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Articles from the August 9, 2021 edition

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 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 9, 2021

County issues drought emergency declaration

As expected, the Eddy County Commission issued a Drought Emergency Declaration Tuesday. The declaration comes as conditions worsen across the area. Eddy County Emergency Manager Lisa Thompson drafted...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 9, 2021

Schumacher appointed New Rockford city auditor

Becki Schumacher has been appointed New Rockford city auditor. Commissioners officially voted to accept her appointment at their Aug. 2 regular meeting. She succeeds George Ritzke, who has served in...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 9, 2021

Hanson's Bar hosts Battle of the Bags

Hanson's Bar hosted a Sunday fun day, and after the last bag dropped, one team emerged victorious from a field of 23. Dubbed Battle of the Bags, this cornhole tournament had players spread across a do...

 

First pipe laid for drought project that will protect water supply for 50% of North Dakotans

Tuesday, construction crews placed the very first length of pipe that will deliver emergency and supplemental water from the Missouri River in central North Dakota to the Red River Valley in the...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 9, 2021

Motorist runs car into Do it Best Hardware

Todd and Renae Duchscherer will have to complete some unexpected repairs to their Do it Best Hardware storefront. On Thursday, July 29, at approximately 11:27 a.m. Deputy Jacob Roberts responded to a...

 

Lions make contribution to Wonder Lanes

On July 3, the New Rockford Lions Club held a brisket dinner at Centennial Park, raising $3,000 towards the bowling alley restoration project. With the addition of $10,000 from the Lions Club trust...

 

AARP SCAM ALERT: Lottery and Sweepstakes Scams

Do you want to win a million dollars or go on a luxury vacation? The idea of winning a big prize can be mighty alluring, and con artists are ready to exploit your eagerness to score that big check or dream trip. Sweepstakes and lottery scams are...

 

After a year of turmoil, Gamblers Choice helping address addiction in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. -- According to a 2017 study from the North Dakota Department of Human Services, 4% of North Dakotans, or approximately 19,000 people, are gambling beyond social or recreational levels. Nationally, the gambling disorder rate typically...

 

Carrington row crop tour set for Aug. 25

Farmers, crop advisers and agricultural industry representatives will have an opportunity to view field research trials and receive production recommendations on corn, soybeans and dry edible beans during a row crop tour on Wednesday, Aug. 25, at...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: Aug. 9, 2021

Jimmy Indergaard was a Wednesday visitor and supper guest at the Andy and Ruth Braaten home, and Thursday was a supper guest of uncle Mervin Indergaard and Vicki. Friday special visitors to the Charlotte Koepplin home, bringing goodies and treats,...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    August 9, 2021

Oberon Oracles: Aug. 9, 2021

Joe Schmid of Fargo spent the weekend with his parents, Howard and Helen. The family attended the burial service for Mimi Tweten at the Oberon cemetery on Saturday. Sharon Mudgett and family celebrated her daughter, Penny Friesen’s birthday on...

 

NDSU Extension gains beef cattle specialist

Zachary Carlson has joined North Dakota State University Extension as the beef cattle specialist. He will devote 70% of his time to Extension and 30% to research. His Extension responsibilities...

 

NDSU Extension offers food preservation workshops

NDSU Extension in Eddy and Foster counties will be offering separate youth and adult canning workshops on August 17 at the Carrington High School FACS Room. Pre-registration is required with a $20 class fee payable to Foster County Extension/ P.O....

 

Talk of the Town: Aug. 9, 2021

Janet Laube and YipYip visited great-granddaughter Kaylie Kimble on Monday at the Donna Sharbono home in Carrington. Kaylie is visiting from Wyoming. Kaylie spent a couple of days with Janet and YipYip. Tuesday, Calvin Packard helped mom Shirley...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    August 9, 2021

Sheyenne News: Aug. 9, 2021

Tuesday, July 27, Jeff and Denise Labrensz attended the North Dakota State Fair in Minot. They enjoyed looking at some of the exhibits and eating some fair food, followed by a short visit to Menards before heading home. They stopped in Rugby for...

 

Offense and controversy are necessary in a free society

The other day, someone reminded me that I had a public Facebook page entitled "Christine Flowers, Columnist and Radio Host." I rarely post there, which is why I'd almost forgotten about it. My old...

 
 By David Adler    Opinion    August 9, 2021

"Abuse and Circumvention of the Advice and Consent Clause"

The framers of the Constitution inserted the Advice and Consent Clause to insure joint decision making between the president and the Senate in the exercise of the treaty making and appointment powers. What happens when the aims, purposes and spirit...

 

Letter to the Editor: Aug. 9, 2021

Dear Editor: With the acceleration of online shopping, and widespread use of contactless cards and mobile payments in stores during the coronavirus pandemic, almost every retail purchase made today is paid for with a credit card or debit card....

 

Obituary: Sandra Olund

Sandra 'Sandi' June (Kjos) Olund, 69, of Fargo passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Sandi was born on June 21, 1952 to Thomas Kjos and Lois Mougin in New Rockford, N.D. She was...

 

Obituary: Charlotte Skiftun

Charlotte A. Skiftun, 80, Fessenden, N.D., passed away Sunday, August 1, 2021 at CHI-St. Alexius Health, Carrington, N.D. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 5 at First Lutheran Church,...

 

Obituary: Phyllis Topp

Phyllis B. Topp, 92, of rural New Rockford, N.D., died Friday, July 30, 2021, at Essentia Health in Fargo, N.D. Funeral was held on Tuesday, August 3 at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington. Burial was...

 

Sermonette: Aug. 9, 2021

In the name of our Father, greetings to one and all. “Hot enough for you”? How many times have we said or heard that this year? Quite a few I imagine. Perhaps for many of us, and I include myself, who are too young to remember the 1930's, this...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Household items that you may or may not recognize

Did you ever rummage through your grandmother's kitchen storage cabinets? Did you find yourself equally delighted and perplexed by the variety of tools and implements? A whole range of specialized...

 

History of New Rockford: Aug. 9, 2021

According to the April 22, 1904 “Transcript,” because of the amount of water running in the James River, there were fears that the dam built the previous fall, east of the island, might be washed...

 
 By Gerri Makay    Features    August 9, 2021

Tree Talk: Oaks

"Mighty oaks from little acorns grow..." This 14th century English proverb inspires us never to give up, and to remember that great things do indeed come from small beginnings. While there are many...

 

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