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I "-2 - = -_f, C.&apos; i- ST" ' -'= "-2 < f..: < C:- i i < -:U= - sill SH COI.IN'I'Y SINGLE COPY $1.00 ISSUE NUMBER 16 • PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 201 2 Wal00 County puts on a According to NDSU Extension Agent Brad Brummond this year's Walsh County Fair was up. It was up in exhibits and up in attendance. The livestock barn, was full and than 5,000 people at- tended the event. Early harvest and damp weather had a hand in getting area farmers out of the fields and into the fair. The event featured 4-H open class  tions, potato pick- ing, largest pump- kin competition with the top three pump- kins tipping the scales well past 500 pounds, entertain- ers Tina and Lena put on a show, and the rodeo was a big highlight. Right: Future 4.h three girls, Brynn Currie (I-r) Gianna Hall and Madeline Anderson, look at the sheep being shown in the fair are- na. For more fair fun turn to the back page. "i< ; r A • % Photo: Larry Biri Campak00ning hot spot: Walsh 2 unty Fair gets visit from PSC candidate By Katrina Hodny • For The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The 98th Annual Walsh County Fair was the place to be this last week for spectators looking to take in the bull riding and the comedic stylings of Tina and Lena -- it also offered a wealth of information. A number of political candidates made their way through the crowds to visit with fairgoers. Those running for office in both District 10 and District 19 took the time to do some final cam- paigning and meet and greets. One politico running for office to be voted on statewide, Brad Crabtree, Democratic candidate for Public Service Commis- sion took the time to stop by the fair and Share his thoughts with fairgoers. "Public Service Commission has a critical role in regulating the energy industry and agriculture," said Crabtree. "Mostly because of the growing importance of energy production in North Dakota the role of PSC is growing dramatically in im- portance." The office of PSC consists of three .commissioners on stag- gered six-year terms. One seat is open, previously held by re- publican Tony Clark, who has moved on to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission appointed by President Obama. The current commissioners include. Kevin Cramer has four years left of his term and Brian Kalk, two. According to the PSC web site, the Public Service Commis- sion (PSC) is a constitutional agency with varying degrees of statutory authority over abandoned mine lands, coal mine recla- mation, electric and gas utilities, telecommunications companies, energy conversion facility siting, transmission facility siting, rail- roads, grain elevators, facility-based grain buyers, roving grain buyers, and hay buyers, auctioneers, auction clerks, weighing and measuring devices, pipeline safety, and underground dam- age prevention. Campaigning C,o,v.:. ip, ag.e 7 US Postal Service proposes new plan to change hours rather than clause rural sites By Allison Olimb of The Press WASHINGTON -- Last year the US Postal Service had announced the contro- versial decision to close post offices in an effort to save money. Adams, Bathgate, Crystal, Fairdale, Fore'st River, Hamilton, Hampden, Hensel, Inkster, Lankin, Law- ton, Milton, Nekoma, Pekin, and Pisek were among those area facilities on the chopping block, just to name a few. The USPS held several meetings, which were met with a high amount of concern from people in these towns who said that this decision could affect them personally,.their businesses, and their sta- tus as a town. After months with no word on the sta- tus of the closings, the postal service has released a new list. This list changes the proposed retail hours for these rural postal facilities. For Walsh County and the surrounding area post offices and proposed hour changes include: • Adams from 8 hours to 4 • Brocket from 4 hours to 2 • Crystal from 6 hours to 2 • Drayton from 8 hours to 6 • Edinburg from 8 hours to 4 • Edmore from 8 hours to 6 • Fairdale from 6 hours to 2 • Fordville from 8 hours to 4 • Forest River from 8 hours to 2 • Gilby From 8 hours to 4 • Hamilton From 6 hours to 2 • Hampden from 6 hours to 2 • Hensel from 4 hours to 2 • Hoople from 8 hours to 4 lISPS Hour Go, v. 1page 6 Late- (Very late-) breaking news, October 1912 By David Larson for The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. --The football team played to a 0-0 tie with the alums. They played Langdon the next week, and won 19-0 Leon Durocher, a Socialist candidate for congress gave a well-received discourse on so- cialism in the Opera House. Mr Lalier announced that his park (spanning the river, east of the powerhouse) will be closed and all the amuse- ment equipment will be sold. The ten row boats are for sale at half price. He regrets this action but must do it because of the vandalism to both the buildings and the boats. . Oscar Gullickson, captain of La te-la te Go, vt. ip, a,e 2 Hoople High 1955 See page 3 VE Meeting Minutes Se'e' ipa,e , 6 '"Bitter&weet (0ctolbelr. The mellow, lnni,esv,. 1,eaf-kicktbn. lpelff, ect pause lbetxxeen ldhte op,lp0,unt, ff mielries of suunnunntelr auntd wibntmlr.'" Carol Bishop Hipps Area Voices See pa,ffe' 5 Featuring: Tricks and Treats! See pa,g'e, o