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THE WALSH COUNTY MMUNITY PRESS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4,2015 Pa e 5 WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- $500,000 project was funded with The City of Grafton received the multiple grant awards and a near- Economic Development Associa- ly $120,000 commitment from tion of North Dakota (EDND) the City of Grafton. hnpact Award for Community "We are pleased to recognize Development during the EDND the City of Grafton for their ded- Fall Conference Oct. 27 in Watford ication to the economic health of City. their community and the quality of The Community Development life of its residents," say Connie Award recognizes an economic de- Ova, EDND president. velopment project such as housing EDND represents more than 80 and/or development within the state economic development or- community that has increased the ganizations on the front line of quality of life. economic development eft The City of Grafton's Housing orts throughout North Dakota. Rehabilitation Project was a four- The primary purpose of the or- year project, which assisted low- ganization is to support the cre- income residents with health and ation of new wealth and the di- safety issues in their homes and re- versification of North Dakota's suited in the rehabilitation of 28 economy. owner-occupied residences with- Additional information is avail- in the City of Grafton. The able at This is a government official who Print these lists from your computer investigates nursing home corn- and take them with you on your vis- plaints and can tell you which ones it. have had problems in the past. To Paying for care: With nursing find your local ombudsman, call home costs now averaging $250 per your Area Agency on Aging or see day nationally for a private room,, paying for care is another area you Contact the facilities: Once may have questions about or need you've narrowed your search, call assistance with. Medicare only the nursing homes you're interest- helps pay up to 100 days of reha- ed in to verify that they have a de- bilitative nursing home care, which mentia unit that can facilitate your must occur after a hospital stay. mom's needs. Also, fred out if they Most nursing home residents have any vacancies, what they pay for care from either personal charge, and if they accept Medicaid. savings, a long-term care insurance Tour your top choices: During policy, or through Medicaid once your nursing home visit, notice the their savings are depleted. cleanness and smell of the facility. The National Clearinghouse for Is it homey and inviting? Does the Long-Term Care Information web- staff seem responsive and kind to its site ( is a good re- residents? Also be sure to taste the source that can help you understand food, and talk to the residents and and research your financial op- their family members, if available, tions. You can also get help from It's also a good idea to visit sever- your State Health Insurance Assis- al times at different times of the day tance Program (SHIP), which pro- and different days ofthe week to get vides free counseling on all a broader perspective. Medicare and Medicaid issues. To Also, find out about their staff find a local SHIP counselor visit screening (do they do background, or call 800-677- checks) and training procedures, lll6. staff-to-patient ratio, and the staff For more information, see turnover rate ......: ..Medicare's online booklet "Your To help you rate your visit, Guide to Ch0osing aNursing Medicare offers a helpful checklist Home" at of questions to ask at tions/pubs/pdf/02174.pdf. pare/checklist.pdf, as does the Alzheimer's Association at Send your senior questions to: Sawy Sen- ior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070. or vis- it Saw3'Seniororg, Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of "'The Sara3' Senior" book. FARMLAND FOR SALE CLEVELAND TOWNSHIP, WALSH COUNTY THE GALEN BONDY MARITAL TRUST offers for sale the following-described property located in Cleveland Township, Walsh County, North Dakota: The East Half of the East Half (EY=EV=) of Section 25, Township 155, Range 57 (containing 142.76 tillable acres and 15 acres non-tillable, more or less) The Seller shall retain 50% of the mineral rights in and to the above-described real property. Bid Procedure: Written bids will be received at the law office of Steven C. Ekman, Bremer Bank Building, 910 Hill Avenue, PO Box 70, Grafton ND 58237 until 2:00 p.m. on NOVEMBER 17, 2015. Bids will be opened at that time and place. Please mark your envelope "BID FOR BONDY LAND". Bids should be in the total amount and not per acre. Persons having submitted reasonable written bids will be allowed to remain and participate in oral bidding. The right is reserved to waive irregularities and to reject any or all bids. Terms: 10% of the purchase price will be due upon acceptance of a bid, and the balance due thirty (30) days later. For further information, contact: Steven C. Ekman Atttorney at Law 910 Hill Ave, PO Box 70 Grafton ND 58237 (701) 352-0916 (Telephone) (701) 352-1855 (Fax) WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- Walsh County Job Development Authority-Kringstad Ironworks re- ceived the Economic Develop- ment Association of North Dako- ta (EDND) hnpact Award for Proj- ect of the Year - Small Communi- ty Division during the EDND Fall Conference Oct. 27 in Watford City. The Project of the Year recog- nizes a project that has made a sig- nificant contribution to the eco- nomic health of the community or region in terms ofjob creation, part- nerships and overall economic im- pact. Kringstad Ironworks, which has grown from a small repair shop on a rural farmstead into one of the region's premier manufac- turing facilities, underwent sever- al expansions and moved its oper- ations into the former mushroom plant facility in Park River, making a considerable investment into the renovation and use of the building that was vacant for a number of years. With the financial investment and partnership with many local Photo: Submitted .t 0ove: Connie Ova, EDND president, awards Bemie Kringstad, Kringstad Ironworks and Julie Campbell, ExeculJve Director of the Walsh County Job Development Authority, Project of the Year. and regional organizations, in- River and the Red River Regional cluding the JDA, the City of Park jCouncil, the company greatly con- rO-2AY, IN _CT ON F O?.4 I tributes to the economic health of the region. Julie Campbell, Exec- utive Director of the Walsh Coun- ty Job Development Authority, says "Bernie Kringstad is a true en- trepreneur who is to be commend- ed fbr his vision and determination in growing his business. The Kringstad Ironworks project is an example of what can be accom- plished when partners work to- gether." "Kringstad Ironworks has made a significant impact in the com- munity of Park River," says Con- nie Ova, EDND president. "We are pleased to recognize them for their dedication to the economic health of their community." EDND represents more than 80 state economic development or- ganizations on the front line of eco- nomic development efforts through- out North Dakota. The primary pur- pose of the organization is to sup- port the creation of new wealth and the diversification of North Dako- ta's economy. Additional informa- tion is available at securing funding to purchase land for a 70 unit RV park. The larger park serves as a temporary home for seasonal American Crystal Sugar workers and benefits the City of Drayton. Lam- bert's persistence was vital in bringing this proj- ect to fruition. Odell Flaagan - Nelson County Commission and Park Board: Flaagan is a leader in Nelson County. He has been very effective in securing funding for important road and park projects. His impact can be seen at Stump Lake Park includ- ing the new cafe, playground equipment, tennis court, etc. and he is currently working on a large bank stabilization project. Flaagan's wealth of ex- perience and leadership has been an asset to the entire county. Patty Gorder, Kristy Jelinek, Laura Glauner, Heather Szklarski - Grafton Fanner's Market: Gorder, Jelinek, Glanner, and Szklarski launched the Grafton Farmer's Market in 2012 ffom the ground up. They have sought out grants to help fund the market and keep tees low for vendors and patrons. In 2015, they introduced SNAP, al- lowhngEBT cardpayment, making flesh produce available to low income families. Daryl Larson - Volunteer, City of Park Riv- er: Larson volunteered his time to lead the berm tree planting project in the City of Park Riv- er this past spring. Larson's commitment result- ed in the successfiflplanting of 120 trees, adding valuable character to the city, increasing property values and having a beneficial impact on eco- nomic development. He continues to care for and maintain the trees that are not located on resi- dential properties. Code Koropatnicki - Pembina Growth Com- mittee: Koropatnicki has been instrumental in re- vitalizing the Pembina Growth Committee. She has recruited members, defined a plan of action and pushes projects folward. She is currently lead- ing the charge to garner interest and establish li- censed day care in Pembina. Loft Zahradka - North Valley Extended School Project: Zahradka has injected effort, en- ergy and enthusiasm into the North Valley Ex- tended School Project. She has been instrmnen- tal in creating partnerships to meet the STEM ed- ucation (project-based learning) goal. In addition to the impact she has made on the area schools and students, she is also involved in the North Dakota Statewide Afterschooi Partnership and was selected to be one of the national White-Ri- ley-Peterson Policy Fellows for the 2014-15 school year. The nominees for the Northstar Award include: Tom Swoyer - Grand Sky: Swoyer is a vi- sionary who brought Grand Sky to fruition in Grand Forks County. Grand Sky is the nation's first business park devoted to Unmanned Aeri- al Systems (UAS). It is an Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) between the United States Air Force (USAF) and Grand Forks County - one of only 12 existing EUL's. Grand Sky's success can be attributed to Swoyer's vision, persistence, team- work, attitude and ability to think outside the box. Lakota's economic development. Diana and Randy Hahn - Jim's Super Valu City of Crystal- Street Paving Project: The (Park River): The Hahn's are the owners of Jim's community of Crystal, ND banded together to ira- Super Valu in Park River. They lmve shown in- plement a slreet paving project for their city roads novation in the operation of their business by that hadn't been paved since 1960. Residents, cur- adding meat processing, homenmde specialty rent and former mayors, city council members products and catering, expansion into niche all stepped up and made calls, wrote letters and markets with in-house made seasonings andcre- grants to get this project done. The newly ativity in identi ing solutions to improve over- smooth street surfaces are clean and inviting and all efficiencies in their business by securing a grant have created a new energy in the City of Crys- to upgrade their refrigeration, HVAC, electrical tal. and lighting. City of Grafton - Housing Rehabilitation Joseph & Nicole Safranski and Travis & HoP Project: The City of Grafton's Housing Reha- ly Stegman - Midway Seed,. LLC: Midway Seed, bilitation Project resulted in the rehabilitation of LLC has recently expanded from a small wheat 28 owner-occupied residences. Qualifying low cleaning facility in Cavalier into a state-of-the- income residents received assistance with health art wheat/soybean seed cleaning and treating fa- mad safety items on their homes they would oth- cility with an extended service area. The denaand erwise not have been able to afford like roofing, for this facility was evident by the 300% increase windows, plumbing, electrical, etc. The nearly in sales from 2012 to 2014. Midway Seed is pro- $500,000 project took four years and was com- viding a much needed service to the region, in ad- pleted in 2015. dition to creating nine new jobs. Park River Parks and Recreation Board of Di- Grafton Public Schools A&ninistratidn and iect0rg 2 RV Campsite Pf0ject! ThePai:k'River School Board: Gfaffon Public SChools Ado Parks arid Recreation Bgardse ured Nnding for ministration and School Board are being recog- a new 20 unit RV campground that will be open nized for including a modem perfonning arts au: in 2016. The City of Park River donated 40 acres ditoriuna in the design of the new middle school, of land for the campground that will also include When the building project came in over budg- ball diamonds, a playground and COlrununity cen- et, rather than eliminate the auditorium, Super- ter. The new campground will fill a need for the intendent Jack Maus formed a committee to cre- community and region as it will allow people to ate awareness and raise money for the auditori- stay within a short drive of the Homme Dam um through donations and grants, amenities. North Valley Career mad Technology Center The Ideas to Actions Summit will culminate (NVCTC) - STEM Initiative Project: NVCTC has in the presentation of these awards. The event, taken on the STEM project to enhance the existing which will include a 4:00 pm roundtable dis- curriculums offered in the area school districts, cussion moderated by Bruce Gjovig of the This is done by using engaging, hands-on cur- LIND Center tbr Innovation, a 5:30 pm net- ricultun to prepare students to be productive lead- working social featuring music from Sneaky Wild ers in the areas of Science, Technology, Engi- Oats, and a 6:30 pm keynote event that will in- neering and Mathematics (STEM). The STEM clude the awards presentation. The Summit will initiative offerings are incorporated into the also feature conversations withwestemND lead- normal school day, after school programs and ers Gary Greff, owner and creator of the En- summer school activities and have been instm- chanted Highway, Mayor Brent Sanfbrd, Wafford mental in keeping all center progrmns current with City; Lyn James, Bowman City Commission technology. President; Linda Svihovec, McKenzie County Au- Bernie Kringstad - Kringstad Ironworks, ditor; and Gene Veeder, McKenzie County Job Inc.: Kringstad Ironworks in Park River, has Development Authority; as well as regional grown into one of the region's premier manu- leaders Mayor Dan Stenvold, Park River; and facturing facilities. Under the leadership of AmieVasichek, City of Lakota Auditor. Bernie Kringstad, the company has shown vision The overall purpose of the Ideas to Actions and innovation by adapting their business to meet Summit is to provide an opportunity to inform industry demand. Their patented Safe- T-Pull has the public of the goals and activities of the Coun- evolved to include four different models. Growth cil, to create excitement about the potential of our prompted a recent building expansion, employ- region's communities, and to recognize the ex- ing 50 people, resulting in economic growth to cellent work of the region's communities. The the county, agenda includes a 4:00 pm roundtable discussion Nominees for the Determination Award in- with western ND leaders, moderated by Bruce clude: Gjovig of the LIND Center Ibr Innovation, fol- Lakota Child Care Center: The Lakota Child lowed by a 5:30 pm networking social with mu- Care Center (LCCC) was a dream of Lakota's sic by Sneaky Wild Oats. The keynote event will community forum that was realized after two begin at 6:30 pm and will include the awards pres- years. The LCCC is a non-profit business that pro- entation. All events will be held at the auditori- vides high-quality, reliable child care service and um at the Grafton Public School complex and are has created jobs and opportunity to stimulate free and open to the public. So Much...So Closet. 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