2021-01-06 E-Edition

Commission entertains county administrator position

Committee forms to further discuss possibility

COUNTY—The Walsh County Commission on Tuesday discussed the possibility of hiring a county administrator in hopes of streamlining county government and make it more efficient. Although there was no final decision made on the subject the commission did instruct human resource director Tanya Weiler to gather information on the position. The commission also formed a committee including commissioners Ernie Barta, […]

Land valuations increase two percent

Capitalization rate continues to fall

COUNTY—Ag valuations were finalized for 2019 at Monday’s Walsh County Commission meeting. Walsh County Tax Equalization Director Ed Sevigny presented the agricultural value per acre for the 2021 assessment as put together by the Office of the North Dakota State Tax Commissioner. The average value per acre in Walsh County has gone up as calculated by NDSU. Sevigny said the […]

Grafton, Park River fire departments respond to chimney fire north of Mandt

Approximately 18 firemen on scene

COUNTY— Grafton Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire Dec. 30, at the former home place of Sen. Harvey Tallackson, north of the community of Mandt or approximately 12 miles northwest of Grafton. According to Grafton Fire Chief Brad Martinson, approximately nine firemen from Grafton responded to the fire, last Wednesday, at approximately 9:30 a.m., along with approximately the same […]

Appeal denied by council

City determines fence to be lowered

GRAFTON—The fence of the property of Greg and Jamie Martinson at 1483 Edgewood Avenue in Grafton came full circle Monday, when Grafton City Council ruled on an appeal requested by the Martinsons. It was the second time the council rendered a decision on the matter. The first ruling was later amended by Grafton Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z), which sent […]

Walsh County Health nurse updates commission on COVID-19 vaccine

General public can expect vaccine in spring

COUNTY—Walsh County Health District Administrator Wanda Kratochvil took time out of her busy schedule to update the commission on the status of COVID-19 vaccines and the timeline on who is getting them and when. Kratochvil said the phases of who is scheduled to get the vaccine are listed on the North Dakota Department of Health website. “We are in Phase […]

City hires new deputy police chief

Grafton moves ahead with RFP

Committees of Grafton City Council met Monday in chambers at City Hall in preparation for next week’s city council meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. on Jan. 11. Ways and Means Committee The Ways and Means Committee ( WMC) unanimously approved an abatement for Steve and Kelly Lessard for their property located 1025 West 15th Street. The abatement was for the […]

New school board elected

Voters approve publication of minutes

The newly reorganized Grafton School District No. 18 held its first school board election Jan. 5, at the Grafton Armory and St. Thomas Fire Hall. Seven positions were open on the board and seven incumbent school board members from the former Grafton and St. Thomas school boards were on the ballot. Those running for positions on the newly created school […]

PRBC offers early bird discounts

Park River Bible Camp Registration is open for 2021 Summer Camp. Here is an update with the early bird discount. The first early bird discount will run until Feb. 8, 2020. Prices are as follows: Now through Feb. 8, Adventure & Jr.High, $100; Mini Camp & Sr. High, $65; and Peewee Day Camp, $20. The second early bird discount will […]

Gymnastics classes to start Jan. 10

Class information is listed: 1-1:30 Parent/Toddler ($80); 1:30-2:15 Tiny Tot A ($100); 2:15-3:00 Tiny Tot B ($100); 3:00-4:30 Advanced ($190). Go to graftonparks.com to register or check updated schedules. Please drop your children off at the west door. Pickup will be from the north door this year. This is to help eliminate the amount of people in the entryway. Parents […]