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Articles from the October 25, 2021 edition

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 By Amy Wobbema    News    October 25, 2021

Judge rules in favor of school district

Good news came Thursday, Oct. 14 for the New Rockford-Sheyenne School District, as Southeast District Judge Troy LeFevre rejected Klemetsrud Plumbing and Heating’s request for an temporary...

 

Corn harvest hits halfway point

North Dakota Corn Growers Association (NDCGA) treasurer Drew Courtney reported Wednesday that approximately half of the corn in south central North Dakota had been harvested. In the photo above,...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    October 25, 2021

Schaefer unveils plans for Rosefield Dam

The saga of the Rosefield Dam is entering a new chapter. At the Eddy County Commission Meeting on Oct. 7, Monty Schaefer, who recently won a years-long battle to keep the Rosefield Dam in existence,...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    October 25, 2021

Students and staff settle in at new Oberon School

For the first time in nearly a century, elementary students from Oberon and the Spirit Lake Reservation are enjoying a brand new school. If not for the new Oberon Elementary School, 2021 would have...

 

Halloween Happenings

Halloween weekend is chock full of spooky fun for all ages. Friday night, Hamar Bar will host a Halloween Extravaganza for adults 21 and older, with food, karaoke, a costume contest and drink specials from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, the Eagles Club...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    October 25, 2021

Miller's cashier named Employee of the Month for October

She greets nearly all of her customers by name, even though she has only lived in the community for a year. Janette Jackson, a cashier at Miller's Fresh Foods in New Rockford, was recognized with the...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    News    October 25, 2021

Wobbema purchases Foster County Independent

For the first time in nearly 46 years, the Foster County Independent has changed hands to new ownership. Amy Wobbema, publisher and sole owner of the New Rockford Transcript and Transcript Publishing,...

 

Corrections: Oct. 25, 2021

FOOTBALL: In the Homecoming football game article on page A7 of the Oct. 18 edition, the photo cutline stated that Nick Berglund caught a pass thrown by QB Haydon Meier. It was Haydon’s brother, Bennett Meier, who threw the touchdown pass. Thank...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: Oct. 25, 2021

Monday evening visitors to the Margie Anderson home were Glen and Judy Cudworth. Charlotte Koepplin enjoyed a phone call one afternoon from Eugene and Dedre Weisenburger, from their home in sunny Arizona. They are doing fine. Margie Anderson heard...

 

Talk of the Town: Oct. 25, 2021

Izzy Dawg was a house guest at the Ken and Marvis Holte home while masters Cody and Amanda Bickett were away. Sunday, Cody and Amanda were dinner guests and visitors at the Holte home. Sunday found Calvin Packard doing some yard work for mom...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    October 25, 2021

Sheyenne News: Oct. 25, 2021

Last Wednesday evening, Dianne Hanson, Irene Cudworth, Patti Larson, Denise Labrensz, Bonnie Deegan, Jan Loe, Patti Clifton and Barb Blaine enjoyed a meal and visiting at Harriman's in Maddock. The occasion was to wish Barb well on her move to...

 

Rockets send Comets out of orbit

The Rockets hosted Super Region 4 competitor Rolette/Wolford Comets on Thursday, Oct. 14. The Rockets defeated the Comets 3-0. Knowing the Comets had only won two games all season, the Rockets knew th...

 

LA/E/M Cardinals fly past Rockets in Region 4 contest

The Langdon area/Edmore/Munich Cardinals hosted the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets at the Edmore High School gymnasium on Tuesday, Oct. 19. With the Cardinals being ranked #2 in the region, the Rockets...

 

Rockets end season with playoff loss to Cougars

On Saturday afternoon, the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets (5-4,3-1) ended their season how it began, with another tough loss to the North Prairie Cougars (6-3,2-2), this time falling by a score of 14-4...

 

The imaginary, destructive power of social media

It’s very easy these days to say that social media is toxic. People act in ways they’d never do in real life, because it isn’t real life. They act like feral wolves, because they can. The...

 

Charting new territory

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind. I’ve taken on two new roles, and I traveled more than 400 miles from home in the midst of it all. I became the 10th publisher of the Foster County...

 

Article V: Amendments to Create a "More Perfect Union"

Article V of the Constitution—the Amendatory Clause—provides the constitutionally prescribed means for changing the Constitution to keep it adequate to the needs of the American people. This innovative provision empowers the citizenry and their...

 

Tiny lives of great significance remembered

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and Lily's Hope Ministry wants to remind the community that they are here for all families that experience or have experienced this tragedy....

 

Sermonette: Oct. 25, 2021

Human beings are created for relationships. We need touch, a place to belong, and to be loved. There is no doubt that modern psychology has claimed this, as well as each of the world’s religions/philosophies. It’s such a basic truth for every...

 

Living on Purpose: Wherever you are God is with you

For those who try to live for the Lord and want to please Him, I’m sure you know what I mean when I say there are times when the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. When it comes to maintaining a red-hot enthusiasm for the Christian life, we...

 

Archival Anecdotes: From the darkest corners of the museum...

From time to time, someone will ask me if the museum is haunted. My first reaction is to laugh. My second reaction is to tell the truth and say, "I never been there after dark, so I have no reason to...

 

History of New Rockford: Oct. 25, 2021

The Eddy County Commission (Braman, Dailey, Dafoe) met on July 5-8, 1904. On July 6, the Eddy-Wells telephone line was connected to the local central office and linked the farmers of eastern Wells...

 

Tree Talk: Tree sweets

If you ask nearly any kid, the best part of October might be the way the month ends: Halloween. The challenge is perfecting the most creative or spookiest costume. The reward is loads of candy! The...

 

Savvy Senior: How to protect yourself against abdominal aortic aneurysms

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you tell me about stomach aneurysms? My father died from one about 10 years ago and I’m wondering if that can increase my risk of developing one myself. Almost 60 Dear...

 

Our Outdoors: Problems with plastic

I’ve come to despise plastic. I guess not all plastic, just the plastic that gets in the way of enjoying the outdoors and the aesthetics of being in places where plastic shouldn’t be. Like all...

 

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