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Grafton City Council attempts to sustain Grow Grafton fund

Power department requests new wire thumper

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

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Community

End of another era

Once one of seven in Grafton, Video Office last to close

When the Video Office was established in 1987 at the Leonard Motel, VHS rentals were a booming business. More...

Skjervens to celebrate 60 years of marriage Sept. 26

The family of Dean and Leah Skjerven invite family and friends to join the couple as they celebrate 60 years of marriage at an open house Saturday, Sept. 26.  More...

Jon Hodgson, Julie Samson to recite marriage vows

Jon Hodgson and Julie Samson, together with their parents, Sue Hodgson of River Falls, Wisconsin, and Norman and Mary Hodgson of Gleason, Wisconsin, and Paul and Colleen Samson of Park River, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.  More...

Obituaries

Yvonne Krueger

Holladay, Utah

Yvonne Krueger, 77, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2015.  Servicres were held Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Holladay United Church of Chr ist in Hol laday, Utah, with bur ial in Mount Olivet Cemeter y in Holladay.  More...

Edward ‘Pat’ Puppe

Mesa, Arizona

Edward “Pat” Puppe, 81, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at his home in Mesa, Arizona. Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, in Mesa.  More...

Linden ‘Lin’ Solberg

Fort Collins, Colorado Linden “Lin” Solberg, 72, Fort Collins, Colorado, died Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at his home after months of failing health.  A private military memorial was held for him in Fort Logan military cemeter y in Denver More...

School

‘Oh Say Can You Sing’

Century students participate in 9-11 sing-a-long

Century Elementary students lined the hallways of their school on Friday to pay homage to lives lost as a result of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on our nation. More...

At the head of the class

"At the head of the class" introduces The Walsh County Record readers to new teachers in area school districts. More...

Take Note

Patricia Zikmund of Pisek was placed on the summer 2015 dean’s list at North Dakota State University. A student must earn a 3.50 GPA or higher and be enrolled in at least nine class credits to qualify for the summer list.   More...

Religion

Lord’s blessings abound around the table

Fall church dinners, luncheons fill calendars

With harvest comes church fall dinner time – a time of sharing the Lord’s blessings and nature’s bounty around the table.  Many churches in the area have either a dinner, bazaar or luncheon on their calendar in September or Oct More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

In Mark’s Gospel (7:31-37) Jesus spoke, “Ephphatha – Be Opened” to a deaf man who had a speech impediment. More...

LAUGHING ALL THE WAY

Photo by Chelsea J. Lunski A colorful Claire Woinarowicz, left, and her cousin Madison Woinarowicz are full of smiles as they get doused in bright blue powder in the first color station at Drayton’s first 5K Color Dash last Saturday morning. More...

Commissioners review 2016 budget

Ruzicka appointed to state fair delegates

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

Campbell explores running for governor

Grafton senator organizing committee

GRAFTON – North Dakota State Senator and Grafton native Tom Campbell has announced he is open to the idea of making a run for North Dakota governor.  More...

News

Minto budget receives first reading

Heavy equipment weighs on council

Ongoing concerns regarding gravel street and alley maintenance, as well as concerns regarding the lack of competing bids for snow removal services, have the City of Minto investigating the possibility of owning their own road grader.  More...

Salinas charged with sex crimes

Penalties top 111 years if found guilty on 25 counts

Cesar John Salinas, age 43, from Grafton appeared in Walsh County District Court on Monday to face charges from one count of surreptitious intrusion, five counts of sexual assault of a minor, six counts of promoting an obscene performance by a minor, More...

Delorme pleads guilty to theft

Released after 18 days in jail

Karly Leanne Delorme, age 31, appeared in Walsh County District Court on Monday and pled guilty to one count, theft of property, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of hindering law enforcement.  More...

Happenings

Preservation commission to host state conference

The Walsh County Historic Preservation Commission (WCHPC) is serving as host for the annual State Conference of Historic Preservation Commissions in North Dakota. The 2015 conference is set for Saturday, Sept. More...

Health district announces flu shot clinic schedule

The Walsh County Health District staff will be conducting flu shot clinics in several locations throughout the county during the months of September and October.  More...

Fall gathering for seniors Thursday at Bible camp

The fall gathering for senior citizens will be held Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Park River Bible Camp.  The gathering will begin in the chapel at 2 p.m. There will be a hymn sing and devotions lead by Don Reynolds. More...

Opinion

Child's play

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  The city of Grafton was awarded a special citation from the American Automobile Association for having had no pedestrian deaths in 1954.  More than 300 children were enrolled at the Park River grade school, according to Owen McGow More...

Sports

Dashing through the Color

Drayton’s Sam Johnson takes first in local 5K race

The Drayton School Physical Education Department paired with Color Dash to host Drayton’s first ever 5K walk/run near the school on Saturday.  More...

Lady Spoilers dive past Thunder

Jillian Hanson fires in 13 kills

The Lady Spoilers welcomed the Hatton-Northwood (H-N) Thunder to their home court last Thursday for an intense volleyball match.  Grafton went into the fourth set behind 2 - 1 before fighting the Thunder for two back-toback set wins, giving them More...

Lady Aggies break through Patriots

PR-F-L wins a close four-set match at home

The Park River-Fordville- Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies volleyball team hosted a game against the May- Port CG (MPCG) Patriots last Thursday.  After a rough loss in the first set, the Aggies came back to win the final three giving them a 3-1 match vict More...