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75 Cents Thursday June 27th, 2013 The Official Newspaper of the City of Drayton Glorious sounds emanated from the Drayton Community Center Tuesday, and later that day at the Skjeberg Lutheran Church, as the Skjeberg Choir, from Skjeberg, Norway (have YOU ever seen that many Skjebergs in one sentence?) performed first for the Pembina Council for the Aging Annual Indoor Picnic and that evening for members of the church and guests from the surrounding area. The choir headed for Medora on Wednesday to open for the I edora Musical Wednesday evening and Thursday on the Chuckwagon Pation in downtown Itltedora The group's vis# is part of a three state, twelve day concert tour. They will continue from Medora to perform in Bismarck and six communities in Wyoming and South Dakota. ' and Drayton Public School Volume 33 - Number 24 Hits This Methodist Church Joint Worship ay) Walking to the front of the store I could see we were in the middle of a major weather phenomena. Anyone living in town was quite aware of it, I'm sure. About 11:15 the store lost power. It was pitch black in there. With all the fans and electricals off, I could hear the wind. It was strong. It took a while, but the storm eventually subsided. I decided to take a drive around town while waiting for the power to come on. The first thing I noticed was that Main Street was Well, a couple hours ago I was hurrying to get the paper Upper Red River Charge finished after spending a lot of the Methodist Church to of time on Tuesday eating and listening to good music, hold a joint worship service provided by our Norwegian on June 30. friends from Skjeberg, On Sunday, June 30, the Norway. Drayton Methodist church When I left the church congregation will meet at the this evening, Ion Dryburgh Humboldt Methodist church showed me a strong cold along with the Pembina front moving east, over the Methodist congregation for Devils Lake area. He also a joint service at 10:30 a.m. noted that there was a single There willbe a potluck dinner Norwegian word that meant following the service. All are prayer, farmer andthearoma welcome! There will be no - of a three bean casserole, worship services at Drayton Other evenings I would or Pembina churches on have had time to try to find flowing past the store. A lot June 30. that word, but about 11 p.m. of debris had floated up to Sausage of the storm got to Drayton and the corner manhole and was what a storm it was. hanging up over the grates, the Week I was hunkered down in Driving around town Today, Kelly was busy grocery store, which is many of the streets were so making his famed Maple pretty solid. Hard to know flooded the water was up in Sausage and snack sticks. what's going on outside.Continued Below Right Continued On Page 4 No Serious Injuries In Monday's 1-29 Truck Mishap Men Onsdag Er De Forlater Ig]en, Allrede Wetoldyouacoupleweeks the intense heat, especially Inturn, thechoirpresented ago that the Norwegians were in the church, it's amazing the church with two books, coming and there were going that our visitors could stay One a picture book of to be lots of them in the form standing. Norway and the other a very of a choir from Skjeberg, However, stand they did large cookbook, "No egian Norway. and put on outstanding National Recipes,':'writtenly As the headline states, they performances, in spite of it Ardis KasperSeni have come and Wednesday .... :: #1 chef and Brimi. the 're g0neagain already. If " This :is the: second time Dagfinn noted that"::,next you dfdn't get to hear them the choir has performed in time they come they will be this time around, you missed the Drayton area. Five years looking forward to see what out on something pretty ago they were here for the they have learned the special. Skjeberg Church's 125th cookbook. ": They performed twice in Anniversary. This year is Good friends, l Drayton on Tuesday. First at was Skjeberg's 130th. That and good food. Who can ask the Pembina County Council sounds like a lot of years, formore ...... on Aging Indoor Picnic at the but the Skjeberg Church in From here the group will Community Center and then Norway has been around for travel to Medora to perform later in the evening at the over 900 years, as the opener for the Medora Skjeberg Lutheran Church. With 900 years behind Musical on Wednesday The Center event included them, the choir has had evening and Thursday on a meal and the church event a lot of practice, then. It the Chuckwagon Patio in included a potluck dinner, really comes out in theirdowntown Medora. Both events had snacks performances. The group was here as following the performances The Skjeberg Church part of a twelve day, three and there were some nice presented choir leader state, concert tour. From snacks out at Marlys and Dagfinn Ravneng, who Medora they will travel to Merle Nelson's, between travels here almost annually, Bismarck and then on to performances. Obviously with a fine engraved brief Yellowstone, Cody and Big there was no shortage of case, with the church on one Horn in Wyoming and Rapid food or entertainment, side and Dafinn's name onCity and Sioux Falls, South Between all the food and the other. Dakota. Youth First Aid Class Held A first aM class was held on Tuesday aftemoon at the fire hall, for some of the local youth. Pembina County Nurse, Kallie Christenson and Rob Boll provided the instruction. The kids leamed first aid basics including how to clean and dress wounds. Pictured above, from left to right are front row, Kallie Christenson, Quinn Passa, Olivia Quibell, Drew Passa and Rob Boll. Standing in the back are lan Passa and Caden Quibell. The city sirens went off Monday about 11:30 a.m. and the Drayton Fire and Ambulance responded to an accident about five miles south on Interstate 29. The Drayton Ambulance was first on the scene, followed by an ambulance from Grafton and several fire trucks as well as a couple fire trucks from Drayton. Combined with about four Sheriffs department vehicles it looked a little scan/. However, no-one was seriously injured, when an empty truck traveling in the south bound lane crossed the median and somehow managed to end up on its side in the north bound lane, heading the opposite direction. The driver and passenger of the truck who were from elsewhere and unidentified, were taken to Grafton for observation and then released. Drayton Pool Officially Tuesday Storm Continued From Above The Drayton Pool is officially open as of last week. Pool hours are: Monday-Friday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Open 6:30 pm to 7 p.m. Family 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Open Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Open Rates Family Pass - $140.00 Single Pass - $70.00 Daily (Eash Session) 4-17 yr - $2.50 18 and Older - $4.00 Children 6 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. The pool raised the season passes slightly due to the rising cost of operations, however the prices are comparable to other pools around the area. The pool staff hopes to see you at the pool this summer! For any questions, please call 454-6231. Goat Vs Comanche One-hundred and thirty- six years ago, on June 25th, the Battle of Little Big Horn was fought. More often referred to as Custer's stand because Custer and his battalion (not the entire 7th Cavalry which he commanded) were totally wiped out in the fight. There was however, one lone survivor of the battle. A horse named Comanche. Up until the storm hit I was planning on getting back to this story and continue it in the Back When section. This being the anniversary day of Custer's Last Stand. However, I had to abandon ship due to the storm and no longer have access to my paper archives this week. Let me give you the short of it. You canstillsee Comanche. He's on display at the Kansas University Natural History Museum. When Comanche died in 1891 he was preserved for display. Comanche was teamed with Captain Myles Keogh, a very colorful soldier of Irish decent. He was a heavy drinker and Comanche became quite a boozer himself. Keogh was killed on June 25th along with Custer and his men. I'll try again next year. the yards. Branches down everywhere. A lot of smaller one or two inch diameter branches, some larger, eight inch or more and a few trees, or major parts of trees downed. One against a house, I believe belongs to Dan Rudnick, on Wallace. As it approached 1 a.m., there was still no power on Main Street and east. West of the railroad tracks there was power, except in the park. I pulled up behind the store thinking I might have to tear down my equipment and take it to the farm to finish the paper. Just as I got out of my truck there was a dull explosion and bright red and green flashes to the west. Apparently a transformer. The lights began to dim on the west side of the tracks, but came back on fairly quickly. So, to make a long story short, I'm out at my place, it's 2 a.m. and there are still no lights where I normally can look to the west and see Drayton. I have a lot of paper left, I'm tired and have no idea what shape Grafton is in or what the morning will bring. So, I'm probably going to have to finish it up with a lot of pictures and some big blank spots. We'll see. Dakota Tales and Trails Lloyd Omdahl KC's Column Christine Jensen Dear Lady Di The Laiken and Taylor Column A Chronicle of Red River Steamboating, Page 3 Part 44 By K.C. Gardner, Jr. - Page 7 Page 3 Page 5 "There are not enough Indians in the world to Page defeat the Seventh Cavalry." Pagepage 7 -George Armstrong Custer Goat Vs Comanche