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Kroshus & Krew from Wahpeton will be sharing their music at the Courthouse Lawn at 7:15 p.m Wed., June 19. Thrivent of Valley City will be providing ice cream floats for everyone beginning at 6:45. Kroshus & Krew performs a popular blend of tunes from the 40s to the present. Tilford Kroshus, leader of the four member group of former students, is a retired college music professor and music consultant from Wahpeton, North Dakota. Kroshus is a showroom phenomenon. He wont hesitate to lead a parade through the ballroom to get things cranked up. The other professional members of this music and

comedy routine provide complimentary blends of a variety of talent. The members perform on the keyboard, drum set, bass guitar, lead guitar, trombone and all are included in

vocal selections. Music at the Courthouse Lawn is co-sponsored by the Valley City Parks & Recreation District, Ingstad Family Media and the Bridges Arts Council. A

free will offering is taken to assist in Saving the Band Shell. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held in the City Auditorium.

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City Wide Rummage Sales 8:00 am1:00 PM Splash Dash 5K Fun Run - Proceeds to benefit Lisbon Fire Dept Kiwanis Breakfast - Fire Hall 7 - 10:30AM Lisbon Bissell Club House Scramble 9AM Registration Cruisin Happy Days Car Show 10:30AM - 1 PM Redeemer Lutheran Youth Fundraiser 11-1 PM Fire Hall Lisbon Boy Scouts Burgers & Hotdogs 11-1 PM Lisbon Smiles Open House 1:30 - 3:30 PM Swimming Pool/Free Swim 1-5PM Kiddie/Pet Parade 3:30PM * Happy Days Parade 4PM BBQ Ribs ,Chicken & Brisket
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lains Art Museum, working with partners Minnesota Museum of American Art and Arts Midwest, is launching Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison, an exhibition of 80 drawings, paintings, prints, and sculptures from an important Native American modernist on June 16, 2013. Modern Spirit surveys the prolific career of George Morrison (19192000), a distinctive and well-loved artist whose works bring together concepts of abstraction, landscape, and spiritual reflection and draw from his physical and spiritual

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Late spring delays farmers Monday, Tuesday, Happy Days market season opening
isbon residents invite you to attend from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cattlemens Club armers markets Happy Days Friday and Saturday, Parking Lot, Lisbon. Admission $2 and all across North Dakota June 15 and 16. Its a good old-fashprocceds go to Save our Scenic. There will have been set back a ioned community celebration. be a grill giveaway. Event is sponsored by week or two due to stormy This family-oriented event features a the Liqr Pigz M.C. weather. With below averfamily picnic, games, street dance, parades, For information or rules and regulations age temperatures and the BBQ Cook-Off, Vintage Car Show, a golf contact, Tom at 701-680-2163. frequent rainy spells, many tournament, food vendors, free swim at Happy Days would not be happy withlocal produce growers the pool, sales in the stores and a city-wide out classic cars and hot rods at the first and gardeners are behind rummage sale. Creative Pictures Cruisin Happy Days schedule with their spring The community picnic begins at 5 p.m. Car show. Trophies will be awarded to planting. While the gentle Friday with food, games and music. The popular vote winners. The show will be rains are welcome for meal is served from 5 to 7 p.m. and is between the Open Door and Casual Living plants in the ground, it is a sponsored by Lisbon Area Health Services. at Fourth Avenue W. Call 701-683-2281 or matter of having adequate Games Galore and a family concert with 701-683-5680. dry weather to plant the 2 Mile Final will follow. Tickets are $5 per Visit the website at http://www.lisseeds. person. Saturday gather at the North Dakota Veterans Home for the Splash Dash! A 5K run and walk beginning at 9 a.m. Teeshirts and medals are included in the $30 registration fee. he Barnes County Historical Thurs., June 20, at the Barnes Youth can run at 9:45 a.m. and receive a Society Lecture Series presCounty Historical Museum. In tee shirt and medal for $15. Pick up packents Larry Gauper Tuninghis presentation, which he calls ets and register between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. in to the Golden Age of Radio Tuning-in to the Golden Age of the day of the race. If you grew-up during the period Radio, Larry relives some of the If you dont enjoy running, have fun from 1930 through the 1950s, you moments that he, Barnes County with the Lisbon Bissell Golf Course cant help but recall many wonderand America listened to each Clubhouse Scramble. Its a four-person, ful moments listening to the famweek. He shares audio clips, photono handicaps just-for-fun golf day. There ily radio; usually it was a big old graphs and anecdotes from the will be beverages, grilled burgers, brats Jack Benny Program, Fibber McGee and dogs and prizes awarded. Registration Philco or Zenith, the centerpiece of the living room in most homes. & Molly, Suspense, Lights Out, and begins at 8 a.m. and start time is 9 a.m. It was truly a unique theater of Gunsmoke, along with the familiar Pre-register by calling 701-683-4510. the mind. voices and songs of Roy Rogers and The Lisbon High School Class of 1973 This was a very special time in Gene Autry, plus many other stars will be holding its 40th class reunion during media history and its the subject and programs of that era. He Happy Days beginning with an informal of Larry Gaupers lecture at 7 p.m. LECTURE: 9 social at Steve Johnsons home, 500 8th Ave. East. Bring your own snacks, beverages, chair and a favorite memory to share beginning at 8 p.m. 1.75 L Bison Ridge Whisky.................................$13.99 On Saturday, volunteers are needed to decorate the 1.75 L Phillips Vodka...........................................$10.98 float at the Johnson home at 1.75 L Don Q Rum Cristal - Gold...........................$16.79 2 p.m. The parade begins at 512 East Main Street 1.0 L Jose Cuervo Tequila...................................$18.48 3:30 p.m. behind Teals MarValley City, ND 58072 .750 L Jailers Bourbon.........................................$19.99 ket. Classmates are invited to ride the float. Following the .750 L Baileys Irish Cream.................................$18.98 parade, the class will gather .750 L Vine Smoothie.............................................$8.98 at The Stake Out for a recep.750 L Starling Castle Riesling............................$7.48 tion at 6 p.m. Valley Citys Largest and Registrations fee is $10. OFFER VALID JUNE 13 - 20, 2013 Lisbon Happy Days Cook- Most Complete Off-Sale off begins at 5 p.m. on SaturPlease Use Our Products in Moderation day with its annual BBQ ribs, bricket and chicken contest


But the time has come for fresh food. Roses Valley City Saturday Morning Farmers Market will begin on Sat., June 15. In addition to the early cool crops, there will be a wide assortment of fresh produce, baked delicacies and canned foods available for sale. The market will continue every Saturday at Hinschberger Park from 10 a.m. until noon weather permitting, through the end of October.

Roses Valley City Saturday Morning Farmers Market, a member of the North Dakota Farmers Market & Growers Association, consists of a group of vendors who have worked collaboratively to deliver locally grown produce to the area for 34 years. All products are grown, produced, or made by local vendors within a 50-mile radius of Valley City. Support your local farmers.

The Golden Age of Radio topic of next lecture

This lecture is the conclusion of Season 15 and is held in conjunction with the Barnes County Historical Societys annual meeting at 7 p.m. with the lecture commencing approximately at 7:30. Society members are encouraged to attend as there will be brief committee reports and the election of two board members.

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The Dakota Riders, MC will be holding a hill climb on Fathers Day. Rider registration begins Saturday and ends Sunday at 9 a.m. The climb begins at 10 a.m. sharp. A rain date has been set for June 23 in the event the weather does not cooperate. The club is not responsible for accidents and riders under 18 years of age must have parents notarized permission to participate. The hill climb will take place south off Interstate 94, exit 290. Signs will be posted. See your favorites from the TriState area and CanadaAll classes including: Classes: Mini 125 250 450 650 Open Powder Senior. Cutout switches required. There will be camping on Hill Climb Grounds. No glass containers, pets, firearms or attitudes will be tolerated. This event is sponsored by Boomers Corner Keg, NuBar Sports Bar, Stutsman Harley Davidson, Gille Auto, Lake Mode Liquors, Old 10 Saloon, RKS Sales & Service, Quality Equipment Setup, Larrys Aerial, Central Steel, Randys Electric, DJs Home Center, Shamrock Bar, Seaburgs Guns & Ammo, Crossroads Auto Buyers, Whitetail Bar Fishbowl Bar, Dakota Cat, Bayshore City Side, Valley Officeworks, Keiths AC, Valley Recycling and Kohn Electric.

a.m. to carpool or 10 a.m. at the Martinson Bridge Trailhead at the SSF. Pack a sack lunch for lunch and bring your tent and camping gear. A picnic dinner and Sunday breakfast will be provided by the NCT chapter. Please RSVP two weeks in advance to one of the individuals below to reserve your campsite. Contact Clyde Anderson, 701-633-5287, andy4@; Deb Koepplin, 701-845-2935, or Connie Geinert, 701-845-3455, AA: Alcoholic Anonymous meet every Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room of Sheyenne Care Center, Valley City. DANCE: Valley City Eagles host Plow Boyz. Starts at 8:30 p.m. MUSEUM: From Monday, May 27 through Labor Day, The Midland Continental Railroad Transportation Museum will be open daily from 1 to 4 p.m.

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Saturday, June 15
FUND RAISER: Annual Head Start Poker Run. Starts at Iron Stallion in Valley City. Raises funds for Headstart. REALLY nice Door Prizes and Silent Auction items. One of the big items is a portable John Deere Weber Grill. Bring your friends. POKER RUN: 19th Annual Head Start Poker Run

Friday, June 14

Legion club site at 6:30 p.m. All residents of this RETIREMENT: The Americommunity that have soiled can legion Post 60 of Valley American Flags to be City will hold their annual retired may bring them to Flag Retirement Ceremony the American Legion club on Fri., June 14th (flag rooms for proper disposal. day). The ceremony will be held at the American Boys scout troop 560

of Valley City will 21. Plan to spend conduct the ceremony this weekend maintaining under the direction of scout trail in the Sheyenne State master Dave Gazeley. Forest. The day of work will be followed by a campWORK DAY: Mineral out at the remote Mineral Springs Remote Camping Springs Campsite. Meet at & Workday at Sheyenne the Rosebud Visitor Center State Forest JULY 20 and at Valley City on Sat. at 9

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leaving from Iron Stallion Cycles, 226 2nd St. NW at 11 a.m. sharp. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. $10 per person. All proceeds go to the Valley Head Start Program. Event includes food and silent auction. Call Iron Stallion at 701845-5196 or Boomers at 701-845-3723 for more information. LIBRARY: The Valley City Barnes County Public Library is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 845-3821 for more information. RALLY IN THE VALLEY: Bill Jansen Road Race, parade, inflatable games, car show, food, arts and crafts vendors, rubber duck race, mud bog, street dance with Three Card Molly and the Unbroken Band. Fun for everyone all day long. Register for the Parade with the form attached or call us at 845-1891. ROAD RACE: 32nd Annual Bill Jansen Road Race/Walk sponsored by the Valley City Optimist Club. Race will be held at HI-LINE PARK. This years race will feature electronic timing and pre-registration. Check in begins at 7 a.m. day of race with 8 a.m. start time. DIVISIONS: Girls/Women Boys/Men 8 a.m. - 12 & under (1 mile) 8 a.m. - 12 & under (1 mile) 8:15 a.m. - Open Walk (5 km) 8:15 - Open Walk (5km) 8:15 a.m. - 13 - 15 (5 km) 8:15 - 13-15 (5 km) 16-18 (5 km) 16-18 (5 km) 19-24 (5 km) 19-24 (5 km) 25-39 (5 km) 25-39 (5 km) 40 & over (5 km) 40 & over (5 km) 8 a.m. - Open (10 km) 8 a.m. - Open (10 km) Day of race entry fee $25, 5/10K Individuals. AWARDS: Medal to the champion in each division; Ribbons to next five in each division; No medal or ribbons in walking division; T-shirts to all finishers (New design in 2013). REFRESHMENTS: Free refreshments for participants at the conclusion of the race/walk. FIRST AID STATION: Participants will be monitored during the entire race/walk in case there is a need for medical attention. Contact Mike Watterson at mike.watterson@sendit. 4-H: Barnes County 4-H Hippology State Champions Feed 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Valley Meats, Valley City. Brats and Hotdog with all the fixins. This is a fund raiser for 4-H to attend the Nationals Competition in January. MUSIC: Singspiration at Homewood beginning at n n n n n n n n n

7 p.m. at the farm of Tim & Becky Hager, Valley City. Directions: Exit 288, 5-1/2 miles South on Hwy. #1 and 1-3/4 mi. West. Featuring music by: Yvonne Emery, Michael Whisler, Katie & Randie Meyer, Marla Fogderud, Tim and SueAnn Berntson, Doug Fogderud family, Greg and Andrea Hager, Tim and Becky Hager with Laurie Christensen, keyboard and Cole Christensen, drums. Come and enjoy an evening of gospel music in the old, but recently restored barn. (Not handicapped assessable and you must be able to climb steps). Refreshments will be served on main floor following program. KAROKE: Rubys Karoke 8:30 p.m. VFW Post 2764, Valley City. FRESH FOOD FOUND HERE: Roses Valley City Saturday Morning Farmers Market will begin its season today at 10 a.m. until noon. It will continue to meet at n n n n n n n n n


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Hinschberger Park, 606 2nd St. NE, every Saturday through the end of October, weather permitting. RALLY IN THE VALLEY: Valley City will be hosting their annual Rally In The Valley June 15 and 16. Lisbon Happy Days cookoff: The annual BBQ ribs, bricket and chicken, cookoff will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cattlemens Club Parking Lot, Lisbon. Admission $2. Information or rules and regulations contact, Tom at 701-680-2163. AA: Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Saturday at 8 p.m. at Fellowship Corner, 320 Second Ave. S.E. in Valley City. On the last Saturday of each month, the meeting is a speaker meeting - for all to attend, not just alcoholics. and Ice Cream Social at the Kathryn Community Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be a silent auction from 2 to 3:45 p.m. regular meeting at 5 p.m. at the Central Administration Building on Central Avenue in Valley City. MUSEUM: Midland Continental Depot Transportation Museum featuring Peggy Lee in Wimbledon, is open daily 1 to 4 p.m. Memorial Day to Labor Day. Open all other times by appointment. For more information or appointment call 701-435-2333. Admission is a freewill donation. LIBRARY: Valley City Barnes County Public Library hours: Mondays: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. open evening. Tues. through Fri.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. AA: Alcoholic Anonymous meets every Monday at 8 p.m. at Fellowship Corner, 320 Second Ave. S.E. in Valley City. 18-19 in Bismarck. Contact Kevin Stankiewicz at for more details.



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MUSEUM: Litchville ComDANCE: Valley City Eagles munity Museum is open to visitors now until labor day host Odell Bratten. Starts weekend on Sundays 2 to at 8:30 p.m. 4 p.m. and daily by appt. Call Mavis Strinden 762Sunday, June 16 MEDINA: Day on the Prairie 4475; Avis Nelson 7624482; or Eugene Olson with Fred Kirschenmann 762-3694. and Deborah Koons Garcia, director of Symphony Monday, June 17 of the Soil. Meet at FARRMS in Medina at 1 p.m. LIBRARY: The Valley City for soil tours and a meal Barnes County Public Liaround 5 p.m. Ticket info brary hours are 10 a.m. to at 7 p.m. Call 701-845-3821 for information. HILL CLIMB: Dakota Riders Hill Climb, Sheyenne RALLY IN THE VALLEY: Lodge. Carson & Barnes Circus at NDWS at 4:30 and 7:30 ICE CREAM: Kathryn p.m. Booster Club hosts a Pie SENIORS: Buffalo Senior Citizens meet every Monday at the Community Center, Buffalo, from 9 a.m. Maintenance Breakfast to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, June 19
STORY HOUR: Lisbon Public Library Summer Story Hour Wednesdays 10 to 11 a.m. Pre-K through 2nd Grade are invited to attend. STORYTIME: Storytime takes place at 10:30 a.m. at the Valley City-Barnes County Public Library. More info: 845-3821. MUSIC: Enjoy an evening of Music at the Courthouse Lawn with Kroshus & Krew beginning at 7:15 p.m. A free will offering is taken each week at the concerts to assist in the repair of the bandshell. Anyone interested in participating in the concerts or who want to be part of Saving the Bandshell should contact Diane at the Rec Center at 845-3294.

SENIORS: Buffalo Senior Citizens meet every Monday at the Community SUNDAY, JUNE 16 Center, Buffalo, from 9 a.m. MEETING: The Valley City MEETING: Mercy Nurses 9 AM to 12:30 PM City Commission meets the to 5 p.m. Alumni will meet for lunch first and third Mondays of at 12 noon at the Chinese Tuesday, June 18 each month at 5 p.m. at Palace in Valley City. city hall. LIBRARY: Valley City Barnes County Public KIWANIS: Valley City MEETING: The Valley City Library is open Tuesday Kiwanis Club meets every 138 E. MAIN - VALLEY CITY School Board holds its through Friday from 10 Wednesday at 12:04 p.m. a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 701at the Valley City VFW. Please Join Us for Fathers Day Public Welcome 845-3821 for more inforBOOK CLUB: The Valmation. ley City-Barnes County MEETING: The Barnes Librarys book discussion County Commission meets club meets at 2 p.m. in 10am-1pm thru the first and third Tuesdays the librarys multipurpose of every month at 8 a.m. at room. More info: Liz, 701Labor Day the courthouse. 845-3294



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OPEN MIC: Open Mictakes place at Duttons Parlour in downtown Valley City every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. EnterCONFERENCE: The tainers (music, comedy, Sheyenne River Valley poetry, etc.) and audience Chapter of the North Coun- members are welcome. No try Trail Assoc. - Second cost. Annual State Trails Conference will be held on June

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AA: Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Wednesday at noon and 7:30 p.m. at Fellowship Corner, 320 Second Ave. S.E. in Valley City. The 7:30 p.m. meeting is a new open speakers meeting and is open to the public. CARDS: Play Racehorse Smear every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to close at CMs Place in Wimbledon. Prizes: Hams\, bacon\, turkeys. For people 21+.


Friday, June 21
RELAY FOR LIFE: Relay for Life of Barnes County, Central Ave from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Central Ave. Streets in Valley City sponsored by American Cancer Society will be held in Downtown Valley City on Central Ave. from 6 p.m. to Midnight. Relay for Life celebrates those who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost and empowers individuals to fight back against the disease. Funds raised at the Relay For Life are enabling the American Cancer Society to impact the lives of those touched by cancer in the community. To learn more about the Relay For Life, visit or call Larry and Margaret Bessette - 701845-9989 or Terry & Vicki Jones - 701-840-8380. AA: Alcoholic Anonymous meet every Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room of Sheyenne Care Center, Valley City. MUSEUM: From Monday, May 27 through Labor Day, The Midland Continental Railroad Transportation Museum will be open daily from 1 to 4 p.m.

Sheldon School building put to a vote

look back at early area history as found in the archives of the Enderlin Historical Society and Museum. Museum website: This week I have a follow-up to last weeks article about a new school for Sheldon. This weeks article was found in the January 28, 1898 issue of The Sheldon Progress, almost six months after the first article. Evidently some in the community needed some convincing! ************ PUT IT TO THE VOTE Whether or Not Sheldon Shall Have a New School Building. ONE IS BADLY NEEDED. Present Accommodations Inadequate to Growing Needs of the Town. ---------------The overcrowded and unsanitary conditions of our schools calls for immediate action, and it would be well for the board to put the question of building a new schoolhouse to the vote of the people of the district at an early date. That The Progress might be able to give its readers some

Thursday, June 20
RECESS: Enjoy the longest day of the year in Buffalo. The historic Buffalo High School will open at 6:30 p.m. for an art class. $10 and all the supplies are provided. Enjoy root beer floats and outdoor fun at 7:30. For more information, go to or call Liane at 701-412-4485. MEETING: BCHS Annual Meeting, 7 p.m. at the Barnes County Museum. QUILTERS: St. Catherine Quilters makes quilts for those in need every Thursday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the St. Catherine School gym basement, Valley City. Anyone is welcome; no experience necessary. More info: Lela Grim, 701-845-4067.

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definite facts in this communication, a representative visited the schools one afternoon this week just after the pupils had been dismissed. The atmosphere at that time, from the overcrowded state of the rooms and lack of proper ventilation, was so bad as to be almost offensive. The total enrollment of the schools at this time is 108 and in all three rooms, regardless of the proper division of classes, there is not adequate accommodation for this number of pupils. The main rooms, occupied by the high school department, measures 24 by 36 feet, with a height of 14 feet. There are desks in this room for 52 children and by bringing in chairs 64 can be seated. With all the pupils in attendance 66 have to be accommodated. Now, even supposing that the room were properly ventilated which it is not - it would not furnish adequate breathing space for more than 40 children. To put over 60 in it week after week is a constant menace to the health of its occupants. The intermediate department is in a little 14 by 18 room with twenty chairs and no desks. It is used only for recitation, the pupils at other

times occupying desks in the high school rooms, which is naturally very inconvenient and distracting to both teachers and children. By Susan The primary room Schlecht is no better than the others, being overcrowded with its 43 occupants. The desks here are very bad, being too high to allow the childrens feet touching the floor. The same objection applies to the desks in the other room. The floors in the building are so rough and worn that it is impossible to keep them clean, and the constant presence of dust and dirt is very unwholesome. The water supply on the premises is unfit for drinking purposes and all water has to be carried from the neighbors. This building has stood for many years and its days of usefulness as a schoolhouse are past. It is time to erect a building large enough to accommodate the increasing number of children, and lighted, heated and ventilated in such a way as to be condu-


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TOASTMASTERS: Second Crossing Toastmasters is again meeting every ailure to wear a personal floatation device is the main Thursday from 12 - 1 p.m. reason people lose their lives in boating accidents. in the Norway Room at The National Safe Boating Council warns boatthe VCSU Student Center. ers that most drowning victims had a life jacket available, Visitors are welcome. For but were not wearing it when they entered the water. It is information, call Janet at difficult to put a life jacket on once you are already in the 845-2596.

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SAFETY: 18 Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk. - William Arthur Ward


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water, said Nancy Boldt, boat and water safety coordinator for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. The single most important part of safety on the water is wearing a personal flotation device. North Dakota law requires all children ages 10 and younger to wear a personal flotation device while in boats

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ey, the bells ringing and its time for recess at least in Buffalo. To celebrate summer, the historic 1916 Buffalo High School will open at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20 for a make-and-take art class. Nancy Burley, Casselton, will instruct students in making their own one-of-a-kind, funky, fun, colorful Sea d Fish from recycled CDs. Cost to participate $10 and includes all supplies. After class, about 7:30 p.m., recess beings with root beer floats and outdoor activities like jump rope, sidewalk chalk, hula-hoops and bubbles. Join in on a game of Simon Says walk around the block and spend some slow summer time with friends and neighbors. If shopping is more your speed, the Olde School Gift Shoppe and Dakota Territory Gallery will be open and 2 Paper Pushers will have their hand-crafted, original greeting cards for sale. Check out the Kulana bike on display and purchase a $5 chance to win this retro bicycle at a special drawing in July. All proceeds will go directly to the 1916 BHS Capital Campaign Fund to benefit the ongoing renovation projects at the old school, which is the listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the property of the Buffalo Historical Society. Celebrate the longest day of the year with summer fun for everyone. For more information, go to www.buffalond. com or call Liane at 701-412-4485.


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rom the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge, the country is bursting with fun, family-friendly vacation destinations. National parks are a classic road trip choice. Amusement parks, museum-packed cities and quiet camping spots are other All-American favorites. Before packing your bags and heading out, its important to plan ahead, set a budget, build some fun into your travel time and prepare the car. Then you can fire up the GPS, pack a cooler, crank up the radio and head out on the highway.

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-Once you plan your itinerary, visit the website of each place youll be visiting, as well as the locations visitors bureau for information and good deals on top attractions. Amusement parks often offer discounted tickets when you plan to visit more than one day. Likewise, museums and other tourist attractions often bundle their tickets with others in the area. These tourist passes can be a great bargain. -Look for package deals when booking your hotel. If you compare the rate for a standard room night with those that throw in free museum or amusement park admissions, you might just pocket big savings. -If you have a membership to the zoo, art museum or science center in your area, it is possible you can get free or discounted entrance fees at similar facilities nationwide.



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sota taxes: Moorhead businessman Brady Olson is buying radio spots to promote his view that taxes and the business climate in Minnesota are out of whack.A Minnesota state representative from Dilworth (bordering Moorhead) countered saying the reality is Minnesota will never be able to compete with North Dakota on tax rates, but can compete with any state on quality of life. He said employers value Minnesotas high-quality education and workforce. Political blogger Rob Port says the Washington Post included two Nodaks on its list of the Best State-Based Political Reporters. One is former AP reporter Dale Wetzel who is with the Great Plains Examiner. The other is Rob Port himself. Sadly,Fargo will not be in Fargo. The TV version of the movie Fargo will be shot in Canada due to tax incentives there for foreign television productions. The Fargo miniseries will depart from the storyline of the 1996 movie. Its a fat girls paradise.- A quote from a lengthy Minneapolis StarTribune article about the experience of women in NDs Oil Patch. The article leads you to conclude that Williston is a dreadful, intolerable place for

Trygve Olson cartoon in the Forum shows cowboy Hamid Shirvani riding west into the sunset. What the cartoon doesnt show is thatShirvani has cash and other goodies in his saddlebags totaling nearly $1 million. The Board of Higher Education voted to buy out the embattled chancellor. The board said goodbye to Shirvani, but accepted his policy reforms.

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Whats beautiful about that is it ties two of our premier industries, agriculture and energy, and it brings a value-added side to it from the energy side.- ND Dept. of Commerce Commissioner Alan Anderson explaining thebenefits of capturing the states wasted natural gas. Prime examples are the $1.4 billion CHS fertilizer plant planned near Jamestown and the $1.5 billion Northern Plains Nitrogen plant planned in Grand Forks that would convert natural gas into fertilizer.

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also revisits some of the history of KOVC and WDAY, updating attendees on the status of a few of eastern North Dakotas legendary radio and television personalities Gauper is a North Dakota native who grew-up in Valley City and was hired by the late Bob Ingstad, Sr. as an announcer on KOVC in 1958 when he was 15. He worked as a disc jockey on the local station until graduating from Valley City High School in 1961. He then joined KXJB-TV at their Granger Hill studio in Valley City, later moving to the stations Fargo studio where he was also an on-air voice for the then company-ownedKFGO Radio. During his college years, he served as an announcer at WDAY in Fargo and at KSTP Radio and Television in Minneapolis-St. Paul. He worked full-time at KSTP while he attended the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1964. In 1967, he returned to WDAY in the advertising department, writing, producing and voicing commercials, and in 1975 was hired by the late Harold Flint at what was then known as Flint Advertising, now Flint Communications. In 1982, he moved to Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota as vice president of Corporate Communications, a position he held until he retired in 2008. He and his wife, JoAnne, live in Fargo. Larry has presented this lecture to a number of Fargo audiences, including groups at the Touchmark Retirement Center and Bethany on 42nd, the Cass County Retired Teachers organization, the Fargo-Moorhead Fine Arts Club, Olivet Lutheran Church and as part of the curriculum of Concordia Colleges annual Communiversity Program. He has also presented to fellowship groups at Trinity Lutheran Church in both Moorhead and Valley City. All Lectures are at the Barnes County Historical Society Museum and held in conjunction with Valley City State University. They are free and open to the public. For more information contact Wes Anderson at 701845-0966

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name.It was not stated, but the column implied the end of the UND Fighting Sioux nickname closes a backward tradition and a somewhat shameful chapter in ND history. That is, of course, the interpretation of a politically correct minority at UND that ignored numerous polls indicating the nickname and logo were supported by the majority of Nodaks - Sioux Indians included. Jacobs notes the tradition will die slowly: It takes time for jerseys and jackets to wear out. actions have good intent, but carry costs that outweigh benefits. The costs of dropping the Fighting Sioux nickname are numerous and significant: The loss of a valuable brand - one of the most inspiring and recognized nicknames and logos among American universities, a unique sense of pride and identity for the state and friends of UND, and, lastly, one of the few hopeful symbols for the states Sioux tribes.What about benefits?Has the absence of the nickname benefited anyone in a measurable way -particularly, the real Sioux? After many mergers and substantial growth,Sanford Health is pausing and restructuringits management. Sanfords corporate offices are in Sioux Falls. The Sanford system has 26,000 employees, 3 dozen hospitals and 140 clinics. With 6,700 employees, it is by far the largest employer in the F-M metro area. It calls itself the nations largest nonprofit rural health care provider.


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LITCHVILLE First Lutheran Church (701) 762-4297 506 5th St SANBORN Sacred Heart Catholic Church (701) 646-6306 711 4th St MARION North Marion Reformed Church KATHRYN St Pauls Lutheran Church (701) 669-2557 4430 99th Ave SE, Marion (701) 796-8261 11546 52nd St SE VALLEY CITY All Saints Episcopal Church BUFFALO Buffalo Lutheran Church 516 Central Ave. N 701-845-0819 (701) 633-5302 505 3rd St N Calvary Baptist Church (Independent) St. Thomas Church 2030 West Main St. (701) 633-5150 701-845-8774 PO Box 78 TOWER CITY St. Pauls Lutheran Church (701) 749-2309 401 Broadway St ORISKA St Bernard Catholic Church (701) 845-3713 606 5th St Congregational United Church of Christ 217 Fourth St. NW 701-845-1977 Epworth United Methodist Church 680 Eighth Ave. SW 701-845-0340 Evangelical Free Church 1141 Ninth St. SW 701-845-1649 Faith Lutheran Church 215 Fourth St. NE 701-845-4390 First Baptist Church 3511 S. Kathryn Rd. 701-845-4500 First Church of the Nazarene 913 Riverview Drive 701-845-4193 Grace Free Lutheran Church (AFLC) 2351 West Main St. Valley City 701-845-2753 Jehovahs Witnesses, Valley City Kingdom 529 Sixth St. SE 701-845-1887 Mercy Hospital Chapel 570 Chautauqua Blvd. 701-845-6400 New Life Assembly of God 520 Winter Show Rd. 701-845-2259 Our Saviors Lutheran 138 Third St. NW 701-845-1328 Pentecostal Church 214 Fourth Ave. NW 701-845-9590 Rivers Edge Ministry (Interdenominational) 348 E. Main St. St. Catherines Catholic Church 540 Third Ave. NE 701-845-0354 St. Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS) 202 3rd St NW 701-845-0702 Seventh Day Adventist 461 Third Ave. NE Sheyenne Care Center Chapel 979 Central Ave. N. 701-845-8222 Southwest Bible Chapel 826 Fifth St. SW 701-845-2792 (ELCA) Trinity Lutheran Church 499 Fourth Ave. NW 701-845-3837 Valley Baptist Church 204 5th St. NW 701-845-6950 ENDERLIN First Lutheran Church 326 Bluff St (701) 437-3317 Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Frank Dobos.

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Bright Lights Swiss chard may be the most beautiful vegetable ever created. Its stalks come in a bright rainbow of colors. A member of the spinach family, the flavor of chard resembles spinach but is stronger. The easiest watermelons to grow are the yellow-flesh types. They are very early, sweet, and have few seeds. Try Yellow Doll or Yellow Baby. If you insist on growing a red-flesh melon, Sugar Baby is reliable. Sweet Dakota Rose is prized in the southern part of North Dakota. Do you have leftover seeds? Most vegetable seeds stay vigorous for three to five years. Store the seeds in a refrigerator or other cool place. The tomato is nicknamed the love apple. The Puritans thought the tomato looked so sensuous that it was evil. Thomas Jefferson was one of the first growers of tomatoes. Stop harvesting asparagus after 75% of the spears become thinner than a pencil. Allow the spears to develop into ferns. These ferns will generate energy for the next years crop. Pinch off the flowers of leafy herbs (basil, mint and oregano) to prevent the plants from going to seed. Pinching these plants will keep them producing more leaves. Mint for tea is best harvested when the flower heads are starting to be visible but before they bloom. The oils of mint (and other herbs) are at their peak when harvested in the morning hours just after the dew has dried from the plants. Its usually best to use a combination of both organic and inorganic (chemical) fertilizers in the garden. Organic fertilizer will improve the tilth of your soil while chemical fertilizers will provide nutrients to the plants when they need it.

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riticisms are leveled at the Bible for many reasons. An example might be that because someone believes in only the natural material world, they deny the miracles described in Scripture and scoff at the idea of life after death. It is a criticism that can be criticized itself. We could ask the question about how we learn what we know to get at the heart of that criticism. The Bible makes clear that it is a revelation something that we would not have except that it was given to us by God. One criticism that cannot be made against the Bible is that it paints to pretty a picture of the people in the accounts recorded. Only one character is shown without sin, that is Jesus Christ, the Son of God. All the others described within are portrayed as they were; sinful men and women who dealt with the results of their own sin. King David is a prime example of an unfiltered look at a man. He is a man who even as a youth showed great courage and defeated the giant, Goliath. Later in life he was a man of war and was renowned for victories. He was the king of Israel and ruled for a good length of time. He was a man who was also musical. He played the lyre (like a harp) and wrote a number of the Psalms.

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hen I lived in Valley City from 1942 to 1956, our family did not travel much. We went to Fargo maybe a couple of times a year, Jamestown and Kulm occasionally, and to some lake or other in Minnesota for summer vaca-

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tion. My dad and I got around to a few small towns in the immediate area during hunting season. When duck hunting at Eckelson Lake we might have breakfast By Dennis in Sanborn or Stillings Eckelson and pick up some candy bars for - Since 1976 later. In those days eating at a restaurant was a rare experience. I enjoyed walking around downtown Sanborn. The only other things I re1269 Main St. W 845-4705 member about Sanborn was Valley City, ND 800-752-5142 that it had a reputation as something of a party-place. I believe that a popular Firemens Ball was held there annually. That was still in the days when going dancing was still a regular form of entertainment. It was not until about 2000 when my wife, Cathryn, and I began consider-


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Fall-bearing raspberries are easy to grow. Prune the canes down to the ground every spring and the new shoots will reward you with fruits in fall. The key for us is to get an early variety. Heritage is the standard variety but you may not get a crop if we suffer an early frost. The best choice for us is Autumn Britten, which matures four weeks earlier. Keep your raspberries and strawberries regularly harvested. Overripe berries attract picnic beetles. These beetles are black with tan spots on them. Under severe infestations, an application of Malathion may be needed to control pests. Pick off blossoms and fruits on your June bearing strawberry varieties during


tion of a large vigorous plant and healthy runners instead of fruit. On day-neutral and ever bearing varieties, remove all blossoms for the first 6 to 8 weeks after planting. Use netting to protect cherries from birds. Plastic owls, pie tins and other scare devices are not effective the birds quickly learn that these devices pose no threat. Written by Tom Kalb, Extension Horticulturist, NDSU Finally, here is a special notice from the Valley City Community Garden committee. . . If you have any gardening questions, please send them to VCCG Gardening Column, Attn: Stephanie Mayfield, 230 4th St., N.W., Rm. 204, Valley City, ND 580722947 (


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ing moving to Valley City that I really began getting acquainted with the state. We traveled large distances in all directions, spending a fair amount of time in each of several dozen small towns, each with its own attractions. There is scarcely any town in North Dakota that doesnt have a rich history that offers a special sense of place. Do

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yourself an occasional favor and get off I-94! The Northern Pacific Railroad built a station at the Sanborn location in 1877 between Sixth Siding (Hobart) and Seventh Siding (Eckelson). The post office was established on May 15, 1879, with G. T. Bauder as postmaster. Bauders wife, Lizzie, actually ran the post office. Bauder named the location for George G. Sanborn, treasurer of the NPRR. The elevation is 1468, the Zip Code is 58480. The village, which incorporated in 1884, reached a peak population of 675 in 1890. Sanborn now has a population of 192 according to the 2010 census. As the move to divide Dakota Territory into two states gathered momentum in 1889, politics became serious business. All of the towns in Barnes County that were on the railroadOriska, Valley City, Eckelson and Sanbornhad hopes that the new Capitol might be located in their town. There is currently a special exhibit on the towns of Barnes County at the Barnes County Museum. The BCHS archives include a 62-page, heavily illustrated, 1879-1979: 100 Years Of Happenings In Sanborn. And dont forget the annual Sanborn Fire Department Independence Day Demolition Derby: Parade, Demolition Derby, races, kid games, contests, and fireworks.

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Lets walk in Valley City - heres where to go

Walking is like medicinefree medicine. And Valley City is a beautiful community in which to take a walk. The city of Valley City, over the past few years has been working to make Valley City very walkable. Build it and they will come is a common saying, and that is exactly what happened when the city put in a multi-use path on 5th Avenue NE (from 5th Street NE going north to 12th Street NE). Walkers can be seen at any time of the day or night, winter or summer walking on By Sharon that path. E. Buhr This past year the city constructed a sidewalk on the opposite side of town, on 9th Avenue NW, from Main Street to Pioneer Park. This summer a walking path through Pioneer Park will be built along with a multi-use path from Pioneer Park, as a continuation from the 9th Avenue NW sidewalk, up to 12 Street NW. So whats next for our town to make walking more available for residents? A committee of Park & Rec, ON THE MOVE/ ACHIEVE, and city commission representatives, along with the city engineer and city manager evaluated which parts of Valley City do not have safe walking access via sidewalks/ multi-use paths and set out a proposed plan. This area is primarily in the south eastern part of the city encompassing Winter Show Road. See the attached map of the city. Challenge to Valley City residents: The above committee would like input from all Valley



Citians. Please review the city map and sidewalk/ multi-use paths and check out where you like to walk. If there is an area of town that you would like to have sidewalks/multi-use paths, contact me at 845-6456 or email at sharonbuhr@ In 2012 the State of North Dakota surveyed North Dakotans, asking them to identify what they want related to outdoor recreation activities, and places to walk was identified by the majority. And the multitude of health benefits to walking is amazing. So our city is right on track to make Valley City totally walkable! I would invite everyone to get ON THE MOVE lets walk!
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hard will always be there for you. Like a reliable friend, it is one of the greatest, and often least appreciated, of all the gifts from your local farmer. Chards long, thick stalks have wide, glossy green leaves that may be smooth or curly, depending on the variety. The stalk comes in many colors, from white to green to brilliant red, yellow, and pink. At many farmers markets youll see the flashy Ruby Red and Bright Lights varieties. They are glamorous and hard to resist, but the old-fashioned varieties with white stems and green leaves are even tastier. Not only is chard giving, its forgiving too. Its much more heat-resistant than spinach, grows well under most weather and soil conditions, and is disease resistant and bug resistant too. After harvesting, the inner leaves come back quickly, so youll see chard at farmers markets from early June clear through Thanksgiving. Because its always there, you might take it for granted, but, as with a good friend, you shouldnt. Chard is as close to perfect as a vegetable can geta low-calorie, high-nutrition green with a mildly sweet, clean taste. Its also a fast food. Tender young chard leaves can be eaten raw, adding a beetlike flavor to salads and sandwiches. Larger stalks

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and leaves can be blanched in boiling water, or sauteed up in a matter of minutes, quick and easy. Then toss the cooked chard into pasta with olive oil and garlic, add to omelets and frittatas, or use instead of spinach in your favorite recipe.

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TJ Hansen follows through on a drive on Chard stalks and leaves are delicious, and there is hole three. no reason to discard the stems as many American he Valley City Town recipes instruct. French or Italian recipes, on the and Country Club other hand, often tell you to use just the stems and held Mens Day on reserve the leaves for another purpose. That other June 6. Tee times filled purpose was revealed by the great food writer up fast as the golfers were Richard Olney who wrote in Simple French Food treated to the best weather (1977) that the green leafy parts . . . are usually fed on a mens day all season. to the rabbits and the ducks. Im sure they make a Bank Forward provided the fine treat for rabbits and ducks, but I recommend first prize of the night on the obvious eat the stems, leaves, and all! hole one to Bruce Anundson for the longest putt. FARM FRESH NOW: 25 Jamie Paurus hit a brilliant tee shot to win the closest to the pin on hole two sponsored by the Eagles. Sean Krall won the skins game on hole three sponsored by the Valley City Town and Country Club by being the only player to record an

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y father lived to be just six also possible! Russian months short of 100 and scientists have discovmy mother made it to 94, ered a well-preserved so I have a chance to see corporate rewooly mammoth searchers living on the moon making carcass on an Arctic pharmaceutical companies very rich island above Siberia. by manufacturing drugs that can only Evidently caught in be produced in space. I would love to By Ed a sudden storm, the Raymond live to see NASA astronauts fly to a mammoths lower big asteroid and tug it away from an body was stuck in pure earth-striking orbit. I thought when ice. As the scientists defrosted the John Kennedy said we would land a body, blood poured from a hole made man on the moon within a decade he by a pick. The scientists agreed that had been sneaking into Father Joes the muscle tissue was in good condiwhiskey. tion, showing a natural red color. Private firms such as Bigelow Mammoths died off about 10,000 Aerospace are preparing orbiting years ago because of changing clihabitats and profitable scientific mates and the hunting of humans. moon missions. President Barack Mammoths were normally 13 feet Obama has requested $105 million in in height and weighed about ten NASAs budget to prepare a mission tons. Some scientists believe that this to find a small asteroid and reposimammoth can be cloned because tion in it around the moon by 2025, they have already constructed the gevery close to my 103rd birthday. Its netic code. The blood of the Russian possible! mammoth is being preserved for just As our astronauts take off on a that purpose. search and destroy-or-move asteroid Piloting Helicopters By Thought mission, it would be doubly fascinatAnd Flying Through Windshields ing to have them spot herds of woolly Without Thinking mammoths roaming the temperate A University of Minnesota reand tundra plains of earth. This is search team has developed a tech-

nique called electroencephalography (EEG) that enables subjects equipped with a cap with 64 electrodes to fly a quadcopter, a very high tech flying robot. The small helicopter was accurately controlled for a sustained amount of time without moving a muscle. They flew it by imagining raising or lowering their right or left hands. If they thought-raised their left hand, the copter turned left, and so on. Bin He, the lead scientist, says: Our study shows that for the first time, humans are able to control the flight of flying robots using just their thoughts, sensed from noninvasive brain waves. Our next goal is to control robotic arms using noninvasive brain wave signals with the eventual goal of developing braincomputer interfaces that aid patients with disabilities or neurodegenerative disorders. Scientists in England and China are studying the same techniques. The English are working with NASA on developing a similar system on board a spacecraft to use during very long fatiguing flights. Over half of the people killed in Minnesota car


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eagle on the hole. The closest second shot sponsored by Taco Johns on hole 4 was won by TJ Hansen. Jeremy Koepplin got in the action with a long putt on hole five to claim the Tavern 94 longest putt. The VFW sponsored the closest to the pin contest on hole six and was won by Sean Krall. Jamie Paurus hit a towering drive on hole seven to claim the prize for longest drive sponsored by Burger King. The closest to the stick prize on hole eight was won by Jeremy Koepplin and was sponsored by City Lights. Former Hi-Line Cup captain Doug Krall capped off the night with the longest putt on hole nine sponsored by the Valley City Town and Country Club.

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homelandsspeaking to both American urban settings and to the solitude of Northern Minnesota. George Morrison Opening Reception, Sunday, June 16, 6 to 8 p.m.; Free, program at 6:30, live jazz by Dave Ferreira Trio, light refreshments. Part of a unique collaboration between Plains Art Museum, Minnesota Museum of American Art, and Minneapolis-based Arts Midwest, which helped organize and launch the exhibition, Modern Spirit will tour to five venues across the United States before closing in May 2015: Plains Art Museum (Fargo, North Dakota); Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (New York, New York); Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art (Indianapolis, Ind.); Heard Museum (Phoenix, Ariz.); and the Minnesota History Center (St. Paul, Minn.).

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Shirvani threatened decades of tradition

ext year North Dakotans will get to vote on reforming the governance of the states university system, and already critics of the change are suggesting it could cost the universities. We may lose accreditation of all 11 institutions, Assistant Minority Leader Corey Mock said, on the floor of the House back in April when the SAFETY: from 7 legislature was considering the resoof less than 27 feet in length. The law also requires all lution replacing the board and the personal watercraft users to wear a life jacket, Boldt said, chancellor with a three-member comas well as anyone towed on skis, tubes, boards or other mission appointed by the governor. similar devices. He also warned that it would be poWater users should make sure to wear life jackets that tentially devastating to the system. are the appropriate size, and in good condition. It is also The critics tell us that a new goverimportant that children wear a PFD while swimming. nance structure might politicize the When purchasing a PFD, Boldt suggests considering system, which is something accredithe most prevalent water activity. Water skiers and tubers tors frown on. That strains belief. One should wear a life jacket with four nylon straps rather than of North Dakotas universities was one with a zipper, because straps are stronger than zippers able to give away hundreds of phony upon impact with water. Anglers or persons paddling a diplomas to foreign students who also canoe should opt for a PFD that is comfortable enough to got study visas to stay in this country wear for an entire outing. based on working toward those diploWater skiers and tubers are reminded it takes three to mas (the same sort of visas involved ski and tube. When a person is towed on water skis or a in the Boston Marathon bombing), similar device, an observer other than the operator is reand yet accreditation was not pulled. quired on the vessel. It is important for swimmers to know But were to believe that wed lose acwater depth, as serious injuries can occur from diving into creditation if our elected leaders have water. Large objects hidden below the waters surface can a greater degree of oversight when it lead to significant injury. comes to the universities? North Dakota boaters also are reminded that marine Something is very wrong with that VHF radios are an important part of boat safety that picture. should not be improperly used by operators. Boldt said But that aside, the idea that a new they are intended for boat operators who are in distress governance might politicize the existand facing an emergency situation. ing university system is something Regulations to help ensure safe boating this summer we should all laugh out loud about. are found in the 2012-14 North Dakota Fishing Guide. A As if the system could get any more more comprehensive listing is available in the North Dapolitical. kota Boat and Water Safety Guide or the Boat North DaWe saw the fist fight over Chancelkota education book. These guides are available online at lor Hamid Shirvanis tenure at the the Game and Fish website,, by email at ndgf@ head of the university system, or at a local Game and Fish Department office. nate last week in Shirvanis depar-

ture from his position with a golden parachute worth nearly $1 million in salary and benefits in the next two years attached firmly to his back. That inspired no small amount of griping from people who didnt say a word when Shrivani was offered the contract, and who say nothing about similarly lavish contracts afforded the various university system presidents. But the fight is over now. The antireformers got their way, and Shirvani has been sent packing. The State Board of Higher Education claims theyre committed to the reforms Shirvani was pushing, but its hard to imagine how theyll be implemented in this unruly federation of universities that dont want to be governed from the top and have pushed out two chancellors in less than a decade to prove it. Now we have to ask ourselves, what was Shirvanis problem? His political enemies claim that he was a poor manager. That he was tyrannical, arrogant and even abusive to his underlings. Yet, in all the reams of communications involving Shirvani made public during this political brawl (including a recorded phone call made by a self-proclaimed whisteblower) the chancellor was shown to be nothing more than blunt. The real problem is that Shirvani ran head-long into the rock hard parochial foundations of North Dakota politics. In February of 1889 the Enabling Act allowed for North Dakota to convene a state convention to create statehood under a new constitution. Out of that convention came

a constitution that enshrined no fewer than 13 state colleges and other institutions in the supreme law of the state. Controversy By Rob surrounding the Port location of public institutions was intense, reads the State Historical Societys information page about that convention. The location of those institutions was used as bargaining chips. Delegates to the founding convention fought bitterly to get a plum like a university in their home community, and that parochialism is still alive and well today in local politicos, and even local media, fighting bitterly for their hometown institutions. Chancellor Shirvani, perhaps not savvy to the unique history around the institutions he was tasked with governing and their importance in North Dakota politics, came to the state with a a goal of unifying the system. But deeply ingrained in the states politics is the notion that these universities belong more to the communities they reside in than to the state as a whole.. Shirvani threatened decades of political tradition by trying to implement policies that would have created a tiered system for the universities. From a policy standpoint, those changes would have made a lot of sense for the taxpayer and students of the state, but political loyalties to hometown universities run deep and when Shirvani wouldnt back down he was shown the door.



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hile rummaging through the picture archives at the county museum I ran across a folder that contained perhaps the original Now & Then pictures for VC! Wes Anderson informed me that it was a collection of pictures of the building in VC made by someone living in Minot for the 1883-1983 Centennial Album. There are a couple of building mistakes in the album, but the person who did it, did a great job on the Then and Now pictures at that time. That album probably sat in the old county museum until moved to the current one and most likely has not been seen since and even then by few. I will periodically send some of them in to the Independent. This particular front picture for the album is different from the rest. It shows VC from the northwest and has some buildings numbered. The house in the foreground with the Tee Pee in the back yard is still owned by the Arnold Lad Dilts family as labeled on the picture. The numbers pin point some other early homes from around 191516. Roy Dilts, who runs the

Big Music store on East Main remembers seeing the picture and told me that By Lowell the triangle Busching shaped structure was a Tee Pee. He did not say if it was just used as a storage shed or if indeed we had Indians living in the town at that time? Believe it or not, for some time VC was indeed a Boom Town. In the 1930-50 period there was hardly a store front, basement or upper floors of the many 2-3 story buildings that were not occupied by businesses and apartments in the downtown area. Restaurants galore, farm implement buildings and garages right down town along with gas stations. The main line railroad from Chicago and Minneapolis going through the center of town and stopping, usually, at the large wooden depot where the KOVC studios are located now. Several hotels of various sizes like the Rudolf and The Kindred, large hotels,on what is now Central Ave and other smaller ones both on Central and Main, one being above the

current VFW. Apartments galore all over downtown, bakeries and coffee shops often full of people if you can believe that. The large Fair Store with basement, main floor and balcony filled with goods of all kinds where Ye Ole Books and the Cleaners is now. Meat markets both on Main where the Pizza Corner is now and next to former Foss Drug on Central (5th Ave until the mid 40s). Several markets around the town and downtown like Red Owl which was in several places over the years. The venerable Ace Hardware Store of course along with other hardware stores on Central like Coast to Coast. The Ben Franklin Store in the location now used by Nearly Nu and other stores in that location. The Penny Store were Valley Fashions is having their going out of business sale. The large Pillar theater were Duttons Studio is now. The much smaller Rex Theater in the Rudolf Square north annex showing the B movies with Hoppy and Gene. The nearby shoe repair store is still there. Visit the past. Large bank build-

ings all over town. Some remodeled like the ones on Main or tore down for more modern buildings on Central (5th). Half and Half. The OMWICK Theater, once the largest or close to largest theater in N.D. at one time where Open Door is now next to the former Ford Garage, now the Senior Center. Montgomery Wards and the S & L stores on Central were the museum and other stores are now. The many private clubs like the Elks by the park, the KP were the police station is now. The Eagles. The telephone exchange in the building just west of the Times Record, which is one of the oldest buildings

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When it comes to a successful or memorable trip outdoors, many will look for pleasant weather, good friends and maybe catching some fish or an evening of story-telling around a campfire. On the other hand, an outing that is marred by an injury or accident will stick in the memory bank as well, but for the opposite reason. Fortunately, this doesnt happen very often, but it happens often enough for us to realize that summer recreation is not without risk. Some of those risks are enhanced by daredevil skiing or shouldnthave-tried-that personal watercraft maneuvers. As a former game warden, Ive seen the aftermath of too many such accidents. When it comes to safety on the water, Ill first recognize an attitude of it cant happen to me or it wont happen to me, along with poor judgment, as factors. Its also true, however, that as the saying goes, accidents happen. Boats hit submerged logs and people lose their balance and fall overboard. While wearing a lifejacket may not prevent such mishaps, they can certainly alter the outcome. Consider this: failure to wear a personal floatation device or life jacket is the main reason people lose their lives in boating accidents. In the United States, about 700 people nationwide die in boatingrelated accidents each year, according to Nancy Boldt, boat and water safety coordinator for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Nearly 70 percent of those deaths are caused by drowning, and eight of 10 drowning victims were not wearing a life jacket. Talk about a cold splash in the face to demonstrate why its important to take water safety seriously. North Dakota law requires U.S. Coast Guard approved PFDs in the following circumstances:



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in town, along with Bongs Bootery which seems to have been there forever and is one of the most popular stores. Straus Clothing were the Straus building is located now on the site of the old Kindred Hotel. Shermans Clothing on Main near where Captains Pub and the Antique Shop are now. Also grade A clothing like Straus. The large Woolworth store where Foss Drug is now. Many bars in the downtown area and churches of all kinds surrounding the downtown. Like the old country song. Raising cane on Saturday, and go to church on Sunday for some. Now they sleep in. At least a couple of furniture stores downtown, both on Main and Central. The A & W Restaurant out on East Main past the Rainbow bridge. There was even a drive in movie in VC at one time. Ice cream parlors around town. One in the front of the Creamery that was were the Labor Club is now. another one below the Pillar Theater and in several stores. Real Banana Splits! Other stores of all kinds. Mom and Pop stores like the California Fruit Store in the area just south of Budget Furniture now, a favorite with us kids. I am sure I missed some of your favorites from your own era if you were here any length of time. Write in and tell us about them, unless they were the places you would rather not have people know you frequented, like pool halls bowling alleys and certain bars. It was a fun town with a little bit of everything, and due

NOW AND THEN: from 19 to the number of people living above many of the build-

ings then, the streets of downtown did not roll up and die at 6-7 PM. The public school buildings looked like something then, rather then just square blockhouses and a parking lot. Even a large baseball diamond in the now sports area across from the Care Center, complete with bleachers where you could watch the likes of Satchal Page, or the House of David baseball team among other traveling teams. The old skating rink on the river at the City Park. Sporting events of all kinds. Parades with several marching bands from the city and all over. With real floats instead of lit up pickups. A LARGE Winter Show with stage acts like Peggy Lee back then for everyone and age. The parks were actually used, especially on weekends rather then abandoned as they often are now or literally put to pasture like Pioneers Park. Maybe we could have a goat farm there and petting zoo! Make Goat cheese for the Pizza Corner or Jimmys to use on specialty pizzas. Valley City was a great town to grow up in, especially if you did not know much about the rest of the world then, with no TV and Internet.. And a town to come back to to retire, but it will never be the same again. Economic Development here as everywhere else will make sure of that but there is only so much Hi Tech to go around. We need more towns like the old VC I think. Save what is left of the buildings. Beep Beep. Buzz Buzz. Shutting down. Sleep mode.

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2. Crude group? 3. Funny poet Ogden 4. Subsequently a husband 5. Reddish-brown colors and old photos made in this color 6. Eyeball 7. ATM extra 8. Pizazz 9. Litigant 10. *Singing choice 11. *Like a Smurf 12. *Porky or Petunias home 15. Lack of enthusiasm 20. Zagreb native 22. Large edible mushroom 24. VIPs 25. Explores by touch 26. Lusitanias destroyer 27. *T.U.F.F. agent 29. *Kukla and Ollies partner 31. Hawaiian island 32. It comes from past? 33. Not the same one 34. *Underwater squirrel 36. Bluish green 38. Hatha or bikram, e.g. 42. ___ Ste. Marie 45. Lever and fulcrum toy 49. Downhill equipment 51. Staying power? 54. Bone-chilling 56. Iraqi money 57. Actor ____ McHale 58. European sea eagle 59. Cook slowly 60. First rate 61. U.K. art museum 62. Larger-than-life 63. Bow shape 65. To what extent, amount or degree 67. *Sesame Street watcher

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be for three years but it will be less if the state unhappiness meter rises above three (3) per cent. Check with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for job insurance. Job Description Unify the 11 state institutions into one integrated system that best serves the students while fighting off the state legislature, school presidents, the central Bismarck staff, alumni organizations, the Board of Higher Education and the state citizenry, all of whom are entitled to a final say on all decisions. Confer regularly with the board, legislators, presidents, staff members, alumni and citizenry. (In North Dakota, everybody gets a say.) Warn them three years in advance of plans to change procedures or programs. Organize statewide hearings on all proposals. The more hearings the better. Hearings, though unattended, provide insulation against critics later. Draft a master plan for higher education. Triple space so there will be room for corrections and changes. It need not be lengthy but it must be responsive to the aforementioned groups, all of who will expect to see their ideas included in the final draft.

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Credentials Applicants must have an advanced degree from some accredited institution. However, a degree in administration from an on-line university will be unacceptable without a suitable practicum, preferably as a sergeant-major in a U. S. Army unit in Afghanistan. Demeanor In North Dakota, style is more important than substance. In North Dakota, process is more important than substance. That is why, in North Dakota, we often fail to get to substance. So the key to success is to excel in style and process. Leadership, while highly touted, is not crucial. In fact, it is dangerous. The demeanor of the overseer must not be impeachable, otherwise he will be. Smile at all children; be kind to dogs. Curtsy to all legislators. Grovel before presidents of small as well as large institutions. Genuflect for all board members, regardless of age or wisdom. No binge drinking. Keep your average up even though students dont care about theirs. Go to church regularly. Pick one that claims attendance by the largest number of board members, legislators, college presidents, alumni and staff members. Better yet, attend churches throughout the state to get a feel for the culture. In the North Dakota culture, everyone is as good as everyone else, even better sometimes. Going to church helps. Being bossy doesnt, even though you are designated the boss. Filing Application Send 374 copies of application to the following; To Whom It May Concern Board of Higher Education State Capitol Bismarck, ND 58505 crashes ended up being ejected from vehicles because they were not wearing seat belts. Evidently these people missed the classic science lesson of what happens to objects when they meet objects moving in opposite directionsor immovable objects such as bridges, trees, and approaches. As a lesson in classic inertia and moving matter, a crash near Ham Lake in Minnesota took the lives of four young parents. Only a nine-month old baby survived a head-on crash. He was the only one strapped in. None of the four went flying to their deaths buckled up. Now that is really stupid. One might think if we can fly robots without moving a muscle, we might have the brain power to determine flying through windshields and open car doors can be invasive. But science marches on anyway.

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Old inequality and new discoveries The banksters took the middle class to the cleaners and emptied their pockets and took their clothes over the last decade. So the press says there is slow improvement in the economy now. The Wall Street Journal printed an interesting stat the other day. Three years ago 58.2 percent of Americans had jobs. Those were hard times, right? Contrary to all the good economic news, we now have 58.6 percent of Americans out of a job. Rememberthe population is increasing. Over 25 percent of the 2012 college graduating class is still without jobs. Many are flipping burgers in fast food joints, dreaming of engineering bridges or teaching Shakespeare. Harpers magazine published a couple of facts in their Index page which indicate things might not be OK in River City. Over the past 25 years the Consumer Price Index has gone up 41 percent while the price of beer nearly matched that at 40 percent. The price of books went down one percent during those years. I guess e-books have replaced paper. In the last eight years, per-student spending at major colleges for classes has gone up 23 percent. But per-

gone up 61 percent. Priorities, priorities. If Childrens Brains Develop More Between Ages Three And Five, Why Dont We Provide For Them During This Critical Time? Since the Bush Debacle Decade middle class American families have recovered only 63 percent of what they lost during the last recession. Americans lost $15.6 trillion of wealth in that time. In the first quarter of 2013 U.S, household wealth went up $3 trillionbut it all went to the already rich. In the meantime Senate Republicans blocked a United Nations attempt to dramatically improve the life of disabled children around the world. The UN had prepared a report The State Of The Worlds Children to emphasize the fact that disabled children were less likely to receive health care or education and are more vulnerable to violence. The UN estimates there are 93 million children who live with a moderate to severe disability. President Obama has already signed the treaty along with 127 nations, including all within the European Union. The Republicans surrendered to the pressures of the wacko right wing who said such a treaty would infringe on American sovereignty, usher in socialism (under that great socialist Barack Obama!), and allow U.N. bureaucrats to prohibit home schooling. They also suggested that the disabled would be confiscated by the state and put in state institutions. The treaty was to ensure that the disabled would be accommodated in schools, workplaces, and be eligible for vocational training and rehab programs. Contrary to commonsense, medical, and scientific fact, the Republicans on the House Agriculture Committee have cut the proposed food stamp program to the point where two million people, mostly small children, would be eliminated from food stamps. I dont understand these people. While hedge fund managers make up to $3 million an hour and Wall Street banksters make hundreds of millions a year, we cant


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cive to the health and comfort of the occupants. This district has on hand a reserve fund of $2,000 and the balance required to put up a substantial brick building - say $6,000 - can be borrowed from the state school fund at 4 per cent interest. This interest, low as it is, would not be lost to the taxpayers, but would go back to their own state school fund. An eligible site would be the southwest corner of the school section on the east side of town. This is an easily accessible and well drained site and should be purchased for a very small amount. If the board will put the matter to the vote, The Progress believes that the people of the district will decide unanimously in favor of building. ********************************* Sues Comments: The conditions in the old school certainly sound deplorable and very overcrowded! It is even hard to imagine putting that many children in such a small area every day! Evidently the community also saw the need because a new brick school was built that year, 1898. ****************** Watch for more history next week!

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women. Heres another quote: And another remarkable effect that came into focus only when I visited Williston myself: an influx of men - single and married, overworked and lonely, men with big dreams, men who keep their heads down, men who cause trouble - has made it an overwhelming place to be female. Journalists in ND paint a milder picture.

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The state of ND is stuck with $1.1 million of the stock of Alien Technology. A decade ago, Alien hit Fargo with a bang - the manufacturer of smart tags predicted it would create 1,100 jobs and a $55 million payroll.In May 2009, Alien closed its Fargo plant. Alien is still around as a private company in Morgan Hill, CA. Minnesotas moose population is withering, hencea big moose study.Its early in the study -- too early for conclusions. About 50 moose calves were captured and fitted with GPS transmitters for the study. So far, nearly half have been gobbled by bears and wolves. The turkey dinners arrive piping hot. There is . . .a little paper cup of cranberry sauce with a serving of cooked carrots . . . The meat and potatoes are laced with a smooth, almost sparkly light-colored gravy. And you eat!. . . You can become hungry reading Marilyn Hagertys Eat Beat account of her visit to the St. Thomas (Pop. 440) Cafe, where turkey is a 20-year tradition.

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The price of progress is about $7.5 million a mile-Hwy 85 from Watford City to Williston is being transformed into a four-lane divided highway. The 40-mile stretch will cost around $300 million and will not be completed until 2014. The need is urgent -- McKenzie County, where Watford City is located, has a third of the states auto fatalities this year. Each day, 12,000 vehicles (40% semis) travel the 40-mile corridor. McKenzie County has Lake Sakakawea on the east and north, Montana on the west, and the Badlands to the south.

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seem to provide poor children a poor meal. New research indicates that apes, chimps, and bonobos, our very close evolutionary cousins and occasional brothers, have temper tantrums similar to Tea Party members when they dont get their way or are disappointed in results. They pout, whimper, and bang on anything loose when they dont get their way. By the way, chimps control their emotions better than apes, and bonobos use sex to let off steam. Any resemblance to politicians may not be coincidental.

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Larry Ellison and Patty Stonesifer would not get along Patty Stonesifer could have been another character like Larry Ellison. Shes loaded with dough after being the highest ranking woman working at Microsoft for Bill Can money buy happiness? Gates. She helped Bill and Melinda Gates set up their Some months ago an agencys research revealed that philanthropic programs around the world in the very late people who made $75,000 were just as happy as people 1990s, and worked for his foundation for 11 years before making $750,000, or $7.5 million, or $750 million. Au going off on her own philanthropy. contraire, says another group. It is more complicated than Most mornings now she can be found in a very dirty althat. They say it depends on whether you spend money on ley in Washington,D.C., greeting lines of poor black womother people. Happiness depends on whether our money en, some using canes, some in wheelchairs, as they wait in helps us stay close to other people. Gretchen Rubin in her line for boxes and bags of food filled with vegetables, fruit, book Happier At Home says, Any money spent nurturing cereal, and other nutritious foods. Once considered as a social ties is money probably well spent because humans candidate for domestic adviser for President Obama, Patty are social creatures. now runs Marthas Table, a community organization that Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle and the fifth richest man provides food, clothes, day care, and educational programs in the world at $43 billion, may not fit the description of a for 99 percent black D.C. social creature. He probably is a combination of psychoAfter achieving success few women gain, Patty decided path and asshole as defined by recent research. Larry, once to go in another direction: When I sat down and really a cohort of Bill Gates, the second richest man in the world, thought about what I wanted to do, I realized the only job didnt necessarily like yachts at one time in his life, but he I was interested in would be one that would put me very did buy the largest one in the world a few years ago just close to the front lines, to go beyond white papers and to be able to say he owned the largest yacht in the world. PowerPoint presentations and get my boots dirty. I wanted He did sell it after the entire world knew that he had the to learn what it takes to change one childs experience largest one. from a child born of poverty to a child thats president of Larry loves to win. The Americas Cup sailing race has something. She and Larry might not make a couple. been a favorite target of Larrys for years. He has spent billions designing and racing various sailboats. He won WORKSHOP: from 11 the last race, so he can dictate to other participants what from $1.2 billion to $5 billion nationally. This trend kind of boat they must use and where the race will be held appears to be continuing because more farmers markets according to the rules of the race. Larry has decided that open each year and the number of small farms (those less every racer will be based on a 72-foot catamaran that actu- than 100 acres) is expanding. ally flies above the water in high or blustery winds. The North Dakota has gained more than nine farmers marsailing method is called foiling. It is a very dangerous kets in the last two years. Plus, existing farmers markets sailing method. Chosen by Larry as the site, San Francisco are offering more products and adding new vendors. New Bay can be a dangerous place for any kind of sailboat. means of direct product sales, such as CSAs and food A Swedish crew member on that countrys entry was cooperatives, also are becoming available. killed during a trial run. Usually about 15 countries comIn a 2011 NDSU symposium that examined scaling up pete in the race. Only four have tentatively agreed to spon- local foods, participants acknowledged that training to sor boats designed under Larrys specifications. Larrys help expand this effort. boat was also wrecked during a runbut I guess he has Issues North Dakota faces in meeting the demand for a couple of spares! Sweden may pull out of the race. New locally produced food are the lack of producers, transporZealand, Italy, and the Arab Emirates are still in the race tation and rural retail outlets. but are thinking....They are considering stronger helmets Small farm specialty crop producers account for less and improved body armor to wear at these dangerous than five percent of our agricultural producers, Glenn speeds. The possibility exists that Larry will win the race Muske, NDSU Extensions rural and agribusiness enterby default if everyone else backs out. That would make prise development specialist said. Meeting this growing Larry $43 billion happy. demand will mean helping potential producers see this as Is Ellison A Psychopathic Asshole Or An Assaholic an opportunity and helping ensure they can do it profitPsychopath? ably. Aaron Jamess recent book Assholes:A Theory is a leTo register for the workshop, visit gitimate study involving research in moral psychology ac- smallbusiness. 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Bunch of Blades. From spinnerbaits to inlines to crawler harnesses, blades like the Colorado (lower left), Indiana (lower middle) and willow (lower right) all have places in a number of presentations. Find the blade to match your bait and the conditions and cut through the questions to find success.


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s summertime goes (whenever summertime comes), blades are often the hot ticket to active fish. Walleyes on spinners, bass on spinnerbaits and muskies on By Nick bucktails and inlines are Simonson standard offerings. All of these lures have something in common - the thump, flash and color of a metal blade or two drawing fish in for a look and a strike at the bait or the bait-like part of the lure. The blade you choose for your presentation whether making the lure yourself, or selecting an option from the tackle shop shelf can vary in size, color and shape. Obviously, bigger blades mean bigger vibration, more to see, and a larger target to hone in on and smaller ones provide for a bit of finesse. Color is an element easily adjusted to your body of water, or the various waters you might fish. But its the shape of the blade that often confounds anglers as they sort through the options underwater. There are three standard blades that most anglers encounter for their crawler harnesses and other lures the wide Colorado blade, the medium-width Indiana blade and the slender willow blade. Each kicks out a different vibration, sets up a unique profile on the lure and creates a varied effect in the water. The Colorado blade is a common lead on many spinners for walleyes. Its large shape and deep cup creates a lot of thump and helps lift a lure in the water column. Because of its wide profile, the Colorado blade turns easily and gets going faster on a retrieve or when trolling. With that, it is easiest to feel when trolling using a graphite rod for walleyes and kicks out the greatest vibration when casting for muskies or pike. As blades go, the Indiana blade is an in-betweener. It doesnt have the lift and thunder of the Colorado blade. But for those days when fish are spooky and you

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need a subtle shimmy to draw a strike, the Indiana blade may be the ticket. With a wide bottom and slender top, it still turns easily, but needs more force to get it whirring than its Colorado counterpart. More commonly found on bass spinnerbaits, the willow blade is a long eye-shaped blade which is rarely found on walleye or in-line spinners for pike and muskies. The reason for this is the darting, flashing motion of the willow blade which makes it a baitfish imitator on lures that really need to be burned through the water. Because of its thin profile, the willow blade doesnt turn as easy as its contemporaries, but once it gets going, it provides that illusion of a baitfish in full on flee mode. In tandem or in a group of three or four along the arm of a bass spinnerbait, willow blades can quickly be set up to resemble a group of baitfish on the run. Additionally, there are hybrids and variants of these common lure parts. Of note is the vib-orado blade, a Colorado blade with a hole in the middle, providing for a unique vibration from the change in hydrodynamics caused by the missing circle of metal on the blade. Fluted Indiana blades provide more resistance with a set of ridges at the wider bottom of the blade. Dozens of other one-offs, such as smiley blades, propeller blades, and textured blades change every presentation a little to help you find the whats right for the fish, and their mood, at different times and conditions on your waters. Now that you know the specific factors that come with blade selection, and where each can be used effectively, try a few lures out with different blade combinations, whether fishing for walleyes, bass or pike. Chances are, youll get a pattern down based on weather and water conditions and corresponding fish mood as to how much vibration and what kind of presentation you put out there, increasing your odds of success in future fishing trips, where blades may be the base of your go-to lurein our outdoors

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