September 6, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

City of Grafton to increase mills for 2018

Committee backs Unity generator grant application

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

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Community

Season of change for Harvest Fest

First Care shaking up fall fundraiser

“Seasons of Change” is the theme for First Care Health Center Harvest Fest this year as many changes are taking place at the annual fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Park River Coliseum.  More...

A selfless birthday wish

10-year-old requests pantry donations instead of gifts

When Liam Medbery sent out invitations for her birthday party, the notes included an unusual request from a soon to be 10-year-old. More...

Park River unit to host fall auxiliary district meeting

The American Legion Auxiliary District 2 fall meeting will be hosted by Unit 147 of Park River on Thursday, Sept.14.  More...

Obituaries

Steven Schultz

Cashton, Wisconsin

Steven Carl Schultz (39), of Cashton, Wisconsin, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at Gundersen Hospital in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, from a pulmonary embolism. He was born Dec. 9, 1977, to Jean (Schultz) Estenson in Bloomington, Minnesota. More...

Wanda Berg

St. Thomas

Wanda L. Berg, age 81, of St. Thomas, passed away Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks.  More...

Dorothy Danielson

Drayton

Dorothy Danielson, 88, Drayton, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.  Services were held Thursday, Aug. 31, at Drayton Lutheran Church, with burial in Drayton Cemetery. More...

School

Midway School tax levy meeting planned

A public hearing to consider increasing Grand Forks and Walsh county property tax levies will be held at Midway Public School in conjunction with the regular school board meeting on Monday, Sept. 11. The board meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. More...

Century Star students

Century Primary School Star students for the week of Aug. 28 through Sept. 1 are, front from left, O’Ryan Helmoski and Joe Garcia. Row 2: Kayley Longtin, Azure Burley and Deven Garza. More...

School Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 7  Drayton Public School picture day.  Monday, Sept. 11  Valley-Edinburg Public School pre-K through 11 picture day.  Tuesday, Sept. More...

Religion

Sharing God’s love and grace

Rev. Brooke Apple answers Hoople church call

Rev. Brooke Apple was looking for a small rural community to begin a career in ministry when God led her in the direction of First Lutheran Church. More...

Apostolic Faith to host Rev. Shell

Rev. Brian Shell, missionary to Germany, will be a guest speaker at Apostolic Faith Church of Grafton, on Sunday, Sept.10, and again Monday, Sept. 11.  Shell will speak during regular   Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m. More...

Family picnic at North Trinity

A family fellowship potluck picnic will be held at North Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Grafton, on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 12:30 p.m.   Church family and friends are invited to come and share a meal and memories. More...

Commissioners discuss quarter-cent sales tax

Additional budget cuts needed

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

FARMERS BUSY BETWEEN SHOWERS

Grain harvest transitions to row crops

COUNTY – Walsh County farmers have had to dodge a few showers this past week to finish up their grain harvest and move into beans, potatoes and sugar beets.  Crop dusters have been busy spraying beans in the meantime.  More...

News

Fordville ambulance treasurer arrested for embezzlement

Gemmill faces Class B felony

Jennifer Gemmill, age 45, from Fordville was arrested Aug. 28 for allegedly embezzling over $10,000 during the period of January 2012 to June 2017 from Fordville Quick Response (FQR), aka Fordville Ambulance Service.  More...

Beet truck rolls on County Road 15

Driver, passenger not seriously injured

Brandy Garza, age 20, was the driver of a 1996 Volvo truck pulling a trailer full of beets that rolled on County Road 15 Friday. Garza and her passenger Juan Benavidez sustained minor injuries but were not transported from the scene by ambulance. More...

Just keep swimming

This busy muskrat spots the camera as he causes ripples across the Park River west of Leistikow Park in Grafton. Muskrats are semi-aquatic rodents known mostly for their destructive burrowing in ponds, streams and dams.   More...

Happenings

CHI Friendship to present education class on ABLE Act

CHI Friendship will present a community education class on the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act on Tuesday, Sept 12.  More...

Fundraiser keeping the history of Bechyne Heritage Hall alive

The annual Bechyne Heritage Hall fall fundraiser will be held Sunday, Oct. 1. The fundraiser is essential to keeping the history of the hall alive.  More...

Grafton church to open doors for Jubilee Camp potato feed

The congregation at Grafton Lutheran Church is opening their church doors for Park River Bible Camp (PRBC) staff to host a Jubilee Camp potato feed fundraiser. The event will be held at the church on Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Opinion

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Behave yourself

RECORD EDITORIAL

It’s that time of year again when our young athletes put on their school’s respective uniforms and compete in an array of sporting events.  In today’s overly sensitive society, reminders of proper behavioral etiquette while par More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  The Walsh County extension office estimated that about 80 percent of the hard spring wheat in Walsh County had been harvested. The figure set for barley and oats combined was about 90 percent.  More...

Sports

Spoilers host Titans in home opener

D-V-E adds second consecutive win of season

The Grafton Spoilers volleyball team hosted the Drayton-Valley-Edinburg (D-V-E) Titans in a Region 2 volleyball match at Grafton last Thursday.  More...

Grafton falls to Shanley

Spoilers halted by Deacons in tough home opener

The Grafton Spoilers football team hosted their first home game of the 2017 season against the Shanley High School Deacons last Friday.  Grafton was outsized both on the line and in key positions by Shanley, resulting in a tough 48-0 home-openin More...

Lady Aggies slam Thunder

PR-F-L wins first home game

The Park River-Fordville- Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies volleyball team took on the Hatton- Northwood (H-NW) Thunder in their home opener last Thursday in Park River. More...