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Citywide Garage Sales in New Rockford and Sheyenne on Aug. 7

Sort through those closets and turn that stash into cash! This year, the sister cities of Eddy County are teaming up to bring you the Sister Cities Garage Sales, and residents of both communities are welcome to register their sales now. Mark your...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    July 5, 2021

Firefighters, farmers fight Sunday bale blaze

Thick, white smoke and the stench of scorched hay filled the air on Sunday, June 27. Shortly before 3 p.m., firefighters were called to a field near the intersection of 67th Avenue Northeast and 20th...

 

4-H Achievement Days, Vendor Show at fairgrounds

This Thursday and Friday, Eddy County 4-Hers will take over the fairgrounds for their annual Achievement Days. The event, in which 4-Hers showcase a wide range of livestock, small animals and static... Full story

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    July 5, 2021

DPRCA reprises doo-wop hit "Life Could be a Dream"

Sh-Boom! Prepare to be entertained! You might come into the theatre remembering the plot and some of the music, but you'll leave in song after watching this fresh new cast take on a fun classic! DPRCA...

 

It's Tolna Time! Enjoy Tolna Days this weekend

Tolna Days is here again! Friday the EMTs will serve supper at 5 p.m., with baseball and human foosball to follow. Saturday plan for a 2-mile run at 9 a.m., then a Walleye Hunt at 10 a.m. There will...

 

Meet the Cast: Life Could Be a Dream

Over the next couple of weeks, we'll introduce you to the five new faces who are not only on stage at the Old Church Theatre doing five shows a week, they're also soaking up all New Rockford has to of...

 

Burgum: Coal Creek Station's sale to Rainbow Energy Center is key to ND's energy future

Wednesday, Gov. Doug Burgum and Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford applauded the sale of Coal Creek Station to Rainbow Energy Center LLC as a landmark moment for the future of energy production in North Dakota. The sale is the culmination of more than a year of...

 

First Community Credit Union hires Kouba

First Community Credit Union (FCCU) recently hired Justene Kouba. She will be located at the Jamestown Administration Branch at 310 10th Street NE. Kouba, originally from New Rockford, N.D., will be...

 

Pleasant Prairie: July 5, 2021

Tuesday afternoon visitors to the Charlotte Koepplin home were Janet Laube and YipYip. Wednesday, Jimmy Indergaard was a visitor and supper guest of Uncle Mervin Indergaard and Cousin Vicki Magill. And Thursday, he was a supper guest of Andy and...

 

Ostby Hall improvements wrapped up in time for July 4th celebration

Sheyenne's main street was teaming with volunteers on Monday, June 21. Armed with weed eaters, paint brushes, power tools and brooms, local residents were busy making preparations for the hundreds of...

 

Talk of the Town: July 5, 2021

New Rockford and area folks extend sympathy to the families of Lynette Clelland and Ava Scurry. Friday, Ken and Marvis Holte and Amanda Bickett drove to Jamestown, where they met Fayette Nelson.All attended a celebration of life for Fayette’s...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    July 5, 2021

Sheyenne News: July 5, 2021

Last Thursday, Patti Clifton and Jan Loe drove to Jamestown where Patti kept appointments at the Jamestown Regional Medical Center. Later, they did some shopping and also had lunch. On Monday, they were back in Jamestown where Patti kept another...

 

CMC Auxiliary looking for four-person golf teams

Carrington Health Center Auxiliary and CHI Health at Home/Hospice is planning a golf scramble for Friday, July 9 at the Crossroads Golf Club in Carrington. The format will be a four-person scramble, with registration at 11:00 a.m., and tee-off at 12...

 

NDSU Extension to hold Field Day on July 20

North Dakota State University’s Research Extension Centers and the Agronomy Seed Farm once again will hold in-person field days this year. Field days give producers and others an opportunity to learn about the latest research, techniques and...

 

MDU makes donation to Sheyenne Fire Hall

Montana-Dakota Utilities recently donated $5,000 to the Sheyenne Fire Department for renovations to the Sheyenne Fire Hall. Pictured above is Montana-Dakota Utilities representative Mark Seiler with...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    July 5, 2021

Civic lessons for the Fourth of July

You can become an American citizen by being born in the U.S., or you can become one by getting “naturalized.” Becoming naturalized is a heck of a lot harder. It not only means having to meet all...

 

Letter to the Editor: July 5, 2021

Summer weather has started here in North Dakota, and so has the 2021 legislative districting process. It will soon be a hot topic. As you know, there has been a lot of interest in fair elections these days, and North Dakota Voters First aims to keep...

 
 By David Adler    Opinion    July 5, 2021

Ratifying the Constitution: Democracy in action

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the proposed Constitution. This was an act for the ages, because it not only marked the technical implementation of the new law of the...

 

Obituary: Lynette Clelland

Lynette Renae (Nygaard) Clelland, 65, of New Rockford, N.D. passed away peacefully on June 22, 2021, with family by her side at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Funeral service was held...

 

Obituary: David Timm

David Timm, 82, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at his home in Carrington, N.D. Funeral service was held Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington. Burial was...

 

Tree Talk: July 5, 2021

This week’s featured tree is birch. Beloved for its graceful branching and distinctive naturally peeling bark, there are a number of large specimens scattered throughout the city of New Rockford. Birch trees display lustrous green leaves in summer...

 
 By Billy Holland    Religion    July 5, 2021

How much does God love you?

As our spiritual values become more centered on God, it’s normal to start looking forward to our eternal existence. For those who are in Christ, how exciting it is to know that our heavenly Father and His Son Jesus, our loved ones, our new name,...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    Features    July 5, 2021

Archival Anecdotes: Friendships thrived among Eddy County's early settlers

It is all too easy to look back in history and create images of superhumans who were far stronger and wiser than people of today. We often talk of the hardships they endured; bitter cold, disease and...

 

History of New Rockford: July 5, 2021

On March 18, 1904, H.B. Johnson returned from a visit to his old home in Wisconsin. That evening, a meeting was held for young men interested in organizing an athletic club. The meeting had been...

 

Prairie Fare: Canning lids coming soon to a store near you (we hope)

“They’re in at the grocery store,” my friend texted. I texted my husband. “They’re in,” I noted. “Pick up the limit. I probably need six boxes this year.” Later, I mentioned on a Zoom call that I had found canning lids. “Where did...

 

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