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l 12 r | 1956: Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched the first and only perfect game in a World Series. 1945: President Harry Truman announced the U.S. would share the secret of the atomic bomb only with Great Britain and Canada. By Richard Volesky the end of this year, said Eileen Editor/Reporter Andes, TRNP's chief of interpreta- MEDORA - The final plan for tion. The process of actually reduc- thinning the elk herd in Theodore ing the number of elk would not Roosevelt National Park is expected occur until the fall of 2010, she said. to be completed by the end of this The process of analyzing the year, a TRNP official says. thodsands of comments received on The plan would reduce the num- the draft plan is ongoing. The plan ber of elk in the park to a level that becomes final when it is signed by would not threaten the park's habi- the Park Service's regional director, tat. The Park Service has not been said Andes. able to ship elk from the park due to Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., and concerns of chronic wasting dis- Gov. John Hoeven announced on ease, although none of the animals Sept. 30 that the NPS and the state have been found to have the illness, of North Dakota reached an agree- The final Environmental Impact ment in principle for qualified vol- Statement would be completed by unteers to help thin the elk herd and II to allow the hunters to keep the The Park Service sent a letter to meat. Dorgan confirming that after the elk While the Park Service is prohib- carcasses have been harvested by ited from providing the meat direct- volunteers, ownership of the meat ly to North Dakota hunters, it could would be turned over to the state of provide the meat to the state of North Dakota or another approved North Dakota, which could then organization, according to Dorgan's transfer the meat to the volunteers, office. "If the state then wanted to II give some of the meat to the volun- teers that helped in the removal effort, that would be their decision," wrote the Park Service. Hoeven, Dorgan, and the North Dakota Game and Fish Department wanted to ensure that the herd reduction would be organized in a workable format for volunteers. At a meeting in his Bismarck office, Dorgan brought together represen- tatives from Hoeven's office, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department and Dan Wenk, the act- Elk (Continued on Page 8) Billings County public meeting, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, music room of the DeMores. School, Medora. County commissioners, law enforcement and bus route patrons are invited to discuss ways tO make the pick-ups and drop-offs on U.S. Highway 85 safer. (Use north entrance of the school.) Fourth "annual Theodore Roosevelt Symposium, "Family Man in the Arena," Oct. 15-17, hosted by Dickinson State University at locations in Dickinson and Medora. Belfield Senior Citizens Activity Club, Oct. 18, 12:30 p.m., potluck with M-Z serving. Belfield Senior Citizens Activity Club, Oct. 21, health screening, 9 a.m. - noon, 1-2 p.m.; business meeting, 1 p.m. Belfield Senior Citizens Activity Club, Oct. 26, 1-2:30 bingo, pool; birthday party fol- lowing. I Beach firefighter Mike Braden dent Judy Vincent called the fire ing windy conditions. (Photo by By Ellen Feuerhelm Reporter Ross Ueckert of Beach decided to suspend his cross-country politi- cal protest walk until June of next year after arriving in Hasting, Minn., on Oct. 1. Ueckert and his sister, Myrna, traveled about 600 miles, but the weather is starting to be difficult. "It's raining cats and dogs and I Smoking timber chops at a utility.pole in east Beach after firefighters cut it down on Sept. 29. Nearby resi- department after hearing what sounded like a loud welder in the area. The pole ignited dur- Richard Volesky) am not giving up. I will get back on stop and talk to a few people who the road after my daughter Kayla they hav.e met along the way. He graduates next year," said Ueckert. expects to arrive in Beach around Ueckert and his sister plan to Wednesday, Oct. 7. During the winter, Ueckert plans to do some writing of his experi- ences from the walk this year. He will also update the Web site locat- ed at and prepare for the trip the first part of June 2010. "I have met people from all walks of life along the way. Those are the things I am going t~ write about this winter," said Ueckert. By Ellen Feuerhelm Reporter The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Rodeo Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, Okla., will be poslhumously induct- ing Joe Chase Jr. and Tom Tescher on Oct. 23-25. The Rodeo Hall of Fame class of 2009 includes: Chuck Henson, John J. Miller, Cotton Rosser, Harry Void, and Florence Price Youree. Being honored posthu- mously are Walter Alsbaugh, Chase and Tesclaer. "I am honored - this is very es " aw orne, said Beth Clyde of Medora, one of Tescher's daugh- ters. Clyde said she may attend the induction event. Becky Robison of Montana, another daughter of Tescher's, will be attending and is very thankful to Alvin-Nelson of Grassy Butte for doing ithe work to get Tom Tescher inducted, Nelson was a 1957 bronc rider word cham, pion. "We are excited. My dad never won a world championship but he won almost every national rodeo. He won Cheyenne, Denver twice, and Chicago," said Robison. Induction is one of the top hon- ors lavished on a performer or rodeo cowboy. The Rodeo Hall Of Fame Inductees are chosen annual- ly by a vote of the Rodeo Historical Society membership. Tom Tescher grew up near Sentinel Butte. He rode broncos for 20 plus years. The most famous horse he rode was Trails End, the 1959 bucking horse of the year, from Montana. Oral Zumalt of Missoula, Mont., was the owner. Tescher rode him to the whistle twice, said his son, Don Tescher. "Mr. Zumalt walked out and shook his hand and said he was the first guy to ride him twice. That was in 1960," said Don Tescher. Tom Tescher married Lorraine Pendleton, and they had five boys and five girls. He started compet- ing in rodeo at 17 years of age in Medora. He turned professional in 1955, ranking in the top 10-saddle bronc riders from 1955 through 1958. "In 1960 he qualified to national rodeo in Dallas, Texas, but refused to go because they told him he had to be there on Christmas Day for a press conference," said Don Tescher. Tom Tescher had wanted to be with his family instead. Tom Tescher died on Sept. 25, 2008, at the age of 82. Joe Chase Jr. was the youngest Inducted (Continued on Page 8) our experienced team of professionals to work for you Beach 872-4444 Golva 872-3656 Medora 623-5000 hr. 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