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August 15, 2013

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Thursday August 15th, 2013 The Official Newspaper of the City 4 The Drayton school will be starting classes next Tuesday, August 20th. School starts at 8:40 a.m. and will run for a full day. Students and staff will have to exercise a little patience and caution as they navigate the school due to ongoing construction that will continue into the school year. The heating and cooling system is being revamped along with a number of other improvements designed to re-make the school better than ever. Hopefully they'll get that heat thing working by the end of Christmas break Students and teachers appear up to the challenge and a little construction material in the hallways, as pictured above, is not expected to impact the training in the classroom. School Starts August 20th Construction to Continue Into the School Year Good Grief... it's that time required, will be teaching in Cavalier of year again, already. The So far, it looks like we've this year and Scott Webster, Drayton Public School will grown a little again this who will be replacing Mr. open its doors for the school year. Seven new students Gardner, who is now retired. year in less than a week, are enrolled on the high Don't forget! There will Tuesday August 20th. The school side ofthe house with be an Open House for kids will be starting out with three new students in the elementary students and a full day of school which elementary. The pre-school their parents on Thursday, begins at 8:40 a.m. is providing a lot of hope for August 15th. It begins at 6 It won't be without its future growth with sixteen p.m. and a picnic lunch and challenges as revamping of pre-schooler's currently beverages will be provided. the heating and air system as enrolled. After the pinic, students and well as other improvements Two new teachers have teachers will meet in their are in progress and will been added to the roster this rooms and an informational continue into the school year;' Raichl Ratchenski will meeting for parents will be year. A little patience will be be replacing Ann Kraft, who held in the gym. The last of the old grain elevators standing inside the town of Drayton has been reduced to rubble over the past two weeks. Having been home to a variety of stray cats, I'd guess a rat or two and an occasional mouse, those !i i suffering the most from the loss are the pigeons. Having been used to roosting atop the elevator and towering over the city they now can be found perching on the buildings remains (at left), or in a large group, moping around the parking lot east of the structure. Of course, Earl the Penguin has personally started a "save the pigeons" campaign and is once again asking for large donations in small unmarked bills. Celebrating Their 50th With the Valley News and Views Bev and Gay Jensen recently celebrated theft 50th wedding anniversary with a family get together in Big Sky, Montana. Kyle and Tonya drove from Drayton, as did Gay and Bev, and Craig, Jenny, Isaac, Carter and Tate drove from Sammamish, Washington. They rented a lovely house for a week and day tripping out from there each day. One day they all drove into Yellowstone Park and had a great time seeing Old Faithful and other park sights. The highlight of the day was having a picnic along the Firehole River where most of the family went swimming in the river, which was warmed from the hot water geyser runoff into the river. Gay and Bev watched! The above picture was taken along the river bank and shows some of the lovely scenery in the park The Valley News and Views belonged right at home there. Of course it was. What 50th Wedding Anniversary would be complete without the Valley News and Views? Congratulations, Bey and Ga 75 Cents ton and Drayton Public School Volume 33 - Number 30 Skjeberg's 7th Annual Picnic in the Park The Skjeberg Lutheran Church will host their 7th Annual Picnic In The Park, at Drayton's Schumacher Park, Sunday, August 25th, serving from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. the menu includes their near famous barbecued ribs, hot ogs, butter dipped corn on e cob, equally buttery new potatoes, baked beans, fresh garden beets and a variety of cucumbers, watermelon and a wide array of homemade pies. Music will be provided throughout the evening by the Popple Ridge Pickers, from Lancaster, Minnesota. A free-will offering will be taken with proceeds going to Missions. In case of rain, the picnic will be in the Senior Center on Main Street. Take out orders will be available by calling: 701-360-2796. One of the social and dining events of the season, EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND! Don't miss it. Rod and Reel Rally Catfish Derby There are still some slots open for this year's Rod and Reel Rally Catfishing Tournament which will be held Saturday August 24th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holder of the biggest catfish at the end of the day will win $1600. Not a bad profit for a day of fun. A maximum of 60 boats Last Day of Swimming is August 17th The last day of swimming at the Drayton swimming pool will be Saturday, August 17th. Hours for that day will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Beginning MondayAugust 12th, the pool will be open Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for open swimming as well as from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for open swimming. Banlc Picnic August 21st is being allowed this year KodaBank will hold it's Customer Appreciation with a minimum of two paid Picnic Wednesday, August entries per boat. 21st from 5 to 7 p.m. at You can find more information and download Schumacher Park. On the menu will be burgers, dogs, entry forms at www. salads, baked Beans, cookies, or contact the Red River Resort and and icecream. Motel 701-454-6184, or call Everyone is encouraged to come on out and bring an the Chamber line at 701- 454-FISH. appetite. Sit a spell and visit with your neighbors. .Northern Nature Seed Customer Appreciation Dinner Scott and Dan over at Northern Nature Seed hosted their 2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Dinner last week It drew a big crowd with over 60 attending, rolling in from as far away as Thief River and Grand Forks. A fine meal of steak tips and creamy red potatoes with coleslaw and garlic toast was served, following a plot tour out at Travis Uggerud's. The meal was catered by Andy Kirkeby. Commercial representatives from Proseed, Legend and Wilbur Ellis were also there to talk farming with the attendees. Seemed like just about everyone went home with a nice prize, but Scott said there were only about twen which included some nice $50 gift certificates to Shields. According to those in attendance, a good time was had by all. James Ebertowski Added to the Drayton High School Distinguished Graduates Gallery Army War College. Mr. Ebertowski was in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1997, rising from 2nd Lt. to Colonel. He was stationed in Colorado, South Korea, Virginia, South Vietnam, Okinawa, Thailand, West Germany, Saudi Arabia, and South Carolina. After retirement he was the Director of US Army Sales Worldwide, Savi Technology, Lockheed-Martin, 1997 to 2011. The Recognition and Awards forwhichhewasmade a member of the Gallery are three awards of the Legion of by K.C. Gardner James Ebertowski, a member of the DHS Class of 1963, has become a member of the Distinguished Drayton High School Graduates Gallery. After his high school graduation, he attended the University of North Dakota, 1963-1968, and graduated in the latter year with a BS in History. From 1977 to 1979 he attended the Florida Institute of Technology and received an MA in Transportation Management at his 1979 graduation. He has also attended the Merit; two Bronze Stars; four awards of the Meritorious Service Medal; two awards of the Army Commendation Medal; the Humanitarian Service Medal; two awards of the National Defense Service Medal; and three awards of the Service/Overseas Medal. On July 31, 2009, Colonel Ebertowskiwas inducted into the US Army Transportation Corps Hall of Fame. James Ebertowski joins nine other members in the Distinguished Graduates Gallery: Ethel Halcrow Cooley, DHS 1906; John Pavlik, DHS 1957; Terry Brosseau, DHS 1960; Dr. James Brosseau, DHS 1962; S. Decker Anstrom, DHS 1968; Lynn Jorde, DHS 1971; John Holler, DHS 1972; Lisa Fortier, 1984; and Boyd Wilson, DHS 1986. There are three criteria for inclusion in the Gallery: 1) a valid diploma from Drayton High School; 2) national or international recognition in a major field of endeavor; 3) a positive impact on the community, the state, the nation, or the world. of Valley News Page 2 2