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  • Lutheran Home earns five-star rating

    Nathan Price|May 13, 2024

    May 12 marked the beginning of National Skilled Nursing Care Week, when the excellent work of skilled care providers to keep us and our loved ones healthy is officially recognized. This year, the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd (LHGS) in New Rockford has some exciting news to share. As of this spring, LHGS is officially a five-star skilled nursing care center. The last time LHGS received this rating was before the COVID-19 pandemic, and before several standards and requirements were altered...

  • County hears from townships

    Nathan Price|May 13, 2024

    At the Eddy County Commission’s regular meeting on Tuesday, May 8, commissioners received an update about ongoing discussions with township officials regarding zoning and floodplain management. Emergency Manager Lisa Thompson said that New Rockford Township, after originally agreeing to sign over their zoning responsibilities last year, has requested that they retake that responsibility for themselves. Once the county carries a motion to approve that change, Thompson said New Rockford T...

  • With airport bids in, funding request filed

    Amy Wobbema|May 13, 2024

    Over the past 30 days, local offiicals have worked with Interstate Engineering to advance the airport rehabilitation project. On April 18, the bid opening was held at city hall. The city received five bids for the project, which was estimated by engineers to cost $2.38 million. The result was favorable, with one bid rising to the top of the list. The bid submitted by Fargo, N.D. -based Border States Paving came in $500,000 under the estimates. The total, which includes all the improvements as pr...

  • 4-H Shooting Sports starts June 2

    Nathan Price|May 13, 2024

    Shooting Sports in Eddy County are set to return with the start of summer, and right now is the perfect time to sign up. Eddy County 4-H Shooting Sports is having their first shoot on Sunday, June 2 from 6-8 p.m. at the Eddy County Rod and Gun Club Range just northeast of New Rockford. For several years now, 4-H Shooting Sports has offered local youth a way to sharpen their skills and improve their handling of firearms. Every week during the summer, members partake in one of three forms of...

  • Q & A with the candidates for Eddy County Commission

    Nathan Price|May 13, 2024

    With the upcoming primary elections just a few weeks away, it's time to begin hearing from local candidates about the issues that matter to residents of Eddy County. This is the first in a series of articles the Transcript will be publishing ahead of the primary elections on Tuesday, June 11, and the New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board elections on Tuesday, June 4. This week, three county commission candidates were asked to answer relevant questions about themselves, county government, and about...

  • 701 Rundown: May 13, 2024

    Nathan Price|May 13, 2024

    Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Airsoft gun fired during class at Alexander school During a sixth grade music class at Alexander Public School on April 15, a student produced an airsoft gun and fired it at another student. The incident is still under investigation and many parents have reached out to their local newspaper, "McKenzie County Farmer," to express frustration with how the incident has been, and is continuing t...

  • Guler named NDSPE Young Engineer of the Year

    May 13, 2024

    Moore Engineering is excited to announce that James Guler, Water Resources project manager, has been named the 2023 North Dakota Society of Professional Engineers (NDSPE) Young Engineer of the Year. This award is a testament to James' outstanding contributions and dedication to the field of engineering. Moore Engineering is grateful to have him on their team and serving their clients. Young Engineer of the Year Award Each year, NDSPE recognizes an outstanding young engineer for educational achie...

  • Sheyenne: May 13, 2024

    Patti Clifton|May 13, 2024

    Jeff and Denise Labrensz attended the Legends of Rock concert at the Civic Center in Jamestown on Saturday, April 27. This date was also their 50th wedding anniversary. Over the years, there have been many different weather events from 90 degrees the day they were married to up to 20 inches of snow some years on this day. This year it was rather gloomy and chilly. The Sheyenne community sends condolences to the family and friends of Arlyss Faye Loe who died Tuesday, April 30, at Sweetwater Retirement Community in Billings, Mont. Peter Larson's...

  • Legion Auxiliary celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

    May 13, 2024

    Gloria Rubio and Betty Westby, representatives of the American Legion Auxiliary, presented apples to the New Rockford-Sheyenne teachers on Monday, May 6 in appreciation of National Teacher Appreciation Week. Above, Gloria and Betty are pictured with NR-S teachers Craig Demester (left) and Danell Gauderman (right). Courtesy photo....

  • Did we learn anything from COVID?

    Peter Roff|May 13, 2024

    The lockdowns instituted during the COVID pandemic were only supposed to last a few days. Remember, “14 days to flatten the curve” was all that was needed to keep hospitals from being overwhelmed by patients infected with the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus. Two weeks turned into three, then months. The impact was felt across the nation. Schools were closed, disrupting the education of millions of children. Businesses were shut down, leading to job losses and economic hardship. States lik...

  • When pursuit of pretty hair harms health

    Lora Wobbema|May 13, 2024

    Are you willing to risk your health just to have straight hair? In 2022 a study was released that links the use of specific hair straightening chemicals to an increased risk of uterine cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has since evaluated the study’s claims, along with others, and taken steps to ban the sale of these chemicals in the U.S. I agree that a ban should be put in place for the use of these chemicals, a point that needs emphasizing since so many people have no knowledge of the fact that these chemicals are so h...

  • Justice Abe Fortas: life as a lawyer's lawyer and a Greek tragedy

    David Adler|May 13, 2024

    Abe Fortas had always wanted to be a Supreme Court justice and, for as long as he had known him, his friend and benefactor had wanted to appoint him to the nation’s High Bench. It came as no surprise to anyone when, in July 1965, President Lyndon Johnson nominated his old friend, counselor and attorney to the Supreme Court. There were no questions about Abe Fortas’ qualifications and credentials. Fortas was a lawyer’s lawyer, possessed a wealth of government experience and enjoyed the admiration of the Supreme Court, which had appointed him to...

  • Sermonette: Gideon

    Pastor Joe Greiner|May 13, 2024

    You might find this strange, but I don’t have a favorite passage of scripture. I know this is kind of odd, especially coming from a pastor, but my favorite parts of the Bible aren’t specific verses; rather I enjoy a certain type of passage. Instead of having favorite memory verses, I particularly enjoy any passage of scripture where a human has a discussion with God. Adam and Eve, Moses, Job, the entire book of Habakkuk, and even when Jesus debates with the Jews. I find so much depth and truth reading examples where man has shaken his fist at...

  • Obituary: Edwin Haman

    May 13, 2024

    Edwin Haman New Rockford, N.D. Edwin "Ed" John Haman, 71, passed into eternal life on April 29, 2024, from complications after a heart attack. Ed's visitation was held Sunday, May 5, 2024 from 5-7 p.m. with a Rosary service at 6:30 p.m., followed by a vigil service at 7 p.m., all at St. John's Catholic Church, New Rockford. A funeral mass was held Monday, May 6, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church, New Rockford with burial following at St. John's Catholic Cemetery. Fr. Reese Weber... Full story

  • Obituary: Arlyss Loe

    May 13, 2024

    Arlyss Loe Billings, Mont. Arlyss Faye Loe, 90, of Billings, Mont. died Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at Sweetwater Retirement Community, attended by the compassionate personnel of St. John's Hospice. She was born June 15, 1933, in Carrington, N.D., to Inez and Folke Borgeson. She was baptized in Augustana Lutheran Church in Sheyenne, N.D. After attending college in Minot, N.D., she began her teaching career at Augustana Country School and then taught in Kloten, N.D. She married Bob Olson April 15,... Full story

  • Jumpin' junior

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|May 13, 2024

    On Saturday, May 4, the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets attended the Carrington Kiwanis/Lions Meet. Topping all at the meet for the Rockets was NR-S junior Bennett Meier. Meier competed in the boys' high jump and the 400-meter run. In high jump, Meier took first place with a personal best jump of 6 feet flat. In the 400-meter run, Meier placed eighth with a time of 58.13 seconds. Also placing high for the Rockets was NR-S senior DJ Mudgett. He competed in both the boys' shot put and discus events,...

  • Rocket golfers on the road

    Nathan Price|May 13, 2024

    NR-S golfer Jackson Schumacher and his team have gone to three meets in recent days. At the Cooperstown Varsity invite on Thursday, May 2, Schumacher enjoyed an excellent outing and tied for third place. In only nine holes due to weather, he shot just two over par for a final score of 39. The only other NR-S student at the meet was Shaun Reimche, who finished with a score of 57. A few days later, on Monday, May 6, the Rockets didn’t have their best outing, as none of the three Rocket golfers w...

  • Rockets, Hornets compete at 99th annual Howard Wood Dakota Relays

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|May 13, 2024

    The New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets and the Harvey/Wells County Hornets competed at the 99th annual Howard Wood Dakota Relays in Sioux Falls, S.D. on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4. H/WC junior, Tallen Thorson, ran a personal best time in the boys' 300-meter hurdles with a time of 40.20 seconds. Thorson came in at third place behind Trey Knoke of Fargo North, who placed second, and Jeran McNichols of Bismarck, who took first with a time of 39.36 seconds. Thorson was also set to compete in the...

  • Battle of the bases

    Nathan Price|May 13, 2024

    The Sheyenne-New Rockford Black Sox took on the South Border Mustangs on Monday, May 6 for a double-header, and each walked away with a win. Game 1 got started just after 2:30 p.m. at the Jim Johnson Memorial Field in New Rockford, and it was a close affair early on. Both teams scored exactly one run in the first inning, with the Sox' run coming on an RBI double from Brody Weisenburger which scored Keaton Cudworth, who had just hit a stand-up triple to right field. The second inning was...

  • Transcript wins 30 awards at 2024 NDNA Better Newspaper Contest

    Amy Wobbema|May 13, 2024

    Your local newspaper took home 30 awards from the 2024 NDNA Better Newspaper Contest on May 3. The New Rockford Transcript earned 10 first place, six second place, 10 third place and four honorable mention awards in news, photography and advertising. Among the highlights was first place among all weekly newspapers for Online Coverage of Breaking News, which recognizes the newspaper's online coverage of the Troyal Thumb murder and subsequent manhunt for the suspect, Nicholas Poitra. The judge had...

  • Within our Walls: Mental Health Awareness Month

    Jodi Hovdenes|May 13, 2024

    May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. In accordance with Mental Health Awareness Month, we would like to remind the community that we have a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner on staff at Foster County Medical and Urgent Care Clinic. Brittany Long has been a member of our medical staff since 2018. Brittany's clinical practice centers around mental health care for patients age six and older. She provides psychiatric assessments, medication management and counseling services...

  • New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education agenda: May 13, 2024

    May 13, 2024

    AGENDA New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education Regular Meeting – Media Center Monday, May 13th, 2024, 7:30 a.m. I. REGULAR ITEMS A. Call to order, roll call, establishment of quorum, and approval of agenda. B. Consent agenda. Attachments. Discussion. Motion. 1. Approve minutes of April 8, 2024 regular meeting, April 17, 2024 special meeting and the April 23, 2024 special meeting 2. Business Manager’s Report a. Balance Sheet. b. General Fund Revenue Report. c. General Fund Expenditure Report. d. Building Fund. e. Sinking and Interest Fund. f.... Full story

  • History of New Rockford: May 13, 2024

    K.C. Gardner Jr.|May 13, 2024

    On Nov. 29, 1906, Thanksgiving, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Newport left for his old home in Missouri and would remain there until the spring. That evening, “Romeo and Juliet” was presented in the Opera House. The play company had given free tickets to high school students in a competitive essay contest based on the play: three to the 1st place winner, Jennie Hersey (it was printed in the December 14 “Transcript”); two to second place, Eva Wakelie; and one to third place, Roger Mattson. Also that ev...

  • Archival Anecdotes: The postwar boom

    Rachel Brazil|May 13, 2024

    One of the oldest and most well-traveled artifacts residing at the Eddy County Museum is a coffee grinder that originated in Sweden circa 1820. The Matt and Bengta Mattson family brought it to North Dakota in the 1860s. After settling in Sheyenne, the Mattson family continued to use the handheld grinder until the 1920s. After one hundred years of service, it retired for at least 40 years. When the Eddy County Museum opened in 1965, Bernice Ostby of Sheyenne donated it to the collections. The...

  • Savvy Senior: How to find a good doctor

    Jim Miller|May 13, 2024

    Can you recommend some good resources to help me locate some quality doctors in my area? I’m looking for an orthopedic doctor for my 77-year-old mother and a new internist for me, since my doctor retired last year. Searching Susan Dear Susan, Finding and researching doctors is a lot easier than it used to be. Today, there are a variety of websites you can turn to that provide databases of U.S. doctors, their professional medical histories, and ratings and reviews from past patients on a n...

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