May 9, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Benavidez facing two misdemeanors, seven felonies from hostage situation

Preliminary hearing June 6

GRAFTON – Guadalupe Rodrigo Benavidez, Jr. appeared in Walsh County District Court this week in front of Judge Laurie Fontaine. More...

Special Sections

Community

Grafton group looks to address social issues

Community Connection Cafe begins

Dianna Denault is no stranger to the Grafton community. More...

Sunny news from Sunset

Monday was fitness club to get in shape for summer fashions! Money Monday Bingo was special because we got not only our tokens, but a vase of fresh flowers for the first games. After bingo we went to the sunroom for Bible study with Pastor Rena. More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

We have Nurses Day and nursing home week coming up and are looking forward to having a great time celebrating a great place to live and work! Please join us on Monday, May 14, at 3 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Karey Amundrud

Park River

Karey Amundrud, 78, Park River, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Park River Good Samaritan Society.  Services will be Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River. More...

Lorraine Johnston

Drayton

Lorraine Johnston, 66, Drayton, passed away Thursday, Apr il 26, 2018, at Unity Hospital in Grafton.  Services will be held Thursday, May 17, at 2 p.m., in Assembly of God Church in Drayton. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service. More...

Cheryl Licandro

Temp, Arizona

Cheryl ( Fagerholt) Licandro, 67, Tempe, Arizona, formerly of Hoople, passed away April 2, 2018, at home with her husband, Rick, and son, Mark, by her side.  More...

School

Students compete at state speech

Minto’s Hovde gets all-state

The 66th annual NDHSAA Sponsored State Class B Speech Tournament was held at Mandan High School on Saturday, April 28. More...

Niemann Scholarship recipients announced

Receipts of 2018 Niemann Scholarships in the amount of $500 each are Sawyer Cudmore, Kaitlyn Blake, Spencer Skavhaug, Julia Koppang, Elaina Swartz, all of Park River; Amber Gemmill, Edinburg; Taylor Reilly, Hoople; and Marcus and Matthew Niemann, bot More...

Spoilers of the month

Spoilers of the Month are chosen for showing outstanding attitude, kindness and dedication. April Spoiler of the Month winner for seventh grade is Deftiny Ulenge, son of Catherine Ulenge and Barry Chabu. More...

Religion

Finding hope after addiction

Chyle family shows strength in ‘unending love’

Last Thursday, May 3, was National Day of Prayer. People all over our nation spent the day praying for those in need and in St. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

One of the unique things about pastoring in a community like Grafton is that there are people in my congregation who seem to know everyone in town. More...

Unmarked sewer line clogs city spending

Street department hires out street repairs

GRAFTON – The city’s ways and means committee and public utilities committee met Monday evening with chairperson Chris West and all members except Shane Mohn in attendance.  More...

Commissioners at odds over tax equalization

Wild questions Barta’s determination to forge ahead

COUNTY – Walsh County Commission met Monday morning with chairperson Lawrence Burianek and commissioners Karen Anderson, Luther Meberg, Lauren Wild and Ernie Barta in attendance, as well as county auditor Kris Molde.  More...

Grafton School Board approves 2018-19 contracts

Drayton, St. Thomas football co-op dissolved

At the last meeting, Grafton School Board members Greg Feltman, Kristy Jelinek, Barry Kingsbury, Scott LeClerc, Donald Suda, Jennifer Thompson and Tom Torkelson were in attendance. More...

News

Record staff brings home awards

The Walsh County Record staff was among North Dakota newspapers to be honored at the 132nd annual North Dakota Newspaper Association convention last week in Bismarck.  All awards at the convention are for work done during 2017. More...

The nose knows

This corgi spots the camera as he licks his nose while temperatures start to climb during the Fly-In Breakfast on Sunday. Dogs sweat by secreting moisture from their paws and nose and therefore tend to lick their noses more often during warmer days. More...

Drain 87 moves forward

Houston Engineering hosts pre-bid meeting

Walsh County Water Resource District ( WCWRD) held their weekly meeting Tuesday, May 1, where Houston Engineering hosted a pre-bid presentation for Drain 87 and the McLeod Drain project.  More...

Happenings

Local Events Calendar:

Thursday, May 10  Walsh County Three Rivers Soil Conservation District monthly meeting, 8 a.m., conservation office, 13351 Highway 17 W., Park River.  First Care Health Center Auxiliary monthly meeting, 2 p.m., Park River Ambulance building More...

Cancer Survivor dinner at Fair Oaks

A Walsh County Cancer Survivor dinner will be held at Fair Oaks Golf Course on Thursday, June 7 at 5:30 p.m to take the place of Relay for Life.  Survivors are asked to join for a complimentary dinner in their honor with space limited to them an More...

Ben Hylden to speak

The public is invited to hear Ben Hylden speak to grades five and six about his journey to becoming an author and public speaker on Friday, May 18 at the Grafton Performing Arts Center.   More...

Opinion

The year no one saw coming

RECORD EDITORIAL

The Koreas have begun to work out their differences. President Trump is rumored to be up for the Nobel Peace Prize. Kanye West tweeted support of the current administration and criticized Obama. Man, 2018 is turning into a wild year. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years  The Grafton Chamber of Commerce heard reports from chairmen of various committees at its meeting that indicated a budget of some $6,000 should be set up in the coming year for Chamber work.  Grafton’s Veterans of Foreign War More...

Sports

Grafton girls 10-run Fusion at home

Strong second inning drives Spoilers ahead

The Grafton Spoilers fastpitch softball team hosted a non-region game against the Warren-Alvarado-Oslo (W-A-O) Fusion where they domi- nated the second and fifth innings for an 11-1 home victory in five innings.  Brandi Niemann was credited with More...

Spoilers dominate on Pat Mach Field

M-M unable to get a hit at home

The Midway-Minto (M-M) Mustangs hosted a Region 4 baseball game against the Grafton Spoilers last Thursday. More...

Lifetime of experience for small-town gal

Balderas enters fourth year of UND cheerleading

Bobbyjo Balderas will walk onto the University of North Dakota (UND) campus this fall knowing she will be entering her fourth and final year of cheerleading for UND Athletics.  “It definitely was a hard moment after my tryout,” she s More...