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f ] iJ 2 ( ( : / SINGLE COPY $I.00 VOL. 132 ISSUE 23 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER I 0, 2014 r- Photo: Larry Bid PaNRiver tookon a host of holiday fes- IMes last weekend with the annual Su- per Santa Saturday. The day featured a craft and vendor show, a NalJvity dis- play, the annual PEO Tour of Homes, a free movie at the Lyric Theatre and of course visits with the big man him- self, Santa. Children lined up to donate nonperishable food items for the Walsh County Food in exchange for a visit with Santa at Cilizens Slate Bank. Lett: Hughes didn't really know whatto think about Santa. For more coverage on-the event turn to page 12. Photo: Larry Bid By Kellen Dobmeier of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The city 0fPark River has re- cently added a new staff member to their ranks. Jolene Halldorson has taken the position of City Coordinator. Hall- dorson, originally from Mountain, looks to use her var- ied skillset to the city's advantage. Halldorson comes over from the Red River Regional Council, and is thankful for her time there. "I worked at the Red River Regional Council for the past eight months,"said Halldorson. "My work there really devel- oped my skills for this position for the city of Park Riv- cr." Halldorson has a varied background that has helped her accumulate a wide variety of skills. "I worked for 11 years in Monroe, Washington, for their police department," Hall- dorson said. "I moved back home in 2008 and was the Ex- ecutive Director of the Domestic Violence and Abuse Cen- ter out of Grafton." Responsibilities of the City Coordinator will vary, and Halldorson is excited to take on the challenge. "It's still in the development stage," she said. "The city's in a big Halldorson Cont page 3 announces new FORDVILLE, N.D. -- Jesse J. Chalich has been appointed Presi- dent of Northern Plains Rail Serv- ices, and Northern Plains Railroad, effective November 21. Chalich be- gan his career in 1997 at NPR as a conductor, and has held several management positions including responsibility for both marketing and operations. "We've made some adjustments to reflect the demand we have for our third party services such as track construction and maintenance, car repair, and industrial switching" said Gregg F. Haug, Chairman of the Northem Plains group of com- panies. "As a result, we are well po- sitioned to work with our clients to meet their needs, and grow our business in Minnesota, North Dako- ta, and westem Canada." In addition to Chalich's ap- pointment, NPRS has appointed Jerry Hegstrom as Manager Track Maintenance and Construction, fo- cusing entirely on the contracting di- vision. "Jerry has previously split his duties between our Northern Plains Railroad and our contracting divi- sion" remarked Chalich. "We are pleased that he has taken on the chal- lenge of leading the continued growth of our rail contracting group." "We've also dedicated a mar- keting and sales resource to NPRS - and have recently appointed Mike Bazan to lead marketing and sales efforts" remarked Chalich. He will report to Hegstrom. NPR Cont page 3 Grandma got her elk See page 3 See page 6 "Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful" NormanVincent Peale Area~ honored at Harvest Bovd See page 5 'VVhy the Chimes Ran See page 7