February 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Tractor and mower to be purchased locally

Police year-end report presented next week

GRAFTON - The Ways and Means Committee ( WMC) met Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the city hall council chambers for their regular monthly meeting. In attendance were Chris West, Greg Young, Connie Johnson, Nick Ziegelmann, Mary Stark and Don Hutson. More...

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Community

Park River Scouts get their wings

Three from Troop 70 achieve Eagle rank

Park River Boy Scout Troop 70 has experienced quite a dry spell when it comes to scouts from the troop earning Eagle Scout ranking. On Jan, 18, three seniors from Troop 70 got their wings – ending a 20-year drought.  More...

New Arrival

Isaak Paul Suda, son of John and Amy Suda, was born Dec. 15, 2014, at Altru Hospital. At birth he weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 21.5 inches. His siblings are sister, Sydney; and brothers, Noah and Jack. More...

Polar to sponsor student to attend FRS Youth Tour

The Foundation for Rural Service’s (FRS) annual Youth Tour is one of the most visible examples of the foundation’s involvement with, and commitment to, rural youth. More...

Obituaries

Iva Tupa

Grand Forks

Iva Tupa, 83, Grand Forks, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks.  Services were held Friday, Jan. 30, at University Lutheran Church in Grand Forks, with bur ial in the Rosehill Cemetery, Alsen. More...

Gerald Lorton

Park River

Gerald Lorton, 72, Park River, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at Sanford Health in Fargo.  More...

Ellen ‘Ardis’ Best

Grafton

Ellen “Ardis” Best, 87, Grafton, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at the Lutheran Sunset Home of Grafton. In accordance with Ardis’ wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial services. Burial will be at the Inkster Cemetery at 7 p.m. More...

School

Ready for a ‘STAR’ showing

Midway FCCLA students to attend district competition

Three students at Midway School have teamed up to organize and execute a Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) STAR project. More...

Take Note

Katie Schuster of Bloomington, Minnesota, was named to the dean’s list at the University of Minnesota- Duluth for maintaining a 3.50 GPA or higher.  A sophomore majoring in elementary education, she is the daughter of Guy and Barb Schuster More...

Valley-Edinburg names students of the quarter

The administration and staff at Valley-Edinburg High School recently selected students of the second quarter for the 2014- 2015 school year. More...

Religion

From the Pastor’s Desk

Heaven   Recently my Wednesday evening Bible study group has been studying heaven. It has been an interesting study. More...

Grow Grafton program to phase out

EDC discusses alternative housing and tourism

The Economic Development Committee (EDC) met last Thursday and discussed the phasing out of the Grow Grafton program. More...

Backwards boom with taxable sales

Third quarter local taxable sales down

In the latest report, tax commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger announced an increase of North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases (TSP) for the third quarter. However, local TSP for Walsh County was down 22.83 percent during that same period. More...

Walsh County land values set

Kratochvil wants $350 rural sewer permit fee

COUNTY – The Walsh County Commissioners met on Monday at the courthouse in Grafton for their regular meeting. Jack Karas, Lawrence Burianek, Ernie Barta, Karen Anderson, Luther Meberg and Kris Molde were in attendance.  More...

News

Re-Grand Opening

Carnegie Library

Nick Zeigelmann, left, Greg Young, center, and Mayor Chris West discuss the Re-Grand Opening of the Carnegie Library in Grafton last Wednesday. More...

North Dakota revenue forecasts

Republican majority leaders in the North Dakota Senate and House released revised revenue forecasts for the remainder of the 2013-2015 and 2015-2017 bienniums today.  More...

Sam the dog

Sam was patiently waiting for his owner, Karen Sand, Tuesday afternoon while Sand was doing business at Morgan Printing. More...

Happenings

PRBC ski retreat will take teens to Frostfire

Junior and senior high student can plan to enjoy two nights at the Park River Bible Camp and one full day of skiing/ snowboarding at Frostfire Ski and Snowboarding Resort in Walhalla during the 7-12 grade ski retreat at the camp.  More...

PRAS to hold preschool, kindergarten registration

Registration will be held for all children who will begin preschool and kindergarten in the Park River Area School system in the fall of 2015 the week of Feb. More...

Good Sam father-daughter dance set Sunday, Feb. 22

The Good Samaritan Society in Park River will host the fourth annual Father/Daughter Dance on Sunday, Feb. 22.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Tax free shiny shoes

Legislation sponsored by Sen. George Sinner (D), Sen. Jon Casper (R), Rep. Pamela Anderson (D), Rep. Kylie Oversen (D), Rep. Jasper Schneider (D) and Rep. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   Company C of the 231st Combat Engineers selected a “Soldier of the Week” during the month of January, with a “Soldier of the Month” to be selected from those men. More...

Sports

G-PR slides past FS-S at home

Isaac Miller scores first varsity goal

Spoilers 4 Bruins 2   The Grafton-Park River (G-PR) Spoilers went up against the Fargo South-Shanley (FS-S) Bruins at the Grafton  Centennial  Center on  Saturday. The Spoilers defeated the Bruins 4-2 on the ice.  More...

Grafton defense holds Titans down

Lady Spoilers win again at home

Spoilers 67 Titans 29   The Grafton girls basketball team improved their record to 9-3 in the region on Friday night with a 67-29 win over the Drayton-Valley- Edinburg (D-V-E) Titans who fall to 1-10.  More...

Boxing her way to the top

Don’t let her friendly smile fool you, she knows how to throw a punch

Avigail Narro began boxing at nine years old when her parents decided to have her and her younger brother do it to become more active. “I hated it at first,” said Narro. More...