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Fly Ruby Fly

Local labrador lands a first place in DockDog competition

PARK RIVER – Ruby, a three-and-a-half-year-old female purebred chocolate labrador from Park River flew by competition for a first place finish in the competitor division at the Scheels Dock Dogs Super Retriever Seri More...

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Community

Just reward for true-blue Cowboys fan

Hokanson makes trip to Dallas for football game

Following a year of fundraising reported on in The Record in November 2014, passionate Cowboys fan Dave Hokanson finally made the trip to Dallas to watch his team play. Was it the trip of a lifetime for him? More...

Tri-County Women’s Expo supports DVAC

The theme for the fourth annual Tri-County Women’s Expo is “Engage *Entertain*Enrich*Empower. More...

Five Generations

Donna Siewert of St. Thomas, front left, heads this five generation family that also includes her great-greatgrandson Ryder Bradley whom she is holding and her great-granddaughter and Ryder’s mother, Asya Bradley of Grand Forks. More...

Obituaries

Barb Quamme

Bismarck

Barb Quamme, 57, Bismarck, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at her home.  A memorial service was held Sunday, Sept. 20, at 2:30 p.m., at Bismarck Funeral Home. Family received friends one hour prior to the service.  More...

Florence Dumontet

Ardoch

Florence Dumontet, 82, Ardoch, died Oct. 17, 2011, on Lookout Pass, Idaho.  More...

Eugene 'Gene' McLeod

Grand Forks

Eugene “Gene” McLeod, 68, Grand Forks, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, atValley Eldercare Center in Grand Forks.  Services were held Monday, Sept. 21, at the Norman Funeral Home-Gregory J. More...

School

Homecoming week at GHS

Royalty to be crowned Monday, daily events set

As king and queen candidates were announced last week, plans were well underway for five fun-filled days of activities during Grafton High School Homecoming week, Sept. 28 through Oct. 2.  More...

Royalty, theme days will reign at St. Thomas

Homecoming activities planned throughout week

St. Thomas School is gearing up for five days of celebration during homecoming week Monday, Sept. 28 through Friday, Oct. 2.  More...

Dusek, Dickson inducted into UND med school honor society

Samantha Dusek of Grafton and Betsy Dickson of Gilby are among 12 medical students from the Doctor of Medicine Class of 2016 at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences who were inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Socie More...

Religion

Trenne a temporary at Our Saviour’s

Interim fills in at Park River church during call process

When Rev. Jeff Johnson retired in August, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Park River began the process to call a new minister. Until the call process is complete, Rev. Paul Trenne will serve as the congregation’s temporary pastor.  More...

Lutefisk, meatballs on menu Sunday at Bible camp

The 41st annual Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner will be served Sunday, Sept. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

The last time I wrote for this column I talked about how sin is not so much a list of do’s and don’ts as it is about how our actions affect our relationship with God. More...

PRA School holds heated tax hearing

Assessment levy draws ire

PARK RIVER – Park River Area (PRA) School Board members held a public hearing last Thursday and were confronted with questions and emotional testimony against the property tax levy increase.  PRA superintendent Kirk Ham facilitated the mee More...

Grow Grafton program pending

Economic development committee looks for future funding

GRAFTON – Grafton’s economic development committee met Sept. 9 in the committee room at city hall.  The committee reviewed sales tax, lodging tax and budget reports.  More...

News

Sirman charged with crimes relating to child sex abuse

70 year-old arrested Aug. 25 in Pisek

Floyd William Sirman of rural Pisek was arrested Aug. More...

Local woman wins trip to Washington, D.C.

Like zombies and newspapers, Carolyn Hughes of Grafton is alive with excitement and planning a family vacation trip to Washington, D.C.  More...

Vehicle crime spree nets 15 charges

Nelson bond reduced $5000

Ronald Nelson, age 26, of Bismarck appeared in Walsh County District Court on Thursday requesting a bond review.  Samuel A. More...

Happenings

Baked potato bar benefit planned for Gloris Larson

A baked potato bar benefit is being planned for Gloris and Richard Larson of Grafton on Sunday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Heritage Village in Grafton.  More...

Boosters hosting tailgating event, collecting shoes

Grafton Boosters will host a tailgating event for the Spoilers football game against Shanley on Friday, Sept. 25.  Tailgating will begin at the football field at 6 p.m. More...

Early childhood screenings offered in Pembina County

Pembina County Special Education Cooperative is sponsoring free early childhood screenings for children, ages 3-5, who will be enrolled in the Drayton, North Border, St. Thomas or Valley-Edinburg school districts.  More...

Opinion

Thought police

" What one does and what one says is a pretty good criterion of what one is."— Rilie R. Morgan, Nov. 7, 1923   I know what you’re thinking. More...

Political Cartoon

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Turning back the clock

60 years  Over 40 nominations for “Outstanding Young Farmer” in Walsh and Pembina counties had been received by the Grafton Junior Chamber of Commerce, announced John Donnelly, general chairman of the contest.  More...

Sports

Grafton forces triple overtime

Niemann runs in three Spoilers touchdowns

The Grafton Spoilers traveled to Central Valley to compete against the Hillsboro- Central Valley ( H - C V ) Burros on Friday night.  After a 20-20 tie at the end of the fourth quarter, the teams continued to keep it close forcing a triple overt More...

Monarchs fall short in Park River

Dalbey leads Aggies with 11 kills

The Park River-Fordville- Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies welcomed the Midway Monarchs to the i r home court last Thursday for a volleyball match.  More...

Lady Spoilers gain region win

Minto comes up short in Grafton

The Grafton Spoilers volleyball team hosted a region game against the Minto Rockets last Thursday.  After the Spoilers dominated the first set, winning 2 5 - 1 2 , the Rockets were able to keep up until the end of the second before they lost 25- More...