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--= 03 _- ii  :, G; -i SE?-, -3: g -3_- 21 :- ,1  _ ; -: } =,..: - .J L , L- C L--- " Cote00 m m WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 ISSUE NUMBER 10 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA SINGLE COPY S1,00 'Rummaging for hidden Right: An- gela Brant checks out a dress in the mirror at ,Judy Aune's rummage sale. ,Judy looks on to give her ap- proval. Angela from Fargo has a great aunt ,Judy Bjorge in Park River. An- gela says she likes coming to Park River cause in her words "Its a magical place." More ?orfi m-g-- action on page 10. Walsh County youth football program adds diversity t(, the roster By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- She's not making a statement. She's not trying to break stereotypes. Shannon Linn of Park River just wanted to get 'involved in a sport and hang out with her friends.., who :happen to be boys. Western Walsh County Pop Warner Football is open to area kids in 5th and 6th grades through the Park River Parks program. The Wildcats partic- ipated in their first jamboree of the season in Langdon last Sat- urday. As a kid on her way into the 5th grade, Shannon made her intentions known last year that she wanted the chance to play football just like her older brother, Jordan. When football season came around Shannon had not signed Up yet. With a little en- couragement from Park River Parks and Rec. Director and fifth grade Pop Warner Coach Todd Kjelland, Shannon went right into practice with the boys. Kjelland said that Shannon wasn't the first girl to play in the league -- there was a girl on the Langdon team last year -- but this is a first for the Above: Number 80 in white, Shannon Linn, pushes the line at. her first football jamboree as one of the Walsh County Wildcats against Grafton. See more Pop Warner photos on page 6. Wildcats. Shannon's mom, Terra, has been supportive of her daugh- ter's decision. She even helped her find the perfect shoes to get a little of Shannon's per- sonality onto the field. "They don't really make girly football cleats," Terra said. They managed to find a pair of soccer cleats with a pink swooshes on them and Shan- non was off. The reaction of adding a girl to the roster wasn't met with 100 percent approval from all of the players. "They don't accept me as a team-member, because I'm a gift," she said, but there were a number of boys who were used to Shannon being just an- other kid on the playground. With each practice, she Said, it gets a better. "They give me a pat on the back, or thumbs up, or tell me I did a good job," she said adding that they do have her back on the line. She had the speed and she isn't afraid to take a hit. "I like the running.., and treasures J F in d in g adve n lure By Allison Olimb of The Press WALSH COUNTY, N.D. -- Treasure seekers can find an adventure with a modern day treasure map. Rather than the x-marks-the-spot ap- proach, GPS coordinates and encrypted clues lead to adven- ture called geocaching. One family took a walk in Park River on a nice day and stumbled across a basket of goodies, which led to a whole series of adventures. A note in- side of the basket explained that what they had discovered was called a geocache. The in- structions led to www.geo- According to the website, "Geocaching is a worldwide game of seeking treasure. A geocacher can locate a geo- cache anywhere in the world with the help of a GPS or GPS-enabled mobile device and GPS coordinates that are listed online," The concept pairs social media and the outdoors to get people to experience their GP$ Adventure ]P, aL]r]k bqejp,l:,emb00e00r ]tg]ut Late-. _(.Very late- ) breakmg news By David Larson for The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. Hunting licenses may be pur- chased from a local bank, at a charge of $1.00. The fine for hunting without a license is $100.00. The season on wild geese and brants extends from 7 September to 10 May, for Wild Ducks 7 September to 15 December, and for Deer from 10 to 30 November. All song- birds and insect-eating birds. are NOT game birds. Crows, blackbirds, English sparrows, hawks, and Great Horned Owls may be killed at any time. The Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre ten days ago. An American collector has Late-Ite Obituaries See p,auge' _ Crystal vet receives diploma see p@Fe' ]b, lh00,c]k dl \\;0000qhut :,e ,0000ntd[ ]r00ead[ allt OXvc]r2 Dell shares recipes See' Ip,,ag,',e'  C The return of Aggle Articles ' See p,a(g,e' 7