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She's taking it for the team

Cancer diagnosis leads to genetic testing for siblings

When talking about her cancer diagnosis, Diane Kelly says she is “taking it for the team.” The Grafton native’s colorectal cancer is the result of a gene mutation passed on by both of her parents.  More...

Walsh County 4-H Consumer Choice teams place at state fair

The Walsh County 4- H Consumer Choices judging teams brought home wins in both the junior and senior divisions at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot on July 22.  The Consumer Choices teams finished well as the junior judging team took home the More...

GHS class of 1959

The Grafton High School class of 1959 met for their 55th class reunion during SummerFest. More...

Obituaries

Stanley Bohac

Grand Forks

Stanley S. Bohac, age 85, of Grand Forks, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Valley Memorial Homes, Woodside Village.  More...

Robert Vaudrin Sr.

Grafton

Robert L. Vaudrin Sr., age 67, of Grafton, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, near Fordville.  More...

Ragna Ellingson

Palm Springs, California

Ragna Ellingson, age 94, of Los Angeles and Palm Springs, California, passed away July 15, 2014, in Palm Springs. Ragna, a long time Fargo resident, had made her home in Southern California the last five years.  More...

School

UND awards scholarships to five area 2014 graduates

Five students from Grafton have been awarded Academic Achievement Scholarships from UND for the 2014-15 academic year. Students receiving the scholarships are Emily Deutz, Enrique Balderas, Kole Hermanson, Torin Heidt and Zachary Nelson.  More...

Take Note

Katie Schuster, Bloomington, Minnesota, was listed in the University of Minnesota-Duluth spring semester 2014 dean's list. More...

Agency seeks host families for high school exchange students

CCI Greenheart, a nonprofit agency, is searching for volunteer host families in Grafton and surrounding areas for exchange students arriving in late August. More...

Religion

An end to a prestigious career

Rev. Lauerman bids farewell to area parishes

For the past 12 years, Rev. James Lauerman has been the endeared pastor to parishioners at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oakwood and St. Thomas Catholic Church. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Strangers in the land  Every once in a while I like to delve into Bible prophecy. Prophecy of things that recently happened, prophecy of what is going on currently and prophecy of what will occur in the future. More...

Park River Fire Department receives grant for training, new equipment

Funds available through FEMA program

PARK RIVER – Last Wednesday, the offices of North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp announced that the Park River Volunteer Fire Department (PRVFD) was the recipient of a substantial grant through the Federal Emergency Management A More...

BASKING IN THE RAIN

Mary Schuster took this photograph of a beautiful rainbow last Friday evening at her residence located north of Minto. The rainbow appeared after a thunderstorm moved through the area around 6 p.m. More...

News

Crystal baby delivered by Drayton Quick Response

The Drayton Quick Response Unit is being thanked and recognized for their quick action in the early morning hours of July 15.  More...

Water main break closes Western

Fix took nearly nine hours

A water main break diverted traffic and made things interesting on Western Avenue in Grafton Monday.  According to city water superintendent Ken Miskavige a call came in around noon of water in the street at the intersection of Sixth Street and More...

Grafton PZC rezones plot of land near Pizza Hut

Approves fence variance for Lavergne Avenue

Grafton’s Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) met in council chambers at Grafton City Hall on Thursday July 24.  More...

Happenings

Volunteer companions sought for area elderly

Seniors age 55 plus who are healthy, active and interested in helping their older neighbors are needed to volunteer for Lutheran Social Services Senior Companions in the Grafton area.  More...

Safe Kids to conduct water safety training at Grafton pool

The days of summer have been hot and cooling down in the local pool can be a perfect fit for hot days and summer fun. More...

Car safety seat check-up event to be held in Grafton Aug. 7

An infant and children car safety seat check-up event will be held Thursday, Aug. 7, from 4-6 p.m., in Grafton.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

It's time to speak now or...

In a little less than two weeks, Grafton’s city council will sit down in council chambers and bring back to the table a draft ordinance which would add a user fee to each utility bill paid by residents in Grafton.  More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   Damage by Army worms in Walsh County was not yet noted. While many fields had worms attacking the grain foliage, the pests, were not in significant numbers to cause appreciable damage. More...

Sports

Rosie's Bar wins at Red Willow Resort

Men’s softball takes final year tourney championship

The Rosies Bar men’s slowpitch softball team won the Red Willow softball tourna- ment in extra innings over the Retrax team of Grand Forks by a score of 9-8. The tournament was held at the Red Willow Resort near Binford. More...

SCOREBOARD

Walsh County Gun Club  Week 10 7-23-14  Winchester League   More...

Post 41 Spoilers State bound

Grafton Post 41 earns trip to Wahpeton

The Grafton Post 41 Spoilers Legion baseball team returns to state tournament action this week in Wahpeton for the American Legion North Dakota Class A State Tournament. All games will be played at John Randall Field located in Chahinkapa Park. More...