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.... :,y -.'4 :~" ...... , % ;i (y~ L SINGLE COPY $1.00 issuE NUMBER 47 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013 Photos: Larry Biri Above: North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple addresses a crowd in Crystal following flash flooding that overtook the area last week, He also toured Cavalier and Grafton that day, both cities still were back water at the time. fighting By Allison Olimb Sprynczynatyk and Todd of The Press Sando, state water engineer, CRYSTAL, N.D. -- On the governor made stops in May 22, Governor Jack Dab' Cavalier, Crystal, and rymple toured the water sit- " Grafton. Uation in Walsh and Pem-"Well I don't have any bina counties caused by big speech or anything, we excessive rainfall measuring are just here checking out anywhere from 5 to 9 inches the situation and up on the on the weekend of May 18. Tongue River too," Dalrym- Travelling via helicopter ple told the crowd gathered with Major General Davidat the Crystal Fire Hall. "We think it's going to hold, but we're not out of the woods yet." He said they spoke with the mayor in Cavalier and toured the situation at Ren- wick Dam, which as of May 21 was on the verge of breaching and flooding the By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The Park River School Board and the Adams School Board held a joint meeting on Monday, May 20 in Park River to discuss making the transition to the newly formed Park River Area School District as clean as possible. Park River School Board President Di- ana Hahn and Adams School Board Pres- ident Julie Skorheim called the meeting to order. The first order of business was the sell- ing of the school property to the City of Adams. As a part of the reorganization plan, the school in Adams as well as the property and contents would become a part of the new district, however the plan also stated that the building would not be used for classes or any school functions. The Park River Area School Board de- cided that the best course of action would be to sell the property to the City of Adams for $1 plus closing Costs as soon as the new district takes effect. The sale would include the property and the kitchen equipment, as well as a house in Adams currently owned by the Adams School District that would also become a part of the new district. A representative from the City of Adams agreed that they would be willing to purchase the property at that offer. In addition to the plan calling for the closure of the building, the plan also stated that the staff of the Adams School would not be needed, but teachers would be in- terviewed for any available positions. In order to help with the transition of Adams to Park River Area, Adams Business Man- ager Bonnie Zahradka was asked to stay on temporarily as an independent con- tractor to help close out the books for the Adams School--taking care of old busi- ness, 1099s, W2s, and complete the yearly audit for the school. Any new bills would go toward the new district. As for the equipment and curriculum left at the Adams School, which would be- come a part of the Park River Area Dis- trict, Adams-Edmore Superintendant Frank Schill said that he and Park River Superintendant Kirk Ham have taken a walkthrough of the school. Schill said that Edmore would be interested in some of the items since the school will become a Kindergarten through 12th grade school in the 2013-2014 school year. Ham said that they would set up a meet- ing between Edmore and Park River Area Elementary to discuss the needs of either school and the financials. Schill said Edmore has no intention of taking as much as possible; they only need to meet certain needs. With regards to the laptops and iPads of the Adams staff, Hahn said that they would like to allow the teachers to keep their laptops at no cost, however, all iPads, which are newer technology than the com- puters, are to become property of Park River Area School District. They also had a discussion regarding a deal made with Walsh County Extension and the Adams School District, which Ex- tension Agent Brad Brummond excused himself of because of a conflict of interest being both on the Park River and Park River Area boards and being a part of Walsh County Extension, regarding the Adams School's Shooting Trailer. Hahn said that Park River Area does not want to own that equipment, so the best course of action would be to turn over the equipment to Walsh County Ex- tension as soon as possible. The Adams Gymnastic funds also were brought up. In initial reorganization dis- cussions Ham said that Park River would not be interested in Adams Gymnastics program because Park River has one of its own, so it would be best if each town kept their programs separate. It is understood that the organization is a separate entity from the school and only the bookkeeping and equipment is held at the school. Those funds as well as privately raised funds Reo r an i z,a lion Oo, nl . lpag, e, 5 By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. i The Park River Pool Boosters is looking forward to a summer of sun, swimming, and fundraisers to ensure that the Park River Pool can continue operating as it has in the past. Booster co-chair Lori Seim said that they have three fundraisers planned for this summer. On the schedule for this year is the "Splish, Splash, Plop" raffle, a picnic in the park, and a dance. Last year, they did four fundraisers but ran into time and scheduling conflicts this summer, so they were not able to organize the Pool Booster Basketball Camp. Booster member Eugene Bossert said that the "Splish, Splash, Plop" will proceed as last year and tickets are on sale now. For those who didn't Pool Booster plans Con . 5 Breaking News By David Larson for The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The first solid information about the design of the new county school began to emerge this month. The new building was expected to cost about $20,000. It would have two stories with a full basement un- derneath, and be heated by steam. The boiler room was to be outside the main building, but attached to it. The base- ment will hold the laboratory, manual training rooms, and the agricultural department. On the first floor will be the domestic Blood Drive See paffe, 2 State Track See pa, e 6 "%vii~d[om ii~ not a lp]~odhu[ct of dhl