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March 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Soils committee discusses valuation modifiers

Sidwell Company representative breaks down process

COUNTY – Walsh County Soils Committee ( WCSC) came together Tuesday, March 14, at the USDA Ag Center in Park River to discuss agricultural land valuation modifiers and listen to a presentation from Mel Obbink from Sidwell Company.  More...

Special Sections

Community

A revamp for Relay

Annual ACS fundraiser to downsize for 2017

Walsh County Relay For Life will be revamped for 2017 to a one-night, five-hour event.  Competing with other events for attendance, as well as dealing with inclement weather has taken its toll on the local American Cancer Society fundraising eve More...

4-H Crop judgers take second in state contest

The Walsh County junior crops judging team took second place in the state crops judging contest at the Valley City Winter Show and the senior Walsh/ LaMoure team also took second place.  Senior team members are Lilly Bina, Britton Bina and Eva L More...

Club News

Grafton American Legion Auxiliary   Five officers, 18 members and one guest were present for the March 6 meeting of the Grafton American Legion Auxiliary.  Bernie Greenagel led the opening prayer, Bonnie Mohagen the pledge to the flag, Hele More...

Obituaries

Ronald Chapman

Drayton

Ronald Chapman, 89, of Drayton, passed away at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks on Thursday, March 16, 2017.  More...

David Siewert

St. Thomas

David Victor Siewert, 67, of St. Thomas, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017, at his home surrounded by his daughters and loving family.  More...

Gary Nupdal

Grand Forks

Gary Nupdal, 63, Grand Forks, died Saturday, March 11, 2017, in his home.  Services will be held Thursday, March 23, at 7 p.m., in Amundson Funeral Home of Grand Forks. Visitation will be for the hour before the service.  More...

School

Traveling ‘Around the World in 60 minutes’

Developing leaders coordinate program with 20 presenters

North Valley Career and Technology Center developing leaders students took Grafton High School (GHS) classmates on a trip “Around the World in 60 Minutes” last Wednesday, bringing 20 presenters into the two schools to share highlights of More...

Honors choir

Grafton senior and junior high school students, from left, Grace Whelan, Hailey Suda, Macy Houska, Tayla Redepenning, and Isabelle Ganyo, participated in a Class B honors choir at the Bismarck State College Choir Festival on March 3-4. More...

School Calendar

Thursday, March 23  Drayton Public School parent-teacher conferences, 3:30-8 p.m.  Grafton Public School parent-teacher conferences, 3:45-8:15 p.m.  St. More...

Religion

Making a connection

Thrive Church to open doors to community

Thrive Community Church of Grand Forks is planting a new church in Grafton. Plans are in place to hold the first worship service on Sunday, Sept. 17. Dr. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

“Don’t forget to breathe”  Last year, while on a trip to Florida I met two Olympic swimmers from the United Kingdom. I am a “pool rat.” I love to swim. When I have the opportunity I am in a pool swimming laps.  More...

Walsh County township leaders meet in Park River

Ag valuations still a hot topic

PARK RIVER – Walsh County township leaders gathered for their 41st annual meeting Tuesday, March 14, in the basement of Park River City Hall.  President Clint Sticha called the meeting to order before the secretary’s minutes were rea More...

Flood emergency declarations being filed

Park River holding below nine feet

GRAFTON – Flood preparation checklists are being consulted in Walsh County towns, especially those that neighbor the Park River.  Grafton has been signing and submitting the proper paperwork with state and federal authorities to assure gov More...

News

Rostvet arrested for involvement with Delatorre case

Park River man threatens to hire hitman

Conrad Rostvet, age 62, from Park River was charged in two cases involving Raul Delatorre and his wife, Nicole Delatorre, from an incident that happened on March 13, first near Park River and the second in the city of Grafton.  More...

Rock your socks

The Minto pre-K class shows their support for their classmate Charlotte Scott, standing in front, by wearing and coloring bright and mismatched socks on World Down Syndrome Day on Tuesday. More...

UTV accident investigated

Adams man ejected from vehicle

Christopher Bata, age 38, from Adams was injured early Sunday morning after being ejected from his Polaris 4-wheeler Utility Task Vehicle (UTV).  More...

Happenings

Donors needed for April 4 blood drive in Grafton

Grafton Fine Arts Club is sponsoring a blood drive in Grafton on Tuesday, April 4. The drive will be held in Grafton Lutheran Church’s fellowship hall and classrooms from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  More...

Behavioral health workshop available March 30 via IVN

School counselors, law enforcement, clergy, public health professionals, teachers and others who work with people will have an opportunity to learn about mental and behavioral health during a workshop the North Dakota State University Extension Servi More...

Breakfast set at Warsaw church

A breakfast will be served at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Warsaw on Sunday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The menu will include pancakes, Langdon sausage, scrambled eggs, fruit, coffee and juice. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Be aware and prepare

Being prepared in times of spring flooding can be the difference between life and death.  For most residents in Walsh County spring flooding has experienced its share of tragic consequences, with foresight, many may have been prevented.  We More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  A spectacular blaze completely destroyed the Peavey Elevator building at Kellogg, located on the Northern Pacific right-of-way about four miles south of Grafton.  More...

Sports

Friends On Ice

Little angels dazzling the crowd in a Snowplow Sam 2 performance to "Wind Beneath My Wings" are, from left, Marit Presteng, Mackenzie Martinez and Claire Van Hauen. More...

Grey Wolves display dedication at home

Parental support leads to growing numbers

The Grafton Grey Wolves wrestling program hosted its 10th annual youth wrestling tournament in the Grafton gym last Friday with a turnout of 30 Grafton participants.  More...

Wollitz ends reign as concession lead

Long-time Grafton teacher retires from duties at GHS

After roughly 26 years at the helm of the Grafton concession stands, Sarah Wollitz has officially retired after the conclusion of the 2016-17 basketball season.  She was also a teacher for 32 years and will be fully retiring from that as well af More...