Daniel Houdek

Park River

Daniel J. Houdek, 80, Park River, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at First Care Health Center of Park River. Daniel Joseph Houdek was born Feb. 28, 1938, in Prairie Centre Township of Walsh County, son of the late Frank and Helen (Schanilec) Houdek. He attended school in Veseleyville. Following his education he farmed near Veseleyville for 43 years. He […]

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Cicha celebrating 85 with party

Donna Cicha is turning 85 on Aug. 9. Join in celebrating on Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. at Lutheran Sunset Home. Entertainment will be provided by Leonard and Betty Wahl and dessert and coffee will be served around 3 p.m.

New Arrival

Gracelynn Bree Daley was born July 21, 2018 to Jonah Daley and Karisa Lunski of East Grand Forks, Minnesota. At birth she weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz. and measured 21 inches. Grandparents are Mark Lunski of East Grand Forks and the late Geralyn Lunski, and Andy and Carrie Daley of Warsaw. Great-grandparents are Joe and Phyllis Unruh of Warroad, Minnesota, […]

Sunny news from Sunset

In Monday morning fitness club we worked out with a Fitter Sitter CD. That afternoon, Money Monday Bingo kept us busy and in the evening we shook Yahtzee dice until bed time. Tuesday’s word game was the big word, we used m’s a lot with “armamentarium” containing three. On Tuesday afternoon, we took the bus out for a ride to […]

Celebrating sixty years

Grafton High School’s Class of 1958 gathered June 22 at Historic Elmwood for its 60-year reunion. Attendees included 26 classmates, 12 spouses, one teacher and several friends from other Grafton High School classes. Elmwood had special significance for this class because it is where Laurie (Williamson) Retallic grew up and many classmates visited in “the good old days.” Pictured, front […]

Leaving their mark

Small-town scenes

As you may have garnered from last week’s column, I wasn’t exactly the bestbehaved kid. So around age 19, when I was caught with a minor in possession of alcohol, I was sentenced to 20 grueling hours of community service. Deciding to do something a little more worthwhile than donning a neon vest and using a poker to grab garbage […]

Hendrickson community picnic held near Adams

The fourteenth annual Hendrickson Community Picnic was held July 15 at the Hendrickson family farmstead south of Adams. As in past years, attendees spent the afternoon in community fellowship, renewing old friendships and creating new ones. The picnic was hosted by the children of the late Clarence and Antonia Hendrickson and their spouses, Bradley and Darlene Hendrickson, Veva (Hendrickson) Adamson, […]