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August 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Park drainage repair to help lift station

GPR to explore REALice system

GRAFTON - Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at city hall. In attendance were Todd Storey, Scott Hills, Cory Burns, Ryer Stark and Brad Burianek. More...

Special Sections

Community

Little space, big dreams

Jason Lindell has aspirations for P.R.'s Mayoral Park

Jason Lindell doesn’t think of himself as a leader, just a hometown son who has thoughts about almost everything. As an artist, he sees things others might not see – opportunities to build up a community and its economy. More...

Vogslands to celebrate 40 years of marriage

An open house will be held in honor of Scott and DeeDee Vogsland on the occasion of their 40th wedding anniversary, Saturday, Aug. 20, from 2-4 p.m., at Bethel Free Lutheran Church in Grafton. More...

Heuermann, LaBonte to exchange vows in Omaha

Fred and Dr. Lourdes Heuermann of Grand Island, Nebraska, announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Laura Elizabeth Heuermann, to Donn David LaBonte, son of Robert and Lanae LaBonte of Minot. An Oct. More...

Obituaries

Iona Verke

Lankin

Iona I. Verke, age 94, of Lankin, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at Valley Eldercare Center of Grand Forks. More...

Robert ‘Bob’ Iverson

Grafton

Robert L. “Bob” Iverson, age 64, of Grafton, passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks. More...

Joyce Schultz

Balaton, Minnesota

Joyce Schultz, 82, Balaton, Minnesota, and formerly of Grafton, died Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at Colonial Manor Homes in Balaton. Services were held Tuesday, Aug. More...

School

Grafton students to return to classroom Aug. 24

Open house set at all schools Monday, Aug. 22

School convenes for the 2016-2017 school year Wednesday, Aug. 24, however students attending all three schools will have the chance to take a sneak peek at their classrooms two days prior.  More...

Building toward successful futures

Math, English curriculums added at GMS to help fill gaps

As the new school year begins, Grafton Middle School (GMS) administrators and staff are looking toward the future success of their students as they prepare for secondary education. More...

Proud tradition of opportunities for students

NVCTC offers new programs for 2016-2017

As another school year approaches, administration and staff at North Valley Career and Technology Center (NVCTC) in Grafton are continuing a proud tradition of bringing new and exciting programs to their students. More...

Religion

From the Pastor’s Desk

Police and black protestors – the unnecessary divide More...

Gone Fishin'

Brent Price from Detroit, Michigan, double dips at Homme Dam last Saturday before a magnificent North Dakota sunset. More...

WCC vote cities to pay for county road maintenance in city limits

Weight control officer hired

COUNTY – Walsh County Commissioners ( WCC) met Monday at the courthouse in Grafton for their regular bimonthly meeting. Karen Anderson, Lawrence Burianek, Ernie Barta, Luther Meberg and Walsh County Auditor Kris Molde were present. More...

Zombies are back

The Walsh County Record and North Dakota Newspaper Association are collaborating on a National Newspaper Week readership promotion in which one family of four from somewhere in the state will win an all expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., highlig More...

News

Whelan dismisses all charges against Sirman

Geiger signs order with a ruling of prejudice

Floyd William Sirman, age 71 of rural Pisek was facing life in prison for three charges, continuous sexual abuse of a child, a Class AA felony; terrorizing, Class C felony, and reckless endangerment, Class C felony. More...

UMC welcomes orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Schall to begin in Grafton Aug. 23

Unity Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer Alan O’Neil is pleased to announce the addition of orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Schall. More...

Sugarbeet pre-pile delayed

Northern valley too wet for digging

American Crystal Sugar Company’s director of agriculture Dan Gowan announced Tuesday that factory pre-pile was delayed in most of the northern valley due to wet conditions. More...

Happenings

Old-time fun at Bechyne Heritage Hall fundraiser

Everyone is invited to come out to Bechyne Heritage Hall Sunday, Oct. 9, for a day of good old-time fun at the hall’s fall fundraiser. Mass at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church will begin the day at 10:30 a.m. More...

FCHC Harvest Fest offers supper, basket auction

“Giving Thanks with a Grateful Heart” is the theme of the 2016 Harvest Fest Fundraiser which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15, at Park River American Legion Coliseum. More...

Skjeberg church ‘Picnic in the Park’ Aug. 28 in Drayton

The 10th annual Skjeberg Lutheran Church “Picnic in the Park” will be held Sunday, Aug. 28, from 5-7 p.m., at Schumacher Park in Drayton. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years Pvt. Frank J. Kowalski, whose parents lived in Minto, graduated from the supply handling course at the Quartermaster School, Fort Lee, Virginia. More...

The big time

RECORD EDITORIAL

North Dakota State University (NDSU) president Dean Bresciani says he initially supported new media restrictions on covering Bison athletics because he thought they were common in collegiate sports. More...

Sports

Passing on new ropes

Narro mentors kids in and outside of the ring

Grafton Golden Gloves Boxing Gym owner Freddy Narro has taken the role of coach as not only an opportunity to build young athletes skills inside the ring, but also to prepare them for the many obstacles they may face in life. More...

Riders saddle up one more time for pole bending

Crowd gathers to watch first jackpot event in Park River

The Walsh County Saddle Club hosted its first Jackpot Pole Bending Event at the Aggie Arena in Park River last Wednesday. Riders and their horses galloped around the pole course with hopes of qualifying for a cash prize. More...

Putting it in print

From the sidelines

Over the last 20 or so months of working as a reporter, I have to say one of the most gratifying parts is when I sit down with somebody for an interview and they open up a little part of their lives to me. More...