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,PAGE 2. THE PRESS JANUARY 12, 2011 [ Retired but still community involved] Recollections of 32 Years in the State Senate After Lynn "Jim" Thompson The next election was 2004 election campaign the next when my neighbor business major election in 2000 was man Harry Iverson decided to against Max Halcrow of run for the Senate It was a Drayton. He had a lot of sup- pleasant campaign and election port from the Drayton area and Harry worked hard and put because of his name. Years ago on many miles. his relative Don Halcrow ran We would bump into him at for Governor as had his neigh- campaign dinners and suppers bar Irvin Schumacher. around the county and Drayton Halcrow was a rough and area. tumble guy. I was concerned One of the issues that came with his campaign as he didn't up was that I voted against two mind stretching the truth in his bills sponsored by the National newspaper and radio ads. One Business Association and that I untruth was his ad that claimed I missed over 20 days of the was anti-business. It all calmed down when I legislature. That would be a quarter of the session. Of told them why I voted against course I called him on that lie the two bills. One bill would but he wouldn't retract it. eliminate the income tax and That was start of dirty cam- the other bill would cripple paigning in our District 16. ethanol production by remov- I was very happy to win that ing all subsidies and state sup- election. Later I tried to work port. I continued to support with Mr. Halcrow on getting a ethanol production in any way I new bridge for Drayton but he could. was very abrasive. He later Except for Harry Iverson, became a member of the state dirty politics started with the water commission and I 2000 election in District 16- worked with him there. More Later! The next election was 2004 when my neighbor business man Harry Iverson decided to run for the Senate It was a pleasant campaign and election and Harry worked hard and put on many miles." crayon Drug Richard C. ROUefstad Richard C. Rollefstad, age 58 of Park River, ND passed away on Sunday, January 02, 2011 at the Altru Hospital of Grand Forks. Rollefstad, Kent, WA and Gary (Sandy) RoUefstad, Chandler, AZ; sister Cathy (David) Moore, Greenwood, AR; and several nieces Richard C. and nephews. He Rollefstad was born was preceded in March 21, 1952 in death by his Grafton, North grandparents. Dakota the son of Memorial Cecil and Dorothy services were (Evenson) Rollefstad. Saturday, January He attended school in Park River. 8, 2011 at 10:30 A.M. at the Following his education he Bethel Baptist Church of Park worked for several area farmers. River, ND. Richard later worked at the An online guestbook is Grafton Developmental Center available at: until his retirement in 2004. He is survived by his parents The Tollefson Funeral Home of Cecil and Dorothy Rollefstad, Park River is in charge of the Park River, ND; brothers: Robert ~gements. Myron A. "Mike" Kalgard ' Myron A. "Mike,' Kalgard, age 75 of Park River, ND passed away on Friday, December 31, 2010 at his home in rural Park River. Myron was born April 28, 1935 in Golden Valley Township, Walsh County, ND the son of the late Albert and Viola (ann) Barbara of 56 years; five children: Sheila Kalgard, Fargo, ND; Kim K~/lgard, Park River, ND; his fianc6 Anna and her son Jiri of Winnepeg, Manitoba Canada; Julie Kalgard; Grand Forks, ND; Chad Kalgard, Park River, ND; and Wade Kalgard, Grand Forks, Kalgard. He received his ND; five grandchildren: Kory elementary education in Golden "Kalgard, Park River, ND; Lindsay Valley Township and graduated (Josh) Jelinek, Pisek, ND; Kiley from the Walsh County Agricultural School in 1953. In 1954 he was united in marriage to Barbara Ann Cole. He farmed west of Park River for five years before enrolling his land in the USDA Soil Bank Program, at which time he began doing carpentry work with local Kalgard (Special Friend Andrew) Fargo, ND; Jason Kalgard and his fianc6 Maria, Thompson, ND; Kali Kalgard and her friend Justin, Wahpeton, ND; four great grandchildren: Jalie, Cadance and Keira Jelinek, Pisek, ND; Gunnar Kaigard, Park River, ND; two sisters: Alice Flaten, Warren, MN; contractors. During this time he and Anna Mac Bark, Apache also built a new house on his Junction, AZ. He was preceded in farmstead for his family. In the death by his parents and two mid-sixties he accepted a position sisters: Myrtle Kalgard and in sales at the Park River Lumber Lorraine Kalgard. Company which he continued for Funeral services were 32 years, retiring in 1997. In 1998 Thursday, January 6, 2011 at he again began working in 10:30 A.M. at the Our Saviour's carpentry part time while enjoying his favorite pastime of machine rest ti0n. He enjoyed workin with his hands and was known for his ability to take apart and repair anything. He served as treasurer on the Golden Valley township board for 30 years. Myron is survived by his wife Lutheran Church of Park River, ND. Interment will be at.the Golden Valley Lutheran Cemetery, rural Park River, ND. An online guestbook is available at: The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. Ill Wawl" to send a speoial thank you. III I or ree0gnize who deserves I? 111 II 0ard of thank, m The !%,$. Call 2,4-6 t t t III Stella L. DeLeon Stella L. DeLeon, 72, Rapid City, SD was called home to the Lord on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital Hospice of returned to Rapid City in 1993. Stella worked at Mileage~ Plus for 17 years and retired in October 2010. Grateful for the Hills. ha~eing shared her Stella leaves life ~nclude her behind a legacy of devoted husband love. She was a kind of 52 years Pat; and committed wife, daughters, Patti (Tom) Clemetson mother and of Atascadero, CA, grandmother. She Sandi (Paul) was the heart of her Sorum of Renner, family and her family meant the SD, Sheri (Jeff) Lovaasen of world to her. Her strong faith was Easton, PA; grandchildren l isa an inspiration to many. She was Ward and Nathan Ward of Sioux known as a most loving, caring Falls, SD, Cristen Clemetson of friend always with a ready smile. Lancaster, CA, Cory Clemetson of Hobbies she enjoyed included Santa Rosa, CA, Jeffrey and attending local basketball games Devon Lovaasen of Easton, PA, (St. Thomas More) and baseball and Hannah and Benjamin Sorum games (American Legion Post 22, of Renner, SD; sister, Margaret (Bernard) Boehlke, Havre, MT; golfing and her grandchildren, brother, Ralph (Linda) Rising, She loved traveling and was Wibaux, MT. blessed to have visited the Vatican . , She was preceded in death by in Rome, Paris, as well as crmsmg her parents; siblings, Albert the Mexican Riviera, Hawaii and Rising, Gertrude (John) Piesik, Alaska. Her most treasured trip Eva (Thomas) Powers and Edwin was her surprise 70th birthday Rising. party and 50th wedding Anniversary celebration attended by her entire family and many friends in Las Vegas 2 years ago. Stella L. Rising was born January 21, 1938 in Beach, ND to Gerhardt (George) and Sophia (Bobiney) Rising. She grew up in Golva, ND and graduated from Golva High School in 1956. Sh~ graduated from Business College in Rapid City in 1957, Stella was united in marriage to Patrick DeLeon on February 14, 1958. They resided in Fargo, ND for 4 years and Park River, ND for 23 years, raised their girls and Visitation, was on Friday, January 7, 2011 in Our Lady's Chapel at Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help with a Christian Wake service following. Mass of Christian Burial was on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Cathedral, with Fr. Michel Mulloy as celebrant. In lieu of flowers, the DeLeon family requests memorial donations made in Stella's name be given to the John T. Vucurevich Cancer Care. An online guestbook is available at www.kirkfuneral Lee E. Elznic Lee E. Elznic, age 65 of Park Turner, Gilbert, MN; brother: River, ND died Tuesday, January David (Kristie) Lansing, Warren, 4, 2011 at Altru Hospital of Grand MN; step brothers: Keith (Judy) Forks, ND. Papenfuss and Kevin (Kay) Lee E. Elznic was born August Papenfuss, both of Park River, 6, 1945 in Grand Forks, ND the ND; step-sisters: LuJune (Darrell) son of the late William and Bjornson, St. Thomas, ND; and Lorraine (Ellingson) Elznic. He Jennifer LaFrenz, Pearsall, TX. He attended schools in Lankin and was preceded in death by his Grafton, graduating from Grafton parents, brother Donald and step- High School. He worked in the father Louis Papenfuss. Grand Forks area for a time before Funeral services were Saturday, moving to Park River in the late January 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the 1970's. He worked for Kap's Inc. Tollefson Funeral Home of Park and later worked farm labor for River, ND. Interment will be at the area farmers. He was united in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Rural marriage to Ruth Mastre on Hoople, ND. August 29, 1981 at the Zion An online guestbook is Lutheran Church near Hoople. available at: www.tollefsonfuneral The couple made their home in Park River. The Tollefson Funeral Home of Lee is survived by his wife Park River is in charge of the Ruth of Park River, ND; son Chris arrangements. PEMBINA HILLS LUTHERAN CHURCH Thurs. Jan. 13:2 p.m. Borg Worship 5-7 p.m. Youth fellowship soup and sandwich at Edinburg school. Sun.Jan. 16:9:30 a.m.Vikur 9:15 a.m.Trinity TuBs.Jan. 18:2:30 p.m. Bible Study at Borg TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, EDINRURG Sun. Jan. 16." 9:15 a.m. Worship 10:20 a.m. Sunday School Tues. Jan. 18: 9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study. Wed. Jan. 19:7:30 a.m. Men's Bible Brk ST JOHN'S NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH, PISEK Sun. Jan. 16:10:30 a.m. Morning Mass ST JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, LANKIN Sat.Jan. 15:5 p.m. Evening Mass Sfs PETER & PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH, BECHYNE Sun.Jan. 76:8:30 a.m. Morning Mass ST. PATRICK'S CATHOUC CHURCH, CRYSTAL Sunday Mass: 8:00 a.m.- Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. Thursday: 7 a.m. ST. BRIGID OF IRELAND CATHOUC CHURCH, CAVALIER Saturday Mass: 5 p.m. Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m.. Monday& Friday: 7 a.m. Wednesday:. 6:00 p.m. OUR SAVlOUR'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, PARK RIVER Sun. Jan. 16:9 a.m. Sunday School/Adult Study/Coffee 10 a.m. Worship Wed. Jan. 19: Choirs & Confirmations as usual 5 p.m. 5th & 6th gr. worship ZION ~t SOUTH TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCHES Sun. Jan. 16:Worship at Zion Sun. School at Zion Worship South Trinity ST MARY'S CHURCH Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Good Sam. Center. 5 p.m. St. Mary's, Park River Sunday: 8 a.m. St. Luke's, Veseleyville 10 a.m. St. Mary's, Park River FEDERATED CHURCH Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship (Fordville) 9:30 a.m. Sunday School (Park River) 10:45 a.m.Worship (Park River) Wednesday: 3:30 p.m. Confirmation VICTORY FREE LUTHERAN CHURCH, PARK RIVER Sun. 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