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Music therapy brightens days at Sunset

New addition creates relaxing, cognitive environment

Last Friday morning “Music Therapy in Motion” music therapist Kelsey Shepley sat with a group of Lutheran Sunset Home (LSH) residents, filling the room with the strumming of her guitar and echoes of her voice.  More...

Granddaughter of once Edinburg couple marries

Andrea Schmidt and Derek Serlet were united in marriage on April 30, 2016, at Highlands Ranch Mansion, Highlands Ranch, Colorado. More...

New Arrival

Luke Ryley McKenna, son of Shane and Miranda McKenna of Grand Forks, was born April 13, 2016. At birth he weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 21 inches. He is the couple’s first child.  More...

Obituaries

Raymond ‘Ray’ Skorheim

Minot

Raymond “Ray” Skorheim, 95, Minot, died Sunday, July 10, 2016, in a Minot hospital.  More...

Sylvia Levorson

Grand Forks

Sylvia Levorson, 80, of Grand Forks and formerly of Drayton, died Saturday, July 16, 2016, at Valley Eldercare, Grand Forks.  Services will be held Thursday, July 21, at 10:30 a.m., at Skjeberg Lutheran Church, rural Drayton. More...

David Daley

Park River

David A. Daley, age 63, of Park River, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016, at Sanford Hospital of Fargo.  More...

School

North Valley hosts Youth Entrepreneur Camp

LEFT: Paige Suda weaves colored rubber bands into a unique bracelet pattern for one of her valued customers during Grafton's Youth Entrepreneur Camp last Thursday. More...

Take Note

Lukas Belflower, a senior history major, was named to the dean’s list for the 2016 spring semester at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. More...

Choice Financial Junior Bank Board makes donations

Choice Financial Group’s Junior Bank Board in Grafton is comprised of Grafton High School juniors and seniors. The board meets on a monthly basis and learns about different aspects of banking and business.  More...

Religion

From the Pastor’s Desk

Five life-changing words  More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

Thank you to everyone that came out to help make the Auxiliary’s pie social such a success! Our auxiliary ladies are great bakers with very big hearts. More...

Gentry Stern baptized in 101-year-old gown

Gentry Brie Stern was baptized April 24 on the birthday of her great-great-grandmother, Vivian (Lundberg) Swanson. She wore the 101-year-old baptism dress made for Vivian by her mother, Alma Lundberg in 1915. More...

Grafton residents stunned by public restriction of Collette Fitness Center

Future use under review

GRAFTON – Public members of the Collette Fitness Center (CFC) on the Life Skills and Transition (LSTC) campus in Grafton are upset with state officials after they posted a notice on the door July 8 stating the facility is closed to the public.& More...

Sheriff orders active shooter kits

County to bypass purchasing bidding process

COUNTY – Walsh County Commissioners ( WCC) met Tuesday at the courthouse in Grafton for their regular bimonthly meeting. Karen Anderson, Jack Karas, Lawrence Burianek, Ernie Barta, Luther Meberg and Walsh County Auditor Kris Molde were present. More...

News

Appreciation lunch

Country Smokehouse honored the Grafton Police Department with a free lunch on Tuesday. Police Chief Tony Dumus, left, was served a brat and fixings by Smokehouse owner Dave Moe.   More...

Central Middle School sale delayed

Thrive Community Church to begin services in October

Grafton School Board (GSB) met Monday for its regular monthly meeting at the Grafton High School conference room.  In attendance were Tom Torkelson, Greg Feltman, Donald Suda, Jeff Hermanson, Scott LeClerc, Barry Kingsbury, Jennifer Thompson, su More...

Falling sales tax percentage numbers improve

Western North Dakota hardest hit in first quarter

North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger released the 2016 first quarter taxable sales and purchases report. More...

Happenings

Dr. Esther McGinnis to speak to Grafton Garden Club

Grafton Garden Club will host guest speaker Dr. Esther McGinnis, assistant professor and NDSU Extension specialist, on Thursday, July 21.  More...

Farm Service Agency seeks nominees for county committee

Nominations are currently being accepted by the Walsh County Farm Service Agency (FSA) from eligible farmers and landowners who would like their name to be listed on the election ballot for this December’s county committee election.  More...

Grafton Lutheran to host Vacation Bible School Aug. 1-4

Grafton Lutheran Church will host Vacation Bible School (VBS) Monday, Aug. 1 through Thursday, Aug. 4.  Daily sessions will run from 1 to 5 p.m. More...

Opinion

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Cannabis on November ballot

RECORD EDITORIAL

Congratulations is in order to the committee of North Dakota Compassionate Care Act. This relentless group spent hours and hours collecting signatures across the great state of North Dakota for the medical cannabis petition.  More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  Contracts for the construction of a new municipal water and sanitary sewer system for the village of Adams were awarded by the village board.  Robert Burke, Grafton, was elected president of the Walsh County Bar Association at the More...

Sports

Post 41 downs Cass County at home

Grafton takes the win in pitcher’s duel

Grafton Post 41 Spoilers American Legion baseball team hosted a league game against Central Cass (CC) through the wind and rain at Harris Halliday Field last Friday.  After a successful bottom of the fourth, the Spoilers took home a 2-0 shutout More...

Unity Hospital Foundation Golf Scramble

Fair Oaks Golf Course opens in time for annual tournament

Fair Oaks Golf Course hosted yet another Unity Hospital Golf Tournament last Thursday with golfers from near and far hitting the greens on a warm and sunny day.  There were many teams on the course as well as a poker stand near the clubhouse for More...

Prep time for Babe Ruth state tourney

Grafton Parks and Rec program manager discusses hosting duties

Grafton Parks and Rec will be hosting their first Babe Ruth state tournament on Harris Halliday Field this upcoming weekend.  Program manager, Mike Steinfeldt, took time away from planning to discuss the variety of responsibilities that go into More...