October 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Whelan appointed to Northeast Judicial District judgeship

GRAFTON _ Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed former Walsh County prosecutor Barbara Whelan to a judgeship in the Northeast Judicial District, effective Oct. 23. Whelan will be chambered in Grafton. She replaces Judge M. Richard Geiger, who retired Oct. More...

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Community

Supporting Unity in a big way

Foundation’s annual Harvest Auction continues to grow

Unity Medical Center Foundation Harvest Auction has a reputation of providing a fun-filled, exciting evening for all who attend. This year’s event will not disappoint.  More...

New Arrival

Owen Adrian Szklarski, son of Dave and Heather Szklarski, was born July 24, 2017, in Grafton. At birth, he weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces. He has a big sister Eva.  More...

Dabble with Dell

One of my favorite meats is chicken. Not too long ago, I tried this recipe over a whole chicken that was browned and ready for the pan – it was good. Next time I make it, it will be over chicken pieces. I call it Chicken Delight.   More...

Obituaries

Betty Kringstad

Prosperity, Pennsylvania

Betty Kringstad, 61, Prosperity, Pennsylvania, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. A memorial service will be held at a later date.  More...

Richard ‘Dickie’ Stanislawski

Warsaw

Richard “ Dickie” Stanislawski, 64, Warsaw, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at his home near Warsaw.  Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 24, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church of Warsaw, with burial at the church cemetery. More...

Mary Monson

Grafton

Mary Monson, 61, Grafton, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Unity Medical Center of Grafton.  Services will be held Friday, Oct. 27, at 11 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church of Hoople, with burial in the church cemetery. More...

School

Facilitating future Spoilers

Developing Leaders collecting hockey, figure skating equipment

Three students in NorthValley Career and Technology Center’s (NVCTC) Developing Leaders class are collaborating to help Grafton youth participate in local hockey and figure skating programs. More...

Far Off Broadway to present ‘Little Mermaid’

The cast of Grafton High School’s Far Off Broadway will present a musical rendition of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” Thursday, Nov. 16 through Saturday, Nov. 18, at Grafton Public Schools Performing Arts Center. More...

Be a buddy, not a bully

Miss North Dakota brings platform to local schools

Miss North Dakota Lizzie Jensen was in Grafton and Park River on Friday, Oct. 13, presenting her anti-bullying message to students enrolled at the two schools.  More...

Religion

Twice blessed

Bethany Wurtz ordained, installed at Our Saviour’s

Bethany Wurtz was twice blessed this past Sunday. She was ordained a reverend of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and installed as pastor of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Grafton.  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Finding calm in the storm  More...

Life Skills and Transition Center testimony heard

Interim legislative committee listens to presenters, tours facility

GRAFTON – All but two of 14 members of the North Dakota Legislature’s Interim Health Services Committee met on the grounds of Life Skills and Transition Center (LSTC) to tour the facility and receive testimony about the state’s beha More...

Concerned citizens meet with library board, city officials

Elevator grandfathered in

GRAFTON – Passion for Carnegie Regional Library to remain in its current location was evident Monday night at the library board meeting. More...

News

Truck collapses county bridge

On Oct 19, at 10:03 a.m., North Dakota Highway Patrol was contacted by Walsh County Sheriff’s Office for assistance.  Approximately two miles northeast of Forest River, a bridge owned and maintained by Walsh County Highway Department had c More...

Torres sentenced in Walsh County court

Alford plea upheld by Judge Geiger

Grafton resident Martin Bustamante Torres, age 52, appeared in Walsh County District Court Monday for sentencing in front of surrogate judge Richard Geiger.  Walsh County Assistant State’s Attorney Kellie Cole and Leo Patrick O’Day, More...

Garcia charged with inappropriate sexual contact with juvenile

Grafton man faces four Class A felonies

Jose Luis Garcia was formally charged Oct. 6 with two counts of gross sexual imposition involving a victim under the age of 15 years.  Garcia faces a maximum penalty of 20 years of incarceration and/or up to a $10,000 fine for each count.  More...

Happenings

Quilt season opener at Park River Bible Camp

Opening weekend of “Quilt Season” at Park River Bible Camp is Nov. 10-12 with the Deer Hunter Widows Quilt Retreat.  Quilting will commence at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 10, in the camp chapel. More...

Sowing Seeds in Haiti Gala at St. John’s Nov. 3

Sowing Seeds in Haiti Gala – to support the mission of building a school in Haiti – will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Friday, Nov. 3.  More...

Trick or treat at Sunset Home

Area children are invited to the annual Lutheran Sunset Home trick or treat event Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 3-4:30 p.m.  Youngsters are welcome to come in costumes and trick or treat through the halls of the home. More...

Opinion

Keep the library a Carnegie Library

RECORD EDITORIAL

An article in the Oct. 4 issue of The Walsh County Record spurred some concern with the Carnegie Regional Library board and the general public. On Sept. 27 a special city council meeting was held regarding the armory and library.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years  A record number of entries was expected when the Walsh County Fair and State Potato Show opened in Park River for a four-day run, according to Robert W. Amstrup, Walsh County Extension Agent.  More...

Sports

Spoilers wrap up season

Grafton takes on Class AA fourth place Jamestown

The Grafton Spoilers football team, ranked eighth, hosted a Class AA game against the fourth place Jamestown Blue Jays on a windy Saturday afternoon.  More...

2017 CLASS B EAST REGION

Grafton freshman Carlee Sieben keeps her eye on the course during the Class B East Region Meet in Cooperstown last Saturday. Sieben finished 18th with a time of 21:16.52 and earned a spot on the All-Region team.   More...

Region meet at Cooperstown

Spoiler runners finalize times before state

The Grafton Spoilers cross country teams traveled to Cooperstown last Saturday to compete in the 2017 Class B East Region meet at Cooperstown Country Club.  “We had an overall good region meet by both teams,” said Grafton head coach More...