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COUNTY ISSUE NUMBER 2 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012 crlke up the band, join the parade: Forest River turns 125 in a summer of celebrations Whitman and Dahlen celebrated 100 years on July 7 and 8 bringing a boom in the populations for a day bringing past and present together with parades, train rides, games, and more. July 13 and 14, Forest River and GIIby followed suit. The two towns celebrated 125 years. Above: The Kem Temple Shriners Drum and Bugle Corp marched in the Forest River parade. More photos from each celebration on page 10. Camp Clover is coming to PR PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The NDSU Exten- sion Service is sponsoring "Camp Clover", an outdoor day camp for youth ages 8 to 12. It will be held Tuesday, July 31 at the Homme Dam Picnic Area near Park River, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Campers will participate in a variety of ac- tivities such as "Buggin' Around" - youth will get up close and personal with real live insects and learn proper techniques for collecting and mounting; "Animal Antics" - youth will learn about wild animals and how to identify their tracks and scat; "Archery" - campers ages 10- 12 will learn the basics of this sport; "Air Pis- tol Shoot" - youth ages 10- ! 2 will learn firearm safety & practice target shooting; "Fishing For Fun" - campers will learn fishing basics at the beach; and "Outdoor Food Fun" - youth will do creative art with fruits and veggies while learn- ing how they keep us healthy; and "Outdoor Games and Crafts" youth ages 8-9 will partici- pate in outdoor camps and camp crafts. To register, send $10 with the participant's name, address and phone number to the Walsh County Extension Office, 101 County Rd. 12B, Park River, ND 58270. Registration must be re- ceived by July 24. Space is limited, so sign up early! Liability forms will be mailed out to youth ages 10-12 who register to participate in the shooting sports events. For more information, call 284-6624. Park giver 5 K Fun(dralser) brings in more than 4 participants, over $400 PARK RIVER, N.D. Over $400 was raised by the Park River 5k Fun(draiser) Run/Walk held on Saturday morning, July 7. Thirty-five adults and 14 kids registered for the event. The fastest male was Joey Cooper from Fordville, N.D., coming in at 21:50. The second fastest male time was Darin Praska from Thompson, N.D., with a time of 25:12s. The fastest female time was Janet Dieter of Minneapolis with a time of 21:54. Next fastest female time was Audrey Lorenz of Lawton, N.D., with a time of 28:27. In the younger generation of runners, first and second place was taken by brother's Devan and Hunter Praska with younger brother Devan managing to beat his older brother by a mere 5 seconds. The last runner to come in was Caden Swartz, age 7 of Pisek with an amazing time of 58 minutes 15 seconds. He was able to accomplish this time with the help of his Grandpa, John Bata, and his cousin Elaina Swartz who offered an occasional piggy back ride. The oldest run/walker title was shared by Dianne Greicer and Marcia Rost, both of Park River and both 61 years young. The title of youngest run/walk/stroller rider goes to Lauren Solseng of Park River, age 2 and Isabella Swartz, Pisek also age 2. The runner from who lived the farthest way was Lori (Bata) Igyarto who came from Springfield, Va. Event organizers would like to extend a special thanks to PR5K Oo, v.. p, ag, e 5 J Park River's hospital celebrates 60 years of community service By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Sixty years ago this July, the doors to Park River's hospital opened for the first time. On Thursday, July 19, First Care Health Center is celebrating. For their 60th birthday, FCHC will be providing a free meal in the Lit- tle Park in conjunc- tion with the Park River Farmer's Market. FCHC Ad- ministrator Louise Dryburgh said that this meal is for everyone to take part in. It will be accompanied by a performance by Matt Hodek and the Dakota Dutchmen sponsored by Park River Implement. FCHC Market- ing Director Ruth Jelinek said that by FCHC 6oeh Co, v,, p, age' 6 /ff / Obituaries See page' Legal Notices See page' 6 '"Neer doubt dhat a small/m0,uqp of thouglhttfiu[l, o0,}mmn, itted people ,oaun dh,aunge the wortdL, ][ndle, ed, it ib the onlk 7 thibntg that ever hag" Margaret Meade Community news briefs Se'e' Ip)a,,e' 3 School news See pa,,e' 7