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History of New Rockford: Dec. 25, 2023

The following businesses were closed from 1 to 5 p.m. on July 24 to 26, 1916, for the horse races: H. Peoples & Co., Rodenberg & Schwoebel, Prader & Baeder, E. Saad, J.M. Mulvey hardware, Frank Hays hardware, J.W. Rager harness shop, the Bank of New...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Going to the chapel

Of the three buildings that comprise The Eddy County Museum, the Stavanger Church is our most recent addition. Originally constructed in 1909, Stavanger Church served the rural population near Cathay...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Room to grow

The Brantford Depot has gotten a recent facelift, so to speak. Sure, you might have noticed we put a fresh coat of paint on the outside, but the inside reveals more impressive efforts. Inside the buil...

 

History of New Rockford: Dec. 18, 2023

On July 16 and 17, 1906, Pete Pelissier’s Wild West Show, featuring both male and female riders and “rope throwers,” was in New Rockford. On July 17, Miss Gertrude O’Connell went to Harvey to attend a sick person. Mrs. A.H. Crawford returned...

 

Savvy Senior: Tips on caring for an aging parent

Dear Savvy Senior, Where can I turn to for caregiving help? I help take care of my 80-year-old father and work too, and it’s wearing me out. Worn Out Wendy Dear Wendy, Taking care of an aging...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Change over time

Once upon a time, the Eddy County Museum was nothing more than a growing idea. That idea took root deeper when the board secured and relocated the one-room Hulbert Schoolhouse from Superior Township....

 

History of New Rockford: Dec. 11, 2023

On July 7, 1906, John Medlicott brought a two-year old filly down from his ranch near Voltaire, N.D., and gave it to his brother-in-law E.R. Davidson; for a colt, the animal was surprisingly fast. Mrs. T.G. Kellington went to Valley City to visit...

 

Savvy Senior: What is the retirement saver's credit and how does it work?

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you explain to me how the retirement saver’s tax credit works? My wife and I are in our fifties and are looking for creative ways to boost our retirement savings beyond our...

 

Archival Anecdotes: New growth ahead

Welcome back for another season of Archival Anecdotes! For those of you who aren't familiar with this column, please allow me to make an introduction. It was late in 2019 that the Eddy County Museum...

 

History of New Rockford: Dec. 4, 2023

On June 30, 1906, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Radtke returned from Fargo, where they had attended the Grand Lodge meetings of the Masons and the Eastern Star. Fred Von Almen went to his old home in Minnesota,...

 

Savvy Senior: How to ease the winter blues

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about seasonal affective disorder? I’ve always disliked winter, but since I retired and am home a lot more, the gray, cold winter months make me feel really...

 

Winterfest Holiday Feature: Nov. 27, 2023

Our annual Winterfest feature is filled with all things local for the holidays - we have options for local shopping, gifting, crafting and cooking! Our local gift guide is loaded with great gifts you...

 

Savvy Senior: Smart home devices to help seniors age in place

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve been talking to my mobility-challenged mother, who lives alone, about automating her house with some smart home products to make it more convenient. She’s very interested...

 

History of New Rockford: Nov. 27, 2023

On June 23, 1906, a report showed the Early Settlers’ Association had $320.85 in its treasury. Miss Margaret Ford returned from the Valley City State Normal School, which she had been attending. Miss Eva Hawthorn returned from eastern Wells County,...

 

Holiday Happenings 2023

There are many opportunities to shop, mingle and celebrate in our community this holiday season. Click the link to view a sampling of the local happenings scheduled throughout the next few weeks. The New Rockford Transcript, New Rockford Area...

 

Savvy Senior: How a health savings account can boost your retirement savings

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m interested in contributing to a health savings account to help boost my retirement savings but would like to better understand how they work. What can you tell me? Almost 60...

 

History of New Rockford: November 20, 2023

The June 15, 1906, “Transcript” said the Eddy County Roosevelt Club was backing George D. Palmer of Carrington for State Senator and E.T. Halaas of Foster County and E.S. Severtson of Eddy County for the State House. Miss Harriet Davidson had ret...

 

For the trees: Thank you for your service

"In addition to those who have selflessly served our country, the word 'veteran' can be used to describe someone (or something) with long experience in an occupation or skill. Let's talk about...

 

History of New Rockford: November 13, 2023

On the evening of June 6, 1906, a son was born to Rev. and Mrs. F.L. Gehrs of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. That evening, the First Annual Graduation Exercises of the Phillips Academy took place in th...

 

Savvy Senior: How an incentive trust can influence your heirs

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about creating an incentive trust? I have an adult son and daughter that are both financially inept. Before I die, I want to put some type of requirements in pl...

 

Chronicles of a couch writer

Would it surprise you to know that a significant amount of the newspaper has been written via iPhone these past few weeks? Well, unfortunately it has. In fact, any article written by me since the...

 

The man who made food shopping fun

My nephews and I were holed up at the TWA Hotel in New York on a rainy Sunday a few weeks ago, waiting to attend an evening wedding. I fiddled with my phone and laptop and scanned the TV, while explai...

 

Savvy Senior: How seniors can get help paying for everyday needs

Dear Savvy Senior, What types of programs are available to help seniors struggling with their everyday bills, and how do I go about finding them? Since I lost my husband last year, my Social Security...

 

History of New Rockford: November 6: 2023

On May 31, 1906, Horace Courtemanche was in town. Mrs. M.E. Arbogast left on a visit to Fargo. Mrs. John Olson and children left for Minneapolis, where a relative would join them on a trip to the...

 

Savvy Senior: Misleading Medicare Advantage ads – what to look out for

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m currently enrolled in original Medicare but have been thinking about switching to a Medicare Advantage plan during the open enrollment period. Many of the Medicare Advantage...

 

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