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 By Rachel Brazil    News    August 31, 2020

Lights of Hope event to feature butterfly release

Eddy County Community Cares invites you to join the 6th Annual Lights of Hope Event on Sunday, Sept. 13. The event will begin at 4 p.m., with opening remarks by Mindy Meier at the gazebo in...

 

2020 Election: Eddy County to have Brown Memorial open for in-person voting on November 3

Eddy County Auditor Patty Williams said Monday that voters will be able to cast their ballots in person for the General Election this November. The Brown Memorial in New Rockford will be open from 8...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 31, 2020

Schuster recognized by Chamber

He sprays, spreads and hauls, but that's not all. John Schuster, a custom applicator at CenDak Cooperative in New Rockford, was named the Chamber's Employee of the Month for August. Schuster has been...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 31, 2020

Eagles welcome new manager, entertain Int'l President

Sierra Hillius began her new role as manager of the New Rockford Eagles Club in July, and little more than a month later, she had the pleasure of hosting the International President for the Fraternal...

 

What it Takes: Coming through, loud and clear

After a long break this summer, I am glad to say I am back. This month, I interviewed Steph Loe, a Sheyenne resident who works at RadioWorks in Devils Lake. I interviewed Steph at the RadioWorks...

 

Food pantry seeks sponsors

The Hunger Free Food Pantry is once again looking for donors to sponsor a child for the 2020-21 school year. The cost is $5 a week per child, or $95 for half a year or $190 for the full school year. Last year the Hunger Free Food Pantry served six...

 

Scenes from the NR-S School Restart

For Transcript staff, and likely all NR-S students, staff, and their families, the official return to school amid COVID-19 on Tuesday, Aug. 25 was quite the departure from the norm. The left photo...

 

Wide Row Corn Demonstration: Potential Soil and Water Quality Benefits

In January 2020, the Eddy County Soil Conservation District (SCD) held a series of shop talks with local farmers and ranchers. A subject that generated interest from producers was 60-inch corn rows combined with cover crops to improve soil health and...

 

Memorial dedicated at St. John's Cemetery

On Sunday, August 23, families gathered at St. John's Cemetery for a very special dedication ceremony. Lily's Hope, a local ministry founded by three families, hosted the event to dedicate a monument...

 

Area entrepreneur releases business book

Area businessman Rod F. Marchand, president and CEO of Marchand Retail Group, Inc, has released a 166-page book to worldwide readers. The book is geared toward inspiring entrepreneurs and business...

 

Department of Labor grant will enhance apprenticeships in North Dakota; LRSC to lead the effort

Addressing the expansion of state apprenticeship programs in North Dakota will be the focus of a U.S. Department of Labor grant. North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education has been awarded a grant for $438,000 for a project that...

 

Talk of the Town: August 31, 2020

Saturday overnight guests and Sunday breakfast guests at the Janet Laube home were grandson Travis Laube and friend Malissa of Fargo. Travis was among several National Guard buddies to enjoy a Saturday evening reunion near Carrington. Sunday Shirley...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: August 31, 2020

Recent visitors at the Margie Anderson home were Kent and Shelly Rigsby of Jamestown and Patti Larson and Sandra. All enjoyed visiting over dinner at the David and Karen Anderson home. Brief caller Tuesday at the Charlotte Koepplin home found Martin...

 

Oberon Oracles: August 31, 2020

Johnny Grann started football practice on Monday, Aug. 10. Bobbi and Lacey Grann competed in NDRA Rodeo in Carson last Saturday. The high school fall rodeo season has started. Johnny Grann competed in the tie-down roping and the team roping in...

 

Sheyenne News: August 31, 2020

Last Wednesday, Patti Clifton did some shopping and errands in Carrington and New Rockford. Friday afternoon, Shirley Westby, Jan Loe and Patti Clifton enjoyed a visit over coffee and goodies. On Sunday, August 30, the Sheyenne Oberon Area...

 
 By Peter Roff    Opinion    August 31, 2020

Rethinking kidney dialysis in the age of COVID-19

In an election year, you can’t go a day without hearing some politician somewhere cry out for reform of the nation’s healthcare system. Even former Vice President Joe Biden, whom the Democrats...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    August 31, 2020

Join COVID-19 home buying rush, develop common sense

American home ownership is soaring, which is good for all of us. Home sales slowed during the early months of COVID-19, as millions of Americans stayed inside. In the past few months, however, with...

 

Cannon Hinnant's murder is not about race

I am no longer surprised at the depths to which some people will sink in these fraught and tortured moments. A friend recently posted something on her Facebook page honoring the life and tragic death...

 

Obituary: Michael Grubb

Michael G. Grubb, 75, of Tioga, N.D., passed away on Monday, August 24, 2020 at the Tioga Medical Center in Tioga. Michael Grubb was born to Melvin (Happy) and Belle (Titus) Grubb on March 18, 1945 in...

 

Obituary: Charles Shull

Charles Martin Shull, 56, of New Rockford, N.D., passed away peacefully in his home after a long battle with cancer on August 22, 2020. Chucky was born in Phillip, S.D., on August 2, 1964 and...

 

Obituary: Jean Miller

Jean Annetta Miller, 74, passed away on Friday, August 14, 2020. Funeral service was held Monday, August 23 at Kvernes Lutheran Church, rural Carrington. Burial took place at Kvernes Lutheran...

 

Sermonette: August 31, 2020

I am attending a wedding this week. What is amazing to me is that not so very long ago, those who knew me would have been very surprised at that statement. Truth is, I would go to great lengths to avoid such gatherings. I don't really know for sure...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 31, 2020

Savvy Senior: How to Prevent Falls During a Pandemic

Dear Savvy Senior, My 80-year-old mother, who lives alone and is self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic, has fallen several times. Are there any extra precautions you recommend that can help...

 

Obituary: Connie Medhus

Connie Medhus, 66, died on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at her summer home in rural Carrington, N.D. Mass of Christian burial was held Saturday, August 22 at 2 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church in New...

 

Obituary: Judy Ericsson

Judy Kay Ericsson, 72, of Lemmon, S.D. passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2020 at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger, N.D. Services were held Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Lemmon. Pastor Charlotte Kvale...

 

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