February 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Drain 87 hearing to draw hot opinions

Water board expects full house

COUNTY - Walsh County Water Resource District ( WCWRD) sent out notices Feb. 1 in regard to the landowner’s cost share in the proposed Drain 87 project. More...

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Community

Musical memories

Eunice Evenson has been church organist since 1959

Since 1959, Eunice Evenson has filled Trinity Lutheran Church in Edinburg with the sound of music. In January, at age 86 and after 57 years of dedicated service to her congregation, she closed the hymnal as church organist for the last time.  More...

Benefit account established in Cavalier for Leland Bailly

A benefit account has been established for Leland Bailly to help the Grafton man with expenses incurred due to his health.  More...

Churches support Feed My Starving Children campaign

Eight Walsh County churches raised $7,089.64 over the past six years for the Feed My Starving Children campaign, enough to pay for the ingredients for 32,219 meals and feed 88 children for an entire year. More...

Obituaries

Mary Jiskra

Bismarck

A beautiful heart stopped beating Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Mary Rose Michalski Jiskra, 84, Bismarck, died in Bismarck. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at Church of the Ascension, 1825 S. More...

Lucy M. Sobolik

Pisek

Lucy M. Sobolik, 100, Pisek, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at First Care Health Center of Park River.  Services were held Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church of Veseleyville. More...

Joanne Young

Olympia, Washington

Joanne Young, 82, Olympia, Washington, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at her home.  More...

School

Sharing the love at Lutheran Sunset Home

Century Elementary second grade student Dakota Smith reads to Elaine Thrugstad during a Valentine's Day visit at Lutheran Sunset Home in Grafton. More...

Kelvin Cooper top Walsh County speller

The Walsh County Spelling Bee was held Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Farmers Room at the Walsh County Courthouse in Grafton. The spelling bee lasted 14 rounds, as students spelled words such as gladiatorial, affectionately and alpinist correctly.  More...

Take Note

Lake Region State College recently released its honor lists for the fall 2016 semester. Students who maintained a 4.00 GPA are named to the president’s list. More...

Religion

Congregations prepare for Lenten season

Churches announce Ash Wednesday, weekly services

The Lenten season will begin with Ash Wednesday on March 1, when worship services will be held at churches throughout the area. The following is a listing of Lenten events planned for Ash Wednesday and continuing through Easter Sunday. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Praying for our new president  More...

Commissioners discuss elected versus appointed positions

Former Conway church abatement negotiated

COUNTY – Walsh County Commissioners ( WCC) met Monday at the courthouse in Grafton for their regular bimonthly meeting. Luther Meberg, Karen Anderson, Lawrence Burianek, Lauren Wild, Ernie Barta and Walsh County auditor Kris Molde were present. More...

Legislative bills still alive at crossover

Compassionate Care Act hits Senate floor today

STATE – Several legislative bills are still alive going into the break at the end of the week. Crossover is scheduled for this Friday, a time in which all House bills being considered are sent to the Senate and vice versa.  More...

News

Happy happy day of giving

Jennifer Thompson, left and Kristy Jelinek of Unity Medical Center Foundation (UMCF) embrace the “Matchy Matchy” theme on Giving Hearts Day Feb. 9 in Grafton. More...

Torres counsel requests evidence suppression

Language barrier confession tactics questioned

Martin Bustamonte Torres from Grafton appeared in Walsh County District Court Thursday for an evidentiary hearing before Walsh County District Judge Richard Geiger.  More...

Health notes

What could you do in less than three seconds to save your life   Answer a text message – Probably not lifesaving.  Study for a biology exam – Definitely takes more than three seconds.  Wear a seat belt – That’s More...

Happenings

March Meltdown Party to support Angel of Hope

Angel of Hope Memorial Park in Grafton will benefit from the March Meltdown Party scheduled Saturday, March 4, at Boardwalk Bar and Grill Rivers Edge Lounge in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.  More...

Quilters seeking cabin fever relief invited to retreat

The annual Cabin Fever Relievers Quilt Retreat will return to Park River Bible Camp Friday through Sunday, March 17-19.  Quilter’s Eden out of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, will be the vendor for the retreat. More...

Police Blotter

Feb. 11, 12:26 a.m., report of harassment on West Eighth Street.  Feb. 11, 5:53 a.m., animal complaint on 15th Street and Western Avenue.  Feb. 11, 9:33 a.m., report of a hit and run vehicle accident at Simonson Station Store.  Feb. More...

Opinion

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Turning back the clock

60 years  The Walsh County Crop Improvement Association, at a meeting at Park River, completed allocation of oat, flax and wheat variety seeds to county crop producers, according to Harry Berquist, Adams, president of the organization.  More...

Days Gone By

A.K. Moe of Grafton submitted this photograph taken in 1948 of a Grafton Floral parade float. Moe could not identify the boy on the float. More...

Sports

Wrestlers finish with three placers

Spoilers top record with most points scored in state tourney

Seven members of the Grafton Spoilers wrestling team traveled to Fargo last Friday and Saturday to compete in the 2017 state tournament.  Three wrestlers placed in the tournament and the Spoilers finished with a score of 46.5, earning their high More...

Spoilers, Aggies battle to move on

Grafton cuts lead to five with 14 seconds to go

The Park River-Fordville- Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies and the Grafton Spoilers faced off in the first game on semifinal night of the Class B Girls Basketball Region 2 Tournament on Tuesday.  More...

Grafton girls advance

Determined Lady Spoilers defeat Burros

The number-five seeded Grafton Spoilers lined up for a quarterfinal game against Region 2’s number-four Hillsboro-Central Valley (H-CV) Burros on Monday during the 2017 NDHSAA Class B Girls Basketball Region 2 Tournament.  More...