Remington Seeds plant relationships

Soybean facility opens in Grafton

GRAFTON – Remington Seeds company recently opened the doors of their new 80,000 square-foot processing center on the west edge of Grafton. The facility began operations in September giving Walsh County area soybean growers a local option for processing, packaging and distributing their crop. “Our corporate office is located in Remington, Indiana however our facility is operated by local personnel,” […]

Grafton receives Community Development Award

Walsh County JDA/ Kringstad Ironworks win project honor

WATFORD CITY – The City of Grafton received the Economic Development Association of North Dakota (EDND) Impact Award for Community Development during the EDND Fall Conference Oct. 27 in Watford City. The Community Development Award recognizes an economic development project such as housing and/or development within the community that has increased the quality of life. The city of Grafton’s Housing […]


Looking east upon the Park River a mile west of Homme Dam the chill of autumn’s eventual fate sets in as temperatures fall below freezing.

School districts take advantage of national AYP waivers

Smarter Balance results are in

COUNTY – North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) released the list of schools and districts identified for Title I program improvement for the 2015-2016 school year. This information is based on results of the 2014- 2015 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for all public schools and districts in North Dakota. In the spring of 2015, the U.S. Department of Education […]

Paul Marvin named president of Marvin Windows and Doors

Marvin companies announced Monday that Paul Marvin has been named president of Marvin Windows and Doors effective Jan. 1, 2016. Paul Marvin is one of 11 fourth-generation Marvin family members actively employed in the business today, and has worked in a variety of jobs during his time with the company. Paul is currently serving as the vice president of sales—a […]

Schnellbach facing life in prison for gross sexual imposition of children

Grafton babysitter arrested Oct 14

Adam Lee Schnellbach, age 31 of Grafton was arrested on four counts of gross sexual imposition, all Class AA felonies and three counts of producing a sexual performance by a minor, all Class C felonies. According to court records Schnellbach faces accumulatively a maximum of three life sentences without the possibility of parole plus 15 years and/or $15,000 in fines […]

Walsh County Fair completes 101 years

Swine returns, poultry banned

The Walsh County Fair concluded its 101st year Saturday with a well attended Bull- O-Rama bull riding extravaganza. As the announcer from Mosbrucker Rodeos proclaimed, “It was a bucking good time.” Fairgoers of all ages were entertained from the opening of 4-H project judging on Wednesday evening to the conclusion of events on Saturday night. Returning to the fair lineup […]

Hoople couple accident under investigation

Semi-driver charges pending

A Hoople couple was involved in an accident last Thursday which took the life of the driver, Russell Crowder, age 68. Betty Crowder, age 64, was a passenger in the vehicle and was injured then transported to First Care Health Center in Park River by Park River Ambulance. The couple was driving southbound on Highway 18 four miles south of […]

Breaking the violence

Julie Rostvet, Walsh County Domestic Violence advocate, breaks a board at the Grafton Armory Tuesday to raise money for the Ultimate Gym’s domestic violence awareness fundraiser. The event raised over $3,800 and participants broke close to 800 boards.

Local Events Calendar:

Thursday, Oct. 29 Adams Blood Drive, noon to 6 p.m., at the Adams Auditorium. Contact Sandy at 944-2479 or Beth at 944-2412 to schedule an appointment. Parenting After Violence support group offered by the Domestic Violence and Abuse Center in Grafton, 3-4 p.m., at the DVAC in Grafton. For information, call Julie at 352-4213. Walsh County Health District flu shot […]