February 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Centennial Center projects to merge into one

Grant writing options explored

GRAFTON – Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) called a special facilities committee meeting last Wednesday to discuss the advantages of merging proposed facility projects to increase grant writing opportunities. More...

Walsh County flu numbers climb

School absenteeism relation unconfirmed

COUNTY – Walsh County Health Administrator Wanda Kratochvil reports lab confirmed county flu cases have reached the 11-20 threshold. More...

Special Sections

Community

‘Go Matchy Matchy’ on Giving Hearts Day

Three county entities collaborate for successful fundraising

Three local non-profit organizations are encouraging area citizens to “Go Matchy Matchy” on Giving Hearts Day. Likewise they have teamed up to help each other reach their goals during the one-day online fundraising event.  More...

Another blessing for Bricanna

Make-A-Wish presents camper to toddler's family

Life is full of uncertainty for Bricanna. The three-year-old has a genetic disorder so rare her doctors don’t know what to expect. One thing is for certain – she and her family will enjoy summers together thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. More...

Anniversaries

February 10  Rodney and Phyllis Ebertowski, Grafton  Send couple’s names, address and anniversary date to The Walsh County Record, 402 Hill Ave., Grafton, ND 58237 or e-mail them to suem@wcrecord.com. Deadline is Monday noon. More...

Obituaries

Delores M. DeSautel

Grafton

Delores M. DeSautel, age 95, of Grafton, passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at Valley ElderCare Center of Grand Forks.  More...

Judy Carlson

East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Judy D. Carlson, age 58, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at her home in East Grand Forks.  More...

Gordon Domier

Mayville

Gordon Domier, 83, Mayville, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at Luther Memorial Home in Mayville.  Services were held Friday, Jan. 27, at Lutheran Memorial Home Chapel in Mayville, with burial in Perry Lutheran Church Cemetery, Portland. More...

School

FCCLA preparing for competition

First round at district conference Feb. 15 in

Grafton High School FCCLA members are fine tuning their STAR Event project presentations as they prepare for their first round of competition at the district conference on Feb. 15. More...

North Valley FBLA, DECA chapters participate in Emerging Leaders competition

On Jan. 25, North Valley Career and Technology Center s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter and DECA chapter attended the 25th annual Valley City Emerging Leaders Competition.  More...

Honor Roll

GRAFTON HIGH SCHOOL  Honor Roll  Seniors: Dacotah Blanchard, Sydney Carignan, Landen Einarson, Fayqua El-Sarraf, Gabrielle Gaustad, Kory Hermanson, Amy Horter, Savannah Janikowski, Tyler Kliniske, Allison Olson, Danielle Osowski, Gabrielle More...

Religion

From the Pastor’s Desk

I think all of us would readily agree that we live in a very negative time in our world. More...

Walsh County Sheriff’s year end numbers

Minto leads in visits

COUNTY – Walsh County Sheriff’s Department 2016 yearend numbers were released including city visitation numbers.  Minto led the county with 582 total visits, Fordville was second with 537. More...

Farmed ditches puts NDDOT federal funding at risk for taxpayers

Walsh County marks farmland edges

COUNTY – Walsh County commissioners (WCC) discussed at their Jan. More...

News

Grafton leaders meet to discuss spring flood outlook report

Moderate to major flooding predicted

Grafton city officials met Tuesday to discuss the first flood outlook report released from the National Weather Service (NWS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predict significant flood risk for most areas with the highest th More...

Fish for one

Phil Ray, left, from Grafton, waits eagerly as Steve Hartje loads a large piece of fried and breaded walleye onto his plate during the 50th annual St. Thomas Fish Fry last Saturday. More...

Brakke sentenced in felony drug case

Grafton resident to serve 90 days

Grafton resident Danial Deane Brakke, age 56, appeared in court last Wednesday for his pretrial conference in which he pled guilty to a Class A felony charge of conspiracy to commit possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver.  More...

Happenings

United Blood Services to conduct drive in Edinburg

United Blood Services recently announced a community blood drive will be held in Edinburg on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Edinburg Community Center, from 1:30-6 p.m. The drive is being sponsored by Valley-Edinburg National Honor Society.  More...

Local pastor to be guest speaker at Argyle church

Bethel Free Lutheran Church pastor, Rev. Tim Carlson of Grafton will be guest speaker at a Valentine’s dinner at a church in Argyle, Minnesota, on Sunday, Feb. More...

Fathers, daughters invited to PRBC Valentines dinner

Park River Bible Camp invites fathers and daughters to attend the first Valentines Father/Daughter dinner to be hosted at the camp on Sunday, Feb. 12.  The dinner will be held in the camp chapel starting at 6 p.m. More...

Opinion

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The next great experiment

RECORD EDITORIAL

" What one does and what one says is a pretty good criterion of what one is."— Rilie R. Morgan, Nov. 7, 1923   More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  Paving of 68 blocks of streets in Park River was estimated to cost approximately $327,000, Lloyd Richmond, Grand Forks engineer, told those who attended a mass meeting at Park River.  Army Sergeant First Class Jack H. More...

Sports

Mustangs, Spoilers battle in close game

A scrappy M-M team falls to Grafton in final seconds

The Midway-Minto (M-M) Mustangs hosted a Region 2 girls basketball game against the Grafton Spoilers in Minto last Friday. The Spoilers maintained a lead throughout the first half before M-M fought back for their first lead in the third quarter. More...

Aggie boys slay Titans in Region 2 matchup

Omlie leads all scorers with 22 points

Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies traveled to Edinburg Tuesday for a Region 2 boys basketball matchup with the Drayton- Valley-Edinburg (D-V-E) Titans. The Aggies added a 63-29 win to extend a four-game winning streak.  More...

Mustangs roll over Spartans

M-M hosts Region 2 victory over FSHP

The Midway-Minto (M-M) Mustangs boys basketball team hosted a Region 2 game against the Finley Sharon Hope Page (FSHP) Spartans at Midway on Tuesday.  More...