September 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

40th annual N.E. North Dakota Pioneer machinery & Threshing show

Daman Flaten from Park River helps demonstrate the husking of corn stalks on Sunday at the machine and threshing show. More...

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Community

Bingo!

Quilt event benefits Camp Good Mourning

Fall is just around the corner, the nights will soon be getting cooler and it will be time for snuggling in the warmth of a favorite quilt. More...

New Arrival

Samuel James Holy, son of Michael and Lisa Holy of Plymouth, Minnesota, was born March 30, 2015. At birth he weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces. More...

Club News

Grafton American Legion Auxiliary   The Grafton American Legion Auxiliary recently completed a community service project by delivering Meals on Wheels.  More...

Obituaries

Neil Anderson

West Fargo

Neil Anderson, 71, West Fargo (most recently Lakota), died Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo.  Services were held Saturday, Aug. 29, at United Lutheran Church in Brocket, with burial i n Ho f f Cemetery, rural Brocket. More...

Francis Radway

Walhalla

Francis Radway, 79, Walhalla, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at his home.  Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 1, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Walhal la, with burial in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Olga. More...

Eric McGauvran

Thompson

Eric McGauvran, 20, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at his family home.  More...

School

Tri-Valley Opportunity celebrates 50 years

Grafton's Migrant Head Start program launched in 1992

Last Thursday, Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. ( TVOC) celebrated its 50th anniversary by hosting an open house at the Grafton Family Service Center, located in the former Westview School building. More...

Religion

Justin Hylden joins camp staff

Signs on for one year as interim program director

Justin Hylden and his family have an extensive history of service to the Park River Bible Camp. Family members have served the camp as counselors, camp nurse and even keeping the roads clear of snow during the winter months. More...

Johnson family to minister through song this Sunday

Grafton Assembly of God Church will celebrate the end of summer and beginning of fall during the regular morning worship service this Sunday, Sept. 6.  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Most people know that I love music. You can visit our home almost any time of the day and you will usually find at least the sound of the piano coming through the walls. More...

County commissioners welcome new tax assessor

Highway Department requests hours for data collection

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

Camping one step at a time

Park River breaks ground for recreational complex

PARK RIVER – Park River Parks and Recreation held a ground breaking ceremony lastWednesday that was attended by approximately 30 people representing residents, financial institutions, city workers, city council members, Red River Regional Counc More...

News

A grand day at True Value

Grafton True Value celebrated their grand re-opening Friday at their new location in Grafton. More...

Maintenance work begins on Interstate 29

On Monday, Aug. 31, crews began maintenance work on Interstate 29 northbound and southbound lanes from Drayton to the Canadian Border. Northbound lane closures will be in place from one mile north of the Bowsemont Interchange to the Canadian Border. More...

Three arrested in theft ring in Grafton

Three arrested for vehicle break-ins

Grafton Police Department, a long wi th the Nor th Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation investigated a crime ring that involved a rash of vehicle break-ins in Grafton.  Three people were arrested on charges ranging from Class B misdemeanors t More...

Happenings

Benefit planned for Boonmee Daley Sept. 25

A benefit BBQ dinner, bake sale and silent auction will be held Friday, Sept. 25, for Boonmee Daley.  More...

Benefit breakfast planned Sept. 13 for Park River man

A benefit pancake breakfast will be held Sunday, Sept. 13, for Roger K. Johnson of Park River. The meal will be served at the Park River American Legion from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  More...

Annual FCHC Harvest Fest Sept. 18 in Park River

The annual First Care Health Center (FCHC) Harvest Fest fundraiser will be held at the American Legion Coliseum Friday, Sept. 18. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with supper served at 6:30 p.m. A basket auction will follow the meal.  More...

Opinion

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Turning back the clock

60 years  Russel l Hel tne, Sharon McIntyre and LaurieWilliamson, all science students at Grafton High School, had been declared winners in the national science achievement award contest sponsored by the American Society for Metals.  More...

National preparedness month

" What one does and what one says is a pretty good criterion of what one is."— Rilie R. Morgan, Nov. 7, 1923   The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has declared September to be National Preparedness Month.  More...

Sports

Aggies outrun Spoilers

PR-F-L’s Hunter leads on the field with four touchdowns

The Grafton Spoilers kicked off their 2015 season against the Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies in their traditional season opener in Park River on Friday night. More...

Runners compete in Northwood

Girls finish fifth, boys place eighth in season opener

Grafton Cross Country runners traveled to Northwood on Thursday for a meet at the Northwood Golf Course. The girls competed against 19 teams while there were 17 teams in the boys division.  The Grafton girls placed fifth with 159 points. More...

3D Archery Shoot

Bowhunters set their sights on pre-season outdoor course

Northern Lites Archery Club of Grafton hosted the annual Pre-Season Outdoor 3D Shoot north of Life Skills and Transition Center in Grafton. The shoot was held both Saturday and Sunday, and took roughly two hours for each shooter to complete.  More...