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 By Nathan Price    News    May 23, 2022

School board election set for June 7

Elections for the New Rockford-Sheyenne School District No. 2 will be held on Tuesday, June 7, and the NR-S school board is primed for a change. Two seats on the NR-S School Board are up for grabs...

 

Sounds of Spring

Musicians in grades 7-12 at New Rockford-Sheyenne School performed their Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 17. The program began with selections from the junior high and high school choir, followed by...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    May 23, 2022

Summer ball to start June 1

After enduring a record-breaking winter and an already turbulent spring, it’s high time to begin looking forward to summer. Thankfully, the New Rockford Park District is well underway with planning...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    May 23, 2022

Oberon water high in manganese, city failed to warn residents

A letter sent by the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) to the City of Oberon on May 10 states the city's drinking water contains high levels of manganese and outlines how the...

 

Residents asked to complete community development survey

The leadership of the Sheyenne Community Development Corporation, New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation, and North Central Planning Council are working together to learn more about the needs and wants of Eddy County residents by deploying a...

 

Honor fallen warriors on National Poppy Day

Honor our fallen warriors and contribute to the continuing needs of our veterans on National Poppy Day. The American Legion family called upon Congress to proclaim the Friday before Memorial Day as...

 

Taxable sales up in Eddy County, New Rockford

Tax Commissioner Brian Kroshus released the 2021 annual and 2021 fourth quarter taxable sales and purchases reports last week. In the calendar year 2021, statewide taxable sales and purchases totaled $20.3 billion, a 9.2 percent increase from $18.6...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    May 23, 2022

Scenes from the Spring 2022 flood fight

Fields along Eddy County Road 2 in Columbia Township saw some of the worst last week's flooding had to offer....

 

Louters resigns from State Board of Higher Ed

Vice Chair Dr. Jill Louters has resigned from the State Board of Higher Education. Louters first four-year term on the Board was scheduled to conclude at the end of June and she was eligible for...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    May 23, 2022

701 Rundown: May 23, 2022

Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Cass County Sheriff Launches Rehabilitative Concept Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    May 23, 2022

Oberon Oracles: May 23, 2022

Todd, Nadley and Beau Buehler traveled to Valley City for the baptism of Hendrick Thomas Buehler, son of Hunter and Grace Buehler. Baptism took place at St. Catherine’s Church in Valley City. Elisa and Joe Wentz also attended. The family...

 

Talk of the Town: May 23, 2022

One afternoon, Janet Laube called her sister, Janice Guilbault, of Yuma, Ariz., and had a good visit finding out Janice is happy and doing fine. Janet also called Jerry and Carol Clancy of Thompson and found out they are doing okay and were safe...

 

Koby Duda awarded scholarship to Mayville State University

Officials at Mayville State University are pleased to announce that Koby Duda of New Rockford, N.D. has been awarded an Honor Scholarship for the 2022-2024 school years. Koby is the son of Roger and...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: May 23, 2022

Cory and Katie Jorgensen stopped briefly at the Charlotte Koepplin home Wednesday evening, taking care of Circle Trail Riders’ business. Jimmy Indergaard enjoyed supper Tuesday and Friday at the Andy and Ruth Braaten home. Friday, all took a long...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    May 23, 2022

4-H Shooting Sports Update: May 23, 2022

On Sunday, May 8, the 4-H shooting sports club had their meeting. The first order of business was the treasurers’ report. Then club leader, Michael Brazil, reminded us about the Buck It’s...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    May 23, 2022

Sheyenne News: May 23, 2022

The Warwick Girls met for a noon lunch and visiting at the Sheyenne Senior Center on Tuesday, May 12. On Sunday, Steph and Jan Loe drove to Grand Forks to have lunch with Pat Wetzel at Olive Garden. Later, Jan and Steph visited with Jim and Marjean...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    Opinion    May 23, 2022

Good things come in good time

It was about this time of year, 22 years ago, when I was on the precipice of my future. There I was, in my second semester of university, and my roommate had an epiphany: we should "go away" for the...

 
 By David Adler    Opinion    May 23, 2022

Supreme Court: A right to refuse to salute the flag?

In 1940, in Minersville v. Gobitis, the Supreme Court upheld a state law requiring school children to salute the flag, despite religious objections by Jehovah Witnesses, who said the statutory requirement violated their religious liberties under the...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    May 23, 2022

Is there a children's mental health crisis?

May being Mental Health Awareness month, it seems appropriate for us to confront an issue that eludes our attention until it strikes home. It is odd that mental health has become a major problem in a...

 

Obituary: Chuck Erickson

Chuck Erickson Mandan, N.D. Chuck Erickson, 75, Mandan, passed away May 16, 2022. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, May 23, at Bismarck Baptist Church, 2211 Laforest Ave, Bismarck....

 

Obituary: Erik Carlson

Erik Carlson New Rockford, N.D. Erik Joshua Carlson was born on January 8, 1982. On February 10, 1982, he was adopted into the Mauritz and Eilene Carlson family, Sheyenne, N.D. He was baptized and con...

 

Youth confirmed at First Lutheran Church

On Sunday, May 15, nine students were confirmed in their faith at First Lutheran Church in New Rockford by Pastor Amy Kippen. Congratulations to all!...

 

Sermonette: May 23, 2022

Awhile back, I heard an explanation of the old adage, “Still waters run deep.” Deep waters remain rather consistent and calm because of their great depth. Meanwhile, the surface is always changing, depending on the wind and the season. The...

 

LHGS employees honored for years of service

In recognition of Nursing Home Week, the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd recently honored employees who have reached significant years of service. Listed below are the employees who have surpassed...

 
 By Gerri Makay    Features    May 23, 2022

Tree Talk: Kids + Trees = Arbor Day!

Communities across North Dakota celebrate Arbor Day as a sure sign of Spring! The state's official designated Arbor Day is the first Friday in May – but communities can celebrate Arbor Day whenever...

 

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