2021-06-23 E-Edition

Northeast North Dakota hit hard by drought

Heat has pushed county wheat crop

COUNTY—Crop conditions throughout Walsh County have people comparing the current drought to that of 1988, considered one of the drier years in memory. Up until now the drought of the mid 1980s was the measuring stick of how dry things were. That drought resulted in a downturn of the farm economy that many main streets in rural communities throughout North […]

Sheriff Jurgens discusses jail capacity with commission

Board approves purchase of three radios

COUNTY – Walsh County Sheriff Ron Jurgens, along with chief corrections officer Adam Trahan, were present to discuss with the county commission June 15 the most recent inspection by the state of the county’s law enforcement center (LEC). According to Jurgens after the inspectors came back following the jail break one of the items recommended was getting correctional officers radios. […]

COVID-19 creates inmate challenges for department

Sheriff reviews 2020

COUNTY—Law enforcement is always challenging under the best of situations, but factor in a worldwide pandemic with the challenges presented by COVID-19 policing and incarceration takes on a whole new perspective. Walsh County Sheriff Ron Jurgens recently released his department statistics for 2020 and while direct people-to-people contacts were less than the previous year his department was on the road […]

Work to begin on Drain 31 this fall

North branch of Park River to be cleaned

Walsh CountyWater Resource Board ( WCWRB) announced recently that it has awarded the bid for improvements on Drain 31 north of Warsaw to Comstock. Work on the drain, which has an approximate drainage area of 10,656 acres, is expected to begin Sept. 1. The improvement of Drain 31 will take place along the west ditch of Walsh County Road No. […]

Shaping it up

Pete Holand, left, and son Paul of Holand & Sons Construction are busy this week preparing to pour cement for the Leistikow Park Fitness Station. Grafton Parks and Recreation is this year’s recipient of Grafton Community Foundation’s $50,000 SuperGrant.

Rhubarb Fest at Elmwood

Start SummerFest off with Rhubarb. The jelly is done so come and have fun at the Rhubarb Fest, Thursday, June 24, from 1-4 p.m., at Historic Elmwood in Grafton.

SummerFest 2021 is in full swing

There will be a car show and burnout contest on Saturday, June 26, starting with the Show n’ Shine from noon until 4 p.m. The burnout contest starts at 3:30 p.m. and is located at 1540 School Road.

SummerFest lunch at Heritage Village

Heritage Village will be serving lunch in the main building on Saturday, June 26, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Patrons will have the option of eating inside, a to-go container to take home or eating outside at the village at picnic tables that will be set up. Merry-goround rides will be available and buildings will be open from noon […]

GPR to hold cornhole tournament Saturday

Grafton Parks and Recreation will host a cornhole tourney Saturday, June 26, starting at 2 p.m. in Leistikow Park. Cost to enter is $40 per team or $20 for an individual registration to be partnered up with another person. The tournament is a fundraiser for Grafton Parks and Recreation youth baseball/fastpitch.