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  • New Rockford 4th of July 2022 Celebration

    Jun 27, 2022

    Celebrate Independence Day all weekend long in New Rockford and Sheyenne! The festivities get underway Friday night, with "Slamabama" live on 8th Street outside the Eagles Club. Go for a run/walk early Saturday. Registration for the 2nd Annual Freedom 5K opens at 7 a.m. with the race starting at 8. Other Saturday events include the Big Cup Golf Tournament, Lions Lucky Duck Race, and street dance outside Buck-Its Bar featuring "The Kissing Company." Get your motors running Sunday at the B & B...

  • Last chance to be a New Rockford Firecracker!

    Jun 27, 2022

    Help the Chamber light up the sky this 4th of July! Firecrackers are available for purchase this week, for $25 - $50 - $100 at Miller’s Fresh Foods, Bakers Dozen and the Transcript. All proceeds go towards the fireworks display. All the firecrackers are displayed in the Transcript office window along Central Avenue....

  • Local National Guard soldiers reunited with families after 9-month deployment

    Nathan Price|Jun 27, 2022

    Soldiers of the North Dakota National Guard's 835th Engineer Utilities Detachment (835th) recently returned from a 9-month-long deployment to the Middle East. The 835th left for their deployment on Aug. 13 last year, and since then have completed more than 130 construction missions and 16 "requests for engineer support" on bases throughout the Middle East, including in Kuwait, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Sergeant 1st Class Reece Thomas, Sergeant Sierra Erickson, both New...

  • NR-S issues official statement regarding East Central

    Nathan Price|Jun 27, 2022

    On May 23, representatives from New Rockford-Sheyenne attended a contentious mediation session with East Central at the Federal Courthouse in Fargo, and for the first time since, have discussed publicly their opinions of how that day transpired. At their regular meeting on Monday, June 20, board member Todd Allmaras, who attended the mediation in person, told the board there were “no appreciable gains” as a result of mediation, and that emotions had hijacked the process and left little room for...

  • "Little Shop of Horrors" comes alive on summer DPRCA stage

    Amy Wobbema|Jun 27, 2022

    It's just your average downtown flower shop, the place you go when you need a bouquet for someone you love or a corsage for a special occasion. Or is it? DPRCA presents "Little Shop of Horrors," where the music is familiar and fun, and the storyline holds a bit of a surprise. "Little Shop of Horrors," is a comedy rock musical with music by Alan Menken and lyrics and book by Howard Ashman. The story follows a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that subsists on a very specific and...

  • Collegiate Congraulations Special Section

    Jun 27, 2022

    Read our first-ever special section featuring the successes of area youth attending college. Click here to download the pdf: https://www.fosterconews.com/home/cms_data/dfault/pdfs/misc/2022-06-27.pdf...

  • Summer Street Market season begins!

    Jun 27, 2022

    The New Rockford Summer Street Market season kicked off on Thursday, July 16. A total of 20 vendors filled Centennial Park in downtown New Rockford. From soaps, to flowers, to cupcakes and so much more! Along with the vendors in the park, a few businesses on central avenue also had special sales for the street market. Wonder Lanes Bowling Alley had a BOGO deal of buy two games, get one free. Hanson's Bar also had a BOGO deal on all drinks from 4 to 8 p.m....

  • Adult learning Center Director earns national honors

    Jun 27, 2022

    Bridget Hanlan, director of the Adult Learning Center at Lake Region State College, received national accolades for her leadership and dedication to adult education. On April 29, during the 2022 Mountain Plains Adult Education annual conference in Tempe, Ariz., Hanlan was announced as the recipient of the Mountain Plains Adult Education Association Award of Merit. The Mountain Plains Adult Education Association Award of Merit is given to honor an individual who has made an outstanding...

  • 701 Rundown: June 27, 2022

    Nathan Price|Jun 27, 2022

    Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Late start, high hopes; 2022 planting comes to a close in Walsh County When it comes to agriculture, the word “normal” can rarely be applied. Just when you think you have seen it all, Mother Nature steps in and shows off that extra trick she’s been hiding up her sleeve. For this 2022 planting season, there has been no shortage of plot twists that local farmers have had to adapt to. For Der...

  • Talk of the Town: June 27, 2022

    Charlotte Koepplin|Jun 27, 2022

    Correction: Ken and Marvis Holte and other family and fiends attended the 20th anniversary celebration for their daughter, Amanda, and Cody Bickett (not Koepplin) last Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Carrington. Sorry Amanda and Cody. Janet Laube got a surprising call from grandson, Scott Laube, with the news he had gotten married and was honeymooning with new bride in Deadwood, S.D. Bill and Diana Ziegler, Nate Rue and Axel, Tara Hansen, Jerome Risovi, Brent and Jenna Helseth and family, Ken and Denise Reis, Karla Jacobson and family,...

  • Pleasant Prairie News: June 27, 2022

    Charlotte Koepplin|Jun 27, 2022

    Saturday visitors at the Margie Anderson home were Karen Anderson and grandsons, Bowden and Weston. Jimmy Indergaard was a visitor and supper guest Saturday at the Andy and Ruth Braaten home. He was back for Sunday supper and a visit with niece, Noelle. Charlotte Koepplin enjoyed a Sunday phone call from Uncle Eugene Weisenburger from his home in Arizona, where the temps were cooler than here. Eugene is doing fine and enjoyed daughter, Nancy Huber, who is visiting from Montana. Margie Anderson was among those who attended a prayer service for...

  • Oberon Oracles: June 27, 2022

    Linda Madson|Jun 27, 2022

    Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Johnny Grann, Holden Grann from Perth, North Dakota and Dave Reinholt from Los Alameda, Calif., spent the night at John and Donna Grann’s. Saturday, they were up bright and early to help Ben and Brittany Grann brand and work their calves. Lester Roberts and Chad Getscher made a business trip to Fargo on Tuesday. Lester visited his brother, Roger on Saturday. Carrie Prince was an overnight guest at Melodie Madson’s home Friday and Saturday. Carrie, Melodie and Linda and Lezlee Thorson prepared for t...

  • Sheyenne News: June 27, 2022

    Patti Clifton|Jun 27, 2022

    Patti Clifton rode along with Jan Loe to Devils Lake one day last week. Jan had an appointment for her vehicle at the Chrysler Center. Later, they enjoyed noon lunch and a little shopping. Last Thursday evening, Bonnie Deegan and Jan Loe attended the Summer Street Market in New Rockford. It was a nice evening. Saturday morning, Jan Loe and daughter, Steph, attended the internment of Denise Stenberg at Warwick Cemetery. Also attending were Denise's family members from Pekin, Iowa and Minnesota. Jeff and Denise Labrensz traveled to Lakeside...

  • Where can consumers turn in times of financial distress?

    Jeff Olson|Jun 27, 2022

    The latest economic news has Americans getting poorer. In fact, recent reports are indicating that two-thirds of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck. Further, it's not just those living near the poverty level who are struggling. Fortune.com referenced a new report issued by Lending Club that revealed more than one-third of paycheck-to-paycheck consumers in the U.S. earn at least $250,000. Certainly, inflation is affecting how Americans of all income levels handle their budgets. The...

  • Should the CCC be revived?

    Lloyd Omdahl|Jun 27, 2022

    Walsh County Record (Grafton) Editor W. Todd Morgan reminded us last week that June observed the 80th anniversary of the closing of the Civilian Conservation Corps, an organization of young men 18-20 that did scores of public projects in North Dakota. And what the CCC didn't do, the Works Progress Administration did. While the CCC consisted of young men in a semi-military setting, commanded in barracks by regular military officers, the Works Progress Administration used older men that worked...

  • Emergencies and the Constitution: Retroactive Ratification

    David Adler|Jun 27, 2022

    The Supreme Court’s rejection in the Steel Seizure Case of President Harry Truman’s assertion of an inherent executive power to seize the steel mills to thwart a nationwide strike, generated questions about the location in the Constitution of authority to confront emergencies. The framers of the Constitution were entitled to believe that they had succeeded in subordinating the executive to the Constitution. Indeed, that was one of their greatest accomplishments. Still, there remained the problem of emergency and it confronted the principle of t...

  • Obituary: Aileen Berglund

    Jun 27, 2022

    Aileen Berglund Sheyenne, N.D. Aileen Berglund, age 93, of Sheyenne, N.D., passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Aileen's visitation was Sunday, from 5 - 7 p.m. followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford. A funeral service was held Monday, June 20, 2022 at 10 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Sheyenne, N.D. Burial was at the Riverside Cemetery, Sheyenne, N.D. Pastor Jeff Halvorson officiated with special music by Eunice Throlson. Congre...

  • Obituary: Peggy Burckhard

    Jun 27, 2022

    Peggy Burckhard Minot, N.D. Peggy Burckhard, 71, Minot, N.D., passed away Monday, June 6, 2022 in her home, surrounded by her loving family. Peggy Jean Rue was born October 30, 1950. The daughter of Rueben and Dorothy (Hanson) Rue in New Rockford, N.D. She spent her childhood in Sheyenne and Rolla, N.D. She moved to Minot in 1964 where she lived with her parents and two sisters, Joann and Shelly. Peggy married the love of her life, David Burckhard, on August 4, 1973, in Minot, N.D. They started...

  • Sermonette: Where you can seek God

    Pastor Joe Greiner|Jun 27, 2022

    Where is God? Surveys consistently show that while not everyone believes in God as portrayed in religion, the vast majority of people believe there is a divine being. So, since most of us agree that there is a supreme power, where is it? On a mountain? In the ocean? Within ourselves? Where can the supreme being be sought for requests, worship, knowledge or justice? I’m never sure who reads these things, but if you’re not a church goer, but you believe in a supreme power, where do you seek it? I’ll wait… Having been raised in the church,...

  • NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center beef production field tour set

    Jun 27, 2022

    Winter rye as a cover or grazing crop, hybrid rye as a feed grain, health concerns, pen maintenance and weed control are a sampling of topics to be covered at the beef production field tour July 19 at North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC). The center's 63rd annual field day begins at 9 a.m. with registration, coffee and a welcome. The beef production tour will depart at 9:30 and continue until noon. The morning beef production tour is one of several tours including agronomy, northern hardy fruit and organic...

  • History of New Rockford: June 27, 2022

    K.C. Gardner Jr.|Jun 27, 2022

    On Mar. 1, 1905, R.M. Kennedy left for St. Paul to be with his son, Harold, when the boy was operated on for his hip disease. During the afternoon of March 2, the high school literary society hosted some literary exercises, including a debate on Resolved, “That more knowledge is gained by observation than by reading.” Lawrence Fisher and Elsie Tarbell had the Affirmative, while Evalyn Mattson and Walter Stitzel upheld the Negative. The judges gave the decision unanimously to the Negative. Som...

  • Tree Talk: What's the buzz about pollinators

    Gerri Makay|Jun 27, 2022

    The last full week of June is named as "National Pollinator Week." Don't worry if you missed it – there are reasons to celebrate pollinators all year long! Pollinators include bees, insects, birds and other animals that move pollen from one flower to another, thereby fertilizing plants and enabling them to reproduce. With food crops, the ripened ovary of a flower becomes a fruit (or vegetable) which we are able to consume. Foods and beverages produced with the help of pollinators include blueber...

  • Savvy Senior: How to hire an in-home helper for an aging parent

    Jim Miller|Jun 27, 2022

    Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to hire an in-home helper for my 82-year-old mother to assist with household chores like housekeeping, grocery shopping and driving her to the doctor, etc. But mom doesn’t require any personal/physical caregiving, nor does she require any home medical care. Any tips to help us find someone? Searching Sarah Dear Sarah, Getting your mother some help at home to handle some of her day-to-day chores is a smart idea that can make a big difference keeping her i...

  • Post #30 takes nail-biting win, loss at home

    Nathan Price|Jun 27, 2022

    On Thursday, June 16, New Rockford Post #30 took on Nelson County Post #162 in Legion baseball, and delivered their strongest performance yet this season. Thursday's game was a low-scoring affair between New Rockford and Nelson County, as the pitchers on both teams efficiently worked through their opposing teams' lineup. Starting for Post #162 was Cole Hendrickson, whose only difficult inning came in the first, when he and an error from the Owls' defense allowed two Black Sox runners to cross...

  • Babe Ruth Black Sox extend dominant winning streak

    Nathan Price|Jun 27, 2022

    Since dominating Devils Lake 19-3 on June 10, the New Rockford Black Sox have gone on to win their next three games, two of which were won by six or more runs. The Black Sox first traveled to Hillsboro on Wednesday, June 15, where they opened a suffocating lead early on. In the first inning alone they amassed five runs, followed by three in the second and another in the third. Black Sox starting pitcher Alex Weisenburger, meanwhile, kept Hillsboro from scoring a single earned run in his four...

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