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~ ~a-kD ~ ~,~J F-" r WEE UARY 19, 2011. ISSUE NUMBER 28 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA r SINGLE COPY $1.00 Top: Lona Daley Getz puts her quilt pieces together on the floor at the Park River Bible Camp's quiltmg retreat Lona was making a quilt for her grandson Koen, the son of Lona and Bob's daughter Lucy and her husband Jay Jolstad. Bottom left: Cathy Johnson (I-r) Denise Flanagan and Hope LaVine drove 61/2 hours from Elk River to attend the Quilting Retreat at the Park River Bible Camp over the weekend. The ladies joked that it took 12 hours to arrive because they had to stop at all the quilt shops along the way. Bottom right: First time quilter Richard Kavli gets some help putting the pieces together from his wife Mary. ]P',aurk Rik, er natik, e launLds l?UlN[ic " ibnttemshil? @rVIt(O@ 'L': 4 WASHINGTON -- degree in civil engineering. Senator Kent Conrad says He plans to attend law Park River student Nick school in the fall of2011. Peterka has been selected "It is an honor to work as a public service intern in' with Senator Conrad and his Washington, D.C. his staff for the people of, office. "My internship program provides an opportunity to learn more about the value North Dakota," Peterka said. "I hope to see from the inside how the legislative process works of public service and get an and the role Senator Conrad up-close view of the federal plays in shaping our government," Senator country's policies." Conrad said. "Our interns Each year Senator have a chance to serve Conrad selects young North Dakotans a[nd their North Dakotans who nation." demonstrate excellence in Interns in Senator academics, community Conrad's office work on service, and leadership to legislative researchwork in his Capitol Hill projects, attend office. The Senator's Public Congressional hearings and Service Intemship Program assist the Senator's staff gives students the with a variety of office opportunity to learn about tasks, government while serving Peterka graduated fromNorth Dakotans. Park River High School in To learn more about 2006 and graduated from Senator Conrad's Public North Dakota State Service Intern Program University in Decembervisit:www.conrad.senate. 2010 with a bachelor'sgov. Late-Late Breaking News ]P, au rk Rik, er Jamuaury lt,9 ut By David Larson for The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. 1911 dawned very peacefully in Park River. There had been no blizzards, or burglaries, or deaths of important people, Heidi, and (proving that typographic gremlins are not a new creation) The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Crazy (her name was Orczy). There had been a lot more action in Fordville. A and the local newspapers major fire erupted in the were had pressed for real Henry Brothers store, and local news. The editor of the building was saved only the Republican noted that by the intense efforts of the the Bijou Theater was local bucket brigade. going to reopen on Things were pretty quiet Saturday night, but he did in the middle of the month not mention what the too. Harold Dougherty attractions were to be. The returned to Minneapolis Gazette was so starved for to resume his college local news that it listed studies, and both Vivian about 150 books that the and Cecil Birder retumed to public library had just acquired. Among them: Lat oLate Anne of Green Gables, The (OOI,q page Prince and the Pauper, GRAFTON, N.D. Over 90 veterans and friends participated in Veterans Outreach Day, Tuesday, Jan. 11 at St. John's Parish Center in Grafton. The purpose of the evem was for 13 experts to connect and meet with the veterans of Walsh County. Those available to attend the event were accredited service officers Tom Sumers for the Regional N.D. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Organization, Dale Ronning for the Regional VFW Organization, Russ Foster for the Regional AMVETS Organization, and Jim Deremo for the Regional American Legion Organization; Susie Schlecht for the N.D. Veterans Home in Lisbon, N.D.; Assistant Pension Coaches Dan Radloff and Brent Neeser for the St. Paul Pension Management C nter; N.D. Women's Veteran Coordinator Brenda Bergsrud; VA Intake Manager Kelly Kukowski for VA Health Care Eligibility; OEF/OIF Case Manager Heidi Sanger; Andrew Nathan Veteran Employment, James Becks Veterans Upward Bound education program, and Gary D. Moore Military Outreach Specialist for the NE N.D. Region. Governor Jack Dalrymple was also invited to attend but had to decline due to the new legislative session starting. Military Outreach Specialist Moore brought with him a letter from the governor and read it aloud to the crowd: "I want to thank all North Dakota veterans for their service to Above: VA Intake Manager Kelly Kukowski takes Joe Espelien's mug shot for his new Veteran Identification Card. Kukowski was a presenter at Veterans Outreach D ay in Grafton on Tuesday, Jan 11. She gave a brief overvi lw for VA Health Care Eligibility our state and country. Veterans from Walsh County have played a large role in ensuring the security of our country, and their efforts have been essential in facing challenges both at home and abroad. The State of North Dakota owes a debt of gratitude to our troops for everything they have done. "To honor their sacrifice and dedication, the state of North Dakota will work to help these soldiers and their families overcome challenges they may face upontheir return. Veteran agencies such as the Walsh County Veterans Service Office are critical to serving those who have served our country. I applaud them not only for their efforts to ensure that veterans needs are taken care of, but also for their efforts to reach out to those veterans who have not taken advantage of their Veteran's Administration benefits. "This legislative session, we will continue to forward initiatives that will be in the best interests of veterans from all of North Dakota. My executive budget proposes maintained funding for critical veterans programs such as scholarships, counselors, and the Military Outreach program. Also proposed within my executive budget is funding for a new outreach center for veterans and service men and women in eastern North Dakota. "Once again, thanks to all veterans and their families for their service to our country." Area Obituaries See pa, ,'e 2 Area sports coverage See 1pag'e' 6 "A gnenuihnte/e ader b not a e,a rc]ber ]6or ,oo, n ensus lbutt a molNler of con emu ," Martin Luther King, Jr. Making muffins? See pag,'e'3 Oh deer! See pwffe' 1o