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I "7. , i COPY $1.00 IS ;UE NUMBER 21 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012 \ Right: Jennifer Holand, Park River Community Club President, places her family Christmas bell ornament that her sons made on the Park River Community Christmas Tree. Wooden orna- ments were sold around town for $5 that every- one in Park River could decorate and have them hung on the community tree in Mayoral Park. De- signed to put communi- ty members creativity and personality on the tree, the ornaments come in various shapes such as a cross, a bell, and a candy cane. Holand presented the idea to the Park River Community Club and it is now areality Park River Community Christmas Tree will be on display throughout the holiday season. Photo: Larry Biri PARK RIVER, N.D. --A newer home with an open floor plan, a cozy apartment ready for the holidays, a Kens- ington home with a river view, and a storage building turned salute to classic vehicles from days gone by make up this year's collection for the 2012 Tour of Homes in Park River sponsored by Chapter Q, P.E.O. Sisterhood from noon to 4 p.m, on Dec. 1. The tour is self guided and costs $10. Tickets are avail- able from PEO members, Jim's SuperValu, Ye Olde Medicine, or at the Holiday Mall during Super Santa Sat- urday. Wally and Edie Rygh 112 Jacob St W Browns and taupes with accents of lime green andily rooms to create an open orange complement the d6cor concept that encircles the liv- of this home built in 1998. The mg room and dining areas. Ryghs have removed a wall. Family heirlooms complement between the kitchen and fam- modern furniture on both the main level and finished base- ment. Edie peeled many layers to refinish a secretary and curio cabinet dating to the late 1800s. Patio doors open on both levels to yards land- scaped by the Rygh family. Judy Linstad 302 6th St W A polished wooden arched support beam partially ex- posed in both the living room and kitchen of this cozy two level apartment reflects the building's origins as a mission church built in 1959 and re- modeled into four apartments in the early 1980s. Unusual nooks give place for interest- ing d6cor that reflect Judy's taste and memorabilia. Two comer cupboards display her mother's fostoria guarded by her childhood one-button- eyed teddy bear in a rocking chair. Shades of burgundy pre- dominate in the living room of the two bedroom, two bath Tou o Homes Con , 1p, ,ge 6 By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Santa Claus is coming to town! Saturday, Dec. 1 the Park River Community Club is coming together to present Super Santa Saturday. The day's event includes a full list of activities including a chance for kids to ,talk to the Santa himself. The Holliday Mall at the Park River City Hall will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. of- fering over 20 vendors with everything from homemade items to retail favorites. Some By David Larson for The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The rivalry with Grafton goes back a long way; it was old even when Grafton stole a football game with Park River in late October, 1911. The November 1 issue of the Park River Gazette reported that Park River should have won the 14- 7 game. Grafton was out- played all the way, and scored only on a fumbled punt, and a flukey play. In the last minute the Park River boys were on the one-foot line with half a minute to play. A Park River player was injured; but "the Grafton timekeeper came to the rescue of his team" by not stopping the clock. And so af- ter Grafton's "inglorious vic- tory" the boys would have to wait until next year. The football team finished the season 2-3-1 although outscoring their opponents 105-40. A 67-0 victory over Drayton skewed the statistics a bit. A two-column, 8"-inch ad announced MOVING PIC- TURES AT THE GRAND THEATRE". The manage- ment was to show "A great shoe factory in operation", through the courtesy of the Walk-Over Shoe Company the process of making shoes. The film would show on November 2, 4, 6, and 9., (Walk-Over shoes, incidentally, were sold exclusively in Park River at Gustav Brandt's store.) This is the first ad for a movie in Park River that the author remem- bers seeing. The Grand Theater was located in a small La teoLa te Obituaries See, Ip,o 2,'e, 2 Public Notices 6 '"N,e~',e]r wo]nry al&o,,~utt dhe siez,e o,f yo~uur C]hurtislum,as lur, e~e,, ][]a t]he ,ey!e~ olf ,clhti&dbrelnt,, dh~,ey anr, e alll[ 3,0, tfie'et l~atl[l[,,"" Larry Wilde See p,ag e'5 VE Students of the Quarter y 'I