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WEDNE: 10, 201 1 ISSUE NUMBER 5 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA SINGLE COPY ~1.00 A celebration of heritage, sign of summer's end Left: This diesel powered tractor darkened the sky during its pull at the North Dakota State Truck and Tractor pull at Mountain July 31. Top middle: Jack Henry Langerud fights the weights On his tractor during the kids pedal pulleom~on on July 30, Top right: Iceland wa~e!! represented with friendly tac~s in the Augustthe Deuce parade, Bottom center: Ice-. landic folk dancers entertain the crowd following the parade. Bottom right: Arnie Peterson cruises with the Shriners mini Model T unit in the August the Deuce parade on July 30. Dedicated to fighting domestic violence By Caylee Hunter of The Press GRAFTON, N.D. -- One ~ear after having to close be- cause of financial difficulties, -.the Domestic Violence and Abuse Center, which supports the tri-county area once again :is going strong. ;. "The Center is much :needed, it is used all the time for women, said Jolene Hall- dorson, director of the Domes- tic Violence and Abuse Center in Grafton. The main office is held in Grafton, with offices in Cavalier and Langdon as well. The shelter had to close in July of last year because of funding cuts and less money was provided through Federal Grants. Although the shelter was closed during that time, they were able to maintain other services, such as helping domestic violence victims get restraining orders. It reopened in February. In order to remain open, DVAC must increase fundrais- ing and depend on local fund- ing. They have their yearly Souper Bowl Fundraiser, along with their Ladies Luncheon. This year, though, they tried something new. A\dk e]n.uuur, es iha thtik]h "Area woman attends national Women of ELCA convention By Caylee Hunter of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- On July 14-17, Monica Simon of Park River was one of the 2500 women that attended the eighth Annual National Triennial Convention of the Women of the ELCA. The event was called Renew, Respond, Rejoice. This ~as Simon's third time attending the event held in Spokane, ;Wash. As a member of WELCA at Our Savior s Lutheran Church in ELCA Convontlon Oo, vm,/?,a~g~e' 6 1U[ncl[e Si[,g4! Celebration of history to honor contributor / By Caylee Hunter of The Press GRAFTON, N.D. -- Sig Jagielski, known to most as Uncle Sig, was a man that wore many hats. He was born in 1910 just South of Minto. Upon moving to the Auburn area years later, he became a local farmer, philosopher, and collector of artifacts. He pre- served artifacts for local peo- ple. The Walsh County Histori- cal Society will be honoring his efforts this August, with an event a long time in the making. All those artifacts he col- lected and received were stored in his museum he cre- ated on his farm. Also on his farm, was a series of buildings replicating what pioneer life was like in the area. In Jagielski's will, he do- nated all those buildings to the Heritage Village. They were kept at his farm, but were not able to be maintained appro- priately at that location. A group of volunteers spent about five years moving all the buildings to the new location in Grafton. The move was complete this year and there is a cele- bration to commemorate that from 1 p. m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Walsh County Her- Above:Dennis Markusen stands among the pioneer buildings Sig Jagielski willed to the Walsh County Historical Society from his personal museum, Jugville, USA now stands in Heritage Village in Gratton, itage Village in Grafton There is a picnic lunch followed by an afternoon of fun and music. Everyone is welcome to at- tend. "It is to pay tribute to Uncle Sig, in appreciation for all he did," said Walsh County His- torical Society President Den- 'nis Markusen. Jaielski was also on KXPO Radio for more than 40 years, delivering old time music to listeners. He passed away in Jan of 2004. Tough being a kid? bq,e',e' p,a,'e, 2 Pizza promotes the parks See page, 6 "Clte~aunihnt~ yo,~uur ]house w]hi[l[,e womnr ]kidL~ 5u~e sdltl[, ~rowiin,;~, ~u ,, . g q? iis 1Whe sh, o, eltibn g tlhe wa~Uk Ib~d~o,]~e ik stolpe slnt, o~wibnt~ Phyllis Diller Parks and Rec plans for fall Se'e' p,ag'e, 3 hi. t..~. Horsing around Se'e' p,a~e, ~t~o,