October 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Middle school project nears completion

Grand opening ceremony set for Nov. 12

GRAFTON – The Grafton Public School Building and Grounds, Transportation and Technology Committee met Monday and were updated on the progress of the middle school project.  In attendance were commi t tee member s Tom Torkelson, Greg Feltma More...

EDC to help Remington Seeds with training program

Third quarter numbers up from 2014

GRAFTON – The Grafton Economic Development Committee (EDC) met last Wednesday morning at the city hall committee room for their regular monthly meeting.  After the approval of Sept. More...

Special Sections

Community

4-H: A family affair

Tradition continues into the fourth generation

The Walsh County Fair is just a week away, but one 4-H family has everything under control. That state of calm – although it may be temporary – comes from years of experience.  More...

Helen Holt to celebrate 90th birthday Oct. 24

Helen Holt will celebrate her 90th birthday at an open house in her honor. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, from 2-5 p.m., in the Lutheran Sunset Home Sunroom.  More...

Two area couples purchase local steam clean business

Alliance Steam Clean LLC is a new business in the area. More...

Obituaries

David Praska

Park River

David Joseph Praska, 85, a longtime resident of the Park River area, passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at his home in Park River.  More...

Ardelle Throndset

Mt. Airy, Maryland

Ardelle Marie Throndset, 84, of Mt. Airy, Maryland, and formerly of Edinburg, died peaceful ly wi th loved ones by her side on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at the Golden Living Center, Westminster, Maryland.  She was born Feb. More...

Frank Foley, Sr.

Hazel Green, Alabama

Frank Ray Foley, Sr., age 63, of Hazel Green, Alabama, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, at his home.  More...

School

Performing Arts Center to make its debut

GPS auditorium grand opening set for Nov. 12

It may not appear like it yet, but the Grafton Public School Performing Arts Center is near completion and preparations are in the works for a grand opening on Nov. 12.  More...

Creating a Native American museum

GMS fifth graders' artwork on display through Friday

Grafton Middle School fifth grade students recently completed a study of the first Americans to inhabit the Americas.  They studied multiple Native American groups who had to adapt to land, change the land and use their surrounding resources to More...

First Spoilers of the Month for 2015-16

Grafton Middle School honored the first Spoilers of the Month for 2015-16 at a breakfast in their honor on Tuesday, Oct. More...

Religion

Fall calendar filling up at Park River Bible Camp

The fall calendar at the Park River Bible camp is filling up quickly, with many retreats for both youth and adults, the annual quilt auction and other events planned between now and the holiday season.  Fall Celebration Retreat  This weeken More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of columns Carlson will write on the significance of the various attributes of God for the life of the Christian. The first appeared in The Walsh County Record on July 29.  More...

Bechyne Altar Society to host luncheon, bake sale

Bechyne Altar Society- Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church will host their annual soup/sandwich luncheon and bake sale Sunday, Nov. 1.  More...

Marvins Windows and Doors contributes $100,000 to fund

Council honors veterans with resolution

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

Baesler to speak at performing arts center

GHS applies for Chromebook grant

GRAFTON - The Grafton School Board (GSB) met Monday night for its regular monthly meeting at the Grafton High School conference room.   More...

Grafton taxable sales and purchases down 34 percent in second quarter

Walsh County falls $6 million over 2014

STATE – North Dakota experienced a slowing in the economy in the second quarter according to the latest report from the state tax office. A negative ripple effect from slipping oil prices reached beyond the oil patch. More...

News

Boom and bust economies discussed at RRRC

Western leaders share experience

“Great communities are built first from within,” according to Brent Sanford, mayor of Watford City, North Dakota.  More...

October or July

Temperatures this past weekend hovered in the 80s and 90s throughout North Dakota. Record temperatures were set up and down the valley. This warm front was followed by a cool and windy Sunday night and Monday. According to the U.S. More...

County Court Report

SEPTEMBER 2015 FORFEITURES  More...

Happenings

Walsh County Fair to run Oct. 21-24 in Park River

The 101st Walsh County Fair will get underway at the fair complex in Park River next week, beginning with entries on Wednesday, Oct. 21, and wrapping up Saturday, Oct. 24, with the Bull-O-Rama.  More...

Advance tickets available for foundation harvest auction

Unity Medical Center Foundation Harvest Auction, one of the foundation’s largest fundraising events, will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, at Marketplace on 8th in Grafton. More...

Oct. 31 date for holiday bazaar

Unity Hospital Auxiliary members will host the annual Unity Medical Center Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale Saturday, Oct. 31. The bazaar will be held at Unity Hospital in Grafton from 11 a.m. More...

Opinion

Disarming belligerence

" 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

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years   Wallace Feltman was elected secretary of the northeast NDEA science and mathematics section at the Devils Lake convention. More...

Sports

Mustangs, Titans compete in season finale

D-V-E seals the win with two fourth-quarter touchdowns

The Midway-Minto (M-M) Mustangs traveled to Drayton to battle the Drayton-Valley-Edinburg (D-V-E) Titans on the gridiron Friday night.  The Mustangs went into halftime behind only 12-8 before the Titans stepped it up in the second half, outrunni More...

Aggies continue on as number one in Region 2

Hunter scores four PR-F-L touchdowns in Lakota

The undefeated Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies traveled to Lakota on Friday night to compete against the number six seed Lakota- Edmore-Dakota Prairie (L-E-DP) Raiders.  The Aggies went into halftime with a strong 24-6 lead over the More...

Lady Spoilers improve record against Polar Bears

Grafton powers through, winning in four sets

The Grafton Spoiler volleyball team looked to improve their home record last Thursday, while also looking to break a twomatch winless streak, in a region contest against the Larimore Polar Bears.  The Spoilers were able to do just that, against More...