January 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Now playing-"Leakage below"

The Strand Theatre in Grafton was closed last weekend due to a sewer line break prompting crews from Kutz and O’Brien to use a jack hammer to penetrate the granite and concrete floor in the lob More...

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Community

Health district grant to fund HPV prevention campaign

Money to be used for education, vaccination clinics

The Walsh County Health District has received a $7,000 grant from the North Dakota Comprehensive Cancer Program. The grant will be used to continue the district’s aggressive Human Papillomavirus (HPV) prevention campaign.  More...

Duerre, Goodall to exchange marriage vows in Jamaica

Dr. Rachel Duerre and Charles Goodall, both of Waukee, Iowa, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.  Parents of the couple are Joen Duerre of Grafton and the late Dr. James Duerre, and Charlie and Cheryl Goodall of Waukee.  More...

Carpenter, Demers planning 2015 summer wedding

Jeff and Renae Carpenter of Pembina, along with Guy and Susie Demers of Grafton, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Danika Carpenter and Chad Demers.  More...

Obituaries

Max Don Danner

Johnstown

Max passed away Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in a tragic school bus accident.  Max was born June 27, 1952, to Charles and Jean (Knudson) Danner; along with his twin brother Mel. He attended elementary school in Gilby and graduated from Midway Jr. More...

Bernice Bergman

West Fargo

Bernice Bergman, 97, formerly of Hoople, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at Sheyenne Crossing in West Fargo, surrounded by the many prayers and support of her family.  More...

Virginia Gillespie

Pisek

Virginia Gillespie, 78, Pisek, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at Essentia Health of Fargo.  Services were held Saturday, Jan. 10, at Bethel Baptist Church of Park River., with burial at Memorial Park Cemetery. More...

School

When winter storms close schools

Administrators weigh in on deciding factors

With the first winter storm of 2015 already shutting down several area schools last Thursday, parents may be wondering just what weather and road conditions are considered before area schools are closed. More...

Take Note

Two local students were awarded degrees from Minnesota State University Moorhead at the fall commencement program held Dec. 18. More...

A cookie collaboration

Just before their Christmas break began, students from Diane Petersburg’s fourth grade class at Century Elementary School got together with Terra Ritzke’s preschool classes to decorate co More...

Religion

Something new at Second Time Around

Ministerial contracts with LSTC to take over day to day operations of store

When longtime Second Time Around store manager Virginia Gillespie needed an extended medical leave for surgery last fall, the Grafton Christian Ministerial Association was faced with a dilemma – who would run the store in her absence?  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

The value of a tree

Winter has a strong grip on North Dakota as we enter into the New Year. Recently when we had to take our daughter and son-in-law to the airport, we were concerned because of near-blizzard conditions.  More...

WCC sets alcohol and tobacco policy

Emergency mitigation plan expired in November

COUNTY - The Walsh County Commission (WCC) met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 5 at the courthouse. In attendance were Luther Meberg, Karen Anderson, Kris Molde, Ernie Barta, Jack Karas and Lawrence Burianek.  More...

Century to crack down on drivers

Hockey agreement approved

GRAFTON— The Grafton School Board (GSB) met at 7 a.m. on Tuesday at Grafton High School for their regular monthly meeting. The meeting minutes were approved for Dec. More...

City approves vehicle purchases

No protests on flood protection

GRAFTON – The Grafton City Council (GCC) met on Monday at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of the city hall for their regular monthly meeting. More...

News

Brrrrr sun dogs

Skies were clearing Thursday afternoon after a second blizzard in a week blew through the area. Ice crystals in the air create the phenomenon known as sun dogs. More...

Walsh County jail issued noncompliance order

Comply or face closure

The Walsh County Jail (WCJ) was issued an order of noncompliance from the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCR) after an investigation into two incidents that occurred at the jail in August and September of last year.  More...

Russell wins Eagle award

American Crystal hands out 2014 honors

American Crystal held their 2014 annual meeting on Thursday, Dec. 4. Chief executive officer Dave Berg had the privilege to hand out eight President’s Awards to some very high-achieving employees. More...

Happenings

Local Events Calendar:

Thursday, January 15   Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner group, 6 p.m., at Marketplace in 8th in Grafton. All area widows and widowers welcome.  Watershed stakeholders meeting regarding the Homme Dam Reservoir rescheduled from Jan. More...

Local Foods College to be offered via webinar

Anyone interested in local foods, sustainable agriculture or who enjoys gardening is invited to join the 2015 Local Foods College that began Tuesday, Jan. 13, and will continue Tuesday evenings through March 3.  More...

Police Blotter

Jan. 5, 1:06 a.m., business alarm activated on West 12th Street.  Jan. 5, 11:37 a.m., report of a traffic accident in the Marketplace on 8th parking lot. More...

Opinion

Opting out of Common Core

RECORD EDITORIAL

Parental rights across the country have been overlooked in the crossfire of confusion when it comes to their children’s safe educational experience. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years   Carl Fisher, who was Walsh County’s oldest pioneer became 100 years of age. Members of his family held an open house at Grafton Lutheran Church. Mr. More...

Sports

Grafton boys defeat D-V-E

Baldwin hits eight three-pointers

The Grafton Spoilers boys basketball team met up with the Drayton- Valley- Edinburg ( D - V - E ) Titans in Edinburg on Tuesday and came away with a 58-41 win. More...

Lady Spoilers march over Patriots

Grafton goes on an 11-0 run in the first quarter

The Grafton Spoilers girls basketball team hosted a game against the May-Port CG (MPCG) Patriots on Monday. The Spoilers took the lead early on and won the game 61-47. More...

G-PR falls in shootout to Detroit Lakes at home

Penalties costly in non-conference tilt

The Grafton-Park River (G-PR) Spoilers saw their first home game of the new year end in a shootout loss to the Detroit Lakes (DL) Lakers Saturday at the Centennial Center.  More...