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C) C-.t ~-..d~ C,3 _A' _2 //, SINGLE COPY $1.00 VOL. 132 ISSUE 31 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015 f L J 7t =i ~ii~ ~ !~ :? -~.~p. Photos: Larry Bid Above: Kat Perkins, native of North Dakota and top five finisher of NBC's =The Voice', made her retum to Walsh Coun- ty last week on her =Fearless" tour spealdng and singing at schools across the state in cooperalion with EduTech. Last fall she made stops at Valley-Edinburg and Grafton and last week she retumed to speak to students at Minto and Park River Area. Right: Peyton Schroeder has a selfie taken with Kat Perkins. J PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Polar Communications re- cently announced they have awarded 2 schools in their service territory a total of $5,000 in Polar Technolo- gy Grants. Polar's Technology Grant provides funding for PK-12 schools enabling the purchase of hardware, sol, rare, contracted services and other technologies that target student achievement through technology in- tegration. Applicants were required to submit their Po/ar Grants to Schools Cont page 7 GRAFTON, N.D. -- Pembina and Walsh County Job Development Authorities (JDA) will be bringing their 2015 training series to area businesses. Topics to be covered include leadership, management, challeng- ing negative attitudes, managing stress, team-building and Microsoft Excel. The eight seminars start in February and conclude in April. Class locations are Cavalier, Grafton, and Park River. "People in the rural areas are the backbone of our region and helping them succeed is first and foremost the mission of TrainND North- east," said Edie Armey, Director. Armey continues, "We are ex- cited to return to Pembina and Walsh counties with another top- notch training series. Thanks to the JDA sponsorships, we are able to keep the class costs affordable for everyone. Better yet, research proves that training employees improves morale, increases efficiency, and ul- timately improves your bottom line." Presenters include Kathleen "Tootsie" Gasparini, Terri Hor- pedahl, Jolie Johnston, Grace Kurtz, and Kyle Ternes. All trainers are picked for their applicable experi- ence, patience, and winning atti- tudes," Armey added. Some classes have size restric- tions so early registration is strong- ly encouraged. Computer courses are limited to a maximum of 12 per class. For more information: www.lrsc. edu/workforce, or call 701-662- 1578 for further details. GRAFTON, N.D. -- The Walsh County Commissioners have awarded $500 to $750 to each of 11 cities for community betterment projects. A total of $7,750 was awarded. At their meeting Tuesday, Janu- ary 20, 2015, Walsh County Com- missioners voted unanimously to award funds to each of the cities that completed applications for the 2014 Mill "Self Help" Program, which is administered by the Red River Regional Council. All cities received $750 except Edinburg and Fairdale, which re- ceived $500, which was the amount requested in the applications. Cities and projects receiving funds are: Adams: Clean out ditches on south end of town and install culvert 'at Vesta and 4th Avenue. Ed'mburg: Purchase tables and chairs for community center. Fairdale: Maintenance and mowing of the city park. Fordville: Fencing and instal- lation of a gate at city's landfill. Forest River: Asphalt and Walsh Awards Cont page 3 CAVALIER, N.D. -- The Pem- bina County Commissioners have awarded $1,000 to each of eight cities for community betterment projects. At their meeting Tuesday, Jan- uary 6, 2015, Pembina County Commissioners voted unani- mouslyto award funds to each of the cities that completed applica- tions for the 2014 Mill "Self Help" Program, which is admin- istered by the Red River Region- al Council. Cities and projects receiving funds are: Bathgate: Culvert installa- tion near the Masonic Lodge and gravel for streets. Cavalier: Planting flowers along Main Street, the gazebo on Main, Division Avenue and the planters at the city pool; as well as new flags at the missile monument. . Crystal: Street repair. Henseh Painting the interior and bathroom upgrade at City Hall; as well as resurfacing the bas- ketball court at Hensel City Park. Mountain: Main Street side- walk replacement. Neche: Landscaping project = all rock and plants were cleaned out and replaced in existing flowerbeds, a new flowerbed was created surrounding the flag pole and memorial stone, the granite memorial benches were land- scaped, and the tennis court was resurfaced. Pembina: Warming house near outdoor ice rink. St. Thomas: Continued beau- tification including landscaping Pembina Awards Cont. page 3 PRA students of the See page 2 quarter named See page 8 "Everything you've ever wanted is on the otherside of fear:'.' See page 3 Schuster shoots for I000 See page 12