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E m m l =: 3! 15; -, : ! ' $1.00 ISSUE NUMBER 28 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014 (:hailenge round in Grafton 00nds ND team to Nationals Photos: Larry Biri The Grafton Curling Club was chosen by the U.S. Curling Association to host the 2014 National Women's Chal- lenge Round. Nine teams competed this past weekend for the final six spots of a ten slot event in Philadelphia the first week of March. Pictured Above: Grand Forks curlers Madeline Shaft (left) and Emily Lindgren sweep a rock thrown by Kelsey Colwell. The Grand Forks team, Abigayle Lindgren Rink, earned a spot to compete in the US Women's National Curling Championships. Eariler, the Grand Forks team also won the right to represent North Dakota at the US Curling Jr. Championships in Seattle, Washington on Jan. 25. This is the fourth year the Lind- gren Rink has qualified for the Junior Championships. Members of the Abigayle Lindgren Rink are Abigayle Lind- gren, skip; Katheryn Sigurdson, vice; Emily Lindgren,r second; Kelsey Colwell, lead and Madeline Shaft, fifth. Top Right: Grand Forks skip Abigayle Lindgren eyes the house as she delivers a rock. At Right: Sarah Anderson, skip for the Sarah Anderson Rink, Pa., motions to her sweepers to hold up on the rock. Sarah, a junior curler, has been chosen as the sixth curler for the 2014 Olympic team. If something happens to one of the Olympic curlers, Sarah will be on a plane to Sochi, ussia. It is very remarkable for such a young curler at 18 years old to have achieved such a status. Women' Curling" Even t Go,m. paN, e. 7 'In honor of those who serve' 0000ggies to hold military appreciation nights PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The Park River Fordville-Lankin Aggie boys and girls var- sity basketball teams will be holding mili- tary appreciation nights on Jan. 23 & 24 to honor those that have served our country. The Aggies will be wearing camouflage uniforms that will be provided by the North Dakota National Guard as part of a pro- gram established by the Guard and ap- proved by the board of North Dakota High School Activities Association. All current and former service members will be offered free admission to both con- tests. Please contact the high school office in advance to pick up a pass. All military personnel are encouraged to wear their uniforms and be part of a team picture be- fore the game. Polar awards $5,000 in grants to area schools PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Polar Communications recently an- nounced they have awarded 3 schools in their service territory a total of $5,000 in Polar Technology Grants. Polar's Technology Grant provides funding for K-12 schools enabling the purchase of hardware, software, contracted services and other technologies that target student achievement through technology integration. Applicants were required to submit their proposals including an overview of their project abstract, goals, narrative, and budget information. Accredited K- 12 schools in Polar's service territory Po lar Gran ts Go,m, /pa,ge 6 Presentation at Friday Night Out event benefits young .persons By Katrina Hodny of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Lynette Flage, District Director of NDSU Extension Service, treated a small group of young people from Walsh County to an interactive presentation last Friday night at the American Legion in Park River. The event, Friday Night Out! (for 20- and 30-somethings), was sponsored and organized by the Park River Community Club in an effort to get the younger generation involved with their community. During the almost hour-long presentation "Our Town - Park River, N.D.", participants were given a push-button clicker and were able to give answers to questions on the slides. Anonymous results were im- mediately available to the group and provided discussion points for the group. "It takes the next generation Night Out Go,nuL, page'  Memorials and Donations listing, See page 2 BBB advises fitness memberships See 1pa,',e, 5 "]lit was o, cold my ,aaur wouldn't ]ruua aun[dl ]nny n,oe wouldn't  luo,]p,,Y Funny saying about cold Veterans aid for college available See pa,ge  Aggies, Spoilers sports action See parley