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February 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Albrecht contract approved for superintendent position

New student homeless policy reviewed

GRAFTON - Grafton School Board (GSB) met Tuesday morning for its regular monthly meeting at the Grafton High School conference room. More...

Special Sections

Community

Honoring Kelsey

Young organ donor recognized for gift of life

When Kelsey Misialek passed her drivers test at age 14, she checked the box designating herself as an organ donor. It was another of the Adams teen’s efforts to pay it forward. More...

Joan Kerian, Gabriel Brien planning May nuptials

John and Susan Kerian of Grafton announce the engagement of their daughter Joan to Gabriel Brien, son of David and Nancy Brien of Rolla.  Joan graduated in 2016 from UND with a degree in engineering. More...

Dabble with Dell

With many recipes for potatoes and a healthy vegetable for our diet, I could not see a reason why my recipes could not be “potatoes” again as we continue through “Potato Lovers Month.” Most people cook a potato every day for t More...

Obituaries

Marvin Agotness

Park River

Marvin Agotness, 85, Park River, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at First Care Health Center of Park River.  Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. More...

Nathan Zahradka

Adams

Nathan William Zahradka, 29, Adams, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017.  More...

Margaret Lerud

Union

Margaret L. Lerud, age 92, of Union, passed away Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks.  More...

School

Building better relationships

Parent involvement coordinator added to school staff

Grafton Public School District recently added a parent involvement coordinator to its staff. Kristen Kaiser will work with families of students attending all three schools who are experiencing emotional, behavioral or physical needs.  More...

Valley-Edinburg Students of the Quarter named

Four students have been selected as students of the second quarter of the 2016- 2017 school year by Valley- Edinburg High School teaching staff.  Senior: Emily Swanson, daughter of Sophia and Bart Swanson.  Junior: Amber Gemmill, daughter o More...

Honor Roll

DRAYTON  A Honor Roll  Seniors: None.  Juniors: Laiken Larson, Taylor Stegman and Kelsy Woinarowicz.  Sophomores: Joseph Larson, Jaden Prigge and Rudolf Voskanyan.  Freshmen: None.  Grade 8: Samuel Johnson, Damian Pokrzy More...

Religion

Offering a hand up

High school student participates in mission trip to Haiti

Since 2014, the congregation at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Grafton has had a relationship with an impoverished sister parish in Savanette Cabrale, Haiti. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Does doctrine matter?  With so many different opinions as to just exactly what the Bible says are there really any absolutes in the Word of God? More...

Utility rates may increase April 1

Engineering costs increase on Flood Risk Reduction Project

GRAFTON – Grafton City Council (GCC) met Monday at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of city hall for their regular monthly meeting. More...

EDC shows support for Central School apartment project

Moore plans on 40-unit apartment building

GRAFTON - Economic Development Committee (EDC) met Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 a.m. at city hall in Grafton to consider a resolution of support for the Grafton Central Apartment project.  More...

News

Flood preparations to start at Leistikow Park

Centennial Center project seeks funding options

GRAFTON – Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at the Chase Building in the Red River Regional Council room. More...

Fur fun

Casey Kjelland takes golden retriever Max on a makeshift sled ride at Hillcrest Golf Course in Park River Saturday as Rocky, front, leaps out of the way.   More...

North Dakota Legislature

Lawmakers debate future of wind energy As Rep. Mike Brandenburg sees it, the North Dakota Legislature is “putting the hate on wind.” He’s a farmer from Edgeley in south central North Dakota. More...

Happenings

P.N.A. announces date for Polish Food Festival

Polish National Alliance Lodge No. 3043 of Warsaw recently announced the date for the 12th annual Polish Food Festival.  More...

Mardi Gras Party on Fat Tuesday at St. John’s

Tickets are now available for a Mardi Gras Party at St. John’s Parish Center on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m.  More...

Great Plains Food Bank to distribute food in Grafton

Great Plains Food Bank will distribute fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, shelf stable items and more on Friday, Feb. 17, in Grafton.  Pickup site will be located in the parking lot north of Grafton City Hall at 5 East Fourth Street. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Delusions of grandeur

RECORD EDITORIAL

Delusions of grandeur is a phrase used to describe those who have a highly inflated sense of importance. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  Quinten Daley, Grafton farmer, was nominated by the Grafton Junior Chamber of Commerce as the “outstanding young farmer” of this area and was entered in the state contest.  The Grafton grade school team, leading all th More...

Sports

Seven wrestlers heading to state

Grafton finishes with four finalists and two champions

The Grafton Spoilers wrestling team traveled to Mayville last Saturday to compete in the region individual tournament and came home with an impressive turnout after finishing in fifth place with 145.5 total points.  More...

G-PR laces skates at regionals

Spoilers take on Knights in quarterfinals

The Grafton-Park River (G-PR) Spoilers lined up against the Grand Forks Central (GFC) Knights in the quarterfinals of the 2017 NDHSAA Ice Hockey East Region Tournament at the Purpur Arena in Grand Forks on Tuesday.  More...

Spoilers fall to Burros

Grafton battles region's number two seeded team

The region’s number-three seeded Grafton Spoilers boys basket- ball team hosted a Region 2 game against the number- two Hillsboro-Central Valley (H-CV) Burros last Thursday.  More...