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Articles from the August 3, 2020 edition

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 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 3, 2020

Allmaras gets suspended sentence in felony drug, theft case

On August 29, 2019 a complaint was filed charging Louis James Allmaras of New Rockford with five criminal counts in Eddy County: Class A Felony unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance (500 g...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    News    August 3, 2020

Despite rise in cases, North Dakota remains "low risk" for COVID-19

COVID-19 sure has been busy over the past week. As last reported in the Transcript, active cases of COVID-19 in North Dakota totaled 921 on Thursday, July 23. By the following Tuesday, the number of a...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 3, 2020

Innovative stem cell treatment may get Alcala back on his feet

One year after a diving accident injured his spine and left him wheelchair-bound, New Rockford resident Neto Alcala has a chance to walk again. Alcala, diagnosed with incomplete quadriplegia after he...

 

Songs on Central concludes Sunday

Dakota Prairie Regional Center for the Arts (DPRCA) concludes its summer concert series, "Songs on Central," with a greatest hits showcase this Sunday, Aug. 9 at 4 p.m. The grand finale event will...

 

Eddy County Sheriff's Report for July

Gunner Syverson of Minot is facing fleeing charges in several jurisdictions after he was clocked going 153 mph on a motorcycle on U.S. Highway 281 in Eddy County July 3. He refused to stop and the pursuit was terminated near the intersection of...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    News    August 3, 2020

Local snake lovers share their appreciation with the public

On Saturday, July 25, local snake enthusiasts came together to show the world that there is nothing to fear. An estimated 150 people turned out for the event, which was held in two sessions: one each...

 

Healthy Oilseeds of Carrington among APUC grant recipients

Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awards for seven projects. The requests totaling $358,755.50 were approved at the APUC quarterly meeting July 21-22 in Medora. APUC...

 

Pierson recognized for 50 years of service

On July 20, 2020, Garnet F. Pierson completed 50 years of service with the Farm Service Agency. She began working part-time for the Farmers Home Administration in New Rockford in 1970. In July of...

 

Lorie Line hosts show at Maddock Opera House

Pianist Lorie Line brings the “best of the best” to Maddock on Friday, August 21. Straight out of her living room, Lorie will be bringing her concert grand piano which will take center stage as she shares stories and music from her outstanding...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: August 3, 2020

Saturday Aaron and Danielle Koepplin, Kerrigan, Carter, Chevelle and cousin and best friend Amanda enjoyed a visit over a dinner of bread dough dumplings at the Charlotte Koepplin home. All enjoyed going through old family picture albums. Jimmy...

 

Talk of the Town: August 3, 2020

Wednesday Candy Jensen and her brother Terry Koepplin drove to Fargo where Candy had a medical appointment. They met their niece Teresa and Harold Sather there and had a chance at a little visit. They were both happy to be back to New Rockford later...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    August 3, 2020

Oberon Oracles: August 3, 2020

Thursday, Lester Roberts joined relatives, brother Roger, sisters Jean Olson and Delores Stack, cousin, Arnold Johnson of Coco, Fla., and niece, Sharon and her husband, Jerry at Lake Country Manor in Devils Lake. They had a special area where they...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    August 3, 2020

Sheyenne News: August 3, 2020

Sheyenne's Farmers Market will have its opening day on Saturday morning, August 1, at the corner of Main Street and Richter Avenue. Always lots of good produce from area vendors! Patti Clifton and Jan Loe were in Maddock recently, where Patti did...

 
 By LLoyd Omdahl    Opinion    August 3, 2020

Legislature trying to block amendment measures

Once again the North Dakota Legislature is trying to obstruct constitutional amendments proposed by petition of the people. At the present time, constitutional amendments initiated by citizens go stra...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    August 3, 2020

Laughter really is the best medicine

I missed it again. So did the rest of America. July 1’s unofficial International Joke Day came and went without fanfare. That’s regrettable, because we could all use a good belly laugh right now -...

 
 By Danny Tyree    Opinion    August 3, 2020

Must we live with one foot in the grave?

“Shower the people you love with love/ Show them the way that you feel.” - James Taylor With all due respect to the five-time Grammy Award winner, I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain and I’ve...

 

Letter to the Editor: Prison reform in the age of COVID-19

Over 60,000 prisoners in the U.S. have been infected by COVID-19. And the number of infections is rising at an alarming rate. This gratuitous suffering and death – helpless people trapped in large numbers as the virus engulfs their close quarters...

 

Obituary: Alma Richter

Alma Richter, 97, of Carrington, N.D., formerly of Sykeston, N.D., passed away on July 27, 2020, at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, N.D. Alma Spitzer was born September 15,...

 

Obituary: Douglas Schmid

Douglas Schmid of Carrington, N.D., 81, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Vergas, Minn. Services were held Monday, July 27, 2020 at Bethel Assembly of God, Carrington, N.D., with interment...

 

Living on Purpose: Prayers and appreciation for first responders

Someone mentioned the other day about how after pouring out some heated frustrations on one of their Facebook sessions, they had a headache and was terribly depressed. For those who read this column regularly, you know I do not talk a lot about...

 

Sermonette: August 3, 2020

Do not fear. Fear not. Do not be afraid. All these commands are found in the bible. The angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and announced that she was to become the mother of our Savior. He tells her to not be afraid. It is certainly understandable that...

 

History of New Rockford: August 3, 2020

On June 3, 1903, Bank of Sheyenne cashier S.G. Severtson was in town on business. Peter Nelson of the Sheyenne Valley attended court. F.B. Ewald [Ewals?], Jr., was in from his farm “down south...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 3, 2020

Savvy Senior: Financial help for retirees affected by COVID-19

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any financial assistance programs you can refer me to? The coronavirus pandemic has cost me my part-time retirement job and has shrunk my measly IRA account. Needy...

 

Archival Anecdotes: The Peoples Store

Please forgive the quality of the photo. It is a relic. It resides at the Eddy County Museum and is marked with a date of 1884. The description it was given upon donation to the Eddy County Museum...

 

Keeping meetings open is 'paramount'

When the COVID-19 pandemic started to pose difficulties for local and state officials, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem knew it was important for meetings to remain accessible even if they could not be held in the same way. "A pandemic is not an excu...

 

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