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September 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Grafton school construction project shaping up

Elementary addition to be functional in March

GRAFTON – After a bit of a slow start things are moving along for the Grafton Public Schools building project. More...

Special Sections

Community

Luscious lunches, tasty treats

Bistro, bakery added to existing main street business

Patrons doing business on main street, as well as employees in the downtown sector, now have a new option for a quick lunch or coffee break with the addition of Luscious Bistro and Bakery to Luscious Boutique on Grafton’s Hill Avenue. More...

Birthdays

September 25 Jeffrey D. Narlock, West St. More...

Dealing out donations

Benefit Bridge supports programs for 60-plus years

Last Friday, the Grafton Benefit Bridge Club held its 63rd annual organizational meeting and began play for another season. More...

Obituaries

Margaret D. Gutterud

Park River

Margaret D. Gutterud, age 92, of Park River, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at the First Care Health Center of Park River. More...

Bernadette Larson

Gillette, Wyoming

A memorial service for Bernadette Larson was held at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at Walker Funeral Home in Gillette, Wyoming. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Grafton. More...

Dennis Carlson

Fordville

Dennis Carlson, age 85, of Fordville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at First Care Health Center in Park River. More...

School

Homecoming happenings

GHS students to celebrate all week

Students at Grafton High School (GHS) will celebrate homecoming next week with every day full of activities. More...

St. Thomas School announces candidates, events

Theme days, floats, coronation, parade on the agenda

St. Thomas Public School is celebrating Homecoming 2014 next week with special activities at St. Thomas and some combined activities with Grafton. More...

School Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 25 Imagination Library Kickoff at Fordville-Lankin School with First Lady Betsy Dalrymple, 2:30-3:30 p.m., in the gymnasium, open to the public. Midway School student picture day. Minto School senior group pictures, 10 a.m. More...

Religion

It’s autumn, church dinner time

Meals, bazaars, bake sales abound throughout fall

With the exception of sugar beets, beans and corn, harvest is nearly complete, the weather is cooling and the leaves on the trees are changing color. Autumn is here and so is the church dinner and bazaar season. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

When I went to school at Cardinal Muench Seminary built in the early 1960s in north Fargo I never dreamed in 1981 that someday it would be closed! More...

GUY MILLER 5K

Runners pack the starting line during the Guy Miller Memorial 5K Run held in Minto Saturday. More...

Marketing plan for slaughter plant unveiled

Cavalier selected as tentative site

PARK RIVER – The site for a custom slaughter plant which could benefit livestock producers in Walsh County has tentatively been set to be constructed in Cavalier. More...

News

Minto residents approve school bond referendum

‘Yes’ votes add up to 63 percent

By a 64 to 36 percent margin, residents in the Minto School District voted in favor of a $5.8 million bond referendum Tuesday. More...

Easter time

Emmanuel Cicha of Grafton shows off a rare fall blooming of an Easter lily. This photo was taken Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Cicha’s home. More...

Walsh JDA asks for mill to be reinstated for 2015 budget

County to end prosecution contract with City of Grafton

At the regular bi-monthly meeting of the Walsh County Commission held Sept. 16, commissioners listened to Walsh County Job Development Authority director Julie Campbell and her request to restore funding to the agency. More...

Happenings

In a fight for his sight

Jesse Shirek to undergo five surgeries to restore vision

A benefit has been planned for 1996 Grafton graduate Jesse Shirek who is losing his eyesight as the result of a deteriorating eye condition. More...

A touch of tough

Young Aggies Football fans, from left, Sophia Markusen, Clover Gillespie and Megan Larson, add a "touch of tough" to their appearance by drawing black lines under their eyes before the team's homecom More...

Lankin Legion, auxiliary to begin meetings

Bosh-Ryba American Legion Post No. 157 and members of its auxiliary will resume monthly meetings on Monday, Oct. 6. The meeting will be held at the Legion hall at 7 p.m. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The citizens have spoken

Voters in the Minto School District turned out in heavy numbers on Tuesday to decide whether or not to approve a $5.8 million school bond referendum. Sixty precent of the voters needed to be in favor for the referendum to pass. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years Potato harvesting, stalled for nearly a week by wet weather, was bing rushed in the northern valley. As a result, orders for pickers and other farm laborers exceeded the supply available. More...

Sports

Grafton hosts volleyball tournament

Aggies take third place at Grafton Invitational

Grafton High School played host to 16 teams in the 8th annual Grafton Invitational Volleyball Tournament on Saturday. Langdon came away with the 2-0 championship win over Benson County (BC) with scores of 25-14 and 25-21. More...

Homecoming win for Aggies

PR-F-L football back on track

PR-F-L 48 North Border 14 The Park River-Fordville- Lankin ( PR- F- L) Aggies rebounded after last week’s loss to Larimore with a conv incing 4 8 - 1 4 home- coming win over the North Border Eagles at A.G. More...

Deacons prey on Spoilers offense

Grafton running game shut down by Fargo Shanley, fall to 2-2 overall

Shanley 42 Grafton 0 The Grafton Spoilers football team ran into a wall of Fargo Shanley Deacons in Fargo last Friday night. They couldn’t push through the wall, so they tried to go over it and still came up empty with a 42-0 loss. More...