November 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Public hearing scheduled to rezone residential lots

Mayor accepts award for city Housing Rehabilitation Project

GRAFTON - Grafton City Council (GCC) met on Monday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of city hall for their regular monthly meeting. More...

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Community

Former Sunset Founders ‘52’ Club revived

“152” encourages, recognizes ongoing donations to home

In 1968, Sunset Founders was organized to assist with fundraising to meet the financial needs of the Lutheran Sunset Home (LSH). This summer, Sunset Founders was revived and is once again actively seeking support for the home. More...

Sunny thoughts from Sunset

Week of November 2-6  More...

Lila Livie baptized in family heirloom gown

Lila Mae Livie, daughter of Aaron and Gracia Livie of Naperville, Illinois, was baptized Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in a family heirloom gown.  More...

Obituaries

Lynnette Moe

Woodbury, Minnesota

Lynnette Marie Moe (73), formerly of Grafton, ended her battle with dementia on Friday Nov. 13, 2015, in Woodbury, Minnesota. More...

Travis Vorachek

Grand Forks

Travis W. Vorachek, 45, Grand Forks, died Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, in a tragic accident located in rural Walsh County. More...

Ronald J. Lunde

Benson, Arizona

Ronald J. Lunde, age 81, of Benson, Arizona, and formerly of Grafton, passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, in Tucson, Arizona.  More...

School

October Rock-it award winners at Grafton's Century Elementary

Century Elementary is celebrating learning this year with the theme “A whole new world! Blasting off on a learning adventure.” The new addition to the Grafton Public School complex was the inspiration for the theme this year.  More...

St. Thomas students of the quarter listed

St. Thomas School has selected students of the first quarter for the 2015-16 school year.  The selection is based on time and effort put into academics, citizenship and positive attitude towards school, faculty and students.  More...

V-E students of the first quarter selected

Valley-Edinburg High School teaching staff recently announced their selection of the students of the first quarter for the 2015-2016 school year. More...

Religion

Celebrating the season of giving

Bethel kids pack Christmas Child Shoeboxes

Bethel Free Lutheran Church Kids’ Club members and FLY youth group came together recently to pack Christmas Child Shoebox gifts for Samaritan’s Purse. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

My hero  When I think of a hero, right away I think of one person, my father. He overcame financial and physical obstacles. He was born into a very poor immigrant family. My father was one of 10 children. More...

Concerns regarding Maus annual evaluation

“We need more data” – Jeff Hermanson

GRAFTON - The Grafton School Board ( GSB) met Thursday night for its regular monthly meeting at the Grafton High School conference room.  More...

Walsh County closes another bridge

Sheriff's department upgrades UTV capabilities

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

A celebration of the season

Local citizens start a new tradition

A lifelong resident of Grafton, Amy Suda looks back on the celebration of the Christmas season she experienced in her hometown during her youth. More...

News

State Babe Ruth baseball tourney coming to Grafton in 2016

GPR looking for new hockey scoreboard

Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at city hall. In attendance were Todd Storey, Scott Hills and Brad Burianek. Staff members included, Dean Feltman, Kristy Jelinek, and director Bill Dahl. More...

Taking advantage of the weather

Kurt Misialek was busy Sunday afternoon putting up Christmas lights around Westside Drive-In. Westside Drive-In will be open everyday except Tuesdays for take out during the winter months. It was a balmy 50 degrees this past weekend. More...

Judge rules in favor of local theatres

Restitution unlikely in bankruptcy case

Fundraising efforts of local communities have some renewed hope in recovering some of the financial losses caused by the Cinema Service and Supply, LLC bankruptcy filing. More...

Happenings

Super Santa Saturday Dec. 5 in Park River

The community of Park River will celebrate the Christmas season with Super Santa Saturday on Dec 5.  The festivities begin with the Holiday Mall at Park River City Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Benefit planned in Minto Saturday for Julie Kennedy

Julie Kennedy, a lifelong resident of the Minto area, has been suffering with the effects of rheumatoid arthritis for the past 30 years. She has recently had a total knee replacement and is scheduled for a second surgery in the new year.  More...

Altru’s Hospice to host Tree of Light Memorial Ceremony

Altru’s Hospice will hold its 28th annual Tree of Light Memorial Ceremony on Sunday, Dec. More...

Opinion

Curtain call

“The hills are alive with the sound of music.” I can’t wait to hear the song performed by Grafton High School students this week during their Far Off Broadway performance of the classic play “The Sound of Music.”  More...

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Turning back the clock

60 years   A new membership record for Veterans Day was achieved by Post 41 of the American Legion in Grafton when 450 ex-servicemen and women enrolled for 1956 before the holiday.  More...

Sports

HUMBLE AND HUNGRY

Aggies dominate for back-to-back state title 2015 DIVISION A FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

The undefeated Park River-Fordville- Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies walked into the 2015 Class A state championship with a 10-0 record and capped off an 11-0 season after defeating the Killdeer Cowboys for the second year in a row in the title game. More...

Lady Aggies stopped by Spartans in final game

PR-F-L concludes season with second place in Region 2

The Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies concluded their 2015 volleyball season in the championship game of the Region 2 tournament in Grafton against number one-seeded Finley- Sharon-Hope-Page (F-S-H-P) Spartans last Thursday. More...

AGGIES OF THE YEAR

Photos by Todd M. More...