April 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Heritage center to unveil N.D. Newspaper Hall of Fame

Rilie, John Morgan were inducted 1979, 1991 respectively

BISMARCK – The new, electronic North Dakota Newspaper Hall of Fame will be unveiled May 2 in dedication ceremonies at the North Dakota Heritage Center.  More...

Special Sections

Community

4-H Variety Show, Awards Day held in Park River

The annual Walsh County 4-H Variety Show and Awards Day was held Sunday, April 13, at the Park River City Hall, with 4-H’ers Hayley Fingarson of Edinburg and Abby Zikmund of Pisek as event emcees.  More...

First Birthday

Kennedy Kate Cameron, daughter of Bert and Kristi Cameron of Fargo, celebrated her first birthday on Feb. 18, 2014. She has one sister, Taylor Elizabeth.  Grandparents are Jim and Patti Cameron of Crystal and Bruce Crummy of Fargo.   More...

Birthdays

April 24  Shirley (Wilebski) Burns, Mesa, Ariz. Donna (Lizakowski) Narlock, Jamestown  April 25  Dana Ritter, Grafton Tad Matcha, Grafton Mavis Lane, Alvin, Texas  April 27  Milan Mohn, Protivin, Iowa More...

Obituaries

Harold Anderson

Park River

Harold Anderson, age 81, of Park River, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at First Care Health Center of Park River.  More...

Michael French

Oakwood

Michael H. French, age 57, of Oakwood, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home near Oakwood.  More...

Irene Seim

Park River

Irene Seim, 94, of Park River and formerly of Edinburg, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at First Care Health Center of Park River.  Services were held Tuesday, April 22, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Edinburg, with burial in St. More...

School

V-E Honor Society

National Honor Society induction was held recently at the Valley-Edinburg High School. New members are Courtney Duff, Becky Klose and Alex Iverson. More...

Health department announces change in vaccines required for seventh grade students

Two vaccines that were formerly required for students starting “middle school” will now be required for students starting the seventh grade, according to Amy Schwartz, immunization surveillance coordinator for the North Dakota Department More...

School Calendar

Thursday, April 24   Valley-Edinburg parent/ teacher conferences at all schools, 4-7 p.m.  Friday, April 25   Minto High School prom, grand march at 8 p.m.  Valley-Edinburg prom at the high school in Edinburg, 8:30 p.m. More...

Religion

Finding his faith

Near fatal car crash leads Hylden down road to God

It was a day early in April of 2007 when Ben Hylden found himself running behind schedule for a physical therapy appointment. His decision to take the road less traveled to save time, was one that dramatically changed his life.  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

- Intern Pastor Rob Edwards, Bethel Free Lutheran, Grafton

Have you ever heard the saying, “there’s no such thing as a free lunch?” I first heard it from my economics teacher in high school.  More...

Valuation of gravel pits discussed by county commissioners

New members appointed to JDA board positions

COUNTY – Taxable valuation of land within Walsh County was another hot topic at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Walsh County Commissioners held at the courthouse in Grafton.  Several concerned residents packed the Commis More...

Majority of cropland in Walsh County remains wet

Wheat, barley first crops to be planted

COUNTY – As a rule, fields remain wet and spring planting is barely a blip on the radar screen in Walsh County as we enter the third week of April.  More...

News

Headed in the wrong direction

Charles Beierman, 67, from Pierz, Minn. was not hurt during a mishap north of Grafton on U.S. More...

Charges against Lysengen, Smith reduced to a Class C felonies

Jury trial tentatively set for July 15-17

Two Walsh County men made a second appearance in Northeast District Court Tuesday in Grafton. Paul Francis Lysengen, 62, rural Minto, and Wesley Wayne Smith, 57, of St. Thomas, were arrested in Walsh County on Jan. More...

June city, county elections set

Measure one would allow for chickens in Park River

The ballots are set for the official city and county elections on June 10, 2014. The filing deadline for most offices was April 7, at 4 p.m.  Walsh County  More...

Happenings

County nurse to present at diabetes group meeting

Walsh County Publ i c Health Nurse Deb Anderson will present the program at the next meeting of the Unity Medical Center Diabetes Support Group.  The meeting will be held Monday, April 28, beginning at 5 p.m., in the Grafton Family Clinic Lobby. More...

Extension offers Nurtured Heart Approach workshop

A child’s intensity is a gift that needs to be nurtured. How do we accomplish this and help our children to fully flourish and thrive – even to be GREAT – in an ever-challenging world?  More...

CanCerVivors rummage sale to benefit Relay For Life

The CanCerVivors team is holding a rummage sale Saturday, April 26, to benefit Walsh County Relay For Life.  The sale will be held at the Park River City Hall. Doors will open at 8 a.m. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Simonson closure hurtful

It’s probably safe to say that on April 8, the community of Grafton was shocked when, without notice, its lone lumberyard, Simonson Lumber and Hardware closed its doors for good. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   The junior-senior class at St. Aloysius Academy in Oakwood presented the play “It’s a Great Life” at the auditorium. More...

Sports

Spoilers hit Mustangs hard at home

Baseball is back at Harris Halliday

The warmer weather on Tuesday brought out the baseball fans that just the night before were wrapped in blankets with hats and mittens and a strong desire for hot cocoa.  More...

Spoilers win home opener

Grafton rolls over Blue Knights

The Spoilers baseball team had plenty to celebrate on Monday night at Harris Halliday Field in Grafton with a 11-1 home opener win over the Drayton-St. Thomas-Valley- Edinburg (D-ST-V-E) Blue Knights.  More...

Spoilers Jade Miller selected to NDAHA team North Dakota

Grafton Spoilers hockey team captain Jade Miller from Minto has been selected to represent Team North Dakota at the Minnesota CCM NIT Boys Hockey Tournament that will be played in Plymouth, MN this weekend.  This will be Miller's third appearanc More...