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Lifesavers in the Park Tuesday

It’s that time of year again - when folks in New Rockford and the surrounding area gather at New Rockford’s Centennial Park to meet their local heroes, at the annual Lifesavers in the Park. “Lifesavers in the Park is our way of giving back to...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    August 8, 2022

Dauenhauers acquire storage business

Jacob and Amanda Dauenhauer, owners of Dauenhauer Diesel Repair, have begun a new chapter in their careers. On Friday, July 29, they purchased Westside Storage from previous owners Marlin and Val...

 

Live music, zucchini bake-off highlight Thursday's Summer Street Market

Enjoy it while it lasts! This Thursday, Aug. 11 is the last-of-the-season Summer Street Market in downtown New Rockford, from 4-8 p.m. Yes, there will be more than a dozen vendors in the park selling their wares. And, of course, there will be lots...

 

Community Garden relocated to Centennial Park

Volunteers relocated the city's landmark rock across the street from the Community Garden into Centennial Park Wednesday....

 
 By Nathan Price    News    August 8, 2022

County taxes expected to increase slightly in 2023

On Tuesday, Aug. 2, budgets and mills were the major topic of discussion at the Eddy County Commission’s regular monthly meeting. Eddy County Auditor, Patty Williams, began by handing out a...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 8, 2022

Benefit for Whitmer Thursday

The Sheyenne community will gather once again this summer to support one of its own fighting cancer. On Thursday, Aug. 11, volunteers will host a benefit spaghetti supper and silent auction for...

 

Rep. Armstrong visits New Rockford

Congressman Kelly Armstrong, who's running for reelection as North Dakota's lone United States Representative against Democratic-NPL nominee Mark Haugen, visited New Rockford on Wednesday, August 3,...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 8, 2022

City approves request for more street improvements in Watson Addition

City officials approved the first change order on the street project, which involves installation of curb and gutter, as well as additional improvements to the gravel road in Watson Addition. The cost...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    August 8, 2022

Oberon officials planning new city election

On Monday, August 1, the Oberon City Council discussed plans to hold a new election following allegations they mishandled the city’s municipal election on June 14. Those allegations led to a contest...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    August 8, 2022

701 Rundown: August 8, 2022

Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. N.D. 2023 teacher of the year finalists State School Superintendent Kristen Baesler on...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    August 8, 2022

Sheyenne News: August 8, 2022

Steph Loe, Bonnie Deegan and Jan Loe enjoyed viewing "Where the Crawdads Sing" at Rockford Theatre in New Rockford recently. Patti Clifton and Jan Loe were in New Rockford last Wednesday afternoon where they did a few errands and had coffee at...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    August 8, 2022

Oberon Oracles: August 8, 2022

Logan, Bobbi and Emersyn Olson spent Wednesday through Sunday at the John and Donna Grann residence. Bill Kennedy from Ankeny, Iowa was a Thursday morning visitor for coffee at the Grann home. John and Donna spent Friday and Saturday at the N.D....

 

Pleasant Prairie: August 8, 2022

Saturday, Margie Anderson and Alvie Jones were among those to attend the funeral service for Kathy Westby Swenson at the First Lutheran Church in Sheyenne. Friday, visitors with a purpose at the Charlotte Koepplin home were Pastor Richard Biberdorf,...

 

Talk of the Town: August 8, 2022

Janet Laube and YipYip were brief visitors at the Charlotte Koepplin home Sunday afternoon. During the week, Janet enjoyed phone calls with grandson, Travis, and Lois Ockert, both of Fargo, and niece, Shelly Nelson, of Oklahoma. Calvin Packard took...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    August 8, 2022

The keys to living well

Comedian Carl Reiner was good at living well - and he lived well until the age of 98. I recently watched his 2017 HBO documentary, "If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast." It introduces viewers to...

 
 By David Adler    Opinion    August 8, 2022

"Like a loaded weapon": The Korematsu ruling as a threat

The Supreme Court’s decision in Korematsu v. United States (1944), upholding the forced evacuation of American citizens of Japanese descent from their homes for no reason other than their ancestry was, as scholars have characterized it, a national...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    Opinion    August 8, 2022

A vision for the future of Main Street

Today I’m noshing on a summer salad and sipping raspberry tea from inside the Garden Gate, Carrington’s downtown gathering place. The exposed brick walls, tin ceilings and beautiful barnwood...

 

Obituary: Kathryn Swenson

Kathryn Swenson Langley, Wash. Kathryn Jean (Kathy) Swenson, 70 years of age and formerly of Sheyenne, N.D., passed over in her sleep on June 11, 2022, at her home in Langley, Washington. Kathy was bo...

 

Obituary: Magdalene Waldo

Magdalene Waldo Warwick, N.D. Magdalene "Lynn" M. Waldo, 63 of Warwick, N.D. passed away on Monday, July 25, 2022, at the Billings Clinic Hospital in Billings, Mont. with loving family at her side....

 

Death Notice: David Eversvik

David Eversvik Warwick, N.D. David Neal Eversvik passed away on July 28, 2022, after a courageous five-year battle with cancer at his home rural Warwick, N.D. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils...

 

Sermonette: August 8, 2022

August is here. Where did the summer go? It seems like we just celebrated the fourth with picnics and parades and related festivities. Family and school reunions have come and gone with only memories remaining. August is one of the several...

 
 By Gerri Makay    Features    August 8, 2022

Tree Talk: Return of the Elms

American elm is North Dakota's state tree. Elms were a natural choice for planting in communities and windbreaks because it is one of our tough native species. It is these tree canopies that, with their beautiful vase-shape, form leafy "tunnels" alon...

 

History of New Rockford: August 8, 2022

On April 1, 1905, the Streeter & Cooling Company began doing business as a corporation with G.W. Streeter, O.G. Cooling, and W.M. Chamberlain as incorporators. The main office was in New Rockford for...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 8, 2022

Savvy Senior: How to choose a 55-plus active adult community

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you recommend for choosing a good active adult housing community? My husband and I, who recently retired, are planning to relocate to an area closer to our grandkids...

 
 By Nathan Price    Sports    August 8, 2022

Standout Sox celebrate 20 years

Two decades ago, the Sheyenne-New Rockford Black Sox made it to the State Class B Babe Ruth championship game as one of the strongest teams in North Dakota. Coached by Glen Nystrom and Chris...

 

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