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Valley News and Views : ..... ;: : .... :iiiiiiii iiiiiii!i iliiiiii!i! ilziiiiii iii:i Page 3 October, 10, 2013 Down Our Street Local harvest has slowed the influx of social news this week; affecting readers near & far. Remember, your news is important & appreciated! You may contact me at 701- 520-9842, email Bethany- heinrichs@hotmail.com,, or simply leave a note at Valleys News & Views office. Harvest is a reminder of how the rich Red River valley soil has influenced our personal history. This region has cultivated generations of contributing descendants. dendar of Events Sugar Bowl Senior Center Regular Activities Noon Potluck - The First Sunday of Every Month at the Sugar Bowl Senior Center. Everyone welcome! Bone Builder Exercise Class Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning at 1030 a.m. Bingo - Every Monday at 2 p.m. Cards (Spite and Malice) Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. Health Maintenance Clinic (Foot Care) 4th Monday of each month from 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. BLACK CATS INVADE STORY HOUR Pussin Books (AKA "Story Lady") says, "Beware of black cats at October Story Hour for Drayton." She will read stories about MARSHMALLOW, SCAREDY  SPLAT, SCARED SILLY and other feline fables. Bring your little cat feet to one Care at 10:00 a.m. ; 12:30 p.m. Annual Bake Sale- 5:00 to 7:00 p.m, at the St. Thomas Legion Club. October 13th - St. ]ohn the Evangelist Catholic Church Annual Fall Dinner - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, 1515 Western Avenue, Grafton, ND. Turkey and Ham and all the $100 cash prizes.Tickets at door or from members. October 20th - Minto Sacred He Church ual Fall Dinner - I1 a.m. to 3 )mmunity Center. Ham, Meatballs, q avy, Carrots, Sauerkraut and Pork, and Pies and Desserts.Adults - $10; Children 5-I2 - $5; 4 and under Free. For Take Out Meals call Helen at 701-520- 9810 or Shell3 701-520-1525. Also, Bake Sale, Mini-Raffle with Chances for a Queen Size Quilt and other prizes. October 26th - Annual Booster Club Halloween - At the Drayton Public School from 5 to 8 p.m. December 7th - Drayton's Old Fasbioned Christmas - Really, it s not that far off. Vendors start planning, idea folks, let's hear your ideas, early. Everyone else, plan on attending. Everyone welcome to pitch in. After , it is Christmas. Almost. Interests,ideas, projects, programs and the like, email this paper at valleynv@ polarcomm.com Got an Even. Know of An Event? Let Us Know So We Can Post It Here. Call it, walk it, mail it or email it in. Call 454-6333 or email valteynv@polarcomm.com Pembina County Public Transportation Schedule September 2013 Transportation for people of all ages for medical appointments, shopping, visiting, banking, hair appointments, etc. Local Transportation In Drayton- Fare $3 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Transportation to Grafton- Fare $6 Monday Through Friday Transportation to Grand Forks - Fare $12 Wednesdays 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. Published every Thursday at Drayton, North Dakota. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Valley News and Views, PC 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 &ll&l i& 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. 0 They all deserve a written piece of history. My mother's (Gayle Knudson) family tree has drawn my curiosity. My grandma Annie Simmons retained numerous documents & personal items belonging to her parents. As family historian, my aunt (Connie Peterson) has retained the archives documenting my great grandfather Jacob Reinhardt's fascinating life. Jacob Rinehardt immigrated to the U.S. from Germany in1864. He was 18 & listed harness making as his occupation. Immediately, he sought employment. The Civil War was in progress & Minnesota's Fort Shelling offered volunteer union soldiers $50.00 upfront. He was inducted Feb. 25, 1864 to Company A; later called 5th Iowa Calvary. Fort Snelling served as a rendezvous & training center. Soldiers spent time marching, drilling with their weapons, & standing guard. The Fort became known for its picnics, parties, & parades. Great grandpa was honorably discharged May 1866 without one war story. Reinhardt realized early on the abundant opportunities his new homeland could provide. After a short stay in McCauleyville, MN, word of the 'Great Dakota Boom', he decided to see for himself. Along with Antoine Gerrard, they set out. Together, they explored Kelly's Point located in what is nowWalsh county. The pair returned to the transportation center McCauleyville. Jacob ran stagecoach for Carpenter & Blaike; carrying both passengers & mail until 1877. At that time, Antoine & Jacob returned to Kelly's Point: settling on the same land they had explored 10 years earlier. Gerrard was appointed Postmaster; Reinhardt his deputy. Shortly after, Reinhardt opened a store & Gerrard a tavern. On May 27, 1879, Kelly's Point was renamed Acton after Gerrard's hometown Acton, Ontario, Canada. The township thrived a grew to a population of 400+ in 1881. That same year, ND Governer Ordway appointed 3 commissioners to develop Walsh County. Walsh County was established from 2 northern tiers of GF County & 2 southern tiers of Pembina County. The county was named for George H. Walsh; a prominent newspaper & politicalfigure. InAugust, the commissioner's conducted a meeting to appoint Walsh County officials. Jacob Reinhardt was appointed Sheriff. At 5'6", he must have possessed other formidable characteristics. A new jail was built costing $275. I guess his position as County sheriff wasn't demanding enough. In 1883, he presided over Walsh county's 1st Masonic lodge meeting. The meeting came to order in the midst of a grain field a grain thrasher as a makeshift podium. The spectacle was captured on camera & remains on display at Crescent Masonic museum in Grafton. As Grandmaster, my great grandfather was closely connected to the Republican political party. He was chosen as delegate to the Republican convention in GF on election night; cheering on the election of William McKinley. The Republicans platform applauded women's rights, 'equal pay for equal work', & National Arbitration Board Welcome Nora Jolin Hokenson Miss Nora Jolin Hokenson (Jolin after both grandmothers), was born to Ryan and Kristy Hookenson, September 10th, 2013. Nora weighed in at 7 pounds 13 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Nora has a big brother, Russ. Nora's grand parents are Terry and Joan Hokenson of Minot, North Dakota and Tom and Linda Grzadzieleski of Drayton. Be the Best Part of Someone's Worst Day EMT Class 1st Week of November Call to learn more about becoming a Drayton EMT Rob Boll 701-454-6103 or Bill Turtle 701-520-1486 Drayton Ambulance Service Help is Here to regulate wages & trade. Jacob Reinhardt passed away in 1899 at age 35. He was laid to rest with Masonic formalities. The deceased fraternal apron is placed over the body by brethren while another Harvest Crews and Truckers Call For Quick Pickup Truck Parking ,n Back recites from the Volume of Sacred Law. Following the funeral, a procession lead by horses & foot soldiers to the final resting place. Jacob Reinhardt's grave is located in Masonic cemetery in Grafton. Drayton EMT Continued From Page 1 perspective on what's really important in life, a perspective few people have. It's a perspective reserved for those who experience great tragedy, and those who are there to help when that happens. It Matters. Sure, most community activities matter. But some folks have to reach farther than others to explain how their community work matters to others. With EMS it reaches out and smacks you in the face. To every single person who calls for your help, you matter. Having the knowledge and confidence of an EMT. working as an EMT, and doing better and better on every call all matter. YOU are tops on our list to take Drayton Ambulance's upcoming EMT class. We can't wait to have you on our team. We know you'll be glad you got involved in something really, really important. Please call Bill Tutfle 701-520-1486, Rob Boll 701-454-6103, or talk to any ambulance member today. Don't delay; class begins fight after beets. Source: www.theemtspot. corn Sausage of the Week Continued From Page 1 each other and then pop em on a stick and roast them in the fire. Eat em on a bun. If you dare. If you don't dare, just glill them and put them on a bun. Darn good that way too. If they should start to squeal and try to nm away, as they sometimes do, don't be alarmed. It just means that Kelly's Haunted Hickory is the real deal. i * * * Sundnv Buffet* * * ! 0:00 a.m. to ! :00 p.m. Gerle Frog Says, "1 subscribe to the Valley Hews and Vk, ws simply because it tastes so good. Homemade Soups and Lunch Specials Daily Call for the Day's Special 701-454-3425 Open Tuesday-Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. k, Sundays from I0 a.m. to I p.m. d Attorney at Law 910 Hill Ave. PO Box 70 Graffon 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 A CHOICE CAREER OPPORTUNITY IS WAITING FOR YOU! 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