April 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners discuss closed bridge in Dundee Township

Vote to raise camping fees, entry at Homme Dam

COUNTY – We’d like to help, but there’s not much we can do. More...

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Community

On-the-job training

Katelyn Hain joins NDSU Walsh County Extension staff

Katelyn Hain is the “new kid” at the NDSU Extension-Walsh County office in Park River. The Minnesota native has joined the staff as the new agriculture and natural resource agent-in-training.  More...

Dundee Mutual Insurance celebrating 125 years

Dundee Mutual Insurance Company of Park River, organized by a group of farmers in Dundee Township in 1889, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.  More...

Birthdays

April 15  Dustin Matcha, Grafton Julie Narlock, Center Point, Ind. Marie Oihus, Fargo  April 17  Henrietta Smith, Crookston, Minn. Carrie Daley, Warsaw  April 19  Sharon Matcha, Grafton Nick Marc More...

Obituaries

Charles Hvidsten

Hubbard, Ore.

Charles “ Chuck” Hvidsten, 82, formerly a long-time resident of Tucson, Ariz., died peacefully on Sept. More...

Timothy ‘Ted’ Eagan

Walhalla

Timothy ( Ted) Bernard Eagan, 88, died Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Pembilier Nursing Center in Walhalla.  Ser vices were today ( Wednesday, April 9) at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Walhal la, with burial in St. More...

Greg Woinarowicz

Pine Haven, Wyo.

Greg Woinarowicz, 58, passed away peacefully at his home in Pine Haven, Wyo., on Sunday, April 6, 2014.  More...

School

Late-season storm has school kids making up time

The winter of 2013-14 will probably go down in the record books as one that had many schools continuously adjusting calendars – changing “no school” days to “storm make-up” days. More...

FBLA members attend state conference

NVCTC students place in five different categories

Members of the North Valley Career and Technology Center Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter attended the North Dakota FBLA State Leadership Conference in Grand Forks, March 30 through April 1.  More...

Students of the quarter announced at St. Thomas

The administration and staff at St. Thomas School recently announced the students of the quarter for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year.  Chosen from among junior high students was Brian Sisk, son of Kevin and Amanda Sisk. More...

Religion

‘Top Model’ to role model

St. John the Evangelist brings speaker Leah Darrow to Grafton

Former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant Leah Darrow was well on her way to a successful modeling career when a tough decision caused a complete 360 degree turn in her life. St. More...

'Last Supper' depiction to be presented at Grafton Federated

“The Soliloquies of the Twelve Disciples” will be presented by the churches of the Northern Valley Parish on Maundy Thursday, April 17, beginning at 7 p.m., at Grafton Federated Church.  More...

Warsaw church breakfast set

A breakfast will be served at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Warsaw on Sunday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The menu includes pancakes, Langdon sausage, scrambled eggs, muffins, coffee and juice. A free-will offering will be taken. More...

Public meeting held to identify needs at Minto School District

Infrastructure and space issues cited as concerns

MINTO – Approximately 70 concerned citizens filled the Minto school gym Tuesday to talk about future goals for Minto Public Schools.  Dave Bergeron and Glen Chiodo of Johnson Controls facilitated the meeting to find out what was on the min More...

Ways and Means approves money for flood project

Eleven petitions for city offices received

GRAFTON – Grafton City Council’s Ways and Means ( WMC) and Public Utilities committees (PUC) held their regular monthly meetings Monday at city hall.  WMC  More...

Minto council says no to recreational vehicles in residential neighborhoods

Ordinance update on agenda for special meeting

In an affirmation of prior decisions regarding the use of recreational vehicle living in residential neighborhoods, council members said no to a request to sell or rent some vacant lots for use as a summer home to RV’s.  More...

News

Walsh County strategy committee developing five-year plan for economic development

Meetings, town hall session held last week in Grafton

The Walsh County Strategy Committee met on April 2 and 3 to begin a five-year economic development strategic plan that will be recommended to the Walsh County Job Development Authority ( JDA) and the Red River Regional Council (RRRC) for adoption in More...

Anxiously waiting

Grafton’s Far Off Broadway presented “Sarah Plain and Tall” last Thursday through Saturday at Grafton Central Middle School. More...

Load restrictions in effect on highways across the state

Walsh County weight limits also started April 7

Effective Monday, April 7, 2014, load restrictions went into effect on all state and U.S. highways in North Dakota.  All other previously implemented restrictions will remain in effect.  More...

Happenings

Donors sought for April 21 blood drive in Grafton

The Fine Arts Club of Grafton is seeking donors for a blood drive they are sponsoring in Grafton on Monday, April 21. Donations will be taken in the Grafton Lutheran Church fellowship hall from 11:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.  More...

Collette Fitness sponsoring Relay For Life 5K fun run

The staff at Collette Fitness Center is organizing the Ready, Set, Glow 5k Fun Run in conjunction with the Walsh County Relay For Life event on Friday, June 6.  More...

Booksie’s birthday at Pembina County Library Story Hour

What would Booksie like for her birthday in April? She would like some very good listeners to stories such as “The Best Trick of All,” “Bobo’s Smile” and “Dad Runs Away with the Circus.”  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Election year common sense

May the Good Lord help us! We are just over two months away from the June 10, primary election and just under seven months away from the Nov. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   Lloyd Everson, a former alderman from the fourth ward, defeated Carl Hvidsten, the incumbant for the post of mayor. Evenson received at total of 676 votes to 527 for Hvidsten.  More...

Sports

Grafton boys win Pembina County Indoor

Park River Area girls place third overall

The 2014 track and field season officially got underway last Thursday for most of the area teams as they met at the Pembina County Indoor Track Meet held at the UND Hyslop Sports Center in Grand Forks.  More...

Grand Am welcomes local ballers to the stage

Young athletes compete in state’s largest tournament

Where do you go if you want to see some of the best young basketball talent in the state play with hand-selected teammates or to be entertained by a camaraderie of misfits that pull together a team just for the thrill of competition?  The answer More...

Grafton Curling Club mixed bonspiel winners

The second event winners at the Grafton Curling Club mixed bonspiel are from left, Mike LaBonte, Vicki Aasand, Robert LaBonte and Kathryn LaBonte. More...