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m SINGLE COPY $1.00 ISSUE NUMBER 37 PARK RIVER,' NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014 Lakota-Edmore ladies domin; ion 4 for a bid the state tourney in Fargo Photo: Larry Biri Above: We are number one!!H The Lakota-Edmore Raiders hoist their Region 4 Championship Trophy. Mary Haman (Front L-R) and Alyssa Turner; Miranda Martinson (Back L-R) Fallyn Freije, Jaedyn Pesek and Shaye Ronningen. More coverage of both Region 4 and Region 2 tournaments inside. FORDVILLE, N.D. -- Lo- cal farmer Jarrod McMillan has directed a $2,500 dona- tion to the Fordville Rural Fire Department. Funded by Amer- ica's Farmers Grow Commu- nities, the donation will be used to install new insulated doors at the fire station, as part of a renovation project. Thanks to the support of farmers across the country, more than $3.2 million is being directed to nonprofits in 1,289 counties in 39 states. "The fire department is al- ways there to support the farm- ers in our community," Fordville FD Co, snu:, /pa e 2 Photo: Submitted Above: Photo (left to right): Brian Wisher, Monsanto Representative; Jarrod McMillan, winning farmer; Perry Brintnell, Fordville Rural Fire Department chief. By Jana Gudmundson PARK RIVER, N.D. -- On March 7th the Park River Area Elementary School was awarded the ND Educational Technology Council "Class- room Transformation Grant" for MOVE 21: one to one per- sonal learning device initiative. The grant pays for just under $70,000 with matching contri- butions from the school, total- ing right around $140,000. With grant funds PRAE plans to purchase student de- vices that we've determined to best fit our teachers' and stu- dents' needs. 120 Apple iPad minis will be ordered for stu- dents in kindergarten through second grade, while 110 Google Chromebooks will be ordered for students in grades three through six. The grant emphasizes supporting teach- ers as they implement technol- ogy to transform instruction. Some professional develop- ment opportunities will include the ND Education Academy in August, ND LearnForward PARK RIVER, N.D. -- North Dakota State Superin- tendent Kirsten Baesler paid a visit to the Park River Area School on March 12. Su- perintendent Baesler was in- vited by school superintend- ent Kirk Ham to tour their school and meet their staff and students. She spent the moming visiting elementary Conference in November, the National LearnForward classrooms and meeting teachers and students. She joined some staff for lunch in the cafeteria and toured the high school in the afternoon. She was able to speak to the entire staff in the afternoon for Baesler Visit Cont, /pag e y Obituaries See ]p)ag e, 2 Red Machine rocks See/p,a