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Articles from the June 14, 2021 edition

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 By Amy Wobbema    News    June 14, 2021

Bank Forward bandit sentenced to 5 years in prison

Jacob T. Stein of Minot was recently sentenced to five years in federal prison for a string of bank robberies in 2019. He was also ordered to serve three years supervised release, and pay $101,420 in... Full story

 
 By Amy Wobbema    Events   

Summer Street Market comes to downtown New Rockford Thursday

This Thursday, June 17, make it a fun evening out and enjoy the Summer Street Market in downtown New Rockford. From 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., there will be a variety of vendors set up in Centennial Park,... Full story

 

Diving into summer

The New Rockford swimming pool opened on Thursday, June 3, and locals were eager to take a dip in the cool water. Jax Demester was one of many kids enjoying a break from the heat Wednsesday, diving...

 

Nursing open house at Lutheran Home Thursday

Lake Region State College’s Nursing program will hold an open house at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford. The open house will take place June 17 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Vance Anderson Hall at the Lutheran Home of the Good...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    June 14, 2021

City takes up landfill policy for contractors

A lengthy discussion ensued at the New Rockfod City Commission meeting Monday regarding contractor dumping practices at the landfill. Public Works Superintendent Bruce Hirchert has expressed concern...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    June 14, 2021

Community Foundation hands out $4,500 in grants to local projects

Local organizations received much-needed funds for their projects last week. The New Rockford Community Foundation Advisory Board met on June 8 to review applicants for its 2021 grant round. Three...

 

Local teachers attend N.D. Roughrider "35" Health Promotion Conference

Several educators and community members from the local area learned how to promote school, community and personal healthy lifestyle concepts at the 35th annual N.D. Roughrider Health Promotion...

 

Helseth siblings earn grand champion awards at 4-H District Communication Arts Contest

Young people from Wells, Stutsman, Sheridan, Eddy and Foster counties competed in the 4-H District Communication Arts Contest on June 2, 2021. The event was held at McClusky High School in McClusky....

 

May Blood Drive brings in 49 volunteers

St. John’s Catholic Church in New Rockford hosted a blood drive with Vitalant on Thursday, May 27, which collected a total of 43 units of blood products for patients in need. A total of 49 individuals volunteered to donate blood, and 40...

 

American Legion Post #30 to collect unserviceable flags

The American Legion Post #30 is collecting all unserviceable flags for a dignified flag disposal. Drop off your flags at the Legion post and leave them on the table behind the Legion....

 

National Internet Safety Month: Protecting Your Child's Privacy Online

Parents have control over the personal information companies collect online from their kids under 13. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act gives you tools to do that. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency,...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: June 14, 2021

Todd Koepplin and Rowdy stopped briefly at the Charlotte Koepplin home on Saturday. Sunday visitor at the Charlotte Koepplin home, bringing pizza and pistachio salad to share, was Candy Jensen. Sunday, David and Karen Anderson, Mitch and Amber...

 

Talk of the Town: June 14, 2021

New Rockford and area folks extend sympathy to the family of Beaty Engels. The Eloise Lucht home was a busy place for a few days this past week. It all started when her son Scott and Kim Lucht arrived from Rochester, Minn. on Tuesday. Wednesday, Eloi...

 

Obituary: LaVern Malinski

LaVern Malinski, 94, formerly of Carrington, N.D., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at Ava Maria Village in Jamestown, N.D., due to COVID-19. A reminisce with family will be held on Friday,...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    June 14, 2021

Oberon Oracles: June 14, 2021

Bobbi Grann and Emersyn of Stephenville, Texas have been guests at John and Donna Grann’s all week. Many family and friends helped Johnny Grann celebrate his graduation from high school on Saturday evening, at his home. Sunday was the graduation...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    June 14, 2021

Sheyenne News: June 14, 2021

Last Thursday morning, Jan Loe accompanied Kathy Magnan to Devils Lake, where Kathy did some errands. On Saturday, Jan went to Devils Lake with Bonnie Deegan and enjoyed lunch and a little shopping. Sunday, Dakota Blende provided music for the 11:00...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    June 14, 2021

Need a broader view for legacy fund

While other armchair quarterbacks are surveying the work of the 2021 legislative session, the three most significant acts include $700 million in bonding for infrastructure, $70 million for “career...

 
 By Jase Graves    Opinion    June 14, 2021

Teach a man to fish, or not

You may have heard the proverb, "Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you'll feed him for a lifetime of crushing debt after he buys the boat, trailer, tackle,...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    June 14, 2021

The dying art of conversation

Texting is replacing talking as the preferred form of communication? According to a recent survey by OpenMarket, 75 percent of millennials chose texting over talking when given the choice between bein...

 

Obituary: Mary Thurman

Mary Ellen (Lies) Thurman, 89, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021. Mary Ellen Lies was born on February 12, 1932, to Lawrence and Martha (Endres) Lies in New Rockford, N.D. She was raised on the...

 

Obituary: Beaty Engels

Beaty Engels, 91, of New Rockford, N.D., died Saturday, June 5, 2021, at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, June 10 at St. John's...

 

Obituary: Dorothy Debus

Dorothy Bower Debus, 84, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Touchmark in Helena, Mont., where she had been residing since June of 2020. A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 19 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery,...

 

Obituary: Ronald Bower

Ronald Jay Bower, 71, of Rosemount, Minn. passed away Monday, February 22, 2021 at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minn. A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 19 at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, located one...

 

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

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

 

Archival Anecdotes: Fans of the Museum

Regular readers of Archival Anecdotes will likely have noticed that the Eddy County Museum has a healthy collection of fashion accessories. Folks from the late 19th and early 20th centuries were undou...

 

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