August 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

School board adjusts to more construction delays

NVCTC entrance closed for now

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

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Community

Ready to answer every call

New equipment for VARS enhances patient care

Valley Ambulance and Rescue Service (VARS) EMTs and volunteers are always prepared to answer emergency calls for the citizens of Grafton and the surrounding area. More...

Wonderful world of books

Children rack up more than 17,000 reading minutes

Fourteen children participated in the Fizz!!! Boom!!! Read! ! ! Summer Reading Program contest at Carnegie Regional Library in Grafton, racking up more than 17,000 minutes of reading time.  More...

Dolans reunite

150 people from all across the country came to celebrate the 2014 Dolan family reunion held at Evergreen Farm east of Grafton, July 18-20. More...

Obituaries

Wayne Meyer

Edinburg

Wayne A. Meyer, Edinburg, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Home in Park River. He was 86 years old. Wayne was born Dec. 25, 1927, in his home at Pleasant Lake, the son of Peter A. More...

John Schanilec

Grand Forks

John Herman Schanilec, age 53, of Grand Forks and formerly of Minto, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in his home.  John was born Aug. 4, 1961, in Grafton to Herman and Bernice (Campbell) Schanilec. More...

Ronald Olson

Drayton

Ronald Olson, 71, Drayton, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. More...

School

Helping hungry children

BackPack Program fills the weekend gap

Statistics show that children who are fed are better equipped to learn. Statistics also show that children of poverty-level families often depend on schools to provide their main meal each day. More...

In appreciation of a dedicated career

Myrdal Title I teacher of the year finalist

Charlotte (Char) Myrdal was an educator for 33 years, 23 of those years were in the Park River School District. More...

Religion

A weekend of renewal

Thirty-six members and friends of Bethel Free Lutheran Church traveled to Kalispell, Montana, near Glacier National Park, for a three-day revival conference in the mountains. More...

Park River Bible Camp announces fall events schedule

The summer camping season is over at the Park River Bible Camp. Now the staff is gearing up for fall retreats and other events. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

“Ring around the rosies / A pocketful of posies /Ashes, ashes / We all fall down!” More...

City council shoots down user fee idea

Approve tax break for soybean plant

GRAFTON – Citizens in Grafton won’t be seeing a user fee anytime soon on their utility bills. More...

Strand Theatre digital projector in limbo

SOS plans to keep fundraising efforts

GRAFTON – For nearly two years the Save Our Strand (SOS) committee and SOS Foundation have been raising funds and working to revamp Grafton’s lone remaining movie theater. More...

AMERICAN FLAG IN FLOWERS

The American Flag flower garden, located in the northwest corner of Grafton’s Leistikow Park, is looking good. The flag garden has been planted there for the past seven years. More...

News

Confederate Railroad entertains

Special events scheduled for 100th anniversary of the Walsh County Fair

The first event associated with the 100th anniversary edition of the Walsh County Fair was a success. More...

Feist to face trial on possession of stolen property, meth counts

Rostvet pleads guilty to solicitation of minor charge

Conrad Rostvet, 60, Park River pled guilty in Northeast District Court Tuesday to the Class A misdemeanor charge of solicitation of a minor.  As part of a plea agreement, Rostvet admitted in court that on Feb. More...

Minto News

On Wednesday, May 14, Minto fifth grade teacher, Peggy Horner and sixth grade teacher Jeremy Luttio and their students headed to Fargo for field trips to Bonanzaville and the Moorhead State University Planetarium. More...

Happenings

Skjeberg Lutheran to host Picnic in the Park Aug. 24

Skjeberg Lutheran Church of rural Drayton will host their annual Picnic In the Park Sunday, Aug. 24.  The picnic will be held at Drayton’s Schumacher Park with serving from 5-7 p.m. More...

Benefit planned for fire victims

A burger-brat-bake sale benefit has been planned for Jeremy (Zed) and Delores (Fugere) Zejdlik who had a house fire this month.  The benefit will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, from noon to 5 p.m., at Rosie’s Place in Grafton. More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

We had a great time visiting Africa through the eyes and pictures of Pastor Hinrichs and his grandson. Thanks so much for sharing with us.  Activities this week  Thur sda y, Aug . More...

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Government process in action

Just a few months ago the Grafton City Council seemed destined to do away with the long-established method of special assessments when it comes to road projects within the city of Grafton.  More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   More...

Sports

Braaapp Attack

Grinde feeling the freedom from behind (handle) bars

“It doesn’t matter if you’re first or last, if you’re having fun, that’s all that matters,” said 17-year-old Tanner Grinde regarding his passion for motocross. More...

Park River welcomes NBHA riders

Event draws over 95 riders in District 1 qualifier

The Walsh County Saddle Club (WCSC) concluded this years’ barrel racing activities at Aggie Arena on Sunday with a National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA) sanctioned barrel and pole bending event.  More...

Need for speed

Kaileigh Martinson (23) from Grafton and Ian Passa (28) from Drayton competed at the Grand Forks Karting Speedway (GFKS) in the rookie gas division on July 30. More...