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A gift worth waiting for

Now in their 70s, half sisters meet for first time

Patricia (Pat) Cubbage spent the first eight years of her life living with her grandparents. During her early childhood, her mother lived elsewhere and she knew nothing of her biological father or his other family. More...

'Bruce’s Best' a tradition at Valley Cruisers Car Show

Miller’s love of cars fostered through local club

Bruce W. Miller cannot verbally express himself. He conveys his wishes through body language. More...

Tina Lorenzen named DVAC executive director

The North Dakota Domestic Violence and Abuse Center ( DVAC) has named Tina Lorenzen the new executive director. Lorenzen joined the staff in mid-May and takes over for Jolene Halldorson, who left the job after several years as executive director. More...

Obituaries

Jose ‘Joe’ Lopez

Grand Forks

Jose Luis “Joe” Lopez, age 24, of Grand Forks and formerly of Park River, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks.  More...

Gary Pecka

Omaha, Nebraska

Gary Pecka, 48, of Omaha, Nebraska, and formerly of Conway and Lankin, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.  Services will be held and interment will take place at a later date. More...

James Sobolik

Houston, Texas

James Sobol ik, 60, of Houston, Texas, and formerly of Pisek, died Monday, June 16, 2014.  Services were held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Houston. A burial service will be held Tuesday, July 8, at 10:30 a.m., at St. More...

School

Summer learning is fun at Minto School

First year program offered to k-6th grade students

The halls at Hewitt Elementary in Minto have not been as quiet this summer as in the past. More...

Lauren Sampson attends Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar

Lauren Sampson of Edmore recently attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar ( HOBY ) held at Bismarck State College in Bismarck. She joined more than 30 other young high school leaders from the region.  More...

Religion

Building relationships

Priest from sister parish in Haiti visits St. John’s in Grafton

Father Wilfranc Servil was a special guest at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Grafton last week. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Matthew 8:24-26: “And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. (25) And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. More...

‘Hot Days, Cool Grace’ at one day Vacation Bible School

Northern Valley Parish, including the congregations of Grafton Federated, Knox Presbyterian and St. Thomas United Methodist churches, will host “Hot Days, Cool Grace,” a one day Vacation Bible School on Saturday, July 12.  More...

LOPEZ LAID TO REST

“I really feel everyone should know who Joe was” - Monique Lopez, sister of Joe

Investigation into shooting death continues   PARK RIVER – Family and friends filled Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Park River Saturday morning for the funeral of Jose Luis “Joe” Lopez who was killed during the early mo More...

Wet weather cause for concern for crops

Next few weeks critical for success

COUNTY – Crop conditions throughout the county are variable heading into the first week of July with some looking good and some not so good. However the general consensus is that the rain could stop anytime.  More...

News

Flooded Western

This red pick-up could be seen going through flooded Western Avenue after a down-pour on Friday evening. There were numerous roads throughout Grafton that were covered in water. More...

New vehicle plate design approved

A new motor vehicle license plate is on the horizon for North Dakota motorists. Last legislative session, the legislative body approved funding to replace the general issue plate, which has been in circulation for 22 years. More...

Walsh County sobriety checkpoint results

On June 28, North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers and Grafton Police Department officers conducted a sobriety checkpoint on US Highway 81, just south of Highway 17 in Grafton, from 7- 9 p.m.  During the 2-hour checkpoint, 168 vehicles passed thro More...

Happenings

Project Safe Send to collect pesticides in Grafton July 24

Project Safe Send will be collecting pesticides in Grafton on Thursday, July 24, at 333 Commerce Street in Grafton.  The program accepts old, unusable or banned pesticides including herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides and fungicides. More...

Park River Farmers Market to open season July 10

The Park River Farmers Market will open for the season Thursday, July 10. The markets will run every Thursday through Aug. 28, from 5:30- 6:30 p.m., at the little park in Park River.  More...

Walsh County Transportation announces schedule changes

Walsh County Publ i c Transpor tat ion recent l y announced the bus schedule for July through December of 2014.  The bus will be available in Grafton Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday of each week from 9 a.m. More...

Opinion

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America, why I love her

I think it was about two years ago or so when I was listening to the radio I came across a station which was playing a patriotic song extolling the virtues of our great country. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   Authorization to construct a six stall modern hangar at the Grafton airport was given at a meeting of city council. An immediate grant of $2,500 from the airport was given and another $1,000 to $1,500 coming fall. More...

Sports

SummerFest 5K run hits Grafton streets

Wet conditions and flexible runners equal success

The Ultimate Gym's FestRun 5K run and walk had a total of 59 participants that braved inclement weather conditions to complete the altered course through the streets of Grafton on Saturday.  More...

Big inning defeats Grafton

Midway-Minto comes from behind

M-M 7 Grafton 5   The Midway-Minto (M-M) Legion baseball team played host to Grafton last Wednesday in Minto and came away with a thrilling hometown 7-5 win.  More...

Phelps leads Park River in back-to-back shutout wins

Flawless defense backs young pitcher

Park River 5 M-M 0   More...