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official newspaper of Billings County, North Dakota 0UI00 % USPS 056-180 Vol. 94, No. 24 75 cents J 1845: Florida became the 27th state in the United States. NDCHF's 2011 nominees selected 1931: The "Star-Spangled Banner" was adopted as the national anthem. Belfield Senior Citizen's Activity Center, March 16, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-2:30 p.m., health screening. Sentinel Butte City Council meeting, Monday, March 14, 7 p.m., Sentinel Butte Fire Hall. The public is welcome. Region 7 girls basketball tournament, Knights of Columbus Activities Center at Dickinson Trinity High School, fileg t6 be fintiounced,'March 7- 8 and 10. Presentation and free meal, planned by Ross Ueckert of Beach regarding his past trip on foot to Washington D.C, 4:30 p.m., March 26, at Bijou Show- House in Beach. Note this has Members of the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame have selected the individuals and events for their 2011 ballot. The nominees were selected from more than 60 submitted for consideration. Seven will be select- ed by the group's trustees for induc- tion into the NDCHF Hall of Honorees in June. Ballots will be sent in April to the more than 200 trustees. "The names of the inductees selected for the Hall of Honorees in 2011 will be announced Memorial Day weekend, and the new inductees will join the more than 130 others who have been inducted since 1998," said Darrell Dorgan, NDCHF executive director. Partial biographies for the names that will appear on the 2011 ballot include: Modern-era Rodeo: two will be selected: Maude Kirk Gullickson of Center, who was born in Washburn in 1911 and started riding as a tod- dler. She rode nearly every day until she was 73 years old. Gullickson trained and rode barrel horses, com- peted in local and regional rodeos and won the NDRA State Champion Barrel Racer title in 1955. She continued to compete in Old Timers events until age 70 and was named Old Timers Rodeo Queen. Joan (Hacker) Lennick of Belfield and Bismarck; who is a cowgirl, but was also a rodeo i. queen.., She, gre up, neat Belfield, ' dreamed Of being a trick rider. On Speedy, a fast Quarter and barrel racing horse, Lennick racked up the N.D. High School Barrel Racing title in 1956, three NDRA barrel racing state titles (in 1959, 1961 and 1962) and, in 1960, the National American Collegiate Rodeo Association barrel racing and all-around titles. Bruce Northrop of Grassy Butte and Medora, who was raised near Grassy Butte, and in 1950, at 17 years old, left home to work for Fettig Brothers Rodeo. The Fettig outfit trailed rodeo stock to events until 1953 when they began truck- ing. During this time, Northrop started competing in saddle bronc, bareback, calf roping and wild horse races, even though he was not a full PRCA member. Eugene "Pete" Pedersen of Mandan and Glendive, Mont. He started riding saddle broncs during high school in Mandan, but later found his niche in roping and bull dogging. During WW II, the U.S. Army sent him to horse shoeing school. Recuperating from war injuries sustained in the South Pacific, Pedersen obtained a degree in ag industry at Montana State in 1949 and founded the college's first rodeo in 1947. Pre-1940 Rodeo, one will be selected: - Henry G. "Hank" Baker of Garrison, McClusky and Minor, who was born in a log cabin south- cast of Garrison in 1907. After his marriage to Alice Tower in 1927, he ranched on the Fort Berthold Reservation and on his parents' homestead until taking over his in- law's spread in 1931. Guy Anthony Fox of Fort Berthold, who was born in 1902 and lived his entire life on the Fort Berthold Reservation. A member off the Flint Knife clan, his first name was Yellow Dog and then Bright Wings. Eventually, Fox was allotted 320 acres of land and ranched and farmed successfully. Modern-era Ranching; one " NDCHF (Continued on Page 8) Malanka diners Nick Pedeliski and David Logosz enjoy the meal and conversation at the Ukrainian Cultural Institute's Malanka held on Feb. 27 at St. Bernard's Parish Center in Belfield. Dan and Dorothy Ferrell, Bismarck, were elected as Malanka 2011 to represent the UCI at events this year. (Photo by Richard Volesky) Christian Anheluk helps fire up the crowd during the Heart River boys Region 7 game on Feb. 24 at the Knights of Columbus Activity Center in Dickinson. (Photos by Richard Volesky) Boys win second; girls going to regionals Heart River's Jordan Zarak looks for a possible rebound. By Colton Pool Sports Reporter The Heart River basketball pro- grams have come a long way and improved all season. For starters, the boys started as the No..6 seed in District 13 and made it to the district champi- onship before being taken down by the New England Tigers. This led the Cougars to receiving the No. 2 seed in the region. . This meant that Heart River had No. 3 Killdeer to play in the first round of the Regional Tournament at Trinity High School on Feb. 21. The boys had already beaten the Cowboys twice this season, giving the blue and gold confi- dence going into this one. The Cougars played their game and won, with the score being 63-54. Jordan Strecker, who was named to the all-district team, was a team leader on the court, and finished the battle with 20 points and 9 rebounds. The story of this game, however, was the inspiration of center Brock Pittsley for Killdeer. He had to deal with the loss of his father earlier that day at his funer- al. He really stepped it up for his team and came away with 12 points. His heart and drive showed all through the game. Basketball (Continued on Page 8) Agency: Listing for bison not needed agency is required to review such petitions to decide whether it con- tained substantial scientific infor- mation that listing may be warrant- ed. The agency found that the peti- tion didn't include substantial sci- entific data to indicate that the peti- tioned action might be necessary. The agency said it will continue to work with its partners to conse.rve and protect wild bison throughout the animals' remaining range. Historically, plains bison num- bered in the tens of millions and were found nearly coast to coast from central Canada to northern Mexico. They were eliminated west of the Rocky Mountains and east of the Mississippi River by the early 1800s, according to the U.S. Fish & Bison (Continued on Page 8) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided that protection of plains bison under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) isn't warranted. The agency made its February determination in response to a peti- tion received in 2009 from James and Natalie Bailey to list the wild plains bison as a threatened species. The Baileys reportedly are from Montana. Under the ESA, the Eagles to be released in TRNP pate in the effort to return these eagles to the wild," said Superintendent Valerie Naylor. "The park provides excellent habi- tat and forage for the birds. Because our elk reduction program was so successful, there is a good supply of elk meat available for them to feed on if they stay inside the park boundary." The eagles have been undergo- ing rehabilitation at the Dakota Zoo in Bismarck. The zoo conducts medical treatment and rehabilitation for numerous raptors each year, spe- cializing in endangered and threat- ened species, particularly eagles. Eagles have made a remarkable comeback in North Dakota, due in Eagles (Continued on Page 8) MEDORA - Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the Dakota Zoo and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announce the scheduled release of two golden eagles and one bald eagle at a remote location in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. 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