December 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Education best bet in fight against poverty

Area schools impact varies, strategies similar throughout the county

Editor’s note: This article is the third of a three-part series on Walsh County poverty. More...

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Community

Displaying God's majesty

Joel Hylden named individual volunteer of the year for 2015

Born and raised in the Park River area, Joel Hylden loves the people who live in and around his community. He has dedicated many hours giving back to his hometown through many avenues. More...

Nelson, Kemp chosen 4-H Ambassadors

Kaitlyn Nelson, a member of Walsh Winners 4-H Club in Walsh County and Wesley Kemp, a member of Helping Hands 4-H Club in Pembina County, were recently selected to join the North Dakota 4-H Ambassadors program.  More...

True meaning of Christmas

Drive brings in 143 toys for children of low-income families

Miss Empire 2016 Joelle Sunstrom conducted a toy drive in Grafton Dec. 1-12. Through her efforts, 143 toys were collected and will be distributed to area children of low-income families through Walsh County Social Services.  More...

Obituaries

Marilyn Johnson

Grafton

Marilyn Johnson, 88, Grafton died Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at Unity Medical Center in Grafton. Services were held Monday, Dec. 21, at Grafton Lutheran Church in Grafton, with burial in Grafton Lutheran Cemeter y in the spring. More...

Amy Fedje

Hoople

Amy Fedje, 98, Hoople, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Pembina County Memorial Hospital in Cavalier. Services will be Saturday, Dec. 26, at 2 p.m., at First Lutheran Church in Hoople, with burial in the Hoople City Cemetery. More...

Russell Lien

Park River

Russell Lien, 96, Park River, died Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Center of Park River. More...

School

Linda Thorson ARC Upper Valley Teacher of the Year

Therapist’s career in special education spans 36 years

Linda (Lin) Thorson, a retired speech and language therapist formerly employed with Upper Valley Special Education, was honored by The ARC, Upper Valley on Nov. 5 as Teacher of the Year. More...

Collection complete

Fordville-Lankin School student council members conducted a food drive for the Walsh County Food Pantry throughout the month, setting up donation boxes in several locations in both Fordville and Lankin. More...

Schmuck given Mayville State scholarship

Officials at Mayville State University recently announced that Katelyn Schmuck of Grafton has been awarded a scholarship for the 2016-2017 school year. More...

Religion

C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S

C is for the Christ child born upon this day  H for herald angels in the night  R means redeemer  I means Israel  S is for the star that shone so bright  T is for three wise men, they who traveled far  M is for the mange More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Luke 2:10-11: “And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. (11) For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”  More...

Upcoming events at PRBC

The following events are scheduled at the Park River Bible Camp.  Dec. 31-Jan. 1: New Year's Eve retreat for junior and senior high youth.  Jan. 15-17: Quilt retreat.  Feb. More...

Whelan to decide jail bill dispute

Fuel bidding procedures discussed

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

Grafton School District accepts growth grant

New ESSA law meeting scheduled for staff April 7

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

News

Stephens pleads not guilty

Semi-truck driver faces six years in jail

Hassan K. Stephens of Chicago, Illinois pled not guilty to three charges stemming from an accident that killed 68-year-old Russell Crowder of Hoople. More...

Illuminating Edgewood

Winners of the Grafton Chamber of Commerce residential exterior decorating contest are Doug and Becky Flanders. Their Christmas light display can be seen at 1489 Edgewood Avenue in Grafton.   More...

Warsaw P.N.A. Lodge 3043 makes donations

Six organizations receive funds

The Warsaw Polish National Alliance (PNA) Lodge 3043 announced their 2015 donations on Dec. More...

Happenings

Local Events Calendar:

Thursday, December 24  Annual Communi t y Christmas Eve Party, 6-8 p.m., at St. John the Evangelist Parish Center, 6- 8 p. m. Everyone welcome. More...

All I want for Christmas is. . .

Zaiden Moen of Minto, left, tells Mr. and Mrs. Claus his Christmas wishes at the WinterFest Carnival held at the Grafton Armory Saturday afternoon. More...

Police Blotter

Dec. 14, 12:31 p.m., report of a traffic accident in the high school parking lot. A 2004 Pontiac driven by Magdaly Martinez, Grafton, was in a collision with a 2009 Pontiac owned by Peggy Jo Raddatz, Grafton.  More...

Opinion

’Twas the night before deadline

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...

Turning back the clock

60 years Christmas baskets for needy families in Grafton were packed in the Farmers’ Room of the county courthouse in Grafton. More...

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Sports

Grafton remains undefeated

Spoilers line up against Titans for fourth season victory

The Grafton Spoilers girls basketball team headed to Edinburg Friday night for a game against the Drayton-Valley- Edinburg (D-V-E) Titans. More...

Spoilers fall to Bruins

G-PR suffers third straight loss

Last week was one the Grafton-Park River (G-PR) Spoilers hockey team would just as soon forget. Heading into the week the Spoilers sported a 3-1 record. More...

Grapplers host triangular

Grafton wrestlers compete at home

The Grafton Spoilers wrestling squad hosted their first and only home wrestling triangular on Monday evening against Fertile- Beltrami (F-B) and Hillsboro- Central Valley (H-CV).  More...