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Articles from the June 11, 2018 edition

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 By Amy Wobbema    News    June 11, 2018

Taxpayer share of infrastructure project estimted at $5 million

The City of New Rockford’s water treatment, storage and distribution network is in need of major repairs, and the work is estimated to cost $10.26 million. The city has committed $1 million, and...

 

Primary and Local Elections Tuesday, June 12

Polls for Eddy County and City of New Rockford open at Brown Memorial in New Rockford from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m....

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    June 11, 2018

Cash and Carry Lumber: Building a legacy from the ground up

What started out as a small shop with a single office and a 4-foot gondola of hardware supplies has now grown into one of New Rockford's largest retail businesses. Cash and Carry Lumber was...

 

New Rockford's blood drive brings in 40 volunteers

A total of 40 individuals volunteered to donate blood at the United Blood Services drive held on May 23 at the First Lutheran Church in New Rockford. Of these 40 volunteers, 32 individuals were able to donate. Seven donors also came forward for a...

 

Community mourns the loss of Commissioner Allmaras

New Rockford City Commissioner DeVon Allmaras passed away in her home on June 5 after an ongoing battle with cancer. It was a battle that didn't ever seem to keep her from maintaining her duties to the community where she was born and raised. In...

 

Obituary: DeVon Allmaras

DeVon Marie Allmaras, 72, New Rockford, N.D., died on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, June 9, at St. John's Catholic Church in New Rockford. Father Reese Weber...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    June 11, 2018

City landfill to remain open by appointment only

At the New Rockford City Commission meeting on Monday, June 4, Public Works Superintendent Bruce Hirchert reported that during the trial period whereby they were opening the landfill by appointment...

 

Eddy County introduces Steinbach as new Veterans Service Officer

Eddy County officials hosted a meet and greet to introduce Kathy Steinbach, the new Eddy County Veterans Service Officer, who began her duties on June 1, 2018. Office hours will be Monday through...

 

Red Willow counselors help with Vacation Bible School at First Lutheran Church

A total of 32 children ages 4 to 12 attended First Lutheran Church's community Vacation Bible School June 3-5. Counselors Adrian, Louisa, Brittney and Jordan came from Red Willow Bible Camp to help...

 

Louters among three appointed to state Board of Higher Education

On Tuesday, June 5, Gov. Doug Burgum appointed Devils Lake attorney Daniel Traynor, New Rockford-Sheyenne Superintendent Jill Louters and Williston State College student Ashley Thornton to the North...

 

Efforts to address bullying, mental health ongoing

This submission is being done on behalf of the Eddy County Community Cares (ECCC), the suicide prevention group active in the New Rockford and Sheyenne communities. Although school is done, the topic...

 
 By Allison Lindgren    News    June 11, 2018

Commissioners agree to JPA with Foster County

Eddy County Commissioners Glenda Collier and Jeff Pfau attended the Foster County Commission meeting on Tuesday, June 5 to discuss the emergency management position.   As was previously reported in...

 

Pleasant Prairie News - June 11, 2018

Margie Anderson was among those who took in the Memorial Day Service program and turkey dinner at Ostby Hall in Sheyenne. Friday, Charlotte Koepplin, accompanied by Candy Jensen, drove to Jamestown where Charlotte kept an eye appointment. The gals...

 
 By Linda Madson    Features    June 11, 2018

Oberon Oracles - June 11, 2018

Last Sunday, Tom, Pam, JD and Jakob Schmid attended Parker Schmid’s graduation celebration in Devils Lake. Congratulations Parker. Tuesday, Pam and Jakob went to Fargo to keep an appointment. On Memorial Day, Lester and Jackie Roberts enjoyed a...

 

State resource leaders seek youth input on energy and agriculture

Three of the North Dakota’s largest organizations, the Lignite Energy Council, the North Dakota Farm Bureau and the North Dakota Petroleum Council, are recruiting students to serve on a youth advisory council. This youth advisory council is part of...

 

Talk of the Town - June 11,2018

Circle Trail Riders Inc. held its annual fundraiser raffle Saturday night at Hanson’s Bar in New Rockford. Bill and Diana Ziegler along with Rob and Margie Lies were among those attending. Winners were drawn at 10 p.m. Preston Carr of Carrington...

 

Fly-In Celebration & Golf Ball Drop set for Sunday

The J.T. Rice North Dakota Chapter of Pilots for Christ will be holding their 6th annual Fly-In Celebration and Golf Ball Drop at the Maddock Airport on Sunday, June 17. The Fly-In begins at 10:00 a.m. and is followed by an all-faiths service at...

 
 By LLoyd Omdahl    Opinion    June 11, 2018

Carrot rebellion stirs homeland committee

It was an unhappy group of campers that gathered in the community hall for the spring conference of the Homeland Security Committee. The sun was shining but they were not. Chairperson Ork Dorken...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    June 11, 2018

For happiness, head for the hills

In my experience, the study’s findings are true. According to The Washington Post, the Vancouver School of Economics and McGill University have determined that people who live in rural areas and sma...

 
 By Thomas Knapp    Opinion    June 11, 2018

Trump the politician: anti-abortion vs. anti-immigration

In early June, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission (“the gay wedding cake case”) soaked up most of the Supreme Court decision media limelight, even though (or perhaps because) the court’s ruling doesn’t really dispose of...

 
 By Joe Guzzardi    Opinion    June 11, 2018

To 2018 graduating class, beware jobs market landmines

In June, about 4 million teenagers will graduate from high school, and another 3 million or so will earn associate or four-year university degrees. The happy graduates should view cautiously the...

 

Obituary: Almyra Topp

Almyra Topp, 81, of Carrington, N.D., died June 1, 2018, in Jamestown, N.D. Funeral Services were held June 6, 2018, in Bethel Assembly of God, Carrington, N.D. Rev. Randy Hahne officiated and...

 

Obituary: Timothy Boelke

Timothy Lance Boelke, 56, Jamestown, N.D., passed away Monday, May 28, 2018 at his home. A memorial service was held June 1, 2018, at First United Methodist Church in Jamestown. Pastor Elmo Herman...

 

Obituary: James Van Lith

James Van Lith, 73, of New Rockford, N.D., passed away on June 4, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial was June 8 in St. John's Catholic Church. Burial was in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, New Rockford. Fr....

 

Obituary: Gordon Howard

Gordon Howard, 87, of New Rockford, N.D., passed away peacefully, May 30, 2018. Gordon was born on December 4, 1930, in San Francisco, Calif. On February 23, 1952, Gordon married Patricia and they lived in San Francisco where they raised two...

 

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