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 By Amy Wobbema    News    May 3, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine rates hit plateau, cases remain low

A total of 1,274 vaccine doses had been administered in Eddy County through public health as of April 20, with only 200 of those doses administered in the past few weeks. Vaccine hesitancy is the...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    May 3, 2021

Every day is an interview

Brooks Harper, a renowned career development expert, author and speaker, spent a day with students of area schools last week. The topic of the day was setting them up for success in school, work and...

 
 News    May 3, 2021

Garrison Diversion approves grant program for new rural water users

The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District’s Board of Directors has approved a new grant program to benefit additional water users across the district. The Water Assistance Grant Program will provide funding assistance to offset the costs of new...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    May 3, 2021

How well do you "Know Your State?"

Mason Schuster of New Rockford and Jacob Rexin of Carrington, both students at Carrington High School, competed in the 2021 Know Your State Competition last week. The pair tested for the competition...

 
 News    May 3, 2021

Confirmation and First Holy Eucharist celebrated

Sunday, April 11 at 1:00 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Carrington, Bishop John T. Folda presided over the Confirmation and First Holy Eucharist for eight students from St. John's...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    May 3, 2021

Missionaries photograph gravestones in Prairie Home Cemetery for genealogical database

Two young missionaries, volunteering for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spent a little time in New Rockford beefing up a growing database of graves in Eddy County. Sister...

 
 News    May 3, 2021

4-H Communication Arts winners named

Five 4-H members from Eddy County competed April 24 in the county's 4-H Communication Arts Contest held at the NDSU Extension Eddy County Building. Extension Agent Donna Anderson evaluated the...

 
 By Seth Greiner    News    May 3, 2021

Trailriders 4-H Club holds monthly meeting

The Trailriders 4-H group April meeting was held on April 18 at 4 p.m., at the Evangelical Free Church. This time, all 14 members were present. We did not have anyone on Zoom. In our meeting, we discussed that 4-H members need six meetings or activit...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: May 3, 2021

Outdoor notes: *Paddlefish season now open. Go to the N.D. Game & Fish Dept. website for open areas, license, and other information. Tournaments: *May 15: Devils Lake Fishing: *Devils Lake elevation,...

 
 By Sen. Joan Heckaman    News    May 3, 2021

Legislative Report: May 3, 2021

This could be our final week of the session if conference committees move along. We are having floor sessions to vote on bills three times a day, but with only a handful of bills at each session. We completed nine bills on Monday and look to have...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    May 3, 2021

Sheyenne News: May 3, 2021

Last Wednesday, Patti Clifton rode along with Jan Loe to Jamestown. Nice day to browse and shop with no appointments! Jan took some items to recycling, then they shopped a little before heading back to Sheyenne. They stopped in Carrington and had a...

 
 By Charlotte Koepplin    News    May 3, 2021

Pleasant Prairie: May 3, 2021

Sunday found Margie Anderson a visitor at the Gary and Kathy Anderson home. Martin Koepplin was a brief visitor at the Charlotte Koepplin home on Friday afternoon. Saturday, Jimmy Indergaard enjoyed visiting and supper with Andy and Ruth Braaten,...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    May 3, 2021

Oberon Oracles: May 3, 2021

Lester Roberts attended the auction sale in Leeds on Wednesday. Kinley Poulsen visited Dave and Linda Madson on Thursday, April 15. Linda went to Grand Forks with Melodie, Kennedee and McKenzee Madson on Tuesday. McKenzee kept a medical appointment...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    May 3, 2021

Oberon Oracles: April 26, 2021

Doris Griffin will join the Lake Region Carvers at their meeting in Devils Lake on Monday evening. Dave Kenner, Donnie Buckmier, Lee Simon and John and Barb Rice visited Todd Buehler last week. Breana Pacheco and Mavis spent the weekend at the...

 
 By Charlotte Koepplin    News    May 3, 2021

Talk of the Town: May 3, 2021

Todd Harrison, Alex and Veronica were visitors and helpers at the Shirley Packard home on Saturday. Last Friday, Deanna Seibold of Fessenden stopped briefly at the Packard home to drop off several masks she had made. Heidi Schneider of Devils Lake...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    Opinion    May 3, 2021

What It Took: Writing a Series

Over the years of writing I have learned a lot, but learning is never ending. When I started this “What it Takes” series, I was just eight years old. In the past two and a half years, I have...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    May 3, 2021

Investment decisions not for the legislature

At the behest of Jamestown area legislators, a grand plan for a $60 million amusement park has been proposed to the legislature with a direct appropriation of $5 million and a $60 million loan from...

 

Obituary: Lettie Annell

Lettie Kathleen Annell, 90 years old, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Lettie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and...

 

Obituary: Paul Kranig

Paul J. Kranig, age 47, of Bremen, N.D. entered heaven on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at St. Alexius Hospital, surrounded by his family. Paul was born Oct. 25, 1973 to Donald and Anna (Schneider) Kranig, t...

 

Obituary: Linda Colliander

Linda Soulis Colliander passed away on April 22, 2021, after a very brief battle with cancer. Linda was the only child of George and Myrtle (Haberlien) Anderson, born Feb. 17, 1944 in New Rockford,...

 

Sermonette: Let's Huddle Up in Faith!

Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem...

 
 By Kyrie O'Connor    Sports    May 3, 2021

Club Volleyball takes championship

The New Rockford club volleyball team competed in the New Rockford club volleyball tournament this past weekend. A total of seven teams competed in the 16s division and six teams competed in the 14s...

 
 By Kyrie O'Connor    Sports    May 3, 2021

Belquist, Heinz and Ulrich place first at Carrington Meet

Freshman Kelsie Belquist is on a roll this year. Not only has she already state-qualified for the 400-meter dash and triple jump, but now she has state-qualified in the 100-meter dash and 300-meter hurdles. Belquist took first in the 100-meter dash...

 
 By Kyrie O'Connor    Sports    May 3, 2021

NR-S Jr. High track excels at Panther Booster Meet

The Rockets’ Jr. High track team headed to Rugby on Thursday, April 22 to compete in the Panther Booster Jr. High meet. Eighth grader Porter Granger competed in the 200-meter hurdles, high jump and long jump eighth grade events. He received first...

 
 By Kyrie O'Connor    Sports    May 3, 2021

Belquist state qualifies in two more events

Kelsie Belquist, a freshman at New Rockford-Sheyenne High School has now received state qualifications in not one, not two, but six events for track. At the Lloyd Memorial Invite in Fessenden,...

 

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