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 By Gerri Makay    Features    January 17, 2022 

Tree Talk: Backyard feathered friends

Birdwatching has grown to be one of the most popular hobbies in the U.S. North Dakota is noted as a birdwatcher's paradise, with wide-open spaces, featuring habitats that range from grasslands to...

 

History of New Rockford: Jan. 17, 2022

At 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18, 1904, Phillips Academy principal L.J. Aldrich preached at the Smith schoolhouse in the Sheldon district on “Success in Life.” At 7 p.m., the Epworth League held...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    January 17, 2022 

Savvy Senior: Tax breaks for caregiver of elderly parents

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any tax breaks that you know of for family caregivers? I help financially support my 82-year-old mother and would like to find out if I can write any of these expenses...

 

Prairie Doc Perspectives: Humanity in Medicine

What does it mean to practice humanity in medicine? The phrase is used as a tagline and in book titles. Humanity and compassion in medicine are touted as something to aspire to, a noble accomplishment...

 

History of New Rockford: Jan. 10, 2022

On Sept. 10, 1904, the following were named to the County Republican Central Committee: Dr. Charles MacLachlan, New Rockford; John Schaefer, Tiffany; Joseph Christ, Hall; J.J. Anderson, Dutee; H.B....

 

Savvy Senior: How to write a loved one's obituary

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you provide any tips on how to write an obituary? My dad, who has terminal cancer, has asked me to write his obituary, which will be published in the funeral program and run in...

 

Tree Talk: Winter is here

WINTER. If this season is defined by cold, snowy weather – then we have arrived. The local weather reports warn us to protect our bodily extremities (our head, hands and feet) from exposure, risking the chance of frostbite. With the harsh temperatu...

 

Prairie Doc Perspectives: Jan. 3, 2022

With 2022 nearly upon us, so too, is the tradition of the New Year’s resolution. Merriam-Webster defines the New Year’s resolution as “a promise to do something differently in the new year.” I would argue that in practice, the resolution is...

 

History of New Rockford: Jan. 3, 2022

On September 5, 1904, Will Wilson was up from Jamestown; he came to visit and to hunt prairie chickens. Sylvanus Marriage was in from his Barlow farm on business. A party made up of Dr. and Mrs. G.D....

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    January 3, 2022

Savvy Senior: How to get your affairs in order

Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to get my personal, legal and financial information organized so my kids will know what’s going on when I’m no longer around. Can you offer any tips on the best...

 

Tree Talk: Jan. 3, 2022

Happy New Year! If you are someone who feels compelled to make New Year’s Resolutions, here are some painless resolutions to make you happier and healthier: Become a PLANT owner. We are months away from tending plants in our flower beds and...

 

Tree Talk: History of the Nativity

The Christ Child in the manger and other pictures of the story of Bethlehem have been used in church services from the first century. But the crib in its present form, and its use outside the church...

 

History of New Rockford: Dec. 27, 2021

On the evening of Aug. 29, 1904, a hail storm passed west and northwest of town, but its effect was not general as many crops were not hit; losses were 20 to 30 percent, with most covered by...

 

Savvy Senior: Deciphering senior housing options

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you decipher the different types of housing options available to seniors, and recommend some good resources for locating them? I need to find a place for my elderly mother and...

 

Archival Anecdotes: A Happy Year Ahead

Life is complicated, I think most of us can agree on that. So when I came across this unique card for a Happy New Year, I knew I wanted to share. It features several geese in the barnyard,...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Embracing the Old and the New

Many times, I have thought about the inner lives of people who settled Eddy County. Did they curse the cold? Did they miss the friends and family they left behind? Did they burn a candle late into...

 

History of New Rockford: Dec. 20, 2021

On Aug. 23, 1904, Lois Fairbanks came in from Valley City to visit her brother Albert Fairbanks; she was accompanied by her friend Annie Darelius of Enderlin. Mrs. Sarah Bacon, Mrs. W.C. Hayes, Mrs....

 

Savvy Senior: How older drivers can save on auto insurance

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you provide any tips to help seniors reduce their auto insurance premiums? I just got hit with a 15 percent increase on my car insurance and am looking for ways to save. Fixed...

 

Tree Talk: Finding solace in the seasons

We are closing in on the end of the year, a year unlike any other – once again. The annual Holiday Season is intended to be a time for giving thanks and spreading cheer. Song lyrics tell us it's...

 

History of New Rockford: Dec. 13, 2021

On Aug. 17, 1904, Beth and Harriet Davidson returned from a visit with their sister Mrs. John Medlicott at Balfour. Mrs. Charles Martin of Chicago arrived to visit her sisters, Mrs. C.F. Sewrey, and...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Weather or not

The snow is on the ground. It happens almost every year. And yet, so many of us can still be left in awe of the accumulations. In the early days, there seemed to be no shortage of excitement around a...

 

Tree Talk: Holiday plant traditions

In addition to Christmas trees, there are other plants that have become traditional during the holiday season. Poinsettias are native to Mexico, but are grown in commercial greenhouses under special conditions, to prepare them for distribution...

 

Pill Splitting: When it's safe, and when it isn't

Dear Savvy Senior, When is it safe, or not safe, to split pills? I have a cousin who cuts almost all her pills in half in order to save money, but I’m wondering if she’s going overboard. What can...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Victorian traditions still shine at Christmas

So many of the Christmas traditions we embrace today took root in the British culture of the Victorian Era. It was a time for rapid commercial development and industrial growth. There were great...

 

History of New Rockford: Dec. 6, 2021

The Aug. 12, 1904, “Transcript” completed the article on Phillips Academy I had last week by saying that new faculty appointments would be made as the demand for them increased. Private lessons...

 

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