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Northern Plains Electric and partners award $5,500 to Sheyenne Fire Department

Northern Plains Electric Cooperative (NPEC) board of directors granted $2,500 to four non-profit organizations whom contribute to the communities that NPEC serves, among those organizations was the...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    September 21, 2020

Shining Levi's Light

"When it is darkest, we can see the stars." These words by Ralph Waldo Emerson bring to light the essence of suicide prevention. Exactly nine months to the day after losing their loved one to...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    September 21, 2020

New Rockford Area Betterment Corp. to purchase bowling alley

The potential of a renaissance at the local bowling alley came one step closer to reality last week. The New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation (NRABC) board unanimously passed a motion to purchase...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    September 21, 2020

Steamers ready to roll into town this weekend

Yes, we're known as the Steam Engine Capital of North Dakota, so we couldn't let a year go by without an annual reunion of steamers! The Central North Dakota Steam Threshers Association is gearing up...

 

Lights of Hope event remembers those lost to suicide

Sunday, Sept. 13 offered folks a beautiful day to partake in the sixth annual Lights of Hope event. As in previous years, Eddy County Community Cares organized Lights of Hope as a memorial event to...

 

Time is running out to be counted in 2020 Census

North Dakota's census response rate is approaching 95%. The U.S. Census Bureau began visiting North Dakota households that have not responded to the 2020 census on July 30. As of September 15, North D...

 

No better time to give blood

On Thursday, September 24, Vitalant will be hosting a blood donation event at St. John’s Catholic Church from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Vitalant is the sole blood provider for 68 area hospitals and needs at least 250 volunteers each day donating blood...

 

Melissa Ystaas joins Peak Performance Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, PLLC

Peak Performance Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, located in New Rockford, welcomes Melissa Ystass to their team of professionals. Melissa has six years of experience in outpatient orthopedics,...

 

Talk of the Town: Sept. 21, 2020

New Rockford and area folks extend sympathy to the families of Susan Semmens and Eileen Dockter. Labor Day found Todd and Karen Koepplin, Taylor and Amanda Koepplin and Evelyn. Martin and Janelle Koepplin, Charlotte Koepplin and other friends...

 

School Board approves budget, mill levy to remain the same

The New Rockford-Sheyenne School board approved the district's final 2020-21 budget at the Sept. 14 meeting. While the budget’s expenditures total $4,508,646.19, the projected revenue is estimated to be $4,621,807.95. The resulting $113,161.79 has...

 

Pleasant Prairie: Sept. 21, 2020

Margie Anderson was among those who took in the annual Community Credit Union meeting Saturday at Ostby Hall in Sheyenne. Later Margie enjoyed a visit at the Metta McDowell Farm. Charlotte Koepplin was among family on Labor Day to enjoy a potluck...

 

Oberon Oracles: Sept. 21, 2020

Lester Roberts visited his daughter, Lezlee Thorson at her lake lot on Wednesday. Sunday, Lester went for a drive to see what is happening in the country. James Nelson was visited by Howard and Helen Schmid on Wednesday. If you would like to visit...

 

USDA invests in rural North Dakota to help rural businesses create jobs

The United States Department of Agriculture is investing over $600,000 in North Dakota to help rural businesses create jobs and increase opportunities. The Maddock Opera House Association will use a $100,000 grant to expand infrastructure of the...

 

Putting COVID-19 deaths in perspective

Big news hit the Transcript newsroom on Monday. The North Dakota Department of Health had reported that a woman in her 80s residing in Eddy County had died with COVID-19. The novel coronavirus had...

 

We are responsible for political dysfunction

A few weeks back, I covered a virtual panel on ag policy featuring two-thirds of South Dakota's congressional delegation. At least, it was supposed to be an update on ag policy. The first half or so...

 

Come on, get happy: The Patridge Family at 50

Realizing that September 25 marks the 50th anniversary of the premiere of “The Partridge Family,” I am reminded that time moves more swiftly than a 45 RPM turntable. It seems like only yesterday...

 

That's life 19 years after 9/11.

As you can imagine having a birthday on 9/11, as I do, can elicit some complicated emotions. Only once in my life have I celebrated the demise of another human being, but that day in 2011 when those soldiers got bin Laden, I got my birthday back. I w...

 

Obituary: Alice Neumiller

Alice Jane (Brown) Neumiller, 96, of Jamestown, N.D., passed away September 13, 2020 at Eventide Senior Living Communities. Alice was born October 22, 1923 in Chaseley, N.D., to Louisa (Evans) and Gus...

 

Obituary: Susan Semmens

Susan "Susie" Semmens, age 61, of Carrington, N.D., died at her home peacefully with her family at her side on September 9, 2020, after a courageous 5½ year battle with cancer. Mass of...

 

Obituary: Eileen Dockter

Eileen Dockter, 82, of New Rockford, N.D., passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Saturday, September 12, 2020, at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford. Graveside...

 

Obituary: Marlin Bjornson

Marlin Gordon Bjornson, 69, of Tacoma, Wash., formerly of New Rockford, N.D., passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at the Orchard Park Health and Rehabilitation Center in Tacoma, Wash. A...

 

Sin is not the Enemy by Joe Greiner Evangelical Free Church

To be perfectly transparent, I have no idea how many people read these, or if there are regular readers of sermonettes. As I write them, I imagine there are some who read them each week. If that’s you, you may have noticed a theme with my last...

 

Archival Anecdotes: The Original Threshers

If there is anything the Eddy County Museum has an abundance of it would be agricultural artifacts. Of course! This area was founded and developed upon agriculture. The Homestead Act attracted...

 

History of New Rockford: Sept. 21, 2020

The July 10, 1903, “Transcript” carried an ad for Ulrich Sprecher: For sale at his farm 5 miles southwest of New Rockford until October 1— two mowers (one McCormick and one wood), one 6-foot hay...

 

Obituary: Sakara Topp

Sakara Louise Topp, age 25, of Onida, S.D., left this world behind by suicide on the afternoon of September 10, 2020. Funeral service was held Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Midkota High School,...

 

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