Articles from the April 24, 2023 edition

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 By Nathan Price    News    April 24, 2023

Park District celebrates 100 years

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...

 By Nathan Price    News    April 24, 2023

Poitra enters plea

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...

 By Nathan Price    News    April 24, 2023

Burglar behind bars: Braun sentenced for summer bar burglaries

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...

 By Nathan Price    News    April 24, 2023

Tea for Library Week

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...


Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week: Eddy County Tornado Drill

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...


Legislative Report: April 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...


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

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...

 By Patti Clifton    News    April 24, 2023

Sheyenne News: April 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....


Pleasant Prairie News: April 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... Full story


Talk of the Town: April 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...


Senior Meals: April 24-28

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...

 By Nathan Price    News    April 24, 2023

701 Rundown: April 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...

 By Amy Wobbema    Opinion    April 24, 2023

Cash is still king

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...


Letter to the Editor: Child Care Stabilization Program needed

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...

 By David Adler    Opinion    April 24, 2023

We the People: April 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...


Obituary: Ross Allmaras

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... Full story


Obituary: Tara Thumb

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.... Full story

 By Joe Greiner    Religion    April 24, 2023

Sermonette: April 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...


Archival Anecdotes: April 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...

 By Jim Miller    Features    April 24, 2023

Savvy Senior: How to choose and use a walking cane

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,  W...


History of New Rockford: April 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 gr...

 By Nathan Price    Sports    April 24, 2023

Hot and cold start for Black Sox

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 H...


Rockets compete at Kindred Quadrangular

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...


NR-S club teams set up for success

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...


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