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-'7 --'2 ~ ~ ....7" ~". -"~ I,,," 4":. (~i E N L,A CC~ o_ ~: L_ 0 SINGLE COPY $1.00 ISSUE NUMBER 25 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012 Photos: Submitted Photo: Larry Biri I Park River Librarian Rochelle Kovarik chal- lenged the community of Park River to get festive in the name of reading. She sent out a request asking businesses to participate with the school in a Crazy Christmas Sweater Fundraiser on Dec. 21 to raise money for the Imagination Library program. She asked for $10for everyone who partici- pated. What she got was a collection of the raziest holiday get ups people could f n:e magination Library will help provide books to children in the school district. Kids who get signed up for the program recieve one book every month unltl they turn five. Fundraislng efforts go to the $25 cost for each child ht: Lois Solse nHo per year. Right: Loi ng,( L-R) Jennifer Johnson, Brenda Nilson and Rochelle Kovarik show off their holiday arb. Bottom:Crazy Christmas Sweater par- cipants from around Park River School. Walsh County Press Staff Report WALSH COUNTY, N.D. -- Another year has come and gone. After surviving doomesday predictions and another election 2012 is over. So as tradition with the Walsh County Press, we are giv- ing our readers a year in review for 2012. January After a warm winter, snow finally makes an appearance in the region. Alec Setness works on his plan to do something difficult and develops a plan for a youth center. Park River Community Club sets out to connect the 20 to 30 something set by hosting a "Friday Night Out" networking so- cial event. Lyric Theatre looks to the future of digital by upping fundrais- ing attempts before the film industry stops making 35mm film reels available. Parks and Rec in Park River works to raise funds online with the VMall online shopping center. Grand Forks Sunshine Fest fundraising campaign works to raise money to name basketball court after former Lankin native and leukemia survivor Brittany Dvorak at the new Choice Health and Fitness in Grand Forks. North Dakota Republican Party begins holding reorganization meetings following the statewide redistricting in preparation for the upcoming elections. Postal service ups prices by a penny. Hoople native Callie Hurtt returns from her mission trip to Ghana after helping both in medical and educational capacities. Bologna Cook off in Minto brings in more than 100 rings of bologna. Oslo Hog Farm takes top honors. Park River resident Joe Miller looks to run for newly formed District 10 senate seat. Jette and Tessa Peterka make their names known in state com- petitive horseback riding. John Van Dam of Park River takes his sixth mission trip to Hon- duras. He began the adventure after a successful battle with can- cer and continued to return to the impoverished country to lend a hand. February Adams school district and Edmore school district both are awarded the Healthier US School Challenge silver awards for nu- trition and physical activity. They were the only Walsh County schools to be awarded the honor. Year in Review: Part I CoitaL. lp, 5 (Very Late-) Breaking News By David Larson land last month. The two had for The Press not seen each other in ten PARK RIVER, N.D. -- years. This month Mr. Ford Notes from the city schools: received news of the death of The English I class has read his sister Miss Harriet Ford at Hawthorne's "Tales of theCarnouscie, Scotland. Adams is fast becoming a White Hills". "The Great Car- major metropolis. There was buncle" and "The Great Stone a traffic accident: Pete Han- Face" were of great interest, son'sbig Buick took off one of The state legislature is con- the rear wheels of Tom Wool- sidering establishing a state ridge's little Ford. highway commission. Superintendent Mullineaux Over 200 people attended of the Light and Water Plant has an "anti-Cigaret" meeting in recovered from his injuries. He was the high school assembly room. Lato-late David Ford entertained his brother James Ford of Scot- (Co]ntiS, pag, e5 From Czechoslovakia with love: By Katelyn Anderson of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Original- ly from Brno, the second largest city in Czechoslovakia, Anna Kalgard is sharing her Czech heritage and cul- ture with the Park River community. Anna, who married Kim Kalgard and followed him to the area to live on their North Dakota farm outside of Park River, makes gingerbread, painted glass, traditional Czech food, and even clothing, most of which, she sells at North Country in Park River and Grafton. Journey to America Anna learned how to cook from her mother who was once worked in the kitchen for the Czech Prime Minister Zden6k Fierlinger. She jokes that she had an excellent "uni- versity" for baking and cooking. Photo: Larry Biri She grew up surrounded historical monuments, theaters, cinemas, zoos, universities and parks in a city with the population of 400,000 inhabitants and 800,000 people in the greater metropolitan area but she gave all of that up for an incredible opportuni- ty. In the late 90's the Czech Repub- lic was struggling through a very crit- ical economic situation which af- fected Anna's personal life greatly. She at one time owned a popular tai- lor shop and image studio in Brno; she was very successful and had many customers but because of the great percentage of unemployment (9%) and Chinese clothing imports See pa e'3 ~t .v, Friends reunite See pa[g'e'7 " '2Mthough no one , aunt lb adk a ad m, d e a lb, r a ad new s r a m, auntyone ,Gaunt firo]nnt now anntd madke a brann~d new end iingn'~ Carl Bard A few minutes with the Mayor See paffe5 " CommunitT Calendar See page' vl