December 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Donations for DAPL

Alex Droske, Sergeant with Grafton Police Department, from left, Walsh County resident Karen Anderson and Walsh County Sheriff Ron Jurgens gets ready to load care items collected for law enforcement and National Guard troops assigned to work at Stand More...

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Community

Unconditional love

Foster grandparents give and receive

The Red River Valley Foster Grandparent Program was initiated in Grafton in 1967, connecting people close to and of retirement age with children who needed educational support. At one time the program had more than 30 adults participating. More...

Gordon Bracken to celebrate 80th birthday at open house

Gordon Bracken of Grafton will celebrate his 80th birthday at an open house in his honor.  The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, at Heritage Village in Grafton, from 1-4 p.m., hosted by his daughter, Barb Mead.  More...

Holiday helpers

Zion Lutheran Youth and Family Ministry of rural Hoople volunteered as holiday helpers at the Walsh County Food Pantry recently. More...

Obituaries

Mildred Matejcek

Brocket

Mildred Matejcek, 97, Brocket, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at Good Samaritan Society in Lakota.  More...

Glenn Johnson

Adams

Glenn Johnson, 59, Adams, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at First Care Health Center in Park River.  Memorial services will be held at a later date. Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of arrangements.   More...

Judith Vigen

Adams

Judith C. Vigen, age 73, of Adams, passed away Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at First Care Health Center of Park River.  More...

School

Financing FIDM

Club uses holidays to generate revenue, conduct coat drive

Mirroring itself to the fashion industry, the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) club at Grafton High School is generating revenue during the holiday season.  More...

Sports

Lady Spoilers defeat Burros in overtime

Grafton gains two region points with victory

The Grafton Spoilers girls basketball team traveled to Hillsboro last Friday to compete in a Region 2 game against the Hillsboro-Central Valley (H-CV) Burros.  After falling behind in the first quarter, the Lady Spoilers dominated with a large s More...

G-PR suffers East Region loss at home

Spoilers face off against Firebirds

Grafton-Park River (G-PR) Spoilers hockey team hosted an East Region game against the rival Devils Lake (DL) Firebirds at Grafton Centennial Center last Thursday.   More...

Mustangs control the court against Aggies

Dominic Schuster leads all scorers with 27 points

The Midway-Minto (M-M) Mustangs hosted their season opener against the Park River- Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies in a Region 2 boys basketball game in Minto last Saturday.  M-M began the game in dominating fashion, holding the Aggies to only More...

SLIP SLIDING AWAY

TOP: Grafton sledders, from left, Wes Johnson, Reggie Rice, Cameron Fraser and Rhys Schumacher get ready to slide down the dike west of the Boy Scout cabin at Leistikow Park in Grafton Saturday. More...

City approves new police vehicle

LaFreniere Construction moves wood pile for original bid

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

Social Services office to install bulletproof glass

Wild begins commissioner term

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

News

Eco Tour held at Park River Bible Camp

127 kids attended annual event

Walsh County Three Rivers Soil Conservation District (WCSCD) of Park River held their annual Eco Tour event Sept. 13 at Park River Bible Camp. A total of 127 sixth graders from Minto, Park River, and Grafton attended the event. More...

Drain 87 public hearing draws 30 people

Project to seek vote in early January

Walsh County Water Resource District ( WCWRD) held a public informational meeting regarding proposed Drain 87 and how it will affect Walsh County landowner assessments. More...

Torres pleads not guilty

State upgrades charges to continuous sexual abuse of a child

Grafton resident Martin Bustamante Torres, age 52, was arrested Sept. 8 at his home in Grafton on a charge of gross sexual imposition, a Class A felony. More...

Happenings

Local Events Calendar:

Thursday, Dec. 15  Cancer support group meeting, 7 p.m., at the Good Samaritan Apartments in Park River.  Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner group will meet at Marketplace on 8th in Grafton at 6 p.m. More...

Piano Talk set to return

A Christmas Piano Talk concert featuring Brent Hermans will be presented Tuesday, Dec. 27, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at St. John’s Parish Center in Grafton.  Join Hermans and guests for the 100th Piano Talk concert. More...

St. Luke's has time change

Christmas Eve mass will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Veseleyville. That mass was originally scheduled at 5 p.m.   More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Twelve days of Christmas

RECORD EDITORIAL

On the first day of Christmas The Record said to thee: Please don’t print a picture of me.  On the second day of Christmas The Record said to thee: Two special sections and please don’t print a  More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  According to a report by A.G. Strand, school chairman for the 1956 March of Dimes, the total contributions by schools was $813.19. More...

Religion

Providing faithful guidance

Lopez joins church as youth minister, associate pastor

Pastor Daniel Lopez is starting his career in ministry in a role that is not only new to him, but also to the congregation at Assembly of God Church in Grafton. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Is love enough?  More...