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July 11, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

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Community

On the big stage

Grafton native Droog in "Hello, Dolly!" at Bluestem Ampitheater

Alaina Droog’s character in “Hello, Dolly!” is a strong, independent, beautiful woman.  “She’s basically a dreamer,’ Droog said of Irene Molloy. More...

Dabble with Dell

One is often asked to bring a salad to a funeral. To me it seems it is always the same old thing. I came across something that was different in a Lutheran cookbook from Barnesville, Minnesota. I tried it, and liked it. Maybe you would, too.   More...

SummerFest car show winners announced

The annual SummerFest Car Show was held at Heritage Village on June 23, with Craig Ferguson’s 1970 El Camino winning the People’s Choice award.  The Early Bird winner was a 1936 Ford pickup owned by Frank Renfrow and Bruce’s Ch More...

Obituaries

Fred Mondry

Ardoch

Fred J. Mondry, 86, Ardoch, passed away Friday, July 6, 2018, at Lutheran Sunset Home of Grafton.  More...

Marvin Hein

St. Thomas

Marvin C. “Bud” Hein, 91, St. Thomas, formerly of Grand Forks, and Lankin, passed away Monday, July 2, 2018, at home. Graveside services and interment will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 20, in St. Thomas City Cemetery, St. Thomas.   More...

Richard Johnson

Grafton

Richard M. Johnson, 64, Grafton, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018, in Vibra Hospital, Fargo. A graveside service will be held in Grafton later this fall.   More...

School

Young leaders attend competitive conference

Six local girls test skills at FBLA Nationals

Six members of North Valley Career & Technology Center’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter attended the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, June 28 through July 1. More...

Grafton Public Schools recognized at HRS Summit

District noted for creating "safe and collaborative culture"

Four administrators from Grafton Public Schools attended the High Reliability Schools (HRS) Summit in Austin, Texas, June 28 through 30. More...

Take Note

Valley City State University announced that Jillian Hanson has been awarded the Dr. John F. Keller Scholarship by the Department of Business for the 2018-2019 academic year. More...

Religion

'This Changes Everything'

Local youths attend ELCA Gathering in Houston

Fifteen local youth were part of more than 30,000 people that descended upon Houston the last week of June for the ELCA Youth Gathering. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

On July 11, 1955, this day in history, President Eisenhower signed a bill requiring use of the inscription ‘In God We Trust’ on all paper money.   More...

ONE HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Ride of his life

Lynn Hilde had a semi-trucksized surprise for his 77th birthday on Thursday, July 5, in Grafton. More...

City council orders condemnation of home

Chief Dumas discusses truck route ordinance

GRAFTON – City council held their meeting Monday evening, with Mayor Chris West and members Chris Lipsh, Greg Young, Dave Fellman, Don Hutson, Shane Mohn, Phil Ray and Mary Stark in attendance, as well as auditor Connie Johnson. More...

News

First quarter taxable sales and purchases

Bakken region sees most growth

Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger announced today that North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases for the first quarter of 2018 had increased by nearly 10 percent. More...

NDDOT offers tips for driver’s license services

Online services ease office bustle

North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Driver’s License Division is experiencing a busy summer as many students are taking driving tests. More...

Remembering summer nights of '78

Park River High School’s class of 1978 float was followed closely by fire and emergency vehicles during the annual Fourth of July parade down main street in Park River last week.   More...

Happenings

St. John’s hosting VBS

Vacation Bible School at St. John’s Catholic Church in Grafton will be July 16-19 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Hot lunch will be provided. More...

Concert at Victory Free Lutheran on July 15

Victory Free Lutheran Church in Park River is hosting “Stones Cry” in concert Sunday, July 15, at 7 p.m. A free will offering will be received. The concert will include worship and inspirational songs in an easy listening style.  More...

Free ATV safety course

Walsh County Extension Office is holding an ATV/ OHV safety course Thursday, July 19, from 8 a.m. to noon in Park River. The course is open to those 12 to 15 years old. There is no charge but registration is limited. More...

Opinion

We the people, no exceptions

RECORD EDITORIAL

The problem with the Constitution of the United States is that people try to cherry pick who it applies to and when, much like they do with scripture from the Bible. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years  Miss Judy Grimson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn G. Grimson, Grafton, a member of the cadet squadron of the Grafton Civil Air Patrol, was the female cadet from North Dakota to make a tour of air bases in the United States.  More...

Sports

Eagle Ridge riders hit the hill

Shawn Jelinek, Eagle Ridge Motorcycle Club president, pulls on the throttle before making his way up the hill during the annual hillclimb near Fordville last Saturday. More...

Fourth-inning rally leads Park River to victory over Fargo

Pirates break tie to win at home

The Park River Post 147 Pirates hosted an American Legion baseball game against the Fargo Jets on Monday. The teams were tied at two before the Pirates exploded in the bottom of the fourth and eventually pulled away for a 12-4 home victory.  More...

Spoilers bring home third

Grafton competes in Shiloh Christian tournament

The Grafton Spoilers Post 41 American Legion baseball team traveled to Bismarck last weekend to compete in the Shiloh Christian tournament where they played three games, winning two and taking one loss for third place.  Game three  Grafton More...