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District 10 Democratic candidates selected at convention

Q and A on hot topics

CAVALIER – District 10 Democratic NPL Party has endorsed its candidates for District 10 seats in the North Dakota Senate and House of Representatives. More...

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Community

For the kids

Grafton Kiwanis lead campaign for BackPack Program

For the past five years, students at Century Elementary School in Grafton have had food to eat on weekends thanks to the Walsh County Food Pantry BackPack Program. The need however, far exceeds what the food pantry has funds to supply. More...

P.R. Parks and Rec goes tobacco-free

The North Dakota Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy/BreatheND, along with Walsh County Health District, recently announced Park River Park Board adopted a tobacco-free parks and recreational area policy. More...

Kerri VanCamp receives Innovator Award

Kerri VanCamp, council member for the City of Drayton, received the Innovator Award at the Municipal Government Academy awards ceremony during the North Dakota League of Cities “March Madness” workshop held March 8-9 in Bismarck.  More...

Obituaries

Matilda Wells

Grand Forks

Matilda D. Well, 82, Grand Forks, died Monday, March 21, 2016, at her home.  Matilda Dollie Phelps was born Feb. 26, 1934, in Bowesmont, the youngest daughter of Charles and Dollie (McMartin) Phelps.  More...

John ‘Jackie’ Dub

Fordville

John “Jackie” Dub, 80, Fordville, died Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at First Care Health Center of Park River.  Per his request, no funeral service will be held, burial services are pending. More...

Elsie Klitz

Elsie Klitz passed away Thursday, March 24, 2016, at the age of 82 from complications of dementia. More...

School

A day in the life of a process engineer

Sixth grade STEM students explore careers at Marvin’s

Grafton Middle School sixth graders ventured out of their STEM class room March 16 for an afternoon of hands on lessons at Marvin Windows and Doors in Grafton. They were given a glimpse of everyday processes for the plant’s engineers.  More...

‘Up the Down Staircase’ coming to GPS Performing Arts Center

Far Off Broadway production on stage April 5, 7 and 8

Grafton High School’s Far Off Broadway is preparing for next week’s presentation of “Up the Down Staircase,” a play which blends comedy and serious themes as it examines day-today life in a high school through the eyes of a no More...

Grafton Speech Team finishes regular season

Grafton High School hosted its second speech meet of the year Saturday, March 19. As the regular season comes to an end, the hard work from the team is starting to show.  More...

Religion

Goings on at the Good Sam

Thank you to all the family and friends that came and visited for Easter. Please join us Thursday, March 31, for our book sale and luncheon. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Editor’s note: This is the final segment of a column series written by Pastor Carlson. More...

A hoppin’ good time

RIGHT: Tenmonth old Stella Schumann followed the trail of eggs from Barnsville, Minnesota, and eventually found the one she wanted at the Sunshine Kids Center Easter celebration in Park River on Satu More...

Hottest ticket in town

Fifth annual GVFD fundraiser sold out

GRAFTON – Saturday, April 9 is the Fifth Annual Grafton Volunteer Fire Department’s (GVFD) fundraiser. This year’s event is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Centennial Center in Grafton. More...

News

Parks and Rec trade equipment

Gator to be purchased for park work

Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) held a special budget meeting Wednesday, March 23, at city hall. Members present were Kerry DeMars, Brad Burianek, Scott Hills, and Cory Burns. Todd Storey was not present. More...

Shareholders elected to board of directors

The proposed Pembina- Walsh Livestock Processing Plant, LLC met on Thursday, March 3, to select its first board of directors.  More...

Making a difference

Julian Martinez, left, and Alma Ovalle, representing Lutheran Sunset Home employees, present a check in the amount of $1,900 to Deacon Mike Grzadzielewski representing Walsh County Food Pantry. More...

Happenings

April 7 benefit planned for Tayla Redepenning

A benefit will be held Thursday, April 7, for 13-year-old Tayla Redepenning at Marketplace on 8th in Grafton, from 3 to 7 p.m. A baked potato bar with chili, cheese, sour cream and butter will be served for a free-will offering donation. More...

Park River Area students coordinating blood drive

Park River Area High School National Honor Society students are coordinating a blood drive on Wednesday, April 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.  More...

PRBC retreats for elementary, middle school youth in April

Park River Bible Camp will host two retreats in April – the first is a day camp this weekend for children in grades one through three and the second Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, for children in grades four through six.  More...

Opinion

Playground marble club

RECORD EDITORIAL

Little Johnny Future was excited for his big day. This was no ordinary day in Johnny’s life. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

Walsh County was blanketed by a heavy fall of snow measured at 11 and a half inches, equivalent to 1.17 inches of precipitation, at the Grafton State School.  About 200 people jammed the American Legion auditorium at a banquet honoring the Graft More...

Sports

Boxer looks beyond the ring

Narro earns third in nation before concluding youth boxing career

Grafton senior Avigail Narro is well-known in the community as an avid and talented young boxer but as her high school graduation date quickly approaches, so does the end of her career as a youth boxer.  More...

Grafton's winter sports award winners

Spoilers recognized for their efforts

Grafton coaches took the stage at the Grafton auditorium last Wednesday to announce the 2015-16 award winners in girls and boys basketball, hockey and wrestling.  More...

Golf gets underway

Grafton's Amanda Erickson enjoys the sunny weather while lining up a putt during the Spoilers first golf practice of the 2016 season on Tuesday at Fair Oaks Golf Course. More...