June 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

City pulls trigger on street sweeper

Police issue abandoned vehicle notices

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

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Community

A meritorious mentor

UND honors Midgarden as outstanding preceptor

For the past 16 years, Dr. Kristi Midgarden has mentored medical students attending her alma mater. More...

Dusek, Kiedrowski to wed June 18 in Bismarck

Samantha Dusek and James Kiedrowski announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.  Parents of the couple are John and Mary Dusek of Grafton and Mike and Cathy Kiedrowski of Dickinson.  More...

Family farm to be scene of Martinson-Cahoon wedding

Kenzie Martinson and Nicholas Cahoon announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The wedding celebration will be held Saturday, June 18, 2016, at the Cahoon family farm in Tamarack, Minnesota. More...

Obituaries

Gerald Nelson

Warren, Minnesota

Gerald R. Nelson, 72, of Warren, Minnesota, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Tuesday morning, May 31, 2016.  More...

Alice G. Shelquist

Minto

Alice G. Shelquist, age 93, of Minto, passed away Friday, June 3, 2016, at Woodside Village of Valley 4000 in Grand Forks.  More...

Jean Lorraine Swenson Baird

Woodburn, Oregon

Jean L. Ba i rd of Woodburn, Oregon, died Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at Cascade Park in Woodburn at the age of 99.  More...

School

Students honored at Grafton Middle School Awards Day

PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE – front from left, Logan Dusek, Macy Scharmer, Kennedy Shereck, Gracie Gellner, Sydnee Ebertowski and Chloe Nord. More...

American Crystal announces 2016 scholarship recipients

As part of its Community Roots Giving Program, American Crystal Sugar Company has awarded 47 scholarships to 2016 high school graduates. More...

Hurtt graduates as M.D. from Arizona College of Medicine

Callie Hurtt, formerly of Hoople, recently graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix.  More...

Religion

Moving up in the ranks

Son-in-law of local couple serving as U.S. Navy Reserves chaplain promoted

Chaplain Jeffrey Scott Jacobson, son-in-law of Leonard and Adele Momerak of Grafton, was recently promoted to lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves. He has served as a Reserve chaplain for several years.  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

The weakness of power  President Abraham Lincoln once said, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” No matter if someone is a leading political official, the top of a suc More...

Schuellers to observe 35 years in ministry

Rev. Steven and Debra Schueller will observe 35 years in ministry at an anniversary celebration Saturday, June 11. The Schuellers have served the congregation of Apostolic Faith Church in Grafton for the past five years.  More...

Slippin' n Slidin'

JUMPING IN FOR SUMMER

GRAFTON – Leistikow Park swimming pool opened last Thursday for the 2016 summer season. The pool is open daily from noon until 5 p.m. for public swimming. More...

Road grader purchase clarified

Water ordinance dispute tabled

MINTO - A dispute regarding the ordinances governing Minto’s water service and metering was put on hold when the citizen questioning the charge to turn on a meter did not attend the early morning meeting. More...

News

Ford goes up in flames in Grafton

No injuries reported

An older Ford F-150 Ranger pickup truck owned by Larry Dusterhoft was in the process of being relocated from his residence near the intersection of Western Avenue and Seventh Street in Grafton on Saturday when it caught fire.  More...

Mosquito spraying scheduled for Grafton

Anticipated hatch due to recent rains

The city of Grafton is planning to spray for mosquitoes on Friday and advises residents with breathing difficulties to be cautious while chemical is being dispersed.  More...

Time honored

Seventy years and going strong as Major John Laddie Bata, left, presents his grandfather, Laddie Bata with his 70th year American Legion membership certificate at the Adams American Legion Memorial Day program.   More...

Happenings

BackPack program fundraiser planned for noon Thursday

The Walsh County Food Pantry BackPack Program will benefit from a brat fundraiser at the Choice Financial parking lot in Grafton on Thursday, June 9.  A free will offering will be taken for a meal of a brat, potato chips and water or pop. More...

Park River Library announces summer reading program

Readers of all ages will explore all things sports and fitness this summer as Park River Public Library presents “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” during their summer reading program.  Activities include costume creation, group games, ph More...

FBLA Golf Scramble fundraiser for attendance at nationals

A golf scramble is being organized as a fundraiser to support Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members who will be attending the national conference in Atlanta, Georgia, this summer.  More...

Opinion

The right junk

RECORD EDITORIAL

Springtime is upon us once again and that brings out junk hunters, or in other words the junk police.  The surge of enforcement goes hand-in-hand with the anticipation of the annual SummerFest weekend. More...

Political Cartoon

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Turning back the clock

60 years  Entries in the North Dakota soil conservation achievement program in Walsh County’s two soil conservation districts were being sought and farmers were being urged to enter their farms in the contest.  Thirteen marriage licen More...

Sports

Lady Spoilers take home second at state

Grafton fights to cut into the lead after early seven-point deficit

The number two-seeded Grafton Spoilers fastpitch softball team lined up against the number one Kindred-Richland (K-R) Vikings for the 2016 NDHSAA Girls Class B State Softball championship game last Saturday in Fargo.  More...

Grafton boys cap off season in 13th place

Golfers take final swings at Jamestown Country Club

Jamestown Country Club hosted the NDHSAA State Boys Class B Golf meet last Tuesday and Wednesday.  The boys teed off on the 18-hole course with two of our local teams faring well amongst a total of 18 teams.  More...

Girls golf wraps up

Lady Aggies take home 17th place

CrossRoads Golf Course in Carrington hosted the NDHSAA State B Girls State Golf Meet last Tuesday and Wednesday.  The lady golfers competed on an 18-hole par 72 course, playing two rounds.  More...