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_ '|l ....... --|Blmlilll _  ' 1 .  !l|ll lilll| MAY 18, 2011 THE PRESS PAGE 3 Walsh County . Spotlight . The merchants below are proud to announce: The Northeastern North Dakota Heritage Association invites everyone to a special program at the Pioneer Heritage Center, at Icelandic State Park. Sara McCurdy will be presenting a program titled The importance of Stories in Family and Culture 2 p.m. Sunday, May22 The Heritage Association and Icelandic State Park urges everyone to come out and enjoy this program by McCurdy who grew up right here in Northeastern North Dakota. Coffee and refreshments will be served following the program. For questions about the program please call the park at 701-265-4561. COUNTY ESS Park River PO Box 49 284-6333 Park River 301 County Road 12B 284-7115 l  Park River 1 Implement 284-6316 % FllRSTUNITED Bank&lnsurance Park River ~ 284-7244 Michigan ~ 259-2112 Adams ~ 944-2231 Grafton - 352-3668 I__. 110 4th St. E Park River 284-7221 jim,s super Valu 101 3rd St. W Park River 284-6433 For all your dinner needs! with signed lease! 1 & 2 Bedroom in Park I All Utilities Paid Income Based Private Entrances and No Ste - MUST SEE - Contact Vicki for more information at 701-331-3826 701-352-2275 Professionally Managed by Homes Management 1-888-893-9501 -- toll free TTY: 1-800-366-6888 EHO R,.=. Ii ,, rkS ocreallol PARKS AND REC REPORT BY TODD KJELLAND VVnV. PR- PARKS.GUM Summer is somewhere Spring was here. winter came back. and spring is here? Or is it? Either way, Parks and Rec is preparing for summer activities .... come rain, snow, sleet or sun. we are moving forward. Spring activities are winding down. A test run at Yogaand Zumba classes proved to be a success and we look forward to continuing the classes in the fall. The warmer weather will bring Aqua Zumba to the pool this summer. Watch for upcoming details. We will also be starting a Zumba class for kids called Zumbatomic on Wednesday afternoons. Baseball and Softball registrations are in and schedules are posted online at If you have trouble accessing our web page please contact Todd Kjelland at Progress is being made in the formation of a Baseball Booste.r organization. Fundraising has already begun with the PR Square Pizza promotion and sign advertising at the ball diamonds. If you wish to become involved contact Todd Kjelland and the Parks and Rec office 701-284-6005. PRPR (Park River Parks and Rec) is working with the newly formed Park River Gymnastics Co-op to add Acro Gymnastics to the list of activities. Classes will begin in the fall: watch the website for more &mils. A Summer Gymnastics Camp will be one of the initial activities to raise money for new equipment. Dates will be released soon. PRPR Summer Music Program Classes will include a Performing Drumline Class, and a Performing Music Company. The Music COmpany is for all ages and will cover contemporary music, song writing and improvising, midi recording, stage presence and sound/lighting presentation. Watch for dates and times. The Les Kelly Memorial Pool is tentatively scheduled to open for the Memorial Day weekend pending weather and staffing. PRPR welcomes Dylan Berg, Jordan Brummond and Henry Hayertz to the Parks summer staff. COACHES/UMPIRE MEETING, PARK RIVER Coach/Umpire meeting to be held 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at the Park River City Office Community Room. Reach Kjelland at - 701 284 6005 or ELECT BRIAN UDBY Polar Communication Board of Directors, District 3 Vote by mail or at the Annual Meeting; June 9, 2011 Brian has Telecommunications Experience Volunteer with Lankin Fire Dept. Walsh County Thrivent Board Member Serves on Huff Church Council Let my experience work/or You Your vote would be grey Qtredeied Thank You Largest Summer OfFering Ever! Flexible, Convenient Options! STUDY ONLINE OR ON CAMPUS Session o ations Fast track 4-week Mayvlllo 6-week te - 8-week University l O-week ,4 ZJ/. Mo- www. - 800-437-4 ] 04 I LATE-LATE FROM PAGE 1 every night of the week but Saturday. There was a 1 V2" rain early in the week and another half inch of moisture in the form of snow yesterday. "We are now in as perfect a situation for growing grain as could be hoped for." (How often have you heard farmers be this positive about anything?) But there were troubles, too, right here in River City: The Gazette published excerpts from Rev. A.W. Brown's sermon on May 14 "Dancing and the Schools." You can readily guess the content of this article. The Methodist minister asked the congregation to consider dances and how they affect schoolwork on the next day after the children have been up half the night. Then he "asked the same question about the Bijou Theater, the skating rink, and basketball. There must have been a proposal for the girls' and the boys' basketball teams to play an exhibition game, for the good Rev. Mr. Brown stated that he had never in his life heard of such a thing, and in his opinion it would be as harmful to morals and manners as the effects of dancing. If the members of his church were appalled by dancing and the prospect of coed basketball games, you can imagine what they must have thought of the new park. Mr. Ferier LaLier bought some property along the river, adjoining the town of the north and east. Then he cut down the thickets along both sides of the river, cleaned its bed of rock, and put a solid dam across it. By May he had constructed a landing for his seven boats, which he was renting by the hour. LaLier was in the process of constructing a row of bathhouses, and a dancing pavilion. The reporter for the Gazette noted that the spacious flat on the west side is thickly wooded, "providing many shady retreats for visitors who prefer rest to the many diversions provided." One can easily imagine what the Rev. Mr. Brown, thought of this situation. And, if the truth be told. his suspicions may have been on target. The next week's edition of the Gazette remarked that the senior class (it was a large class, with 11 graduates) had held a picnic at the park. The ice cream was somewhat melted, the article noted, and the ginger ale a trifle strong... The new North Dakota motor vehicle law provided for a maximum speed limit of 10 mph in cities, and 30 outside of city limits. Section 13 of the law also prohibited "joy riding." Lankin Legion Auxiliary news By Loretta McLaugMin LANKIN, N.D. Lankin Legion Auxiliary met May 2. President Pam Jallo called the meeting to order. Opening Prayer given by Trudy Wippler. Attendance prize winner was Alice Bogert, all members name drawn was Linda Knudson. she was not present. Minutes and treasurers reports were given. Members who attended the district 2 spring meeting in Edinburg were Pam Jallo, Betty Ruzicka, Irene Espelien, Eilene Vondra and Loretta McLaughlin. Betty Ruzicka participated in the memorial service which included two of our departed members Marcy Kalash and Mary .Ellen Matejcek. Betty also recited the Memorial Prayer at the end of the service. Our new shirts arrived and were given to the members. Plans for the Memorial Day Dinner and for the annual Polka Fest meals were made. Plans for a new food committee were tabled till the next meeting. The Legion State Convention will be held June 24, 25, and 26 in Dickinson. Poppy Posters were judged. Prizes for the following: 3rd grade- ! st place Xavier Mattice: 4th and 5th grade-1 st place Connor Mattice, 2nd place Sydney Beneda, 3rd place Bryce Wood, Honorable Mention- Jeremiah Mattice. 6th grade-1 st Yrevor Knudson, 2nd Taylor Knudson. 3rd Bailey Beneda, Honorable Mention- Landon Wood, Bryce Novak, Broden Swartz. Meeting closed with a prayer by Trudy Wippler, adjourned by Pam Jallo. Editor "s Note: McLaughlin is" secretary for the Lankin American Legion Auxiliary Unit 157. The City of Mountain will hold a consignment auction sale starting at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, June 25th in the Mountain Community Center. This sale will consist of items from the city of Mountain, Mountain Chalet cafd, Mountain Fire department, and Icelandic Communities Association headquarters. This sale presents Oppor- tunity open to community consignment items con- tributed toward this auction as a fundraising event for the new Mountain community center. 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