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-- .- - [[ill " _ :" J -" | RllilJU|lUi|mOilUil|lH;|ill " - " _ _J . . . - J  L  l !551NGS COU00NW %  ::  , -'= eial newspaper of BillingsCounty, North Dakota USPS 056-180 Vol. 94, No: 35 75 cents May 19, 2011 OnDay Woman, baby rescued from lake 1992: The 27th Amendment to the Constitution. which prohibited Congress from giving itself midterm pay raises, went into effect. 1994: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died in New York Students' spring program, Prairie School, Fairfield, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 19. Regional Track and Field meet at Bowman, 11 a.m, May 21. State Track and Field Meet at Bismarck, TBA, May 27-28. County a part of seat belt campaign Law enforcement in Billings County working overtime for the "Click It or Ticket" campaign Law enforcement officials at the Billings County Sheriff's Department have received extra funding from the National Highway Safety Traffic Administratioff (NHSTA) to con- duct overtime enforcement with the "Click It or Ticket" campaign. The public can expect to see Billings County deputies out a lot more from May 24 to June 6 as they will focus on ticketing those who are not wearing a seat belt. Sixty-five percent of motor vehicle fatalities on North Dakota roads were due to not wearing a seat belt in 2009. According to NHSTA, when seat belts are used, they reduce the risk of fatal injury to front- seat passenger car occupants by 45 percent - and by 60 percent in pickup trucks, SUVs, and mini- vans. "It takes less than three sec- onds to buckle up. Your seat belt will keep you inside your vehicle where there is room to live if you encounter a crash. The Billings County Sheriff's Department is writing tickets to save lives that might otherwise be lost," Pat Rummel, deputy for the department, said in a prepared statement. In North Dakota, it is the law that everyone in the front seat wear a seat belt. If a driverand their passengers are under the age of 18, they can be stopped and cited for not wearing their seat belts. If a driver is 18 or over, they can be cited for not wearing a seat belt if they are stopped for another violation. By Jane M. Cook Reporter SENTINEL BUTTE - Residents here were involved with rescuing a woman and a baby from an overturned car in a nearby lake on Saturday, May. 14. Residents learned of the crash when a young man rushed into Sentinel Butte Hall on Saturday evening, yelling for help. Friends and relatives were celebrating the birthday of resident Mary Cook in the hall. Mr. and Mrs. Steve Allred of rural Sentinel Butte had been heading to their home south of town, crossing a bridge, when they "spotted an overturned vehicle lying on its top in the water. They had continued home, but Allred felt the need to return to the bridge to check the vehicle out. When he waded into the frigid water, and approached it, he saw a y6ung woman in vehicle. He tried to p.ull open the vehicle's doors, but was unable to do so dueto the water pressure. Promising her he'd be back with help, he raced to the Sentinel Butte Hall, and told the Cook family and friends that a woman and child were trapped in a vehicle at the Sentinel Butte dam, and that*they needed a hammer or something with which to break the windows. A large number of family members ran after Allred, getting into their cars and trucks to get there as soon as possible, while other members dialed 911 for help. Allred had gone back into the water, with Matt McDowell, a Cook family member, from the Denver, Colo., area, behipd him. A vehicle lies upsidein a lake on the edge of Sentinel Butte on May 14 (Photo by Jane M Cook) McDoweil told the Golden Valley extinguisher from his car, which News that he had grabbed a ham- McDowell then grabbed and used mer from his car, and tried to use to break the rear window of the that, but it wouldn't break the win- overturned vehicle. dows. The Rev. Russ Kovash, who McDowell also said that as the had.alobeem at the birthday party, two men tried to pull the woman went into the water with a fire: out, she had asked them: "What about my baby?" That was the first McDowell had known that there was an infant in the car as well. The woman handed the child to him, and he passed it to others who had formed a line in the water to hel p the vic- Phillip Dolyniuk poses for a photo near the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, (Courtesy Photo) Dolyniuk takes part in Honor Flight By Richard Volesky Editor/Reporter BELFIELD - A Belfield man was among those honored during a recent airplane trip to Washington D.C. The Roughrider Honor Flight (RRHF) organization led its fifth and final group of World War II veterans to Washington D.C., on May 6-7, to visit the National WWlI Memorial. Among them was Phillip Dolyniuk, an Army veteran. "It was very worthwhile. Overall - ,just great," said Dolyniuk. "The group that assist- ed us did a wonderful job." Dolyniuk said another area veteran, Martin Haag of Fairfield, had encouraged him to make the trip. Dolyniuk said he hadn't previ- ously been in Washington D.C. In addition to visiting the WWlI memorial, the RRHF veter- ans saw memorials for Other wars, and also saw the Lincoln Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery. As a part of the trip, the veter- ans were greeted by Gov. Jack Dalrymple in Bismarck, and were greeted by Sen. John Hoeven, R- N.D, when they arrived in Washington. Dolyniuk was drafted into the Army and entered service in May 1943. He went to basic training at Camp Stoneman in Pittsburg, Calif., then transferred to south of San Francisco. He began his training as a welder but that did- n't continue because there was no need for welders. Dolyniuk instead worked on the clerical side of the supplies coming from the ships. In New Guinea, his unit unloaded planes, fuel, tractors, food and clothing. He served in places such as New Guinea and the Manus Islands, staging the initial supply push for the inva- sion of the Philippines. Dolyniuk was part of the movement of material from ship to shore in the first occupation of Japan. Dolyniuk said he witnessed some war action, but declined to go into Flight (Continued on Page 16) time out. The baby had started to turn blue. and was quickly passed along until she had reached the hands of Shannon Weyer, another Cook family member, who is also a doctor's assistant in Denver, who began pulling the wet clothes off the baby and found something dry to wrap the baby in. Both the woman and the baby had been retrieved from the cold water and were in a vehicle trying to get warm as ambulances arrived. When the first ambulance arrived, and it was decided to take the baby to the hospital first. As " they waited for the second ambu- lance for the woman, those who had arrived from the party to try to help were asked if they had blan- kets in their vehicles as the young mother was in need of added warmth. Reportedly, the woman spent an hour or longer in the vehicle wait- ing for help. Given the circumstances of the day, many of those who saw the scene reflected on the events that seemed to come together. Had not Steve Allred felt the need to return to the overturned vehicle in the lake, had the Cook family not scheduled a party in the nearby Sentinel Butte Hall instead of someplace else, the outcome of the crash could have been much worse. An official cause of the crash wasn't released as of Monday, May 16, and the completion of a report from the Golden Valley County Sheriff's Department was pending. 2011 GVN-BCP . TRMF trying to be"green' MEDORA - The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation has implgmented measures to make Mer a' greener tourist destina- ti0h*, thanks to its employee stew- ardship team. TRMF long ago adopted stew- ardShipi as one of its 'values, and its inernal team determines and exeeutes a number of activities that all0w it to continue the lega- cyof environmental stewardship established by its namesake, President Theodore Roosevelt. "DUring his time in the North Dakota Badlands, Theodore Roosevelt realized the importance of preserving our lands and its resources, and as a result became the father of conservation," said Randy Hatzenbuhler, TRMF pres- ident. Those attending the Pitchfork Fondue will notice one change this year: no more foam plates. Diners will instead be served their meals "erved on metal trays. "We used more than 100,000 plates each season at the Pitchfork Fondue alone," Hatzenbuhler said. "The change from foam plates to trays will save the foun- dation approximately $15,000 annually. In addition, it means less trash in our landfills." The recent expansion of the Rough Riders Hotel brought about another opportunity: A geothermal well system is used to not only heat and cool the hotel and conference center, but also to preheat hot water used for cooking, cleaning and the guest rooms. Overall, less energy is needed for heating and cooling the build- ing. Energy recovery units also reduce the hotel's energy con- sumption. These units capture "During his time in the North Dakota Badlands, Theodore Roosevelt realized the importance of preserving our lands and its resources, and as a result became the father of conserva- tion" Randy Hatzenbuhler exhaust air from the hotel guest bathrooms, public restrooms and from additional spaces throughout the building. This air is trans- ferred to the incoming air to either heat or cool incoming fresh air before being distributed through- out the building. TRMF also expects to save approximately $3,650 annually by switching from incandescent light bulbs to CFL bulbs in the hotel lobby, where lights are on 24 hours a day, seven days a week. TRMF is transiti0ning to CFLs across all of its properties. Other environmentally friendly tactics used by TRMF include: - Paper shopping bags are used in TRMF'S retail stores through- out Medora. Recycling - TRMF works jointly with the city of,Medora to offer recycling to guests. - Electric vehicles - The use of two all-electric vehicles reduces carbon emissions and gas con- sumption. Are You Considering A Home Improvement Project? With today's low interest rates, there's no better time than now. Add a room, do a kitchen or bathroom makeover, landscape your yard or start that special project you've been thinking aboht. We're your "Hometown Bank" and we're here to help. Come see us about a Home Improvement Loan. We offer competitive rates and affordable payments with fast, convenient, "hometown" service. First State Bank Beach 872-4444 Golva 872-3656 Medora 623-5000 24 hr. ATM in Beach & Medora lobby 71 ',l ,III , , t, "1: !' I1'! ]i ,:1'..].],!]':,|l[l[llilll.lilllllllllll 1 l , I o I IIWl[ !l$ffitliI!illll,] lffilllillgli Illfl ]i[|rllllftllgilgH[llgll lillllilllll gl[,  I lll, ll ll 11 f I I t! !I 111 l I!1 ,, , ,