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Putting the 'family' in family business

Schumacher and Sons marks 85 years in business

The fifth generation of Schumachers is now filling in at the station, pumping gas and washing windows as needed, just as each generation did before them.  This summer marks the 85th year in business for Schumacher and Sons in Grafton. More...

Decorating duds for show

Walsh County 4-H particpants hold clothing revue

The 2018 Walsh County 4-H Clothing Revue was held June 26 at Park River City Auditorium. Thirteen 4-Hers from Walsh County participated in Buy and Show, Sew and Show and Decorate Your Duds divisions.  More...

Feeling fine forty years later

The Grafton High School class of 1978 gathered June 22 during SummerFest activities. More...

Obituaries

Sandra Kasprick

Grafton

Sandra “Sandy” J. Kasprick, 72, Grafton, passed away Monday, July 16, 2018, at Bethany Homes in Fargo.  More...

Dorothy Smestad

Park River

Dorothy Smestad, 86, Park River, formerly of Fordville, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at First Care Health Center in Park River.  Funeral services were Monday, July 16, at Elk Valley Lutheran Church near McCanna. More...

Betty Lou LeBlanc

Grafton

Betty Lou (Misialek) LeBlanc, 66, Grafton, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Lutheran Sunset Home of Grafton.  Grave-side services will be Thursday, July 19, at 2 p.m. at Grafton City Cemetery.  More...

School

VALLEY-EDINBURG GIRLS GET A NATIONAL NOD

'A Hundred for Haiti x10' project takes second at FCCLA national conference

The project started small. But 100 turned into more than 1,000 and Valley-Edinburg’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter, in its first full year, took second place at the national conference.  More...

Take Note

The Leadership Scholarship is sponsored by Polar Communications and is awarded to a student who is involved in their school, serves their community, achieves leadership roles in activities, functions or organizations and strives to reach their highes More...

Grafton Public Schools infant friendly

Designation includes breastfeeding policies

Grafton Public School District was recognized as infant friendly by North Dakota Department of Health.  Employers can apply for this designation if they adopt a worksite policy that includes:   Flexible work scheduling, including schedulin More...

Religion

Goings on at the Good Sam

Summer is so beautiful with all the growth and warm weather and we are enjoying getting outside to enjoy the flowers and going for drives to see the fields.  Activities this week  Thursday, July 19: Crafts, 3 p.m.  Friday, July 20: Cle More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Everyone has it!  More...

Grafton’s blood drive brings in 46 volunteers

Three first-timers donate

GRAFTON – Morgan Printing and The Walsh County Record hosted a blood drive with United Blood Services (UBS) on July 12 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church which helped collect a total of 47 units of blood for patients in need.  More...

Victims change stories in hostage case

Benavidez gets bail reduced

GRAFTON – Guadalupe Rodriguez Benavidez, Jr. appeared in Walsh County District Court last week in front of Judge Laurie Fontaine with his attorney Henry Howe. More...

News

Walsh County sex offender notice

Brown resides in Park River

Conviction Information: 1994, Gross Sexual Imposition: engaged in sexual intercourse with a 14-yearold female friend; 1998, Corrupt/ Solicitation of a Minor, engaged in sexual intercourse with a 16-yearold female on three occasions resulting in a pre More...

Food for thought

The Great Plains Food Bank truck rolled into Grafton last Wednesday and Orlary Gonzalez, far left, Tylah Wildey and Art DeLaCruz volunteered to unload items in the city hall parking lot.   More...

Controlled buys nab more meth dealers

Task force makes three arrests

The battle against drugs continued in Walsh County when three men were arrested Tuesday, July 10, in Grafton after Grand Forks Narcotics Task Force conducted two controlled purchases of methamphetamine. More...

Happenings

Former area residents to perform for Toy Run

Former Cavalier and Grafton residents, Mark Anthony (Goodoien) and Kevin Nowatzki will be performing with their respective bands at St. Thomas Legion Saturday, July 21. More...

Riverfest this weekend

Riverfest, Drayton’s 21st annual summer celebration, begins Thursday, July 19, with a firemen’s burger night and Valley Cruisers car show. Friday features a golf tournament with afternoon games and refreshments on the museum grounds. More...

Walsh County Road Day Aug. 1

Walsh County Road Day and Open House isWednesday, August 1, at the Walsh County Shop in Park River from 3 to 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend and meet the county road crew and check out the equipment.  More...

Opinion

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Marijuana laws up in smoke

RECORD EDITORIAL

It's hard to argue with billions of dollars of extra revenue in the economy. Many people have quit trying in the face of the marijuana movement, which serves as the biggest shift in social conceptualization and government policy in recent history. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  Drayton’s American Legion baseball team defeated Thief River Falls 1-0 in a game played at Thief River as Tom Knoff came through with a no-hitter.  All the family members were home when Mr. and Mrs. More...

Sports

Spoilers fall to Pirates in Park River

Erovick, Niemann duel on the mound

The Park River (PR) Post 201 Pirates faced the Grafton Post 41 Spoilers in an American Legion game in Pa r k River last Thursday where Grafton’s Marcus Niemann and PR’s Jacob Erovick faced off on the pitcher’s mound.  More...

Fourth inning rally drives M-M to victory

Post 201 hosts Harvey for a win

Midway-Minto (M-M) Post 201 hosted Harvey on Pat Mach Field for an American Legion baseball game last Wednesday.  Players endured 100 percent humidity and M-M came from behind with four runs in the bottom of the fourth before taking an 8-4 home More...

Post 41 throws it back

Photos by Brittany Brevik RIGHT: The Grafton American Legion team played a throwback game in vintage Drayton jerseys on the St. Thomas field against Fargo last Friday. More...