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Central Middle School property to be re-opened for bids

SummerFest school tour dates set

GRAFTON – Grafton School Board (GSB) met Tuesday morning for its regular monthly meeting at the Grafton High School conference room.  More...

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Community

Relay for Life in need of resuscitation

Event to go on in spite of low team numbers

With Walsh County Relay For Life just three weeks away, committee members are working diligently to plan another successful event in spite of low team numbers. More...

Sunny thoughts from Sunset

Monday fitness club was a workout to some peppy polka tunes. At progressive bingo three of us missed the blackout by one number! What a groan went up, we have got to get it next time! In the evening we played card bingo.  More...

Swanson, Rouland to represent Hoople Auxiliary at Girls State

The Hoople American Legion Auxiliary selected Emily Swanson and Shayla Rouland to attend Girls State.  Swanson is the daughter of Bart and Sophia Swanson. Rouland is the daughter of Faye Ask. Both girls are from Hoople.  More...

Obituaries

Clarence Moe

Grand Forks

Clarence Moe, 99, Grand Forks, died Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Valley Memorial Home Eldercare in Grand Forks.  Services were held Friday, May 6, at Amundson Funeral Home in Grand Forks, with burial in Memorial Park South Cemetery, Grand Forks. More...

Donald Staskivige, Sr.

Drayton

Donald Staskivige, Sr., 74, Drayton, died Thursday, May 5, 2016, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. Services were held Tuesday, May 10, at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Drayton, with burial in the church cemetery. More...

Earl Kjelaas

Edinburg

Earl Kjelaas, 96, of Edinburg and formerly of Fairdale, died Monday, May 9, 2016, at First Care Health Center of Park River.  More...

School

Water warders

Minto students river caretakers

Instructor Cindy Stave and a group of freshman science students have spent the past year as caretakers of the Forest River. More...

Nine high school seniors David J. Niemann Scholarship recipients

Nine area high school seniors have been awarded a David J. Niemann Scholarship in the amount of $750 each.  More...

Emily Zikmund awarded scholarship

Emily Zikmund was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from AgCountry Farm Credit Services. More...

Religion

Confirmation Sunday

Grafton Lutheran Church held confirmation Sunday, May 1. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

This past Sunday we have focused our attention on our mothers. In our churches we recognized the influence all women have had in the life of the church. In another month it will be Dad’s turn. More...

Spring weather unsettles farmer’s nerves

Wind, rain and frost threaten fragile plants

COUNTY – Gorder Farms, south of Grafton was able to get some sugarbeets into the ground last Wednesday, however according to Roger Gorder recent high winds have him concerned.  More...

Registered sex offenders move to Grafton

Two to share home on Summit Avenue

GRAFTON – Grafton Police Department has released the information pursuant to North Dakota Century Code 12. 1-32-15. More...

News

Late night attic house fire contained

Investigation ongoing with fire marshal

Grafton Volunteer Fire Department (GVFD) was called at 2:14 a.m. last Thursday and responded to a house fire at 634 E. More...

Charges pending for Pisek church vandals

Fate in hands of juvenile court

Walsh County Deputy Sheriff Ritchie Sherlock commented that juveniles responsible for the vandalism inside St. More...

No dumping

Last week was Grafton City Clean-up Week, however one local resident thought it was appropriate to dump their junk in the city compost area located on East Fifth Street instead. More...

Happenings

St. John’s plans breakfast to support Haitian school

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser Sunday, May 15, in an effort to financially support a school in Haiti.  More...

Lankin Legion announces Memorial Day schedule

The Lankin American Legion Memorial Day program will be held at the Lankin Legion Monday, May 30, at noon. Lunch will be served following the program.  Prior to the program, Legion members will visit cemeteries to honor deceased veterans. More...

Retiring Grafton teachers to be honored at open house

Three Grafton Public School teachers who will retire at the end of the school year will be honored at an open house Wednesday, May 18, from 3:45-5 p.m., in the high school library.  More...

Opinion

Get the message

RECORD EDITORIAL

It must be the entrepreneurial spirit in me that always keeps my eye open for new and innovative ways to advertise…er, get the word out.  I learned from the first day I started my dream of building a mobile DJ company out of scratch in a More...

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Turning back the clock

60 years  Fire of undetermined origin leveled the elevator at Herrick, located 12 miles northeast of Grafton, early on a Sunday morning. More...

Sports

Girl golfers tee off at Park River

Aggies take second, Spoilers go home with third

Hillcrest Country Club in Park River hosted a state-qualifying girls golf meet on a windy Monday afternoon.  None of the local golfers qualified for state but many Park River competitors impressed, placing in the top 10.  More...

Lady Spoilers take down Roughriders

Grafton increases record to 6-2 with another win

The Grafton Spoilers fastpitch team hosted a game against the Grand Forks Red River (GFRR) Roughriders on Monday afternoon.  A successful third inning with a two-run double by Alli Martinson followed by four more runs in the fourth led the Spoil More...

Eagle Ridge hosts DMC Motocross race in Fordville

Photos by Todd M. Kjelland Myles Hoffman, left, grabs the holeshot in the first moto of the 450B class at the Eagle Ridge Motorcycle Club races held Saturday in Fordville. More...