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Published for the Red River Valley and Shirley Hoefs, Fairmount, N.D. newsmonitor@midconetwork.com Kailie Amundson Fairmount 2nd Grader TUESDAY APRIL 22, 2014 VOL. 126, NO. 10 Serving Richland County, ND USPS 234480 ISN 1061-1029 1 Dollar STUDENT ART ◆ OUTSIDE ◆ High Low Prec. April 18 53 44 April 19 67 39 April 20 71 44 April 21 65 34 April 22 62 43 April 23 56 44 April 24 60 39 Classifieds B6 Comics B5 Coming Events A5 Dakota Estates A5 Editorial A4 Lidgerwood A5 Mantador A5 News from Past A2 Fastpitch A3 Senior Menus A6 School Menus A6 Worship A6 INSIDE ◆ PROMENADE Three area high schools dance a night away. A2 THIS WEEK ◆ FASTPITCH New Pirate co-op to hold ceremony. A3 BY KAREN SPEIDEL newsmonitor@midconetwork.com Lisa Buckhaus of Han- kinson was heading to prom when she learned her arrows hit their mark Friday during the state archery tournament at Bismarck. Buckhaus, 16, the daughter of Donnie and LuWana Buckhaus, took top honors at the Nation- al Archery in the Schools Program state tourna- ment with an overall score of 289, good enough to earn her the top rank- ing overall among girls. It also was the top overall score among all archers, but the NASP program does not have an overall award, just top placers among boys, girls and teams. "I read my text message after I got out of the car, ran inside and hugged my dad. I told him, 'I just won state.' I couldn't be- lieve it," Buckhaus said. Hankinson girls shot very well at the state tour- nament. In addition to Buckhaus, Alicia Biewer took second among girls, and Kate Loewen was third. As a team, the Han- kinson High School team took first place overall, a ranking that qualified the team for the nation- al NASP tournament, which will be held May 10 in Kentucky. Hankin- son is sending 22 archers with the high school team and three from the middle school who placed individually. 'Heartbleed' newest bug BY KAREN SPEIDEL newsmonitor@midconetwork.com The recent scare about the "Heartbleed" bug isn't enough to cause DeeAnn Bilben of Hankinson to change her com- puter passwords. She does "a lot" of online shopping. Bilben has heard about the Heartbleed bug, and said it did occur to her she should change her online pass- words. But since she hasn't heard Heartbleed created any- thing more than a scare, she won't change her passwords. "Can you imagine trying to change all those?" she asked. "I have seen the news reports, but that's obviously not enough to make me want to change my passwords." Bilben plans on waiting out this newest online scare and monitoring her accounts to make sure there aren't any fraudulent transactions. Be- yond that, the Heartbleed is just one among many scares about hackers trying to uncov- er consumer information, she said. Area computer experts warn residents to update their passwords after the Heart- bleed has been discovered to affect websites and network- ing equipment such as routers, switches and firewalls. The extent of the damage caused by the Heartbleed is unknown. Experts say it is a security hole that exists on a vast number of Internet Web servers that went undetected for more than two years. A de- fect in the security technology Lidgerwood faces election dilemma this June Pirate Archers top team at state SEE HEARTBLEED, PAGE A8 This week's web bonus >> See more pictures as schools host prom www.wahpetondailynews/news-monitor Don't let hackers get your personal information PEN PALS BY KAREN SPEIDEL newsmonitor@midconetwork.com Gloria Hedtke Joerg was able to meld her family with that of her longtime pen pal Sylvia Dee, a relationship that spanned generations as the women's children and grandchildren became pen pals with members of the oth- er's family. Of course, today's younger generation is more likely to correspond on Facebook, text and email than to write a letter, but they are still maintaining the family connections that began when Gloria was a teenage girl trying to help a child in England during World War II. Gloria grew up in Fairmount. The city underwent its duty during the war. The girls and women watched for German planes while standing atop the school roof, and the men walked the streets to make sure the blackout cur- tains were drawn. She followed what was happening to the children in England during World War II. PHOTOS BY KAREN SPEIDEL | NEWS-MONITOR A Fairmount woman started a friendship that lasted 60 years simply by writing letters to her pen pal in England. The families of Gloria Hedtke Joerg and Sylvia Dee merged through this friendship. Shown here, front row from left: Siobhan O'Keeffe, Sylvia's granddaughter, and Gloria. Back row, from left: Cynthia Buckle (Sylvia's daughter), and DeAnna Miller, Gloria's daughter. Thousands of miles cannot separate this 'family' More than 4,000 miles separated a Fairmount woman from her long- time pen pal in England. But frankly, what is a few thousand miles and the Atlantic Ocean when corresponding with a friend for more than 60 years. SEE PEN PALS, PAGE A8 A look back ... √ The government expected civilians to face air attacks from enemy planes. So air raid shelters were built. Plans were made to evacuate women and children to the countryside. Gas masks were given out. Fortunately, poison gas bombs were not dropped on Britain. During World War II more than 60,000 people in Britain were killed in bombing raids. Houses, factories and schools were destroyed. √ Many families were split up. Fathers, uncles and brothers left home to join the Forces (Army, Navy or Air Force). √ There was rationing of food, clothes and other goods. Air raids made it hard to get a good night's sleep. Bomb damage often meant no gas or electricity. BY KAREN SPEIDEL newsmonitor@midconetwork.com Stan Smykowski chose not to seek re-election to the Lidg- erwood School Board for the first time in about 12 years. He said serving on a school board isn't something "You should have to live and die with," once elected. His name will not be on the June 10 election ballot for Lidg- erwood. Smykowski has served on the school board for long stints on two separate times, the first stretch for 15 years when his children were younger and this time for about 12 years. He professed to being old-fash- ioned and the new technology being planned for the district isn't something he fully under- stands, he said. "I feel I've done my duty for the school and community. I will help, but don't think I belong on there anymore," Smykowski said. "I just feel it's time for a change. I'm older. I'm retired now. It's for people with kids in school." There are two seats up for election this year in Lidger- wood, the three-year term held by Smykowski and Jeff Grumbo. This is the first time in years Lidgerwood hasn't had enough candidates to fill Area cities also will hold elections on June 10. The fol- lowing is a rundown of can- didates who will be on the ballot: Fairmount City council has two seats open: Incumbents Chuck Campbell and Julie Piechowski are running un- opposed. Park Board has four open positions, but only two filed for election: Jason Davis running unopposed. Brenda Adolf running unopposed No candidates filed for two 2-year terms. Hankinson The City Council here has contested race for three council positions: Incum- bent James Mikkelsen, in- cumbent Greg Paulson and newcomers Alan Wieser, Dwight Boucher and Mary Bommersbach. Mayor: Incumbent Joe City candidates fi le for June 10 elections SEE WRAP-UP, PAGE A8 SEE ARCHERY, PAGE A7 SEE SCHOOL BOARD, PAGE A8

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