February 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Republican North Dakota Senate candidates discuss hot topics

District 10 showdown

Editors note: Due to the length of the answers this is the first of a two part series. DISTRICT 10 – North Dakota Senate candidates from District 10 will meet Feb. More...

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Community

Drop in for coffee

AbracaJava welcomes first customers Tuesday

Michelle Zellers and Beth Montejano greeted their first customers to AbracaJava Tuesday morning. The grand opening of the coffee shop fulfills a goal for Zellers, who has long desired a business to call her own.  More...

Thompson, Kastner plan spring wedding

Kayla Thompson and Chris Kastner announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.  Parents of the couple are the late Theresa and Scott Thompson of Hatton and Cathy and Delbert Kastner of Fargo.  More...

Oihus, Hackmann announce engagement

Megan Oihus and Logan Hackmann, along with their parents Connor and Lark Oihus of Grafton and Marc and Kristen Hackmann of Casselton, announce their engagement. More...

Obituaries

Abraham ‘Abe’ Knaus

Grand Forks

Abraham “Abe” Knaus, 82, of Grand Forks, passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at Valley Eldercare Center in Grand Forks.  More...

Daniel F. Slominski

Daniel F. Slominski, age 86, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at Mountain Vista Hospital in Mesa, Arizona, surrounded by his wife and children.  Daniel (Danny) was born Nov. 8, 1929, in Ardoch to Jozef and Mary (Meshefski) Slominski. More...

Dr. Harold Bergquist

Lakota

Dr. Harold Bergquist, 81, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at Lakota Good Samaritan Center following a lengthy illness.  Services were held Tuesday, Feb. More...

School

Taking an early lead

FCCLA's youngest members to present STAR Events

Grafton High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) opened its membership to junior high students this year. More...

FIDM donates mittens to Century

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) students donated hand-sewn mittens to students at Century Elementary School.  More...

PRA students on potential scholars list

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced the names of 65 North Dakota high school students named as potential Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s most prestigious honors for a high school student. More...

Religion

Looking forward to Lent

Ecumenical event for women with a Catholic flavor

The weather may have been less than ideal Sunday afternoon, but that did not prevent women traveling from all directions to gather at a rural church in celebration of the Lenten season.  More...

Area churches announce Lenten worship services

Lenten worship services have been announced by area churches in addition to the list in the Feb. 3 edition of The Walsh County Record.  Trinity Lutheran, Drayton Zion English Lutheran, Grafton   More...

Life Skills and Transition Center receives accreditation on CQL standards

GRAFTON– Gov. Jack Dalrymple congratulated staff of Life Skills and Transition Center (LSTC) in Grafton for receiving a four-year accreditation from the National Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL). More...

Unruh files rezone request

Pay review in city’s future

GRAFTON - Grafton City Council (GCC) met Monday at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of city hall for their regular monthly meeting. More...

News

Nelson sentenced for vehicle break-ins

Furlough request denied

Ronald FrancisVondal Nelson, age 26, of Bismarck pled guilty in a plea agreement to seven of the 15 charges against him stemming from a rash of vehicle break-ins that occurred in the Grafton area last summer. More...

Martinez admits enough evidence to convict

Innocence maintained through Alford plea

Jose Martinez from Grafton pled guilty to one count of gross sexual imposition on Friday at the Walsh County Courthouse. His plea was entered as an Alford plea which means his plea of guilty is without making an admission of guilt. More...

Coffman pleads not guilty to burglary charges

Criminal mischief charge added to list of counts

Jonathan Sands Coffman of Grafton appeared with his attorney Samuel A. Gereszek at his preliminary hearing before Judge Richard Geiger in Walsh County District Court Tuesday. More...

Happenings

Through with Chew Week tackles smokeless tobacco

Local dentists offer free screenings

Through with Chew Week – Feb. 14-20 – is an annual effort to call attention to discourage the use of smokeless tobacco, particularly among youth. More...

Scrapbooking retreat at Park River Bible Camp

Park River Bible Camp will host “Capturing Life” at the camp the weekend of March 18-20.  More...

Police Blotter

Feb. 1, 9:47 a.m., report of a subject with mental health issues in need of assistance.  Feb. 1, 8:07 p.m., report of a domestic disturbance on Hill Avenue.  Feb. 3, 3:08 p.m., report of vandalism on Noben Avenue.  Feb. More...

Opinion

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Where's the love

RECORD EDITORIAL

Will you be my V-A-L-E-N-T-IN E, if you will you’ll surely know how happy I will be.  Valentines Day is right around the corner. I can feel it. Love is in the air, or is it?  More...

Turning back the clock

60 years A sell-out crowd of 2,700 fans watched the Grafton Spoilers boys basketball team down the Grand Forks Redskins, 54-50, in a thrilling game played on the new Grafton Armory floor. More...

Sports

Wrestlers dual in Region 2 tourney

Three wrestlers rank in top six in state at their weight class

Grafton Spoilers wrestling team traveled to Central Cass over the weekend to test their luck in the Region 2 Dual Tournament in Central Cass on Saturday.  The Spoilers were missing multiple athletes due to injuries or other issues, resulting in More...

G-PR outskates Bearcats

Spoilers score final two goals within 19 seconds

Grafton-Park River (G-PR) Spoilers hockey team faced the Kittson County Central (KCC) Bearcats last Thursday night at the Grafton Centennial Center. More...

Steady stance

Emily Brattlie, Walsh County Warriors, stands steady in the goal as the puck comes flying towards her during a game against Wahpeton at the Chris Midgarden Arena in Park River last Friday.   More...