Articles from the November 23, 2020 edition

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 By Amy Wobbema    News    November 23, 2020

Five inducted into National Honor Society

"I pledge to maintain high scholastic standing, to hold as fundamental and worthy, an untarnished character, to endeavor intelligently and courageously to be a leader, and to give of myself freely in...

 

Sheriff Lies weighs in on local enforcement of statewide mask mandate

The governor's statewide mask mandate announced Friday, Nov. 13 seems to have everyone covered when it comes to slowing the infectious spread of COVID-19. But what about the people who refuse to...

 

Share the joy of Christmas with children in need

Just walk into a store, watch the Hallmark Channel, or notice the toy catalogs arriving at your home and you know that Christmas will soon be here. Will you share the joy of Christmas by purchasing a...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    November 23, 2020

Smith Warren to lead Wonder Lanes renovation project

New Rockford’s iconic bowling alley will remain closed throughout the winter as the New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation (NRABC) develops a plan for its ongoing operation. At their Nov. 11...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    November 23, 2020

Coleman convicted of murder in California

The Demetrius Coleman case is closed. A Humboldt County, Calif. jury convicted the 40-year-old former New Rockford man of special-circumstance, first-degree murder for fatally shooting Johnny Mack...

 

Governor Burgum announces new mitigation measures for COVID-19

On Friday, November 13, Gov. Doug Burgum announced several mitigation measures aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 in North Dakota. The goal is to protect vulnerable individuals, ensure adequate hospital capacity and keep schools and businesses o...

 

Victim of October fatal crash identified

A recent death notice for Daniel Steidl, 48, of Bismarck, N.D., stated that he “died Monday, October 19th near New Rockford, ND the result of an automobile accident.” This is the first public identification of the man who was involved in a fiery...

 

Thurlow retires after 35 years at LHGS

Recently, the staff and residents at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd said goodbye to Ward Clerk and Medical Records employee Tammi Thurlow. After 35 years of dedicated service, Thurlow is...

 

Commerce Dept offering grants to hospitality businesses struggling due to COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that the Hospitality Economic Resiliency Grant (HERG) application will begin on Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. CST and will close on Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. CST. "As we continue to navigate and adapt to the COVID-...

 

Hunger Free Food Pantry seeks holiday donations

The Hunger Free Food Pantry is looking for a few items needed to fill Christmas food baskets. The items still in need are stuffing, canned cranberries and sweet potatoes, jelly, pie filling, pancake mix, cereal, gravy (packets, jars or cans), jello...

 

Tips for celebrating Thanksgiving safely

Eddy County has 39 active COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 18, 2020. We are currently in the high-risk level, as are all the other counties in North Dakota. Thanksgiving is coming up and here are a few tips on how to celebrate safely: • Have a virtual...

 

Winners of the local Lions International Peace Poster Contest announced

Kayne Gascoine-Mackner, a sixth grader at New Rockford-Sheyenne School, earned first place in the local Lions International Peace Poster Contest. This art contest for kids encourages young people...

 

Obituary: Douglas Smith

Douglas Roland Smith, age 84 of Sheyenne, N.D., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, N.D. Visitation was Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home, New...

 

Obituary: Delores M. Nardi

Delores M. Nardi, age 86, of Carrington, N.D., passed away peacefully on Nov. 13, 2020, at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington, N.D. Funeral service was Friday, Nov. 20 at Evans Funeral Home in...

 

Pleasant Prairie: Nov. 23, 2020

Margie Anderson was a happy grandmother when she received phone calls from grandsons Kenny from Fargo and Andy from San Francisco and found out all is safe with them. Monday morning stoppers at the Ervin Longnecker home were Cory Jorgensen and...

 

Sheyenne News: Nov. 23, 2020

Bonnie Deegan and Jan Loe were in Cando a couple of days recently to do a few things in Bonnie's brother's apartment. Rance and Jena Brown, of Sun Prairie, Wisc., arrived in Sheyenne on Saturday, Nov. 7, to spend some time with Jena's mom Patti...

 

Talk of the Town: Nov. 23, 2020

New Rockford and Sheyenne area folks extend sympathy to the family of Doug Smith. Tuesday visitor at the Janet Laube home, bringing lasagna and rhubarb dessert, was Sandy Lies. Last Tuesday, during a drive to Minot for an eye appointment, Cindy...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    November 23, 2020

Oberon Oracles: Nov. 23, 2020

Ted Zaharia of Bathgate was a Sunday visitor at the Ben and Brittany Grann residence. John and Lacey Grann took a weekend trip to Miles City, Mont., to drop off a horse. Carrie and Paul Prince stopped by Dave and Linda Madson’s home on Saturday....

 

COVID-19 obscures how great 2020 really was

As challenging a year as 2020 has been, we still should be thankful that it has been the best year in human history to be alive. Consider: In 1920, according to the book “Enlightenment Now,” the...

 

Hello, how are you? Yes, I've had the Covid.

Be careful what you ask for! At least that's what they say. A couple of weeks ago we at the Transcript asked if any folks who had been infected with COVID-19 would be interested in sharing their...

 

Obituary: Wallis Knutt

Wallis Knutt, 82, of Rocklake, N.D., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, at the family farm south of Rocklake. A visitation was held on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, from 5 to 7 p.m, with a 7 p.m. prayer...

 

Sermonette: Nov. 23, 2020

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His steadfast love endures forever. Psalm 118:1 I have been sitting here in front of my computer for over an hour, and the only thing I have typed is the...

 

History of New Rockford: Nov. 23, 2020

A letter from former resident C.E. Clure in the Aug. 28, 1903, “Transcript,” said he and his family had moved to Palouse, Wash., where he would run an implement business. Fourteen-year old Ernest...

 

We the People: Constitution assures election intrigue will end

The 2020 presidential election, prolonged by President Donald Trump’s court challenges and demands for recounts in some states will come to an end, sooner rather than later. Citizens may be assured of that by constitutional and statutory...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Where have all the post cards gone?

Lately my archivist tasks have been centered on preserving and digitizing the photographic collections housed at the Eddy County Museum. During a recent bout of convalescence I found myself restless....

 

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