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Articles from the November 14, 2022 edition

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  • Making history: Rockets get 3-1 win over Cardinals, earn first state appearance

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Nov 14, 2022

     Tournament time. These are the games that really matter during the volleyball season.  New Rockford-Sheyenne entered the Region 4 tournament as the No. 2 seed in the bracket, just behind the Langdon Area/Edmore/Munich Cardinals.  After receiving a first round bye, the Rockets were set to play the Nelson County Chargers in the quarterfinals round.  The Rockets breezed past the Chargers in the first set 25-11. Sets two and three weren't as breezy.  The Chargers began to fight back in the secon...

  • Allmaras, Gehrtz elected to county seats

    Nathan Price|Nov 14, 2022

     Nearly a thousand Eddy County residents cast their ballots in this year’s midterm election, and the results are officially in.  Among the local races in Eddy County, only the election for county commission was contested. The top two vote getters earned seats on the commission, and in the end, the general election results turned out very similarly to those of the primary.  Jamie Allmaras was once again the big winner, taking 32.50 percent of the vote. This was Allmaras’ first run for public of...

  • $20 for your trouble: City to credit water users for water quality issues

    Nathan Price|Nov 14, 2022

     When New Rockford residents get their next utility bill in the mail, they’ll likely notice that it’s a little less expensive.  At their regular commission meeting on Monday, Nov. 7, the New Rockford City Commission made a decision to reimburse residents for the inconveniences and costs the water project may have caused.  But first, an update on the long-overdue water project was provided by Wade Senger of Interstate Engineering.  Senger told commissioners the project is in its final phase, as h...

  • Sheyenne requests more presence from sheriff

    Nathan Price|Nov 14, 2022

     On Monday, Nov. 7, Eddy County commissioners and Sheriff Paul Lies joined Sheyenne’s City Council at Ostby Hall, where they discussed the Sheriff Department’s presence, or perceived lack thereof, in the City of Sheyenne.  With the sheriff in attendance, Sheyenne’s council members asked how often his deputies go to Sheyenne, particularly in relation to how much they pay for the department’s services.  Mayor Robert Hanson noted that their Joint Powers Agreement with the sheriff’s department was...

  • Rocket Wash now open

    Nathan Price|Nov 14, 2022

     After months of construction and installation, New Rockford and area residents finally have a local solution for cleaning off the muck and grime from their vehicles.  Located just south of Casey's General Store on the west side of Hwy. 281, Rocket Wash is New Rockford's first automatic, touchless car wash, and its owners couldn't be happier to see it finally serving the community.  "It's relieving and exciting all at the same time," said Zach Fleming, part owner of Rocket Wash. "It's nice...

  • City awarded for accessibility

    Nov 14, 2022

    The City of New Rockford was selected as the recipient of the 4th Corporation's Self Advocacy Club's 2022 Excellence in Accessibility Award. The city has spent considerable effort and monies to make the city streets, sidewalks, and swimming pool accessible to people with physical disabilities. Self Advocacy Club vice president Cheryl Sandager (left) and president Jason Ehni (right) presented the award to New Rockford City Commission President Stuart Richter on Monday, Nov. 7....

  • National Honor Society inducts 12 members

    Nov 14, 2022

    On Thursday, Nov. 3, 12 sophomores were inducted into the New Rockford-Sheyenne chapter of the National Honor Society. Amy Cudworth, NHS advisor, presided over the 30-minute ceremony. Josh Guler from Bank Forward gave the keynote address, and then new inductees and current members took turns reciting the pledge. The annual candle lighting ceremony was led by the chapter's officers. The new inductees gathered for a photo afterwards. Back row (left to right): Addysen Fandrich, Jacob Louters,...

  • Schumacher selected to leadership seminar

    Nov 14, 2022

     Jackson Schumacher, a freshman at New Rockford-Sheyenne, was selected to attend the North Dakota Youth Leadership Institute at Minot State University (MSU) this fall.  The N.D. Youth Leadership Institute is a program operated through Strengthen ND's Launching Leadership Program in partnership with MSU and the N.D. Department of Commerce.  The program ran from Wednesday, Oct. 19 through Saturday, Oct. 22, and participants were introduced to local communities, businesses, organizations and local...

  • Dakota Recreation Report: November 14, 2022

    Patricia Stockdill|Nov 14, 2022

    Outdoor notes:  *Reminder that most roads and trails closed to hunting if posted on both sides.  *Check all PLOTS signage before driving into fields with vehicles when waterfowl hunting to ensure landowner allows vehicles.  *Hunters reminded to put identification on tree stands and blinds when set up on N.D. Game & Fish Dept. WMAs.  *Nov. 20: Deer gun season closes.  *Nov. 20: Zone 1 Early Season mountain lion season closes.  *Nov. 25: Deer muzzleloader season opens. Fishing:  *Devils Lake eleva...

  • Eight NR-S youth sing their hearts out at Surround the State in Song festival

    Nov 14, 2022

    Every year the North Dakota American Choral Directors Association hosts the Surround the State in Song choral festival. The festival happens simultaneously in six North Dakota locations: Bismarck, Jamestown, Minot, Dickinson, Fargo, and Grand Forks. The festival provides an enrichment opportunity for young singers to perform in an honor choir along with other select singers from the area, and to learn from a guest conductor.  This year eight NR-S elementary students participated in the f...

  • Second place finish for One-Act Play at Region

    Nov 14, 2022

    NR-S One Act play finished in second place at Region 5 competition in Jamestown on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Eli Alfstad, Hallie Brown and Donavun McCorkle starred in "Keepers at the Edge of the Sea" by Anne Marie Oliva, set in a remote lighthouse. Brown and McCorkle were recognized with Superior Actor awards, and Eli Alfstad earned an honorable mention acting award. Kudos to the cast and crew on their performance! Crew members, who created the fabulous special effects to mimic a storm, were Rikka...

  • School Board Agenda: November 14, 2022

    Nov 14, 2022

    AGENDA New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education Regular Meeting-Cafeteria Monday, November 14, 2022, 7:00 p.m. I. REGULAR ITEMS  A. Call to order, roll call, establishment of quorum, and approval of agenda.  B. Consent agenda. Attachments. Discussion. Motion.   1. Approve minutes of October 10th, 2022 regular meeting and November 8th , 2022 Special Meeting   2. Business Manager’s report.    a. Balance Sheet.    b. General Fund Revenue Report.    c. General Fund Expenditure Report.    d. Building Fund.    e. Sinking and Interest Fund.    f. Food...

  • Senior Meals: November 14-18

    Nov 14, 2022

    Monday: Taco bake hotdish with country trio and mixed fruit sauce.  Tuesday: Oven omelette with diced browned potatoes, green beans and a muffin with fruit.  Wednesday: Hot beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed vegetables and fruity dessert.  Thursday: Low sodium ham with augratin potatoes, low sodium vegetable and fruit salad.  Friday: Homemade tomato soup with a tuna salad sandwich and fruit or sauce....

  • Talk of the Town: November 14, 2022

    Charlotte Koepplin|Nov 14, 2022

    Brenda Thurin (Trauman) and Jazzy were Sunday visitors at the Candy Jensen home. Brenda was on the way to her home in Devils Lake from Fargo where she had taken 97th birthday greetings to her mother, Florence Brownlee. Both were one time residents of New Rockford.  Thursday, Ken and Marvis Holte were passengers on the South Central Transit to Jamestown where Ken had cataract surgery. Ken is doing fine.  Wednesday, Calvin Packard was busy raking leaves for his mom, Shirley. Thursday, they drove to Carrington and did some necessary errands. Tue...

  • Pleasant Prairie: November 14, 2022

    Charlotte Koepplin|Nov 14, 2022

     Jimmy Indergaard, Andy and Ruth Braaten, Noelle and Nikki and friend Page, Andy’s brother Ed, Amanda Koepplin, Evie and Tessa, Tim and Bobbi Jo Indergaard, Dennis and Fran Walen, and Angie and friend all enjoyed supper together recently in celebration of Jimmy’s birthday.  Visitors this week at the Margie Anderson home were Elvie Jones, Judy Cudworth, Karen Anderson and her grandson, Boden Sylling, and Laurie Erickson.  Jimmy Indergaard enjoyed phone calls with his sister, Sharon Laxdal, last Monday and Thursday.  Margie Anderson enjoyed a p...

  • 701 Rundown: November 14, 2022

    Nathan Price|Nov 14, 2022

    Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Human remains found; unidentified  According to Divide County Sheriff Zach Schroeder, after authorities sifted through what was left after a Noonan house fire, human remains were discovered among the “items” they removed from the scene.  Schroeder added, however, that it could be quite a while before those remains could be identified.  The fire is believed to have occurred early Thursday, O...

  • The little box that makes a difference

    Allen V. Stock, The Foster County Independent|Nov 14, 2022

    Few things in the area of meetings or events surprise me these days, especially after some 60 years or more of attending just about all types of gatherings involving people and their programs. But this one did . . . the situation/gathering at the Open Season Lodge in Sheyenne on Saturday, October 29. It was the day set aside to fill shoeboxes. These are boxes filled with clothes, goodies, personal items, fun things, dolls and small blankets. Just a host of items that children around the globe...

  • We the People: Affirmative action in universities - Has it a future?

    David Adler|Nov 14, 2022

     The controversial use by college admission committees of an applicant’s race was the subject of a five-hour hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court this week in cases involving Harvard University and the University of North Carolina. The lengthy oral argument brought to a fever pitch the long simmering question of the constitutionality of race conscious programs—affirmative action policies-- that were upheld in the Court’s landmark ruling in 1978 in Regents of University of California v. Bakke.  The Supreme Court has repeatedly affirmed the use...

  • Guest: North Dakotans pass term limits by wide margin

    Jared Hendrix|Nov 14, 2022

    North Dakota for Term Limits celebrated a big win for Ballot Measure 1, which will apply term limits to the office of Governor, State House and State Senate.  “First and foremost, we want to thank the people of North Dakota for their tremendous support for Measure 1,” said Jared Hendrix, Chair of ND for Term Limits. “For the voters who opposed our Measure, I also want to thank them for their participation on this important issue, and encourage them to keep an open mind. We believe that term limits will be good for North Dakota, and they will re...

  • Obituary: Leroy A. Larson

    Nov 14, 2022

    Leroy A. Larson Svea, Minn. Leroy A. Larson, age 99, of Svea, Minn., formerly of Sheyenne, N.D., died Friday, November 4, 2022, surrounded by his family at his home. His funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 11, at Svea Evangelical Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the church and will continue one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar,  Leroy Alton L... Full story

  • Obituary: Elaine C. Rodning

    Nov 14, 2022

    Elaine C. Rodning Tacoma, Wash. Elaine C. Rodning, age 96, born and raised in Pleasant Prairie Township, passed away peacefully on August 22, 2022 in Tacoma, Washington.  Elaine Charlotte Johnson was born to Harry and Alma Johnson on July 6, 1926, at their farm home in Pleasant Prairie Township, Eddy County, North Dakota. She was baptized at Kvernes Lutheran Church; her pioneering grandparents, and many uncles and cousins are laid to rest in the Kvernes Pioneer Cemetery.  Growing up on a far... Full story

  • Obituary: Wayne Eldridge

    Nov 14, 2022

    Wayne Eldridge New Rockford, N.D. Wayne Eldridge, age 53, of New Rockford, N.D., died Sunday, November 6, 2022, at Sanford on Broadway in Fargo, N.D.  Wayne Burrel Eldridge was born November 26, 1968 to Glenn and Pearl (Ruff) Eldridge in New Rockford, N.D. He graduated from New Rockford School, then attended college at Lake Region for diesel mechanics. On August 1, 1996, his son Hayden was born.  Wayne worked for Albert Pfeiffer's farm during high school. Wayne worked various construction job... Full story

  • Sermonette: November 14, 2022

    Deacon Bart Salazar, Diocese of Fargo|Nov 14, 2022

     Genesis 1:26-30; And he said: Let us make man to our image and likeness: and let him have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the beasts, and the whole earth, and every creeping creature that moveth upon the earth. And God created man to his own image: to the image of God he created him: male and female he created them. And God blessed them, saying: Increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and all living creatures that move upon t...

  • Eagles Auxiliary raffle, Oct. 29

    Nov 14, 2022

     The winners of the Eagles Auxiliary Raffle were drawn on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Eagles Club Craft and Bake sale. Congrats to these winners!  Ardys Salisbury - $250 cash, Alissa Bachmeier - $100 cash, Marilyn Nicholson - $100 cash, Bev Lesmeister - $50 Eagles Certificate, Annie Schaefer - $50 Eagles Certificate, Bev Bjornson - $50 Eagled Certificate, Jane Fredrickson - $50 Mick’s Gift Certificate, Amy Nowell - $50 Eagles Certificate, Ashley Perleberg - Mystery Basket, Mike Anderson $25 CenDak Gift Card.  Thank you to all who support...

  • Savvy Senior: Daily money managers can help seniors with financial chores

    Jim Miller|Nov 14, 2022

    Dear Savvy Senior,  Can you recommend any services that can help my elderly mother with her financial chores? My dad always used to handle the bill paying and paperwork, but he passed away last year, and mom struggles to keep on top of things. And I don’t live close enough to help her on a regular basis. Concerned Daughter Dear Concerned,  It sounds like your mom could use a good daily money manager (or DMM). These are financial savvy professionals that can help older adults who have diffi...

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