June 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Soggy weather dampens spirits

Rain in forecast through weekend

Folks in Walsh County and the region are wondering just when the rain is going to stop. More...

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Community

A winding road to a gratifying career

1995 GHS grad named critical care nurse of the year

When she was a young girl, Nicole Nowacki-Marshall wanted to be a fashion designer when she grew up. More...

Niemann, Gregory to recite marriage vows July 12

Allison Niemann, River Falls, Wisconsin, and Peter Gregory, Rosemount, Minnesota, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.  Parents of the couple are Lynn and Annette Niemann of Crystal and Jerry and Teresa Gregory of Farmington, Minneso More...

Narlocks celebrate 25 years of marriage

Marvin and Renee Narlock of Shawano, Wisconsin, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary May 20.  More...

Obituaries

Gary Maurstad

Drayton

Gary Maurstad, 71, Drayton, died Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo.  Services were held Tuesday at Skjeberg Lutheran Church, East Drayton. Austin Funeral Chapel in Drayton was in charge of arrange- ments.  More...

Marcella Holweg

Grand Forks

Marcella Holweg, 77, Grand Forks, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.  Services were held today ( Wednesday) at St. More...

Rose ‘Dolly’ Kliniske

St. Thomas

Rose M. “Dolly” Kliniske, 97, formerly of Grafton, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at her daughter’s home in St. Thomas.  Services were held Saturday, June 21, at 11 a.m., at St. More...

Sports

Mach leads Post 41 in shut-out

One hit away from perfect game

Grafton 5 Bonivital 0 Grafton’s Adam Mach was one hit away from capturing a perfect game against Bonivital, Canada at the Bob Montgomery American Legion Baseball tournament held in Grand Forks last Saturday. More...

Robert Montgomery Memorial Legion Baseball Tournament

Pitching dominates at Kraft Field

   Grafton's Adam Mach, left, and Park River's Ben Phelps had dominating performances at the Robert Montgomery Legion Baseball Tournament that was held in Grand Forks last weekend. More...

Ben Phelps pitches no-hitter

Only a walk from perfection

Park River 4 Hillsboro-CV 0 Ben Phelps was only one walk away from throwing a perfect game last Friday against the Hillsboro-Central Valley Burros in pool play at the Bob Montgomery American Legion baseball tournament held at Kraft Field in Grand F More...

SUMMER SHOWER

Kruiser Burns, left, doesn’t seem to mind at all as he is squirted with water during the grand parade Saturday at St. Thomas Daze festivities in St. Thomas. The shower came courtesy of the St. More...

New Mexican restaurant to open in former Ice Box

Traditional menu to be served along with ice cream products

GRAFTON – Folks in Grafton and the region will soon have a new restaurant to enjoy as Tio’s Tacos Helados will be opening its doors within the next couple of weeks.  Tio’s will be owned and operated by Roy Olivarez and his wife More...

Rail transportation problem costly to area producers and marketers

Multitude of issues driving rail car shortage in area

FOREST RIVER – The relationship between farmers and railroads in North Dakota has a colorful and contentious past. More...

News

St. Thomas Daze activities

Photos by Mike Alan Steinfeldt RIGHT: From left, Samara Olivarez, and her cousins Peyton Olivarez and Kierstyn Olivarez join in a mad scramble for candy during the grand parade. More...

Grafton City Council holds reorganizational meeting

Mayor, council members sworn in

GRAFTON – Grafton’s City Council held a special meeting to finalize the results of the June 10 city election and then held the organizational meeting of the new council.  More...

Health notes

Iodine – are you getting any?  More...

Happenings

County bus planning trips to Frost Fire production

The Walsh County Transportation Bus will again be taking patrons to Frost Fire Summer Theatre in July.  More...

Mattson-Nelson-Swanson- Olson families plan reunion

This year marks the 25th family reunion for the descendants of Thorsten and Berta Maria Martinson, who settled in Martin Township of Walsh County. More...

Annual purse party to benefit Park River Figure Skaters

The Park River Figure Skaters program will host the fifth annual Purse Party, Tuesday, July 1.  The public is invited to come and bid on a variety of purses, fun bags, sachels and luggage donated by local businesses and parents of children parti More...

Opinion

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Think safety this July 4th

Driving to the store just a few days ago I noticed a big yellow tent pitched in a parking lot, which meant only one thing – it’s fireworks season once again.  More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   The hiring of the teaching staff for 1954 and 1955 at the Walsh County Agricultural School in Park River was completed with the signing of Marion Meberg of Park River as girls’ physical education and U.S. More...

School

Cause and effect. . .

Technology can hinder children’s ability to communicate face to face

Children and teens of today are exposed to technology every minute of every day. They communicate instantly through emails on their laptops or tablets and send instant text messages on their smartphones. More...

Slominski attends lignite education seminar

Midway School teacher Kelli Slominski was among the more than 120 elementary and secondary teachers who experienced a role reversal in June, as they became the students at an educational seminar conducted by the Lignite Energy Council.  More...

Honor Roll

GRAFTON  Honor Roll  More...

Religion

Assemblies of God churches celebrate 100 years

Tent meetings were the beginning for Grafton church

The General Council of the Assemblies of God was organized in 1914 by a coalition of ministers during an emerging Pentecostal revival. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

The Gospel in crust and crumb  Sometimes we like to think that faith is just something that we talk about in regards to prayer or specifically spiritual activities. This limits it to just one small sphere of our lives. More...