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 By Amy Wobbema    News    September 19, 2022

City approves lease for child care center

There’s a new child care center in the works for New Rockford. On Wednesday, Sept. 7, the New Rockford City Commission agreed to lease the Brown Memorial to the New Rockford Area Betterment...

 

NR-S school board reconsiders virtual learning policy

This time a year ago, the NR-S School Board rejected a policy that some feared would eliminate the classic “snow day.” Now, that policy is once again up for discussion, and board members had a...

 

Meier, Myhre crowned at coronation

New Rockford-Sheyenne's annual homecoming week kicked off on Monday, September 12 with coronation in the school gymnasium. Seniors Haydon Meier and Madisen Myhre were crowned king and...

 

Grant brings youth dance camp to New Rockford

The New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation (NRABC) has announced a groovy new opportunity for New Rockford’s youth. On Wednesday, Sept. 7, the NRABC received a $2,500 GIG Fund award from Arts...

 

Commission candidate forum at county shop Tuesday

Election night is right around the corner, and there are a few contested local races in Eddy County. One such election is for the county commission, for which there are four names on the ballot and only two seats available. Dave Gehrtz is the lone...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    September 19, 2022

City aware of water quality issues, working to identify the source

The public works department continues to work with contractors to finish the punch list for the water plant project. Public Works Superintendent Bruce Hirchert told city commissioners at their Sept....

 

Donors needed for Backpack program

August means back to school so it is once again time to think about the Backpack Program. The Hunger Free Food Pantry is looking for donors to sponsor a child for the Backpack Program for the 2022-23 school year. The cost is $5 a week per child,...

 

Health officials concerned about rabies after captive raccoon brought into Maddock bar

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) is notifying the public of a situation in Maddock, N.D., which may have resulted in potential rabies exposures. A captive raccoon was brought into the Maddock Bar on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Anyone who may have...

 

4-Hers awarded at annual Round Up

Achievement Awards: • Overall 1st Year Achievement – Liza Steele, sponsored by Eddy County 4-H Council • Overall 2nd Year Achievement – Cade Helseth, sponsored by Eddy County 4-H Council • O...

 

701 Rundown: September 19, 2022

Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Five-year goal set for new Fessenden fire hall A Fire Hall Feast was prepared and served to...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: September 19, 2022

Jim Indergaard enjoyed a phone call from his sister Sharon Laxdal on Friday. Saturday, Jimmy and his sister Ruth Braaten took in a car show in Sykeston. Nine were present at the Charlotte Koepplin home Tuesday evening as the Circle Trail Riders put...

 

Sheyenne News: September 19, 2022

Saturday morning, community members met at the Sheyenne Senior Center for a GRIT meeting. The next meeting will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2 p.m. at the center. Community members are encouraged to attend. Sunday, Susan Burgstahler, Minneapolis,...

 

Talk of the Town: September 19, 2022

Candy Jensen enjoyed a phone call from her aunt Dorice Oynes Sunday. Dorice lives in Bismarck and is doing fine. Friday, Marvis Holte and daughter Amanda Bickett enjoyed a yummy caramel roll and tea at the Prairie Inn in Carrington, mom’s treat....

 

Take time to rest

I thrive on deadlines. I get a sense of accomplishment every time I can check something off my to-do list, flip through the pages of a newspaper fresh off the press, or see a finished project come to...

 

Getting older means saying goodbye to friends

There are stubborn and unwelcome facts about getting older. The gray hairs that weren't there the day before. The injuries from running or other sports that come easier and are harder to shake off than they were before. And your friends die. This sum...

 

The Court, the minimum wage ruling and the Holy Ghost

The Supreme Court, in a landmark ruling in West Coast Hotel v. Parrish (1937), set against the backdrop of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s controversial court-packing plan, shocked the nation when it upheld state authority to impose a minimum wag...

 

Lights of Hope held in Centennial Park

Eddy County Community Cares (ECCC) hosted their eighth annual Lights of Hope Butterfly release in Centennial Park on Sunday, Sept. 11. ECCC holds this event to honor the memories of those who've died...

 

Sermonette: God's Playbook Series #3

This September, we are examining God’s Playbook. We’re looking at the various choices and decisions that God has made preserved in the Bible. Plays God has run, that we would be wise to expect he might run again. Mark 5:19 might be one of the...

 

Living on Purpose: Will we follow God or the world?

Christians are accountable to love and pray for their family, and friends, and against evil everywhere, but unfortunately, many have lost the enthusiasm and the burden to ask God to set them on fire for His glory. If Christian leadership is afraid to...

 

Savvy Senior: Flu vaccines that are recommended for older adults

Dear Savvy Senior, I just turned 65 and would like to learn more about the stronger flu shots I see advertised for older adults. What can you tell me about them and how are they covered by Medicare? S...

 

History of New Rockford: September 19, 2022

On May 17, 1905, Nils Gunvaldson was in town. Miss Stacia Hennessy was up from Carrington to visit Miss Jennie Treffry. Peter Berge was in from his farm northwest of New Rockford on business. That...

 

Tree Talk: Fall tree tasks

One of the sure signs of autumn is fall foliage in the landscape as woody plants prepare for winter. Here are some things that you can do to prepare your trees for the long dormant season: 1. PLANT. Fall is a great time to plant trees. While...

 

Rockets send Bison roaming

After two tough non-region losses, the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets knew they needed to change up their game plan. With a new rotation and an additional three players to the varsity bench, the...

 

Junior High Rockets compete in Carrington Jamboree

On Saturday, Sept. 10, Carrington Public Schools hosted their junior high volleyball jamboree. Seventh- and eighth- grade teams came from Devils Lake, Jamestown, Barnes County North Griggs-Midkota,...

 

Rockets take off in Fort Totten

With the loss of seniors like Nick Berglund, Koby Duda and Kaden Jensen, many feared Rocket football was destined for a season-long struggle in 2022. Those fears were likely stoked following the Rocke...

 

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