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Articles from the May 29, 2023 edition


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  • Honoring the fallen and the American Legion this Memorial Day

    Nathan Price|May 29, 2023

    It's Memorial Day – a day designated for honoring and mourning the U.S. military personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom. Well over a century ago, a local boy made that very sacrifice, and his memory lives on as the namesake of the local American Legion post. Thanks to Betty Westby, the former Secretary of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 30 has a detailed history of their past dating back to their creation in the early 20th century. The Raymond B. Thorn Post 30 of T...

  • Memorial Day area services

    May 29, 2023

    NEW ROCKFORD Memorial Day services hosted by American Legion Post 30 will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the All Veterans Park along the James River, then conclude at Prairie Home – St. John's Cemetery. If it rains, the services will be canceled. All are welcome to attend. If you have a family member who was a veteran and did not have a flag placed on their grave this year, please phone Robert at (701) 947-5445 or Ron at (701) 947-5942. SHEYENNE Sheyenne VFW Post 3696 will hold its Memorial Day p...

  • Nelson replaces Lura at Central Pharmacy

    Nathan Price|May 29, 2023

    Kody Lura, the longtime pharmacist at Central Pharmacy in New Rockford, is stepping down from his position as he enters a new chapter of his life and career. So too is Madison Nelson, née Wendel, who will be taking over for Lura on June 1. A Carrington native and 2014 CHS graduate, Nelson recently earned her doctor of pharmacy from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. in 2022. She also earned a degree in biochemistry at the University of Jamestown, and after graduate school she worked in the...

  • Summer Reading Kick-off Thursday

    May 29, 2023

    All Together Now! is the theme of this year's Summer Reading Program. This Thursday, June 1, kids are invited to come together at the Summer Reading Kick-off hosted by the Eddy-New Rockford Public Library. Gather in Centennial Park from 4-5 p.m. Thursday to play fun outdoor games, such as giant Yahtzee, Jenga and Dominos, as well as egg and spoon races. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program that day and check out a book. Centered around kindness, friendship and unity, this year's theme focuses...

  • Brandt pleads guilty to manslaughter

    Nathan Price|May 29, 2023

    Shannon Brandt has pleaded guilty to running over and killing 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson last year. At a hearing on Thursday, May 18, Brandt entered a plea of guilty to manslaughter, a Class B felony which carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years. In accordance with a plea agreement, Foster County State’s Attorney Kara Brinster has now dropped the Class B felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident. The guilty plea comes just two weeks after the murder charge against Brandt was d...

  • CREC and NR-S to partner in field experience for students

    Nathan Price|May 29, 2023

    Last week, the New Rockford-Sheyenne School District announced a new partnership with the Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC) to bring a unique opportunity to students. The CREC is offering a year-long field experience to upperclassmen at NR-S, giving them an opportunity to get hands-on experience in the agriculture industry while getting paid and earning high school credit. A “student research proposal guide” shared by the school details what the opportunity entails and what would be...

  • School Board Candidate Q & A

    Nathan Price|May 29, 2023

    On Tuesday, June 6, voters will choose who should sit on the New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board for the next three years. Zachary Smith is challenging incumbent Mike Schaefer for his 3-year position representing the former New Rockford district. Kyle Alfstad is running unopposed for a 3-year position representing the former Sheyenne district, currently held by Travis Benson. This is the first contested NR-S school board race in eight years, and each candidate has agreed to answer questions to...

  • 2023 Elementary Spring Concert

    Nathan Price and Isabella Garr|May 29, 2023

  • 701 Rundown: May 29, 2023

    Nathan Price|May 29, 2023

    Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Vandewalker pleads guilty and is sentenced in crude oil theft On May 11, Joseph Vandewalker pleaded guilty to a Class A felony of conspiracy to commit theft exceeding $50,000 and a Class C felony for trafficking in stolen property. Vandewalker is one of four men charged in the theft of $2.4 million of crude oil last year. According to court records, Vandewalker and three other individuals w...

  • Local food pantry launches new program

    Katie Jorgensen|May 29, 2023

    The Hunger Free Food Pantry (HFFP), in recent months, has seen a steady increase in the need for supplementary food support in Eddy County. Due to this increase, the food pantry shelves have become more bare. So, they are trying something new called "Item of the Month." By raising community awareness of some of the higher consumable needs of the food pantry, and inviting the community to donate these items, they hope to increase their food inventory. In early May, food pantry volunteers met and...

  • Talk of the Town: May 29, 2023

    Charlotte Koepplin|May 29, 2023

    Eloise Lucht heard from son Alan and Julie. They made it safely back to Germany. They have plans to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a trip to Iceland. Grandson Scott Laube was a visitor of Janet Laube Thursday. He brought news and pictures of YipYip. Yip is loving his new home with Scott, chasing those Minnesota squirrels and getting along with Annie, his new four-legged friend. Mother’s Day found Marvis Holte getting roses from son Jim of Minot. Daughter Amanda and Cody Bickett brought goodies and daughter Fayette Nelson of D...

  • Sheyenne News: May 29, 2023

    Patti Clifton|May 29, 2023

    Last Wednesday and Thursday, Patti Clifton and Jan Loe were in Jamestown where Patti kept medical appointments at Jamestown Regional Medical Center. Jan enjoyed lunch at Applebee's with niece Marcia Bollingberg and her granddaughter Molly, and also did some recycling and a little shopping while Patti was at her appointments. Denise Labrensz traveled to Fargo on Saturday with Allison Pfeiffer and boys and returned home Sunday evening. They enjoyed spending time with family members from Fort Collins, Colo., West Fargo and Leonard, N.D. On...

  • Pleasant Prairie News: May 29, 2023

    Charlotte Koepplin|May 29, 2023

    Sunday evening visitors at the Margie Anderson home were Glen and Judy Cudworth, Kathy Anderson and Karen Anderson. Wednesday, Jimmy Indergaard enjoyed a phone call with his sister Sharon Laxdal of Edinburg and was a visitor and supper guest at Uncle Mervin Indergaard and cousin Vicki Magill’s home. Thursday, Jimmy along with Andy and Ruth Braaten and Nikki enjoyed supper at the Hi-Way Drive-In in Carrington. Friday, Andy and Ruth Braaten and Noelle invited Jimmy for supper, and Saturday he joined other family at the Dennis and Fran Walen home...

  • Senior Meals: May 29-June 2

    May 29, 2023

    May 29-June 2 Monday: Senior Meals and Devils Lake Transit closed for Memorial Day holiday. Tuesday: Hot dog on a bun, hash browns, baked beans and peach sauce. Wednesday: Chicken Parmesan, scalloped potatoes, Corn O’Brien and tropical sauce. Thursday: Spaghetti and meat sauce, peas, garlic toast, tossed salad with dressing and fresh fruit or sauce. Friday: Pizza burger on a bun, corn, macaroni salad and apple sauce....

  • Northern Plains Electric to give out luck-of-the-draw scholarships at annual meeting

    May 29, 2023

    Northern Plains Electric Cooperative is offering two $1,000 luck-of-the-draw scholarships to two dependents of Northern Plains Electric Cooperative members at their annual meeting on Tuesday, June 13 at the Benson County Events Center in Maddock. The luck-of-the-draw scholarship program, which is in its fourth year, recognizes and encourages the academic achievements of students in the region. It also serves as an investment in the economic future of rural areas. To qualify, the student must be a dependent of a Northern Plains Electric...

  • What's on your summer reading list?

    Amy Wobbema|May 29, 2023

    Summer is a great time to relax with a good book, whether it be under a cabana on the beach or in a chair on your patio. Our local libraries in both Carrington and New Rockford are hosting Summer Reading Programs, and their kick-off celebrations are coming up this week as we officially start summer break. A staff member in the Carrington office was chatting with one of her book club buddies last week. They had finished their latest title before everyone else and were so surprised by the ending....

  • How to "un-dorm" a college student

    Jase Graves|May 29, 2023

    Every year in late spring, parents of college students all over America travel to university campuses with stylish IKEA storage bags or (in our case) cardboard boxes that once held bulk orders of toilet paper and tortilla chips. When the parents arrive, they joyfully greet their academically-hungover children and start the arduous and sometimes pungent process of “un-dorming.” My wife and I recently drove in our decrepit but cavernous 2013 SUV to move our middle daughter and her dirty laundry back home from college. Upon our arrival to cam...

  • We the People: May 29, 2023

    David Adler|May 29, 2023

    “Presidential power, the 14th Amendment and the public debt” The debt ceiling standoff between President Joe Biden and House Republicans has illuminated the public debt clause of the 14th Amendment, one of the most obscure provisions in the Constitution and one seldom discussed since the Civil War. Its invocation may be the key to avoiding economic catastrophe. Section 4 of the 14th Amendment provides: “The validity of the public debt, authorized by law ... shall not be questioned.” Legal scholars and historians agree that the clause was des...

  • Obituary: Ella Mae Neumiller

    May 29, 2023

    Ella Mae Neumiller New Rockford, N.D. Ella Mae Neumiller, 95, went to her Heavenly home at 8 a.m. Christmas morning, Dec. 25, 2022 at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, N.D., where she had been a resident for five years. Ella Mae's funeral service will be held on Friday, June 2, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington, N.D. Her burial will take place at the Heaton Cemetery, Heaton, N.D. Pastor Richard Biberdorf will officiate the service, with special music by... Full story

  • Obituary: Jean Lessner

    May 29, 2023

    Jean Lessner New Rockford, N.D. Jean Lessner, 94, of New Rockford, N.D. passed away on Monday, May 15, 2023 at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, N.D. Jean's visitation was held on Thursday, May 18, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home and continued from 1-2 p.m. at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd Chapel, New Rockford, followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. Her burial will be at the St. Elizabeth's Catholic Cemetery, Sykeston, N.D. at a later date. Pastor Pau... Full story

  • Service: Marion Romanoski

    May 29, 2023

    Marion Romanoski Fargo, N.D. Marion (Simon) Romanoski, age 71, of Fargo, N.D., died January 7, 2023 in Fargo. Her graveside Committal service will be held Saturday, June 3, at 11 a.m. in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, New Rockford. Arrangements by West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center, West Fargo, N.D.... Full story

  • Sermonette: May 29, 2023

    Deacon Bart Salazar, Diocese of Fargo|May 29, 2023

    “Slaves, obey your human masters in everything, not only when being watched, as currying favor, but in simplicity of heart, fearing the Lord. Whatever you do, do from the heart, as for the Lord and not for others, knowing that you will receive from the Lord the due payment of the inheritance; be slaves of the Lord Christ. For the wrongdoer will receive recompense for the wrong he committed, and there is no partiality. Masters, treat your slaves justly and fairly, realizing that you too have a Master in heaven.” – Colossians 3:22-4:1 The above S...

  • Youth confirmed at First Lutheran Church

    May 29, 2023

    On May 14, the people of First Lutheran Church celebrated with seven young people as they confirmed their faith in Jesus and said "yes" to the promises made by their parents at their baptism. This meaningful day of commitment was the culmination of three years of learning, service and fellowship. Areas of study included Martin Luther and the Reformation, Luther's Small Catechism, the Apostle Paul and the early church, and the teachings and life of Jesus. Throughout their confirmation journey...

  • Swingin' for State

    Nathan Price|May 29, 2023

    At the second individual qualifier this season, NR-S freshman Jackson Schumacher punched his ticket to state golf. In the process, he also earned his lowest score yet this season and nearly took first place from one of the best high school golfers in North Dakota. The qualifier took place on Friday, May 19 at the CrossRoads Gold Club in Carrington, where par for the course was 72. With a score of 73, Schumacher finished just a single point over par and tied for first place with Central Cass...

  • Sox cap season at Region tourney

    Nathan Price|May 29, 2023

    After finishing their regular season with a 3-10 overall record, the SNR Black Sox were hoping to play upset at the Region III Tournament – and at first, that's exactly what happened. Round 1 of the tournament saw the South Border Mustangs play host to the Black Sox in Ashley, N.D. on Thursday, May 18. Earlier in the season, SNR had lost to South Border on two separate occasions. Once was a narrow 1-point loss, but the other was a complete shutout. Come playoff time, however, the Black Sox f...

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