January 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Obama’s gun laws – bullet points of misconception

“It’s a joke,” – Ben Suda, Dakota Firearms Supply

GRAFTON – Ben Suda, owner of Dakota Firearms Supply in Grafton helps dispel many misconceptions regarding the new executive action plan on gun control. More...

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Community

Grateful for angels watching over

Circumstances for Grafton man could have been different

Recent events in Tom Hartje’s life played out in ways that have convinced the Grafton man he has many angels watching over him. On Nov. 23, Hartje was driving a semi loaded with soybeans on Highway 18. More...

Sunny thoughts from Sunset

Week of January 11-15  More...

Western Roundup winners

A team of Walsh County 4-H members traveled to Denver, Colorado, recently to compete at the National Western Roundup for the 4-H Consumer Choices contest. More...

Obituaries

Joy Gilleshammer

Grafton

Joy Gilleshammer, 93, Grafton, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at her home in Grafton.  Services were held Saturday, Jan. 16, at Grafton Lutheran Church, with burial in the church cemetery. More...

Marie Hajicek

Park River

E. Marie Hajicek, 81, Park River, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.  Services were held Friday, Jan. 15, at the Federated Church of Park River. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemeter y of Park River in the spring. More...

Frank Aasand

Grafton

Frank Aasand, age 66, of Grafton, passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo.  More...

School

Advancing automotive opportunities

Vehicle donation made through AYES partnership

North Valley Career and Technology Center’s (NVCTC) automotive technology students have more hands-on learning opportunities thanks to a gift from General Motors.  More...

Fordville-Lankin School receives arts council grant

Fordville-Lankin Public School recently received an Artist-in-Residence grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) in the amount of $2,781.  The grant program is designed to give students and teachers an understanding of quality art More...

Area students chosen to perform with honor choirs, band

Three Park River Area High School students and another from Valley-Edinburg High School auditioned and were chosen to perform at the UND Honor Band and Choir Festival on Sunday, Jan. 24.  More...

Religion

A monumental mission

Park River man making 11th trip to Honduras

When John Van Dam of Park River went to Honduras on a mission trip in 2005, he thought it was a one-time deal. What he experienced personally and spiritually during that two-week stay has kept him going back.  More...

Grafton Assembly of God to show ‘The War Room’ Sunday

Grafton Assembly of God, located at 1593 Griggs Avenue, will host a special “family night” this Sunday, Jan. 24. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Uplifting  I know Christmas is over. There is a month long build up and then, bang, it’s gone and forgotten. On to the New Year and Christmas is never to be mentioned again. More...

Ag valuation to increase three percent for 2016

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...

RINGS OF FIRE

Photos by Chelsea J. More...

American Crystal Sugar Company responds to Hershey dropping sugar made from GMOs

Berg assures sugarbeets safe to consume

American Crystal Sugar Company Chief Executive Officer David Berg responded to Hershey’s decision to follow their customer’s plea for the exclusive use of non-GMO (genetically modified organism) produced sugar in their candy products.&nbs More...

News

Burgum enters governor race

Adds twist to Republican convention

Doug Burgum made it official and announced his intention to run for governor last Thursday in an emotional speech at the Island Park complex in Fargo.  The 59-year-old Burgum is a longtime Republican supporter and there was speculation he might More...

Acro-pose

Kyza Heck looks relaxed during the Grafton Parks and Rec acro gymnastics halftime show Tuesday night at the Grafton girls basketball game.   More...

Judge Christofferson to retire from Northeast District bench

Six apply for vacant position

North Dakota Northeast District Judge Lee Christofferson will step down from his position at the end of this year after serving for 30 years. He is the oldest and longest serving district judge in the state. More...

Happenings

Giving Hearts Day to benefit local non-profits

First Care Health Center in Park River and St. Gianna's Maternity Home in Warsaw have once again been chosen by Dakota Medical Foundation to participate in Giving Hearts Day online fundraising event on Thursday, Feb. 11.  More...

Police Blotter

Jan. 10, 1:18 p.m., report of a gas drive-off on Hill Avenue.  Jan. 10, 5:11 p.m., report of reckless driving northbound on Highway 81 from 15A.  Jan. 11, 1:35 p.m., report of shoplifting at Simonson’s Gas Station.  Jan. More...

County historical society to hold annual meeting Jan. 31

The Walsh County Historical Society annual meeting is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m. It will be held at Carnegie Regional Library in Grafton.  Dr. Gordon Iseminger, professor of history at UND, will be guest speaker. More...

Opinion

Modern orphan traffickers

RECORD EDITORIAL

Over the course of the nineteenth century, New York’s social structure buckled under the influx of immigrants. The Five Points neighborhood in Manhattan became America’s first slum in 1825. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years The Walsh County Record had a new reporter in Minto. Mrs. Leonard Rolzinski succeeded Mrs. Charles Spellhaug in writing the news at Minto and serving as The Record’s representative in that city. More...

Sports

Lady Spoilers sweep up Eagles

Sieben rearranges lineup to rejuvenate the team

The Grafton Spoilers girls team capped off a night of basketball with a game against the North Border (NB) Eagles in Grafton last Friday. More...

G-PR scuffles in loss to Central Knights

Four third-period goals lead to lopsided defeat

Struggles continued for the Grafton-Park River (G-PR) Spoilers last Thursday as they hosted rival Grand Forks Central. The Spoilers managed just one goal, leading to an 8-1 loss to the Knights in EDC action.  More...

Grafton rallies past North Border

Spoilers maintain early lead with impressive 17-point run

The Grafton Spoilers boys basketball team hosted the first game of a doubleheader event against the North Border (NB) Eagles on Friday night. More...