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High valuations discussed again at commission meeting

Eleven township boards refuse to sign books

COUNTY – Concern over the high taxable valuation of agricultural land in Walsh County was once again a major topic of discussion Monday at the regular monthly meeting of the Walsh County Commission.  Representatives from Medford Township w More...

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Community

Pianoforte recital features variety of music

The Pianoforte Studio of Cyndee Ditzer and the Connie Sjostrom Keyboard Studio held a joint spring recital Sunday afternoon, April 27, at the Assembly of God Church in Grafton. More...

Casey Uggerud, Paige Bendson exchange marriage vows

Casey Uggerud and Paige Bendson were married at St. Michael’s Church in Motley, Minn., on Feb. 22, 2014.  Parents of the couple are Lorna Bendson and Bill Bendson of Motley and Bryan and Jane Uggerud of Drayton.  More...

Emily Zikmund selected FRS Youth Tour representative

Polar Communications recently announced that Park River Area High School student, Emily Zikmund has been selected to attend the 20th annual Foundation for Rural Service’s (FRS) Youth Tour May 31 through June 4. More...

Obituaries

Marcella' ‘Marcie’ Weisz

Park River

Marcella E. “Marcie” Weisz, age 75, of Park River, passed away on Monday, April 28, 2014, at First Care Health Center of Park River.  More...

Annie Skytland

Rogers, Minn.

Annie Skytland, 83, Rogers Minn., and formerly of Fairdale, died Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Rogers.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 21, at 11 a.m., at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Fairdale.  She and her husband, N More...

Marion Landrud Midboe

Inkster

Marion Landrud Midboe, 88, Inkster, passed away peacefully from natural causes Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Altru Hospital with her family at her side.  More...

School

Marketplace for K IDS

Creativity • Problem Solving • Innovation

First Marketplace for Kids event held in Grafton  More than 800 participate   More...

Central LEGO Club battles it out

Former competitive league evolves to educational fun

After several years of promoting First LEGO League among students at Central Middle School, junior high science instructor Darcy Eszlinger has switched gears to a more relaxed program for students with inquisitive minds in regard to science, technolo More...

Students inducted into honor society

North Valley Technical Honor Society (NTHS) inducted 15 new members at a ceremony held Wednesday, April 30.  More...

Religion

Feeding the hungry and the soul

Small in numbers, St. John’s still a vital part of community

St. John’s Lutheran Church boasts a membership of about 100, not bad for a small town church. Most Sundays, maybe 30 to 35 people fill the pews. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Happy Mother’s Day!  The Bible presents many examples of mothers in its pages. Often the mothers are part of a larger story. Sometimes they made mistakes, other times they did exactly what God wanted them to do.  More...

WMC approves administrative fee for cleanups

Spring cleanup under way in city

GRAFTON – The Grafton Ways and Means Committee ( WMC) approved a motion to recommend to the full council that language in an ordinance dealing with costs of abatement or removal of violations assessed to property owners within the city.  More...

Ordinance updates finalized for City of Minto

Municipal court could begin operation in June

MINTO – The threat of you getting a parking ticket for exceeding the time limit for horses on Main Street is now a thing of the past in Minto, according to Mayor Lane Kelley. More...

Governor pardons school students

Storm days will not need to be made-up

GRAFTON – Grafton Public Schools Superintendent Jack Maus received word from the state capitol Tuesday morning that the school district would not be required to make up time lost due to storm days.  More...

Grafton’s first female police officer new SRO

Katie Burke content in new surroundings

GRAFTON – As the new student resource officer (SRO) at Grafton Pubic Schools, Katie Burke is hoping to continue to shape a positive image for the Grafton Police Department and law enforcement in general.  “I want to make them unders More...

News

Record wins sweepstakes award at NDNA convention

Staff brings home 17 first places

TheWalsh County Record and its staff brought home several individual and staff awards at the annual North Dakota Newspaper Association (NDNA) Convention held May 1-3 in Bismarck. More...

Do you like my purse?

Stephanie English models clothing and accessories from Mary’s Ladies Fashions during “Grafton’s Fashion Night Out” held last Friday at Marketplace on 8th in Grafton. More...

Fashion piano playing

Jack Kern, son of Janice and Joseph Kern of Grafton, performs a piano solo during “Grafton’s Fashion Night Out” held at Marketplace on 8th last Friday. More...

Happenings

Grab bag at May story hour

The theme for Pembina County Story Hour in May is “there is no theme.” There will be stories about anything that strikes Story Lady’s fancy. More...

Relay For Life cookout, bake sale planned at AgCountry

The AgCountry staff and the Escobar family invite the public to a cookout and bake sale to support Walsh County Relay For Life.  The event will be held in the AgCountry Farm Credit Services parking lot located at 1005 Hill Avenue in Grafton on T More...

Teachers to be honored May 15

An open house will be held Thursday, May 15, for Grafton Public School teachers who will be retiring at the end of the school year.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Brother can you spare a dime?

When you’re in the public eye as an elected official, many times you are “damned if you do and damned if you don’t.” That old saying that you can’t please everybody all of the time is most often true .  When it come More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   “The Little Minister” was the name of the play to be presented by the senior class of Edinburg High School at the community hall in Edinburg. More...

Sports

Spring golfers go 'fore' it

Cavalier Country Club first to host

“Hit and miss” is not just a euphemism applicable to golf. When you’re talking spring golf in North Dakota, it also refers to the weather. More...

Aggies script win with no-hitter

Hankey seals deal with walk-off HR

The Park River-Fordville- Lankin (PR-F-L) baseball team produced a classic movie-like win with an 11-1 no-hitter over the Drayton-St. Thomas- Valley-Edinburg (D-ST-V-E) Blue Knights last Thursday in Park River. More...

Bottineau Braves put chill on Spoilers

Grafton drops two at Harris Halliday

The Grafton Spoilers baseball team came up cold against the Bottineau Braves on Saturday at Harris Halliday Field and dropped both games of a doubleheader by the scores of 4-3 and 6-5. Both games were scheduled for five innings.  Game one  More...