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WMC thanks Houska for service

PUC accepts bid for overhead garage door

GRAFTON – With city elections a little more than a week away, Grafton Ways and Means Committee (WMC) chairman Greg Young thanked committee members for their attendance over the past four years. More...

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Community

Relay For Life aims to “Finish the Fight”

Annual fundraiser Friday at Leistikow Park

The 2014 Walsh County Relay For Life committee will host the annual fundraising event this weekend in Grafton. Each year, it is the hope of the committee that a cure for cancer will be found and they will finally “Finish the Fight.”  More...

Momeraks to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Leonard and Adele Momerak of Grafton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house in their honor.  The celebration will be hosted by their children and their spouses, Alyson and Jeff Jacobson, Brenda and Marcus Erickson and Bil More...

Park River pianists complete Piano Guild auditions

Four students recently completed Piano Guild auditions which were held in Grand Forks on May 9.  More...

Obituaries

Sondra Ann (nee: Mortenson) Lizakowski

Sondra entered into eternal rest peacefully on May 27, 2014, at the age of 72.  More...

Eleanor Clark

Grafton

Eleanor R. Clark, age 96, of Grafton, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, at the Lutheran Sunset Home of Grafton.  More...

Sophia Garza

Grafton

Sophia Celine Garza, 8-month-old daughter of Kiara Carrillo and Chris Garza, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the Pediatric ICU at Sanford Health in Fargo.  Sophia Celine Garza was born Sept. More...

Sports

Spoilers take third at state

Spoilers defeat Velva-Drake

The Grafton Spoilers baseball team concluded their 2014 season with a third- place finish in the NDHSAA State Class B Baseball Tournament that was held in Jamestown last weekend.  More...

Lady Spoilers finish seventh at Minot

Lady Spoilers tame Wolves at state fastpitch tournament

The Grafton Spoilers fastpitch team took seventh place in the NDHSAA Class B Girls Softball Tournament with a 14-4 win over the Watford City Wolves last Saturday in Minot.  Megan Osowski was in the zone, literally. More...

Kinzie Molde

Grafton Spoiler finishes sixth at state golf meet

McKinzie Molde of Grafton placed sixth overall in the 2014 NDHSAA State Class B Girls Golf Tournament held last Tuesday and Wednesday at the CrossRoads Golf Course in Carrington.  More...

Religion

It's Vacation Bible School time

Two Graf ton churches are hosting Vacation Bible School this week. Children at Bethel Free Lutheran are going "Gangway to Galilee" on "Amazing Grace Adventures." While Grafton Lutheran and St. More...

Strange bringing ‘Hitchin’ a Ride’ tour to Grafton

Grafton Assembly of God Church will host Christian recording artist Greg Strange and his Hitchin’ a Ride tour Sunday, June 8, at the 10:30 a.m. More...

Confirmation day

Rev. Susan Haukaas, pastor at Adams Mountain Lutheran Church in Adams, is pictured with the congregation's 2014 confirmands, Julia Koppang, center, and Taylia Bauer. More...

Illegal dumping reported at Minto compost site

Fines to be levied at $175 per party

MINTO – Coming in first won’t be a good thing for a couple of Minto residents. More...

OUT FOR A SUNDAY DRIVE

These three youngsters took advantage of the nice weather recently to take a drive in their Cadillac SUV while visiting at their grandparents, Shane and Margaret Kaste of Grafton. More...

Water treatment offers something new each day

Editor’s note: The following is the second in a series of articles about the City of Grafton’s Water Department and the water treatment plant. More...

News

Commission awards bid for road construction

Will not issue width permits

COUNTY – The Walsh County Commissioners, at their regular bi-monthly meeting held Monday approved the bid from Gladen Construction of LaPorte, Minnesota for the road construction projects on Walsh County Roads 6 and 19 this summer.  More...

Off to state softball

The bus carrying Grafton’s fastpitch softball team was colorfully decorated last Wednesday in preparation for the team’s trip to the North Dakota State Fastpitch Softball Tournament in Mi More...

Mosquito spraying set for Thursdays

The first bout of spraying for mosquitos occurred on Saturday May 31, according to Grafton Street/Wastewater Department Superintendent Mike Houska. The city had planned to spray last Thursday but conditions were too windy. More...

Happenings

Museum open for season

The Walsh County Historical Museum in Minto has opened for the summer season, offering a variety of displays that include turn of the century businesses, a one-room schoolhouse, jail, pioneer log cabin, vintage cars and machinery, Native American art More...

Thursday nights are burger nights in Minto

The Thursday Burger Nights will return to Minto’s main street this week and will continue throughout the summer.  More...

Benefit dinner, cruise night set for Drayton man

A benefit dinner and cruise night for Donnie Staskivige of Drayton will be held Thursday, June 12, from 4-7 p.m., at HGJ Memorial Hall, Drayton’s community center.  More...

Opinion

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Trading with terrorists

Last week, in another questionable foreign policy move, President Barack Obama announced that the United States had negotiated a deal with the Taliban for the release of U.S. Army Sgt. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   A pack of 37 dogs killed 37 chickens at the Justin Colsen residence in the northeastern part of the city during the afternoon. The dogs entered a shed where the chickens were kept and quickly killed the birds. More...

School

For Enrique Balderas, DECA is his sport

Grafton senior makes third trip to national conference

DECA is Enrique Balderas’ sport. His playing field is a conference center floor where the eyes of competition event judges are on him. More...

V-E High names students of the quarter

The Valley-Edinburg High School teaching staff recently selected the Valley-Edinburg High School Students of the Fourth Quarter for the 2013-14 school year. More...

Union awards scholarships to local 2014 graduates

The Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Local 167G Unit 326 of Drayton recently announced the winners of two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each. More...