2018-03-14

Days Gone By



Fred Wosick of Fargo submitted this picture of the fifth grade class at Chase School in 1959. Students are, front from left, Dawn Benjaminson, Joan Wosick, Phyllis Hegranes, Bonnie Misialek, Margo Ruud, Susan Molde, Frances Czapiewski, Lynda Burton, Bill Nybo and Eddie Rose. Row 2: Charles Stewart, Steve Rogers, Gilbert Gravelin, Charles Wilson, Mike Hovde, Keith Ness, Larry Eng, unknown, […]

Retired engineer discusses drains



After reading the Walsh County Record Feb. 7, 2018, front page article titled “Hot water continues over Drain 87,” I find myself compelled to share with citizens of Grafton and surrounding communities my take on the pending, very expensive, agglomeration of (1) Grafton’s new flood bypass channel, (2) the WCWRB Drain 74/76 and (3) the WCWRB Drain 87; and to […]

Heitkamp proves to be reliable left vote



The Federal Elections Commission reports that of the millions of dollars Sen. Mary Kathryn “Heidi” Heitkamp has raised for her reelection campaign, 94 percent of the money comes from contributors outside of North Dakota. New York was the top source for her fundraising followed by Texas, Washington D.C., California and Massachusetts. The most troubling thing is not that Heitkamp’s campaign […]

Around the County




The Emerald Ash Borer is coming! The Emerald Ash Borer is now in Winnipeg. We have scheduled Dr. Joe Zeleznik, NDSU Extension Forester, to talk about what this might mean to Walsh County. We also have Lance Duey, NRCS area soil scientist, on the program to talk about the suitability of Walsh County Soils for trees. This program will be […]

Conway Columnist



There’s no gold in the golden years Being in the vanguard of the aged population, it is my duty to warn the younger folks along the way about their unrealistic expectations of the golden years. Cutting to the chase, there is no gold in the golden years. The term “golden years” was created by an advertising executive whose client was […]

Barn beauty



The bright red barn at Heritage Village stands out from the frost covered trees last Friday, a sampling of nature’s beauty.

Spoilers end season with second place

Burros defense dominates to defend state title

The Grafton Spoilers lined up against defending 2017 state champions the Hillsboro-Central Valley (H-CV) Burros in the Super Region 2 championship ggame last Saturday aat the Betty. Grafton controlled the first quarter, taking a solid 18-6 lead before H-CV switched up their defense and held them to 19 points in the last three quarters. The Burros were unable to gain […]

Aggies fall to Tommies for fourth in region

PR-F-L cuts lead to five going into final quarter at the Betty

The Park-River-Fordville- Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies faced the Thompson Tommies in the third place game of the Super Region 2 tournament n at Bl the Betty last Saturday. The Aggies kept up in the first half, only trailing 23-21 at halftime but were outscored in the final two quarters for a 54-46 loss and finished their season with a fourth place […]

Niemann hits the ice with Team Kitchens

Girls group wins North Dakota State High School championship title

Brandi Niemann, a senior at Grafton High School, gained interest in competitive curling last summer and soon enough found herself as the fourth member on a girls competitive junior curling team namedTeam Kitchens. Niemann was in Bismarck last summer for the state softball tournament while her family was competing in a summer bonspiel and ended up curling in three games […]

Aggies lead Burros four times at Betty

H-CV offense dominates fourth quarter to win it

Super Region 2’s number five seeded Park River- Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies took on the first place Hillsboro-Central Valley (H-CV) Burros in a close semifinal game at the Betty last Thursday. The Aggies put up a fight, leading the 2017 state champions four times in the game but the Burros offense was on fire in the second half, scoring 26 points […]