March 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

School board agrees on a number

Board members, ICON, Construction Engineers move forward in project

Members of the Grafton School Board, ICON and Construction Engineers met on Monday morning at Grafton High School to discuss questions concerning the fee structures of the middle school construction project and to approve a final number for ICON to f More...

Special Sections

Community

Relay committee looks to ‘Finish the Fight!’

American Cancer Society fundraiser set for June 6

The 2014 Walsh County Relay For Life event is still two months away. That allows plenty of time for people to still get involved by forming teams or stepping up to fill a spot on the planning committee. More...

Junior crop judging team places third at state event

TheWalsh County Junior 4-H Crop Judging team recorded a third place finish at the state event held in conjunction with the North Dakota Winter Show in Valley City.  More...

First Birthdays

Lennon Sherriza Targett, daughter of Christopher and Sharayah Targett of Terre Haute, Ind., celebrated her first birthday on Oct. 8, 2013. More...

Obituaries

Joyce Miller

Grand Forks

Joyce Eulal i e Miller, age 90, of Grand Forks, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.  More...

Dorothy Stenerson

Park River

Dorothy Ann Stenerson, age 81 of Park River and formerly of Adams, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014, at her home in Park River.  More...

Marguerite Walker

Mayville

Marguerite Walker, 92, died Monday, March 17, 2014, at Luther Memorial Home in Mayville.  Services were held Monday, March 24, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Mayville, with burial in the Mayville Cemetery, Mayvi l le. More...

Sports

Sevigny defends the herd at nationals

Spoilers alumni plays in ACHA tournament for the Bison

After stalling at the junior varsity level with limited opportunity within the Grafton-Park River boy’s hockey program, 2013 Grafton High School graduate Erica Sevigny has since found success with the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison& More...

Local Squirts pool together

Red Dawg Spoilers represent Walsh County at hockey classic

They were competitors one week and teammates the next. More...

What's the difference - baseball versus fastpitch softball

Girls game growing across the state and nationally

Have you seen the headline, “Jenny Finch strikes out Albert Pujols?” Is it true? Not only is it true but she also faced 24 other MLB players and struck out 23. More...

Frozen water service lines still a problem

Homeowners need to be diligent

COUNTY – The calendar might say it’s spring, but the specter of frozen water service lines, something more associated with extreme sub zero weather in the depths of winter, is still a concern and shouldn’t be ignored.  More...

Grafton Volunteer Fire Department fundraiser to be held April 12

2014 event to be bigger and better than ever

GRAFTON – The time is drawing near for the Grafton Volunteer Fire Department’s third annual fundraiser. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday April 12 from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Centennial Center in Grafton.  More...

Low visibility

Light snow and sustained winds in excess of 40 miles-per-hour combined for nearblizzard conditions last Friday in the northern Red River Valley as these travelers on North Dakota Highway 17 on the ea More...

News

Kilichowski to run for senate seat

Endorsed by District 19 Democrats

Robert “Tork” Kilichowski has received the endorsement from District 19 Democrats to run for the state Senate seat currently held by Tom Campbell of Grafton.   More...

Meeting set to discuss Minto School building improvements

Attention all Minto School District No. 20 patrons and taxpayers. The Minto School Board and administration are looking for input from the public.  More...

Meeting to address economic development

Walsh County residents are invited to a town hall meeting that will address economic and community development in the area.  The meeting will be held Wednesday, April 2, at the Red River Regional Council office located at 516 Cooper Avenue in Gr More...

Happenings

Walsh County offers weather spotters class

Walsh County will be hosting a Skywarn Severe Weather Spotters class in Park River on Tuesday, April 8. More...

Grafton seniors to meet April 1

The Grafton Senior Citizens Club will hold a quarterly meeting Tuesday, April 1.  The meeting will be held in the senior room located in the Grafton Armory, beginning at 11:15 a.m. All area seniors are welcome to attend.   More...

Weather

Date High Low Prec. March 18 31 22 0.00" March 19 41 19 0.00" March 20 36 19 snow March 21 32 5 mixed March 22 15 2 0.00" March 23 21 0 0.00" March 24 21 0 snow Precipitation amounts unavailable   More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Economic bullying in action

" What one does and what one says is a pretty good criterion of what one is."— Rilie R. Morgan, Nov. 7, 1923   More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   James Maxwell, a native of Grafton and present high school principal, accepted the position as next year’s school’s superintendent. Maxwell succeeded H. B. Ensrude who served as superintendent for 17 years.  More...

School

Far Off Broadway to present family classic

‘Sarah, Plain and Tall’ on Central's stage April 3-5

Grafton High School’s Far Off Broadway will present the family classic “Sarah, Plain and Tall” Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 3-5. The cast will take center stage at 7 p.m. More...

Midway student state geographic bee semifinalist

Midway School student Juan Villanueva has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2014 North Dakota State Geographic Bee s ponsored by Google and Plum Creek.  More...

Math meet awards ‘add up’ for Valley-Edinburg students

Valley-Edinburg junior and senior high students had impressive performances at the math track meet held in Cavalier recently.  More...

Religion

Park River area teens ‘in a huddle'

Fellowship of Christian Athletes has new chapter

Junior and senior high school students at Park River Area School form a huddle every morning before classes begin. They are not gathered together to plan the next play on the football field or the basketball court. More...

Assembly of God to host students from Teen Challenge

Grafton Assembly of God Church will host students from North Dakota Teen Challenge at their Sunday morning service on March 30. The worship begins at 10:30 a.m.  More...

Spring bash overnight retreat planned at PRBC April 11-12

Fourth through sixth graders are invited to come out to the Park River Bible Camp for the Spring Bash overnight retreat, April 11-12.  More...