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uJ f- f, i ..,2" 0 .? ZL b-  Z 2 2 Co =Y S1.00 ISSUE NUMBER 28 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 i O I Walsh area churches invited to join 'Change for Children' campaign GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Churches in Walsh and neigh- boring counties have been in- vited to join a "Change for Children" campaign on Sun- days February 3 and 10 to raise funds for the ingredients for 410,000 meals for the regional interdenominational "Feed My Starving Children" Mo- bilePack Event. "We hope that churches in northeastern North Dakota will take special collections of loose change on these two Sundays to help raise the $90,200 needed for the 2013 project," Regional Project Co- Chairs Jodie and Bruce Storhaug of Grand Forks said in announcing the effort. "Loose change may not sound like much of a challenge but when meals can be packed at a cost of 22 cents it means that a loose change collection of only $22 would pay for 100 meals," the co-chairs pointed out. The 410,000 meals will be packed by 1,800 volunteers working in 2-hour shifts April 5-7 in the Grand Forks Public Works Building. Around one- third of the volunteers are young people down to the age of five. Volunteers will be accepted online at www.fundraising.fmsc.org/Gre aterGrandForks after February 22. For more information, the Email address is js- torhaug@gra.midco.net or phone 701-780-9654. Dona- tion checks may be made out to FMSC # 1304-13 and mailed to 306 Circle Hills Dr., Grand Forks, ND 58201. 'll it Gandolf, call itAaron, call il Walsh County citizens prepared Photos: Larry Biri By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Whether you find it silly or easier to remember, the days of blizzards with a bit more personality has gone main- stream. On Friday Jan. 14, the system The Weather Chan- nel was calling winter storm Gandolf and the Grand Forks Herald called Aaron swept across the state to be- come the first blizzard of 2013. A wintery mix of rain and snow made for dangerous travel. By noon, blustery conditions had taken over Walsh County and the rest of the northeastern part of the state reducing visibility. Schools already were postponing basketball games and calling for an early end to the school day. The grocery stores were packed with people prepar- ing for the worst. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning until noon Sunday for much of the northeast re- gion of the state. The weather cleared by Saturday and clean up began. While many of the no travel advisories were lifted, they quickly were replaced by wind chill advisories. This year was the first year that The Weather Chan- nel introduced a naming sys- tem for winter storms simi- lar to the naming conventions for hurricanes. The Grand Forks Herald has been naming blizzards since 1989, usually after local newsmakers or sports he- roes. The Herald reported that this blizzard was named after UND men's basketball sports star Aaron Anderson. The Weather Channel states the reasoning for the new naming convention was simply that it makes track- ing and reporting easier. Names that the Weather Channel have used so far for 2012-2013 winter season and some more names that the public can expect to see include: Athena, Brutus, Caesar, Draco, Euclid, Freyr, Gandolf, Helen, Iago, Jove, Khan, Luna, Magnus, Nemo, Orko, Plato, Q, Rocky, Saturn, Triton, Ukko, Virgil, Walda, Xerxes, Yogi, and Zeus. Top: What do people do before a storm? They stock up on movies. Amy Kadlec selects a few movies Friday af- ternoon at Northdale Oil in Park River before the storm hit. Bottom Left: What else do people do before a storm? They stock up on groceries. With chips and chip dip in hand and a full basket, Sam Beck heads to the checkout at Jim' Super Valu Friday afternoon before the storm. Bottom Right: Miley Agotness, 5, points out some hot sauce they have to get for their chips to cart driver Mike Agotness. Jim's Super Valu was busy Friday af- ternoon before the storm hit. Turn to the back page for more blizzard coverage. Sweep ! Area boys earn trip to Junior National Curling Championship in Boston By Allison Olimb of The Press FAIRDALE, N.D. -- Tim Hodek, 16, of Fairdale figures he has been curling for about ten years. When he and his team won the State Junior Playdowns in Fargo for the North Dakota State Mens Junior Curling Championship to advance to the Junior National Curling Championship in Massachusetts, the two words he used to describe the win were simply "surprised" and "excited". All winter long, Tim takes the 45- minute drive to Devils Lake to go curling up to four times a week. He said that it is a sport that requires a lot of strategy and teamwork. "There isn't hardly any luck involved," he said. The position Tim plays on the team that won the Playdowns is skip or 4th, which acts as the key strategist and captain for the team that he started to take to the tour- nament. Two of Tim's teammates -- Carl Kolbo, 18, from Crary, N.D., who is the son of Mark Kolbo and Lisa Crandall, and Ethan Sampson, ll, from Edmore who is the son of Owen and Val Sampson I Photo: Submitted Above: (L to R) Tim Hodek, 16, from Fairdale, Skip; Carl Kolbo, 18, from Crary, 3rd; Brock Olafson, 15, from Edinburg, 2rid; and Ethan Sampson, 11, from Edmore, 1st. -- Tim knew from curling out of Devils Curlin Champ Lake. And thanks to a helpful suggestion, they added Edinburg native and son of A1 Go]nt&/p,ae' 5 Obituaries See: page, _ Legislative ]Report Se',e p,age' 4 "00]hult ldh, e doxo,00r not dhat i'[lt ibn00 dh, e ,c00o>kl[ but ldhL,at lit l[,e00b00 out 00dh, e (oovzibnte0000,"* Mark Twa in Syrup pairings from Dell See, p,age, 3 Higher Ed Honors Se'e' p,a,e, 5