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New Rockford Lions serve lunch to North Dakota National Guard soldiers

The New Rockford Lions Club had the privilege and honor to serve lunch to a unit from the North Dakota National Guard. The opportunity presented itself during one of the unit's two-week annual...

 
 By Jennifer Ruppell    News    June 21, 2021

School board hires ICON for second gymnasium architectural work, Prairie Engineering for boiler

At the last school board meeting, the NR-S board charged Superintendent Jill Louters to negotiate a contract with the preferred architectural firm for the second gymnasium project, ICON Architectural Group, LLC. At the June 14 meeting, board member...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    June 21, 2021

City and county see increase in sales tax revenue amid statewide decline

North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases for the first quarter of 2021 are down 9.9% compared to the same time frame in 2020, according to a report from the North Dakota Tax Commissioner, which...

 

Independence Day events set in Sheyenne

Sheyenne is shining up her boots, dusting off her hat, and planning a Fourth of July revival this year! All the favorites will be back, starting with the patriotic small town parade at 11:30 a.m., followed by the well-known Stone Pit BBQ dinner...

 

Reminder to clean up after pets

In response to complaints from residents, the City of New Rockford public works department reminds residents to clean up after their pets. Per ordinance 10-02-02 F, “animal filth, offal, manure, etc. is not to be left or deposited...in any street,...

 

Pfau to receive ND Environmental Services Award for her work at LHGS

North Dakota Environmental Services Association will be presenting MarJean Pfau with the 2021 N.D. Environmental Services Award at the association's Gala Dinner on Wednesday, August 25. MarJean (Stokk...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    June 21, 2021

Two men serving prison time for violating parole

George L. Miller Jr. of Devils Lake was sentenced to one year and one day at the N.D. Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, after he violated conditions of his probation stemming from a 2019...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    June 21, 2021

New summer reads at the Eddy-New Rockford Library just in time for the Summer Reading Program

Hey kids, do you know about the summer reading program “Tales and Tails” at our library? The program is simple - until August 20, readers will receive prizes for every five books they read. Also,...

 

Obituary: William Beals

William David Beals passed away on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at his home in New Rockford, N.D. Celebration of life will be held Monday, June 21 at the New Rockford Golf Course from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30...

 

National Internet Safety Month: New research explores parents' and teens' attitudes toward parental control

A report released by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) last fall explores the current landscape of parental control offerings, and the attitudes and uptake of the parents who use them. The study, available online at https://www.fosi.org/,...

 

Pleasant Prairie: June 21, 2021

Thursday, Jimmy Indergaard enjoyed dinner with his sister Ruth Braaten and niece Noelle. Monday evening, Nancy Ludwig, Dale and Diane Rosenberg, Cory Jorgensen, Dianne Goebel and Charlotte Koepplin were among those who attended a Circle Trail Riders...

 

Talk of the Town: June 21, 2021

New Rockford and area folks extend sympathy to the family of Marlys Ferguson. Monday evening, Bill and Diana Ziegler, Duff Settelmeyer, Kim Brown and Rob Lies were among those who attended a Circle Trail Riders meeting at Hanson’s Bar. All is set...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    June 21, 2021

Oberon Oracles: June 21, 2021

Randy and Charlotte Simon went to Oxbow to watch their grandsons, Mason and Miles Simon’s T-ball game on Thursday. The Simon’s spent the weekend at the home of Mark and Tessa Simon. They took care of Mason and Miles while Mark and Carson...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    June 21, 2021

Sheyenne News: June 21, 2021

Denise Labrensz drove Jase Pfeiffer to Jamestown on Saturday, as he was anxious to meet his baby brother, Cooper James, who was born on Friday evening. On Sunday, Grandpa and Grandma Labrensz got to meet this sweet little guy when Matt, Allison and...

 

Heinz awarded Bank/Insure Forward scholarship

Bank Forward President Tom Watson and Insure Forward President Chad Rieth are pleased to announce that Chloe Heinz is the recipient of an educational scholarship awarded to a student in participating...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    June 21, 2021

College enrollments continue declining

According to the National Student Clearinghouse, enrollment in higher education institutions continues to decline, dropping 5% this spring. The 5% represents 725,000 fewer students. According to the...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    June 21, 2021

My dad taught me how

Need to learn how to unclog a shower drain, jump-start a car, shave your face without bleeding to death, or successfully address dozens of other practical adult daily activities? Rob Kenney offers...

 
 By David Adler    Opinion    June 21, 2021

Trump's claimed reinstatement: A Constitutional myth

Former President Donald Trump has been telling people that he expects to be “reinstated” as president, in August. The premise behind this theory, embraced by his MAGA supporters, is that President Joe Biden’s election victory will be...

 

Obituary: Maryls Ferguson

Marlys Ferguson, 86, of New Rockford, N.D., passed away on June 11, 2021 at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford. Mass of Christian burial was held on Monday, June 14 at St. John's...

 

Obituary: Lois Wescom

Lois (Hjelseth) Wescom, 98, peacefully passed away at her home on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Graveside burial service was held Tuesday, June 15 at the Kvernes Lutheran Cemetery, rural Carrington....

 

Obituary: Thomas Emery

Thomas Emery, 77, of New Rockford, N.D., died Thursday, June 10, 2021, at his home in New Rockford. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 16 at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, N.D. Burial was...

 

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

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...

 

Archival Anecdotes: More than word can say

As an archivist, one of my dream projects is to sit down with the hundreds of postcards in the Eddy County Museum's collections, and transcribe (or perhaps decipher) the messages written on the back. Alas, such a project would require both time and...

 

History of New Rockford: June 21, 2021

On March 9, 1904, an eight pound daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Hoffman of Tiffany. Jennie Read of Stuart [Stewart], Minn., came in to visit Mrs. A.H. Wilson and family. O.J. Schutt came in...

 

Statepoint Crossword: The 4th of July

1. Steps to the river, in India 5. Hot springs resort 8. Meal in a shell 12. Driver's misbehavior? 13. *Grilling technique 14. Medal of Honor descriptor 15. Cracked open 16. What Knave of Hearts...

 

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