April 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

GVFD fundraiser a hot ticket

Four cash drawings through out night

GRAFTON – Saturday, April 11 is the fourth annual Grafton Volunteer Fire Department’s (GVFD) fundraiser. This year’s event is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Centennial Center in Grafton. More...

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Community

Park River gears up for summer projects

Parks and recreation plans for future

The residents of Park River will be undergoing some major construction projects this summer as well as planning for the future.  More...

Leo Feltman to celebrate 90th birthday at open house

Leo Feltman will celebrate his 90th birthday at an open house on Saturday, April 11, from 2-4 p.m., at the Grafton Senior Center located in the Grafton Armory.  More...

90th birthday open house to be held for Luella Common

Luella Common of Grafton will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sunday, April 12, at an open house in her honor.  More...

Obituaries

Rose Meister

Grand Forks

Rose Mei s ter, 87, Grand Forks, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Lutheran Sunset Home in Grafton.  More...

Betty C. Hein

Grand Forks

Betty C. Hein, 84, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015, at her Grand Forks home under the care of her family and Altru Hospice.  More...

Genevieve Barta

Minto

Genevieve Barta, 89, Minto, died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks.  Services were held today, Wednesday, April 1, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Minto, with bur ial in the church cemeter y in the spring. More...

School

Missoula Children’s Theatre takes on V-E stage

Crystal, Edinburg, Hoople students present Rapunzel

Students who attend the threeValley-Edinburg schools, in conjunction with the Missoula Children’s Theatre, presented a lively comedic rendition of the fairy tale Rapunzel Friday at the school in Crystal.  More...

Central School students fundraise for classmate

Students at Central Middle School in Grafton have rallied in support of a fellow student and her family who lost all of their belongings in a fire at the Winter Park Apartments three weeks ago.  More...

Alumni appreciation

A generous donation from the Grafton Alumni Association made it possible for the students at Central Middle School to make their annual trip to Frost Fire Ski and Snowboard Area near Walhalla on Feb. More...

Religion

In the footsteps of Jesus

Senior high youth who attend faith formation class at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church presented the Living Stations of the Cross last Wednesday at the church in Grafton.  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

John 3:16-17: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. More...

In town busing tops list for 2015 Grafton school year

Demolition bids for Central School

GRAFTON – The Grafton School Board met last Thursday for their annual retreat at the North Valley Career and Technology Center resource room.  In attendance were superintendent Jack Maus, president Tom Torkelson, Barry Kingsbury, Jeff Herm More...

Diverse Energy lays off 17 workers

Oil industry cutback hits home

GRAFTON – Diverse Energy Systems (DES) announced Thursday the company laid off 17 Grafton employees due to a downturn in demand from oil industry orders.  According to Grafton mayor Chris West, DES general manager   More...

Commissioners make decision on pay plan

3-2 vote passes increases

COUNTY – The Walsh County Commissioners met on Monday morning at the courthouse in Grafton to finalize a pay plan that has been in the works since last October.  In last year’s budget planning the commissioners set aside approximatel More...

News

Sevigny faces additional charges

Violates no contact order with wife

Gregory Lee Sevigny of Grafton was charged with an additional six counts of violating a judicial order that could add onto his maximum penalty of 36 years and/or up to $78,000.  More...

Mohagen charged with attempted murder

Enters not guilty plea, trial date to be determined

Kevin G. Mohagen of Grafton waived his right to a preliminary hearing last Thursday at Walsh County District Court in Grafton and pled not guilty to charges of attempted murder, felonious restraint and possession of marijuana.  More...

Dauphinais accepts plea agreement

Domestic violence charge nets two and one-half years

Peter Elmer Dauphinais of St. Michael appeared in Walsh County District Court on Monday and pled guilty to two counts of aggravated assault and one count of terrorizing along with a court violation charge.  More...

Happenings

Victory Free in Park River to host guest speaker

Victory Free Lutheran Church in Park River will host guest speaker Rev. Lynn Kinneberg Sunday, April 12 through Tuesday, April 14.  More...

Cemetery board to meet

The Machart Cemetery annual meeting will be held Sunday, April 26, at 2 p.m., in Park River. The meeting will be held at 608 Second Street West.   More...

Breakfast set at Warsaw church

The parishioners at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Warsaw will serve breakfast on Sunday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the church.  The menu includes pancakes, Langdon sausage, scrambled eggs, muffins, coffee and juice. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Family tradition

At the evening meeting the attention was first directed to the subject of the low price of wheat… for all of the low price of wheat and partial failure of crop for the past two years, we are better off than Kansas farmers, New York farmers or More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   Grafton’s fire department was called to Stan’s Cafe shortly after noon hour when a fire broke out in a stove in the kitchen. More...

Sports

2015 track season gets a start at NDSU

Spoilers and Titans compete in Fargo

The 2015 track and field season started for a couple of area teams on Saturday in Fargo at the North Dakota Class B Indoor Track and Field Championships on the NDSU campus.  Grafton and Drayton-Valley- Edinburg (D-V-E) participated in the event More...

GFC Knights slice past Spoilers in opener

Grafton falls in first game of the season in Grand Forks

GFC 7 Grafton 4   The Grafton Spoilers Fastpitch team played their first game of the season against the Grand Forks Central (GFC) Knights on Monday in Grand Forks at Apollo Field. More...

Leaving a footprint of compassion

Nigerian boy wins first pair of shoes, goes on to donate millions to children around the world

Manny Ohonme, right, gives a child a pair of shoes after washing his feet while on a retreat for Samaritan's Feet. More...