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 By Jim Miller    Features    May 16, 2022 

Savvy Senior: Best senior travel discounts in 2022

Dear Savvy Senior, What are some of the best travel discounts available to seniors? My husband and are about to retire and are interested in traveling more, but live on a tight budget. Frugal...

 
 By K.C. Gardner Jr.    Features    May 16, 2022 

History of New Rockford: May 16, 2022

On Jan. 10, 1905, the Eddy County Commission appointed W.C. Dresser as vice president and Dr. Charles MacLachlan as superintendent of the county board of health, and C.J. Maddux and Dr. Charles...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    May 9, 2022

Savvy Senior: How Medicare covers Alzheimer's disease

Dear Savvy Senior, What exactly does Medicare cover when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease? My husband was recently diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s, and we would like to find out what’s...

 

History of New Rockford: May 9, 2022

The Jan. 6, 1905, “Transcript” carried ads for or mentioned the following: “The New Rockford Transcript,” (A.C. Olsen, publisher and editor) [since 1883]; Thos. Ose Hardware [since 1901];...

 
 By Joe Zeleznik    Features    May 9, 2022

Dakota Gardener: May 9, 2022

When I was in college, I enjoyed country music a lot. In the late 1980s, Tanya Tucker had a No. 1 single titled, “Strong Enough to Bend.” The song relates strength to flexibility, with the analogy of a strong tree and a strong relationship. Both...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    May 2, 2022

Savvy Senior: Specialized moving services that help seniors downsize and relocate

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any businesses or services that specialize in helping seniors downsize and relocate? I need to find some help moving my mother from her four-bedroom home ...

 

History of New Rockford: May 2, 2022

The Dec. 30, 1904, “Transcript” stated that the following had been elected as officers at the last meeting of the New Rockford Camp #2214, Modern Woodmen of America: Venerable Counsel—W.E....

 

History of New Rockford: April 25, 2022

The Dec. 23, 1904, “Transcript” School Notes indicated where the teachers would spend the holidays: Miss Carolyn Trainor was going to Manfred, N.D., with her sister Miss Sarah Trainor. Miss Edith...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    April 25, 2022

Savvy Senior: How to find educational trips for retirees who love to learn

Dear Savvy Senior, My wife and I are planning to travel much more frequently in retirement and are very interested in educational trips and adventures. Can you recommend any groups or firms that speci...

 

Dakota Gardener: Growing soil organic matter

Frequently as gardeners we concentrate efforts on our plants, focusing on what varieties will give us the best tasting produce or a beautiful landscape. However, I encourage all gardeners to “dig” a little deeper and concentrate some of our...

 
 By Gerri Makay    Features    April 18, 2022

The Blizzard of April 2022

As we pick up the pieces following North Dakota's most recent blizzard, just how does this storm compare to others across the northern plains that have made the record books? (Note: this article was...

 

History of New Rockford: April 18, 2022

On the evening of Dec. 16, 1904, the Yeomen Lodge elected officers: Foreman, W.O. Baird; Correspondent, J.N. Kunkel; Master of Ceremonies, Viola Woodward; Master of Accounts, Donald Niven; Physician,...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    April 18, 2022

Savvy Senior: When to expect your Social Security checks

Dear Savvy Senior, I am planning to retire and apply for my Social Security benefits in July. When can I expect my first check, and is direct deposit my only option for receiving my monthly payment?...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    April 11, 2022

Savvy Senior: A common heart problem that's often ignored

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about atrial fibrillation? Every so often, I’ve noticed my heart starts beating rapidly for no particular reason. Is this something I should be worried...

 

History of New Rockford: April 11, 2022

The Dec. 9, 1904, “Transcript” carried some School Notes written by the English Class: Lloyd Beardsley had been absent almost the entire week with illness. Each day after 4 p.m. an advanced...

 

History of New Rockford: April 4, 2022

On Dec. 1, 1904, H.H. Carr leased the New Rockford Creamery; he had managed it the previous two years. Mrs. Thomas Kellington’s mother arrived from Valley City to spend the holidays with her and...

 

Dakota Gardener: Watering and waiting

If you are reading this article, I hope you have stuck with me and listened to my advice on starting seeds. By now, you may have started a few seeds and your other seeds are waiting patiently in the wings. My oregano and thyme have been seeded, and...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    April 4, 2022

Savvy Senior: How to choose a Medicare Advantage plan

Dear Savvy Senior, I will be 65 and eligible for Medicare in a few months and am interested in getting a Medicare Advantage plan to cover my health care and medications. What tips can you provide to h...

 
 By Tom Kalb    Features    March 28, 2022

Dakota Gardener: Growing sweet potatoes in the North

Do you like sweet potatoes? I love them. Sweet potatoes are a favorite food for Thanksgiving, and my kids love sweet potato fries. Can we grow sweet potatoes in North Dakota? It’s not easy. Sweet potatoes are from the tropics. They need a long...

 

History of New Rockford: March 28, 2022

On the evening of Nov. 24, 1904, there was a Grand Ball in the Opera House; Dr. C.J. McNamara, Mr. Algeo, and O.B. Tausen, all of Barlow, attended. After visiting their many friends, R.J. Howden and...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    March 28, 2022

Savvy Senior: How to get help as an elder orphan

Dear Savvy Senior, I need to find someone honest and reliable to look after my estate, health and long-term care when I’m no longer able to do it myself. I’m a 67-year-old recent widow with no...

 
 By Gerri Makay    Features    March 21, 2022

Tree Talk: It's sugaring time

Maple syrup is not typically thought of as synonymous with North Dakota. Snow, yes. Cold, yes. But maple syrup? First of all, you need sugar maple trees, right? Usually, but we like to "do what you...

 

History of New Rockford: March 21, 2022

On Nov. 17, 1904, Chris C. Hanson came in on business and to visit from southeast of town. Mrs. Dick Bohmbach and daughter left for a visit with her parents in St. Joseph, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. William Cor...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    March 21, 2022

Savvy Senior: What to do with cremated ashes

Dear Savvy Senior, A while back I saw an article on different ways to scatter a person’s ashes after they’re cremated, but I’ve misplaced it. Can you help me with this? I’m preplanning my...

 
 By Gerri Makay    Features    March 14, 2022

Tree Talk: Wearing o' the Green

Don't look now, but March 1st marked the meteorological beginning of spring. When I was a kid, spring clearly started on March 21 (the vernal equinox – when the sun and the equator celebrate a secre...

 

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