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 By Rachel Brazil    News    January 25, 2021

Open Season Lodge & Event Center to host vendor show

The Open Season Lodge, located in the former Sheyenne School, will open its doors to more than 20 vendors on Saturday, Feb. 6. The event will take place from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Event organizer Alyson Myhre says she is pleasantly surprised at the amount...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 25, 2021

Eagles Club contributes $50K to new gymnasium

The New Rockford Eagles Club made a big donation to the second gymnasium project this month. The two presentations made by Superintendent Jill Louters and fundraising committee members had quite an im...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 25, 2021

Local law enforcement respond to high speed pursuit, cafe robbery

The officers at the Eddy County Sheriff's Office have had their hands full lately. On Wednesday, Jan. 13 officers approached a blue Jeep Cherokee that was parked on the side of a restricted road...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 25, 2021

Richter recognized by Chamber for her pandemic protocol

Vicky Richter, staff development coordinator at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, is the latest recipient of the New Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce's Employee of the Month award. The glowing...

 

Virtual participation seen as a new opportunity for North Dakotans

Social distancing and consequent restrictions on in-person access to meetings during North Dakota's 67th legislative session may seem a barrier to citizen participation, but the state is providing a...

 

Business News: Widmer Roel promotes Thomas to Senior Audit Associate

Renelle Thomas has been promoted to Senior Audit Associate in the audit department of Widmer Roel, a local public accounting and business advisory firm. Thomas provides audit and accounting services...

 

Business News: Anderson names a Silver Producer for Insure Forward

Insure Forward is proud to announce that Janine Anderson, New Rockford, has been named a Silver Producer for 2020, as measured by new business....

 

COVID-19 Vaccines

In last week’s COVID-19 update, we referred to the NDDoH’s vaccine priority list and indicated it would be published in a sidebar; however, we failed to publish that list. The list is printed below for reference. A more detailed list is...

 

N.D. Senate Update: Jan. 25, 2021

MONDAY: In Appropriations, we began the week with the Department of Transportation budget. This agency’s funding comes from special funds derived from a combination of federal funds along with income generated from the public use of services. This...

 

Talk of the Town: January 25, 2021

Shirley Packard was brave last Thursday as she was among those who had her first Covid-19 virus shot at Central Pharmacy. Tuesday afternoon Karen Koepplin and daughter Allyssa Lewis, Kenna and Grady were visitors at Grandpa and Grandma Martin and...

 

Pleasant Prairie: January 25, 2021

Margie Anderson received the sad news recently that long time friend Emilee Miller passed away in Wisconsin. Emilee was the wife of Wallace Miller, long time resident and farmer in Nordmore Township of rural Carrington, N.D. Tuesday surprise...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    January 25, 2021

Oberon Oracles: January 25, 2021

I have been in quarantine for 10 days. Melodie Madson tested positive for COVID-19 and I was exposed. She is better and I have had no symptoms. Tom and Pam Schmid traveled to Bismarck and spent Thursday through Saturday with Jakob Schmid and Alison...

 

N.D. House Update: Jan. 25, 2021

The pace of the 67th Legislative Assembly certainly picked up this week as committees are very busy hearing bills and sending them to the House floor for action. Unlike many states, all bills introduced in our chambers must have a committee hearing...

 

Upcoming presentations offer resources and guidance for family members of those with Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's and other dementias cause memory, thinking, and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. An upcoming virtual presentation, participants will learn how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about...

 

Thoughts can become action

A few New Rockford residents have inquired about the United State Flag that is being flown with blue field down in my yard. In article 4 of the U.S. Flag code this action is recognized as an...

 

Liberty in 2021: It's common sense

On January 10, 1776, impassioned Americans – from the streets of the Colonies to private meetings in taverns – were moved by an anonymous pamphlet calling for independence and liberty from Great...

 

Big tech, right wing media and cartoonist logic

While the mainstream media is rightfully focused on the second impeachment of President Trump and the assault on the Capitol, right wing media is obsessed with “Freedom of Speech.” Right wing outlets are calling for action against the...

 

Obituary: Donald Salmonson

Donald C. Salmonson, 84, Lincoln, Neb., passed away on Jan. 14, 2021. Born Nov. 23, 1936 to Vernon and Astrid (Nelson) Salmonson. Don is survived by his wife Trudy; children Karen (Greg) Znamenacek of Lincoln; Nancy Salmonson of Lincoln; Bill...

 

Sermonette: January 25, 2021

Quite a few years ago, about 20-25 years ago when living in Colorado, the lottery jackpot there reached an unheard of level. I don't recall the exact amount but I think it was getting close to $10 million dollars. A huge amount for a lottery back in...

 

Eagles Club among donors of JRMC's Annual Polar Pig fundraising event, hospice services to benefit

The Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.s) understand the impact a quality hospice program has on a community. Jamestown Regional Medical Center's Hospice program has made such an impact on the members of...

 

History of New Rockford: January 25, 2021

The Oct. 23, 1903, “Transcript” contained a letter from Sheyenne minister Rev. E.T. Quam describing his recent railroad trip through Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. An ad—“Trousers...

 

We the People: Removing a president

Memories of the footage of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, on January 6, 2021, will be forever etched in the minds of the citizenry. No American since the War of 1812 has seen an assault on our Temple of Democracy. This siege – a failed coup...

 

Savvy Senior: How to Find Affordable Housing for Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any resources to help seniors find and pay for senior apartments? My aunt, who’s 75 years old, needs to find a new place to live but has very little money. What can you...

 

Archival Anecdotes: What's in a name

Archives are only as complete as the information within. In fact, there is one particular topic lacking information that bothers me­. Many of the women who resided in Eddy County during the early...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    January 25, 2021

Rockets get win over Knights, fall to #2 Indians in district play

New Rockford-Sheyenne split a pair of District 7 games in this last week's action, finishing with a 64-34 win at the NRS-S Gym against Dakota Prairie and coming up on the losing end of a 73-53 score...

 

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