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 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 10, 2020

Airport Authority gets nod from city to build $302,000 hangar

The New Rockford Airport Authority presented a plan Monday to rebuild the airport hangar destroyed in the July 8, 2018 storm. Airport Authority member Larry Danduran brought the proposal before city...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 10, 2020

County Commission lowers 2020 tax rate

Taxpayers will notice a drop in their county property taxes next year. The Eddy County Commission approved its 2021 preliminary budget Tuesday, reducing its expected mill levy from 99.55 mills in...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    News    August 10, 2020

Lily's Hope Ministry to host dedication ceremony

In the fall of 2019, three families came together with a vision for Lily’s Hope Ministry, to create a space for families to memorialize the precious lives lost in utero, at birth or shortly after....

 

Eddy County COVID-19 update

As of August 6, Eddy County had four active COVID-19 cases. The Eddy County Commission strongly encourages anyone who enters the Eddy County Courthouse to wear a mask, effective August 6, 2020. The 2020-2021 school year is about to start. The North...

 

July 27 blood drive draws 60 volunteers

The New Rockford community hosted a blood drive with Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, on July 27 at First Lutheran Church which helped collect a total of 58 units of blood products for patients in need. A total of 60 individuals volunteered...

 

Agenda: New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education

AGENDA New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education Regular Meeting by Zoom Monday, August 10, 2020, 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

 

Sheyenne Fire Hall addition complete

After months of planning, fundraising and construction, the Sheyenne Fire Department finished the exterior work on its new fire hall addition in July. The section on the right with the large overhead...

 

Temporary rent assistance still available for qualifying North Dakota households

This is the last week that qualifying North Dakotans will receive the extra Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation benefit payments. The short-term federal help has allowed Americans impacted by layoffs and the economic slowdown to pay their...

 

Scam Alert: Contact Tracing

The coronavirus has created a perfect storm for scammers. One scam to arise this summer is scammers posing as contact tracers working for local or state health departments. Contact tracing is an...

 

NDDOT resumes driver license services at part-time locations

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) resumed driver license renewal services at part-time Driver License locations across the state on August 3. These services are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, visit our website...

 

Oberon Oracles: August 10, 2020

Randy and Charlotte Simon attended Easton and Jaxon’s final baseball game in Fessenden on Tuesday evening. Wednesday, the team had family night and the team played against their family members. Randy was one of the parent players. Charlotte was in...

 

Talk of the Town: August 10, 2020

Last Sunday Taylor and Amanda Koepplin and Evelyn were visitors at the Tim and Bobbi Jo Indergaard and Martin and Janelle Koepplin homes. Thursday and Friday guest at the Janet Laube home was niece Robin Westall of Fargo. The gals and Yip Yip...

 

Pleasant Prairie: August 10, 2020

Ervin Longnecker enjoyed sloppy joes and a visit recently at the Tony Rademacher home. Charlotte Koepplin enjoyed a Thursday afternoon phone chat from her aunt Lucille Saldivar of Anaheim, Calif. Lucille had celebrated her 93rd birthday July 24th. He...

 

Sheyenne News: August 10, 2020

Last Wednesday, Patti Clifton drove to Carrington to do some shopping. Jan Loe was in Jamestown last Wednesday to do some recycling. Friday, Denise Labrensz was an overnight guest of grandson Jase Pfeiffer. Enjoying a visit and coffee at the...

 

Thoughts on Homeschool

I’m no expert when it comes to homeschooling, but I do have experience. I suppose that is why from time to time, parents approach me about homeschooling. These days this is happening more and more. Even with an impressively adaptive health and...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    August 10, 2020

American means freedom to them

A friend of mine can’t for the life of him understand why some Americans are clamoring to replace capitalism with socialism. Born in Vietnam, he was a young boy when he and his family barely...

 

Some do the jobs they are paid to do... without fail

I wrote a column a short while back about teachers who didn’t want to go back to school until they could be guaranteed that everything was safe. The reaction to my suggestion that teachers shouldn...

 

Letter to the Editor: Now is the time to quit e-cigs

As we combat COVID-19 in North Dakota, there has never been a better time to prevent young people from starting to use e-cigarettes and to encourage existing users to quit. Current research indicates e-cigarette use or vaping suppresses immune...

 

Obituary: Janet Jones

Janet Jones, age 75 of Northfield, passed at home with her family by her side on Thursday, July 30, 2020, following a brave battle with cancer. Janet Kathryn Jones was born February 9, 1945, in New...

 

Obituary: Karsten Schweitzer

Karsten Schweitzer, 71, of Sykeston, N.D., died Saturday, August 1, at CHI St. Alexius, Bismarck, N.D., with family by his side. Karsten Edward Schweitzer was born on February 3, 1949, the son of...

 

Obituary: Mark Johnston

Mark Steven Johnston, age 62, of New Rockford, N.D., died Monday, August 3, 2020 in his home. Mark Johnston was born on February 1, 1958, the son of Jerry and Margie Johnston in Lansford, N.D. and...

 

Archival Anecdotes: A brief and incomplete history of public education

A lot of folks have school on their mind these days. With so many changes, it is difficult to know what to expect. However, if we take a look at history- even with our small district and surrounding...

 

History of New Rockford: August 10, 2020

On Sunday, June 7, 1903, Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Dailey were in New Rockford. The Children’s Day exercises at the Congregational Church saw the building “crowded to the doors.” A large number of New R...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 10, 2020

Savvy Senior: How to keep a watchful eye on an aging parent

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any services or technology that help me monitor my elderly mother who lives alone? Since the coronavirus pandemic started last March, my sister and I have noticed...

 

Intern reflects on summer experience

On May 18, I joined the Transcript Publishing team in New Rockford for a summer internship. Studying Graphic Design in Business E-Commerce at the University of Jamestown, I was very eager to get...

 

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