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‘3’“{3 M V“? Ofitm§tfififufiwED ADC 553 513mm 47p er SMALL TOWN PAPERS “0085 SZ‘IWRMROADAVE SPELTON, WA WM? SINGLE COPY $ .00 VOL. I36 - ISSUE 33 - PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA Wednesday, February I3, 20 I 9 Roll ' - 25th Annual. r outdoor curling ' bonspiel held Right: KylieMoenisallSmilesasshepushes therock down the ice in the cold and snow at the 25th An- nual Tom's Lounge Outdoor Curling Bonspiel in For- est River. More photos on page 11. hockey Mite jamboree in Park River PARK RIVER, N.D. ~— K. M. (Kat) Allen is a local children’s book author and illustrator from ru— ral Grafton, ND. Originally 'from Stephen, Minnesota, Kat grew up on a farm with a love for art, writ- ing, and the outdoors. Her first book, Where I F 1y: AHockey Sto- ry was recently published by Cu- rious Cat Books of Ely, Minneso- ta and is now available to readers. Kat recommends her book to chil- dren ages 4—12, but all ages are sure to enjoy. The story is about a spe- cial bond between parent and child— which is strengthened by their shared love of the outdoors and the game of hockey. As the characters skate‘togeth- er on a fiozen lake beneath the stars, readers find that the wilderness set- ting—with its towering trees, watch- ful woodland animals, and starry Skywadds to their experience and enhances the child’s imagination. The setting of the book was inspired by the northeastern Minnesota Iron Range, where Kat’s husband Andy grew up and played hockey. Kat, Andy, and their children enjoy vis— iting that area to camp, fish, canoe, dog sled, and of course—play out- door hockey. Kat’s hope is that her book will inspire young readers to explore their own backyards and spend more time playing outdoors. Where I Fly: A Hockey Story is the first book in Kat’s “Play Wild” chil- dren’s series, which is designed to create excitement about playing sports outdoors and exploring out- side. Each book includes several pages of non—fiction information about the activities, natural setting, and animals featured in the story. Planned to release in March, the second book in the series, Where We Run: A Dog Sledding Story is also set in northern Minnesota, and follows a parent and child as they explore the wilderness with their team of sled dogs. The third book in the series, Where We Glide: A Canoeing Adventure (ti- tle pending) is the project on which , Kat is currently working and is set in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters ‘ Canoe Area Wilderness. More titles may be planned in the future for the “Play Wild” series. Kat’s parents are Brian and Tammi Anderson of Stephen; her grandma, fermerly from Stephen, is Eileen (Thomas) Sczepanski of Edina, Minnesota, and her late grandparents Chester and Jane An- derson were also from Stephen. Kat graduated from Stephen-Argyle ‘Author Co tpage ‘ w ’i \ ‘ tobe featuredguest atyouth magma Scholastic Photo: Lany Biri "‘1 1W" Art and Writing Award recipients announced FARGO, N.D. —- The Red Riv- er Valley Writing Project at North Dakota State University and Plains Art Museum have announced the regional award recipients of the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Presented by the nonprofit organization the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the awards are the country's longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recog— nition program for creative stu— dents in grades 7—12. More than 350,000 works of art and writing were submitted this year to more than 100 affiliate partners across the country. In North Dakota, 417 works were submitted, and 118 received re- gional honors, which include Gold Key, Silver Key, Honorable Men- tion or American Visions and Voic— es. Congratulations to the following Park RiverArea School students for receiving 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards! Mason Wilmer, a Senior, received a Gold Key for Fic- tion Writing and a Honorable Men— tion for Short Story Writing; Lexi Langowski, a Senior, received a Sil— ver Key for Memoir Writing and an Honorable Mention for Short Sto- ry Writing; Amy Seirn, a Senior, re- ceived a Silver Key for» Memoir Writing; Kendra Beck received an Honorable Mention for Memoir Writing; Gracyn Cole, a Senior, re- ceived an Honorable Mention for Memoir Writing; and Isabelle Irvine, a Sophomore, received an Honorable Mention for Memoir Writing. Julia Preteng fiom Central Mid- dle School in Grafton earned an Honoroable Mention for Short Sto- ry Writing. Eva Sobak of Fairdale earned honors in both writing and art. She earned an Honorable Mention in P0- etry Writing. 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