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Archival Anecdotes: Where do all the artifacts live?

For much of the past two years, the Stavanger Church at the Eddy County Museum has been undergoing renovations. As a result, museum-goers have had limited access - until this past week, when museum st...

 

History of New Rockford: Sept. 27, 2021

The June 10, 1904, “Transcript” said that recently a 9-lb. son—Frederick Emerson Hambrecht—was born to Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Hambrecht at LeRoy, Minn. [Hambrecht had been a lawyer in New...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    September 27, 2021 

Savvy Senior: Simple and Inexpensive Final Farewells

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are looking for the simplest and least expensive way to dispose of our bodies when we die. We hate the idea of wasting a lot of money on high-priced funerals and...

 

Tree Talk: All about firewood

There’s something about sitting around an evening campfire, reminiscing about the day of hiking or fishing, or simply spending time with family and friends. Any type of wood will do, just so it’s perfect for s’mores. But if you are cutting or...

 

History of New Rockford: Sept. 20, 2021

The June 3, 1904, “Transcript,” carried a notice from Judge S.L. Glaspell defending his supporters at the Judicial Convention in Carrington from the unwarranted attack on them from a New Rockford...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Agricultural Roots

A century ago, agriculture was a whole different business. Sure farmers had to contend with soil conditions and weather patterns, but the process of getting grain from field to market was markedly...

 

Savvy Senior: How to manage an inherited IRA from a parent

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the rules regarding inherited IRAs? When my mom died this year, I inherited her traditional IRA and would like to know what I need to do to execute it properly. Confused...

 

Dakota Datebook: Sept. 20, 2021

One-Armed Bandit by Alyssa Boge September 22, 2021 — The slot machine was invented in the late 1800s by Charles Fey, called the "Liberty Bell" for its iconic symbol of the cracked bell. Pulling a lever caused three reels to spin, the lever giving...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Porches of People

Porches are ubiquitious with Victorian Era homes. These large, open and welcoming spaces were often located at the front of the house and served some important roles. From day-to-day, porches served...

 

History of New Rockford: Sept. 13, 2021

The May 27, 1904, “Transcript” said that seeding of wheat and oats was almost done and the farmers were ready to seed flax and the later grains. S.O. Lee had taken up a red heifer at his farm...

 

Savvy Senior: Could I have COPD and not know it?

Dear Savvy Senior, I have struggled with shortness of breath for several years now. I just thought I was getting old and fat, but a friend recently told me about COPD. So, my question is, could I...

 

Tree Talk: Sights & Sounds of Fall

Many people pick fall as their favorite season of the year. After the extremely hot and dry summer of 2021, we welcome the cooler temperatures, the occasional much-needed rain with a little thunder...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Family Values

Celebratory family photos are something we have all been a part of. Whether the family gets together for Thanksgiving, Easter or a funeral­­, it's often likely that someone will herd all the bodies...

 

History of New Rockford: Sept. 6, 2021

The District Court convened in New Rockford on May 23, 1904, and concluded on May 31. Judge S.L. Glaspell presided; the court reporter was [A.C.?] Olsen; the clerk was [C.J.?] Stickney. The jury list...

 

Tree Talk: Fall tree care

One of the sure signs of autumn is fall foliage in the landscape, as woody plants prepare for winter. Here are some things that you can do to prepare your trees for the long dormant season: 1. PLANT. Fall is a great time to plant trees. Cooler...

 

Savvy Senior: Little known Social Security program helps seniors manage their money

Dear Savvy Senior, Does Social Security offer any special help to beneficiaries who struggle managing their benefits? My aunt, who has no children, has dementia and struggles keeping up with her...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Seasons change

Once upon a time, before the craze of all things pumpkin spice, apples were the food that signaled a welcome change from the hot summer days to crisp autumn evenings. People embraced the crisp autumn...

 

History of New Rockford: August 30, 2021

From the evening of May 16, 1904, to the next morning, Dr. G.D. Murphy and R.R. Woodward were in Fessenden on business. On May 16 to 18, Sheriff J.E. Bennett was in Fargo. On May 17 to 18, Arthur Lark...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 30, 2021

Savvy Senior: How to handle your Medicare coverage if you move

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are moving to a different area of the country to be near our daughter. Will this affect our Medicare benefits? Will we need to adjust our coverage or re-enroll in...

 

Tree Talk: Ornamental trees for small spaces

Trees can be used to beautify even small spaces. Here are some trees that will work for narrow boulevards, near structures, or beneath power lines. Flowering crabapple trees are among the most widely planted ornamental tree species and many types...

 

Archival Anecdotes: No room for embarrassment

Undergarments are one of those rarely talked about luxuries. Assuming (as I always have) that earlier generations were more prudish and cautious about such private matters, I am still surprised each...

 

History of New Rockford: August 23, 2021

At the Republican county caucuses on May 7, it was a battle for delegates between forces either pro- or anti-Peter Mattson. The “Transcript,” an enemy of Mattson, crowed that it appeared that the...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 23, 2021

Savvy Senior: How to Choose an Adult Day Care Services Provider

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer any tips on choosing a good adult day care provider for an elderly parent? My 81-year-old father, who just moved in with me, has dementia and needs attention during...

 

Tree Talk: Maples

School is back in session! That marks the traditional end of summer and beginning of fall, with iconic smells of pumpkin spice and changing colors of the landscape. In North Dakota, we see lots of brown and gold fall foliage on the trees, but the...

 

Archival Anecdotes: One special ingredient

After researching and writing about the history of cocoa, I succeeded in baking my first-ever, truly authentic homemade chocolate cake. It was delightful and immediately increased my household...

 

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