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Articles from the June 7, 2021 edition

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 By Kyrie O'Connor    Sports    June 7, 2021

Freshman phenom

NR-S freshman Kelsie Belquist has made her mark on N.D. Class B track and field. One of the three New Rockford-Sheyenne track athletes to compete in the NDHSAA State B Track and Field Meet in...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    June 7, 2021

Wonder Lanes project hits 75% of fundraising goal

The goal to reopen Wonder Lanes by fall is a little bit closer to reality. While work on the interior has been in progress for nearly three months, the more visible exterior upgrades have just...

 

Class of 2021

New Rockford-Sheyenne High School held commencement exercises for 20 graduates of the Class of 2021 on Sunday, May 30. The fancy round tables for each senior's family replaced the rows of chairs on...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    June 7, 2021

County approves purchase of new surveillance cameras for downtown New Rockford

Law enforcement got the bulk of commissioners’ time at the June 1 meeting. Sheriff Paul Lies discussed several matters with commissioners. He reported that he had obtained a $2,400 quote to install...

 

Remembering the fallen on Memorial Day

Members of the American Legion Raymond B. Thorn Post 30 gather by the veterans monument at the Prairie Home/St. John's Cemetery north of New Rockford on Memorial Day. Pictured from left to right:...

 

Garrison Diversion awards $5,750 matching recreation grant to the New Rockford Park District

CARRINGTON, ND (May 28, 2021) – The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District’s (Garrison Diversion) Recreation Committee recently awarded a $5,750 matching recreation grant to the New Rockford Park District to construct a warming house and boat re...

 

Obituaries: Thomas Wetzel

Thomas Arnold Wetzel, 73, of Sheyenne, N.D., lost his battle with COPD on Friday, May 28, 2021 at CHI St. Alexius Health Medical Center in Carrington, N.D. Funeral service was held on Friday, June 4,...

 

Correction: June 7, 2021

Sheyenne Fire Chief Elvis Thumb contacted the Transcript to request clarification regarding the change in procedures which resulted from the May 13 meeting at Ostby Hall, which had been reported in the May 24 issue.   The Sheyenne Fire Department...

 

Community observes Arbor Day

On Arbor Day, which was observed in New Rockford on May 28, 4th Corporation residents Cheryl Sandager, Roxanne Thomas, Jason Ehni and Nathan Olds assisted Christina Sabot of Eddy County Soil...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    June 7, 2021

Sheyenne News: June 7, 2021

The Loe cousins held their annual "eating on the graves" last week, along with tending to family gravesites. Friday, beautiful keyboard and violin music filled the Sheyenne Senior Center, as Dakota Blende played for those in attendance. Always a...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: June 7, 2021

Margie Anderson, Janet Laube and Charlotte Koepplin met Jerry and Carol Clancy at the Bird Dawg on Thursday at noon, and enjoyed a visit over dinner which was Jerry’s treat. The Clancys had driven over from Thompson to place flowers on their loved...

 

Talk of the Town: June 7, 2021

Area folks extend sympathy to the family of Lori Himmelberger. Brief visitors one afternoon at the Candy Jensen home were Rick Koepplin and his granddaughter, who were enroute to Bismarck to visit his son Rick Jr. and family. Saturday visitors at...

 

National Internet Safety Month: Cyber Safety Tips for Adults

The Internet is most certainly part of our lives these days. We use the Internet for banking, work, social interaction, dating, shopping and much more. However, scams, hacks, identity theft and many more dangers on the Internet are real and all too c... Full story

 
 By Michael Reagan    Opinion    June 7, 2021

Waking up to the truth about the Wuhan Biolab

Facebook decided this week it’s no longer “misinformation” to wonder whether COVID-19 was manmade by Chinese scientists in a biolab in the Wuhan Institute of Virology. But it’s not just...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    June 7, 2021

Saving our elders from the dirty rotten scammers

I just got another scam phone call from someone pretending to be from the Social Security Administration, and my blood is boiling. When I answered my phone — from the 480 area code in Arizona, far...

 
 By Danny Tyree    Opinion    June 7, 2021

What was your favorite summer job?

With the school year ending and the economy slowly reopening, let’s reminisce about the illustrious history of summer jobs. I’m sure many of you worked your way through high school and college by...

 

Obituary: Kim Grace

Kim "Sarge" W. Grace, age 67, of New Rockford, N.D., passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at the Lutheran Home of Good Shepherd. Mass of Christian Burial was held...

 

Obituary: Myron Runge

Myron J. Runge, 69, of Alexandria, Minn., died unexpectedly, on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at the St. Cloud Hospital. A funeral service was held on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at Alexandria Covenant Church...

 

Obituary: Charles Kaiser

Charles "Ray" Raymond Kaiser, 77, Carrington, N.D., formerly Blaine, Minn., died Jan. 25, 2021 at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington, N.D. Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at...

 

Obituary: Patricia Howard

Patricia Rose Howard, 89, passed away on Friday, May 28, 2021 at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd. Patricia was born on July 31, 1931, in Ukiah, Calif. Her family moved to San Francisco where...

 

Sermonette: Let's Huddle Up in Faith! Part VI

Over the past weeks, I’ve shared about a simple five-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...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    Features    June 7, 2021

Archival Anecdotes: One way to say "I love you"

The art of hairwork is far more intricate than you might imagine. The Eddy County Museum holds two unique specimens of this craft. Both were created as a symbol of love and devotion from a wife to...

 

History of New Rockford: June 7, 2021

On Feb. 23, 1904, J.R. Engberg was up from Barlow on business. Frank Bailey came down from the H. Peoples farm on the Sheyenne River. Mr. and Mrs. P.B. Anderson and family left Sheyenne, where he had...

 
 By David Adler    Features    June 7, 2021

We the People: The beguiling 10th Amendment

Throughout our nation’s history, the 10th Amendment to the Constitution has been misconstrued for the purpose of advancing state sovereignty, at the expense of the Supremacy Clause. Some have invoked it as a second Supremacy Clause. The language...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    June 7, 2021

Savvy Senior: Helping seniors find discounted high speed internet services

Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know where I can find cheaper, high-speed internet services for my home? I’m 70-years-old and live strictly on my Social Security, and would like to find something faster...

 

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