May 31, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Hanson paints a new future for St. Thomas

Retirement is on par after 46 years

ST. THOMAS - David Hanson of St. Thomas finished out his last school year before retirement this spring. Hanson has been with the school for 46 years as a teacher, coach, athletic director and principal.  More...

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Community

A family-friendly Relay For Life

Annual ACS event moves to new night, new location

The 2017 Walsh County Relay For Life has evolved into an event somewhat different than its predecessors. More...

4-H Communication Arts winners announced

The 2017 Walsh County 4-H Communication Arts event was held Friday, May 12, at Park River High School. Twenty-four youth participated in the contest.  More...

Ensrudes to celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Paul and Jan Ensrude of Grafton celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary May 4, 2017.  Friends and family are invited to an open house on Saturday, June 10, from 2-4 p.m. at Grafton Lutheran Church. More...

Obituaries

Charles H. Stewart

Grafton

Charles H. Stewart died peacefully at his home in Grafton Sunday, May 28, 2017, at the age of 97.  Charles is survived by his children, Terry Burns, Charles D. More...

Rev. Arne Carlson

Moorhead, Minnesota

Rev. Arne Carlson, 93, Moorhead, Minnesota, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in Eventide Linden Tree, Moorhead.  Services will be held Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 2 p.m., at First Lutheran Church in Fargo. More...

Larry Schrank

Grafton

Larry F. Schrank, age 69, of Grafton, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Sanford Health in Fargo.  More...

Sports

Athletes impress at state

Swartz wins 100, 300 meter hurdles

Area track and field athletes traveled to Bismarck over the weekend to compete in the 2017 North Dakota State Track and Field Meet.  Park River Area (PRA) junior Elaina Swartz won both the 100 and 300 meter hurdles with times of 16.10 and 45.02. More...

Boys teams get started

Area athletes conclude first round in state golf tournament at Bismarck

Area boys golf teams got started at the 2017 NDHSAA State B Boys Golf meet at Prairie West Golf Course in Mandan on Tuesday.  Grafton Spoilers were in 16th place as a team at the end of the first round with the Park River Area (PRA) Aggies follo More...

Lady golfers are underway

Athletes travel to compete in Bismarck

Area girls golf teams made their way to Tom O’Leary Golf Course in Bismarck to compete in the first round of the 2017 NDHSAA State B Girls Golf Meet on Tuesday.  The Park River Area (PRA) Aggies finished the day in 16th place while Grafton More...

Religion

From the Pastor’s Desk

“It”  I don’t know exactly what “it” was about that little church in Union Lake, Michigan, but that church had “it,” and I knew as soon as I walked in.  More...

REMEMBER

Rev. Chris Gaule, left, reads from the Bible at the Lutheran Cemetery Monday during the Grafton American Legion ceremonies. Glora Halliday holds a wreath honoring veterans that have passed away. More...

Maus closes a chapter after 39 years

Grafton superintendent to retire June 30

GRAFTON – Grafton School Superintendent Jack Maus closes the book on 39 years in North Dakota’s public school system as he retires at the end of June from Grafton School District. More...

News

Double rainbow over Grafton

A double rainbow graced the Grafton area Saturday afternoon after a brief shower passed through. More...

Smith reaches plea agreement

Grafton man guilty of manufacturing Psilocybin

Jeremy Gray Smith, age 43, from Grafton pled guilty in a plea agreement of attempt to manufacture a controlled substance Psilocybin, a Class C felony.  More...

Slominski pleads not guilty to drug charges

Minto man faces up to more than 25 years in jail

Minto man Drew Thomas Slominski, age 21, pled not guilt to three drug related charges Tuesday in Walsh County District Court.  More...

Happenings

Benefit planned June 15 for Michelle Collette Donarski

A benefit is planned for Michelle Collette Donarski Thursday, June 15, from 4-7 p.m., at Marketplace on 8th in Grafton.  More...

Summer Craft and Storytime coming to Leistikow Park

Grafton resident and mother of four, Carolyn Karr will present Summer Craft and Storytime for children ages 2 through 12 on Thursday afternoons at Leistikow Park in Grafton.  More...

Piano Talk back for summer

Brent Hermans is bringing back Piano Talk concerts for the summer season.  Community residents are invited to enjoy five evenings of music and conversation at St. John’s Parish Center located at 1515 Western Avenue in Grafton. More...

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Thanks for Old Glory

RECORD EDITORIAL

As citizens honor sacrifices made and mourn the loss of life on Memorial Day, a deep rooted connection to “Old Glory” continues to unite the men and women of the armed forces who defended the many versions of the flag of the United States More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  $159.95 and your old refrigerator would buy a new Deluxe 10 1/2 cu. ft.Quickfrez refrigerator at Grafton Paint & Glass.  The Better Living Homemakers of Grafton met with Mrs. Gordon C. Thompson as hostess. W. A. More...

School

Grafton Middle School recognizes student accomplishments

Grafton Middle School eighth grade honor students recognized at the school’s awards day program on May 23 are, front from left, Alli Ostlie, Gus Obregon, Landon Woinarowicz, Luis Balderas Jr., More...

Closing the book on his career

Jahraus educated three generations in Grafton

When the bell rang at Grafton High School marking the end of the school day last Thursday, William “Bill” Jahraus closed the book on his career in education. More...

PRA rollPRide students of the quarter

Park River Area School recently recognized senior and junior high students with the rollPRide Award for the fourth quarter. More...