2017-04-26

2017-04-26 E-Edition

RECEIVING the call

Mattson cuts the cord from machine dialysis

GRAFTON – Pat Mattson, Morgan Printing’s pressman that was featured in the Jan. 27, 2016 issue as a potential kidney transplant recipient, received a call Feb. 28 that freed him from a life tethered to a dialysis machine. After a wait of two years and 10 months, Pat was awoken in the early hours of a routine Tuesday with a […]

UMC upgrades to cutting-edge CT diagnostic technology

Hospital receives $400,000 grant from Helmsley Charitable Trust

GRAFTON – Unity Medical Center (UMC) is excited to announce they have been the chosen recipient of three separate grants totaling $753,700. The first being a $400,000 grant from Helmsley Charitable Trust, the second for $310,000 from Otto Bremer Foundation and the third from Department of Homeland Security for $43,700. Patients at UMC will soon benefit from access to the […]

Each piece has a soul

Eikenberry shares his passion for Maloof-inspired rockers

NASH – Bruce Eikenberry, from rural Grafton, finds peace and joy through creating exquisite Sam Maloof-inspired rocking chairs in his workshop just north of Nash. Eikenberry, a self proclaimed “wood hoarder” caught the passion for rocking chairs after coming across a couple masterpieces in the back room of Boggs Hardware store in Steamboat Springs, Colorado back in 1982. However, it […]

Minto council delays decision on gravel bids

Hockey rink lots donated to the city

MINTO – Minto’s City Council, due to lack of a quorum at their regularly scheduled meeting, met after the city’s board of equalization meeting on Wednesday, April 19. According to minutes taken at the meeting, gravel bids were opened, sparking a discussion regarding the price differences and possible conflicts of interest. The bid from Narloch Trucking was $8.95 per yard […]

Family Fun Night Sunday at Our Saviour’s in Grafton



Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church will host Family Fun Night featuring bingo and tacos this Sunday, April 30, at the church in Grafton. Evening entertainment will begin with bingo from 5-6 p.m. Price for cards will be $3 for two cards and $5 for five cards. Taco in a bag or Indian tacos will be served from 6-7 p.m. A free […]

Recycled treasures offered at P.E.O. Spring Into Junque sale



Park River P.E.O. Chapter Q’s Spring Into Junque sale will be held this Saturday, April 29, at the Park River American Legion. The annual fundraiser features the sale of recycled treasures, barn wood décor, refurbished furniture, vintage finds, shabby chic items and much more. Coffee, mimosas, muffins and breads will be served. For best selection guests are welcome to shop […]

Master Gardener to conduct pollinator garden class May 4



Master Gardener Heather Szklarski will teach a pollinator gardening class Thursday, May 4, at the NDSU Extension- Walsh County office in Park River, beginning at 6 p.m. Anyone interested in learning how to plant a pollinator garden to provide habitat for native bees and butterflies is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Szklarski by email at heatherszklarski@gmail.com.

Norwegian meal to be served in Grafton Sunday, May 7



The congregation at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Grafton will serve their annual Norwegian meal Sunday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Menu includes ham, meatballs, mashed potatoes, potato klub, corn, sweet soup, rommergot, lefse and Norwegian baking. Cost of the meal is $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-12. Children 3 years of age and […]

Garden club welcomes new, past members



Grafton Garden Club welcomes new and past members to a planning meeting and strawberry class to be held Thursday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. The group will meet at the farm home of Robin Suda located at 6798 150th Drive N.E., rural Grafton. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.