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Page "2 February 4, 2010 Four crashes .cause damage, injuries on 1-94 Donald J. Duncan WIBAUX, Mont. - Donald Jesse Duncan, 81, of Wibaux, Mont., passed away of Saturday, Jan. 30. 2010, at the Wibaux County Nursing Home, where he had been a resident f6 r the past nine months. A memorial service with military honors will be held at I I a.m., Friday, Feb. 5, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wibaux with the Rev. Roger Dieterle officiating. Interment will follow in the Wibaux CemeteD'. Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of. Wtbaux is entrusted with arrangements. Don was born April 25, 1928, in Buffalo, Wyo.. the son of Jesse and Emily (Neilson) Duncan. They moved to Big Timber, Mont., in 1941 where he was raised and edu- cated. He graduated from Sweet Grass County High School in Big Timber withthe class of 1947. Don served with"the United States Army in Korea from 1950 to 1952 He then returned to Big Timber, where he met the love of his life, a young school teacher, Bonnie Johnson from North Dakota. On June 3, 1956, Don was joined in marriage to Bonnie at the Daglum Lutheran Church in rural Stark County, N.D. The couple was blessed with two daughters, Twy!a and Lori. Don worked for Schultz and Meyer Construction, building bridges, which took him and his fa.mily many places across Montana, New Mexico and Arizona. In 1972, Don and his fam- ily chose to settle in Wibaux. Don was anavid outdoorsman, who loved io hunt, fish and camp. Whoever could keep up with Don was always welcome to come along. He planted a garden full of flowers and vegetables on his own dirt until fi'is health started to fade. He belonged to the Carpenters' Labor Union'and served as their presidert. He alg0 served as the V.F.W. vice president. He loved his family and enjoyed getting together Area deaths for a good game of pinochle. Don was an inspiration to all and was honored by having a :nephew, Don Nottingham. two granddaughters, Dawn Marie and Jessi Ray, and one great-grandson, Jared Duncan Gustafson, all named after him. Don was preceded in death by his parents; his two brothers, Cecil Nottingham and Grant Duncm: his sister, Jean Harper; and his great- uncle, Grant Nielson. Don is survived by his wife of 53 years, Bonnie of Wibaux; his daughters, Twyla (Vic) Gustafson of Sidney, Mont.: and Lori (Bob) Vogele of Fromberg, Mont.; five grandchildren: Keith (Angela) Gustafson of Fairview, Mont,; Pat (Stacey) Gustafson of Sidney, Mont.; Dawn (Jason) Rehbein of Sidney, Mont.; David (Erin) Gustafson of Fargo; and Jessi Vogle of Bozeman, Mont.; and six great- grandchildren: Jared and Alexis Gustafson, Casey Rehbein, and Shay, Jaiden, and Jaxson Gustafson. We would like to extend special thanks to the people of Wibaux for their kindness and to the Wibaux County Nursing Home staff for the wonderful care Don received. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www'silvernale-silhafuneral- home .com. EUGENE, Ore.- The Rev.Louis Rodakowski was born July 22. 1913, in Belfie d ax?d jan. 24, ;20t0. A funeral Mass was held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Eugene on Saturday, Jan. 30. BELFIELD - Katherine "Kay" Armbrust. 71. Belfield. died Wednesday, Jan. 27. 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital & Health Center in Dickinson. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Feb. I. at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Belfield. Inurement took place at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, on Feb. 3. BELFIELD - Arthur A. "'Art" Safratowich, 81. Belfield. died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at his home. Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 29. at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Belfield. Interment was at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan. Agencies to offer February is Child Passenger Safety Awareness Month, with Feb. 15-19 being Child Passenger Safety Week, The Southwest Coalition of Safe Communities/C.mnlunity Action Partnership, Sohthwest District Health Unit and the Stark County Sheriff's Department will be con- ducting a bounty for car safety seats older than 6 years old during that week. If y:6. af6 cleining out attics. garageg,'etd:5)}fie.'agenies will be happy td taSyo/"eai: Safety seat i Berger Open House You are invited to an Open House In Honor of Ed Berger's 80th birthday Sunday, February 14 2-4 p.m. Golden Valley Co. Manor No Gifts Please Thelma Kouba DICKINSON - Thelma Kouba, 91, Dickinson, died Sunday, Jan. . 31,2010, at the St. Luke's Home, Dickinson. Thelma's funeral serv- ice will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 5, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dickinson with the Rev. Steven Tangen and the Rev. Lisa Lewton officiating. Interment will take place at 1 p,m. at the Beach City Cemetery, Beach. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Thelma Nodland was born July 12, 1918, on the family farm in Dunn County, the daughter of Cornel and Anna (Brown) Nodtand. She was baptized and confirmed at Vang Lutheran Church. She attended the Renville Country Grade School and gradu- ated from Werner High School. Thelma went on to attend Dickinson State Teachers College and Minot State Teachers College where she earned her teaching cer- tificate. She had taught elementary school Wibaux, Mont., and Golva. While in Golva she met Edward J. Kouba, and they were married on Sept. 14,. 1949, at Vang Lutheran Church, south of Dunn Center. They lived on a farm north of Golva where together they farmed a variety of crops and raised Shorthorn cattle, and their three children, John, Terry and Karen. They later moved to Dickinson when Ed semi-retired in the 1970s. While in the Golva area they belonged to the First Lutheran Church in Beach, and then in Dickinson became members of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she was active in the quilting club. Thelma was active in the Sunset Senior Center. She enjoyed playing cards, loved games, dancing, cooking, baking, gardening and growing flowers. Thelma and Ed became resi- dents of the St. Luke's Home on Nov. 1,2005. Here she met many friends and was still active in Bible study, playing games and cards up to her short illness and death. She will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her. Thelma is survived by three children, John (Mary) Kouba, Beach; Terry (Jadee) Kouba, Fort Meyers, Fla.; and Karen Stewart, Fargo; three grandchildren, Hope, Marcy and Andy, two great-grand- children, Heaven and Chloe; one sister, Cordelia Kremer, Dickinson; one brother, Luther (Hazel) Nodland, Bismarck; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband. Ed on Aug. 10, 2008. In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to the St. Luke's Home, Dickinson. Arrangements are with Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson. Dickinson, North Dakota 58601 #701-264-7195 Area Clinic schedule Billings/Golden Valley County health clinics for February will be held as.follows: - Feb..5. WIC at Public Health Office 9 a.m-12 p.m.. 1-4 p.m. Please call for appointment sched- uling. - Feb. 16, Beach Senior Citizens Center, 10:30a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Feb. 17. Golden Valley Manor. Beach, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. - Feb. 5.12, 19 and 26 at Medora courthouse, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-3 p.m. - Feb, 4. 8, 18 and 23. Beach health maintenance at Public car seat 'bounty' and have it destroyed. For more information, please contact Community Action at 227- 0131 or Southwest District Health Unit at 483-0171. All seats turned in between Feb. 15-19 will have a chance to win one of three Walmart gift cards. Roosevelt Memorial Lodge Notice of Meetings Roosevelt Memorial Lodge No 129 invites all Masons to a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Meeting at 8 o.m. every 2rid and 4th Tuesday, BeIfield, 1 block west of Great Plains Nart Bank 281 E Mum - BEACH ND 701-872-4362 Pull Bingo Black Tabs Lisa Baertsch and Jack Dawn Ueckert $25/each L,,, Friday & Saturday Hours: Mon-Fri. 3pm-lam Sat. lpm-lam Happy Hour: Mon.-Thurs. 5:30-6:30pm Notice to Our Valued Subscribers If your subscription expires, or if you are a new customer, it may require about two weeks before your subscription starts or restarts, depending on the day your payment arr.ived. This is because all mailing labels have to be printed two weeks n advance to help ensure timely delivery. If you change your mailing address, please notify the News and Pioneer office with your new address, also in advance of your move. The Postal Service does not forward oeriodicals such as newspapers and discards them. Health Office. 9 a.m.-12 p.m.. 1-3 p.m. Please call for appointment , scheduling. Offered screenings at these clin- ics may include blood pressure. pulse, immunizations. fasting blood sugar, hemoglobin. urinalysis, etc. For a complete list of services provide'd, please call (701) 872-4533. A small fee will be asked for these services. Please call for an appointment. Also available - seasonal flu shots, H I N 1 flu shots. :: and Shingles vaccine. Golden Valley News P.O. Box 156 Beach ND 58621 (U.S.P.S. Pub. No. 221-280) Staff: Richard Volesky, editor, reporter, advertising and office manager; Jane Cook, office and news assis- tant; Ellen Feuerhelm, news and office assistant. The Golden Valley News is published each Thursday, 22 Centra Ave.. Suite 1. Beach, ND 58621 by Nordmark Publishing, Rolla, ND Periodicals postage paid at Beach, ND and additional mail- ing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Golden Valley News, P.O. Box 156, Beach, ND 58621. Please allow two to three weeks for new .subscriptions, renewal of expired subscrip- tions and for address changes. Contact Information Phone: 701-872-3755 Fax: 701-872-3756 Emaih Subscriptions 1 year: $31 Golden Valley and Wibaux counties 1 year: $34 elsewhere in North Dakota 1 year: $37 out-of-state 9 months: $19 In-state college rate The Golden Valley News is a proud member of the North Dakota Newspaper Association. By Ellen Feuerhelm Staff Writer The North Dakota Highway Patrol lists a series of crashes fi'om Monday, Jan. 25, on Interstate 94. The first crash occurred at 9:15 a.m. in the eastbound lane near mite marker 10. A 2003 Freightliner driven by Sergey Belozerov from Colorado Springs, Colo., received $5,000 in damages. Belozerov was traveling east from Washington to Illinois when he saw vehicles in front of him on the left side of the roadway and turned to the right and drove into the deep snow along the shoulder, according to the Highway Patrol. The snow broke the hood of the semi into several pieces. A North Dakota Highway Patrol report said the semi came to rest facing east on the right shoulder of the road. The vehicles that Beloweoy observed included a semi stuck in the median, a tow truck with the emergency lights on, and a patrol car with the emergency lights on. There was a no travel advisory for the area at the time of this crash, according to the North Dakota Department of Transportation and the Highway Patrol. The second accident occurred at 9:21 a.m. on 1-94 near mile marker 10. A 2008 Ford pickup driven by Bruce Knell Jr. from Lander, Wyo, received $8,000 in damages and a 1998 International driven by William Byers from Yakima, Wash., received $2,000 in damages during the collision. The North Dakota Highway Patrol report said Knell was traveling east from Glendive, Mont., to Belfield and turned left attempt- ing to steer into the median to avoid the mher vehicles. Knell was not able to stop before hitting Byer's semi. Byer's semi was stuck in the median facing east and was waiting to be towed. An unidentified passenger car got stuck in the roadway between the two semi trucks. No one was injured in the crash and no cita- tions were issued. The third accident occurred at 9:45 a.m. on 1-94, also near mile marker 10. Shayne ttinz from Dickinson was driving a 2004 Ford Ranger that received $6,000 in damages, when he rear-ended the vehicle of John Barry from Solen, N.D. Barry was driving a 2003 Ford Windstar that received $4,500 in damage. Hinz was traveling east from Wibaux, Mont., to Dickinson, and Barry was traveling east from Billings, Mont. to Bismarck. There was a semi stuck in the median fac- ing east and asemi stuck in the right ditch. Both semi trucks were wait- ing to be towed and the Highway Patrol car in the area had emer- gency lights on. Barry slowed for the area and Hinz was following and unable to slow down fast enough when the rear-end collision occurred. No one was injured in the crash and no citations were issued. The fourth accident involved injuries to Richard and Linda Schmidt of Beach. The Schmidts were traveling in a 1998 Dodge Caravan, according to a report from the Golden Valley County Sheriff's Office. The Caravan rolled over at approximately 4:44 p.m. on the 1-94 eastbound lane, near mile marker 13. Linda Schmidt was trapped in the vehicle that was upside down in the ditch. Golden Valley County Deputy Sheriff Scan Hagen was directing traffic while emergency personal were working to evacuate Linda from the vehicle. The Schmidt vehicle had lost control and rolled tbur to five times, according to the accident report from the Golden Valley County Sheriff's Office and witness James Adkins. The Schmidt vehicle was totaled in the accident. Richard and Linda Schmidt were transported to St. Joseph's Hospital in Dickinson, A Caring Bridge Web site has been posted on the Internet for people to get updates on Linda Schmidt's condition. Correction ,,i In the Jan. 28 editions, two dates regarding the upcoming "Beach's Got Talent" contest were reported incorrectly. The correct times are 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7. and 1:30 p.m.. on Sunday, Feb. 14. Beach Floral Valentine Weekend Specials!! Single rose w/balloon Candy Bouquet, $15.99 (Add a stuffed animal for $8.99) Dt -111 \\; 0OR Ncagy rnaouGa. Farmers Union Oil Co. 701-872-4471 Interstate Cenex 701-872-3590 HaT 00llff i Hot Stuff Pizza 701-872-3190 Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Mostly Sunny Partly Cloudy Mostly Sunny Mostly Sunny Mostly Sunny 8/15 25/9 27/13 28/14 28/10 Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 10% Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 5% Tuesday Wednesday Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy 27/11 32/14 Precip Chance: 5% Prccip Chance: 10% O Can there be h'ghtning l" during a snowstorm?