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SmallTownPamers 98136 Catfish Capital of the North Cents Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 The Official Newspaper of the City 0f Drayton and Drayton Public School Volume 28 - Number 29 I .( Rod and Reel Rally Attracts OurCondolences 128 Participants to the Family of Drayton's 2010 Rod & Reelexperienced staff workingTom Landowski Rally catfishing tournament the tournament table. TheSadly we learned Saturday was held Riverfest weekend, weather stayed gorgeous all evening that Tom Landowski July l7. through the afternoon as had been killed in a A beautifully warm and spectators and participants motorcycle accident near breezy summer day greetedshared a day of good fishing Pembina, North Dakota. anglers as they arrived at and socializing on the banks The news came as a terrible Hastings Landing Recreation of the mighty Red. shock to his family, friends Area. Check-ins, boat Thefirstfishwasbroughttoand the community. inspections, and launchings the weigh-in station an hour Our condolences to Tom's went exceptionally smoothly or so into the tournament family and friends during this year due our attentive, Continued on Page 10 this very difficult time. Many Visitors To City Were "Bound for Blessing" 1 The first wave of boats loaded with fisher-people heads out in search of the giant catfish at this years Rod and Reel Rally catfishing tournament. Fifty-one boats registered, forty-nine showed up and over 130 people signed up for the event. Although there was some adapting to geographical challenges brought about by local construction, there was no shortage of smiles or fun things to do at this year's annual Riverfest Celebration. The event was a little more spread out than usual. Many events like the Rod and Reel Rally CatfishingTournament, the Alumni Banquet, Supper at the Soddy, and the "Bound for Blessing" play, were unaffected. However, the parade was channeled down 4th street, which seemed to work out pretty well. Schumacher Historical Society loaded up Park was very active with folks with their traditional Kid's Games, Mud VoUeybalLstew and biscuits, pioneer Swimming and snacks. The style, with homemade ice street dance instead of being cream and rhubarb crisp for right on main street was dessert. held between Kelly's and the St. Edward's Parish bank. provided their Saturday Plenty of good food too. luncheon, which of course, Kevin and Cindy Watts was enjoyed by all. Topped celebrated 20 years in offwith Marie's Route 44, the the business sponsoring baked goods sold at the flea a fine feed, set up by the market and craft show and Country Smokehouse. They the burger vendor downton, also served up free food nobody wenthungry. on Sunday during their Now, I'm not a playperson horseshoe tournament, and a play with music has Supper at the Soddy, the potential to send me served by the Ox Cart Trails More on Page 9 "I tell you Rob, the art of making a good buffalo stew is starting with a good buffalo. Not too big, not too small .... " Above, Lauraine Snelling and the "Bound for Blessing" cast pose for pictures after the final showing of the play, which literally attracted people by the bus load. Nearly 1000 people, most from out of town came to see the play, which was very well received. More on Page g. by Richard Johnson Rob Boll, official "Stew Honcho" at this year's "Supper at the Soddy," gets a few words of advice from one of the younger attendees, Rylee Maurstad, as to the proper preparation of buffalo stew. The Drayton Cinderella and his wife Marilyn also barbecue hosted by the team Team's "Fifty Plus 2 Victory are hosting a picnic supper for all guests interested in Tour" comes to a conclusion for attendees on Thursday attending. The event will be this week, with a visit to Gov. evening. A tour of the N.D. either inside Jack Williams John Hoeven's office at the Heritage Center is on the Stadium, where Drayton State Capitol in Bismarck agenda, teams played so many as well as taking part in Davison reports that games, or at a picnic shelter activities leading up to the several area media outletsin McElroy Park just beyond team's induction into the are planning coverage of the the right-centerfield fence. N.D. Sports Hall of Fame in meeting with the governor,The induction ceremonies Jamestown. plus interviews with team will be part of a banquet Thegovernorisexpectedto members, program beginning at 7 issue a proclamation noting Up to 14 team members, p.m. Saturday, July 24, at the both the enshrinement and their families and friends are Jamestown Civic Center, the great impact Drayton's expected for the Bismarck which ho.uses the Hall of 1958 Junior American leg of the Fifty Plus 2 Victory Fame. A social hour begins Legion baseball team had Tour, so named because it's at 5 p.m. Drayton will be the on the state and around the been 52 years since the team's frst team inducted, joining region when it won the N.D. storied season. The team'ssuch famous N.D. athletes Class A championship and Cinderella TeamCommittee, as Roger Maris and Phil the U.S. Region 9 f0ur-state made up of most of the Jackson. title in the Legion's national living teammates,, has been The other inductee is Bob baseball playoff, planning both the BismarckKing, of Valley City, long The meeting with Hoeven and Jamestown activities prominent in state athletics. is scheduled for Thursday since the Hall announced its He and the Drayton team morning, July 22. The team's selection lastyear, also will receive the Hall's coach, Dick Davison, has The group will motor Cliff Cushman Award. arranged the appointment. A to Jamestown on Friday Committee members Bismarck resident, Davison morning to prepare for a Continued on Page 10 m Society n" ntm