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FFA chapter competes in Bismarck

Three qualify in their district

On Thursday, Jan. 19, members of the Grafton FFA Chapter traveled to Bismarck to compete in North Dakota FFA State Leadership Development events. Chapters came from all around the state to compete after qualifying in their respective districts. For the first time in Grafton chapter history, a quiz team and a prepared public speaker got the chance to go to […]

Hoople Tiny Titans

Valley-Edinburg-Hoople December’s character trait focus was respect. Tiny Titans of the Month students were chosen for being respectful each and every day. Students to receive this award are: Joseph Ohma, pre-K; Loki Austfjord, kindergarten; Kaden Needham, first grade; Wyatt McFarlane, second grade; Jean Cook, third grade; Gianna Burrell, fourth grade; Gary Olimb, fifth grade; and Benedict Burrell, sixth grade.

Century Intermediate students recognized

Century Intermediate Elementary School in Grafton Students of the Week were chosen for their excellence in class, being helpful and respecting others. Students of the Week for Jan. 16-Jan. 20 were Aaron Linner, sixth grade; Austin Hernandez, fifth grade; Reagan Tanke, fourth grade; and Owen Pankow, third grade.

Honor Roll

PARK RIVER A Honor Roll Seniors: Faith Cosio,Clover Gillespie, Avery Goll, Hannah Halvorson, Brandon Houser, Tomine Jensen, Ella Johnson, Hannah Larson, Megan Larson, Emma Markusen, Sophia Markusen, Hudson Nelson, Avery Rosinski, Sierra Schramm, Mitchell Shirek, Caden Swartz, Greta Wharam, Owen Zikmund and Zachariah Zikmund. Juniors: Kodi Bell, Abby Beneda, Elise Carter, Connor Hodek, Kenneth Holand and Danielle Thompson. Sophomore s […]

Hot cocoa anyone

Minto elementary students serving up fresh hot cocoa with all of the fixings Tuesday afternoon are, from left, Brantley Hovde, Lydia Lokken, Emma Wysocki and Penelope Slominski. Parents and family members were welcomed to the school, given fake money and served hot cocoa with the students responsible for taking the orders and counting back change.

Minto DECA competes in Valley City

Twenty-seven students participated in a role-play event Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Valley City State University and took a test relating to business and marketing. Thirteen students placed in the top three in their event.

Pembina County here we come

Spellers in grades 6-8 participated in the Drayton Spelling Bee Friday, Jan. 20. The top three earned a place in the Pembina County Spelling Bee to be held Tuesday, Feb. 14, in Cavalier. Top spellers at the Drayton Spelling Bee are, from left, Khloe Hart, Loki Sylskar and Lucas De Souza.

Spoilers of the Week

The following students were chosen as recipients of the Spoiler of the Week award for working hard, showing good character and making the school a better place. Week of Jan. 16-Jan. 25 Christian Flanders, Eithen Gomez, Bryce Kringstad, Taylor Torgerson, Sandra Dominguez, Wyatt Stokaluk, Wes Johnson, Francis Dunor, Sahara Lopez, Angel Molina, Noah Suda, Tenley Lillemoen, Miranda Garza, Marissa Gonzalez, […]

Take Note

Area students who were placed on the University of Mary in Bismarck fall 2022 dean’s list are: Elizabeth Nice, Ardoch; Cassie Erickson, Grafton; Karley Gudajtes and Abigail Lopez, Minto. A student must earn a 3.50 or better grade point average while carrying at least 12 credit hours. Area students who made the Minot State University fall 2022 president’s list are: […]

Trumpet trio

Jack Kern, left, Julia Presteng, middle, and Samara Obregon take the stage at the 2023 Winter Talent Show. A dozen acts were on the card Sunday at Grafton’s Performing Arts Center.


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