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Articles from the November 20, 2023 edition

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  • School board hears revamped gym proposal

    Nathan Price|Nov 20, 2023

    The plan to add a second gymnasium to the New Rockford-Sheyenne Public School may soon become a whole lot more affordable. Since first being approved back in 2020, the cost of the school's new gymnasium has ballooned far past expectations, with the latest price tag estimated in excess of $4 million. That number, according to members of the second gym committee, has proven to be a tough hurdle to overcome when talking to potential donors. But now, a new plan promises to significantly cut the...

  • NR-S hires two new teachers for 2024-25 school year

    Nathan Price|Nov 20, 2023

    On Monday, Nov. 13, the New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board hired a pair of new teachers for the following school year. The first position considered was for secondary science. The school’s secondary science position was abruptly vacated early this school year when Krystal Caldwell resigned, citing her displeasure that she was assigned to teach middle school students. The secondary science teacher considered on Monday is Genesis Ang, a native of the Philippines who is currently teaching in N...

  • NR-S senior organizes 3-on-3 basketball tournament

    Nathan Price|Nov 20, 2023

    On Sunday, Nov. 12, the New Rockford-Sheyenne gymnasium was abuzz with competitive activity. Ashton Reimche, a senior at NR-S, organized and coordinated a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to raise money for the school’s second gymnasium project – and it was a great success. In total, nearly 90 people participated in the tournament, who were organized into 29 different teams. They competed in a round-robin format with every team competing against one another, and all appeared to have a great time. Re...

  • DPRCA to debut original screenplay, 'The Christmas Show' Dec. 1

    Amy Wobbema|Nov 20, 2023

    It's Christmas Eve, and the Penrose Players are standing at the verge of bankruptcy. Siblings Elle and Aaron Penrose, the fourth generation owners of the Penrose Playhouse, are trying to enjoy one last Christmas in their historic family-owned theater. They are in the process of selling the building, and the buyer's agent shows up to inspect the property on Christmas Eve Day, right as the last dress rehearsal gets underway for their Christmas Day performance. To make matters worse, the Penrose... Full story

  • School announces first quarter honor rolls

    Nov 20, 2023

    New Rockford-Sheyenne High School Superintendent Jill Louters recognized the following students for making the Honor Rolls for the first quarter of the 2023-24 school year. High School A Honor Roll 12th Grade: Claire Becker, Kelsie Belquist, Keaton Cudworth, Connor Knatterud, Lucy Meier, Trysta Thumb, Lora Wobbema. 11th Grade: Ava Bullinger, Hannah Chamberlain, Bradyn Collier, Addysen Fandrich, Kendrick Hopfauf, Bailey Jacobson, Chelsea Monty, Abigail Nystrom, Kaiya O'Connor, Andrew Storstad, Tillie Swart, Kage Walford, Brody Weisenburger....

  • DeKrey honored with Upper Missouri Water Association Distinguished Service Award

    Nov 20, 2023

    Duane DeKrey started his employment for the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District in Carrington in March 2014 and assumed duties as general manager on January 1, 2015. He oversees a staff of 29 and reports directly to a 28-member board of directors. Garrison Diversion has an annual budget of $159 million. Duane is the secretary/treasurer of the Lake Agassiz Water Authority, an organization representing local city and rural water systems in the Red River Valley Water Supply Project. Prior to...

  • 701 Rundown: November 20, 2023

    Nov 20, 2023

    Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Mayonnaise causes car crash in Linton Two Linton women avoided serious injury in a motor vehicle accident that occurred on a residential street in Linton, Nov. 3. The accident occurred at about 3:45 p.m. According to a report from the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Shanna Werner, 29, was driving a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe westbound on West Spruce Avenue, when a container of mayonnaise fell from the center console and wedged underneath the b...

  • Talk of the Town: November 20, 2023

    Charlotte Koepplin|Nov 20, 2023

    New Rockford and area folks express sympathy to the family of Arlo (Bummy) Omoth. Tim Hartl and Calvin Packard drove to Fargo Saturday for the Bison game. They also stopped in at the Rodney and Marvel Ebenhan home in West Fargo and at the Bill and Lois Schaefer home. Saturday, Ken and Marvis Holte were among the many who took in the Veterans Day breakfast at the Catholic Church in Carrington. They got to visit with Marvis' high school classmate, Gary Boyer, while there. Eloise Lucht journeyed to Minot Monday where she had an appointment at the...

  • Pleasant Prairie: November 20, 2023

    Charlotte Koepplin|Nov 20, 2023

    Jimmy Indergaard was a visitor and supper guest at the Mervin Indergaard home Wednesday, a visitor and supper guest Thursday at the Andy and Ruth Braaten home and a visitor at the Dennis and Fran Walen farm. Charlotte Koepplin and Shirley Packard enjoyed visiting Thursday afternoon at Charlotte's as Charlotte helped get Shirley's Christmas letter envelopes addressed and a form letter worked up, all to be sent to Shirley's daughter Cindy Toben to get the final touch of Christmas greetings. Margie Anderson enjoyed visiting and tacos for supper...

  • Sheyenne News: November 20, 2023

    Patti Clifton|Nov 20, 2023

    Last Tuesday morning, Jan Loe was among those who attended the memorial service for Eilene Carlson at Grace Lutheran Church in Sheyenne. The Warwick girls' group met at the Sheyenne Senior Center last Thursday for noon lunch and visiting. On Friday, Nov. 10, Ian Gilley and Joanna Larson traveled down to Denmark to visit a college friend from NDSU, Nils Hagen. Nils is from central Minnesota and now plays rugby for the Danish national team. Nils gave them a tour of his barracks where he works as a firefighter for the civil defense in Haderslev. O...

  • Post-season football awards announced

    Nov 20, 2023

    The 2023 9-Man Football All-Region and All-State awards have been announced. Region 2 Senior Athlete of the Year: Nate Tastad, North Prairie Region 2 Offensive Player of the Year Blake Mattson, North Prairie Region 2 Defensive Player of the Year Reuben Clay, North Star Region 2 Coach of the Year Elliott Belquist, New Rockford-Sheyenne/Maddock All-Region 2 Team Easton Simon, Carter Engebretson, Logan Maddock, Connor Knatterud, Easton Benz and Brody Weisenburger, New Rockford-Sheyenne/Maddock;...

  • Grateful at Thanksgiving

    Amy Wobbema|Nov 20, 2023

    We've been blessed with beautiful fall days lately. I can't help but smile as I run around doing errands and buzz from one meeting to another. The only thing that could have made this past week better was spending more time outside. With our daylight hours dwindling and the temperatures beginning their precipitous drop, I'm choosing not to dwell on the depressing weather that is destined to come. Instead, I'm focusing on the good things (such as this gorgeous weather) and mindfully practicing...

  • NR-S students submit letters to the Eddy County Commission

    Nov 20, 2023

    Editor's Note: This is the second installment in a series. The Transcript is printing four letters per week until all are published. Dear County Commissioners, My name is Kinley Thompson and I am a third grader at New Rockford-Sheyenne School in New Rockford, N.D. I am writing to you today because I am concerned about lunch at school. This is an issue that affects me, my family, and my community because familys don’t have to worry about paying. I believe that this issue is important because kids need good food to fuel there brains. I hope t...

  • Justice Van Devanter of Wyoming: a "mainstay" on the Court

    David Adler|Nov 20, 2023

    The odds were against Willis Van Devanter ever winning an appointment to the Supreme Court. Widespread talk that he suffered from “pen paralysis,” an affliction that subverted his production, made President William Howard Taft “hesitant” to nominate the Wyoming transplant to fill a vacancy on the nation’s High Court. Various factors, however, convinced President Taft to overcome his reluctance. In 1911, he named Van Devanter to the Court, where he served for 26 years. Geographic considerations persuaded Taft that he needed to add a westerner to...

  • Sermonette: Give Thanks

    Pastor Amy Kippen|Nov 20, 2023

    As we approach the season of Thanksgiving, it's a perfect time for us to reflect on the profound message found in 1 Thessalonians 5:18: "Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." In this short but powerful verse, the Apostle Paul provides us with a timeless truth that transcends the boundaries of time and culture. "Give thanks in all circumstances" may seem like a challenging command, especially when faced with trials, hardships or uncertainties. However, embedded in these words is a profound...

  • Obituary: Arlo Omoth

    Nov 20, 2023

    Arlo Omoth New Rockford, N.D. Arlo "Bummy" Omoth, age 85, of New Rockford, N.D. died Friday, November 10, 2023, at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, N.D. Arlo's visitation was held Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023 from 4-7 p.m., followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford. A funeral service was held Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, New Rockford with burial following at Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford. Pastor Amy Ki... Full story

  • Living on Purpose: Jesus did not call us to be a bench-warmer

    Billy Holland|Nov 20, 2023

    I’ve watched Kentucky basketball since I was a kid and I admit that sometimes I do get a little carried away. I was reading an article a few years ago and was intrigued by a comment from the father of one of the players, who by the way was a top 10 NBA draft pick. He was asked about the first time he recognized that his son was going to be a special player, and he explained that it had a lot to do with the way he held the ball even at an early age. He went on to say his son’s body language rev...

  • Savvy Senior: How a health savings account can boost your retirement savings

    Jim Miller|Nov 20, 2023

    Dear Savvy Senior, I’m interested in contributing to a health savings account to help boost my retirement savings but would like to better understand how they work. What can you tell me? Almost 60 Dear Almost, A health savings account, or HSA, is a fantastic financial tool that can help you build up a tax-free stash of money for medical expenses now and after you retire. But to qualify, you must be enrolled in a high-deductible health insurance plan. Here’s an overview of how they work and how...

  • History of New Rockford: November 20, 2023

    Nov 20, 2023

    The June 15, 1906, “Transcript” said the Eddy County Roosevelt Club was backing George D. Palmer of Carrington for State Senator and E.T. Halaas of Foster County and E.S. Severtson of Eddy County for the State House. Miss Harriet Davidson had returned from Hamline University, where she had been studying, visited a few days, then left on June 18 for Loring, Wash., where her mother and sister resided and where she would also live. The previous week, George Couch, brother of druggist Orley Couch, passed the state pharmacy exam in Fargo and had obt...

  • Dakota Recreation Report: November 20, 2023

    Patricia Stockdill|Nov 20, 2023

    Outdoor notes: *Deer hunters need to beware of carcass and licensing transportation regulations. *Beware of the potential for thin ice on wetlands and lakes when hunting, including when bird hunting with dogs. *Please park out of the way of other vehicles and farm equipment on prairie roads and trails. *Nov. 23: Happy Thanksgiving. *Nov. 26: Deer gun season closes. *Nov. 26: Mountain lion Zone 1 season closes. *Nov. 27: N.D. Game and Fish Dept. public advisory meeting, Esmond Fire Hall, 7 p.m....

  • Farm to School events prepare farmers and ranchers to sell directly to schools

    Nov 20, 2023

    North Dakota State University Extension, in partnership with the North Dakota Department of Agriculture and the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, will be hosting five Farm to School events across North Dakota in November and December. These events will provide farmers, ranchers and school districts with information and an opportunity to discuss the North Dakota Farm to School Program. Participants will learn what foods North Dakota schools will purchase from local farmers and ranchers, how to sell to schools and how to reduce...

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  • Rockets fall to Knights in state quarterfinals

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Nov 20, 2023

    Thursday, Nov. 16 The 2023 State Class B Volleyball Tournament got underway at the Fargodome today. In the quarterfinal round, the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets took on the Our Redeemer's Knights. The Rockets started off strong, with big blocks coming from Kelsie Belquist, and they soon had a 4-point advantage before multiple errors allowed the Knights to take a 10-8 lead. But it wasn't long before the Rockets and Knights were tied up at 15 each. A block by Leah Lindquist sent the ball back to...

  • Back to the consolation 'ship

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Nov 20, 2023

    Friday was day two of the state tournament for the Rockets, and they faced the Trenton Tigers in the consolation semifinals. Unlike yesterday's quarterfinal game against the Our Redeemer's Knights, the Rockets came into this game with confidence. Set one started with a kill by NR-S sophomore, Ava Peterson, followed by an ace, also courtesy of Peterson. The Rockets took an early 5-point lead over the Tigers, until a few minor errors were made. But NR-S only allowed the Tigers to score two points...

  • Importance of Supporting Small Business Saturday

    Alan Haut|Nov 20, 2023

    My small business roots run deep. While the hardware store my great grandfather started in 1906 no longer operates, we now have five generations that have owned various small businesses in North Dakota. I have seen first-hand the importance of the community to the success of their local small businesses and vice versa. Neither thrives without the other. Small businesses drive our local economy by hiring workers, providing essential goods and services, and give back to our communities through supporting everything from area non-profits to the... Full story