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Walsh County Sheriff to purchase three new vehicles from Hatton Ford

Mileage reimbursement rates drop for county

COUNTY – Walsh County Commissioners ( WCC) met Monday 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...

Special Sections

Community

Small blessings continue for Bricanna

Tiny two year old overcomes many challenges

Editor’s note: In September of 2014, Bricanna Hjelmstad was featured on the Community page in The Walsh County Record. This is an update to that story.  More...

Winter recitals

Trees Piano Studio presented winter piano recitals entitled “tis the season” on Sunday, Dec. 6. Wonderful musical selections celebrating the season were shared by the students. More...

Birthdays

Send name, address and date of birthday to The Walsh County Record, 402 Hill Ave., Grafton, ND 58237 or e-mail them to suem@wcrecord.com. Please, no phone calls. Deadline is Monday noon. More...

Opinion

Show me the money

RECORD EDITORIAL

“Show me the money,” is a well-known phrase uttered by characters in the 1996 film Jerry Maguire. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years  Fire which broke out in St. Thomas completely leveled the Olson-Melsted Garage, destroyed its contents and damaged two nearby buildings before the flames could be brought under control.  More...

School

A positive presence

David Kurtz begins duties as SRO

On Monday morning, Officer David Kurtz was just beginning to settle into his new office at Grafton High School. More...

Century Elementary blasts out Rock-it awards

Century Elementary is celebrating learning this year with the theme “A whole new world! Blasting off on a learning adventure.” Students are chosen weekly throughout the year for the Rock-it award. More...

GMS Spoilers of the Month announced

Grafton Middle School honored Spoilers of the Month for November prior to the Christmas holiday break.  Spoiler of the Month nominations are based on a student’s dedication to academics, class participation, leadership and involvement in s More...

Minto City Council discusses new pickup purchase

Tibert questions bidding process

MINTO–The Minto City Council (MCC) decided to table a decision on replacing the city’s pickup at their regular monthly meeting. More...

Dumas accepts job in Cavalier

More pay draws police chief

GRAFTON – Anthony Dumas verbally announced his resignation from the Grafton Police Department on Monday. His last day will be Jan. More...

City talks towing vehicles left in snowy streets

Police chief resigns

GRAFTON – Grafton Ways and Means Committee (WMC) gathered at city hall Monday for their regularly scheduled meeting. In attendance were Chris West, Greg Young, Connie Johnson, Nick Ziegelmann, Dave Fellman, and Don Hutson. More...

News

Unity Medical Center finalizes fiscal year

Tim Ritter, CPA and partner in the accounting and consulting firm of Wipfli, LLP was at Unity Medical Center (UMC) on Dec. 15 to present the financial results from fiscal year 2015. More...

Myrdal announces her intent to seek the Republican Senate nomination in District 10

Janne Myrdal, along with her husband Mark and three children, live near Edinburg, where they operate a family farm. Myrdal, a native of Norway now a U.S. citizen, has been involved in public policy issues since her arrival in the U.S. More...

Land owners not to put snow on state highways

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) are requesting landowners not push snow into rights-of way, which includes the roadway, ditch bottom and backslope on state highways. More...

Happenings

Grafton pageant postponed until June

Misconception of scholarship awards addressed

A pageant planned in January at which a Miss Grafton and Miss SummerFest were to be crowned has been postponed until June.  More...

Obituaries

Gary Bitz

Jamestown

Gary Bitz, 66, Jamestown, died Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.  Services will be held Thursday, Jan. 7, at 10 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jamestown, with burial in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan. More...

Joseph Maendel

Forest River Colony

Joseph Maendel, 81, Forest River Colony, Fordville, died at his home Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015.  Funeral and internment was held Saturday, Jan. 2, at the Forest River Colony. More...

Sister Bridget Durkin

Crookston, Minnesota

Sister Bridget Durkin, 83, passed away at RiverView Care Center, Crookston, Minnesota, on Jan. 3, 2016.  More...

Sports

Spoilers hustle in a win

Grafton remains fourth in Class B polls after defeating Langdon-Munich

The undefeated Grafton Spoilers girls basketball team traveled to Langdon last Saturday to compete against the Langdon-Munich (L-M) Cardinals.  More...

G-PR takes third in Warroad tournament

Lessard leads Spoilers in scoring, named to all-tournament team

The Grafton-Park River (G-PR) Spoilers hockey team made their way to Warroad for a three-day holiday tournament which started last Tuesday afternoon and eventually walked away with third place after losing their first two games and winning the third. More...

only Time will tell halves or quarters

Class B teams experiment with a trial run

As the new basketball season began, so did an opportunity to experiment with playing time in Class B games. More...