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Page 10 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2018 By Kevin Skavhaug Four or so different Photographers of The Press and at least one office cat. PARK RIVER, N.D. -- I sup- The day of the week that the is- pose there are a couple ways to look sue came out has changed a few at that word. Re-Twed that is. It could times. The size of the page has mean a new set of tires for the car. changed and color photographs be- lt could mean a new take on being came a reality. For a brief time we tired. Or it could mean the end of a were the official county newspaper job. and for much of that time, the Press In my case it's the latter. The con- offices were on the east side of Brig- Iributions I submit to this week's is- gs and not the west. Henry and his sue of the Press will be my last. As wife Georgette ran the paper and Henry's mother Ann lived in the my youngest son now graduates apartment above the office. Yep, from high school, I just don't see myself making it to a lot of the time has passed very quickly. And over the course of those games and events that I have been years I was privy to some great able to for the past, oh, twenty plus sporting events by our local kids. But years. But it's been a fun run. When I will admit that I regret not being able to cover all the sports that Henry Kelly brought me on board needed some attention. Especially in the early 90's as a part time re- the last few years when the activi- porter for local sports, I thought it ties of my son have taken prece- would be sort of nice to mention a dence over sports that I couldn't be few names of the local kids and give on hand to see. The occasional fea- some recaps on the high school ture stories were always fun to teams, write. There have been a lot of changes But in any case, I do hope that at the Press since I started here. there is someone out there who When I started the Photographers de- would like to step m and cover our veloped their own film in a room that local kids. In my opinion, sports was dark. We hand wrote our stories plays an important role in small town or at best, typed them on a typewriter North Dakota and having at least and had them rewritten by the copy some coverage in the hometown pa- editor. Computers were just coming per is a nice touch. of age and that helped in the whole But speaking of re-tiring, it does process of the writing but submitting look like the tires are pretty wom on those stories via the intemet was still a couple of the vehicles out there in years away. Since I started I believe the driveway. Better get to it. Thanks there have been six, maybe seven to everyone at the Press and to you different editors. Three, maybe four readers. I hope I was able to provide different owners. Dozens of differ- a useful service and in a positive ent reporters and office personnel, way. 1"7 f~ 1RI . -, .-. t~ journalism. Henry of course was the former owner of the Walsh County Press and was in need of someone in town to write some sports stories. I knew he was hard up and not yet having leamed to say no, I jumped on board as a part time sports reporter. Henry sent me on my way into the world ofjoumalism with just one piece of advice, "Kevy my boy", he said, "just write what you think someone might want to hear". "Oh, and if you want to avoid letters back, avoid politics and religion and you should be good." So here I am, metaphorically speaking, about to push open those swing- ing doors of my very own Long Hard Ride Saloon for the last time. It's been a good ride I suppose but with my presence at local sporting events about to come to an easy pull back on the reins and a drawn out whoa, I don't think I'll be on hand to much anymore to "write what someone might want to hear" about their son's or daughters athletic endeavors. The only thing left to do now is to get me and the Mrs. on a Harley David- son and go on a long journey to see if that Saloon in Alexander still ex' ists or not wait, "what's that hun?" oh, my bad. "the only thing left to do now is to get me and the Mrs. into an "RV" and go on a long jour- ney to Alexander to see if that Saloon still exists or not. It could be the be- ginning of another, and I mean this is the most positive of ways, the be- ginning of a long hard ride. Metaphorically speaking that is. By Kevin Skavhaug of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- ItYs not often you go down in the record books but for Beatrice " Kjelland, Elaina Swartz, Julia Sveen and Vanessa Cooper, they are now standing atop the world of, ND track and field in the 4x100 meter relay. The quartet ran a sub :50 sec- ond relay and captured first place, at this year's state track meet, besting a mark that had. stood since 2004. The first place finish helped the Aggies to a third place overall at the meet with 50 points. Hazen won the event with 65 points and Hillsboro was second with 57. Elaina Swartz repeated at state champion in the 300 meter hurdles' and too th rd"ih: 100::naeteiki: hurdles. Beatrice Kjelland t0o'l : second in both the 100 and 200 meter dash. The Park River/Fordville-Lankin relay team also took second in the 4x200 me- terrelay. Top: Thethird leg of the 4x100 found the Hazen i irls just ahead of the ark River/Fordville- LankJn girls. Vanessa Cooper handsthe batm to Julia Sveen who ran aslrmg leg b' n passed the baton to Beatrice Kielland on the last leg. Beatrice received the baton slightly behind butthere was no deny- ing her on this race, she crossed the finish with a sizable lead and a new state record for the Aggie girls. Bottom: State and neN state record hdd- ers. The Aggie girls 4x100 relay team not only won state lhey set a slate record of 49.66, the tirst Class Bream to crack the 50 second mark, Team members m(L o R)at aS n, Elaina Swarlz, Bealrice Kielland and Vanessa Cooper. , JUNE 711 LOCATION: 15156 Co. Rd. 8, Greenbush, MN. From Greenbush, 6 miles south on Hwy. 32, 4-3/4 miles west on Co. Rd. 8, south side of road; or from Co. Rd: 9 on the south edge of Karlstad, 9-1/2 miles east, 2 miles north on 140th Ave, 1-1/4 miles east on Co. Rd. 8. AUCTIONEER'S NOTE: Equipment has had excellent maintenance with most items always shedded. Major equipment begins selling at 10AM. 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