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?7-- WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017 Photos: Larry Biri The Adams Fire D...ej:ej:ej:ej: m. ent now has a new home to help increase fire safety in western Walsh County. A pelilion to raise the mill levy had ovenvhelming public support and the funds were raised to support new conslruc'don and equipment. Top Left: Adams Rural Fire De- parl/nent Chief Scot Grove said the much needed fire hall has added interest in the depaflmenL Bottom Left: Adams liretighters stand in front of their newly constructed hail Saturday be- fore the open house. Firefighters (I-r) Jeff Zahradka, Chris Beta, Alex Beta, Andy Bem- ston, Jake Borden, Scot Grove, Guy Heffta, Derreck Lundquist, Kevin Misiaiek, B,I" -"1 Beta, and Jody Erickson. Bottom Right: Appro mataiy 250 were served a meal of brats and ham-. burgers with french fries at the new Adams fire hail open house held Saturday aftemoon. MOUNTAIN, N.D. -- The Icelandic Com- munities Association awarded grants to three area organizations that work to preserve sites that are important to the Icelandic heritage. The Heritage Sites Grant is made available through money raised in the auctions at the annual Thorrablot in Mountain. A $500 grant was given to each of the following organizations: Vid lin Cerrietery and Church for church repairs and upkeep; V'datr Society for the cleaning and straightening of cemetery stones in the VLkur Cemetery; and the Gardar Township Hall Fund Raising Committee for the renovation of the Gardar Township Hall. The churches, meeting halls, cemeteries, schools, and other buildings that were built by the early Icelandic pioneers and are still in ex- istence are in constant need of upkeep aiad some- times, expensive repairs. The ICA, through the Heritage Sites Grants, desires to. help the or- ganizations with this nee.d. These buildings and sites are important to the Icelandic cultur- al heritage as they all have a story to teach the next generation about how their ancestors lived as they became established in their new coun- try and home. The Icelandic Heritage Sites Grants are available to any organization working to preserve /_hese Icelandic sites, especially in the Akra, Fjal- !a, Gardar, Hallson, Mountain, Svold, and Vidalin Photo: Submitted Above: Accepting for the Vidaiin Church and Cemetery are Connie Trenbeath, Carol Beard, Robert Viviatson and Kathy Thodakson. Jolene Halldors0n-Ul 0tt is presenting the grant for the ICA. communities that were settled by the Icelandic immigrantsl Applications are available in Sep- tember and may be obtained by contacting Kath- leen Johnson at kathleen@utma.com. Heritage grants Cont. page 2 GRAFTON, N.D. School Behavioral health specialists counselors, law enforcement, cler- from Prairie St. John's in Fargo will gy, punic health professionals, teachers and others who work with people will have an opportu- nity to learn about mental and be- havioral health during a work- shop the North Dakota State Uni- versity Extension Service is host- ing March 30. The three-hour Behavioral present the program. The speakers and their topics are: Emily Coler Hanson, who works in the day treatment program for youth with autism spectrum dis- orders - youth and stress issues, in- cluding cutting, eating disorders and other negative coping strategies Shauna Erickson, who works Health IVN for Your Community in an inpatient child/adolescent workshop will be offered through unit and does outpatient therapy for the Interactive Video Network children and adolescents - adults (IVN) onthe NDSU campus in and stress, primarily stress man- Fargo and at several sites across agement, depression and suicide North Dakota. The event starts at Monica McConkey, who 9 a.m. Central time and is free of works in business development and charge, grew up on a family farm - farm "We want people to be more stress and how farming and ranch- confident in their ability to spot ing can produce stress the whole problems and get individuals the help they need to feel whole and Workshop healthy," says Kim Bushaw, Ex- tension family science specialist. Cont. page 5 = TeaiTIs See page 2 take the challenge: 3 on 3 See page 8 'q e way to is to. uit talking and doing." Legislative News See page 5 Mites take Minot See page 12