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4-H archers participate in state 3-D invitational

Four Walsh County 4-H archers recently participated in their first North Dakota 4-H State archery event.  Thomas Mitchell, Crystal, and Becky Klose, Hoople, competed in the senior freestyle 3-D division and Sara Hodek, Fairdale, and Rachel Klose More...

Papenfuss is volunteer firefighter of the year

Graf ton nat ive Chr i s Papenfuss was honored as the West Fargo Volunteer Firefighter of the Year at the West Fargo Exchange Club’s annual awards luncheon on May 20.  More...

Anniversaries

June 7  Ted and Jeanette (Slominski)  Stoltman, Thief River  Falls, Minnesota  June 10  Jeff and Cindy Czapiewski,  Grand Forks Rick and Mara Rakowski,   Monoursville,  Pennsylvania  More...

Obituaries

Grace Brodeur Jose Espinoza

Grafton

Grace A Brodeur, age 80, of Grafton, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Unity Medical Center of Grafton. More...

Duane LaHaise

Minot

Duane LaHaise, 76, Minot and formerly of the Grafton area, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in a Minot hospital.  Services were held Friday, May 23, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Minot, with burial in Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot. More...

Darlene Flaten

Park River

Darlene Flaten, 70, Park River, died Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.  Services were held today ( Wednesday, May 28) at Our Sa v iour ’s Luthe ra n Church, with burial at Zion Luthe ra n Cemeter y of rural Hoople. More...

School

Central Middle School Awards Day program

EIGHTH GRADE HONOR STUDENTS – front from left, Jacob Peterson, Logan Burns, Andrew Larson, Kenny Kern and Jacob Almen. Row 2: Tarah Lee, Cole Hanson, Bianca DeLaCruz and Allison Martinson. More...

Five GHS students receive Boone Foundation scholarships

Five Grafton High School seniors, Enrique Balderas, McKinzie Molde, Payton Schaan, Hannah Suda and Ellie Watkins, are the recipients of Boone Foundation scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year.  More...

St. Thomas scholarship recipients announced

The following St. Thomas seniors were 2014 scholarship winners.  Austin Contreras: William Born Memorial Scholarship, St. More...

Religion

Confirmation Sunday

Bethel Free Lutheran Church in Grafton held confirmation on Sunday, May 4. Confirmands Connor Carriere and Emily Vogsland are pictured with Pastor Tim Carlson, left, and intern pastor Rob Edwards. More...

Sunday evening concerts returning at Park River Bible Camp

The Sunday evening concert series will return to the Park River Bible Camp this summer, beginning June 29 and continuing into August.  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

One of my favorite Ole and Sven jokes is about the time they put a puzzle together. It was a cold winter and with not much else to do, so they started on a puzzle. After slaving away every day, they finally got it done in four months.  More...

Spring planting picking up in Walsh County

Some areas nearly done, others just getting started with wheat

COUNTY – Things have been looking up for area farmers as warm and sunny weather has been conducive to planting in most areas.  More...

Six candidates vying for four Grafton City Council seats

Election set for Tuesday, June 10

GRAFTON – At total of six candidates are on the June 10 ballot for four-year seats on the Grafton City Council. A total of four seats are open. Incumbents are Tim McDonald, Mary Stark, Chris Lipsh and Dave Fellman. More...

News

Graduation

Drew Suda, front, center, adjusts his tassel prior to last Thursday’s music program performed by the kindergarten class at Grafton’s Century Elementary. More...

Congratulations Class of 2014

Grafton High School honor student and member of the Na t iona l Honor Society, McKinzie Lopez, receives her diploma and is congratulated by school board member Jeff Hermanson at graduat ion exercises More...

Health notes

Worksite wellness  Are you a business that is interested in promoting wellness at your worksite? Do you have limited time and struggle for ideas? More...

Happenings

Register now for July 5 antique tractor ride

Registrations are now being accepted for the seventh annual antique tractor ride.  The ride will be held Saturday July 5, with its route beginning in Lankin. Tractors must be 1960 models or older to participate in the ride. More...

Help ‘Finish the fight’ at 2014 Relay For Life

The Walsh County Relay For Life committee invites residents of the county to join them as they walk to “Finish the fight” against cancer at the annual Relay For Life on Friday, June 6.  More...

Piano Talk returns for summer

Piano Talk with Brent Hermans is returning for the summer. The Tuesday night concerts are held at St. John’s Parish Center in Grafton, beginning at 7:30 p.m. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Memorial Day remembrance

A colorful array of flowers and flower arrangements dotted tombstones in the cemetary. The green grass was punctuated by the occasional bright yellow dandelion flower. Miniature American flags waved in the morning breeze. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years Students were honored at the Grafton High School at a special “Awards Day.” Several organizations, which make awards possible, were there to present honors to the recipients. More...

Sports

2014 state track

Local athletes heat up at the NDHSAA state track meet

For the 19 local athletes that made the trip to Bismarck last weekend, warmer weather was welcome but temperatures in the 90’s were an added factor they were not used to.  More...

Spoilers return to state tournament

Confidence and experience is key to Grafton's run for the title

The Grafton Spoilers baseball team will make the trip to Jamestown this weekend for the 2014 NDHSAA Baseball Class B State Tournament that gets underway at Jack Brown Field on Thursday.  The number two seed Spoilers will face off against the Kin More...

Aggies give Spoilers win

Wild pitches cost Aggies game

The Grafton Spoilers baseball team edged the Park River- Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies 7-6 in Grafton last Wednesday to advance into the Region 4 championship game.  Grafton’s only lead in the game was the game-winning run in the bottom More...