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APRIL 2014 THE PRESS PAGE 5 By Mike Connor Rachel's odyssey continues on DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- marrying Abraham and creating a Thank you to many of your read- new life on the prairies of North ers who have contacted us re- Dakota. garding the upcoming presentation Several of us, had the good for- of the'Rachel Calof Story' in the tune to be invited by Stanley Fawcett Auditorium at Lake Re- Calof (grandson of Rachel) and gion State College, Devils Lake on members of his family to attend a Friday and Saturday, June 20-21 ! Calof family reunion and attend This letter is just to give your the play when it was appearing in readers a little background on the St. Paul last fall. The play, is what all is involved with 'Rachel's based on the memoirs written by story' and how it came to pass to Rachel in the 1930s and will bring come to Devils Lake. In 2006 a laughter and tears to everyone group of local residents met Hal who attends it! The play which Ettinger, from Lawrence, KS, takes place in the area of the who has an ancestor buried at the same size as the 'claim shack' Sons of Jacob cemetery NE of Rachel and the Caloffamily lived Garske. Through the efforts of Hal in, will be of interest to all ages and others from all over the Unit- and really brings home the real life ed States sufficient funds were experiences of homesteading on raised to erect a memorial recog- what were the barren prairies of North Dakota at that time! nizing over 100 documented Jew- ish homesteaders who had settled Members of the Lake Region in the Garske area in the late Heritage Center and ND Chau- tauqua Association have joined 1800s and early 1900s. The me- with the Sons of Jacob Commu- morial monument was dedicated nity to bring Rachel's story to in the fall of 2006 and a group of Devils Lake. With the support of folks from the Devils Lake, Min- many people we have managed to neapolis-St. Paul, New York, Far- keep ticket prices low ($10 for go continued to work to maintain adults, $25 for an entire family) so and preserve the heritage of the that everyone can have a chance cemetery, to see and hear her story. There One of the families who home- are many other activities being steaded was the Calof planned for that weekend in Dev- (Kalov/Kalof) family. Abraham ils Lake including bus tours of the Calof, one of the sons in the fam- Sons of Jacob cemetery and drive ily had contacted friends back in by of Rachel's actual homestead. the Ukraine to help him meet Your readers can find more in- someone he could bring to Amer- formation about Rachel Calof, ica and marry. The original girl's her journey to America, and the family did not approve of the play itself(including how to secure match, so Rachel becamethe'sub- tickets) by visiting stitute mail,order bride' and began her journey from Bila Skerkva, I encourage your readers to Ukraine to Hamburg, Germany plan now to attend the Rachel nearly 1200 miles, the majority of Calof story in Devils Lake either it by train then by ship (steerage June 20 or 21. class-fare $21) to New York and Editor's Note: Mike Connor is the new world! From there from rural Starkweather, N.D. Newspapers in North Dakota BISMARCK, N.D. -- The new, electronic North Dakota Newspaper Hall of Fame will be unveiled May 2 in dedication cer- emonies at the North Dakota Her- itage Center. The opening this year of the $51.7 million addition to the Her- itage Center is a highlight of the 125th anniversary of North Dako- ta statehood, and the Newspaper Hall of Fame will be one of the center's new features, celebrating the distinguished service of 51 North Dakota newspaper men and women. The Hall of Fame will be host- ed on a kiosk in the Heritage Center, with a display page for each of the members of the Hall. Dedication of the new Hall of Fame will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 2 during the 128th annual convention of NDNA. The con- vention will be held at the Bis- marck Radisson. Members of the public are invited. The Hall of Fame will be ded- icated to the memory of Don Gackle, the 47th inductee, in recognition of his long leader- ship of NDNA and his leadership of and philanthropy to the NDNA Education Foundation. Gackle was editor and pub- lisher of the McLean County In- dependent in Garrison and founder of BHG Inc., which now publish- es 11 community newspapers in the state. The Hall of Fame was estab- lished in 1933 with the induction of George Winship, founder of the Grand Forks Herald, and Nor- man B. Black, pioneer publisher of The Fargo Forum. Through the years it was housed in the jour- nalism reading room at The Uni- versity of North Dakota. In 2011, directors of the NDNA Education Foundation began dis- cussing ways to bring more visi- bility to the Hall and to the ac- complished rewspaper men and women who are enshrined in it. That led to an agreement with the State Historical Society to host the Hall of Fame on a 32-inch touch screen at the Heritage Cen- ter. al 1933 ...... Norman B. Black, 1865-1931, Fargo Forum 1933 ...... George Winship, 1847-1931, Grand Forks Herald 1934 ...... Walter C. Taylor, 1870-1929, LaMoure Chronicle 1934 ...... Clement A. Lounsberry, 1843-1926, Bismarck Tribune 1935 ...... Grant S. Hager, 1865-1923, Walsh County Record, Grafton 1936 ...... Marshall H. JeweU, 1857-1911, Bismarck Tribune 1937 ...... Francis A. Wardwell, 1844-1928, Pembina Pioneer Press 1938 ...... Percy R. Trubshaw, 1864-1933, Valley City Times Record 1939 ...... Alanson W. Edwards, 1840-1908, Fargo Forum 1940 ...... Walter E Cushing, 1857-1935, Beach Advance 1941 ...... Fred S. Goddard, 1862-1915, Dickey County Leader, Ellendale 1951 ...... W.P. Davies, 1862-1944, Grand Forks Herald 1953 ...... Mark Forkner, 1879-1947, Cavalier County Republican, Langdon 1957 ...... Glenn D. Colcord, 1879-1950, Ward County Independent, Minor 1964 ...... H.D. Paulson, 1887-1965, Fargo Forum 1971 ...... William H. Francis, 1883-1963, Velva Journal 1972 ...... Melvin M. Oppegard, 1891-1969, Grand Forks Herald 1973 ...... Kenneth W. Simons, 1898-1948, Bismarck Tribune 1974 ...... Harry E. Polk, 1887-1971, WiUiston Herald 1976 ...... Fred Roble, 1883-1964, Granville Herald 1978 ...... Calvin L. Andrist, 1887-1974, Divide County Journal, Crosby 1979 ...... Rilie R. Morgan, 1891-1977, The Grafton Record 1981 ....... Stella Mann, 1892-1973, Bismarck Tribune 1981 ...... Harry O'Brien, 1895-1953, Walsh County Press, Park River 1983 ...... Ralph G. Beede, 1895-1969, Grant County News, Elgin 1984 ...... Frank Hornstein, 1906-1981, Pierce County Tribune, Rugby 1985 ...... Hal S. Davies, 1886-1981, Minot Daily News 1985 ...... E. Donald Lum, 1903-1975, Wahpeton Farmer-Globe 1985 ...... John O. Hjelle, 1913-1982, Bismarck Tribune 1986 ...... Norman D. Black, Jr., 1913-1969, Fargo Forum 1990 ...... Fern Lee, 1909-1986, Mouse River Farmers Press, Towner 1990 ...... Leonard Berg, 1905-1987, Litchville Bulletin 1991 ...... Jay A. Bryant, 1904-1985, Napoleon Homestead 1991 ...... John D. Morgan, 1925-1989, Grafton Record 1992 ...... D.J. Shults, 1902-1984, Mott Pioneer Press 1992 ...... Ralph Shults, 1910-1987, Adams County Record 1995 ...... Francis W. Denison, 1913-1985, and 131anche Denison, 1917-1993, Towner County Record-Herald, Cando 1996 ...... Marjorie Potter, Cass County Reporter, Casselton 1998 ...... Oliver S. Borlaug, 1919-1995, Washburn Leader 1998 ...... Howard Doherty, 1920-1996, Cavalier County Republican, Langdon 1998 ...... Hugh Farrington, 1902-1986, Harvey Herald 1999 ...... A. Glenn Sorlie, 1921 - 1993, The Bismarck Tribune 1999 ...... Edward W. Doherty, 1921 - 1992, New Rockford Transcript 2000 ...... John M. Andrist, inducted April 29, 2000, The Journal, Crosby 2000 ...... Pius Hornstein, 1920 - 1999, Tioga Tribune 2001 ...... Donald C. Gactde, 1929-2012, BHG, Inc., Garrison 2001 ...... Edward J. Franta, 1906-1988, Cavalier County Republican, Langdon, and NDNA Executive Secretary 2002 ...... Raymond C. Dobson, 1902-1991, Minot Daily News 2002 ...... William E. Shemorry, 1914-2004, Williston Plains Reporter 2005 ...... William C. Marcil, inducted May 7, 2005, Forum Communications Co., Fargo Gov. Jack Dalrymple has been invited to make remarks at the ded- ication ceremony, along with Karl Lembke of the State Historical So- ciety Foundation. Later that evening, NDNA will induct the 52nd member of the Hall of Fame during an awards program following the convention banquet. Newspaper connections run deep The list of Newspaper Hall of Fame inductees shows strong con- nections among newspaper friends and families: n The first two inductees, in 1933, were George Winship and Norman B. Black, who worked to- gether in Grand Forks before Black became a pioneer publish- er in Fargo. n While there are several fam- ily connections represented in the Hall, the Black family is the only one with three generations. Nor- man D. Black, Norman B's son, was inducted in 1986, and Norman D's son-in-law, William Marcil, was enshrined in 2005. n There are three pairs of brothers in the Hall, including: Frank Hornstein of the Pierce County Tribune in Rugby in 1984 and his brother, Pius, of the Tio- ga Tribune, in 2000; DJ Shults of the Mott Pioneer Press and his brother Ralph of the Adams Coun- ty record, both in 1992, and; Howard Doherty of the Cavalier County Republican in 1998 and his brother, Ed, of the New Rock- ford Transcript, in 1999. n Father-son duos include: Calvin Andrist of the Divide Coun- ty Journal, inducted in 1978, and his son, John, also of the Crosby paper, followed in 2000. Rilie Morgan of the Grafion Record was inducted in 1979, and in 1991, his son, John, came into the Hall. n And finally, there's a hus- band-wife team, Francis and Blanche Denison, of the .TOwner County Record-Herald in Can- do, who were inducted in 1995. n The first woman inducted into the hall was Stella Mann of the Bismarck Tribune in 1981. Park River Area School Board Of Education Retreat 0 0 I PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL BOARD The following items were discussed: OF EDUCATION RETREAT 1. Staffing MONDAY, 4:00 PM 2. Health Insurance APRIL 3, 2014 3. School Website PARK RIVER, ND Mr. Ham presented information regarding the 2013-14 budget and also a preview of the 2014-15 budget. Information regarding tax levies, current School board retreat held on April 3, debt, costs/pupil, general fund history, 2013. Members present: Bata, Rest, and area enrollment history was shared. Houser, Hahn, Laaveg,Thompson, Summer projects were discussed and Brummond. Others present: will be reviewed at the April Board Superintendant Ham. meeting. Chairman Hahn called to retreat to Transportation purchases and routes order at 4:00 pm. were discussed. Extracurricular assignments were reviewed. The draft of the Strategic Plan was reviewed. It will be discussed and finalized at the April school board meeting. The retreat adjourned at 8:00 pm. Diana Hahn Kirk Ham (April, 30, 2014) Park River Area School Board Of Education Meeting PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL BOARD DEPT. OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION OF EDUCATION MEETING 1,486.29 FRIDAY, 7:00 AM EDITH RYGH 30.00 MARCH 14, 2014 FLEXIBLE BENEFITS/DISCOVERY PARK RIVER, ND BENEFITS 90.00 GRAFTON AUTO ELECTRIC 82.08 GREAT PLAINS FOOD BANK 308.00 GREATAMERICA LEASING CORP. Regular board meeting held March 14, 1,696.00 2014. All members present. JOB SERVICE ND 5,669.28 President Hahn called the meeting to JONATHAN BERG 141.00 order at 7:00 a.m. KEVlN SKAVHAUG 861.80 M: Laaveg S: Thompson to approve PAI-rl KOUBA 80.50 the February 11, 2014, Minutes of the LARRYOMDAHL 15.00 Regular Board Meeting, All in favor, M.C. LEON'S BUILDING CENTER M: Brummond S: Rost to approve the 1,500.00 expenditures as follows and with the LORI BENEDA 211.80 changes to the Discovery Consulting bill: MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES General Fund #1469-1505, $72,657.10; 5,277.57 Payroll & Benefits #75284-75332, NORTH STAR COOP 7,759.78 $289,937.67; Manual checks #511079- NORTH VALLEY VOCATIONAL CTR 511086, $17,605.54 and Special Activities 195.42 #1214-1254, $33,363.70, All in favor, NORTHDALE OIL INC. 39.97 M.C. BRETT OMDAHL 119.10 AMAZON.COM CREDIT 27.28 PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL AUTO JET MUFFLER 121.98 294.00 BECKY SVOBODNY 25.00 PRAIRIE LEARNING CENTER BRANDON BOESPFLUG 3,125.00 181.20 CENEX FLEETcARD 146.30 ROB SCHERR 210.80 CULINEX 27.24 ROGER MOE 665.60 DAHLEN PLUMBING & HEATING SANGRAIT'S AUTO SERVICE 702.40 103.43 THREE STAR DAIRY, INC. 6,067.88 UPPER VALLEY SPECIAL EDUCATION 11,042.03 US FOODSERVICE GRG DIVISION 10,514.75 WALSH COUNTY PRESS 78.40 WATER & LIGHT DEPT 9,621.45 WELCH'S BAKERY 996.30 REGION III 150.00 TRI-COLLEGE MATH CONTEST 60.00 NDPSE - MATHCOUNTS 100.00 CAVALIER PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 50.00 BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF ND 10,312.11 THE HARTFORD PRIORITY ACCTS 2,329.28 FLEXIBLE BENEFITS/DISCOVERY BENEFITS 2,771.29 AFLAC 1,832.86 AARON SCHRAMM 300.00 BARRY LANGEN 423.60 BILL GALLOWAY 296.00 BRAD ULLAND 140.00 BRENDA SCHERR 140.00 BRUCE HEGGEN 140.00 CRAIG HAHN 497.60 KEVIN SKAVHAUG 230.00 KIRK MISIALEK 423.60 CHRIS LARSON 175.00 BRE-I-F OMDAHL 15.00 RANDY HILL 497.60 RYAN SOLSENG 222.00 TROPHIES & ENGRAVING AARON SCHRAMM 216.00 270.00 ALBIN JALLO 172.00 UNIVERSITY OF MN-CROOKSTON ALLIE BENEDA 80.00 144.00 ANNIE WELCH 15.00 BRENDA SCHERR 75.00 M: Rost S: Brummond to hire Seth BRUCE HEGGEN 150.00 Kuchar for the Physical Education CAVALIER PUBLIC SCHOOL position, All in favor, M.C. DISTRICT 50.00 M: Laaveg S: Bata to approve the COCA-COLA REFRESHMENTS second reading of the Early Retirement 3,528.14 Policy, Descriptor Code: DKDA, All in DANIEL WARCKEN 22.00 favor, M.C. GRAND FORKS CENTRAL SPEECH M: Laaveg S: Bata to approve the first 441.00 reading of Tobacco Free Schools & WYATI JELINEK 10.00 Workplaces, Descriptor Code ABBA, All in JENNY HUNT 15.00 favor, M.C. JON BENEDA 264.00 M: Thompson S: Houser to approve JOSTENS 1,630.40 the Open Enrollment Applications for JS WHOLESALE & VENDING HaUey McBain and Shaylen Jerome, All in 1,266.32 favor, M.C. KEVIN SKAVHAUG 66.00 M: Brummond S: Laaveg to approve LARRY OMDAHL 44.00 the Title I Cooperative Agreement with LORI BENEDA 20.00 Fordville-Lankin, All in favor, M.C. ND FFAASSOCIATION 534.00 M: Bata S: Houser to approve the NORTHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL Agreement to Reduction-In-Force 163.00 Nonrenewal with Joanne Peterson, All in BRETT OMDAHL 325.00 favor, M.C. PARK RIVER AREA REVOLVING M: Bata S: Houser to amend the ACCOUNT 1,689.00 General Fund operating budget to PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL $4,812,825.76, Bata aye, Brummond aye, 18,076.84Laaveg aye, Rost aye, Houser aye, RICKI JONES 60.00 Thompson aye and Hahn aye, M.C. SPENCER SKAVHAUG 74.00 M: Thompson S: Rost to approve the THREE STAR DAIRY, INC. 462.60Superintendent's Evaluation, All in favor, M.C. M: Laaveg S: Bata to approve the Pledge of Assets dated February 28, 2014, All in favor, M.C. M: Bata S: Laaveg to accept, with regrets, the resignation of Shannon Markusen, All in favor, M.C. Reports were received by: Kirk Ham - Financial and Administrative; Administrative -Aaron Schramm and Brenda Nilson; Vocational Center-Brad Brummond, there were no Library or REA Reports. Other items of discussion included: Strategic Planning, Board Retreat, Buildings and Grounds meeting and the NDETC Grant. 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