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'Be Kind to Everyone'

Grafton student sells beanies with dual purpose

Charlie Kern says that one day, when he gets older, he might want to fix teeth at the office like his dad.   For now, the Grafton junior is learning job skills with the help of others.  Charlie was diagnosed with autism at a young age. More...

Dabble with Dell

This month is “Potato Lovers Month,” we can’t forget North Dakota’s biggest eating vegetable, the potato, grown as many varieties in the state. This week’s recipes and the following will be many good recipes. More...

Birthdays

Send name, city of residence and date of birthday to The Walsh County Record, 402 Hill Ave., Grafton, ND 58237 or e-mail them to brittany@wcrecord.com. Please, no phone calls. Deadline is Monday noon. More...

Obituaries

John Silewski

Grafton

John E. Silewski, 61, of Grafton, passed away on the evening of Jan. 31, 2019, at Azura Memory Care of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, after living a short number of years with young-onset Alzheimer’s disease. More...

Elizabeth Littlefield

Cavalier

Elizabeth “Betty” Littlefield, 93, of Cavalier, and formerly of Grafton and New Town, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at Pembina County Memorial Hospital of Cavalier.  More...

Patricia Anderson

Drayton

Patricia (Pat) Anderson, 92, passed away at her home in Drayton on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.  Services were held Saturday, Feb. 2, at United Methodist Church in Drayton. Austin- Hughes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  More...

School

Great ideas STEM from a little creativity

Creating an igloo together from mini marshmallows and toothpicks as part of a STEM project are, from left, fifth grader Saveah Hale-Mizera, third grader Azure Burley and front, fifth grader Kristina More...

Park River Area places first at MathCounts

Area mathletes compete Feb. 1

Forty-four middle school students from area schools Cavalier, Edmore, Grafton, Minto, North Border-Pembina and Park River Area competed in the Walsh-Pembina counties MathCounts competition held Friday, Feb. 1, at the Walsh County Courthouse.  More...

Take Note

Cedarville University student Rylan Setness of Park River, majoring in biology, was named to the dean’s honor list for fall 2018. More...

Religion

'Great is your faithfulness'

Kjelland reflects on what led her to Park River Bible Camp

Rebecca Kjelland recalls the first time she preached in front of a congregation, at Grafton Lutheran Church, where she served as youth director in 2006.  “ I was nervous,” said Kjelland, now director of ministries at Park River Bible More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Recently, our church ( Thrive Community Church) began our new semester of small groups – we call them “Grow Groups.” We have a few groups of five-10 people meet for 12 weeks or so every spring and fall and study Scripture, pray toge More...

Water line breaks throughout Grafton

Jeremy French of Kilmer Excavating looks over the front window of the excavator while working on a water line break. More...

Walsh County increases general fund by five mills

Cities adjust mill rates by valuation

COUNTY—Not surprisingly Walsh County real estate valuations were up in most cities and in the county from 2017 to 2018.  More...

News

Grafton’s blood drive brings in 50 volunteers

52 units collected

Valley Ambulance and Rescue hosted a blood drive with Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, on Jan. 24 at St. More...

County Court Report

JANUARY 2019 FORFEITURES  Speeding-Noah Ryan Altendorf, Brady Michael Duff, Linda Carol Duff, Bradley Paul Nilson, Oscar Raymond Rivera, Ashlee Katie Rudolf, Christopher Matthew Rugg, Chad Michael Spale and Dale Vernon Stevens.  Drove witho More...

Crystal giving

American Crystal Sugar Company, through its Community Roots Program recently donated $5,000 to Grafton Volunteer Fire Department (GVFD). More...

Happenings

Police Blotter

Jan. 28, 2:19 p.m., report of harassment at an undisclosed location.  Jan. 28, 2:56 p.m., animal complaint on Lahaise Drive.  Jan. 28, 5:11 p.m., animal at large at the intersection of Fourth Street and Western Avenue.  More...

Polish Food Festival set

The Polish National Alliance 14th annual Polish Food Festival is Saturday, March 30, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Minto Community Center.  Entertainment will begin at 2:30 p.m. There will be a Polish store and silent auction. More...

Walsh Co. Senior Citizens Council annual meeting

The annual meeting of the Walsh County Senior Citizens Council will be held Friday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. at the Fordville Senior Center. Lunch will be served and everyone is welcome.  More...

Opinion

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Leave well enough alone

RECORD EDITORIAL

There’s an old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Seems like there is an effort by North Dakota cities and counties to remove the official minutes and might we add the publishing of checks (expenditures) of local More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  Members of the Grafton Volunteer Fire Department assisted in unloading a 200- bed emergency hospital, which had been assigned to Grafton by Civil Defense. More...

Sports

Grapplers hit home mats

Region 2 duals held in Grafton gym 2019 CLASS B WRESTLING REGION 2 DUALS

The Grafton Spoilers wrestling team hosted the 2019 North Dakota Class B Region 2 Duals last Saturday in the Grafton High School gym.  Grafton’s lack of depth left them empty handed in numerous weight classes resulting in a tough loss to C More...

Lady Spoilers defeat Titans

Cassie Sieben puts up 19 points to lead all scorers

Region 2’s first place Grafton Spoilers hosted the second game of a doubleheader b baagainst nnnnumber nine Drayton- Valley-Edinburg (D-V-E) Titans last Thursday.  More...

G-PR hosts two tough games back-to-back

Spoilers fall to Minot, Grand Forks Red River

The Grafton-Park River (G-PR) Spoilers hosted the Minot Magicians at Grafton Centennial Center last Thursday where they took an early one-goal lead in the first period. More...