September 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Parks and Rec to recover some financial losses from June storm

TAP grant cost share to be reevaluated

GRAFTON - Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) held their monthly meeting onWednesday, Sept. 14. at the GPR office board room. In attendance were Todd Storey, Scott Hills, Cory Burns, Ryer Stark and Brad Burianek. More...

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Community

Fostering a love of reading

Imagination Library continues to grow in Grafton community

Now in its fourth year in Grafton, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library continues to grow in its mission to get books into the hands of very young children. The literacy program brings the joy of reading into homes at no cost to parents.  More...

Suda families gather at reunion

A Suda family reunion was held on the William and Angela Suda family farm on July 16, with more than 160 family members attending.  The reunion started with a remembrance service honoring deceased family members. More...

Club News

Grafton American Legion Auxiliary   Grafton American Legion Auxiliary held its first meeting of the year on Sept. More...

Obituaries

Lester Nelson

Hamilton

Lester Nelson, 100, Hamilton, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at Wedgewood Manor in Cavalier.  Services were held Monday, Sept. 19, at Cavalier Presbyterian Church in Cavalier, with burial in Hamilton Cemetery. More...

Sidney Urness

Grand Forks

Sidney Urness, 82, Grand Forks, died at his home Monday, Sept. 12, 2016.  Services were held Friday, Sept. 16, at Augustana Lutheran Church in Grand Forks, with burial in Leeds Lutheran Cemetery, Leeds. More...

Norvin ‘Norv’ Elbert

Grafton

Norvin J. “Norv” Elbert, age 94, of Grafton, passed away Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at Valley Eldercare of Grand Forks.  More...

School

More than a game of soccer. . .

Century first graders get lesson in sportsmanship

Century Elementary School first grade instructors coordinated a soccer match last Wednesday to provide a lesson in sportsmanship for their young students.  More...

Grafton Middle School launches Gold Medal recognition program

Grafton Middle School has launched the Gold Medal Award program to recognize amazing students during the 2016-2017 school year.  Each week, each teacher will recognize a student who they view as a “Gold Medal” winner. More...

Homecoming highlights

DRAYTON – Christopher Onstad and Brianna Wink, center, were crowned homecoming king and queen at Drayton High School's homecoming coronation Monday. More...

Religion

Dual parish has new pastor

Rev. Robin Dill comes to area from South Carolina

The dual parishes of Grafton Federated and Knox Presbyterian churches have a new pastor. Rev. Robin Dill joined the two congregations as their full-time pastor in June.  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

John 9:1-5: “As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. More...

Another county bridge closed after collapse

Commissioners consider dental and vision insurance benefits

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

Grafton Airport awarded federal grant for future planning

Runway lights to see fall fix

GRAFTON – Grafton Airport Authority received a $247,535 federal grant to update the airport’s master layout plan (ALP) to support future needs according to Andy Tibert, Hutson Field manager.  Tibert said the federal funds will be use More...

News

Plane relief

A bright sunset reflects off a plane spraying for mosquitos as it flies around the water tower near the Grafton High School football field during a game against Kindred on Sept. 9.   More...

Schnellbach sentenced to 22 years in prison

Grafton babysitter claims innocence

Adam Lee Schnellbach, age 31, appeared in Walsh County District Court in Grafton last Thursday for sentencing before District Judge Richard Geiger. More...

County Court Report

JULY 2016 DISPOSITIONS  More...

Happenings

Forum to address drug presence, usage in Grafton

“Close To Home,” a community forum planned by the Grafton School District, will address the reality of drug presence and usage in the Grafton community. More...

St. John’s fall church dinner offers chance to win $100

St. John’s annual fall dinner, on Sunday, Oct. 9, will include the chance to win five cash prizes of $100 each.  More...

Grafton Senior Citizens Club exercise class to begin season

Grafton Senior Citizens Club exercise class will begin a new season Tuesday, Oct. 4.  Peppi Trontvet, a certified personal fitness trainer who specializes in group fitness, will lead the class on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. More...

Opinion

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Full Story

School climate storm brewing

At the Grafton School Board meeting held Sept. 12 it was announced that the school had been awarded a $60,000 grant which was to be used for a school/home liaison, which was described as a type of social worker.  More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  The Grafton High School Spoilers scored a touchdown midway through the second quarter and then managed to stave off several Park River threats to come through with a 6-0 victory in a football game played in Park River.  More...

Sports

Athletes face the net in Grafton tournament

Lady Titans take home a third place finish

Grafton school hosted the 10th annual Grafton Invitational Volleyball Tournament on Saturday with two gyms split into four courts.  A total of 16 teams competed in the tournament, beginning as pool play with four different pools. More...

Aggies fall to Larimore

PR-F-L suffers first season loss in homecoming game

The Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies hosted longtime Region 2 rival the Larimore Polar Bears for their homecoming game in Park River last Friday.  More...

Spoilers kick off against Burros in region game

Grafton threatens to take lead, but falls short

The Grafton Spoilers 11-man football team hosted a Class AA East Region game against the Hillsboro- Central Valley (H-CV) Burros last Friday night.  With a win and two losses under their belt, the Spoilers went into the game with hopes of balanc More...