ruth Braaten home. Sunday, Margie Anderson enjoyed a phone chat with her sister Marlys Hansor from...

 

Sheyenne News - April 22, 2019

Saturday, Jeff and Denise Labrensz and Allison Pfeiffer traveled to Fargo. Denise and Allison attended a bridal shower for Samantha Bennefeld at the Candelwood Suites while Jeff attended the Red River Valley Wood Arts Festival at the Ramada. Later...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    Opinion    April 22, 2019

Opinion: Kill the bill, not the income tax

That Legacy Fund sure has the legislature in a tizzy. They look at the balance in the fund, and its earnings over the past few years, and their heads spin. They even bring back proposals late in the...

 
 By LLoyd Omdahl    Opinion    April 22, 2019

Opinion: Can democracy survive big money?

For the past several months, the political dialogue has been focused on the involvement of Russian operatives in the American democratic processes. Whether or not American politicians were involved...

 
 By Danny Tyree    Opinion    April 22, 2019

Opinion: Have you hugged a volunteer firefighter today?

The tragic fire that engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral compels me to write about services that we take for granted, right up until the moment we suddenly need them ourselves. I have the utmost respect...

 

Music Dept. sends 30 to state with 20 star performances

On Thursday, April 11, the NR-S Music Department traveled to Valley City to compete in the Region V Solo and Ensemble Contest. Of the 31 performances, 20 received a star rating and qualified for the...

 

Obituary: Ronald Waldo

Ronald Roy Waldo, 81 of Warwick, N.D., passed away April 10, 2019 in Fargo, N.D. Funeral Services were held April 16, 2019 at Warwick Lutheran Church with Pastor Jeff Kapelle officiating. Burial was...

 

Obituary: Inez Brown

Inez A. Brown, 85, of Carrington, N.D., passed away April 13, 2019, at Golden Acres Manor in Carrington. Inez was born Feb. 7, 1934, in Carrington to John and Ruth (Schlotman) Nysted. She attended...

 

Obituary: Nancy Gullikson

Nancy J. Gullikson, 63, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2019 at her home in Eagan, Minn. The funeral service will be held April 26, 2019, 11 a.m., at House of Prayer Lutheran Church, 7625 Chicago...

 

Sermonette: Christ is risen!

In the tradition to which I belong, a typical Easter greeting might be something like this: “Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed! Alleluia!” I think it is wonderful to remind one another of this central, foundational fact upon which Christia...

 

Living on Purpose: Where I first saw the light

The cross is one of the most recognizable symbols in the world and rightly so; it represents mankind’s hope for eternal life. Does this sound religiously dogmatic? Maybe so, but how could any...

 

History of New Rockford- April 22, 2019

The May 16, 1902, “New Rockford Transcript” stated that President Theodore Roosevelt had just closed out his cattle interests in western North Dakota, selling his last herd to S.M. Ferris of...

 
 By Merry Helm    Features    April 22, 2019

Dakota Datebook: Old Maid Teachers? and Snakes, Preachers and Fire Festivals

Old Maid Teachers? by Merry Helm April 24, 2019 — In April 1895, the “Minto Journal” proudly reported that the land office in Grand Forks had, in one week, recorded 69 people filing for land and 11 proving up, accounting for a total of 13,000...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    April 22, 2019

Savvy Senior: Safe Ways to Get Rid of Expired, Unused Medicine

Dear Savvy Senior, What’s the best, environmentally safe way to dispose of old and unused medications? My mother has a medicine cabinet chocked-full of pills, some of which haven’t been touched...

 

Three qualify for state at Region V speech competition

The three-member New Rockford-Sheyenne speech team competed at the Region V Speech Meet in Thompson on Saturday, April 13. All three students placed and are headed to the state competition at Mandan High School on Saturday, April 27. Junior Jaden...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    April 22, 2019

Rockets compete at Lloyd Invitational in Fessenden

The first outdoor track meet of the season for the NR-S Rockets opened to balmy temperatures, and the team responded with some impressive showings. At the Clark and Sharon Lloyd Memorial...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    News    April 22, 2019

NR-S elementary students compete in academic challenge

The region's most academically inclined students in grades 4-6 gathered at Harvey Elementary School to compete at the Harvey Elementary Academic Challenge Meet on Thursday, April 10. Twelve students...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    April 22, 2019

Black Sox log wins in Garrison

In action from Saturday afternoon, April 13, the SNR Black Sox earned a 12-5 win over the Max/Garrison/White Shield Cossacks in Garrison. The junior varsity Sox responded in kind in the second game with a 7-1 victory. SNR improved to 2-0 in varsity...

 

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