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History of New Rockford: Feb. 19, 2024

The Sept. 14, 1906, “Transcript” said the fixtures for the Farmers & Merchants Bank had arrived and were being installed. Mrs. P.J. Butler had all her household goods, a buggy and a set of single...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Sugar and spice, and all things nice

Perhaps some of you remember the nursery rhyme, "What Are Little Boys Made Of?" What are little boys made of? Snips & snails & puppy dogs tails And such are little boys made of. What are...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    February 19, 2024 

Savvy Senior: Do I need to file a tax return this year?

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for retirees this tax season? I didn’t file a tax return the past two years because my income was below the filing threshold, but...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Strong as steel, delicate as lace

This week's featured photo might not seem like much to look at, but don't let your eyes deceive you. Pictured here is a thoughtful expression of love carefully crafted by William G.W. Milne for his br...

 

History of New Rockford: Feb. 12, 2024

The Sept. 7, 1906, “Transcript” stated that the previous week Miss Hattie Harrison had come in from Marlette, Mich., to see her sister Mrs. Nathan Stanton and family. Also Miss Anna Haskell had ar...

 

Savvy Senior: Does Medicare cover weight-loss treatments?

Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare cover any weight-loss treatments for overweight retirees? I just turned 65 and need to lose about 100 pounds and would like to know if Medicare can help. Overweight...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Connecting through time

I must confess working as the archivist at the Eddy County Museum has been one of my most favorite positions I've ever held. That's a tough call to make considering I've waited tables at a Colorado...

 

History of New Rockford: Feb. 5, 2024

The hunting season began on Sept. 1, 1906; 44 local hunters had gotten their licenses. On that day, James E. Renfrew came in on business. Mr. and Mrs. Silas Hylton went to St. Paul, where Mrs. Hylton...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Finding home, on or off the homestead

The Pioneer Histories that we have on file at the museum do a wonderful job of helping us imagine what life must have been like not all that long ago. If you’ve never taken time to browse them in our online catalog, then I encourage you to spend a...

 

History of New Rockford: January 29, 2024

On Aug. 25, 1906, the founder of “The Transcript,” Joseph W. Hays, was in for a short visit; it was the first time he had been in New Rockford since he left in 1886. On Sunday, Aug. 26, Phillips...

 

Savvy Senior: How to fight back against age discrimination

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the steps to take to fight against age discrimination in the workplace, and where can I turn to for help if I think I’ve got a case? Passed Over Paul Dear Paul, If you...

 

For the Trees: Resetting the clock on windbreaks

“Remember there are resources available to you to help reset the clock on your trees for future generations.” The ice storm that started on Christmas night and lasted two days certainly caused headaches for many North Dakotans. The southeast...

 

Dakota Gardener: The only crystal ball I have is a snow globe

I’ve been to a lot of parties over the last few weeks, getting together with neighbors and friends as we celebrated the holidays with one year ending and a new one just beginning. Some people made resolutions for self-improvement and others were...

 

Archival Anecdotes: On the hunt for history

History is all around us – from old buildings and signage to mementos and memories. Sometimes when we start looking for it, we find more and more to uncover. When Patty Johnson Hilbert joined the...

 

History of New Rockford: Jan. 22, 2024

The August 17, 1906, “Transcript” stated that contractor E.P. Cosgrove and his crew were almost done with the construction of an 18x30 farmhouse with 14-foot posts for Fred Nieman southwest of...

 

Savvy Senior: What you need to know about Medicare spouse coverage

Dear Savvy Senior, Are spouses who have not worked outside the home eligible for Medicare benefits? I have worked most of my adult life, but my wife has been a mother and homemaker since we got...

 

Archival Anecdotes: The stories told

Many Americans have a story of an ancestor who once lived in a far away land and made a big decision to leave home for a new place. These stories can be inspiring and can even lead to a greater...

 

History of New Rockford: Jan. 15, 2024

On Aug. 11, 1906, Mrs. H.R. Campbell went to Minneapolis to order her fall stock of millinery; she would be assisted in her shop by Miss Vera Keime; she returned on Aug. 25. From Aug. 11 to 15, Miss...

 

Savvy Senior: Are you at risk of developing glaucoma?

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about the eye disease glaucoma? My older brother was recently diagnosed with it and lost some of his vision, but never had a clue anything was wrong. Could I...

 

History of New Rockford: Jan. 8, 2024

On Aug. 7, 1906, Rev. E.T. Quam came down from Sheyenne to visit and do some business. That evening Dr. W.W. Bartley of Sheyenne drove down in his auto. On Aug. 8, A.F. Schwenck was in from the Cathay area for harvest supplies. Miss Kittie Knox of ea...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    January 8, 2024

Savvy Senior: Essential topics you need to discuss with your aging parents

Dear Savvy Senior, My siblings and I don’t know much about our elderly parents' financial situation or their wishes if and when something happens to them. They are both in their mid-eighties....

 

Archival Anecdotes: From all around the world

Last week readers of Archival Anecdotes learned a little about the cabinet cards of the late 19th century, but we just barely scratched the surface. These 6.25-by-9.5 inch debuted in 1868; the smaller...

 

Archival Anecdotes: It takes two

When it comes to wedding attire, there are two very important elements – the bride's dress and the groom's suit. While we tend to think of images of white wedding dresses and black wedding suits,...

 

History of New Rockford: Jan. 1, 2024

On July 31, 1906, Mont Biggs left on a visit to St. Louis and other places in Missouri; he returned on Sept. 14. That night, someone entered the Hotel Davies and broke open the "two-bit" machine; however, he left without the money, possibly being...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    January 1, 2024

Savvy Senior: How to close social media accounts of a deceased loved one

Dear Savvy Senior, How do I go about canceling a person's social media accounts when they die? My wife passed away a few months ago and her social media accounts are still active. Sad Spouse Dear...

 

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