February 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Centennial Center roof on hold

Fate of Winter Sports Arena discussed

GRAFTON – Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at city hall. In attendance were Brad Burianek, Cory Burns, Todd Storey, Scott Hills and Kerry DeMars. More...

Special Sections

Community

Royal Neighbors completes final chapter

Grafton's Camp 307 to disband after nearly 120 years

Members of Royal Neighbors of America Camp 307 have provided service to their community for nearly 120 years. More...

PNA donation benefits Walsh County Museum

PNA Lodge 3043 of Warsaw recently donated $2,500 to the Walsh County Museum located in Minto. A project is underway to replace the basement floor/ foundation of the museum which is in the former Minto School building, built in 1895. More...

Club News

Minto American Legion Auxiliary

The Minto American Legion Auxiliary met Jan. 26, at the Minto Community Center. President Shelley Schuster called the meeting to order.  The secretary’s report was read and a motion was made to approve it with corrections by Carol Walski. More...

Obituaries

Penny Kram

Park River

Penny Kram, 66, Park River, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at First Care Health Center of Park River.  Services will be held Thursday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. More...

Daniel Adamson

Williston

Daniel Adamson passed away at his home on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Daniel was diagnosed with cancer this past summer and his family takes comfort, knowing that he passed away peacefully and without pain.  More...

Betty Thompson

Fargo

Betty Thompson, age 74, of Fargo and formerly of Grafton, passed away Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at Bethany Homes of Fargo.  More...

School

Fordville-Lankin sweeps at spelling bee

Beneda, Sluke advance to state meet on March 30

The Walsh County Spelling Bee, held last Thursday at the Walsh County Courthouse in Grafton, went 18 rounds before Sydney Beneda came out victorious. More...

Honor Rolls

MIDWAY  A Honor Roll   Seniors: Mackenzie Irwin, Teah McLean and Mar i Sargent.  Juniors: None  Sophomores: None.  Freshmen: None.  Grade 8: Vegas Dale, Jason Dombrowski , Harmony Downer, Madison Geisinger, Tatiana McGre More...

Central announces Spoilers of the month

The administration and staff at Central Middle School in Grafton recently announced the December 2014 and January 2015 Central Middle School Spoilers of the Month.  More...

Religion

A part of something bigger

Blanchard among youth who attend March for Life

Dacotah Blanchard became interested in the March for life after learning about it from a friend. He soon decided the pro-life rally protesting abortion held annually in Washington, D.C., was a cause worthy of getting involved in.  More...

Area churches announce Lenten services

Today is Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent in Christian churches. As Lent begins, churches in the county have scheduled midweek worship services and other special services and events. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

I Timothy 1:15 “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners - of whom I am the worst. More...

Bridge issues for the county

Public health pushes sewer ordinance

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

Locals invest in lumberyard

Grafton True Value expands into building supplies

GRAFTON – Kerry DeMars, the owner of Grafton True Value, saw an opportunity when Simonson Lumber decided to cease business at the Grafton location last spring. More...

News

Valley Cruisers donation

Members of the Valley Cruisers of North Dakota present a check in the amount of $779 to Domestic Violence and Abuse Center, Inc. More...

Larson name honored

Former Park River city manager to be remembered

At the regular city council meeting on Februar y 9 mayor Dan Stenvold read a Proclamation to honor the late Tom Larson. More...

County Court Report

DECEMBER 2014 DISPOSITIONS  More...

Happenings

‘Crop ‘Til You Drop’ retreat for scrapbookers at PRBC

The Park River Bible Camp will host the “Crop ‘Til You Drop” weekend scrapbooking retreat Friday through Sunday, March 20-22.  The weekend will offer big blocks of time for scrappers to work, visit and laugh. More...

Volunteer senior companions needed in Walsh County

Many homebound senior citizens in Walsh County go extended periods of time without a friendly visit . Volunteer senior companions can make a difference in their lives by providing social interaction, recreation and help with light tasks. More...

Kosobud Lodge plans meeting

WFL Kosobud Lodge 106 will hold their next monthly meeting Sunday, March 1, at the Lankin Senior Center. A potluck meal will be served at 12:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 1:30 p.m.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Williams – Liar or scapegoat

The latest bandwagon consists of nationally recognized NBC Nightly News anchor, Brian Williams being touted as a liar, a cheat and a fake.  Williams has been ridiculed for his response to allegations that he embellished news reports and then sim More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   Transportation bills relative to municipal authority to engage in the public transportation business were placed on the Senate calendar. More...

Sports

Spoilers send four wrestlers to state

Lunday looks to defend state title

The Spoiler wrestling team will be represented by four athletes in the state wrestling tournament at the Fargodome this weekend. More...

Red River slides past G-PR

Novak with 31 saves in the net

BY CHELSEA J. LUNSKI   Red River 5 G-PR 1   The Grafton-Park River Spoilers hosted their last game of the EDC regular season on Saturday against the Grand Forks Red River Roughriders. More...

Aggies stomp Mustangs

PR-F-L controls game in second half

PR-F-L 68 M-M 33   The Midway-Minto (M-M) Mustangs played the Park River-  Fordville-  Lankin  ( PR- F- L)  Aggies on  Monday in Minto for both of the team’s final games before play-ins next week. More...