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  • Rockford Resurrection

    Nathan Price|Nov 6, 2023

    When the 100-year-old Rockford Theatre collapsed last winter, many wondered what would become of one of downtown New Rockford's most iconic and historic structures. To the relief of the entire community, theatre manager Glenda Collier confirmed soon after its collapse the intention to rebuild the theatre. And now, nearly a year later, the Rockford Theatre's future is becoming more clear than ever. On Tuesday, Oct. 31, the Rockford Theatre Rebuild Committee came together to iron out details for...

  • Rue, Reisenauer take plea deals in DUI cases

    Nathan Price|Nov 6, 2023

    Two individuals have been sentenced after striking unattended vehicles in New Rockford earlier this year. On July 2, 2023, Nathan Rue of Eddy County struck a parked car while driving on 1st Avenue North in New Rockford with a blood alcohol content of 0.243 percent. The legal limit in North Dakota is 0.08 percent. The documents also describe how the parked car suffered property damage and subsequently hit the car parked in front of it, causing damage to the second vehicle as well. After...

  • Grann starts at QB for Jimmies

    Nathan Price|Nov 6, 2023

    Johnny Grann, a 2021 NR-S graduate and Sheyenne native, has been turning heads at the University of Jamestown recently. Grann, now in his junior year at university, has been the Jimmies fourth string quarterback this season. However, against the No. 3 Morningside Mustangs on Saturday, Oct. 21 he suddenly came off the bench and very nearly led the Jimmies to a monumental upset. The Jimmies' starter, Ty Monson, couldn't play due to injury, and his backup, Nick Martinez, lasted only one offensive...

  • Tidings of Comfort and Joy?

    Nov 6, 2023

    When you’re grieving the death of a family member or friend, you may dread the holiday season. Thoughts of social gatherings, family traditions and obligations leave you anxious and overwhelmed. Your sadness can seem unbearable. You may wish you could skip these next two months and go straight to the routine of the next year – but you can’t. What can you do to lessen your stress and loneliness? Holidays trigger tough emotions You can start by learning what emotions are normal and to be expected when facing the holidays without your loved one. ...

  • Salute to Veterans

    On this Veterans Day, November 11, 2023, we take the time to recognize those men and women who entered the Armed Forces of the United States of America. Many came home, many did not. The New Rockford American Legion Post 30 would like to recognize their current post membership. Download the Veterans Day feature to see a list of American Legion Post 30 members with their years of membership and the war era in which they served. Full story

  • Snowy and spooktacular

    Nov 6, 2023

  • Raffle Winners

    Nov 6, 2023

    The winners of the Eagles Auxiliary Raffle were drawn on Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Eagles Club Craft and Bake Sale. Congrats to these winners! Janel Fortney, $250 cash; Kari Benson, $100 cash; Marilyn Gedrose, $100 cash; Josh Guler, $50 Eagles certificate; Rose Black, $50 Eagles certificate; Kodi Keller, $50 Eagles certificate; Colleen Erickson, $50 Mick's certificate; Colleen Semmens, $50 Eagles certificate; Ellen Ayers, $50 CenDak gift card; Katina Walford, mystery basket. Thank you to all who supported our raffle by purchasing tickets. The...

  • BOB program benefits from Our Family label donations

    Nov 6, 2023

    Best of Buddies (BOB) received $213.75 from Spartan Nash through the Direct Your Labels program. Members of the BOB group continue to sort, cut and count Our Family labels and receive $25 for every 500 labels. Our Family labels are accepted at local grocery stores. Drop boxes are available at Miller's Fresh Foods in New Rockford and Leevers Foods in Carrington. All proceeds go to BOB to fund projects, programs and services for students with disabilities. "We rely HEAVILY on the people that save...

  • "A lot to be thankful for"

    Nov 6, 2023

    The Carrington Community Thanksgiving Dinner is a continuation of 23 years of tradition with dinner served at noon on Thanksgiving Day. This year's dinner will be served at Calvary Baptist Church, 725 Main Street in Carrington. Shirley Fritza, Betty Montgomery and Linda Schuster are carrying on a tradition started by Helen and Gary Rosenau, Becky and Lynn Schroeder, and Caroline and Jeff Golz. The trio can't help but remember the care and effort those couples put into establishing the...

  • 701 Rundown: November 6, 2023

    Nathan Price|Nov 6, 2023

    Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Explosion rocks Alexander area On Saturday, Oct. 21, an explosion occurred on an oil pad west of Alexander, N.D. The blast was reportedly felt as far away as Grassy Butte, about 48 miles southeast of Alexander. According to Karolin Jappe, McKenzie County Emergency Manager, three tanks on the site were affected but the cause of the blast was still unknown. Multiple agencies responded to the b...

  • Pleasant Prairie: November 6, 2023

    Charlotte Koepplin|Nov 6, 2023

    Wednesday, Todd Koepplin stopped by the Charlotte Koepplin home and did some errands helping get ready for winter. Friday, Karen Koepplin stopped in for a brief visit and Todd returned Friday morning and cleared the driveway of the first snow fall....

  • Talk of the Town: November 6, 2023

    Charlotte Koepplin|Nov 6, 2023

    Calvin Packard was in Valley City Tuesday keeping a medical appointment. Saturday evening visitors at the Ken and Marvis Holte home were Cody and Amanda Bickett. They enjoyed visiting over hot chocolate. Tuesday, Shirley Packard enjoyed a phone call from Irone Price. Irone was calling from her home in Montana. Marvis Holte called her sister Ardy (Birkholz) Yates Monday and wished her a happy 70th birthday. Ardy and her husband Bob live in Arkansas....

  • Sheyenne News: November 6, 2023

    Patti Clifton|Nov 6, 2023

    Ostby Hall bingo wrapped up for the season and will resume the first weekend in March of 2024. Bingo volunteer groups for the 2023 season were from the Sheyenne Civic Association, Sheyenne Fire Department and Sheyenne GRIT. They all deserve a break for the winter! Jan Loe attended the memorial service for Lloyd Burgess at Trinity Free Lutheran Church in Minnewaukan on Saturday morning, Oct. 28. The First Lutheran Church Fall Dinner and Bake Sale on Sunday, Oct. 29, served about 200 people who braved the icy/snowy roads. The dinner and bake...

  • Chronicles of a couch writer

    Nathan Price|Nov 6, 2023

    Would it surprise you to know that a significant amount of the newspaper has been written via iPhone these past few weeks? Well, unfortunately it has. In fact, any article written by me since the Oct. 16 edition appeared in your mailboxes has been typed out from my living room and on a cell phone app, and I’ve hardly been at the office for over three weeks now. All because I've been dealing with severe lower back pain, which has had me in and out of the doctor’s office, chiropractor and hos...

  • The man who made food shopping fun

    Peter Funt|Nov 6, 2023

    My nephews and I were holed up at the TWA Hotel in New York on a rainy Sunday a few weeks ago, waiting to attend an evening wedding. I fiddled with my phone and laptop and scanned the TV, while explaining that this was a big day for my fantasy football teams. (To be honest, every Sunday during the NFL season is big.) Though the three teens knew a lot about football, I was taken aback when they said that unlike some 45 million Americans they had never learned the fantasy version – which has becom...

  • We the People: Charles Evans Hughes appointed twice to the Supreme Court

    David Adler|Nov 6, 2023

    Charles Evans Hughes, one of the great names in America’s judicial history, remains the only person twice appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. His remarkable resume – lawyer, governor, Secretary of State, presidential candidate, associate justice, chief justice, judge on the Permanent Court of International Justice – reflected a record of contributions to American government and law rivaled by few in our nation’s history. In 1910, President William Howard Taft nominated Hughes to the Supreme Court. In a letter to Hughes, Taft indicated that he...

  • Obituary: Eilene Carlson

    Nov 6, 2023

    Eilene Carlson Omaha, Neb. Eilene T. Carlson passed away October 31, 2023 in Omaha, Neb. at the age of 75 years. She was born February 21, 1948 in Jamestown, N.D. Eilene attended first grade in Erie, N.D. and then the family moved to Fargo. She graduated with honors as part of the first graduating class of Fargo North High School in 1966 and following this, graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor's degree in Home Economics Education in the morning of May 29, 1970. That very evening, she was united in marriage to Mauritz... Full story

  • Rockets defeat Spoilers

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Nov 6, 2023

    The final regular season game has come and gone for the New Rockford-Sheyenne volleyball team. The Rockets hosted the Region 2 Grafton Spoilers on Tuesday, Oct. 31. With this being the last game held in the NR-S gymnasium for the season, the three NR-S seniors were recognized before the start of the varsity game. Congratulations to Kelsie Belquist, Lucy Meier and Lora Wobbema on their volleyball career with the Rockets and good luck on your future endeavors! With the Spoilers season record...

  • Rocket runners compete at State XC

    Nathan Price|Nov 6, 2023

    The NR-S Cross Country program has concluded their 2023 season. Head coach Joe Greiner and runners Gabe Smith, Seth Greiner and Neecie Swart traveled to Parkhurst Campground in Jamestown for the state cross country meet on Saturday, Oct. 28. The event was originally supposed to take place on Friday, Oct. 27, but was postponed to the following day due to the winter storm that dropped several inches of snow in the area. Though they had an extra day to clear the snow, the event organizers could do...

  • Savvy Senior: How seniors can get help paying for everyday needs

    Jim Miller|Nov 6, 2023

    Dear Savvy Senior, What types of programs are available to help seniors struggling with their everyday bills, and how do I go about finding them? Since I lost my husband last year, my Social Security survivor benefit is barely enough to get by on. Searching Senior Dear Searching, I’m very sorry for your loss, but you’ll be happy to know that there are dozens of different financial assistance programs and government benefits that may be able to help you with your everyday costs. To locate the...

  • History of New Rockford: November 6: 2023

    K.C. Gardner Jr|Nov 6, 2023

    On May 31, 1906, Horace Courtemanche was in town. Mrs. M.E. Arbogast left on a visit to Fargo. Mrs. John Olson and children left for Minneapolis, where a relative would join them on a trip to the “old country,” Sweden. That afternoon, the ladies of St. John’s Catholic Church hosted a reception for Father VandenBergh, who had been assigned to the parish, after he arrived from Minnewaukan on the noon train. That evening, a Populist meeting took place in the court house with ex-Congressman B.F....

  • Dakota Recreation Report: November 6, 2023

    Patricia Stockdill|Nov 6, 2023

    Outdoor notes: *Please park out of the way of other vehicles and farm equipment on prairie roads and trails. *Nov. 6: Fall crow season closes. *Nov. 10: Deer gun season opens. *Nov. 12: Sandhill crane season closes. *Nov. 18: Ducks Unlimited and Pekin Rod & Gun Club wild game feed, Pekin Community Center, 5 p.m. Fishing: *Devils Lake elevation, Oct. 31: 1,499.35 feet above mean sea level (MSL). *Stump Lake elevation: 1,449.34 MSL. *Lake Sakakawea elevation: 1,840.06 MSL; 16,900 cubic feet per se...

  • Hunters encouraged to have deer tested for CWD, reminded of disposal requirements

    Nov 6, 2023

    The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will continue its Hunter-Harvested Surveillance program during the 2023 hunting season by sampling deer for chronic wasting disease from select units in the southeastern portion of the state. Samples will be tested from deer taken from units 2A, 2B, 2F2, 2G, 2G1, 2G2, 2H, 2I and 2J2. Outside of this area, hunters can still have their animal tested by taking it to a Game and Fish district office, deer head collection site or by using a self-sampling kit. CWD is a slow-moving brain disease of deer, moose...

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  • Rockets head to Region 4 Championship

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Nov 6, 2023

    The Class B Region 4 Volleyball tournament returned to the Devils Lake Sports Center this week. The New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets entered the tournament as the No. 2 seed, and played the third match of the night on Monday, Nov. 6 against the No. 7 Nelson County Chargers. The Rockets came into this first game with a winning mentality, only having a few minor errors in all three sets. The Chargers won the coin toss, and were to serve first. With a kill by NR-S sophomore, Ava Peterson, the Rockets...