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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017 Page 7 GRAFTON, N.D.--The Walsh County Spelling Bee was held on Thursday, Feb- mary 16, 2017 inthe Farm- ers Room at the Walsh County Courthouse in Gral on. The spelling bee lasted fourteen rounds, and students spelled words such as gladiatorial, affectionate- ly, and alpinist correctly. Kelvin Cooper, son of Joey Cooper and Rebeca Cart, representing Fordville- Lankin School, placed first. Fordville-Lankin students are coached by Mr. Larry Grossman. V'wienne Heidt, daughter of Robert and Tri- cia Heidt, and Trina Iverson, representing Gralt n Middle School, placed second. Grafion students are coached by Ms. Elizabeth Pilon. Ser- ena Egstad, daughter of Troy and Nicole Egstad, repre- Above: Winners (L to R) KeMn Cooper, VMenne Heidt, Serena Egstad. senting Minto School, re- resenting Walsh County ceived Honorable Mention. schools ranging from grades Minto students are coached 5 - 8 included: Vanessa by Miss Ashley Hesby. Cooper, representing Other participants rep- Fordville School; Abram Photo: Submitted Sevigny, Jack Kern and Jor- dan Sunstrom representing Grafton Middle School; Jamison Irwin, Blaise Miller and Seth Robinson repre- senting Minto School; and Blaine Carter, Andrew John- son, Elle Carlson and Aman- da Thompson representing Park River Area School. Park River Area students are coached by Miss Haley Ulland. Pronouncer was Dana Tisdale; judges were Mary Rudnik and Sheryl Jahraus; and bee coordina- tor was Lori Zahradka. The top two spellers from Walsh County are eligible to participate in the State Spelling Bee on March 20 in Bismarck. The North Dako- ta Association of County Superintendents sponsors the State Spelling Bee. The State Bee is affiliated with the Scripps National Spelling Bee which will be held near Washington, DC, May 31- June 1,2017. FARGO, N.D. -- Grants of up to $1,000 for youth gardening projects are available through the North Dakota State University Extension Service. Funds may be used to purchase gardening supplies (tools, soil, seeds, plants or containers), books and other educational supplies. A review of the ap- plications will begin March 14 and continue until the available funds are ex- hausted. "Schools, 4-H clubs, church groups and other youth organizations are en- couraged to apply," says Dean Aakre, 4-H youth development specialist. More than 3,700 youth participated in Junior Master Gardener projects in 2016. These projects included starting school gardens, beautifying schools and parks, constructing raised beds for the elderly and growing food for lo- cal food pantries. "We want to help kids learn about gardening and get active in serving their community," says Todd Weinmann, horticulture agent in Cass County. For more information and an application form, go to mastergardener/. Inquiries can be made to Aakre at, Weinmann at todd.weinmann or To at tom.kalb@ndsu. edu. FARGO, N.D. -- Prairie Public has launched the PBS Kids Writers Contest to promote the advancement of children's reading skills through hands-on, active learning. The contest encourages children in grades K-3, in the prairie region and communities across the coun- try, to write and illustrate stories. Each story entered will be evaluat- ed by Prairie Public staff and a team of local teachers and librarians un- til a first-place winner and three Red Ribbon Favorites are chosen for each grade level. Every child who enters the contest will receive a certificate of achievement and personalized, positive feedback fi'om contest eval- uators. First-place winners will re- ceive prizes and have their stories Writers Contest, featured on the Prairie Public web- profit nember station of PBS and site. NPR tlat provides public television Entry forms and complete rules services throughout North Dakota, are available from Prairie Public on- northwestern Minnesota, southern line at or by call- Manitoba, andparts of Montana and ing Christine McClellan at 701- South Dakota; public radio service 239-7527. The deadline to submit to NoN Dakota; and educational stories is March 24, 2017. and tecmological services to com- Prairie Public Broadcasting, munitks and individuals across its headquartered in Fargo, is a non- coverase area. Photo: Submitted Above: PRA students use thier viewfinders to explore a c. By Larissa Solseng how blubber works! PARK RIVER, N.D. --Dur- The kindergartners have also ing the month of January the had the chance to use our view kindergartners have been learn- finders and explore where the ing about arctic animals. We polar bears live and see polar have had so much fun doing our bears in action. They enjoyed arctic animal unit and all the going on this virtual reality field projects that have come with it. trip and learned so much about We have recently been studying what it looks like to live in the polar bears. The kindergartners arctic. learned about how blubber keeps Editor's Note: Solseng is a polar bears warm and they all en- kindergarten teacher at Park joyed a fun science project about River Area School. ri; ' LEGAL WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESD ,Y, FEBRUARY 22, 2017 It ,! iI ;~'.ilr,~i , i r I Park River Area School Board Regular Meeting Minutes PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES JANUARY 17, 2017 The Regular Board Meeting was held January 17, 2017 in the Board Room. Members present: Diana Hahn, Tracy Laaveg, Brad Brummond, Bill Bata and Terry Novak. Absent: Kelly Houser and Jennifer Thompson. President Hahn called meeting to order at 5:33 P.M. No additions to agenda. M: Laaveg S: Bata to approve the Regular Board Meeting Minutes for December 12, 2016, All in favor, MC. M: Bata S: Laaveg to approve the expenditures as follows: General Fund #3253-3305, $558,809.53; Payroll and Benefits #76239-76249 and #3090-3178, $318,465.62; Special Activities #2138- 2163, $18,662.27, All in favor, M.C. J.P.MORGAN 9,499.21 VERIZON 109.13 ELIZEBETH SUNDBERG 955.00 THE HARTFORD 1,625.37 EDMUND GAARDER 8,277.50 ND ATTORNEY GENERAL 40.00 LIGHT & WATER DEPT 10,111.69 BANK OF NORTH DAKOTA 319,935.34 CULINEX 108.86 DACOTAH PAPER 1,769.76 DEPTOF PUBLIC INST 250.65 DISCOVERY BENEFITS 70.00 C FJELD 625.00 GLOBAL SAFETY 308.90 GREATAMERICA FINANCIAL 1,696.00 JOLENE GROVE 140.00 KIRK HAM 17.28 HEART OF THE VALLEY CONSORTIUM 800.00 MIKE HODNY 763.99 KIERSTIN HURTT 9.85 JTC INC 28,754.77 KAYLAN KELLY 10.00 KRINGSTAD DRAIN CLEANING 150.00 LEON'S BUILDING CENTER 47.38 LON'S HARDWARE 113.49 ANDREW MANGWA YOUNKAM 130.00 MARCO TECHNOLOGIES LLC 6,033.13 MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES 4,877.86 ND DEPT. OF HEALTH 140.00 NORTH STAR COOP 153.97 NORTHDALE OIL INC. 2,862.05 PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL 100.63 PEMBINA CTY. TREASURER 193.53 SAMSON ELECTRIC 52,565.73 SANGRAIT'S AUTO SERVICE JS WHOLESALE & VENDING 646.55 972.87 ALYSSA SCHAUER 1,857.52 BEATRICE KJELLAND 30.00 SCHOLASTIC EQUIPMENT CO PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL 339.24 9.70 SIMIbLEXGRiNNELLLP 6,334.44 KAITLYNN SCHERR 10.00 ANGELA SOLSENG 1,970.00 SPENCER SKAVHAUG 64.00 TECTAAMERICA 894.80 THREE STAR DAIRY 130.20 KATIE THOMPSON 1,800.00 US FOODS 273.64 THREE STAR DAIRY 2,202.98 WELCH'S BAKERY 19.80 TWIN CITIES HARDWARE GRANT SKIBICKI 112.00 137.46 RANDY HILL 180.48 UPPER VALLEY SPECIAL ED RICH OLSON 112.00 48,589.14 PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL US FOODS 4,739.54 3,810.84 KEVlN VANCAMP 147.00 KYLE MCCONNELL 176.20 WALSH COUNTY PRESS 248.32 RICH OLSON 112.00 WALSH COUNTY RECORD GRANT SKIBICKI 112.00 134.75 RYAN SOLSENG 35.00 WALSH PEMBINAADMIN 950.00 WAYNES VARIETY 59.99 WELCH'S BAKERY 662.70 Financial Report: Supt. Ham - US BANK 33,740.00 Reviewed expenditures. VERIZON 109.03 PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL Administration Reports: Elementary 90.00 Principal Nilson - Pre-K and Kindergarten BARB ANDERSON 13.00 registration February 20-24, January JESS BERG 13.00 assessments, Professional Development- SHELLYSONDELAND 13.00 Standards Based Grading, math, mid- JUDY GEIR 13.00 winter conference; High School Principal LYRIC THEATRE 1,080.00 Schramm - Absent. Reviewed report PARK RIVER AREA REVOLVING presented; Supt. Ham- Link to newsletter ACCT 2,710.50 regarding legislative bills, Governor's MINNTEX CITRUS 8,505.04 education budget proposals, not pursuing BERNICE FLANAGAN 18.00 snow blower purchase. HILLSBORO PUBLIC SCHOOL 72.00 No Library or REA Reports. M: Novak S: Laaveg to approve the Vocational Center Report: Brummond 2017-2018 School Year calendar, All in - Speaker presentation on career goals; favor, M.C. encourage students to take workkeys test. M: Laaveg S: Bata to set School Board Election date for June: 13,2017, All Board reviewed Fordville-Lankin School sports coop request. M: Laaveg in favor, M.C. S: Brummond to eliminate playing one game per sport in Fordville, All in favor, M: Laaveg S: Novak to approve M.C. second reading of the Procedure for Adopting Board Policy (BDA), All in favor, Project Update: Commons floor; M.C. fitness room flooring material was received today. M: Bata S: Brummond to approve the Pledged Securities from First United Bank M: Novak S: Laaveg to release final and Citizen's State Bank, All in favor, M.C. retainage to Vercon, Inc. in the amount of $20,940.88 pending approval of Building and Grounds Committee, All in favor, M: Laaveg S: Brummond to approve M.C. the "Resolution for Destruction of Records" by shredding, All in favor, MC. Board Retreat is scheduled for March 27, 2017 at 4:00 RM in Board Room. Next meeting is scheduled for February 13, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. in Board Negotiations Seminar is February 9- Room. 10, 2017. Contact Roberta by January 25, 2017, if interested. Adjourned at 6:57 P.M. Recommend Building and Grounds /s/Diana Hahn, President Committee review Tecta America Dakotas quotes to repair or replace gymnasium /s/Roberta Hinkel, Business Manager roof. M: Bata S: Novak regretfully accept Sherry Currie's teaching resignation, All in favor, MC. (Feb. 22, 2017) Contact us (701) 284-7161 Sigma E Regent Tour LS: A premium touring tire designed for today's luxury vehicles. 80,000-Mile (T-Rated) Limited Treadware Warranty P205/70R15 $72.42 P215/70R15 $73.68 P205/65R15 $72.54 P225/60R16 $84.29 P225/55R17 $107.63 P225/60R17 $ Other sizesavailable Free mounting and balancing with purchase of 4 new tires. 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