Articles from the December 18, 2023 edition

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 By Nathan Price    News    December 18, 2023

School approves track co-op

Elliott Belquist, New Rockford-Sheyenne’s athletic director, appeared at the NR-S school board’s regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 11 to present a potential co-op agreement for track and field...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    December 18, 2023

Zickefoose receives sentence

Brandon Zickefoose, the man accused of leading deputies on a chase through New Rockford on November 4, has pleaded guilty to several misdemeanor charges and received his sentence. Zickefoose, 27, was...

 

Larsons recognized at NDSU Harvest Bowl

The success, dedication and hard work of outstanding agriculturists in 53 counties in North Dakota and six counties in Minnesota were honored during the 49th annual Harvest Bowl program at North...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    December 18, 2023

Wobbema commits to LRSC for volleyball

Lora Wobbema, a senior at New Rockford-Sheyenne, has officially committed to Lake Region State College (LRSC) to continue her volleyball career. The signing ceremony was held on Friday, Dec. 8 in the...

 

N.D. Public Service Commission approves interim rate increase from Otter Tail

On Wednesday, Dec. 13, the North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) approved Otter Tail Power Company's request to implement interim rates on January 1, 2024, as part of their current North Dakota rate review. “With this approval of interim...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    December 18, 2023

701 Rundown: Dec. 18, 2023

Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Carrington man sentenced for fentanyl possession, intent to deliver A Carrington man is...

 

Talk of the Town: Dec. 18, 2023

New Rockford and area folks extend sympathy to the family of Frank Bachmeier Calvin Packard and mom, Shirley, drove to Carrington Tuesday and did some errands. Thursday, Ken and Marvis Holte and Amanda Bickett drove to Jamestown and kept a...

 

Sheyenne: Dec. 18, 2023

Last Friday, Patti Larson enjoyed DPRCA’s "The Christmas Show" at the Old Church Theatre in New Rockford. The Open Season Lodge’s holiday vendor show was well attended by area residents who enjoyed lunch and shopping. Bake sale items benefited Bo...

 

Pleasant Prairie: Dec. 18, 2023

Thursday afternoon visitors at the Charlotte Koepplin home were Shirley Packard, Diana Rue and Pastor Thomas Eckstein of Concordia Lutheran Church of Jamestown. He is stand-in pastor for Grace Lutheran Church of Carrington while they are in the...

 

Christmas cheer around New Rockford

This past week there were plenty of opportunities for kids and their families to partake in some holiday fun. Annual events included Kindergarten Gingerbread Day on Dec. 8, Santa Day on Dec. 9 and...

 

'Twas the Night Before Christmas' translated

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house It vas da nacht before Santa Clausen und all through the husens Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; No noise...

 

Letter to the Editor: Dec. 18, 2023

The idea for a second gym funded by voluntary donations was brilliant. It would be the generosity of donors, who shared the vision of creating another gym, which would provide the resources for the project. One possible path forward would have been...

 

Justice O'Connor, a personal reminiscence: "You mean sheroes?"

I had the great privilege and pleasure, twice, to interview Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on stage at a conference on women and leadership that I organized and hosted. I asked about her heroes. She replied, “You mean, sheroes?” Her answer, a...

 

Letter: Pilot writes in support of airport project

Editor's note: This letter was sent to the Eddy County Commission, and was presented during a special meeting on Monday, Dec. 11. Patty and Eddy County Commission, Please accept this letter of encouragement to continue your plans regarding the...

 

Obituary: Frank Bachmeier

Frank Bachmeier New Rockford, N.D. Frank Leo Bachmeier, age 84 of New Rockford, N.D. died December 8, 2023, at Eventide in Jamestown, N.D. Frank's visitation was held Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023 from 1-2 p... Full story

 

Living on Purpose: Rebellion hides behind the mask of pretending

Last week we talked about how common it is for many Christians to talk about how they love, worship and serve God, but could some of this be their imagination? Maybe a misunderstanding or could it be...

 

Sermonette: Dec. 18, 2023

Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ. We continue with our Advent story this week. Let’s take a closer look at the Advent wreath. As I mentioned last week, our wreath has five candles; four on the outside and one in the middle. The outer...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Room to grow

The Brantford Depot has gotten a recent facelift, so to speak. Sure, you might have noticed we put a fresh coat of paint on the outside, but the inside reveals more impressive efforts. Inside the buil...

 

History of New Rockford: Dec. 18, 2023

On July 16 and 17, 1906, Pete Pelissier’s Wild West Show, featuring both male and female riders and “rope throwers,” was in New Rockford. On July 17, Miss Gertrude O’Connell went to Harvey to attend a sick person. Mrs. A.H. Crawford returned...

 

Savvy Senior: Tips on caring for an aging parent

Dear Savvy Senior, Where can I turn to for caregiving help? I help take care of my 80-year-old father and work too, and it’s wearing me out. Worn Out Wendy Dear Wendy, Taking care of an aging...

 

Tough start

The New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets kicked off their season at home with a tough battle against the No. 2 North Star Bearcats on Monday, Dec. 11. As the second-ranked team in the state, North Star was...

 

Rockets take down Imperials

The New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets girls’ basketball team made the nearly two hour trek to Napoleon on Thursday, Dec. 7 to take on the Imperials. The Rockets had a slow start to the game, as...

 

Grapplers take on Al Larson Tourney

Both Carrington wrestling teams were front and center at their annual home tournament Saturday morning and afternoon, December 9. The annual Al Larson Memorial Wrestling Tournament was held in both th...

 

Grann, Holzwarth recognized at UJ Football Banquet

Rocket football alumni John Grann (NR-S Class of 2021) and Nathan Holzwarth (NR-S Class of 2020) were recognized at the University of Jamestown Football Banquet held Dec. 7 at Club 1883 in Jamestown....

 

Woodchucks out-score Rockets

On Tuesday, Dec. 12, the New Rockford-Sheyenne girls' basketball team hosted the Region 2 competitors, the St. John Lady Woodchucks. The Rockets recently met up with the Woodchucks at the CNDC...

 

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