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  • Eyes on the prize

    Nathan Price|Aug 14, 2023

    It's finally football season, and the expectations for this year's Rockets are higher than they've been in years. For the first time in the program's history, New Rockford-Sheyenne has agreed to a football-only co-op with another school: Maddock Public School (MPS). Therefore, this year's team is officially the New Rockford-Sheyenne-Maddock Rockets. The result has been an infusion of talent, upperclassmen and sheer numbers to the program, which bodes well for not only the varsity team, but also...

  • Dakota Recreation Report: August 14, 2023

    Aug 14, 2023

    Outdoor notes: *N.D. Dept. of Environmental Quality blue-green algae reports: Low toxin levels – Black Tiger Bay (Devils Lake), Benson Co.; Clausen Springs, Barnes Co.; Crystal Springs, Kidder & Stutsman counties; East Stump Lake, Nelson Co.; Heckers Lake, Sheridan Co.; Horsehead Lake, Kidder Co.; Lake Josephine, Kidder Co.; Moon Lake, Barnes Co.; Pipestem Reservoir, Stutsman Co.; Reule Lake, Stutsman Co.; South Hoffer Lake, Sheridan Co.; Spiritwood Lake, Stutsman Co. Advisory – Alkali Lake, Stutsman Co.; Harvey Dam, Wells Co.; Jamestown Res...

  • Belquist awards $1,000 grant to NRABC through Gatorade

    Aug 14, 2023

    New Rockford native and Gatorade North Dakota Track and Field Player of the Year, Kelsie Belquist, awarded New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation with a $1,000 grant. Sports have seen a double-digit decline over the past decade, largely due to tighter budgets in communities, but young people that participate in sports are found to be happier, healthier and better students. Gatorade Play It Forward empowers Gatorade Player of the Year recipients across the country to award local or national sports organizations with grants, so they can...

  • Radke & Willyard wed

    Aug 14, 2023

    Erin Michelle Radke of Springdale, Ark. and Troy Willyard of Melville, N.D. were married on May 15, 2023 by officiant Lynelle Lyman Hoppe. The reception was held on the couple's farm in Melville, N.D. on July 22, 2023 with officiant Jon Johnson. Parents of the groom are George and Darlene Willyard of Melville, N.D. The bride works as a middle school social studies teacher at New Rockford-Sheyenne public school in New Rockford, N.D. and is currently attending Mayville State University to obtain...

  • 22nd Annual Lifesavers in the Park held August 8

    Aug 14, 2023

    On Tuesday, August 8, the Community Ambulance Service of New Rockford held their 22nd annual Lifesavers in the Park in downtown New Rockford. Centennial Park was filled with inflatables, games for the kids, health booths, demonstrations and so much more. CASNR members also served burgers, brats and hotdogs to attendees. To view or purchase more photos from this event, go to

  • Summer Sports Recap

    Aug 14, 2023

    Summer sports have officially commenced in New Rockford. Enjoy our photos of all the summer ball teams....

  • Aug 14, 2023