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June 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Toxin levels diminish at Homme Dam

Advisory recommended in quick-changing environment

COUNTY – Sarah Johnston, Homme Dam 319 Watershed Coordinator, reports good news for Homme Dam patrons. More...

Special Sections

Community

Taking action to provide comfort

Area knitters renew cancer cap project

In 2015, avid knitter Janice Clemenson of Park River initiated a Thrivent Action Team project to make caps for cancer patients going through chemotherapy, getting other knitters and even a few crocheters involved. More...

County 4-H’ers participate in communication arts event

Thirty Walsh County 4-H youth participated in the District 4-H Communication Arts contest held in Grafton at North Valley Career and Technology Center on June 7. These youth competed against 4-H’ers from Grand Forks and Pembina counties. More...

Anniversaries

Send couple’s names, address and anniversary date to The Walsh County Record, 402 Hill Ave., Grafton, ND 58237 or e-mail them to suem@wcrecord.com. Please, no phone calls. Deadline is Monday noon. More...

Obituaries

James Shirek

Lakota

James Thomas Shirek, age 89, of Lakota, died Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake. More...

Thomas Wentz

Nevada, Texas

Thomas Wentz, PhD, 67, died Friday, June 17, 2016, at the Sioux Falls, South Dakota VA. Graveside services were previously held. Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton was in charge of arrangements. More...

Selma Jensen

Grafton

Selma C. Jensen, age 89, of Grafton, passed away Monday, June 20, 2016, at the Osnab rock Com- munity Living Center of Osnabrock. More...

School

Impressive achievement for Fordville-Lankin

School again on Accelerated Readers National Honor Roll

Students enrolled at Fordville-Lankin Elementary School are small in numbers, however it is evident they are overachievers. More...

Park River Area School receives substantial donation

Park River Area School District recently received a donation of $100,000 from the Florenz A. Swanke Memorial as funded by C. Francis Swanke. More...

Take Note

Elizabeth Pilon of Drayton and Lexie Lee of St. Thomas were among Concordia College students whose superior academic achievement during the second semester of the 2015-16 academic year placed them on the dean’s honor list. More...

Religion

Goings on at the Good Sam

We are looking forward to watching the parade and fireworks next week on July 4. We hope to have lots of family stopping in. Activities this week Thursday, June 30: Weeding flowers, 3 p.m.; movie night, 6:30 p.m. More...

Bidding farewell to departing pastors

In the past three weeks, eight area churches have bid farewell to pastors who were serving their congregatons. Departing during the month of June were Rev. Byron Cox, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Park River; Rev. More...

Fair Oaks back on par

Storm damage clean up progressing

GRAFTON – Fair Oaks Golf Course is accustomed to being a victim of traditional spring flooding, but summer rains and winds last week drove the community to gather for a summer flood clean up effort. More...

Wysocki adjourns for last time

West makes committee appointments

GRAFTON – Grafton City Council (GCC) met Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of city hall for their re-organization meeting. More...

News

Museum Alive in Minto

Photos by Chelsea J. More...

SummerFest

Full Story

Spraying away

This local pilot was busy crop dusting a field west of Grafton on Father's Day. Most fields are too wet for area farmers to apply chemicals by land so they have taken to the air for weed control. More...

Happenings

Safe Kids bringing water safety training in Grafton

The days of summer have been hot and cooling down in the local pool can be a perfect fit for hot days and summer fun. More...

Adams Fire Department hosting fundraiser for new hall

The Adams Fire Department will host a supper fundraiser Saturday, July 9, with all proceeds from the $20 per person admission fee going to a new fire hall. More...

Correction

In the Wednesday, June 22, edition of The Walsh County Record, on page B-8, the location of a downed tree in a storm picture taken by Sue Matcha was erroneously listed as the corner of Prospect Avenue and East Seventh Street. More...

Opinion

A cheaper route

RECORD EDITORIAL

Imagine a world in which law prevention is practiced upside down. Instead of punishment there is reward. It would be similar to rewarding a dog for preferred behavior. Good dog, sit, here’s your treat. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years Mr. and Mrs. John C. Burianek celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Evarist Barta. Wallace E. More...

Sports

Mud racers hit the pits during SummerFest

Ruff Riderz host successful 10th race in Grafton

The Grafton-based Ruff Riderz ATV Club held their sixth annual SummerFest Mud Run on Saturday at the Greenbelt area north of Grafton.Although this race was their sixth SummerFest event, the club has hosted a total of 10 races More...

Grafton Boosters host 19th annual tourney

Storm relocates SummerFest golfers

Grafton Boosters hosted its 19th annual golf tournament during SummerFest last Thursday. After the heavy rain and winds earlier this month, the tournament was moved to Hillcrest Golf Course in Park River, with a total of 178 golfers competing. More...

Grafton wins EGF Classic, improves season record

Spoilers face off against Park River twice in tourney

The Grafton Spoilers Post 41 American Legion baseball team traveled to East Grand Forks (EGF) to get a start in the EGF Classic Tournament last Friday. More...