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'Tis the season to shop local

The New Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce and New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation encourage residents to support local merchants this holiday season. In the spirit of the holidays, the two organizations have teamed up to offer two special...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    November 16, 2020

Heart Warrior: 3-month-old Kipp Kouba to undergo open heart surgery this week

New Rockford's tiniest heart patient is headed for surgery. Three-month-old Kipp Kouba, son of Levi and Justene Kouba, will undergo open heart surgery on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the University of Minnesot...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    November 16, 2020

NR-S board hears esports proposal

Will New Rockford-Sheyenne school join a short list of North Dakota schools embracing online gaming as a sport? Staff members Brady Eichelberger and Erin Radke sure hope so, and they sought to...

 

Copy early, please!

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, we have a early press deadline coming up. Please submit all news, correspondence and advertising for the Nov. 30 issue by no later than Friday, Nov. 20 at noon. Copy can be sent to PO Box 752, New Rockford, ND 58356,...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    November 16, 2020

Pay-per-view theatre performances, anyone?

The pandemic has altered every aspect of our lives, and in many ways not for the better. However, local arts organization Dakota Prairie Regional Center for the Arts (DPRCA) is taking advantage of a...

 

Blood Drive at First Lutheran Church on Monday, Nov. 23

Living through a pandemic can lead to many uncertainties, although one thing we are sure of, is that the need for blood never ceases. Blood is only usable for 42 days, so a constant supply is always needed, no matter the season. Winter has...

 

Visitation limitations continue at long term care facilities across North Dakota

Now in the eighth month of the COVID-19 pandemic, the toll of physically separating residents from families is impacting everyone involved, including the dedicated facility staff members who are doing everything in their power to provide the best...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: Nov. 16, 2020

Oct. 26 - Nov. 1 Jimmy Indergaard celebrated his birthday October 22 enjoying supper out with Andy and Ruth Braaten and Noelle, Tim and Bobbi Jo Indergaard and Fran Walen. Sharon Laxdal called with good wishes of the day. Saturday Jimmy was a dinner...

 

Alzheimer's Association to host virtual presentations/webinar free and open to the public

The Alzheimer’s Association will offer two free virtual presentations this coming week. Dementia Conversations will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 5 - 6p.m. When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations...

 

Obituary: Roland P. Friezen

Roland P. Friezen, age 86, of Cathay, N.D., passed away Nov. 2, 2020, with his loving wife of nearly 65 years by his side. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Nov. 7 at St. Elizabeth's Catholi...

 

Obituary: Delores Dahlstrom Walters

Delores Dahlstrom Walters, 91, of Bismarck, N.D., formerly of rural Maddock, N.D., passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 at Missouri Slope Long Term Care in Bismarck. A visitation was held on Thursday,...

 

Talk of the Town: Nov. 16, 2020

Oct. 26 - Nov. 1 New Rockford and area folks extend sympathy to the families of Edith Gehrtz and Roy Taylor. Candy Jensen enjoyed a Sunday phone chat with sister in law, Cecilia Koepplin of Minneapolis. Cecilia and family are doing fine. Aaron and...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    November 16, 2020

Oberon Oracles: Nov. 16, 2020

Lester Roberts and his friends, Midge Quam and Helen Ridley journeyed to Carrington on Sunday and did some shopping. Lester’s daughter, Lezlee Thorson, visited her dad one day this week. Friday, Lester was in New Rockford on business. Carrie...

 

The things we have in common

It's over. Despite the last bit of unseemly flailing about by the administration, the election is over, and when the last votes are counted in what will prove to be the most transparent election in history – despite the propaganda suggesting...

 

Let's get candid about COVID

COVID-19 is real, and it's affected all of us. I've been at the forefront of the state and local response to coronavirus since day one. I've written numerous articles on the testing, the tracing, the...

 

America 2020: A good time for a nice, long sleep

“It’s a miracle!” said the doctor. “You’ve just awakened from a coma after a terrible accident in October 2016, but you’re doing well, all things considered!” “I’ve been out for more...

 

Obituary: Frank Ellingson

Frank Ellingson, age 90, passed away Sunday, November 1, 2020, at St. Aloisius Medical Center, in Harvey, N.D. A private family service was held Friday, November 6 at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington...

 

Obituary: Margaret Wobbema

Margaret (Peggy) Theresa Wobbema, 81, of Carrington, passed away Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at Carrington's Golden Acres Manor. She passed peacefully in her sleep after a short, but especially aggressive...

 

Obituary: Jodi Carlson

Jodi Lynn Carlson, age 58, died peacefully Nov. 6, 2020, at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, N.D., surrounded by family. Private funeral service was held Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 at First Lutheran Churc...

 

Sermonette: Questions vs. Answers

“I don’t have any.” “None.” “I think I understand, so no questions.” These were some of the answers I got on “Sermon Note Forms” recently turned in by our 7-8 grade Confirmation students. The prompt was as follows: One question I...

 

History of New Rockford: Nov. 16, 2020

At 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, 1903, Rev. Dr. Swenson, president of Bethany College, preached in Swedish at the Greenfield Church, rural Sheyenne, followed by a dinner at the schoolhouse; at 3 p.m....

 

We the People: Peaceful transition of power an American hallmark

The peaceful transition of power is a hallmark of American democracy, a national treasure envied throughout the world. Yet, we dare not take it for granted, for its perpetuation depends on the good faith, goodwill and integrity of leaders and...

 

Archival Anecdotes: "Rabbit's Funeral"

The above artwork, titled "Rabbit's Funeral" is one of the fine art pieces that can be found at the Eddy County Museum. The original photograph was taken by photographer Fitz W. Guerin circa 1900 and...

 

Savvy Senior: How to Track Down Old Friends Online

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m interested in tracking down some old friends I’ve lost touch with over the years but could use some help. What websites can you recommend that can help me find them?...

 

NR-S advances to semi-finals in Class B Super Region 4 Tournament

New Rockford-Sheyenne's regular season came to an end Tuesday evening, November 3, and their four-match winning streak went by the wayside to North Star, 19-25, 20-25 and 15-25. In the loss, both...

 

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