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iJ /_ - .2 ,Z;- ( I ! J I !ii ( m w l i $1.00 ISSUE NUMBER 2 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, JULY 1 7, 201 3 i In the battle of man, v. hill Photo: Larry Biri Above: The bike on its side the rider on the ground and a catcher racing to the riders aid, that was pretty much the scenario as only one bike made it to the top of the exhibition hill. A good crowd turned out once again for the 2013 Eagle Ridge Mo- torcycle Club Hillciimb near Fordville held on July 6. More photos on Page 10. J Safety event to take place at Hoople Pool HOOPLE, N.D. -- The days of summer have been hot and cooling down in the local pool or "watering hole" can be a perfect fit for hot days and summer fun. Safe Kids Grand Forks, an injury prevention coalition that focuses on pre- venting unintentional injuries, spreads the word about drown- ing and water safety during these summer months and they will be bringing that message around the Grand Forks region to local swimming pools. They will be at the Hoople Community Pool from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 18. The,e sessions will be a 2- hour educational class for chil- dren and adults of all ages. There will be interactive ac- tivities that teach children about water safety. For those residents without a summer pool pass, the entry is free to attend this water safety class. Children are not required to have a swimming suit, but they can bring one if they want for some optional pool rescue ac- tivities. Drowning is the second leading cause of death in chil- dren and it happens quickly. A child can drown in seconds in only one inch of water. Learning about water safety is a life-long skill that can be used around pools, lakes or rivers, water parks and other recreational areas. Our "Splash Into Safety" event will feature education on the fol- lowing topics: General pool safety including drain hazards, proper life jacket fitting, sim- ple rescue techniques, basic first aid, and the effects of hy- pothermia. Each station will include hands on activities and the learning will be made lots of fun. On behalf of Safe Kids Grand Forks and our lead agency - Altru Health System, we thank the community pools that have partnered with us to offer these events. For more information on the "Splash Into Safety" events, contact Safe Kids Grand Forks at safekids@altru.org or 701- 739-1591. More water safety tips can be found at www.safekidsgf.com. Law enforcement puts down dogs after inddent WARSAW, N.D. -- People in the Warsaw area are being asked to report any activity of suspicious stray dogs after at 19-year-old man was involved in a mauling incident. Just after midnight on July 7, John Munoz of Fargo was at- tached by a pack of eight or nine dogs. According to the Walsh County Sherriff's report he was walking east on Coun- ty Road 15 east of the farm that the dogs came from. He said that one of the dogs was a large Rottweiler and another was a pit bull, the rest were smaller dogs. He was knocked down and severely bitten all over his body. The dogs eventually let him go and he was able to get to a nearby farmstead to get help. He was taken by ambulance to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks for treatment and was held overnight. m search warrant was exe- cuted on the farmstead on July 8 to retrieve the dogs. A local veterinarian was present and was able to euthanize four of the dogs. The owner of the dogs, Pete Grzeskowiak, 59, then slit the throat of one of his dogs. He refused to give up any more animals and placed the two large Rottweilers inside his residence where authorities were not able to retrieve them. Grzeskowiak was put into custody and transported to the Walsh County Correctional Center. He has been charged with Physical Obstruction of a Government Function, a Class A Misdemeanor. The investi- gation is continuing and more charges are possible. Walsh County deputies de- stroyed a total of eight more dogs after Grzeskowiak was re- moved from the scene. Deputies retuned on Tuesday " Do's 0o,0,. IP "g 3 Walsh County 4-H to extend area shooting sports program opportunities By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Area youth will have the opportunity to take aim at Camp Clover on July 17 with new shooting sports equipment given to Walsh County Extension. On behalf of the former Adams School Dis- trict, Edmore School Superintendent Frank Schill and former Adams School District Board President Julie Skorheim recently gave the Walsh County 4-H program a trailer and equip- ment to benefit county youth shooting sports. The trailer is a portable shooting lab, which can be used indoors or outdoors, that contains air rifles, air pistols, pellets, pellet traps, and an air tank for the Airsoft equipment, as well as bows, arrows, targets, backstops, netting, paper targets, tables, and bow hangers. This equipment is something that previously had to be rented from the state Extension office in Fargo when offering shooting sports oppor- tunities to youth. It is a hobby that has grown in popularity in the area. The only other county in the area that has ac- cess to a portable lab is in Pembina County. In Pembina County the shooting sports club calls themselves the HawkEyez. "This year 18 youth have practiced during the winter months in order to compete at the state meet. Ten youth were able to attend the state meet this year in May 2013,"said Helen Volk- Schill of Pembina County Extension who runs the county's program. "There are other meets around the state 4-H youth can compete at throughout the year, both indoor and outdoor." With the HawkEyez now in its second year, the club has seen an increase in participants, with just as many females as males in the club. Volk-Schill said that she requested archery equipment from the Pembina County Commis- sioners in 2007 in order to start an Archery in the Schools Program. The North Dakota Game and Fish Dept. and Cavalier School also con- tributed. The equipment included a trailer and recurve bows. In 2010, she said, she wanted to start a 4-H shooting sports team and in order to competed she needed to add compound bows and air rifles. She approached Schill, then superintendant of Cavalier. "He then applied for a PEP grant received the grant and asked the Cavalier School board to purchase compound bows and air rifles under the condition I teach classes in the Cavalier school and other schools in Pembina County or where Pembina County youth attend school," she said. She teaches archery in four schools in Pem- bina County and currently, she is allowed in two schools with air rifles. She said that she hopes to be able to get into more schools. 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