March 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

NATURE'S BEAUTY

Frost-covered branches formed an archway into Grafton Lutheran Cemetery last Friday morning. More...

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Community

Magic, Monsters and Make Believe, oh my!

Grafton's figure skaters are ready to take to the ice

Grafton Parks and Rec’s (GPR) 30th annual ice show will be skating through town once again on Saturday, March 17, at 5 p.m. and again on Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m. More...

Sunny news from Sunset

Monday morning was fitness club. We stayed warm inside with the storm blowing snow outside. After lunch it was time for Money Monday Bingo, with card bingo ending the day.  More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

Please join us for our book sale and luncheon on March 15. More...

Obituaries

Adele Gorder

Bismarck

Adele Margaret Gorder, 91, of Bismarck, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2018, with her family at her side.  A memorial service will be held at noon on Friday, March 16, at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. More...

Margaret Grube

Walhalla

Margaret Grube, age 88, of Walhalla, passed away  Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Griggs County Care  Center, Cooperstown. At her request, cremation has taken place and no services will be held. Burial will be at St. More...

Ardys Mandt

Park River

Ardys (Lindell) Mandt, died February 28, 2018, at Sheyenne Crossings, West Fargo. Services will be held this summer in Grafton.  More...

School

Making headlines on Pony Pride News

Park River Area students promote the positives

Fourth and fifth grade students at Park River Area Elementary have come together to give an inside look of the goings on at their school by presenting the Pony Pride News segment to their peers.  More...

Grafton School District achieves Marzano High Reliability Schools Level 1 certification

Grafton Public School District recently announced the achievement of Level 1 certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools™.  More...

Farming futures

Grafton Future Farmers of America (FFA) members celebrated National FFA week Feb. More...

Religion

'Hope starts with food'

Churches work together to feed starving children

The 31st annual Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) MobilePack campaign is back to pack a new goal of 404,352 meals from April 6-8 at the Public Works Building in Grand Forks. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Easter Surprise  “On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. More...

Faculty changes, staffing needs grow for school district

Board discusses new state student loan forgiveness

GRAFTON – The public school board held their retreat last week to discuss budget, finance, teacher contracts, school improvements, buildings and activities. More...

Grafton City Council reviews flood risk reduction bid amendment

Adjusted amount exceeds $11 million

GRAFTON – The long range Grafton Flood Risk Reduction project is nearing construction stages and city council reviewed an amended bid from Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc. (KLJ) at their meeting Monday night. More...

News

'Democracy dies in darkness' the Washington Post declares every day

The slogan pretty much defines why we have a week set aside to discuss, promote and celebrate America’s special place as a country that values transparency in governments by and for the people.  This week, March 11- 17, is Sunshine Week, a More...

Gold Coats visit area business

Ambassadors from Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce made a stop to visit Midwest Fabrication to learn what services they provide and what they manufacture. Pictured front from left, Mary Hills, U.S. More...

Woman pleads not guilty to meth charges

Narcotics task force conducts controlled purchase of drugs

Tanya Otto (French), 36, of Grafton and her attorney, Kyle Markwardt, waved her right to a preliminary hearing Monday in Walsh County District Court in front of Judge Laurie Fontaine. More...

Happenings

Far Off Broadway to present 'The Girl in the Mirror'

Grafton High School’s Far Off Broadway performing arts group will proudly present “The Girl in the Mirror” by Bruce Jacoby, at the Grafton Performing Arts Center at the high school. More...

PRBC to host Easter retreat

Park River Bible Camp to host Easter retreat  More...

Police Blotter

March 6, 7:39 a.m., burglar alarm activated on Griggs Avenue  March 6, 3:05 p.m., request for a welfare check on Fernwood Drive  March 6, 9:11 p.m., report of traffic hazards at the intersection of Highways 17 and 81  March 7, 2:20 a.m More...

Opinion

Taxing the patience of people

RECORD EDITORIAL

Some taxes are necessary. Citizens of the United States pay taxes annually in order to keep government entities afloat. Without taxes there would be no police force, army, public schools or paved roads. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years  More...

Sports

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.  More...

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. More...

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.  More...