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S.O.A.R. tours potential of Grafton

Community discusses what’s next for small town

S.O.A.R. led approximately 50 community members around downtown Grafton Thursday evening to “Tour the Potential” of local businesses and empty buildings.  More...

New arrival

Teegan Michael Motl, son of Danielle and Cody Motl, was born May 9, 2018, in Bismarck. At birth, he weighed 10 lbs., 1 oz. and measured 22 inches. More...

Hammers mark sixty years together

Irvin and Gladys Hammer, Fairdale, observed their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 16, 2018. They have three children, Kristi (Boyd) Hanson, Duluth, Minnesota, Kevin Hammer, Grand Forks, and Kamille (Curt) Connell, Plano, Texas. More...

Obituaries

Glenda Glanner

Grafton

Glenda L. Glanner, 68,  Grafton, passed away  Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 at her home in Grafton.  More...

Doris Markel

Larimore

Doris Margaret Markel, 81, Larimore, formerly of Park River, passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.  Funeral serviceswere Wednesday, Aug. 22., at Federated Church of Park River. More...

Lorraine Collette

Sterling, Colorado

Lorraine “Dolly” Collette, 89, Sterling, Colorado, passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, at her home.  A mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 0 : 3 0 a . m . , Friday, Aug. 24 at St . Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Sterling. More...

School

GETTING INTO CLASS

Sixth-grader Olivia Shereck decked out her locker with lights, magnets and animal print Tuesday night during the open house at Grafton Public Schools. More...

New anonymous texting platform set up for school safety, drugs

Text “SAFE” to 82257 or “DRUGS” to 82257 to report

State law enforcement officials, North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, our North Dakota Attorney General and the Governor’s Office have launched a new statewide anonymous texting platform designed to enhance school safety and report dr More...

Take Note

Area students were among 180 NDSU students placed on the summer dean’s list. More...

Religion

From the ashes

Skjeberg Lutheran Church begins to rebuild

Skjeberg Lutheran Church of rural Drayton held an outdoor service on Sunday morning to dedicate the foundation and symbolically break ground for construction of the new Skjeberg church building on the site. The congregation gathered at 9 a.m. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

“’Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!’ says the Lord” ( Jeremiah 23:1). More...

School board preps for new year

Schumacher and Sons earn fuel contract

GRAFTON – The Grafton Public School (GPS) board meeting was held Monday, August 13. More...

Commission talks water board bonds

County burn ban upheld indefinitely

COUNTY – Walsh County Commission met Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the courthouse, with chairman Lawrence Burianek and board members Karen Anderson, Luther Meberg, Ernie Barta and Lauren Wild in attendance, as well as auditor Kris Molde.  More...

News

RRRC announces funds for Region IV projects

New board members appointed

Red River Regional Council board of directors allocated its 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to projects in Region IV at its meeting on Aug. 17. The projects include:  More...

Don't look down

Tim Rutten works to replace a cracked expansion joint on the riser of the Grafton water tower on Monday. The tower was built in 1929. The structure is repaired as needed and the older it gets, the more workers people will see up high.   More...

Komanetz denied bail reduction

Three felony charges keep man in jail

Adam Komanetz, 31, Grafton, appeared in Walsh County District Court this week in front of Judge Barbara Whelan on three class B felony charges for the possession with intent to deliver and delivery of methamphetamine.  More...

Happenings

FCHC Harvest Fest

“Denim and Diamonds” is this year’s theme at First Care Health Center’s Harvest Fest on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Park River Coliseum.  Doors open at 5 p.m. More...

Retreat at Park River BC

Join PRBC for the pre-K to third grade retreat Sept. 15. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m ., we will seek out fun and the gospel the way Jesus seeks out sheep. Bring your Bible and play clothes and prepare for a great day! Cost of the retreat is $35. More...

Benefit golf tournament, dinner in Drayton

A benefit golf tournament and BBQ supper for Derek Grzadzieleski is Saturday, Aug. 25 in Drayton.  Registration for the tournament begins at 10 a.m. with an 11 a.m. tee-off. Cost is $70 per player. More...

Opinion

The future of Grafton

RECORD EDITORIAL

A community roundtable discussion was held at Rendezvous Roadhouse last week as a closing to S.O.A.R.’s “Tour the Potential” of Grafton. More...

Political Cartoon

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Turning back the clock

60 years  The third annual flower show was presented at St. Thomas under the sponsorship of the Women’s Society of the Community Methodist Church at St. More...

Sports

Grafton serves up a preseason scrimmage

Area teams face the net

Three local volleyball teams took part in a preseason volleyball scrimmage at Grafton last Saturday.  Seven teams were present with each one playing roughly six, 15-minute games. More...

Spoilers hit the gridiron against Cardinals

Grafton preps for home opener against Bismarck

The Grafton Spoilers 2018-19 football team hosted a preseason scrimmage against the Langdon- Edmore- Munich Cardinals last Saturday morning on the Grafton football field.  More...

Sweet comes to Napa

Sprint car racer Brad Sweet stopped by Grafton's NAPA Auto Parts last Friday during their open house and grand re-opening before hitting the dirt track at River Cities Speedway for the World of Outla More...