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PAGE 10 ......  THE PRESS JANUARY 29 t 2014 . , " . !, iJ, , " Photos: Larry Biri AbOei andbn Houser showsoff a perch he caught at the Pii RiVer i'ks arlcl RiCqeatlbn's Kids Fishing Derby at Homme Dam on Saturday. Bottom Left: A Reel Rod Bender. Elias Markusen is all smiles as he just pulled a perch out of the icy depths of Homme Dam. Bottom Center: T oren Beneda seems to.be looking for help from above to catch a fish at the Kids Ice Fishing Derby. Bottom Right: Smooth sledding. Josh Stromberg pulls, Front, (I-r) Haylee Pickar, Avery Stromberg, and Kylee Pickar up the boat ramp at Homme Dam during the fishing derby. ) M i Late- (very late-) breaking news....Park River, Jail. 191, By David Larson for The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The new agricul- tural school building was dedicated on January 7, 1914. The state Superintendent of Education gave and address, an so did Governor LB Hanna. The last address came from John Worst, president of the agricultural college and future US senator. A large crowd attended the cere- monies. The school song, "Hand and Brain," written by Mrs. Wm. Broyles, was played ("Hand and Brain" was the official motto of the agricultural school.) At the evening banquet, with the hall decorated in the school colors of Green and White, Governor Hanna spoke of the upcoming trip to Oslo, to present the people of Norway with a statue of Abraham Lincoln. More than 400 were served at the banquet. This article on the agricultural school featured a full- width headline, the biggest headline the Park River Gazette had ever used. Page 1 featured a line drawing of the build- ing--looking exactly as it did in the 50s. It had two storeys, a full basement, and a one-storey addition to the west. The basement housed the boiler room, the forge room, and the dairy and soils laboratories. The first floor (home of the ominous principal's office was) had the domes- tic science room, an assembly room, and class- rooms. The second floor was not yet com- pletely fmished. The school also owned a piano and a stereopticon for giving lectures. The fi- nal cost of the building was around $40,000. Approximately half of this money came from the county. Park River citizens have subscribed $15,000 of the cost. [Fifteen thousand might not seem like a lot of money nowadays, but the same issue of the Gazette mentions that Joseph Reeson purchased the Claxton farm, one of the finest half sections in the Valley, for $16,000. The citizens were willing to tighten their belts when it came to the town's well-being.] The domestic science department now sup- plies twenty people, including teachers, with a noon lunch. The second semester will begin on February 2. WCAS will offer classes in botany, farm animals, physiology, pedagogy, grammar, geography, advanced cooking, sewing, black- smithing, manual training, and mechanical drawing. Toward the end of January the stu- dents in manual training began leaming furni- ture repairing. For practice they worked on as- sembly chairs that were damaged in shipping. Birdie Clementson is a new pupil in the first grade. Paul Farup has his ann in a sling. While repairing a small firearm a bullet that was in the chamber discharged, giving him a flesh wound in the left hand. In tlhe city school, the senior English class is reading "The House of Seven Gables." The jun- iors are reading Ivanhoe and Loma Doone. The debate team consists of Lois McPherson, John Berg, Magni Davidson, Thurman Thompson, Clarence Bateman, and Russell Phair. The Great Northern Railway has taken over management of the railroad line between Edin- burg and Concrete. A remonstrance (protest) has been given to the city government, signed by AH Walker and 53 other citizens. They are protesting against the constraction of a city sewer system. The high school basketball team played Lakota on Saturday, losing 25-16. The team re- turned on Monday's train. Photo: Larry Bid Above: Not Another Blizzard !!i!!!! This car was pictured Sun- day evening at 6:00 p.m. along Highway 17,  miles fro m Grafton. Saturday evenings 3-5 inches of snow coupled with Sundays winds led to blizzard conditions for much of the state. It seems travel conditions are hazardous every other day. A week of blowing snow By Kellen Dobmeier of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- As last week wore on, it genuinely felt like one severe weather warning or travel advisory after another. Winds plagued northeast North Dakota for much of last week into Sunday. Both Interstate 29 and Highway 2 were closed, at different times. While many roads weren't the ice patches they become in other situ- ations such as drastic temperature changes, blowing snow made vis- ibility the biggest issue for most of the week, while drifting snow blocked a few roads. On Wednesday morning, 1-29 be- tween Grand Forks and the Grafton exit varied between quarter mile vis- ibility and whiteout conditions. Drivers were forced to watch more than just their speedometers-the scariest part of the situation was the idea of sneaking up on another ve- hicle because of the visibility issues. Just after noon, the north bound lane of Highway 17 from 1-29 to Park River was plagued with snow- drifts that slowed drivers and made travel somewhat hazardous. Snowfall was relatively light in the region during the week, but the wind rarely died down, even caus- ing the postponement of a girl's bas- ketball game that was scheduled for Friday. Sunday's blizzard produced constant blowing snow that closed all of 1-29, 1-94 from Fargo to Bis- marck, Highway 83 from Bismar- ck to Minot and other main roads. No travel was advised for the entire eastern half of North Dakota all day Sunday. 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