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o:~ O-- L~. LC~ WEDNES !3, 2011 ISSUE NUMBER 37 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA SINGLE COPY $1.00 Left: Bucky Peterson owner of Signature Painting, rural Grafton, paints some trim around one of the beautiful stained glass windows at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Pisek. Peterson and his crew painted virtually the whole interior of the church, which preparing for its 125th Celebration this spring. Above: Elizabeth Schwankl cleans one of the many statues at SL John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Pisek. Schwankl, a professional painter of 21 years and owner of Artrends Gallery in Fargo,- is cleaning and repairing the many Catholic Statues at the church. Schwankl has been doing statue repair for five years. She has repaired and replaced hands and wings etc. rprepaflng for its upcoming -: : 125th Celebration. When asked if this wasa big job, Schwankl said, "Its a very big job, when I walked into this room with all the statues, I thought I was in heaven." J By Allison Olimb of The Press WALSH COUNTY, N.D. -- The buzzword around Park River for the past couple of :years has been "wellness." !Whether through educating people through classes or :health fairs, promoting healthy living through workout classes, or holding free health screenings for people to be able to leam more about their own bodies, First Care Health Center has created healthy living awareness throughout the community. Now, it is spreading. Meetings have popped up all across the county to discuss each community's wellness needs. Ruth Jelinek works at First Care Health Center doing marketing, fundraising and working with what they call the WOW2 or Wellness Outreach Without Walls grant, which she and FCHC Wellness Grant Assistant Amy Ballentine discussed at a Park River wellness meeting held March 17. Jelinek said that the grant proposal began with an outreach planning meeting in Park River where those who spoke up said what the community needed was some type of fitness facility. She and Jenna Markusen tried to gather as much information as they could to create a proposal. When they found out that they had secured the grant,' the original plan was to build a traditional fitness center with treadmills or weights. Between planning and receiving the grant, Park River Fitness opened and the plan had to be tweaked. Because of the grant wording, a fitness center of some sort was necessary. A different type of center was create, one that could accommodate fitness classes. So now Park River has a location for Zumba, yoga, powercut, kickboxing, Tae Kwan Do, and potentially more. The grant is to last three years. It ends in April of 2012. Jelinek said that through those three years, the goals of the WOW2 grant coordinators is to decrease obesity, work Wellness Oo, vzt., /?ague 5 No] the m neighlb.o, rs anston opens By Allison Olimb of The Press CRYSTAL, N.D. -- "I don't even have time to read a newspaper anymore," one driver said in the less than two minutes it took to unload her truck at the new elevator in Crystal, N.D. Last summer the horizon on the edge of the county began to change. Simplot and Columbia Grain, which both had facilities in Crystal came up with a plan to expand. A determining factor in having Crystal as a location was the rail line. In addition to the two new facilities being built, a 120-car rail loop was established to move product in and out. According to Crystal Elevator Manager Larry McCollum, Crystal was as far north as the rail could handle a shuttle car. So, the town began to build. Simplot and Columbia Grain each purchased a half of the new Simplot plant. (Photo: Submitted by Kelly O'Toole) the land and they bought the Above: New elevator in Crystal, N.D., is part of the new addition on the north end of the town. The addition includes a 120-car rail loop, which services both the new Columbia Grain Elevator and rail line together. March 7. On March 18, Simplot has been unloading McCollum said, "Now, we Gustafson watched the progress of each truck from a computer monitor with speed sensors and a visual map of every belt, leg, and bin. Two rail cars of fertilizer in the past have about 700,000 bushels few weeks and the elevator dumped." opened its doors opened on Plant Manager John trucks at a time dumped into Cr stal Oo, nt., 5 See pag e 2 State bowling finals See ]p age5 "The brst dlay of slp, ribnt,r iis tlhibnt, aantd thb fibrsil slp, rlu'h,Rf dlaBv a ntothe, r... The dli fe, mn, ce lbet een dhtem [is e0)metibnn[es as g eat as a mondhY Henry Van Dyke Park Board looks to summer See pag e 3 Smart bunch See page'