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Commissioners get the dirt on soils committee recommendation

Farmers make final plea to stop tax equalization

COUNTY – Walsh County Commission met Monday, June 4, with chairman Lawrence Burianek and commissioners Karen Anderson, Ernie Barta, Luther Meberg and Lauren Wild in attendance, as well as auditor Kris Molde.  At 9:30 a.m. More...

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Community

Grafton Scholarship Pageant titleholders to compete at state level

Miss SummerFest competes in Miss North Dakota

June 6 -9 will be hectic and exciting for two contestants crowned at Grafton Scholarship Pageant Organization’s local competition held in June 2017.  More...

Sundvor, Hart to wed in August

Bethany Sundvor and Jared Hart of Devils Lake are pleased to announce their engagement to family and friends. Sundvor is the daughter of Terri and Louis Machart of Park River and Robert Sundvor of Edinburg. More...

Minto girls sponsored for ALA Girl’s State

Event begins June 10 at UND

Four Minto junior girls will be sponsored for 2018 North Dakota American Legion Auxiliary Girl’s State at the University of North Dakota, June 10-15.  More...

Obituaries

Patrick Koehmstedt

Grafton

Patrick Valentine Koehmstedt, 69, Grafton, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family.  More...

Earl Korynta

Anchorage, Alaska

Earl Dominic Korynta, 74, passed away January 26, 2018 at Alaska Regional Hospital surrounded by family. More...

John Glanner

Grafton

John J. Glanner, 87, Grafton, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018, at North Dakota Veterans Home in Lisbon.  More...

School

2017-2018 North Valley Technical Honor Society members

Nearly 100 people gathered in the Grafton High School gymnasium as North Valley Technical Honor Society inducted 18 new members May 10. More...

Park River Area Elementary honors students with awards program

Park River Area Elementary held its awards program on Friday, May 18. Students in grades first through sixth who met the reading goal established for the school year were recognized. More...

Officers for 2018-19

Junior High student council officers for 2018-19 were announced on awards day at Grafton Public School. Officers, from left are, Riley Suda, vice president; Walker Demers, president, and Maxwell Dumas, secretary.   More...

Religion

New place of worship rises from wreckage

What started as a sale of Vang cups to raise money for repair of a leaky roof on the old Vang Church turned into a sale of pews and a full fundraiser to tear down the church due to black mold and raccoon infestation. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

What does being a Christian mean to you? Does it mean being a member of a local church, following a certain code of doctrinal guidelines? More...

Grow Grafton fund banks on shift to local goods only

EDC discusses revamping program

GRAFTON- The city’s economic development committee (EDC) met last week with Mayor Chris West attending, as well as chairperson Chris Lipsh, Phil Ray, Jayce Schumacher, Andrew Petersen, Kristy Jelinek, Don Hutson and Keith Bjorneby all in attend More...

Commissioners reluctantly move forward with pay scale updates

Employees make their cases for higher wages

COUNTY – Walsh County Commission met Monday, June 4, with chairman Lawrence Burianek and commissioners Karen Anderson, Ernie Barta, Luther Meberg and Lauren Wild in attendance, as well as auditor Kris Molde.  More...

School board candidates sprint to finish line in election race

Lipsh, Mayfield share their motivations, qualifications

GRAFTON – Grafton Public School Board District #3 has a seat open for the June 12 primary election with Kristy Jelinek opting not to run, opening the ballot to candidates Sharon Lipsh and Brian Mayfield to fill her spot.  Sharon Lipsh  More...

News

More recreation coming to Homme Dam

Board revises camping rules, extends maximum stay

Walsh County Park Board met Monday at Homme Dam with Corey Dalzell, Sharon Lipsh, Heather Pich, AK Moe, and Rodney Dearinger, as well as commissioners Lawrence Burianek, Karen Anderson, Luther Meberg, Ernie Barta and Lauren Wild in attendance.  More...

Landspout or tornado?

Louis Kadlec, Pisek, caught this landspout touchdown last Wednesday evening near Pisek. Storms started rolling through Walsh County around 6 p.m. and moved south. More...

Voting to be held at Walsh County Farmers Room

Polling hours for the June 12 primary election are from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Farmers Room at Walsh County Courthouse. More...

Happenings

Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast

Knights of Columbus 5055 is hosting a pancake breakfast on Father’s Day Sunday, June 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Park River.  There is a free will offering with all proceeds benefitting KC youth activities. More...

2018 Grafton Booster golf tournament

The 2018 Grafton Booster annual golf tournament will be held during SummerFest on Thursday, June 21, at Fair Oaks Golf Club in Grafton at 9 a.m.   To enter a team, email a list of team members with contact information to michael. More...

Cooking class at Unity Medical Center

Rondee Feltman will be hosting a cooking class on Tuesday, June 12 at 5 p.m. at Unity Medical Center, reviewing food safety and grilling guidelines to allow a healthy and safe summer full of grilled food. More...

Opinion

How the mighty have fallen

RECORD EDITORIAL

Racism is never ok. It’s strange to keep having these conversations. It’s not 1950 anymore. And here’s the proof. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years  With the 1958 acreage reserve sign-up substantially complete, 298 Walsh County farmers agreed to place a total of 12,743 allotment acres of wheat in the soil bank reserve for 1958, according to a report from the office of Walsh County More...

Sports

AGGIES BACK-TO-BACK STATE CHAMPS

Magnusson drives in leading run in top of eighth

The Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies went into the Class B state championship baseball game last Saturday hoping to repeat 2017’s outcome where they defeated the Thompson Tommies 8-4 in the title game.   More...

Class B Coach of the Year

Aggies long-time head coach Brett Omdahl, right, walks back to the proud PR-F-L team after he was awarded the Class B Coach of the Year during the award ceremony of the state tournament in Jamestown last Saturday.   More...

Spoiler boys take ninth at state golf

Albrecht totals 164, ties for 15th

Area boys golf teams traveled to Mapelton last Tuesday and Wednesday to compete in the NDHSAA Boys Class B State Tournament.  The Grafton Spoilers finished in ninth place with a total score of 702 while the Park River Area (PRA) Aggies took 11th More...