October 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

School districts take advantage of national AYP waivers

Smarter Balance results are in

COUNTY - North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) released the list of schools and districts identified for Title I program improvement for the 2015-2016 school year. More...

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Community

A labor of love

Demand for towels keeps auxiliary members stitching

Since 1952 women of the Park River area have come together in support of the local hospital – first as St. Ansgar’s Hospital Auxiliary, now as First Care Health Center (FCHC) Auxiliary. More...

Luann Ringsak, Dolf Oldenburg announce wedding plans

Luann Ringsak and Dolf Oldenburg announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.  The couple will exchange marriage vows Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at Grafton Lutheran Church, at 6 p.m. A reception will follow at Historic Elmwood. More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

We had a busy week making homemade doughnuts for National Doughnut Day. Then we had Mrs. Martin’s fourth grade class from Park River Area Elementary School come over to decorate pumpkins. More...

Obituaries

Norma Gire

Breckenridge, Minnesota

Norma Lorraine Shuley Gire, 98, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, at St. Francis Nursing Home in Breckenridge, Minnesota.  More...

Carol Lovcik

Wahpeton

Carol Lovcik, 76, Wahpeton, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at St. Catherine’s Living Center in Wahpeton. Services were held Friday, Oct. 23, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Wahpeton, with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Wahpeton. More...

Allen Normand

La Mesa, California

Allen Normand, 85, died unexpectedly at his home in La Mesa, California, following minor surgery.  Services were held Saturday, Oct. 19, at St. More...

Sports

Spoilers wrap up 2015 football season at home

Muhale recovers fumble before scoring final touchdown

The Grafton Spoilers football team concluded their 2015 season at home against the Wahpeton Huskies on Saturday afternoon. More...

Runners sprint at state

Cross country team finishes a successful season in Grand Forks

The Grafton Spoilers cross country team wrapped up their 2015 season with the state meet at Lincoln Park in Grand Forks on Saturday afternoon.  “Overall our season was successful,” said head coach Jeff McKay. More...

Burros dig past Monarchs in super-region matchup

Midway comes up short to H-CV in three sets at home

The Midway Monarchs lined up against the Hillsboro-Central Valley (H-CV) Burros on Tuesday evening for a volleyball match at Midway. More...

Grafton receives Community Development Award

Walsh County JDA/ Kringstad Ironworks win project honor

WATFORD CITY – The City of Grafton received the Economic Development Association of North Dakota (EDND) Impact Award for Community Development during the EDND Fall Conference Oct. 27 in Watford City. More...

A RIVER FLOWS

Looking east upon the Park River a mile west of Homme Dam the chill of autumn’s eventual fate sets in as temperatures fall below freezing.   More...

News

Paul Marvin named president of Marvin Windows and Doors

Marvin companies announced Monday that Paul Marvin has been named president of Marvin Windows and Doors effective Jan. 1, 2016.  More...

Schnellbach facing life in prison for gross sexual imposition of children

Grafton babysitter arrested Oct 14

Adam Lee Schnellbach, age 31 of Grafton was arrested on four counts of gross sexual imposition, all Class AA felonies and three counts of producing a sexual performance by a minor, all Class C felonies. More...

Walsh County Fair completes 101 years

Swine returns, poultry banned

The Walsh County Fair concluded its 101st year Saturday with a well attended Bull- O-Rama bull riding extravaganza. More...

Happenings

Local Events Calendar:

Thursday, Oct. 29 Adams Blood Drive, noon to 6 p.m., at the Adams Auditorium. Contact Sandy at 944-2479 or Beth at 944-2412 to schedule an appointment. More...

Professional violinist to be special guest of senior citizens

The Grafton Senior Citizens Club is sponsoring a program of music featuring California professional violinist Tanya Bovaird on Thursday, Nov. 5. The program will be presented at 2 p.m. in the senior room at the Grafton Armory. More...

Grafton American Legion Post plans Veterans Day program

Members of Grafton American Legion Post 41 and its auxiliary will observe Veterans Day with a program on Wednesday, Nov. 11.  The program will be held at Marketplace on 8th in Grafton, beginning at 11 a.m. Guest speaker will be Dr. More...

Opinion

Transition means change

Grafton community leaders have recently taken steps to preserve a community asset that has been on the edge of legislative financial cutbacks, not only in the last session, but previous sessions as well. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years Showing of the Billy Graham film, “Souls in Conflict,” was set for the Grafton High School auditor ium. The Grafton Christian Business Men’s Committee was sponsoring the movie. More...

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School

On patrol

Middle schoolers keep younger students safe

They stand their posts wearing bright yellow vests each and every school day morning – rain or shine. Some are directing traffic, while others stand at the entrances or out on the playground. More...

School Calendar

Tuesday, Nov. 3 Fordville-Lankin Public School parent-teacher conferences, 3:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4 Midway School flu vaccination clinic, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5 More...

Grafton schools come together for Unity Day

Special Olympics Global Messenger guest speaker

Unity Day was observed at Grafton Public Schools on Wednesday, Oct. 21, with an assembly program for the entire school. Students filled the bleachers wearing orange to promote the message that bullying has to end. More...

Religion

Quilts galore Sunday at PRBC

Annual fundraiser auction will feature over 100 items

Visitors at the Park River Bible Camp this weekend will find the chapel decorated in multi-colors as quilts line both walls and spaces in-between. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Just one miracle? More...

Bethel Free church to host annual Harvest Fall Festival

The annual Bethel Free Luthe ran Church Fa l l Harvest Festival will be held during the regular morning worship service on Sunday, Nov. 8.  More...