2021-08-18 E-Edition

Valley Ambulance celebrates 50 years

Service is community driven, supported

GRAFTON—August marks the 50th anniversary of Valley Ambulance and Rescue Service (VARS) headquartered in Grafton. Obviously much has changed in ambulance ambulance service over that time, but the one constant has been the dedication of those who continue to serve and the support of the greater Grafton community. Wally DeSautel was a driving force in getting the ambulance service up […]


Highway 81 near Ardoch closed

COUNY—U.S. Highway 81 north of Grafton is open to thru traffic, as of Wednesday after only one-lane traffic was allowed since last Friday. Prior to Friday, Aug. 13, the highway was closed from Wednesday morning Aug. 11 until Friday. A pair of Burlington Northern – Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad cars derailed on the first set of tracks heading north out […]

Walsh County Commission reviews DOCR escape report

State investigates inmates break out

COUNTY—The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCR) released its findings from an investigation that stemmed from Bo Carrier and Karlin Dahl escaping May 28 from Walsh County Law Enforcement Center (LEC). Sheriff Ron Jurgens was present at Tuesday’s commission meeting to review the report with commissioners. The purpose of the investigation was to evaluate compliance with North Dakota Correction Facility […]

County land judging team wins first place

Fifth victory for coach Brummond

The Walsh County 4-H land judging team placed first in the senior division of the recent state 4-H land judging contest near Inkster. Team members are Marit Ellingson of Dahlen, Andrew Myrdal of Edinburg, Connor Hodek of Fordville, Owen Zikmund of Pisek and alternate Erica Ralston of Mountain. They are coached by Brad Brummond. Ellingson was high individual in the […]

County Court Report

JULY 2021 DISPOSITIONS Kayla Marie Eide, Grafton, issuing check or draft without sufficient funds or credit-$100-$500. Defendant shall pay $425 in fees and restitution. Defendant shall serve one year deferred imposition, one year unsupervised probation and violate no criminal laws. Drew Jon McMillan, Park River, theft- possession- under $ 500. Defendant shall pay $250 in fees. Defendant shall serve one […]

City Court Report

JULY 2021 FORFEITURES Failure to yield to right of way, $20 – Aaron Heuchert, Grafton. Violation of registration, $20 – Brandon Ramirez, Grafton. Exhibition driving, $50 – Crystal Anderson, Grafton. Driving without liability insurance, $150 – Jacob Villanueva, Grafton. No brakes, headlight or tail light, $20 – Jacob Villanueva, Grafton. Failed to stop before crossing highway, $20 – Jacob Villanueva, […]

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 […]

Heritage Village to host event Sept. 12

There will be a pancake feed on Sunday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Heritage Village in Grafton. This is a free will offering event. To go orders will be available. All proceeds go toward improvement projects and upkeep of Heritage Village.

Park River threshing show set for Aug. 29

The 46th annual Northeast North Dakota Pioneer Machinery Association Threshing Show will be held Sunday, Aug. 29, in Park River. Admission is $5, with children 12 and under admitted free of charge. The schedule for the day includes a Livestock Association sponsored breakfast with serving from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Extension building, parade at 1 p.m., live […]