August 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Final phase of water treatment project on horizon

Upgrade at plant will improve efficiency

Editor’s note: The following is the third in a series of stories about the City of Grafton’s Water Department, the services they provide and the final phase of the water treatment plant improvement project.  More...

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Community

Hidden talent

Lankin man’s paintings a well-kept secret

John Sherek started drawing cartoons and comics when he was just a kid growing up in Lankin. It was a pastime his family was aware of. More...

Desautel, Jaster to exchange vows at outdoor ceremony

DJ Fohrman and Robert Desautel, along with Mary and Miles Jaster, all of Grafton, announce the engagement of their children, Nicollette Desautel and Joshua Jaster.  Nikki is a graduate of NDSU and is employed as a respiratory therapist with Esse More...

Club News

Hayshakers 4-H Club

The Hayshakers 4-H Club gathered at the Mark and Kori Hodek abode for their monthly meeting on Monday, July 14, at 5:30 p.m.  More...

Obituaries

Wallace Gunhus

Wallace Howard Gunhus, 94, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, surrounded by his loved ones at Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead, Minnesota.  Wallace, more commonly known as “Wally,” was born Dec. More...

Marcella Capouch

Pisek

Marcella Mary Capouch, age 89, of Pisek, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minnesota.  More...

Warren Larson

Warren Larson,  80, St. Thomas, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at his home in St. Thomas.  A family celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, at 2 p.m., at his home. More...

School

Grafton students attend FCCLA National Leadership Conference

Watkins brings home silver medal, McKay honored

Three Grafton High School students assembled with 7,000 other youth to compete at the 70th annual Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference.  More...

Zahradka selected White- Riley-Peterson Policy Fellow

Lori Zahradka, the 21st CCLC project director at North Valley Career and Technology Center in Grafton, is among 16 leaders in the afterschool and expanded learning fields nationwide who have been selected as White- Riley-Peterson Policy Fellows as pa More...

N.D. Community Foundation scholarships go to local grads

Several area high school graduates were among 350 North Dakota students who have been awarded scholarships totaling $687,273 from the North Dakota Community Foundation. More...

Religion

From the Pastor’s Desk

God’s plan  More...

Blaze rekindles causing major damage to home on McHugh Avenue

Benefit scheduled for victims of fire

GRAFTON – Jeremy and Dolores Zejdlik thought the worst was over late last Thursday evening after checking themselves into a local motel following a fire at their home on McHugh Avenue in Grafton.  More...

Sump pump ordinance, possible fine discussed

Ways and means recommend help for truck purchase

GRAFTON – A couple of hot-button issues were discussed Monday at the regular monthly meeting of the Grafton City Council’s Public Utilities Committee (PUC). More...

News

Commissioners receive award for support of the Guard and Reserve

Approved software upgrade for phones

COUNTY –TheWalsh County Board of Commissioners was recognized with the Seven Seals Award by the North Dakota Committee, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) at its regular meeting held Monday.  More...

County Court Report

JUNE 2014 DISPOSITIONS  More...

July blood drive in Grafton successful

Fine Arts Club coordinated event held at Grafton Lutheran

A total of 50 people volunteered to donate blood and 48 were able to give during Grafton’s July 2nd blood drive. More...

Happenings

Walsh County 4-H Club Ambassadors seek recipes

Walsh County 4-H Ambassadors are looking for award-winning recipes from current and past Walsh County 4-H members. More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

We have had a busy week at the Good Samaritan! Thank you to all who volunteered for the Garden Party and donated prizes. It was a great day to be outside. More...

Registration, open house set for Park River students

Students who will be attending Park River Area Junior and Senior High School should report for registration for the 2014-15 school year on Thursday, Aug. 14 or Friday, Aug. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

More tough decisions ahead

As the old saying goes, “when it rains it pours.” That saying is more truthful than you may think when it comes to the decisions that the Grafton City Council has to make regarding serious issues like funding for roads, a flood risk reduc More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   Although little of the grain has been threshed, early reports indicated a better than average crop of barley both in quality and in yield, throughout Walsh County and the adjacent area.  More...

Sports

Spoilers Will Be Back

Grafton bats go cold in final 2014 game

Beulah 1 Grafton 0 will lose eligibility for the 2015 season will be Braden Campbell. Coach Kliniske looks forward to next year. More...

Park River Babe Ruth takes third at state

Pirates win two, lose two in New Rockford tournament

Thompson 10 Park River 0   The 2014 Park River Pirates season came to a close on Monday with a 10-0 loss to Thompson at the North Dakota State Babe Ruth baseball tournament that was held in New Rockford.  More...

Wild Ride

Grafton-based Ruff Riderz rev it up

The Grafton-based Ruff Riderz ATV Club held their second summer mud run of 2014 on Saturday in Grafton.  Fifty-two riders and over 60 machines graced the area’s largest event of its kind. More...