Angels everywhere


Locals comfort rollover victim COUNTY – Sometimes we are witness to the synchronicities of fate and we ask ourselves, why do things happen the way they do? The miracle of human compassion played out last week and it involved several local angels that provided a comfort of kindness to an inconvenienced soul. Granville Williams from Red Oak, Iowa started last […]

Bridge issues for the county

Public health pushes sewer ordinance

COUNTY – The Walsh County Commissioners met on Tuesday at the courthouse in Grafton for their regular bi-monthly meeting. Jack Karas, Lawrence Burianek, Ernie Barta, Karen Anderson, Luther Meberg and Kris Molde were in attendance. The commission moved to approve the Feb. 2 minutes before Twila Novak addressed the issue of needing to hire two full-time employees and to extend […]

Locals invest in lumberyard

Grafton True Value expands into building supplies

GRAFTON – Kerry DeMars, the owner of Grafton True Value, saw an opportunity when Simonson Lumber decided to cease business at the Grafton location last spring. DeMars, along with a team of private investors took it upon themselves to supply Grafton and the surrounding area and fill the void of the Simonson Lumber closure. DeMars, seeing a need decided to […]

Centennial Center roof on hold

Fate of Winter Sports Arena discussed

GRAFTON – Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at city hall. In attendance were Brad Burianek, Cory Burns, Todd Storey, Scott Hills and Kerry DeMars. Staff members included Bill Dahl, Dean Feltman, Kristy Jelinek and Mike Steinfeldt. After discussion with Pastorek Construction, Bill Dahl explained that the previously agreed upon roof repair project […]

Valley Cruisers donation

Larson name honored

Former Park River city manager to be remembered

At the regular city council meeting on Februar y 9 mayor Dan Stenvold read a Proclamation to honor the late Tom Larson. The Proclamation reads: WHEREAS; there is an annual fireworks display; and Whereas; the Park River Fire Department raises funds to provide the fireworks display; and WHEREAS; the city of Park River and the Park River Volunteer Fire Department […]

County Court Report

DECEMBER 2014 DISPOSITIONS Jesus Saul Zambrano, St. Thomas, driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs accompanied with minor. Defendant shall pay $1,075 in fees. Defendant shall attend DUI seminar, obtain an evaluation, pay all fines and fees as ordered, set up payment schedule, one year unsupervised probation, violate no criminal laws and 30 days in Walsh County Correction Center with four […]

‘Crop ‘Til You Drop’ retreat for scrapbookers at PRBC

The Park River Bible Camp will host the “Crop ‘Til You Drop” weekend scrapbooking retreat Friday through Sunday, March 20-22. The weekend will offer big blocks of time for scrappers to work, visit and laugh. The plan is for the weekend to be stressfree and full of fun! Retreaters should bring bedding (sleeping bag and pillow or sheets and blankets […]

Volunteer senior companions needed in Walsh County

Many homebound senior citizens in Walsh County go extended periods of time wi thout a friendly visit . Volunteer senior companions can make a difference in their lives by providing social interaction, recreation and help with light tasks. Senior companions make new friendships and brighten a senior’s day. Other benefits to becoming a senior companion include a tax-free hourly stipend, […]

Kosobud Lodge plans meeting

WFL Kosobud Lodge 106 will hold their next monthly meeting Sunday, March 1, at the Lankin Senior Center. A potluck meal will be served at 12:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 1:30 p.m. Youth will again be working on a project at the meeting. A reminder is extended to members of the lodge and to the public regarding donations […]