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The Paullina Times Past Files


April 11, 2019

20 years ago – 1999

O'Brien County Ag Day welcomes former North Dakota Governor George Skinner - With the theme "Brighten the Picture with Value Added Agriculture", this year's O'Brien County Ag Day Luncheon addressed the impact of value added ag on individual producers and the community. The Paullina Chamber of Commerce and the O'Brien County Value Added Ag Steering Committee organized and hosted the event, held last week at the Paullina High School. Through a variety of seminars, producers could look at topics such as identity preserved soybean processing, value-added cooperatives, and various local projects. Business structures for producers were also addressed.

85th BIRTHDAY OPE N HOUSE - The children of Clara Jones would like to invite you to help us celebrate Mom's 85 Birthday on Saturday, April 17 from 2-4 p.m. at the Community Building in Calumet. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Zion-St. John School fund raiser/celebration slated for Friday at Paullina Legion - "Angels Among Us" is the theme for the Fifth Annual Zion-St. John Lutheran School Fund Raiser / Celebration slated for Friday, April 16. The event will be held at the Paullina American Legion Community Center.

30 years ago – 1989

Seniors ask board to reconsider graduation prayer - The PauIIina Community School board has wrestled with the elimination of prayer at commencement at two previous meetings, but Monday night provided the board with a fresh look at the issue. The senior class, represented by president Christine Lundquist, presented the board with a petition which was drafted on March 25. . Lundquist brought a feeling of pride to many in attendance at the meeting as she discussed the statements listed on the petition. Twenty-three seniors signed the document which reads as follows: To: The Members of the PauIIina Community School Board of Education We, the members of the Class of 1989, request that you reconsider your decision to eliminate the prayers at our Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 21,1989. The reasons for our request are as follows: -Graduation is a ceremony honoring a group of new adults. It is in our honor. We should have a voice in decisions. The strength of a small community, depends on standing together for what it believes in. The nation itself was founded on a belief in God. Leaders of the country open in prayer. Why can't we? Tradition is important. We're not asking for a change; we're trying to prevent a change in morals and further prohibitions. The ethic of majority rule protecting minority rights is a basis of democracy. Minority rule over the majority is unfair and wrong. We understand the reasons for your decision; however: We feel backing down on the issue is only paving the way for future restrictions of religion. If PHS would defy the crowd, perhaps we could lead others in the same decision. As Seniors, we're heading into the real world. Having God with us is important. The main reason for this petition is to announce the fact that the Class of 1989 cares about what is happening, and feels a change in the Commencement tradition is wrong. Signatures of Class Members.

40 years ago – 1979

Casey's General Store Opens Here On Thursday - Casey's General Store, located at the intersection of Highway 10 and Maple Street north opened for business on Thursday afternoon. April 5. Mrs. Maxince Lenz is the manager of the business. Frank Wegner of Sioux Rapids is the owner of the Casey Store in Paullina.


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