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Articles from the September 20, 2021 edition


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  • School officials study softball and snow days

    Nathan Price|Sep 20, 2021

    At their first in-person meeting in months, New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board members entertained adding a softball program to the school’s athletic department. Athletic Director Elliot Belquist presented a rough cost proposal and detailed a number of potential roadblocks to starting a softball program. Chief among them was Title IX, a federal law designed to eliminate gender discrimination in schools. According to Belquist, if girls softball were to be added, the school may be forced to...

  • Sales tax collections reflect a rebounding economy

    Sep 20, 2021

    North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases for the second quarter of 2021 are up 21.2% compared to the same timeframe in 2020. Taxable sales and purchases for April, May, and June of 2021 totaled $5.28 billion. “As we remember, the state was greatly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in the second quarter of 2020,” Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger said. “The increases we are now seeing a year later show positive economic growth as the economy stabilizes. I am cautiously optimistic that the economy will continue to grow, despite...

  • Construction commences at North American Bison

    Amy Wobbema|Sep 20, 2021

    North American Bison, LLC (NAB) is breaking ground and moving forward with a major expansion project that's been four years in the making.  On Thursday, Sept. 16, the entire staff of NAB's New Rockford plant participated in an early morning ceremony to commemorate the beginning of construction.  The plans, which were announced last summer, call for two new additions, one each to the west and east of the existing plant. A second loading dock will be installed, and additional freezer and coole...

  • Nybo inducted into NDRPA Hall of Fame

    Nathan Price|Sep 20, 2021

    New Rockford's legacy of leadership has impacted yet another industry. On Sept. 14, New Rockford Park District Director Dennis Nybo was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the North Dakota Recreation and Park Association (NDRPA). Nybo may have only served the New Rockford Park District since 2019, but he has a combined 35 years of service in parks and recreation. His many professional accomplishments and accommodations include being elected President of the NDRPA in 1999, and serving on the organ...

  • 4-H members recognized at Round Up

    Amy Wobbema|Sep 20, 2021

    Eddy County 4-H'ers gathered Sunday to reflect on one year and plan for the next. The annual Round Up event had a new element this year, as the county started a shooting sports specialty club this spring. Members learned the ropes of trap shooting in year one, under the direction of New Rockford resident Mike Brazil.   At Sunday's finale, each 4-H member shot 100 rounds, and each took home items they can use in the field for hunting waterfowl. Brazil said he plans to expand the program this...

  • Two years later, I feel thankful and blessed

    Steve Bowman|Sep 20, 2021

    It was a warm, sunny mid-September afternoon. I’d spent that Saturday morning working on a project at Red Willow Bible Camp and was enjoying my drive back to New Rockford. As I traveled west on the blacktop, I saw someone zooming down the gravel road from the north, but didn’t think too much about it. Another vehicle – a brown Dodge pickup -- was coming toward me, an eighth of a mile away or more, I’d guess. I looked left; my cruise was set at 60 mph. You always look left at that point on the road between Binford and McHenry, because of...

  • Students learn about environmental health through Eco Ed at Camp Grafton South

    Oakley Brazil|Sep 20, 2021

    On Thursday, Sept. 9, the fifth and sixth graders from New Rockford-Sheyenne school ventured out to Camp Grafton South for the annual Eco Ed event. Students welcomed the opportunity to get outside and get their hands dirty, and professionals from various environmental fields were happy to help them out. I apologize for not being able to remember the names of all the professionals who shared their knowledge, but there are two who really stood out in my mind. Gerri Makay of the North Dakota...

  • Dakota Recreation Report: Sept. 20, 2021

    Patricia Stockdill|Sep 20, 2021

    Outdoor notes: *Go to the N.D. Game and Fish Dept. website, (gf.nd.gov) for information regarding North Dakota’s new electronic posting regulations and assistance. *East Totten Recreation Area boat ramp is the only available ramp on Lake Audubon during a lake draw-down to allow for facility maintenance work along the U.S. Highway 83 embankment. *Do not release any fish caught from water 25 feet and deeper because their swim bladder likely won’t allow them to survive when coming up from deep...

  • Oberon Oracles: Sept. 20, 2021

    Linda Madson|Sep 20, 2021

    Last week: Dave Kenner visited Todd Buehler Saturday and Sunday. Grace and Hunter Buehler and Breana, and Michael Pacheco, attended the Jakob Schmid and Alison Widmer wedding on Saturday in Bismarck. Breana and Michael, and Mavis and Waylon visited Todd and Nadley on Sunday and Monday of Labor Day weekend. Sunday evening, Hunter and Grace joined the Pacheco’s at the Buehler farm for supper. Monday dinner guests at the Buehler farm were Breana and Michael, Hunter and Grace, and Beau, Bria, Brittin and Brooks Buehler. Monday, John, Donna, and...

  • Talk of the Town: Sept. 20, 2021

    Charlotte Koepplin|Sep 20, 2021

    Sunday, Martin and Janelle Koepplin, and Todd and Karen Koepplin were among family and friends to take 14th birthday greetings to their granddaughter and niece Kerigan, at the Aaron and Danielle Koepplin home. Janet Laube enjoyed a phone call from grandson David Youle of Mandan one day, and calls from grandson Travis Laube and sister-in-law Lois Ockert, both of Fargo. Tuesday, Calvin Packard and mom Shirley did some necessary errands in Carrington. Wednesday, Todd Harrison was a helper at Shirley’s. Wednesday afternoon, Joan Jaeger was a...

  • Pleasant Prairie: Sept. 20, 2021

    Charlotte Koepplin|Sep 20, 2021

    Jimmy Indergaard, Sharon Laxdal, Ruth and Andy Braaten, and Noelle and Fran Walen and Angie, enjoyed a visit over dinner out one day. Nancy Ludwig, Sarah Ludwig and Scarlet, Tucker Longnecker and friends, and Cory and Katie Jorgensen family were among those who enjoyed the annual fall ride with Circle Trail Riders, Inc. on Saturday and Sunday. Thursday, Karen Koepplin helped Charlotte Koepplin to a therapy appointment. Jimmy Indergaard accompanied Andy and Ruth Braaten and Nikki to a ball game in Carrington on Thursday evening. Saturday...

  • Sheyenne News: Sept. 20, 2021

    Patti Clifton|Sep 20, 2021

    After spending a week at the home of Patti Clifton, Rance and Jena Brown (Patti's daughter) left for Stanton to spend a week at the home of Rance's parents, John and Jodene Brown. While here, Rance did some fishing at Warsing Dam and Wood Lake. It was a good week! Last Tuesday afternoon, Joan Cudworth stopped in at the Clifton home to visit with Patti and Jena. Was so good to catch up on family news! Jan Loe attended the Warwick girls bring-your-own-lunch get-together at New Rockford City Park last Thursday at noon....

  • Prescription drug prices: Politicians are all talk, no action

    Thomas Knapp|Sep 20, 2021

    On July 26, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order under which the U.S. government's Medicare Part D program would have negotiated lower prescription drug prices based on an "International Price Index." Implementation of the order was delayed pending counter-proposals from Big Pharma, but the Democratic response was swift. "Instead of meaningfully lowering drug prices, President Trump's Executive Orders would hand billions of dollars to Big Pharma," House Speaker Nancy Pelos...

  • Guest Editorial: Anecdotes, aberrations and averages

    William Cooper|Sep 20, 2021

    Context matters. Take this simple statement: Nearly 10 percent of the world’s people live in extreme poverty. This is true. And standing alone, without context, this statement would lead many to think the world has a huge poverty problem. They'd be right. But they'd also be missing a big part of the story: Just twenty-five years ago nearly 30 percent of people lived in extreme poverty. So the world’s extreme poverty problem is actually getting much better. The prospects for the future would be very different if, instead of steadily...

  • We the People: John Marshall and the Need for Judicial Transparency

    David Adler|Sep 20, 2021

    Whatever you think about the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial, 5-4 midnight ruling on the Texas statute forbidding most abortions in the state, one thing is clear: the Court bears, in the name of accountability, the great responsibility of explaining its reasoning to the American people. The Court’s reliance on the “shadow docket,” a historic practice of ruling on emergency petitions, to uphold a novel law that greatly diminishes Roe v. Wade, and converts every Texan into a law enforcement official, constituted a sharp departure from...

  • Obituary: Lois Senger

    Sep 20, 2021

    Lois Senger Devils Lake, N.D. Lois Jean Senger, 74, of Devils Lake, N.D., formerly of Sheyenne, N.D., passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the Towner County Medical Center in Cando, N.D. A celebration of life was held on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cando Lutheran Church in Cando, with Reverend Bonnie Weaver officiating. Music was provided by Joni Morlock. Interment was at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Cando. Lois was born to Richard and Esther (Trusskey) Erdmann on...

  • Sermonette: Who I Am Series #4

    Pastor Joe Greiner|Sep 20, 2021

    Who am I? In a world that puts stock in how we identify, we must ignore the temptation to allow us to identify ourselves, and turn to the Bible. The answer to the question “who am I?” isn’t on social media, and the politicians certainly don’t have it; it is only found in our creator and in our creator’s words. Over the past two weeks, we’ve seen the first two ways to identify ourselves. First, we are created by God. We’re not accidents, experiments, or the result of random chance. We are intelligently designed. Second, we’re des...

  • Living on Purpose: Becoming what Christ died for us to be

    Billy Holland|Sep 20, 2021

    The idea of not being spiritually prepared to trust Christ because of a lack of interest is like being told that you have been scheduled to box a champion fighter this coming Friday night, even though you have no boxing experience, and are in terrible physical condition. It’s too late to start training and you will easily be knocked out with one punch. Another scenario would be that you have been given one week to compete in a body-building contest against other contenders that have been...

  • History of New Rockford: Sept. 20, 2021

    K.C. Gardner Jr.|Sep 20, 2021

    The June 3, 1904, “Transcript,” carried a notice from Judge S.L. Glaspell defending his supporters at the Judicial Convention in Carrington from the unwarranted attack on them from a New Rockford newspaper [the “Eddy County Provost”]. A two-year-old brown mare colt, 500 lbs., with a “large bunch” caused by a wire-cut on her left hind leg, strayed from the H.T. Kennedy residence in New Rockford. Fred Neiman, three miles southwest of New Rockford, had taken up a bay gelding, 1,300...

  • Archival Anecdotes: Agricultural Roots

    Rachel Brazil|Sep 20, 2021

    A century ago, agriculture was a whole different business. Sure farmers had to contend with soil conditions and weather patterns, but the process of getting grain from field to market was markedly different. Wheat was the preferred crop and threshing was the required technology. The homesteaders of the region were lucky to have access to threshing technology. At that time, most threshing was done with a horse-powered belt system and was quite labor intensive. In the photo above, several members...

  • Savvy Senior: How to manage an inherited IRA from a parent

    Jim Miller|Sep 20, 2021

    Dear Savvy Senior, What are the rules regarding inherited IRAs? When my mom died this year, I inherited her traditional IRA and would like to know what I need to do to execute it properly. Confused Daughter Dear Confused, I’m very sorry about the loss of your mother. Inheriting an IRA from a parent has a unique set of rules you need to know, which will help you make the most of the money you inherit, and avoid a tax-time surprise. Here are some basics you should know. Set-Up Inherited Account...

  • Dakota Datebook: Sept. 20, 2021

    Sep 20, 2021

    One-Armed Bandit by Alyssa Boge September 22, 2021 — The slot machine was invented in the late 1800s by Charles Fey, called the "Liberty Bell" for its iconic symbol of the cracked bell. Pulling a lever caused three reels to spin, the lever giving rise to the machine's nickname of the "One-Armed-Bandit." Efforts to outlaw the machines grew and efforts to outsmart such laws followed. In order to classify the devices as "vending machines," which were legal, payouts often included cigars and gum. Different fruit symbols matched up with the...

  • Netters take first at Lakota Tourney

    Kyrie O'Connor|Sep 20, 2021

    On Saturday, Sept. 11, the New-Rockford Sheyenne varsity volleyball team competed in the Lakota Invitational. The tournament was divided into two pools, with a total of seven teams competing. The Rockets were in Pool B and were scheduled to play against Griggs-Midkota JV, Rolla, and Barnes County North. In Pool A was Carrington JV, Griggs-Midkota, and Nelson County. The Rockets had a very successful turnout at the Lakota Invitational. To start off the tournament, the Rockets were scheduled to co...

  • Rockets defeat Barnes County North Bison 3-1

    Kyrie O'Connor|Sep 20, 2021

    The Barnes County North Bison hosted the match-up against the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets on Thursday, Sept. 9. The Rockets were able to defeat the Bison in the first set 25-19, and the second set 25-15. In the third set, the Bison came back with a 25-19 win. The Rockets weren't going to give away the win, so they came back in the fourth set 25-9. Kelsie Belquist, Kennedy Demester, Mya Cudworth and Alexa Holth all made double digits for digs. Belquist held the most with 27, Demester at 24,...

  • Rockets bulldoze Bearcats

    Nathan Price|Sep 20, 2021

    On Sept. 10, the Jim Johnson Field looked more like a construction zone than a football field, as the New-Rockford Sheyenne Rockets (2-2, 1-0) bulldozed the North Star Bearcats (1-3, 0-1), kicking off regional competition with an important 46-24 win. On a night when coach Belquist's new-look offense needed to perform, the Rockets did exactly that. Kaden Jensen and Haydon Meier were unstoppable on the ground, combining for four touchdowns to go with 359 yards rushing. Meanwhile, the defense came...

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