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 By Amy Wobbema    News    May 10, 2021

City Commission tackles landfill proposals

New Rockford residents will get a curbside pickup opportunity this month. The city commission took up the issue at its May 3 meeting, where Public Works Superintendent Bruce Hirchert recommended that...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    May 10, 2021

County rescinds mask mandate in courthouse; revises burn ban

Masks are now “recommended,” not mandated, in the Eddy County Courthouse. The county commission acted upon a request from Auditor Patty Williams, who suggested that the mask mandate in the...

 

Tractor gutted by fire

On the evening of Tuesday, May 4, The New Rockford Fire Department was called to a field in Munster Township west of town. Ed O'Connor was plowing when the tractor he was operating started on fire....

 

North Dakota's population soars, Eddy County sees drop

Figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau showed that North Dakota’s population hit a record high of 779,094 residents on April 1, 2020, and the state had the fourth-highest growth rate in the nation by percentage, growing by 15.8% from 2010 to...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    May 10, 2021

Sign up for summer activities this Sunday

It’s time to get outside! The New Rockford Park District has the schedule set for summer activities, and Sunday, May 16 is the day to get signed up. The Summer Sign-Up Event will take place at the...

 
 By Kyrie O'Connor    Sports    May 10, 2021

Rockets take first in 4x800 relay

The New Rockford-Sheyenne Track team traveled to Oakes on Monday, May 3 to compete in the Oakes Open. The 4x800 Relay team for New Rockford-Sheyenne consists of Kelsie Belquist, Ava Peterson, Katie...

 
 By Kyrie O'Connor    Sports    May 10, 2021

Belquist takes first at Mariya Tate Memorial Meet

Freshman Kelsie Belquist has state-qualified in six events for state track this year. With state qualifications secured, now is the time to work on improving her time in these events. Belquist competed in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash,...

 
 By Kyrie O'Connor    Sports    May 10, 2021

Granger places first at H/WC Jr. High Invite

Eighth grader Porter Granger added an inch to his long jump since the Panther Booster Meet back on April 22. Granger competed in the long jump, high jump, 200-meter dash, and the 200-meter hurdles. Granger placed first in both the long jump and high...

 

NR-S Gold takes 3rd place at Academic Challenge

Two New Rockford-Sheyenne elementary teams competed in the Academic Challenge at Harvey Elementary School on Thursday, April 29. The NR-S Gold team consisted of Karsyn Wetzel, Katie Cleveland, Sawyer...

 
 By Pam Harrison    Sports    May 10, 2021

SNR splits series with Kidder County

Sheyenne-New Rockford played in windy conditions at Steele on Friday, April 30, losing 4-2 to regional opponent Kidder County/Napoleon/Gackle-Streeter. Alex Harrison pitched for the Black Sox and was...

 
 By Kyrie O'Connor    Sports    May 10, 2021

Elementary club volleyball season comes to an end

The New Rockford-Sheyenne fourth through sixth grade volleyball team ended their season on April 27 in a match up against Maddock. The youth volleyball season began back on March 7th. The girls...

 
 By Kyrie O'Connor    Sports    May 10, 2021

Johnson, Grann selected for 2021 N.D. Shrine Bowl

Hunter Johnson and Johnny Grann of New Rockford-Sheyenne are two of the 27 individuals chosen for the 9-Man East team in the 2021 N.D. Shrine Bowl. John Fischer of Benson County and Hunter Gronneberg...

 
 By Rich Manieri    Opinion    May 10, 2021

Your call is not really important to us

I've been hacked. Officially. Someone pretending to be me - go figure - has applied for unemployment benefits in my name. By the way, if you, whoever you are, really want to serve as my stuntman,...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    Opinion    May 10, 2021

Celebrating National Skilled Nursing Care Week

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, skilled care centers and their staff have shown an incredible and steadfast commitment to caring for and ensuring the safety of their residents. We, at the New... Full story

 

Obituary: Rodney Ehni

Rodney (Rocky) J. Ehni, 68, passed away on April 8 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester Minn. He was born on June 25, 1952 in Fargo N.D. to Daniel and Marie Ehni and was the oldest of five boys. After...

 

Let's Huddle Up in Faith!

This is the second article in an eight-week series by Rev. Amy Kippen, First Lutheran Church Last week, I shared with you a simple, five-step, nightly faith practice called FAITH5. If you missed last...

 

May is Poppy Month

Members of the Raymond B. Thorn Post 30 American Legion Auxiliary will be out selling poppies again this month. The bright red paper flowers are offered in exchange for donations to assist veterans....

 

Teachers recognized

In Observance of Teacher Appreciation Week, the local American Legion Auxiliary members brought a box of apples to the teachers and staff of the New Rockford-Sheyenne School. Accepting the apples...

 
 By Kimberly Cook    News    May 10, 2021

Local Construction on Red River Valley Water Project starts soon

Construction is underway on the long-anticipated Red River Valley Water Supply Project! The water supply project is a concerted effort to ensure that public water systems in central and eastern North...

 

Piggy Bank Pageant winners announced

April was Youth Financial Literacy Month. North Dakota State University Extension in Foster and Eddy counties, local banks, and credit unions partnered with schools in Carrington and New Rockford to...

 

Schuster Promoted at Bank Forward

Bank Forward is pleased to announce the promotion of Penny Schuster to Digital Services Specialist. Penny has been a part of the Bank Forward team since 2003. In her new global role as Digital...

 

Racing returns to Wells County Fairgrounds May 16

The race track at the Wells County fairgrounds in Fessenden will soon feature racing, but of a different type of four-legged variety. The first Dachshund Dash Wiener Dog Races will be held Sunday, May 16, at 1:00 p.m. Wiener dog races have gained in...

 

Spring in to save a life!

Spring is the season when life is renewed. One important way to help renew life is to give blood at the New Rockford blood drive on Thursday, May 27 at St. John’s Catholic Church from 1:30 to 6:00 p.m. Appointments are encouraged to keep donors...

 

N.D. House Update: May 10, 2021

The 67th Legislative session adjourned about midnight on Thursday evening. The session was stressful to say the least, as we worked through the restrictions forced upon us by the pandemic, but we were still able to complete the work we were...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    May 10, 2021

Oberon Oracles: May 10, 2021

Saturday, Lester Roberts and his daughters, Lezlee Thorson of Devils Lake, and Bobbi Duberowski of Parkers Prairie, Minn., went for a drive touring Oberon and checking on the progress of the new school. Lester’s visitors on Sunday were his...

 

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