April 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

No more mortgage

Edinburg General Store owner Bernice Flanagan had two reasons to celebrate Saturday at an event held in observance of the store building being named to the National Register of Historic Places. More...

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Community

A place in history

A celebration in honor of the Edinburg General Store building's placement on the National Register of Historic Places was held Saturday in Edinburg. More...

Choice Financial adds three new employees

Lisa Gerner, Karen Strom and Morgan Sagert recently joined Choice Financial’s location in Grafton.  Gerner joined Choice as a frontline customer service representative. More...

Summer LSTC Fish employee of the quarter

Life Skills and Transition Center employee Randy Summer will receive the first quarter 2014 “Fishing for Success” award for going “above and beyond” in supporting individuals who reside at the center to achieve their outcomes. More...

Obituaries

Bonnie Amundrud

Edinburg

Bonnie D. Amundrud, age 67, of Edinburg, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at First Care Health Center of Park River.  More...

Bernadette Gallagher

Grand Forks

Bernadette Gallagher, 101, Grand Forks, died Monday, April 21, 2014, at Valley Eldercare Center in Grand Forks.  More...

Darren Burns

Grafton

Darren M. Burns, age 43, of Grafton, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks, surrounded by his mother and close friends after a long courageous battle with a neurological muscular disorder.  More...

Sports

Aggies put chill on Polar Bears

Ben Thompson records no-hitter in Larimore

The Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies baseball team traveled to Larimore last Friday to play two 5-inning non-conference games and left with the Polar Bears frozen in their tracks. More...

Spoilers tame Grizzlies

Three’s a magic number for Suda

Spoilers 15 Grizzlies 4   The Grafton Spoilers took off for the cold north last Thursday to play the Pembina County North (PCN) Grizzlies in Walhalla and came away with a convincing 15-4 win.  More...

Fastpitch splits crossover

Lady Spoilers defeat Dakota Prairie, fall to Patriots in Kindred

The Grafton girls fastpitch team took to the road last Friday to play at a crossover event in Kindred. More...

Rain event puts planting on hold in Walsh County

Grafton recorded nearly two inches Monday

COUNTY – Most farmers in Walsh County were just about ready to commence with spring planting this week, that was until nearly two inches of rain soaked the area Sunday into Monday.  According to meteorologist Daryl Ritchison with the North More...

Walsh County Social Services to hire for new position

New employee to help with influx of ACA and Medicaid applications

GRAFTON – TheWalsh County Social Service board met last Thursday in the meeting room of the Social Services offices located in the Chase Building.  Among the key topics of discussion was the hiring of new staff to help deal with an increas More...

News

Park River man charged with solicitation of a minor

Arraignment held Tuesday in NE District Court

Conrad Rostvet, 60, of Park River was arraigned on a charge of solicitation of a minor in Northeast District Court Monday. More...

Drive-in Bike-in Fly-in Breakfast

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Video games hit at Pizza Hut

Three former employees are charged with a Class C felony

On April 24 a report was received by Grafton police Sergeant David J. Erickson about the theft of $351 from the video game machines located at Pizza Hut in Grafton. More...

Happenings

Park River Bible Camp to host day events

Two events are on the calendar during the first two weeks of May at the Park River Bible Camp.  Jubilee Spring Gathering  More...

Art exhibition to feature high school students’ work

An art exhibition at River of Life Church in Grafton, featuring the work of Grafton High School art students, will be held Friday, May 2, from 6-7:30 p.m.  More...

Police Blotter

April 22,12:54 a.m., request for assistance on McHugh Avenue.  April 22, 7:38 p.m., noise complaint on Eastern Avenue.  April 22, 7:42 p.m., report of an animal bite near the intersection of Sixth Street and Kittson Avenue.  April 22, More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Racism, hypocrisy alive, well

Much thought was given before deciding to wade into the boiling cauldron of public opinion which is currently bubbling around L.A. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   More...

School

Valley-Edinburg music students star at regionals

Earning a star rating for their trumpet and trombone duet “Calm as the Night” are Abbie Sondeland, left, and Hayley Fingarson. More...

Three area districts listed among top state high schools

Grafton, Midway, Park River receive bronze awards

U.S. News and World Report recently listed Grafton School District No. 3 as having one of the top high schools in the state of North Dakota. Midway High School and Park River Area High School were also on the list.  More...

School Calendar

Thursday, May 1   Marketplace for Kids Education Day in Grafton.  Park River Area Elementary PBS Share a Story Family Literacy Event, 6:30 p.m.  Friday, May 2   State music competition in Bismarck.  More...

Religion

Doing the shuffle

Park River Bible Camp staff takes on different duties

Youth who attend summer sessions at the Park River Bible Camp will see familiar faces in different places this year.  Sean Barnhart, the camp’s director of ministries, left his position late last year to pursue other opportunities in minis More...

Area church groups help feed the world

Local volunteers lend a hand at FMSC MobilePack

Several church groups from across Walsh County can be credited for helping to feed the impoverished around the world. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Live local?  My wife and I just returned from a quick trip to the Twin Cities where we met up with our oldest son and his wife. It is exciting times in their household as they are expecting a girl in August. More...