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SINGLE COPY $1.00 ISSUE NUMBER 52 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA TUESDAY JULY 3, 2012 A Hillclimb catcller's job is never done The annual Hillclimb near Fordville took place on July 1 with hundreds of bikers attempting the trek to the top. Ready, as always, were the hillclimb catchers. Top Left: Sometimes the riders helped the catchers pull the bike up the hill after coming so close to making it. Bottom Left: Catchers converge on this bike, which didn't make .................... it all ft(#wayto the topl Right: Catchers ready to retrieve this airborne rider and bike. More photos on page 5. Park River High School dL,)ir students rake the Windy City by storm PARK RIVER, N.D. -- On May 30 at 5:30 in the evening, 70 mem- bers of Park River High School Choir along with 12 chaperones, loaded two buses and departed for Chicago, the "windy city". After traveling all night, the choir arrived at the Illinois Veterans' Home in Manteno, Illi- nois. As Sheldon Weltz, choir director men- tioned, "The kids, along with everyone else on the buses, were pretty bleary-eyed. But once we moved into our first song, the excitement of performing for a whole new, appreciative audi- ence chased away the tired eyes quite quickly." After the perform- ance, the choir went into the city for almost three full days of education, sight-seeing, bonding and just plain fun. Al- though a light rain fell most of the day, every- one enjoyed the Mu- seum of Science and In- dustry, Chinatown, and exploring the Navy Pier before heading to the hotel for a much needed Top: The Park River High School Choir in front of the Buckingham Fountain. Bottom: Left to right Chaperones: Suzie Void, Darren Void, Betty Koenig, Shel- don Weltz, Shanna Forester, Mary Weltz, Marsha Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Lau- rie Larson, Roberta Francis, Sue Brummond, Julie Rostvet (Photos: Submitted) good night's sleep. Friday and Saturday continued with seeing and touring many of Chicago's famous land- marks: Adler Planetar- ium, shopping on the Magnificent Mile, the Gangster Tour, Shedd Aquarium and Ocea- narium, Lincoln Park Zoo, Hard Rock Caf6, and going to the top of Willis Tower, formerly Sears Tower, for spec- tacular views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan. Stu- dents were thrilled by the observation deck ap- proximately 105 floors to the top of the tower. In recent years, they have built four "step out" sections of the ob- servation deck. These areas are built entirely of Plexiglas, including the floor. Many creative pictures were taken in this area where you can look down between your shoes, hundreds of feet to the ground be- low! Saturday evening ended with a stop in J Captain Bruce and Dawn (aka Betty Koenig, Joan Larson, Bruce Heggen and Lorrie Hylden) will perform classic rock music at the Aggie Alumni dinner at the PRHS gym July 3rd at 6 p.m. (Photos: Submitted) Cztltltihntg all Aggies ,, ,,. Alumni event set for July 3; PARK RIVER, N.D. -- All Aggie Alumni, teachers and friends are encouraged to meet their classmates and friends at the annual Aggie Alumni get together at the Park River High School gym Tuesday, July 3. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. The Aggie Alumni Associa- tion, thought to be the oldest high school alumni group in the state, holds its 65th con- secutive banquet this year. A choir group of twelve 2012 graduates which has received the North Dakota state music festival's highest honor, a Star rating, in each of the past four years will entertain visiting alumni. Another favorite vocal group, Captain Bruce and Dawn, will sing classic rock and golden oldies. Aggie memorabilia will be on display in the Aggie Alumni Room beginning at noon and Obituaries See paffe 2 Public Notices See page, 6 'qflhele i notlhibntg wr, o,ng with Amlerim dhat ,onnunot lbe ,ouured by what iis rig]ht wit]h AknnlerioY William J. Clinton Linked to Locals See pa,g,'e' 3 It kv" Checkthe schedule: July 4 in Pit see paffe o