January 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Medical marijuana petition grows interest

Morgan chairs petition for November vote

STATE – Grafton native Rilie Ray Morgan III is chairperson of a statewide sponsoring committee that seeks an opportunity to have the public vote on a measure to legalize marijuana in North Dakota for medicinal purposes, it is called the North D More...

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Community

Sister act

Siblings open restaurant on Main Street in Park River

After an absence of two years, Park River once again has a restaurant on Main Street. Sisters Cindy Laaveg and Kelli Kalgard are now proprietors of the grill portion of Dug Out Bar and Grill. Open since Dec. More...

Hockey team scores big for mission

Members of the Grafton- Park River PeeWee A Hockey Team scored big for Northlands Rescue Mission in Grand Forks the first day of their schools’ Christmas vacation.  More...

New Arrivals

Marla Ann Stark, daughter of Ryer and Katie Stark of Grafton, was born Nov. 18, 2015, at 1:23 p.m. At birth, she weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20-1/2 inches. More...

Obituaries

Roy Lacy

Grafton

Roy Lacy, 100, Grafton, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at Lutheran Sunset Home of Grafton.  Services will be Thursday, Jan. 28, at 11:30 a.m., at the Grafton Armory in Grafton. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service. More...

Winnifred McFarland- Mathews

Albany, Oregon

Winnifred Marie McFarland-Mathews passed peacefully at her home in Albany, Oregon, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. More...

Patti Olson

Grand Forks

Patti Lynette Stenerson was born Sept. 12, 1950, in Grafton to Harlan and Ardell (Elton) Stenerson. She grew up in Adams and graduated from Adams High School in 1968. More...

School

PJ day reward

Valley-Edinburg pre-K through fourth grade students held a food drive during the month of December to collect food for local food pantries. All students who participated were rewarded with a PJ day. More...

School Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 28  Fitness is Fun lyceum for K-6 grade students, 9 a.m., at Drayton Public School.  Saturday, Jan. 30  Grafton speech team attending meet in Finley.  Friday, Feb. More...

December Spoilers of the month announced

Administration and staff at Grafton Middle School recently announced December Spoilers of the Month.  Spoiler of the Month nominations are based on a student’s dedication to academics, class participation, leadership and involvement in sch More...

Religion

Church men to serve Ground Hog supper

The men of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Park River will host their eighth annual Ground Hog and Waffle Supper Tuesday, Feb. 2.  Waffles and sausage will be served in the church fellowship hall located in the lower level from 5 to 7 p.m.. More...

Record seeks Lent schedules

The Walsh County Record is asking area churches to submit information regarding their Lenten service schedules. The schedules will be listed on the Religion page next week.  Submit information by email to suem@wcrecord.com.   More...

WAITING FOR THE CALL

Pressman waits for transplant

GRAFTON – Pat Mattson lives each day with anticipation of a call from Sanford Health to drop what he’s doing and prepare for a another chance to bring unrestricted normalcy back to his life’s routine.  More...

Parks and Rec to hold campground prices steady

Canadian dollar adjustment denied

Grafton Park Board held a special meeting last Wednesday to discuss a rate reduction request from Canadian long-time seasonal campers.  Attending the meeting were board members Kerry DeMars, Brad Burianek, Scott Hills and Cory Burns. More...

News

Coffman arrested on burglary, criminal mischief charges

Bond set at $10,000 cash/surety

Jonathan S. Coffman, age 35, from Grafton was arrested Jan.10 at 131 Eastern Avenue in Grafton.  Coffman was charged with one count burglary (at night), a Class B felony and one count of criminal mischief, a Class C felony. More...

Free money

Sunny Guzman, left, was presented with a $1,000 check from Terry Klein, franchise owner of Grafton H & R Block. H & R Block is giving away $1,000 per day to 1,000 people in a nationwide sweepstakes.   More...

Park River expands Renaissance Zone

Park River City Council approved expansion of the Park River Renaissance Zone. More...

Happenings

Benefit Saturday for Minto native Wayne Jiskra

A spaghetti dinner, silent auction and bake sale benefit is being planned on Saturday for Minto native Wayne Jiskra. The benefit will be held at Hope Lutheran Church, 3636 25th Street South in Fargo.  More...

Police Blotter

Jan. 18, 9:08 a.m., report of a traffic accident on 12th Street. A 2002 Oldsmobile driven by Sherri Boulduc, Grafton, was in a collision with a pole.  Jan. 18, 10:36 a.m., request for a vehicle check on Fifth Street.  Jan. More...

Registration now open for preschool at Century School

Grafton Public School and Upper Valley Preschool programs are currently registering children for the 2016-2017 school year. Children who will be four years old by Aug. 1, 2016, are eligible to attend. More...

Opinion

Politics of non-politicians

RECORD EDITORIAL

The definition of a politician in the Merriam-Webster dictionary is someone who is active in government usually as an elected official. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years Tribute was paid to A.C. Idsvoog as a banker, a civic-minded citizen and trainer of banking personnel at a dinner and program in the Legion club auditorium. Walsh County tax payments had reached a total of $364,614.58 , Vera D. More...

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Sports

G-PR shuts out Fargo North

Cudmore earns 100th career point with an assist on Spoilers first goal of the night

The Grafton-Park River (G-PR) Spoilers hockey team hosted a game at the Grafton Centennial Center last Thursday against the Fargo North (FN) Spartans.  More...

Lady Spoilers wind down Tornadoes

Grafton outscores Cavalier for a win

The Grafton Spoilers girls’ basketball team hosted the first game of a double-header against the Cavalier Tornadoes last Friday. More...

Grafton pulls away for another win

Spoilers fight to gain 20-point lead in third quarter

The Grafton Spoilers boys’ basketball team hosted the second game of a double header event against the Cavalier Tornadoes on Friday night. More...