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Articles from the January 23, 2023 edition


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  • Chutes and Cattle

    Nathan Price|Jan 23, 2023

    Roughrider Feeds, a local full-service Purina feed dealer, has recently partnered with Arrowquip to provide new equipment to livestock producers in the area, including safe and effective hydraulic and manual cattle chutes. These chutes allow ranchers to separate and safely restrain cattle in order to provide medical care or any number of necessary procedures. On Tuesday, Jan. 17, local ranchers attended an open house in western Eddy County to view the new equipment on offer. Roughrider Feeds'...

  • Hunter pleads guilty in case of viral hunting video

    Nathan Price|Jan 23, 2023

    Last October, a group of hunters descended upon a harvested bean field for an early-morning duck hunt in eastern Eddy County, but the hunt was ruined soon after due to an altercation with a nearby landowner. The confrontation was caught on video and uploaded to YouTube by one of the hunters, and has since been watched more than 2.5 million times. The video shows Jeffrey Erman approaching the hunters, who had set up along his property line. He then interrupts the ongoing hunt and begins berating...

  • City sales tax up for fifth year in a row

    Amy Wobbema|Jan 23, 2023

    Every penny counts. That’s certainly true for the City of New Rockford, which collected $388,536.66 in sales tax revenue last year, 3 percent more than in 2021. According to information obtained from Auditor Becki Schumacher, the total sales tax revenue has increased each of the last five years, after dipping down a bit from 2015 to 2017. Currently, one-half of 1 percent is used to pay off USDA debt for the water project, which has been collected since 2019. The remaining 2 percent is divided u...

  • N.R. Park District to host 'A night with the princesses'

    Nathan Price

    Dads, it’s about time to sharpen up those dancing skills. That’s because this February, you and your special princess are invited to the New Rockford Park District’s inaugural daddy-daughter dance! Dubbed, “A night with the princesses,” this event offers a wonderful chance to bond with your princess while building memories that’ll last a lifetime. Park District Director, Dennis Nybo, said, “I think that it’s something new and unique, and a way for the dads and the daughters to spend their own...

  • Meet Eddy County's new legislators

    Nathan Price|Jan 23, 2023

    The 68th North Dakota Legislative Assembly got underway on Jan. 3, and for the first time in a decade, New Rockford and Eddy County are not being represented by District 23 legislators. Following the 2020 census and subsequent redistricting process, most of Eddy County was moved into District 14, as urbanization forced rural districts to become larger. The old District 23 was eliminated entirely. District 23 legislators who used to represent Eddy County, Joan Heckaman and Bill Devlin, have since...

  • Cueing up Christmas at January concert

    Jan 23, 2023

    Elementary students used both their voices and instruments to make beautiful music at the NR-S Christmas Concert rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 12 due to weather. The elementary music students were directed by Heather Klocke, The fifth and sixth grade band also performed, directed by Annette Hovey....

  • Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

    Kathy O'Connor|Jan 23, 2023

    The intent of this article is to honor those who lie in the graves of the New Rockford Cemetery. We remember them for who they were and the life they shared with this community. The community came together when the article was published in the New Rockford Transcript about the many unmarked graves in Eddy County. Thanks to Tubby Bymoen, donations were received for four individuals (Alex Mathews, Archie Jackson, Boyd Kennedy, Pat Malone) who were unmarked and forgotten by the community. These four stones were installed in the summer of 2022....

  • Second quarter honor rolls at NR-S announced

    Jan 23, 2023

    New Rockford-Sheyenne High School Principal Avolt Baumbach recognized the following students for making the Honor Rolls for the second quarter of the 2022-23 school year. High School (HS) A Honor Roll 12th Grade: Taylor Ray Anderson, Hallie Marie Brown, Kyria Ann Dockter, Emma Jean Duda, Mark Timothy McDowell and Madisen Mae Myhre. 11th Grade: Kate Victoria Allmaras, Claire Marie Becker, Kelsie Loree Belquist, Keaton Robert Cudworth, Connor Daniel Knatterud, Kotone Maeda, Lucy Elizabeth Meier, Preston Mark Price, Trysta Lynn Thumb and Lora...

  • Lions Club donates to sheriff's department

    Jan 23, 2023

    New Rockford Lions Club president, Kelly McKnight, presented Deputy Anderson and Deputy Brown with a check for $8,900 for new body armor and tasers for the Eddy County Sheriff Department. Courtesy photo....

  • Kindergarten Christmas Gingerbread program

    The kindergartners at NR-S put on a show Friday, Jan. 13. Their annual Gingerbread Day was also rescheduled due to the winter storm in December. They made gingerbread houses with and entertained their guests....

  • 701 Rundown: January 23, 2023

    Jan 23, 2023

    Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Therapy dog Maura marks one year at Hillsboro High School Around a year ago, Hillsboro’s vo-ag teacher, Levi Reese, decided that introducing a therapy dog into his classroom would be a great source of emotional support for his students. What he didn’t realize, however, was how training, owning and bringing a therapy dog to work five days per week, would also have an impact on him personally. “It changed me. I had another staff member...

  • Legislative Report: N.D. Senate January 23, 2023

    Sen. Jerry Klein|Jan 23, 2023

    It's day seven here at the Legislature. The session has begun with quite a flurry of activity. After the first day, which was made up of a number of addresses, including the State of the Tribes, the State of the Judiciary, and the Governor's State of the State, members have settled into getting bills drafted, and committees hearing those early bills. It looks like we may be headed for a record amount of bills being introduced. As of today's writings, 240 have been introduced in the Senate. That...

  • Legislative Report: N.D. House January 23, 2023

    Rep. Jon Nelson|Jan 23, 2023

    The second week of the 68th Legislative session is coming to a close today with a number of bills beginning to hit the floor for final action. As of this morning 376 House bills have been filed. This is a similar number to the previous session. In the House, we have until next Wednesday to introduce bills for this session. The Senate does have an additional week to introduce bills in their chamber. We broke into section in the Appropriations Committee this week and we just completed an overview...

  • Pleasant Prairie News: January 23, 2023

    Charlotte Koepplin|Jan 23, 2023

    Jimmy Indergaard enjoyed a phone call with his sister, Sharon Laxdal, Sunday and a visit with supper at his sister, Ruth, and Andy Braaten’s home. Last Sunday, niece Nikki Braaten was also a supper guest at Jimmy’s. Tuesday, Charlotte Koepplin and Janet Laube were passengers on the South Central van to Harvey where they had medical appointments. Monday evening, Charlotte Koepplin was host to the January meeting of the Circle Trail Riders, Inc. at her home. Those attending were President Cory, and Katie Jorgensen, Dale and Diane Rosenberg, Bill...

  • Talk of the Town: January 23, 2023

    Charlotte Koepplin|Jan 23, 2023

    New Rockford and area folks extend sympathy to the family of Neil Buck, Sr. MarJean Pfau spent some time with YipYip on Tuesday while master Janet Laube was away on medical business. Monday, Shirley Packard rode the South Central van to Fargo where she met Linda Lies and kept an appointment at the eye clinic. Thursday evening visitor at the Ken and Marvis Holte home was daughter Amanda Bickett. Eloise Lucht received a phone call from son Scott one evening while he was in Wisconsin. He was checking on mom, who is doing fine. Janet Laube enjoyed...

  • New Rockford Senior Meals: January 23-27

    Jan 23, 2023

    Monday: Baked steak and gravy with mashed potatoes, julienne green beans and apple sauce. Tuesday: Tuna melt with mixed vegetables and fruit crisp with topping. Wednesday: BBQ chicken on a bun with hash browns, a low sodium vegetable and mixed fruit sauce. Thursday: Low sodium ham with sweet potatoes, a low sodium vegetable and apple sauce. Friday: Sweet and sour meatballs with a potato, peas and special K bars....

  • Cutting taxes starves public services

    LLoyd Omdahl|Jan 23, 2023

    Looking at the tax cut proposals now being debated in the legislature, maybe it’s time to revert back to a territory. Apparently, we don’t want the state to accept the responsibilities of providing minimum support for public services. States are supposed to be communities with common interests. In North Dakota, it seems like frontier thinking of starving the public to benefit individuals prevails in the legislature. The tax cuts being proposed will do nothing to raise the quality of roads, edu...

  • Escape from New York and Southwest Airlines

    Jase Graves|Jan 23, 2023

    In the 1980s, I repeatedly watched a recorded copy of the film "Escape from New York" on my family's Panasonic VCR – complete with tuning knobs the size of hubcaps. Little did I know that I would star in my own version of the movie (as a domesticated, tattoo-less and slightly flabby version of Snake Plissken) on a recent holiday vacation to the Big Apple. Of course, my family and I chose to travel to New York City during one of the coldest Christmas seasons on record– so cold that even the sub...

  • Buck v. Bell: The Supreme Court upholds forced sterilization

    David Adler|Jan 23, 2023

    In a tragic, landmark ruling of historic dimensions, the Supreme Court, in 1927, in an opinion written by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, upheld the forced sterilization of a Virginia woman erroneously characterized by the state as “feeble-minded,” grounded on the chilling rationale that, “three generations of imbeciles are enough.” The Court’s 8-1 decision in Buck v. Bell, with only Justice Pierce Butler dissenting, is widely regarded as one of its worst. Justice Holmes’s opinion, just five paragraphs in length, and fewer than 1,000 words...

  • Obituary: Neil Buck, Sr.

    Jan 23, 2023

    Neil Harden Buck Sr., 74, of New Rockford, N.D., passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at Ave Maria, Jamestown, N.D. Visitation was Friday, Jan. 20 from 5-7 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford. His funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, Valley City, N.D. with Pastor Duane Coates and Deacon Ken Votava officiating. Burial will take place at the Memory Gardens Cemetery, Valley City in the spring. Special music was "Jealous of the Angels,"... Full story

  • Obituary: Gregory Ross

    Jan 23, 2023

    Gregory Ross, 71, of New Rockford, N.D., passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023 at CHI St. Alexius Health, Carrington, N.D. Visitation was Friday, Jan. 20 from 1-2 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m., all at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford. Pastor Jeff Halvorson officiated with special music “Scars in Heaven,” “How Do I Say Goodbye” and “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.” Honorary bearers were all of Greg’s family and friends. Following the service, Greg invited his friends and f... Full story

  • Sermonette: What is proper prayer? Part 3

    Amy Kippen|Jan 23, 2023

    “And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father kn...

  • Archival Anecdotes: 60 years of history

    Rachel Brazil|Jan 23, 2023

    In recent weeks, I've been sharing about the collaborative efforts that founded the museum. The Pioneer Daughters were just one of the many organizations involved. After all, they were a local chapter with historic interests. The first objective of the organizations included recording pioneer family histories. The second was to construct a shelf to display historic items in a public setting. As ideas developed and were shared, the project grew into something much bigger. The ideas grew so big...

  • Tree Talk: Snow, salt and soils

    Gerri Makay|Jan 23, 2023

    Snow, salt and soil: Not a recipe for the latest trendy dish. But it could be a recipe for tragedy on your turf and trees. As cold and snowy weather sets in many of us focus on safety precautions, as we should. We watch the weather forecast, we gauge the extra time it may take to travel, we check outside to see if we need to sweep or shovel the walk...and maybe, for good measure, we sprinkle (or pour) some de-icing salt on surfaces where ice has formed. Safety first. While safety must be a...

  • History of New Rockford: January 23, 2023

    K.C. Gardner Jr.|Jan 23, 2023

    The Sept. 15, 1905, "Transcript" listed the high school courses for the year as Latin, Algebra, Geometry, Ancient History, Physical Geography and Elementary Meteorology, English Composition and Rhetoric, Political Economy, Business Law, Drawing, and Oratory. John Anderson was painting the new residence of Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Aldrich. An item said that D.B. Wellman's brother had recently died in Maine. During the week Charles Goss brought in a load of No. 1 Northern Wheat which ran 15 bushels to...

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