May 6, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire department to make building repairs

City auction item list available at city

GRAFTON - The Ways and Means Committee ( WMC) met Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the city hall council chambers for their regular monthly meeting. More...

Cabins soon available for rent

City pool will save money with new chlorinator

GRAFTON - Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) held a Building Committee meeting on Thursday, April 30 at city hall. In attendance were Brad Burianek, Cory Burns, Todd Storey, Scott Hills and Kerry DeMars. More...

Special Sections

Community

Music Creek symphony soars with ‘sky’

Second production to be presented May 11

Cathy Tweten’s Trees Studio music students will soar to new heights when they present their second Music Creek symphony production of “sky” on Monday, May 11.  More...

Former senator, Harvey Tallackson to celebrate 90th birthday at open house

Harvey Tallackson will celebrate his 90th birthday at an open house reception in his honor. The event will be held on Sunday, May 17, from 2-4 p.m., at Kensington Place Event Center, 915 Park Street/Hwy. 17 East, in Park River.  More...

Club News

Hayshakers 4-H Club

The Hayshakers 4-H Club was prepared to blast off when Jaedyn Pesek piloted their March meeting at the Mark and Kori Hodek Command Center on Sunday, March 22.  More...

Obituaries

Fred W. Hodny

Grand Forks

Fred W. Hodny, 90, of Grand Forks and formerly of Park River and Lankin, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Valley Eldercare Center of Grand Forks.  Services were held Tuesday, May 5, at St. More...

Dorothy Lubka

Fargo

Dorothy Lubka, 83, of Fargo and formerly of Drayton, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Vibra Hospital in Fargo.  Services were held Tuesday, May 5, at United Methodist Church in Drayton, with burial in Drayton City Ceme tery. More...

Linda Dobson

Grand Forks

Linda Dobson, 61, Grand Forks, died Friday, May 1, 2015, at home.  Services will be held Thursday, May 7, at 11 a.m., in Zion United Methodist Church, 1001 24th Avenue South in Grand Forks, with burial in Ardoch Cemetery. More...

School

Music students are stars at state music contest

Park River Area takes home three outstanding performance awards

Students who attend schools from throughout the area competed at the North Dakota State Class B Music Contest in Bismarck this past weekend, with many taking home star ratings. More...

Making a difference with May Day baskets

For more than a decade, a May Day basket fundraiser conducted in the three Grafton Schools has been making a difference for children who have been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.  According to counselor Melissa LeClerc, the fundraiser was starte More...

School Calendar

Thursday, May 7  Midway High School Awards Night, 7 p.m.  Minto kindergarten celebration, noon.  Park River Area Elementary School spring concert, 7:30 p.m.  Friday, May 8  Midway School Smarter Spuds activities for pre-K thr More...

Religion

From the Pastor’s Desk

Why do I go to church?  1. I am going to church this Sunday because all my life I have gone. As my parents did, and their parents, I feel I must maintain a tradition started long ago.  2. More...

Lil' Sprouts Day Camp at PRBC May 16

Lil' Sprouts Day Camp for children currently in grades one through three will be held Saturday, May 16, at the Park River Bible Camp. The day will be filled with games, crafts, Bible study and worship.  Check-in time is 9:30 a.m. More...

Confirming their faith

Last Sunday, May 3, Bethel Free Lutheran Church in Grafton presented seven youth for confirmation. More...

City purchases truck

SummerFest sports three dances

GRAFTON - The Grafton Public Utilities Committee (PUC) met following the WMC meeting on Monday at the Grafton city hall. More...

SPRING DAY STROLLIN'

Kim Heck, back, from Kim's Daycare, has her hands full last Thursday in Grafton as she takes her daycare kids for a walk around Leistikow Park. Riding in front, from left, are Christian Holt and Brynnlie Mattson. More...

News

Chamber elects two new members

Accepts resignation of past president Mark Wagner

The Grafton Area Chamber Board of Directors recently re-organized for 2015 and accepted a pair of new members on the heels of the resignation of two longtime board members and past president Mark Wagner.  More...

This is how we do it

John Morgan, front center, president of Morgan Printing, gives a tour of the press room to a group of people that attended the company’s 125th anniversary at The Walsh County Record's open house last Thursday in Grafton.   More...

Q & A with Chief Dumas

Graf ton pol ice chief Anthony Dumas answers citizen’s questions on a variety of issues within the city limits.  Q - Why aren’t city ordinances and zoning laws enforced in regard to junk vehicles in front or back yards?  More...

Happenings

Church to observe Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 7, is National Day of Prayer. In honor of that event, the congregation of Apostolic Faith Church invites everyone to join with them to pray for God’s protection and guidance for our country.   More...

Syttende Mai dinner to be served

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Park River will be hosting their 11th annual Syttende Mai dinner on Sunday, May 17, from 4:30-7 p.m.  The menu will include Norwegian meatballs, mashed potatoes, sweet soup, lefse, rommegrot, sill, smorrebr More...

Kindergarten concert set at Century

Century Elementary kindergarten students, under the direction of Beverly Boone, will present “Our Year In Review” on Wednesday, May 27, at 7 p.m., in the Century gym. The public is invited to attend.   More...

Opinion

Can't buy me love

RECORD EDITORIAL

" What one does and what one says is a pretty good criterion of what one is."— Rilie R. Morgan, Nov. 7, 1923   The Beatles were known for breaking barriers of social complacency through their music. More...

I declare

I’m just going to come out and say it. I declare today as “International GRUMPH Day.”  G.R.U.M.P. H. More...

Days Gone By

The Oct. 15, 1975, edition of The Grafton Record reported that members of the Grafton Volunteer Fire Department (GVFD) visited classrooms in Grafton during National Fire Prevention Week. More...

Sports

Grafton holds on for exciting region win

Groundout ends Jaguars threat against Spoilers

Excitement can change from sheer joy to utter disappointment in less than 30 seconds when it comes to the game of softball, and that’s how Monday’s Grafton vs. More...

Spoilers halt Blue Knights

Grafton starts off top of the first with a home run by Hernandez

The Grafton Spoilers played the Drayton-St. Thomas-Valley-Edinburg (D-ST-V-E) Blue Knights in St. Thomas on Monday afternoon and went home with a 5-2 win.  More...

Fair Oaks golf invitational

Five teams fight the wind to compete in Grafton meet

Fair Oaks Golf Course in Grafton hosted its first golf meet of the season on a windy Thursday afternoon.  Five teams competed in the meet with Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) taking third at 454 while Grafton placed fifth with a score of 46 More...