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PAGE 6 THE PRESS AUGUST 24, 2011 PR Legion softball takes second at state Right: The Park River Legion women's softball team took home runner-up honors at the North Dakota Rec III East State Tournament in Devils Lake, Aug. 13-14. In Saturday's games, the team defeated The Hut Bar of Grand Forks, 19-7, and The Proz of Devils Lake, 11-1. On Sunday, the Legion defeated the Silver Dollar Bar/Sexy Pigs team of West Fargo in the bottom of the seventh inning, 9-8, in order to advance to the championship game, where they were defeated by Lidgerwood, 17-21, earning them the second place trophy. Members of the team include, front, from left to right, Kim Hannesson, Carly Myrdal, Bonny Dvorak, Jill Mullen, Alaina Myrdal and Tarri Keen& Back: Equipment manager Daman Flaten, Jeane Flaten, Jasmine Flaten, Lindsay Spoonland, Stacie Sevigny, Statistician Sue Brummond, Kristi Gullickson and Kristle Nelson. Members of the team unable to play in the tournament include: Tyina Heidt, Kay Readel and Tami Daley. (Photo: Submitted) J EssAY CONTEST character's view of morality at the end of the story to the morality dis- played by the society he is a part of. This competition is open to stu- dents in the eighth, ninth, and tenth grades, Winners from 2011 came from across the United States and Canada. Setness said that he looked at examples from past years and said that some essays were "way above my head." The story was an allegory, meaning that there was one story of a man with a problem of not being allowed to be himself, but it also had a deeper political mes- sage. "It is fun to think about the un- derlying meaning," Setness said. Through many months and countless study hall periods, Set- ness wrote and reread the material until he was able to create his two and a half page answer. FROM. PAGE 1' Then this summer he received a letter in the mail with a certificate and a check. He was named one of 175 semifinalists. "I was pretty surprised," he said. He said that he really enjoyed the book and found that writing came easily to him. "I think this definitely helped my writing Skills," he added. Hurtt said she plans to offer her ~tudents more competitive writing opportunities in the future. She said the initial challenge is for stu- dents to get comfortable writing. "Confidence leads to good writing," she said. Setness, 14, is the son of Bethany and Jeremy Setness of Park River. He also is involved in tbotball, speech, and track. While he still has four years of high school to go, he is considering a furore invohdng medicine, engi- neering, or becoming a college professor. SKATING 500 participants who will he able to track their race time with com- puter chip technology. "We wanted to Inake it a really good quality event," she said. The course takes participants through the streets of Grand Forks and participants are given three hours to complete the race. So far, Jelinek is signed up to race, but she says her participation will depend on how busy things are on the day of the event. "It'll be a game-time decision." she said. "I don't want to be the race director whose not there." Jelinek plans to make the most of her time as a member of the Grand Forks community. She FROM PAGE 1 moved back to the area two years ago after spending eight years in New York. She is a member of the Rotary Club, Social Chair for the Grand Forks Young Professionals. and also is on the city Zoning and Planning Committee. She said that moving back was one of the best decisions she ever m/tde. When asked what the draw was for her, she only needed one word to answer: "Family." She said that she wanted to be able to build her life closer to theln. "I'm here now." Jelinek said. "I want to make the most of this." For more intbrmation about the race go to www.rollinontheriver- / I O O D O Rq,,cular Council Meeting City of Park River CITY OF PARK RIVER. NORTH DAKOTA. REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING, MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011 AT 7:30 P.M. The City of Park River he~d their regular meeting of the Park River City Council on Monday, July 11 2011 at 7:30 P.M, Mayor Stenvotd called the meeting to order with the following present: Praska. Blake. Lundq uist. Anderson, City Attorney Steve Currie. Business Manager Tom Larsorl Public Works Director Dennis Larson. and Deputy Auditor Ann Berg. Absent: Councilmen Knutson and Byron. Guests: Roger A Johnson and John Meagher Blake moved to approve the minutes of the June 13, 2011 Regular Council meeting as presented, Praska seconded and upon roll call vote. aft voted aye. Mobon carned Lundquist moved to approve the minutes of the June 24 2011 Soecial Council meehng as presented, Anderson seconded and upon roll call vote. all voted aye. Motion carried, Praska moved to approve the following bills for payment. Anderson seconded, and upon roll call v6te. all voted aye. Motion carried. Public Hearing of the Park River City Council City of Park River GENERAL FUND: BC/BS of ND 2.963.45 ASCAP 309.O0 Cardmember Services Dale's Small Engine Repair 26896 97 98 65,90 99 6.00 26900 Diamond Vogel Paints 578.95 01 Discovery Benefits 129.35 02 Fox Valley Systems. Inc 260.02 03 Jim's Super Vatu 3.00 04 Leon's Bldg Cent 14.40 05 Lon's Hardware 373.37 06 MDU 70~64 07 Municipal Utilities 11.20 08 North Star Coop 1.242,85 09 Northdate Oil. nc 1.366.75 26910 Polar Comm. 433.07 11 PR Airport Auth 46.0,7 12 PR Irrplement LLC 628.92 13 PR Park District 64.25 14 PR Public Library 65.55 15 - Rainbow Auto Body 174.35 16 Glenn Rest 250.00 17 Sales Tax Fund 492.45 t 8 Samson Elec 55.00 19 Special Funds 119.97 26920 WC Auditor 7.676.54 21 WC Press 452,46 22 Xerox Corp 57.00 23 MDU 15.76 24 ND Insurance Dept 998.67 25 NDPERS 19t~98 26 NDPERS 207.81 27 NDPERS 793.78 28 PR Airport Auth 1.334.42 29 PR Park Dist 3.558.46 26930 PR Public Library 1.334~42 1377 Jordon Eidenschink 562.82 1378 Cole Solseng 508.57 EFTPS (WH. SS. MED) 7-15-11 304.84 EFTPS (WH. SS. MED] 7-15-11 MU 1 .O48.36 1379 Galen Bosh OT 50.63 ----T~'~O ~^~L~ oc, ~t,IF_fh 7-! r: ~ " GT Council Proceedings City of Edinburg Notice to Creditors 1381 Sheldon Etlefson 360 91 1382 Shelley MacDonald 98.49 1383 Cole Solseng 549.26 EFTPS (WH SS. MED) 7-29-11 364.06 EFTPS (WH, SS. MED) 7-29-11 MU 1.293.99 MUNICIPAL UTILITIES: 30566 BC/BS of ND 3.523.89 67 Roger A. Johnson 1.000.00 68 Advanced Engineering 13.300,00 69 AmeriPride Linen 118.15 30570 Border States Elec 2.160.62 71 Cardmember Serv 816.55 ,72 City of Cavalier 1 318,75 73 Consolidated Waste. LTD 16129.00 74 Discovery Benefits 399.65 75 Discovery Benefits 22.00 76 General Fund 1.079.26 77 Grand Forks Utility Billing 219.00 78 Hawkins Inc 2.036.09 79 Interstate Power Sys 449.50 30580 Jim's Super Valu 43.68 81 Lagoon Maintenance 1 743,58 82 Light & Water Dept 1.126.16 83 Lindell's Mowing 980.00 84 Lon's Hdwr 81.34 85 Michael Kilmer Consl 2.700,00 86 MMUA 1.329.75 87Municieal Utilities 152.44 88 ND One Call Inc 27.30 89 Nodak Electric Coop 4.713,29 30590 North Star Coop 524.58 91 North Dale Oil 145.48 92 Out To Lunch 49.93 93 Void 0 ,94 Polar Communications 152.89 95 PR Implement 185.97 96 Pristine Water Solutions 770.44 97 Samson Elec 135.00 98 SanGrait's Auto Serv 507,58 99 Thompson, Andy 67.12 30600 Tougas, Curtis 100.00 01 Verizon Wireless 43.54 02 Water Bd Fd 05 4.830.00 03 Water Improve Dist #95-1 1.500.00 04 Water Rev Bd Fd Phase II 3.450.00 05 Water Sur Charge 5.000.00 06 WC Press 29.40 07 Welch's Bakery 8.25 08 Weltz. Sheldon 147.56 09 ND Insurance Dept 3.837.28 30610 NDPERS 465.64 11 PDQ Sanitary Serv 1.045.00 12 Postmaster 274.36 13 General Fund 14.213.28 14 NDPERS 449.81 15 NDPERS 2.327.44 6275-87 Salaries 7-15-11 12.235.35 EFTPS (WH. SS. MED) 7-15-11 3 098.74 6288 Galen Bosh OT 20.26 6289 Stefan Linstad OT 91.24 EFTPS (WH. SS, MED) 7-15-11 OT 15.75 6290-6302 Salaries 7-30-11 12,430.23 EFTPS {WH. SS. MED) 7-29-11 2.914.97 A.W. ACH Charge 11.30 A.W. NMPA 117.161.80 W NSF Check Returned 234.48 &.W. NSF Check Returned 25(] .00 A.W. NSF Check Returned 234.48 SPEC IAL FUNDS: 3221 Glenaura Pipe & Drums 1.000.00 3222 Tom Russell 100.00 3223 Matt Hodek 800.00 3224 First United Bank 10.825.00 3225 WC Press 107.80 3226 SAL #147 78.00 3227 Lon's Hardware 398.06 3228 Sheyenne Gardens 140.00 3229 PR School District 5.000.00 3230 Void 0 3231 '05 Sales Tax Rev Bd Fd 13,095.46 125th Fund: 0009 Rentertainment 1.432.50 0010 Moss Oak Ranch 450.00 0011 Cardmember Serv 106.37 Mayor Stenvold recognized Roger A. Johnson and thanked him for 27 years of dedicated service while working for the city. Stenvold presented Johnson with a gift to express the city's appreciation, Johnson thanked everyone and said it was a pleasure to work with the different Mayors, Council members and employees. Stenvold opened the only bid received for the 2003 patrol car from Dale's Small Engine RepaiL The bid was for $1.526.00. Praska moved to accept the bid of $1 526.00 from Dale's Small Engine Repair. Blake seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried City Attorney S Currie updated the Council on the annexations on the 72.59 acres of land on the east side of County Road 12, being in the SE1/4, Section 21-157-55; and the portion east of the BNSF railroad tracks in the E1/2. Section 33-157-55. Property owners were sent letters notifying them of the proposed annexations, No written letters of objection were received from the owners by June 27, 2011. A public hearing was held on July 11. 2011 at 7:00 PM in the City Council Room. There was no one present to protest the annexation. In the absence of protest filed by the owners of more than one- fourth the territory proposed to be annexed the territory described in the resolutions becomes apart of the city. A copy of the resolutions and a map of the annexed areas will be recorded with County Recorder therefore perfecting the annexation. Currie spoke to the Council regarding parking violation fees. There have been some questions by law enforcement on what fine should be charged for each offense and/or continuing offenses. Currently most ordinances state, in general, that any person upon conviction for the violation shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $500.00. The matter was tabled until the Police Committee is able to meet and discuss the issue with Walsh County Sheriff Lauren Wild, T. Larson reported on additional information received on the proposed outdoor horse arena south of the fair buildings. The arena will be approximately 100' x 200' fenced with in ground posts. The plans currently show a 20' foot gate on the west side and a 4' walk-in gate on the north side. Participants will provide clean-up after events. The Council wondered if another la~.. e gate could be added toward the northeast corner to facilitate staging of the Fourth of July parade. T. Larson presented a letter to Mayor Stenvold regarding a substandard property that he inspected located at 227 Wadge Ave. N. The property has a house, garage, and shop on it and is owned by a gentleman who resides in California. A certified, return receipt, and restricted delivery letter was mailed to the property owner on May 9, 2011 and returned to the City of Park River on June 14, 2011, unclaimed. Mayor Stenvold instructed City Attorney Currie to attempt contact with the owner and advise him to appear at a hearing before the Council to show cause why the buildings should not be demolished. Blake moved to grant the transfer of the American Legion's Liquor License on July 23. 2011 to the CH for the Pic/Schrank wedding reception/dance. Lundquist seconded and upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. Motion carried. Anderson moved [o grant the transfer of the American Legion's Liquor License on July 30, 2011 to the Legion Coliseum for the Dr. Dori Carlson recognition event. Praska seconded and upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. Motion carried. Anderson moved to approve the following mayoral proclamation stating that July 30. 2011 be recognized as "Dr. Dori Carlson Day" in the City of Park River: PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, it is appropriate that the City of Park River recognize those individuals whose professional achievements have brought honor and recognition to not only themselves but also to the City of Park River and the State of North Dakota, and WHEREAS. Dori M. Carlson, O.D. was honored as the North Dakota Young Optometrist of the Year in 1994, and WHEREAS Dr. Carlson was honored as the North Dakota Optometrist of the Year in 2003, and WHEREAS. Dr. Carlson was elected to serve as the first woman president of the North Dakota Optometric Association in 1998, and WHEREAS, Dr. Carlson was elected to serve as the first woman president in the 113 year history of the American Optometric Association in 2011, and WHEREAS, Dr. Carlson is a highly respected and valuable member of the Park River medical and business community as well as the community at large. Now. THEREFORE, I, Dan Stenvold, Mayor of Park River, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the citizens of Park River, do hereby proclaim July 30, 2011, to be recognized as "DR. DORI CARLSON DAY" in the City of Park River. Proclaimed this 11th day of July, 2011. Dan Stenvold. Mayor Blake seconded and upon roll call vote. all present voted aye. Motion carried. Stenvold informed the Council that the City of Park River has been asked to sign on to an "Op-Ed" to be used in area newspapers. The piece is to express our strong objection to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decision to interfere with the State of North Dakota's implementation of the regional haze rules. The piece suggests that the EPA's version would negatively- impact the cost of electricity, which would ultimately be passed on to our customers. Lundquist moved to approve signing the letter of support. Praska seconded and upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. Motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING OF THE PARK RIVER CITY COUNCIL, MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011 AT 7:00 P.M. Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to order with the following present: Praska, Blake, Lundquist, Anderson, City Attorney Steve Currie, Business Manager Tom Larson, Public Works Director Dennis Larson, and Deputy Auditor Ann Berg. Absent: Councilmen Knutson and Byron. Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to order stating the purpose was to conduct a Public Hearing on annexations to the City of Park River. CITY OF EDINBURG COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS MONDAY, JUNE 13 7:00 p.m. EDINBURG, ND Call to order: Mayor Halldorson All Present MSC Hall. Denault to approve minutes as read. MSC Sondeland, Pewe toapprove payment of bills with check #6457 to #6474 for a total of $4530.44 and approve the monthly financial statement with balance on hand of $22821.60. Present at the meeting were Public Health Nurses. Wanda Krotochvil and Sharon Laxdal. They gave information about smoke free environments and benefits. IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WALSH COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA In the matter of the Estate of David McLean. Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE tS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of th above estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within three (3) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims . Being no further business, the meeting adj0~roed at 8:11 PM Dan Stenvold. Mayor ATTEST: Tom Larson. City Auditor (August 24, 2011) No one was present to protest the annexations. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:30 PM Dan Stenvold, Mayor ATTEST: Tom Larson. City Auditor (August 24, 2011) Old Business: None New Business: MSC: Sondeland, Hall to approve disbursement of $4000 to General Store from City Sales Tax Fund. MSC: Denault, Sondeland approve of updates in insurance coverages from St Fire and Tornado fund. Adjourn: Sondeland Next meeting: September 12. 2011 7:00 p.m. Respectfully submitted Vera Brandvold, Auditor (August 24, 2011) '- will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Tracy L. Laaveg. PC.. PO Box 127. Park River, ND 58270 or filed with the Court. DATED this 24th day of August. 2011. NANCY HUHTA Personal Representative TRACY L. LAAVEG 102 4th St W. PO Box 127 Park River, ND 58270 Attorney for the Petitioner (Aug, 24, Aug. 31, and Sept. 7 2011)