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Taking action against tobacco

Coalition celebrating 10 years of bringing awareness

Walsh County Tobacco-Free Coalition members are celebrating an anniversary this month. For 10 years the group has taken action against tobacco, bringing awareness of the dangers of its use to local citizens, both young and old.  More...

New Arrival

Finley John Kemmis, son of Jared and Stacey Kemmis of Watertown, South Dakota, was born Aug. 20, 2017. At birth he weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 20 inches. He has a sister, Teagan who is 1-1/2 years old.  More...

Extension Exchange

Homework help  Did you know that in the early 20th century, homework was considered a positive exercise that could strengthen the mind, which then was thought to be a muscle?  More...

Obituaries

Lori (Kaml) Aaser

Grafton

Lori ( Kaml) Aaser, 48, Grafton, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at Sanford Hospital of Fargo after a courageous battle with cancer.  More...

Alice Olson

Park River

Alice L. Olson, 97, Park River, died Friday, Jan. 19, at Park River Good Samaritan Center. Services will be held this spring. Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements.   More...

Jeanette Bozekowski

Dickinson

Funeral Mass for Jeanette Bozekowski, 84, of Dickinson was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Dickinson with Father Todd Kreitinger celebrating. Burial followed in St. Patrick Cemetery. More...

School

Pictures worth 1,000 words

Mock Caldecott brings book illustrations to life

Association for Library Service to Children, a division of American Library Association, will announce the recipient of the Caldecott Medal on Monday, Feb. 12. More...

The Spoiler Scoop

Sixth graders at Century Intermediate School are ready to achieve their goals in 2018. Students set goals using growth mindset strategy when the year started.  More...

Century stars

Century Elementary School’s theme for the 2017-18 school year is “Century Elementary – where every student is a star!” as staff strive to recognize children for their academic More...

Religion

History of Lent

Editor's note: This article is reprinted from the Feb. 22, 2012 edition of The Walsh County Record , with information compiled by Sue Matcha.  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

John 15:15 “I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father.” (NRSV)   More...

Commission addresses pay scale for employees

County struggles to compete with higher paying jobs

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

A NIGHT AT THE BOLOGNA FEED

Harvey Avenue Saloon's 32nd Annual Bologna Cook-off

  Ernie Barta, right, proudly grabs his first place trophy from Toni Pullak after Chris Misialek annouces the winner of Harvey Avenue Saloon’s 32nd annual Bologna Cook-off last Friday. More...

News

Patriotic scouts

Minto Girl Scout Juniors Anna Riske, center, and Tayla Lizakowski are full of smiles as they march with flags before the tip off the Midway-Minto girls basketball game against North Border on Monday.   More...

Charges amended for Williston woman

Preliminary hearing date set for March

Natalie Apland, 46, made her initial appearance Monday in Walsh County District Court in front of Judge Laurie Fontaine on multiple charges stemming from a November 2017 arrest in Park River. More...

County Court Report

NOVEMBER 2017 DISPOSITIONS  More...

Happenings

Popple Ridge Pickers benefit concert rescheduled

A Popple Ridge Pickers benefit concert originally scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 14, has been rescheduled. The concert was postponed due to a winter storm. The group is now scheduled to perform at 4 p.m. More...

Police Blotter

Jan. 16, 8:14 a.m., alarm activated on 13th Street West.  Jan. 16, 10:43 a.m., report of drugs/narcotics on Hill Avenue.  Jan. 16, 12:57 p.m., report of a traffic accident on 12th Street. More...

Renowned speaker Brooks Harper to present to S.O.A.R.

S.O.A.R. Committee invites area residents to a special presentation on Thursday, Jan. 25, by nationally-renowned speaker Brooks Harper.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

All eyes on internet surveillance

RECORD EDITORIAL

A bill renewing the National Security Agency’s (NSA) ability to legally conduct internet surveillance without a warrant was passed last week. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  Strand Theatre premiered Jailhouse Rock, Dragstrip Girl, and Rock All Night.  Harley R. Kingsbury, a Grafton area farmer, was elected as a director of the Grafton National Bank at the annual stockholder’s meeting.  More...

Sports

Grafton suffers first loss of season

Spoilers fall behind in final quarter

The Grafton boys basketball team battled it out with the Cavalier Tornadoes in a Super Region 2 double- header last Friday in Grafton. More...

G-PR succumbs to Spartans at home

Spoilers cut the lead in third period after slow start

The Grafton-Park River (G-PR) boys hockey team hosted the Fargo North (FN) Spartans in an EDC game where the Spoilers started slowly before outscoring the Spartans in the second and third periods but still suffered a 3-2 loss.   More...

Spoilers surpass Cavalier at home

Grafton improves region record

The Lady Spoilers met the Cavalier Tornadoes on their home court during a Super Region 2 match-up last Friday, dominating the game from start to finish. More...