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 By Amy Wobbema    News    May 24, 2021

Sheyenne Fire and 911 review procedures to improve response

Several agency representatives gathered on Thursday, May 13, at Ostby Hall to review and discuss the events of March 14, when an early Sunday blaze destroyed the Sheyenne home of Ryan and Kristie...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    May 24, 2021

New Rockford recognized for 30 years of commitment to trees

The City of New Rockford has achieved Tree City USA designation for the 30th straight year. This milestone anniversary is one of great pride to not only the members of the city's tree board, but to...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    May 24, 2021

Risovi named Teacher of the Year

Not a single person in the NR-S Gym was seated on Friday night, as 32-year educator Jamie Risovi received the Bank Forward Teacher of the Year award. When Josh Guler, New Rockford Market President at...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    May 24, 2021

Beals battling lung cancer a second time

Bill Beals, office deputy at the Eddy County Sheriff's Office, is once again undergoing aggressive medical treatment. It was one year ago that Beals was last featured in the Transcript, when he made...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    May 24, 2021

Crews busy pouring and packing at city's water plant

Progress at the water plant has been evident the past couple of weeks, with concrete mixer trucks, scrapers, diggers and other equipment on site. The floor of the new water plant addition was poured...

 

School board election set

The New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board election will be held Tuesday, June 8, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., with polling to be held at the New Rockford-Sheyenne School gymnasium lobby in New Rockford. Three terms expire this year; that of Mary...

 

Preschool and Kindergarten Graduation held May 13

Preschool and Kindergarten students at New Rockford-Sheyenne School capped off their year with a musical performance and graduation celebration in the NR- S Gym on Wednesday, May 13. The preschoolers...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    May 24, 2021

Sheyenne News: May 24, 2021

Patti Clifton recently spent an afternoon shopping in Devils Lake. On the way home there were some dark clouds, but only a few short rain showers. The Warwick girls gathered at the home of Geraldine Brodel, rural Warwick, last Thursday for lunch and...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    May 24, 2021

Oberon Oracles: May 24, 2021

Dave Kenner and Pastor Jeff Halvorson visited Todd Buehler last week. Elisa and Joe Wentz, Breana Pacheco, and Mavis and Grace Ihry spent the weekend at the Buehler farm. Saturday visitors to Todd and Nadley’s home were Ted and Ann Sitz, Joel...

 

Pleasant Prairie: May 24, 2021

Brief visitors Saturday evening at the Charlotte Koepplin home were Todd and Karen Koepplin. Saturday found Jimmy Indergaard a visitor and dinner guest at the Dennis and Fran Walen home, and an evening visitor and supper guest at the Andy and Ruth...

 

Talk of the Town: May 24, 2021

Glenn and Judy Cudworth enjoyed house guests, grandson Glenn Yri of Texas for 10 days, and grandson Aaron Yri of Hawaii for eight days. Other grandchildren visiting from afar were Morgan Erhardt of Missouri and Jack Erhardt of Michigan. The...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    May 24, 2021

Fighting off cyberscammers

Everyone is at risk of being scammed now. The recent ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline was a wakeup call for everyone in America. Ransomware is malicious software that cyberscammers use to...

 

Legislation is crucial to the future of local journalism in North Dakota

Here is how I often do it: I’m scrolling on Facebook, and I see a tidbit of news. Sometimes it’s a link to a trusted news site, sometimes it’s not a trusted news site. Sometimes it’s a meme, or a photo of something that looks like a...

 
 By Rich Manieri    Opinion    May 24, 2021

There's value in work, like it or not

The disappointing April jobs report should surprise absolutely no one, given that we now have a government more interested in providing incentives for people not to work, rather than paving the way to gainful employment. What this approach fails to...

 

Obituary: Janice Thompson

Janice Ardele (Highley) Thompson, 92, from Glenfield, N.D., passed away on May 12, 2021, in Mandan, N.D. She was a devoted member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and served faithfully with the...

 

Let's Huddle Up in Faith! Part IV

Over the past weeks, I’ve shared about a simple 5-step nightly faith practice called FAITH5. FAITH5 is a nightly ritual that helps families grow closer to one another and to God, one night at a time. All that benefit and it only takes just a few...

 
 By Billy Holland    Religion    May 24, 2021

Living on Purpose: The relentless compassion of God

I notice, when talking with certain people about Christian living, it’s common for them to lose eye contact as they start searching for a way to change the subject. Actually, this is perfectly understandable. Why? Because if someone, even if they a...

 

History of New Rockford: May 24, 2021

On Feb. 11, 1904, a real estate transaction in the Charles J. Maddux law office saw Edgar College sell a quarter of land, just over the Foster County line, to John A. Dolle of Jackson, Minn., but...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    Features    May 24, 2021

Archival Anecdotes: Something for everyone

The time has come. The Eddy County Museum will soon be opening for the season. Every Sunday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the public will be welcomed to...

 
 By David Adler    Features    May 24, 2021

We the People - Ouster of Liz Cheney: Historic implications for American democracy

If Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wy.) had been purged from the House GOP leadership simply because of policy differences on matters of domestic and international issues, few in the United States, outside the ranks of party activists, reporters and political...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    May 24, 2021

Savvy Senior: Should You Be Screened for Lung Cancer?

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about lung cancer screenings? I was a big smoker, but quit years ago, so I’m wondering if I should be checked out. Former Smoker Dear Former, Lung cancer...

 
 By Kyrie O'Connor    Sports    May 24, 2021

Grann tops all in high jump & long jump

Johnny Grann hasn't been to many track meets this year, due to Black Sox baseball season being a priority. But that doesn't mean he's not good at what he does. Grann competes in the long jump and...

 
 By Kyrie O'Connor    Sports    May 24, 2021

Ulrich, Belquist bring home first place from Fessenden Track Meet

The New Rockford-Sheyenne track team traveled to Fessenden to compete in the Fessenden Track Meet on Saturday, May 15. Two Rocket athletes brought home first-place finishes. Evan Ulrich was one of the two Rocket athletes to place first in an event....

 
 By Kyrie O'Connor    Sports    May 24, 2021

14s take championship, 16s take second

The New Rockford-Sheyenne club volleyball teams finished their season off on Sunday, May 16, in Jamestown at the Power League on the Prairie Tournament. The 14s group took first in their pool and the...

 
 By Pam Harrison    Sports    May 24, 2021

Black Sox finish regular season on a high note

SNR finished up the regular season on May 18 when they faced Larimore in New Rockford. SNR won the game decisively 10-4, building momentum going into regional tournament play. The SNR coaching staff...

 

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