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 By Amy Wobbema    News    July 26, 2021

BumbleBee Babysitting

When a young girl is officially old enough to babysit, she typically just lets her friends and family know she's available, and they start calling when they need a sitter. A group of New Rockford...

 
 By Jennifer Ruppell    News    July 26, 2021

Girls fastpitch softball on radar at NR-S

On Monday, July 19, the New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board of Education met via Zoom. As July is typically the reorganization meeting for the school board, election of officers was held. Mary Kay Price, who has represented the former New Rockford...

 

Dakota Spark youth perform "The Box"

"Just give me the box!" Milo Warren, Levi Greiner, Josslyn Hager, Tate Larson and Teigen Alderman perform in "The Box," a sweet little play about using your imagination. The students held rehearsals...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    July 26, 2021

Boasting about Brost: Chamber honors New Rockford's park maintenance foreman

One minute he's lying on his stomach, soaking wet, replacing a leaking sprinkler head at Legion Park. The next he's grabbing a chainsaw from the maintenance shed at Archie and Jessie Campbell Park,...

 

Battle of the Bags downtown Sunday

Head to Hanson’s Bar on Sunday, Aug. 1 for a fun day of cornhole, free will offering meal, music by Schroeder Entertainment, silent auction and garden art sale. Register by 12:30 p.m. on Monday, July 26 for the cornhole tournament by texting...

 

Alcala, Berglund pinned as practical nurses

 Lake Region State College held its practical nurse pinning ceremony on Friday, July 16. Lake Region State College offers its nursing program in Devils Lake, Mayville, and Grand Forks. These two...

 

New sign directs visitors to local cemetery

A new sign directing visitors to the New Rockford Cemetery was placed near the corner of U.S. Highway 281 and 20th Street Northeast, north of New Rockford. The sign was designed by Kutting Edge...

 

McKnight awarded two VCSU scholarships

The Financial Aid Office at Valley City State University, Valley City, North Dakota is pleased to announce that the following student has been awarded scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic school...

 

Legislative Report: July 26, 2021

This report provides a summary of the Council of State Governments Midwest Legislative Conference that I attended in Rapid City, S.D. on July 10-14. This Midwest Conference provides learning opportunities for state legislators from 11 states, and...

 

Talk of the Town: July 26, 2021

Thursday afternoon visitors at the Eloise Lucht home were Alan and Marge Stolz, and their son Mike, who was visiting them from his home in Wyoming. The Stolz are from Bismarck and also visited others in the area. Janet Laube enjoyed a couple phone...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    July 26, 2021

Sheyenne News: July 26, 2021

Bonnie Deegan and Jan Loe enjoyed "Life Is But A Dream," a DPRCA play at the Old Church Theatre in New Rockford on Friday evening. Sunday afternoon, Jan Loe was in Lakota to visit with Marilyn Stenberg and Jason Stenberg, who was also there visiting...

 

Pleasant Prairie: July 26, 2021

Jimmy Indergaard enjoyed fireworks on July 3 with family at the Dennis and Fran Walen farm, then visiting and supper at the Mervin Indergaard home on July 4. House guest on July 3 at the Jimmy Indergaard home was his sister Sharon Laxdal of...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    July 26, 2021

Oberon Oracles: July 26, 2021

Wednesday, Lester Roberts was a guest of Stan and Marilyn Kruger at their home in rural Sheyenne. He enjoyed supper and visiting at their depot, which was once located in Sheyenne. Lester and Lezlee Thorson traveled to Grand Forks on Thursday. They...

 

N.D. Safety Council to host self-protection class for young people

The North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) will host an empowering self-protection class that teaches practical self-defense methods and personal safety insights to young adults. This four-hour course is taught by a former highway patrol trooper with...

 

Managing water through Garrison Diversion water tour on July 27

The North Dakota Water Education Foundation’s tour Managing Water Through Garrison Diversion is Tuesday, July 27. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. at Riverdale High Lodge. Registration prior to the tour is required. The Garrison Diversion Unit has...

 

Should Congress expand the Durbin Amendment and cap credit card transaction fees?

Transcript publisher Amy Wobbema has been following a recent proposal in Congress that would expand the Durbin Amendment, which set a cap on the "swipe fees" retailers pay when a debit card is used...

 
 By John Dyste    Opinion    July 26, 2021

YES: Grocers need competition on credit card fees

Ask any grocer, and you will learn competition is at the heart of our business. Consumers cross the street every day to find a lower price, wider selection, or better customer service. Americans will drive an extra mile to save on a gallon of milk...

 
 By Phil Kerpen    Opinion    July 26, 2021

NO: Credit card rewards would be in political peril

The same politicians who mostly killed free checking and debit card rewards programs through government price controls are setting their sights on credit cards – and that means miles, cash back, and other rewards are now in jeopardy. That’s a pot...

 
 By Macey Wobbema    Opinion    July 26, 2021

Guest Review: DPRCA's "Life Could Be a Dream" is a delight

On Friday, June 16, I had the pleasure of attending DPRCA’s production of “Life Could Be a Dream” with my mom. This is the third time DPRCA has put on this hilarious, light-hearted play, but it... Full story

 
 By Carol Sawicki    Opinion    July 26, 2021

Letter to the Editor: Split House districts should be part of the districting debate

I’m writing to urge the 2021 North Dakota legislative districting committee to study the possibility of splitting each Senate district into two parts for seats to the state House of Representatives. This is important, because rural areas will...

 

Obituary: Cameron Pierson

Cameron Kent Pierson, 65, New Rockford, N.D., passed away July 18, 2021, in his sister's home in Fargo after a two-year battle with cancer. Cameron Kent Pierson was born July 25, 1955 in New Rockford...

 

Sermonette: Sabbath

Now that we’ve dug into what rest is, why we should rest, and how we start to do that—I want to look at the Sabbath. You may have a lot of ideas associated with the word Sabbath, but we are going to look at what the Bible says about the Sabbath,...

 

At his voice, the stomp's became a whisper

I spend a lot of time writing, and I try to present a balance of optimism and reality. This is becoming more difficult as we are constantly bombarded with so many things we do not understand. Even more disturbing is to consider how much negativity...

 

Archival Anecdotes: A Brief History of Cocoa

The artifact featured this week is a metal cocoa tin dating back to the 1920s. Monarch cocoa was one of the many products produced and marketed by Reid, Murdoch & Co of Chicago, Ill., established...

 

History of New Rockford: July 26, 2021

On April 7, 1904, Van Dorn Gilchrist returned from a long visit to Wisconsin and Minnesota; his wife was confined to a Milwaukee hospital with an illness that had lasted most of the winter. George...

 

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