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 By Amy Wobbema    News    December 6, 2021

NRABC/Bank Forward sponsor 2nd annual Holiday Lights Tour

In a world of Grinches, it’s time to be a Griswold. So dig out your loud lawn ornaments, illuminated inflatables and obnoxiously bright bulbs and deck out your yard for a chance to win Chamber...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    December 6, 2021

Foundation meets Feud

In its first fundraising event since 2018, the New Rockford Community Foundation did not disappoint. The $50-a-plate night was worth the wait, with a spread of prime rib and garlic mashed potatoes or...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    December 6, 2021

January 1 deadline for East Central withdrawal raises more questions for NR-S

At the New Rockford-Sheyenne school board meeting on Monday, Nov. 15, a motion was carried to delay consideration on a vote to withdraw from the East Central Center for Exceptional Children Special Ed...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    December 6, 2021

Cost estimate for proposed NR-S bus storage facility reviewed

At their regular meeting on Dec. 1, the NR-S school building committee reviewed an official cost estimate and continued discussions about a proposed storage structure to house the district’s school...

 

Olson offers cultural lessons to Oberon students during Indigenous People's Week

Oberon School is fortunate to have a very talented paraprofessional, Ms. Olson, on staff. Ms. Olson went to each classroom recently, and told the students stories of her childhood memories and...

 

National Honor Society inducts 10 members

On Tuesday, Nov. 23, nine sophomores and one junior were inducted into the New Rockford-Sheyenne chapter of the National Honor Society. Amy Cudworth, NHS advisor, presided over the 30-minute...

 

One-Act Play delivers public performance

The cast of three performed "Relative Strangers" by Sheri Wilner at the Old Church Theatre on Friday, Nov. 19. Hallie Brown played Marie Barrett, a young airline passenger who decides that the woman...

 

Seventh graders get a taste of theatre in English unit

An exciting partnership between DPRCA Managing Director Deb Belquist and NR-S middle school English teacher Craig Demester brought the seventh grade class to the Old Church Theatre stage on Thanksgivi...

 

N.D. Angus Association recognizes juniors

There were many highlights of the 2021 North Dakota Angus Association (NDAA) Annual Meeting and Banquet, held November 12 and 13 in Bismarck, but all of the junior involvement keeps the focus of the o...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    December 6, 2021

701 Rundown: Dec. 6, 2021

Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Matt Thorpe Resigns as Ellendale Mayor; Flaherty Appointed Acting Mayor After much thought,...

 

NDSU's Central Dakota Ag Day set for Dec. 16

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about crop production, weed management, carbon credits, grazing strategies, veterinary issues, and crop and livestock market outlooks during a daylong agricultural program that North Dakota State...

 

Talk of the Town: Dec. 6, 2021

Janet Laube and Yip-Yip enjoyed Thanksgiving phone calls from grandsons Scott and Travis Laube, and sister-in-law Lois Ockert, all from Fargo. Candy Jensen joined in a family Thanksgiving at the Terry and Sandy Koepplin home. Kevin and Kim Johnson,...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    December 6, 2021

Oberon Oracles: Dec. 6, 2021

The Oberon community is saddened by the death of Barbara Arndt. She passed away on Nov. 23. She will be missed. Our sympathy to Barb’s family. Randy and Charlotte Simon took in Jaxon Simon’s basketball game against Minkota in New Rockford on...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    December 6, 2021

Sheyenne News: Dec. 6, 2021

Jan Loe and daughter Steph were in Lakota for a visit with Marilyn Stenberg on Saturday, Nov. 20. Patti Clifton was a recent shopper in Carrington. Steve Loe arrived in Sheyenne from his home in Lincoln, Neb., on Sunday, Nov. 21. He was here to...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: Dec. 6, 2021

Thanksgiving guests at the David and Karen Anderson home were Mitch and Amber Sylling, Boden, Weston and Margie Anderson. Thanksgiving supper guests and visitors at the Peter and Patti Larson home were Peter's two sisters, Judy LaBonne who brought...

 

Collisions, crossings, and corridors - Protecting wildlife movement

During hunting season here in North Dakota, it is critical for drivers to stay alert to avoid collisions. Every year tens of thousands of cars hit deer on North Dakota roads, a tragedy that takes...

 

Just say no to unaffordable spending

I wish I had a change of heart, but I still can't support it. Back in 2009, long before I got my beloved 11-month-old puppy, Thurber, I was critical of a proposed federal bill that sought tax...

 

Why we study landmark judicial decisions

The year-long commitment of this column to the exploration of the Constitution has focused, primarily, on historical explanations of the aims and purposes of delegates to the Constitutional Convention. On occasion, we have illuminated constitutional...

 

Obituary: Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown Bismarck, N.D. Jeffrey M. Brown, 57, Bismarck, N.D., formerly of Sykeston, N.D., passed away at CHI St. Alexius in Bismarck, N.D. on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Funeral service was held...

 

Sermonette: Dec. 6, 2021

"For this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice. Pilate said to him, “What is truth?”’ John:18:37-38 In this exchange with Pontius Pilate, Jesus leaves no doubt that there is such...

 

Living on Purpose: Desiring God more than anything in the world

For those who ponder about the requirements for developing and maintaining a deeper relationship with God, we must include some vital components, and one of the most critical is desire. Ask any business person or athlete about what it takes to...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Victorian traditions still shine at Christmas

So many of the Christmas traditions we embrace today took root in the British culture of the Victorian Era. It was a time for rapid commercial development and industrial growth. There were great...

 

History of New Rockford: Dec. 6, 2021

The Aug. 12, 1904, “Transcript” completed the article on Phillips Academy I had last week by saying that new faculty appointments would be made as the demand for them increased. Private lessons...

 

Tree Talk: O Christmas Tree!

One of the most iconic images of the holiday season, Christmas trees, started as a German tradition and were introduced in the U.S. by German settlers. Live Christmas trees have been sold commercially in the U.S. since about 1850. Most of these...

 

Savvy Senior: Social security calculators that can help you decide when to claim

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good resources that can help my wife and me determine the best claiming ages for maximizing our Social Security retirement benefits? Just Turned 62 Dear 62, D...

 

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