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Articles from the July 10, 2023 edition

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  • Misdirected

    Nathan Price|Jul 10, 2023

    At their regular meeting on Wednesday, July 5, Eddy County commissioners heard from Road Superintendent Todd Weber and Emergency Manager Lisa Thompson about a problem with 9-1-1 signage in the county. Thompson said the issue was discovered when Weber noticed a 9-1-1 sign on 20th Street NE – the road leading to the Golf Course and St. Johns Cemetery – which inaccurately read 30th Avenue. “We started doing some digging trying to figure out how that sign was so far off, and how many others we ha...

  • Louters facing calls to resign

    Nathan Price|Jul 10, 2023

    Despite receiving a letter last month that requests her resignation, New Rockford-Sheyenne Superintendent Jill Louters doesn't appear to be going anywhere. The letter Dr. Louters received was generated by concerned parents and taxpayers and was circulated throughout the district, where it gathered 113 signatures from those who agree with its message. "We no longer feel that you are a good fit for our school," states the letter, which has been obtained by the Transcript. "It is time for new...

  • New Rockford's Citywide Garage Sales Aug. 4-5

    Jul 10, 2023

    The New Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Citywide Garage Sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, August 4-5. Participants may register now at Bakers Dozen or the Transcript office in downtown New Rockford. Cost is $5 per address to secure a spot in the sale. Registrations must be received by Tuesday, July 25 to be included on the maps and newspaper ad. Contact Bakers Dozen at 947-2359 or the Transcript at 947-2417 with any questions. An ad listing the addresses of all participating garage sales will be published in the July 31 e...

  • Ropin' and ridin' at NDRA Rodeo

    Nathan Price|Jul 10, 2023

    Among the many great events to take in this past Fourth of July weekend was the Sheyenne Stampede NDRA Rodeo on July 2. Sanctioned by the North Dakota Rodeo Association, cowboys and cowgirls from throughout the state, and as far away as Montana, South Dakota and Texas, traveled to Sheyenne to compete for thousands of dollars in available prize money. The day featured all the classic rodeo events, including bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding, as well as tie-down roping, steer roping, barrel...

  • Two new faces in 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown'

    Nathan Price|Jul 10, 2023

    DPRCAs latest production, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," is just days away, and two new cast members have come to New Rockford to help bring the beloved comic strip to life on the Old Church Theatre stage. Fort Lauderdale, Florida native Hunter Quinn will play Charlie Brown himself, and JoshuaDerrick Kenebrew, a native of Chicago, will portray Charlie's best friend, Linus. Kenebrew is currently a senior theatre student at Western Illinois University, and he said he enjoys getting to...

  • Pleasant Prairie News: July 10, 2023

    Charlotte Koepplin|Jul 10, 2023

    Grandniece Kalli Koepplin of Arizona, her sister Kerigan Koepplin of Carrington and their grandmother Veronica Davis brought dinner to share at the Charlotte Koepplin home last Tuesday. Veronica brought Charlotte a dozen farm fresh eggs. The gals had a class A visit. Later they visited at the Beth Guthmiller home with Tia Davis and twins. Brief visitor at the Charlotte Koepplin home Saturday afternoon was nephew Todd Koepplin. Saturday, June 17, Jimmy Indergaard enjoyed spending time with family and friends, namely sister Sharon Laxdal, Bryce,...

  • Summer Street Market

    Jul 10, 2023

    Woo-hoo! The annual Summer Street Market is back. On Thursday, June 29, over 20 vendors brought their wares to Centennial Park in downtown New Rockford. Along with the vendors, there were kids' games, bounce houses, a rhubarb baking contest and live music by the DPRCA actors....

  • 701 Rundown: July 10, 2023

    Nathan Price|Jul 10, 2023

    Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Airplane crashes near Westhope airport On Thursday, June 22, a pilot was transported to Minot with serious injuries after he and the plane he was piloting crashed into a field near Westhope, N.D. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the 48-year-old pilot was flying a 1965 Piper Pawnee and had left the New Hope Airport in Westhope at around 12:20 p.m. The crash occurred in a field j...

  • Sox split with Kidder County, Cando

    Nathan Price|Jul 10, 2023

    Black Sox Babe Ruth Baseball has been on a roll of late. After winning two in a row against May-Port and Thompson, the Sox hosted Kidder County at home on Wednesday, June 28. On the mound for New Rockford was Thomas Allmaras, and after Skye Kramlich delivered a 1-hitter in their last game, it was now Allmaras' turn to keep their opponents in check. Allmaras pitched all seven innings for his team, and would only give up 5 hits and allow just two earned runs. Of course, that made things easier...

  • Talk of the Town: July 10, 2023

    Charlotte Koepplin|Jul 10, 2023

    New Rockford and area folks extend sympathy to the family of Ardyce Snyder. Thursday, Shirley Packard's daughter Cindy Toben of Shoreview, Minn. arrived with her granddaughter Kinley from Tyler, Minn. for an early Fourth of July visit. Friday, the gals enjoyed a drive to Devils Lake for a fun day of shopping and activities. On the way to Devils Lake, they stopped at White Horse Hill (formerly Sully's Hill), where they saw buffalo and prairie dogs. Saturday, Cindy and Kinley enjoyed swimming at the New Rockford pool and in the evening, Shirley...

  • Supreme Court decision finally erases legalized discrimination

    Christine Flowers|Jul 10, 2023

    Every year, during the last few days of June, I sit at my computer and wait impatiently for the most important Supreme Court decisions to be announced. Last year, the picnic brought the Dobbs decision, which ended legalized abortion, so it seemed like anything else would be a let-down. Boy was I wrong. Last week, the Supreme Court announced that giving someone an advantage because of their race was illegal, unconstitutional and dead wrong. If you thought that this was already the law of the...

  • "Court rejects radical legislative theory, defends democracy"

    David Adler|Jul 10, 2023

    It is difficult to overestimate the importance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s repudiation of the “independent state legislature” theory in Harper v. Moore. The widely-admired conservative judge, J. Michael Luttig, called it “the most important case, since the founding, for American democracy.” Indeed, nothing less than the preservation of judicial review, checks and balances and the vital role of courts in defending the constitutional order were at stake in this case. In fine, the North Carolina legislature boldly asserted that its authority...

  • Letter to the Editor: Older North Dakotans deserve better customer service from the Social Security Administration

    Nancy Guy|Jul 10, 2023

    Most of us have experienced long hold times or dropped calls when trying to get through to a customer service agent. You may have even received incorrect information the first time you called and had to start the process all over again. Unfortunately, this is what many people who are trying to reach the Social Security Administration (SSA) experience. Thousands of older North Dakotans, people with disabilities and their families rely on Social Security. And they should also be able to rely on quality customer service to get their questions...

  • Obituary: Shirley Thueson

    Jul 10, 2023

    Shirley Thueson Sheyenne, N.D. Shirley Ann Thueson, age 91, died Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at CHI St. Alexius in Carrington, N.D. Shirley's visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Sheyenne N.D. with her burial following at the Riverside Cemetery, Sheyenne, N.D. Pastor Jeff Halvorson will officiate the service with special music to be played by pianist Eunice Throlson. Congregational hymns "The Old Rugged...

  • Sermonette: Home

    Pastor Joe Greiner|Jul 10, 2023

    I recently returned from a long and emotional trip. I enjoyed myself, that is for sure, but as many of you will agree, weddings are exhausting. Family is fun, but can be exhausting. Sleeping in different places is fun, but again, exhausting. I’ve never been what people might call a “homebody,” but certainly there’s a point on every vacation when I can hear the bed at home calling me. This is nothing compared to the soldier I ran into the other day who spent a month training thousands of miles away. Or the soldiers deployed overseas for months a...

  • Living on Purpose: Having courage to stand for what we believe

    Billy Holland|Jul 10, 2023

    Every summer we look forward to the Fourth of July because it’s filled with fun things to do, like barbecuing, picnics, games, family gatherings, boating, camping and fireworks. Also, for many, it’s usually a paid vacation day which is always nice. However, along with the excitement and activities, let us also remember and be grateful for those who have served our country so that we can enjoy our freedom. Independence Day is all about the courage of many Americans who fought against Great Bri...

  • Celebrating Freedom

    Jul 10, 2023

    For more photos from the Independence Day celebration, see our full-color center spread on pages A6-7. More photos will be available for purchase on

  • Savvy Senior: Tips and tools for coping with vision loss

    Jim Miller|Jul 10, 2023

    Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good resources for seniors with vision loss? My husband was recently diagnosed with macular degeneration, which has deteriorated his central vision, and he’s become very discouraged. Worried Wife Dear Worried, I’m very sorry to hear about your husband’s eye condition. Unfortunately, there are about 20 million Americans living with macular degeneration today. Over time, this progressive disease can rob people of their central vision, making every...

  • History of New Rockford: July 10, 2023

    K.C. Gardner Jr.|Jul 10, 2023

    On the afternoon of Feb. 2, 1906, Larrabee farmer David W. Huntley and Frances Turner of Fargo were married by Judge C.W. Hall in his chambers; the couple would live on his farm. That evening, the Phillips Academy Musical and Literary Society presented the following program: Music, the Society; Quotations by the members; Essay, Minnie O’Neill; Vocal Solo, Charles Griffith; Reading, Lawrence Prader; Debate, “Resolved: That the newspaper has done more for civilization than the locomotive” Affirmat...

  • Dakota Recreation Report: July 10, 2023

    Patricia Stockdill|Jul 10, 2023

    Outdoor notes: *N.D. Dept. of Environmental Quality blue-green algae reports: Low toxin levels – Black Tiger Bay (Devils Lake), Benson Co.; Clausen Springs, Barnes Co.; Crystal Springs, Kidder and Stutsman counties; East Stump Lake, Nelson Co.; Heckers Lake, Sheridan Co.; Horsehead Lake, Kidder Co.; Lake Josephine, Kidder Co.; Moon Lake, Barnes Co.; Pipestem Reservoir. Advisory – Alkali Lake, Stutsman Co.; Harvey Dam, Wells Co. Go to the agency website, ( for more information and saf...

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