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 By Amy Wobbema    News    October 11, 2021

Sheriff Lies explains proposed increase to city police contract

The Eddy County Commission proposed that the City of New Rockford pay 2% more for police service in 2022, prompting city officials to request a report from Eddy County Sheriff Paul Lies. Lies prepared...

 

Oh my gourd!

James River Ag sponsored a Pumpkin Growing Contest this summer. Last Thursday growers gathered at the company's shop to weigh in their gigantic gourds. The winners are pictured here, clockwise from...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    October 11, 2021

New Rockford street repairs estimated to cost up to $8.75 million

Monday night Wade Senger of Interstate Engineering unveiled street repair alternatives for New Rockford city officials to consider. The firm conducted a visual observation of all the city's streets...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    October 11, 2021

New investment into Dakota Growers aimed at improving efficiency

8th Avenue Food and Provisions, parent company to Dakota Growers, will soon begin work on a multi-million dollar investment to their Carrington, N.D. facility. Since purchasing Dakota Growers in...

 

North Dakota Stockmen's Association names new officers and directors

North Dakota Stockmen's Association (NDSA) members tapped 32-year member and New Rockford, N.D., cattleman Jeff Schafer for a second term as the organization's president at the NDSA's 92nd Annual...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: Oct. 11, 2021

Margie Anderson was among those who attended the annual meeting of the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd on Sunday. Charlotte Koepplin kept a therapy appointment on Thursday and afterwards drove out to James River Ag and took some pictures of Taylor...

 

Talk of the Town: Oct. 11, 2021

Sunday, the taco supper to benefit the fire department was enjoyed by all who attended. Among them were Calvin Packard and his mom Shirley, Margie Bohnet, Ruby Simms and Helen Duda. Eloise Lucht, driven by daughter Heidi Schneider, had good reports...

 

Legislative Report: Oct. 11, 2021

I attended two Interim Committee meetings on September 30. The first was Legislative Procedures and Arrangements. The purpose of that meeting was to set the framework for the upcoming special session which begins November 8. There was a background...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    October 11, 2021

Oberon Oracles: Oct. 11, 2021

Family gathered Saturday afternoon at the John and Donna Grann residence for dinner. That evening, all went to St. Michael’s Catholic Church for the baptism of Emersyn Jo Olson. Dan and Marda Olson (Grandpa and Grandma) from Flandreau, S.D., were...

 

Many citizens should be impeached

Citizenship is a public office in which electors are blessed with certain rights and charged with civic responsibilities. Unfortunately, more people demand their rights than their responsibilities so...

 

The rise and fall of the shopping mall

My buddies Ayres and Klinger and I walked its crowded corridors for hours on Friday nights, hoping to meet girls. That's what we did at South Hills Village Mall in the late 1970s, when we were teens...

 

We the People: The right to privacy and the road to Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court’s watershed decision in Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) which, as we have seen, introduced a general constitutional right to privacy, sufficient to protect a married couples’ right to use contraceptive devices, has exerted...

 

Obituary: Freda Myers

Freda Myers, 98, of Carrington, N.D., died Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington. Funeral service was held on Monday, October 4, 2021 at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington with...

 

Death Notice: Verna Gleason

Verna Gleason, 89, resident of rural Tolna, N.D., died peacefully on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D. A celebration of Verna’s life will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at New Life Fellowship ...

 

Sermonette: Touch

“Wherever [Jesus] went, into villages or cities or farms, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.” (Mark 6:56) So much of Jesus' ministry, his...

 

Living on Purpose: Choosing to become more aware of God

The Bible refers to a joy that is unspeakable and full of glory, but what does this mean? I believe one answer would be the contentment of the conscience for those who know God and have decided to live in the awareness of His presence. How can we do...

 

New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board Agenda

AGENDA New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education Regular Meeting – Collaboration Room Monday October 11th, 2021, 7:00 p.m. I. REGULAR ITEMS  A. Call to order, roll call, establishment of quorum, and approval of agenda.  B. Consent agenda.... Full story

 

Archival Anecdotes: The reticule: a treasure lost in time

Over time, humans have made many great tools and developments to aid in the carrying of our "things." From wheelbarrows to baskets, most carrying implements had an element of work involved. Even the...

 

History of New Rockford: Oct. 11, 2021

On June 24, 1904, around 2000 people attended the Early Settlers’ Association’s annual picnic in Peoples’ Grove, despite the heavy rain of the previous night. The Ft. Totten Indian Band played...

 

Tree Talk: Smoke Tales

Along with predicting high and low temperatures and chances of precipitation, weather forecasters added a new element to weather reports in 2021: Air Quality Index (AQI). Smoke from fires in the...

 

Savvy Senior: How to find a better Medicare prescription drug plan

Dear Savvy Senior, Is it important to compare Medicare Part D prescription drug plans every year? My pharmacist highly recommends it, but it’s such a hassle sorting through all those different plans...

 

Four in a row

The Rockets now hold a winning streak of four games. They defeated the St. John Woodchucks 3-0 on Thursday, Sept. 30, in the New Rockford-Sheyenne gymnasium. The first set of the night started off...

 

Titan Takedown

On Oct. 1, the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets (5-2,3-0) trampled the TGU Titans (2-5,0-3) in a 53-14 victory, their fifth consecutive win. NR-S wasted no time building a lead, as Kaden Jensen opened...

 

Youth grinders shine at Fargodome

With the football season drawing to a close, it's time to look back at how New Rockford's youth football teams fared this year. The fifth and sixth grade team, coached by high school principal Avolt...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    October 11, 2021

Five sentenced for felony offenses in Eddy County Court, four serving time

A man who assaulted three men at a party this summer will not spend any time in jail. Cameron T. Hurst of New Rockford was charged with Class C Felony aggravated assault and two counts of misdemeanor...

 

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