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 By Nathan Price    News    October 4, 2021

Redistricting committee proposes to eliminate District 23

Editor's Note: This story has been updated from the original version that ran online last Saturday. The map and other details have been updated to reflect the changes discussed in committee meetings...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    October 4, 2021

COVID-19 quarantine protocols updated

With COVID-19 cases on the rise across the state, it’s time to revisit the quarantine protocols for those infected, and their close contacts. According to Lake Region District Health Unit Nurse,...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    October 4, 2021

Foundation to host "The Feud" to raise funds

The New Rockford Community Foundation is bringing back game show excitement on Saturday, Nov. 20! Readers may remember Deal or No Deal, in which contestants were drawn out of the game one by one,...

 

2021 NR-S Homecoming

October 4-8 Activity Schedule Monday, Oct. 4: Dress Up Pajama Day 10 a.m. Coronation in Gym 4:30 p.m. JH/JV Football vs. Nelson Co Tuesday, Oct. 5: Dress Up America Day Wednesday, Oct. 6 Dress Up...

 

Raffle tractor winner joins CNDSTR

The 63rd annual Central North Dakota Steam Threshers Reunion on the third weekend of September featured perfect weather, great attendance, and a lot of fun! The parade ran all three days, with the...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    October 4, 2021

Pipe bursts inside water plant, prompting emergency conservation order

The basement of New Rockford’s municipal water plant was full of water at 2:45 am on Tuesday, when water plant manager Rick Swenson came on the scene due to an alarm. He carefully climbed a flight o...

 

Bret Dockter of Harvey named 2022 North Dakota Teacher of the Year

Gov. Doug Burgum and State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced Monday that Bret Dockter, a sixth-grade teacher at B.M. Hanson Elementary School in Harvey, has been named North Dakota's...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: Oct. 4, 2021

Thursday morning, Auntie Charlotte Koepplin and other family got the good news that Hendrix and mom Danielle Koepplin were on their way home, after Hendrix had been in the hospital in Bismarck for rhinovirus. He’s back in the pink and all are...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    October 4, 2021

Oberon Oracles: Oct. 4, 2021

Wednesday, hunting visitors at the John and Donna Grann farm were Jim Howard from Bismarck, Brad Robertson from Dickinson, and Aaron Newcomb from Devils Lake. They were accompanied by their hunting dogs. Bobbi Grann and Josey Clark from Carrington...

 

Talk of the Town: Oct. 4, 2021

Saturday evening visitors at the Ken and Marvis Holte home were Cody and Amanda Bickett and Izzy. All enjoyed homemade chocolate cake. Monday and Wednesday, Shirley Packard kept chiropractor appointments, and Tuesday had a medical appointment in Carr...

 

Larson named to 2021 Spring Dean's List at University of Minn.

The University of Minnesota has named Sandra Larson to the 2021 Spring Semester College of Science and Engineering Dean's List. After more than a year of online learning from her home in Sheyenne,...

 

Nominees sought for Devils Lake Basin Water Stewardship Award

Nominations for the 2021 ‘Devils Lake Basin Water Stewardship Award’ are being accepted by the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource Board until Monday, November 8. The award was established in December 2002 to recognize individuals, groups,...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    October 4, 2021

Sheyenne News: Oct. 4, 2021

During the Central North Dakota Steam Threshers in New Rockford, Jan Loe met some of Mike's cousins from Illinois, South Dakota and Fargo, for lunch one day. Last Thursday, Jan took Barb Eversvik to Devils Lake for an appointment. While Barb was at...

 

Name change for St. Aloisius Medical Center

On October 1, 2021, the name of St. Aloisius Medical Center, in Harvey, N.D., will change to SMP Health – St. Aloisius. According to Aaron K. Alton, President and CEO of SMP Health, “The name change is part of an effort to update the branding of...

 
 By Jeff Olson    Opinion    October 4, 2021

IRS reporting proposal nothing more than a hunting exercise

Last April, President Biden announced his American Families Plan, which promises many wonderful things such as more affordable education, comprehensive paid family and medical leave, expanded nutrition assistance for children and families, and...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    October 4, 2021

Is it Autumn for America?

The autumn leaves are expected to be extra vibrant this year in Pennsylvania, though they are changing colors a week later than is normal. That's fitting. Very few things are "normal" this year....

 
 By David Adler    Opinion    October 4, 2021

Griswold v. Connecticut and the right to privacy

The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in the 1965 case of Griswold v. Connecticut established the right to privacy as a fixed star in our constitutional constellation and, in the process, guaranteed married couples access to contraceptive...

 

Living on Purpose: Placing our hope and trust in God alone

Hope is one of those dynamic words that deserves the title of catalyst when it comes to change. It is a spiritual attribute that God’s people should use regularly as it is filled with life, excitement, and positive energy. Your first reaction to...

 

Sermonette: Sighing

We’ve had a heavy and difficult year, and I still feel that in my frequent, deep sighs. The pandemic, the political fighting, the polarization of our world just feels too much to add to our already busy lives, filled with just normal ups and...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Change over time

Perhaps you remember the saying, "See a penny, pick it up. All day long you'll have good luck," but how many actually do this? After all, what can you buy with a penny these days? Or a nickel? Or...

 

History of New Rockford: Oct. 4, 2021

The June 17, 1904, “Transcript” said Mrs. Guss Gullicks had been ill all week, but was improved. In the latter part of the previous week, Mrs. Lucy Duck and son Bernard arrived from Adel, Iowa,...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    October 4, 2021

Savvy Senior: How does Social Security work when a spouse or ex-spouse dies?

Dear Savvy Senior, Who qualifies for Social Security survivor benefits? My ex-husband died last year, so I would like to find out if me or my 17-year-old daughter are eligible for anything? Divorced...

 

Tree Talk: Bugs and boxelders

October - the month of things black and orange: cats and bats, pumpkins and leaves, and boxelder bugs. Those pests!! They seem to magically appear every fall and congregate on sunny, warm surfaces....

 

Rockets send Hornets back to the hive

The New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets hosted the Harvey/Wells County Hornets on Thursday, Sept. 16. The Rockets defeated the Hornets 3-2. The Rockets seemed very nervous about this Super Region 4 match...

 

Rockets fight for third at Devils Lake Tournament

The New Rockford-Sheyenne varsity volleyball team traveled to Devils Lake on Saturday, Sept. 25 to compete in the Devils Lake Volleyball Tournament. The Rockets placed third out of 12 teams. With...

 

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