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 By Amy Wobbema    News    December 28, 2020

Hwy. 281 property to hit real estate market, just not yet

The former Mill Pump property along U.S. Hwy. 281 is expected to go on the market, just not in the way commissioners envisioned at their Dec. 1 meeting. In a special meeting convened on Thursday, Dec....

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    December 28, 2020

Volunteers receive first vaccine doses: COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Eddy County

Georgia Johnson would much rather have a needle in her arm than a swab up her nose or in her throat. And it wasn't hard to come to that conclusion. As an employee of the Lutheran Home of the Good...

 

Offering scores of smiles: Weber recognized for more than two decades of excellent customer service

Lori Weber knows a little cheer can go a long way these days, but she had no idea that it might one day earn her the status of Employee of the Month. The New Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce...

 

NR-S Kindness Club spreads Christmas cheer

Youth in the NR-S Kindness Club made edible bird feeder ornaments, then decorated trees outside the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd last week. The delicious treats for their feathered friends were...

 

Free ebooks and audiobooks available through State Library

The North Dakota State Library recently transitioned its digital collection from RBdigital to OverDrive as a member of the North Dakota Digital Library Consortium (Library2Go). North Dakota residents with State Library cards can now browse, borrow,...

 

Eddy County Sheriff's Report for December

Daniel Herman of Ft. Totten stood trial on Dec. 11 for driving under suspension DUS) and driving under the influence (DUI). Herman was arrested along Eddy County 1 on Aug. 2, and refused a chemical test at the scene. Judge Hovey presided over the...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    News    December 28, 2020

Carrington's Murphy selected to Forbes' 30 Under 30

In just over a quarter century's worth of her life, Carrington's Maartje Murphy has learned, either by immersion or by practice, the nuts and bolts of international business. Just over 2 1/2 years...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    December 28, 2020

Oberon Oracles: Dec. 28, 2020

The boys basketball season is underway at New Rockford-Sheyenne School. The team played Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Johnny Grann is a member of the team. Baby Dutton Grann was baptized at the Bethlehem Catholic Church in Bathgate on Sunday...

 

Talk of the Town: Dec. 28, 2020

New Rockford and area folks extend empathy to the families of Dennis Gehrtz and Ervin Longnecker. Candy Jensen enjoyed a phone call from Brenda Thurin (Trauman) one evening. Brenda is from Eureka, S.D. Thursday evening Janet Laube and Yip Yip picked...

 

Sheyenne News: Dec. 28, 2020

Jan Loe and Diane Karlsbraaten, Eddy County VFW Auxiliary officers, recently met with the auxiliary district president to go over end-of-year reports and inspection. They met at the Eagles Club in New Rockford. Patti Clifton and Jan Loe were in...

 

Pleasant Prairie: Dec. 28, 2020

Pleasant prairie folks extend sympathy to the family of lifetime resident Ervin Longnecker. Friday afternoon brief visitor at the Charlotte Koepplin home was Karen Koepplin. Sunday found Jimmy Indergaard a visitor and supper guest at the Andy and...

 

Obituary: Lee Walleen

Lee Arling "Wally" Walleen, 58, passed away Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 at Prince of Peace Nursing Home in Ellendale. Private family services will be held. Lee was born March 1, 1962 in Bismarck, N.D., to...

 

Three things that kept me sane this year

The end of this sad, strange, historic and transformative year is almost upon us. And like a lot of you, I found myself burrowing into ritual, structure, and obligatory loaves of sourdough to fill up those hours of social isolation thrust upon us by...

 

Viruses and responses differ. Human nature doesn't.

The way my siblings and I responded to my family's chicken-pox outbreak in 1973 may shed light on Americans' responses to COVID-19 in 2020. I was about 10 and remember how differently my five sisters...

 

Tips to help manage holiday stress during COVID-19

Feeling stressed? You're not alone. Stress levels are rising due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the numerous disruptions in our daily lives. The American Psychological Association recently reported that "we are facing a national mental health crisis...

 

Obituary: Evanda Lange

Evanda Viola Lange, 93, passed away December 17, 2020 at Sanford Health, Fargo. Graveside funeral service was held on Sunday, December 20 at the Carrington Cemetery. Rev. Sarah Shanks officiated the...

 

Obituary: Dennis Gehrtz

Dennis Dean Gehrtz, 67, of New Rockford, N.D., went to Heaven on Wednesday December 16, 2020 at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. John's Catholic...

 

Obituary: Ervin Longnecker

Ervin Longnecker, 102, passed away on December 18, 2020 doing chores on his farm in rural New Rockford. Private funeral service was held Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 at First Lutheran Church, New...

 

Sermonette: Dec. 28, 2020

Then Job answered the LORD and said: I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be hindered. I have dealt with great things that I do not understand; things too wonderful for me, which I cannot know. I had heard of you by...

 

History of New Rockford: Dec. 28, 2020

On the morning of Sept. 28, 1903, a big dray team belonging to Bauer & Larkin ran away and bolted down Lamborn Avenue East; they lost most of their load of wood before they were stopped. Dexter Knolto...

 

We the People: The war power

The decision to go to war represents the most solemn decision any government will make, since it risks the blood, treasure and future of the nation. Those grave consequences, alone, are reason enough for Americans to understand how the Constitution...

 

Savvy Senior: What Caregivers Should Know About Medicare

Dear Savvy Senior, I am the caregiver for my 81-year-old mother, who recently fell and broke her hip, and have a lot of questions about how original Medicare works and what it covers. Where can I get...

 

Archival Anecdotes: A year in the archives

Happy anniversary to Archival Anecdotes. It was one year ago that the Eddy County Museum launched this column.   I freely admit that the majority of Archival Anecdote features included images and...

 

Rockets take CNDC consolation title

Once the disappointment of a marathon first round game that didn't go their way subsided, the NR-S Rocket boys' basketball team regrouped for a respectable fifth-place finish in the Central North...

 

Our Outdoors: Let There be Light

Like so many other outdoor activities, ice fishing offers up some incredible opportunities at dawn and dusk and even late into the night for crappies, walleyes and other fish that forage in low light...

 

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