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 By Nathan Price    News    August 23, 2021

Census 2020: Eddy County's population decreases slightly

After being delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 census data has finally been released. Eddy County and the surrounding area saw a drop in population, while the overall population of North...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    August 23, 2021

Plans unveiled for second gym

On August 17, a special school board meeting was held to discuss the second gym project, where the proposed location of the gym was finally unveiled. Allie Stevens, a design professional from the ICON...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 23, 2021

Buck-It's to host inaugural Rockford Ribfest

Bring your bestie, boyfriend or brother to Buck-It's Bar this Saturday for the inaugural Rockford Ribfest! Taste ribs prepared by 10 contestants, and take in a full day of family fun. The event will...

 

Community Ambulance Service of New Rockford holds annual Lifesavers in the Park Tuesday

CASNR held their annual Lifesavers in the Park on Tuesday, August 17. From ambulance and helicopter tours, to dunk tanks, bouncy houses and so much more. Here are a few snapshots of the 2021...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    August 23, 2021

New Rockford senior enlists in N.D. National Guard

On August 13, Private Kaden Jensen, a senior at New Rockford-Sheyenne High School, returned from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C., becoming the latest of his family to serve...

 

City of New Rockford Inert Landfill Disposal Guide

City of New Rockford Public Works Superintendent Bruce Hirchert and the New Rockford City Commission present this guide to help direct residents on proper waste disposal procedures at the city’s inert landfill. The City of New Rockford has... Full story

 
 By Nathan Price    News    August 23, 2021

Price joins Transcript staff as reporter

For the longest time I had no clue what to do with my life. As a kid, I dreamt of being a professional football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, or a baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates or...

 

Dr. Frank Walker received NDVMA Veterinarian of the Year award

The North Dakota Veterinary Medical Association (NDVMA) recently named Dr. Frank Walker from New Rockford as the "2021 North Dakota Veterinarian of the Year." Dr. Walker was presented the...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: August 23, 2021

Saturday visitor at the Jimmy Indergaard home was his sister Sharon Laxdal. Supper found them enjoying the company of Andy and Ruth Braaten and Noelle. All of them also visited with Justin and Brittany Backer, and met the Backers' new baby girl, and...

 

Talk of the Town: August 23, 2021

Thursday, Janet Laube drove to Devils Lake, renewed her driver’s license, did some shopping and enjoyed dinner at the Cedar Inn before returning home. Kevin Johnson and Calvin Packard were helpers Tuesday at the Shirley Packard home, replacing...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    August 23, 2021

Oberon Oracles: August 23, 2021

Lester Roberts was in New Rockford on business on Tuesday. Lester and Howard and Helen Schmid received a call from Don Knutson of Phoenix, Ariz. Don told them that his sister, Ann and her husband, Floyd Boschee of Sun City, Ariz. had both passed...

 
 By Rick Gion    Opinion    August 23, 2021

Letter to the Editor: Get engaged now with redistricting

To the Editor: The 2021 legislative districting process is in motion, and North Dakota Voters First is urging fellow North Dakotans to get involved. Together, we can help prevent gerrymandering in our state. As a matter of fact, the first meeting of...

 
 By Jase Graves    Opinion    August 23, 2021

Take a hike. Save a tick.

With blistering summer weather in full force and shiny new COVID-19 variants emerging like another season of "The Bachelor," many Americans have taken to the great outdoors–despite recently...

 
 By David Adler    Opinion    August 23, 2021

We the People: Civic virtue should induce citizens to become vaccinated

The founders believed, as James Madison wrote, that Americans possessed sufficient virtue to summon the courage and conviction to do the right thing in the face of the most trying circumstances. This might mean that citizens would find it necessary...

 

Obituary: Barbara Swanson

Barbara Swanson West Fargo, N.D. Barbara A. Swanson, 76, of West Fargo, N.D. passed away August 9, 2021 at Sanford Fargo Hospice House, surrounded by her family, after nearly three years living with...

 

Obituary: Richard Lively

Richard Lively Oak Grove, Mo. Richard (Rich) Warren Lively, 78, passed away in the Oak Grove Nursing home in Oak Grove, Mo.., Saturday, July 31, 2021. Rich was born in New Rockford, N.D. to William...

 

Sermonette: August 23, 2021

Grace and Peace to you from God our Father. Amen Joshua 24:1-2, 14-18 Joshua speaks of choices in this little bit of scripture. When we think about it, the whole Bible is about choices we make. Some of them are good choices; others, not so much. God...

 

Archival Anecdotes: No room for embarrassment

Undergarments are one of those rarely talked about luxuries. Assuming (as I always have) that earlier generations were more prudish and cautious about such private matters, I am still surprised each...

 

History of New Rockford: August 23, 2021

At the Republican county caucuses on May 7, it was a battle for delegates between forces either pro- or anti-Peter Mattson. The “Transcript,” an enemy of Mattson, crowed that it appeared that the...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 23, 2021

Savvy Senior: How to Choose an Adult Day Care Services Provider

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer any tips on choosing a good adult day care provider for an elderly parent? My 81-year-old father, who just moved in with me, has dementia and needs attention during...

 

Tree Talk: Maples

School is back in session! That marks the traditional end of summer and beginning of fall, with iconic smells of pumpkin spice and changing colors of the landscape. In North Dakota, we see lots of brown and gold fall foliage on the trees, but the...

 

Local National Guard soldiers deploy to Southwest Asia

Fifty-four soldiers of the North Dakota Army National Guard's 835th Engineer Utilities Detachment (EUD) were honored Friday, Aug. 13 at a sendoff ceremony at the Lake Region State College campus in De...

 

Our Outdoors: Mark your calendars

So many big dates are on the horizon this time of year, as we make the turn from summer into fall. The start of the school year, football kickoff; and of course, opening days across a wide variety of...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: August 23, 2021

Outdoor notes: *N.D. Dept. of Environmental Quality blue-green algae reports: Advisories – Alkali, Antelope, Barnes, Buffalo, Buffalo Lodge, and Frettim lakes, South Hoffer, and Jamestown and...

 

North Dakota Outdoors: August 23, 2021

August is no longer just about winding down the fishing season, and planning and preparing for upcoming hunting seasons. While North Dakota has long had a crow season that got its start in...

 

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