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PAGE 2 THE PRESS JUNE 25, 2014 By David Larson (burnt down in 1920). for The Press In other news from June, 1914, PARK RIVER, N.D. -- On the high school will graduate 12 June 12, 1914 of the Gazette de- this year. voted the entire front page, and half Nearly 3,000 people attended of the last page to a history of the the ceremonies in honor of Nor- city high school, wegian Independence Day (Syt- Among the pieces of high tende Mai). The exercises were school interest: held by the fiver in Birder's Grove. This year's commencement will The ceremonies were in Norwe- be the 19th in the history of the gian, but Rev. Bjerke of the school. They began in 1894 with Lutheran Church explained the fea- tures of the program in English. the first graduating class, when AI- Martin Ruud, who has been em- ice Taliff, and Emma Robertson (wife of Senator Usher Burdick) ployed in Ebbson's Tailor shop for graduated. There have been 132 the past couple years is going back to Norway to attend the centennial graduates since then, 86 of them celebration. He will sail on the girls, and only 46 boys. The school "Kristianfjord", which will carry has had a graduating class every the North Dakota delegation. S. year, with the exception of 1899 Herwick of Mandt will also attend and l901whentherewerenograd- the ceremonies as will Gustav uates. Brandt, a member of the North There has been a football season Dakota delegation. Brandt's dele- every year since 1900 [I think, gation will present a statue of Abra- though, that I have found that there ham Lincoln to the people of Nor- was a three-game season in 1899]. way [It is still there, in Oslo's The team has a record of 32-19-5, Frogner Park.] and has outscored its opponents JV Birder left for Notre Dame, 947-402. The track team won the where his will attend the graduation state championship three times, in ceremonies for his younger brother 1905, 1907, and 1908. Cecil, who will receive a law de- When the school first opened it gree. Later in the month Cecil had a nomadic existence for a few went to Grand Forks to pick Harry years. The students first met in Newning, a friend from Notre WH Smith's Hall for a term, then Dame (and also the shortstop on had a semester in what had been the Notre Dame baseball team. Catherwood's store, at the comer of Newningjust happened to play for Briggs and Filth (the building that the local baseball team in the last 6 is still standing across the street), weeks of the season. His batting The district constructed a brick average was the highest on the school building in1887, that is now team--by almost a hundred part of the existing school building points.). We ran out of room for The Walsh County Press Asks for this weel but don't worry, the s .p .ial summer edition Of the pop.ular quiestion Of the week feature retum. Li eline The Leader In Personal Response andSupport Services How Lifeline Works To Get You Help Fast If you need help, push your personal help button, which automatically dials the Lifeline Response Center. Trained Personal Response Associates who have instant access to your pertinent information will contact you immediately to see what help you need. Even if you can't answer, Lifeline will send the help you need right away and will follow-up to ensure that help did arrive and you are being cared for. .QO-q. samm'itan A.E AT.,SK Srcie.ty 284-7115 Par'k River" PmtK RxvrJ~ Good Samar"itan Campus Hilbert E. 'Bert' Eisenmann Hilbert E. "'Bert" Eisenmann age 83 of Edinburg, ND passed away Tues- day, February 25, 2014 in Milwau- kee, WI, as a result of a rollover acci- dent in North Dakota in January. Hilbert Elmer "Bert" Eisenmann was born October 29, 1930, in Grover, Wisconsin, the son of the late Hilbert H. and Laura Eisenmann. He served in the Army in Germany during the Korean Conflict. Bert was unit- ed in marriage to Alma Bisbee in Milwaukee in 1956 and she pre- ceded him in death in 1978. He was united in marriage to Mari- anne Moll Nelon in 1985 in Hawaii and she passed away in 2009 in Edinburg, ND. Bert is remembered for his wit, sense of humor, making wine, as well as his love of gardening and the outdoors. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Edin- burg and the Davidson American Legion Post #156. Bert is survived by his three children: Sherry Gierczak, Nancy Taylor and Gary (Donna) Eisen- mann; five step children: Diana (Alan) Forslund, Michael Nelon, Pa- Iricia (Larry) Brom- mer, Mark (Sheryl) Nelon and Barbara Nelon-Roland; six grandchildren: Rob (Heather, Jamie, Colin, Anthony, Andrew and Brian; eight step grandchildren: Gabriel (Hun- nah), Elisabeth, Sarah (Erik), Lau- ra and Hannah, Madanna (Chase), Thomas, Morgan; one great- grandchild and three step great- grandchildren; two sisters: Alice (Arnold) Forslund and Sandy (Roger) Ott. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was pre- ceded in death by his parents and wives: Alma and Marianne. Memorial service will be Sat- urday, June 28, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Edinburg, ND. Inurement will be at the Trinity Lutheran Ceme- tery. Earlier services were held March 1, 2014 in Milwaukee, WI for family and friends in Wis- consin. First Care Health Center's July Schedule Dr. Mandi Johnson .................................. July 11-14, 22-23, 29-30 Dr. Baig, Gastroenterologist ................................................ July 9 (Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Hepatic Consults) Dr. Khokha, Surgeon ...................... Weeks of July 10th, July 24th Dr. Go, Cardiologist ........................................................... July 17 Dr. Ronald Brockman, Ophthalmologist ............................ July 15 Audiocare AM - Brenda Haugen ........................................... July 22 Wakefield Hearing Center 9 AM - 5 PM ............................. July 15 Richard Wakefield, BCH Mammograms, Digital: 9:15 AM--4:00 PM .................. July 9, 23 Foot Care Clinic 9AM - 2PM .............................................. July 16 Nuclear Medicine ~: ................ i.." ....... ii.i.ii .... i.i"..i ............. July 17 Chrlsbna Data, Dlebtlan ............. ...:..: ........................ Every Thursday Mental Health Therapists-- Eli Reding,BA Counseling Intern ...,. ............................. Every Wednesday Paul Brookston, MA .............................................................. Every Friday CT Scans available daily MRIs--every Thursday Ultrasounds'every Monday and Thursday DEXA Scans- Bone Density Measurement--Wed. & Friday (Must have a health provider orders) Call 284-7555 for an appointment First Care Health Center Park River, ND Professional Care With A Personal Touch/ Edward Otto Edward Otto, age 87; ofGrafton, ND, formerly of Will- mar, died Thursday, June 12, at the Lutheran Sunset Home in Grafton, ND. A memorial serv- ice will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thurs- day, June 19,at V'm- je LutheranChurch in Willmar. Military honors will be pro- vided by Austin E Hanscom Amer- ican Legion Post #167 of Willmar. Interment will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Man- dan, ND. In lieu of flowers, me: morials are preferred to the Disabled American Veterans or the Will- mar Area Food Shelf. Arrange- ments are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Edward Charles Otto was born June 15, 1926 in Amenia, North Dakota, the son of Oscar and Tra- cy (Rausch) Otto. He grew up in Amenia and graduated from Ame- nia High School in 1944. He worked on the family farm until 1946, when he enrolled at Valley City State University, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in ed- ucation in 1950. In March of 1950 he married Dolores Estelle Olson of Valley City, ND. He then served in the U.S. Amay for two years during the Korean War and later served 34 years in the Army National Guard. He began teaching history and coaching basketball in Casselton, ND from 1952 to 1955, and in Park River, ND tiom 1955 to 1957. In the summer of 1957, Ed earned a mas- ters degree in education from the University of North Dakota. Following, he moved to Pipe- stone, MN where he taught history and physical education and continued coaching basketball. In 1970, he began his career with the Willmar Public Schools as an assis- tant principal for four years before re- turning to the class- room to teach physical education. He also coached baseball for three years. Ed retired in 1989, but con- tinued to teach as a substitute for several years following. Ed was a member of Vinje Lutheran Church, the American Legion, and the VFW. He enjoyed playing baseball and basketball, especially during college and while in the service. He was inducted into the Valley City State University Hall of Fame twice, and is a member of the North Dakota Babe Ruth Sports Hall of Fame, He is survived by his wife, Do- lores; two sons, E. Curtis (Mary) Otto of Leavenworth, KS and Robert (Andrea) Otto of Willmar, MN; a daughter, Chris (Mike) Houska of Grafton, ND; eight grandchildren; two great-grand- children; sisters-in-law, Valerie Otto of Bismarck, ND and Eliza- beth Otto of Fargo, ND, and Verna Jane Davidson of Valley City, ND; and many other relatives and friends. Edward's parents; two brothers, Gordon Otto and Robert Otto; and sisters, Marion Otto and Donna Otto, preceded him in death. Doris Gilbertson An interment observance for She married Clarence Gilbertson of Doris Omdahl Gilbertson is sched- Fordville in 1958. uled for 10:30A.M. Saturday, June She is survived by two daugh- 28 in St. Mark's Cemetery at Con- ters, Theresa Minchinton, ~i way. ~ ..... Rochester, MN. and Debbie Egstad, : AresiderrtoftheGoodSamari- Grand Forks, and five grandchil- ~.~ tan $ociety~i,n pa~ ~yer~un-~ ~, dren. , ..... : til her death on June 7, Doris grew Memorials are being designated up and attended the Conway school, for the Good Samaritan Home. Thanks Walsh County Voters for your vote in the primary election. Diane M. Link, Walsh County Recorder // Thursday: Pembina Hills Lutheran, Mountain 2 p.m. Worship Borg. Sunday.: 9:15 Worship at Trinity 10:30 Worship Vikur. 9:15 Sunday School Trinity Lutheran, Edinburg Sunday.: 9:15 Worship. 10:15 Sunday School Tue: 9:00 Women's Bible Study St John's Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pisek Sunday 8:30 a.m. St Joseph's Catholic Church, Lankin ( Saturday 5:00 p.m. St. Brigid of Ireland Catholic Church, Cavalier Saturday Mass: 5 p.m., Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m.. Monday 7 a.m.. Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. & Friday: Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Park River Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Coffee Fellowship, 10 a.m. Worship Zion Lutheran Church, Hoople Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship,10:30 Sunday School St. Mary's Church Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Good Sam.Center. 5 p.m. St. Mary's, Park River Sunday: 8 a.m. St. Luke's, Veseleyville. 10 a.m. St. Mary's, Park River Victory Free Lutheran Church, Park River Wednesday: 6 pm Confirmation class 7pm. WinGS, 7 pm Youth Bible Study, 7 pm Adult Bible Study. Sunday: 9:45a.m. Sunday School for all ages, 10:30a.m. Coffee and fellowship 11:00a.m. Worship service Sunday: Grace Free Lutheran Church, Edinburg 9 a.m. Church Services / 10:15 a.m. Sunday School Every Thursday: 9 a.m. Bible Study Bethel Baptist Church, Park River Sunday: 9:30 a.m. worship, 10:45 a.m. Fellowship. Wednesday: Awana Children's Ministry 6:00 p.m.. Tuesday: Prayer & Bible study at 7:00 p.m. Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Bechyne Sunday 10:30 a.m. St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Crystal Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m.. Tuesday: 5:30 p.m., Thursday: 7 a.m. Federated Church Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship (Fordville) 9:30 a.m. Sunday School (Park River). 10:45 a.m. Worship (Park River) Park Center Lutheran Church, Rural Hoople Sunday July 13, 2014- 10:00 AM Joel Hylden speaker, coffee and fellowship following. Hoff Lutheran Church, Rural Adams Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship Our Redeemer's, Fairdale Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship Apostolic Faith Church, Park River Services at the Park River City Building Meeting Room on Sundays at 6pm. IRBSa T UNITED nk&lnsurance Park River ~ 284-7244 Adams - 944-2231 Grafton - 352-3668 Michigan ~ 259-2112 Hoople - 894-6123 Crystal - 657-2168 "True to a Sacred Trust" Hwy. 17 West * Park River 284-6086 Farmers Union Insurance Co. Jay Thompson~Dwight Byron OFFICE: 284-6955 zwy 17E. . ParkRiver BECOME A CHURCH SCHEDULE SPONSOR $20.00 A MONTH! CALL THE PRESS 84-6333 TODAT! 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Nordmark Publishing Publisher Brook Dahlgren Office Manager 140 Viking Dr., Rugby, ND 58368 . Larry Bid Freelance Photographer ~,ellen Dobmeier Staff Writer Allison Olimb Editor-in Chief Emily Laaveg Summer Intern Official newspaper of the City of Park River, the City of Policy on Corrections Any error should be reported immediately. Please check the accuracy of your advertisement the first day of insertion. The Walsh County Press will offer a free reprint in the event of an internal error. BUSrNESS HOURS The Walsh County Press is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday lhrough Friday. Submission deadline is Thursday at noon. Phone 701-284-6333 Fax 701-284-6091 Email: LETTER/AREA VOICES POLICY The Walsh County Press will accept letters to the editor and other submissions on issue of public interest. To be published, letter/article must be signed and include your address. Unsigned letters will not be considered. Letters may not be used to thank specific people or organizations. - The Walsh County Press reserves the right to shorten letters, edit out factual errors and reject those deemed libelous, in poor taste or of a personal nature. - The Walsh County Press will not run letters from the same author two weeks in a row. All opinions expressed are those of the author and do not represent the opinions of The Walsh County Press. - Letters must be legible. - Preference will be given to letters from the Walsh County area. Letters from outside the area will be considered if they are of sufficient interest. Edinburg, the schools of Park River, and the schools of Valley-Edinburg. J