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History of New Rockford: Oct. 10, 2022

On the morning of June 1, 1905, Clinton Kennedy was driving a team to Barlow. The horses became unmanageable and galloped down the road, pulling the boy off the wagon seat. He held onto the reins...

 

Tree Talk: Smoke gets in your eyes

October is Fire Prevention Month and local Fire Departments do an excellent job of outreach to homeowners, reminding us to replace the batteries in our smoke detectors and to take care with outside...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    October 3, 2022

Savvy Senior: Auto aids that make driving easier and safer

Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any car gadgets that can help older drivers? I drive a 12-year old car and have arthritis in my neck, back and knees which limits my mobility making it more...

 

History of New Rockford: Oct. 3, 2022

The May 26, 1905, “Transcript” said that several very large pickerel had recently been taken from the James River. The previous week H.W. Hastings, a musician who had played with the New Rockford...

 

Tree Talk: All about firewood

There's something about sitting around an evening campfire, reminiscing about the day of hiking or hunting or simply spending time with family and friends. Any type of wood will do, just so it's...

 

Worried About the Stock Market? Here's How to Reduce Your Investment Risk

 During times of market volatility like we've seen since the start of 2022, it's natural to feel a bit skittish about the stock market. It's a potent reminder that there are risks to stock ownership. Individual stocks are not guaranteed to grow...

 

Talk of the Town: September 26, 2022

 Shirley Packard had good news following an eye appointment in Fargo on Thursday. Linda Lies of Fargo came to the eye clinic and visited with Shirley.  Wednesday, Ken and Marvis Holte were among the Young at Heart gathering at the Trinity...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: September 26, 2022

 Jimmy Indergaard enjoed visiting and supper on Sunday with his uncle Mervin Indergaard and cousin Vicki Magill. Tuesday and Friday he was a visitor and supper guest at the Andy and Ruth Braaten home.  Wednesday, Charlotte Koepplin drove to Harve...

 

Sheyenne News: September 26, 2022

 Last Wednesday, Patti Clifton kept an appointment in New Rockford and also did a few errands there as well.  Thursday, Jeneen Loe of Washburn and Jan Loe accompanied nieces Liz Hagen of Fargo and Marsha Bollingberg of Courtney to Billings,...

 

Tree Talk: Falling Needles and Leaves

 Many people pick fall as their favorite season of the year.  We welcome the cooler temperatures, the occasional much-needed rain with a little thunder mixed in, and the cheers of football season!  Fall colors exhibited by deciduous trees and...

 

History of New Rockford: September 26, 2022

 Sealed bids were received by county auditor W.C. Schwoebel until 4 p.m. May 22, 1905, for three steel bridges: 1) between sections 3 and 4 and 3 and 20, T150, R65 [Bush] to replace the old Nunn...

 

Our Outdoors: Paying Attention

 Once in a great while while on the water, or in the tree stand, or even just out for an early morning run, I catch a glimpse of the rising sun before it disappears under the clouds for the day as...

 

Savvy Senior: Flu vaccines that are recommended for older adults

Dear Savvy Senior, I just turned 65 and would like to learn more about the stronger flu shots I see advertised for older adults. What can you tell me about them and how are they covered by Medicare? S...

 

History of New Rockford: September 19, 2022

On May 17, 1905, Nils Gunvaldson was in town. Miss Stacia Hennessy was up from Carrington to visit Miss Jennie Treffry. Peter Berge was in from his farm northwest of New Rockford on business. That...

 

Tree Talk: Fall tree tasks

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. While...

 

Savvy Senior: How to find travel companions for older travelers

Dear Savvy Senior, I am interested in finding some type of travel escort service to help my elderly parents fly across the country. My son is getting married in the fall and would love for my parents...

 

History of New Rockford: September 12, 2022

On May 8 and 9, 1905, Misses Nell and Mabel Sheehy of Carrington were visiting Miss Mame Sheehy. From May 8 to 11, Father W.A. Gallahue was in Fargo. On May 9, despite inclement weather, almost all th...

 

Dakota Gardener: It's a great time to fertilize your lawn

Early fall is the most important time to fertilize your lawn. The key to a beautiful lawn is a strong, deep root system. Your lawn grows most of its roots in fall. Feed your lawn around Labor Day and...

 

History of New Rockford: September 5, 2022

On April 29, 1905, Mrs. Will Carroll came in from Washington Lake to visit. McHenry attorney J.F. Faytle was over on legal business. From April 29 to May 1, Miss Ida Sanders of Carrington was in town...

 

Savvy Senior: How the Inflation Reduction Act will lower your drug costs

Dear Savvy Senior, What kind of changes can Medicare beneficiaries expect to see in the Inflation Reduction Act that was recently signed into law? I’m enrolled in original Medicare and have a Part...

 

Dakota Gardener: North Dakota forestry - By the numbers

I've completed nearly 20 years at NDSU as the Extension forester and I've seen a lot of the state (and its trees and forests) in that time. I sometimes wonder how many miles I've driven through the...

 

History of New Rockford: August 29, 2022

On April 20, 1905, Herbert Treffry returned from his winter “down east.” He had been very sick for two months. Jacob Adam came in from the Kiner area northwest of town on business and to visit....

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 29, 2022

Savvy Senior: Daily check-in services for seniors living alone

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any services that check in on elderly seniors who live alone? I live about 200 miles from my 82-year-old mother and worry about her falling or getting ill and not...

 

Dakota Gardener: Road trip to the International Peace Garden

North Dakota is known as the Peace Garden State. However, surprisingly few North Dakotans have made the trip to visit the International Peace Garden near Dunseith, North Dakota. Straddling the border...

 

History of New Rockford: August 22, 2022

On the evenings of April 10 and 11, 1905, the Crows appeared at the Opera House, first in “A Soldier’s Sweetheart” and the next evening in “Mavourneen.” John Algeo and Nyles C. Toll of...

 

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