October 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Campground remains open while weather permits

Hockey camp numbers down in 2016

GRAFTON - Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the GPR office board room. In attendance were Todd Storey, Scott Hills, Ryer Stark and Brad Burianek. Cory Burns was not present. More...

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Community

Accomplishing amazing things

Unity Harvest Auction fundraiser Oct. 29 in Grafton

Unity Medical Center Foundation director Kristy Jelinek is bringing new ideas to life for the foundation’s fall fundraiser this year, opening doors for more people to take home a prize.  More...

Joy Ferguson to be honored at 90th birthday celebration

Joy Ferguson of Grafton will celebrate her 90th birthday at an open house in her honor on Sunday, Oct. 30. More...

Sunny thoughts from Sunset

Monday was fitness in the morning followed by Money Monday progressive bingo. No winners this time, we’ll try harder next week. Pastor Chris came for a Bible study in the sunroom afterward and in the evening we played card bingo.  More...

Obituaries

Gary Fisher

Oakwood

Gary L. Fisher, age 70, of Oakwood, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at his home.  More...

Mavis Staven

Grafton

Mavis Staven, age 91, Grafton, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, at First Care Health Center of Park River.  Services were held Monday, Oct. 17, at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Hoople, with burial in South Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Grafton. More...

Aubrey Willson, Jr.

Morganton, North Carolina

Aubrey Willson, Jr., 95, Morganton, North Carolina, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016.  A graveside service was held Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery. More...

School

Happy Campers

Century Elementary is celebrating learning this year with a “Happy Campers” award program. More...

Gold Medal winners

Each week, Grafton Middle School’s Gold Medal Award program recognizes amazing students for academic achievements, as well as outstanding behavior and acts of kindness to others. More...

AgCountry Farm Credit Services offers scholarships

AgCountry Farm Credit Services will award twenty-four $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors from eastern North Dakota and northwest and west central Minnesota who plan to enroll in college next fall.  More...

Religion

Becoming a good pastor

Wurtz serves as interim at Our Saviours, Sunset

Having just completed her internship, Bethany Wurtz was looking for a congregation to serve while completing requirements to become an ordained pastor. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

A team effort  Editor’s note: This is part two of an article Rev. Carlson wrote for the “ServantPastor,” a publication of the Association Free Lutheran Church Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Minnesota.  More...

Kids invited to Bring Your Own Costume Retreat at PRBC

Park River Bible Camp will host the Bring Your Own Costume Retreat for preschoolers through children currently attending third grade on Saturday, Oct. 29.  More...

HERE COMES THE SUN

Early risers at the eastern edge of Park River were treated Tuesday morning to a beautiful sunrise over the Red River Valley.   More...

Commissioner Meberg accepts state award

Hodny to fill VSO position

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

County commissioner race heats up

Candidates get personal with issues

COUNTY – Walsh County Commissioner candidates answered voter questions for the Nov. 8 election. The candidates are incumbents, Karen Anderson, and Jack Karas. Challenging for one of the seats is former Walsh County Sheriff Lauren Wild. More...

News

Cruisin' for food

Grafton Valley Cruisers of North Dakota donated $175 to the Walsh County Food Pantry Monday in Grafton. More...

Fleming faces life in prison

Intent to deliver meth near school nets two Class AA felony charges

Coral Marie Fleming was arrested Oct. 4 at her residence of 1443 Fernwood Drive in Grafton on a total of nine drug charges.  More...

Chyle arrested for intent to deliver

Park River native violates parole

Zachary David Chyle, age 25, from Park River was arrested Aug. 23, at 13211 Highway 17 after a family member called 911 to report Chyle was found unconscious in the basement with a needle in his arm.  More...

Happenings

Benefit planned in Minto for Jane Grzadzielewski

A beneft for Jane Grzadzielewski will be held Thurday, Oct. 27, from 5-10 p.m., at the Minto Community Center.  In August, Grzadzielewski was diagnosed with Andenocarcenoma which has aggressively spread to numerous areas of her body. More...

Tickets now available for Far Off Broadway's ‘Oliver!’

Grafton High School’s Far Off Broadway cast and crew will present Lionel Bart’s classic musical, “Oliver!” Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 17-19. More...

Police Blotter

Oct. 10, 9:34 a.m., report of trespass on 12th Street West.  Oct. 10, 2:06 p.m., report of an open door/unsecured building on Hill Avenue.  Oct. 10, 5:37 p.m., animal complaint on Ninth Street.  Oct. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Measure 4 not quite there

North Dakota Crime Victim’s Rights Initiative, also known as Initiated Constitutional Measure 3 or “Marsy’s Law,” will be on the Nov. 8 ballot in North Dakota as an initiated constitutional amendment.  More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  Judy Jorandby, Grafton, received congratulations from Harold Wavra, CAA director in North Dakota, following the completion of her first solo flight. More...

Sports

Runners push to finish strong in Cooperstown

Both girls and boys take home sixth place finishes

The Grafton Spoilers cross country teams traveled to Cooperstown last Saturday to compete in the 2016 Class B East Region Meet at Cooperstown Country Club.  The Lady Spoilers finished in sixth place amongst 26 teams with a total score of 235. More...

Aggies crush Thunder

PR-F-L hosts Region 2 match in Park River

The Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Lady Aggies hosted a Region 2 volleyball match against the Hatton-Northwood (H-NW) Thunder in Park River on Monday and ended up improving their region record to 9-1.  The Lady Aggies dominated each game, More...

Lady Titans overtake Spoilers

Larson fires in 19 kills for D-V-E at the net

The Grafton Spoilers hosted a Region 2 volleyball match against the Drayton- Valley- Edinburg (D-V-E) Titans last Thursday.  D- V- E pulled ahead with two game wins before the Spoilers retaliated by winning the third. More...