June 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

City of Minto receives Safe Routes to School grant

Sidewalks and accessible curb ramps near school are top priority

The second application for a grant from the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) was a charm. More...

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Community

What to do when ‘there’s nothing to do’

Innovative mom creates fun for own, other children

Carolyn Karr is a busy mother of four young children. More...

Ox Cart Trails Historical Society recipient of Rural Development Finance Corporation Grant

Polar Communications is a member of the Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC). As a result, communities in the company’s service area are eligible to apply for a grant of up to $2,000 for community-based projects.  More...

Sunny news from Sunset

June 5-9  Monday we started off the week with fitness club, in the afternoon we played Money Monday Bingo. It was perfect timing to boost our tokens for the bingo store! More...

Obituaries

Delores Zahradka

Devils Lake

Delores M. (Shereck) Zahradka, 88, of Devils Lake and formerly of rural Lawton, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017, at Good Samaritan Center, Devils Lake.  More...

John Landrigan

Grafton

John Louis Landrigan, 96, of Grafton, passed away June 8, 2017, at Lutheran Sunset Home in Grafton.  John was born Feb. 9, 1921, in St. Thomas, to Jeremiah ( Jerry) and Eva Donnelly Landrigan. He graduated from St. Thomas High School in 1939. More...

Marcellene Zola

Oslo, Minnesota

Marcellene M. Zola, age 78, of Oslo, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017, at her home near Oslo.  More...

School

Casting into young talent

Grafton kids to perform with Missouia Children's Theatre

Fifty-four kindergarten through eighth grade students formed a huge circle on the stage at Grafton Public School’s Performing Arts Center Monday afternoon with one purpose in mind – to secure a big role in an upcoming performance with the More...

Valley-Edinburg students of the fourth quarter listed

Valley- Edinburg High School teaching staff recently announced their selection of students of the fourth quarter for the 2016-2017 school year. More...

Honor Roll

GRAFTON MIDDLE  Honor Roll  More...

Religion

Broadcasting the gospel

Karnik answers God’s call after 30-year radio career

Rev. Scott Karnik’s voice is familiar to residents of Walsh County and it should be. His career in broadcast on local radio spanned nearly 30 years. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

This last Sunday we celebrated a truth of the Christian faith called the Trinity. At the end of Matthew Jesus told his disciples to baptize in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. More...

SummerFest activities finalizes

City to give up ownership of Unity Medical Center property

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

K-Line Agriculture expands to Grafton

Centennial Center lobby project numbers top $1.3 million

GRAFTON – The Economic Development Committee (EDC) met Wednesday at 7 a.m. at city hall in Grafton for their regular monthly meeting.  More...

Area school board election results

Grafton turns out 231 voters

COUNTY – Unofficial school board election results for Grafton, Minto, Valley-Edinburg and Park River Area came from over 400 total voters Tuesday in their respective districts.  More...

News

Dirty job

Kaylee Seim, left, and Jaymee Sangrait use the buddy system to empty a garbage can at the Dairy Queen in Park River May 16.   More...

Sugarbeets rate 90 percent good to excellent

North Dakota crop progress and condition report

For the week ending June 11 dry conditions persisted over much of the state, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. More...

RELAY FOR LIFE 2017

Cancer survivor Rosemary Christinson gives a few words of encouragement as the honorary speaker at Grafton’s Relay For Life event held Thursday at St. John’s Parish Center. More...

Happenings

Summer concerts return to Park River Bible Camp

Park River Bible Camp will host another Summer Concert Series at the camp beginning Sunday, June 18. More...

Grafton Farmers Market to open for season June 27

Grafton Farmers Market will open for the season Tuesday, June 27, at Heritage Village in Grafton. Hours will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  More...

Missoula Children’s Theater performances June 16-17

Children who just completed kindergarten through eighth grade will perform with the Missoula Children’s Theater in Grafton this weekend.  After auditions on Monday and rehearsals throughout the week, young actors and actresses will take to More...

Opinion

Millennial Views

Innovation around the corner   More...

Political Cartoon

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Turning back the clock

60 years  Grafton defeated Gardar 6-4 in a Walsh County Baseball League game played on the Gardar diamond.  Wedding vows were spoken in the Grafton Lutheran Church by Marilyn Ellen Wralstad, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Sports

Spoilers battle with Pirates at home

Park River pulls ahead in second inning at Grafton

The Spoilers and Pirates American Legion Baseball teams met on Monday at Harris Halliday Field in Grafton for a Class A sectional game. More...

Minto hosts Thompson in legion opener

Mustangs fall after taking early lead

After internal debate about the fate of the Minto-Midway (M-M) American Legion Baseball program due to lack of numbers, the team was eventually formed and opened their season at home last Wednesday with a 10-3 loss to the Thompson Tommies.  Spen More...

Seventh inning scenarios

From the sidelines

As I’m sitting here at my desk trying to think of what to write in what will likely be my last sports column while pregnant, it seems to be the only thing crossing my mind is when this baby is going to make her appearance…and more import More...