October 24, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Bingo craze hits town

Blackout prize nears $30,000

GRAFTON—Currently, many people in the country are crazily playing the lottery hoping to win billions. The craze in Grafton is to play blackout bingo at Polly’s Lounge where the jackpot is nearing $30,000.  More...

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Community

A quick turnaround

Minto fundraiser helps children days after event

Stetson’s Halloween Bash turned out to be so much more than expected. Kayla Gowan and Janessa Narloch organized the event with the help of many volunteers to raise approximately $23,000, way over their goal of $10,000.  More...

Degree of Honor members meet

The Minto Lodge held its district meeting of Degree of Honor at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Minto on Saturday, Oct. 20. Degree of Honor members from Walhalla and Sheyenne also attended. More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

We were so happy to have a little warmer weather for the Walsh County Fair and hope that everyone had a great time. Please stop by and trick or treat on Halloween.  Activities this week  Thursday, Oct. More...

Obituaries

Lon Burns

Grafton

Lon Marvin Burns, age 66 of Grafton, passed away peacefully at his home, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, under the care of hospice after a two and a half year battle with cancer.  More...

Shirley Owen

Valley City

Shirley Peterson Owen, age 83, passed away Oct. 20, 2018, at Sheyenne Care Center, Valley City.  Shirley was born May 31, 1935, in Thief River Falls, Minnesota to Harlan and Irene (Wrolstad) Peterson. More...

Anna Whelan-Sjursen

Dickinson

Anna Christine Whelan- Sjursen, 31, of Dickinson, formerly of Crystal, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, after experiencing flu-like symptoms.  More...

School

FFA 5K

Grafton’s FFA chapter hosted a 5K run/walk for breast cancer research and awareness on Saturday, Oct. 13. More...

Extended School Project awarded grant

Zahradka attends senate caucus

Because of the thoughtful ways North Valley Extended School Project combines funding streams to offer great opportunities to students in career pathways, North Valley Extended School Project Director, Lori Zahradka, was invited to be a panelist on Se More...

Spoilers of the Month

Grafton High School and Junior High has announced its Spoilers of the Month for September, along with teacher comments for each student.  Selected from seventh grade was Christian White. More...

Walsh County considers closing Conway bridge

Commission approves drain permits

COUNTY — Walsh County Highway Superintendent Sharon Lipsh updated the Walsh County Commission on Tuesday, Oct. 16, with regard to three bridges currently closed in the county.  More...

NORTH DAKOTA FALL SUNSET

A plane streaks across the sky above the Gudajtes Farm bin site as the sun sets turning the fall sky to a beautiful shade of orange last Wednesday night.   More...

News

Fire destroys Warsaw home

Minto, Grafton fire departments on scene

Fire destroyed a twostory house in Warsaw last Wednesday, as firefighters battled the blaze for four hours.  The wood-framed residential structure owned by Dave Rodningen, who lived in the home is a complete loss, according to Minto Fire Chief M More...

Minto man leads police on high speed chase

Anderson being held in jail

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County treasurer’s third quarter report released

Walsh County Treasurer Jill Trenda presented the third quarter treasurer’s report, including the months of July through September, to theWalsh County Commission on Oct. More...

Happenings

Hockey tournament to benefit Demers

A weekend hockey tournament to benefit Chad Demers will be held Friday, Nov. 2, through Sunday, Nov. More...

Elmwood spaghetti feed

Historic Elmwood in Grafton will hold its spaghetti feed on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Adams hunters breakfast

The annual Adams Men’s Club hunters breakfast will be Friday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 10 a.m. at Adams Lutheran Church.  Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, orange juice and coffee will be served. More...

Opinion

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Projects rev up economy

Economic development makes its way to main street in several different ways. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  “Norland,” a new potato variety developed by NDAC research made its debut on the market. More...

Sports

Spoilers hit their stride in Cooperstown

Boys take fifth, girls ninth at regionals

The Grafton Spoilers cross country teams traveled to Cooperstown last Saturday where the boys earned 188 points for fifth place and the girls took ninth with a score of 325 in the 2018 Class B East Region meet.  More...

Grafton wraps up 2018 season

Blue Jays power past Spoilers on the road

The Grafton Spoilers football team traveled to Jamestown last Saturday to face off against the numberfour seeded Jamestown Blue Jays in a Class AA matchup.  It proved to be an uphill battle for the Spoilers as they were unable to score until the More...

Aggies swirl past Tornadoes

PR-F-L surpasses number three seed at home

The number four-seeded Park River-Fordville-Lankin ( PR- F- L) Aggies hosted the Cavalier Tornadoes in a Region 2 matchup and powered their way to a 3-0 home match victory, moving them up to number three in Region 2.  More...

Religion

From the Pastor’s Desk

Church suppers have been in full swing and are starting to wrap up. Why are group meals so important? What do our tables look like?  More...