Hettinger County spelling champ earns trip to state

New England’s Cadence Madler won the annual Hettinger County Spelling Bee on Feb. 15 by the narrowest of margins in Legion Hall in the County Courthouse. Staff Report Madler, Julianna Meyer of Mott-Regent and Marin Gonzales of Mott-Regent all scored…
Weather delays New England Lions’ Night at the Races

Post time has been pushed back for the annual Night at the Races, due to inclement weather. Staff Report After a strong snowstorm brought more than eight inches to northern Hettinger County and closed many of the roads in the…
Tiger tandem make all tourney team

After blowing away the Glen Ullin-Hebron Bearcats in the quarterfinals ofthe recent Region 7 girls basketball tournament, they lost in the semi-final game to the top seed Hettnger-Scranton. The Tigers battled the Bowman County Bulldogs for third place.After leading most…
Persistent Lice in Cattle a Problem With Few Solutions

As North Dakota’s winter wears on, many ranchers are faced with a continual lice infestation in their herd even though they have treated their cattle. Duaine Marxen Hettinger County Extention/ANR Some producers have treated more than once and still are…
New England Area Community Foundation grant application deadline

The committee of the New EnglandAreaCommunityFoundation(NEACF)will be giving out over $5,600in grants to local organizations that provide services to the New Englandarea.  Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, or government agenciesor have a qualified fiscal sponsor. APPLY TODAY Online at…
Legislative Report March 9 District 31

The North Dakota House of Representatives is completingwork on the last few house resolutions and start working on the Senate bills. A total of 269 bills and 14 resolutions were passed by the Senate and sent to the House. The…
DWCRC woes put school plan into limbo

For the New England Public School Superintendent, the passage of a school construction referendum in November was good news. It would give the campus a chance to upgrade its facilities to meet the current and future needs for both students…
Weather slams again

Going into the weekend, the Bismarck office of the National Weather Service advised that below normal temperatures likely for the next two weeks and that the weekend would have near-record lows throughout western North Dakota. In Hettinger County, both New…
Local representative takes on robocallers

Rep. Mike Schatz says he is sick and tired of getting unwanted calls while he’s napping. “It annoys me very badly,” h So he decided to seek help. “I called the attorney general and I said, ‘You know, what do…
Local basketball player still facing treatment

Zane Sabo, a sophomore at New England Public School, was injured in a basketball game Feb. 22 against Glen Ullin-Hebron. The injury lead to the discovery of an Arteriovenous Malformation, which is a tangle of abnormal blood vessels, arteries, and…
‘The Frog Prince’ hops to successful Saturday run

There were queens, princesses, swans, knights and even pink flamingoes on stage during  the production of  “The Frog Prince” Saturday in New England’s Memorial Hall. Herald photos/ Brad Mosher   There may not have been a cast of thousands, but…
Mott-Regent senior surpasses high school scoring milestone

Cody Perkins and his Mott-Regent teammates may have lost their road battle with the best team in Region 7, but even Beulah’s Miners couldn’t keep the senior from shattering the 1,000-point career scoring mark. By Brad Mosher The Herald The…
March storms region into deep freeze

Sub-zero temperatures and wind-chill nearing minus 50 degrees closed roads and the school doors Monday throughout western North Dakota. By Brad Mosher The Herald County roads were closed in Dunn County, prompted a decision to close the school doors shortly…
State springs surprise audits at DWCRC

The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation hit the Dakota Womens Corrections and Rehabilitation Center in New England with two surprise audits in the span of a week. Staff Report The first audit, Jan. 24, was announced to the DWCRC warden,…
Bison scoring stampedes Wildfire hoop dreams

The Mott-Regent basketball season ended Monday afternoon in the Knights of Columbus Activity Center when Hazen handed the Wildfire a 78-65 loss in the Region 7 tournament quarterfinals. Staff Report The Wildfire season came to a close with two of…
Hettinger County archers compete in regionals

On Saturday, February 2, three Hettinger County 4-H members competed at the North West Regional 4-H Archery Tournament at the North Dakota State Fair building in Minot. Categories that the Hettinger 4-H’ers shot in were Senior Bare Bow, Junior Bare…