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PAGE 2 THE PRESS APRIL 23, 2014 Late- (very late-) breaking news...April, 1914 By David Larson for The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The village council of Adams has pur- chased four gasoline street lamps, and will place them at the princi- pal comers. The Lankin village council has taken steps to secure street lights; they favor electric lighting. Tom Larson left for Chinook, Montana, where he will engage in farming. The local high school had planned to publish its first annual, but, owing to "the several diffi- culties encountered," it has been decided to dispense with it. Steven Cameron, blacksmith, who came over from Kensingtion in 1884, was elected mayor. The vote was 164-5. The Dakota Farmer published an article on the Walsh County Agricultural School. The campus has 17.5 acres, most of which is used for variety plots and garden- ing. The school's home-like at- mosphere has been remarked on by many visitors. The teachers look natural in aprons and overalls. The building is situated far from the center of town, so when the cold weather came the question of noontime food arose. The school secretary, Mrs. WA Broyles, wife of the principal, devised a plan. Each day a substantial meal is dished out on the cooking room table. The students come by, dish out the food, and take it into the sewing room. After eating, they return the trays, scape the dishes and stack them. A girl whose three brothers attend the school, lends her assistance. Total cost, $. 15 per meal, which covers all expenses. The article did not provide en- rollment statistics, but noted that there is a glee club of about 50 stu- dents. The school trains farmers, of course, but also offers a teacher training course for teaching in country schools. The article opined that "teachers who can do things, like cook, or build a bird house, are much better suited to country schools than those whose field is merely words or text books." Another article mentioned the Ag school Superintendent visiting the Commercial Club. E. Smith- Petersen asked the club's help in grading the campus, and in plow- ing the demonstration plots. The Supt. said that many farmers are willing to donate a day's labor; the Club could help defray the expense of feeding the men and horses. The Gazette mentioned the de- parting superintendent one last time. Supt. Aygarn (whose con- tracted had been terminated ef- fective the end of the year) had ac- cepted the superintendency at Akeley, Minnesota. Akeley has a population of 2,700 and employs 19 in the school system (both of which were about twice as large as Park River. One wonders if his salary also doubled.) The new Park River superintendent will be paid $1650.00 per year. Chris Schlenk was reappointed to his position as Chief of Police. THANKS FOR A MAGICAL NIGHT! Many thanks for your contributions and donations to Park River's 2014 After Prom Party! We appreciate all you do for us! Have a really []( thank you? We can help. Call the Press at 284-6333 Irene L. Seim Irene L. Seim, age 94 of Park Riv- er, ND formerly of Edinburg, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014 at the First Care Health Center of Park River. Irene Lenore Moen was born April 28, 1919 near Nekoma, ND, the youngest child of Andrew and Oline (Throndset) Moen. She attended school in Nekoma, graduating with the class of 1937. She mar- Irene is survived by her sons: Roger (Linda), Park River, 3; Arden, Grand Forks, ND; Kenneth. (Vicki), Edinburg, ND; Tracy (Barbie), Park River, ND; and Curtis (Stacey), Ed- inburg; 18 grand- children: David (Kristi) Seim, Cory (Loft) Seim, Melis- sa (Matt) Wacker- barth, Jennifer (Dale) Holand, William (Marlene) Seim, Jamison (Miranda) Seim, Vanessa (Dale) Topka, Harvey ried Andy Seim, on November  (Kathy) Seim, Vonna (Jonathan) 24, 1938. They made their home  Tweed, Susan (Eric) Christian- on the family farm in Tiber Town- ship, where they farmed and raised their five sons. After her family was grown, she worked as a bak- er and cook at the Koffee Kup and Amundrud's Caf6 in Edinburg. Her specialties were donuts, pota- to klub, homemade buns and chocolate chip cookies. Irene lived on the farm for 60 years, moving to Edinburg in 1998. In April of 2012 she became a resi- dent of Good Samaritan Center of Park River. She was a member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, rural Milton, where she held offices in the Church, Sunday School, Ladies Aid and Cemetery Association. When St. Stephen's closed in 1983 she became a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Edinburg. She was a former member of Milton HiUtopper's Senior Center, Current member of Forever Young Senior Citizens in Edinburg, Edinburg American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of Norway. son, Tanya, Tyler, Tanner, Bailee, Michael, Jordan and Morgan Seim and Mason Segal 22 great grand- children and one great great grand- child. She is also survived by sev- eral nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Andy, daughter-in-law, Nancy Seim, brothers: Oscar, Rudy and Alfred Moen, sisters: Clara Slay- baugh, Loretta Gronhovd, Sadie Lillico, Edna Newland, Elsie Myrvik and Bernice Peterson. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 10:30 AM at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Edinburg. Visitation was Monday from 5-7 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Trinity Luther- an Church, Edinburg. Interment will be at the St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery, ru- ral Milton. An online guestbook is available at www.tollefsonfuneralhome.corn The Tollefson Funeral Home of Edinburg is in charge of the arrangements. To The Grafton Blueline Club, Park River and Grafton Youth Hockey programs and all sponsors. We would like to thank you for the 2014 Polaris Ranger we were fortunate to win in the Mega Raffle, held on March 29th. It was a real surprise, one we are grateful for. Thank you again for all you do to support youth hockey. Dennis and Linda Markusen Harold R. Anderson Harold R. An- derson, age 81 of Park River, ND passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at First Care Health Center of Park River. Harold R. An- derson was born November 24, 1932 to Eugene R. and Anna O. (Isaacson) Anderson in Nel- son Park Township of Marshall County, MN six miles west of Strandquist, MN at the home of Per Isaacson, his mother's parents. He was baptized and con- firmed in the Lutheran Faith. Harold attended Standquist schools and graduated in 1951. Fol-. lowing graduation he worked for Klienwacter Brothers Farm and for the Community Creamery in Lake Bronson, MN. He was inducted in the United States Army in February of 1953, serving at Camp Carson, Colorado Springs, CO and Fort Knox, Ken- tucky. He met Lois M. Czeh in June of 1952 and they were mar- ried Dec. 5, 1953 in Colorado Springs, CO. After his discharge in 1955 he returned to Lake Bron- son and worked at the Communi- ty Creamery. He was head butter maker from 1956-1963 at which time the creamery quit processing butter. He later worked as a State Ranger with Parks and Recreation for the State of Minnesota until 1968 when the couple moved to Park River. He worked as manag- er of the Walsh Center Creamery owned by CJrafton Milk Co. In 1974 the creamery was sold and Harold purchased a caf6 which be- came "Harold's Guest House" on Highway 17 West in Park River. He specialized in Broasted Chicken. The caf6 sold the most broasted , chicken in.flag state using condi,. ments sold by McCormick's Co. of LeMars, /fi" 1980 efSrI the caf6 and Harold Went to work for the School Dist. #78 and retired as director of maintenance in 1999. Harold was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church of Park River where he served on the council. He served as See-Treas. of the Park River Commercial Club, and See-Treas. of Hillcrest Coun- try Club. He was elected to the Park River Park Board in 1969 and was one of the many that se- cured funding for the grass greens at Hillcrest Golf Course. He served as Past Commander of the Paul Farup American Legion Post #147 of Park River. After retire- ment Harold en- joyed his wood working shop, his large gardens and working in his yard. He spent many years hunting deer and ducks with his sons. Harold's true joy was spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren. Harold inspired many With his gift of gab, his gentle smile and twinkle in his eye. His favorite phrase was "Better than Most". Harold is survived by his wife, Lois of Park River, ND; his five children: Richard (Lona) Anderson, Thief River Falls, MN; Sheree Anderson, Park River, ND; Ron (Kelly) Anderson, Grand Forks, ND; Bob (Deb) Anderson, Hoople, ND; Shelle (Duane) Berg, Park River, ND; seventeen grandchil- dren, fourteen great grandchildren and two on the way. He was the last surviving member of his immedi- ate family. He was preceded by his parents, brother, Art and sisters: Ruth and Julia and his last dog, Ginger. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church of Park River, ND. Visita- tion was Friday from 6-8 P.M. with a prayer service at 8:00 PM at Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Park River, ND. Military rites will be provided by the Pap1 , F.anlp.American Legion Post #147 and tile North Dakota National Guard Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorials to First Care Health Center of Park River, ND. An online guest book is avail- able at: www.tollefsonfuneral- home.com The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. - Walsh County Press--Church Directory- Pembina Hills Lutheran, Mountain Thursday: 2 p.m. Worship Borg, Sunday.: 9:15 Worship at Trinity 10:30 Worship Vikur. 9:t5 Sunday School Trinity Lutheran, Edinburg Sunday.: 9:15 Worship. 10:15 Sunday School Tue: 9:00 Women's Bible Study St John's Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pisek Sunday 8:30 a.m. St Joseph's Catholic Church, Lankin (www.plbtfiparish.org/) Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Bechyne Saturday 5:00 p.m. St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Crystal Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m.. Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.. Thursday: 7 a.m. St. Brigid of Ireland Catholic Church, Chvalier Saturday Mass: 5 p.m.. Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m.. Monday & Friday: 7 a.m.. Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Park River Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Coffee Fellowship, 10 a.m. Worship Zion Lutheran Church, Hoople Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship, 10:30 Sunday School St. Mary's Church Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Good Sam. Center. 5 p.ml St. Mary's, Park River Sunday: 8 a.m. St. Luke's, Veseleyville. 10 a.m. St. Mary's, Park River Federated Church Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship (Fordville), 9:30 a.m. Sunday School (Park River), 10:45 a.m. Worship (Park River) Apostolic Faith Church, Park River Apostolic Faith Church will be holding services at the Park River City Building in the Meeting Room on Sundays at 6pro. Victory Free Lutheran Church, Park River Wednesday: 6 pm Confirmation class 7pro. WinGS, 7 pm Youth Bible Study, 7 pm Adult Bible Study. Sunday: 9:45a.m. Sunday School for all ages, 10:30a.m. Coffee and fellowship 11:00a.m: Worship service Grace Free Lutheran Church, Edinburg Sunday: 9 a.m. Church Services / 10:15 a.m. Sunday School Every Thursday: 9 a.m. Bible Study Bethel Baptist Church, Park River Sunday: 9:30 a.m. worship, 10:45 a.m. Fellowship. Wednesday: Awana Children's Ministry 6:00 p.m.. Tuesday: Prayer & Bible study at 7:00 p.m. Hoff Lutheran Church, Rural Adams Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship Our Redeemer's, Fairdale Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship IL Park River - 284-7244 j'w,4H  Adams - 944-2231 "1Ii.... Grafton 7352-3668 I|iFIRST UNITED Michigan., 259-2112 R..=.o I ........ Hoople 894-6123 [/Bmm oL ,.=mmnr.e Crystal ~ 657-2168 284-6086 tollefsonfuneralhome, com Farmers Union Insurance Co. Jay ThompsonDwight Byron OFFICE: 284-6955 Hwy/TEast. ParkRiver BECOME A CHURCH SCHEDULE SPONSOR $20. O0 .4 MONTH! C_4LL THE PRESS 284-6833 TODAT! samaritan ocictv ' 301 Co. 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Nordrnark Publishing Publisher 140 Viking Dr., Rugby, ND 58368 Allison Olirnb Editor-in Chief Brook Dahlgren Office Manager Larry Bid Freelance Photographer Kellen Dobrneier Staff Writer Policy on Corrections Any error should be reported immediately. Please check the accuracy of your advertisement the first day of insertion. The Walsh County Press.will offer a free ri'iiit in the event of an internal error. BuslTSS HouRs The Walsh County Press is open from 9:30 aan. to 4:30 pan. Tuesday through Friday. Submission deadline is Thursday at noon. Phone 701-284-6333 Fax 701-284-6091 Email: wcpress@polarcomm.com LETrEPJAREA VOICES POLICY The Walsh County Press will accept letters to the editor and other submissions on issue of public interest. To be published, letter/article must be signed and include your address. Unsigned letters will not be considered. Letters may not be used to thank specific people or organizations. - The Walsh County Press reserves the right to shorten letters, edit out factual errors and reject those deemed libelous, in poor taste or of a personal nature. - The Walsh County Press will not run letters from.the same author two weeks in a row. All opinions expressed are those of the author and do not represent the opinions of The Walsh County Press. - Letters must be legible. Ililll I  - Preference will be given to letters from the Walsh County area. Letters from outside the area will be considered if they are of sufficient interest. Official newspaper of the City of Park River, the City of Edinburg, the schools of Park River, and the schools of Valley-Edinburg.