2021-08-11 E-Edition

Linner faces life in prison

Jury renders guilty verdict

GRAFTON—It took the jury 45 minutes to convict Jonathan Garrett Linner, 51, formerly of Oakwood/Grafton, of continuously sexually abusing his minor daughter over a span of seven years. The jury returned its guilty verdict last Thursday, Aug. 5, at 5:15 p.m., capping an almost week long ordeal that at times brought tears to jurors and those in the gallery. Jury […]

122nd annual Deuce of August Icelandic Celebration

Getting ready for the big Deuce of August parade are Shriner 49er Potentates, front from left, Wayne Rutledge and Dennis Hansel. Back: Arnie Peterson and Rodney Uecker.

County veterans service officer to step down

Commission agrees to start hiring process

COUNTY—Walsh County Veterans Service Officer (VSO) Katrina Hodny resigned her position with the county for the second time at the commission’s Aug. 3 meeting in what best could be described as contentious banter between her and some of the board members. Hodny informed the board that the office would very much benefit from a mill increase. Currently the commission levies […]

Council moves forward with economic development position

City accepting auction bids on Aug. 23

GRAFTON—For the first time in decades the City of Grafton will designate a position solely to economic development and marketing of the city. Grafton City Council on Monday with a motion by Dave Fellman agreed to develop a job description and start looking to hire a full-time economic and marketing director. The motion was seconded by Phil Ray and passed […]

Choice Bank names new president

Replaces Gudajtes as location officer

Andrew Petersen has been promoted to location president of Choice Bank’s Grafton location. Petersen started at Choice Bank in 2012 as a business banking officer. “Andrew has progressively taken on additional duties, roles and customers as Choice Bank continues to grow and expand our offered services,” said Tony Gudajtes, executive vice president and ag market president. Petersen and his wife, […]

Marvin blood drive brings in 55 volunteers

Marvin hosted a blood drive with Vitalant on Wednesday, July 28, at the Marvin which helped collect a total of 56 units of blood products for patients in need. A total of 55 individuals volunteered to donate blood and 45 individuals were able to donate. A total of three donors also came forward to donate Power Red Cells (2RBC) which […]

Volunteer variety

Leroy Dolney who lives on Burgamott Avenue in Grafton shows off his volunteer sunflower with close to a dozen heads on it. He believes a squirrel stashed the seed in the ground from the bird feeder he and his wife put out. Dolney said he just let it grow but is concerned the plant will fall over as the stem […]

Langdon man crashes near Fordville

Nicholas Lundquist, 28, of Langdon, sustained serious injuries and was charged with a DUI in a one-vehicle crash on Walsh County Road No. 19 on Aug. 7 at 8:17 in the evening. The accident occurred three-quarters of a mile west of Fordville on a paved road. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol news release, Lundquist was driving a 2016 […]

Bingo days back in Park River

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Park River, will host bingo on Sunday, Aug. 29, at 4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 31, at 2 p.m. in the parish hall. Twenty games will be played. Cost of cards is $5 each. Prizes include cash and assorted prizes. St. Mary’s is located at 505 Park St. E., just west […]