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' dream that one of her kids Uncut-unnamn-su E C I on m 00 703 25s 69 TOWN PAPERS SMALL A 92': w RNLROAD AVE SHELTON. WA 9353B ? Htliiimt iii {i ii i'iiiilliilmwi nih i'liiit imil City billfor street pr By Jason Nordmark Of The Star , The rami cations related to the recent turnover at a key position is continuing to confound the city of Rolla. The fest issue to arise regarding the re . V" or is $300,000 to $500,000 in un- 41 assessments related to a 2015 Firedamages family home Volunteers, good samaritan prevent total loss By Natasha Reiger t For The Star A house re left a family of four dis- placed on Wednesday evening, July 21, in Rock Lake. The Camahans Shawn, Janelle and their two children had returned home from being away that evening and discov- ered their home had just been damaged by re. Jim Hendrickson was on his way home when he noticed smoke. He decided to check it out, and as he was approaching the Carnahan s residence he saw smoke coming out of a window. Immediately hecalled emergency responders and quickly followed up by grabbing nearby buckets, locating a water source and successfully containing the re until help arrived. The Rock Lake Fire Department re- sponded to the call from dispatch around 9:21 pm. Sarles and Calvin volunteers as Public health going mobile The 2019 vehicle is 38 feet long, has 20,000 miles and cost $299,000. It comes with two exam rooms, one with a standard exam table and the other with a medical chair that can be converted for dental services. It has two slide outs which can be used for a wait- ' ing room and reception area as well as, fully equipped bathroom, vaccine fridge, generator, wi and storage options. Everything we have in our exams rooms here, the vehicle has as well, Frydenlund said. In addition to a side door, the vehicle has an Americans with Dis- abilities Act approved lift in the back to make sure it s accessible to all. The rolling clinic will take its maiden voyage on August 10, By Jason Nordmark Of The Star Rolette County Public Health is getting a new set of wheels that s not only big in size, but also in its potential impact. Barb Frydenlund, the county s public health director, announced 0 the purchase of a large,vRV style mobile health unit which is set to arrive in Rolla August 3 (Tuesday). She said the vehicle marks a big step for the everyone in the county as well as the culmination of a personal goal. Transportation can be a real barrier for our cliental, Frydenlund said. With this acquisition, our outreach of services will be greater. street improvement project. ' Infrastructure projects in Rolla, such as street improvements, are paid for with spe- cial assessment taxes placed on property owners. The city uses the good neighbor policy and spreads the cost of the projects out to all property owners, leaving the entire [city as the special assessment district. we had toysplit up: into two teams, whenwer irst arrived because'it was unsure ifanyone was trapped inside the home. 7> sisted with the call. We had to split up into two teams, when we rst arrived because it was unsure if any- one was trapped inside the home, this was now a rescue mission, Rock Lake Fireman ' Gerald Stenson explained. One team entered forcing their way into the attached garage where the re was blaz- ing, and the other forced their way into the front part of the home. Fire creWs from mul- tiple agencies succeeded in saving the house and surrounding structures, from where the re started and was determined to have ig- nited in basement of the home. The basement stairs were destroyed, at We will basically be able to provide services that will mirror what we do at our clinic in Rolla and Dunseith. I really think this will bring our of ce s mission of preventative health to a higher level. Second generation takes over furniture business By Jason Nordmark Of The Star A family business in Rolla is staying in the family. Jessica Dryer, the daughter of Marv and Sue Nelson, is the new owner of The Furniture Connection. She took over op- erations earlier this spring and helped coordinate the business s move from a small building on Main Avenue to a larger one on the west side of the city. Dryer s spot behind the boss s desk 'came after a life journey took her from Rolla High School s class of 2006'to as far away as Anchorage, Alaska, and back. At the end of the culmination of one person s greatest hope. It s always been my mom s would take over the store, Dryer said. She was ask me four'or ve times a year, are you sure you don t want to move back? Even though Dryer started working the cash register at age 4 at The Clothing Connection, Business (Continued on Page 3) 5" From l ft to right are Marv Nelson, Sue Nelson, Jocelyn ryer, Jessica Dryer. and Olivia Dryer. Jessica is the new owner of The Furniture Connection in Rolla, a business her parents founded after transitioning from The Clothing Connection, which they ran for 30-plus years on Rolla s Main Avenue. 0] Gerald Stenson, Rock La-ke Fireman the top of the stairs on the main oor, is a door that opens to the attached garage. It was a good effort and 'we got it out ex tremely fast, said Stenson. to contain the blaze within the home. Once they had control, they had to wait for the en- ergy company to arrive before re-entering the home where they then were able to use their thermal imaging equipment to locate the hot spots within the home. The Rock Lake Ambulance along with Towner County (Continued on Page 8) The'city must re-certify the assessments each year and that turned out to be the cause of the issue now facing the city. There was no auditor in place when the re certi cation was due, said Erica Mc- Dougall, who is the city s fth auditor in four years and now six months into the job. No one caught it and (the re-certi cation) was It took the re ghters around 10 minutes Fire (Continued on Page 7) Mobile Chief William Poitra, the inci-' , dent. occurred [around closing time and noone was hurt dur- 7% % [a dance at Park View Must-See in- Thet ar Unemployment rate' Page 2 . Nailing down business Page Employee importance Page 4 Calling all teen writers Page 6 Golf tournament ' Page 10. August 2, 2021 Volume 134 Number 40 Two' Sections $1 Rolla, North Dakota 58367 missed three years in a row. The last auditor to certify the project-was Matt Mutzenberger, who was hired in 2015 and lasted three years. McDougall said the re- , certi cation was due during a two-month gap between that departure and the hiring of San dra Allery, who left in 2019. She was fol- lowed by Carolynn Orey, who lasted just ect goes unpaid for three years more than a year on the job. McDougall said the issue arose after she began digging into the city s nances with as sistance from Karla Harmel, a municipal nancial specialist with the city s engineering Unpaid (Continued on Page 3) at , Divinginto the final .month s'mer The 1-Stop Market in Belcourt hosted a special day of fun for kids with nu- The Rolla Police Department last Monday According to, Rolla Police C merous in atable bouncy games last Week. For more photos of the excitement, please turn to page 6. v " Few .details' released regarding reported rabbery of busineSS I i i V Ting the course of the crime. x . is investigating arobbery that took place, at the Prairie Lanes restaurant evening. The chief added that there was no description Of the sus- pect nor wasthere an'estimate . on. the exact amount of money stolen. Robbery v a (Continued on Page 3 Starron BANK starionbank.com l Member FDIC