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July 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

EDC approves funding for power study for greenhouse project

Emergency power for city a possibility

GRAFTON – The potential for using the power plant at Grafton’s Life Skills and Transition Center (LSTC) for a commercial greenhouse was discussed at the Grafton City Council’s regular Economic Development Commi t tee meeting last We More...

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Community

Madyson Phillips challenges birth defect

Two-year-old active despite spina bifida, another surgery

Two-year-old Madyson Phillips doesn’t let the fact that she has spina bifida stop her from trying to keep up with her twin brother Joshua and three-year-old brother Zachary as they dart from here to there in the living room of their parents&rsq More...

Uff da. . . What a weddin’!

Ole and Lena tie the knot during Sunset ceremony

It was a beautiful summer day in June when Ole and Lena tied the knot during a Sunset ceremony. It was actually the middle of the afternoon, however the Lutheran Sunset Home in Grafton was the scene for the hysterical nuptials. More...

Kjellands celebrate 40th wedding anniversary

Orville and Sheryl ( Johnson) Kjelland of Park River celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary July 12, 2014. They were married at First Lutheran Church in Audubon, Minnesota, on July 12, 1974. More...

Obituaries

Margaret Bolster

Seattle, Washington

Margaret Bolster was born Aug. 20, 1923, at Voss, the daughter of William S. and Bessie ( Bruce) Callahan. Margaret graduated from Forest River High School in 1941 and then attended Mayville State Teachers College from 1941 until 1942. More...

Geraldine Nygaard

Northwood

Geraldine Nygaard, 74, Northwood, passed away Thur sday, Jul y 10, 2014, at Northwood Deaconess Health Center in Northwood. Services were held Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 5 p.m., at Northwood Evangel ical Lutheran Church in Northwood. More...

LaVerne Heffta

Park River

LaVerne Kaye Heffta, age 76, of rural Park River and Adams, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014, at her home near Park River. More...

Sports

Comeback win for Post 41

Grafton defeats Wahpeton at Harris Halliday

Grafton 5 Wahpeton 4 More...

Pirates cage Polar Bears

Post 147 shuts out Larimore at home

Park River 4 Larimore 0 The Park River Pirates Legion baseball team shut out the Larimore Polar Bears last Thursday in Park River behind the steady pitching of Ben Phelps. More...

Unity Golf Scramble brings out the young at heart

Jim Johnston still has the touch at 90

The 25th annual Unity Foundation Golf Scramble was held last Thursday, July 10, at Fair Oaks Golf Course in Grafton. The event was held to raise funds to be used toward capital improvements at Unity Medical Center. More...

Council discusses user fee for road project funding

Funding ordinance tabled until August

GRAFTON – A user fee to help pay for road projects in the city of Grafton was a major topic of discussion at Monday’s regular monthly meeting of Grafton’s City Council at city hall. More...

Campground revenue drastically higher

Cabins waiting to be completed

GRAFTON – Things are looking up for the Leistikow Park Campground. More...

News

King of the hill

Catching a bird’s eye view from the top of a dirt pile in the Grafton High School parking lot are, from left, Ben Fredricksen, Kody Keeley, Stevan Garza and Tucker Haagenson. More...

First quarter taxable sales and purchases show growth is continuing in 2014

Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger announced last week that North Dakota’s economy grew at a healthy pace during the first quarter of 2014, which encompasses January, February, and March. More...

Extension Exchange

Good marketing includes the little things When you think of marketing for your small business, have you thought about the little things that might undo your major efforts? More...

Happenings

Grafton Assembly of God to host evangelists July 20-22

Grafton Assembly of God will host evangelists Dan and Janel Campbell Sunday through Tuesday, July 20- 22. They will be ministering at the 10:30 a.m. service and again at 6 p.m. on Sunday. The services on Monday and Tuesday night will be at 7 p.m. More...

Commission to meet July 21

The Walsh County Historic Preservation Commission will hold a meeting on Monday, July 21, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Red River Regional Council Office in the Chase Building, located at 516 Cooper Avenue in Grafton. More...

Good Sam pie social Sunday

The Park River Good Samaritan Center Auxiliary will host its annual pie and ice cream social Sunday, July 20, from 2-4 p.m. at the center. Pie bakers are asked to have pies at the center by 1:30 p.m. The public is invited. More...

Opinion

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We're all in this together

It was evident once again at Monday’s regular meeting of the Grafton City Council that Grafton as well as many other small cities throughout North Dakota will be facing many economic challenges regarding infrastructure in this coming year and i More...

Turning back the clock

60 years Some 2,500 Orangemen from Winnipeg and surrounding Canadian towns swarmed into Grafton for the annual picnic sponsored by that organization. More...

Religion

First Lutheran celebrating 100 years

Hoople congregation to host observance during city’s 125th celebration

The residents of the community of Hoople have much to celebrate this weekend. The city is marking the 125th anniversary of its incorporation with a host of activities. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Learn to listen! “I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes always, even unto the end.” Psalms:119-112. More...