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December 6, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

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Love’s Will: A story of faith, fate, love

Grafton native Paul Campbell publishes first novel

A lawyer by profession, Grafton native Paul Campbell’s true calling may well be that of an author. He recently completed his first novel, “Love’s Will” based on an inspirational true story. More...

Polar employees donate $2,100 to Aggie Boosters

Each year, Polar employees have the opportunity to take part in the Casual Clothes for Charity program. Every Friday those participating are able to pay $1 to wear jeans that day.  More...

Seth Nelson among new 4-H Ambassadors

Eight youth were selected to join the North Dakota 4-H Ambassadors team at a recent selections event. Among them was Park River Area High School student Seth Nelson, who is the son of Brent and Becky Nelson.  More...


Ronald J. Pokrzywinski


Ronald J. Pokrzywinski, age 77, of Grafton, passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at his home near Grafton.  More...

Geneva D. Kitzman, 95

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota March 30, 1922 – Nov. 30, 2017

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at the Camp Ripley Chapel for Geneva Kitzman who died Thursday at St. Therese of Oxbow Lake Care Center in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The Rev. More...

Patricia Stengrim


Patricia Ann Stengrim, age 69, of Grafton, passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at Unity Medical Center of Grafton.  More...


Lions bring Sight 4 KIDZ vision project to Midway School

Forty elementary children screened

Emerado-Arvilla Lions Club brought the North Dakota Lions Foundation’s Sight 4 KIDZ project to Midway School Nov. 29. More...

Drayton drama group competes at state one-act play competition

Taylor Stegman superior actor award winner

After capturing the Region III title at Larimore, Drayton High School’s drama group earned an appearance at the North Dakota State Class B One-Act Play Contest held in Jamestown on Nov. 20-21.  More...

Century stars

Century School’s theme for the 2017-18 school year is “Century Elementary – where every student is a star!” as teaching staff strive to recognize children for their academic a More...


For unto you a savior is born

Area churches celebrating the Advent season

Area churches are celebrating the Advent season with special worship services, concerts and Sunday school Christmas programs throughout the entire month. More...

First blizzard of the winter season

Various amounts of snow throughout Walsh County

COUNTY – A blizzard warning and no travel advisory were issued for Monday due to the season’s first major winter storm. Snow started to accumulate in the Devils Lake Basin and along the international border. More...

New editor of paper to start January

Venn received journalism degree from Valley City State University

GRAFTON – As the new editor, it is with excitement and respect that I introduce myself to the readers of The Walsh County Record and the greater Grafton region. I am not only new to the newspaper, but the Grafton area as well. More...


Northeastern Special Response Team activated

Hopes to provide increased public, officer safety

After reviewing critical incidents in their respective jurisdictions from the last five years, including response times from available resources, the leadership from Cavalier, Pembina and Walsh County Sherriff’s offices decided to form the Nort More...

Garcia charges lessened with a plea agreement

Grafton man ordered to have an evaluation

Jose Luis Garcia was back in court Thursday, Nov. 30, for his prel iminary hearing for two Class C felony counts of child neglect or abuse.  He was first charged with two counts of sexual imposition involving a victim under the age of 15 years. More...

Accident sends two to hospital

Highway 81 scene of two-car crash

Two people were injured in a two vehicle accident on Highway 81 two miles north of Minto Thursday afternoon around 5:28 p.m.  More...


Bible camp schedules two Christmas events

Vendor show, orchestra/carolers concert planned

Park River Bible Camp has scheduled two Christmas events during the month of December.  Guests are invited to shop for last-minute gifts at “Get Your Christmas On,” the camp’s first ever vendor show on Saturday, Dec. More...

Fargo VA plans Veterans Town Hall in Grafton

Fargo VA Health Care System (HCS) and Veterans Benefits Administration ( VBA) will host a Veterans Town Hall and Claims Clinic on Wednesday, Dec. 13, in the senior community room located in the armory at 309 Hill Avenue in Grafton.  More...

Drug take-back event to be held in St. Thomas Dec. 13

Pembina County Public Health and Pembina County Sheriff ’s Department will conduct a Pembina County Take-Back Day in St. Thomas on Wednesday, Dec. 13.  The drug drop-off location will be at St. Thomas Café/Post Office from 11 a.m. More...


Sexual harassment: it's the power


Sexual harassment, need more be said? More...

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Turning back the clock

60 years  Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Korczak celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a high mass officiated by Rev. Hilarion Mikelowsky at the Sacred Heart Church.  More...


Lady Spoilers come close to Eagles

Grafton outsized by Sacred Heart in home opener

The Grafton Spoilers girls basketball team took on the Sacred Heart (SH) Eagles in their 2017-18 home opener last Thursday.  More...

Wrestlers tie for second at Hillsboro

Spoilers went 4-1 in tournament

The Grafton Spoilers traveled to Hillsboro last Saturday for their first regular season wrestling tournament of the 2017-18 season.  Wrestlers competed in five duals and won all but one to tie for second place after falling to DIlworth- Glyndon- More...

G-PR shuts out Packers at home

Spoilers take first EDC victory

The Grafton-Park River (G-PR) Spoilers shut out the West Fargo ( WF) Packers in an East Region EDC hockey game at Grafton Centennial Center last Saturday with a 4-0 victory.  The Spoilers defense dominated all three periods while the offense fir More...