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 By Amy Wobbema    News    November 2, 2020

Runnin' Down a Dream

Connie Soderholm is a farmer’s wife, a mom of two, and an educator. She’s also a top 10 barrel racer and breakaway roper in the Roughrider Rodeo Association. And she’s getting it all done at...

 

Notice to New Rockford residents: Make room for the street sweepers

This Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 2 and 3, BEK Consulting will be sweeping the streets where the new water mains were installed in New Rockford city limits. Residents are asked not to park in the streets... Full story

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    November 2, 2020

Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd

The Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd has issued a plea to the community: please help get the coronavirus case numbers down in Eddy County so the residents can again have visitors. The Centers for...

 

Bank Forward contributes to school gym project

While many of us were getting our flu vaccine, the New Rockford-Sheyenne School Gymnasium Project also got a figurative shot in the arm. On Wednesday, Oct. 28, Josh Guler of Bank Forward presented a...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    News    November 2, 2020

Local library to give patrons relief from late fees

Many of us have had the experience of forgetting about a library book and subsequently dreading the resulting late fees. We tell ourselves things— that we might still read the book, or that we will drop it in the dropbox just as soon as the...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    November 2, 2020

What It Takes: Counting Votes Part II

Election Day is almost here, and the poll workers are busy preparing. In my last article, I wrote about County Auditor Patty Williams and how she manages to count all the votes. It turns out she has...

 

Eddy County Sheriff's Update for September and October

All court hearings are again being held telephonically or via Zoom due to the uptick in COVID-19 cases in the state. On Monday, Judge Peter Welte signed an order to suspend all federal jury trials scheduled to start between Oct. 27 and Nov. 30....

 

CARES funding resiliency grants awarded to ND public schools, NR-S awarded $108,533

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler on Wednesday announced $33.8 million in new aid for North Dakota’s schools, which may be spent on mental health support, technology, building ventilation improvements, and other needs arising from the...

 

ND lawmakers approve $50 million in CARES funding to counties

North Dakota's legislative Budget Section approved $25 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) funds to counties, which is in addition to the $25 million approved in August....

 

Talk of the Town: Nov. 2, 2020

New Rockford and area folks extend sympathy to the family of Bruce Anderson. Ken and Marvis Holte received a phone call from Bob and Ardy Yates of Arkansas Sunday with the news that Bob is doing fine after a minor auto accident. Ardy is a sister to...

 

Pleasant Prairie: Nov. 2, 2020

Sunday Merle and Sandy Longnecker brought dinner to Dad, Ervin Longnecker. Afternoon found Tony Rademacher a visitor and lunch guest at Ervin’s. Andy and Ruth Braaten were happy to have Jimmy Indergaard for a Sunday visitor and supper guest....

 
 By Linda Madson    News    November 2, 2020

Oberon Oracles: Nov. 2, 2020

Grace Ihry visited Hunter Buehler and the Buehler family last week. Nadley Buehler spent the day last Friday with Sherry Boehmer having a ladies’ day out. Tom, Pam, and Jakob Schmid and Alison Widmer traveled to Wahpeton last weekend to attend...

 

Election 2020: The Up Side of Undivided Government

As of late October, the political modelers at FiveThirtyEight gave Democrats a 72% chance of pulling off the trifecta -- winning the White House and majorities in both Houses of Congress -- on...

 

Governor: Let's Talk About COVID-19

At this stage of the political campaigns, the votes are all determined so we should be able to discuss the COVID-19 without all of its political rhetoric. We have nothing to lose if we are open and ci...

 

Letter to the Editor: Measure 2 Vote No

To the Voters: The first step in solving a problem is to clearly identify it. In recent years, the right to initiate changes to the state’s Constitution has been co-opted by out-of-state interests that flood the state with money in support of...

 

National Leaders incapable of uniting America, so it's on us

I remember growing up in the 1980s when our neighbors’ political affiliation was a complete mystery. At least it was to me, a teenager who was more interested in finding a local sandlot game or pickup basketball game at one of the courts in my...

 

Obituary: Jonathan Aljets

Jonathan Thomas Aljets, age 25, was born August 29, 1995, in Carrington, N,D., the son of Thomas and Laurie (Rensch) Aljets. He left this earth unexpectedly on October 27, 2020. Mass of Christian...

 

Obituary: Dennis Wipperling

Dennis Wipperling (68) of Bloomington, Minn., passed away suddenly on Saturday, October 24 from colon cancer complications. A devoted husband, amazing father and loving "Gramps," he is survived by...

 

Living on Purpose: Who does God want to be President?

This year has passed by quickly, and now the election is just a few days away. For those who read this column, I’m sure you have noticed that I rarely talk about politics or social issues. Of course, I have my thoughts like everyone else, but to...

 

Sermonette: Nov. 2, 2020

Peace. It’s a thing. It’s not nothing. It comes from God and it’s real. Sometimes I have it in my heart. And sometimes I don’t. And when I don’t I feel its absence. When it’s gone I long for it. Peace is a settled rest, a grounded root....

 

History of New Rockford: Nov. 2, 2020

On Aug. 13, 1903, John West hauled a new Garr Scott threshing rig to his farm in east Eddy County to replace the one that had burned the previous year. Mrs. C.C. Campbell and children returned from...

 

Scrutinizing a president's right to self-pardon

President Donald Trump’s declaration on June 4, 2020, that he has “the absolute right to pardon” himself has drawn increased scrutiny in the closing days of the election campaign and the realization that his potential status as an ex-president...

 

Savvy Senior: How Seniors can Save Money on Prescription Eyeglasses

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you recommend for finding affordable prescription eyeglasses? I used to have vision insurance through my work but lost it when I turned 65 and signed up for Medicare....

 

Archival Anecdotes: Everything is better at Grandma's

I may be speaking for many more than myself when I say, there was always a special feeling when Grandma was cooking in the kitchen. I wasn't often allowed in the kitchen, but still I found a way to...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    November 2, 2020

Rockets march back from deficit, stun G-M Titans

The Midkota Elementary Gym in Binford was the site of one of the most tightly-contested matches the area has witnessed this fall last Monday night, October 26. Griggs/Midkota held on to a 2-0 lead aft...

 

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