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History of New Rockford: Sept. 28, 2020

On July 17, 1903, Walter Immel and Mr. and Mrs. George M. Pike and family returned from the Chautauqua, as did the younger members of the Treffry...

 

We the People: Improving civil dialogue in the November election

The vast majority of Americans, polls reveal, lament the ugliness and incivility that punctuate our politics. The contentiousness, coarseness and divisiveness have spawned widespread apathy, and...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Comforts of Home

Comforts of Home The mid- to late-1800s was a booming time for North Dakota, as settlers arrived from nearby states such as Minnesota, Illinois, Wisco...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    September 28, 2020 

Savvy Senior: Coronavirus Versus Flu: How to Tell the Difference

Coronavirus Versus Flu: How to Tell the Difference Dear Savvy Senior, Can you explain the differences between the coronavirus and seasonal flu? I’m...

 

Archival Anecdotes: The Original Threshers

If there is anything the Eddy County Museum has an abundance of it would be agricultural artifacts. Of course! This area was founded and developed...

 

History of New Rockford: Sept. 21, 2020

The July 10, 1903, “Transcript” carried an ad for Ulrich Sprecher: For sale at his farm 5 miles southwest of New Rockford until October 1— two m...

 

Obituary: Sakara Topp

Sakara Louise Topp, age 25, of Onida, S.D., left this world behind by suicide on the afternoon of September 10, 2020. Funeral service was held...

 

Savvy Senior: Sept. 21, 2020

Should I Buy Long-Term Care Insurance? Dear Savvy Senior, My wife and I have thought about purchasing a long-term care insurance policy, but we hate...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: Sept. 14, 2020

Ervin Longnecker, Cory Jorgensen, Dale and Diane Rosenberg, Sarah Ludwig, Nancy Ludwig, and Charlotte Koepplin were among those who took in a Circle Trail Riders Inc, meeting Monday evening at...

 

Oberon Oracles: Sept. 14, 2020

Grace Ihry of Valley City visited Hunter Buehler last weekend. Monday evening, they announced their engagement. A September 2021 wedding is in the works. Congratulations, Grace and Hunter. Doug...

 

Talk of the Town: Sept. 14, 2020

Bill and Diana Ziegler, Duff Settelmeyer, Jay Cudworth and Dianne Goebel were among those to take in a Circle Trail Riders Inc. meeting Tuesday evening at Hanson's Bar in New Rockford. Final plans...

 

History of New Rockford: Sept. 14, 2020

July 4, 1903, was chilly. There were New Rockford people at the Chautauqua Grove (J. Adam Bede was the orator; Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Thomson and family...

 

Savvy Senior: Is there an age limit for organ donation?

Dear Savvy Senior, I never thought about becoming an organ donor until my brother died of kidney failure last year. But at age 78, I would like to...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Home sweet homestead

Two young folks from Eddy County made history this week, marking 70 years of marriage together. However, Bill and Joyce Starke have been part of...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: Sept. 7, 2020

Jimmy Indergaard and his sister Sharon enjoyed a visit over dinner Saturday at the Rockford Café in New Rockford, then drove to Harvey and visited with their Uncle Alfred Klindworth. Since then,...

 

Talk of the Town: Sept. 7, 2020

Thursday, the Flower Scent-R in New Rockford was the scene of a short but sweet visit as Gina Clifton and Cassidy, Terry and Sandy Koepplin, Melony Allmaras and Candy Jensen visited with cousins Doric...

 

Savvy Senior: How to Prevent Falls During a Pandemic

Dear Savvy Senior, My 80-year-old mother, who lives alone and is self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic, has fallen several times. Are there...

 

History of New Rockford: Sept. 7, 2020

On June 30, 1903, Mrs. A.W. Cady, who had been in New Rockford for two years, sold her millinery business to Mrs. G.K. Gullicks, who would move the...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Working Hard

Do you ever feel like you're working all the time? Whether it's around the house, in the field, or at the office, it seems like we are all trying to...

 

What it Takes: Coming through, loud and clear

After a long break this summer, I am glad to say I am back. This month, I interviewed Steph Loe, a Sheyenne resident who works at RadioWorks in...

 

Talk of the Town: August 31, 2020

Saturday overnight guests and Sunday breakfast guests at the Janet Laube home were grandson Travis Laube and friend Malissa of Fargo. Travis was among several National Guard buddies to enjoy a...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: August 31, 2020

Recent visitors at the Margie Anderson home were Kent and Shelly Rigsby of Jamestown and Patti Larson and Sandra. All enjoyed visiting over dinner at the David and Karen Anderson home. Brief caller...

 

Oberon Oracles: August 31, 2020

Johnny Grann started football practice on Monday, Aug. 10. Bobbi and Lacey Grann competed in NDRA Rodeo in Carson last Saturday. The high school fall rodeo season has started. Johnny Grann competed...

 

Sheyenne News: August 31, 2020

Last Wednesday, Patti Clifton did some shopping and errands in Carrington and New Rockford. Friday afternoon, Shirley Westby, Jan Loe and Patti Clifton enjoyed a visit over coffee and goodies. On...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 31, 2020

Savvy Senior: How to Prevent Falls During a Pandemic

Dear Savvy Senior, My 80-year-old mother, who lives alone and is self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic, has fallen several times. Are there...

 

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