January 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Soils committee digs for valuation reductions

Land values stay consistent with previous year

COUNTY – Walsh County Soils Committee ( WCSC) met Tuesday at the USDA Ag Center office in Park River to take the next step in land evaluations for 2017. More...

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Community

Excitement renewed for Pack 222

After years of absence, Cub Scouts reorganized

Inactive in the community for a number of years, a group of dedicated parents have brought Cub Scout Pack 222 back to life in Grafton. Just one year after reorganization, the pack has nearly tripled in size.  More...

Beckman is Marvin President’s Award winner

For the Record

Jodi Beckman, a quality technician at Marvin Windows and Doors, was chosen by company president, Paul Marvin, as the President’s Award winner for the Grafton plant at the year-end annual meeting. More...

Beck, Erickson to recite marriage vows in May

Samantha Beck and Jesse Erickson announce their engagement and approaching marriage.  Samantha is the daughter of Allen Beck of Park River and Bonnie Klein and Clint Linstad, also of Park River. More...

Obituaries

Merlyn 'Murphy’ Callahan

Grafton

Merlyn J. “Murphy” Callahan, age 90, of Grafton, passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at Lutheran Sunset Home of Grafton. More...

Carl Nilson

Park River

Carl B. Nilson, age 83, of Park River, passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at Good Samaritan Center of Park River.  More...

Ron Shannon

Thompson

Ron Shannon, 44, rural Thompson, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2017.  Service will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m., in Holmes United Methodist Church, rural Thompson. Visitation is Friday, Jan. More...

School

Banking on ‘Common Cents’

FBLA designs curriculum on managing money

North Valley Career and Technology Center’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter has designed a curriculum to educate students on money management. More...

Gold medal students

Each week, Grafton Middle School’s Gold Medal Award program recognizes amazing students for academic achievements, as well as outstanding behavior and acts of kindness to others. More...

St. Thomas School announces students of the second quarter

Administration and staff at St. Thomas Public School recently announced students of the quarter for the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year. Selected from among junior high students was April Alonzo, daughter of Mary Lopez and Jesse Zambrano. More...

31ST ANNUAL MINTO BOLOGNA FEED

Winners of the best overall bologna for the second year in a row are Corey Jamieson, left, and his dad Larry. They are members of the Tilted Kilts, who have competed for multiple years. More...

County approves self-help funds

Mud on Road bill challenged

COUNTY – Walsh County Commissioners ( WCC) met Tuesday at the courthouse in Grafton for their regular bimonthly meeting. More...

News

Quietly quilting

Peggy Davis, left, and Laurie Landsem, both of Langdon, arrived early for the Blessed are the Piecemakers Quilt Retreat held at the Park River Bible Camp last weekend. More...

Chyle drug case continued

Intent to deliver fentanyl brings felony A charges

Zachary David Chyle, age 25, from Park River was arrested Aug. 23 after allegedly injecting himself with fentanyl and ingesting pills, which brought forth a Class A misdemeanor charge.  More...

Rolf enacts plea deal in three cases

Class A drug felony amended to C felony

Grafton resident Blake Levi Rolf, age 24, appeared in Walsh County District Court Tuesday for a variety of charges including a Class A felony, possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.  Rolf, along with his lawyer Stuart John Askew a More...

Happenings

Fallcreek Quartet to perform at Kongsvinger banquet

Kongsvinger Lutheran Church of rural Oslo, Minnesota, is hosting its annual Valentine’s Banquet on Friday, Feb. 10, at 6:30 p.m. The Fallcreek Quartet from Grand Forks will be the featured entertainment.  More...

Nurtured Heart Approach to be presented at NVCTC

A child’s intensity is a gift that needs to be nurtured. More...

Skate with the Spoilers Jan. 28

North Valley Career and Technology DECA students are hosting their annual Skate with the Spoilers event Saturday, Jan. 28.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

School guns are back

North Dakota legislators are quietly revisiting the possibility of placing concealed gun owners within the walls of schools.  House Bill 1310 was introduced by Representatives Dwite Kiefert, Daniel Johnston, Karen Karls, Dan Ruby, Roscoe Streyle More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  Edinburg High School defeated St. More...

Sports

Spoilers win region game

Garza leads Grafton with 18 points

The Grafton Spoilers boys basketball team took on the Cavalier Tornadoes in the second game of a Region 2 doubleheader in Grafton last Friday.  After a close first half, the Spoilers outscored the Tornadoes in the third and fourth quarters, even More...

Wrestlers hit Lisbon mats

Grapplers cap off regular season at invitational meet

The Grafton Spoilers wrestling squad traveled to Lisbon last Friday and Saturday to compete in the Storhaug Invitational for their last regular season tournament before regionals begin on Feb. More...

Lady Mustangs battle Burros

Midway-Minto's Alexis Nice, right, scrambles against a Hillsboro-Central Valley opponent during a Region 2 girls basketball game in Hillsboro on Monday. More...

Religion

Following his dream

Adam Goraskie new program director at PRBC

Park River Bible Camp has been without a program director since last fall when Justin Hylden vacated his temporary post to continue his religious education. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Finding happiness in a new year   This year an estimated 139 million Americans will do some type of New Year’s resolution. That is about half of our nation. More...

Sunny thoughts from Sunset

Week of Jan. 16-20  Monday started off with a kick, a kick in the air as we worked out in fitness! In the afternoon, Money Monday Bingo brought smiles to all as we raked in tokens. More...