March 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

District 19 legislators hold forum Grafton

Campbell, Paur and Trottier address local needs

GRAFTON – Several members of the community had a chance to ask Senator Tom Campbell, and District 19 House Representatives Wayne Trottier and Gary Paur questions at a legislative forum sponsored by both Walsh and Pembina County Farm Bureaus.&nb More...

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Community

A boundless friendship

Special weekend for high school buddy exceeds expectations

A friendship that began and was cemented at Valley-Edinburg High School has continued four years after two young men went their separate ways. More...

No stigma for ‘The Biggest Loser’

FCHC weight loss competition has 51 participants

Understandably, there isn’t a human being who enjoys being referred to as a “big loser.” However, 51 people in the Park River area are hoping that at the end of 10 weeks, they will hold the title of First Care Health Center’s More...

Project to examine local French-Canadian culture

“North Dakota’s French- Canadian Heritage” is the title of a study that proposes to inform and fascinate residents of the state. More...

Obituaries

Helen Robinson

St. Thomas

Helen Mary ( Clodt) Robinson, age 97, of St. Thomas, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at Lutheran Sunset Home in Grafton, under the care of Hospice.  More...

Walter Werlinger

Grafton

Walter Werlinger, 60, Grafton, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at the Life Skills and Transition Center in Grafton.  Services were held at Thursday, Feb. 26, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hague, with bur ial in the church cemetery. More...

Peter Byzewski

Drayton

Peter Byzewski, 96, Drayton, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at Lutheran Sunset Home in Grafton.  Services were held Friday at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Drayton, with burial in the church cemetery. More...

School

Reaching new heights

Students bring in $9,626 for American Heart Association

Century Elementary School students wrapped up the annual Hoops For Heart-Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser last week, exceeding their goal and beating last year’s total by nearly $2,000. More...

PRAHS celebrates National FFA Week

The Park River Area High School (PRAHS) FFA Chapter celebrated National FFA Week February 22-28, with special activities each day.  More...

School Calendar

Thursday, March 5  Park River Area Elementary School Lifetouch spring pictures.  Park River Area Schools parent-teacher conferences, 3:30-9:30 p.m.  Friday, March 6  Grafton Public Schools, no school. More...

Religion

PRBC announces summer schedule

Sessions offered for children of all ages

Spring is just around the corner, indicating summer –Park River Bible Camp’s (PRBC) busiest season - is on the horizon. More...

Computer upgrade for city hall

Property values to be adjusted throughout city

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. More...

Walsh County gets $3.72 million

Surge funding heavily restricted by state

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

News

Marquez arrested for selling meth

Task Force works neighborhoods

Aime Garza Marquez from Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, formerly from St. Thomas, was arrested for the unlawful delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) on Feb. 27.  More...

O’Hara case goes to trial

Accused of vehicle theft in Minto

Wade Patrick O’Hara from Grafton appeared in court on Monday for his preliminary hearing stemming from charges of unlawful entry into or concealment within a vehicle, a Class C felony, theft of property, a Class C felony and unlawful use of a m More...

Nelson released on $20,000 bond Feb. 27

Restraining order dismissed

Jordan McKay Nelson posted $20,000 bond on Feb. 27 and was released by the Grand Forks County Correctional Center last Friday.  A temporary protection order filed with the Walsh County District Court on Feb. More...

Happenings

Pierogies, Kielbasa top menu at Polish festival

Pierogies, kluski and kielbasa, as well as many other ethnic favorites will be on the menu when Polish National Alliance Lodge 3043 of Warsaw serves their Polish Food Festival Saturday, March 28.  More...

Chamber seeking people for board of directors

The Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce (GACC) is soliciting two business/community minded people to serve two, three-year terms on its board of directors.  More...

Turtles, bunnies at story hour

The age-old rivalry between the “Tortoise and the Hare” will be renewed at Pembina County Story Hour for March, since that is the write-yourown story. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

SBAC ruled unconstitutional

On Feb. 24, in the circuit court of Cole County, Missouri Judge Daniel R. Green signed a court order declaring The Smarter Balanced Consortium unconstitutional. The judgment is outlined below:  More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   Dr. J. R. Gaustad was appointed as Boys State enrollment chairman for Grafton Post 41 by Commander Gordon A. Stark.  More...

Sports

State dreams on hold

Lady Aggies fall short to Thompson in region tourney

Thompson 53 PR-F-L 48   The Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies girls basketball team came up short on Friday with a 53-48 loss to the Thompson Tommies for the Region 2 championship in Grafton.  More...

Moving on to Regionals

Spoilers defeat Titans during Region 2 play-in

Grafton 65 D-V-E 41   More...

Aggies sink Polar Bears

Free throws seal win

PR-F-L 46 Larimore 42   The Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies boys basketball team advanced to bracketed play with a 46-42 win over the Larimore Polar Bears in Park River Tuesday night for the start of the Region 2 tournament.  More...