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m - ,) &apos;) ?) < _q : < &d zS b- C3 :'3 : ) L_, 5 : c-. T.' COUNTY :: . -? . m SINGLE COPY S 1.00 ISSUE NUMBER 34- PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 t Top: It might not be a whopper but this 79oz walleyeught by Kei- th Anderson was the only walleye caught with an hour left in the Ice fishing tournament at Matejcek Dam Saturday. The Dakota Prairie WUdlite Club sponsored the tour- nament. Sitting in the back of the bus is Randy Thoe who was the official register and weigher of the fish. The largest fish at caught at this time was a 101b Northem. The walleye was quickly released upon registration. Bottom Left: Barret Spoonland untangles his son Callahan's fishing line at the ice-fishing derby. Bottom Right: Cassidy Brodina was pretty hap- py with this perch she caught at Matejcek Dam during the ice fishing tournament Saturday. Senate seeks to assist PTSD sufferers BISMARCK, N.D. -- The North Dakota Senate passed a measure that would grant $50,000 towards efforts to assist veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. (PTSD) The construction of the bill would authorize the Veteran Af- fairs Commissioner to provide grants for the purpose of training service dogs to be paired with veterans suffering from PTSD. The bill is intended to be an ini- tial step forward. The money will fund the training for three dogs. "There have been over 220 veteran suicides in the past decade in North Dakota alone. This bill is hopeful to save lives of our most honored individu- als," Senator Spencer Berry stated of Fargo the carrier of the bill. "I believe that some of our veterans that are returning from war will benefit from the com- panionship of a service dog. It is a proven fact that these highly trained dogs help break the iso- lation that many sufferers of PTSD feel," stated Bill Sponsor Senator Ron Sorvaag of Fargo. The bill now moves to the House of Representatives. Re publican Senator and bill spon- sor, Joe Miller of Park River, believes the bill will pass. "The bill has wide .support across party lines. It is our hope that now the public will help us find those veterans in most dire need of this program and end this shadow that casts over our heroes," stated Miller. Sponsors are Senators Sorvaag, Miller, Unruh and Representatives Brabandt Hatlestad and Owens. The bill number is SB 2344, I believe that some of our veter-  ans.., will benefit from the com- panionship of a service dog." Photos: Larry Bid j Sons of Norway look to rejuvenate membership 486, in our community. Membership is not based on ethnicity, instead,it's based on interest and affiliation. We intend to promote and preserve Norwegian culture and heritage and seek to strengthen the ties between North America and traditional and modern Norway. Membership mate- rials will be on a table in the Community Center. Recent previous events included a sleigh ride; a pie auction, presentations on family history and family farms in Nor- way by Dr. Arne Brekke; and Michael Swanson, Assistant Archivist of the ecial Collections Department in UND's ester Fritz Library. Presentations were FAIRDALE, N.D. The Sons of Nor- way Lodge is having a Sleigh Ride on Saturday, March 2 in t'airdale. Featured are the Percheron horses of Vern0n Kelly, of Brocket. Sleigh rides begin at 1:30 p.m., and will be followed by lunch served ' an the Fairdale Community Center. Thee is no charge for this event. We invite you, your family, and'especiallyyour children or &andchildren to attend. A student studying the Norwegian language at Con- cordia College is expected to be present with a table of related information. Community members are encouraged to join this long-standing organization, the Sons of'Norway, Vaarliv Lodge #4- made both in the Fairdale Communit Center and in the library located on tl University of North Dakota Campus. Ad- ditional opportunity to study both Nor- wegian family history and early Viking exploration is desired by some group members. Learning is a life-long process. Sons of Norway members vstted his- toric Lutheran churches in the area in- cluding Aadalen, St. Stephens, Pleasant Valley, ' and Vang. A person at each church guided the tour. Lefse making has been Sons of Norway Late- (VeT300 Late-) Breaking News: Park River, February, 1913 By David Larson for The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- School notes: The high school will have a basketball team, Charlie O'Brien will the the captain. The girls' gymnastics class began last week; it has 37 members. Gym hours are 4:30- 5:30 MWF. In the evening the gym is open to girls from 7:00 to 8:00, to boys from 8:00 to 9:00, and to town citizens after 9:00. Pisek news: Waldron's Elec- tric Road Show exhibited theft first moving pictures. They have made arrangements to come every Tuesday. JC Wampler (the man who introduced potato fanning to the Park River area) sold his 480- acre farm in Dundee and Kens- ington Townships to Hans Larson for $24,000. In the second week of the month, the Presbyterian (Feder- ated) Church was gutted by fire. The fire started in the basement by the furnace. It would have destroyed the church had not the fire department been able to take quick action. By the time the firemen got to the scene the fire was advancing along the floor joists and had gotten be- tween the walls. The floor beams are practically destroyed. The floor is sagging and cannot be walked on. The new pews were "considerably damaged." Fortunately little harm came to the memorial windows. Insur- ance covered the entire loss. Arrangements were immedi- ately made for repairs. Mean- while Sunday services will be held just down the street at the Baptist Church. It was not a good month for Presbyterian. It was not a good month for farmers, either: wheat was bringing the uncommonly low Lato-late Cone page j; Obituarlesand Memorials See, Ip,,/,,'e' 2 State hockey shots See, lp,,,',e' y '"T]h,e tf'Ct00]httiJntg iLr. w,a00 the, c 00atdhibntg tlhtat \\;wa00 lb00al, dl,: ' A.K. Best Legislators report See page' 5 Mathematlclans and spellers gee p,g,e' 9