May 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Jallo chosen to fill water board seat

County pay scale plan needs tweeking

COUNTY – Walsh County Commissioners ( WCC) met Monday at the courthouse in Grafton for their regular bimonthly meeting. More...

Kiwanis donate dual swing for tot lot

Centennial Center project goes to bid

GRAFTON - Grafton Parks and Recreation ( GPR) held their monthly meeting Wednesday, May 11, at the Grafton Parks and Recreation board room. In attendance were board members Ryer Stark, Brad Burianek, Todd Storey, Cory Burns and Scott Hills. More...

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Community

Making room for advancing technology

Heartland Eye Care opens new P.R. office

To continue offering the best possible care for their patients, doctors Dori Carlson and Mark Helgeson have moved Heartland Eye Care, P.C. in Park River to a new location. More...

Mother-daughter duo

Lynn Gilbraith of Grand Forks, left, came to Grafton last Thursday to team up with her mother, Glora Halliday in an effort to distribute poppies throughout the city of Grafton. More...

First Birthday

Teagan Elise Kemmis, daughter of Jared and Stacey Kemmis of Watertown, South Dakota, celebrated her first birthday on Feb. 9, 2017.  More...

Obituaries

James W. Houska

Grafton

James W. Houska, age 77 of Grafton, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at his home in Grafton.  More...

Kirk Phillips

Valley City

Kirk L. Phillips was born Nov. 26, 1957, in Oakland, California, the son of Crawford and Shirley Ann (Elshaug) Phillips. He served in the United States Navy from 1976 to 1980. He was recently living at Sheyenne Care Center in Valley City.  More...

Gracie Michelle Samuelson

Gracie Michelle Samuelson, precious infant daughter of Erik and Kayla (Boehmer) Samuelson, was born and died Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks.  More...

School

Musicians fare well at state festival

Koenig, girls vocal ensemble earn outstanding performances for PRA

Area schools fared well at the North Dakota State Class B Music Festival held May 6 in Minot.  More...

Hitting the road on Bike to School Day

Kylan Kraft uses his feet to push his bike along almost as much as he uses them to pedal in his effort to keep up with much older bicyclers on their route to the Grafton School complex Wednesday morn More...

Awards Day held at St. Thomas School

St. Thomas Public School held its annual awards day program May 10 in the school gym. Students recognized for academic achievements were as follows:  More...

Religion

From the Pastor’s Desk

I am a news junkie and enormously curious about what happens in the world. I used to read a lot of newspapers. This may be a dangerous thing to say in a newspaper, but they lost much influence a long time ago with the advent of the internet etc. More...

School board chews on unpaid meal policy

Credit card rebate tops $14,000

GRAFTON - Grafton School Board (GSB) met Monday for its regular monthly meeting at the Grafton High School conference room. More...

Election to be held June 13

Three candidates, two positions

GRAFTON – Grafton School District will be holding elections for two positions next month.  School board president Donald Suda is being challenged by Brian Mayfield, both have filed for the at-large position. More...

American Crystal labor talks stalled

Union has until May 22 to consider company’s final proposal

NORTH DAKOTA - In a press release after labor negotiations stalled on May 11, American Crystal announced that no deal has been made after union members walked out before ACS presented their final offer.  More...

News

Mission accomplished

Ron Vasek, from Angus, Minnesota, second from left, was the winner of Valley Cruisers (VC) of North Dakota’s 50/50 scholarship raffle. More...

Grafton father exercises open plea to child abuse charge

Salazar pleads guilty to Class B felony

Daniel R. More...

Sex offender sentenced for failure to register

Edinburg man pled guilty

Edinburg resident, Jeremy Thomas Vrooman, age 34, appeared in court Monday before District Judge Richard Geiger on charges stemming from failure to register as a sexual offender, a Class C felony.  Vrooman appeared with his attorney Megan Jo Kva More...

Happenings

Trottier to be speaker at Memorial Day program

Adams American Legion and its auxiliary will host an All Faith’s Memorial Day program at 10 a.m. More...

Drayton churches to unite for Vacation Bible School

Drayton area churches will again join forces for Vacation Bible School ( VBS). The program, themed “Mighty Fortress, In Jesus, The Victory is Won,” will be hosted by Drayton Lutheran Church Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2. More...

Sunshine Senior Citizens to host music by Kern brothers

Sunshine Senior Citizens Club of Grafton will host a special program of music on Wednesday, May 31, at 1 p.m.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Net Neutrality-should you care

RECORD EDITORIAL

The internet has brought about some of the most significant advances in modern history. It empowers us to be more productive at work. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  The complete new and modern facilities of the Adams Funeral Home were open to public inspection. It was announced by W.C. Adams, operator of the establishment.  Ernest M. More...

Sports

Athletes strive for their best times

PRA boys and girls finish third overall

Track and field athletes traveled to Cushman Field in Grand Forks on Monday to compete in the Last Chance Meet for the 2017 season.  Park River Area (PRA) girls finished third overall with a score of 53 while the boys took third after scoring a More...

Lady Spoilers battle Burros at home

Grafton takes three-run lead in second inning

The Grafton Spoilers fastpitch team hosted an East Region game against the Hillsboro- Central Valley (H-CV) Burros in Grafton on Monday afternoon.  The Lady Spoilers dominated the second inning with seven runs to take a four-run lead and held on More...

PR-F-L, Grafton hold on for close region game

Spoilers cut lead to one with homerun in sixth inning

The Grafton Spoilers baseball team hosted a Region 4 game against the Park River-Fordville- Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies on Monday at Harris Halliday Field.  More...