August 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Crazy Days Grafton style

Crazy Days in Grafton last Thursday brought out the youth in retailers and shoppers, alike. More...

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Community

The ties that bind

Haug siblings continue tradition of family gatherings

Growing up on a farm during the 1930s to 1950s with no means of transportation except their feet, the Haug siblings had no one to play with but each other. More...

Tallacksons to observe 70 years of marriage

Har vey and Glenna Tallackson of Park River will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Thursday, Aug. 4.  More...

Grandson of area couples achieves Eagle Scout status

Jacob Langerud of Bismarck has achieved Boy Scout’s highest rank. He completed his final rank requirement by passing an Eagle Board of Review on Jan. More...

Obituaries

Raymond Charlton

Grafton

Raymond A. Charlton, age 88, of Grafton, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Unity Medical Center of Grafton. More...

Mary Schanilec

Park River

Mary Schanilec, 94, Park River, died Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Good Samaritan Center of Park River.  Services were held Monday, Aug. 1, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Veseleyville, with burial in the church cemetery. More...

Norma Robinson

Rogers, Minnesota

Norma Robinson, 72, of Rogers, Minnesota, and formerly of St. Thomas and Grand Forks, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, at Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo, Minnesota.  Services will be Monday, Aug. More...

School

An education extension

County agents enhance migrant school program

Students attending Grafton Migrant School each year extend their education beyond the classroom thanks to interaction with agents from NDSU Extension-Walsh County.  This summer, in addition to the Junior Master Gardener program established sever More...

Corum, Sondeland research studies participants

For the past 10 weeks, students from UND – including Natisha Corum of Grafton and Abbie Sondeland of Edinburg – conducted research and participated in a number of related educational opportunities. More...

School Calendar

Tuesday, August 9  Valley-Edinburg School Board meeting, 7 a.m., at Crystal.  Wednesday, August 10  Midway School registration, noon to 8 p.m.  Thursday, August 11  Midway School registration, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.   More...

Religion

Monsignor Pilon marks 40 years in priesthood

Monsignor Daniel Pilon celebrated his 40th ordination anniversary May 30 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hunter.  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Jesus has some strong words to say about greed in Chapter 12 of Luke. “Take care to guard against all greed…” (Luke 12:15). One basic truth is that we have things that have not been earned.  More...

Ton of fun at VBS

Area children are having a ton of fun at Vacation Bible School (VBS) hosted by Grafton Lutheran Church this week, under the direction of counselors and staff from Park River Bible Camp. More...

Unity adds pharmacy automation system

Security, convenience upgrades health facility

GRAFTON – UMC has modernized the way it stores and dispenses pharmaceutical products with the help of a $ 100,000 Otto Bremer Foundation grant they received last September.  “ We purchased two Omnicell units,” said O’Neil More...

Miskavige sets retirement date

SRO position unfilled due to lack of applicants

GRAFTON – Grafton Ways and Means Committee (WMC) gathered at city hall Monday for their regularly scheduled meeting. In attendance were Dave Fellman, Chris Lipsh, Don Hutson, mayor Chris West, Nick Ziegelmann and Connie Johnson. More...

County market-based pay plan slows

Commissioners cautious with economy woes

COUNTY – Walsh County Commissioners ( WCC) met Monday at the courthouse in Grafton for their regular bimonthly meeting. More...

News

Grafton Public Schools to start paving project

First day unaffected

Grafton Public School District held a special school board meeting last Tuesday to approve a parking lot paving project.  According to superintendent Jack Maus the project should not affect the first day of school.  “The paving compan More...

Nelson to stand trial in October

Pre-sentence investigation delayed at state level

Grafton resident Jordan Mackay Nelson appeared in Walsh County District Court in Grafton Monday for a status conference before District Judge Richard Geiger in regard to four charges of child neglect or abuse and four counts of felonious restraint wh More...

War is on

Airborne Custom Spraying from Halstad, Minnesota, sprayed for mosquitoes last Thursday over Grafton. The weekly sprayings will continue through the end of summer according to city administrators.   More...

Happenings

Park River Area Elementary accepting back-to-school fees

Park River Area Elementary parents who would like to pay school fees (lunch, milk, activity tickets, etc.) prior to the first day of school can do so in conjunction with high school registration on Monday and Tuesday, August 15-16.  More...

Police Blotter

July 25, 2:33 a.m., report of a suspicious person on Eastern Avenue.  July 25, 3:01 p.m., report of shoplifting at Tractor Supply Company.  July 25, 8:36 p.m., report of a traffic accident on Eighth Street and Eastern Avenue. More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

August is here and we hope you come out to see us at the garden party on the fourth. We will have a silent auction, band and supper for a free will offering. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years Construction of a new wing to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital at Drayton started with Sam Jarshaw in charge of construction. A Walsh County 4-H livestock judging team took second place in a district judging contest at Grand Forks. More...

Days Gone By

This photograph is of ladies who served as kitchen workers at St. John’s Catholic Church in Grafton for the wedding reception of Gary and Rosemary Fisher on Aug. 3, 1966. More...

Sports

'You've got a friend in me'

Grafton community comes together for Babe Ruth tourney

Grafton not only hosted the 2016 State Babe Ruth Tournament , but the community as a whole also came together to host players coming from afar while also keeping them entertained between games.  Many families even went as far as to open up their More...

Hankey saves season with diving catch

Pirates defense hangs on against LaMoure

Park River Pirates Post 147 Legion baseball team is known around the state for their hitting, however on Friday it was their defense that put them over the top with an exciting 7-6 win against LaMoure Post 19 to advance in the North Dakota Class B Am More...

Pirates fight for season in extra innings

Post 147 one pitch away from advancing

Park River Post 147 survived three games at the North Dakota American Legion State Class B baseball tournament on tenacious defense and a little bit of good fortune. More...