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October 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Compensation plan continues to take shape

Work to be finished Nov. 30

COUNTY –Walsh County Commissioners continue to fine tune the parameters of a competitive compensation plan that is being developed for county employees. More...

Special Sections

Community

Composer to return to Grafton

Melody Bober to present workshop, recital Saturday

Composer Melody Bober will return to Grafton this Saturday, Oct. 25, to share her knowledge of music and music composition with area piano students. More...

Four Generations

Dennis Skorheim Sr., seated on the tractor, heads this four generation family that includes his son, Dennis Jr., far right, grandsons, Garrett and Colton, and great-grandson, Becket Smestad. More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

We had a fun week at the Good Sam, baking with our many apples, painting, men’s night and finished it off with a trip to the fair. We are still in need of volunteer piano players for devotions and worship. More...

Obituaries

Ervin Knaus

Grand Forks

Ervin William Knaus, 88, Grand Forks, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in his home. More...

Richard Narlock

Grand Forks

Richard E. Narlock, 88, of Grand Forks, passed away in the presence of family members the evening of Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston, Minnesota. More...

Lillian Clemens

Adams

Lillian Clemens, 92, Adams, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks. Services were held Monday, Oct. 20, at 10:30 a.m., at the Mountain Lutheran Church of Adams, with burial in Silvesta Lutheran Cemetery, rural Fa i rda l e. More...

Sports

Aggies march over Patriots

PR-F-L to host Lions in playoff game

PR-F-L 68 MPCG 13 The Park River-Fordville- Lankin Aggies trampled the MayPor t - CG Pat r iots on Saturday 68-13 to secure a second place finish in the Class A Region 2 final standings. More...

State bound runners set

Grafton cross country sends 19 to final meet in Minot

The Grafton cross country teams traveled to Cooperstown on Saturday for the 2014 East Regional and will be sending 19 runners to Minot next Saturday for the 2014 State Class B Cross Country meet. More...

Record Sports ON DECK

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River Reflection

A still as glass Park River provided the canvas for this fall scene just after sunrise recently. This photo was taken looking west along the river in Leistikow Park. More...

Commissioners visit soils issue again

Approve 911 change

COUNTY – Walsh County commissioners addressed the touchy issue of valuation of agricultural land in Walsh County. More...

Fair enjoys another successful run

Event expected to be in the black this year

COUNTY – By all accounts the 100th anniversary of the Walsh County Fair was a rousing success. The fair began on Wednesday Oct., 15, with judging of exhibits and wrapped up Saturday evening with the Bull-O-Rama show in the main arena. More...

News

Grafton voters to consider two local ballot measures

City Measure No. 1 allows exemptions for new, expanding businesses

GRAFTON – In addition to eight measures on the statewide ballot this fall, voters in Grafton will be considering two more measures. One that has gotten some attention is City Measure No. More...

Fair Dynasty

Commercial booth chairman Greg Bauer gets into the Tina and Lena comedy act as a famous Duck Dynasty character during the Walsh County Fair last Friday. More...

County Court Report

SEPTEMBER 2014 DISPOSITIONS

Todd A. Oasheim, Grafton, licenses to hunt, trap, or fish required of residents. Defendant shall pay $685 in fines and fees. More...

Happenings

Deer Hunter Widows Quilt Retreat pushing into PRBC

Everyone will be kept in stitches at the Deer Hunter Widows Quilt Retreat at the Park River Bible Camp Nov. 7-9. Quilters will spend the weekend working on projects, sharing quilting tips with each other and attending quilting sessions. More...

Benefit breakfast planned Nov. 9 for Park River man

A benefit pancake breakfast for Jarrod Rost of Park River will be held Sunday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Park River City Hall. The event will also include a bake sale. More...

Lankin Legion to observe Veterans Day, host breakfast

Lankin American Legion Bosh-Ryba Post 157 will celebrate Veterans Day by honoring all veterans on Saturday, Nov. 8. A supper will be served at 6 p.m., with a program set to begin at 7 p.m. More...

Opinion

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Voters have many choices

North Dakota voters who haven’t already cast their absentee ballot, or folks who plan to vote the old-fashioned way in the general election on Nov. 4 will have lots of things to consider. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years Fifteen candidate were vying for the title of “North Dakota Potato Queen” at Potato Day at the Walsh County Fair and State Potato show at Park River. More...

School

Warm wraps for cold winter days

Century School in need of mittens, hats, boots

Young children often struggle with keeping track of their hats and mittens during the winter months, and on occasion they even forget to wear their boots or get them wet beyond comfortable wear while playing outside. More...

School Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 23 Kat Perkins Positive Social Media Tour presentation, 1 p.m., at the Grafton High School gym. Public welcome. Park River Elementary School picture retake day. Saturday, Oct. More...

Religion

A different Rev. Jerry Bass

Interim pastor often mistaken for previous pastor

When residents heard Rev. Jerry Bass was coming to serve as interim pastor for Northern Valley Parish, there were moments of confusion. More...

Annual Park River Bible Camp Quilt Auction Nov. 2

The 26th annual Park River Bible Camp Quilt Auction will be held Sunday, Nov. 2, in the camp chapel. Lunch will be served in the Fireside Room beginning at 12:30 p.m. The chapel will also open at that time for quilt viewing. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

I love the story of David and Goliath. As a child, I remember being amazed that a small stone, hurled by a boy, could kill a giant. More...