April 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Cold snap competes with coldest month in history

April 1893 still holds weather records

The good news is there’s an end in sight to the cold weather. More...

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Community

Walsh County 4-H Variety Show and Awards Day

The annual Walsh County 4-H Variety Show and Awards Day was held on Sunday, April 8 at the Park River City Auditorium. More...

Dabble with Dell

Cookies are the most asked for of all my written recipes. For all the recipes of cookies over the years, I know a book could be written as there are many. Here are some good ones. More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

This is volunteer appreciation week and we want to thank you today and every day for all they do to make the lives of our residents so much better.  Activities this week  Thursday, April 19: Spring gathering at PRBC, 2-4 p.m.; Popcorn day 3 More...

Obituaries

Doris Jackson

Grand Forks

Doris A. Jackson, 83, Grand Forks and formerly of Grafton, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Woodside Village in Grand Forks.  More...

Royal Johnson

Inkster

Royal Johnson, 97, of Inkster died Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Valley Eldercare in Grand Forks. More...

Mayfield Blair

Marco Island, Florida

Mayfield L. “Miff” Blair, Marco Island, Florida, died April 3, 2018.  A memorial service will be held for Miff at a later date in Forest River.  More...

Sports

Grafton hits the field against M-M

2018 baseball gets underway

The Grafton Spoilers baseball team hosted their first game of the 2018 season at Harris Halliday Field on Tuesday against the Midway-Minto (M-M) Mustangs.  More...

Fastpitch opens season at home

Ladies suffer loss in first 2018 game

The Grafton Spoilers fastpitch softball team was finally able to open their 2018 season at home on Tuesday after field conditions improved.  They hosted the May- Port CG (MPCG) Patriots for a close first half but fell behind after powerful fifth More...

Kliniske hands over Spoilers baseball

Demers returns to take the reigns

For the past 20 years, the face of the Grafton Spoilers baseball program has been Chad Kliniske. Aside from leading the kids and the program to many successes, he did so much more. More...

Commission announces new tax director

County looks to dig itself out of ‘deep hole’

COUNTY- Walsh County Commissioners held their regular meeting Tuesday with chairman Lawrence Burianek and commissioners Luther Meberg, Karen Anderson, Ernie Barta and Lauren Wild in attendance, as well as auditor Kris Molde.  More...

Campbell sacrifices primary run after facing ‘party loyalists’

State senator disagrees with convention practices

GRAFTON- District 19 State Senator Tom Campbell announced last week he would no longer be running for Con- gress after he failed to secure the nomination from the Republ ican Party at the convention earlier this month. More...

News

Blessing bags

Spirits United Aktion Club made blessing bags to be distributed to the Northland Rescue Mission and Grafton Public School. More...

P.E.O. Chapter X’s blood drive brings in 53 volunteers

P.E.O. North Dakota X hosted a blood drive with United Blood Services (UBS) on April 2 at the Grafton Armory which helped collect a total of 49 units of blood for patients in need.  More...

Community involvement growing for fall festival

Park board raises the bar for local events

The parks and recreation board met last week with board president Brad Burianek, vice president Scott Hills and members Cory Burns and Ryer Stark in attendance. More...

Happenings

Norwegian family dinner in Grafton

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church will be hosting a Norwegian family dinner on Sunday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Speaker scheduled at Drayton churches

Joint service at Drayton Lutheran Church on Sunday, April 22, at 10 a.m., Sydney Quibell will be singing and talking about her coming 16-day mission trip to Ethiopia in June. Skjeberg Lutheran and Drayton Lutheran invites everyone to attend. More...

Tractor Supply to hold Market Day event

Tractor Supply is looking for local vendors to participate in its spring Market Day event at the Grafton location on Saturday, May 12.Vendors with expertise in everything from homemade crafts, candles and soaps to honey, eggs, produce, baked goods, g More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Not all heroes wear capes

RECORD EDITORIAL

A Minnesota millionaire, Rob Undersander, took it upon himself to apply for food stamp benefits in 2016 and received them for 19 months. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  Officers of Post 41 of the American Legion in Grafton were at the Legion auditorium to assist veterans of the Korean War in making preparations for applying for the state bonus.  More...

School

Area students impress on podium

Multiple participants qualify for state speech

Area school speech teams competed in the Region 3 speech meet last Saturday in Cooperstown.  Participants made their way to the podiums to matchup against challengers from across the state.  Students attended the meet attempting to qualify More...

Honor Roll

GRAFTON  Honor Roll  Seniors: Shea Aas, Jacob Almen, Lindsey Burns, Sarah Burns, Conner Carriere, Bianca DeLaCruz, Emilie Demester, Tanner Dupree, Amanda Erickson, Cole Hanson, Rylan Heidt, Jacob Keeley, Sam Keeley, Kenneth Kern, Andrew Lar More...

Students succeed at NVCTC

SkillsUSA competition sends four to state

Success of students in this day and age can be gauged by many factors—including how a student does at a state competition. More...

Religion

Athletes unite in faith-filled connection to sports

Shephard returns to roots, hosts monthly gatherings

On Sunday, April 8, at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, NDSU quarterback Easton Stick spoke to group of over 200 student athletes about the correlation of faith and sports.  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

We are living in interesting times. Cancer, strokes, accidents and other physical problems seem to be plaguing every family I know. The rate of suicide is climbing. School bullying is surfacing all over the country. More...