January 30, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Communities awarded funds through Self Help Program

Walsh County cities received more than $14,000

COUNTY— Walsh County Commission (WCC) has partnered with Red River Regional Council (RRRC) to provide cities in the county with more than $14,000 toward betterment projects through the Half Mill Self Help Program.  More...

Special Sections

Community

Calling all Giving Hearts

Local fundraising day is Feb. 14

Local organizations are gearing up for Giving Hearts Day, which will be held Valentine’s Day, Thursday, Feb. 14. Giving Hearts Day is a 24-hour online fundraising event sponsored by Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Foundation. More...

Birthdays

Jan. 31 Seth Rakowski, Montoursville, Pennsylvania Feb. 1 Nathan Narlock, Nikiski, Alaska Logan Gronvold, Barton Audrey Pederson, Grand Forks Feb. More...

Anniversaries

Feb. 10  Rodney and Phyllis Ebertowski, Grafton (35)  Feb. 12  Art and Maryann Sanborn, Grand Forks   More...

Obituaries

Emanuel Cicha

Grafton

Emanuel Cicha, 90, of Grafton, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at Lutheran Sunset Home of Grafton.  Services will be held Thursday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m. at the Lutheran Sunset Home Chapel. More...

Jake Fugere

Northwood

Jake Fugere, 32, of Northwood and formerly of Grafton, passed away unexpectedly near Northwood Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.  Services were held Saturday, Jan. 26, at Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton.  More...

Timothy Helmoski

Park River

Timothy Helmoski passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, due to terminal illn ess at home under the c a re o f family and Hospice.  The family will hold private services.  Timothy James Helmoski was born in Grafton on Nov. More...

School

Imagine the possibilities

Grafton school district receives $1.9 million grant

When Grafton School District conducted surveys during the application process for the North Dakota Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) grant, area families, educators and community members let the district know of a few needs they saw with More...

Valley-Edinburg hosting state robotics

Valley- Edinburg High School will be hosting the 2019 North Dakota State Vex Robotics Tournament in the Edinburg gym Saturday, Feb. 9.  More...

PRAS students take part in oratorical competition

Park River Area junior Brook Shirek took first place at the 2018-2019 American Legion Oratorical Competition held Wednesday, Nov. More...

Religion

‘Listening for the truth of God’s voice’

Women in ministry

Editor’s note: Women in Ministry is a series exploring a growing number of Walsh County parishes led by women. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Wrestling with God  More...

Temps dip to all-time lows

People urged to take precautions

REGION—Weather in the northern Red River Valley has never been colder. More...

Freeze up keeps city busy

GRAFTON—Extreme cold these last few weeks has kept the City of Grafton’s water department busy responding to water line freezeups.  “I bet we have averaged one a day for the last three weeks,” said Kevin Sevigny, Grafton More...

Tebay enters pleas on theft charges

Sentencing expected in March

GRAFTON—Nathan Tebay, 40, on Tuesday, January 23, entered an open guilty plea and an Alford plea on two felony counts of theft of property, as a result of plea agreement reached with Walsh County State’s Attorneys Office.  More...

News

Cooking up a storm

Scot Berg (left) soaks walleye in a milk and egg batter while Fred Ganssle coats the fillet in corn flake crumbs at the 52nd annual St. Thomas Booster Club Fish Fry at the American Legion Club in St. Thomas.   More...

Egg throwers stopped by police

No rhyme or reason

A rash of “egging” cars and other property that was hit with eggs should have come to an end Grafton Police Chief Tony Dumas said.  Dumas said the police department will charge two juvenile males with criminal mischief related to the More...

Polar Communications promotes Gullickson, hires Ferguson

Polar Communications announced Kristi Gullickson has been promoted to inform ation technology supervisor and Kyle Ferguson has joined their staff as a comb ination technician.  More...

Happenings

Beginning archery program offered

Northern Lites Archery Club is holding a beginner archery program starting Sunday, Feb. 10, from 7 to 8 p.m. The program will run Feb. 10, Feb. 17, Feb. 24 and March 3.  The club is located at 37 East Seventh Street in Grafton. More...

Community family after Christmas Party Feb. 4

A community family “After Christmas Party” will be held Monday, Feb. 4, at the Lankin Legion. A potluck meal will begin at 7:30 p.m.  Drawings for DPMS 223 Cal. More...

Great Plains Food Bank distribution set for Feb. 5

Great Plains Food Bank distribution has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5, due to potentially dangerous weather conditions.  The bank will be at St. John’s Catholic Church, 344West 15th Street in Grafton, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Give them more cake to eat

Have you ever noticed that anytime the words “a bi-partisan effort” are used in a news story, more often than not it is followed by some sort of revenue increase for legislators or members of Congress?  More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  Drayton High School’s boys basketball team chalked up its 13th straight win by stopping Sacred Heart of East Grand Forks, 61-49, at East Grand Forks.  A total of 109 accidents took place on Grafton streets during 1958, accor More...

Sports

Top-ranked Spoilers outscore Mustangs

Grafton offense comes out strong, never looks back

Region 2’s fifth- place Midway-Minto (M-M) Mustangs hosted the undefeated first-place Grafton SSiSpoilers iin a girls bbgbasketball game last Friday.   More...

Titans hold close to Tornadoes

D-V-E cuts it to eight at halftime

Super Region 2’s number nine Drayton- Valley- Edinburg (D-V-E) Titans traveled to Cavalier and took on the fourth place Tornadoes last Thursday.  More...

Little Mustangs 'buddy' up

The Midway-Minto boys basketball team hosted a group of 'Mustang buddies' during their home game last Thursday against Hillsboro-Central Valley. More...