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Back to School: Kinder Squad welcomed to NR-S

Two classrooms of kindergarten students entered the hallways of NR-S for the first time Tuesday, Aug. 24. Pictured, from left to right-bottom row: Eden Weisenburger, Logan Cleveland, Weston Myhre,...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 30, 2021

Klemetsrud questions competitive bidding process at NR-S

Jeff Klemetsrud of Klemetsrud Plumbing and Heating told the Transcript that he wants to “set the record straight” about the competitive bidding process for the school boilers at NR-S. The...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 30, 2021

As school begins, state sees uptick in coronavirus cases and Pfizer vaccine is approved by FDA

The first day of school looked vastly different last year. Masks were required at NR-S, students received daily screenings upon entry, and class sizes were reduced to minimize spread of the novel...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 30, 2021

"Man of all trades" recognized by Chamber

Not many people can say they've done the same work for 56 years, with no signs of slowing down. The Chamber's Employee of the Month for August, Kevin Johnson, has been in the landscaping and snow remo...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    August 30, 2021

More than 1,000 take in Sheyenne Stampede

On Aug. 21, hundreds of rodeo enthusiasts and concert goers flocked to Sheyenne, N.D. to attend the inaugural Sheyenne Stampede sponsored by Bessette Motors. Attendees enjoyed a full day of...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 30, 2021

Eddy County State's Attorney appeals $120,000 NSF check decision to N.D. Supreme Court

After winning an appeal to the N.D. Supreme Court regarding a $120,000 NSF check case, Eddy County State’s Attorney Ashley Lies watched the defendant walk away with a slap on the wrist. The origin...

 

Ritzke retires

The New Rockford City Commission held a farewell party for Auditor George Ritzke on Monday, Aug. 23. Ritzke has served the City of New Rockford for 27 years, and is looking forward to fishing and...

 

Eagles Club contributes to Eddy Co. Museum

The New Rockford Eagles Club recently made a $10,000 donation to the Eddy County Museum to assist them in continuing improvements to the outside of their facilities. This donation was made possible...

 

Pleasant Prairie: August 30, 2021

Thursday found Jimmy Indergaard a visitor and supper guest at Andy and Ruth Braaten’s home, where he visited with niece Nikki. Sunday, he had a nice phone call with his sister Sharon Laxdal. Charlotte Koepplin drove to Carrington Friday afternoon...

 

Talk of the Town: August 30, 2021

Bill Womacks of Virginia Beach, Va., son of the late Slim and Ida Womacks, who was born and raised in New Rockford, N.D., had a note hand delivered to be put in the Transcript as part of Talk of the Town. As you can see, on August 7, Mr. and Mrs....

 
 By Linda Madson    News    August 30, 2021

Oberon Oracles: August 30, 2021

Lester Roberts was in New Rockford on business on Thursday. Lester enjoyed some social time in Sheyenne on Saturday. Chad Getscher was Lester’s Sunday visitor. Monday, Charlotte Simon and eight other members of the Association of Carefree Teachers...

 

Sponsors sought for Backpack Program at food pantry

The Hunger Free Food Pantry is once again looking for donors to sponsor a child for the 2021-22 school year. The cost is $5 a week per child, so $95 for half a year or $190 for the full school year. Last year they served 13 children each week. The...

 

Letter to the Editor: August 30, 2021

Dear Editor, As religious leaders in the New Rockford and Sheyenne communities, we recognize and appreciate what a great place this is to raise children. Our small-town culture helps our kids succeed and grow into engaged, resilient, well-rounded...

 
 By Danny Tyree    Opinion    August 30, 2021

Have you thanked a school bus driver lately?

According to CNN, pandemic fears and enhanced unemployment benefits have left the nation facing a serious shortage of qualified school bus drivers. The problem is acute, despite districts...

 
 By David Adler    Opinion    August 30, 2021

We the People: American withdrawal from Afghanistan and the War Clause

How many more Americans would have to die before the United States made the inevitable decision to withdraw from war in Afghanistan, after 20 years of war, at the cost of more than $2 trillion, and the loss of 2,500 lives? That was the illuminating...

 

Obituary: John Broten

John Tilford Broten, 85, of Bremen, N.D., died Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown, N.D. Funeral service was held on Monday, August 23 at Grandfield Lutheran Church, rural...

 

Obituary: Charlene Christianson

Charlene Christianson, 59, of Carrington, N.D., passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at CHI St. Alexius Health in Devils Lake, N.D. Mass of Christian burial was held Friday, August 27, 2021, at...

 

Obituary: Chelton Turpela

Chelton James Turpela, 29, passed away on August 22, 2021 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo N.D. after a brief battle with an infection. Funeral service was held on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Evans...

 

Sermonette: August 30, 2021

Greetings dear brothers and sisters in Christ. Beginnings. Something new, or perhaps returning to something, to again begin anew… a new city, new job, new school, or a new baby in the house. Even in rural communities such as ours, where things...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Seasons change

Once upon a time, before the craze of all things pumpkin spice, apples were the food that signaled a welcome change from the hot summer days to crisp autumn evenings. People embraced the crisp autumn...

 

History of New Rockford: August 30, 2021

From the evening of May 16, 1904, to the next morning, Dr. G.D. Murphy and R.R. Woodward were in Fessenden on business. On May 16 to 18, Sheriff J.E. Bennett was in Fargo. On May 17 to 18, Arthur Lark...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 30, 2021

Savvy Senior: How to handle your Medicare coverage if you move

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are moving to a different area of the country to be near our daughter. Will this affect our Medicare benefits? Will we need to adjust our coverage or re-enroll in...

 

Tree Talk: Ornamental trees for small spaces

Trees can be used to beautify even small spaces. Here are some trees that will work for narrow boulevards, near structures, or beneath power lines. Flowering crabapple trees are among the most widely planted ornamental tree species and many types...

 
 By Nathan Price    Sports    August 30, 2021

Cougars claw past Rockets in season opener

On a soaking wet field in Rolette, N.D., the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets (0-1, 0-0), kicked off their season bogged down in the mud, falling to the North Prairie Cougars (1-0, 0-0), by a score of 16...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    August 30, 2021

Four new teachers at New Rockford-Sheyenne Public School

The kids are finally back to school, and a few new faces were there to greet them when classes began on Tuesday. Matt Shaffer, Jake Bilden, Julie Westrick and Kendall Myers got to meet their first...

 

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