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DECEMBER 26, 2.019_ THE PRESS PAGE 5 Kari Helgoe takes the reigns of Walsh County' 4-H as the new Fanl- ilyand Consumer Science agent in Walsh Couniy Extension. She takes o ,/er Julie Zikmund's fonner posi- tion. ....... i Bill Klose of Hoople becomes the latest Walsh CoulW 4-Her to be- coine a North Dakota 4-H Ambas- sador. A significant amount of snm Tatl finally hits the region. Domestic Violence and Abuse Center hosts Souper Bowl Fundmis- er at the Park River High School to raise money mad spread the message about the tragedies of domestic vi- olence. Park River High School choir hosts Valentines fundmising event to raise money to tour Chicago. Midgarden Family Clinic is- honored for roaching electric records milestone. Walsh County awards self help grants to tows across Walsh Coun- ty for everything li'om new lights to flowers and sewer projects. Soil Conservation announces EcoTour top school award winner as Fordville-Lankin. Adams native Paul Berntson elected to Northern Pulse Growers Association Board. District 19 Republicans reor- ganize after district changes are lnade. Salnantha Blixt wins Poetry Out Loud Competition at Park River School. She went on to compete in the state event in March. Signature campaign to stop postal offices from closing eclipses 4,000 signatures. Park River Bible Camp invests in additional 40 acres of land adja- cent to the camp. PR Parks and Rec hosts Jr. Fish- ing Derby at the Homme Dam. District 10 Republican candidates Curtis Olaf'son and Joe Miller vie tbr paw endorsement. Congressional candidate Pam Gutleson takes tour of Park River. Developmental Center campus goes tobacco free. Park River and Fordville Lankin students contribute nearly 180 proj- ects at the annual science fair. Park River schools install Free- dora Shrine in the school's east en- tryway near the gym thanks to Park River's Interim Principal James Lehman and a number of commu- nity donors. Joe Miller wins District 10 GOP endorsement. Grafton Park River hockey ad- vances to state after triple overtime win over Fargo SoullUShanley. Grafton Spoilers take District 4 title in boys basketball. Aggies and Titans also advance. Randy and Diana Hahn award- ed plaque from the American Le- gion for all of their efforts in getting new grave markers for Park River area veterans. in the life of the Recruit Training Battalion. Gary Paur announces intent to run for District i9 House seat. Grafton girls basketball takes Region 2 basketball championship. Park River students take first in county Math Counts competition. Team includes Spencer Rehovsky, Matthew Dobmier, Will Zimmer- man, and Emily Laaveg. Brianna Anderson of Grafton takes first at county spelling bee. Park River celebrates National Reading Month with the help of the Fargo Redhawks mascot ttawk- eye: Park River Comnmnity Theater hosts Greater Grand Forks Choir's Park River Library offers digital ' Hanno@ Sock Hop. lending to e-book fans. Park River Mayor Dan Stenvold elected president of the Red River Regional Council. Park River American Legion Post #147 and Pisek Post #208 present colors at the Region 2 Boys Basketball Tournament in Grand Forks, Tom Campbell of Grafton puts in his bid to run for the District 19 Sen- ate seat. Grafton Park River Hockey falls to Fargo North for the state title. Grafton Spoilers take Region 2 Boys Basketball title.. Polar donates $25,000 to First Care Health Center's Endowment Fund. March Barbara Field opens North Coun- try Gifts and Goodies in Grafton fea- turing homemade sweets made with her 40 years of culinary expertise. Wellness Outreach Without Walls holds their third health and wellness fair at the Park River School. Fonner Park River native Dr. Thomas Mare pioneer in the field of kidney dialysis, passes way at age 84. Grafton boys basketball earn fifth at state. Grafton girls basketball takes district chalnpionship. Titans also move o11. Clystal native Lindy McColltun featured in March 2012 North Dakota Guardian article about a day Grafton Spoilers girls basketball takes first place honors at the state Class B tomnament. Lakota Adams Edmore earned sixth place. Park River Figure Skating per- fonns spring skating show with Grafton due to Park River' are- na meltdown. Park River bowler Jeffrey John- son took home second in the 2011 United States Bowling Congress Youth Bowling Championship held in Las Vegas, Nev. Walsh County takes fourth in the state crop judgh g colnpefition at the North Dakota Winter Show. April Park River Good Samaritan So- ciety hosts first ever Father/Daugh- ter Dance. New owner Janine Yule takes on the Lankin caf6 business with her business venture the Silver Dollar Cat'& Dry spring conditions present challenges to area firefighters. Dundee Mutual honored by be- ing nmned to Grinnell Mutual Rein- surance Company President's Club for 2012. Park River Parks and Rec dis- cusses the possibility of closing the largest of the three pools in Park River. A committee of Pool Boost- ers fomas out of the discussion to save the pool and raise funds for the future of the facility. Discussion heats up regarding Measure 2. The measure to be on the June ballot would rid the state of Cavalier goes smoke free. mine for horse manure with the property taxes. Many organizations Walsh Grain Tenninal begins to Splish, Splash...Plop for Cash are speaking out against the meas- take on new heights as the concrete fundraiser. Ticket buyers get the tire because it would cut funding for for the new elevator southeast of chance to win if the first horse to do their operations. Park River is poured, his duty during the parade lands on A meeting regarding the possible Park River holds dedication to their 5' by 30' square, which has reorganization of the Park River and Wall of Honor Tribute and Freedom been predetennined by diNtal maps. Adams School districts is planned. Shrine installed in the school. The Minnesota Twins baseball clin- Farmers push for early spring 2011-2012 school year is dedicated ic Play Ball! Coines to Park River planting thanks to dry conditions, as the year of the veteran, to help teach kids the fundamentals The Arbor Day Foundation Walsh Country Student String of the game. names Lankin as a Tree City USA Orchestra presents their first ever for the 16th year for promoting the performance under the direction Justin Zahradka of Park River plantidg of trees, of Mary Kovarik. FFA makes history as the first per- May Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance son from the Park River Chapter in Ray Alkofer is honored posthu- Company presents Dakota Pioneer about 30 years to earn the North mously at the Emergency Medical Insmance Group LLC in Park Riv- Dakota State FFA Degee. Services annual conference for his er with a Presidents Club 2012 Lyric Theatre in Park River put- dedicated services as an emergency plaques, chases new seats from old Valley medical technician. His wife Lau- BreAnna Misialek and Gabrielle City theater, but still is a long way ra was told he was to be named to Damshen, who attend Adams-Ed- from behlg able to stay open tkrough the Table of Honor, but was sur- more School, quahfy for the FCCLA digital conversions in the film in- prised and honored to accept the National Leadership Conference. dustry. Grace Knapp award on his behalf. United States Tennis Association Park River Connnunity Club The American Heart Association and Park River Parks and Rec host welcomes new businesses Art o. recognizes Northern Plains Railroad a Tennis Block Party to get kids in- Touch Salon and Spa and North for being a fit friendly company, terested in tennis. Country by awarding each their Grafton's tenth annual flapjack Agent-in-Training Samantha"'First Clear Dollar of Profit". fly-in brings in a crowd. Lahmen joins the staff of Walsh Park RiveffFordville-Lankin Kyle Linsta& son of Judy Linstad County Extension. and the late Ray Linstad of Park Grafton Spoilers John LeClerc boys golf team is awarded sixth River is honored for his humani- makes triumphant showing at state place honors at state. tartan actions after coming to the res- track, retuming to win the 110 hur- Park River plans for the return of cue of a man caught under a tipped dles after recovering from having the Park River Farmer's Market af- mower, broken his leg twice in the previous ter the previous year's successful Phyllis Hankey-Schindele takes year. summer. in an unusual critter -- a baby June Park River's annual 5k is picked buffalo. Barbara Field opens North Coun- up by area runners and turned into Dakota Gillespie, a North Dako- try in Park River. She says the a fundraising opportunity for area tamanwith Park River connections, store is apositive distraction in her projects. The 2012 event funds celebrates his roots by participating life after having lost her 4-year-old have been dedicated to the Little on the Norwegian reality show son in a hoase fire in April. The store Park Playgound Project. "Alt tbr Norge". involves a collection of vendors of- Park River graduate Jeremy Harley O mer's Group HOG feting a variety ofmerchandisebe- Houser takes up residence as a Ride for Camp Good Motuning rolls yond Barb's signature sweets and Physicians Assistant -Certified to through Grand Forks, Park River, catering, the Health Center medical staff in and Devils Lake to raise money tbr Former students of Dewey Warren, Milm. Houser had been the manual children's grief camp held School #120 hold a reunion after 50 working in the Alma system for four at Park River Bible Camp. years. Walsh County 4-Hers take fifth St. Mary's Catholic Church con- years in the cardiology department, place the national land-judging finns eight adults into the church, the but said he wanted to get back to pri- event. The team members include highest in recent yearsL mary care. Pembina CountyAtoople alum- Zach Nelson, Andrew Bmmmond, Darla Sheldon of Park River re- and Justin Zahradka. tires from teaching nmsic after 45 ni of Mayville State College plan to Minto firefighters benefit from years, give back to their alma mater with FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Park River Pool Boosters get ere- a Pembina County/Hoople Alumni grant and the Grow Communities alive by taking a spin of the Bessie Room. progjam sponsored by the Monsanto Bingo contest and turn the Park Riv- Look to the first issue of the year . Fund. er 4th of July parade into a gold for the final word on 2012. r", severely hmt last month while mak- Loui'siana. inga water connection downtown. The Alden Dairy regrets that it He was in a ditch several feet deep cannot supply enough milk; its a section of the bank slid on cows are going dry. him, breaking four ribs. Just as the Vivian and Cecil Birder returned ditch gave way Mullineaux had from South Bend, Indiana for the been crouching, when he heard the holidays. earth moving he inmaediately stood The annual Fireman's Ball will most of the way up. Had he been be held New Year's Eve in the caught crouching he most certain- Opera House. ly would have died. Beginning January 1, the post of- Oscar Johnson purchased the rice will begin parcel post service. first 1913 Oakland in the area. Until then packages will still have Mr. Mrs. Haw Peoples and to be shipped by railway express. Mi s Myma will spend Christmas Postmaster Brandt has a supply of With relatives inNew Iberia, the new parcel post stamps. iHalf-ton:ofdr gs destroyed i+' I ISglA ;'N. D. OVet"Oi "thousand pounds of OxyContin, .Codeine, Vicodin and other cbntrolled chugs was destroyed in a con- trolled bum recently, reporfed Attbmey General Wayne Stenehjem. The drugs were collected through the Take Back program. Since North Dakota's Take Back program launched in December 2009, almost two tons of unused medications have been collected. North Dakota is still the only state in the nation operating a year- round state-wide prescription drug disposal program. The Take Back program provides free and safe disposal of pre- scription medications, particularly commonly abused drugs such as pain medicines, sleeping pills and other controlled substances. The Take Back disposal containers are located at local police departments and sheriff's offices across the state. The program operates on a "no questions asked" basis. "We aren't interested in what medications you may have been pre- scribed, we only care about keeping these drags off the streets and out of our kids' hands. The best way to reduce the rate of prescrip- tiondrugabus e andadStction among youth is to make it difficult for them to obtain the drugs in the first place," said Stenehjem. According to the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 16% of high school students reported that they had taken prescription drugs with- out having a valid prescription. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 71% of people who abuse prescription pain re- lievers took them from fi'iends or family members. Stenehjem re- minds residents to keep all cunent prescription medications secured, and to dispose of unused or unwanted medications promptly. More intbrmation about the state's Take Back program is available on the "Prescription Drug" link on the Attorney General's website, Residents wishing to hold special "Take Back" events or request a permanent Take Back disposal site in their com- munity should contact their local law entbrcement agency. 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