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THE WALSH COUNW PRESS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 20 I 8 Page 9 i Photos: Larry Bid Left: Nora Hepokoski got bored watching her bobber idly sitling in the fshing hole so she decided chewing on it would be more fun. Right: Travis Johnson untangles the line of his bundled up 2-year-old son Taber Johnson. then released back into the water. First place was awarded to Ella Johnson for catching the biggest fish. Ella received a brand new ice fish- ing rod and reel combo plus a tack- le box. Second place went to Leland Ingeman who also received an ice fishing rod and reel. Nadia Lewis took home the prize for most fish caught on the day netting six fish. Nadia received an 800 piece tackle. box set. All participants who caught a fish received a soft shell tackle box that By Jesse Irvine For The Press FARGO, N.D.- The Park Riv- er Parks and Recreation held their Seventh Annual Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Homme Dam. The derby is held to give fam- ilies a chance to try out ice fishing and enjoy a fun filled afternoon on the ice. The fishing portion is geared toward kids and is free to all par- ticipants. We could not have asked for a more wonderful day to hold the event. The sun was shining and were donated by FM Walleyes. peratures hovered around 28ae Ri ex, l srks mdoRa, would like to thank all the volunteers at the start of the derby. There was who helped make this event a suc- a slight breeze but it wasn't windy. We all know important that is! There were 49 registered young fisher men and women on the day. Each participant has the opportuni- ty to grab a piece of fishing gear of their choice before the action starts. There are a wide variety or'items to choose from. Once the fishing started, there was a ton of action to be had. The fishing derby lasts for an hour and there were about 34 fish caught in that time. All fish are weighed and cess. Dale Peska who moved the snow for us. Brian Gaarder for do- nating his time to help,with regis- tration and weighting fish. The en- tire Hell family and Jayse Wharam for drilling holes and bringing a wealth of enthusiasm to the event. We would also like to thank FM Walleyes for their generation do- nation to make sure each participant was able to go home With a piece of fishing gear. We hope to see even greater levels of participation next year! Right: Ella Johnson has Brian Gaarder weigh her perch she caught at the Park River Ice Fishing DeCoy. First place was awarded to Ella Johnson for catching the biggest fish. Ella received a brand new ice fishing rod and reel combo plus a tackle box. 0 Run an ad fhis size in ALL NORTH DAKOTA NEWgPAPERg fol' onltj $7OO! (Re ione also available / d~:Tf~'~,-.-. Confaof fhis paper for derails. WISHES IN Make- ish NORTH DAKOTA Help Wishes Take Flight! To Donate Airline Miles: or 800.362.9474 Deluxe Stora, e Deluxe Stora Building 36x48x10 EVERYTHING INCLUDED Delivery included anywhere in Minnesota and North Dakota Other Sizes Available SCHEDULE NOW FOR SPRING/SUMMER CONSTRUCTION These buildings meet the new building codes JR CONSTRUCTION Tel 218-631-1947 - 218-639-0732 JRCONSTRUCTIONMN.COM ND #43659 " MN LIC #BC270437 irln ons: Iowin CDL Driver--Calvin CDL Driver--Milton CDL Driver--Devils Lake CDL Driver -- Adams Applicator--Milton Applicator--Devils Lake Please apply online at