2022-11-30 E-Edition

Assistive technology growing department at Life Skills

Adaptive equipment staff is experienced

GRAFTON—Many people may not be familiar with the term assistive technology or AT, or know much about adaptive equipment but there is a whole department at Life Skills and Transition Center (LSTC) that is committed to making this technology available to people across the state. Adaptive Equipment Services (AES), located on the campus of LSTC, is staffed by Clayton Klimek, […]

Jail committee expected to have updated costs

Cavalier, Pembina, Traill counties express interest

COUNTY— Trying to figure out just how to come up with approximaty $20 million to build a new jail and how best to move forward with a request for proposal (RFP) were two of the major topics of discussion at the Walsh County Jail Committee meeting held Friday, Nov. 18. The committee sent out letters of interest to six area […]

Grafton preps for busy month of December

Events each weekend

GRAFTON—Shirley Burns has been acting as executive vice president of Grafton Chamber of Commerce since June 2018, having been event coordinator and DMV personnel prior to that. Burns says the focus for the chamber when it comes to events in the community is clear. “We are connecting people and groups together, that’s what we are all about. We help spread […]

All is merry and bright

Members of the Grafton-Park River hockey team getting ready to wrap lights on all of the evergreen trees surrounding the Lutheran Sunset Home last Wednesday are, front from left, Waylon Schrank, Rhett Lindell, Nathan Auditlett, Ryan Falk and Rylee Pastorek. Back: Head coach Joey Demers, Kenny Holand, assistant coach Josh Burianek, Riley Suda, Aiden McLain, assistant coach Todd Presteng, Dalston […]

Do what we love; eat what we grow

Push for locally sourced food going

Kendra Rosencrans will never say she is an economist but the facts and chain of events speak for themselves. Rosencrans has been working part-time for Red River Regional Council since 2021, serving as the economic resiliency specialist. With her Ph.D in complex organizational systems, she loves to be able to break down and dig deep into what makes communities tick. […]

Lottery defendants scheduled for trial

Judge Whelan consolidates cases

All three defendants in the case involving stolen lottery tickets from Northdale Oil in Park River waived their preliminary hearings and have been formerly arraigned in Northeast District Court, entering not guilty pleas. Gene William Irelan, 35, Jodi Lynne Goulet, 53, and Greg Anthony Olson, 59, all of Park River, have backup jury trial dates scheduled for March 15-17. All […]

County Court Report

OCTOBER 2022 DISPOSITIONS Kimberly Castillo, Grafton, DUIrefusal first offense. Defendant shall pay $750 in fines and fees. Defendant must obtain a chemical dependency evaluation and file the same with the clerk of court-must comply with its recommendations subject to right to hearing before this court if defendant objects-in that case any objection must be filed within 10 days of the […]

Local Events Calendar:

Thursday, Dec. 1 Medora Christmas Tour, 7:30 p.m., at Grafton Performing Arts Center. Grafton Sunshine Senior Citizens Club monthly birthday party and quarterly meeting, 1:30 p.m., at Senior Center, cake and coffee will be served and bingo will be played. Saturday, Dec. 3 Holiday bake sale from 9-11 a.m., at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Grafton. Bake sale, 10 a.m. […]

Christmas Extravaganza at St. John’s Church

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Grafton will hold its Christmas Extravaganza Sunday, Dec. 4, from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Starting at 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., activities will include St. Nick’s Sweet Shop (a/k/a Country Store), a silent auction, mini raffle, ornament decorating and cookbooks will be sold half off that day only. From 11 a.m. – […]