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December 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

GPR discusses ad fees

Board tables rate reduction

Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at city hall. In attendance were Brad Burianek, Cory Burns, Todd Storey, Scott Hills and Kerry DeMars. More...

Special Sections

Community

A wish 'granted'

Improvements to library made possible by City Endowment Fund

Carnegie Regional Library in Grafton recently received a grant from the City of Grafton Endowment Fund in the amount of $2,000 for physical improvements to the library. More...

Emily Fetsch, Adam Koenig to exchange marriage vows

Colin and Mary Beth Fetsch of Langdon announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Emily Fetsch to Adam Koenig of Park River. Adam is the son of Dr. Dan and Betty Koenig, also of Park River. More...

Park River American Legion Auxiliary honors members

Park River American Legion Auxiliary recognized and honored 11 members with continuous membership of 50 or more years recently at a Christmas party. The party was hosted by Laurie Larson and Yvonne Walstad at her home, with 14 members present. More...

Obituaries

Betty Holth

Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

Betty Holth, 83, of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, and formerly of Fairdale, died Wednesday in Inver Grove Heights. Services were held Monday, Dec. More...

Helen Moe

Helen Moe, 92, Edinburg, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Center of Park River. Services were held Monday, Dec. 15, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Edinburg, with bur ial in the church cemetery. More...

Dennis Skorheim

Park River

Dennis Skorheim, 87, of Park River and formerly of Adams, died of cancer Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at his home. More...

School

Locals among student teachers recognized

Walsh County residents Megan Callahan and Kerri Lopez, both of Grafton, and Tina Nygard of Edinburg were among Mayville State University education students who were recognized at a banquet on Tuesday, Dec. 3. More...

Brown Christmas?

With the current swing of last week’s warmer weather, the playground at Grafton's Leistikow Park reflects the reality that we may be in for a brown Christmas. More...

Religion

A remembrance

Park River woman brings European tradition home

During the summer of 2013, while touring Bavaria with distant Alkofer relatives who live there, Laura Alkofer and her daughter saw many beautiful places and things of interest as they traveled the countryside. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Pay it forward, Christmas style! More...

ADK bids adieu

Members of Grafton’s Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Epsilon chapter held their final meeting and a Christmas party at Historic Elmwood last Thursday. More...

Hanson elected NDIDA Chairman

GRAFTON - Brian Hanson, Hansons Auto & Implement, Grafton, was elected chairman of the North Dakota Implement Dealers Association (NDIDA) during the 2014 convention held November 17-19 in Bismarck. More...

WCC approves logo

County highway department to label vehicles

COUNTY – The Walsh County Commission met Tuesday in Grafton for their regular monthly meeting. Chairman Jack Karas, Ernie Barta, Kris Molde, Karen Anderson, Lawrence Burianek and Luther Meberg were in attendance. More...

News

Wally's workshop

Santa and his elves are not the only ones who have been busy in their workshop in preparation for Christmas. More...

County Court Report

OCTOBER 2014 DISPOSITIONS Jesse Garcia, Grafton, theft of property. Defendant shall pay $551.12 in fees and restitution. More...

Sevigny to be appointed council

Judge Geiger rules indigency

GRAFTON – A status conference for Gregory Sevigny was held at the Walsh County Courthouse in Grafton on Tuesday. Judge Richard M. Geiger ruled Sevigny indigent after asking Sevigny several questions relating to his public defendant application. More...

Happenings

Community Christmas Eve Party in its 29th year

For the 29th year, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Grafton is hosting the Community Christmas Eve Party on Dec. 24. The party will begin with a sit down meatball dinner at 6 p.m. More...

Benefit brunch planned in Edinburg for David Hilde

A benefit brunch will be held at the Edinburg Community Center Sunday, Dec. 21, for David Hilde. Serving will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hilde had neck vertebrae surgery on Sept. 27 and is not yet able to return to work. More...

Extension offering leadership development short course

The North Dakota State University Extension Service’s Rural Leadership North Dakota program is holding a short course in early 2015 for anyone in northeastern North Dakota who is interested in developing or enhancing his or her personal and lea More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Good news, bad news

Gas prices are down, consumer spending is up. This makes for a wonderful diversion away from the fact that on Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, the United Nations (UN) disarmament treaty takes effect. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years Five directors were named for two-year terms to the board of Grafton Community Chest. Elected were John D. Morgan, Ray Carlson, Mrs. Runa Brims, Mrs. John Gorder and Mrs. Elton Ringsak. More...

Sports

PR-F-L defeats M-M

Aggies finish the game with 8-0 run

Aggies 56 Mustangs 41 In the season opener for both teams, the Park River-Fordville- Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies defeated the Midway- Minto ( M- M) Mustangs 56-41. More...

Spoilers feel heat

Grafton-Park River drops second game to a fired-up Devils Lake team

Devils Lake 6 G-PR 1 More...

Mustangs trample Eagles

M-M led by rookie coach Palowski

Mustangs 77 Eagles 57 The Midway- Minto Mustangs (M-M) faced off against the Sacred Heart Eagles last Thursday at Midway under the leadership of their new coach Chad Palowski. More...