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MUNITY THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2018 (Very Late-) Breaking News A look back at noteworthy news from Walsh County history By David Larson perintendent Davenport of the lo- for The Press cal schools offered his resignation PARK RIVER, N.D. -- City effective the end of the year. He Elections were held on April 4. headed to Medford, Oregon, a city The results were very interesting, of about 15,000 people, with 5 New Mayor (and owner of the public schools and 60 teachers. biggest elevator in town)Dunn He was selected from among 60 defeated acting Mayor Herwick applicants. The new superin- 223-154. This was a big turnout, tende.nt at the city school will be "naturally", as the Park Gazette Leonard Moe, a graduate of put it, because few were able to re- Luther College. He came to Park sist the temptation of free auto River from the Hillsboro schools. transportation to the polls. Also of Only one of the eight teachers interest: of the citizens who went at the ag school planned to return to the polls, 193 (51%) were inthefall. The new Principal and women! The new mayor soon read aagronomy teacher was Mr. Ed- message to the new city council, ward Jones, who had a degree It stated that in his opinion the lo- from Wahpeton. With the war effort in full cal electric plant should lengthen its run until midnight. He also swing, wheat was even more im- supported the city officials serv- portant. The State Director of ing without salary. Food, Dr. Ladd, ordered that all The nation needs money to fi- wheat not needed for this year's nance the war, so a Third Liberty crop was to be confiscated. In Loan Campaign is set to begin. Park River a Flour Survey was un- Park River's contribution quota is der way. Cards were distributed $19,000. to every family. Families were to North Dakota's membershiplist all their holdings of flour, in the Red Cross is the highest in flour substitutes, and sugar. The the entire nation. The local chap- cards were distributed by the Boy ter done its part, shipping out Scouts. The purpose of the cards 356 pairs of socks, 147 sweaters, was to determine the amount of 142 face towels, etc etc. flour stocks on hand in the USA. The biggest strictly local news The farmers of Vernon Town- centered on 11 -year-old Alice ship received instruction from the Kitchen. Alice was not permitted Food Administration of Walsh to enter school, because she was County tO have their excess wheat not vaccinated. Her mother is su- ing School District 78, with the to the elevators by May 15, or the support of the Medical Freedom wheat would be hauled in and the League. cost of shipping deducted from the The city lost two Superintend- price of sale. ents in April. Superintendent "Birth of a Nation," the first Mullineaux of the power plant of- blockbuster film played to a live- fered his resignation effective in ly audience in Hoople, then went thirty days. The new mayor de- to the same kind of audience in manded he resign effective NOW. Pisek. It was shown by H. Wal- When the city council supt/orted dron's Travelling Electric Show. the mayor, Superintendent("Birth of a Nation" premiered in Mullineaux was gone. 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HELP WANTED Walsh County Three Rivers SCD in Park River is hiring Spring/Summer Crew positions: Tree planting crew members (starting $12.50/hr) Duties include planting trees, laying tree fabric, digging holes, pound- ing stakes, organizing tree orders, cleaning shop, and other assigned duties. Tractor Drivers (starting $15.00/hr) This position involves driving a tractor to plant trees or lay fabdc, as well as driving to different sites in the county. We need two experienced drivers to complete our team. Work begins in May and canSes into June. Additional info: Applicants should possess attention to detail, enjoyment of working outdoors, and the ability to work on a team. Work is typi- cally scheduled 8am-5pm with most weekends off, but this can change depending on weather. Earlier or later hours may be needed some days. Weather can account for either more or less than 40 hours per week. Candidates must be able to work outdoors and walk over rough terrain and be able to lift 50 Ibs. Must be a US Citizen, have a valid driver's li- cense, meet requirements of a drug free work place. Review of appli- cations will begin immediately and positions are opened until filled. Contact Sarah Johnston at 701.2847363 or stop by the SCD Office for an application 13351 Hwy 17 W, Park River Left: Danforth Leadership Recipients- Kristen Larson, Beatrice Kjelland (not pictured Gretchen Brummond) Right: Walsh County 4- H Leader Recognition: Back Row L-R: Charlotte Klose, Mark Hodek, Julie Zikmund, Kori Hodek, Todd Knudson, Angle Schroeder, Anna Ramsey, Megan Ramsey. Front Row L-R: Paul Klose, Marlys Kjelland, Jacqi Zikmund, Mirands Lien, Corri Beg. i ,/ v PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The annual Walsh County 4-H Variety Show and Awards Day was held on Sunday, April 8th at the Park River City Auditorium. 4-H'ers Rachel Klose, Hoople and Beatrice Kjelland, Park River, emceed the event, which included two 4-H clubs presenting fun and unique skits. Made in the USA Kids Club's "The Enlarging Machine"" made the best better with their hi- larious invention. The Hayshak- ers' "Pig Show" had everyone laughing at the well trained pigs, the confused cow, and the award winning unicorn. The following award winners were announced during the Vari- ety Show: Photo: Submitted " OUTSTANDING 4-H MEM- BERS: Rachel Klose, Hoople Above: Top Notch- Back Row L-R: Kristen Larson, Sara Hodek, Julia Pic, Justin Pic, Bailey Schroed-, and Toby Zikmund, Pisek er, Seth Nelson, Jonah Zikmund, Lilly Bina, Zach Zikmund, Justin Klose, Erica Ralston. Front Row YOUTH CONFERENCE L-R: Beatrice K]elland, Rachel KI0se, Alexis Nice, Natalie Bina, Liam Medbery, Jacob Ralston, An-,: DELEGATES: Jonah Zikmund, drewZikmund, Connor Hodek r, = o,"i ~ ~i ~, ~ ,' '~ ~ ~ ' ~ ~! ~ ~, %~ ' i ' ~ i 4~ ' ~,",' ' ' ' Pisek; Andrew Koenig, Park Riv-: : er; Andrew Johnson,' P irk Ri )er; ' ; " '"': ' '""" Left: Youth Conference Awardees: Jonah Zikmund, Andre Koenig, Andrew Johnson, Erica Ralston. Right: Key Club- Rachel Klose, Beatdce Kjelland (not pictured: Sandra Kjelland, Noah Zikmund) Left: Outstanding 4-H'ers: Rachel Klose (not pictured: TobyZikmund) Right: Honoring First Year: ii! Natalie Bina, Kayden Lien, Luke Shirek, Sawyer Miller, Ezra Skibicki, Liam Medbery. led by Jacqi Zikmund, Julie Zik- da, Katie Ralston, Nancy Huhta. Special thanks to Walsh Coun- -:, round, Miranda Lien, and Helen 5th Year/Silver Award: Sally Lar- ty Crop Improvement Association Zikmund. Spirit Club led by Paul son, Naomi Myrdal, Kori Hodek, for donating t-shirts to the fifteen Klose, Charlotte Klose, and Nao- Julie Zikmund. 15th Year/Pearl 4-Her's who have completed one mi Myrdal. Award: Marlys Kjelland. year of membership and for spon- 4-H LEADERS RECOG- A huge thanks to these leaders soring the 4-H Top Notch Plaques. " NIZED FOR LEADERSHIP: and all Walsh County 4-H'ers for Each leader received a gift ;: Milestone Years: 1 st Year/Bronze their wonderful accomplishments card thanks to the generosity of the.' Award: Miranda Lien, Allie Bene- this year! Walsh County 4-H Council. ' ' Erica Ralston, Mountain. DANFORTH LEADERSHIP AWARD: Beatrice Kjelland, Park River; Gretchen Brummond, Park River; Kristen Larson, Hoople. KEY CLUB: Beatrice Kjel- land, Park River; Rachel Klose, Park River; Noah Zikmund, Minto; Sandra Kjelland, Park Riv- er. ND 4-H CAMP: Julia Pic, Pisek; Justin Jurgens, Park River; Cody Chyle, Park River. SENIOR TRIP TO MEDO- RA: Sandra Kjelland, Park Riv- er; Lilly Bina, Lankin; Beatrice Kjelland, Park River; Toby Zik- mund, Pisek. TOP NOTCH 4-H'ERS: Re- ceiving Top Notch plaques for the first time are Alexis Monson, Park River; Bailey Schroeder, Fordville; Julia Pic, Pisek; Justin Pic, Pisek; Cody Chyle, Park river; Kristen Jujta, Adams; Natalie Bina, Lankin; Liam Medbery, Minto; Justin Jurgens, Park River; Jacob Ralston, Mountain; Erica Ral- ston, Mountain. Others receiving the awards include: Rachel Klose, Justin Klose, Andrew Myrdal, Toby Zik- mund, Zach Zikmund, Jonah Zik- mund, Andrew Zikmund, Lilly Bina, Hannah Myrdal, Kaleb Hod- ny, Kristen Larson, Owen Zik- mnnd, Sara Hodek, Seth Nelson, Beatrice Kjelland, Sandra Kjel- land, and Connor Hodek. OUTSTANDING 4-H CLUBS: The Seven Rustlers led by, Jon Beneda, Todd Knudson, Allie Beneda, Katie Ralston and Lori Ternquist. The Walsh Winners led by, Sue Brummond, Marlys Kjelland, Becky Nelson, Anna Ramsey and Megan Ramsey. The Hayshakers led by, Mark Hodek, Kori Hodek, and Nancy Huhta. The Ranch Hands led by Travis Bell, Corri Bell, Angle Schroed- er Sally Larson and Sherry Nor- man. Made in the USA Kids club