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April 22, 2018

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Wahpeton High School junior excels in every season Goodlife TWIN TOWNS AREA A2 OBITUARIES A3 OPINION A4 SPORTS A5-6 COMICS A7 CROSSWORD A7 DEAR ABBY A7 WONDERWORD A7 STATE/NATION A10 WEATHER A10 GOODLIFE B1 CLASSIFIEDS B2-3 Inside Inside Outside Tonight: Mostly clear and mild High: 64 Low: 41 Tomorrow: Partly cloudy and warmer High in mid to upper 60s A10 Published for the Red River Valley and Vernon Mohs of Hankinson, N.D. VOL. 137, NO. 189 Allison Owens Student of Kari McNary's second grade class at Wahpeton Elementary MELVIN NEWBERN JR. AND DAYUNA JOHNSON NAMED AMONG THE COUNTRY'S BEST « Sports A5 SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018, WAHPETON, ND • BRECKENRIDGE, MN $1.50 WWW.WAHPETONDAILYNEWS.COM ALL AMERICAN HONORS DEAN'S LANDSCAPING Hiring F/T seasonal laborers. Some experience preferred but not required. COMPETITIVE PAY CITY OF BRECKENRIDGE SEASONAL PUBLIC WORKS LABORERS The City of Breckenridge is accepting applications for seasonal Public Works Labor- ers. These positions will be from May - August 37th Annual Smelt Fry Wahpeton Eagles Club Thursday, April 26th 5-8pm Pool Lifeguards and Cashiers The City of Breckenridge is looking for responsible persons to work at the Breckenridge Family Aquatic Center for the 2018 summer season Wahpeton Fabrication, Inc. is hiring Full Time Welders. Experience preferred. Wage DOE. Apply in person at: 7938 178th Ave. SE Wahpeton, ND CLASSIFIEDS ON THE COVER — SEE PAGE B2 FOR COMPLETE LISTING Melvin Newbern Jr. PHOTOS SUBMITTED London Nordick at this year's Relay for Life held Saturday, April 14 at the Blikre Activity Center at NDSCS. As her sign proudly states, she is an 11-year survivor. 11 year old born with rare Teratoma is now cancer-free Outstanding year BY CARRIE MCDERMOTT • DAILY NEWS MEDIA carriem@wahpetondailynews.com L ondon Nordick has had a good year. She won two art contests, her dance team took first place as did her girls 12 and under hockey team. Nordick, 11, was recently select- ed as the winner of the El Zagal Shrine Circus Poster Contest. The St. John's School student won a new bicycle for her efforts and her artwork was featured on the cover of the 2018 Shrine Circus program. She was given tickets to attend the circus with her entire family and during intermission, reported to the center ring where she was given her prize. "She had a great time and was so excited to be the winner of the contest," her mom, Trisha Nordick SEE LONDON NORDICK, PAGE A3 April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month Citizens can take action during Denim Day April 25 BY CARRIE MCDERMOTT • DAILY NEWS MEDIA carriem@wahpetondailynews.com Sexual Assault Aware- ness Month is observed each April throughout the United States. While prevalent in society, sex- ual violence is not just a national issue, it affects many individuals in local communities, too. Ashley Zach, direc- tor of Development and Communications for Someplace Safe, said the organization has as- sisted nearly 260 victims of sexual violence and exploitation, as well as the family, friends and support systems of these individuals. This year's theme is "Embrace Your Voice," centering around the idea the words used by both ourselves and our peers can shape the world around us. "The way in which co- workers, families and Wear Jeans Wearing denim April 25 shows solidarity, a symbol against sexual violence Awareness For more information about Denim Day www.denimday.info Contact info. Three Rivers Crisis Center at 701-642-2115 Someplace Safe can be reached at 218-643-3109 24-Hour Crisis Line 1-800-974-3359 SEE DENIM DAY, PAGE A3 FRANK STANKO • DAILY NEWS MEDIA Kurt Manning, a senior at Breckenridge High School, reads a passage from comedian George Carlin. Manning is one of four speech team members saluted at a Friday pep rally. Four Cowboys sent off to state speech contest AgriScience Fair, Career Day shows promising future of science BY FRANK STANKO • DAILY NEWS MEDIA franks@wahpetondailynews.com Four members of the B r e c k e n r i d g e / W a h p e - ton Speech Team were sent to the Minnesota State Speech Tourna- ment in style. Seniors Kurt Manning and Lucas Simmer, plus juniors Gracie Hennen and Nolan Lemna, were the guests of honor at an 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 20 pep rally. The youth left for Apple Valley, Minne- sota, shortly after. They were escorted by the Breckenridge Police De- partment and Brecken- ridge Fire Department. Both Lemna and Sim- mer have previously competed in the Minne- sota State Speech Tour- nament. The Brecken- ridge/Wahpeton Speech Team includes students from middle school through high school and practices daily. Fun and games, how- ever, prevailed at the pep rally. Simmer demonstrat- ed his skill for putting on a BY FRANK STANKO • DAILY NEWS MEDIA franks@wahpetondailynews.com Abby Martel can tell you how much sugar is in the orange you're eating. A senior at Richland 44 High School, Martel participated in the recent FFA AgriScience Fair and Career Day. Held in the high school gym from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, the event featured presentations and discus- sion between community members and youth. SEE SENDOFF, PAGE A10 SEE AGRISCIENCE, PAGE A3 FRANK STANKO • DAILY NEWS MEDIA Abby Martel, a senior at Richland 44 High School, demonstrates her talent for analyzing sugar content.

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