April 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Snowmobile ordinance passed with objections

Spring clean-up dates set for May

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

Over 800 attend Grafton Volunteer Fire Department fundraiser

Pipe and Drum Corps a big hit

GRAFTON - This year’s Grafton Volunteer Fire Department (GVFD) fundraiser was a huge success with all 900 tickets being sold (second sellout in a row). More...

Special Sections

Community

A source of comfort

Local committee working to make Sunshine Hospitality Home a reality

When First Care Health Center physician Dr. Mandi Johnson was approached about heading a fundraising committee in support of the proposed Sunshine Hospitality Home she did not hesitate to take on the challenge. More...

Life Goes On ~ North Dakota nice

The Wednesday morning after Easter a Record reader stopped by the office. She had a story she wanted to share with me about a wonderful incident that had taken place on Good Friday.   More...

Adele Hankey to celebrate 90th birthday at open house

Adele Hankey will celebrate her 90th birthday at an open house Friday, April 22, from 4-7 p.m., at the Park River American Legion.  More...

Obituaries

Marie Goodman

Velva

Marie Goodman, 99, formerly of Upham, Bottineau and Grafton, died Thursday, April 7, 2016, in a Velva nursing home. More...

Caryl Simons

Caryl Simons passed away Thursday, March 31, 2015.  More...

Gerald Miller

Grand Forks

Gerald Miller, 63, of Grand Forks and formerly of Inkster, died Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.  Services were held Saturday, April 9, at Amundson Funeral Home in Grand Forks.  More...

School

Learning important life lessons

Ag Safety Day alerts of dangers on and off the farm

A total of 170 third graders from all across the county attended Progressive Agriculture Safety Day at the Centennial Center in Grafton last Wednesday. More...

Grafton Speech Team takes third at regionals

Grafton Speech placed third as a team at regionals held in Finley Saturday, April 2.  The team added two more entries into state competition for a total of four for the year. That is an improvement from two entries last year.  More...

St. Thomas School announces students of the third quarter

St. Thomas Public School recently announced students of the third quarter. More...

Religion

‘Living His: Being the Beloved’

Inspirational blogger Anna Rendell to be PRBC women’s retreat presenter

Park River Bible Camp interim director Becca Kjelland is excited about the upcoming women’s retreat at the camp on Friday and Saturday, May 13-14. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Professional development  Educators have been concerned about professional development for many years. Teachers begin each year with it, schools have early outs or late starts to help teachers get better at teaching.  More...

Bethel Free Lutheran Church to celebrate 50th anniversary

Bethel Free Lutheran Church in Grafton will celebrate its 50th anniversary Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24.  The congregation invites the community to join them Saturday, April 23, for a night of music with Pastor Rodger and Helene Olson. More...

Burgum takes bus to Grafton

A need for change is the theme at Fair Oaks Golf Course

GRAFTON – North Dakota gubernatorial candidate Doug Burgum addressed a room of 30 city leaders and area residents at a meet-and-greet Tuesday evening at Fair Oaks Golf Course. His message stressed innovation and a need for change.   More...

SPRING TIME

Toews Farms plant their first 35 acres of wheat on Tuesday a mile east of Park River. Conditions are abnormally dry for this time of year, Kenton Toews said there is some moisture in the ground but they are hoping for a good rain in the near future. More...

News

We've got your back

Grafton Kiwanis recently donated $2,500 to the Walsh County Food Pantry for the BackPack Program at Century Elementary School in Grafton. More...

Burn ban issued for Walsh County

Abnormally dry conditions prompt action

Walsh County Commission madam chairman Karen Anderson signed an emergency burn ban proclamation on Tuesday. More...

Drayton native court case continued

Lack of legal counsel postpones preliminary hearing

Anthony Soliz Herrera Jr., 35, appeared in Walsh County District Court Monday for a preliminary hearing in which he has been charged with gross sexual imposition, a Class A felony which carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison and/or a More...

Happenings

Start, grow small business meeting for people 50+

AARP North Dakota and the United States Small Business Administration have teamed up to help North Dakotans age 50-plus start or grow a small business.  More...

Victory WMF to serve lunch to support mission trip

Victory Free Lutheran Church Womens Mission Federation ( WMF) will serve a luncheon in conjunction with the P.E.O.’s “Spring into Junque” event on Saturday, April 30, in Park River.  More...

Annual Norwegian meal at Our Saviour’s Lutheran in Grafton

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Grafton will continue their tradition of serving a Norwegian meal Sunday, May 1, from 11 a.m. More...

Opinion

Seizure of opportunity

RECORD EDITORIAL

In last week’s issue I reported on Walsh County State’s Attorney Barb Whelan’s request to use drug seizure money to finish a remodeling project in her office at the courthouse. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years Contributions from the city of Park River, totaling $474.30, and from Grafton township, $22, brought the Red Cross roll call donations in Walsh County to near the $1,000 mark, Miss Dorothy Martell, who compiled returns, said. More...

Sports

Spoilers open season at Shiloh tourney

Grafton takes away two sweeping wins

The Grafton Spoilers baseball team traveled to Dwyer Field in Bismarck to compete in Shiloh Christian’s jamboree-style tournament last weekend. More...

Aggies roll Thunder in intense home opener

PR-F-L limits Hatton-NW to one run despite loaded bases

Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies lined up against the Hatton-Northwood (H-NW) Thunder for their first home game of the season on Tuesday afternoon. More...

Eye on the ball

Grafton's Megan Osowski lines up a swing during fastpitch practice in the Grafton gym last Wednesday. More...