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4-H members show at annual Achievement Days

Brand new to Eddy County 4-H this year was the 4-H Sheep Lease Program. This program offers 4-H members who may not otherwise have an opportunity to participate in a livestock enterprise with a way...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    July 19, 2021

COVID-19 case count zeroes out in Eddy

You could say the coronavirus has flatlined. As of Wednesday, July 14, Eddy County had gone 44 days without one single reported case of COVID-19. Since the pandemic began, a total of 470 cases of the...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    July 19, 2021

New Home For the Bulldogs

Students and staff at Oberon Elementary School will come back to school in a new space on Aug. 25. The new 18,000 sq. ft. school under construction on the north end of Oberon will replace the town's...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    July 19, 2021

Ulrich takes floor for Class B in Lions All-Star Game

The North Dakota Lions All-Star Basketball Series, pitting the best graduated senior players from Classes A and B against one another, returned to the floor in 2021, after a year away due to...

 

Meet the Cast: "Life Could be a Dream" Part III

He's the only North Dakotan on the DPRCA stage this summer. Grand Forks native Drew Relling is entering his junior year at North Dakota State University, and he's ready to reprise the role of Duke...

 

2021 Eddy County 4-H Achievement Days

Other 4-H Achievement Day exhibits are listed below: Animal Science: Claire Becker, one dozen white chicken eggs, Reserve Champion; Maria Becker, brown chicken eggs, one dozen, Grand Champion; Beth Be...

 

Talk of the Town: July 19, 2021

Recent visitors at the Candy Jensen home were her brother Rick and Cora Koepplin. Monday Todd Harrison was a brief stopper at the Shirley Packard home. Todd and Karen Koepplin, Martin and Janelle Koepplin, and Don and Vicki Ystaas enjoyed supper at...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: July 19, 2021

Thursday afternoon Janet Laube and YipYip were brief visitors at the Charlotte Koepplin home, bringing some yummy lemon cake. Saturday late afternoon visitors and supper guests at the Charlotte Koepplin home were Aaron and Danielle Koepplin, Hendrix...

 

New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education Agenda

AGENDA New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education Regular Meeting by Zoom Monday, July 19, 2021, 7:00 p.m. I. REGULAR ITEMS  A. Call to order, roll call, establishment of quorum, and approval of agenda.  B. Consent agenda. Attachments.... Full story

 
 By Linda Madson    News    July 19, 2021

Oberon Oracles: July 19, 2021

I have not submitted Oberon news for three weeks, as we were visiting friends and relatives in San Diego and Escondido. We attended our great-granddaughter, Jenna Madson’s graduation open house at her home in Escondido, and celebrated Father's Day...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    July 19, 2021

Sheyenne News: July 19, 2021

Jeff and Denise Labrensz enjoyed the 150th anniversary of Campbell, Minn., this past weekend. Denise attended school there for her 12 years of education. They both enjoyed visiting with family and friends, watching a great parade and touring the...

 
 By Thomas Knapp    Opinion    July 19, 2021

Internet censorship: The real monopoly threat

"If [Donald] Trump and [Bernie] Sanders take the same position on Big Tech censorship," David Catron writes at The American Spectator, "the issue deserves serious attention." He's right, but in...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    July 19, 2021

RVing trend good for civility

It’s an old dream of mine and I just may do it: Buy a travel trailer and live on the American road for weeks at a time. Recreational vehicle living is a growing trend, particularly for younger...

 
 By David Adler    Opinion    July 19, 2021

Congressional term limits: Light from the 22nd Amendment

The debate surrounding proposals for term limits on members of Congress would benefit from a reminder of the reasoning behind the 22nd Amendment, which imposed a two-term limit on the presidency. That amendment, ratified in 1951, is now 70 years...

 

Obituary: Gordon Twedt

Gordon Twedt, 88, of McHenry, N.D. died on July 12, 2021, at Nelson County Health System in McVille, N.D., under the care of hospice. Gordon Knut Twedt was born on September 3, 1932 to Knut and...

 

Obituary: Jerald Wolsky

Jerry Wolsky, 85, of Carrington, N.D., died Thursday, July 8, 2021, at Sanford Health, Fargo, N.D. Funeral service was held Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington, N.D. Burial...

 

Obituary: Jean Bass-Aune

Jean Bass-Aune passed peacefully on June 17, 2021 at the age of 74. She is predeceased by her parents, Richard (Rib) Bass and Marlyss Bass of New Rockford, N.D. Jean is remembered as a beloved and impactful teacher in the Osseo district, where she...

 

Sermonette: July 19, 2021

“Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from Him. Truly He is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; He is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in Him at all times, you...

 

Learning to see through our spiritual eyes

The life of David in the Bible is one of the more popular stories in the Christian faith. Of all the individuals other than Christ, I would guess there have been more messages about him than any other character within the word of God. There is a huge...

 

Archival Anecdotes: The Joys of Furry Friends

Last fall I wrote about dogs and the role they played in the families of early settlers in Eddy County. After recently writing about friendships, I was reminded that canines (and felines) can offer...

 

History of New Rockford: July 19, 2021

On April 1, 1904, Clayton Hall and George Pincott came down from the Sheyenne Valley on business and to visit. C.C. Lyford, new owner of the C.W. Hall farm in the Sheyenne Valley, came down on...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    July 19, 2021

Eddy County Sheriff's Report for June

Nathan Kalisch of New Rockford was stopped on March 7 at the intersection of Second Avenue and Sixth Street in New Rockford. Authorities identified him as an individual with a suspended license. He...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    July 19, 2021

Savvy Senior: Why You Should Create a "My Social Security Account"

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m 58 years old and working on a plan for my retirement. I’ve read that I need to check my Social Security statement every year to validate its accuracy. How do I go about...

 
 By Pam Harrison    Sports    July 19, 2021

Sox clinch #1 seed

Legion Post #30 finished up district play in New Rockford on July 7 with excitement, winning the game against Kidder County in a walk-off 4-3. With the win, NR-S clinched the #1 seed in the District...

 
 By Pam Harrison    Sports    July 19, 2021

Harvey defeats New Rockford-Sheyenne Babe Ruth 7-6

The NR-S Babe Ruth team traveled to Harvey on July 8 and lost on a Harvey walk-off 7-6. Both starting pitchers were on their games in the first three innings. Connor Knatterud started for the Black Sox and pitched three scoreless innings. Jaxon...

 

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