December 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Mud on road fines to top $30,000

Commissioners halt Social Services vehicle request

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

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Community

Delivering appreciation

Meals on Wheels volunteers recognized

Every week – Monday through Friday, anywhere from 18 to 25 people within the city of Grafton depend on volunteers to bring noon meals to their homes. More...

GHS class of 1981

Grafton High School class of 1981 held a class reunion this summer during Grafton’s SummerFest celebration. More...

Tobias Zikmund selected as 4-H Ambassador

Tobias Zikmund is one of three North Dakota 4-H members recently selected to serve as a 4-H Ambassador. Also chosen were Theodore Mayer of Hettinger and Marissa Tuhy, a student at Stark-Billings High School.  More...

Obituaries

Donald Dietrich

Grand Forks

Donald Dietrich, 72, Grand Forks, died of natural causes Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.  Services were held Friday, Dec. 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...

Christine Purser

Lincoln, Nebraska

Christine Bridgette Riski Purser, 94, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, in Lincoln, Nebraska. More...

School

Happiness is. . . giving a gift of comfort

Grafton teen donates handmade blankets to Head Start preschoolers

Brandi Niemann is a busy young woman. The Grafton High School junior is involved in sports, student council, and recently had a major role in the Far Off Broadway fall musical. More...

Century's Happy Campers

Century Elementary is celebrating learning this year with a “Happy Campers” award program. Each week, teachers select a student from their class to be recognized for good behavior or outstanding academics. More...

Spoilers of the Month named

Administration and staff at Grafton High School recently announced students selected as November Spoilers of the Month. More...

ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Lizakowski sees beauty in the details

VESELEYVILLE – Mary Lizakowski’s eye for detail transforms ordinary materials into extra-ordinary masterpieces. Her latest creation combines her love of trains with the advocated love for tradition, detail and nostalgia.  More...

Centennial Center budget takes a hit

Ice plant future in jeopardy

GRAFTON – Grafton Parks and Recreation ( GPR) held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the GPR office board room. In attendance were Todd Storey, Ryer Stark and Brad Burianek. More...

News

Light Up the Town contest gives a little good cheer

Winners announced for residential, business categories

Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce announced the 2016 Light Up the Town contest winners. In both the residential and business categories the winners received utility bill credits. More...

Drug charges net Grafton resident 41 more days in jail

Plea agreement keeps Czapiewski free through holidays

Grafton resident Norma Jean Czapiewski, age 53, appeared Dec. 15 at Walsh County District Court for a change of plea hearing regarding four Class A felony drug charges stemming from an arrest on May 26.  More...

Rural Development Finance Corporation awards two grants

Polar Communications is a member of the Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC). As a result, communities in Polar’s service area are eligible to apply for grants of up to $2,000 for community-based projects.  More...

Happenings

Drayton churches announce Christmas worship services

Churches in Drayton have announced schedules for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day worship services. The schedules are as follows:  Fleece Assembly of God  Fleece Assembly of God Church will not have worship on Christmas Eve. More...

'Find Shop Local' winner

Joan Dondoneau of Grand Forks is the lucky winner of a $25 gift card from Hugo's Family Marketplace, courtesy of The Walsh County Record.  She submitted an entry correctly identifying a total of 65 "Shop Local" logos that were printed throughout More...

Christmas Eve party tradition continues at St. John’s Church

The congregation at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Grafton will continue a long tradition of welcoming their friends and neighbors to their annual Community Christmas Eve Party Saturday, Dec. 24, from 6-8 p.m.  More...

Opinion

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Hometown technocracy

RECORD EDITORIAL

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum has wasted little time tipping his hand indicating a dream of technocracy through his promotions regarding his Main Street Initiative.  More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  O.M. Settingsgard was elected high priest of Grafton Chapter Royal Arch Masons at the annual meeting.  The elementary school at Park River was approved by the state department of public instruction, according to Mrs. More...

Sports

Spoilers face off against Mustangs

Grafton takes the win after hard-fought battle

The Grafton Spoilers boys basketball team hosted the second game of a doubleheader against the Midway-Minto (M-M) Mustangs in Grafton on Tuesday.  More...

Lady Aggies walk over Titans in doubleheader

D-V-E struggles to keep up with PR-F-L defense

The Park River-Fordville- Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies girls basketball team hosted the Drayton- Valley- Edinburg (D-V-E) Titans for the first part of a doubleheader Region 2 game in Park River on Monday. More...

Grafton hosts Midway-Minto

Spoilers outscore Mustangs in Region 2 matchup

The Grafton Spoilers girls basketball team lined up against the Midway- Minto ( M - M ) Mustangs in the first game of a doubleheader in Grafton on Tuesday.  Grafton dominated scoring in the second quarter to take a 15-point lead going into halft More...

Religion

Signs lead to Our Saviour’s

Nebraska pastor settles into Park River

Pastor Theresa Brezenski is settling into the parsonage of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Park River and is ready for the joy of Christmas, her favorite time of the year.  Brezenski is excited for the opportunity to begin a new chapter i More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Looking for a king  More...