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SINGLE COPY $1.00 ISSUE NUMBER 3 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 201 2 Photos: Larry Biri Antique Tractor LH By Allison Olimb and pancreas cancer of The Press surgeon at the University LANKIN, N.D. -- The of Minnesota, Dave has a path to Pisek was filled few more Tractor Rides in with about 80 tractors of him. various colors with riders "He saved my dad's of all ages from all over life," she said. last Saturday for the Jensen couldn't believe a Lankin Antique Tractorman of 82 years still drove Ride. Among them was atractors and four-wheelers. new participant to theSo Dave invited him up to event with a special the area for Lankin's 6th connection to the Praska Annual Antique Tractor family. Ride and he took him up On Sept. 15 of last year on the offer. Dave Praska underwent "I 10ve motors and old surgery for pancreatictractors and what better cancer at Fairview way to check on how one Hospital at the University of my patients is doing," of Minnesota. said Jensen. His daughter, Deb Jensen also brought his Nelson, said that the long 5-year-old daughter procedure came with a Michelle with him from number of risks but thanks Minneapolis to take part in to Dr. Eric Jensen, a liver the ride. Above: Terril Borgeson sits on his tractor waiting for the tractors to come along County Road 15 east of Lankin during Sat- urdays tractor ride. Sitting in the shade behind Ter- ril are (I-r) Elsie Borgeson, Kaitlyn Eliason, Jaiden Eliason, Darryl Borgeson, Margaret Borgeson, Abby Borgeson and Terry Borgeson, holding Edwin Borgeson. Right: Dr. Eric Jensen, a liver and pan- creas cancer surgeon, and his daughter Michelle came up to participate in the slow tractor ride and to check in on his patient Dave Praska. More from the event on page 10. ]Pa rk )lul Late- (Very late-) breaking news By David Larson for The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Ex-Superintendent Heyward has re- located in Orland,- California, where he has purchased a fruit farm. During the last year of his stay Park River High School graduated 17 seniors, the largest class ever. The brick work on the school addition will be completed in a few days. Park River didn't hold a Fourth of July celebration this year, but many of its citizens were among the 2,000 who celebrated in Edinburg. La re-la te ? PARK RIVER, N.D.-- The days of Safety" events at the following Walsh summer have been hot and cooling down County community pools: in the local pool or"watering hole" can be - August 1 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - a perfect fit for hot days and summer fun. Grafton Community Pool Safe Kids Grand Forks, an injury preven- - August 1 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Park tion coalition that focuses on preventing River Community Pool unintentional injuries, spreads the word These sessions will be a 1 - hour ed- about drowning and water safety during ucational class for children and adults of these summer months and they will be all ages. There will be interactive activi- bringing that message around the region to ties that teach children about water safety. local swimming pools. For those residents without a summer pool The organization wants families to stay pass, the entry is free to attend this water safe this summer while in and around safety class. Children are not required to pools or other sources of water. In order have a swimming suit, but they can bring to provide information on pool and water one if they want for some optional pool safety, they will be hosting "Splash Into rescue activities. tra tntn Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children 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. The "Splash Into Safety" event will feature education on the following topics: Gen- eral pool safety including drain hazards, proper life jacket fitting, simple rescue techniques and the effects of BLIS iness News See page 3 Area Voices See page' 5 'qRhnne an dl money spent i)nt h,d[piing ]nntcn 11:::o do moire ]br ldhelnntselt es ib iBur lhetter ldhaunt mere gilviing " Henry Ford Veterans Benefit Fair Info See 3 T-Ball Big H liters See' 1pa,g e, 6 I ' !