December 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

New gym scores funding for scoreboard from boosters

Steph Baldwin teacher of the year

GRAFTON – The Grafton School Board (GSB) met at 7 a.m. on Tuesday at Grafton High School for their regular monthly meeting. The meeting minutes were approved for Nov. More...

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Community

Presenting MUSIC CREEK symphony

Dec. 18 event a stage production, not just another piano recital

MUSIC CREEK symphony will be introduced to the community of Grafton in a big way next week and director Cathy Tweten is promising an exciting musical production that is nothing like an afternoon piano recital.  More...

Physician joins staff at the Grafton VA Outpatient Clinic

Percival Moraleda, MD, has been selected as the new staff physician at the Grafton Community Based Outpatient Clinic by the North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Fargo VA Health Care System.  More...

Mary Kippen, Todd Morgan announce engagement

Mary Kippen and Todd Morgan, both of Grafton, recently announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.  Parents of the couple are Marlys Kippen of Cavalier and the late Bob Kippen and Linda and Gary Babinski of Minto and Ray and Anita Morgan of More...

Obituaries

Nels Midgarden

Grafton

Nels N. Midgarden, age 81, of Grafton, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks after a short battle with cancer. More...

Martz ‘Chris’ Meling Christopher

Sequim, Washington

Martz ”Chris” Meling Christopher, beloved father, grandfather and uncle, passed away quietly in his assisted living residence Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. He was 94 years young. More...

Dennis ‘Buck’ Bischoff

Grand Forks

Dennis “Buck” Bischoff, 77, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at his home in rural Grand Forks.  Services were held Monday, Dec, 8, at Amundson Funeral Home i n Grand Forks, with bur ial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Park River.  More...

Sports

Grafton participates in Hillsboro tourney

Spoilers win two duals, Lunday leads

HILLSBORO - The Grafton Spoilers wrestling team traveled to Hillsboro on Saturday morning to participate in the H- CV Dual Wrestling Tournament, coming away with two dual wins and three losses. More...

G-PR Spoilers fall to Packers

Grafton suffers first EDC loss

West Fargo 5 G-PR 0   The Grafton-Park River (G-PR) Spoilers failed to get anything to go right Tuesday and it translated into a 5-0 loss to the West Fargo Packers in a game played at the Centennial Center.  More...

Grafton hosts triangular wrestling meet

MayPort-CG, Central Cass grapplers participate in duals

GRAFTON - The Grafton Spoilers hosted a triangular wrestling meet last Thursday, with the MayPort-CG Patriots and Central Cass Squirrels in attendance.  Central Cass 54, Grafton 11  The first dual of the night featured Central Cass taking o More...

City council approves rate hikes in water, electrical areas

Grafton utilities to increase twice by year 2016

GRAFTON – The Grafton City Council (GCC) met on Monday at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of the city hall for their regular monthly meeting. More...

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Minto council ends year free of public nuisance issues

Policing contract approved

MINTO –With no ongoing public nuisance complaints and petitions from the public, the Minto City Council closed out 2014 with a strictly business agenda. More...

News

Sevigny bail set at $100,000

State recommended $500,000 bond

The bond hearing for Gregory Sevigny was held on Friday at the Walsh County Courthouse in Grafton at 2 p.m.  Northeast Judicial Judge Richard M. Geiger presided.  More...

Park River welcomes new city coordinator

Halldorson brings grant writing skills

Jolene Halldorson, a native of Mountain, has been hired by the city of Park River as the new city coordinator. The position was created after the city council felt the need to divide duties that were once held by the late Tom Larson.  More...

Water board discusses existing drain projects

Water issues mount for 2015

Updates on pending and current legal drain projects were reviewed by the Walsh County Water Resource District at their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Dec. 9.  More...

Happenings

Kids Shopping with Santa event at Heritage Village

The Community Helpers Group of Grafton will be hosting the fifth annual Kids Shopping with Santa event on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 17-18, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday, Dec. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Heritage Village in Grafton.  More...

Senior high retreat planned at PRBC on New Years Eve

Senior high students are invited to ring in the new year at a retreat at the Park River Bible Camp beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31, and continuing through noon on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.  More...

Joanie Slominski scholarship fun run to be held in Minto

The Area Joy Riders snowmobile club will sponsor the seventh annual Joanie Slominski Memorial Scholarship Fun Run on Saturday, Jan. 3, in Minto.  Registration will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at the Minto Community Center. More...

Opinion

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Patriotism or capitalism

North Dakota’s first lady Betsy Dalrymple and State Superintendent of Schools Kirsten Baesler unveiled a proposed bipartisan legislation on Monday that would require every high school student to get a passing grade on a civics exam to graduate. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   New signals on two city intersections were approved. Acceptance to install “Walk” signals on the street lights of Fifth and Sixth was authorized.  More...

School

Fall awards program held at Central

Donation presented to daycare, received from Thrivent

Just before dismissing for the Thanksgiving holiday, Central Middle School students were honored for their achievements at a fall awards program. More...

'Hats off' to Santa

It would have been easier for Daniel Perez, front second from left, and Cris Nielsen, back third from left, to "Sing A Song of Christmas" Monday night at the Minto Elementary School Christmas program More...

Building greatness one student at a time

Cenrtury program honors student achievements

At the beginning of the 2014-15 school year, the staff at Century Elementary School chose “Under KIDstruction – building great minds” as its theme for the year in conjunction with the Grafton Public Schools construction project. More...

Religion

For unto you a savior is born

Area churches announce programs Christmas services

The Christmas season is upon us and the calendars for area churches are full of special services. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

During the holidays it seems that there are more pleas for help than any other time of the year. Our mailboxes are full of good causes and charities asking for money. We have mitten trees and special offerings in our congregations. More...