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****************************** STATES 587 0/0/0 ** 30 SmallTownPaoerg \\;L 217 W COTA T  HELTON WA 98584 Ii Thursday May 9th, 2013 The Official Newspaper of the City of Drayton and Drayton Public School 75 Cents Volume 33 - Number 17 A boat operated by the U.S. Geological Survey with a crew of two is pictured above pulling up , at the Drayton boat landing. Actually, they passed over it to pull ashore about street level The actual boat landing was under about 27 feet of water. Note the light pole sticking out of the water on the right side of the photo. While the water got fairly close to causing some trouble, it didn't quite make it. Today, Tuesday, the river is cresting, having topped out around 39.9 feet, over three feet below the original prediction of 43.5 feet. The city planners and townsfolk are resting easier this week and spending a few moments enjoying the fine mid-70 degree weather. Just think, a few weeks and folks will be complaining that it's, "too hot." Close, But No Banana It made a good effort, but the Red River fell quite short of the originally forecast 43.5 foot flood level. The river is in the process of cresting today, Tuesday, and has topped out at about 39.5 feet. City planners along with the Army Corps did a good job of following the river's rise closely, without "jumping the gun." As a result, no messy dike on Main street or extra expenses this year for Drayton. In the old days, Highway 66 going to the bridge would have been under water. The new bridge and built up roadway to it has really made a difference, even in the worst of the flooding the past few years. All can rest easy now. Can You Believe IT?? Outdoor Track Meets Finally Happen! by Murph Thompson After multiple cancellations the Blue Knights finally have outdoor track meets. The DvE'ktracksters have been chomping at the bit to get outside. It finally happened when the track teams headed south to Moorhead, MN for a pair of meets at Concordia College. Both days featured tough weather conditions (cold and wind) but yielded fine efforts for the Blue Knights. At the TK Relays on the campus of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN on April 30, 2013 freshman Jalyn Larson qualified for the state meet going 34' 1/2" in the Triple lump and placing second (see related article m Larson & Tharalson Qualify). Jalyn set a new Blue Knight triple jump record previous mark of 31' 11/2 '' set in 2012. Paige Emanuelson finished 7th in triple jump going 30'. Larson was 5th and Elli Pastorek was 6th in the pole vault 6' 6" and 6' respectively. Sidney Kringstad participated in the 100 high hurdles and Danielle Durand in the high vault going 11'6 and Mat McKay finishing 8th with a personal best 8' vault. Senior Josh Ulvog participated in the shot put and javelin for the Blue Knight Boys. DVE boys score 11 points finishing 15th. In the TK Track & Field Invitational held May 13, Paul Tharalson won the pole vault and qualified for the state Continued On Page 8 Kameron Dahl Presents Africa Power Point at Drayton High School b, Murph Thompson Spring Clean-up Day May 13 Extra Garbage Pickup for Occupied Residences Yard waste and branches should be carefully placed at the compost site. Flattened cardboard and paper should be carefully placed in the recycling bins. Normal, weekly household garbage must be placed in the blue or yellow bags. There is an extra charge for this service. The charge will be placed on next month's city water bill. This is also a reminder that City Ordinance #22 will be enforced. Ordinance # 22 prohibits theunshelteredaccumulation of personal property which is no longer safely usable, as well as rubbish, trash, junk, debris or rubble. Please get these violations taken care of by May 13, 2013. Clean Up! Take pride in your property, neighborhood and community! It's spring clean-up time again! Valley Landfill has designated Monday, May 13, 2013 as Spring Clean-Up Day with extra garbage service for occupied residential properties only. Material that WILL be picked up include basic household items such as furniture, mattresses, appliances and toys. Small scale building debris, such as sinks, doors, windows, carpet, gutters, etc. are also acceptable. Material that WILL NOT be picked up include: batteries, primer or paint, solvents, thinners, varnishes, tires, antifreeze, bricks, shingles and power lawn mowers. In honor of Mother's Day, please don't place items out until Sunday night, May 12. Have items at your regular garbage pickup site no later than 8 a.m. Monday, May 13. 2007 Drayton High School graduate Kameron Dahl gave a power point presentation on his trip to Africa. Kameron made the trip while attending college. Mr. Dahl traveled in Tanzania, which is on the east side of Africa, on the Indian Ocean. Kameron presented the power point to Mr. Thompson's senior Government and seventh grade World Geography classes on Friday, April 26, 2013. The presentation included close-up pictures of a variety of African plains herd animals and predators. Scenic pictures of the Serengeti Plains known for its vast herds of plains game were one of many of the highlightsinthepresentation. Olduvai Gorge that is the site of some of the oldest fossil remains of the human genus. Ngorongoro Carter, which is one of the largest calderas in the world. A caldera is the low rim left behind when a large volcano collapses in upon itself after a series of large eruptions. Kameron also showed pictures of Lake Manyara that was described by Ernest Hemingway as the "loveliest (lake) ... in all Flood Waters Attract Variety of Water Fowl jump. The girls finished tied for 16th with 18 points. The boys saw junior Paul Tharalson come away with the blue ribbon in the pordlnstead of tte anticipated water over my dike and boating around the yard for the next few weeks, I've ended up this flood season with some very nice lake view properb, at least for the next few weeks. There's all sorts of water fowl to watch through my picture window and had an otter playing around in my backyard on Monday and when I headed into town. I also spotted the stork, pictured above, as I headed down the road. My first attempt to get it's picture was a miss. The bird was a little restless and flew north a few hundred yards and landed in the ditch ahead. I drove up to it in another attempt to catch the picture, but it flew again, back to the area I first spotted it. I turned around for another try and drove slowly passed it. This time it just seemed more curious than afraid. I turned around and drove along side of the bird and stopped. Apparently we had established a relationship. It stood about twenty feet away and went through a few poses, but didn't fly, Larson and Tharalson Qualify for State Track Meet of 12' for boy's pole vault. The junior won the event with a vault of 12' 7". Tharalson outlasted a field of twenty vaulters in the cold and wind. Tharalson will pole vault at 2:30 p.m. on Friday May 24, 2013 in Bismarck at the ND State Track Meet. Paul's personal best 12' 7" set a new Outdoor Blue Knight Pole Vault record, old record 12' 6" set in 2001 Andrew Helm and tied in 2003 Josh Korczak. Paul's vault was a new TK Invitational Meet record old record 12' 6" set in 2011 by Wyatt Steckler of Barnes County North. Yes, those ofyouwho follow Drayton-Valley-Edinburg Track noticed we had to head south to find meets. With seven varsity outdoor meets cancelled already this season because of cold and snow the Blue Knights were happy and thankful to be able to attend meets in Moorhead. Here is hoping for warmer, dry weather the next couple of weeks, with the Regional Track Meet coming up on Mayl8. Kameron Dahl is pictured above while giving a power point presentation to the Drayton School 7th graders, about his trip to Africa, which he took while in College. Kameron presented to both the seventh grade and Mr. Thompson's senior pens for local residents, and helped paint a school while on their trip. Mr. Dahl did an excellent job providing the classes with a first hand look at places half a world away. Photos from the Seventh Grade Presentation. Govemment class. Africa. Mr. Dahl also visited LakeVictoria one of the most famous lakes in the world. Kameron included pictures of local people and discussed the life style he viewed on his adventure. Kameron and his classmates helped build goat by Murph Thompson Freshman Jalyn Larson had a personal best effort in the Triple Jump by about 3 feet in the first outdoor meet of the season going 34' V2" on her last jump in the finals at the TK Relays on the campus of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN on April 30, 2013. The state- qualifying standard for girl's triple jump is 34'. Jalyn broke her own Blue Knight triple jump record set last year. All of Larson's jumps in the prelims and finals were over her previous mark of 31' 11/2 '' set in 2012. The youthful Larson showed veteran poise in the cold, and very windy conditions against major competition. Jalyn's jump of 34' 1/2" was good for second place at the meet. Jalyn will triple jump at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday May 25, 2013 in Bismarck at the ND State Track Meet. PaulTharalson battled very cold and windy conditions on Saturday May 4, 2013 at the TK Track & Field Invitational held at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN to surpass the state-qualifying standard Vacation Bible School Starts May 24th VBS is being planned by the local churches and the dates have been set for Monday, May 21st through Thursday, May 24th. There will be no VBS on Friday. Our theme is "Tell It On The Mountain." Drayton Lutheran Church will once again be the location and the times will be from 6 pm to 8:15 pm. There is NO CHARGE for VBS, but each day a free will offering is taken for our VBS project. This year the committee has chosen the. Northland Christian Mission in Grand Forks with a special request that our funds go towards helping children and moms staying at the mission. NO MEAL will be served again this year. Several snack choices and beverages will be served. There is no pre- registration, but parents are askedtoregistertheirchildren at 5:30pm on Monday prior to VBS beginning. We will need names, contacts and phone numbers. All children ages three through those who just completed the 6th grade are encouraged to attend. All 3 year olds must be potty trained and must be going to attend Kindergarten in the Fall of 2014. We encourage children to invite a friend and come have fun learning together about Jesus. Parents, grandparents and friends are encouraged to come at 6 pm on the last evening, Thursday, May 23rd. for the closing program. Volunteers are always needed & welcome. Please call Cheryl Gjevre (454-6175) if you are able to give some time and if you can help with snacks please call Kristie 454-3317. Good Weekend ForMom Lots. of good stuff happening this weekend, for mom in particular and everyone in general. APre- Mother's Day Brunch is being held at the Methodist Church on Saturday May 1 lth starting at 10 a.m., in the church basement. There will be a free will donation taken for the mission projects of the church. All area women are invited to join in this celebration of Mothers Day. The 4th Annual Pre- Mother's Day Extravaganza is also being held at the Drayton School gymnasium from 10am - 2pm. organized by the Drayton Booster Club. Plan to attend! Well over 40 vendors! Something for everyone. Lunch available and Silent Auction. It is a Community Fundraiser and a fun day out shopping in your own hometown! Don't forget the super Mother's Day Brunch Sunday at Hasting's Landing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We all know the brunch is great and you can take a couple dollars off of mom's meal. Sausage of the Week This week's Sausage of the Week is Grandpa's Old Time Sausage with Garlic. Yum! Good by itself or good on a hotdog bun. Gotta love the garlic. It's good. Real good.