October 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Q&A with District 10 House

Candidates tackle tough questions

DISTRICT 10 – North Dakota House of Representatives candidates answered voter questions for the Nov. More...

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Community

Looking for options

Edinburg residents want to keep grocery store open

With a population of less than 200, the city of Edinburg proudly boasts a progressive business district. More...

Russum to be honored at 90th birthday open house

Vernon Russum will celebrate his 90th birthday at an open house in his honor. The event will be held Sunday, Nov. 6, from 2-4 p.m., at Bethel Free Lutheran Church in Grafton.  More...

Burnses married 50 years

Don and Cheryl Burns of Grafton will observe their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Oct. 29.  Don Burns and Cheryl Desautel were married Oct. 29, 1966, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Grafton. More...

Obituaries

Blanche Harkison

Minot

Blanche Alice Harkison, 97, of Minot and formerly of Fargo and Grafton, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, in a Minot assisted living center.  More...

Fr. Joseph Campbell

Bella Vista, Arkansas

Fr. Joseph Campbell, age 81, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2016.  More...

Laddie Bata

Park River

Laddie Bata, 92, of Park River and formerly of Adams, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at First Care Health Center of Park River. More...

School

Standing united against bullying

Grafton school students observe Unity Day

Last Wednesday, Grafton Middle School and Century Elementary students wearing blaze orange stood united as they came together into formation of the letter U. More...

School Calendar

Friday, Oct. 28 Minto School flu shot clinic for K-12 students, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 Drayton and St. Thomas students attending Pembina County Honor Band in Cavalier, concert at 6 p.m. Minto Public School parentteacher conferences, 3:30-8:30 p.m. More...

Religion

Busy hands, kind hearts

GLC quilters' care package recipients circle the globe

A bounty of boxes filled with quilts, baby layettes, school and health kits stacked in the entrance at Grafton Lutheran Church (GLC) last week are a testament to a group of women who have busy hands and kind hearts. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Campaigning with honor  More...

Park River Area High School talks about drug abuse with parents

Fentanyl, heroin and prescription pills discussed at presentation

PARK RIVER – Park River Area High School and Valley-Edinburg High School gathered students and community members Monday to discuss an upswing in opioid drug abuse.  Kirk Ham, PRA superintendent felt it was an important discussion to bring More...

Board approves former middle school building sale

Strata Corporation awarded asphalt project

GRAFTON - Grafton School Board (GSB) met Monday, Oct. 17 for its regular monthly meeting at the Grafton High School conference room. The original meeting scheduled for Oct. 10 was postponed due to lack of a quorum.  More...

News

9-1-1: Call if you can, text if you can’t

Text to 9-1-1 now available in North Dakota

North Dakota 911Association and local governments throughout the state recently announced that as of Oct. 6, texting to 9-1-1 is now available statewide.  More...

Social Security announces 0.3 percent benefit increase for 2017

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 65 million Americans will increase 0.3 percent in 2017, the Social Security Administration announced.  More...

Election season

The yard in front of Schumacher’s at the intersection of Highways 81 and 17 is loaded up with signs for an array of candidates for the upcoming election.   More...

Happenings

Quilts galore at Park River Bible Camp auction Nov. 6

Quilts of all sizes, as well as other quilted items and fancy handiwork, will be awarded to the highest bidder at Park River Bible Camp’s 29th annual quilt auction Sunday, Nov. 6, at the camp.  More...

Walsh County Food Pantry in need of donations

Shelves at Walsh County Food Pantry are nearly bare and in need of replenishing.  Any non-perishable food item is appreciated, however the current need is for canned fruit, juice, saltine crackers, pork and beans, rice, pasta, pasta sauce, ramen More...

Holiday gift giving focus of weekend knitting retreat

Knitters attending Park River Bible Camp’s weekend knitting retreat Nov. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Smoke Measure 4

RECORD EDITORIAL

North Dakota Initiated Statutory Measure 4 was designed to increase the tax on cigarettes from 44 cents per pack to $2.20 per pack and also increase the tax on all other tobacco products from 28 percent of the wholesale purchase price to 56 percent o More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  Equipment was being installed in the new supermarket building at the junction of highways 81 and 17 in Grafton which eventually housed Wally’s Super Fair.  Top honors, at the Walsh County Fair and North Dakota State Potato S More...

Sports

Aggies come up short in Kulm

PR-F-L can’t cut into lead after falling behind in first half

The Park River-Fordville- Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies traveled to Kulm to compete in the first round of the 2016 Class A football playoffs against the Ellendale- Edgeley- Kulm ( E- E- K) Thunder last Saturday.  More...

Runners cap off season at state

Kern, Sieben take top finishes for Grafton teams

Grafton cross country runners traveled to Cooperstown last Saturday to compete in the 2016 East Region state meet at Cooperstown Country Club.  The Grafton boys’ team finished in 13th place amongst 47 teams with a score of 431 while the gi More...

All tricks, no treating

From the sidelines

As a reporter for a weekly newspaper, I am always looking ahead to the coming weeks and when I looked at the upcoming volleyball schedule recently, I noticed multiple teams have matches on Halloween night.  More...