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 By Amy Wobbema    News    May 17, 2021 

Commission approves purchase of three new John Deere blades

The county’s road crew will once again drive John Deere green for the next five years. The County Commission voted Tuesday to accept the bid for three new motor graders from RDO Equipment. The upfro...

 
 News    May 17, 2021 

Transcript takes home General Excellence title in newspaper contest

The New Rockford Transcript staff came up big winners in the North Dakota Newspaper Association's Better Newspaper Contest this year. The newspaper competed in a new category this year, small...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    May 17, 2021 

Midnight blaze damages Rue home

Firemen were called to a house fire on Second Avenue North in New Rockford shortly after midnight on Tuesday, May 11. Homeowner Nathan Rue and his fiancé Jennifer Jacobson were awakened by their...

 
 News    May 17, 2021 

Legion Auxiliary elects new officers

The American Legion Auxiliary met on Monday, May 10. Important business of the evening was the election of next year's officers. Pictured in the back row is: Sharon Ludwig, President; Barb...

 
 News    May 17, 2021 

New program lowers cost of broadband

NDTC is working to help build consumer awareness about the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program. The temporary benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the...

 
 By Jennifer Ruppell    News    May 17, 2021 

School board chooses architect for gym, makes plans to build bus storage

Monday, May 10, the New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board met, and building projects were the topic of conversation. The second gym project is moving forward. The next steps have been taken to start negotiations with an architectural firm. The building...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    May 17, 2021 

Oberon Oracles: May 17, 2021

Neal Swenson visited Todd Buehler on Thursday afternoon. Dave Kenner, Beau, Brittin and Brooks Buehler visited with Todd and Nadley on Sunday afternoon. A bridal shower and open house brunch honoring Grace Ihry, bride-to-be of Hunter Buehler, will...

 
 By Charlotte Koepplin    News    May 17, 2021 

Talk of the Town: May 17, 2021

Bill and Diana Ziegler, Kim Brown, Dianne Goebel, Wayne Sogge, and Duff and Sandy Settelmeyer were among those who attended the monthly meeting of Circle Trail Riders, on Monday evening, at Hanson’s Bar. Sister-in-law Lois Ockert, and daughter...

 
 By Charlotte Koepplin    News    May 17, 2021 

Pleasant Prairie: May 17, 2021

Cory Jorgensen, Dale and Diane Rosenberg, Nancy Ludwig and Charlotte Koepplin were among those who attended a Circle Trail Riders meeting Monday evening at Hanson’s Bar. Wednesday, Charlotte Koepplin and Candy Jensen drove to Jamestown where they...

 
 News    May 17, 2021 

NDSU Extension offers Ag in the Gym at NR-S

NDSU Extension Agents from Eddy, Foster and Wells counties conducted an Ag in the Gym event for area schools, after taking a break due to COVID in 2020. The mission, based on the Agriculture in the Cl...

 
 By Sen. Joan Heckaman    News    May 17, 2021 

Legislative Report: May 17, 2021

The 67th Legislative Session adjourned April 30, after approving a budget of over $16 billion dollars. To balance the budget as required by law, HB 1015 transferred $410 million from the Strategic Investment and Improvement Fund. As the Senate...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    May 10, 2021

City Commission tackles landfill proposals

New Rockford residents will get a curbside pickup opportunity this month. The city commission took up the issue at its May 3 meeting, where Public Works Superintendent Bruce Hirchert recommended that...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    May 10, 2021

County rescinds mask mandate in courthouse; revises burn ban

Masks are now “recommended,” not mandated, in the Eddy County Courthouse. The county commission acted upon a request from Auditor Patty Williams, who suggested that the mask mandate in the...

 

Tractor gutted by fire

On the evening of Tuesday, May 4, The New Rockford Fire Department was called to a field in Munster Township west of town. Ed O'Connor was plowing when the tractor he was operating started on fire....

 

North Dakota's population soars, Eddy County sees drop

Figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau showed that North Dakota’s population hit a record high of 779,094 residents on April 1, 2020, and the state had the fourth-highest growth rate in the nation by percentage, growing by 15.8% from 2010 to...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    May 10, 2021

Sign up for summer activities this Sunday

It’s time to get outside! The New Rockford Park District has the schedule set for summer activities, and Sunday, May 16 is the day to get signed up. The Summer Sign-Up Event will take place at the...

 

NR-S Gold takes 3rd place at Academic Challenge

Two New Rockford-Sheyenne elementary teams competed in the Academic Challenge at Harvey Elementary School on Thursday, April 29. The NR-S Gold team consisted of Karsyn Wetzel, Katie Cleveland, Sawyer...

 

May is Poppy Month

Members of the Raymond B. Thorn Post 30 American Legion Auxiliary will be out selling poppies again this month. The bright red paper flowers are offered in exchange for donations to assist veterans....

 

Teachers recognized

In Observance of Teacher Appreciation Week, the local American Legion Auxiliary members brought a box of apples to the teachers and staff of the New Rockford-Sheyenne School. Accepting the apples...

 
 By Kimberly Cook    News    May 10, 2021

Local Construction on Red River Valley Water Project starts soon

Construction is underway on the long-anticipated Red River Valley Water Supply Project! The water supply project is a concerted effort to ensure that public water systems in central and eastern North...

 

Piggy Bank Pageant winners announced

April was Youth Financial Literacy Month. North Dakota State University Extension in Foster and Eddy counties, local banks, and credit unions partnered with schools in Carrington and New Rockford to... Full story

 

Schuster Promoted at Bank Forward

Bank Forward is pleased to announce the promotion of Penny Schuster to Digital Services Specialist. Penny has been a part of the Bank Forward team since 2003. In her new global role as Digital...

 

Racing returns to Wells County Fairgrounds May 16

The race track at the Wells County fairgrounds in Fessenden will soon feature racing, but of a different type of four-legged variety. The first Dachshund Dash Wiener Dog Races will be held Sunday, May 16, at 1:00 p.m. Wiener dog races have gained in...

 

Spring in to save a life!

Spring is the season when life is renewed. One important way to help renew life is to give blood at the New Rockford blood drive on Thursday, May 27 at St. John’s Catholic Church from 1:30 to 6:00 p.m. Appointments are encouraged to keep donors...

 

N.D. House Update: May 10, 2021

The 67th Legislative session adjourned about midnight on Thursday evening. The session was stressful to say the least, as we worked through the restrictions forced upon us by the pandemic, but we were still able to complete the work we were...

 

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