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  • Salute to Veterans

    On this Veterans Day, November 11, 2023, we take the time to recognize those men and women who entered the Armed Forces of the United States of America. Many came home, many did not. The New Rockford American Legion Post 30 would like to recognize their current post membership. Download the Veterans Day feature to see a list of American Legion Post 30 members with their years of membership and the war era in which they served. https://www.newrockfordtranscript.com/home/cms_da...

  • Homecoming 2023

    NR-S Homecoming festivities began Monday with coronation at 10 a.m. Keaton Cudworth and Kelsie Belquist were crowned the 2023 Homecoming King and Queen during an elegant ceremony in the NR-S gymnasium. Photo galleries of all the Homecoming 2023 activities will be posted to our photo sharing site: transcript.smugmug.com. Watch for the Oct. 16 edition of the Transcript for more photos from the week in print!...

  • Rockets Homecoming 2023

    Homecoming is October 2-6. Congratulations to the HOMECOMING COURT: Seniors' Choice KELSIE BELQUIST & KEATON CUDWORTH Juniors' Choice LUCY MEIER & PRESTON PRICE Sophomores' Choice LORA WOBBEMA & CONNOR KNATTERUD Freshmen's Choice KATIE ALLMARAS & LUCAS YRI Click the link below to download the full schedule for NR-S Homecoming 2023! https://www.newrockfordtranscript.com/home/cms_data/dfault/pdfs/misc/2023-10-02.pdf...

  • Locals celebrating National 4-H Week

    Michelle Gilley, NDSU Extension Eddy County

    by Michelle Gilley NDSU Extension – Eddy County I am Michelle Gilley, one of your local 4-H Extension Agents. National 4-H Week is October 1 to 7. To kick off the week, Eddy County 4-H held a food drive Sunday, Oct. 1 with donations going to the Hunger Free Food Pantry at First Lutheran Church in New Rockford. If your door did not get tagged, feel free to drop off canned goods, boxed foods and other non-perishable items at the NDSU Extension – Eddy County Office at 205 3rd St SE from 7:30 a.m...

  • Disaster Exercise on Aug. 29

    It’s only an exercise! Area first responders, including fire department, ambulance and law enforcement agencies, will be responding to a simulated event on August 29 at approximately 5:30 p.m. Emergency vehicles and possible smoke will be seen around and by the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd. Please stay clear of the area around the nursing home during this time. The fire alarms will sound at the beginning of the exercise like they would in a real situation. First responders will be responding as if it is a real emergency. This type of t...

  • Dakota Spark Youth Theatre presents Tut, Tut!

    Young performers shined on stage in Tut, Tut! last weekend. The Dakota Spark youth theatre program was open to students entering grades 4-9. The 15 youth performers held two performances of their play, Tut, Tut! the evening of Friday, Aug. 11 and afternoon of Saturday, Aug. 12....

  • Freedom 5K set for July 1; registration open now!

    Kick off the Independence Day weekend with the Freedom 5K in downtown New Rockford. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Transcript Publishing office, 817 Central Avenue in New Rockford. Race time is 8 a.m. Early bird registration is $25 for adults, and $20 for youth 12 and under through Monday, June 19. Registration increases to $35 for adults and $30 for youth as of June 20, and full price registration will be available on the day of the event. Prizes awarded to the top 3 overall adults and...

  • Hunt for the golden egg

    The Community Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by the New Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce...

  • N.R. Park District to host 'A night with the princesses'

    Nathan Price

    Dads, it’s about time to sharpen up those dancing skills. That’s because this February, you and your special princess are invited to the New Rockford Park District’s inaugural daddy-daughter dance! Dubbed, “A night with the princesses,” this event offers a wonderful chance to bond with your princess while building memories that’ll last a lifetime. Park District Director, Dennis Nybo, said, “I think that it’s something new and unique, and a way for the dads and the daughters to spend their own...

  • Kindergarten Christmas Gingerbread program

    The kindergartners at NR-S put on a show Friday, Jan. 13. Their annual Gingerbread Day was also rescheduled due to the winter storm in December. They made gingerbread houses with and entertained their guests....

  • Eddy County Achievement Days 2022

    The annual 4-H Achievement Days are set for Thursday and Friday, July 14 and 15. There's fun for the whole family at this year's event, held at the Eddy County Fairgrounds. Check out all the exhibits by county 4-Hers, including livestock, pets, baked goods, photography, produce and handmade crafts. Enjoy the Car Show/Cruise In, Summer Street Market, inflatables and food truck on Friday. The Premium Sale gets underway at 7 p.m. Download the pdf that contains the full schedule of events here:...

  • Wells County Fair 2022

    The Wells County Fair is coming to Fessenden June 16-19. Click the link below to see the promotional flier in pdf, which includes all the details about the events, exhibits and attractions planned! https://www.newrockfordtranscript.com/home/cms_data/dfault/pdfs/misc/2022-05-23.pdf...

  • Rev up your engines for weekend fun downtown!

    This Saturday, June 26, downtown New Rockford is the place to be for riders of all makes and models. Hanson's Bar will host a Classic Car Poker Run, and all street legal vehicles are welcome. Registration will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wheels turn at noon. Cost is $25 per person, with supper and prizes to follow. Everyone is welcome to come out and vote for People's Choice Award at 6 p.m. Also Saturday, the Norsemen Motorcycle Club will hold its Bikers Fighting Diabetes Run. Scores...

  • Transcript to host Freedom 5K on Friday, July 2

    Kick off the 4th of July festivities with a fun Friday 5K! The Transcript will host the Freedom 5K on Friday, July 2 at 7 p.m. Race day registration opens at 6 p.m. at the east shelter in All Veterans Memorial Park (Central Park). **There's still time to register and get the early bird rate! Click this link to register now, save $10 and make sure you snag a race day tee! https://newrockford.square.site/product/freedom-5k-registration/68?cp=true&sa=true&sbp=false&q=false Net proceeds from the...

  • Summer Street Market comes to downtown New Rockford Thursday

    Amy Wobbema

    This Thursday, June 17, make it a fun evening out and enjoy the Summer Street Market in downtown New Rockford. From 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., there will be a variety of vendors set up in Centennial Park, including Kathy Anderson, Clean Little Boys Soap, Color Street Nails, Richerson Resin, Marty Larson-Marty's Makings, Haley Brandvold crafts, Pampered Chef, R&J Crafts, Mary Estrem and more! The downtown businesses also have great deals in their stores. Central Pharmacy will be open regular hours from...

  • Enchanted Forest Prom 2021

    After a hiatus from the annual gala last year due to the pandemic, the Class of 2022 worked hard to put together a magical scene for Prom 2021. The scene in the NR-S gymnasium on Saturday, April 21 was charming and entrancing, from the vine-wrapped arbors and stone fountain to the handmade paper maché trees and enchanted tulle waterfall. There were 22 couples in attendance, as well as six singles. The Grand March began promptly at 8 o'clock that evening, with junior vice president Andrew...

  • Donate blood and spring in to save a life

    Spring is the season when life is renewed. One important way to help renew life is to give blood at the New Rockford blood drive on Thursday, May 28, at St. John’s Catholic Church from 2 – 6 p.m. Each blood donation can help multiple patients such as premature infants, surgery patients and cancer patients... just think, it could be someone you love. By giving blood, donors help replenish the community blood supply which can be used by relatives, friends or neighbors. Blood can be stored for only 42 days, so acontinual fresh supply is cri...

  • Lights of Hope Event to include film screening of "Suicide: The Ripple Effect"

    Mindy Meier, Eddy County Community Cares

    Sunday, Sept. 29, Eddy County Community Cares will host it’s fifth annual Lights of Hope. The event begins with a film screening of “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” at the Rockford Theatre at 5 p.m. Following the film at around 6:30 p.m. will be the annual memorial walk to the football field for a small memorial. Everyone is welcome to join the event, whether you have lost someone due to suicide, struggle with suicidal ideation or want to do more to create awareness about the issue. This film, “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” is part of a global mi...

  • Yard of the Week- July 15, 2019

    Tim and Amy Perleberg have earned their bragging rights as this weeks recipients of the onoing Yard of the Week award. The Perlebergs were nominated by Tiffany Schaefer who commented, "Flowers and yard always look so nice." Yard of the Week nomination forms are available at City Hall, Miller's Fresh Foods and Bakers Dozen. Nominators may remain anonymous if desired. One yard will receive the honor each week through September 30. Winners will receive Chamber bucks and recognition in the...

  • Gobble up some fun at the 59th Annual Aneta Turkey BBQ & Summer Festival

    All are invited to join the residents of Aneta, N.D., for their annual turkey barbecue and summer festival June 14 - 16. The event, now in its 59th year, is held in the beautiful city park and throughout the town. Thousands of folks show up every year, and it has become a highlight of summer. The main event is the turkey barbecue, which is set for Saturday, June 15, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the park. There are six lines and they certainly keep folks moving! Preparations are underway for 312 turkeys, 1,000 lbs. of potato salad, 900 pounds of...

  • Wienerschnitzel Bike Run to benefit NR-S Youth Archery

    Kickstands up for Richter’s annual Wienerschnitzel Bike Run on Saturday, May 25. Riders are welcome to register beginning at 10 a.m. at Buck-It’s Bar. Cost is $20 per bike and $5 per rider. After the ride, a wienerschnitzel meal will be served from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the New Rockford Eagles Club. The supper is open to the public, and all proceeds will go to the NR-S Youth Archery Program for next year's season. The archers who competed at last month’s NASP Western National Tournament in Salt Lake City will all be recognized as well....

  • Pop-up shop springs back downtown

    Central Avenue in New Rockford will again come to life on Saturday, March 30, so be sure to mark your calendars. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sarah Smith Warren will be hosting a spring pop-up shopping event at her SSW Photography Studios on Central Avenue. Since opening her studio last February, Smith Warren has hosted several pop-up events and hopes for more. "The pop-up event model is a new trend in retail. It allows businesses and products to connect with customers face-to-face, build brand...

  • Medora entertainer comes to Maddock

    Bill Sorensen has lived his entire life wide open to its possibilities and adventures. A graduate of Bismarck High, he also attended Bismarck Junior College and graduated from Concordia College. Bill served for eight years on the Bismarck City Commission and was elected Mayor of Bismarck in 1990, serving three terms. He promoted city tax initiatives that brought the expansion of the Civic Center, restoration of the Belle Mehus Auditorium, the building of the BHS and CHS gyms and the Community Bo...

  • Local Suicide 'First Aid' training postponed

    Due to a scheduling conflict with the Region IV Boys Basketball Tournament on March 7, Eddy County Community Cares is postponing the Suicide ‘First Aid’ program hosted by the Fargo Veterans Administration. Once a new date is selected, details will be published here. Eddy County Community Cares apologizes for the delay....

  • St. John's to host annual Valentines Day Dinner

    St. John’s Catholic Church in New Rockford will be serving the third annual St. Valentine’s Dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Grilled prime rib and butterfly shrimp will be the main entrees of the dinner, to be served along with drinks, luscious desserts and music. The church hall will be transformed into an elegant dining venue. Tickets are available by contacting Dianne Allmaras at 740-5110 or Kathy O’Connor at 302-0148. This non-denominational dinner is open to the public. Call your friends and reserve your table of eight. Tickets are $50 per p...

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