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Articles from the October 9, 2023 edition


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  • Anderson charged in alleged roadside rundown

    Nathan Price|Oct 9, 2023

    According to court documents, Highway 281 north of New Rockford was the location of a disturbing scene on Friday, Sept. 29. That evening, Loren Anderson of Eddy County is accused of running down his live-in girlfriend and intentionally causing a head-on collision with her vehicle on Highway 281 approximately eight miles north of New Rockford. Anderson has since been arrested and charged with several felonies and misdemeanors, which include reckless endangerment and terrorizing, both Class C...

  • Boosters building outdoor practice area for Rocket athletes

    Nathan Price|Oct 9, 2023

    Rocket athletics has a lot to be excited about. It’s no secret that the local football and volleyball teams are currently in the midst of successful seasons and have realistic hopes of going for a state championship this fall. Beyond 2023, however, Rocket athletes can also look forward to a new and much more versatile practice area. New Rockford-Sheyenne Athletic Director, Elliott Belquist, said trees have been removed and new grass is growing immediately west of the existing football and b...

  • Residents vocal at Monday's city meeting

    Amy Wobbema|Oct 9, 2023

    With the 2024 budget, ongoing water plant concerns and substandard property demolitions on the agenda, the New Rockford City Commission had a relatively full house on Monday, Oct. 2. Former auditor George Ritzke asked several questions about the 2024 budget. After struggling to answer many of Ritzke’s questions, commissioners agreed to adjourn the budget meeting and reconvene when they were more confident that everything was in order. They cited the recent turnover in the auditor position as t...

  • Homecoming 2023

    NR-S Homecoming festivities began Monday with coronation at 10 a.m. Keaton Cudworth and Kelsie Belquist were crowned the 2023 Homecoming King and Queen during an elegant ceremony in the NR-S gymnasium. Photo galleries of all the Homecoming 2023 activities will be posted to our photo sharing site: transcript.smugmug.com. Watch for the Oct. 16 edition of the Transcript for more photos from the week in print!...

  • City awarded $94,000 for water plant security

    Amy Wobbema|Oct 9, 2023

    Interim City Auditor Andrew Presnell has started his new role with a bang. The city was awarded $94,350 in grant funds for security improvements at the water plant just last week. As with most grants, it wasn’t a quick and easy process either. Presnell began working on the project in January, while he was the assistant to former city auditor Becki Schumacher. “I was working with Lisa Thompson, Eddy County Emergency Manager, and asked her about any grants available for the water plant since the...

  • National 4-H Week observed with food drive

    Oct 9, 2023

    Eddy County 4-H'ers gathered Sunday, October 1 at the NDSU Extension Office in observation of National 4-H Week. The youth organized a food drive, in which 510 lbs. of non-perishable food items were collected from community members and donated to the Hunger Free Food Pantry....

  • City park district director resigns

    Nathan Price|Oct 9, 2023

    After years of service to the community, Dennis Nybo has submitted his resignation as New Rockford's Park District Director – a position he's held since 2018. Having completed his time at the local park district on Friday, Oct. 6, Nybo will start his new position as Superintendent of Parks and Recreation in Devils Lake on Monday, Oct. 16. Nybo said it'll be tough to move on, and expressed plenty of thanks for the community and those who've worked with him to achieve great things at the New R...

  • New Rockford blood drive brings in 55 volunteers

    Oct 9, 2023

    The New Rockford community hosted a blood drive with Vitalant on September 18 at First Lutheran Church, which helped collect a total of 59 units of blood products for patients in need. A total of 55 individuals volunteered to donate blood and 48 individuals were able to successfully donate at the Vitalant blood drive on September 18. A total of seven donors also came forward to donate Power Red Cells (2RBC) which collects two units of red blood cells while returning platelets, plasma and a saline solution back to the donor. There were two...

  • County budget approved with tax increase

    Nathan Price|Oct 9, 2023

    On Tuesday, Oct. 3, Eddy County commissioners approved the county’s final 2024 budget, which reflects a 4 percent increase compared to 2023. The county will levy 101.78 mills, up from 97.62 mills last year. The increase largely stems from the number of mills assessed for capital projects, which was approved at 5.50 for 2023, and has been increased to 10 mills for 2024. Commissioners increased the mills for that line item to begin saving for future road projects. At $16,874 per mill, the total a...

  • TWEDT RED ANGUS NAMED 2023 BREEDER OF THE YEAR

    Oct 9, 2023

    As a fourth-generation rancher, Sam Twedt has cattle bred into him. It's apparent in the quality of cattle at Twedt Red Angus, owned and operated by Sam and his wife, Emily, and their four children, and makes them the natural choice as this year's Red Angus Breeder of the Year. The ranch, located in McHenry, N.D. was honored with this distinction during the 70th National Red Angus Association Convention held in Denver Sept. 13-15. "Sam Twedt has done an outstanding job of developing a top Red...

  • 701 Rundown: October 9, 2023

    Nathan Price|Oct 9, 2023

    Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Cass County residents injured in Interstate crash Two rural Cass County residents were among four individuals injured Sunday evening in a multi-vehicle crash near West Fargo. A Honda HR-V, driven by a 53-year-old Minnesota woman, was traveling west-bound on I-94 at approximately 11:46 p.m., on Sept. 24, when she was rear-ended by a Honda Passport driven by a 34-year-old Jamestown man. Both v...

  • Sheyenne News: October 9, 2023

    Patti Clifton|Oct 9, 2023

    The non-profit group, Sheyenne GRIT, reports their project house at 337 Sheyenne Avenue is almost ready for a new family. Since July, local contractors and many “gritty” volunteers have completed tree removal, landscaping, painting, siding work and other interior restorations. GRIT board chairperson Patti Larson explained, “So many neighbors have come together to make this happen. The money we received from Creative Community Solutions through Strengthen ND has been a catalyst and we are excited to see what else we can do.” Sheyenne residen...

  • Talk of the Town: October 9, 2023

    Charlotte Koepplin|Oct 9, 2023

    New Rockford and area folks extend sympathy to the family of Arlene Gesinger. Sons Loren Holte of Bismarck and James Birkholz of Minot called dad and mom, Ken and Marvis Holte on Sunday, keeping in touch as mom goes through medical trials and finding out things are going okay. Monday and Tuesday guests and visitors at the Shirley Packard home were daughter Cheryl and Dave Gabbert. They drove over from Minnesota. Saturday evening visitors at the Ken and Marvis Holte home were daughter Amanda and Cody Bickett. Helpers and errand doers this week...

  • Pleasant Prairie: October 9, 2023

    Charlotte Koepplin|Oct 9, 2023

    Last Tuesday Karen Koepplin and granddaughter Kenna Lewis brought Chester's Chicken to share for dinner at the Charlotte Koepplin home. Sunday Margie Anderson was among those who attended the Annual Meeting of Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd at the home. Jimmy Indergaard was a visitor and supper guest at the Andy and Ruth Braaten home last Thursday. Wednesday he enjoyed a visit over supper at the Mervin Indergaard home. Margie Anderson and David and Karen Anderson were among those who attended funeral services for Pete Erickson Wednesday at...

  • A painful precedent

    Amy Wobbema|Oct 9, 2023

    The federal government has entered a new level of dysfunction. It’s like being in the middle of your favorite soap opera when the power goes out. For the first time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has ousted its duly-elected speaker, Kevin McCarthy of California. “They don’t get to say they’re conservative because they’re angry and they’re chaotic,” McCarthy said of the eight Republican colleagues who voted against him. “That’s not the party I belong to. The party of Reagan was if...

  • All government-funded research belongs in the public domain

    Thomas Knapp|Oct 9, 2023

    Earlier this year, William Smith writes at the Pioneer Institute, "[t]he federal government announced the formation of a working group to 'develop a framework for the implementation of the march-in provision of the Bayh-Dole Act.'" Smith thinks it's a bad idea – the title of his piece is "University Science Research Is Under Threat." The very simplified version: Under the 1980 Bayh-Dole Act, universities can use taxpayer money to do research, then patent any useful results and make bank on their discoveries by licensing those patents to c...

  • We the People: "Brandeis: A great justice and the right to be let alone"

    David Adler|Oct 9, 2023

    Louis Brandeis, known by the nation at the time of his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court as “The People’s Lawyer,” and years later affectionately nicknamed “Old Isaiah” by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was one of the greatest jurists and most innovative legal minds in our country’s history. Fearful of the concentration of power and committed to the principle that the Supreme Court has the authority and duty to protect American’s civil liberties, Brandeis forged new paths in the area of freedom of speech and the right to privacy that fede...

  • Obituary: Louis Allmaras

    Oct 9, 2023

    Louis Allmaras New Rockford, N.D. Louis James Allmaras, 60, of New Rockford, N.D. passed away at the family farm on September 26, 2023. Louie's Visitation was Friday, October 6, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life at 5:00 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, N.D. Rev Jeff Halvorson officiated. Louis was born to Jerome and Phyllis Allmaras on September 29, 1962. He attended the New Rockford High School and graduated in 1980. After graduating he primarily...

  • Obituary: Ardella Ockert

    Oct 9, 2023

    Ardella Ockert Reno, Nev. Ardella Ockert, 92, formerly of New Rockford and Cathay, N.D., died August 19, 2023 in Reno, Nev. A private family burial was held at Lakeview Cemetery in Cathay. Ardella was born December 19, 1930 to John and Laura Martin near Cathay, N.D. She attended school in Cathay. One of her proud achievements was earning her GED later in life. She married Richard Ockert on October 20, 1949. They made their home on the farm near Cathay. They had a daughter, Laura, and a son,...

  • Sermonette: October 9, 2023

    Rev. Mindy Meier, First Congregational Church|Oct 9, 2023

    The Apostle Paul loved the church in Corinth. It was arguably his favorite group of people he led to faith. He opened a church there, with high hopes of their leadership in passing on the faith. Corinth was a rich mixture of Greek, Hellenistic and Roman influences. Not only culturally diverse, but geographically in a location that connected mainland Greece with the Peloponnese. Many different cultures and people of different religious backgrounds lived there, as Corinth was a hub of commerce and innovation. The gospel Paul brought there was...

  • Living on Purpose: Letting go of enthusiasm wrinkles the soul

    Billy Holland|Oct 9, 2023

    I dedicate much of my writing to providing positive and encouraging words of hope and inspiration, but I also must be truthful, we are growing older. I apologize for reminding us about that, but instead of all the negative attributes of aging, we should embrace it more like we are a fine wine that is becoming more delightful and appreciated. Those of us who are noticing a few gray hairs and aching joints, relax and count your blessings. It is God that has allowed you and I to be at this place...

  • Savvy Senior: October 9, 2023

    Jim Miller|Oct 9, 2023

    Protecting Your Pets After You’re Gone Dear Savvy Senior, What is the best way to ensure my pets are taken care of after I’m gone? I have two dogs and a cat that are my four-legged family, and I want to make sure they’ll be well taken care of after I die. Solo Senior Dear Solo, It’s a great question. Every year, approximately 500,000 cats and dogs enter shelters when their pet parents experience an emergency or pass away. Without a proper plan in place for the future care of your pets, they ar...

  • History of New Rockford: October 9, 2023

    K.C. Gardner Jr.|Oct 9, 2023

    On April 27, 1906, Mrs. C.C. Schmidt came up from Jamestown to visit her daughter Miss Edith Schmidt, the Primary teacher at the New Rockford School; she left for home on May 2. Matt Mattson, Jr., was in visiting. Miss Vera Keime went to Fargo to consult an ear specialist on inflammation of her auditory nerve, an affliction she had for some time; she had an operation on April 30 and began feeling better. The baseball team hosted a social and put on a program at Phillips Academy to benefit the te...

  • Obituary: Arlene Geisinger

    Oct 9, 2023

    Arlene Geisinger Jamestown, N.D. Arlene Geisinger, 78, died Friday, September 22, 2023 at SMP Health – Ave Maria in Jamestown. Arlene Deutscher was born September 1, 1945 the daughter of Gustof and Amelia (Hurst) Deutscher. She was raised on the family farm northwest of Gackle, N.D.; attending the rural school in the Germania township for seven years, graduating the 8th grade from Streeter School. She helped her parents on the farm milking cows and working in the fields with her dad. She w...

  • Obituary: Thomas Klocke

    Oct 9, 2023

    Thomas Klocke Carrington, N.D. Thomas Allen Klocke passed away peacefully in the early morning hours on Sunday, October 1, 2023, after 73 years on this earth. Tom's graveside service will be held Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at the Carrington Cemetery. Tom was born to John and Ione (Hillstrom) Klocke in New Rockford, N.D. on June 4, 1950. He was raised on a small family farm in Sykeston, N.D., along with five older brothers and two younger sisters. When he was 4 years old, he was inv...

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