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Articles from the October 3, 2022 edition

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  • Community rallies to support Ellingson family

    Amy Wobbema|Oct 3, 2022

    An outpouring of support for the Cayler Ellingson family was on display this past week, evidence that in rural North Dakota communities residents step up to help whoever is in need. Family friend Nicole (Clifton) Geiszler started a GoFundMe account on Monday, Sept. 19 in support of the Ellingsons. As of Thursday (Sept. 29) morning, the GoFundMe campaign had raised more than $52,000 from over 1,300 individual donations. That is more than five times the amount originally requested when the fund...

  • 2022 Election: County Commission candidates answer our questions

    Nathan Price|Oct 3, 2022

    The Nov. 8 midterm elections are just around the corner. Here in Eddy County, residents will vote for a number of candidates to fill county positions, including for sheriff, state's attorney and county auditor. However, only one local race in the upcoming general election is contested, as four candidates are vying for two positions on the Eddy County Commission. This month, each of those candidates will be given an opportunity to answer questions and introduce themselves to the community they ho...

  • Peterson named to top post at Lake Region District Health Unit

    Oct 3, 2022

    Lake Region District Health Unit (LRHDU) announced last week that Ashley Peterson has been hired as its Public Health Administrator. Peterson will take over the full-time role this month. Peterson earned her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from American Military University. She has 15 years of military experience in Public Health with the U.S. Air Force, where she worked in three different states, the Middle East and Europe. "I believe in responsibility, fearless learning, dedication, and...

  • New clinic opened Sept. 27

    Nathan Price|Oct 3, 2022

    On Tuesday, Sept. 27, Cooperstown Medical Center opened their brand new satellite clinic in New Rockford. The clinic is located in the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, and its entrance is near the Chapel along 13th Street. The clinic's hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The provider at the clinic is Liza Ystaas, nee Weber, a New Rockford native and 2002 graduate of NRHS. Ystaas obtained her master of science in nursing from University of North Dakota in 2020 and is...

  • Bras off Broadway

    Oct 3, 2022

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year, local residents have a unique opportunity to help raise awareness. 701 Restaurant in Fargo is organizing an event called “Bras Off Broadway,” and they’re looking for hundreds of bras to decorate the outside of their building. Flair Boutique and Coffee Shop in New Rockford is helping out. In a Facebook post on Wednesday, they encouraged customers to donate an old bra, which they might otherwise throw away, by Saturday, Oct. 8. Owner Emma Myhre said, “You can drop them off at the Flair B...

  • Ellingson homicide case generates headlines and heartaches

    Nathan Price|Oct 3, 2022

    Editor's Note: The Oct. 3 print edition, which contains this article, was printed before Shannon Brandt was charged with Class AA Felony Murder on Friday, Sept. 30. For the latest on the Ellingson murder investigation, please see the most recent article posted here: The tragic death of 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson has prompted fundraisers and displays of...

  • NDSU Extension offers guidance on handling HPAI-suspected wild birds during hunting season

    Oct 3, 2022

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has confirmed multiple cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in North Dakota in wild birds, backyard poultry and commercial poultry flocks. All positive cases in domestic flocks this fall have been attributed to interactions with wild birds. With wild birds testing positive for HPAI, hunters, homeowners and landowners should be aware of what steps to take if they see sick or deceased wild birds, advises North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension specialists. “The primary carriers of a...

  • Gospel Show to be held

    Oct 3, 2022

    The Maddock Opera House is excited to announce the Fall production of “Goin’ Up A Yonder,” a light-hearted Gospel “singspiration” presented by a cast composed of talented people of a variety of ages from Maddock and the Harvey area. The show features many of the most well-known and beloved Gospel songs, interwoven with a delightfully comical story of a Sunday church service being conducted by members of a small congregation while the pastor is ill. Three performances are scheduled over two separate weekends: A popcorn performance on Sat., Nov...

  • Schafer among three recognized as North Dakota Stockmen's Association honorary members

    Oct 3, 2022

    The North Dakota Stockmen's Association (NDSA) recognized long-time association members Nancy Jo Bateman of New Salem, N.D., Fred Helbling of Mandan, N.D., and Jeff Schafer of New Rockford, N.D., with Honorary Membership Awards at a special awards banquet during its annual convention in Bismarck, N.D. Rancher and NDSA President Jeff Schafer, of New Rockford, has been an NDSA member for 33 years. Schafer earned a bachelor's degree in animal science from NDSU. Following the opportunity to grow,...

  • Rue saluted for service to Stockmen's Association

    Oct 3, 2022

    Three North Dakota Stockmen's Association's (NDSA) leaders' terms ended following the NDSA's 93rd Annual Convention & Trade Show in Bismarck, N.D., last weekend. NDSA District 1 Director Levi Rue of Sheyenne, N.D., completed two terms and was no longer eligible for re-election. Rue has served as the Feeding & Marketing Committee chairman and vice chairman and on special legislative committees. He hosted a Spring Roundup and participated in the Beef Industry Military Appreciation Day. In...

  • Talk of the Town: Oct. 3, 2022

    Charlotte Koepplin|Oct 3, 2022

    Thursday morning, Ken and Marvis Holte and daughter Amanda Bickett drove to Devils Lake where they picked up daughter Fayette Nelson. All enjoyed shopping before returning to Fayette’s where they enjoyed visiting over a yummy bowl of homemade veggie soup and visiting with Vi Nelson, who contributed awesome egg salad sandwiches to go along with the soup. Truly an enjoyable day with family. Candy Jensen enjoyed a Sunday phone call from her son Derik Holte from Minneapolis. Derik is doing fine as is his wife Val. Brenda Truman Thurin from D...

  • Pleasant Prairie News: Oct. 3, 2022

    Charlotte Koepplin|Oct 3, 2022

    Last Thursday, Jimmy Indergaard and his sister Sharon Laxdal drove to Fargo where they took care of some business. That evening Ruth Braaten brought supper to the Indergaard home. They listened to the Carrington girls volleyball game. Brief stoppers Thursday at the Charlotte Koepplin home were Aaron and Karen Koepplin. Bob Longnecker of Minnesota was a house guest at the Eric and Lisa Longnecker home several days over the weekend. Bob visited other family and enjoyed being a teamster Saturday and Sunday during the Fall Ride of the Circle Trail...

  • Sheyenne News: Oct. 3, 2022

    Patti Clifton|Oct 3, 2022

    Last Tuesday, Bonnie Deegan was in Fargo where she kept a medical appointment. She also met her sister Margaret Brink for a visit and lunch. The Brinks will be leaving soon for their winter home in North Carolina. Bonnie then stopped for a visit with her 99-year-old aunt Eris Mae Johnson before she headed home to Sheyenne. On Saturday, Jan Loe and daughter Steph were in Brocket to visit Jason Stenberg and see his new home. Also there where Jason's sisters, Nadine and Dave Salwey of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Melissa Stenberg of Minneapolis. All...

  • 701 Rundown: Oct. 3, 2022

    Nathan Price|Oct 3, 2022

    Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Former Griggs County sheriff accepts interim appointment In a letter dated Sept. 7, 2022, addressed to the Griggs County Commissioners, Sheriff Amberly Michaelis gave her intention to resign with her last day of employment set as Wednesday, Sept. 21. This was discussed in much detail at the commissioners meeting the following afternoon. In her letter, Michaelis stated, “Unfortunately, the...

  • It all takes balance

    Amy Wobbema|Oct 3, 2022

    Lifestyle changes are hard, especially when it comes to food. About two months ago, my husband and I decided to make a change in our diets. Since he doesn’t like it when I talk about him in my columns, I’ll focus on what we’re doing and why I took the leap. In a nutshell, it’s the Wobbema low-carb diet. We simply eat more grams of protein, and fewer simple sugars and carbohydrates. I’m doing it because it makes me feel better. I don’t need all that bread, baked goods, pasta and potatoes. I...

  • National Newspaper Week is Oct. 2-8: Newspapers have never been more relevant

    Brent Wesner, National Newspaper Association|Oct 3, 2022

    We all have stories of readers desperately seeking reliable information, whether it be about COVID-19 during the pandemic or for a report of what's happening at city hall or the county courthouse. We at NNA see it in our daily government affairs work with members of Congress, who almost uniformly admire their local community papers regardless of how they might feel about the national press. We see it in the example of the civic leaders in Mineral Wells, TX, who were so distraught over the...

  • We the People: A little-known landmark ruling of historic dimensions

    David Adler|Oct 3, 2022

    Little v. Barreme, decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1804, may be among the least familiar landmark rulings ever rendered, but it settled momentous constitutional and legal questions that plumb the depths of American history. In an opinion written by the great Chief Justice John Marshall, the Court held that it is for Congress, not the president, to decide when to initiate war and author lesser military hostilities. It held that the president, in his capacity as Commander in Chief, is bound by the statutory instructions, directions and...

  • Obituary: Dorothy Burrows

    Oct 3, 2022

    Dorothy Burrows Roundup, Mont. Dorothy Burrows, 87, of Roundup, Mont., formerly of Sheyenne, N.D., died Monday, September 19, 2022, at Billings Clinic Hospital, Billings, Mont. Dorothy Jean Bartlett was born June 30, 1935, to Allen and Lucy Bartlett in McHenry, N.D. She married James Burrows on June 1, 1955, and they lived in Sheyenne, N.D. They had two children, a daughter Rita (David) Ystebo, and a son, James "JP" Burrows. Dorothy was known for her great cooking, caramel rolls and coffee parti... Full story

  • Obituary: Allan Elliot Stolz

    Oct 3, 2022

    Allan Elliot Stolz Bismarck, N.D. Allan Elliot Stolz, 87, passed away on September 23, 2022, in Bismarck, N.D., with his wife Marge of 65 years by his side. He courageously fought a long and hard battle with lymphoma. Allan was born on December 19, 1934, to Anna (Aisenbrey) and John Stolz on their homestead in Van Hook, N.D. Allan was the youngest of three children. Olivia being the oldest followed by DeLores. Allan attended and graduated from Benson County Agricultural and training school in... Full story

  • Sermonette: Oct. 3, 2022

    Mindy Meier|Oct 3, 2022

    “Martha, Martha, you are distracted by many things” (Luke 10:41). Oof, if there is a convicting verse in Scripture, for me, this is it. I am distracted. I am distracted by the busy-ness of my schedule, by being a parent, by being a daughter, by making sure everyone around me is well-fed and content, by cleaning up the messes my mistakes cause, etc, etc. Distraction. Dis-traction. Great word: To lose traction. To spin our wheels and make no forward movement. To feel like we’re working and working (and working) to find nothing of value is truly...

  • Living on Purpose: Are we dedicating or hesitating?

    Billy Holland|Oct 3, 2022

    I attempt to keep my eyes and ears open to learn about the Holy Spirit and human behavior. In my spiritual journey, the situations I’ve encountered through counseling and teaching have graciously allowed me to see the importance of walking in humility through the awareness of God’s presence. I’m not implying that I’ve arrived at a spiritual plateau where God and I float through the clouds together, but I do believe we can be as close to Him as we desire to be. To be honest, the more I discover a...

  • Savvy Senior: Auto aids that make driving easier and safer

    Jim Miller|Oct 3, 2022

    Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any car gadgets that can help older drivers? I drive a 12-year old car and have arthritis in my neck, back and knees which limits my mobility making it more difficult to get in and out of the car and look over my shoulder to back up. Almost 80 Dear Almost, To help keep older drivers safe and extend their driving years, there are a number of inexpensive products you can purchase that can easily be added to your vehicle to help with many different needs. Here are...

  • History of New Rockford: Oct. 3, 2022

    K.C. Gardner Jr.|Oct 3, 2022

    The May 26, 1905, “Transcript” said that several very large pickerel had recently been taken from the James River. The previous week H.W. Hastings, a musician who had played with the New Rockford Orchestra in 1903 and 1904, died at his home in Oberon. Also that week several New Rockford businessmen worked on the race track and ball park west of town to get them in shape. On May 26, Herman Olson came in on business. William Erdelbrock was in to do business and to visit. Rev. and Mrs. C.F. Sew...

  • Tree Talk: All about firewood

    Gerri Makay|Oct 3, 2022

    There's something about sitting around an evening campfire, reminiscing about the day of hiking or hunting or simply spending time with family and friends. Any type of wood will do, just so it's perfect for s'mores. But if you are cutting or buying wood for your fireplace for a little romance or wood stove for supplemental heat, there are factors to consider. Firewood differs in heat value as well as color of flame, fragrance and sparking, depending on the species of wood. Crabapple and apple...

  • Rockets crowned champs at Devils Lake Tourney

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Oct 3, 2022

    After an outstanding performance against Super Region 4 opponents, the Harvey/Wells County Hornets, on Thursday, Sept. 22, the Rockets held onto their winning streak. The Rockets competed alongside 11 other teams in Devils Lake this past weekend during the Devils Lake Varsity Volleyball Tournament. To kick off pool play, the Rockets took down the Kidder County Wolves 2-0. At the end of that first match, NR-S senior Madisen Myhre went out with an injury to her foot. Without Myhre, the Rockets...

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