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January 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Ice accumulates on roof of Centennial Center

Parks anticipates flood preparations

GRAFTON – Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at the GPR office board room. In attendance were board members Ryer Stark, Brad Burianek, Cory Burns and Scott Hills. More...

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Community

Boasting the best bologna

Minto cook-off supports scouts for 30 years

Thirty-one years ago, a handful of sausage stuffers were involved in a barroom debate – each boasting they made the best bologna. More...

County kids participate in youth-led STEM challenge

4-H National Youth Science Day is the world’s largest youthled engineering design challenge, drawing nearly 100,000 participants in 2015. More...

Sunny thoughts from Sunset

Monday we did our exercises at fitness club. The music therapy girls traveled the halls doing visits with guitars in hand leading songs to spark our memories. In the afternoon we hit the activity room for Money Monday Bingo. More...

Obituaries

Mazel Birran

Vancouver, Washington

Mazel Birran, 83, Vancouver, Washington, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at a rest home in Vancouver.  Mazel Almen, daughter of Louis and Helen (Fisher) Almen, was born in Grafton. More...

Morris Monson

Grafton

Morris K. Monson, age 95, of Grafton, passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at the Lutheran Sunset Home of Grafton. More...

School

Becoming good Century citizens

Third graders lead January assembly program

Third graders at Century Elementary School in Grafton are encouraging the entire student body of the pre-K through grade four school to strive to be good citizens.  More...

Blaine Novak to participate in competition

Blaine Novak of Fordville, an NDSU graduate student majoring in animal sciences and son of Terry and Yolanda Novak, was selected to present his research in the Three Minute Thesis competition Wednesday, Feb. 1. More...

Take Note

Area residents among the 3,922 NDSU students to be placed on the fall 2016 dean’s list include Rebecca Juhl, Drayton; Hayley Fingarson, Edinburg; Kirsten Whaley, Fordville; Constance Economos and Benjamin Schanilec, both of Forest River; Sydney More...

Religion

Back in familiar territory

Rev. Bert Miller returns to Walsh County as pastor at St. Mary's, St. Luke's

It has been awhile, but Rev. Bert Miller is back in familiar territory. Once the pastor at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Grafton, Miller has returned to Walsh County to lead the congregations at St. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Monday nights I host a “Man Night” for young men ninth to 12th grade. We watch Monday night football, Shark Tank and sometimes baseball or basketball. We will watch for about an hour or more, then break for a Bible study and prayer time. More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

We are all happy to have temperatures above freezing this week! More...

Downward trend of state and local taxable sales

State mining and oil extraction down 53 percent

REGION – North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger released the 2016 third quarter taxable sales and purchases report. More...

Revised Drain 98-1 plan draws landowner praise

Deadline approaches Feb. 2

COUNTY – Walsh County Water Resource District held a public hearing in the courthouse’s Farmers Room on Tuesday which drew a few concerned landowners. More...

Centennial Center tenants discuss ice plant future

Refrigerant costs melt budget

GRAFTON – Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) called a special facilities committee meeting last Wednesday to inform and discuss with tenants options available to eventually replace the 29-year-old ice plant.  More...

News

A taste of warmer weather

Kona, a bulldog mix, and her feline friend Polar, enjoy a taste of snow while basking in the sunlight of the much warmer weather on Tuesday afternoon south of Grafton. There was a 53 degree difference in weather from last week to this week. More...

New business making Grafton home

Midwest Fabrication, LLC to build sugarbeet piler

The Economic Development Committee ( EDC) met Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 7 a.m. More...

County Court Report

NOVEMBER 2016 DISPOSITIONS  Jeremy James Zejdlik, Grafton, possession of certain materials prohibited. More...

Happenings

Oslo church to host ‘The Art of Marriage’ sessions

Kongsvinger Lutheran Church of rural Oslo, Minnesota, will host “The Art of Marriage®: Getting to the Heart of God’s Design” on Friday and Saturday, Feb.3-4.  More...

St. Thomas Booster Club to mark 50 years of frying fish

For the 50th year, St. Thomas Booster Club will host the organization’s annual walleye fish fry with proceeds going to support many local entities.  The event will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, from 4-9 p.m., at St. More...

Church men to serve Ground Hog supper

The men of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Park River will host their annual Ground Hog and Waffle Supper on Thursday, Feb. More...

Opinion

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Turning back the clock

60 years More than 250 curlers from Canada, Minnesota and North Dakota were expected to take part in the international bonspiel which opened at the Walsh County Curling Club. More...

Saving the day

Most people would agree that legislative shenanigans are a waste of taxpayer money and every session is filled with bills of varying degrees of importance, ignorance or just plain silliness.  North Dakota’s 65th Legislative Session so far More...

Sports

Lady Spoilers win close region battle

Grafton takes lead with strong offense in third quarter

The Grafton Spoilers girls basketball team hosted the second game of a Region 2 doubleheader against the North Border  More...

G-PR plays West Fargo at home

Teams face off for second time in one week

The Grafton-Park River ( G - P R ) Spoilers hockey team hosted the West Fargo ( WF) Packers at Grafton Centennial Center after defeating them 6-5 in an intense overtime game last Saturday in West Fargo.  Unfortunately for the Spoilers, the outco More...

Wrestlers impress in big weekend tourney

Thompson, Martinez finish third in their weight class

The Grafton Spoilers wrestling team traveled to Rugby to compete in the 2017 Panther Booster Tournament last Friday and Saturday.  “It was a very tough tournament with top state teams from Class A and B, one of the top tournaments in Class More...