August 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Emergency responders fight heat

Grafton hosts multi-agency drill

GRAFTON – An emergency scenario occurred on the banks of the Park River in Grafton last Wednesday that involved four high school girls that crashed their raft on a log. More...

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Community

Accomplished in abstract art

Nash woman’s talents recognized by G.F. mayor

Kat Allen is a small town girl from the Red River Valley who is accomplished in abstract art. Her talents were recently recognized by Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown when she was selected as August 2015 Mayor’s Choice Artist.  More...

Salazar, Lorenzen to exchange marriage vows at family farm

Joanna Salazar and Zachary Lorenzen announce their engagement and upcoming marriage along with their parents, Ramiro and Anna Salazar of Grafton and Allard Soderfelt and LeAnn Nord, both of Drayton. More...

4-H’ers place second in state land judging contest

A group of nine kids traveled out to Minot to compete in the 4-H/FFA State Land Judging Contest on Thursday, Aug. 6, held at the North Central Research Station.  More...

Obituaries

Dorothy Phelps

Park River

Dorothy Phelps, 94, Park River, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at Valley Eldercare of Grand Forks.  Services were held Sunday, Aug. 16, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Park River, with burial in St. More...

Bergit Iverson

Park River

Bergit Iverson, 100, died Sunday, July 26, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Center in Park River.  Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 22, at 10:30 a.m., at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fa i rda l e, with bur ial in Concordia Cemetery, Edmore. More...

Lyle ‘Punk’ Anderson

Grand Forks

Lyle F. “Punk” Anderson, 87, Grand Forks, died peace- fully at Altru Hospital on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015.  More...

School

Broadening her horizons

Educational opportunities take Abbie Watkins from D.C. to L.A.

It’s been a busy summer for Grafton High School student Abbie Watkins. More...

Religion

Rev. Johnson bids farewell

For the past 12 years Rev. Jeff Johnson has served as pastor of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Park River. On Sunday, Aug. 9, church parishioners and local residents bid him farewell as he retires from a career in ministry.  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

- Rev. Bernhard Seter, Trinity, St. John's and Zion English Lutheran churches

#This   I have noticed more and more “concerned” folks out there. They are not mad, ticked off or frustrated, they are “concerned.”  More...

Commissioners discuss Homme Dam options

Highway department to buy two new trucks

COUNTY – The Walsh County Commissioners ( WCC) met on Tuesday at the courthouse in Grafton for their regular bi-monthly meeting. Jack Karas, Lawrence Burianek, Ernie Barta, Luther Meberg, Karen Anderson and Kris Molde were present.  More...

Deadlines set for Grafton youth hockey

Pool to close for season Sunday, Aug. 30

GRAFTON – The Grafton Park District (GPD) met for their regular monthly meeting last Wednesday at their new Visitor Center located on the west edge of the campground. More...

News

True Value to improve storefront

EDC grants $9,850 for upgrade

The Economic Development Committee held a special meeting last Thursday at the city hall committee room to discuss an application submitted by Kerry Demers for storefront improvements at his new location on 4th Street in Grafton.  The total esti More...

Adams painting

Kyra Erovick from Park River is one of 90 participants that met in Adams last Wednesday for a painting class and social. It was the largest class to date for the company from Moorhead, Minnesota, called Creatively Uncorked.   More...

Volunteers donate blood at LSTC

A total of 24 people volunteered to donate blood, and 18 were able to give during Life Skills and Transition Center’s (LSTC) Aug. 5 blood drive held in Grafton. More...

Happenings

Register now for annual Guy Miller Memorial 5K

On April 29, 2013, Gregory “Guy” Miller of Minto was swept away by spring floodwater. After his body was recovered on Sept. More...

Park River Area School District to host open house

The Park River Area School District will host an open house Monday, Aug. 24, from 6-8 p.m. Parents and students in grades PreK-12 will be able to visit with teachers and administrators and tour the school. More...

Hylden family to present gift to St. John’s, reception to follow

Family members of Rev. Lloyd Hylden will present a gift in his honor to the congregation during mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church this Sunday. A reception will follow.  More...

Opinion

Good deeds

RECORD EDITORIAL

" What one does and what one says is a pretty good criterion of what one is."— Rilie R. Morgan, Nov. 7, 1923   Inner peace is achieved through finding good in everything. More...

Surveillance state

The veil of American freedom has again taken a hit. More...

Days gone by

Clarice Dancer of Fargo submitted this photo of the Hubert Altendorf family taken sometime in the late 1800s. Altendorf homesteaded property east of Grafton about a mile south of Highway 17. More...

Sports

ONE PUNCH AT A TIME

Three local boxers compete in tournaments to improve skills and speed

Earlier this summer, three local boxers hailing from Golden Gloves Boxing gym in Grafton competed in a couple tournaments to gain experience and improve their skills.  More...

Senior softball shortstop

Man from Grafton competes in 65 and over national softball league

Art Knudson, a 1968 Grafton graduate, joined the Scrap Iron Phiten 65 and over softball team shortly after moving to Colorado a year ago and has had a lot of success on the team.  More...

Local barrel racers compete

Fairgrounds host weekend series

Competitive barrel racers from around the area freshened up their riding skills in the Grand Forks Barrel Racing series held at the Grand Forks Fairgrounds last Sunday. There were multiple classes to compete in such as open, youth and poles.  More...