October 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Second reading of 2015 budget approved by Minto Council

New residential developments discussed

MINTO – After approving the second reading of the city’s 2015 budget, Minto City Council members entertained ideas for the expansion or addition of new residential developments and water-related projects they may need to address in the ne More...

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Community

Accomplishing her dreams

Andrea Wollitz achieving career goals with National Geographic Books

When Andrea Wollitz graduated from Grafton High School in 2005, she had her sights set on a career at a museum with anthropology or perhaps in the world of book publishing. She has accomplished both dreams with National Geographic.  More...

Fine Arts Club begins new season

The Grafton Fine Arts Club held the first meeting of the 2014-2015 year on Thursday, Sept. 4.  The club, which will celebrate its 102nd anniversary this December, was originally started to promote the study of music in Grafton. More...

Auxiliaries recognize longtime members

Sixty members and two guests were present at the District 2 American Legion Auxiliary meeting held Sept 26 in Park River.  More...

Obituaries

Betty Born

Fort Myers, Florida

Betty L. Born, 82, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at Gulf Coast Hospital in Fort Myers.  More...

Thomas Larson

Park River

Thomas D. Larson, age 57, of Park River, passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at First Care Health Center of Park River after a courageous battle with cancer.  More...

Robert F. Plutowski

Warsaw

Robert F. Plutowski, age 84, of Warsaw, passed away Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at his home in Warsaw.  More...

School

Experiencing Edinburg

Anne Viderup Serup exchange student at same school stepfather attended in 1987-88

Soon to be 16-year-old Anne Viderup Serup passed up attending her first year of college in Denmark to spend a year at Valley-Edinburg High School. More...

2014 homecoming highlights

Drayton High School celebrated homecoming the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 3, with coronation held Sunday afternoon at the school. More...

School Calendar

Friday, Oct. 10   St. Thomas School vision screenings for kindergarten, first, fifth and seventh grade students.  Monday, Oct. 13   Midway School Board meeting, 5 p.m.  St. More...

Religion

A Christian connection

Movement brings new understanding to Catholics

Cynthia Janousek is a Cursillo leader, yet finds it difficult to explain what the movement is. She would much rather share what making a Cursillo has meant for her as a Christian Catholic.  More...

Lil’ Pumpkins Day Camp Oct. 25 at PRBC

Youth who are first through third graders are invited to come out to the Park River Bible Camp on Saturday, Oct. 25, for a great day hanging out with friends, playing games, making crafts, singing songs and participating in Bible studies.  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? More...

Ways and means commitee to look for city prosecutor

Grafton Chamber requests money from self-help fund

GRAFTON – The Grafton City Council’s Ways and Means (WMC) and Public Utilities committees (PUC) met Monday at the city hall council chambers.  Ways and means committee  More...

SPIRIT BLAZE

Students from Grafton and St. Thomas gathered for the annual homecoming bonfire last Monday in St. Thomas. Members of the St. Thomas Volunteer Fire Department started and monitored the blaze. More...

District 19 Senate candidates weigh in on issues

Editor’s Note: The following is the second in a three-part series offering voters in Walsh County an opportunity to see where candidates stand on a variety of issues. More...

News

Commissioners sign prisoner housing contract with Grand Forks County

2015 budget passes second reading

At least for the next 18 months, female prisoners formerly housed at the Walsh County Jail will be transported to Grand Forks County.  At Monda y ’s re gul a r meeting of the Walsh County Commission, commissioners unanimously passed a moti More...

Saving for winter

This eastern gray squirrel was seen picking up nuts from an Ohio Buckeye tree on Sunday afternoon. Eastern gray squirrels are known for eating anything from nuts to tree bark to berries. More...

County Court Report

AUGUST 2014 DISPOSITIONS   More...

Happenings

Minto Fire Department fundraiser on Saturday

The Minto Fire Department and Mathew Milhem Memorial Foundation have come together to present Nashville recording artist Charlie Allen at a benefit concert Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Minto Community Center.  More...

Grafton Lutheran dinner Oct. 19

The Graf ton Lutheran Church Fall Dinner will be served Sunday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the church.  The menu includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, lefse, dessert and beverages.   More...

Fordville church to serve supper

The congregation at Fordville Lutheran Church will host a turkey supper Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Fordville Legion Hall.  Serving will be from 4:30-7 p.m. The menu includes turkey and all the trimmings, rommegrot, lefse and dessert.  More...

Sports

Spoilers cage Squirrels

Grafton celebrates win against Central Cass for homecoming

Grafton 22 Central Cass 0   The Grafton Spoilers football team threw a cage over the Squirrels of Central Cass on Friday night for a 22-0 victory.  “It was homecoming and  More...

Lady Spoilers tame Griggs County Central

Grafton elevates during homecoming

Grafton 3 GCC 1   The Grafton volleyball team earned a much needed 3-1 win against the Griggs County Central (GCC) Cougars last Thursday in Grafton. More...

PR-F-L dominates Cougars

Aggies football quiets North Prairie

PR-F-L 40 North Prairie 0   Not many would have expected this, two teams with one loss each going head-tohead in a game with huge implications for the postseason.  More...