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 By Rachel Brazil    News    May 6, 2019

ON TARGET: 11-year-old Alex Weisenburger adds National Champion 3D archer to his list of accomplishments

Alex Weisenburger is the newest celebrity in town. He is now the first NR-S archer to place at the National Archery in the School Program (NASP) Western National championship. Alex was among six NR-S...

 

N.D. Senate Recap- May 6, 2019

We finished the 66th Legislative Session around 10 p.m. Friday, April 26 with the passage of SB 2015 which is the budget for the Office of Management and Budget. This is usually the last bill passed. I joined leadership on the conference committee....

 
 By Rachel Brazil    News    May 6, 2019

Extension takes ag education to schools

Agriculture is all around us. It is part of the food we eat, the beverages we drink, the clothes we wear and many of the products we use everyday. It's such a part of our world that sometimes it is easy to forget how much goes into the production of...

 
 News    May 6, 2019

What you need to know about the newest social security scam

Social Security numbers are one of the most valuable pieces of information that a scammer can get ahold of, leaving the rightful owners of those numbers vulnerable to a whole slew of scams involving identity theft. And scammers have a particularly...

 
 News    May 6, 2019

Eddy County 4-H members compete in Communication Arts

Eddy County 4-H club members competed April 30 in the 4-H Communication Arts Contest at the Extension office in New Rockford. Communication Arts is the 4-H speech and demonstration competition held...

 
 By Linda Madson    Features    May 6, 2019

Oberon Oracles - May 6, 2019

Bria and Brittin Buehler visited Todd, Nadley and Breana Buehler Friday afternoon. Hunter and Breana spent the weekend at the Buehler farm. They also called on Beau, Bria and Brittin. Randy and Charlotte Simon stopped by to visit the Buehler’s...

 

Pleasant Prairie News - May 6, 2019

Thursday visitor at the Ervin Longnecker home was Jimmy Indergaard. Charlotte Koepplin returned to New Rockford Tuesday with good reports from an eye appointment with Dr. Larson in Carrington. Saturday afternoon visitors and helpers at the Margie...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    Features    May 6, 2019

What it takes: Fun in the sun and then some

This is the fourth article in the feature series "What it Takes," which explores careers from a child's perspective. I've met new people and gotten to know others even better. I have also been able...

 
 News    May 6, 2019

May is Poppy Month

The poppy as a memorial flower for the American dead is a tradition that began in the years following World War I. Colonel John McCrae's famous poem, "In Flanders Fields," made the poppy a living symbol of the sacrifices made by their dead comrades....

 

Talk of the Town - May 6, 2019

Many families, friends and old country neighbors attended a prayer service Friday evening and the funeral service Saturday morning for Neola Richter. Both were in New Rockford at the First Lutheran Church. Last Monday, Dave and Cheryl Gabbert and Shi...

 
 By Patti Clifton    Features    May 6, 2019

Sheyenne News - May 6, 2019

Jeff and Denise Labrensz enjoyed the weekend in Wahpeton, Breckenridge, Campbell and rural areas celebrating their anniversary. A Saturday evening meal at the City Brew Hall in Wahpeton, which is owned by Alex Belquist, was wonderful! Tracy, Henry...

 
 By LLoyd Omdahl    Opinion    May 6, 2019

Old Sievert announces for President

“I’m going to run,” announced Old Sievert as he joined the other 12 town electors in the community hall for the spring planning conference of the Homeland Security Committee. “That may be...

 
 By Corey Seymour    Opinion    May 6, 2019

It's not the end-it's the beginning

So where do we stand? Robert Mueller’s report to the Attorney General—well, a version of that report—was submitted weeks ago. That’s about the only reality everyone can agree on. What you...

 
 By Peter Roff    Opinion    May 6, 2019

Is SpaceX's reputation going up in smoke?

It's not entirely clear what went wrong with Musk's rocket company SpaceX's recent test of its Crew Dragon launch vehicle, but something did. The smoke sent billowing upwards into Florida's warm...

 

Obituary: Marlys Welstad

Marlys Koenig Welstad, 91, Minot, N.D., passed away April 8, 2019, at Maple View Memory Care. Marlys Jeanette Hagen was born on Apri l4, 1928, the daughter of Melvin and Jenny (Nelson) Hagen, in...

 

Obituary: Gerald Pierce

Gerald "Jerry" Pierce, 74, of Carrington, N.D., passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at CHI, St. Alexius Health, Carrington. The funeral service was May 4 at the Federated Church UCC/UMC, Carrington....

 

Sermonette: Leadership

It is a well-known fact that leadership is a difficult skill to master. While most of us feel confident that we are in fact ‘good leaders,’ we’d also jump to rattle off a mile-long list of qualities one has to have in order to be considered a...

 

Living on Purpose: Praying and waiting on our miracle

I received a letter the other day from a reader who wanted to know more about praying for miracles and how long a person should keep asking. My first response is to ask, “Just how serious are you...

 

History of New Rockford- May 6, 2019

The May 23, 1902, “New Rockford Transcript” carried an item stating that Chauncey Lathrop, the manager of the Hotel Davies, would have an $18,000 three-story brick hotel building erected on...

 
 By Merry Helm    Features    May 6, 2019

Dakota Datebook: Mr. Giveaway and Mother's Day

Mr. Giveaway May 6, 2019 — McLean County is named for John A. McLean, the first mayor of Bismarck. Today we’re talking about one of his sons, Harry, who was born in Bismarck in 1883 and died May 1, 1961. Young Harry had guts and a whole lot of...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    May 6, 2019

Savvy Senior: 2020 Census Offers Temporary Jobs Ideally Suited for Retirees

Dear Savvy Senior,  The U.S. Census Bureau is in the process of recruiting thousands of workers for temporary jobs to help collect valuable data for the 2020 Census, and retirees are ideal...

 

Eyes that see the good in things- May 6, 2019

Six-year-old Logan drove himself to the operating room in a shiny red sports car. The young Pennsylvania boy was undergoing surgery for the second time to help repair a birth defect that had left him...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    May 6, 2019

Black Sox win one of three at SNR Jamboree

Day one of their home weekend baseball showcase at Jim Johnson Park was a resounding success for the SNR Black Sox, but once Saturday rolled around, good mojo was hard to come by. The 'Sox scored earl...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    May 6, 2019

Girls relay team finishes third in Rugby

An abbreviated NR-S boys' track team due to the SNR Jamboree, along with a full complement of girls, traveled to the center of the continent to participate in the Mariya Tate Bernhardt Memorial...

 

Bowling awards banquet held

The annual season-ending Wonder Lanes bowling awards banquet was held on Friday evening, April 26, at the New Rockford Eagles Club with 29 bowlers and sponsors in attendance. A delicious chicken...

 

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