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,! i SINGLE COPY $1.00 VOL. 133 ISSUE 20 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2015 f Right: Ag- gie Cap- tains show team unity by holding hands as lheygoout forthecoin toss. Levi Cudmore, (I-r) Spencer Rehovsky, Cadyn Hunter, and Jack- son Han- key. The Park Riv- er/FordviUe -Lanldn, ]- gies claimed their sec- o n d straighL, Class A Champi- onshiPwHh a 38-14 win over Killdeer in the Far- godome. finished their 2015 season with a per- fect sea- son. II clam to rel m to to hold Photo: Larry Biri J BISMARCK, N.D. -- Delvin Owen, WWII Navy pilot from Park River, attended the North Dakota WWII Victory Program & Dance on October 10th in Bismarck. The day was filled with nostalgic entertain- ment, and Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer spoke at the event. The celebration featured the 188th Army Band, Fargo, which played both patriotic concert and big band music. Delvin and daughter Karen Tescher, Bis- marck, joined fellow sailor Harlan Hanson and wife Gladys from Mil- ton to demonstrate dance moves from the 1940's as the band played Glenn Miller's "In the Mood". A short YouTube video of the dance is available courtesy of the Bismarck Tribune at http://youtu.be/qQxukJy GtKo Lieutenant Junior Grade Delvin Owen flew PBY and PBM (patrol bomber) seaplanes in the Pacific Theater, and tested various fighter planes such as the F6E He cele- brated his 92nd birthday on Veter- ans Day in Bismarck, where he at- tended the annual 11 th Month, 11 th Day, 1 lth Hour event at the ND Her- itage Center and All Veterans Me- morial. Owen is also enrolled in the Victory Roll Call, which is an at- tempt to locate and thank all World War II veterans who are currently living in North Dakota, as well as those who entered service from North Dakota and are now living elsewhere, on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of their Victory in WWII. There are an estimated 1,869 WWII veterans in ND, according to Veterans Administration records. According to further calculations by the ND Census Office, there may be as many as 50 WWII veterans re- siding in Walsh County. Only 13 have registered for the Victory Roll Call. Frank Votava, Grafton, served in Company C, 164th Infantry Regi- ment, ND National Guard. The Regiment was the first US Army unit to offensively engage the ene- my (in either theater) when they re- inforced the 1 st Marines at Guadal- canal in October, 1942. Photo: Brett Miller Above: DeMn Owen and daughter Karen Tescher attended lhe event. Floyd Gemmill, Fordville, served in the US Coast Guard on the USS Grand Forks, a frigate that patrolled off the coast of California from 1944-1946, guarding the coastline on the alert for enemy aircraft and ships. Joe Holm, rural Edinburg, served with the 1st Field Artillery Battalion, 6th Infantry Division in 1945 in the Philippines and Army of Occupation in Korea. James Haug, Edinburg, served as a Merchant Marines engine room maintenance man in the North At- lantic Ocean in 1944-45. Merlyn "Murphy" Callahan, Grafton, served on the fleet oiler USS Ashtabula and a'trcraft carrier USS Monterey in the Pacific. Charles Hoenke, Grafton, served from 1944-46 in the 6th Marine Di- vision on Okinawa, Guam, and 6 months in China after the war. Leonard Misialek, Grafton, served as an oil man on the heavy cruiser USS Louisville in the Battle of Surigao Straight, Leyte, Philip- pines, and Okinawa in 1944-1945. Laddie Bata, Park River, served as a US Army machinegunner in the 2nd Infantry Division during the Ar- dennes and Central Europe cam- paigns and Army of Occupation, 1944-1946. Anselma Rose Clemetson, Park River, served in the US Navy in at the Naval Department, Washington, D.C, from 1942-1945. Joseph Espelien, Park River, "built bridges and deslroyed bridges" with the US Army's 165th Combat Engineer Battalion which landed on Omaha Beach and fought in the Bat- tle of the Bulge. Roy Myhre, Park River, served in the 335th /Bombardment Squadron, US Army Air Force, in Europe through 1945. First Lieutenant Apalona T. Schaetzel Kiser, Park River, served as in the US Army Nurse Corps on Okinawa and Korea from April 1945 to August 1946. The goal for North Dakota's 70th anniversary observance is to Io- WWI! Cont page 6 RRRC hosts Ideas See page 2 to Action Summit See page 6 'Talent wins .games, but team.work andint ll.ige,nce wns champlonsNps. Michael Jordan ps and a farewell See page 4 tak~ hon ffde See page 9