2023-01-04 E-Edition

RSV: The invisible threat

Local family shares experience

RAFTON—“It’s okay to tell someone ‘no’ to holding your child. If we don’t advocate for our kids, who else will?” Cold and flu season takes a toll on the population as a whole. However, families with young kids tend to take the hit even harder and when you consider families with newborns, the threat is taken even more seriously. RSV, […]

Scammers almost hook local resident

Never give out bank routing numbers

COUNTY—Walsh County residents, especially senior citizens need to realize how easy a person can be scammed and not only lose thousands of dollars, but potentially their life savings or even their homes. Scammers are especially active over the holidays and for one Walsh County resident it could have been an especially disappointing Christmas as this person nearly gave away $9,500. […]

Walsh County Commission agrees to pay water board $200,000

Bridge inspections continue to be an issue

GRAFTON—The first official Zoom meeting held by the Walsh County Commission convened Tuesday, at 5:30 p.m. Commissioners present in the courthouse were chairman Denny Skorheim, Ernie Barta and Amy Suda. Representative Karen Anderson, who was in Bismarck attended via Zoom along with commissioner Kristi Brintnell, who was home ill. The first agenda of the year was light and the commission […]

NDSU recognizes Matejceks of Sauter

Tuckers earn Pembina’s award

As NDSU heads off to play for its eighth national title in 10 years, its success and hard work is matched only by the state’s agriculturists that have helped build the state university to its prominent and national recognized level. In November at the Bison’s Harvest Bowl NDSU recognized agriculturists from all of North Dakota’s 53 counties and eight counties […]

Dollar stores to open

Family Dollar and Dollar Tree will open their doors in January in the former Shopko building. Family Dollar is relocating from 12th Street by Hugo’s to Western Plaza.

First Care receives leadership award

Park River hospital operates in top percentile

As part of the National Rural Health Day celebration in November, First Care Health Center (FCHC) in Park River, was recognized with a 2022 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Patient Perspectives. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership Awards honor top quartile performance (e.g., 75th percentile or above) among rural hospitals in the nation in […]

Chamber lists winners in Light Up Town contest

Judges, People’s Choice awards chosen

The Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce announced its Light Up the Town contest winners for 2022. Brian and Jill Hurst at 1548 Kittson Ave. are the winners of the Chamber’s Light Up the Town contest in the residential category. They were the judge’s choice and earned $100 credit on their January utility bill. The Randy and Jackie Thompson residence at […]

Talent show to be held at Performing Arts Center

Prizes awarded to top acts

The Grafton Beautification Committee has teamed up with Grafton Kiwanis and North Dakota Make-A-Wish to sponsor a talent show Sunday, Jan. 29 at 1 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Grafton High School, 1548 School Road, Door 27. Tickets are available online at walshcountyjda.com/live/talentshow, and at the door starting at 11:30 a.m. the day of the […]

Local Events Calendar:

Thursday, Jan. 5 Grafton Sunshine Senior Citizens Club monthly birthday part, 1:30 p.m., at Senior Center, cake, coffee will be served and bingo will be played. Saturday, Jan. 7 Candlelight hike, 6 p.m. at Leistikow Park in Grafton. Monday, Jan. 9 Grafton City Council meeting, 6 p.m., at City Hall. SOAR Lunch and Learn, discussing retention, from noon-1 p.m., at […]