January 16, 2018

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BY KAREN SPEIDEL newsmonitor@wahpetondailynews. com Jim Jenson of Wynd- mere had no other indi- cations a heart attack was going to strike, noth- ing other than a persis- tent ache in his shoulder he chalked up to an old injury resurfacing. Jenson prided himself on being fit, other than a slight belly he rubbed with a laugh inside his Wyndmere home. He did smoke until a few months before his heart attack, which hap- pened about four years ago. After practically a lifetime of smoking, Jen- son gave it up because he wasn't feel up to par, he said with a shrug. Some days the ache in his shoulder was con- stant, and others more a fleeting annoyance, he said. It never prevented him from doing activi- ties, going to work or progressed from being more than a 3 on a doc- tor's pain scale. This discomfort continued for about a week. "It was just annoying. It was doing it when I was sleeping too. I would wake up with it, then think I just slept wrong on my arm. It was like someone was pinching off the blood supply to my arm," he said, which made his fingers tingle and caused his arm to feel numb. What Jenson expe- rienced are indicators there could be a prob- lem with his heart. Not knowing the symptoms of a heart attack, Jenson chalked it up to age. According to informa- tion from Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Minnesota, heart attack symptoms include tightness or pain in the chest, neck, back or arms, as well as fatigue, lightheaded- ness, abnormal heart- beat and anxiety. Wom- en are more likely to have atypical symptoms than men. People may experience pain in the area between shoulder blades, arm, chest, jaw, left arm or upper abdo- men, even during rest. Jenson, who works for Wyndmere Oil Com- pany, said this ache per- sisted about a week and became worse on Sept. 30 when he was chang- ing prices on the Ander- son Service signs at the Wyndmere station and along the highway. "It's quite a bit of Ceara Halvorson Fairmount 2nd Grader is Week's Weather Aer a chilly start to week, temperatures rebound to low 30s Student Art Classifieds 8 Comics 9 Coming Events 5 Editorial 4 News from the Past 2 Obituaries 3 Prairie Fare 5 School Calendar 6 School Menus 6 Senior Menus 6 Sports 7 Tigers Donation 2 Worship 6 Inside Today High Low Outlook Jan. 16 -2 -13 Sunshine Jan. 17 17 6 Mostly sunny Jan. 18 24 14 Mostly sunny Jan. 19 31 14 Flurries Jan. 20 30 12 Snow Jan. 21 26 0 Cloudy Jan. 22 18 -6 Mainly cloudy TUESDAY, January 16, 2018 Sydney Madsen and Olivia Prochnow VOL. 131, NO. 3 Published for the Red River Valley and Jennifer Kjar of Mooreton $1.00 « Page 7 PROFILE 2018 & PUT YOUR BUSINESS IN THE SPOTLIGHT! Advertise in our 5 part series profiling the Red River Valley! DIANA HERMES ALY STONE • People & Neighbors • Education • Agriculture • Health • Then & Now CALL •• -€‚ƒ-„…„… XNLV365798 Doubleheader at Hankinson KNOW YOUR RISKS NEWS-MONITOR GRAPHIC BY KAREN SPEIDEL INFORMATION FROM MAYO CLINIC AND OTHER SOURCES If you have any of these symptoms for more than five minutes and are unsure as to the cause, call 911. Sometimes just one or two of these symptoms can indicate a heart attack. Symptoms sometimes go away and return. SIGNS OF A MEN vs. WOMEN HEART ATTACK Lightheadedness You may feel dizzy or feel like you might pass out. Anxiety You may feel a sense of doom or feel as if you're having a panic attack for no reason. Shortness of Breath You may pant for breath or try to take deep breaths. This often occurs BEFORE developing chest discomfort. Chest Discomfort or Pain — Upper Body Pain This can feel like a tight ache, pressure, fullness or squeezing in the center of your chest lasting more than a few minutes. Pain or discomfort may spread to your shoulders, arms, back, neck, teeth or jaw. Stomach Pain Pain may extend downward into your abdominal area and may feel like heartburn. Nausea and Vomiting You may feel sick to your stomach or vomit. Sweating You may suddenly break into a sweat with cold, clammy skin. Lightheadedness You may feel dizzy or feel like you might pass out. Shortness of Breath You may pant for breath or try to take deep breaths. This may occur with or without chest discomfort. Chest Discomfort Discomfort or pressure in the center of the chest. It often lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and returns. Upper Body Pain Pain in one or both arms, upper back, neck, jaw or stomach. Stomach Pain Pain may extend downward into your abdominal area and may feel like heartburn. Nausea and Vomiting You may feel sick to your stomach or vomit. Sweating Paleness or you may suddenly break into a sweat with cold, clammy skin. Inability to Sleep You may experience insomnia. Unusual Fatigue You may feel more tired than usual or for no apparent reason. 5 minutes EVERY MINUTE COUNTS! KAREN SPEIDEL | NEWS-MONITOR Jim Jenson works on a puzzle at his kitchen table last week at his Wyndmere home. He and his wife, Jane, like to put puzzles together during the winter. Wyndmere AED program given shot in the arm Jenson didn't know his aches  were symptoms of heart attack SEE JENSON, PAGE 10 Klostreich is named News- Monitor publisher Bullis Post 84 helps ambulance service purchase 11 AEDs BY KAREN SPEIDEL Wyndmere Ambulance Service received an unexpect- ed shot in the arm. The ambulance squad was raising funds to purchase Automated External Defibrillators, better known as AEDs, to disperse throughout businesses and churches in Wyndmere and Barney. Expecting it to take a year to raise enough money for the AEDs, the Lidgerwood Amer- ican Legion shocked squad leader Ronda Luebke with a $4,200 donation from Bullis Post 84's gaming funds. This donation combines with a $1,500 grant from Red River Telephone and allows Wyndmere to purchase 11 AEDs, Luebke said, who is also the squad office manager and an advanced emergency medical technician who works full-time with the ambulance service to ensure the city is covered during the day. From Wyndmere, the nearest hospital is 25 miles away at Breckenridge, Minnesota. If a patient opts for a Fargo hospital, that is 60 miles away, and every second counts if they are suffering a heart attack or stroke, making the use of AEDs imperative to provide the greatest chance a patient will live after suffering a heart attack or stroke. "There are times every ambulance in the county — us, Lidgerwood, Hankinson and Breckenridge — are all on runs at the same time. We have (emergency medical responders) in town who are trained. They could come and take over, do CPR and get the AED hooked up until somebody can get there. That's a big thing. They need that AED and those chest compressions to get the blood flowing," Luebke said. Sandy Wisnewski manages Anderson Cafe, and was SEE AEDS, PAGE 10 BY NEWS-MONITOR STAFF Wick Communications Group Publisher Ken Harty has named Tara Klostreich publisher of the Wahpeton operation, effective Tuesday, Jan. 9. "I am pleased to an- nounce the promotion of Tara Klostreich to pub- lisher of the Daily News, News- Monitor, Southern Valley Living and Southern Valley Shopper," Harty said. "She has done an excellent job leading the newspaper as general manager and is ready for the next step." Klostreich joined the Daily News in February 2006 as an advertising representative and was promoted to assistant ad manager in July 2014. She became advertising manager in July 2015 and was named general man- ager in October 2016. She is a member of Wahpeton Rotary, past president of the Wahpe- ton-Breckenridge Area Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Twin Town Ambas- sadors. "I am excited and look forward to working with the entire staff at the Daily News, News-Moni- tor and Southern Valley Shopper," Klostreich said. "I believe in our company, our newspaper and our staff. I am com- mitted to continuing our tradition of hometown newspaper products." Klostreich has two grown children, Seth, who is married to Kari, and Cole. She is married to Glenn Klostreich. She is the proud grandmoth- er of Kaisyn. Klostreich resides in Breckenridge, Minnesota, where she is a lifelong resident. Klostreich Klostreich has worked 20 years with newspaper

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