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% 7D Cents Thursday August 22nd, 2013 The Official Newspaper of the City of Drayton and Drayton Public School Volume 33 - Number 30 Class of 2026 to Rumble.t ........ : ...... !i! ~i~ Drayton Area Foundation Acce Grant Appli Drayton, ND - The Drayton Area Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for its 2013 grant round. Applications are available at KodaBank's Drayton office or online at drayton. Applications must be received by September 13, 2013 and can be dropped off at KodaBank. Grant announcements will be made during Drayton's Old Fashioned Christmas event December 7. The Drayton Area Community Foundation is a permanent funddevelopedto provide ongoing support for community services through the allocation of income from the Foundation. A local Advisory Board reviews grant applications and makes recommendations on funding amounts. Organizations designated as non-profits under IRS code 501(c)3 qualify for a grant, as well as government entities including schools, park districts and organizations with a formalcitygovernment relationship. For questions, please call Rob Boll at 701-454-3317. Community Center Vandalized Vandals broke into the Johnson Memorial Hall Community Center on Sunday night. Some damage was done. No informationis currently available due to the ongoing investigation at this time. One More Reminder Don't forget the Kodabank Picnic, the Rod and Reel Rally Catfish Tournament and the Skieberg Lutheran Picnic in the park this week. If you've got a second you might dig a dinosaur in Walhalla. More info on the events on page 3 in the events section. Jason Mitchell Outdoors Filming on the Red Who Says Our Catfish Aren't Interesting? Pictured above is the future Class of 2026, although this year they are members of Mrs. Tunk's kindergarten class at ~ :::~. the Drayton School A mighty eager bunch, the graduates are from left to right, front row: Robbie Landn/ Jaxon Wilson, Landon Mapel, Ryan Corrick, Isabella Behm, Paige Morris and Stephanie Kissee. Back Row: Kyler Lizakowski, Alyssa Hoyles, Chloe Linster, Alyvia Quibell, Asiah Van' tHof, and Grant Uggerud. Tuesday was the first day of school in Drayton. Classes started precisely at 8:40 and it seemed students and teachers were all ready to go. Although, many felt that_.w~th ,the. warm days now and in the days ahead, it wouldn't hurt anything to start a little later and at least get a few more weeks out of the swimming pool. Seems that one of Mother Nature's traditions is to provide us with less than summery weather up until the doors open at the school and then she kicks summer into high gear. Anyway, there was still plenty of excitement and With advancement comes new responsibilities. Pictured above, Superintendent Schlieve started out the day teaching the 6th grade class how to properly handle the flag, including folding it at the end of day. The sixth graders are responsible for making sure the flag is properly hoisted in the mornings and retrieved and folded each evening. Not all responsibility all the, time, there's some fun included #s welL Following the Mr. Schfieve went through the 6]assrooms on the side of the house and announced that he haf found a nose m the hallway. The older students didn't bite, but when he left, the kindergarten room he had a sense someone was following him. One of the tittle girls, Alyssa Hoyles, had followed him into the hall in order to check out the misplaced nose, afraid that it might possibly be hers. the halls which had been crowded with construction materials last week were amazingly slear and filled with students setting up their lockers. In the case of the 7th graders, for the first time ever. Construction will continue into the schoolyear,, however looks like the school and students have everything under control. Around the Area Pembina Fire Department Holds Fund Raiser Steve Fritz of Pembina is pictured above providing some guidance to a young Canadian lad, using a paint ball gun to pluck off one of the Pembina Fire Department volunteers who was jumping around in the woods and simulating a deer.. It was all part of a fund raiser set up by the fire department to raise money to purchase grave site markers for departed members of the fire department. The Pembina Fire Funds raised will be used to Department held a fund purchase gravesite markers raiser on Friday night for departed fire fighters. near the motocross track. The highlight of the Josh Burgett of Grand Forks (left) along with Jason Mitchell, host of the popular outdoor program Jason Mitchell Outdoors are pictured above holding on to a trophy catfish they caught in the Red River. Kind of makes you think about the fishing toumament coming up this weekend, doesn't it? Jason Mitchell recently filmed a segment for his television show, Jason Mitchell Outdoors, on the Red River of the North. Mitchell fished with Grand Forks angler, Josh Burgett. Because of the low water, the anglers caught most of the fish in primary channels and fast water. "With rivers in general, we have seen this pattern for all species of fish come late summer when the water warms up and the metabolism of the fish is high, fish seem to seek out faster water and straight stretches of river that seems to increase the oxygen content" explained Mitchell. According to Mitchell, the region is an excellent area to film because of the quality of fish along with the asthetics of the Red River. "The Red River is one of the region's best kept secrets because the fishing is tremendous and the river is so relaxing and peaceful," stated Mitchell. Mitchell took over the television production of the late Tony Dean over five years ago. Upcoming segments will air in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kansas, Missouri, Indiana and Illinois. Jason Mitchell Outdoors has been one of the highest rated fishing shows on Fox Sports North and reaches over twelve million households. The show currently airs on Fox Sports North and Fox Sports Midwest on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am. The show recently filmed will air this upcoming winter and spring of 2014. evening was the deer shoot, pictured above. Members of the department dressed in antlers and hung out in the woods behind a large plywood cut out that resembled a television set. Shooters attempted to shoot through the screen at the human/deer who taunted them at first, but after getting hit with a few paint balls, kept moving pretty good. All in good fun, you have to get a kick out of our political incorrectness. But around here, young folks learn to handle guns very early in life, in most cases with good adult supervision. Some kids learn from the other kids, but the conscientious typically make up the bulk of the young hunters. After the toy guns, your first gun is a BB gun, with which a youngster is taught the basics. We've all heard them time and again. Never Continued On Page 6 The Goat Vs Wylie Post I always have something in the back of my mind when I consult the goat. Even though there's nothing written, there's often a link somewhere. For example, this week, the Goat Vs Wylie Post. This is a simple one for some of our older readers. Younger folk might have to do a Google search or two. The connection here is to the Will Rogers quote. Not the quote itself, but Will Rogers, although the quote might have some meaning in this particular situation. Wylie Post was a famed aviator and the first to fly solo around the world. That's really him pictured below testing out a pressure suit in the 1930's. Wylie and famedAmerican humorist, Will Rogers were buds. Rogers had asked Post to fly him around Alaska in search of material for his newspaper column. OnAugust 15th, 1935,.they had engine trouble while taking off on pontoons from a lagoon near Pt. Barrow Alaska. The plane crashed and both were killed. Just Google the Goat once in a while. He's often on to some fun and interesting stuff. Oops! No Ernie Kovacs Last Week Oops, that wasn't Ernie Kovacs on the "Goat Vs" thingy last week. You can tell because there was no cigar. Ernie was the week before. Last week the Goat bumped heads with Alexis de Tocqueville, who was pictured next to the Goat. I know that makes a tremendous difference to most of you!