November 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Chilling Halloween fun

Isla Kaste, left, and brothers Nolan, middle, and Gracin get ready for a night of trick-or-treating in Grafton. The wet cool weather created shivers throughout the area Saturday night. Kastes were visiting the area from Fargo.   More...

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Community

Making up for lost time

Sister, brother connected after first meeting in 2000

In 2000, at the age of 52, Barbara Sommerville-Buck came to Grafton from her home in Washington to meet the brother she didn’t know she had. Since then, she has done her best to make up for lost time. More...

Pageant circuit returning to area

Miss Grafton to be crowned Jan. 17, Miss SummerFest in June 2016

After an absence of several years, the pageant circuit will return to Walsh County with the crowning of Miss Grafton on Sunday, Jan. 17, and Miss SummerFest in June 2016. More...

Minto couple to celebrate golden wedding anniversary

Harold and Joan Mondry of Minto will be celebrating 50 years of marriage. They were married Nov. 6, 1965, at St. More...

Obituaries

Bonnie Sturlaugson

Park River

Bonnie Mae Sturlaugson, age 80, of Park River, passed away Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, at First Care Health Center of Park River. More...

Robert Robinson

St. Thomas

Robert Miller Robinson, age 93, of St. Thomas, passed away Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, at the Lutheran Sunset Home in Grafton.  More...

James Bailey

Grafton

James E. Bailey, age 79, of Grafton, passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at his home in Grafton.  More...

School

Living life on a natural high

Red Ribbon Week brings awareness of drug, alcohol use

Red Ribbon Week is all about educating students on the dangers of drug and alcohol use. More...

Grafton Middle School student wins DVAC poster contest

October is the month Domestic Violence and Abuse Center, Inc. (DVAC) observes National Domestic Violence and Awareness Month. It is also National Anti-Bullying Month, observed by many schools in the area through anti-bullying campaigns.  More...

St. Thomas Elementary students win penny war

St. Thomas students competed in a penny war between high school and elementary school students during the week of Oct. 26-30.  The two teams raised nearly $400 that will be donated to help find a cure for Huntington’s disease.  More...

Burke resigns SRO position

Eliminating dog breed ban ordinance discussed

GRAFTON – The Grafton Ways and Means Committee ( WMC) gathered at city hall Monday for their regularly scheduled meeting. In attendance were Chris West, Greg Young, Connie Johnson, Nick Ziegelmann, Mary Stark, Dave Fellman, and Don Hutson. More...

Patients are satisfied at First Care Health Center

Park River hospital is a national top 20 facility

PARK RIVER – First Care Health Center (FCHC) in Park River was awarded the honor of being a Top 20 Best Practice in Patient Satisfaction facility.  Louise Dryburgh, CEO of FCHC, accepted the award held during the National Rural Health Asso More...

Minto City Council updates policy regarding overtime

Employee callback on holiday precipitates change

MINTO-Pay policies at the city of Minto are being updated. More...

News

Walsh County Job Development Authority receives Project of the Year Award

Walsh County Job Development Authority (WCJDA)-Kringstad Ironworks received the Economi c Development Association of North Dakota (EDND) Impact Award for Project of the Year – Small Community Division during the EDND Fall Conference Oct. More...

Stolen credit cards from Grafton turn up in forgery case

Grand Forks woman arrested

Betty Jo Enno, 50, of Grand Forks was arrested on Sept. 28 in Devils Lake when she tried to pass a check on an account that had been reported stolen from Grafton. More...

Semi driver charged in death of Hoople man

Chicago trucker held in Walsh County accident

A Chicago, Illinois semi-truck driver was charged for negligent homicide, a Class C felony in the accidental vehicle death of Hoople resident Russell Crowder. Hassan K. More...

Happenings

Open house for school additions, auditorium

An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony will be held for Grafton Public Schools Middle School, Pre-School and Performing Arts Center additions Thursday, Nov. 12, beginning at 7 p.m.  More...

Lutheran ladies selling lefse as missions fundraiser

The women of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Park River (and a few good men) will be making lefse Saturday morning, Nov. 7, which will be sold as a fundraiser for missions.  More...

Minto American Legion Post, auxiliary to observe Vets Day

All members of Minto American Legion Post 201 and its Auxiliary are invited to a Veterans Day observance Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Minto Community Center.  A social hour will begin at 5 p.m., with dinner served at 6 p.m. More...

Opinion

Pray is a four letter word

Apparently those that reach out for a little extra spiritual help have to be careful that they don’t tread on the sacred ground of North Dakota High School Activities Association. More...

Political Cartoon

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Turning back the clock

60 years Formation of a school police system in Grafton, sponsored by the local Eagles lodge, had been completed. The officers directed traffic near the school buildings. More...

Sports

PR-F-L stomps Jaguars in quarterfinals

Aggies depth plays a key part in victory

The Park River-Fordville- Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies extended their season in the quarterfinal round of the NDHSAA Division A Football State Playoffs when they defeated the Northern Cass (NC) Jaguars in Park River last Saturday afternoon. More...

Monarchs host Titans for region matchup

Multiple scoring runs results in a D-V-E victory

The Midway Monarchs hosted a region match against the Drayton- Valley- Edinburg ( D - V - E ) Titans on Monday night before the teams will move forward to the play-in games on Friday Nov. 6. More...

Lady Spoilers take down Burros

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Religion

Park River Bible Camp Quilt Auction

Another successful quilt auction is on the books for the Park River Bible Camp. The 28th annual fundraiser, held Sunday, brought in $29,803 that will be used for the camp's ministry programs and facility maintenance.  More...

Grafton Assembly of God annual Harvest Fest this Sunday

Grafton Assembly of God church will host its annual Harvest Fest celebration this coming Sunday, Nov. 8. Guest for the day will be the award-winning gospel music group, Canada’s Double Portion. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

This was in my email this morning. “Your friends have posted 1078 updates this week. Reply to post your own status on Facebook or go to https://fb.com) (numbers and letters changed to protect me/).” The pressure is unbearable.  More...