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? r 7 W rness coul lea a rges By Richard Volesky sible due to poor weather, said Editor/Reporter Wyckoff. A park ranger hiked into MEDORA - Charges may be the area to locate the man and his pending in the matter of a father son. The nearest point for an ambu- and son who had to be rescued in lance was about three-fourths of a the wilderness area of Theodore mile away near the Little Missouri Roosevelt National Park. River. The dive and rescue team The incident occurred on Sun- from Dickinson was called to bring day, April 24, which was a rainy in a raft which was used to trans- and chilly day. The identity of the port the man in a gurney across the two haven't yet been released be- river and to the ambulance. cause the investigation has been on- The man was taken to the hospi- going, tal in Dickinson, and was later The two were on an all-terrain transported to a Fargo hospital. vehicle in the wilderness area, It was about 5:30 p.m. when the where motorized vehicles are pro- man arrived at the ambulance, said hibited. Wyckoff. Dean Wyckoff, TRNP's chief In addition to the Park Service ranger, said a call for help came in and the Dickinson rescue team, also from a cell phone at 12:44 p.m. The responding were the Billings son made the call; the father had County Sheriff's Department, the been injured in an ATV wreck. The Billings County Ambulance Serv- father reportedly drove the ATV on ice, the North Dakota Game and the park's loop road to reach the Fish Department, and the Billings wilderness area. County Rural Fire Protection Dis- A helicopter rescue wasn't pos- trict. Firefighters extinguish a simulated oil tank fire at a training session in Medora on May 14. (Photo by Richard Volesky) By Richard Volesky sponses to a building fire through Editor/Reporter the use of a digital fire simulator. MEDORA - Firefighters were in Billings County Fire Chief Rod school on Saturday, May 14. Job said it was the first time this The Billings County Rural Fire type of training was held in Medora. Protection District, the Medora Fire A goal is to make it an annual event Department and the North Dakota in the southwestern region of the State Firefighters Association state. hosted the regional school. About 25 "You're always learning every firefighters were involved from the time you go to one of these,, said Sentinel Butte;Golva; Beach, DiCk- Jason Lee, a firefighter from Sen- inson, Billings County, New Eng- tinel Butte. land, Medora and Minot fire Matthew Ishee, Billings County departments, firefighter, said the oil fire training The school was important for was new to him. The proper "at- new firefighters, who hadn't yet tack" procedure was what he was dealt with scenarios such as oilfield focusing on. fires. But also attending were vet- Rhonda King, a Billings County eran firefighters who said it was im- firefighter, said most of her experi- portant to attend because techniques ence has been with grass fires, and and know how change over time. the school was providing her with The morning session included an the knowledge of how to use the oil tank fire scenario, with the fire equipment that has to be worn for being extinguished using water or oil fires. foam. Crude oil wasn't used, but Business sponsors of the training piping filled with propane that sub- were First State Bank, and Rosen- merged underwater simulated the bauer America, which is a supplier oil fires. Later, they practiced re- of fire vehicles. Firefighters listen to instructions regarding how to fit face masks. (Photo by Richard Volesky) By Richard Volesky the theater had been using. Editor/Reporter The city of Belfield owns the the- BELFIELD - A couple large con- ater. The city acquired it from Stark tributions have meant that the fund- County in the 1990s when the private raising goal for the Belfield Theater owner failed to pay property taxes on is largely met. the shuttered facility. The City Coun- The goal is $200,000, which in- cil eventually repaired and reopened cludes a new roof and projection the building, and it was operated by equipment, a volunteer committee. Operational One of the contributions came costs were at times partially offset from the Belfield Chamber of Com- through fund-raisers such as break- merce, which provided $70,000. fasts, the sale of advertising on the That money is specifically dedicated theater's poster boards, and from do- for new projection equipment, Na- nations. talie Muruato, Belfield city auditor, The theater stopped showing said in an e-mail. Muruato is enrolled movies in 2014. It became too diffi- in Rural Leadership North Dakota cult for the two-person volunteer (RLND), which is a North Dakota committee to continue due to family State University Extension Service commitments. The roof also began to program. RLND enrollees are ex- leak, and the outdated equipment be- pected to take on a community proj- came an issue because movies were ect as a part of their studies, and instead being made available digi- reopening the theater is her project, tally. A bid for the projection equip- ment came in at $71,960. The equip- Goal ment is to replace the film reels that (Continued on Page 14) By Janae Orluck Reporter KILLDEER - After the Beach junior high track and field team fin- ished its season on May 9, several of the athletes joined the varsity team. Along with seventh-grader Megan Rising, who joined a few weeks ago, are Shyanne Marshall, Andrea Lund, Jenna Hildebrant, Noah Adams, Talon Hoffer and Gage Swanson. These trackstersf first var- sity meet was May 12 in Killdeer. Because this was Killdeerfs first varsity meet on their new track, all champions in all events set the first Killdeer track record. The Bucca- neers set several of these records in several events. These included the girls shot put, the girls 4x800 meter relay, the girls 1,600 meter run, the girls 3,200 meter run, and the boys 3 200 meter run. The Buccaneers started the day off strong with a victory in the first race of the day. The Lady Bucs won the 4x800 meter relay with a time of i0:49.71, setting the track record and a new personal record; runners were Jenae Orluck, Megan Rising, Abby Wilhelmi and Brooklynn Zachmann. The Beach boysf 4x800 relay team also did well, placing third. A Beach High School record which had stood for over 20 years was broken at the Killdeer track at Kill i :i ..... rm Andrea Lund, in the blue and yellow uniform, takes part in the Killdeer meet on May 12. (Photo by Janae Orluck) meet. Abby Wilhelmi placed first out placed first out of five girls with her of 15 girls in the 1,600 meter run best time of the year: 12:49.35. with a time of 5:26.83. With this time Josiah Orluck also placed first, set- Wilhelmi smashed the former Beach ting the Killdeer track record at record for the 1,600 meter run by 11:12.69. Zach Lawrence placed sev- three secondsl The former record enth with a personal record of holder was Courtney Kremers, who 12:47.19. set the record back in 1995 with a After taking it easy for a couple of time of 5:29.87. Jenae Orluck also weeks due to injury, Sophia Muruato ran the 1,600 meter run, placing sec- came back on fire. She took second ond. Several Buccaneers also placed in discus and first in shot put, setting in the boys 1,600 meter run. Jared the track record at 31-08.50. Muru- Wojahn placed second, and Josiah ato was not the only Buccaneer to Orluck placed third, place in shot put. Freshman Mikayla Both Jenae and Josiah Orluck, along with Zack Lawrence, com- Track peted in the 3,200 meter run. Jenae (Continued on Page 14) By Richard Volesky Editor/Reporter BISMARCK- While Doug Bur- gum has cited his business experi- ence and his desire to diversify North Dakota's economy if elected governor, one of his Republican op- ponents says he also has such expe- rience. "Business experience is one of the necessary skills for work in an administrative role in state govern- ment," said Tim Rasmussen, com- munications director for the Wayne Stenehjem campaign. "Wayne Stenehjem, as attorney general, worked with business leaders on a variety of issues over his tenure in that position. He knows and under- stands the challenges of running a business and keeping it viable for the longterm." Burgum has about 33 years of ex- perience in the creation of high tech jobs. His successful company, Great Plains Software in Fargo, was sold to Microsoft in 2001. Burgum visited southwestern North Dakota late last month. One of his statements was that he wanted to Wayne Stenehjem Wayne Stenehjem served in the Legisla- ture prior to becom- ing attorney general. He knows how to get things done and un- derstands the collab- orative nature of the important work that is ahead for North Dakota," Tim Rasmussen build businesses in North Dakota, tween the governor's office and the and that the best way to do so would legislative branch is key to getting be through the governor's office, things done. Issuing orders and dic- But being a CEO doesn't neces- tating policy is not going to work sarily provide the skill set to be gov- with our citizen legislators. Wayne ernor, said Rasmussen. "CEOs Stenehjem se,;,ed in the Legislature traditionally dictate policy and ac- prior to becoming attorney general. tion within their organizations and He knows how to get things done then expect their hired staff mem- and understands the collaborative bers to simply follow orders. In nature of the important work that is state government, collaboration be- ahead for North Dakota." 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