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t l@ ( I SINGLE LOPY 1.00 VOL. 132 ISSUE 26 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA i WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3 I, 2014 Right: A touching mo- ment was captured west of Park River last week as a young doe gave her morn a kiss in a lightly snow covered dearing. The two have seen mild December weather in the region. As the New Year ap- proaches, temperatures have dropped with arc- tic air pushing in with just enough with and cold temperatures to give way cold nighttime and morning wind chills in the 25 below to 40 below zero range. Ac- cording to the National Weather Service, "we will remain in a north- west flow aloft for the rest of the weekend on o next wesk which wil keep temperatures be- low normaL.but not recobreakng coUby any means." There is a i chance for light snow, but the NWS says the pattern is not conducive for significant snowfall. Photos: Larry Biri A in Review: Part one of a tribute to the headlines of 2014 Wais h County Press S,taft Report WALSH CO,UNTY, N.D. -- Another year has come and gone. The year 2014 brought with it c( )mmunity celebrations, new faces, the loss ot Yold friends, and a football championship n(=arly 100 years in the mak- ing. So as tradilfion with the Walsh Coun- ty Press, we are  giving our readers a year in review for 2014.. This is part one of a two part series to belconcluded in 2015. Happy New Year! January Nationally rel gistered blizzard hits East- em half of state. Pembina Co unty and Walsh County .IDA sponsor loc d professional development employee traini g series. Pembina State Museum hosts winter open house. Lady Aggies beat Norman Co. West in Hillsboro-CV S[ motout. Annual Joan ie Slominski Memorial Scholarship Fun Run draws over 70 snow- mobilers in Mint o. Lynette Flage, Director of the Northeast Dislrict Office oft he NDSU Extension Serv- ice speaks at Fridtay Night Out. Churches in Walsh and neighboring counties are invito  to join "Change for Chil- dren" collections in February PRAHS Honor Society donates clothes to Department of Human Services in the spirit of Christmas. Hayley Fingarson and Caittyn Kra- tochvil are among honorees to receive NDSU Torchbearer Award. GPR Spoilers beat out the Devils Lake Firebirds and the Aggie boys beat the Minto-Midway Mustangs. Grafton hosts National curling chal- lenge round and sends ND team to Na- tionals. Polar awards $5000 in grants to area schools. Spoilers beat out Aggie boys and lady Ag- gies are unable to defeat the Central Val- ley/Hillsboro Valiants. GPR Spoilers trounce the West Fargo Packers and host "Skate With the Spoilers". 28th Annual Bologna Cook-Off serves up over 80 rings of bologna. Park River water tower finds funding as- sistance, but construction delayed. Aggie Vision class visits First Care Health Center for Giving Hearts Day online fundraiser project. PRBC hosts annual quilting retreat. Local sixth graders help to educate on the dangers of secondhand smoke with the an- nual Secondhand Smoke Poster Contest. PRFL lady Aggies triumph over Mus- tangs and Drayton-Valley-Edinburg Ti- tails. Aggie boys prevail over Mustangs and North Border Eagles take win in OT against Titans. Area servicemen and women honored at PRFL's Military Appreciation games. Park River Area awarded family litera- cy event grant. ND Township Officers plan education- al workshops, locations to include Park Riv- er. Fundraiser to be held for the Wilcox fam- ily of Fordville. Senator John Hoeven talks about bill to avert flood insurance rate increases for Grafton. Polar to sponsor FRS Youth Tour Student. Lady Aggies beat Spoilers and take B- Squad tournament title in St. Thomas while the lady Titans fall to Spoilers. February PRBC hosts Winter Fun Day for area youth. First Care Health Center to host weight loss competition. Local veterinarian Nathan Kjelland pur- chases Golden Valley Veterinary Clinic. Gate City Bank donates more than $3.2M across the state, including Park River. Drayton Blood Drive brings in 22 vol- unteers and 18 donors. Park River Pack 70 host Pinewood Der- by competition in January instead of during Walsh County Fair. PRA students join in Middle School Fes- tival and Women's Choir and Emily Laaveg attends UND Honor Choir. Local ladies dominate in FM Bantam Bonspiel curling competition. Bowl Mor hosts lOth annuul JoeKlnens Classic. Lady Aggies take down Eagles while Ag- gie boys beat Spoilers. Forest River hosts 20th annual outdoor curling tournament. Glen Wharam of Park River elected See- retary of National Agricultural Aviation As- sociation for 2014. NDSU Extension to empower ND to chose Smart Choice Health Insurance. Park River Community Club welcomes Butler's Thrifiique. International Crop Expo set for February in Grand Forks with a potato research fea- ture. Center for Rural Health announces Scrubs Academy opportunity. PRFL boys battle against DVE for the win while the lady Aggies fall to the Lako- ta-Edmore Raiders. Giving Hearts Day breaks records and benefits First Care Health Center. PRA students better than average in math competition, VE student tops them all. Grafton, Fordville-Lankin students get heir letters in a row at county spelling bee. Brian O'Tool to serve as U.S. Wheat Vice Chairman. PRFLAggies Top DVE Titans in Dist(ict 4 quarterfinals while the lady Aggies take the Spoilers. GPR Spoilers end season Without an ap- pearance at the State Tournament. PRA has a Dancing with the Teachers contest. Mr. Brett Omdahl takes the cake. Seven years after serious accident Ben Hylden to publish his journey of"Finding Faith in the Field" Help available at First Care Health Cen- ter as healthcare coverage deadl]n9 nears. Valley-Edinburg students take part in Pembina County spelling bee. Area middle school math champions to advance to state competitions in March. District 4 boys semifinal action; Spoil- ers, Aggies, and Tornadoes advance. PRFL lady Aggies top the Tornadoes to take the top seed for the District 4 Yar in Review -- Cont page 2 Veteraris organizations across ND See page 3 ben00 See page 5 "Altho00 no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending" Carl Bard See page 4 Umelitas take to the floor See page I 0