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) ~ 7~ SINGLE COPY $1.00 VOL. 133 ISSUE 26 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2015 uP :~ Photos: Larry Bid Left: Food serving central: Volunteers (Front left-ciododse) Todd Burianek, Tara Halvorson, Brad Budanek, Alex Gaustad, Dan Gaustad, Delores Budanek, Don LaBerge, and Sheila Slominski sente up plate alter plate of delicious meatballs, mashed potatoes, and carrots or com at the 30111 Annual Community Christmas Eve Party at St. John the Evangelist Parish Cen,. ter in Grafton. Over 200 were served atthe festive gathering, which included entertainment and door prizes, and everyone "I attending left with a gift. Community donations provide for everylhing from the food to the gifts. Above: All the way from Hong 1 Kong. Louis Jelinek and his wife Shirley Tang, from Chengdu, China made it back to spend Christmas with family and to I also work at the Christmas Eve Party. Louis is the brother of Jon Jelinek. Louis and ,Shirley both are teachers in Hong Kong. / J Walsh County Press than 25 years of service, miles accident free. of Pennies for Patients service project by Staff Report More than 100 snowmobile riders par- Art Wosick of Minto visits NDSU's Win- making tie blankets for people in need. WALSH COUNTY, N.D. -- Each year ticipate in USXC Grafton 100. ter Soybean Nurseries in Chile with North Park River native Ryan Kaste honored as the Walsh County Press collects a variety of Homme Dam Watershed in Park River Dakota Soybean Council. Grand Forks Senior Center "Volunteer of the highlights from throughout the year as a time to discuss water quality, erosion, and prac- Fallyn Fredje hits and surpasses 2000th Month." capsule of Press headlines and features. The tices to reduce phosphorus load well at- career point as a member of Lakota/Edmore Rylan Setness of Park River takes sec- following is part one in a two part series tended. Raiders basketball, ond in North Dakota American Legion state showcasing the year that was 2015. Park River and Graflon hospitals receive Oratorical Scholarship Program. Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program February Park River Fordville Lankin basketball grants. Kat Perkins of NBC's "The Voice," team and Park River Area Fellowship of January Art of Touch Salon and Spa transitions who previously made stops at Valley-Ed- Christian Athletes team up to raise money Winter arrives in full force with the first to booth rental management system for styl- inburg and Grafton, returns to share her mes- and awareness for Samaritan's Feet. blizzard of2015 kicking off the season Jan- ists. sage of living fearlessly with Park RiverArea Park River Area Music Instructor Shel- uary 2. Minto and Valley-Edinburg among area and Minto students, don Weltz named North Dakota American Local boys Tim Hodek of Fairdale and schools participating in River Watch pro- Polar Communications awards $5,000 in Choral DirectorAssociation Director of the Ethan Sampson of Edmore win North gram. tech grants to Edmore and Fordville-Lankin Year. Dakota Junior Men's Curling Champi- Drayton/Valley-Edinburg Girls Basket- schools. Fordville-Lankin students plan to take onship with their Devils Lake based curl- ball game against Larimore rescheduled fol- Walsh County Awards $7,750 in self help part in Close Up program tour of Wash- ing team. lowing tragic bus/train accident that took grants to 11 Walsh County cities. Pembina ington D,C. Drayton/Valley-Edinburg Volleyball place in Larimore. County awards $1,000 to each of the eight Park River gains two new deputies, CJ team awarded North Dakota High School Seth Helgeson, Rylan Setness, and Isak applicants for self help awards.Ochoa and Casey Carver. Activities Association Team ScholarAward. Johnson of Park River honored for reach- Helen Schuster hits 1000th career points Park River Community Endowment Leon and Diane Schmitz present keys to ing the rank of Eagle Scout. with Midway-Minto basketball. Fund awards funds to Happy Hour Senior Leon's Building Center to next generation Sadie Void of Park River prepares for First Care Heath Center participates in Center, Kiddie Komer Daycare, Park Riv- owners Kerry and Larissa Schmitz. mission trip to Guyana, South America. Giving Hearts Day to purchase hematology er American Legion, Park River Commu- Walsh County Sherriff Lauren Wild Park River Post Office driver Darryl Hell analyzer for the lab. nity Theater, and two Park River Area honored in retirement celebration for more honored for driving more than a million Park River Area Elementary students kick High School scholarships. Dennis Biliske inducted into North Dakota Auctioneer's Association Hall of Fame. Grafton/Park River Spoilers bow out of region toumament to end season without re- turn to State. March Park River Area senior Alexa Thompson makes name for herself in competitive skating world, earning honors among re- gion's skaters. Red River Regional Council awards funding to City of Crystal street paving proj- ect, City of Cavalier housing rehabilitation project, and Grafton True Value Hardware and Lumber. Rylan Setness of Park River and Kaden Martinson of Edmore named to Academic All-State honors for State of North Dako- ta. Park River/Fordville-Lankin Takes sec- ond in Region 2 girls basketball sending Headlines Part One Cont page 5 asders advance to See page 2 Nationals See page 7 blank is the first Local student attends 4-H Congress " 6 Walsh County gets wild See page. I 0