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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, MAY I 6, 2018 Pase 5 A look back at noteworthy news from Walsh County history BISMARCK, N.D. -- In an ef- fort to save lives, law enforcement agencies across the state worked 516 overtime hours in April for North Dakota's distracted driving enforcement campaign, U Drive. U Text. U Pay. A total of 448 citations were at- tributed to the added patrols. Of the total citations, 214 were issued for distracted driving, 80 for other traf- fic citations (i.e. disobeying traf- fic signals, equipment violations), 31 citations for speeding, 27 cita- tions for not wearing a seat belt, 26 citations for being an uninsured motorist, 22 citations for sus- pended/revoked license, seven warrants served and six drug-re- lated arrests. Funding for additional traffic safety enforcement is provided by federal grant money distributed through the NDDOT. High-visi- bility enforcement for traffic safe- ty is one element of a collaborative effort to eliminate motor vehicle deaths in North Dakota. The state's new traffic safety initiative called "Vision Zero" has a primary goal to continually work toward zero motor vehicle BISMARCK, N.D. -- Law enforcement agen- cies across the state joined efforts for the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign from March 1 through March 31,2018 to deter motorists from driving impaired. Atotal of 723 citations were attributed to the added enforcement patrols. Of the total citations, 93 were alcohol-related, of which 82 were driving under the influence (DUI) arrests. There were another 31 ar- rests or citations for other alcohol-related violations such as minor in consumption or open container and 42 drug-related arrests. Impaired driving is 100 percent preventable and stopping it can prevent tragedies on North Dakota's roads. Every driver and vehicle occupant in North Dakota can help meet the state's goal of zero mo- tor vehicle fatalities and serious injuries by taking personal responsibility when travelling on the road. This means wearing a seat belt at all times, trans- porting children in child passenger safety seats ap- propriate for the child's age and height, driving dis- traction free, driving sober (i.e. not under the influ- ence of alcohol and/or drugs) and obeying all post- ed speed limits. Funding for additional traffic safety enforcement is provided by federal grant money distributed through the NDDOT. High-visibility enforcement for traffic safety is one element of a collaborative effort to eliminate motor vehicle deaths in North Dakota. Learn more about traffic safety initiatives at Vi- sionZero.ND.gov or join the conversation on the Vi- sion Zero ND Facebook or Twitter page. fatalities and serious injuries on about traffic safety initiatives at Vi- versation on the Vision Zero ND North Dakota roads. Learn more sionZero.ND.gov or join the con- Facebook or Twitter page. By Linda Thorson cility, in that the demolition doesn't EDINBURG, N.D. -- The dem- make me sad but reflective. As for olition of North Dakota's first abor- me, I reflect on the 20,000 children tion clinic, the Fargo Womea's-,whose li,ves,Nere slauffed out be- Health.OrganiTmion, is a news Nor,", causel ers.were : isled to be- thy event. How ironic, a place with lieve such a place offered women the benign women's health name "health" services when in reality they was actually an organization that for left the premises without their baby. 20 years harmed women and took All of the Concerned Women for the lives of countless unborn chil- America of North Dakota support- dren. Some estimate as many as ers and I will continue to defend the 20,000 children died there. Twenty lives of North Dakota children. On thousand lives gone. All in the that note, tear the wretched place name of convenience, rights, pref- down. erence, and freedom. How ironic as well, are the news Editor s Note: Thorson, fromEd- stories about the demolition, how inburg, is the Concerned Women for their focus has been on hostile America, North Dakota State Di- protests of the past but are mum rector. Concerned Women for Amer- about the reality of the death of thou- ica Mission Statement " to pro- sands, the profit made offofit, and tect and promote Biblical values the endless grief with which so among all citizens -first through manyofthose women now live. prayer, then education, and finally I actually agree with Tammi by influencing our society-thereby Kromenaker, director of North reversing the decline in moral val- Dakota's only current abortion fa- ues in our nation." A MINUTE WITH THE/ AYOR BY DAN STENVOLD L'VlAYOR OF PARK RIVER I hope everyone survived the dent of the North Dakota League long cold winter, we didn't get a lot of Cities. I look forward to sharing of snow this year but it just seemed with other cities in the state what a lot colder than usual. With a has worked here in Park River to county wide bum ban in effect as I become the 2017 City of The Year. write, we need RAIN. So far in my This year, we will be doing a rain gauge, we've received .08" mill and overlay on 32 blocks in which I think is about 2.3" below our city. Mayo Construction got normal, the bid and they came in about half Please get out and vote! We of the engineer's estimate which have several new people that have was $675,000. If there are any decided to run for city council and questions, there is a mapin the city L,would like to thank each one of office of the blocks that will be them personally. It's not just a ,ta- worked on. The way it stands right ms or resume position, if it's done now, Mayo will start after the 4th right, it is very time consuming but of July but that is subject to also very rewarding, change! It will be another special After receiving several phone assessment cost but the streets are calls, emails.and talks on the street part ofour infrastructure and some with residents that wanted me to run for mayor, I decided to run of them are in terrible shape and its again. So, does this make your either repair them of loose them. mayor a hypocrite?? I honestly We will also be doing some elec- don't know the answer. I am prob- trical upgrades, working on spots ably the firmest believer in term that will eliminate outages and limits that you will ever find and "blinks." have been very vocal about it. 3 I would like to thank everyone terms in any position should be that helps make Park River such a enough time for anyone to com- great city. The employees, the city plete their mission and here I am council, committee members and asking for your vote for a 4th term. you the residents, also for allowing I will leave it up to you the voters me to be the mayor of the best city of Park River! If I am elected, the in North Dakota! 1 st year will be spent as the Presi- Mayor Dan ~-:2d.~.-::v:-::. ~ ~z= T ~-Z Z:2.f,L,:~/V-= 2.-=%-~ 7 Extra Help, she may still be able to tra Help, she may also qualify for mium each month. Some also pay counseling in person or over the get help from a state pharmacy as- help with her other Medicare ex- for Part B coinsurance and copay- phone. To locate a SHIP counselor sistance program or a patient as- penses through her state's Medicare ments, depending on her income, in your area, visit ShiptaCenter.org sistance program. Visit Bene- Savings Program. Contact your mom's state Medicaid or call the eldercare locator at 800- fitsCheckUp.org and click on State Medicaid programs parmer office to determine if she qualifies 677-1116. "Medications" to search for these with the federal government, so in- for benefits in her state. programs, come and asset qualifications vary You can also get help through Send your senior questions to: Savvy Sen- depending on where she lives, her State Health Insurance Assis- ior, P.O. Box 5443,Norman, OK 73070, or vis- it SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor Other Medicare Assistance Medicare Savings Programs will tance Program (SHIP), which pro- to the NBC Today show and author of "The If your morn is eligible for Ex- pay her entire Medicare Part B pre- vides free one-on-one Medicare Savvy Senior" book. Star Kitchen Monday- Saturday: 6am - 8pm Sunday: 10am - 8pm Hot Stuff Pizza Large Pan Single Topping Pizzas $12 Subs, Sandwiches, Appetizers, Salads available lNloon Specials Mon - Scalloped Potatoes Tues - Tacos *Wed - Turkey *Thurs-- Roast Beef "-'Fri - Chicken Fried Steak Order ahead (7Ol) 284-7007 (Very Late-) Breaking News for Park River May, 1918 By David Larson for The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. --Adams was to have its own movie theater as soon as arrangements could be made. The Rosendahl brothers in- stalled an electric light plant in their garage, and they intended to run a wire from the garage to the opera house. Police Chief Schlenk was in Grand Forks to pick up Neil Kehoe, an agricultural laborer. Keho was charged with jumping his board bill at a local hotel. He received 30 days in the county jail. Oscar Gullickson, best remembered as a terrific athlete at the lo- cal school and UND, enlisted in the US Marines. Mrs. Ole Gorder, 7 l, died recently. She lived in Ottertail County for about 6 years, before coming to North Dakota. The family made the trip up the Red River in a flatboat. The City Council extended the electric run from 11:00 until mid- night, so the current will be on 18 hours a day. The electric light rate for the upcoming year was fixed at 15 cents per kilowatt. (One won- ders how 1918's rates compare with 2018's.) The council also condemned the old sidewalk and ordered new one built on the west side of Honey's Addition, Block 3. (Across the street from the Lutheran Church) Christ Evenson will do the cement work for $1.10 per square yard. (Do you suppose he could do the work for the same price nowadays?) Why are we talking about sidewalks? This was the last wooden sidewalk in the city. The Lutheran Church decided to make extensive improvements in the summer. The church will be raised, and a basement for social pur- poses will be installed. Wm. Linhart shot a lynx south of Grafton. The familiar spring clean-up notice was posted: all ashes, manure, and other rubbish shall be removed by May 15. A further announce- ment: no straw, manure or other filth suitable for the breeding of flies shall be allowed to accumulate for more than a week. If this order is violated, the city would remove the filth at the owner's expense. The city High School was set to graduate 14 students in the spring. The county school had 19 graduates. The local track team did not do well at the state championships. The only medal went to Arthur Meagher, who finished second in the dis- cus. The first Walsh County boy has died in the war. Emil Bosh of Lankin was on the Moldavia when it was torpedoed. 55 other soldiers also died. The Secretary of the State Enforcement League (an stridently anti- liquor organization) says that his work had eased off since the legis- lature passed the "bone-dry" law. During the past winter he toured the state in the interest of a movement prohibiting high school students from attending dances. The Non-Partisan League's meeting in Park River was scheduled for June 4. Congressman Baer was to speak. Ladies were extended a special invitation. The League was hopelessly radical: they believed in fairness for the farmers, and equality for women. Two interesting items: 1. The county took its first steps ever to con- cern itself with the health of children. This action was motivated by the war effort: the concern was,to provide the children with "strong bodies when they take on the: responsibilities :of citizenship2', .This was extension work; designedto educate young mothers with scientific knowledge of how to take care of their infants. 2. Another type of extension work had started in the previous month: agricultural extension. Walsh County had had a county agent for a month. He was very busy with a gopher extermination campaign in the western townships. ,% : When I first heard about be- started the MG Pollinator Garden coming a Master Gardener (MG), initiative funding 16 Demonstra- I'll be honest, I didn't know what tion Pollinator Gardens across the program was all about, but it North Dakota to show best prac- : : sounded like something I wanted tices for supporting our native to do. I get the feeling, after talk- butterflies, bees and other polli- , ing with some people in the area, nators. I, and a couple other MG that there might be some miscon- candidates, jumped on this op- ceptions about what a Master portunity, adding many perennials , Gardener is. So, I'd like to share to an existing garden in Leistikow just a bit about what we do. Park in Grafton. Through tend- i Master Gardeners are the vol- ing and doing additional research unteer arm of the Extension serv- for our pollinator garden and ice. The course itself is about 40 making my home garden as polli-,: hours of class time with special- nator friendly as possible, I be- ists in horticulture fields. Topics came passionate about this topic. include vegetable, fruit and orna- Though I am involved with other mental gardening, integrated pest projects, most of my volunteer management, soils, pruning, pol- hours are spent tending our : linators and many others. In ex- demonstration garden. If you see change for horticultural education me working, feel free to stop and ; at a discounted rate, MGs are chat! I would be happy to share i," committed to volunteering a cer- what I know about local pollina- ' " tain number of hours with the gar- ,; dening public through their Ex- tors, native plants or answer any Schedule your appliance delivery or repair tension office. We also commit to questions I can. During Pollinator Week, June staying current on new informa- 18-24, events will be planned in tion, accruing continuing educa- tion hours each year to keep our the garden, but I am also happy to certification. NDSU Extension schedule tours as the weather -', MGs are active in 31 counties and continues to warm and the plants p.m. on reported over 10,000 hours of volunteer time in 2017 ! There are so many ways for MGs to contribute their time and talents, here are just a few: grow- ing produce to donate to a local food pantry, taking questions at their extension office or at a fair booth, teaching kids how to gar- den, teaching adult classes on gar- den topics, writing for the local paper, tending public gardens, leading a pruning demonstration. The ways to volunteer are only limited by our imagination! When I first completed the MG course our director had just wake up and make themselves known. If you are interested in classes on pollination for kids or generally gardening for pollina- tors for your group please con- tact me. Throughout the summer I'd like to share information on our efforts at our demonstration garden in Grafton. If you are in- terested in more info on the Mas- ter Gardener Program or our Pol- linator Garden initiative, in the meantime, it's available at ag.ndsu.edu/mastergardener. Heather can be reached at heatherszklarski@gmail.com or 701-520-4594.