March 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Salary adjustments for county dispatchers

Health department to carry burden of upfront vaccine costs

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...

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Community

On with the show

Figure skaters performance set for March 19-20

Skaters will dance their skates off at the 2016 Grafton Parks and Recreation Figure Skating Show Saturday, March 19, and Sunday, March 20, at the Centennial Center in Grafton.  More...

Walsh County 4-H team wins state crops judging contest

Walsh County was crowned the North Dakota State Champion 4-H Crops Judging Team in the junior division on Saturday, March 5, in Valley City, finishing a perfect season.  More...

Four Generations

Ernestine Ebertowski of Warsaw, front, holds her great-grandson, Dexter Jacob Kowalski. They are pictured with her grandson and Dexter’s father, Jacob Kowalski, and her daughter and Dexter’s grandmother, Kelly Kowalski. Dexter was born Oct. More...

Obituaries

Beatrice Dipple

Grafton

Beatrice H. Dipple, age 88, of Grafton, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.  More...

Jackie Napper

Fargo

Jackie Napper, 84, Fargo, died Wednesday, March 2, 2016, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley at Bethany on University of Fargo.  More...

Doris Johnson

Park River

Doris S. Johnson, 77, of Park River and formerly of Grafton, died Saturday, March 5, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Center of Park River.  Services were held Tuesday, March 8, at Elk Valley Lutheran Church, rural McCanna. More...

School

GHS Robotics Club reaching to future

VEX move will enhance field of competition

Looking to the future, Grafton High School's (GHS) robotics team will transition to a VEX program for 2016-17. The switch will enhance with competition opportunities closer to home. More...

Celebrating in a safe environment

Dry grad party seeks support; raffle drawing April 20

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the annual Grafton High School Dry Graduation Party for the school’s juniors and seniors.  More...

Rock-It Award winners named at Century

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...

Religion

‘Get Out and Serve’

Congregation dedicates day to community projects

Last Saturday, the congregation at Victory Free Lutheran Church in Park River spent their day in service to their community. As a Thrivent Financial Action Team, they organized and completed projects for their “Get Out and Serve Day.” More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Matt 21:19 “And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, ‘Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever.’ And presently the fig tree withered away.”  More...

Minto council pulls trigger on pickup purchase

Residents spared garbage pickup increase

MINTO – Minto’s city council pulled the trigger and decided to purchase a new three-quarter ton extended cab pickup. More...

TIGIRLILY IN ACTION

LEFT: Tigerlily’s Kendra Slaubaugh, left, entertains the crowd with the help of Bo Feltman Sunday at the Grafton Performing Arts Center. RIGHT:Alaina Droog was invited up on stage to sing a song at the Tigirlily concert Sunday in Grafton. More...

Walsh County vaccination campaign nets state award

Team of the Year recognized

GRAFTON – Walsh County Health District (WCHD) based in Grafton has been selected as the 2016 Public Health Team of the Year and will be recognized at the 2016 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health’s annual banquet held at the Aleru More...

News

A ribbon cut for learning

Park River Area School celebrates with open house

An open house at the Park River Area Public School (PRA) drew nearly 100 people to celebrate a ribbon cutting ceremony Sunday that commemorates the new $11.4 renovation and addition project. More...

Spring to the hoop

Dylan Chally, left and Kole Hanson from Park River enjoy the warm weather Sunday with a game of one-on-one basketball at the city park. Temperatures were in the 50s with little to no wind, an unusual occurance for early March in North Dakota.   More...

Miskavige to retire in 2016

Mosquito spraying contract approved

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

Happenings

Grafton on NDSU Concert Choir spring tour

A performance in Grafton is included on the NDSU Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers 2016 Spring Tour concert series.  More...

Local Events Calendar:

Thursday, March 10  Walsh County Three Rivers Soil Conservation District monthly meeting, 8 a.m., at the conservation office at 13351 Hwy. 17 West in Park River.  Friday, March 11  More...

Anna Rendell to speak at PRBC women’s retreat

Anna Rendell will be guest speaker at the Park River Bible Camp Spring Women’s Retreat the weekend of May 13-14.  More...

Opinion

Can of worms

RECORD EDITORIAL

The phrase “Open a can of worms” jumped out at me after writing last week’s editorial regarding Kirsten Baesler’s involvement with Succeed 2020 which can be found on the website - ndsucceed2020.org.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years  The Grafton High School Spoilers won third place in the eastern division basketball tournament concluded at Fargo and thereby earned the right to enter the state Class A tournament played at Minot.  Members of Post 41 in Grafton o More...

Sports

Grafton chills number one Larimore

Spoilers hold Polar Bears to 10 points in the last half

The number-five seeded Grafton Spoilers boys basketball team lined up against the number one Larimore Polar Bears in the semifinal round of the regional tournament at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center on Tuesday night. More...

Lady Aggies conclude season with fourth place finish

PR-F-L loses lead to North Star in final few seconds in state tournament game

The Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies found themselves in the third place game of the 2016 state tournament against the North Star (NS) Bearcats on Saturday night at the Alerus Center. More...

Mustangs end season with intense battle

Sophomore guard Dominic Schuster rattles in 20 to lead all scorers

Midway-Minto (M-M) Mustangs might have been what some considered underdogs of the Super Region, but proved many wrong when they defeated the number-six seeded May-Port CG Patriots in the play-in game last week as the 11th seed, earning them a spot in More...