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 By Gerri Makay    Features    August 8, 2022 

Tree Talk: Return of the Elms

American elm is North Dakota's state tree. Elms were a natural choice for planting in communities and windbreaks because it is one of our tough native species. It is these tree canopies that, with their beautiful vase-shape, form leafy "tunnels" alon...

 

History of New Rockford: August 8, 2022

On April 1, 1905, the Streeter & Cooling Company began doing business as a corporation with G.W. Streeter, O.G. Cooling, and W.M. Chamberlain as incorporators. The main office was in New Rockford for...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 8, 2022 

Savvy Senior: How to choose a 55-plus active adult community

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you recommend for choosing a good active adult housing community? My husband and I, who recently retired, are planning to relocate to an area closer to our grandkids...

 
 By Gerri Makay    Features    August 1, 2022

Tree Talk: Honeylocust - A sweet tree

If you are looking for something a little different to grace the landscape of your yard, consider planting a honeylocust tree–specifically, 'Northern Acclaim' thornless honeylocust. While the...

 

History of New Rockford: August 1, 2022

On March 24, 1905, Mrs. A.A. Pettit left for her old home in Iowa where her sister was very ill. John Collins returned from a visit to his old home in New York State. On March 25, George Pincott...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 1, 2022

Savvy Senior: Cheap basic cell phone plans for penny pinching seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, A few months ago, I read a column you wrote on extremely cheap smartphone plans for budget-conscious seniors. Can you do a similar column for those of us who still use basic flip...

 
 By Gerri Makay    Features    July 25, 2022

Tree Talk: Lovely lindens

Thanks to another grant from the N.D. Forest Service, the city of New Rockford is home to dozens of new trees. Participating homeowners planted seven different types of trees in June, and lindens were among the favorites. American linden, also known...

 

History of New Rockford: July 25, 2022

Jennie Grace Foster, 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Foster, died on March 19, 1913, and is interred in Prairie Home Cemetery near the graves of her father and mother: Orrin H. Foster,...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    July 25, 2022

Savvy Senior: How to sell unwanted burial plots

Dear Savvy Senior, How do I go about selling unwanted burial plots in my hometown cemetery? When my parents died about 25 years ago my husband (at the time) and I bought two plots near them in the...

 
 By Gerri Makay    Features    July 18, 2022

Tree Talk: Let's visit the orchard

While apples are the favorite backyard fruit grown in North Dakota, a surprisingly wide variety of fruits can grow and produce abundant harvests in the northern plains. Since 2006, the Northern Hardy...

 

History of New Rockford: July 18, 2022

On March 16, 1905, G.J. Schwoebel and Marion A. Kasson were married in the bride’s parents’ home in Tacoma, Wash. After the ceremony, the couple left almost immediately on a train bound for North...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    July 18, 2022

Savvy Senior: Should you take daily aspirin for your heart?

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve been taking daily aspirin for almost 20 years now because I have a family history of heart disease. But I recently read that using aspirin is not recommended anymore. What ca...

 

History of New Rockford: July 11, 2022

The March 10, 1905, “Transcript” stated that O.W. Bauer had retired from the Independent Dray Line and his partner A.J. Larkin had taken over ownership. Bauer was going to concentrate his...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    July 11, 2022

Savvy Senior: How to find and claim your family's forgotten assets

Dear Savvy Senior, A while back I read an article about some online tools that can help people search for lost or forgotten money left behind by their deceased relatives, but I’ve misplaced it. Can...

 
 By Gerri Makay    Features    July 4, 2022

Tree Talk: Thunder and fireworks

It's hard to imagine the 4th of July without fireworks! The first official celebration occurred on July 4, 1777 – one year after the adoption of the U.S. Declaration of Independence – with a...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    July 4, 2022

Savvy Senior: Electric trikes provide older riders fun, fitness and safety

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about electric trikes for semi-seniors? I used to cycle a lot in my younger years but have some balance problems and don’t trust myself on a two-wheeler...

 

History of New Rockford: July 4, 2022

On the evening of Mar. 4, 1905, the Amateur Musical Club presented the following program: “Young Marshall” by Mabel House; “Cricket” by Olive Bennett; “Sleigh Ride” by Pearl Goss and Mrs....

 

Collegiate Congraulations Special Section

Read our first-ever special section featuring the successes of area youth attending college. Click here to download the pdf: https://www.fosterconews.com/home/cms_data/dfault/pdfs/...

 

History of New Rockford: June 27, 2022

On Mar. 1, 1905, R.M. Kennedy left for St. Paul to be with his son, Harold, when the boy was operated on for his hip disease. During the afternoon of March 2, the high school literary society hosted...

 
 By Gerri Makay    Features    June 27, 2022

Tree Talk: What's the buzz about pollinators

The last full week of June is named as "National Pollinator Week." Don't worry if you missed it – there are reasons to celebrate pollinators all year long! Pollinators include bees, insects, birds a...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    June 27, 2022

Savvy Senior: How to hire an in-home helper for an aging parent

Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to hire an in-home helper for my 82-year-old mother to assist with household chores like housekeeping, grocery shopping and driving her to the doctor, etc. But mom...

 
 By Gerri Makay    Features    June 20, 2022

Tree Talk: It's raining leaves and seeds, oh my!

We've needed moisture here in the Great Plains. We've prayed and hoped for rain, and now we're getting it – in some places, more than enough. But during the last couple of weeks, what's dropping...

 

History of New Rockford: June 20, 2022

On the evening of Feb. 16, 1905, the New Rockford Orchestra furnished the music for “a large number of our young people” at a dance in the Hotel Davies. The Feb. 17, 1905, “Transcript” had a...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    June 20, 2022

Savvy Senior: Is skin cancer hereditary?

Dear Savvy Senior, Is skin cancer hereditary? My 63-year-old brother died of melanoma last year, and I’m wondering if I’m at higher risk. Younger Sister Dear Younger, While long-term sun exposure...

 
 By Gerri Makay    Features    June 13, 2022

Tree Talk: Trees are not tomatoes!

Well, that seems obvious. But there is a point to this statement and we'll get to that. We've been through a long winter and gardeners have long waited to get their hands into the soil. Tomatoes are...

 

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