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MARCH 26, 2014 THE PRESS PAGE 3 Stop in at Drug Register for a basket of three fine Pride of Dakota products to be given away this month. Grafton Drug is proud to carry these quality products made in the Heartland. Walsh County Spotlight The merchants below are proud to announce: Pouag NATIONAL AWANCe 9ru ANNUAt Pousu Fooo Mua'o Polish National Alliance 9th Annual Polish Food Festival will be held Saturday, March 29 from 3-7 pm at the Minto Community Center in Minto, ND. The Dancers will be performing at 4 pm. There will be a Polish Store, "Live Auction, and Free Will Offering along with many authentic polish delicacies. Interested in becoming 2 nfaptOttZIgrh:s spo?g40-r33 I FOR THE TROOPS -Walsh County Veterans Service Office If you 've earned them, you deserve them: Veteran Medals Many veterans who served honorably in the United States Military nev- er received their medals that they were entitled to for one reason or an- other. It is possible to receive replacement medals from the different serv- ice branches. Veterans and Next of Kin can request replacement medals through the National Personnel Records Center. Generally, the United States Military Service Branches will work replacement medal requests for the veteran at no cost. Any requests that are made by the Next of Kin will still be honored; however there may be a cost and it differs depending on the service branch. Army and Air Force Veterans can make requests either, online or through the mail, Marine, Navy and Coast Guard Veterans have to send in a writ- ten request in the mail. To get this process started either log onto the Na- tional Personnel Records Website at http://www.archives.gov/or come into the Walsh County Veteran Service Office and let me assist you. If you have any questions feel free to give me a call at 701-352-5030 or stop by for a visit at 638 Cooper Avenue Suite 5 Grafion, ND 58237. Let's get these veterans and their family members the medals that they are en- titled to. This is the least that these brave men and women deserve. Thank you for your service• Chris Kratochvil * Walsh County Veterans Service Officer Administrative Building, 638 Cooper Ave Ste 5, Grafion J"ni, r]Lr]r]r/-ttlrrJt'l. ]rff. irtfhix Jr1 lf'f 1 :5-__:-,:-.2-.SE:_:_::,3 =-. --'_=_--:1--= __--=-- =E:. _ students can learn through the project. "Some of my goals are to give students a better understanding of what it all takes for a plant to grow. I'd also like to give them a bet- ter understanding of what career ideas are out there for them to con- dder." The idea for the Greenhouse Project had been floating around for a few years, said Amdt. Eventual- ly, a committee was formed that in- cluded Mark Wagner (Director or North Valley Career and Tech Cen- ter in Grafton), Aaron Schramrn  (Principal at Park River Area High School), Brad Brummond (Park River Area School Board Member and Walsh County Extension Agent, and Amdt, who is employed at North Valley, along with Park Riv- er Area High School. "The idea didn't really come to sure that happened. A recommen- dation was made to the North Val- ley Board and the Park River Area Board. With support, the plan was put into motion." Amdt's role in the project in- cludes a number of responsibilities. "A bit of everything," said Arndt. "Keeping the greenhouse up to date, helping maintain plants, help- ing out other teachers as needed, along with guiding students in the use of the greenhouse." So far, students have responded well to the greenhouse. "We had some setbacks earlier on in getting the greenhouse up and running. It wasn't until the start of the year that we've been able to get into the greenhouse and start utilizing it," Amdt said. "Since then, we've been working on getting plants going and looking at different aspects of grow- Tov?/_o_:, .____.__ FR-_'3-3f P;'GE I community to grow and expand." As part of the strategic planning process, the RRRC enlisted David Fly- nn, PhD, of the University of North Dakota's Bureau of Business and Eco- nomic Research to compile and analyze economic and demographic sta- tistics for the four-county region including the counties of Grand Forks, Nelson, Pembina, and Walsh. The study revealed: • Walsh County's leading employment by industry sectors includes: Gov- ernment with 1,877 employees; Agriculture with 1,658 employees; Health and Social Services with 826 employees; Retail with 607 employees; and Manufacturing with 537 employees. • The top three industry sectors by economic output include: Grain Farm- ing $90.8 million; Wholesale Trade Businesses $78 million; and State and Local Government $60.9 million. • Walsh County real farm earnings have been fluctuating greatly over the past five years: 2008:$98.9 million; 2009:$54.3 million; 2010:$77.4 million; 2011:$31.8 million; and 2012:$103.8 million. • Walsh County's population declined from 15,371 people in 1980 to 11,046 people in 2012. The county's population has declined 10 percent since 2000. • Walsh County's median age of 45.6 is considerably higher than the State median age of 36.1. The County's median age has increased from 40.9 to 45.6 since 2000. • Walsh County has seen losses in the 0-44 age brackets ranging from 9 to 27 percent since 2000. • The County's labor force has decreased 24 percent and employment has dropped 1,572 people since 2000. • The unemployment rate in Walsh County is among the highest in North Dakota at a rate of 5.1 percent (December 2013). • Decrease in the sugar beet payment had a $90 million direct impact on the four-county region and a $135 million total financial impact. "We are delighted to partner with the Walsh County JDA as we chart the course of our efforts for the next five years. Walsh County has sus- tained a continuation of the long term negative economic impacts that much of the rural areas of North Dakota has endured for the past 70 years," said Dawn Keeley, RRRC Executive Director• "We want to position Walsh County to be able to capitalize on the strong economic growth seen in oth- er areas of the state as well as continue to diversify built on the strengths within the region." The local area can be strengthened by developing and implementing a strategic plan supported by both the private and public sector. The Walsh County Strategic Plan will be included in the Region's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategic Plan. • Todd Morgan, Grafion Chamber, Business/Tourism, Grafion • Sue Foerster, LSTC, Service Sector, Grafton • Joann Lizakowski, LSTC, Service Sector, Grafton • Kristy Jelinek, Graflon Parks & Rec, Tourism, Graflon • DuaneJonasson, Kringstad Ironworks, Private Sector, ParkRiver • Hans Halvorson, Marvin Windows, Private'Sector, Graflon • Ellen Misialek Harriston Industries, Private Sector, Minto • Kevin Zikmund, Agriculture, Private Sector, Pisek • Steve Rehovsky, First United Bank, Private Sector, Park River • Tom Campbell, Senator/Agriculture, Public Official, Grafton • Nick Ziegelmann, City of Graflon, Public Official, Graflon : • Karen Anderson, Walsh County Commission, Public Official, Graflon • Julie Campbell, Walsh County JDA, Community Leader, Grafton • Larry Jamieson, City of Minto, Public Official, Minto • Mary.HQpel, Job, Service ND, Workforce Devev.eJopment, Graflpn ,  Parkn River fla.fitionnntt| a13outtwo years ago:' ing p l[ . ' } ...... P 1 '  .....   :' " • Mike Leighton, Ameriprise, Community Leader, Grafion , ,,, 301 C O u l ROad 12B saidAmdt. "The committee looke6 Overall, students at Park River • Kim Bylin, City of Ada'ms; Community Leader, Adams ... SOCICB .... at a number of different thi,ngs Area nigh School have another : Mark Wagner, NVCTC, Education, Graflon • r,,m. 284 71 1 5 i ,,such as location, size, and use. area ofstudy they can experience, Jean Jiskra, Country Realty, Private Sector, Grafton We wanted to come up with a plan and Ardnt summed it up very well • Bernice Flanagan, Edinburg General Store, Private Sector, Edinburg I that utilize the building at all times when he said, "It's another great tool • Joan Swartz, Polar Communications, Private Sector, Park River Z and that it wasn'tjust limited to Ag to allow students to put leamed con- •Rebecca Chyle, Rose Realty, Private Sector, ParkRiver  Implement students. We've worked to make cepts in to real word application." 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Or we can apply for you. Out lasts and out performs other repellents. For more information contact WC Three Rivers Soil Conservation  417 Park St W • Park River ,ND  ii 284-7466ext3 'i !i" €, I , II II "'! ::::" 32, . Have you read the ,i S S today. Start or renew your subscription: In-County $34 / Out-of-County $38 / Out-of-State• $42 RO. Box 49, Park River, ND 58270 Your Professional Prescription 1Service We offer .. Mail-Out Prescriptions. Delivery Service. Blood Pressure Screening. Pho!o Kiosk. 10% off Sr Citizen Discount. Zoovio Video Dealer. Gifts. Hallmark Cards. Drive-up Window Ye Olde Medicine Center Drayton Drug Ye Olde Medicine Center Park River Drayton Cavalier 701-284-7676 701-454-3831 701-265-3332