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History of New Rockford: January 25, 2021

The Oct. 23, 1903, “Transcript” contained a letter from Sheyenne minister Rev. E.T. Quam describing his recent railroad trip through Minnesota,...

 
 By David Adler    Features    January 25, 2021 

We the People: Removing a president

Memories of the footage of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, on January 6, 2021, will be forever etched in the minds of the citizenry. No American since the War of 1812 has seen an assault on our...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    January 25, 2021 

Savvy Senior: How to Find Affordable Housing for Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any resources to help seniors find and pay for senior apartments? My aunt, who’s 75 years old, needs to find a new...

 

Archival Anecdotes: What's in a name

Archives are only as complete as the information within. In fact, there is one particular topic lacking information that bothers me­. Many of the...

 

History of New Rockford: January 18, 2021

The Oct. 16, 1903, “Transcript” contained a lengthy background written by Rev. J.R. Beebe on establishing Phillips Academy in New Rockford. The Ac...

 

We the People: What does a coup look like?

To its horror, America witnessed on January 6, 2021, an insurrection. Millions watched, in real-time. Domestic terrorists laid siege to the U.S. Capitol building in an effort to disrupt Congress from...

 

Savvy Senior: Acupuncture- Does It Work and Is It Covered by Medicare?

Dear Savvy Senior, Is acupuncture a viable treatment for pain and is it covered by Medicare? Since the pandemic hit, I have a lot of lower back and...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Where do the artifacts come from?

In 1966, twelve residents of Eddy County came together with a mission to create and maintain the Eddy County Museum. Pictured above, early board...

 

History of New Rockford: January 11, 2021

On Oct. 9-10 [postponed from 2 to 3], 1903, the FEW Tri-County Teachers’ Association met in Fessenden. Several teachers drove over for the meeting....

 

We the People: Reversing Electoral College vote?

Efforts by President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans to subvert the clerk-like, ministerial and ceremonial counting of electoral votes on January 6 is a witches’ brew for undermining the...

 

Savvy Senior: How Seniors Can Make Their Bathrooms Safer and Easier to Use

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you recommend for making a bathroom senior-friendly? My 78-year-old mother has mobility problems and fell getting...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Arts & Crafts

Long ago many things were made by hand. There are a wide range of handmade items on display in the Eddy County Museum from breadboxes and bloomers to...

 

History of New Rockford: January 4, 2020

At 9 p.m. Oct. 2, 1903, the 15-man committee meeting at the Congregational Church selected the J.H. Hohl property west of town between Maxwell’s...

 

We the People: War power - Practice and abuse

Unilateral presidential war-making, remarkable for its direct violation of the War Clause of the Constitution, is a sharp reminder of the widening gulf between constitutional principle and...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    January 4, 2021

Savvy Senior: Is Social Security Income Taxable?

Dear Savvy Senior, I understand that a portion of my Social Security benefits may be taxable when I retire. Can you tell me how to calculate this?...

 

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 lo...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Letters To Santa: Bonus Edition

The youth of Eddy County should have a very Merry Christmas this year! Many of them took the opportunity to share their Christmas gift wishes with San...

 

History of New Rockford: Dec. 21, 2020

On Sept. 21, 1903, McHenry attorney W.O. Lowden was in New Rockford on legal business. Dick Bohmbach was in from northwest of town on business, as...

 

We the People: Foreign affairs powers

Americans have become accustomed to a steady drumbeat of presidential assertions of sweeping powers in the realm of foreign affairs and national security. They may be surprised to learn, however,...

 

Savvy Senior: How Robotic Pets Can Help Isolated Seniors Avoid Loneliness

Dear Savvy Senior, I recently read an article about robotic pets being a great substitute for pet-loving seniors who can’t have or take care of a...

 

Archival Anecdotes: It's the little things

Eddy County must have been an interesting place to have lived in the early 1900s, especially at Christmas. Despite being isolated, it is quite likely...

 

History of New Rockford: Dec. 14, 2020

On Sunday, Sept. 13, 1903, three heifer calves, one bull calf and two steer calves strayed from the H.P. Halverson farm 8 miles west of Sheyenne. A short item stated that on that day Will Morris’ re...

 

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