Articles from the December 11, 2023 edition

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Brick by Brick

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, Stu Richter, President of the New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation, and Josh Sherman of J&J Striping, reviewed what remained of the Rockford Theatre after demolition work on...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    December 11, 2023

Flood insurance rate map changes

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is moving forward with updates to Eddy County’s flood insurance rate map, and the period for public comments and appeals is officially underway. The...

 

Baron released on bond, investigation continues

After press time of the Dec. 4 edition, Midkota Superintendent Ryan Baron of Binford was released from jail on bond. The Griggs County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release shortly thereafter with an update on the case and the active...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    December 11, 2023

County awarded 'Back the Blue' grant

On Tuesday, December 5, Eddy County commissioners signed off on a grant to help the county sheriff's department retain and recruit deputies. The grant is called "Back the Blue," and it's designed to...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    December 11, 2023

City seeks water plant apprentice

In a relatively quiet and quick meeting on Monday, Dec. 4 city commissioners received updates on several active projects. Interim City Auditor Andrew Presnell noted that he had filled out forms to...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    News    December 11, 2023

'Someone's survival guide'

Albert Einstein said of going through the pains of human existence: "There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle; the other is as though everything is a miracle."...

 

Local students attend Reality Check in Tolna

High school students recently attended this area’s third annual Reality Check. This event gave sophomores, juniors and seniors at Dakota Prairie, Lakota, Midkota, Griggs County and New Rockford-Sheyenne the opportunity to see what life...

 

Cookie decorating at NR-S

High school students in Julie Huso's Food and Nutrition class at NR-S organized a cooking decorating event for students in grades 3 and 4 last week. The foods classmates baked the cookies, made...

 

Pleasant Prairie: Dec. 11, 2023

Last Thursday and Sunday, Jimmy Indergaard was a visitor and supper guest at the Andy and Ruth Braaten home. Saturday, Ruth was a dinner guest at Jimmy's. Thursday afternoon, MarJean Pfau was a brief stopper at the Charlotte Koepplin home. Friday...

 

Crop insurance reforms needed, some say

Federal crop insurance subsidies grew to record highs last year and a growing chorus of farmers and other groups say the system needs reform. They say a lack of transparency about where the money goes and a system that favors a small segment of...

 

Sheyenne: Dec. 11, 2023

Brenda Bachmeier, owner of The Pink Pistil Flower Boutique, hosted a porch pot class at the Open Season Lodge in Sheyenne on Nov. 29. Fifty students filled the gymnasium with energy and evergreens. Open Season Lodge will keep the holiday enthusiasm...

 

Talk of the Town: Dec. 11, 2023

Brief visitor at the Shirley Packard home Tuesday was Helen Duda. Thursday, Shirley enjoyed a visit from Mary Nokleby. Thursday, Ken and Marvis Holte enjoyed coffee, tea and banana bread at the Rockford Café and a visit with Janelle Koepplin there....

 
 By Nathan Price    News    December 11, 2023

701 Rundown: Dec. 11, 2023

Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Jager pleads guilty Andrew Jager of Carrington, accused of carrying a weapon just blocks...

 

All I want for Christmas is a little help

Yet another industry has sounded the alarm on workforce shortages and unsustainable working conditions ths past week. This time it's the air traffic controllers, the ones who monitor the nation's...

 

How to restore the gift of giving

Here’s an unpleasant holiday statistic: Average Americans are giving significantly less to their favorite charities this year than they did just four or five years ago. Average Americans have long...

 

James Iredell: not Hamilton, but well-qualified for Supreme Court

Unlike Alexander Hamilton, a more famous Founding Father who wrote extensively about the proposed Constitution and championed its ratification – and later became a 21st century cultural icon who made it to Broadway two hundred years after his...

 

Letter to the Editor: Reality Check

Wishful thinking/daydreaming is fun but keep an honest eye on the horizon. Mom had a saying, "don't let your eyes be bigger than your stomach." Throwing around big numbers, looking for grants and raising taxes is tempting but isn't realistic when...

 

Sermonette: Dec. 11, 2023

With two exceptions, my weekly sermons are based on scripture. The exceptions are Advent and Lent. The ways in which we celebrate these two holiday seasons are based on tradition. Advent is the beginning of our church calendar year. We use this...

 

Living on Purpose: Does the sin we commit in secret only hurt us?

The sin of Achan found in Joshua 6:17-19 is a powerful example of how one person committing evil in private can negatively affect their family, church congregation or place of employment. “Now broth...

 

Burgum appoints Shockman Southeast District judge

Governor Doug Burgum appointed LaMoure County State’s Attorney James Shockman to an open judgeship in the Southeast Judicial District. Shockman has served as LaMoure County state’s attorney since January 2019 and has owned and operated a private...

 

New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education Agenda: Dec. 11, 2023

AGENDA New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education Regular Meeting – Zoom Monday, December 11th, 2023, 7:00 p.m. I. REGULAR ITEMS A. Call to order, roll call, establishment of quorum, and approval of agenda. B. Consent agenda. Attachments.... Full story

 

Archival Anecdotes: Change over time

Once upon a time, the Eddy County Museum was nothing more than a growing idea. That idea took root deeper when the board secured and relocated the one-room Hulbert Schoolhouse from Superior Township....

 

History of New Rockford: Dec. 11, 2023

On July 7, 1906, John Medlicott brought a two-year old filly down from his ranch near Voltaire, N.D., and gave it to his brother-in-law E.R. Davidson; for a colt, the animal was surprisingly fast. Mrs. T.G. Kellington went to Valley City to visit...

 

Savvy Senior: What is the retirement saver's credit and how does it work?

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you explain to me how the retirement saver’s tax credit works? My wife and I are in our fifties and are looking for creative ways to boost our retirement savings beyond our...

 

Rockets fall short in Region 2 matchup

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, the New Rockford-Sheyenne girls' basketball team traveled to Cando to take on the Region 2 competitors – the North Star Bearcats. The Rockets and Bearcats came out strong in the...

 

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