October 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Parks and Rec sells Winter Sports Arena to Hanson

Winterizing has begun

GRAFTON - Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at city hall. In attendance were Todd Storey, Scott Hills and Kerry DeMars. More...

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Community

Community support, successful event

Annual UMC Harvest Auction is Saturday

Sara Einarson sits in her office at Unity Medical Center surrounded by numerous items donated by area residents and businesses for the annual Unity Medical Center Foundation (UMCF) Harvest Auction on Saturday. More...

Sunny thoughts from Sunset

Fall is in the air, leaves are turning. We put our garden to bed this last week pulling the plants, getting ready for winter. Inside we warmed up on Monday with fitness club in the morning. More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

With the wind blowing, the leaves have gone quick. Fall really seems to have set in and we are ok with that. The four seasons are nice. More...

Obituaries

Walter Osowski

Grafton

Walter Osowski, age 93, of Grafton, passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, at Valley Eldercare Center in Grand Forks.  More...

Joseph Dvorak

Merritt Island, Florida

Joseph ( Joe) Dvorak, 80, Merritt Island, Florida, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, following a long battle with anemia and a blood disorder.  More...

Norris Gronhovd

Grafton

Norris Gronhovd, 78, Grafton, died Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.  Services were held Saturday, Oct. More...

Sports

Titans march over Spoilers for a victory

Jayln Larson hits 1,000 career digs in third set

The Grafton Spoilers volleyball team headed to Drayton for a match against the Drayton-Valley- Edinburg (D-V-E) Titans last Thursday.  More...

Rockets get swept away by Tornadoes at home

Minto cuts the lead in third set

The Minto Rockets volleyball team hosted a match against the Cavalier Tornadoes last Thursday.  More...

Runners set their sights at regional tournament

Girls place fifth while boys take 12th in Cooperstown

Grafton Spoilers cross country runners headed to Cooperstown Country Club on Saturday morning for the 2015 regional tournament.  The varsity girls took fifth place with a total time of 1:26:25.14 and a score of 165. More...

Religion

No replacing Rodney

Collins' faith leaves its mark on Park River Bible Camp

If you ask people who know him best, they will tell you that Rodney Collins is a man of great faith. Since 1992, he has shared his faith in a quiet and unpretentious manner at the Park River Bible Camp (PRBC).  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Short sermon  Maybe you have already noticed this, but reading through the Gospels the other day I realized Jesus preached many short sermons.  More...

Evangelist Bill Farrin extends engagement at Grafton church

Evangelist Bill Ferr in has extended his speaking engagement at Apostolic Faith Church in Grafton.  Rev. Ferrin is a dynamic, spirit-filled speaker gifted with a healing ministry. More...

Community leaders meet for future of LSTC

Grafton is being proactive with state property

GRAFTON – Community leaders in Grafton met Tuesday at the Life Skills and Transition Center to discuss its future and what can be done to lessen the economic impact should the state choose to someday close the facility.  More...

State’s attorney requests bulletproof remodel

Commissioners adjust to balance own payscale

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 auditor Kris Molde were present.  More...

Walsh County Fair kicks off Wednesday afternoon

Bull-O-Rama is back

PARK RIVER – The Walsh County Fair is still carrying on a tradition that started 101 years ago. Last year’s 100th anniversary celebration renewed a lot of interest in the fall fair.  More...

News

Salinas pleads not guilty

New charges may increase sentence

Cesar John Salinas, age 43, from Grafton appeared in court before Walsh County District Judge Richard M. Geiger and under the advisement of attorney Stuart John Askew, pled not guilty to 24 charges.  More...

A day in D.C.

North Dakota Newspaper Association Zombie Contest winner Carolyn Coker Hughes shares the excitement of taking a picture with North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp during a trip to Washington D.C. she won last month courtesy of NDNA. More...

Olivarez III appears in court on drug related charges

Not guilty pleas entered Monday

Daniel Olivarez III, 35, of Grafton appeared in Walsh County District Court on Monday before Judge Lee Christofferson for his preliminary hearing and arraignment.  More...

Happenings

Scrapbookers, stampers invited to retreat at PRBC

“Preserving Memories” is the theme for a scrapbook/ stamping retreat scheduled for the weekend of Nov. More...

DVAC launching support groups

Domestic Violence and Abuse Center, Inc. (DVAC) is launching two support groups for victims of domestic violence.  More...

FCHC Auxiliary to hold bazaar

First Care Health Center Auxiliary will host their annual holiday bazaar Wednesday, Nov. 4.  The bazaar will be held at the Park River American Legion from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More...

Opinion

Beware of the electric fence

When presented with a question in the service industry I was taught never to say, “I don’t know.” I was reprogrammed to say, “Let me find out for you.”  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years  A photo titled “have a lick” submitted by James Stewart of Grafton won first place in the Walsh County Record’s amateur photographer’s contest. More...

School

Missing a Misialek

First year since 1943, no family at Minto School

Walter and Christine Misialek transferred their children into the Minto School District in 1943. Since then, at least one member of their family has been enrolled or associated with the school district in some capacity. More...

A message worth hearing

Miss North Dakota brings anti-bullying program to Century

Miss North Dakota Delanie Wiedrich is presenting her antibullying campaign “Beyond the B Word” at schools throughout the state. Friday morning, she shared her message with students at Century Elementary School in Grafton.  More...

Two area nurses awarded NDLTCA scholarships

Two nurses employed at long term care facilities in Walsh County who are continuing their education have been awarded scholarships from the North Dakota Long Term Care Association (NDLTCA). More...