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Summer library program promises fun for kids

Elaine Broker, Carnegie Regional Library children’s librarian, has a lot of fun in store for area children this summer with Wednesday afternoons packed with guest presenters and hands-on learning.  More...

PNA Dancers ‘Rising Above’ guest performers

Eight teen member s of the Pol i sh Nat ional Alliance Dancers of Warsaw were recently guest performers in a show “Rising Above” - a production of the McDonald School of Irish and International Dance of Moorhead, Minnesota.  More...

Emma Dvorak marks 101st birthday

Emma Dvorak celebrated her 101st birthday on May 10, 2014. A family party was held on Sunday, May 11, at 4000 Valley Square in Grand Forks where she currently resides.  More...

Obituaries

Henry ‘Bud’ Skorheim

Park River/Adams

Henry B. “ Bud” Skorheim, age 85, of Park River and Adams, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014, at First Care Health Center.  More...

Donald Stark

Farmington, Minnesota Donald Stark, 63, Farmington, Minnesota, died Saturday, April 26, 2014. Services were held Thursday, May 8, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in St . Paul, with burial in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. More...

Lucille Gerszewski

Longwood, Florida

Lucille Gerszewski, 86, Longwood, Florida, died Friday May 9, 2014.  A private service was held May 12 at the Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home i n Altamonte Springs, Florida.  More...

Sports

Bismarck Bound

Nineteen athletes to compete at state track meet

The 2014 North Dakota Class B Northeast Regional Track Meet was held in Larimore last Saturday bringing the total number of local athletes eligible for the state meet on May 23-24.  More...

Region 4 baseball tournament begins

Play-in games send Langdon, Pembina County North home

The Region 4 high school baseball tournament got underway in Grafton and Park River on Tuesday after a one day weather-related delay. More...

Lady Spoilers advance to state

The Grafton Spoilers girls fastpitch team celebrates after they qualified for the state tournament to be held in Minot on May 29-31. More...

Commissioners reverse stand on taxable land valuations

Adopt plan to go back to 2013 numbers

COUNTY – On Thursday, May 8, and Monday, May 12, the Walsh County Soils Committee and Walsh County Commissioners held two lengthy meetings regarding taxable valuations for agricultural land in the county.  That subject was brought up again More...

Market study for employee pay plan gets nod from WCC

Contracts approved for summer road work throughout county

COUNTY – At Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Walsh County Commission, commissioners voted to move ahead with developing a competitive compensation system for county employees.  More...

Guarding the nest

For at least the last couple of years, a pair of Canada geese have made their nest atop the arbor located in Leistikow Park. More...

News

Annual spring clean-up

Grafton seniors teamed up with city employees last Wednesday to conduct the annual spring cleanup throughout the city. More...

Parks and Rec looks to develop five-year plan

Leistikow Park getting in shape for summer season

GRAFTON – Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) is looking to develop a more detailed fiveyear plan to determine the direction it would like to take for the future. More...

Walsh County Veterans Service Office

Veteran’s Discounts  More...

Happenings

Area Legion posts to hold Memorial Day services

Most American Legion posts around the area will be observing Memorial Day with special services either Sunday or Monday. More...

Cancer survivor dinner June 2

Walsh County Relay For Life committee will host the annual survivor dinner Monday, June 2, at St. John’s Parish Center in Grafton.  More...

Credit union conducting school back pack exchange

North Star Community Credit Union is collecting gently used school backpacks throughout the summer to later be part of a backpack exchange for area students.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Free speech threatened

Recently I had to wonder – what’s our country coming to when it comes to free speech and freedom of expression. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   More...

School

GHS seniors honored at annual awards night

Grafton High School held Senior Awards Night last Thursday, May 15. More...

St. Thomas School holds awards day program

Awards Day was held at the St. Thomas School on May 14. More...

Mark Kristian Myrdal National Merit Scholarship finalist

Mark Kristian Myrdal, a 2014 graduate of Valley- Edinburg High School, has been announced as a National Merit Scholar finalist.  More...

Religion

‘Restart’ with new life in Christ

Victory Free, Bethel Free youth come together for lock-in

Youth from Victory Free Lutheran Church in Park River came together with the youth group at Bethel Free Lutheran in Grafton last weekend for a lock-in that revealed to them how to “Restart” their lives by making a commitment to Jesus Chri More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

"Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.  More...