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MIXED ADC 553 513004)000 47P 91" SMAll.L, TOWN pAPERS **C005 9Z7w AvE SHELTON, WA ISS4-3S47 SINGLE COPY $1.00 VOL. 136 " ISSUE 50 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA Wednesday, June 12, 2019 i Photos: Larry Bid Above: Park River firefighters Dale Holand (left) and Tim Daley grill burgers to perfection at the Park River Fire Department Rreworks Fundraiser on June 3, raising money for the annual Fourth of July display. Bottom Left: Park River fire hters serve a delicious meal of burgers, hot dogs, beans, and chips. The free will donalion supper was very well attended. Adam Koenig, Joe Fietek, Kellen Dobmeier and Evan Freeman. Bottom Middle: Mic- ah Peschong devours a hot dog at the fundralser. Bottom Right: Junior firefighters checking out a fire truck at the fundraiser were Camden Daley, (L to R) Corban Daley, Jax Kubat, Madison Houser and Reagan Heir. MOUNTAIN, N.D. -- Three ing funds must be raised. The $500 Heritage Sites Grants were award- Heritage Sites Grant will help them ed at the recent Thorrablot in Feb- in achieving that goal. ruary, at the Mountain Communi- The Akra Hall at the Heritage ty Center. A grant of $500 each was Center of Icelandic State Park has given to the Akra Hall at the Her- continuing needs for upkeep and re- itage Center at Icelandic State Park, pair. The windows are in need ofre- Hallson Church at the Heritage pair and the $500 grant will help Center at Icelandic State Park, and them make needed repairs. All of Svold Community Hall. the buildings at the Heritage Cen- The Hallson Church at the Ice- ter receive no government funds for landic State Park Heritage Center upkeep and repair so funds must be has tentatively received a grant of raised from private sources and $15,000 from Partners for Sacred G/lant$ Places to restore the windows in the Corlt. p(2 5 church. To receive the grant, match- By Allison Olimb of The Press GRAFTON, N.D. -- This spring, the Walsh County Health District turned an employee well- ness project into a month-long "shower," rallying support for the county's foster program. "I used to say ignorance is bliss," said Twila Novak, director of Walsh County Social Services. "We cur- rently have custody of 33 chil- dren. In North Dakota there are about 1,600 in foster care." The health district decided to nan a Community Baby/Child Shower to offer the kids who are brought into care a few of the things we take for granted. "I got the idea from a webinar," said public health nurse Carly Os- tenrude. The example she thought to model did a diaper drive for the Shower Cont page 5 ,N ove: A vadety of items were collected in add n to over $100 in donalbns for the Community Baby/Child Show- er which then were presented to Walsh County Sedal Services-- Connie Helle (from Walsh County Social Serv- ices), (L to R) Debbie Presteng (from Walsh County Sodal Services), C, arly Ostenrude (from Walsh County Health District), Emily Koenig (First Care Health Center), and Maria Balderas (from Walsh County Social Services). See page 2 See page 5 The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members. Coretta Scott King Better Newspaper Contest See page 5 Larson qualifies for Nationals See page 7