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Articles from the August 24, 2020 edition

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 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 24, 2020

Baby Kouba to undergo surgery for rare heart condition

"Your baby is going to need surgery." Levi and Justene Koubas' lives changed after hearing that one sentence on June 17, less than a minute into their appointment with a maternal fetal medicine...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 24, 2020

City officials trim cost of water plant upgrades

The City of New Rockford has accepted a bid for the last phase of the city’s water infrastructure project, now entering its second year. The project calls for the removal of the lime softening syste...

 

Neto Alcala Benefit set for Thursday

New Rockford resident Neto Alcala heads to Waite Park, Minn. on September 1 for a five-day stem cell procedure. Diagnosed with incomplete paraplegia after he fractured his C5 vertebrae diving accident last August, this procedure could help Alcala...

 

What does ratification of the 19th Amendment mean today?

(Excerpts from Justice Lisa Fair McEvers remarks on the 100th anniversary of North Dakota's ratification of the 19th Amendment.) One hundred years ago, when my mother was born in 1919, my grandmother...

 

NR-S kitchen crew keeps on rockin'

The NR-S kitchen crew is due for a little recognition, as they have gone above and beyond to ensure students are well-fed, no matter the circumstances. This March, when COVID-19 prompted Governor...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 24, 2020

Statewide COVID-19 cases reach new peak

"The numbers are starting to go in the wrong direction," Governor Burgum announced during his weekly coronavirus press conference Wednesday. In the seven days prior, a total of 1,003 North Dakotans...

 
 By Tiffany Harr    News    August 24, 2020

Eddy County Public Information Officer COVID-19 update

Governor Doug Burgum and North Dakota’s interim state health officer, Dr. Andrew Stahl, have announced a public awareness campaign called “Mask Up ND”. This campaign encourages residents to use the #MaskUpND when they share photos of them weari...

 

White Horse Hill renaming ceremony held

U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee member, hosted a ceremony on Wednesday, August 19 celebrating the renaming of White Horse Hill, a National Game...

 

Talk of the Town: August 24, 2020

Saturday son-in-law Jay Schnieder of Devils Lake stopped in at the Eloise Lucht home bringing many veggies from his garden. Turnips, beets and squash later found their way to the deepfreeze and some to neighbors. Elaine Thompson and Shirley Packard...

 

Pleasant Prairie: August 24, 2020

Margie Anderson brought cucumbers and zucchini and stayed for a brief visit Saturday at the Charlotte Koepplin home on her way to the Ryan and Laura Hager home with a family favorite cornbread to share. Saturday found Ervin Longnecker a supper guest...

 

Obituary: Michael Bauer

Micheal (Mike) Frederick Bauer, age 62, of San Francisco, Calif., passed away on July 31, 2020 after a short battle with cancer. Micheal was born on August 9, 1957. He was the only child of Dorothy...

 

Was your grandmother a North Dakota suffragist?

During the summer of 1914, a large suffrage campaign was conducted across North Dakota. The Votes for Women League led the effort, working with organizations such as the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and Federation of Women’s Clubs....

 

Former "Transcript" publisher took a stand

In searching through the New Rockford Transcript archives from 1914 and 1920, I encountered far more than I was expecting when it comes to women’s suffrage.   Some of the stories we informative reports of meetings among the Votes for the...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    August 24, 2020

The vanishing art of empathy

Joe Biden reminded the world what grace looks like. Robert Trump, President Trump’s younger brother, died Saturday. In response, Biden tweeted: “Mr. President, Jill and I are sad to learn of your...

 

Treat Kamala Harris like a human being

I’ve been all over the place with Kamala Harris. Before Joe Biden picked her as his running mate, I was convinced that of all the possible choices, she was the most palatable. Harris has a lot of...

 

Sermonette: August 24, 2020

Greetings dear friends in Christ. It’s hardly news anymore. I can’t imagine there is any person, anywhere, that isn’t aware of COVID-19. In actuality, it hasn’t been that long since the coronavirus first made the news even though it seems...

 

LHGS receives grant from ND Assistive COVID/ ADRL Program

Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd recently received a grant from ND Assistive COVID/ADRL program that will provide use of I-pads and accessories for LHGS residents and tenants. ND Assistive is a...

 

Living on Purpose: August 24, 2020

The Christian worldview of life is about learning what God requires and willingly accepting the call to become a devoted disciple of Christ. This life-changing decision has everything to do with yielding mind, body, and soul to the Creator of heaven...

 

Dressed for the vote

When suffrage activists began staging parades in 1908 to bring attention to their cause, organizers instructed women marchers to look their best. They followed New York women labor organizers'...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Dirty Laundry

Humans have been facing the drudgery of laundry for as long as we have been donning clothing. It's a miserable chore that seems to drag on, even with machines at hand. Many of us can say that we've...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 24, 2020

Savvy Senior: An Executor's Guide to Settling A Loved One's Estate

Dear Savvy Senior, My aunt recently asked me to be the executor of her will when she dies. I’m flattered that she asked, but I’m not sure what exactly the job entails. What can you tell me about...

 

History of New Rockford: August 24, 2020

On June 17, 1903, James B. Dafoe and George Nunn drove down from the Sheyenne country. Carrington cigar maker Dan Condlin/Condling was in town, looking up business. “Sheyenne Star” editor C.C....

 

The Road to Women's Voting Rights in North Dakota

Women, like all citizens, have always had the RIGHT to vote, but they lacked legal access to the ballot. The notion that laws restricting women's civic rights should be changed emerged from the first...

 

A woman's right to vote: a timeline

—1868. Woman suffrage amendment submitted to U. S. Congress. Also, Enos Stutsman submits a full suffrage bill to the Dakota Territorial Assembly. Neither passes. —1873. Linda Warfel Slaughter is elected County Superintendent of Schools. She is...

 

North Dakota Rec Report: August 24, 2020

Outdoor notes: *Sept. 1: Dove season opens. *Sept. 2: Fall turkey applications due. *Sept. 4: Pronghorn (lottery licenses only) and deer archery seasons open. *Remaining deer licenses now available...

 

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