August 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

NATURE'S WONDER

Skies cleared in the Fordville area Monday afternoon just before the end of the solar eclipse. This shot of the sun and moon was taken at 1:59 p.m. More...

Campbell to challenge Heitkamp for Washington seat

Grafton farmer says time is right

GRAFTON – Grafton native and North Dakota Senator Tom Campbell announced last Wednesday on social media and the Scott Hennen radio show of his intention to run for Heidi Heitkamp’s senate seat in 2018.  More...

Special Sections

Community

A great honor

Brummond named to NACAA state, regional halls of fame

County agent Brad Brummond has received many awards in his 35 years with NDSU Extension. More...

Hendrickson family hosts 13th annual community picnic near Adams

The 13th annual Hendrickson Community Picnic was held July 30 at the Hendrickson family farmstead south of Adams. The picnic took place under hot summer skies tempered by mottled shade of the surrounding box elder and fir trees.  More...

Sunshine Senior Citizens enjoy picnic in the park

Grafton Sunshine Senior Citizens Club annual picnic held July 27 at Leistikow Park had 47 members attending. Members enjoyed playing games, good food and fellowship.  More...

Obituaries

Duane Walker

Hoople

Duane Lynn Robert Walker, age 80, of Hoople, went to be with Jesus at 11:55 a.m., on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Center of Park River. More...

Douglas Praska

Grafton

Douglas Praska, age 63, a long-time resident of the Grafton area, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at Unity Medical Center in Grafton.  More...

Allyn Marifjeren

Grand Forks

Allyn Marifjeren, 83, Grand Forks, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at Valley Eldercare in Grand Forks.  Services were held Thursday, Aug. 17, at United Lutheran Church in Grand Forks. More...

School

Become a Booster

Organization supports more than youth sports

When people hear the words Grafton Boosters, they may think of an organization that is about promoting sports within the Grafton School District. That assumption is correct. More...

At the head of the class

"At the head of the class" introduces The Walsh County Record readers to new teachers in area school districts. More...

Religion

Family fun without the sun

Rain forces Our Saviour's event to move indoors

Our Saviour's Family Fun Night for members of the Grafton community went on as planned without the sun, although it was moved to a different location.  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

I am currently on vacation and visiting the great state of Alaska. What a beautiful place it is. As I was flying from Seattle to Alaska, the words of the psalmist came to mind. More...

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE

Century Elementary School in Grafton ushered in the new school year with the traditional raising of the American Flag Wednesday. More...

Grain, sugarbeet farmers ease into favorable harvest season

Field testing turns combine wheels

COUNTY – Farmers in Walsh County have stuck both feet into this year’s harvest, although some have had to wade slowly to acclimate themselves and maximize yields.   Weather patterns over the past couple of weeks have teased farmers. More...

District 10, 19 Republicans gather at Fair Oak Golf Course

Cramer shows support of Trump's accomplishments

GRAFTON – Republicans from District 10 and 19 gathered at Fair Oaks Golf Course last Thursday for a fundraising golf scramble and steak fry.  A crowd of around 50 people gathered to hear U.S. More...

News

Strand down

Digital signs to replace old marquee

The Strand Theatre in Grafton will receive an unexpected new look on the front of their building after a construction vehicle accidentally hit the old marquee during the Hill Avenue project that finished up this week.  Denny Schneider, a member More...

Great Plains food truck to make Grafton stop

All in need of food welcome

Great Plains Food Bank (GPFB) will be bringing a semi load of food to Grafton Friday, Aug. 25. They will stop at the city hall parking lot, 5 East 4th Street, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All in need of food assistance are welcome. More...

Blood drive successful

Blood drive coordinator JoAnn Mitchell, and Life Skills and Transition Center Wellness Committee sponsored a very successful blood drive on Aug. 2 in Grafton. There were 25 people who volunteered to donate blood with 20 able to give. More...

Happenings

Quilt Bingo to benefit Camp Good Mourning

The sixth annual Quilt Bingo will be held Sunday, Sept. More...

First Care’s Harvest Fest to feature basket auction

First Care Health Center’s 22nd annual Harvest Fest will be held Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Park River American Legion Coliseum.  The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. More...

Annual Skjeberg Lutheran Picnic in the Park Sunday

The 11th annual Skjeberg Lutheran Church “Picnic in the Park” is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 27, from 5-7 p.m.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Oops, laws against secret meetings

RECORD EDITORIAL

Most North Dakotans love the guy that comes into a bar and tells jokes… “a priest, rabbi and a farmer all walk into a bar..” Although, last week the joke began, “A governor, attorney general and an EPA administrator walk into More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  Two perennial contenders for the women’s city golf crown will meet in the finals of the tournament at the Grafton golf course. Mrs. Frankie Tallackson and Mrs. John L. Anderson will vie for the championship. Mrs. More...

Sports

Spoilers wrap up preseason against Cards

Scrimmage prepares team for season opener

Grafton Spoilers football team traveled to Langdon Friday for a pre-season scrimmage against the Langdon Cardinals.  The scrimmage gave coaches and players a better idea of where adjustments need to be made.  The Spoilers open their season More...

Tradition lost in football realignment

Walsh County rivalry put on hold

North Dakota High School Activities Association’s (NDHSAA) board of directors meeting last October was highlighted by the formal approval of the NDHSAA Football Plan for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.  A realignment decision in the AA division More...

PRESEASON VOLLEYBALL

PR-F-L's Elaina Swartz hits the ball across the net against Stephen-Argyle last Friday in Park River. More...