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October 17, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

October snow"fall"

Rudy Anguilano Jr., left, and his sister Analee tumble down a hill at Leistikow Park in Grafton last Wednesday when the area received 4-6 inches of snow. More...

Special Sections

Community

Passion project

UMCF Harvest Auction to benefit dietary department

Typically when people think of hospital fundraisers, the money raised usually goes toward medical equipment. More...

Food pantry: A critical time of year

Walsh County food bank in need of items

Within the last 10 years, Walsh County Food Pantry has more than doubled the number of families it helps annually.  More...

Dabble with Dell

I can remember when doughnuts were cut out. A pastry cloth was floured, dough was rolled out to a certain thickness, then put on this. The doughnut was cut out and put into hot grease. Nowadays, the batter is put into a doughnut maker. More...

Obituaries

Janet Nice

Grand Forks

Janet Marie Nice, 64, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, surrounded by family and friends at Parkwood in Grand Forks.  Janet was born Sept. 17, 1954, in Corydon, Iowa, the daughter of Clell & Eileen (Couchman) Greer. More...

Gordon Hall

Grafton

Gordon C. Hall, 81, Grafton, passed away Oct. 11, 2018.  Se r vices we re held Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. at Grafton Lutheran Church. Military rites will be provided by Lankin American Legion Post 157 and U. S. Air Force Honor Guard. More...

Richard Tarrell

Grafton

Richard Harold Tarrell, 76, Grafton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at Edgewood Vista in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Visitation and prayer service was held Monday, Oct. 15, at Miller Funeral Home, Sioux Falls. More...

School

Why I'm involved in FBLA

Becoming a part of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is easily one of the best decisions I have ever made. I joined when I was a freshman and my first year in FBLA was absolutely amazing. More...

Grafton native Swedberg is SHAPE teacher of the year

West Fargo health and phy ed teacher is 1997 GHS grad

Grafton native Leah Swedberg has been named North Dakota Society of Health and Physical Education (SHAPE) Health Teacher of the Year.  Swedberg, a 1997 Grafton High School graduate and daughter of Mark Lindsey and Bonnie Lindsey, teaches health More...

Kingsbury on VCSU homecoming court

Valley City State Homecoming queen candidates, front from left, are Taylor Bearinger, Walhalla, Emma Maguire, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, Kylie Weber, Rugby, Sarah Montecuollo, Valley City, Kadie Anderson, Jamestown and Mackenzie Dietz, Gwinner.  More...

Religion

Goings on at the Good Sam

We had a great time celebrating our great food service staff last week. We appreciate all they do!  Activities this week  Thursday, Oct. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

What’s new?  More...

Weather shuts down corn maze

Fall activities successful

GRAFTON—Grafton Parks and Recreation Director Bill Dahl informed his board Wednesday at its monthly meeting that the corn maze has been shut down due to inclement weather.  That was the only negative to report about GPR’s first ever More...

Course of action in opioid lawsuits uncertain

Vanguard valuation software to be implemented

COUNTY—The opioid crisis sweeping the country worked its way to the Walsh County Commission chambers on Tuesday, leaving the board a decision to follow the state’s lead or breakaway and pursue a different course of action.  More...

News

Vrooman trial set for February

Five to 10 witnesses to testify

The class AA felony case of Jeremy Vrooman, 34, of Edinburg continues to unfold but all indications point to a week long jury trial early in 2019.  Vrooman appeared with his attorney Kyle Markwardt in Northeast District Court, Thursday, Oct. More...

New pretrial dates set in Benavidez case

Four felony charges dismissed

A pretrial conference for Guadalupe Benavidez, Jr., was rescheduled forWednesday, Oct. 31, at 1:30 p.m.  According to Walsh County State’s Attorney Kelley Cole the new pretrial date was made Oct. More...

Rendezvous Region tourism council to launch website

Membership drive is underway

Rendezvous Region Tourism Council (RRTC) is composed of 15 regional leaders from Cavalier, Pembina and Walsh counties. More...

Happenings

Fall bazaar and lunch

United Methodist Women’s Annual Fall Bazaar and Lunch will be held Friday, Nov. 2, at Drayton United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event includes a bake sale, lunch, crafts and white elephant. More...

Costume Halloween Bash

North Star Community Credit Union invites everyone to arrive in costume from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, for their Halloween Bash. More...

'Boo Bash' Halloween party

Children grades kindergarten to third grade are welcome to a Boo Bash Halloween party at Collette Fitness Center Oct. 25, from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. The bash will include a pool party, gym games and crafts. Cost is $5 per child. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Measure 1 needs your support

There are four measures on the Nov. 4 ballot. These measures are important and invoke passions due to their social impacts like voting suffrage issue in Measure 2 and the marijuana issue in Measure 3. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  People’s Bakery of Grafton sold a one and a half pound loaf of enriched, unsliced bread for $0.12 and white milk for $0.19 a quart.  Grafton’s new sewage lagoon system was under construction. More...

Sports

Cardinals fly past Aggies in Region 2

PR-F-L ends 2018 season at home

The Park River-Fordville- Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies hosted Region 2’s number one Langdon- Edmore- Munich ( L- E- M) Cardinals last Friday and were held scoreless. More...

Spoilers take down Titans at home

D-V-E wins first set, loses next three

The Grafton Spoilers hosted the Drayton-Valley-Edinburg (D-V-E) Titans for a Region 2 volleyball match last Thursday. More...

Skaters break nearly 1,000 boards for cause

G-PR hockey player Nick Thompson swipes a puck at one of the numerous boards stacked up in the net during the Hockey Break-A-Thon Fundraiser for Chad Demers on Sunday. More...