2017-10-11 E-Edition

Grafton invests in armory/library master plan

Water department receives 50-year award

GRAFTON – Grafton City Council (GCC) met Monday at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of city hall for their regular monthly meeting. Members in attendance were mayor Chris West, councilmembers Don Hutson, Phil Ray, Greg Young, Shane Mohn, Mary Stark, Dave Fellman and Brian Sieben. Chris Lipsh was not present. Also attending were city auditor/ treasurer Connie Johnson, city […]


Grafton woman escapes terror-filled shooting

BILLINGS, MONTANA – Katie Gorder, daughter of Roger and Morna Gorder from Grafton, shares her personal account of the night Las Vegas encountered needless tragedy on Oct. 1 during the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival that has so far left 58 people dead and more than 500 injured. Gorder agreed to tell her story, yet does not wish to be […]

Jelinek appointed to school board seat

Federal ESSA begins implementation

GRAFTON – Grafton School Board (GSB) met Tuesday morning for its regular monthly meeting at the Grafton High School conference room. In attendance were board members Tom Torkelson, Donald Suda, Scott LeClerc, Barry Kingsbury, Jennifer Thompson and Greg Feltman. Superintendent Darren Albrecht and business manager Cathi Heuchert were also present along with principals Jill Olson, Stephanie Nilson, Michael Kaiser and […]


Greg very active in various areas

This is the third of a four part series concerning Life Skills and Transition Center GRAFTON – The law of the land in terms of care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is the United States Supreme Court’s Olmstead vs. L.C. decision of 1989. The decision determined that it would find failure to locate community placements for institutionalized individuals […]

Seventh graders visit Morgan Printing

Manufacturing Day provides tours of local businesses

More than 220 seventh grade students from 12 area schools participated in the second Pembina- Walsh Manufacturing Day (MFG DAY) event last Wednesday. Each student visited two manufacturing businesses, received a tour and heard personal stories from young ambassadors who shared their modern perspectives on the industry and how they have found great careers in manufacturing. Seven manufacturing businesses within […]

Hay bales to be removed from rights of way

North Dakota state law requires all hay bales on North Dakota highway rights of way to be removed by Wednesday, Nov. 1. Hay bales remaining on rights of way after Nov. 1, will be removed as directed by the North Dakota Department of Transportation District Engineer. The bales need to be removed for snow management and safety reasons. State law […]

Schedule listed for 103rd annual Walsh County Fair

The 103rd annual Walsh County Fair will get underway Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Chris Midgarden Arena (CMA) in Park River, across from the Park River Area School complex. The fair will continue through Saturday, Oct. 21, with a daily gate admission of $5 for adults and $3 for students. Preschool-age children are admitted free of charge. The daily schedule is […]

Grafton Lutheran Church Fall Dinner Sunday, Oct. 15

Turkey with all the trimmings will top the menu when the congregation of Grafton Lutheran Church serve their annual fall dinner on Sunday, Oct. 15. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also on the menu is dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, lefse, dessert and a beverage. Cost of the meal is $12 for adults or take-out meals and […]

Fundraiser keeping history of Bechyne Heritage Hall alive

The annual Bechyne Heritage Hall fall fundraiser will be held Sunday, Oct. 15. The fundraiser is essential to keeping the history of the hall alive. The celebration will begin with a 10:30 a.m. Mass at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church-Bechyne at 10:30 a.m. A pork roast dinner will following at noon. The meal includes many old favorites – pork […]