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January 12, 2011

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~llllllllllllllllllil~lulll|i|| ' NUARY 12, 2011 IssUE NUMBER 27 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA SINGLE COP.Y $1.00 ir 0 The morning of Jan. 12 was no ordinary school day for the students of Park River and those coming over from Fordville-Lankin. The 188th Army Band's Blues in Green rock and country band brought its musical talents to students, staff and community members at the Park River gym for a concert performance with hits including everything from Taylor Swift to Neil Diamond. As a pert of the Music in Schools Tour for 2011, North Dakota National Guard Bands performed all over the state in a four day tour of 17 cities. Left: Staff Sgt. Justen Reed, Fargo, N.D., a member of the North Dakota Army National Guard's 188th Army Band, sings with the Blues In Green ensemble at a concert in Park River while students dance to the beat, J 1 Following a tradition of archives past, the Press would like to take you back through the headlines from the year that was 2010. July Residents of rural Lankin work to restore Bechyne Heritage Hall through fundraisers and grants. Fans of both "Team Edward" and "Team Jacob" resurface as Park River's Lyric Theater hosts a midnight showing of the third film in the "Twilight" saga. Kristi Midgarden, M.D. of Midgarden Family Clinic in Park River receives the North Dakota Diabetes Care Provider Achievement Award. Grafton native Madeline Myers is selected to work with North Dakota Senator Kent Conrad through the Washington, D.C. Intern Program. Edinburg Community Club hosts the first Art and Hobby Fair. Valley-Edinburg School District adopts comprehensive tobacco flee policies. Edmore native Cody Skytland beats NASCAR champ Tony Stewart across the finish line in West Fargo race. Lyric Theater of Park River hits the pages of the New York Times in a show houses of the Prairie write up. Chris Rostvet Memorial Scholarship Fund merges with the Park River Endowment Fund to allow the fund to benefit a greater number of people and a broader range of projects within the Park River community. Late blight is found in Walsh County potatoes. Keystone Pipeline is found to possibly contain defective steel. After 100 years of service, the northern grain elevator in Park River is demolished. Antique Tractor Ride from Lankin to Pisek includes 92 year old World War II Prisoner of War John Cicha, who has returned home for this trip for the past four years. Polar begins fiber to home installation project throughout Park River. Glenn and Divide named' top wheat varieties of 2010. Harvest begins with winter wheat. August Board of Directors says they are committed to reopening the Domestic Violence and Abuse Center in Grafton. Valley Cruisers Car Club hosts their fifth annual Coliseum Cruise. Park River boys' baseball places third in the Cal Ripken State Tournament. National author with local roots, Christina Sunley, is a featured guest at the annual August the Deuce celebration in Mountain. Adams women Nancy Boe and Julie Skorheim participate in the 2010 Bike MS "Ride the Wind" event in Fargo completing 143 miles in two days. Historic Van Dam house of Park River featured in a Walsh County Historical Society Walking Tour of Historical do classes in the Centennial Square Building on main street, which Was once a drug store. The Northeast North Dakota Pioneer Machinery Association celebrates its 35th annual Threshing Show in Park River. Dundee, N.D. is honored with plaque bearing the coat of arms from Dundee, Scotland. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., meets with Walsh County leaders to review flood prevention measures. Caring Hearts, a organization formed on the basis of having Homes. fun and helping neighbors, Seismic Monitoring Station plans a "Pop to Pisek" bike, installed in rural Park River.walk, run, roUerblade marathon. Senator Byron Dorgan Northdale Oil takes down the secures funding for Grafton old building to expose the new station, which was built behind Flood Control Project Design. the old one. Hoople couple Ines and PeppiRobideauxofGrafton Drew Aaland contribute to Habitat for Humanity project brings Zumba back to Park River when she begins offering while visiting her brother Curtis fitness classes in Park River. Halvorson. Paula Pengilly joins the staff Park River preps for back to of Midgarden Family Clinic. school with a number of Harvest of small grains updates including revamping moves along across the Valley, the parkinglot, but wet conditions hamper September spuds and edible beans. The Happy Hour Senior The Better Business Bureau Citizens of Park River update weighs in on the benefits and the look and feel of the Park negative to the satellite dish. River Senior Citizen Center Ye Olde Medicine Center of with help from a $1,500 grant from the Park River Headlines Community Foundation. (Co]nttL, ]D al vc, bq Park River offers tae kwon Pictured above (left to right) Pare Jallo, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 157 President, Kirsten Ferguson, and Gordon Hall, American Legion Commander Post 157. (Photo: Katdna Hodny) GRAFTON, N.D--For the Ferguson along with eight past three years, Kirsten other family members will be Ferguson, age 14 of Grafton, participating in the North N.D. has been attending Dakota and NW Minnesota Muscular Dystrophy Camp. Ferguson, daughter of JeffMuscular Dystrophy and Chris Ferguson, was Association Muscle Walk in previously diagnosed with the Fargo on Jan. 29. The name of disease, their team is Kirsten's In her honor, the Lankin Crusaders. American Legion Post 157 Ferguson's maternal and Auxiliary Unit 157 have grandparents, Dennis and donated $300 in support of the cause. Marlys Carlson, are members "They are kind people to of the Legion Post and help out," said Ferguson. Auxiliary in Lankin. Area Obituaries See p,a g 'e 2 Area sports coverage Ip,,aljg, ,e' 5 "A colnnq[)ut, er o]nt, oe lbxeat ]nnt e at dh,e , lbult w,a no ]nnt,atc]h t o ]r 3nne ,all ki ,ck lb o ihnl,ff" Emo Philips For the Troops See l~,a~,e'5 Calendar of