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Articles from the April 24, 2023 edition

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  • Park District celebrates 100 years

    Nathan Price|Apr 24, 2023

    This summer, the New Rockford Park District is celebrating a major milestone. First declared its own entity on April 17, 1923, the park district has now brought summer fun to New Rockford's youth and community for 100 years. And now, as this winter finally draws to a close, it's once again time to start thinking about summer activities. This year the park district has big plans for their 100th anniversary. On Sunday, April 30, they're hosting a 100-year celebration at the All Veterans Park from...

  • Poitra enters plea

    Nathan Price|Apr 24, 2023

    On Thursday, April 13 in New Rockford, Nicholas Poitra entered pleas of not guilty to the charges of murder, burglary and terrorizing. Poitra is accused of killing 30-year-old Troyal Thumb with a short-barreled shotgun at Rindy's Bar in Sheyenne on Feb. 19. He then evaded law enforcement for three days as he briefly became one of North Dakota's most wanted fugitives. Thursday's hearing in the Eddy County Courthouse was a preliminary hearing/arraignment. During a preliminary hearing, the state...

  • Burglar behind bars: Braun sentenced for summer bar burglaries

    Nathan Price|Apr 24, 2023

    Matthew Braun will be in prison for the foreseeable future. That became clear after a sentencing hearing on Thursday, April 13 at the Eddy County Courthouse, where District Court Judge James Hovey handed Braun a lengthy prison sentence. Braun is responsible for burglarizing Hanson’s Bar and the New Rockford Eagles Club in early August 2022, resulting in tens of thousands of dollars in combined losses and property damage. Braun had been working at a local construction site at the time, and was c...

  • Tea for Library Week

    Nathan Price|Apr 24, 2023

    There's more to the story. That's the theme for National Library Week, to be observed by the Eddy-New Rockford Public Library board and staff on April 23-29. Celebrated since 1958, National Library Week was started at a time when the American Library Association wanted to promote libraries and book reading in an age of technological advancements. Today, the country's libraries have largely embraced the advancements many once feared, but National Library Week still stands as a time to celebrate...

  • Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week: Eddy County Tornado Drill

    Apr 24, 2023

    April 24-28 is Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week in North Dakota. The annual Statewide Tornado Drill is set for Wednesday, April 26 at 11 a.m. All across the state, including in New Rockford and Sheyenne, sirens will sound to remind residents to make a plan and seek shelter when the threat of a tornado looms. Beyond tornadoes, this year the Transcript’s educational focus is on lightning and severe thunderstorms. According to the National Weather Service, lightning can strike as far as 15 miles from any rain falling with a thunderstorm. If y...

  • Bison Bonanza

    Amy Wobbema|Apr 24, 2023

  • Legislative Report: April 24, 2023

    Sen. Jerry Klein, North Dakota Senate, District 14|Apr 24, 2023

    It is day 63. All bills need to be out of their respective committees today. The Senate should make the deadline, but I am not sure about the House. There have been many discussions since House Bill 1082 passed. There is concern that the federal government may consider adopting a federal central bank digital currency or CBDC. To address those concerns, Representative Weisz introduced a resolution telling Congress, the President, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, the Secretary of the Treasury...

  • Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust: Block 2 St. John's Cemetery, Part IV

    Kathy O'Connor|Apr 24, 2023

    Block 2 St. John’s Cemetery Part IV of IV by Kathy O’Connor  S. Boven – Real name is Phylias Bowin, who was born in 1861 and died in New Rockford, N.D. on January 25, 1933 at the age of 72. Not much information could be found on Phylias, as his death certificate did not list his birth date but just stated that he was 72 years old. No parents were listed or where he was born or if he was married or single. He is buried in St. John’s Cemetery, Block 2, Lot 61 and his grave is unmarked.  Anton Dietz – Born on October 19, 1901 in Romania to Fr...

  • Sheyenne News: April 24, 2023

    Patti Clifton|Apr 24, 2023

    Last Wednesday afternoon, Patti Clifton kept an appointment in New Rockford. Before returning home, she did some grocery shopping and a few other errands. Thursday, Barb Eversvik and Jan Loe were in Devils Lake to take May Fleisher out to lunch. Back at May's apartment, they celebrated the day with a special birthday cake for May. The snow is melting! Let's hope spring has sprung!!...

  • Pleasant Prairie News: April 24, 2023

    Charlotte Koepplin|Apr 24, 2023

     Jimmy Indergaard, Andy and Ruth Braaten, Noelle, Nikki and Page attended Easter services at Kvernes Lutheran Church, and later were joined by Dennis and Fran Walen and family along with Sharon Laxdal, for Easter dinner at the Tim and Bobbi Jo Indergaard farm.  Tuesday, Charlotte Koepplin and Candy Jensen rode South Central transit to Harvey where they had medical appointments.  Sunday visitors at the Margie Anderson home were David and Karen Anderson, Patti Larson and Sandra. Evening visitors were David and Karen Anderson telling about a cou...

  • Talk of the Town: April 24, 2023

    Charlotte Koepplin|Apr 24, 2023

    Monday, Shirley Packard and Calvin were about town on errands. They stopped briefly at the Charlotte Koepplin home with goodies and birthday greetings. One day they drove to Carrington on errands. MarJean Pfau brought Janet Laube home after a week in Chi hospital in Carrington. Janet is doing fine and is happy to be home. YipYip happy to be home too, he did enjoy the week with MarJean. Cheryl and Dave Gabbert brought birthday greetings to mom, Shirley Packard, along with goodies. They enjoyed a couple of days here and then returned to their...

  • Senior Meals: April 24-28

    Apr 24, 2023

    April 24-28 Monday: Beef tips and gravy with buttered noodles, broccoli and mandarin orange sauce. Tuesday: Hot hamburger sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy, peas and cheesecake with fruit. Wednesday: Baked fish with parsley potatoes, a low sodium vegetable and fruit cocktail sauce. Thursday: Chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy with carrots and applesauce. Friday: Club sandwich with a side salad and dressing, juice and fruit sauce....

  • 701 Rundown: April 24, 2023

    Nathan Price|Apr 24, 2023

    Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Fires at the landfill area a cause for concern For over a week at the beginning of March, a fire burned in McKenzie County despite the best efforts of fire fighters. It took place at the McKenzie County Landfill, and was one of the reasons Rick Schreiber, the director of the landfill, went before the Board of County Commissioners. “We are a household waste facility. That means that, if it co...

  • Cash is still king

    Amy Wobbema|Apr 24, 2023

    We said goodbye to the Golden Stratus last week. The 2005 Dodge Stratus that was supposed to last through all three teenage drivers in our household was hauled away to the scrapyard. I bought that car with cash from an older gentleman when I was driving to Jamestown for work over 10 years ago. I was looking for something inexpensive that had better gas mileage than my 4x4 SUV, knowing that it would put on many highway miles. When I started working in New Rockford again, my husband and I told...

  • Letter to the Editor: Child Care Stabilization Program needed

    Erin Laverdure|Apr 24, 2023

    In 2022, a number of people interested in addressing the child care crisis in North Dakota formed the North Dakota Child Care Action Alliance. The coalition held listening sessions with child care professionals, families and businesses to better understand the child care crisis in our state and to gather ideas on how to address this crisis. The lack of affordable, quality and accessible child care were constant themes. Many of the state’s child care workers earn poverty-level wages. Median wage across North Dakota for a child care worker is $...

  • We the People: April 24, 2023

    David Adler|Apr 24, 2023

    Applying impeachment clause to Supreme Court justices National conversations surrounding the remote possibility of impeaching Justice Clarence Thomas for accepting – and failing to report – lavish gifts from a GOP billionaire with interests before the Supreme Court, have prompted important questions from readers about the application of the impeachment clause to Supreme Court justices. In a nutshell, curious readers wonder whether justices, and federal judges, are subject to impeachment? If so, what are the criteria? Have we impeached a Sup...

  • Obituary: Ross Allmaras

    Apr 24, 2023

    Ross Allmaras Carrington, N.D. Ross Alan Allmaras, age 26, originally of Carrington, N.D., died unexpectedly in his sleep on April 15, 2023 of an undetected heart arrhythmia while visiting at a friend's home. Visitation was Friday, April 21, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 6:45 p.m., followed by a Vigil Service at 7 p.m., all at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington, N.D. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, April 22 at 10 a.m., also at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in... Full story

  • Obituary: Tara Thumb

    Apr 24, 2023

    Tara Thumb Sheyenne, N.D. Tara Beth Thumb, age 43, of Sheyenne, N.D., passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, N.D. Visitation was Thursday, April 20 from 5-7 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 6:40 p.m. followed by a Vigil Service at 7 p.m., all at St. John's Catholic Church, New Rockford, N.D. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, April 21, 2023 at 10 a.m., also at St. John's Catholic Church in New Rockford, N.D. Burial was held at the St. John's Catholic... Full story

  • Sermonette: April 24, 2023

    Joe Greiner, Pastor, Evangelical Free Church|Apr 24, 2023

    This is my 99th sermonette, but to be perfectly honest, I write this with the most trepidation of any so far. I’ve resisted writing it for quite a while, and I’ve run out of reasons not to write it. So, please know that the following is written with nothing but respect for my fellow “seasoned” believers. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2nd Timothy 4:7 “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.” 1st Corinthians 9:2...

  • Archival Anecdotes: April 24, 2023

    Rachel Brazil, Eddy County Museum Archivist|Apr 24, 2023

    History is what we make it Dorothy Payne Beardsley (1894-1985) lived to be 90 years old and experienced nearly a century of rapid cultural change in her lifetime. She was involved with the Minerva Club and Pioneer Daughters, and became one of the founding members of the Eddy County Museum. Her obituary, as printed in the New Rockford Transcript, highlights her educational achievements as a 1913 New Rockford High graduate and a scholar at Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio. A look through...

  • Savvy Senior: How to choose and use a walking cane

    Jim Miller|Apr 24, 2023

    Dear Savvy Senior,  I have some hip and back problems and could use a walking cane to help me get around. Is there anything I should know about canes before I buy one? Limping Linda Dear Linda,  When it comes to choosing a cane, most people don’t give it much thought, but they should. Walking canes come in many different styles, shapes and sizes today, so you need to take into account your needs and preferences to ensure you choose one that’s appropriate for you. Here are some tips that can help...

  • History of New Rockford: April 24, 2023

    K.C. Gardner Jr., Drayton, N.D., NRHS Class of 1962|Apr 24, 2023

     On Nov. 29, 1905, E.B. Thomson broke a trail through the snowdrifts to get in from his farm northeast of town. The sixth, seventh, and eighth grades had a short Thanksgiving program in the sixth grade room. Frank T. Busch was out with his camera, taking pictures of the snow-covered town. That evening, the Degree of Honor Lodge of Barlow sponsored a dance in that village.  At 3 p.m. Nov. 30, Frances V. Thomson and Lloyd A. Whiteman were married by Rev. J.R. Beebe at the farm home of the bride’s...

  • Hot and cold start for Black Sox

    Nathan Price|Apr 24, 2023

    Last week was finally opening week for high school baseball, and the Sheyenne-New Rockford Black Sox got off to a puzzling start. Opening day came on Monday, April 17 against the Harvey/Wells County Hornets, and it became clear early on that SNR were far more prepared for the belated spring season than their opponents. Virtually every ball the Black Sox put in play got past a defender. Even seemingly routine ground balls proved too difficult for the Hornets to manage. The Black Sox' scoreboard,...

  • Rockets compete at Kindred Quadrangular

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Apr 24, 2023

    The New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets traveled to Kindred on Tuesday, April 18 to compete alongside three other teams in the Kindred Quadrangler. Although the weather was quite gloomy, the Rockets had an exemplary day. Starting off with the girls' team, Kelsie Belquist competed in the 100-meter dash and the 100-meter hurdles, where she took first place with state-qualifying times in both events. Belquist also competed in the 4x200-meter relay and the 4x400-meter relay alongside Katie Allmaras, Lucy...

  • NR-S club teams set up for success

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Apr 24, 2023

    Last Saturday, April 15, was a busy day of club volleyball tournaments for New Rockford-Sheyenne athletes. The NR-S 16's team competed in the Aces JO tournament in East Grand Forks. The Rockets played in Pool B against the Northside Knights and the East Grand Forks Aces Pink. The Rockets split with the Knights in the first game of pool play, then went on to lose to the East Grand Forks Aces Pink. In tournament play, the Rockets beat the Crookston Lady Pirates and the East Grand Forks Aces...

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