June 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

WCC certifies township road mileage report

Re-awards Adams box culvert project

COUNTY – Highway department matters were among the chief discussion at Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Walsh County Commission.  More...

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Community

Born twins, everlasting friends

On their 95th, sisters spend one of many birthdays together

Mary Buchholtz of Grafton and Margaret Skinner recently celebrated their 95th birthday together. It was one of many special occasions the siblings have shared. They may have been born twins, but they have a friendship without end.  More...

Erickson, Karlstad to recite marriage vows

Kelsey Erickson and Kasey Karlstad announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.  Parents of the couple are Russell and Nancy Erickson of Grand Forks and Ted and Lois Karlstad of Mayville.  Kelsey is a graduate of Grafton High School and More...

Ladies aid hosts special day for a special lady

The Gardar Ladies Aid visited at the Lutheran Sunset Home on June 8. They had been there many times before but that day their trip to Grafton was for a special occasion. More...

Obituaries

Ann Fagerholt

Hoople

Ann T. Fagerholt, age 97, of Hoople, passed away June 11, 2014, at her winter home in Ahwatukee, Arizona.  Ann T. Rustan, the daughter of the late Peter and Emma Rustan, was born Nov. 8, 1916, in rural Hoople. More...

Sylvia Williams

Barryville, Virginia

Sylvia Williams, 77, Berryville, Virginia, died Thursday, June 12, 2014. More...

Alice Lessard

Fargo

Alice Lessard, 87, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo.  Services were held Monday, June 16, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Grafton, with bur ial in the church cemetery. More...

Sports

Aggie Jackpot Barrel Series

Park River hits the mark with family fun

The Aggie Jackpot Barrel Series (AJBS) in Park River got underway last Thursday at the Aggie Arena with a total of 62 individual riders.  Cyndi Hummel, one of the organizers reported that there were 25 entries in the PeeWee division, 31 in youth More...

Baldwin double trouble for Blues

Grafton comes from behind in bottom of seventh inning

Grafton 6 Grand Forks 5   The Grafton Post 41 Legion baseball team scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to steal a 6-5 victory from the Grand Forks Blues at Harris Halliday Field in Grafton on Monday.  More...

Midway-Minto Post 251 paints Red Sox a loss

M-M comes back to beat Langdon

M-M 6 Langdon 5   The Midway-Minto (M-M) Post 251 baseball team handed the Red Sox of Langdon a 6-5 loss at Pat Mach Field in Minto last Thursday.  More...

Citizen’s advisory group looks at flood protection

Removing Grafton from the 100-year flood plan would help the city grow economically

GRAFTON – The Citizen’s Advisory Group (CAG) for Grafton’s flood risk reduction project met last Wednesday evening for the first time in the council chambers at Grafton City Hall.  More...

Torkelson, Suda take board oath

School board approves catwalk

The Grafton School Board (GSB) met at 5:30 p.m. on Monday at the Grafton High School for their regular monthly meeting. More...

Relay For Life returns to Leistikow Park

More than $51,000 raised to fight for a cure for cancer

GRAFTON – Due to flooding in Leistikow Park, last year’s Relay For Life celebration was held in the Grafton Armory. Last year’s event was also shortened by thunderstorms and heavy rain. More...

News

Dandy donation

Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) and the Grafton Boosters were recipients of new baseball equipment and a cash donation. More...

GPR summer activities well attended

Adventure Camp schedule for June 30

Numbers are good for summer programs at Grafton Parks and Recreation. According to programs coordinator Natalie Altendorf, one of the most popular programs is the fastpitch softball offering for girls. More...

Jose Martinez sentenced in GSI case

Court orders 14-year prison term

Jose M. Martinez of Grafton was sentenced in Walsh County District Court today ( Wednesday) on one count of gross sexual imposition. More...

Happenings

Save a life – donate blood July 2 in Grafton

A United Blood Services blood drive will be held in Grafton on Wednesday, July 2, from 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., at Grafton Lutheran Church in the fellowship hall. The drive is sponsored by the Grafton Fine Arts Club.  More...

Ben Hylden to speak at PRBC Camp Worship Day

Ben Hylden of Park River, author of “Finding Faith in the Field” and a counselor at the Park River Bible Camp, will be the guest speaker at the camp’s annual Camp Worship Day on Sunday, July 13.  The worship service will be hel More...

Heritage Village to host SummerFest events June 28

Grafton’s Heritage Village will be buzzing with activity on Saturday, June 28, with several activities being held in conjunction with SummerFest.  More...

Opinion

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Be informed on money issues

Many of you, over time, have heard that old saying, “He has so much money, he doesn’t know what to do with it.”  There is another old saying that many of us are familiar with too. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   Nine applications for citizenship were approved at a hearing in Grafton. Judge Albert Lundberg presided at the hearing. M.J. McConnell of the immigration service interviewed the citizenship applicants.  More...

School

Having what it takes to hear 'You’re hired!'

Partnerships exhilarate ESP STEM opportunities

A partnership between three educational entities is exhilarating the power of STEM learning among middle school students this summer through week-long engineering camps. More...

NSCCU awards scholarship to V-E graduate

Hayley Fingarson of Edinburg was recently awarded a scholarship in the amount of $500 from the North Star Community Credit Union’s Grafton branch.  Fingarson is a 2014 graduate of Valley-Edinburg High School and the daughter of Lindsey and More...

Take Note

Peter Hills of Grafton earned a spot on the Bemidji Sate University Dean's List at the conclusion of the 2014 spring semester.   More...

Religion

Church doors to close for last time

Final mass June 29, for St. Thomas congregation

Despi te a di scus s ion between Bishop John Folda and the congregation just months ago, the doors at St. Thomas Catholic Church will close for the last time on Sunday, June 29.  More...

SummerFest cook-out planned at Grafton Lutheran Church

Grafton Lutheran Church will host a cook-out following the SummerFest grand parade on Saturday, June 28.  The menu will include burgers, brats, BBQ, salad or baked beans, chips, dessert and a drink. More...

Summer concert series begins Sunday at Park River Bible Camp

The summer concert series will begin this Sunday, June 22, at the Park River Bible Camp and continue through Aug. 3.  The Sunday concert will feature a variety of sacred music. More...