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 By Rachel Brazil    Features    June 21, 2021 

Archival Anecdotes: More than word can say

As an archivist, one of my dream projects is to sit down with the hundreds of postcards in the Eddy County Museum's collections, and transcribe (or perhaps decipher) the messages written on the back. Alas, such a project would require both time and...

 

History of New Rockford: June 21, 2021

On March 9, 1904, an eight pound daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Hoffman of Tiffany. Jennie Read of Stuart [Stewart], Minn., came in to visit Mrs. A.H. Wilson and family. O.J. Schutt came in...

 

Statepoint Crossword: The 4th of July

1. Steps to the river, in India 5. Hot springs resort 8. Meal in a shell 12. Driver's misbehavior? 13. *Grilling technique 14. Medal of Honor descriptor 15. Cracked open 16. What Knave of Hearts...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    June 21, 2021 

Savvy Senior: Coping with COVID-Exacerbated Tinnitus

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve had mild tinnitus – ringing in my ears – for years, but when I got COVID in January it got worse. Are there any treatments you know of, or can recommend that can help? Al...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Fans of the Museum

Regular readers of Archival Anecdotes will likely have noticed that the Eddy County Museum has a healthy collection of fashion accessories. Folks from the late 19th and early 20th centuries were undou...

 

History of New Rockford: June 14, 2021

On the night of March 1, 1904, a heavy snow began to fall and it continued all of March 2, giving New Rockford more snow than it had had all winter. The storm stopped all trains that day, and on the...

 
 By David Adler    Features    June 14, 2021

The mystery of the Ninth Amendment

Likely the most mysterious provision of the Bill of Rights, the question of the meaning of the Ninth Amendment, has generated numerous interpretations and theories. Though not invoked by the Supreme Court for the first time in our nation’s history...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    June 14, 2021

Savvy Senior: Golf Gadgets That Can Help Older Golfers

Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any golfing equipment that can help older golfers? My dad, who’s 76, loves to play golf, but arthritis in his hands has made griping the club challenging, and his...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    Features    June 7, 2021

Archival Anecdotes: One way to say "I love you"

The art of hairwork is far more intricate than you might imagine. The Eddy County Museum holds two unique specimens of this craft. Both were created as a symbol of love and devotion from a wife to...

 

History of New Rockford: June 7, 2021

On Feb. 23, 1904, J.R. Engberg was up from Barlow on business. Frank Bailey came down from the H. Peoples farm on the Sheyenne River. Mr. and Mrs. P.B. Anderson and family left Sheyenne, where he had...

 
 By David Adler    Features    June 7, 2021

We the People: The beguiling 10th Amendment

Throughout our nation’s history, the 10th Amendment to the Constitution has been misconstrued for the purpose of advancing state sovereignty, at the expense of the Supremacy Clause. Some have invoked it as a second Supremacy Clause. The language...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    June 7, 2021

Savvy Senior: Helping seniors find discounted high speed internet services

Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know where I can find cheaper, high-speed internet services for my home? I’m 70-years-old and live strictly on my Social Security, and would like to find something faster...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    Features    May 31, 2021

Archival Anecdotes: Better keep those feet dry!

The boots featured this week are the only set of army boots in the Eddy County Museum's collection, and are among a limited number of artifacts from World War I. With a little research, I learned...

 

History of New Rockford: May 31, 2021

On Feb. 16, 1904, George William Robinson, born March 16, 1840, near Montreal, Quebec, died at his home in Thief River Falls, Minn. He married Sarah A. Millen on Aug. 5, 1861, and they had seven child...

 
 By David Adler    Features    May 31, 2021

Nullification: Old wine in new bottles

The doctrine of nullification, a pernicious pillar of southern resistance to the federal government in the 19th and 20th centuries, promotes a constitutional theory that was emphatically rejected by the framers of the Constitution, when they cast the...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    May 31, 2021

Savvy Senior: How to Downsize Your Home for a Move

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you offer for downsizing? My husband and I would like to relocate from our house into a retirement community condo near our daughter, but need to get rid of a lot of...

 

History of New Rockford: May 24, 2021

On Feb. 11, 1904, a real estate transaction in the Charles J. Maddux law office saw Edgar College sell a quarter of land, just over the Foster County line, to John A. Dolle of Jackson, Minn., but...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    Features    May 24, 2021

Archival Anecdotes: Something for everyone

The time has come. The Eddy County Museum will soon be opening for the season. Every Sunday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the public will be welcomed to...

 
 By David Adler    Features    May 24, 2021

We the People - Ouster of Liz Cheney: Historic implications for American democracy

If Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wy.) had been purged from the House GOP leadership simply because of policy differences on matters of domestic and international issues, few in the United States, outside the ranks of party activists, reporters and political...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    May 24, 2021

Savvy Senior: Should You Be Screened for Lung Cancer?

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about lung cancer screenings? I was a big smoker, but quit years ago, so I’m wondering if I should be checked out. Former Smoker Dear Former, Lung cancer...

 

EMS Week: Salute to Volunteers

Over the last year, the pandemic has given people a small glimpse of the vital role of EMS professionals. The sacrifice and dedication of EMTs, paramedics and other EMS practitioners has rightfully...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    Features    May 17, 2021

EMS Week: Celebrating 50 years of EMS in our community

The Community Ambulance Service of New Rockford has provided emergency medical services to the community for 50 years. Work began in 1970, when 18 firemen attended Advanced First Aid classes and an Am...

 

EMS Week: Hovey receives Community Service award

A six-year member of Community Ambulance Service of New Rockford, Judge James Hovey, was recently recognized for his volunteer service. Foster County State's Attorney Kara Brinster nominated Hovey for the Southeast Judicial District Bar Association...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    Features    May 17, 2021

Archival Anecdotes: Putting a Face with a Name

Sometimes working through the archives at the Eddy County Museum is a bit like putting together a puzzle. Just as it is with puzzles, sometimes an answer seems to pop out. This week in particular,...

 

History of New Rockford: May 17, 2021

On Feb. 2, 1904, Julius Ponto of rural Sheyenne was in Devils Lake at the U.S. Land Office. He had recently been discharged from a Fargo hospital, where he had been confined for a year after a...

 

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