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Valley News & Views Page 3 August 26th, 2010 'Ghosts of North Dakota" Program at Icelandic State Park The Northeastern North Dakota Heritage Association is pleased to offer a special program Sunday, August 29 at 2 p.m. at the Pioneer Heritage Center, located near the entrance to Icelandic State Park. Troy Larson and Terry "Rat" Hirmenkamp, both native North Dakotanswillbe sharing photos and experiences from their travels in North Dakota to document what is left of North Dakota's abandoned places. , Troy and Terry have developed a website that chronicles their photos and travels in North Dakota. The website, GhostsOfNorthDakota. com is a partnership of the two Fargo radio professionals, Troy and Rat, in an endeavour to photographicallydocument the remains of North Dakota's pioneer towns before they vanish to the ages. This project has nothing to do with ghosts or the supernatural.There are hundreds of photos, videos, and a clickable ghost town map at the website. Some of the towns on the website are "true ghosts" - totally abandoned. Others harbor less than ten residents, and someboastpopulations of a couple hundred. Regardless, all of the towns featured have experienced significant drops in population. Troy and Terry will be at the Pioneer Heritage Center meeting room to present this interesting program at 2 p.m. Sunday August 29. For more information, contact Icelandic State Park at 701- 265-4561. Pembina County Public Transportation Schedule August 2010 Transportation for people of all ages for medical appointments, shopping, visiting, banking, hair appointments, etc. Local Transportation In Drayton Mondays, Wednesday's, Thursdays, and Fridays Fare $2.00 Transportation to Graflon Tuesdays Fare $5.00 Transportation to Grand Forks Wednesdays Fare $10.00 For Reservations - Call 454-6586 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. Ii 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. O Hello to New Arrival Ashton David Jorde - Puppe Announce Ashton David Jorde was born to Cole and Kristen Jorde on August 2, 2010, weighing in at 9 lbs even and 21 1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Lee and Susan Jorde of Fairfax, Virginia. Great-grandma is Eileen Jorde, of Billings, Montana, formerly of Drayton. Great-aunt and Great- be able to get Lee with a visit from the Great Pumpkin). Now Ashton is also a little relative of mine. I got a kick out of how Susan put it all together for me in her email, which read as follows: Gosh Larry, you're also related to this kiddoI Let's see: Lee and your mom are first cousins so you and Cole are second cousins which makes Ashton your second cousin, once removed. (You and Lee are first cousins, once removed. Cole and your mom are first cousins, once removed, which makes Ashton and your mom first cousins, twice removed.) I think I've got that right .... Pretty nifty, huh? Justine Lyn Messelt and Alex Christopher Puppe announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents are Lois Estad, Hoople and Bob Messelt, Gillette, WY and Rod and Tammy Puppe, Drayton. J Justine is a 2005 graduate of Valley High School, Hoople and a 2010 nursing graduate from MSUM, Moorhead. Alex is a 2005 graduate of Drayton High School and a 2007 graduate of Alexandria Technical College in Law Enforcement. Justine is a registered nurse and Alex is a Border Patrol Agent. An October 2, 2010 wedding is planned at 1st uncle are former Draytonians Laurie Gunville and Lynn Jorde. (That's Lee, Ashton and August 2010 ColepicturedatrightandLee, Ox Cart Trails Historical Ashton and Susan pictured Societys Bound for Blessing, above. They don t look much like grand-parents to me. a theatrical production taken Matter of fact, I still might from Lauraine Snelling's Red River of the North novels was On August 8, Deane and Pam Scharmer met Craig, Julie and Melina Ammann, Sioux Falls, at Dakota Magic for lunch and to bring Melina back with them for the week. During that time visits were made to see Jack and Flora Brown, Glen and Tena Scharmer, Macy and Jenna, St. Thomas, and an overnight stay at the lake cabin at Rocky Point to visit with Nicole Brown, James, Natasha, and JJ, and Bonnie Brown. On August 14, Deane and Pam took Melina home to Sioux Falls and spent the weekend. Sunday afternoon they visited with John and Cathy Larson and the two international students staying with them. Saralee Steve and Ellen Marciniak visited Mylo and Ruby Dybedal in Karlstad Monday August 16th Among those who attended the Koda Bank Customer Appreciation picnic held August 18th at Schumacher Park were Merv and Phyllis Holter, A.D. Duncklee, Mildred Flach, and Saralee Hoselton. August 19th Saralee Hoselton went to Fargo where she visited Hope Hoselton and children. Later Saralee had lunch with Ardis Haaland at the West Acres Food Court. Steve and Ellen Marciniak were Grand Forks callers on Thursday. Sarah and Christopher Marciniak visited Steve and Ellen Marciniak several times during the week. Saturday dinner guests of A.D. Duncklee were Craig and Ann Holter and Cassie of Willmar, MN, Merv and Phyllis Holter, and Mildred Flach. The Craig Holter family spent the weekend in Hallock in Merv and Phyllis' trailer which was parked Nyegaard home. Jolene Maggert and girls of Bemidji also visited. Merv and Phyllis were guests several times during the weekend including Sunday dinner in Hallock, after which the family members returned to their respective homes. Judy Stellon went to the wedding of Brandon Culver and LindseyAufenkamp held August 21st at Lakewood Bible Camp on Devils Lake. Brad and Wendy Kalka and family of Grand Forks were Sunday dinner guests of Chester and Donna Kalka. Saralee Hoselton met Linda Hoselton in Grafton August 22nd and they attended the various activities involving the Historical Society's By-Gone Days at the Heritage Village. They took in the pancake breakfast, and Saralee went to the concert put on by the Fall Creek quartet. Later Saralee and Linda visited Kathleen BeIlamy and Marcella Cochran at Sunset Home. Donna Kalka was a Sunday afternoon visitor of Marjorie at the John and Janelle Tully. News and Views for its support I of Amphibians, and other creepy I crawling things, world wide. For I that reason, you should subscribe I to the paper. Thank you. Lutheran Church in Hoople, ND. The couple will reside in Sierra Vista, Arizona. The Ox Cart is Rolling presented in Drayton in July. About 850 guests enjoyed the performances, most of which came from out of town. We hope you didn't miss it! The actors and crew did a great job protraying life as it was in the late 1800s. Even ff your ancestors are not from Norway, your family probably has much in common with the characters in this production and book series. We really thank our director Wayne Stegman for a job well done! Supper at the Soddy, a delicious homemade sodbuster meal served by members of Ox Cart Trails Historical Society in a period setting, was a great success at Riverfest. Laurel and Lyndon Johnson from our Minnesota community entertained with live music throughout the evening. What a treat! The newly-completed log house reallylooks great. ItisaUabout your history and keeping it alive here in Drayton. Ox Cart Trails Historical Society has sent items on loan for a display at the North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame in Jamestown for Drayton's Baseball Capital of North Dakota. The Cinderella Team took part in an induction for the Cliff Cushman Award in July. What an honor! It took a fewyears, but apparently 1958 was a good year for Drayton and baseball. And, many of the Cinderella Team members and their families are also members of the historical society. If you find yourself in Jamestown over the next 12 months, do stop in at the Civic Center for a look at the baseball exhibits. After that, the Drayton artifacts will be brought back here. For more information on Ox Cart Trails Historical Society's programs, please contact Marlys Boll, 701-454-6103 or email president@oxcarttrails. net. FJru h wlth the l]unckr by Leo 13ea ci mp Meet Carol Anderson, the newest member of the Brush Bunch. Carol is shown with her painting, that is work in progress, of a lake and mountain scene. Carol began painting, in oil, around 10 years ago while living in the Cavalier area. This summer she and her husband Bill lived in a motor home on the Metelmann farm south of Walhalla. Carol does excellent work, as is shown, but her stay with the Bunch will be short lived, as the Andersons will be leaving for Kingman, AZ at the end of August. We will be expecting you back in the spring, Carol. Ten members were present at last Tuesdays painting secession. We now meet every Tuesday at the Gallery. With the exception of the 31st where we will meet at the Paul and Laurel Brusseau farm for a special painting project. Attorney at Law 910 Hill Ave. PO Box 70 Grafton ND 58237 (701)352-0916 Farmland Sales and Leases Real Estate and Business Planning Estate Planning, Probate and Tax Licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota )