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X c_ u3 e: :C k- (33 < ,_,c _ Z-- k - SINGLE ..., , ,,.vd VOL. 132 " ISSUE 50 " PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015 jwimminq SEEIS0n in seSSion! Park River swimming pool opens doors for another season of summerfun / Walsh Co. school listricts, PRA, VE hold board elections By Allison Olimb of The Press WALSH COUNTY, N.D. -- On Tuesday, June 9, area school board elections were held. Park River Area School District #8 elected one city director for a three-year term, one rural director for a three-year term, and one at- large Director for a three-year term. The unofficial results for the Park River Area District are as fol- low: City - Diana Hahn, 40; Craig Dahl, 1 Rural - Ronald Setness, 7; Kelly Houser, 38 At-Large Position - Terry No- vak, 44 Valley-Edinburg School Dis- trict # 118 elected one director for a three-year term from the former Valley District, one director for a three-year term from the forrlaer Edinburg district, and one director for a three-year term for the at- large position. Unofficial results of Valley-Ed- inburg School Board election are as follows: Former Valley Area -- Nick Otto, 279 Former Edinburg Area -- Du- ane Jonasson, 183; Linda Thorson 112 At-Large Position -- Andrew Gullickson, 180; Paul O'Toole, 53; William Nowatzki, 40; Angela DuBois, 22 Both districts voted in favor of publishing school board minutes. Photos: Larry Bid The Park River Swimming Pool opened on June 8 with ideal weather drawing in the swimmers this season. Above: Karina Olson rides a whale at the Park River swimming pool on a recent beaulfful, summer-like day. Left: Emily 7Jkmund and Uam Miller have a good me at the pool. PR boys honored for heroic actions By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- This June, the Park River Vol- unteer Fire Department hon- ored two real-life heroes -- Quintin Bourbanis-Carter and Lucas Lipsh. Quintin and Lucas, both age 7, were playing outside of their apartment building on May 25 when the boys no- ticed something strange. Lucas said they saw smoke and "we told our moms to call 911 ." Quintin's mom, Amanda Bourbanis, said that was when he came running home and said, "Mom, mom there's smoke!" tucas's mom, Terra Bjorneby was one of the peo- ple who called 911. "The boys were really good. They were fast acting," she said. The Walsh County Sher- iff's Office, Park River Fire Department, Park River Am- bulance, Walsh County Para- medic and the State Fire Mar- shal responded to the structaire fire at 301 Hill Ave N in Park River. When the fire department arrived, Quintin said, through the situation was "kind of cool" it was also scary. Lucas and Quintin both received certificates for quick Heroes Cont. page 5 Right: On June 15, Park River Volunteer Rre Deparbne Pres- ident Bob Lundquist presented QuintJn Bourbanis-Carter (Left) and Lucas Upsh (Right) shirts that said =1 reported a fire and saved someone's life" for their aclions on May 25. Photo: Larry Bid Obituaries See page 2 SKC Presents:  Profles See page 8 "Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air" Ralph Waldo Emerson Nelson nt to Polar board See page 3 Relay for Ie brings  toWabh Co. See page 12 t !