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September 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Committee formed to fill vacant school board seat

Vaping now on list of eligibility infractions

GRAFTON - Grafton School Board (GSB) met Monday for its regular monthly meeting at the Grafton High School conference room. In attendance were board members Tom Torkelson, Donald Suda, Scott LeClerc, Barry Kingsbury and Jennifer Thompson. More...

Special Sections

Community

For the kids

Quilt Bingo benefits Altru’s Hospice Camp Good Mourning

Whether a person is a bingo or quilt enthusiast, Quilt Bingo is a great opportunity to take out the bingo dauber, have some fun and perhaps take home a beautiful handmade quilt, all while supporting a very worthwhile cause.  More...

A tribute to a 'living Barbie doll'

Sunset recipient of Bracken collection

Barbara Jean Bracken’s doll collection dates back to her childhood with a boy doll given to her by her grandmother. Over the years her collection grew to include hundreds of dolls, many which had a special meaning for her. More...

Einarson, Bata announce plans for winter wedding

Sydney Einarson and Alexander Bata announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Sydney is the daughter of Mylo Einarson of Grand Forks and Darcie Einarson of Grafton. Alexander is the son of Bill and Alicia Bata of Adams.  More...

Obituaries

Earl Mondry

Minto

Earl Mondr y, 91, Minto, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at Lutheran Sunset Home of Grafton.  More...

Anna Melland

Edmore

Anna Melland, 99, lifelong resident of Edmore, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at Good Samaritan Center of Park River.  Services were held Monday, Sept. 11, at Concordia Lutheran Church of Edmore, with burial in Edmore Community Cemetery. More...

Louis Lovcik

Wahpeton

Louis Lovcik, 82, Wahpeton, died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at St. Catherine’s Living Center in Wahpeton.  Services were held Friday, Sept. 1, at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home in Wahpeton, with burial at Calvary Cemetery in Wahpeton. More...

Sports

Grafton dominates second half

Spoilers battle on the field to defeat Hi-Liners

The Grafton Spoilers football team traveled to Valley City (VC) last Friday to compete against the Hi-Liners in a Class AA game.  More...

Fair Oaks Golf Course hosts runners

Both Grafton teams finish in top 10

Cross country runners competed in the Grafton Maroon and Gold meet at Fair Oaks Golf Course on a warm and sunny afternoon last Thursday.  The varsity girls team finished in fourth place, earning 85 points while the boys took sixth with 155 point More...

Mustangs held back by undefeated Tornadoes

Tough first half results in home loss for M-M

The Midway-Minto (M-M) Mustangs hosted the undef eated Cavalier Tornadoes for a Region 2 nineman football game at Midway last Friday. More...

Tax burden to rise for Grafton residents in 2018

City salaries, benefits up 4.78 percent

GRAFTON – GraftonWays and Means Committee voted Sept.5 to recommend approval of the first reading of the 2018 Grafton city budget with a taxpayer increase of 5.17 mills.  More...

DINNER TIME

Two hummingbirds and a painted lady butterfly were seen fighting amongst themselves over sweet necture in a feeder. A hummingbird must consume approximately 1/2 of its weight in sugar daily, and the average hummingbird feeds 5-8 times per hour. More...

Good news, bad news for Walsh County taxpayers

Wish lists get scalpeled for 2018 budget

COUNTY – Walsh County Commissioners met Tuesday with county department heads to discuss the 2018 budget.  The good news is that total mills are estimated to drop in 2018, the bad news is the state’s takeover of Social Services’ More...

News

Drayton man arrested for selling marijuana wax

Pilon sells controlled substance to task force

Tyler Edward Pilon, age 26, from Drayton was arrested Wednesday for allegedly selling 17.5 grams of marijuana wax to an undercover Grand Forks Narcotics Task Force (GFNTF) officer on three different occasions.  Pilon was recorded with an officer More...

Oslo man takes plea agreement

Drug delivery charges reduced to possession

Jerome Marcus, age 53, from Oslo, Minnesota, was arrested March 28 on Walsh County Road 19 for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, hydrocodone and oxycodone, a Class B felony, and fleeing or attempting to elude a police offic More...

Moreno sentenced after two-county plea deal

Hoople man to serve four years plus probation

Victor Moreno, age 36, a resident of Hoople, appeared in Walsh County District Court Friday for sentencing in two cases in which he reached a plea agreement with Walsh County District Attorney Barb Whelan on Aug. More...

Happenings

Grafton church to host Johnson Family Ministries

Ben and Sandie Johnson, along with their three children, have traveled full time as Johnson Family Ministries since 2011. More...

Police Blotter

Aug. 30, 4:38 p.m., animal complaint on East Fifth Street.  Aug. 30, 4:52 p.m., animal complaint on Prospect Avenue North.  Aug. 30, 5:56 p.m., report of a hit and run accident at an unknown location. More...

Thrive to hold worship Sunday

Thrive Community Church of Grafton will open its doors for its first worship service this Sunday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Fees are the new tax

RECORD EDITORIAL

We live as witnesses during a tragic time when one part of the country is washing away with record-setting hurricane-force rain and wind while people on the opposite side of the country fight blazing forests and choking smoke. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  Figures compiled in the office of County Superintendent A. G. Strand, showed that the cost per pupil for elementary education in Walsh County schools during the year was $248.22 for the nine month term, or $27.50 per month.  More...

School

GHS suiting up for homecoming

Friday’s coronation kicks off next week’s theme days

Grafton High School (GHS) students are gearing up for a week of homecoming activities which begin next Monday and continue through Friday. Festivities will kick off with coronation Friday morning at 11:30 a.m. More...

Thompson earns white coat

Morgan Thompson, daughter of Randy and Jackie Thompson of Grafton, participated in the White Coat Ceremony at NDSU on Saturday, Sept. 9. She is a student in the university’s Doctor of Pharmacy program.  More...

Take Note

Peter Hills of Grafton graduated from Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota in May with Bachelor of Science degrees in accounting and business administration.  ––  More...

Religion

Church dinners, suppers bountiful

Turkey, ham, lutefisk, meatballs a sampling of menus

It’s that time of year again when fall church dinners and suppers are as bountiful as the area harvest, not to mention the occasional breakfast or two. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

John 18:37-38: “Pilate therefore said unto him, ‘Art thou a king then?’ Jesus answered, ‘Thou sayest that I am a king. More...