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Articles from the September 20, 2021 edition

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School officials study softball and snow days

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...

 

Sales tax collections reflect a rebounding economy

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...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    September 20, 2021

Construction commences at North American Bison

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 Rockf...

 

Nybo inducted into NDRPA Hall of Fame

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 a...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    September 20, 2021

4-H members recognized at Round Up

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...

 

Two years later, I feel thankful and blessed

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 ro...

 

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

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...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: Sept. 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...

 

Oberon Oracles: Sept. 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...

 

Talk of the Town: Sept. 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...

 

Pleasant Prairie: Sept. 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...

 

Sheyenne News: Sept. 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...

 

Prescription drug prices: Politicians are all talk, no action

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 "Inte...

 

Guest Editorial: Anecdotes, aberrations and averages

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...

 

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

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 explai...

 

Obituary: Lois Senger

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...

 

Sermonette: Who I Am Series #4

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...

 

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

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...

 

History of New Rockford: Sept. 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...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Agricultural Roots

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...

 

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

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...

 

Dakota Datebook: Sept. 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...

 

Netters take first at Lakota Tourney

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 Rock...

 

Rockets defeat Barnes County North Bison 3-1

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...

 

Rockets bulldoze Bearcats

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...

 

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