February 7, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff’s department prepares for PREA audit

Jurgens asks county commission for funding

COUNTY – Walsh County Commission ( WCC) met Monday morning, with chairman Lawrence Burianek, commissioners Lauren Wild, Ernie Barta, Karen Anderson, and Luther Meberg, along with auditor Kris Molde, all in attendance.  More...

Special Sections

Community

New executive director for Grafton Chamber

Ambassadors committee has meet and greet

There have been some changes in the Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce as of late, one being the introduction of the new executive director, Shirley Burns.  More...

August Jennings Hylden baptized by his father

August Jennings Hylden, son of Rev. Jarrod and Elise Hylden, was baptized by his father on Jan. 28, at Skrefsrud Lutheran Church in rural Beresford, South Dakota. He was born Jan. More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

Please remember us on Giving Hearts Day on Thursday, Feb. 8. It is our first and we have big hopes!  Activities this week  Thursday, Feb. 8: Birthday party hosted by American Legion Auxiliary, 3 p.m.; movie night, 6:30 p.m.  More...

Obituaries

Arlene Mondry

Ardoch

Arlene M. Mondry, age 79, Ardoch, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at Lutheran Sunset Home, Grafton.  More...

Lucille Novak

Grand Forks

Lucille Novak, 90, of Grand Forks and formerly of Fordville, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Altru Hospital.  Visitation will be from 10-10:30 a.m., followed by the funeral at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. More...

Gilmen Northagen

Lakota

Gilmen Northagen, 89, of Lakota and formerly of rural Dahlen, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society in Lakota.  Services were held at Aaker Funeral Home of Lakota on Saturday, Feb. 3. More...

Sports

Wrestlers hit the mats in Hillsboro Region 2 dual

Spoilers line up against three teams

The Grafton Spoilers wrestling team traveled to Hillsboro last Saturday to compete in the first round of regional tournaments during a dual against Harvey-Wells County (H-WC), Pembina County North (PCN) and Hillsboro-Central Valley (H-CV).  More...

Super Region 2 battle

Grafton senior Dalton Albrecht (32) prepares to battle PR-F-L's Spencer Skavhaug for a rebound during a tense Super Region 2 matchup in Grafton on Tuesday. More...

Lady Titans unable to keep up with Spoilers

Dumas leads Grafton with three treys, 20 total points

The Grafton Spoilers took on the Drayton-Valley-Edinburg (D-V-E) Titans in the second game of a doubleheader in Grafton last Thursday during Parents’ Night.  Grafton dominated the first and f o qt urth quar- ters, more than doubling D-V-E& More...

Hot water continues over Drain 87

Group of concerned locals addresses board

COUNTY- Controversy surrounding Drain 87 is nothing new to Walsh County. More...

Department of Transportation hosts community meeting

Solutions discussed for junction of Highway 17, 32

PARK RIVER – More than 50 people gathered last Wednesday in Park River to discuss solutions for the junction at Highway 32 and Highway 17. A fatal accident that claimed the life of Dr. More...

MAY THE BEST BIRD WIN

A large Bald Eagle makes its claim on a leftover carcass in the snow as a black crow backs away on a farm about seven miles south of Grafton. Bald Eagles are opportunistic predators, meaning they will steal from other animals. More...

News

Grafton Ways and Means, Public Utilities committees meet for first time this year

Departments present budget reports

City of Grafton Ways and Means committee met Monday night with chairman Chris West, Chris Lipsh, Dave Fellman and Don Hutson present and Shane Mohn absent. Immediately following the ways and means committee was the public utilities committee. More...

New faces call for new places

Changes in WCR editorial staff

After the addition of two new faces to our Walsh County Record editorial staff along with the transition of easing Sue Matcha out of her position as community editor, we have switched around who covers what to best suit our staff and readers as a who More...

Four arrested in local drug bust make initial appearances

Felony charges brought against defendants after undercover operation

April Johnson, 46, Tanya Otto, 36, Raul Garcia Jr., 37, and Jeffrey Mercil, 31, were arrested in January on felony charges for delivery of methamphetamine. More...

Happenings

Community Mardi Gras party Feb. 13 at St. John’s

Helping Hands fund, Haiti school to benefit from event

The congregation of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Grafton will host their annual Mardi Gras Party on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the church parish center, from 6 to 9 p.m.  More...

Puppy love at story hour

“Everyone needs a fourlegged sweetheart,” says Story Lady for Pembina County in February. More...

PRAS announces preschool, kindergarten registration

Park River Area Elementary School will hold registration for all children who will begin preschool and kindergarten in the Park River Area School system this fall. Parents can register their children Tuesday through Friday, Feb. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Solving the prison problem

RECORD EDITORIAL

" What one does and what one says is a pretty good criterion of what one is."— Rilie R. Morgan, Nov. 7, 1923   More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  More...

School

Learning to love oneself

Gaining self-esteem subject for FCCLA STAR project

Bella Suda and Karlie Wardner are addressing learning to love oneself as the topic for their Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) STAR Event project this year. A win at district competition on Feb. More...

Four selected as Spoilers of the Month

Administration and staff at Grafton Junior High and High School have chosen four students as Spoilers of the Month for January.  More...

PRA's Jacob Ham named Presidential Scholar candidate

Park River Area student Jacob Ham is among 70 North Dakota high school students chosen as potential Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s most prestigious honors for a high school student. More...

Religion

Journey to the cross

Area churches to observe Lenten season

Feb. 14 is usually the day set aside for lovers to express their feelings for one another through gifts of cards, flowers or candy in celebration of Valentine’s Day. In 2018, Feb. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Who really fed the 5,000?  More...