June 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

GPR spring flood insurance reimbursement tops $18,000

Pool attendance jumps from 2016

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

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Community

A boyhood dream brought to life

To-scale farm on display at Heritage Village

As a boy, Roger Sherek didn’t dream of being an astronaut, fireman or superhero. His dream was to own a farm similar to operations that dotted the landscape around his childhood home. More...

Seeking support for Elmwood

Exterior projects depleting maintenance funds

Historical Elmwood is currently undergoing major updates to its exterior including painting, replacement of some of the wood siding, decorative trim and upper level windows on the house. More...

Former Grafton couple to celebrate 40th anniversary

Mary and David Sluke of West Fargo and formerly of Grafton, will celebrate their 40th anniversary on Saturday, July 1, at a lunch in their honor.  Mary Overlund and David Sluke were married July 1, 1977, at Fordville Lutheran Church in Fordville More...

Obituaries

Danielle Bjerke-Hagen

Park River

Danielle K. Bjerke- Hagen, age 26, of Park River, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks.  More...

Kelly Kalis

Hamilton

Kelly J. Kalis, 32, Hamilton, died Saturday, June 10, 2017, at his home.  Services will be held Friday, June 16, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Walhalla, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is Thursday, from 5- 7 p. More...

Vance Anderson

Grafton

Vance William Anderson, age 67, of Grafton, died peacefully Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at First Care Health Center of Park River after a two month battle with pancreatic cancer.  More...

School

GMS summer band program tuning up

Public performance set for Friday at Ribfest

After many years of absence, a summer band program has returned to Grafton Public Schools. The program was made possible by an anonymous donation of $10,000 given to the school district specifically to improve the music department.  More...

Emily Swanson V-E Student of the Year

Emily Swanson, daughter of Bart and Sophia Swanson, was chosen as 2016-2017 Valley- Edinburg High School Student of the Year.  This honor is given to one of 16 students that were chosen throughout the year as a student of the quarter. More...

Brintnell recipient of scholarship

2017 Fordville- Lankin High School graduate Kaitlyn Brintnell recently received a scholarship in the amount of $1,500 from the RidgeRunners Snowmobile Club.  Brintnell is the daughter of Gary and Kristi Brintnell of Fordville. More...

Religion

Wearing the armor of God

Bethel Free church hosts annual VBS

"Mighty Fortress - In Jesus, the Victory is Won!" was the theme for Bethel Free Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School (VBS) last week in Grafton. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Fighting the meth demon  Recently, I was troubled as I watched a TV news story on the opioid drug problem. What I learned did not leave me. I thought about all the people I have reached out to in the 24 years I have been a Minister. More...

Tax equalization report draws ire from citizens

Barta to draft letter to Governor Burgum

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

World history saved in Grafton for next year

Jahraus, Irmen advocate for students

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

News

Grafton couple honored by NDHP

Dalbey’s receive Colonel Award

Two Grafton residents were presented the Colonel’s Award for Excellence on June 13. In March, Scott and Valerie Dalbey encountered a suspicious driver on I-29 with three young children in the vehicle. More...

Herrera requests bench trial

Plea agreement rejected last minute

Anthony Soliz Herrera Jr., 35, appeared in Walsh County District Court last Monday where he rejected a plea agreement just a few minutes before a change of plea hearing was to be conducted by District Judge Richard Geiger.  More...

St. Thomas Daze fun

Three sisters, front to back, Monroe, Marcella and Millicent Maus, children of Tom and Tami Maus, enjoy the bouncy slide at St. Thomas Daze Saturday. More...

Happenings

Youth fun run planned during SummerFest

Children age 10 and under of all abilities are invited to participate in the Grafton Youth Fun Run just for the fun of it. The run will be completed down Hill Avenue Saturday, June 24, prior to the SummerFest parade.  More...

Annual worship June 25 at South Trinity Lutheran

The annual worship service at South Trinity Lutheran Church will be held Sunday, June 25, at 2 p.m. More...

Edinburg church offering take-out meals on Deli Day

Deli Day will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Edinburg on Thursday, June 29.  Take-out meals of pulled pork, macaroni salad and home-made baked beans will be available by the plate, half pint, pint or quart. More...

Opinion

Millennial Views

Family matters  More...

Playing in the dirt

If you are anything like me, the excitement of spring planting is wearing off and the hard reality of maintaining your garden is setting in. More...

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Sports

Grafton earns win at home

Spoilers pull ahead with big second inning

The Post 57 Grafton Spoilers took on the Kindred Vikings at home last Wednesday earning their first American Legion Baseball win of the season, with a final score of 4-3 at Harris Halliday Field.  More...

Park River's Fit Kids

Zylie Heigaard of Park River hops through pool floats during a Fit Kids outdoor workout session in the Little Park in Park River hosted by The Gym. More...

Minto-Midway takes on Larimore at home

Polar Bears have eight-run inning

Minto-Midway (M-M) took to the field Monday afternoon for a Class B American Legion Baseball Conference game against the Larimore Polar Bears at Pat Mach Field in Minto.  The Polar Bears got off to an early start, scoring two runners in the firs More...