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February 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Mayors Caucus draws local leaders

PARK RIVER – Community leaders met last Wednesday in Park River for the first Regional Mayors Caucus to discuss strengthening relations between the region’s cities and their leaders. More...

Special Sections

Community

Giving from the heart

Healthcare centers to participate in online fundraiser

Two local health care facilities will participate in an online fundraiser organized by Dakota Medical Foundation (DMF) and Impact Foundation. On Thursday, Feb. More...

Polar to sponsor student for FRS Youth Tour to U.S. Capitol

The Foundation for Rural Service’s (FRS) annual Youth Tour is one of the most visible examples of the foundation’s involvement with, and commitment to, rural youth. This year’s tour will be held June 4-8. More...

Francis queen alternate of shorthorn assn.

Riley Francis of Fordville was recently crowned the 2015-2016 Alternate National Shorthorn Lassie Queen. More...

Obituaries

Marian Lee

Grafton

Marian C. Lee, age 99, of Grafton, passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at Unity Medical Center of Grafton. More...

Paul Nilson

Grafton

Paul A. Nilson, age 83, of Grafton, and formerly of Hoople, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, at Unity Medical Center of Grafton. More...

Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ Miller

Surprise, Arizona

Jeffrey “Jeff” A. Miller, 63, died Jan. 24, 2016, at LifeSteam in Surprise, Arizona. A family service was held. Jeff graduated from St. Thomas High School in 1972 and then graduated as an aviation mechanic. More...

School

Cabin Fever Days at Century Elementary

Week full of fun activities to ease the winter blues

Century Elementary School students enjoyed a week full of activities as they eased the winter blues by celebrating Cabin Fever Days Jan. 25-29. More...

Honor Roll

VALLEY-EDINBURG A Honor Roll Seniors: Elaine Nygard, Kayla O’Toole and Ellisha Pastorek. Juniors: Haley Ashpole, Mikayla Fingarson, Brooklyn Johnson, Rachel Jonasson, Morgan Laxdal and Emily Swanson. More...

Religion

Journey to Calvary

Area churches prepare to observe Lenten season

Churches are planning weekly Lenten services and dinners, as well as special worship services and events to observe Christ’s journey to Calvary and celebrate his resurrection on Easter Sunday. Here is a listing of Lenten activities in area churches. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

The purpose of the ministry of Jesus, unfolded during the Epiphany season, is forcefully expressed in these words: “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose,” (Luke 4:43 More...

County to buy new excavator, pickup

RRRC seeks to drop Self-Help program management

COUNTY – Walsh County Commissioners ( WCC) met Monday at the courthouse in Grafton for their regular bimonthly meeting. Karen Anderson, Jack Karas, Lawrence Burianek, Ernie Barta, Luther Meberg, and auditor Kris Molde were present. More...

49th annual St. Thomas Booster Fish Fry

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Booster Club hosted the 49th annual fish fry at the St. Thomas American Legion and Matty’s Bar and café on Saturday during the final day of the boys B-squad tournament. More...

News

UND sets up Scott Dub Memorial Endowment

Pisek native known as “Blue Collar”

Scott Dub was a forward on University of North Dakota’s 1987 national championship “Hrkac Circus” men’s hockey team, scoring 11 goals that season. Dub played at UND from 1984-88 tallying 37 goals and 71 points. More...

Valley Cruisers pitch in

Valley Cruisers Car Club presented a $400 donation to Ruth Williams which was collected as a free-will offering at the Valley Cruisers Christmas party held Dec. 12. William’s home in Grafton was destroyed by fire Nov. 29. More...

Marvin Windows and Doors receives “Greener North Dakota Award”

Recognized for innovative recycling programs and other green efforts

Marvin Windows and Doors has long been committed to sustainable initiatives – and now, Marvin and its employees have been recognized with the 2015 “Greener North Dakota Award” from the North Dakota Solid Waste and Recycling Associat More...

Happenings

Pigs might fly at story hour

There will be a lot more than “Three Little Pigs” at Pembina County Story Hour for February. More...

Benefit Feb. 23 for Tom Hartje

A benefit is planned Tuesday, Feb. 23, for Tom Hartje of Grafton. The event will be held at Marketplace on 8th in Grafton from 3-8 p.m. County Smokehouse will serve a meal of ham, macaroni salad, smoked beans and a dinner roll for $10 a plate. More...

Area Joy Riders to host fun run

The eighth annual Joanie Slominski Memorial Scholarship Fun Run will be hosted by the Area Joy Riders Snowmobile Club Saturday, Feb. 20, in Minto. More...

Opinion

Local government is obsolete

America’s local governments, 81,000 of them, are often islands of incompetence, amateurishness and chaos according to The Reader’s Digest May 1967 issue. More...

Political Cartoon

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Turning back the clock

60 years Employment in Grafton in the quarter, months of Sept., Oct., Nov. and Dec., reached a high of 1,431 at the end of Oct. and a low of 1,172 as the quarter ended Dec. 31, according to a report from Arthur J. More...

Sports

SCOREBOARD

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Ladies fight for close region game

Grafton’s Lady Spoilers faced off against the Drayton-Valley- Edinburg (D-V-E) Titans at home in the first game of a doubleheader last Friday night. More...

Mustangs cut past Grafton

M-M withholds lead from Spoilers

The Grafton Spoilers boys’ basketball team played against the Midway- Minto ( M - M ) Mustangs in Grafton last Saturday in the last game of a doubleheader. More...