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  • Freedom 5K/10K

    Nathan Price|Jun 17, 2024

    Celebrate Independence Day with the Freedom 5K/10K Run/Walk in downtown New Rockford. The longtime New Rockford tradition is coming back with a twist, as this year’s event will also feature a 10K for those looking for more of a challenge. Taking place on Friday, July 5, at 8 a.m., runners will begin their journey right outside the New Rockford Transcript office on Central Avenue. They’ll make their way west along 1st Avenue North after going through Centennial Park, and ultimately find themselve...

  • Garden Sprouts

    Nathan Price|Jun 17, 2024

    They say the love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies. Well, this summer local youth are getting introduced to gardening at an early age thanks to grants from North Dakota State University. In May the NDSU Extension Office in Eddy County was awarded a pair of gardening grants worth a combined $1,250, which are now funding garden programs in both Sheyenne and at the NDSU Extension office in New Rockford. One of those grants is designated for youth education, meant to provide...

  • Summer Street Market June 27

    Nathan Price|Jun 17, 2024

    The Summer Street Market season in New Rockford is getting underway on June 27 at Centennial Park, and there's some exciting new entertainment coming to town. Every year summer street markets give residents an opportunity to get outside and check out all kinds of great deals from local vendors and downtown businesses. There are also activities for kids and musical entertainment to enjoy throughout the afternoon and evening. This year, 2023 NR-S graduate Madi Myhre has taken on much of the work... Full story

  • Eagles host Dakota State Convention

    Amy Wobbema|Jun 17, 2024

    Eagles Aerie 2923 hosted more than 200 members at its first Dakota State Convention. President Josh Guler capped off a banner year of service as the organization's top office, and two others were elected to state offices at the four-day event, June 5-8. Guler exceeded his fundraising goal, raising more than $112,000 for his chosen charity, Home on the Range. Brad Herman, a 30-year member of the local Eagles Aerie, was elected trustee. Janine Anderson, who has been an integral part of the Eagles...

  • NDSU Research Extension Center Field Days set

    Jun 17, 2024

    The North Dakota State University Research Extension Center's annual Field Days are scheduled during the month of July. The events take place at the Research Extension Center sites across the state and feature speakers, tours and field demonstrations for farmers, ranchers, crop advisors, landowners, horticulturalists and local stakeholders. “The agricultural research conducted at our NDSU Research Extension Centers provides research-based solutions that advance agricultural production systems in a variety of areas, including agronomy and c...

  • 701 Rundown: June 17, 2024

    Nathan Price|Jun 17, 2024

    Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Committee discuss gopher problem Grafton’s Public Utilities Committee, prompted by Street Superintendent Rock Desautel, discussed the growing infestation of gophers on Fifth Street across the street from Leistikow Park. Desautel suggested leveling the dike and destroying their homes as the best option. “Poisoning them this time of year won’t work as there is plenty of vegetation availab...

  • Sheyenne: June 17, 2024

    Patti Clifton|Jun 17, 2024

    On Monday, June 3, Bonnie Deegan was in Fargo for a medical appointment. Prior to her appointment, Bonnie met her sister Margaret Brink from South Carolina for a visit and lunch. Fourteen children from seven families joined Michelle Gilley, NDSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent, at the Community Garden in Sheyenne on Monday, June 3. It was the first of weekly youth garden club hands-on lessons that will be offered every Monday evening from 3-4 p.m., weather permitting. The first week, the kids planted tomatoes, tomatillos,...

  • Project Expo event held at Eddy County Extension Office

    Jun 17, 2024

    The Project Expo event for Foster and Eddy counties was held Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at the Eddy County Extension Office. 4-H members demonstrated the thought, effort and knowledge that they have about their exhibits and projects. The 4-H youth that participated in Project Expo created a table display related to a 4-H project in which they were enrolled. Exhibitors were interviewed and evaluated by judges. Eddy County Junior Project Expo Grand Champion recipient was Liza Steele for her display, “It Runs in the Family.” Leah Steele was the Edd...

  • City awarded $1.6 million for airport overhaul

    Amy Wobbema|Jun 10, 2024

    With a big boost from the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission (NDAC), Tomlinson Field is slated for an overhaul in 2025. President Stuart Richter delivered good news to the commission at their June 3 regular meeting. The aeronautics commission awarded the city $1,600,900 to reclaim the city's municipal airport. The project is estimated to cost a total of $2.2 million. On April 18, five bids for the project were opened. The low bid of $1,875,875.87 includes "full-depth reclamation" of the runway...

  • Voters choose Drake, Pfeiffer, Allmaras for NR-S school board

    Nathan Price|Jun 10, 2024

    The most well-attended New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board election in recent memory took place on Tuesday, June 4. According to the unofficial results released on Wednesday, at least 255 people voted in this year's election, dozens more than last year's contentious election that brought 225 citizens to the ballot box. There were three seats up for grabs this year, each for a 3-year term on the school board. The only contested race was for the seat from the former New Rockford district, which is...

  • Circle Trail Riders gearing up for annual spring ride

    Nathan Price|Jun 10, 2024

    It's time again to hit the trails. Beginning on Friday, June 14 and ending on Father's Day, this year's Circle Trail Riders' spring ride promises to be another enjoyable weekend of horseback riding and fun activities. Base camp will be at Hendrickson Park just west of Sheyenne, N.D., with trail rides taking place all three days beginning at approximately 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend and enjoy an activity that's become increasingly rare in recent years. The Circle Trail Riders have been...

  • Taxable valuation up slightly in Eddy County

    Nathan Price|Jun 10, 2024

    At the Eddy County commission meeting on Tuesday, June 4, Director of Tax Equalization Kristy O'Connor reviewed the county's 2024 equalization report with commissioners. For O'Connor, Tuesday's meeting was the last in a series of meetings regarding tax equalization, having previously met with the cities of Sheyenne and New Rockford, as well as each individual township in the county. The last step was to present the final report for the entire county. According to O'Connor's report, 25 residentia...

  • See you on the lake!

    Erik Gjovik|Jun 10, 2024

    Picture this: You're sitting in a boat or swimming on the shores of Juanita Lake, enjoying the pleasant breezes and waves while catching some sun or a few keepers. Then, a sudden pang of hunger or thirst hits you. Or the bugs start biting. Or you just remembered you want to get the grill going. If those essentials weren't available, often times that meant a long jaunt back to Carrington, or New Rockford, or wherever the nearest store happened to be. And that means lost recreation time, fun, and...

  • 701 Rundown: June 10, 2024

    Nathan Price|Jun 10, 2024

    Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Stepping away from the track Thirty-four years at the helm of the Carrington track and field program has yielded much in the way of individual and team success for Greg Hoeckle, who is now retiring. Since starting his head coaching tenure in 1990, Hoeckle's Cardinal squads have consistently been among Class B's finest. Nine state girls' championships from 1999-2004 and 2012-14, four r...

  • Second semester honor rolls announced at NR-S

    Jun 10, 2024

    New Rockford-Sheyenne High School Superintendent Jill Louters recognized the following students for making the Honor Rolls for the second semester of the 2023-24 school year. High School A Honor Roll 12th Grade: Kate Allmaras, Claire Becker, Kelsie Belquist, Keaton Cudworth, Braylon Dubois, Connor Knatterud, Lucy Meier, Trysta Thumb, Lora Wobbema. 11th Grade: Ava Bullinger, Hannah Chamberlain, Addysen Fandrich, Bailey Jacobson, Bennett Meier, Chelsea Monty, Abigail Nystrom, Kaiya O'Connor, Andrew Storstad, Tillie Swart, Kage Walford, Brody...

  • Northern Plains Electric offers scholarship opportunity

    Jun 10, 2024

    Northern Plains Electric Cooperative is offering three $1,000 luck-of-the-draw scholarships to three dependents of Northern Plains Electric Cooperative members at their annual meeting. The luck-of-the-draw scholarship program, which is in its fifth year, recognizes and encourages the academic achievements of students in the region. It also serves as an investment in the economic future of rural areas. To qualify, the student must be a dependent of a Northern Plains Electric Cooperative member and a 2024 high school graduate planning to enroll...

  • Sheyenne: June 10, 2024

    Patti Clifton|Jun 10, 2024

    Patti Larson took in the May birthday party at the Heritage House in New Rockford last Tuesday. Her mom, Marge Anderson, was one of three that celebrated their May birthdays. Dianne Hanson and Patti Larson stopped at the home of Debbie Wetzel after the news of Dennis Bergrud's passing. Our condolences to all of his family and friends. Two more apple trees, both Honeycrisp, were planted at the Prairie Dawn Community Orchard, along with five rows of Honey Select sweet corn and one row of cucumbers in the community garden this week. The rains...

  • NDSU Extension to host Junior Crop Scout School

    Jun 10, 2024

    North Dakota State University Extension will host the 2024 Junior Crop Scout School on June 25 from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center. This event offers youth ages 12 to 18 a hands-on agronomy experience where they will learn about various career paths within the field. All youth are encouraged to participate. Throughout the day, attendees will engage in activities such as identifying live weed samples; understanding the growth and development of corn,...

  • First Lutheran to host grief support group

    Jun 10, 2024

    Beginning on Monday July 22, at 6 p.m., First Lutheran Church will offer a 13-session weekly grief support group called GriefShare. No matter what the circumstances, grief is a painful, confusing process. A GriefShare group is a safe, welcoming place where people understand the difficult emotions of grief. At this 13-week support group program, you'll discover what to expect in the days ahead and what's "normal" in grief. Since there are no neat, orderly stages of grief, you'll learn helpful way...

  • Governor candidates weigh in on Legacy Fund investments

    Michael Standaert|Jun 10, 2024

    All three candidates for North Dakota governor see a need for greater transparency and clarity around the more than $10.5 billion of investments being made under the state's sovereign wealth fund, the Legacy Fund. Whether that translates into increased levels of transparency, or simply more education on existing Legacy Fund investment decisions, will ultimately be for the next governor and the state Legislature to determine. Since North Dakota voters approved the creation of the Legacy Fund in...

  • NDSU Extension to host crop management field school

    Jun 10, 2024

    Crop advisers and farmers are invited to attend North Dakota State University Extension’s annual crop management field school set for Friday, June 28 at 9 a.m. at the Carrington Research Extension Center. Participants will receive updates on crop pest and soil management recommendations using hands-on training in field demonstration plots and research trials. “The information received can immediately be used during the balance of the crop season, as well as future years,” says Greg Endres, Extension agronomy specialist at the center. “The...

  • Eddy County voters take to the polls

    Nathan Price|Jun 10, 2024

    Nearly 700 Eddy County voters took to the polls on Tuesday, June 11 for North Dakota’s primary elections, and several locally-contested races were decided by just a handful of votes. The packed race for the two-year unexpired term on the New Rockford City Commission was of particular interest, as there wasn’t a single candidate appearing on the ballot. However, there were three individuals running write-in campaigns for the seat. Carter Richter, Justin Ystaas and George Ritzke were each asking N...

  • Poitra sentenced to life behind bars

    Nathan Price|Jun 3, 2024

    On the evening of February 19, 2023, Nicholas Poitra, 46, walked into Rindy's Bar in Sheyenne and killed 30-year-old Troyal Thumb less than 10 minutes later. He then held several bar patrons at gunpoint as he stole a set of car keys, and went on to lead law enforcement on a tense 65-hour-long manhunt. It wasn't until February 22, when Poitra was spotted on a county road and held at gunpoint by a local farmer, that the ordeal was finally over. And now, well over a year later, Poitra has learned...

  • State officials hold election presentation

    Nathan Price|Jun 3, 2024

    In an effort to address concerns that North Dakota’s elections aren’t secure, state officials have been holding a series of demonstrations throughout the state, allowing citizens to see exactly how the voting process works in North Dakota. On Friday, May 24, one of those demonstrations was held in Fessenden. Presenting in front of an audience of about two dozen at the KTL Building was North Dakota’s Secretary of State, Michael Howe, alongside State Election Director Erica White. For about 90 mi...

  • Resurgence of the Dino

    Charlotte Franks-Erickson|Jun 3, 2024

    Talk is spreading and curiosity piquing in Sheyenne about yet another new project. "What's going on at the old Sinclair station?" – "Who is that guy who's working on that building?" – "Did someone buy it?" – "That building has to be 100 years old." The questions are swirling as residents have taken notice of the changes to one of their community's most recognizable buildings. Yes, the old Sinclair gas station just off Highway 281 has been purchased, and work is underway to clean up, repair and e...

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