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MMUNITY THE WALsH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER I 8; 2017 Page 5 (Very Late-) Breaking News October, 1917 A look back at noteworthy news from Walsh County history By David Larson this well is to be used for industrial for The Press purposes only. Drinking water will PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Since still come from the wells east of the United States declared war, the the track. Water was in such shape of the news has become very short supply that the day run of different. October news used to electricity was stopped for two consist of the harvest, the start of weeks. The drillers eventually school, and local interest stories found a plentiful stratum ofwater- ("Julius Halldorsson returned from bearing sandstone. Said the edi- his claim in the western part of the tor "it should ensure a water sup- state"), and other normal items-- ply limited only by the capacity of like football. This October, the the pump," and by the end of the important, news was war news. month there was indeed plenty. The biggest story: 210 Walsh War or no war, socialnewscon- Country volunteers, Company C, tinued. The most eligible bache- left for Camp Green in Iowa. The lor in town, Vivian Birder, married boys were seen off by Walsh Edrel Irene Schump. in Columbus, County's two surviving Civil War Ohio, where the bride graduated veterans. Another member of the from Ohio State. The couple pur- send-off group was drummer Al chased the Wadge Cottage (no Casper, playing the same drum that location specified), but until the he carried when the Third Min- house was redone to the plans of nesota Volunteers entered Manila the new couple, they would be liv- in 1898. At almost the same time Company L passed through from ing at Rosedale. Football, of course, appeared Langdon. (The war news will con- again in October. A five-game tinue to swell with each passing schedule was announced, begin- month.) ning with Lakota and Larimore at But the normal news persisted. Prices in general kept rising, home. Somehow, by the time the spurred by wartime inflation. The boys got around to playing their price ofapost'card doubled--one first two games, the opponents were Mayville, a 31-0 victim to the now costs two cents. Wheat prices local team, and Langdon, who continued to rise--to the un- precedented price of $2.13. lost to PR 38-0, on a field that was The Ag school opened for its covered in an inch of snow. fifth year. One of the new teach- A final piece of news this ers was named Marol Jahr. Jahr month: The "North Dakota News" was responsible for manual train- column "Boy Scouts Make Grew- ing, forge--and military, drill, some (sic) Find." The troop took The reports stated that enrollment a long hike to the Omland farm, was growing by the day--but no where they received permission to figures were ever given, dig into the large mound north of The city council reluctantly the house. They were surprised to agreed to a higher light rate: 15 find three skalls and several small- cents per kwh. The rate was to re- er bones. The bones were placed main at this level until coal prices on exhibit here in town. One skull decline. The council did report said to be that of an "Indian $594.75 revenue from light and squaw" was displayed at the Her- water, and $73.34 from sale of aid office. The other two could be scrap metal. The city was also seen in Dr. Hanson's office. Ex- pushing through with drilling a new deep well. The water from perts calculated that the skulls / were: a'huni:ffed yearsi~bi~d~"" ...... "'-' ]: Photo: Larry Bid Above: Miss North Dakota I i77ie Jensen was at Park River Area School last Friday to give a presentation on bullying. Jensen was named Miss North Dakota following the crowning of current Miss America Cam Mund, who previously held the $1e of Miss North Dakota. Jensen's platform #1AmMore focuses on speaking out against bullying. Her message to the elementary students was ended "Be a Buddy, Not a Bully" while her presentation to the junior high and high school students was enlJtled "1 Am More: Promoting Anti Bullying and Self Worth'. By Lowell Stark and to God the things that are GRAFTON, N.D. -- This sub- Gods." Any man who loves the ject was settled long ago! Is the truth will honor Jesus alone! And US perfect? No! Was Rome he will stand, cap off, toward the flag and the Stars Spangled Ban- perfect? No! The highest au- ner. Time is crucial! Keep the thority ended this controversy- freedoha; our Soldiers have paid The Bible! Jesus answered the such a dear price!! Pharisees. Mark 12:17"Renderto Editor's Note: Stark is from Caesar the things that are Caesar's Grafion. ')ur ad goes here! Call 284-6333 today for rates. Park RiverArea School has an immediate opening for a highlyqualified Paraprofessional. Interested appli- cants should complete the employment application which is found on our website and must successfully pass a background check. Salary range is $11- $13/hour. Benefits include health insurance, retire- ment, sick leave and personal leave. Contact Kirk Ham - Superintendent at 284-7164 or with any questions. This position is open until filled. Park River Area Schools has an immediate opening for an Assistant Cook. Applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds and pass a background check. Benefits indude health insurance, retirement, sick leave and personal leave. Salary depending upon experience. Interested applicants should complete employment application found on our website and email to or drop off at the high school office. This position is open until filled. Any questions can be directed to Superintendent Kirk Ham, 284-7164. Do you want your news .noticed? Do you or your group have a to tell? Contact The Press: (701) 284-6333 STATEWIDE -- Law enforce- total citations, 186 were issued for federal grant money distributed initiatives at ment agencies across the state" distracted driving, 38 for other traf- through the North Dakota Depart- or join the conversation on the worked 445 overtime hours for tic citations (i.e. disobeying traffic ment ofTransportation (NDDOT). Code for the Road Facebook or North Dakota's distracted driving en- signals, equipment violations), 38 for High-visibility enforcement for traf- Twitter page. forcementperiod, UDrive.UText. speeding, and 13 for not wearing a tic safety is one element of a col- Families are invited to create U Pay., this September. seat belt. laborative effort to prevent deaths memorials for those who have died A total of 334 citations were at- Funding for additional traffic and injuries on North Dakota roads, in crashes in North Dakota at nd- tributed to the added patrols. Of the. safety enforcement is provided by Learn more about traffic safety for your commt Christmas special celebration, or any other need! This ad runs" II ~- 1" ma 90din) FARMLAND FOR SALE CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP, PEMBINA COUNTY THE CECIL ROLLEFSTAD ESTATE offers the following farmland real estate in Crystal Township, Pembina County, North Dakota, for sale: Southeast Quarter (SE%) of Section 32, Township 159, Range 55. Bid Procedure: Written bids will be accepted at the office of Hall Currie Lawyers, Ltd., 710 Hill Avenue - P.O. Box 610, Grafton, ND 58237, ,via mail; fax: (701) 352-1550, or email:, until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Bids will be opened at that time and the top three bidders will be invited to participate in oral bidding on Monday, October 23, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., at Hall Currie Lawyers, Ltd., 710 Hill Avenue, Grafton, ND 58237. Seller reserves the right to waive irregularities and to reject any or all bids. The successful bidder will enter into an earnest money contract for purchase with payment of 10% of the bid, balance due on closing within 30 days. Please clearly mark your envelope as "BID FoR ROLLEFsTAD LAND." Bids should be in the total amount, not a value per acre. For further information and a bidding package, contact: Nicholas B. Hall HALL CURRIE LAWYERS, LTD. 710 Hill Avenue - P.O. Box 610 Grafton, ND 58237 Telephone: (701) 352-2810 FAX: (701) 352-1550 Email: WALSH COUNTY SIGN FOREMAN/ EQUIPMENT OPERATOR - ADAMS The Walsh County Highway Department will be accepting applications until filled, for a Sign Foreman/Equipment Op- erator position, working out of the Adams Shop, available in the Walsh County Highway Department. Starting Salary dependent on experience and is a benefited position. The position is under supervision of the County Road Su- perintendent, is responsible to maintain proper signage, maintain sign inventoqi using online database, is respon- sible for repairing, creating and purchasing signs as re- quired. This position also assists in general roadway maintenance and repair. Operate a variety of heavy-duty equipment such as graders, bulldozers, scrapers, tan- dem-axle trucks, backhoes, pavers, forklifts etc. Plan, co- ordinate, delegate tasks involved in sign management and distribution. Repair roadway surfaces by blade and hand patching, crack pouring and roadway sealing. Re- moves snow and ice from roadways. Mows ditches, cleans culverts, repairs erosion damage. Performs rou- tine maintenance and minor repairs on Highway Depart- ment vehicles. Performs routine repair and minor construction functions for County equipment and build- ings. Maintain accurate logs and records of activities. Comply with established safety regulations and proce- dures. May be called in to work during off hours due to extreme weather/climate conditions. Occasional travel re,- quired. Will operate motor grader to maintain gravel roads in the Adams area. The job description, minimum qualifications, additional knowledge, skills and abilities, duties and responsibilities, work environment and conditions and how to apply can be found at under the highway de- partment tab or by stopping by the highway department of- rice in the Walsh County Courthouse, 600 Cooper Avenue, Grafton, ND. Walsh County is an Equal Opportunity EniDoyer. J' ; 'i