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UNITY THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2015 Pa ge 5 FARGO, N.D. -- Morris David- sources they needed for 4-H events son of Grand Forks and Louise because a common topic during Rethemeier of Arvilla have been in- yearly performance reviews was ducted into the North Dakota 4-H what programs agents were doing to Hall of Fame. support 4-H in their county. He made The North Dakota 4-H Founda- sure agents could provide the basic tion also honored five families as 4- programming needs of4-H. H century families for 2014-15. He retired from Extension in These individuals and families 2003 but continues to support the were honored at a recognition cer- Grand Forks 4-H program byjudg- emony on the North Dakota State ing at the county fair and commu- University campus, nication arts events. He enjoys "The North Dakota 4-H Foun- spending time with youth and see- dation appreciates the leadership and ing them in action. commitment that the Hall of Fame Rethemeier has been given sev- and Century Family recipients have eral awards for her work with 4-H. gwen to the 4-H program," says She was named the Grand Forks Leann Schafer, chair of the North County Representative 4-H Club Dakota 4-H Foundation board. "To- Leader in 1986, an award sponsored gether we continue to help young by the Grand Forks County com- people develop their leadership, missioners. She received the Mer- public speaking and decision-mak- itorious Service to 4-H Award in ing skills to prepare them to be to- 1990 and the Friend of 4-H Award morrow's leaders." in 2012. Those inducted into the 4-H Hall 4-H has been an important part of of Fame have at least 15 years of in- Rethemeier's life, and she made sure volvement in 4-H at the local, coun- it was part of her family's life for the ty or state level beyond membership next two generations. Her work in the organization as a youth. Davidson joined 4-H at age 10 in has impacted hundreds of 4-H'ers Bottineau County. His favorite proj- through the years. ects were the animal projects. In Any family whose years as 4-H 1976, Davidson took the position of members, leaders and/or volunteers agriculture agent for the NDSU addupto 100 or more is eligible to Extension Service in Grand Forks be named a North Dakota 4-H cen- County. tory fmnily. Those receiving that des- For many years, he coached the ignation this year are the: livestock and crop judging teams, Jon Beneda family of Walsh and took many of them to Little In- County, with a combined years temational and Winter Show con- of service in 4-H tests. He assisted with Achieve- Grinde-Bergstrom family of ment Day and the county fair when Traill County, with a combined 116 it returned in the early 1980s. He also years of service in 4-H was instrumental in reorganizing Kermit and Marcy Hansen staffresponsibilities in the Extension family of Ward and Cass counties, office so the county could have a with a combined 102 years ofserv- full-time 4-H agent in the 1990s. ice in 4-H Davidson became a part-time Mitchell Leier family of Logan Extension district director in 1995 County, with a combined 116 years and was located in Grand Forks of service in 4-H County.As a district director, he con ....... Linll fmiiil and tinuedto support and encourage staff Pierce counties, with a combined and made sure they had the re- 109 years of service in 4-H BISMARCK, N.D. -- Attor- artists beyond the reach of state ney General Wayne Stenehjem and federal authorities. warns North Dakotans that once "These calls are not from the again, scam artists are making IRS. The scam artists just want to calls pretending to be from the steal your money," said Stenehjem, IRS. As the end of the year ap- proaches, people are making tax who suggested residents simply preparations and the con artists are delete the message or hang up on taking advantage of the situation, calls. Stenehjem has issued numerous The Internal Revenue Service warnings about IRS scam calls, urges anyone who receives a fake which have been circulating in IRS phone call or message to re- North Dakota for at least three port it directly to the United States years.. Treasury inspector general: In the latest variation, the scare Phone: 1-800-366-4484 (toll artists claim that the taxpayer has ignored previous messages and is free); OR now about to be charged with Online report: https://www. fraud. The scare artist demands that the taxpayer return the call im- port_scam.shtml, OR mediately to avoid further legal ac- Email: tion or imminent arrest, and leaves According to the US Treasury acall back number. Although the Inspector General's office, be- call back number appears to be in the United States, the scam artists tween October 2013 and October use readily available technology to 2015, over 736,000 scam con- relay the calls to their actual lo- tacts were reported and victims lost cation, outside the country. Un- more than $23 million to the scam fortunately, this puts the scam artists. -- -- --;~.g_,.-.7.~2:~'--.,_,7 = ~--7~Z 7,~i-.k~2.,lt'Allk~,.P21'l .,2 ~7...,7.7; -- Thompson to state. Region 4 championship sends Lakota-Edmore to state. Fallyn Fredje of Lakota-Edinore named Re- gion 4 Senior Athlete of the Year. Grafton/Park River Peewee B hockey team takes state championship in Fargo. Darryl Hell of Park River Volunteer Ambu- lance Service recognized by Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians for achieving 40 consecutive years as a Nationally Registered EMT. Gmflon and Lankin honored as Tree City USA communities. Polar Communications parmers with Insight Technologies for new tech opportunities. Lakota/Edmore Raiders take fifth at state girls basketball tournament. Park River ordville-Lankin boys basket- ball advances to regional tournament. March 14 breaks temperature records with highs in the 60s. March 15 continues the trend with highs in the 70s. Annie Mae Kelly joins the Walsh County Ex- tension Service as an Agent-in-Training. Area knitters kick offknit-a-thon creating hats for chemo patients with help from a donation for yam from Thrivent Financial. Valley-Edinburg student Alex Iverson named to Academic All-State honors. Walsh 4-H Crop Judging team takes home honors at state competition with the junior team placing second. Park River Area Pennies for Patients project brings in $3,400 to give to Leukemia and Lym- phoma Society. Mayport/CG advances to state in boys bas- ketball Region 2 action. Minto Rural Fire Protection District awarded $2,500 from Walsh County farmer Maurice Feltman and the America's Fanners Grow Com- munities by Monsanto Fund. Disaster declared by USDA tbr 25 counties in- cluding Walsh for harsh winter. April City of Park River approves project to replace street benn trees. Walsh County Sherriff's Department brings Project Lifesaver to North Dakota to assist in res- cue of individuals at risk to wandering such as those with Alzheimer's, autism, Down Syndrome. Park River hockey stars Kiri Kaste and Car- er Arendt earn opportunity to compete in Amer- ica's Hockey Showcase in Pittsburg. Park River's miracle baby, Piper Ferguson, was born at 24 weeks and 2 days weighing 1 lb. 8.7 oz. Now a healthy toddler, her family works to raise money for the March of Dimes program. Walsh County Spelling Bee participants Syd- Park River Area fourth grader Sierra Schramm and Edmore eighth grader Haylee Linstad were honored at the North Dakota Ag Day celebration. Schramm won second in the poster contest and Linstad won the essay competition. North Dakota Music Teachers Association awarded 2015 State Affiliate of the Year by Mu- sic Teachers National Association. Jacob Erovick of Park River awarded the James Kalbrener Award for the 2014-15 Bantam A Graffon/Park River hockey season. Park River EE.O. plans first ever "Spring into Junque" fundraiser. Dry conditions and high winds cause concem. Fire spanning I29 from Grand Forks to Joliette brings out firefighters from across the region. Red River Regional Council awards funding to Red River Riparian projects for the City of Grafton and the Walsh County water Resource District, and the Community Development Block Grants for Grafton and Cavalier housing rehab projects. Piper Ferguson named North Dakota March of Dimes poster baby for 2015. Park River Area speech takes runner up in re- gion. Three area students honored by North Dako- ta Association of Technology Leaders. Greg Pollestad of Drayton, D'Ette Erickson of Mid- way and Mary Martin of Park River were awarded 2015 tech awards in Fargo. May Park River skyline sees drastic change as new water tower with a capacity of 250,000 gallons is raised 130 feet in the air. Former Park River Postmaster, Sharlene Mc- Gregor of Fairdale presented with the 2015 Na- tional Association of Postmaster of the Unites States Postmaster of the Year award. Matthew Dobmeier and Isak Johnson of Park River place second at state speech in Seri- ous Duo category. Walsh County celebrates National Foster Care Month by decorating the courthouse in Grafkm with blue ribbons and pinwheels in hon- or of the 27 foster children in the county. City Coordinator Jolene Halldorson selected to attend the Tfi-College National Education for Women's Leadership Development institute. City of Crystal residents awarded street proj- ect assistance through the North Dakota Com- nmnity Development Block Grant. Park River Bike path damaged as erosion caus- es surface to break down in large hole. Fordville-Lankin teachers Darlene Chris- tianson and Karl Geisinger nmned to Renaissance National Honor Roll for outstanding performance in advancing students achievements in reading. and concerns. Wicked winds take down trees, cause damage in the area. Aggies girls golf qualify for state in first ap- pearance since 1999. Aggies boys golfers place second at Region- als with CarterArendt earning Player of the Year Aggie boys track takes fourth at regional meet. Girls finish third. Park River Area Music Instructor Sheldon Weltz presents final concert before retirement af- ter 20 years in Park River. Walsh County Sheriff's Department tip line goes high tech with tip41 t app. First Care Heath Center Physical Therapist Joe Karas celebrates retirenlent after 25 years with the hospital. Walsh/Pembina Livestock processing plant se- lected for Cavalier location seeks investors. GeoComm works on 911 mapping project across the region. Walsh County athletes participate in state track breaking records and earning honors. Spoiler beat out Aggies in region baseball to claim title. June Unique collection of accent and antique, Ac- cen'trique, opens in downtown Park River. Aaron Femelius and Jennifer Lanter charged for the May 25 Park River apartment fire. State track recap: Aggie boys finish 24th, girls finish in 5th place. Beatrice Kjelland wins 100 and 200-meter dash breaking two records in the 100. Park River Area School is out tbr the summer and construction begins on the renovations and additions to the school as approved by voters in 2014. Park River Parks and Recreation re-imagines the proposed community complex design and plans for construction on the RV park to begin in the fall. Park River Elementary students contribute tile mosaic to school construction project. U.S. Economic Development Administration awards $61,000 to economic development in the area served by the Red River Regional Council. Aggie girls place 16th at state goltl The boys placed 10th with Aggies Carter Arndt being named to the All State team. Park River boys Quintin Bourbanis-Carter and Lucas Lipsh, both age 7, honored by the Park Riv- er Volunteer Fire Department for their quick think- ing actions to alert adults when they noticed smote coming from the Park River apartment building on May 25. Their actions allowed the fire de- partment to arrive and take care of the fire before serious damage could occur. ney Beneda and Marissa Sluke place 1 l th and Fordville-Lankin Elementary School also was Lyric Theatre grouphits $ I00,000 fundrais- 24th at state Bee. Maya of Cayalierp!aced addedto Renaissance National Honor Roll for ing goal. Though the money was raised, the the- second. ......... " second year in a row for achieveinents in lead ater Still was out at a deficit of $28;000 for the Park RiverAreajunior PeytonCple named to ing. original projection equipment ordered through a first ever state Student Cabinet for:. Department Park RiverArea student Al lison Gudmundson company that eventually went bankrupt. of Public Instruction. awarded second place among first graders for Lexi Jams and Kassandra Laxdaljoin the staff Daniel Hanson of Edmore High School re- Keep North Dakota Clean poster contest, of First Care Health Center as new physical ther- ceives International Technology and Engineer- Caden Seim of Park River wins championship apists. ing Educator's Association Award in Milwaukee, with Minnesota-Wisconsin Pee-Wee level hock- Park River plans memorial fireworks cele- Wis. ey team in national tournament in Lake Placid, bration in honor of Tom Larson. Higher temperatures give way to early spring N.Y. Walsh County 4-Hers takes home honors in as area tim-ners start planting in early April thmugh North Dakota Superintendent of Public In- the state Meat Judging Contest, the senior team some wait competing with wet conditions and low struction Kirsten Baesler tours Valley-Edinburg placing third. soil temperatures, school, speaking with students about their goals To be continued in 2016... up on By Wayne Trottier the family living. Several factors On the negative side that weThere is a hog processing t?a- Rep. District 19 come into play today. First of all, heard, was pretty much the same cility in Manitoba that has been NORTHWOOD, N.D. -- In it goes back to the 24/7 thing. Peo- as on the dairy issue. Corporate working with the federal govern- my last article, I addressed the pie don't want to be tied down that fanning will bring in the lmge ment to make t teral standards, so dairy part of the bill. Today, I will much. Second, we have lost our farms, and buy up land that local that US producers can ship to their try to attempt to tell you what we locations for marketing hogs. As farmers now either own or rent. facility. Currently the strong US heard on the Swine portion in numbers fell, markets closed. (remember the bill allows only dollar would not help us today, but committee hearings. Nearly all livestock sale barns, 640 acres to be owned by the cor- that fluctuates. Incidentally, that As I said before, this came be- sold hogs at one time. Today, there poration). The opponents argued packer has needed hogs for some fore us, because the Dairy & are very few left, that sell hogs. if there is money to be made let the time now. Swine producers came to the ND We saw teed processors leave be- locals do it. We even heard from 2 farmers State Ag Dept and the legislators cause the numbers just were not I argue that if you make a that said ifa dairy would start up to try to get some help keep and there. Veterinarians, that spe- profit of $20/head, which is a lot bring new producers into the cialized more in the swine field, in todays markets, and you feed near them, they would gift 160 state. Remember now, these are did not have reason to continue 100 head, that gives you a profit acres to the dairy, if the grain current producers that want more that specialty, of $4,000. When family living famaer could get the manure for competition, so to speak. They are Also, as the same situation costs used to be $5,000 -$10,000 fertilizer. in need of more producers to at- with the dairies, the hog produc- /yr, that was a very good return. As I said before, it is up to the tract more feed suppliers, proces- ers are the greatest recyclers there That doesn't go very far in today's voters in June, to decide if they sors, veterinarians, and etc. are. They plant and harvest the world. And besides you had to be want to keep the bill in to allow On the positive swine side of grain, feed it to the livestock, home to feed and take care of the corporate dairy & swine produc- the issue, we heard it is very hard spread the manure for fertilizer, pigs every day. And of course, tion! to make a living, just raising and start all over. there is a risk of losing money. Editor,s" Note: 'ottier is a hogs. The margin of profit is Also, there are approximately The large producers are able to Representativejbr District 19 in small, and where in the past, 15-20 employees at each of these contract with packers, because of the North Dakota tIouse of Rep- some extra income, helped with large units, their larger numbers, resentatives. HELP WANTED Hurdsfield, ND has an immediate opening! Excellent pay, ben- rooms, Ht/wtr/underground parking included. 701-757-0926. CENTER DIRECTOR, NORTH Central Research Extension efits, vacation time and home almost every weekend. 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