April 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Gaustad hired to prosecute in city pit bull case

Fleming steps away from Hjelmstad defense

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...

A blissful journey

Liberia couple makes Grafton their home

This love story began across the Atlantic Ocean in the troubled country of Liberia, Africa, and through perseverance Jeff Harris and his bride Judy Roberts completed their journey that started in the corrupt city of Monrov ia, Liberia and concludes w More...

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Community

Waiting for a precious gift

Donate Life Month has greater meaning for Grafton man

The month of April is designated National Donate Life Month – the time of year when people are encouraged to consider registering as an organ donor. More...

Lacy celebrates 100th birthday

Roy Lacy, a resident of Lutheran Sunset Home in Grafton, celebrated his 100th birthday with 79 of his friends at the home of Wayne and Leona Rutherford on Monday April 13, 2015.  More...

Local youth participate in master piano class

Nariaki Sugiura, UND Music Department assistant professor of piano, was asked by the Upper Valley Music Teachers Association to present a master piano class to six of their piano students.  More...

Obituaries

Earlene Lasch

Drayton

Earlene Lasch, 75, Drayton, died Monday, April 6, 2015, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.  Services were held Saturday, April 11, at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Drayton, with burial in the church ceme- tery. More...

Juanita ‘Kit’ Bork

Oslo, Minnesota

Juanita “Kit” Bork, 89, Oslo, Minnesota, died Monday, April 6, 2015, at Sanford Health Palliative Care in Fargo.  Services were held Saturday, April 11, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. More...

Geraldine ‘Gerry’ Fox

Tucson, Arizona

Geraldine “Gerry” Fox, 82, Tucson, Arizona, died Jan. 5, 2015, at her home.  Her body was cremated in Tucson, Arizona, and her cremains will be interred at St. John’s Catholic Cemeter y in Grafton at a later date. More...

School

On the grow in the greenhouse

Park River Area students experience success, learn from failures

With the greenhouse in its second year as part of the curriculum at Park River Area High School (PRAHS), projects continue to grow while students experience successes and learn from their failures.  More...

St. Thomas students celebrate reading month with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Cowabunga dudes! Have you heard? The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came to help St. Thomas Elementary School students rescue reading, March 9-27.  More...

School Calendar

Friday, April 17 Minto High School spring play "The Curious Savage," 7:30 p.m., at the school gym. Saturday, April 18 Minto High School spring play "The Curious Savage," 2:30 p.m., at the school gym. Grafton High School prom. More...

Religion

A temporary pastor

Thompson “fills in” at Northern Lights Ministry parishes

Ron Thompson retired from his chosen profession as an educator and school administrator a few years ago to allow more time to follow a calling he had felt for quite some time – serving God as a lay pastor. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

The Doll House  "And these words which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: and thou shall teach them diligently unto thy children." Duet. 6:6-7a  More...

PLANTING 2015

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Auditorium naming rights to be narrowed down

GPS joins Marzano plan

GRAFTON - The Grafton School Board (GSB) met at 5:30 p.m. on Monday at Grafton High School for their regular monthly meeting. More...

Grafton property owners see an increase in 2015

South end sees tax numbers jump

GRAFTON – The 2015 annual tax assessment meeting was held Tuesday at the city hall in Grafton at 5:30 p.m. More...

News

4th annual Grafton Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser

This years sold-out fundraiser was a huge success with all 900 tickets being sold. More...

Campground season looks bright

Search for summer coaches ongoing

Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 8 at city hall. In attendance were Brad Burianek, Cory Burns, Todd Storey, Scott Hills and Kerry DeMars. More...

Farmer donates to Minto Rural Fire Department

Feltman gives for travel expenses

The Minto Rural Fire Protection District has received a $2,500 donation from Walsh County farmer Maur ice Feltman and America’s Farmers Grow Communities (AFGC), sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. More...

Happenings

She's Our Planet

Century Elementary First and Second Grade Music Concert

Kate LeClerc and Carther Stark keep the beat as they sing "It's Up To Us" at the Century Elementary School first and second grade concert Thursday. More...

Local Events Calendar:

Thursday, April 16   Her i tage Dol l Club meeting, 2 p.m., at the Grafton Senior Center located in the Grafton Armory. More...

Norwegian dinner to be served at Our Saviour’s in Grafton

The congregation at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Grafton will serve their annual “family style” Norwegian meal on Sunday, May 3, from 11:30 a.m. More...

Opinion

The road to Oz

RECORD EDITORIAL

" What one does and what one says is a pretty good criterion of what one is."— Rilie R. Morgan, Nov. 7, 1923   More...

Political Cartoon

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Turning back the clock

60 years   Eleven schools were represented at the North Dakota State Science Fair held in Grafton. Two winners were picked from each district and moved on to the nationals in Cleveland, Ohio.  Grafton Implement Company advertised a No. More...

Sports

Annual Gerrells Track Meet

Teams compete in Devils Lake

A few of the area track teams traveled to Devils Lake on Saturday for the Gerrells Track Meet at the school.  Grafton, Drayton-Valley- Edinburg (D-V-E), Midway- Minto (M-M) and Park River- Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) competed with the 16 total tea More...

Blue Knights defeat Aggies

Aggies come up short in the seventh inning

In region four boys baseball action, the St. Thomas/Drayton-Valley-Edinburg (ST/D-V-E) Blue Knights traveled to Park River to take on the Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies on Tuesday afternoon and came away with 10-9 victory.  More...

Boston bound

Grafton resident to compete in world’s largest marathon

Samantha VanWechel- Meyer, a Grafton resident of about three years, will be competing in the 119th Boston Marathon coming up on April 20 with her younger sister Anna. More...