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SINGLE COPY $ .00 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 20 5 Photo: Larry Biri Above: Enjoying the warm temperatures these ice fisherman didnt even bother setting up their ice house. Chris Kartes, (I-r) Steven McCollum. Andyjohnson, and Chris Hilde didn't venture to far out on Homme Dam. They found six inches of ice in 23 feet of water just off the south shore of Homme Dam. Larson leaves gift to New physical therapist ParkRiver Community Endowment Fund PARK RIVER, N.D. —— Park River, ND The Park River Com- munity Endowment Fund has an- nounced an $119,759 gift from the Tom Larson Estate. This repre- sents the single largest gift to the Park River Community Endow- ment Fund by a single donor and will increase the size of the fund by over 30%. Tom’s gift to Park River will significantly increase the amount of money available for grants to projects and organizations in Park River, forever leaving a wonderful legacy that emulates the way Tom lived his life. Tom Larson was the business manager, assessor and auditor for the City of Park River and was also a member of the Park River Fed- erated Church, Park River Volun- teer Fire Department and the Park River Community Club. He served on the boards of the ND League of Cities, Minnkota Power and as President of NMPA. Tom was also active in many other organizations and events including the Lyric Theatre, Kiddie Korner Daycare and city celebrations. His gift to the Park River Com- munity Endowment Fund will fithher its work in providing an- nual grants to qualifying non- Larson’s Gift Cont page 2 By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. — First Care Health Center has added a new member to their physical therapy team. With an impres- sive background in sports medi- cine, Robin Tracy has spent the last 21 years at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. She said that she made the move to the Park River hospital in October. Originally from Minnesota, Robin graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 1986 with her bachelors in athletic training. She then pursued a Mas— ter’s in exercise science from St. Cloud State and continued her education in the physical therapy field. She earned a Bachelor's in Physical Therapy from the Uni— versity of La Crosse, and a Doc— Photo: Lany Biri joinsstaffatFirstCare tor of Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Profes- sions. Robin’s passion for sports med- icine came at a young age. She said that in high school she was drawn to athletic training. It was from there that she said she re- ally liked the rehab portion of it and was naturally drawn to PT. Her background comes not only from a training interest but also as an athlete herself. She spent years swimming competi- tively, even at a national level. She still finds time to compete on oc- casion. She said that it was with sports medicine that she was able to stay involved with swimming. New in PT Cont page Obituaries “People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when ther haPPY Anton Chekhov New pageant comeing to Grafton See page See page DVEIadiesateamtowatch See page 9 What’s itall about: Hour of Code See page as D «a