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A million miles

Guy Demers honored by United States Postal Service

Through rain, sleet, snow and scorching heat, Guy Demers has faithfully delivered mail in Grafton since 1984. Monday morning he was recognized by the United States Postal Service (USPS) with the Million Mile Award.  More...

Ryan Dreger attends manager academy

Ryan Dreger of Dundee Mutual in Park River, completed Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company’s Advanced Mutual Manager Academy held Nov. 9-11 in Grinnell, Iowa.  More...

Olafson re-elected association president

Roger Olafson of rural Edinburg was re-elected to his second two-year term as president of North Dakota Township Officers Association (NDTOA) at their annual convention held recently in Minot. More...

Obituaries

Chester Kalka

Drayton

Chester Kalka, 90, Drayton, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, at Woodside Village in Grand Forks. More...

Elsie LaMont

Anaheim, California

Elsie LaMont, 77, Anaheim, California, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2015.  Elsie Amelia Monsebroten, daughter of Alfred and Tena Monsebroten of Grafton, was born Oct. 8, 1938. She married Lyle LaMont on June 16, 1956. More...

Galen Nettum

Fargo

Galen Nettum, 66, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. Services were held Monday, Dec. 28, at Zion Lutheran Church in Harwood. Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home of Fargo was in charge of arrangements. More...

School

Learning buddies

GMS students team up with Head Start

A partnership between Grafton Middle School seventh graders and Walsh County Head Start preschoolers is proving to be an incredible learning experience for every student involved.  More...

Taking an oath

Members of the junior class at Fordville-Lankin High School recently installed in the National Honor Society are, from left, Landon Wood, Trevor Knudson, Taylor Knudson, Taylor Dalbey, Kaitlyn Brintnell and Bailey Beneda.   More...

School Calendar

Monday, Jan. 4  School resumes following Christmas vacation.  Tuesday, Jan. 12  Valley-Edinburg School Board meeting, 7 a.m., in Edinburg.  Wednesday, Jan. 13  Grafton Public School early dismissal.  More...

Religion

Telling the story of the first Christmas

Children who attend Sunday school at Bethel Free Lutheran Church in Grafton presented the story of the first Christmas Sunday, Dec. 20, during morning worship.  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

So, now what?  The shopping is done. The gifts are unwrapped. The cooking is finished. The guests are gone. We’ve made our way through the post-Christmas sales, stocking up for next year. More...

2015 REWIND

A year in review of Walsh County news

Editors note: The following are some of the more memorable stories that appeared throughout The Record’s pages in 2015. Stories appear in chronological order. March 11 - Unattended candle sparks blaze More...

SLIPPERY ROADS

Sangrait Towing was kept busy last Tuesday after an additional six inches of snow fell in the Park River area. This car found the ditch exiting the Sandwood Addition on the north side of the city. No injuries were reported in the incident.   More...

News

North Dakota residents being inundated with threatening messages from scam artists

Grafton resident reports being contacted

A concerned citizen of Grafton notified The Record staff on Monday that he had been contacted by an unknown person portraying himself as an IRS agent. As it turned out the caller was a scam artist. More...

City workers ask for help

City of Grafton water superintendent Ken Miskavige requests that city residents help the city and protect themselves by locating and shoveling out neighborhood fire hydrants.  “Needless to say if there is a fire, the personnel responding t More...

LSTC donates 22 blood products

Nineteen of 28 volunteers approved

The blood drive held in Grafton on Dec. 15 was successful. According to Weldon Roberts, donor recruitment representative at United Blood Services, “Life Skills and Transition Center (LSTC) had a good turnout. More...

Happenings

PRBC ski retreat taking youth to Frost Fire resort

The Park River Bible Camp will host a ski retreat for junior and senior high school youth, including a trip to Frost Fire Ski and Snowboard Area near Walhalla.  Youth in grades seven through 12 are invited to come out to the camp for the retreat More...

City Court Report

NOVEMBER 2015 DISPOSITIONS   More...

Police Blotter

Dec. 21, 12:28 p.m., report of a suspicious person on Lawler Avenue.  Dec. 21, 11:23 p.m., report of a domestic disturbance on Eastern Avenue.  Dec. More...

Opinion

A year to remember

RECORD EDITORIAL

" What one does and what one says is a pretty good criterion of what one is."— Rilie R. Morgan, Nov. 7, 1923   It has been an interesting year behind the keyboard. More...

Political Cartoon

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Turning back the clock

60 years   The Trinity Christmas tree festival and program was presented at the church in Edinburg. More...

Sports

Remembering 2015 - the year in sports

A look back on the most memorable events in sports

Sports editors note: The following are some of the most memorable sporting events throughout 2015. The events appear in chronological order. Feb. 7 – Reyes second in nation More...

Alumni hockey players hit the ice

Men playing for the 30 and under groups in the alumni games Saturday night held at the Centennial Center in Grafton are, front from left, Eric Monsebroten, Ryan Mohagen, Brett Longtin, Christian Mill More...

State Juniors curling champs

Winners of the women's out of Grand Forks Curling Club at the North Dakota State Juniors Championships hosted by the Grafton Curling Club are, from left, coach Elton Brekke, Emily Brekke, Taylor Dree More...