2021-12-08 E-Edition

JDA director Campbell retires after 32 years

Grafton native has helped more than 120 businesses

COUNTY—Julie Campbell, over the last 32 years through her employment with Walsh County Job Development Authority ( JDA) has played a major role in the economic vitality of the region. Campbell, who has spent the last 23 years as director of the JDA is set to retire at the end of this year. There will be a recognition of years […]

Sugar beet haul out stays strong

Companies rally with employee shortage

COUNTY— “At the end of the day, (beet) harvest is a team game between the growers and the company in order to get the crop off in time and also maintain the quality of the beets.” Chad Wardner, agricultural operations manager for American Crystal Sugar’s Drayton district, talks a little bit about what beet harvest was like for the valley […]

Super Santa Saturday

Clayton Vetter of Point Paradise Stables handles the huge Shire horses they brought down to pull the wagon. The Shire horse is a British breed of draught horses that are bigger than Clydesdale horses. These horses Tanner, left, and John were flown in from England.

Commission rescinds county mowing policy

Extra extension mill due to sunset in 2024

COUNTY—A new mowing policy that was adopted previously by the Walsh County Commission fell by the wayside upon further examination. At their Nov. 17 meeting, Lawrence Burianek moved to rewrite the county’s mowing policy and instead of requiring ditches be mowed by Sept. 1, he suggested the date be moved to Oct. 15. The fine was also amended from $100 […]

Hurst presented Quilt of Valor

St. Thomas man served 29 years

Warren Hurst, St. Thomas, was awarded a Quilt of Valor on Nov. 26 for his service in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army North Dakota National Guard. The award was sponsored by North Valley Quilts of Valor group that represents quilters in the northern MN-ND Red River Valley. The group honors veterans who have seen combat or who have been […]

Picture in a picture

Kristi Johnson takes a pic of her daughter, Rev, sitting with Mrs. Claus at Super Santa Saturday in Park River last Saturday.

Parade of lights

Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce will present Spirit of the Season Parade of Lights, Saturday, Dec. 18, beginning at 5 p.m. The parade route will begin on South School Road and be led throughout the city of Grafton by the Grafton Police Dept., through many neighborhoods and past the Lutheran Sunset Home. Line up begins at 4:30 p.m. and all […]

Grafton Kiwanis Club to host event

Lunch with Santa, sponsored by the Grafton Kiwanis Club, will be held Saturday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Grafton Armory located at 309 Hill Avenue. There will be inflatable games, goodie bag for each child and also photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Free will offering with proceeds going to Walsh County Food Pantry.

Bethel Free Christmas program Dec. 12

Bethel Free Lutheran Sunday School will perform their annual Christmas program during the 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Dec. 12 at Bethel Free Lutheran Church located at 1566 Hill Avenue in Grafton. Everyone is invited to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ by attending the program entitled “The Christmas Light.” Students from pre-school level through high school will perform […]