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NITY THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014 Pa e 5 :- : - -- - :.:.- .: = ~- ~- -~ -T- .- -- - --'-.-' -~ ~ - i To celebrate this special event, with help of Brekke Tours, 32 fam- ily members and friends of Willam Skjerven traveled to Norway to be apart of this special event. The Skjerven family members and friends all carried small American flags to this centennial celebration in honor of what their Grandfather and for some their Great Grandfa- ther and for the children on the trip their Great Great Grandfather did 100 years ago. They also had spe- cial t-shirt made up for the event and were joined by Skjervens from Canada whose Great Grandparents were also Haakon and Elisa Skjer- ven. At this year's centennial cere- mony a wonderful band played the national anthems and patriotic mu- sic. The Norwegian Honor Guard was very impressive as were the speakers. David W. Skjerven, grandson of William Skjerven gave one of the speeches and also read a letter from current North Dakota Governor Dalrymple. Other speak- ers were Truls Wickholm a member of the Norwegian Parliament, who also laid a beautiful wreath at the monument and Julie Furuta-Toy who is Charge d'affaires for the Unit- ed States Embassy. Celebrations at the Abe Lincoln statue in Fogner Park, Oslo, Norway are an annual event held on a Sunday close to the 4th of July. The significant of this is that it was the only gathering, as a silent protest, that was allowed by the Nazis during their occupation of Photo: Submitted Above: July 4th 1914. William Skjerven is the young lad in the pic- ture. He carded the American flag in the dedication parade when the people of North Dakota gave Norway a bust of Abraham Lincoln. Norway during World War II.his brother Herman immigrated Along with this celebration was from in 1881. Since their mother the annual Oslo's Fogner Park was Margrete (Meberg) Skjerven American Independence Day fes- and several of those on the trip were tivities with music, dancing, games Mebergs, they also toured the and typical American 4th of July Meberg farm which is in the beau- food like grilled hamburgers and po- tiful area of Lista. Several members tato salad. One of the many booths of the tour, which including Dawne that was set up at this 4th of July cel- Rennet', Teresa and Taryn Chase also ebration in Oslo was the Repubfican stopped in Iceland to tour there for Party booth. They were very im- 3 days since one of the Grand- pressed to have tour member Kyle mothers of the Skjerven family, Handegard, who is the Secretary of Gunna (Thorsteinsson) Skjerven, the North Dakota Republican Par- immigrated from Iceland in the ty, stop by and spend some lime with late 1800's. The tour was 10 days them. long with the group getting to see The Skjerven Family Norway and enjoy many areas of beautiful tour also had them tour the Skjerven Norway farm near Oslo, were Haakon and Members of this special tour were David and Caryn Skjerven of Crystal Lake, IL, Grandson of William Skjerven and their daugh- ters Karmen and her husband Justin Serbinski of Chicago, IL and their children Hannah, Claire and Conrad who are Great Great Grand- children of William Skjerven; and daughter Carrie Padget and her husband Brad Padget and their children Elise and Andrew also Great Great Grandchild of William Skjerven. Dawne (Skjerven) Ren- ner of Mandan, ND a Grand- daughter ofWiUiam Skjerven; Tere- sa Chase of Bismarck, ND, also a Granddaughter and her daughter Taryn, a Great Granddaughter; Ann (Skjerven) Noble ofDaUas, a Grand- daughter and her husband Dan and their children Riley and Jennie who are Great Grandchildren of William Skjerven; Wendy (Skjerven) Gegel- man of Minneapolis, a Grand- daughter and her children Willa, Sage and Carly who too are Great Granddaughters. Laura (Meberg) Langemo of Fargo, ND; Robert On- stad and his wife Jodie (Lawspike) of Colorado who were all born and raised in Park River, ND. Chris McGugian from Michigan and her sister Patty from Indiana who are Granddaughters of William Skjer- yen. 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If you are eligible, the free cell phone you'll re- ior" book GRAFTON, N.D. -- The fol- lowing are the Walsh County Gun Club results after results after eight weeks ending July 9, 2014: BROWNING LEAGUE Fordville Co-op 63 PR Dental 49 Custom Ag 42 Kieley Elect 34 McKee Sales 30 Torkelson Farms 22 Top Shooter after 200 targets Nic Beneda 191 Ron Line 188 Nic Beneda 188 Grant Skibicki 187 Randy Hahn 186 Mike Foerster 184 Shooting 25 Straight Andy Gemmill, Jason McKeq, Ryan Hanson, Nic Beneda x5, Matt beneda x3, David Suda x2, Andrew Torkelson, Ron Line, Grant Skibic- ki Shooting 50 straight Rick Carlson, Ron Line Shooting 75 straight Grant Skibicki, Randy Hahn FEDERAL LEAGUE Vets 46 Magnus Force 45 Blanchards 45 JRs 43 Polar 36 Simplot 35 Top Shooters after 200 targets Brad Magnusson 197 Ron Hultin 195 Grant Skibicki 191 Jerry Blanchard 190 Greg Erovick 189 Gus Stephenson 189 Shooting 25 straight Jim Dusek x2, Nate Tallack- son, Andrew Torkelson, Craig Mag- nusson, Grant Skibicki x2, Ron Hultin x2, Jerry Blanchard x2, Jeff Blanchard x2, Gus Stephenson, Karl Blake, Tom McCann, An- drew Dusek, Brad Magnusson Shooting 50 straight Wade Thompson, Ashley Larson, Greg Erovick, Ken Fischer Shooting 75 straight Ron Hultin Shooting 150 straight Brad Magnusson REMMINGTON LEAGUE With speeds 3 to 10 times faster and up to 3 times lower in price, Polar broadband Internet is the right choice for you!* RESIDENTIAL RATES BUSINESS RATES Up to 10 Mb - $44.9S/month Up to 10 Mb - $59.95/month Up to 30 MB - $54.95/month Up to 30 MB - $69.95/month Up to 50 MB - $64.95/month Up to 50 MB - $79.95/month Up to 100 Mb - $89.95/month Up to 100 Mb - $104.95/month Up to 200 Mb - $139.95/month Up to 200 M b - $154.95/month No matter which speed you choose you g:t all these benefits: Free email spam filter & email virus protection Up to 5 email accounts Free webmail Monthly Enewsletter 5Mb of space for a personal website 24/7/365 technical support 888.700.7652 AGRICULTURAL DRAIN TILING Surface and subsurface water problems? 701.284.7221 800.284.7222 www.t h i n kpola r.com *Speeds higher and prices lower that previous Polar broadband services. 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