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February 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

County commission discusses sales tax

Measure to be added to ballot in November for optimal voter consideration

COUNTY- Walsh County Commission ( WCC) met Tuesday, February 20. Present at the meeting was chairman Lawrence Burianek and commissioners Lauren Wild, Ernie Barta, Karen Anderson, and Luther Meberg, along with auditor Sondra Richardson.  More...

Special Sections

Community

A crafty, simple life

Skoog finds balance between life and owning a business

Wife and mother of four, Katie Skoog, does it all. She keeps her home life afloat while running her online business Simple Life Pattern Company, an online store full of her handmade patterns for girl’s and women’s clothing. More...

If it's not broken, don't "fix" it

Inside out

As I sat in the office on a fairly busy Monday afternoon, I was introduced to the interesting (to say the least) happening that occurred at the NBA All-Star game between singer/songwriter Fergie, and the Star Spangled Banner. More...

Merry melodies

In the month of December, Trees Piano Studio hosted “Holiday Joy” a piano recital featuring performances by Cathy Tweten’s first through fifth grade students. More...

Obituaries

Ronald Novak

Park River

Ronald Novak, age 81, of Park River and formerly of Lankin, passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, at Good Samaritan Center, Park River.  More...

Lillian Jallo

Park River

Lillian C. Jallo, age 95, of Park River, passed away Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society of Park River. More...

Samuel Lingarde Jr.

Drayton

Samuel Lingarde Jr., 54, Grand Forks, died Feb. 12, 2018, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks.  Services were held Friday, Feb. 16, at 2 p. m. at Austin Funeral Chapel, Drayton.  Samuel Joseph Lingarde, Jr. More...

School

And the winner is. . .

Students, experts agree on Caldecott Medal recipient

Votes are in for the Mock Caldecott Medal winner at Park River Area Elementary School. Results show that ballots completed by students at the school align - in some cases - with votes cast by a panel of real-life experts.  More...

Grafton FFA News

National FFA Week is celebrated during the week of George Washington’s birthday – from Feb. 19-23. This year, Grafton FFA chapter plans to do many fun activities to celebrate. More...

Tractor Supply FFA fundraisers support student-led ag projects

This month, Tractor Supply Company stores in North Dakota will collect donations during National FFA Week to support grants for FFA chapters in their community.  More...

Religion

Igniting the love of the Lord

St. John’s to host special speaker Nic Davidson

St. John’s Catholic Church in Grafton will host Catholic speaker Nic Davidson this upcoming Tuesday, Feb. 27 and Wednesday, Feb. 28.  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

The Spirit drives Jesus into the desert (Mark 1:12). There is no time to waste here. We begin Lent hearing the words of Mark’s gospel. More...

Sunny news from Sunset

Feb. 12-17  Monday was fitness club, gotta keep in shape with spring around the corner. Money Monday Bingo kept us busy in the afternoon.  More...

Sheriff releases annual report

Safety remains Jurgens’ top priority

COUNTY- The numbers are in for the Walsh County Sheriff’s Department and Sheriff Ron Jurgens is happy with his department’s performance in 2017. More...

Grafton professionals attend governor’s Main Street summit

Downtown once again emerges as new focus for communities

GRAFTON- North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum hosted the Main Street Summit in Bismarck February 12-13, which brought together community development experts to engage in the future vision of small town downtowns. More...

News

Tom Campbell endorses Kevin Cramer after political musical chairs

Grafton local switches bid to house post presidential request

Grafton native Tom Campbell endorsed Rep Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., in Cramer’s newly announced bid against Democrat Heidi Heitkamp. Campbell originally intended to run against Sen. More...

County Court Report

JANUARY 2018 DISPOSITIONS  George James Elshaug, Grand Forks, possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) by a driver. Defendant shall pay $250 in fees. More...

Tommy retires with style

Save Our Strand hosted a retirement send-off for Tom Henriksen, Tommy to his many friends, Thursday, Feb. 15, at the local theater. With Henriksen officially retired, Strand Twin Theatre is out of his family for the first time since the 1930s.   More...

Happenings

Park River Bible Camp will have crafty upcoming month

Area quilters are invited to come out and enjoy a weekend away to work on quilting projects at Park River Bible Camp (PRBC) as they host a quilt retreat March 16-18.  The retreat will feature Bonnie from 3 Red Hens, rural St. More...

Popple Ridge Pickers to host benefit concert in Grafton

The public is invited to come out and enjoy a free concert performed by Popple Ridge Pickers at All Faiths Chapel on the campus of Life Skills and Transition Center in Grafton.  The concert is scheduled for Sunday, March 4, at 4 p.m. More...

'Supported Decision-Making' presentation set for the public

North Dakota Protection and Advocacy Project will sponsor a presentation regarding “Supported Decision- Making” on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 7-8:30 p.m. at North Valley Career and Technology Center in Grafton.  More...

Opinion

The war on cheeseburgers

RECORD EDITORIAL

McDonald’s is making “healthy” changes to its long running Happy Meal in order to end childhood obesity, apparently. As of June, the infamous kid’s meal will contain less than 600 calories and much less salt. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years  Gerald D. Geary, airman third class, USAF, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Geary, Adams, attended the U.S. Naval Prepatory School in Brainbridge, Maryland to prepare for entrance in the Air force Academy.  More...

Sports

Arm in arm prayer

Regardless of a semifinal loss to Thompson at the Betty on Tuesday, the Titans linked arms with the Tommies in prayer after the final buzzer. Drayton-Valley-Edinburg will face the Spoilers in the third place game on Thursday.   More...

Thompson takes home third place

Wrestlers wrap-up season

Four Grafton Spoiler wrestlers hit the mats at the Fargodome last Thursday, Friday and Saturday to compete in the 2018 North Dakota Class B State Individual Wrestling Tournament.  Senior and long-time wrestler Austin Thompson brought home third More...

State bound Spoilers

G-PR to play Bismarck Century at Ralph Engelstad Arena

The Grafton-Park River (G-PR) Spoilers faced number four seeded Fargo North (FN) Spartans in a state-qualifying EDC tournament game last Saturday. More...