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t T" z2~ C,I :~ ~- ;+~ i%~ ,i~i=i;!i~ SINGLE COPY $1.00 VOL. 132 ISSUE 45 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, MAY 13,2015 Above: A crane lrom Wenzek conslnJction out of Far lilts the top to the water tower in Park River to finish off this once in a lifelJme project. Photo: I.arry Bid By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- In hon- or of Memorial Day, Park River Mayor Dan Stenvold issued the fol- lowing proclamation: THEREFORE, I, Dan Stenvold as Mayor of the City of Park Riv- er, ND do hereby proclaim May 18, 2015 as POPPY DAY and ask that all citizens pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sac- rifice in the name of fi'eedom by wearing the Memorial Poppy on this day. . IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have here unto set my hand and caused to be affixed the official seal of the City of Park River this 4th day of May, 2015. In honor of Poppy Day and in preparation for Memorial Day, members of the Park RiverAmer- ican Legion Auxiliary will be dis- tributing handcrafted poppies, which have come to symbolize the sacrifices of war. The Legion auxiliary will be dis- tributing poppies around town on May 18 and 19. On Monday, May 18 they will be distributed door-to-door in the residential area. On Tuesday, May 19, the poppies will be distributed at businesses in Park River, including the US Post Office, North Star, Coop, Northdale Oil and Gramma Jo's Cafr. The Park River American Le- gion Auxiliary Post 147 is lead by newly elected 2015 -2016 officers: President Larissa Schmitz, First Vice President Karen Johnson, Secretary Marquita Novak, Treas- urer Lois Anderson, Historian Joann Votava, Chaplin Susan Deg- ner and Sergent at Arms Joann Votava. The Auxiliary members also are collecting pop tabs as a service project this month to be taken to the state convention in June in Grand Forks to donate to the Ronald Mc- Donald house. Collected pop tabs can be dropped off at the Legion in Park River. @ CRYSTAL, NiD. The City of Crystal is eurreiatly inthe process of preparing for aCitywide Street Im- provement Project. The city has applied for North Dakota Commu- nity Development Block Grant (CDBG) fimds to help pay for a por- tion of tl ."S. ectr The co of,the project will be :3!. divided among the property owners in the form of special assessments. However, homeowners whose in- comes fall within CDBG program guidelines for Pembina County can apply to have their special Cont. page 5 @ @ PARK RIVER,N.D. -- Jo- critically and creatively about pub- The five-day training provides .from 21 states have participated in lene Halldorson, Park River City lie policy and encourages them to Halldorson with the opportunity to NEW Leadership Summer Insti- Coordinator, has been selected to at- make a commitment to public lead- attend workshops on running for of- tutes. Tri-CoUege NEW Leadership tend the Tri-College University ership and public service, flee, public speaking, community Development Institute is currently NEW Leadership Development The mission of the Institute is to organizing, public policy advoca- one of 18 institutionaliz.ed pro- Institute May 27-31, 2015. The empower a new generation ofcy, and working with the media, grams nationally. Tri-CollegeUni- program, caUedNational Education women leaders. The admissions She will meet with over twenty versity partners with Coneordia for Women's Leadership (NEWcommittee of the Tri-CollegeNEW women leaders, including state College, Minnesota State Univer- Leadership), emphasizes possibil- Leaders lu pDevelotSment Institute and local officials, learn about bal- sity Moorhead, and North Dakota ities and opportunities for women received nearly 100 applications; ancing public and private lives, and State University to offer the em- to take active and powerful roles in Halldorson is one of 40 applicants means of addressing public policy powering National Education for public leadership. NEW Leader- given a full scholarship to the In- issues. Women's (NEW) Leadership De- ship challenges women to think stitute. To date, more than 3500 women velopment Institute annually. See page 2 . See page 7 Dr. Seuss it's it Dell does rhubarb treats See page 3 Fordviile-Lankin goes See page 12