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Wolford News…

By Staff | Sep 17, 2012

It’s September already so here goes some more Wolford News. My sister, Shirley and George Lewis of Rock Lake, and their daughter, Cheryl of rural Belcourt, visited with me a bit on Tuesday afternoon en route home from Minot. On Wednesday evening I enjoyed a nice phone visit with my son, Eric, of Upland, Calif. On Thursday I enjoyed a brief visit with John Ydstie, former Wolford resident. He and his wife, Mary Jo, of the Washington, D.C., area were here helping her mom, Ida Urem of Rolette, move into the Manor. On Friday Vernon Erickson and I enjoyed our noon meal in the dining room with Ida, Mary Jo and John. On Saturday I enjoyed visiting Mildred Ingebo. On Sunday morning I accompanied Howard Thompson and Carolyn Solberg to Wolford Lutheran worship conducted by Pastor Dana Holter. Carolyn read scripture and it was nice to have La Nae back to play the organ. On Sunday afternoon I went to the farm home of my sister, Ellen Mae and Larry Slaubaugh, to help Ellen Mae celebrate her Sept. 3 birthday. We were joined by our sisters, Anna Hunt and Shirley and George Lewis, and my brother, Harold and Phyliss Pantsari, all of Rock Lake, niece, Cheryl Lewis of rural Belcourt, Ellen Mae’s son, Carlan and Rhonda of Wolford and their son, Brandon of Fargo, and my niece, Diane and Dennis Leas of Cando. Cheryl brought the special cake from Rolla.

I want to extend my sincere sympathy to the family of Victor Gronvold.

Wolford School Upcoming Events:

Sept. 11: A,B,C,7 & 8 VB at Rolette vs. North Star at 3:30

Sept. 12: ASVAB for Jrs. and Srs. 8:30-11:30; Gr. 7 & 8 to Fort Totten Living History Field Day

Sept. 13: A,B,C,8&7 VB at Rugby at 3:30

Sept. 14: FB at Westhope at 7 p.m.

Sept. 15: Valley City Varsity Optimist VB Tourney.


Welcome to these new Wolford teachers; Joel Braaten, Bethany Mack and Stacy Schaan.

On Thursday afternoon Bessie Hochstetler and her daughter, Barb Slaubaugh, visited at the Edith Slaubaugh home.

On Tuesday morning Ray and Lily Gingerich and Ervin and Ruth Ann Helmuth of Mylo, Frank and Treva Graber, Ernie and Marjo Slaubaugh, and Dwayne and Diane Graber enjoyed breakfast together in Rugby.

Newt and Angie Erickson and their little dog, “Boone” visited with Eileen Erickson on Friday morning.

Chris Lennon of Carbondale, Ill.; Trevor Lennon and friend, Melissa Sand of the U of Mary in Bismarck, Linda Jensen of West Fargo, Carla Wolf of Wolford, Travis and Jen Ramsey, Connor and Drake of Rugby and Marlene and Darrol Klein were Sunday visitors at Donna Lennon’s Rugby apartment. They also celebrated Trevor Lennon’s 22nd birthday. Chris had attended the funeral of a friend that sang with the Sweet Adelines, of which Chris was a member. The Sweet Adelines also sang at the funeral service on Friday. Carla also brought the special cake.

Son, Dale and Lorinda of Rolette, visited Margie Beck on Saturday afternoon.

On Friday afternoon Bev Zavada of Ishpeming, Michigan, Lorraine Hall of Port Washington, Wisc., visited at the Dwayne and Diane Graber home.

Ervin and Ruth Ann Helmuth went to the home in rural Souris on Saturday afternoon of their daughter, Becky and Josh Ballentyne, for Cain’s 3rd birthday party on Saturday afternoon and evening. All of the local Ballentyne family attended. Also attending was Rhonda Kohler and son, Carsen, of Benedict.

Eileen Erickson enjoyed a visit at her apartment from Lyda (Peters) and Bill Reynolds on Saturday afternoon. Saturday evening visitors were Dots and Virgie Erickson of Rolette.

Niece, Lyda and Bill Reynolds of Mountain Home, Ark., visited Helen Hawk on Saturday and they enjoyed their noon meal out together.

Travis and Jordan Graber visited on Saturday afternoon and the home of their grandparents, Dwayne and Diane Graber.

Lowell and Marlys Johnson and Maggie spent a couple days at Stump Lake for their Farm Show that started on Sunday.


Larry and Deb Zavada, Bev Zavada of Ishpeming, Michigan, Lorraine Hall, Greg and Jordan Graber and Dwayne and Diane Graber enjoyed dinner at a Bisbee cafe at noon on Sunday. In the afternoon all were guests at Dwayne and Diane’s for birthday cake in honor of Dwayne’s birthday the next day.

Ruth Ann Helmuth of rural Mylo called to remind everyone of the Dale and Martha Hawk Museum Farm Fest. Open House will be Sept. 15 and 16 at the museum. Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and that charge will be $5 for breakfast. There will be steam threshing on Saturday, as well as steam sawing. Also an outdoor vendor flea market each day with no table charge. Music and food items will be available all day. No parades.

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