September 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Minto school district to vote on bond referendum

Special election set for Tuesday, Sept. 23

BY MIKE ALAN STEINFELDT   MINTO – Voters in the Minto School District will be going to the polls next Tuesday, Sept. 23, to decide on whether or not to proceed with a building project for Hewitt Elementary and Minto High School.   More...

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Community

Bountiful bidding

First Care's Harvest Fest auction offers variety of unique baskets

Harvest Fest, First Care Health Center’s fall fundraiser, has a tradition of offering great entertainment when bidding for baskets becomes heated. More...

Bergs to celebrate 60th anniversary Sept. 27

Ron and Wanda Berg of St. Thomas will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at a open house in their honor on Saturday, Sept. 27. The event will be held at the St. More...

Former Grafton couple mark 40th anniversary

Jay and Janet Duray of Fargo and formerly of Grafton, will mark their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 21. They celebrated the anniversary in 2013 along with Jay’s 60th birthday at a party in Hickson.  More...

Obituaries

Leo Misialek

Minto

Leo Misialek, 80,  Minto, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Rosewood on Broadway Nursing Home in Fargo.  More...

Lu Ann Mahrer- Dudgeon

Petersburg

Lu Ann Mahrer-Dudgeon, 57, of Petersburg and formerly of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Aneta Park View Health Center in Aneta.  Services were held Tuesday, Sept. More...

Dean Moe

Austin Texas

Dean Louis Moe, 77, Austin, Texas, died Saturday, July 26, 2014. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, at 2 p.m., at First Lutheran Church, Hoople.  More...

School

Piquing curiosity

STEM class brings fun, interactive learning to Central

Fifth and sixth grade students at Central Middle School in Grafton are involved in fun, interactive learning with the addition of a STEM class to their schedule this year.  More...

2014 Homecoming Royalty

Members of the Park River Area High School Homecoming court include, front from left, emcee Emily Zikmund, Kenley Goll, Allison Gudmundson, queen Claire Welch, king Carter Arndt, Tucker Omdahl, Brenn More...

Religion

A new pastor for Zion Lutheran

Alyssa Augustson installed Sept. 7 at rural church

For the first time in more than two years, Zion Lutheran has a permanent pastor. On Sunday, Sept. 7, Rev. Alyssa Augustson was installed at the rural Hoople church. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Being a part of the body   As our country recently paused to remember the tragedy of 9/11 and the heroic efforts of many who gave their lives in service to others, I too paused to reflect on this great country that I call home.  More...

Commissioners vote to issue overweight truck permits for fall harvest

Law in effect through Nov. 30

COUNTY – Walsh County commissioners on Tuesday put the final touches on the harvest permit that will allow farmers in the county to haul up to 10 percent over the legal axle weight limit on their trucks. More...

Native American burial site uncovered near Fordville

Remains estimated between 500 and 2,000 years old

FORDVILLE – Huma n remains, thought to be those of ancient Native Americans were discovered on a rural Fordville farm last Friday.  Keith Gemmill said the bones were uncovered at a site on his farm that was being excavated for a silage pit More...

News

Swing batter, batter

The Walsh County Record editor Mike Alan Steinfeldt, right, prepares to swing at a wiffle ball launched by a homemade pitching machine last Thursday at Central Middle School in Grafton. More...

Erickson new member of Grafton Police Department

Grafton has a new member of its Police Deparment. Anthony Erickson was hired recently and his first day on the job was Sept. 2.  Erickson is no stranger to Grafton, he grew up here and graduated from Grafton High School. More...

Hanson pleads guilty to possession of controlled substance charge

Ordered to 24/7 sobriety program

Monte E. More...

Happenings

Grafton Senior Citizens to host humorist Helen Welte

The Grafton Senior Citizens club invites seniors from the Grafton area to join them for an afternoon of laughter and lunch on Thursday, Oct. 2.  Humorist Helen Welte of Larimore will entertain with a fun and laughter-filled program. More...

Date announced for annual fall dinner at St. John’s

The annual St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Fall Dinner will be held Sunday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the church parish center.  The menu will include turkey, ham and all the trimmings. More...

Annual Kyle Munoz softball tourney Saturday in Grafton

The fourth annual Kyle Munoz Co- Ed Memorial Softball Tournament has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Grafton Softball Complex.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Death in the name of God

This past weekend the opportunity arose for me to visit Carnegie Regional Library here in Grafton along with my grandchildren Summer, 9 and True, 5.  It was the first time in a couple of months since we had been there. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   Fourteen new members were inducted into Pack No. 15 of the Grafton Cub Scouts at a meeting at city hall. More...

Sports

D- E- F - E- N- S- E

Goal-line stand secures Grafton victory

Grafton 20 Valley City 14   More...

Polar Bears put chill on Rockets

Minto falls 3-1 in Larimore

Larimore 3 Minto 1   More...

Thunder zaps Lady Spoilers

Grafton drops Region 2 game in Larimore, wins at Northern Cass

H-NW 3 Grafton 1   The Grafton girls volleyball team left Northwood last Thursday night in search of answers after a disappointing 3-1 loss to the Hatton-Northwood (H-NW) Thunder.  The Spoilers carried some momentum into the match after th More...