May 23, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Price goes up on Flood Risk Reduction project

Potential private owner makes rezoning case to council

GRAFTON – City council held their meeting Monday evening, with Mayor Chris West and members Chris Lipsh, Greg Young, Dave Fellman, Don Hutson, Shane Mohn, Phil Ray, Brian Sieben and Mary Stark in attendance, as well as auditor Connie Johnson.&n More...

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Community

New life for Marketplace on 8th

Work continues as open date gets pushed back

Marketplace on 8th in Grafton has been around for more than 20 years and since summer 2017, the 20,000 square foot building has been under reconstruction. The remodel aims to give patrons a fresh new place to congregate once completed.  More...

Projections look good for Strand Theatre

Upstairs ready for red carpet treatment

The Strand Theatre’s upstairs venue is up and operating thanks to the purchase of a second digital movie projector by the Save Our Strand (S.o.S) board and the work of Darrin Wollitz, theatre manager.  More...

Unity Medical Minute

Amy Suda, FNP-C, Dermatology  Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. An estimated 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Cases of melanoma, the deadly form of skin cancer, doubled in the U.S. More...

Obituaries

Leroy Monson

Park River

Leroy Monson, 84, Park River, formerly of Fairdale, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Thursday, May 17, 2018.  More...

Blanche Smith

Grafton

Blanche Smith, 98, Grafton, formerly of Stephen, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Lutheran Sunset Home in Grafton.  Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Stephen on Saturday, May 19, 2018. More...

Theodore Matejcek

Lakota

Theodore G. Matejcek, 92, Lakota, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society in Lakota.  Funeral services were held at United Lutheran Church, Brocket, on Friday, May 18. Burial will be at Lakota Cemetary. More...

School

Grafton High School seniors recognized on awards night

48 scholarships presented

Grafton High School seniors, school faculty and representatives from various organizations were present at Grafton Public School Performing Arts Center on Tuesday night, May 15 for the annual senior awards night. More...

Take Note

Jamye McMillan of Midway Public School has been named a Real DEAL Scholarship winner by Bank of North Dakota’s DEAL Student Loan Program. More...

Rock Stars

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

Religion

PRBC sets summer schedule

Camps to be held in July, August

At Park River Bible Camp (PRBC), a complete new staff has been assembled for this summer’s annual programming, according to Rebecca Kjelland, director of ministries.  The camps begin in early July and run through the first few days in Augu More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Last Sunday was the feast of Pentecost for many in the Christian tradition. It is a celebration of the outpouring of the spirit upon the disciples after Jesus resurrection and ascension. More...

School board adds new math curriculum

NVCTC reports rising enrollment

GRAFTON – The Grafton Public School Board meeting was held Tuesday, May 15. More...

District 19 looks for new conservative leadership

Fors, Wallace compete for state senate

District 19 has two Republican senatorial newcomers on the scene looking to make it past the primary election on June 12 and face the Democratic-NPL candidate in November. More...

News

GHS Seniors hard at work

Grafton celebrates its 30th year deemed as a “tree city” by the Arbor Day Foundation. The senior class of 2018 celebrated with an honorary flag during their annual cleanup day on May 16. More...

New LED stop signs installed at intersection near Park River

North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) recently installed stop signs and stop ahead signs with LED lighting at the intersection of Highway 32 and Highway 17 near Park River. More...

Bids in for Drain 87

Bids for Drain 87/McLeod Drain were submitted last Tuesday at the Walsh County Water Resource District ( WCWRD) board meeting. More...

Happenings

Police Blotter

May 14, 12:27 a.m., report of a traffic accident on County Road 11. A 2017 Ford driven by Tyler Pilon, Drayton, was in a collision with a cement culvert.  May 14, 7:16 a.m., request for a welfare check on East Fifth Street.  More...

Vacation Bible school at Edinburg church

Trinity Church in Edinburg will host Vacation Bible School May 29-June 1, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. for ages 4-6. Children are asked to bring a sack lunch each day.  No fees included, donations accepted.   More...

No flowers on Kosobud Cemetery until May 24

Flowers shouldn’t be put on the Kosobud Cemetery for Memorial Day until May 24. They will then be taken off a week after the holiday.   Memorial Services are 9:10 a.m. on Memorial Day at the cemetery. More...

Opinion

Meddling in the middle school

RECORD EDITORIAL

The old Grafton Middle School building is a growing thorn in the side of the school board and city council. School board can’t seem to unload the building. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years  Army Pvt. Truman D. Ness, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel K. Ness, Fordville, completed eight weeks of basic combat training at Fort Carson, Colorado. Ness was formerly employed at Ness Press.  More...

Sports

Spoilers battle, take Aggies to 10

PR-F-L advances to championship against L-E-M

The number-three seeded Grafton Spoilers took on the number one Park River-Fordville- Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies in a semifinal game and battled for a spot in the championship game for 10 innings.  The Spoilers defense held the Aggies scoreless afte More...

Lady Spoilers end season in Casselton

Grafton offense unable to get bats going

The Grafton Spoilers fastpitch softball team played their second game of the 2018 North Dakota Class B East Region Softball Tournament in Casselton on Monday against the Northern Cass (NC) Jaguars.  Grafton beat NC 10-6 earlier in the season but More...

Athletes set sites at Larimore region meet

Lady Aggies take second place

Area track and field teams took their marks at the 2018 Class B Northeast Region Meet in Larimore last Saturday.  More...