June 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Police Department gifted $5,000 for new tasers

Sergeant Droske submits verbal resignation

GRAFTON – Grafton Ways and Means Committee (WMC) gathered at city hall Monday for their regularly scheduled meeting. More...

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Community

Each day is a gift

After ALS diagnosis, Donarski looks for the positive

Michelle Donarski was dealt a nice hand in life. She has a wonderful husband, two beautiful children, a home, a career and last summer her family started planning a long-awaited vacation to the U.S. Virgin Islands. More...

Joelle Sunstrom to compete on Miss North Dakota runway

Winner to be crowned Saturday in Fargo

Joelle Sunstrom will represent Grafton as Miss Heart of the Valley this weekend when she competes for the Miss North Dakota crown Saturday in Williston  More...

Anniversaries

June 10 Jeff and Cindy Czapiewski, Grand Forks June 12 Mike and Lynette Renfroe, Key West, Florida June 14 Keith and Bonnie Johnson, Grafton/Nash June 19 Lloyd and Lois Peterson, Larimore Ju More...

Obituaries

Robert Van Camp

Drayton

Robert Glenn Van Camp was born Nov. 8, 1917. He was at home when he joined heaven’s choir on May 29, 2017. He sang his first solo in church at age 17 and his life was filled with choirs, quartets, duets and solos from that time on. More...

Jerome ‘Jerry’ Bratlie

Drayton

Jerome “Jerry” Bratlie, 82, Drayton, died Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.  Services were held Thursday, June 1, at Drayton Lutheran Church, with burial in Drayton City Ceme tery. More...

Anna ‘Mary’ Berreth

Park River

Anna Maria “Mary” Berreth, 97, of Park River, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2017, at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown.  More...

Sports

Aggies dominate for first state title

PR-F-L steals number-one Thompson’s lead for the win

After going undefeated in the first two rounds of the Class B state baseball tournament, the Park River- Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies lined up against the number-one seeded Thompson Tommies in the championship game last Saturday.  More...

Lady golfers cap off 2017 season

Tom O’Leary Golf Course hosts state

The 2017 NDHSAA State B Girls Golf Tournament wrapped up last Wednesday afternoon on Tom O’Leary Golf Course in Bismarck.  The Park River Area (PRA) Aggies team finished in 16th place after carding a 447 in round one followed bya round two More...

Walsh County Saddle Club season gets underway

Riders compete in pole bending event

Walsh County Saddle Club (WCSC) opened their summer riding season with Aggie Jackpot Pole Bending at the Aggie Arena in Park River last Wednesday.  Riders competed in Youth 1, Youth 2, Open 1 and Open 2 categories with hopes of finishing with th More...

Religion

Confirmation Sunday

Grafton Lutheran Church celebrated Confirmation Sunday during regular morning worship on May 7. Confirmands recognized were, front from left, Jaden Haagenson, Carter Lopez and Jase Lehfeldt. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Heaven and how to get there  More...

Auxiliary appreciation

Grafton VFW Women’s Auxiliary presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Carnegie Regional Library director Jill Sanderson during the organization’s monthly meeting held in the library community room on May 18. More...

County valuation increases coming

Wild advocates for keeping judgeship in Walsh County after Geiger retires

COUNTY – Walsh County Commissioners (WCC) met Monday at the courthouse in Grafton for their regular bimonthly meeting. Commissioners Luther Meberg, Lawrence Burianek, Lauren Wild and Ernie Barta attended along with auditor Kris Molde. More...

Walsh County wraps up spring planting

Drought conditions elude local area

In the big scheme of North Dakota spring planting, skies have been stingy with precipitation in most areas except Walsh County. More...

News

American Crystal reaches labor agreement

Workers secure pay increase with $2,250 bonus

American Crystal Sugar Company (ACSC) reached an agreement with Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union (BCTGU) May 18 after talks stalled after a final offer in which union representatives walked away from the negotiations tab More...

History erased

The Holt Bridge, over 100 years old and tired out, was once a major crossing over the Park River, just off the path of old Highway 81 west of Grafton. Construction crews removed the truss bridge Tuesday morning.   More...

Grafton Fine Arts Club draws 48 blood donors

Grafton Fine Arts Club has sponsored a very successful blood drive. The drive held in Grafton on April 4 saw 48 people volunteer to donate blood and 47 were able to give. More...

Happenings

Still time for contestants to enter Grafton pageant

Grafton’s SummerFest Pageant is just over a week away, but there is still time to apply for the chance to compete for the Miss SummerFest crown.  More...

Annual feast, celebration June 25 at Bechyne church

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church – Bechyne will host its annual feast and celebration Sunday, June 25.  More...

Heritage Village to open gates for SummerFest activities

Heritage Village in Grafton will open its gates to welcome guests to a variety of SummerFest activities on Saturday, June 24.  More...

Opinion

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Heated Paris (dis)Agreement

RECORD EDITORIAL

United States President Donald Trump turned up the heat of American politics last week when he announced the U.S. would be pulling out of the Paris Agreement.  More...

Turning back the clock

60 years Approximately 136,000 trees were planted on 65 farms in eastern Walsh County, according to Gordon Brackets, conservationalist with the Three Rivers Soil Conservation District. More...

School

David J. Niemann Scholarship recipients announced

David Niemann was a good student, he gave back to the community, believed in supporting youth and their activities and had a strong work ethic. More...

St. Thomas School names students of the quarter

St. Thomas Public School recently announced the final students of the quarter for the 2016-17 school year. Selection is based on time and effort put into academics, citizenship and positive attitude toward school, faculty and students. More...

Minto Spanish class student scores well on national exam

Sara Czapiewski, a sophomore student at Minto High School, has received national recognition for excellent performance on the 2017 National Spanish Examinations. Her scores earned her an honorable mention ranking.  More...