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 By Amy Wobbema    News    May 17, 2021

Commission approves purchase of three new John Deere blades

The county’s road crew will once again drive John Deere green for the next five years. The County Commission voted Tuesday to accept the bid for three new motor graders from RDO Equipment. The upfro...

 

Transcript takes home General Excellence title in newspaper contest

The New Rockford Transcript staff came up big winners in the North Dakota Newspaper Association's Better Newspaper Contest this year. The newspaper competed in a new category this year, small...

 
 By Kyrie O'Connor    Sports    May 17, 2021

Genre is #2 in nation

Hunter Genre has had quite the year. This eighth grader at New Rockford-Sheyenne has seen some highs and lows. His family nearly lost everything in their home, including his bow and arrows, due to a...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    May 17, 2021

Midnight blaze damages Rue home

Firemen were called to a house fire on Second Avenue North in New Rockford shortly after midnight on Tuesday, May 11. Homeowner Nathan Rue and his fiancé Jennifer Jacobson were awakened by their...

 

Legion Auxiliary elects new officers

The American Legion Auxiliary met on Monday, May 10. Important business of the evening was the election of next year's officers. Pictured in the back row is: Sharon Ludwig, President; Barb...

 

New program lowers cost of broadband

NDTC is working to help build consumer awareness about the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program. The temporary benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: May 17, 2021

Outdoor notes: *Deer gun and muzzleloader applications now available on the N.D. Game & Fish Dept. website, (gf.nd.gov). Applications are due June 2. *Paddlefish snagging season now closed....

 
 By Jennifer Ruppell    News    May 17, 2021

School board chooses architect for gym, makes plans to build bus storage

Monday, May 10, the New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board met, and building projects were the topic of conversation. The second gym project is moving forward. The next steps have been taken to start negotiations with an architectural firm. The building...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    May 17, 2021

Oberon Oracles: May 17, 2021

Neal Swenson visited Todd Buehler on Thursday afternoon. Dave Kenner, Beau, Brittin and Brooks Buehler visited with Todd and Nadley on Sunday afternoon. A bridal shower and open house brunch honoring Grace Ihry, bride-to-be of Hunter Buehler, will...

 

Talk of the Town: May 17, 2021

Bill and Diana Ziegler, Kim Brown, Dianne Goebel, Wayne Sogge, and Duff and Sandy Settelmeyer were among those who attended the monthly meeting of Circle Trail Riders, on Monday evening, at Hanson’s Bar. Sister-in-law Lois Ockert, and daughter...

 

Pleasant Prairie: May 17, 2021

Cory Jorgensen, Dale and Diane Rosenberg, Nancy Ludwig and Charlotte Koepplin were among those who attended a Circle Trail Riders meeting Monday evening at Hanson’s Bar. Wednesday, Charlotte Koepplin and Candy Jensen drove to Jamestown where they...

 

NDSU Extension offers Ag in the Gym at NR-S

NDSU Extension Agents from Eddy, Foster and Wells counties conducted an Ag in the Gym event for area schools, after taking a break due to COVID in 2020. The mission, based on the Agriculture in the Cl...

 

Legislative Report: May 17, 2021

The 67th Legislative Session adjourned April 30, after approving a budget of over $16 billion dollars. To balance the budget as required by law, HB 1015 transferred $410 million from the Strategic Investment and Improvement Fund. As the Senate...

 

Building bridges for kids to value wildlife

Children love learning, and it's undeniable that great ideas and principles shared at a young age can impact the path of a child for a lifetime. A coloring book I had as a child about America's...

 

Obituary: Lynn Flemmer

Lynn "Skinner" Sherman Flemmer, 70, of Carrington, N.D., passed away peacefully on May 5, 2021 at his home comforted by family members. Funeral service was held Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Grace...

 

Obituary: Orville Holland

Orville Holland, 92, of Carrington, N.D., passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington, N.D. Funeral service was held Monday, May 10, 2021 at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington....

 

Obituary: Robert Jensen

Robert Roy Jensen passed away at his home in Palmer, Alaska, on Feb. 27, 2021, at the age of 91. Graveside service will be Friday, May 21, 2021 at Grace City Cemetery, Grace City, N.D. Burial will be...

 

Obituary: Shirley Nihill-Erickson

Shirley Nihill-Erickson, age 93, of Bordulac, N.D., died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington, N.D. Her...

 

Sermonette: Let's Huddle Up in Faith!

This is the third article in an eight-week series by Rev. Amy Kippen, First Lutheran Church Over the past two weeks, I’ve shared about a simple five-step nightly faith practice called FAITH5. If you missed these last weeks, no worries. Let me...

 
 By Kyrie O'Connor    Sports    May 17, 2021

Belquist sets two new records at Rugby CNDC Outdoor Meet

Speed. When I hear the name Kelsie Belquist, I think of speed. Why you may ask? Belquist is only a freshman in high school and is an outstanding athlete in all sports, from volleyball to basketball to track, and her hard work and determination...

 
 By Kyrie O'Connor    Sports    May 17, 2021

Club Volleyball finishes pool play in Power League Tournament

The New Rockford club volleyball teams competed in the last pool play tournament of the season on Sunday, May 9, to determine where they would sit in the tournament play matches on Sunday, May 16. The 16s team competed against Minot Verity, Blue Jay...

 
 By Pam Harrison    Sports    May 17, 2021

SNR beats Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page 5-0

Sheyenne-New Rockford faced Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page at home for the rematch of the first game of the season on Friday, May 5. SNR won the contest 5-0 for their second straight shutout. The pitching...

 
 By Pam Harrison    Sports    May 17, 2021

SNR loses to Rugby and Velva/Drake/Anamoose

Sheyenne-New Rockford had a disappointing day on Saturday, May 6, in Rugby. SNR played for five innings against the hometown team and Velva/Drake/Anamoose. Rugby beat the Sox 6-4 in the first contest of the day. SNR had a promising start when Kaden...

 
 By Pam Harrison    Sports    May 17, 2021

SNR hands LaMoure first loss of the season

On May 6, Sheyenne-New Rockford went to LaMoure and played their most complete defensive game yet, beating regional opponent LaMoure/Litchfield-Marion 3-0. Evan Ulrich started the game and pitched a complete game shutout. He was able to work out of...

 
 By Pam Harrison    Sports    May 17, 2021

Rivalry continues, Cardinals defeat Black Sox on home field

Sheyenne-New Rockford traveled to rival regional opponent Carrington on May 10, and defensively played one of their worst games of the year. The game was sloppy in the field for both teams, with each...

 

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