February 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Lagoon safety a priority

City looks at summer projects

GRAFTON – The Grafton City Council (GCC) met on Monday at6pm inthecouncilchambers of the city hall for their regular monthly meeting Members in attendance were; Greg Young, Dave Fellman, Don Hutson, Chris Lipsh, Shane Mohn, Brian Sieben and Mar More...

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Community

Poppenhagen’s 'Baby Ace' flying high

Plane featured in international magazine

Over the years, experimental aircraft enthusiast Byron Poppenhagen has built five airplanes in his backyard garage in Grafton and is working on his sixth. More...

Setness places in oratorical contest

Rylan Setness, a senior at Park River Area High School, is the second place winner of the North Dakota American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program which was held at the Ramkota hotel in Bismarck during the American Legion Winter Confer More...

‘Swipe Out Hunger’ Campaign gives back

Choice Financial recently donated $4,458 to the Walsh County Food Pantry in conjunction with their “Swipe Out Hunger” campaign.  More...

Obituaries

Steven ‘Steve’ Pecka

Conway

Tears are shed when we are ushered into this world and tears are shed when we are ushered out. Steven G. Pecka, 76, of Conway, entered into eternal life Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. More...

Frank Kostohris

Pisek

Frank W. Kostohris, age 88, of Pisek, passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at First Care Health Center of Park River.  More...

Myron Hylden

Park River

Myron “ Mike” Hylden, 91, rural Park River, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. Services were held Sunday, Feb. More...

School

Grafton victorious at MathCounts

Park River's Owen Irvine individual first place winner

Forty-two middle school students from the Walsh and Pembina county schools of Grafton, Minto, Park River Area, Cavalier and Valley-Edinburg competed in the Walsh- Pembina Counties MathCounts competition Thursday, Feb. More...

Grafton School District launches phone apps

Information now accessible via mobile device

Grafton Public Schools recently announced the official launch date of Monday, Feb. 9, for the Grafton Public Schools App, an all-in-one information source for parents, students, staff and community. More...

NVCTC observes Career and Technical Education Month

Students and faculty at North Valley Career and Technology Center (NVCTC) join others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate national Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. More...

Religion

Churches announce Lenten services

Ash Wednesday, midweek services on schedules

The observance of the Lenten season will begin at most area churches next week with Ash Wednesday services on Feb. 18. Most churches will continue to observe Lent with midweek and other special services. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

No one, as far as I know, in this newspaper has ever “misremembered” anything. Reporters for this newspaper want to tell the truth, report the facts and get on with it. More...

Grafton Police Department annual report General Adults Cited

Juvenile stats up in alcohol violations

2012 2013 2014 Miles traveled 68,235 69,448 63,561 Animal calls 259 290 245 Other agency assists 191 262 233 Vehicle accidents: (Property) 110 123 114 More...

Unconventional Love

Celebrating fourth anniversary on a Caribbean cruise

COUNTY – Josie and Mitch Ramsrud met in the later part of 1997 at Trax on Fifth bar in Grafton where he asked for her number, but was rejected when she told him she wasn’t interested Mitch didn’t let that detour him though, as he pr More...

News

Langowski arrested for possession

Two Class A felonies for distribution

Ashley Lane Langowski was arrested last Thursday in Grafton and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver methamphetamine which is a Class A felony. More...

New trooper stationed in Grafton

Basic training complete for Wosick

Colonel Michael Gerhart, superintendent of the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP), announced that two troopers have completed basic training at the highway patrol academy and will be stationed in the NDHP’s northeast region.  More...

NDDOT seeks comments on local roads

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is seeking comments on an amendment to the 2015- 2018 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for inclusion of previouslyunpublished projects in 2015 and for a change in the cost and scope More...

Happenings

Charity auction fundraiser planned for Minto church

A charity auction will be held Saturday, Feb. More...

Drayton School alumnus sought for all-class reunion

A Drayton School all-class reunion will be held in conjunction with Drayton Riverfest July 16-19, 2015.  More...

4-H Foundation Giving Hearts Day fundraiser participant

The North Dakota 4- H Foundation is participating in the 2015 Giving Hearts Day, a 24-hour online fundraising event, on Thursday, Feb. 12.  More...

Opinion

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A dying art of gratitude

On behalf of all of us here at The Walsh County Record and Morgan Printing we would like to say thank you. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   The Grafton Parade Band left Thursday for New Orleans for several appearances at Mardi Gras. In all 103 persons associated with the band in some capacity boarded three chartered buses. More...

Sports

Grafton takes down Park River-F-L

Spoilers steal the lead after a third quarter 8-0 run

Spoilers 58 Aggies 47   The Grafton Spoilers boys basketball team hosted a game against the  Park River-  Fordville-  Lankin  ( PR- F- L) Aggies on Wednesday despite the heavy snow and slick roads. More...

Lady Aggies hold off Spoilers for a win

Grafton challenges district's top team

PR-F-L 54 Grafton 51   The Grafton Spoilers girls basketball team played host to the  Park River-  Fordville-  Lankin  ( PR- F- L) Aggies on Tuesday and nearly pulled out the Highway 17 upset, but the game ended with PR-F-L More...

Spoilers finish tied for fifth in regionals

Individual wrestling regionals next

The Grafton Spoiler wrestling team finished with a tie for fifth place in the team dual wrestling tournament last Saturday at Larimore High School.  “It went about as expected,” Grafton head coach Brad Larson said. More...