2020-02-19 E-Edition

Golden Harvest closes out inventory

Owner, operator Narloch to retire after 34 years in jewelry business

GRAFTON—Since 1986 Jeff Narloch has been selling jewelry in Grafton under the name of Golden Harvest Jewelers and after more than 34 years he is liquidating his business and closing its doors. “This isn’t a furniture type going out off business sale, I am truly going out of business and once the inventory is gone the doors will be closed,” […]

Park board hears proposal on indoor play facility

Eighth Street Diamond to receive update

GRAFTON—Grafton’s Park Board, at their monthly meeting Feb. 19, listened to a group of mothers present their thoughts and hopes for an indoor play facility. The idea, which is currently in the planning stages was presented by Kristi Olson, Kristina Peterson, Amber Osowski and Allison Muhonen, all mothers of young children. They expressed a need and the potential for a […]

District offers groomed cross-country ski trails

Rentals available at parks and rec office

GRAFTON—Hopefully now that winter is half over temperatures will start warming allowing people to get outside more and rid themselves of some couped up cabin fever. Grafton-Parks and Recreation (G-PR) has just the cure for some of those mid-winter blues, according to director Bill Dahl. “We offer cross-country ski rentals and snowshoe rentals for people to enjoy our ski trails […]

Voters to decide on 911 surcharge

Blue Cross increases county premium 22.6 percent

COUNTY—Walsh County voters will be asked to increase the fee that is paid locally to the county’s 911 system by 50 cents when they go to the polls June 9. Currently, that fee is $1.50 with a dollar going to the county for aiding in the cost of the county’s 911 system. The other 50 cents goes to the state […]

Auxiliary donation

Unity Medical Center’s Hospital Auxiliary (UMCHA) donates $500 to Valley Ambulance and Rescue Service (VARS). Presenting the check to Jim Dusek, President of VARS Board of Directors is UMCHA President Jan Ensrude. Also present for the check donation, from left, are VARS Manager Greg Martinson, Ruth Hurst, Joyce Lessard, Shirley Durand, Myrna Greenwood, Delaine Russum, Alice Demers and Cyrilla Demers.

Rural Development Finance Corporation awards grant in Polar’s service area

Polar Communications is a member of the Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC). As a result, communities in our service area were eligible to apply for a grant of up to $2,000 for communitybased projects. RDFC is making these funds available in order that more people become aware of their larger loan program that funds community-based projects and non-profit entities with […]

Schroeder promoted to customer service supervisor

Polar Communications announced that Angie Schroeder has been promoted to customer service supervisor. Schroeder began her employ- ment at Polar as a customer service representative in November 2003. As she moves into the leadership role in her department, Schroeder will oversee daily operations in the service center and provide ongoing support for the customer service department. She will also be […]

City Court Report

JANUARY 2020 FORFEITURES Failure to display plates or tabs – Lisa Salinas, Drayton. Care required – Lisa Schmuck, Grafton and Stacie Ensrude, Grafton. Failure to yield at intersection – Scott Robideaux, Grafton. JANUARY 2020 DISPOSITIONS Berzain Mendez, Grafton, DUI. Defendant must pay $600 fine, $75 court administration fee and $25 victim assistance fee, 20 days in Walsh County Correction Center […]

Grafton Volunteer Fire Department elects officers

Martinson named fire chief

Grafton Volunteer Fire Department recently elected new officers at its annual meeting January 20. Rick Beyer was elected president, with John Maxwell vice president. Brad Martinson, is the chief, followed by Jeff Moe and James Koehn as first assistant fire chief and second assistant fire chief respectively. Director at Large is Chad Ruzicka.