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I Page 2 January 13th, 2011 !iiiiiiiiii Valley News & Views m Tales and Mapping Dakota Dr. Larrie Wanberg Dakota "Trade Trails" that historically crisscrossed the state date back generations, progressively etched into the landscape by Natives, explorers, traders and immigrant homesteaders. These stories of human migrations are rooted at every turn on a map of Dakota Territory. In earlier times, original stories were exchanged at campfires, staging areas, way stations, trading posts and boarding houses. Today, some of these stories are still told at family reunions, in folk museums, and in social groups at churches, libraries or senior centers. But, the tales are uSuallyunpreserved, except in memory by the storyteller. With the tools of Digital Storytelling, many untold stories can now be preserved to bring heritage alive for future generations and create a network of digital storytellers engaged in the new economy trade through e-commerce, legendary tourism and advanced communication technologies. In 2011, youth are being schooled in filming the stories of seniors and using place-based technologies, like digital cameras with GPS, to map the place where the heritage stories actually originated, sometimes with marks of the wagon wheels still visible along a trail. The goal in 2011 is to trace the development of eight "Heritage Hubs" that are proposed across the landscape of North Dakota. In a network of regional hubs, stories promote heritage tourism and create primary sector "concierge" jobs onsite and online. The "Hubs" consolidate eight tourism specialties: Heritage, Historical, Cultural, Nature- based, Ecological, Trade, Energy, and Agri-Tourism. Each specialty has a unique perspective, but collectively defines the "wholeness" of each regional area, and connects communities in a statewide virtual "Main Street." Dakota Heritage Institute, a ND non-profit organization, will provide resources for groups to learn the craft of telling the story of their family, organization, or community. Once finished, the Institute will host place- based stories like a teleport for viewers. With families, a genealogy- type Family Tree on a shared Website uses a"digital picture frame" for each ancestor and each descendent to produce a one-minute digital story in place of a static data box. Photo-book visuals and narrative give "life" to each frame, with annual up-dates via a dedicated, secure family "Wiki." With organizations like the American Legion, a digital parade of Dakota Veterans is planned for 11-11-11, with three-minute iMovies honoring each hometown veteran in a parade of personal stories along the Dakota virtual Main Street. With communities, it into perspective truing, 1892 - d&. Joh Flange Fighter Escort Way Back When JanualT 13th -February 12th, 1802 lournal of Alexander Henry Pembina Post (Sometimes Henry logged events as a given date of entry, for example in this case January 13th, but actually back logged the information upon completion of an event, project, etc.) Before day break I went off with two men for the Assineboine River by River aux Gratias. Each of my men had a train of two dogs with my baggage provisions and their own, and myself a train drawn by three stourt dogs. Snow very deep My men obiged to beat the road all the way on snow shoes, We were one day going to the Riviere aux Gratias, and five from there to APortage la Prairfie, and five from there to Riviere la Souris, and tw from there to Delorme's house in the Hair Hills, anf four to M. Langlois house, and one to the Panbian River. All this disance my men walked hard upon snow shoes. Blustterous stormy weather, the greater part of the way. Arrived home on the 12th (February). January 15th, 1892 Drayton Echo From the Scientific American: A reverse of seasons is supposed to take place upon this earth once in every 10,500 years, due to the varying inclination of he earth's axis. About 1,500 years ago we entered the epoch of a more genial winter temperature, and if nothing happens to prevent, we may expect a gradual softening of our winter climate during the next nine thousand years, when another glacial epoch will begin. What sort of country will this be in the year 11,5007 Will it resemble Egypt, with remains of great buildings buried or sticking up out of the sand, and known to be more than 4,000 years old. The bill authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Red River at Drayton, N.D. passed the U.S. senate Tuesday. It is hoped that the bill will pass the House with equal dispatch. There is some threshing going on in this vicinity with horse-power machines. There is big time at Cashel tonight. Grand ball and supper connected with the opening of Jerry Killeen's new hall. In order to be palatable, it is just beginning to be discovered that political ideas need to be well cooked. ]anuary 17th, 1919 Drayton Echo R.A. Long received a telegram Monday from his son, Lester, that he had landed in New York after spending a few months with the American army in France. Two rinks of local curlers expect to leave this city Valley News and Views Periodical postage paid at Drayton N.D. Permit (#679-990). Member of the North Dakota Newspaper Association. Official newspaper for the City of Drayton and Drayton Public School District No.19. Published every Thursday at Drayton, North Dakota. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Valley News & Views, PO Box 309, Drayton, N.D. 58225- 0309. Valley News and Views welcomes letters to the editor. All letters must be signed and we reserve the right to edit all letters for length and accuracy of content. Roberta Van Camp, Publisher Emeritus Published By Great Caesar's Ghost Larry Ritzo, Owner/Editor Yearly Subscription rates: $30.00 In Pembina County $35.00 All other addresses $.75 at Ne~vs Stands Phone 701-360-3005 Fax 701-454-6333 All material, including photographs, advertisements and articles, subject to Copyright. Copyright 2009. digital storytelling becomes a collaborative economic development project to enhance the regional assets of tourism, as listed above. As a state, it's a model for a natural resource economy where the varied landscape and multitude of place- based stories draw appeal for visitors, either onsite or online. The model connects with extended communities that often have genealogy relationship to immigrant settlement history on the Great Plains. For youth, digital storytelling is both engaging them in the history and heritage of the community, as well as offering experience in digital skills that will serve them well in career tracks in the global village economy. The designed outcome is a Media Arts Center in Drayton that helps develop regional Heritage Hubs elsewhere (in collaboration with other regional towns) and culminates in an annual Storytelling Film Festival. The potential is to link to International Film Festivals that are rooted in cultural ethnicities, including homegrown stories of veterans, pioneers and leaders. Anyone can tell a memorable story, if it comes from the heart and is anchored visually in the place where it happened. Where better can such stories be created than North Dakota - the geographicl "Heart of North America?" Sunday morning for Duluth to attend the bonspiel. Last Saturday aftemoon two finks of Bowesmont curlers consisting of Lewie Hanson, Earl Brouse, a. Somers and John Halcrow, skip and B. Somers, Mo. Hodgson, H. Wylie and wm. Somers skip, came to this city and played four games. The Bowesmont rinks were composed of mostly new players and they put up a fine game. Some of the boys had not thrown a rock before. Owing to the "flu" the local Commercial Club has been unable to present the Lyceum Course, which was planned for the year. The ban has been lifted and the ftfll course will be given. Season tickets are now on sale. The first number will be presented this Saturday evening. You will miss it if you miss it. ]. A. Johnson, who lives north of the city, has recently installed an electficlight plant on his farm. The olutfit he installed is the Alamo system and is one of the best on the market. He has his house and barn wired and has his yard well lighted. Mr. Johnson has a fine farm and we are glad to know that he has installed an up-to-date lighting system. January 15th, 1937 Red River Valley Leader Bracing weather, which caused the group to leave a p ark for the more comfortable confines of Archie Moore's home characterized the annual mid-winter picnic of the Drayton Society of Southern California at Riverside Sunday January 3. Despite the cool day which followed a period of rain and snow in the Southland, 50 former Draytonites gathered at the reunion to recall pleasant days of Auld Lang Syne. The Drayton Commercial Club is concemed over the need for water conservation here. All about the city and on the farms wells are dry or furnish but little water in tanks from the fiver for stock. The expense of this one item City Council November 1st and Special Meeling Regular Meeting Drayton City Council December 6, 2010 In the absence of Mayor Olson, Council President Prigge called the meeting to order at 7pm with Council members Larson, Schuster, Deubner, Kraft and Woinarowicz present. MINUTES: Deubner moved, Woinarowicz seconded and motion carried to approve minutes of the November 1 and November 15, 2010 Council meetings as presented. WASTEWATER POND RELOCATION PROJECT: M. Lambrecht, AE2S, was present with information from the Dept of Health regarding the City's ARRA grant (stimulus dollars). In March, 2010, the City was informed that the ARRA grant for the new lagoon system was $1,746,602. However, in late November, 2010, the Dept of Health informed the City that the ARRA grant had been reduced by $199,602. This leaves the City's ARRA grant amount at $1,547,000. The reduction in Drayton's grant allows the Dept of Health to re- allocate the ARRA funds to other deserving projects. The reduced ARRA grant will mean that it will take the City longer than the estimated 13 years to pay back the local share of the project costs. The Council told Mr. Lambrecht that it was disappointed in the grant reduction, but still appreciative of the remaining ARRA grant. Mr. Lambrecht reviewed the process for decommissioning the old lagoon site, which will take place next summer. STREET & UGHTING IMPROVEMENT PROJECT: Schuster moved, Kraft seconded and upon roll call vote, motion carried unanimously to authorize payment #8 to the ND DOT for the Hwy 44 portion of the project, in the amount of $32,036.14. WATER, WASTEWATER & STREET DEPARTMENT REPORTS: Rutherford reported on city department matters. A water report showed that 5,919,073 gallons were accounted for in October. POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS: Deputy Carter presented a written report on Police Dept. activities during November. The Council was informed that the 2011 Ford Expedition has been ordered. Schuster moved, Larson seconded and motion carried to pay for the vehicle from General Fund reserves. MUNICIPAL COURT REPORT: The Council reviewed a written Municipal Court report, showing that $605.00 from collected fines has been submitted to the City. LOCAL BEER LICENSE RENEWALS: Deubner moved, Woinarowicz seconded and motion carried to approve the following Local Beer Licenses for the period January 1, 2011 to December 31,2011: ---Drayton Lounge. Ltd (Cindy Watts); ---Marciniak Enterprises Inc (Pete Marciniak, dba The Zoo Bar). BUILDING PERMIT: Kraft moved, Schuster seconded and motion carried to approve 1 building permit. HOUSING INCENTIVE: Deubner moved, Schuster seconded and motion carried to approve payment of a Housing Incentive towards recently purchased property # 29-2890010. FINANCIAL REPORTS: Larson moved, Deubnerseconded and motion carried to approve financial reports for November and Year-To-Date as reviewed, Deubner moved, Schuster seconded and upon roll call vote, motion carried unanimously to authorize transfer of funds as reviewed. ADJOURN: At 8:45pm, motion carried to adjourn the meeting. Carol Gardner City Auditor Expenditures: Blue Cross...$3,351.00; AFLAC...$37.90; Verizon Wireless...$149.38; Digital Ally Inc...$37.50; AlphaTron LLC...$1,099.37; Valley News... $144.57; Postmaster...$100.00; Grafton Auto Electric...$77.52; G. Rutherford...$26.69; Display Sales Inc...$310.00; Red River Flood Control Group...$1,000.00; Kelly's Cntry Mrkt...$70.37; Helm Enterprises...$176.26; Agri-Valley...$887.65; Halcrow's Inc...$973.69; Polar Comm...$347.31 ; Otter Tail...$3,215.03; Strata Corp...$15,350.00; ND DOT...$32,036.14; Valley Bldg Center...$17.99; Hawkins Inc...$332.65; Pristine Water Solutions...$1,935.73; Kilmer Construction...$524.58; Dahlstrom Motors...$507.50; ND Rural Water...$125.00; ND Dept of Health...$64.00; Aramark...$212.04; Ameripride Linen...$335.67; Grnd Frks Utility Billing...$109.50; Team Laboratory Chemical...$532.00; Marco NW..;$25.00; ND League of Cities...$912.00; Nordic Fiberglass ...$486.01; Valley Landfill...$4,598.88; Waste Management...$278.71; U.S. Postal Service...$600.00; Tesoro Fleet Services...$37.00; RDO Equipment Co...$46.47; Wayne Manufacturing...$165.33; ND One Ca11...$15.60; Northdale Oil...$11.06; AE2S...$1,933.57; Drayton Postmaster...$25.61; NDPERS...$1,404.59; KodaBank...$5.00; OfficeMax...$83.95; DRl*www.Element51nfo...$19.99; KodaBank...$1.00; Payroll...$20,535.28. Pembina County Farmers Now Eligible for USDA Disaster Emergency Loans Farmers in Pembina Countywho sufferedphysical and production losses due to combined effects of excessive snow, frost, freezes, excessive rain, flooding, flash flooding, high winds, hail, lightning, tornadoes, periods of abnormally dry weather and moderate drought, weather- related insects and diseases, and ground saturation that occurred January 1, 2010 and continuing may now apply for Farm Service Agency Emergency loans, Farm Loan Manager Linda Werven announced, January 3rd. The time allowed to file loan applications is eight months for Pembina county farmers, which means the deadline for applications to be filed is August 29, 2011. Although the authority for Emergency Loan processing has been given, all potential EM loan applicants must be aware that they will be unable to complete an application for loan processing until after all information for their farm operation pertaining to actual physical losses and production losses, disaster payment, to crop insurance benefits and to any other crop production compensation is available and can be documented. Farm Loan Manager Werven said farmers who suffered a qualifying productionlossofatleast30% Continued on Page 3 alone consuming all that is received from the sale of cream. The river at present, is very low and there is fear that it will soon be difficult to keep the reservoirs for fire protection and the railroad's tanks filled from the fiver supply. Stanley Grzadzieleski is confined to the h ome of his sister, Mrs. Paul Rudnlck, with a broken leg which he suffered while playing basket ball at the Warsaw Community Hall. January 14th, 1944 Red River Valley Leader London - Powerful formations of U.S. Flying Fortresses and Liberator bombers, escorted by Thunderbolts, Lightnings and a new type of long-range fighters (P-51 Mustangs) battled through stormy weather and terrific German fighter opposition Tuesday to pound targets deep in Germany. P-51D Mustang, the new long range fighter escort. London - Second Lieut Owen G. Smith, 27, Norman, Okla., suspended himself from a catwalk over the open bomb-bay doors of his Flying Fortress 23,000 feet over Germany to pry loose an incendiarybomb which could have destroyed the plane, the U.S. army disclosed. Lieutenant Smith, a bombardier who performed the feat during a raid on Frankfort, said it gave him opportunity to realize a childhood ambition to become a trapeze artist. One hand was frostbitten and his oxygen supply ran out before he finished the job. Sgt. Robert Ross, Cleveland, the ball turret gunner, noticed the bomb dangling from the bomb-bay a few seconds after Lieutenant Smith had dropped his load over the target. He queried Lieutenant Smith through the interphone: "Who are you saving that one for Lieutenant?" Lieutenant Smith immediately donned his parachute and worked on the jammed bomb until if tell away. Memorial services will be conducted next Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock CWT (Central War Time) at the Teien Lutheran church, Rev. O. Stensland officiating, for the late Capt. Lloyd O. ]ensen, who lost his life in the service offhis country on the coast of South America. Legionnaires, fellow bandsmen, schoolmates, friends and relatives will pay respects, In a telephone call to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Young, from Northampton, Mass. Miss Alice Young gave the news that she had received the commission as Ensign in the 16th graduating class from the Naval Reserve Midshipmen School (WR), Northampton on Jan. l lth. She has been assigned to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery at Washington, D.C. and has gone there to begin her new duties on Monday. A happy coincident is that her work will be in the same building where Miss Jean Miller of St. Thomas is employed. January 14th, 1960 Drayton Leader Drayton's New Year's Baby finally decided to make an appearance Saturday, January 9. Choosing 7:26 p.m. as the hour of his arrival the little fellow, the first child of Mr. and Mrs. John Schumacher of rural Drayton weighed in at 6 lbs. 14 1A oz. His parents have decided to call him John Miles. Dr. W.C. Meredith was the attending physician. Friday marks the start of the 4th annual Drayton Curling Club Bonspiel. With rinks entered from North Dakota, Manitoba and Minnesota, it should prove to be a very interesting weekend for curlers and for those who are curlers at heart. Mrs. Elwood Norgart entertained Saturday afternoon in honor of her daughter Pamela who was celebrating her 10th birthday. Pam's guests were Cheryl Bakken, Mary Sue and Vicki Berg, Susan Brosseau, Judy Everson, Linda Grzadzieleski, Winnifred Mahone Bonnie Perkerewicz, Alice Remme, Kathy Stennes, Jeanne Silewski and Cheryl Uggerud. Pembina County Social Services Notice to Public The Pembina County Social Service Office makes available all services without regard to race, color, national origin, or handicap and is subject to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title V Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and all related laws and regulations. These services inclued Economic Assistance Programs such as Food Stamps, LIHEAP, Child Care, TANF and Medicaid. Pembina County Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The written complaint may be filed with the county social service office; the North Dakota Department of Human Services Office for Civil Rights, 600 E. Boulevard Ave, Dept 325, Bismarck ND 58505; or the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Health and Human Services, Federal Office Building, 1961 Stout St., Denver, CO 80294.