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2011 ISSUE NUMBER 43 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA SINGLE COPY $1.00 I I I Above: Jim Langerud plants some wheat two miles east of Edinburg early Saturday afternoon before the rain and cold hit, covering the area with a sheet of ice and snow. Farmers in the area are ready to get their crop in, as soon as weather and muddy conditions allow. Planting is well behind last year's start date, which, according to the Department of Agriculture, averaged around April 17 in North Dakota. The conditions in 2009 were not as kind as last year. Bob Cudmore of Park River was quoted in the April 6, 2010, issue of the Walsh County Press as saying "In 2009, we started seeding wheat May 6." He added that "excess moisture" was the main obstacle to planting in that spring. Polar annual PARK RIVER, N.D. The Board of Directors of Polar Communications has announced this year's annual members meeting will be Thursday, June 9. A meal will be served beginning at 5:00 pm in the Chris Midgarden Arena with the meeting to follow at 6:30 pm in the Park River High School Gymnasium. The following names will be placed on the ballot for the 2011 Board of Directors election: District 1-Beverly Jensen Drayton District 2-Eric "Ike" Meberg, Park River District 3 -Loft Dahl, Lakota; Brian Udby, Lankin Members may vote by mail or at the annual meeting in June. A r,e al sl utdI, ent lpr, lhiis s]ki[l[l[ : Advances to national competition MOORHEAD, Minn. Brandon Frovarp of Park River, N.D., a student in the Diesel Equipment Technology .Program at Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Moorhead, is advanc- ing to the national SkillsUSA competition after winning first place at the state contest in March. Frovarp, a second-year stu- dent, took the top prize in the diesel competition. He now represents M State in that cat- egory at the SkillsUSA Lead- ership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Mo., from June 20-25. Students in the diesel com- petition demonstrated their proficiency in the areas of en- gine, transmission, hydraulics, electrical, math skills, Cum- mins Quick Serve, air brakes, interviewing, failure analysis, air conditioning, Department of Transportation inspection, Aqr, ea lL uunttexer ]hono exd[ lebratln So Years GRAND FORKS, N.D. OnApril 12, 2011, Altru Home Services held their an- nual Hospice Volunteer Appreciation Din- ner. Volunteers and staff attended the dinner which celebrated Altru's Hospice 30 year anniversary. Volunteers were recognized from Grand Forks, Larimore, Northwood, Cavalier, Grafton, Park River, Warren and McVille for their contribution of 1,410.5 hours of service in 2010. Volunteers' gifts of time in- eluded patient respite, delivering medica- tions, office support, bereavement calls, mailing educational bereavement materials, fund raising, and volunteer serving at Camp Good Mourning. The evening's festivities included "A Trip Down Memory Lane" by Sue Fisk, Hospice Volunteer Supervisor, highlighting the hospice volunteer programs journey over the past 30 years. An inspirational message, "The Volunteer Journey" was given by hospice chaplain, Robin Storer. Altru Health System is a community- owned, integrated system with an acute care hospital, a rehabilitation hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the re- gion, a large home care network, and a con- gregate living facility. It employs nearly 200 physicians and 3,800 staff. Above: Honored from Park River for 15 Years of service recognition, Ines Aaland, Corrine Berg, and not pictured - Shirley Perterka (Photo: Submitted) Engagements and anniversaries Lil basketball stars See 6 dlemi e ]houltdl lbxe ~eltoo, m,e~d[ lby altlt who, lb.eqt~,e~e iin lp, ,auntdl ]h~unnnt,aun ~dlii, gnntii~v.." President Obama on the death of Osama Bin Laden Poppy poster prizes Sec paKe 6 Smarter than a 5th grader? Se'e page 7