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 By Amy Wobbema    News    September 13, 2021

From Shabby to Chic

The basement of the Eddy County Courthouse has gone from shabby to chic. As shown in the photos, the dark, dingy basement is a thing of the past. The asbestos tiles were safely removed and the wood pa...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    September 13, 2021

City officials move forward with street improvement project

Street repairs in New Rockford could be underway in less than two years, if all goes according to plan. The New Rockford City Commission held a special meeting on Labor Day to get the ball rolling on...

 

State prevails in Johnson appeal

On Sept. 2, the North Dakota Supreme Court came to a decision on State v. Johnson, unanimously ruling against New Rockford resident Darin A. Johnson after he appealed the decision of an Eddy County...

 

One-of-a-kind Bathtub D John Deere on display at New Rockford steam show this weekend

The 63rd annual Central North Dakota Steam Threshers Reunion is steaming our way on Sept. 17-19. This year's feature is John Deere, and a special green guest is already generating buzz in the region....

 

All-Breeds Cattle Tour in October will showcase area breeders

Fourteen of the region’s premier seedstock operations will be featured on the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association’s (NDSA) 34th Annual All-Breeds Cattle Tour Oct. 4-5 in the Devils Lake, N.D. area. “We’re excited to welcome guests to the...

 

Schatz leaves Carrington, accepts new role

Blaine Schatz has been named assistant director of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (NDAES), which means he will be leaving the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center after 43...

 

USDA expands assistance to cover feed transport costs for drought-impacted ranchers

In response to the severe drought conditions in the West and Great Plains, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today its plans to help cover the cost of transporting feed for livestock that rely on grazing. USDA is updating the Emerge...

 

Talk of the Town: Sept. 13, 2021

Janet Laube was surprised Saturday when niece Robin and Scott Westall of Fargo stopped in for a visit. Then they drove to Devils Lake to see a son who was fishing on the lake. Saturday, Ken and Marvis Holte had a chance meeting with Bob and Alice...

 

Sheyenne News: Sept. 13, 2021

Last Wednesday, Patti Clifton kept an appointment in Carrington and later had lunch with Peg Clifton. Patti did some shopping before returning to Sheyenne. Sabrina Schmitz of Devils Lake was a Friday afternoon visitor at the home of Patti Clifton....

 

Pleasant Prairie News: Sept. 13, 2021

Friday evening, Charlotte Koepplin was among family and friends to take surprise 70th birthday wishes to her brother Martin Koepplin. Visitors this week at the Margie Anderson home were brothers Glen and Doug Cudworth; Kathleen Lee; Patti Larson,...

 

Obituary: Duwayne Hoyt

Duwayne Hoyt Carrington, N.D. Duwayne "Bud" Hoyt, 91, of Carrington, N.D., formerly of McHenry, N.D., died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, at CHI St. Alexius Hospital, Carrington. Funeral service was held...

 

New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board Agenda

AGENDA New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education Regular Meeting – Collaboration Room Monday September 13, 2021 Public Levy Meeting 7 p.m. Regular Meeting 7:30 p.m. I. REGULAR ITEMS  A. Call to order, roll call, establishment of quorum, and... Full story

 

What do you remember about 9/11 - and before?

Early on the morning of September 11, 2001, I was a newly minted warehouse supervisor for a farmers cooperative. I can remember almost exactly where a customer’s truck was parked when I overheard...

 

Labor Day forgotten in North Dakota

We just celebrated Labor Day. No, we didn't. Labor was forgotten while most of us only noticed that we had a holiday and spent it lounging, fishing, swimming, sunning, camping, playing – everything...

 

Letters: Sept. 13, 2021

Cramer pens letter to Senate leaders about energy policies U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the Senate Budget Committee, wrote a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) an...

 

Obituary: Helen Knutt

Helen Knutt Cando, N.D. Dr. Helen A. Knutt, 83, retired veterinarian of Rocklake and Cando, passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at the Towner County Medical Center in Cando, N.D. A visitation...

 

Obituary: Verna Gleason

Verna Gleason McVille, N.D. Verna Marie (Ruud) Gleason was born on April 16, 1932 at McVille, N.D. On August 31, 2021, Verna died peacefully at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D. Verna was 89 years o...

 

Sermonette: Who I Am Series #3

For the month of September, we’re looking at our identity. While the world seeks to tell us who we are and how we identify ourselves, we’re going to look to the Bible. What does God have to say about who we are? Last week, we began at the...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Porches of People

Porches are ubiquitious with Victorian Era homes. These large, open and welcoming spaces were often located at the front of the house and served some important roles. From day-to-day, porches served...

 

History of New Rockford: Sept. 13, 2021

The May 27, 1904, “Transcript” said that seeding of wheat and oats was almost done and the farmers were ready to seed flax and the later grains. S.O. Lee had taken up a red heifer at his farm...

 

Savvy Senior: Could I have COPD and not know it?

Dear Savvy Senior, I have struggled with shortness of breath for several years now. I just thought I was getting old and fat, but a friend recently told me about COPD. So, my question is, could I...

 

Tree Talk: Sights & Sounds of Fall

Many people pick fall as their favorite season of the year. After the extremely hot and dry summer of 2021, we welcome the cooler temperatures, the occasional much-needed rain with a little thunder...

 

Rockets chop down Woodchucks

On Sept. 3, the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets (1-2, 0-0) finally got their season on track with a dominant 18-6 win over the St. John Woodchucks (1-2, 0-0). In their first two games this season, NR-S...

 

Rockets outlast Thunder

On Tuesday, Sept. 7, the Rockets traveled to Medina to take on the Thunder in their home gym. This match-up was initially set up to be the Rockets first home game of the season on Aug. 31, but was...

 

Our Outdoors: First Watch

Opening day of North Dakota’s bow season sits in that stretch of time where summer and fall mix together. Cool dewy mornings of Labor Day weekend melt into warm afternoons, and despite the fact...

 

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