March 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Flood prep continues with new forecast

One contractor has submitted bid for lobby project

GRAFTON - Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) held their monthly meeting Wednesday, March 8, at the Grafton Parks and Recreation board room. In attendance were board members Ryer Stark, Brad Burianek, Cory Burns and Scott Hills. More...

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Community

‘Friends On Ice’

Figure skaters to present two shows this weekend

Grafton Figure Skaters will highlight their 2016-17 season this weekend with their annual performances. More...

Kaci Phelps, Luke Sharp planning June nuptials

Guy and Kari Phelps of Hoople announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaci Phelps, to Luke Sharp, son of Kevin and ArvaDell Sharp of Cavalier.  Kaci is a graduate of UND and currently employed as a registered dietitian at Pembina County Memor More...

New Arrival

Dylan Jeffrey Hall, son of Callie (Anderson) and Jeffrey Hall of Anchorage, Alaska, was born Feb. 13, 2017, in Anchorage. At birth he weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 21 inches. He has one brother, Liam who is 2-1/2 years old.  More...

Obituaries

Irene Altendorf

Mesa, Arizona

Irene Marie (Sevigny) Altendorf died March 8, 2017.  Born in Grafton March 24, 1923, Irene lived the latter half of her life in Mesa, Arizona. More...

Jeffrey Ferguson

Los Angeles, California

Jeffrey Ferguson, 58, formerly of Park River, died Thursday, March 9, 2017, at his home in Los Angeles, California.  Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 27, at Park Center Lutheran Cemetery, rural Hoople. More...

Brent Northagen

Fordville

Brent Northagen, 35, Fordville, died Monday, March 6, 2017.  Services were held Saturday, March 11, at Fordville Lutheran Church in Fordville. More...

School

NVCTC health sciences students compete at state

Four Future Health Professionals earn top awards

Nine North Valley Career and Technology Center health sciences students traveled to the University of Jamestown March 5 and 6 to participate in the 2017 North Dakota State Future Health Professionals (HOSA) competition.  More...

Janikowski awarded scholarship

Bismarck State College Foundation has recognized Brock Janikowski of Grafton as a recipient of the NoDak Electric Scholarship. More...

Swartz named to All-North Dakota Academic Team

Hannah Swartz of Park River is among 12 North Dakota community college students named to the 2017 All-North Dakota Academic Team, which recognizes academic achievements of community college students. More...

Religion

A familiar face at Bethel Free

Rev. Terry Olson installed as assistant pastor

Married to the daughter of founding members, Rev. Terry Olson is a familiar face at Bethel Free Lutheran Church in Grafton. Sunday he took on a new role with the congregation when he was installed as assistant pastor to Rev. Tim Carlson.  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

The garnished heavens  More...

MEANDERING MOOSE

This female moose, also called a cow, has been seeN meandering through Walsh County for many weeks now. She was pictured in our Feb. More...

Principal position offered to Nilson

Smarter Balanced assessment to start March 14

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

Minto council approves two percent pay increase for city employees

Flood planning discussed

MINTO - Minto city employees will be getting a two percent pay increase in 2017 following a recommendation from the city’s employee relations committee. More...

News

Grafton man killed in vehicle accident

Motorist lost control south of Veseleyville

Wyatt Feltman, age 25 from Grafton was killed in a single vehicle crash last Thursday morning a mile south of Veseleyville and seven miles east of Pisek on 62nd Street NE.  The time of the crash is under investigation by the North Dakota Highway More...

County clears ditch snow only for emergencies

Resident questions commissioner’s authority over sheriff

Walsh County Commissioners (WCC) met Monday at the courthouse in Grafton for their regular bimonthly meeting. Luther Meberg, Karen Anderson, Lawrence Burianek, Lauren Wild, Ernie Barta and Walsh County Auditor Kris Molde were present.  More...

Breaking for a snack

Two bald eagles halted their flight near a deer carcass in a field east of Park River on Monday afternoon. The bald eagle is a bird of prey, so they can regularly be seen feasting on animals lost to nature.   More...

Happenings

Supper, auction benefit planned for Pisek native

A supper, silent and live auction benefit for Pisek area native April (Sobolik) Brodell is being planned in McVille for Saturday, March 25.  More...

Police Blotter

March 5, 9:22 p.m., report of drugs/narcotics on East 12th Street.  March 6, 6:34 a.m., report of a person experiencing mental health issues on Highway 17.  March 6, 8:48 a.m., request for a welfare check on Lavergne Avenue.  March 6, More...

Thrive church invites community to open house

Thrive Community Church out of Grand Forks is planting a new church in Grafton. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Entrepreneurial small town spirit

The reversed economic boom of western towns has North Dakota small business owners scrambling for survival. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  Sales and use taxes in Walsh County in 1956 totaled $322,971.73, which was 2.38 percent of the total county tax, representing an average tax of $17.13 per person.  Alice Jane Ganyo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Sports

Spoilers finish third in Super Region 2

Fourth quarter rally by MPCG not enough

The Grafton Spoilers boys basketball team battled the number-three seed May- Port CG (MPCG) Patriots for third place in the final round of the 2017 NDHSAA Class B Boys Basketball Super Region 2 Tournament at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center last Thursday More...

Kachena hangs up his whistle

Long-time local referee retires after 40-plus years on the court

After more than 40 years as an official for basketball, volleyball and baseball in this general area, Eugene Kachena has become a familiar face on the court for coaches, athletes and fans alike. More...

Grafton athletes hit the road

Grafton runners, from left, Damon Reyes, Josh Vogsland, Tommy Kern and Saleem El-Saraaf took off down School Road on a chilly Tuesday afternoon during one of their first outdoor track practices of th More...