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Articles from the May 2, 2022 edition

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 By Nathan Price    News    May 2, 2022

Vehicles destroyed in Sunday blaze

On Sunday, April 24, on the corner of 4th Avenue North and 11th Street North in New Rockford, two vehicles caught fire in the parking lot of Rockford Arms apartments. According to Brian Hopfauf, Assis...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    May 2, 2022

Fentanyl circulating in area, sheriff warns

On Tuesday, April 26, the Benson County Sheriff's Office issued a press release warning residents that Fentanyl has been circulating in the area. "Drugs laced with fentanyl have begun circulating in...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    May 2, 2022

Despite delays, cleaner water is on the way

New Rockford residents shouldn't be seeing orange water much longer. Since early April, when construction began on the water plant's new treatment system, New Rockford's drinking water has been...

 
 News    May 2, 2022

Risovi named Foster County Teacher of Year

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler on Tuesday applauded 47 North Dakota educators who have been named as 2022 County Teachers of the Year, praising them as examples of professional...

 
 News    May 2, 2022

Celebrating 60 years and four generations

Jerome and Sandra Eli of Glenfield (left) celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, April 23. Family and friends gathered at the Glenfield Community Center to deliver well wishes and...

 
 News    May 2, 2022

AARP: 4 things to know about scams

The Problem with Gift Cards It’s not always risk-free with America’s favorite gift. There are two types of gift card scams. In the first, a criminal convinces a consumer to pay a fake financial obligation buy purchasing gift cards and sharing...

 
 News    May 2, 2022

Township Grant Program open for applications

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT), in partnership with the NDSU-Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI), has launched a website and application form for townships to apply to the Township Transportation Funding...

 
 News    May 2, 2022

Thomas earns CPA

Renelle Thomas, CPA, of Widmer Roel has earned the certified public accountant designation. Thomas, as a Senior Audit Associate, provides audit and assurance services to a wide range of clients....

 
 News    May 2, 2022

Angie Hopfauf steps down at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd

The administration and staff at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd are sad to be saying farewell to Angie Hopfauf at the end of April. Angie is the Social Services Director and has been a part of the...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    May 2, 2022

701 Rundown: May 2, 2022

Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Linton school to split top position Linton Public School District 26 and Kidder County...

 
 By Sandra Larson    News    May 2, 2022

Eddy County SCD: Why should you plant native cottonwoods instead of hybrids?

Cottonwood trees greeted Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery as they rambled through our Missouri Valley in 1804. These hardy native trees, Populus deltoides, still grace the plains along with their descendants. However, their numbers are on...

 
 By Charlotte Koepplin    News    May 2, 2022

Talk of the Town: May 2, 2022

New Rockford and area folks extend sympathy to the family of Paul Reis. Thursday found Shirley Packard on her way to Fargo on the Foster County Transit. Shirley was a guest at the Willie and Linda Lies home. Thursday, Linda drove Shirley to an eye...

 
 By Charlotte Koepplin    News    May 2, 2022

Pleasant Prairie News: May 2, 2022

Last Saturday, Jimmy Indergaard, Andy and Ruth Braaten, Noelle and Nikki and Dennis and Fran Walen were guests at the Sharon Laxdal home near Edinburg. Patti Larson, Karen Anderson and Margie Anderson drove to Fargo Thursday, where they were among...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    May 2, 2022

Oberon Oracles: May 2, 2022

Tom and Pam Schmid attended the funeral for Gene Woolley on Saturday. Jakob and Alison Schmid were home from Mandan for the weekend. Friday, Lacey Grann went to Jamestown and had supper with Johnny and did a little shopping. John, Donna and Lacey...

 
 By David Adler    Opinion    May 2, 2022

We the People: Brown and racial equality in public education

In his unanimous opinion for the Supreme Court in the watershed case of Brown v. Board of Education (1954), Chief Justice Earl Warren asked the foundational question: “Does segregation of children in public schools based solely on race, deprive...

 
 By Tawnya Bulger    Opinion    May 2, 2022

America the Beautiful or America the Feudal?

On his first day of his Presidency, President Biden signed many executive orders, including #14008, also known as "The America the Beautiful Initiative." In this simple moniker is a strong reminder of...

 

Obituary: Paul Reis

Paul Reis New Rockford, N.D. Paul Hans Reis, age 87, of New Rockford, N.D. passed away peacefully on the evening of April 20, 2022. He was at home in the loving care and comfort of his wife, Janice....

 

Obituary: Lillian Gisi

Lillian Gisi Rochert, Minn. Lillian Marie (Lies) Gisi was born on June 30, 1931 in a maternity house in New Rockford, North Dakota. She attended country school for grades one through six and later graduated at the top of her class from St. James...

 

Sermonette: The Devil doesn't mind your church growing

The devil doesn’t mind your church growing. I know, it’s an eye grabbing first line (the youth might call it “click bait,”) but bear with me, I stand by it. Throughout the gospels, one of the consistent themes is Jesus driving out demons....

 
 News    May 2, 2022

Eagles donate to Women's Auxiliary Cemetery Association and NR-S SADD Chapter

Eagles Aerie 2923, New Rockford, recently made donations to two local organizations. The Women's Auxiliary Cemetery Association received $10,000 to use towards a John Deere utility tractor with a...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    May 2, 2022

Savvy Senior: Specialized moving services that help seniors downsize and relocate

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any businesses or services that specialize in helping seniors downsize and relocate? I need to find some help moving my mother from her four-bedroom home ...

 

History of New Rockford: May 2, 2022

The Dec. 30, 1904, “Transcript” stated that the following had been elected as officers at the last meeting of the New Rockford Camp #2214, Modern Woodmen of America: Venerable Counsel—W.E....

 

Dakota Recreation Report: May 2, 2022

Outdoor notes: *May 2: N.D. Game & Fish Dept. public advisory meeting, Farmer’s Union Bldg., 1415 12th Ave SE, Jamestown, 7 p.m. *May 15: Spring turkey and light goose conservation order close....

 
 By Kyrie O'Connor    Sports    May 2, 2022

On the Quest to Qualify

With Mother Nature finally settling down on North Dakota's second winter, the New Rockford-Sheyenne track team was able to compete in the Central Cass Varsity Quadrangular held in Casselton. Although...

 
 By Nathan Price    Sports    May 2, 2022

Black Sox shut out in double header at LaMoure

On Tuesday, April 26, the SNR Black Sox traveled to LaMoure for a briefer-than-expected double header versus the Kidder Co./Napoleon/Gackle-Streeter Wolves and LaMoure-Litchville/Marion Loboes. Up...

 

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