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Page 2 &amp; June 16th, 2011 ll Dakota Tales and Trails The Future of Community Museums B y D r. Larrie Wanberg The Pembina County Historical Society is meeting in Drayton tonight with the Ox Cart Trail Historical Society to discuss mutual interestswiththeirmuseums. Tomorrow night, Drayton Economic Development Company is holding their meeting. The Minnkota Genealogy Society met last week at UND Chester Fritz Library to review the resources for tracing one's roots and hear archivist Curt Hanson talk on "Telling Your Story." All of these meetings have a connection to stories that link history with tourism in community development. At the next meetings of the State History Conference and theStateTourismConference, informal discussions are planning to consider "refreshing" a previously active organization called "Museums of North Dakota" (MIND). The acronym has a mindful ring to it, but the static Website went dim and disappeared, presumably from limited functioning by face-to-face, periodic meetings of its members. Recently, the interactive State Historical Society "ListServ" has created new energy for the value of community museums to share information, exchange ideas, and trade exhibits as a diverse group with a common interest in preservation and renewal through communications. Its popularity among members is a sign of the times for instant, interactive messaging. For four years, I've been a member of the Ox Cart Trail group, while serving as volunteer curator of the Northwood Pioneer Museum. I've been interested in Drayton's Media Arts - print, visual, and theater - along side of Northwood's program to engage youth as short filmmakers to re- connect stories of artifacts in interviews with seniors who lived the history. Valley News & Views 120 Years Ago June 19th, 1891 Drayton Echo One of the most severe rain storms, accompanied with terrific thunder and lightning that has visited this section for a couple of years swept down upon this section of North Dakota on Friday night last. The rain fairly poured down in torrents, and effectually soaked the ground and filled up all the coulees and low places. The house of Honor Savard, St. Andrews, was struck by lightning and quite badly injured. Some The Nomhwtxxt Pioneer Museum with its project "Museum WithoutWalls" is entering "Stage Two" of recovery and renewal with a stage- like setting that connects the local museum to future careers and educational tours in an innovative way. The exhibits display the historical development of ND's three leading industries - Agriculture-Energy-Tourism -- and "sets the stage" to train youth with job-related skills in visual arts and social media that drive e - commerce and tourism today. Here's an overview of the project in seven journalist questions: 1.  A local museum is one of three indicators of the value of a rural community to preserve its heritage - the other two are a library (storage of information and knowledge) and a community park system (where families congregate for recreation, relaxation and refreshing their minds and bodies). Community Storybuilding is the energy that ties together these three assets of a town's infrastructure. 2. WHAT? Visual stories (both onsite and online) of pioneers and artifacts are what pass on a community's heritage to future generations, the history and development of livelihoods, and the digital skills in youth that shape their futures as the next generation of pioneers. 3. WHERE? In "Hub" buildings throughout the community in places where the stories originated - the central museum building (old firehall), an '.gri- Tourism" exhibit in an empty dealership building that has the tools and history of agriculture (which changes with the seasons like seeding/ spring, harvest/fall), and hosts school tours on site and online. An e-commerce "Main Street" of frontier facades lines the showroom that demonstrates the top ten Web-based service businesses (a percentage of profits go to museum). In addition, an "energy museum" displays the perspective in New York Use on the Rise in of the inmates of the house were also affected by the lightening stroke. Another heavy rain also fell Sunday night and the people are praying that we may have no more at present. Something new at Ferguson's grocery - a fine table orange at three for a dime or 35 cents per dozen. Try them. I.D. Wallace: "O, the rain is all right. We haven't got any too much yet. The ground is quite dry after you get down sixteen or eighteen inches. June 20th, 1919 Drayton Echo 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 News Stands Phone 701-360-3005 Fax 701-454-6333 All material, including photographs, advertisements and articles, subject to Copyright. Copyright 2009. history of utilities in the old "Power Plant" with huge working engines that once lit up the town. 4. WHEN? The central museum with its sub-units are staffed only at scheduled times, such as "Old Fashioned Saturday" but operate 24/7 from area cottage industries through a dedicated Web portal accessible from anywhere, anytime. 5. WHO? Traditionally, volunteer staff and boards drive museums, but the Northwood Museum engages students with proposed internships in filmmaking and storytelling by seniors to re-connect the stories of artifacts in digital documentation that can be distributed via the Web. Experience Works has supported the training of museum staff. By integrating trailing in media arts, the museum also opens the poteatial to become self- sustaining -- ideally with a three-way partnering of private ! no n-profit / public investments in community development. 6. HOW?. C r e a t e a model approach to sustaining folk museums in rural communities, as demonstrated in Northwood in the recovery and renewal from a tornado-damage museum (view the story at dakotaheritageinst), which was shown in Norway in February and is now hop- scotching from Facebook to Facebook). 7. HOW MUCH? An innovative strategic plan describes model collaborativeanddistributive funding in stages, such as in Northwood where banks, service organizations, and private groups with $400 each invested in a matching i, fund for leveraging support from granting institutions. Five pathways are the framework of the Northwood model: I. A mindful plan that integrates past-present- future, 2. Engaging youth in media arts, 3. Using digital storytelling with place-based stories, 4. Collaborative, distributive funding, and 5. Linking to other museums. Maybe it's time to connect "MIND" to the World of the Web in new ways to enable folk museums to become self-sustaining. The residence of Judge Charles C. Nott, Jr., in New York city, was partly demolished by a bomb placed in the vestibule by an unknown person. The explosion, which shattered every window in the immediate neighborhood, shook the section for miles around. One person, a watchman, was killed. This wa part of the anarchist bomb plot in eight cities of the East. Nine radicals are reported under arrest in Chicago charged with complicity in a plot to spread a reign of terror on July 4. E1 Paso, June 17, - United States troops sent into Mexico to stop the indiscriminate firing across the border fought a general engagement with the Mexican rebel forces of Francisco Villa at the ]uarez race track and the Americans scored a victory. Washington, June 16, - Nationwide use of narcotic drugs for other than legitimate medical purposes steadily increasing despite vigorous efforts in the enforcement of the federal law, was discovered by the Treasury's special investigating committee, The City of Drayton is pleased to present you the 2010 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the water we deliver to you everyday. The City of Drayton is committed to our goal of providing you with a safe and dependable supply of water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to improve the water treatment process and to protect our valuable water resources. The City of Drayton draws its drinking water from the Red River of the North. Our public water system, in cooperation with the North Dakota Department of Health, has completed the delineation and contaminant/land use inventory elements of the North Dakota Source Water Protection Program. Based on the information from these elements, the North Dakota Department of Health has determined that our source water is moderately susceptible to potential contaminants. A copy of this report is available at City Hall (122 South Main) for review. This report is required by the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and we encourage you to share and discuss the information contained herein. If you have questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Nick Rutherford, Public Works Superintendent, at 454-6370. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you care to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings which are held the first Monday of every month at City Hall, Drayton, ND. If you are aware of non- English speaking individuals who need help with appropriate language translation please call Carol Gardner at City Hall (454-3590). The City of Drayton Water Department would appreciate if large volume customers post copies of the CCR in conspicuous locations or distribute them to tenants, residents, patients, students and/or employees, so individuals who consume the water but do not receive a water bill can learn about our water system. The City of Drayton Water department routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water in accordance with Federal and State laws. The table included with this report shows the monitoring for the period of January 1st to December 31 st, 2010. As authorized and approved by the Environmental Protection Agency, the state has reduced monitoring requirements for certain contaminants to less often than once per year, because concentrationsofthesecontaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year. Some of our data, though representative, is more than one year old. The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) included rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land, or through the ground, it dissolves naturally- occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substance resulting from the presence of animals or human activity. Contaminants That May Be Present in Source Water: Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining or farming. Pesticides and herbicides, which come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water runoff and residential uses. Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by- products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff and septic systems. Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. In order to insure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contaminants in provided by public water systems Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily which submitted a final report. The number of drug addicts in the United States was estimated to be in excess of 1,000,000 TWo auto accidents occurred at the south end of Main Street last Sunday morning. Albert Berg of Crookston, was coming to the city and made a wide turn on the corner to miss a mud hole and skidded into the ditch. Before he got his car out of the ditch, Mr. and Mrs. Narlock, who were coming to church, drove off the same crossing. Mrs. Annual Ddnking First- "Living togethe  an arti" ' Williom Pickens indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised person such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPNCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. City of Drayton is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. Use water from the cold tap for drinking and cooking. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your drinking water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in dnnking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at In this table you will find many terms and abbreviations you may not be familiar with. To help you better understand these terms we've provided the following definitions: Non-Detects (ND) - Laboratory analysis indicates that the contaminant is not present. Non-Applicable (N/A) - Does not apply. Parts per million (PPM) or Milligrams per liter (mg/I) - Measurement of trace concentration. Put in Perspective it corresponds to 1 penny in $10,000. Parts per billion (PPB) or Miroograms per liter (g/I) - Measurement of trace concentration. Put in perspective it corresponds to 1 penny in $10,000,000. Parts per trillion (PPT) or Nanograms per liter (nanograms/I)- Measurement of trace concentration. Put in perspective it corresponds to (talDllmrd (Units) M-oldld C,elllU=ffm Total Coliforrm Turbidity(NTU 1 Inorganic Cmttamllmats Barium Nitrate-Nitlite Selenium Arsenic Floaride LRtafeditm B,ttas Total Haloacetic Acid "lotal 'Irihalomelhanes INtdnfectaOa Chkmtmlue Residttal Le =md Copper Lead ppb Copper ppm Total ocp4mk Carbon Removal Alkalinity, TOtM Carbon. Total Orgaaie (Finishxl  Carbon, Total Organic (,Source) Unregtt Contamlnas Alkalinity, Carbonate Bicarborutte AS t1CO3 Nickel Sulfate 1 penny in $10,000,000,000. Parts per guadrillion (PPQ) or Picograms/liter - Measure of trace concentration. Put in perspective it corresponds to 1 penny in $10,000,000,000,000. Picocuries per liter (pCi/I) - This is a measure of radioactivity of the water. Millerems per year (mrem/yr) - This is a measure of radiation absorbed by the body. Million Fibers per liter (MFL) - This is a measure of the presence of asbestos fibers that are longer than 10 micrometers. Nephlometric Turbidity Unit (NTU )- This is a unit used to measure the clarity of water. Turbidity in excess of 5 NTU is just noticeable to the average person. Action Level (AL) - The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. Treatment Technique (TT) - A treatment technique is a required process to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water. Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL)- MCL is the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCL's are set as closely to the MCLG's as feasible using the best available technology. Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG)- MCLG is the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLG's allow for a margin of safety. Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG)- The level of drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL)- The highest level of disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants. Highest Compliance Level (HCL)- The highest compliance level of that contaminant used to determine compliance with a National Pnmary Drinking Water Regulation. Range of detection's (ROD)- The lowest to the highest result value recorded during the required monitoring tome frame. We are pleased to provide our customers with safe drinking water that meets or exceeds all Federal and State requirements. We have learned through our monitonng and testing that some contaminants have been detected. The EPA has determined that your water is safe at these levels. MCLG MCL 0 I/momh For systems <40.000 Tst Foud Results Itange ot Detecons Ye=r D=te Other Obtained Indrormation 2010 *  bottom of labl N/A TT <0.3 NTU .022-O.I 92 2010 2ppm 2 ppm 0.0151 N/A 6/16/10 ppm lOplml lOplm 0.5 ppm NIA 4/14/10 50ppb 50ppb 2.44 ppb N/A 6/1(10 N/A 10 ppb I,I 6 ppb N/A 10/15/07 4ppm 4ppm 1.43 ppm N/A 6/16/10 Soree at Cottlmmhmm Natmally pre, sent in environment Soll run-off 60ppb 21 ppb ND-37.6 3/31/10 80ppb 60ppb 0,7689,38 3/31110 F2rosioa nnmral aq,oits Erosio natural ae/its Exo6ion natural deposit Erosion natural aeposits Emsi n',mn-al delhi= 4 ppm 4 ppm 1.6 plml 1.5-1.7 9/30/10 Disin f, oetion by- tnoduct Disinfection by- [product Water additive to I con'ol mk.-robcs ] Ping on,,ion Plumbing corro6io,a Naturally pttscnt in vironmaat Naoarally ptent ix enironmem Nnmrally psnt in ca vit N/A AL=I5 2.36 ppb N/A 9/16/2009 N/A AII 3 0.(X'IO9 N/A O/16F2009 ppm ppb 250 107.00- 1/31/10 250.00 8,42 3.14-8.42 131/10 16,6 8,71-16.60 7131110 70ppm ND-70 l??JS/10 306 ppm 61-306 I Z/ 10 0.002 NIA 6/16/10 ppm 256 ppm N/A 6/16/10 * November had the highest number of Total Coliform Samples. Total Coliform Posihves for that Month: I Narlock was thrown through the windshield and was badly cut up. The rest of the people escaped without injuries. lune 25th, 1937 Red River Valley Leader Approximately 8,752 square miles of frarm land in eastern North Dakota will be mapped from the air this summer as part of the 937 Agricultural Conservation program. A total of 350,000 square miles throughout the United States is being mapped this year as a part of the AAA program. Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Dorine Helen Christenson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Christenson of Bowesmont, and Edward Walberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Walberg of Aberdeen, S.d., which took place at Red Lake Falls, Minn. on December 30, 1936. The bride is a graduate of the Bowesmont high school and attended State Teacher College for two years and for several years has taught school in the rural districts of Pembina County. The groom is a graduate of the Schoeck Continued On Page 6 i !