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Clay Mattern competes in the state wrestling tournament in Fargo. Four wrestlers from co-op place at state meet The Bowman County wrestlers, which included Beach wrestlers, traveled to the State Wrestling Tour- nament this past weekend in Fargo and came home with four place win- ners and a tie for 15th in the team placings. The tournament was very excit- ing with some major upsets of ranked wrestlers being defeated by unseated wrestlers. West Fargo wrestler Jordan Scheer became the first N.D. wrestler to capture six state championships and the Bow- man wrestlers proved themselves on the mat claiming four places on the podium. Mathew Carlson finished with third place. Alex Madrigal and Troy Steele ended the tournament in fifth place and Tyler Longland fin- ished the tournament in 8th place. The first round of wrestling started on Thursday morning with all nine of the Bulldog wrestlers com- peting. 106# Alex Madrigal (#7 seed) won by a 13-6 decision over Michael Thomas (Velva). 120# Clay Mattern lost a very close match against #2 seeded Brock Aberle (Lisbon) in a 9-6 decision. 132# Tyler Longland (#6 seed) won by major decision over Mason Merck (Bishop Ryan) 12-0. 138# Mathew Carlson won by a 5-1 decision over Jonathan Thomas (Velva). 145# Brayden Jorgensen lost to #6 seeded Carson Schell (Bishop Ryan) in a 3- 0 decision. 160# Troy Steele (#4 seed) pinned Noah Flores (Grafton) in 1:13. 170# Sterling Lee lost to 5th seeded Alex Giese (Kenmare) in a 14-3 major decision. 195# Beau Jeffers fell to #1 seeded Matthew Gross (Napoleon) in :28. 285# Jason Schade lost to #3 seeded Austin Moen (Des Lacs) in a 14-7 decision. Quarterfinal matches were wres- tled Thursday evening with Alex Madrigal falling to Jeremy Leintz (B-H) in 5:29. Tyler Longland lost to Brenden Harrison (SR) in a 14-5 major decision. Mathew Carlson pinned Gage Litton (Pembina County) in 1:48. Troy Steele won over Derek Tabor (Killdeer) 6-3. Friday morning was the start of wrestle back competition for those who had lost the day before matches. The first consolation round only found one Bulldog wrestler still advancing. 145# Brayden Jorgensen won by major decision over Brady Irmen (Velva)'16-6. I20# Clay Mat- tern lost another close match against Jacob Bitz (Napoleon) 5-3. 170# Sterling Lee fell to Ricky Wilson (MayPort) in 2:38. 195# Beau Jef- fers lost to Jaden Lemar (CC) in a tech fall 16-1. 285# Jason Schade lost to Ryne Storsved (New Salem) in a close 3-0 decision. Bowman County had two wrestlers that wrestled Friday evening in the semi-final matches. Mathew Carlson matched up against Erik Loepp (Oakes) who is now a 5 time state champion. Mathew gave l_xpp a tussle, but lost the match in a tech fall 16-0. Troy Steele matched up against #1 seeded Nash Bettenhausen (South Border). The hard fought match ended with Troy losing in a 4-3 decision. Saturday morning started the sec- ond round of consolations for the wrestlers to work their way back for placings. Alex Madrigal won by major decision over Hunter Schwab (Lisbon) 14-2. Tyler Longland won over Gaige Reep (Stanley) in a 7-1 decision. Brayden Jorgensen lost to Coleton Jore (WC) in a 10-2 major decision. Third consolation round: Alex Madrigal won by an 8-6 decision over Chauncey Dittus (New Salem). Tyler Longland lost to Brandon Henn (Hillsboro) in a close 2-1 de- cision. Alex Madrigal, Mathew Carlson and Troy Steele then wrestled in the Consolation Semi's. Alex lost to Gar- rett Jangula (Napoleon) in a 5-2 de- cision, putting Alex wrestling in the 5th Place match. Mathew won over Troy Wiegandt (Larimore) in an 8-5 decision, advancing Mathew to the 3rd Place match. Troy Steele lost in a close 3-0 match against Chaz Bauer (Carrington), putting Troy wrestling for the 5th place match. Tyler Longland wrestled Logan Gumke (WC) for the 7th Place Match. Tyler fell short with a 9-3 decision, placing 8th. Alex Madrigal won over Darin VanGorkom (South Border) in a 5-0 decision clinching 5th Place. Troy Steele had a rematch with Derek Tabor (Killdeer) for 5th Place. Troy came out on top with a 6-4 decision win for his last high school match. Mathew Carlson kept the win- ning momentum going with his win over Kaden Wolsky (Carrington) in a 7-2 decision, clinching the 3rd Place Title for 138#. The Bowman County wrestlers and coaches had a great season with many accomplishments as a team and individually. The team will lose three seniors; Tel Lardy, Troy Steele and Jason Schade. Their leadership will continue on and build in the re- turning team next year with the Bowman County wrestlers' motto being, "One Team, One Dream." Residents check out the new ambulance purchased a little more than a week ago with grants and donations. (Photo by Jane M. Cook) Community Ambulance Service celebrates 40 years By Jane M. Cook Reporter Residents turned out for the 40th Anniversary of the Community Am- bulance Service on Sunday, Feb. 22, at the ambulance building in Beach. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and brats ere served to the residents .who came to help the crew celebrate this milestone. As is with so many other com- munities, the ambulance service came about out of a need for trans- porting injured or ill people to the doctors' offices, most of which came by way of horse and wagon seeking medical care, and later by private au- tomobiles. The introduction of motorized vehicles brought forth station wag- ons which were equipped with two- way radios and rotating lights to speed the ill and injured to medical care. One such doctor was Clarence "Doc" Bush, driving a red station wagon to pick up his patients and transporting them to the hospital, sometimes bringing a nurse with him to care for his patients. The local mortician at the time, Herman Johnson, also transported patients via his hearse. Johnson was the first who suggested that Beach should form a volunteer ambulance service for the community. When the Golden Valley County Memorial Hospital was in jeopardy of not hav- ing a doctor on hand, with the only emergency medical building an hour or more away, a concerned group of citizens, lead by Beach mayors A1 Ueckert and Howard Hardy, began looking into the possibility and ne- cessity of forming a community am- bulance service. Some of these citizens included Rick Carlson, Con Short, Carl Allen and Cornell Hoff. In a meeting on June 3, 1974, the Beach City Council decided that the city of Beach would form an agree- ment with the State Health Depart- ment to purchase equipment for an existing ambulance. That first ambu- lance was a Pontiac purchased at the Air force base in Glasgow, Mont., and needed new tires and a battery. The committee learned that it was going to be easier to purchase the needed equipment than it would be to train a crew, find a place to house the vehicle, and wade through the legal red tape. A non-profit organi- zation was formed, and through do- nations and a mill levy to produce the needed building and operation capital, the old ambulance was set in running order, and a new one was purchased within 18 months. The building that would house the vehi- cles was a steel Quonset located east of the hospital's emergency service, according to a story in the Beach Centennial book. Volunteer attendants were trained at Dickinson State College. Persons in need of medical assistance would call the hospital, which would then relay the message to the volunteers on call. Each response team con- sisted of a driver and two attendants. The new 24 hour service officially began on Feb.27, 1975. Stocked with more varieties of equipment helped the volunteers be- come more skillful in answering emergency calls during the 1980s. In 1986, land for a new building to be constructed was purchased at the present location and houses two ambulances, a training/meeting room, bathrooms and shower. The youngest member was Walter "Scotty" Rojic, hired as the first EMT-paramedic in Feb. 1995, and began while still in high school. Al- lowed by the school to take his am- bulance radio with him to class, he was also allowed to leave should an emergency call came in. School pol- icy has since changed that as now students are no longer allowed to leave for this purpose. So Rojic holds the record of being the youngest paramedic hired in the county. In 2004, a matching ambulance was purchased to the one already in service. The twin fig helped the crew find what they needed in a hurry be- Ambulance (Continued on Page 6) Troy Steele competes in the state wrestling tournament in Fargo. (Photos Courtesy of Sarah Martian) Group to hold Iocal00 foods summit in Medora Summit on Local Economies, North Dakota's first-ever summit fo- cused on local foods as economic de- velopment, has been scheduled for April 14 and 15 at the Rough Riders Hotel in Medora. This event is made possible with a USDA Rural Business Opportunity Grant (RBOG) and the FARRMS or- ganization to encourage economic ac- tivity in rural areas through support of local foods infrastructure and financ- ing for small farm businesses. While geared toward economic de- velopers, job development authorities and businesses, everyone and anyone interested in building local foods sys- tems are invited to attend. A farmer i showcase and networking social kicks off the conference from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, putting a face to the farmer. Farmers are invited to share products, information about CSAs, farmers markets, etc. and discuss with economic developers their particular need for pack houses, distribution as- sistance, online shopping sites and most importantly light processing fa- cilities. These types of businesses would bridge the gap between ira}mers and schools, restaurants and nursing homes by adding value to locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. Economic data and other important information presented on Wednesday, April 15, will make the case for sup- porting these developing food and farming businesses in both rural and urban communities. Keynote speaker Ken Meter, Crossroads Resources Center, will present 'q'he Role of Local Foods in Oil Country." His data will reveal the current agricnltural landscape as well as the potential economic growth pos- sible through support of small farm en- terprises and local foods. Frank James, South Dakota Rural Action director, will report on the real life example of how the Deuel County community kitchen serves as a busi- ness incubator and Emily Stawarski from Lakes County Service Coopera- tive will present on the pilot program Fresh Connect Food Hub in Min- nesota. This project focused on pro- riding more locally produced food to schools. There will also be a working ses- sion to collect ideas and thoughts about business plans and the feasibility of a light processing center. There are special funds available for farmers to attend the Tuesday showcase. Hease download the appli- cation at or email for more infor- marion. Register online at http://ndsole.eventbritexxn or visit the FARRMS Website wwwarrmsrg for a downloadable brochure. 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