March 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Community members meet for health discussion

Lack of assisted living options a concern

GRAFTON – Members from Unity Medical Center in Grafton, First Care Health Center in Park River, and Walsh County Public Health are interested in hearing from the public about community health concerns. More...

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Community

Beaver’s Café open for business

Steve Novak takes ownership of Minto eatery

Steve Novak’s connection to Walsh County dates back to his childhood when he stayed with his maternal grandparents in Warsaw and got paid a few bucks for mowing the lawn at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. More...

McMartin, Hagemeister to recite marriage vows

Laura McMartin and Randy Hagemeister, both of Fargo, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.  Parents of the couple are Gail McMartin of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, Ron McMartin, Jr. More...

Minto American Legion Auxiliary

Club News

The February 22 meeting of the Minto American Legion Auxiliary was called to order by president Shelley Schuster with seven members present. More...

Obituaries

Bruce Hanson

Park River

Bruce Hanson, 78, Park River, died Thursday, March 17, 2016, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.  Services were held Tuesday, March 22, at Trinity Lutheran Church of Edinburg, with burial at Memorial Gardens, Moorhead, Minnesota. More...

Mary Ann Lizakowski

Barton

Mary Ann Lizakowski, 72, died Thursday, March 17, 2016, at her home near Barton, following a courageous battle with cancer. Services were held Sunday, March 20, at Anderson Funeral Home in Rugby. More...

Kelvin Hiller

Grand Forks

Kelvin Hiller, 52, of Grand Forks and formerly of Walhalla, died Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.  Services were held Saturday, March 19, at Walhalla Lutheran Church in Walhalla, with burial in St. More...

School

Century students aim high for healthy hearts

During the month of February, 119 Century Elementary students participated in Hoops For Heart/Jump Rope For Heart – an American Heart Association fundraiser, raising a total of $9,536.  More...

GHS students fundraising for Redepenning

Penny war, potato feed proceeds to be donated

Grafton High School Student Council/REPRESENT and Key Club members are holding a penny war during the remainder of March as a fundraiser for Grafton Middle School student Tayla Redepenning and her family. More...

Minto River Watch Team receives Voyageur Award

Minto River Watch Team (MRWT) received a Voyageur Award for their enthusiastic engagement in watershed science opportunities afforded through the River Watch Program at the 21st annual River Watch Forum held March 15 at the University of Minnesota Cr More...

Religion

The road to Calvary

Photos by Sue Matcha Senior high youth at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Grafton presented Living Stations of the Cross last Wednesday. More...

Churches to observe Holy Week

Services begin Thurday, continue to Easter Sunday

Area churches will be observing Holy Week with special services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

A soldier fighting the battle of life   A few years ago my youngest son and his wife were having a small Bible study at his house. A young man and his family from the Grand Forks AFB came. More...

Dance Your Skates Off

Kiah Coffman, front, is all smiles in her cupcake costume as the Basic Skills 2 group wraps up their performance to “Sugar, Sugar” during the Grafton Parks and Recreation skating show las More...

Good news, bad news for Walsh County Jail

Sam Berg Coulee and Drain 70 water projects pass by wide margin

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 Mary Stark were present. More...

News

Drayton man arrested for gross sexual imposition

Crime witnessed by 12-year-old girl

Anthony Soliz Herrera Jr., 35, appeared in Walsh County District Court Thursday and was charged for gross sexual imposition, a Class A felony which carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison and/or a $20,000 fine. More...

Whitney Thompson to practice at Unity Medical Center

Park River resident to start Aug. 1

Whitney Thompson will graduate from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in May with a Master’s Degree as a Physician Assistant. More...

Salinas sentenced in sex crimes

Defendant shows remorse in courtroom

Cesar John Salinas, age 43, from Grafton appeared in Walsh County District Court on Monday before District Court Judge Richard Geiger and received a concurrent sentence of four years in jail plus five years supervised probation. More...

Happenings

Edinburg club to host ‘Kick It Up A Notch’ Spring Brunch

Edinburg Community Club will again host its annual “Kick It Up A Notch” Spring Brunch Sunday, April 3, at the Edinburg Community Center.  More...

Tickets now available for GHS Far Off Broadway production

Grafton High School’s Far Off Broadway students will present a live performance of “Up the Down Staircase” Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, April 5, 7 and 8, at Grafton Public School Performing Arts Center. Show time is 7 p.m. More...

Registration set for St. Thomas preschoolers

St. Thomas School will hold preschool registration for the 2016-2017 school year Thursday, March 31, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration will be held in the preschool classroom.  Children who turn four before Aug. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Food for thought

RECORD EDITORIAL

In the Aug. 8, 2015 issue of the Walsh County Record I wrote about the DARK Act that passed in the U.S. House. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years Lowering of the pool at Homme Dam, located on the Park River west of the city of Park River, began in preparation for spring break-up. More...

Sports

Grafton boys take sixth at state

Spoilers rally in second half, sending game into overtime

The Grafton Spoilers faced the Northern Cass (NC) Jaguars in the consolation championship of the state tournament at the Minot State Dome last Saturday.  More...

Spoilers fight to overtake Clippers with comeback

Grafton defense steps up in second half to defeat Strasburg-Zeeland

The Grafton Spoilers boys basketball team lined up against the Strasburg-Zeeland (S-Z) Clippers in the consolation semifinals of the state tournament on Friday at the Minot State Dome.  More...

Grafton battles Shiloh Christian

Spoilers fight to keep up with Skyhawks defense, struggle offensively

The Grafton Spoilers boys basketball team traveled to the Minot State Dome last Thursday for the opening game of the Class B State Tournament against the state’s number two-seeded Shiloh Christian Skyhawks. More...