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O SINGLE COPY $1.00 VOL. 135 ISSUE 6 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA ' it WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2017 Photos: Larry Bid Top Left: Geir Haarde waves to the crowd gathered for the August the Deuce parade. Bottom Left: Cayson Andvik (left) and Edison Furstenau were dressed the role for the Icelandic parade. Right: The Shriners 4,ger's Mod- el T Unit members wave to the crowd during the August the Deuce parade held in Mountain. The annual event honors all things Iceland in.a celebration of culture, heritage, and community. By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- In 1997, two Park River women wanted to ensure that childcare would be available in the area for years to come. Out of this idea the non-profit daycare/preschool, Kiddy Korner Daycare was born. The 20-year-old facility now goes by the name Sunshine Kids Center arid as a part of their Park River Farmers Market Meal fundraiser on Thursday, Aug. 10, they are inviting the community to celebrate this milestone with them. Those 20 years ago, there were The community has done a great job supporting us over the years, and in turn, we have been able to offer an ex- cellent place for children to thrive" said Johnston. a number of childcare options that Park River. We think it will benefit operation, the center found a per- had been available, but many were everybody. It will provide jobs and manent home at 421 Hill Ave. South closing their doors Nancy Larson possibly bring more people into where it still runs today with the help and Jana Hankey discussed the Park River because we can offer of a board of directors overseeing problem and wanted tO come up good education and good child overall operations. with a long-term solution, care." Now, depending on staffing, the Larson was quoted in the July 19, Kiddy Komer Daycare opened center can have up to 50 kids at the 1997 issue of the Walsh County on Aug. 24 with group licensing for Press as saying, "We are not doing 18, with four of those able to be in- Sunshine Kids this to take business away from oth- fants. Tammy Rostvet was the di-Corlt page 2 ers. We see this as a future need for rector at the time. After a month of GRAFTON, N.D. -- The im- take a bit of time to recognize peo- pactful people, projects and ideas pie, ideas and projects moving that make this region strong will communities forward throughout again be celebrated at the third an- the region," said Dawn Keeley, nual Ideas to Actions Summit, an Executive Director of the RRRC. event hosted by the Red River Re- The RRRC is seeking nomina- gional Council (RRRC). The event tions for the 2017 North Star, is set for November l, 2017 at the Catalyst and Determination Grafton Public School's Per- forming Arts Center. Nominations "We are excited to continue Cont page 2 with the Ideas to Actions Summit Obituaries See page 2 Legion ball ends at Central Plains See page 7 "1 have drunk deep of the waters of my ancestors." Lan Neal PR baseball program hits new highs See page 7 August the Deuce celebration See page 12