2020-09-23 E-Edition

Answering a call to civic duty

Mary Jo Schap, true hometown hero

GRAFTON—There are heroes in every hometown. There are the police, the fire department, there are moms and dads who sacrifice greatly, but every now and then a private citizen will go above and beyond and for no other reason than the common good does something heroic. On Aug. 14, that person was Grafton’s Mary Jo Schap. On that evening she […]

Harvest conditions near perfect

Frost nips beans a bit

COUNTY—What a difference a year can make. Harvest conditions have almost been ideal, which is a welcome reprieve for area producers compared to last year. Not even a nip of frost has dampened their spirits. “I saw two farmers in the middle of the road visiting this week, smiling and laughing,” NDSU Extension Agent Brad Brummond said. “You wouldn’t have […]

County fair changed to Achievement Days

COVID prompts transition to annual 4-H event

PARK RIVER—COVID-19 and its fallout have permeated into almost every crevice of life. Who would have thought back in March of this year that the virus would reach the point where it would affect the Walsh County Fair? But here we are at the end of September and for the second time in 106 years the Walsh County Fair is […]

Economic Development Committee refocuses

Workforce recruitment program keys strategy shift

Grafton’s Economic Development Committee (EDC) held a special meeting last Wednesday, Sept. 16, to discuss a workforce recruitment program. The EDC has been discussing a workforce development program that would be a partnership involving local businesses, the State of North Dakota and local funds. EDC called in Brad Barth of Forward Devils Lake to discuss their workforce development program. He […]

Walsh County officials honored

Professional development hours listed

Walsh County Commission Chairman Karen Anderson, Highway Superintendent Sharon Lipsh and Recorder Yvette Moe were recently honored on the front page of North Dakota County News published by North Dakota Association of Counties (NDACo) for their professional development efforts. Anderson completed 150 institute of local government professional development hours. Lipsh has completed 100 hours and Moe 30 hours. NDACo has […]

Grafton’s blood drive brings in 34 volunteers

The Grafton community hosted a blood drive with Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, on Sept. 10 at Valley Ambulance which helped collect a total of 35 units of blood products for patients in need. A total of 34 individuals volunteered to donate and 31 individuals were able to give. A total of four donors also came forward to donate Power […]

Enjoying some French fries

Harper Slominski, daughter of Samantha and Dylan Slominski, enjoys a hot dog and and French fries at the Minto Fire Department French fry feed held last Saturday in Minto.

Park River American Legion Auxiliary to hold blood drive

Park River Blood Drive is on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 12:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Park River American Legion. Contact Audrey Johnson at 701-284-6079 to make appointment or online at www.bloodhero.com use code: park river. Blood drive is being sponsored by Park River American Legion Auxiliary.

Scare Oaks to open first weekend in October

Scare Oaks all lives splatter, open Friday and Saturday nights, Oct. 2 through Oct. 30, 8 p.m. to midnight. Halloween night 9 p.m. to midnight. Due to COVID hardships admission is $10 per person this year. Located just north of Fair Oaks Golf Course in Grafton.