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Articles from the November 22, 2021 edition


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  • NR-S considering alternative to East Central special ed

    Nathan Price|Nov 22, 2021

    The NR-S school board considered withdrawal from the East Central Center for Exceptional Children Special Education Unit (East Central) on Monday, Nov. 15. After hearing emotional testimonies, and with dozens of concerned citizens in attendance, the NR-S school board unanimously voted for a motion that effectively delays the decision to dissolve their relationship with East Central. The motion, which was made by Alyson Myhre and seconded by Todd Allmaras, postpones the vote until the board’s...

  • New legislative districts approved

    Nathan Price|Nov 22, 2021

    It's official - Legislative District 23 as we know it, which has contained Eddy County for nearly two decades, will be dissolved in less than a month. Following a five-day-long special session in the state's capital, legislators have agreed on a new apportionment of the state's legislative districts, setting the stage for significant changes in both Eddy and Foster County. On December 1, 2021, most of Eddy County will officially be encompassed by District 14, a massive district that begins with...

  • With very few protests, city proceeds to design phase of street project

    Amy Wobbema|Nov 22, 2021

    New Rockford city commissioners gathered Monday morning to review objections made to the street project. Property owners representing 2.18 percent of the project area sent letters protesting the project, based on linear footage to be assessed. The protested areas cover 2,182 linear feet of the 100,074 total feet in the project. In other words, very few have formally expressed their opposition to moving forward with the $8.75 million project. Per the North Dakota Century Code, when the protests...

  • Winter Wonderettes opens Dec. 2

    Nov 22, 2021

    This holiday, DPRCA presents "Winter Wonderettes," a musical revue filled with fun Christmas tunes! It's Christmas 1968, and the Marvelous Wonderettes are ready to perform at Harper's Hardware Holiday Happening. There's only one problem - Santa's missing! The quartet springs into action, using their talent and creativity to save the holiday party. Featuring great '60s versions of holiday classics such as "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town," "Jingle Bell Rock," "Run, Rudolph, Run," and "Winter...

  • Trees are up! Pick a tag and "Share the Joy of Christmas"

    Nov 22, 2021

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Consider sharing your holiday joy with a family in need. The Share the Joy of Christmas program is in full swing, and there are two ways to brighten the spirits of local families. 1. Go shopping! Pick a tag from one of the trees at First Lutheran Church, Do it Best Hardware, St. John’s Catholic Church or Central Pharmacy. The Share the Joy of Christmas Committee encourages givers to purchase their gifts locally. Do it Best Hardware and Central Pharmacy have a great selection of toys and gifts....

  • American Legion Auxiliary observes Veterans Day

    Nov 22, 2021

    In observance of Veterans Day, American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Raymond B. Thorn, Post #30 hosted a Veterans Day Breakfast from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, at the New Rockford Eagles Club to honor all military veteran service members' dedication and their sacrifices. Veterans were treated to a free pancake and sausage breakfast. "The men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces make sacrifices every day to ensure that Americans continue to enjoy the freedoms that we hold so dear. This event...

  • Louters shares results of school accreditation review

    Nathan Price|Nov 22, 2021

    The results of New Rockford-Sheyenne School’s recent accreditation review by Cognia - a company that’s been reviewing and accrediting schools since 1895- was released Monday. Superintendent Jill Louters presented preliminary results of the review near the conclusion of Monday’s school board meeting. Louters began by telling board members, and the dozens of community members in attendance, what an accreditation is and how Cognia conducted its review. “The goal is to build capacity in...

  • Sheyenne News: Nov. 22, 2021

    Patti Clifton|Nov 22, 2021

    Jeff and Denise Labrensz left last Wednesday to drive to Fort Collins, Colo., to attend the funeral of Denise's sister. They returned home on Sunday. The weather and roads were good both ways, except for the wind. Last Wednesday, Patti Clifton and Jan Loe were in Jamestown. Patti had an appointment at the Jamestown Regional Medical Center. While Patti was at her appointment, Jan did some recycling and some shopping at Menard's. After Patti's appointment, they enjoyed lunch and then stopped at Hugo's. On the way home, they stopped at Leever's...

  • N.D. House Update: Nov. 22, 2021

    Reps. Bill Devlin and Don Vigesaa|Nov 22, 2021

    The North Dakota Legislature met in special session last week to deal with redistricting, tax relief, covid-related issues, and the allocation of American Rescue Plan Act federal funds. The Legislature was called into special session by Governor Doug Burgum. The redistricting of the legislature takes place every ten years after the federal census reports new numbers for the state. Because of the loss of population in rural areas across the state, three rural districts including District 23, were combined with others. A district was added in...

  • 701 Rundown: Nov. 22, 2021

    Nathan Price|Nov 22, 2021

    Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Manhunt at oil well ends peacefully After being caught sneaking around a Divide County farm, 39-year-old Eric Beeler Deck found himself on the ledge of tanks at an oil well pad south of Crosby. Divide County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Dehn spoke to the man for over an hour, and was eventually able to talk him down. According to Divide County Sheriff Zach Schroader, Deck had brandished a baseb...

  • Twenty-one years of turkey and thankfulness

    Nov 22, 2021

    Over twenty years ago, the Carrington Ministerial Association started a tradition, a community Thanksgiving dinner. After two years, the idea passed along to a small committee of friends and neighbors, Caroline and Jeff Golz, Helen and Gary Rosenau, and Becky and Lynn Schroeder, who realized the tremendous value in community gatherings. After a pandemic year off, the organizing committee has reassembled and is planning for a return to - what else? – community and thanksgiving. This year's Carr...

  • Oberon Oracles: Nov. 22, 2021

    Linda Madson|Nov 22, 2021

    Nadley Buehler spent a few days visiting Elisa and Joe Wentz in Rochester, Minn. Deb and Joel Hjelseth and Kasper of Chattanooga, Tenn. visited the Buehler family at the Todd and Nadley Buehler farm for two weeks. Hunter and Grace Buehler stopped in to visit the family last week. Beau, Bria, Brittin and Brooks Buehler spent time with the family Friday and Saturday at the Todd and Nadley Buehler farm. Wednesday, Ryan Thorson of Grand Forks paid his grandpa, Lester Roberts, a visit on his way to do some deer hunting. He stopped by again on his wa...

  • Pleasant Prairie: Nov. 22, 2021

    Charlotte Koepplin|Nov 22, 2021

    Monday visitors to the Margie Anderson home were Glenn and Judy Cudworth. Sunday, Gary Anderson stopped in for a visit. Thursday, brief stoppers at the Charlotte Koepplin home were Todd, Aaron and Janelle Koepplin. Janelle, Martin and Aaron returned on Friday morning to shovel and push snow from Charlotte’s driveway, and later take her to a chiropractic appointment, only to return with some yummy beef barley soup for Charlotte’s supper. Saturday and Sunday found Jimmy Indergaard a visitor and supper guest at the Andy and Ruth Braaten home...

  • Talk of the Town: Nov. 22, 2021

    Charlotte Koepplin|Nov 22, 2021

    Wednesday found Shirley Packard and Judy McKnight riding the Eddy County van to Devils Lake, where they did some necessary shopping, while van driver Dennis Koenig had snow tires put on the van. All enjoyed a dinner at the White House Café, Shirley’s treat, before returning to New Rockford. Tuesday, Marvis Holte accompanied her daughter Amanda Bickett to New Rockford where they took care of some shopping, and then enjoyed visiting over tea at the Rockford Café. Janet Laube and YipYip heard from grandson Scott Laube. He had fun filling his...

  • Small Business Saturday supports small businesses hit by the pandemic

    Alan Haut|Nov 22, 2021

    The COVID 19 pandemic confirmed the critical role that small businesses play in our daily lives. Throughout the pandemic, small businesses continued to provide crucial goods and services and kept our citizens employed. It sounds cliché, but our locally-owned small businesses truly are the heart and soul of our cities and towns. Small Business Saturday has become an American tradition following the Thanksgiving holiday. However, online shopping skyrocketed during the pandemic as more people...

  • Letter to the Editor: Consumers can mitigate higher heating costs

    Josh Askvig and Scott Madison|Nov 22, 2021

    With natural gas prices projected to be higher than last year for the winter heating season, Montana-Dakota Utilities, and AARP North Dakota, have teamed up to provide customers and members information about the price projection and tips on how to mitigate some of the increase. Natural gas prices are expected to increase more than 50% over last year across the country due to increasing demand, and flat supply, not just nationally, but globally. Options for controlling costs include: • Balanced billing: Montana-Dakota offers balanced...

  • Executive Privilege: Flimsy historical defenses

    David Adler|Nov 22, 2021

    Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, as we have seen, did not fail to address the issue of presidential authority to invoke executive privilege. Rather, they chose not to clothe the president with power to withhold information from Congress. The framers of the Constitution, part of a generation that fought executive tyranny in the form of King George III, studiously avoided any pretense of granting to the newly-minted presidency a power that was denied to the English monarchy. The absence of any mention of executive privilege in the...

  • Obituary: Alma Helm

    Nov 22, 2021

    Alma Helm Grand Forks, N.D. Alma E. Helm, 99, of Grand Forks, N.D. and formerly of New Rockford, N.D. passed away of natural causes on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, in Valley Senior Living, Transitional Care Unit in Grand Forks. Memorial liturgy was held on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at the Historic Norman Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was held on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at St. John Cemetery, New Rockford, N.D. Alma Eileen Klosterman was born on July 17, 1922, in Woodstock, Minn. the daughter of...

  • Obituary: Jaime NezPerce

    Nov 22, 2021

    Jaime NezPerce New Rockford, N.D. Jaime NezPerce, 58, passed away on Nov. 12, 2021 at his home in New Rockford, N.D. Celebration of Life was held on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford. Rev. Jeff Halvorson officiated the service. Honorary bearers were all of Jaime's family and close friends. Jaime NezPerce was a member of the White Clay Nation (Gros-Ventre) from Ft. Belknap Indian Community in Ft. Belknap, Mont. He was born on Sept. 30, 1963 to Caroline NezPerce in Hays,...

  • Obituary: Corrine Vick-Zabel

    Nov 22, 2021

    Corrine Vick-Zabel Bismarck, N.D. Corrine Vick-Zabel, 94 of Bismarck, passed away on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, at Prospera on Sunset in Mandan. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at Sigdal Lutheran Church, rural Tolna N.D., with Reverend Stanley Kwiecien officiating. Burial was in the Sigdal Cemetery. Casket bearers for Corrine were Steve Frey, Rob Frey, Missy Ebertz, Dominic Ebertz Sr., Dominic Ebertz Jr. and Shayla Ebertz. Music was provided by Rod Frey, Laurie Spickler and Kendy Quam. Corrine Sylvia Hovdenes was born on Jan....

  • Sermonette: Nov. 22, 2021

    Pr. Jeff Halvorson|Nov 22, 2021

    Grace and Peace to you from God our Father. Amen. Last week I talked about the bible. I enjoy reading the bible and do so every day. It's not just because I'm “in the business” and reading it is part of my job. I read the bible before I started in parish ministry. Why? Well, for a number of reasons. One is that even though the New Testament was written approximately 2,000 years ago, and the Old Testament long before that, some of it reads as if it were written to us just yesterday. Take the apostle Paul's letters to the churches he helped g...

  • Archival Anecdotes: Plates, platters and bygone patterns

    Rachel Brazil|Nov 22, 2021

    During the holiday season, it is quite possible that you will find yourself dining upon fine china or other heirloom porcelain. If you do, then you have a great opportunity to take a look back in history. First a little clarification on terminology. In American English, we often use the word china to refer to high-quality dishes. However, for historians and collectors, fine china has specific thin texture resulting from white kaolin clay and was primarily produced in China.   Porcelain has a s...

  • History of New Rockford: Nov. 22, 2021

    K.C. Gardner Jr.|Nov 22, 2021

    On Aug. 1, 1904, Mr. and Mrs. William Brueske and family left for Wimbledon, where they would live. On Aug. 1 and 2, J.T. West was in from eastern Eddy County getting parts for his farm machinery. Fargo attorney H.R. Turner was up on legal business. On Aug. 2, W.A. Cornish, Herb Losee, Burrill A. Daniels, Ellis Hoffman, and Cyrus Ruland, all of Tiffany, and W.G. Carter, and Fred Peitsch were in on business. M.E. Trainor returned from Minneapolis, where he had attended a medical school the past...

  • Savvy Senior: How to help your overmedicated parent

    Jim Miller|Nov 22, 2021

    Dear Savvy Senior, My 75-year-old mother is currently taking 16 different prescription and OTC medications, and I’m worried she’s taking way too many drugs. Can you suggest any resources that can help us? Worried Daughter Dear Worried, Unfortunately, millions of older Americans are taking way too many medications today, which raises their risk of dangerous side effects and drug interactions. According to the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, people aged 65 to 69 take an average of...

  • Tree talk: Bountiful thanks

    Gerri Makay|Nov 22, 2021

    Thanksgiving, for many, is their favorite holiday of the year! Food takes center stage as tables are graced with savory and colorful sides of sweet potatoes, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberries and pumpkin pie. The meal revolves around the star of the show - turkey. The first “Thanksgiving” was a harvest celebration enjoyed by the pilgrims of Plymouth Colony in 1621. Celebrating the fall harvest was an English tradition, and the pilgrims had much to celebrate after surviving the long journey on the Mayflower and arriving at...

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