March 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

'Sniffing' out crime

“I will use cotton balls that have been in a case with certain drugs so they become saturated with the smell."

Q ‘n’ A with Tony Dumas   GRAFTON – The Grafton Police Department (GPD) and the Walsh County Sheriff’s office have a new tool in fighting crime in the area.  Meet Boscoe, a purebred black German shepherd commissioned More...

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Community

‘Rockin’ on Broadway’

Skating program offers two shows this weekend

The Grafton Parks and Recreation Figure Skating Program will present their annual show this weekend, offering two performances. This year the skaters will perform to favorite show tunes with the theme of “Rockin On Broadway.”  More...

New Arrival

Kaitlyn Elizabeth Anderson, daughter of Cory and Natalie Anderson of Grafton, was born Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at 1:05 a.m. At birth, she weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 19 inches long. More...

Dabble with Dell

For an afternoon snack I like a cookie with a cup of tea. My cookie jar is getting empty, therefore cookie recipes will be the subject of this column.  Walnut Cookies   More...

Obituaries

Oliver Jensen, Jr.

Grafton

Oliver C. Jensen, Jr., age 65, of Grafton, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Unity Medical Center of Grafton.  More...

Stanley Langowski

Grafton

Stanley Langowski, 91, Grafton, died Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Unity Hospital.  More...

Ione Anderson

Grafton

Ione M. Anderson, age 94, of Grafton, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.  More...

Sports

Second in the nation

Two-time world boxing champion at 13

Damon Reyes, a 13-year-old, two-time world boxing champion from Grafton, poses with his array of boxing trophies, belts and lanyards at the Grafton Golden Gloves boxing gym earlier this month.  More...

Northern Lights Squirt Hockey Tournament

Daelen Schap, left, of the Grafton Spoilers, goes in for a steal against a Northwood opponent at the Grafton Centennial Center on Saturday. More...

Youth wrestling tournament in Grafton

Grafton Grey Wolves Kruiser Burns, left, wraps his arms around an opponent during the youth wrestling tournament in Grafton on Friday. Burns won second place. More...

County close on new wage increases

Free tractors for mowing

COUNTY – The Walsh County Commissioners met on Tuesday at the courthouse in Grafton for their regular meeting. Jack Karas, Lawrence Burianek, Ernie Barta, Karen Anderson, Luther Meberg and Kris Molde were in attendance.  More...

Two board members not seeking re-election

Opt-out option available for testing

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

News

Love for Lexi

A few kids from Grafton showed their support last Wednesday for their friend Lexi Herrera and her family who lost their home and belongings to the fire at the Winter Park Apartments. More...

County Court Report

JANUARY 2015 FORFEITURES  Operator failed to wear seatbelt Donald Francis Dusek, Tonya Garcia, Kristen Dee Hajicek, Jacob Christian Hutmacher, Harlan Neil Kiemele, Cody James Lillico, Justin Ron Olson, Nicole Marie Schempp, Cameron Loren Shambau More...

A clean transaction for Centennial Center

First focus group met with 16 members present

The board approved the minutes from their Feb. 11 meeting on the motion from Burns, seconded by Burianek along with approving expenditures motioned by Hills and seconded by Burianek.  More...

Happenings

Far Off Broadway to present ‘Mama Won’t Fly’

Grafton High School’s Far Off Broadway will present “Mama Won’t Fly,” a ferociously funny, family-friendly comedy that will have the audience laughing their way across the country and all the way down the aisle.  More...

Fundraiser set for fire victims

A benefit will be held in Park River on Saturday, March 21, for a former Park River resident who was a recent fire victim.  More...

Weather

Date High Low Prec. Mar. 10 50 30 0.00" Mar. 11 48 30 0.00" Mar. 12 58 33 0.00" Mar. 13 49 33 0.00" Mar. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Farm safety connects us all

As a young boy I encountered many “close calls” while helping my dad out on the farm. Some he knew about, some he didn’t.  I was either a very lucky kid or I had a very alert guardian angel working overtime.  More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   The 1955 March of Dimes campaign report for Walsh County was submitted to Polio Foundation chapter officials. A total of $7,729.23 was reportedly raised. More...

Religion

Living generously

Thrivent sponsors knitters making hats for cancer patients

A group of knitters and crocheters are “living generously” by showing a little kindness to cancer patients as members of a Thrivent Action Team.  More...