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Page 2 Billings County Pioneer July 11,2013 Scott BEACH - Scott Wicka, 43, of Beach, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in Bismarck. A vigil service was held at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 5, in the Chapel of the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Beach. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Beach with the Rev. Dan Berg officiating. Rite of Committal followed in the Beach City Cemetery in Beach. Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of Beach was entrusted with the arrangements. Scott was born on July 30, 1969, in Dickinson, a son of Albert and Marlyn "Marli" Wicka. He was raised and educated in Beach, gradu- ating from Beach High School with the class of 1987. After high school he went to Wahpeton to attend culi- nary school at the North Dakota State College of Science, graduating in 1990 with his culinary degree. While in college, he won a chance to attend the national cook-off in Tulsa, Okla., where he placed in the top 10. Throughout his life he cooked at nu- merous restaurants throughout the state of North Dakota. Scott was an avid Steelers fan. He also enjoyed bowling and playing and coaching softball. Scott loved spending time at the lake and fishing Wicka with his family. Scott was preceded in death by his father, Albert Wicka. Scott is survived by his mother, Marli Wicka of Beach; two brothers, Kirk (Missy) Wicka of Beach, and Jim (Ramona) Wicka of Bismarck; two sisters, Elaine (Alan) Begger of Beach, and Sandi (David) Peplinski of Wibaux, Mont.; and numerous nieces and nephews, and great- nieces and great-nephews. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.silvernale- County ranks eighth in housing growth BISMARCK - North Dakota is Several other North Dakota coun- developing new housing at a faster ties from throughout the state also rate than any other state in the nation, ranked among the nation's top 100 in North Dakota added 7,388 new hous- housing growth. The U.S. Census ing units last year, the nation's Bureau's top 100ranking includes: strongest growth rate at 2.3 percent, #1 Williams County - 13.9 per- according to estimates compiled by cent increase with 1,525 new housing the U.S. Census Bureau. units. "We added more than 7,000 net #2 Ward County - 4.8 percent housing units across the state last year increase with 1,318 new housing and we will continue to work with units local governments and the private #8 Stark County- 3.1 percent sector to address our growing state's increase with 344 new housing units current and future housing needs," #9 Morton County-3.0 percent Gov. Jack Dalrymple said in a pre- increase with 370 new housing units pared statement. #17 Burleigh County - 2.2 per- The~U.S. Census Bureau's na- cent increase with 786 new housing tiona~ housing estimates show that units while housing development in North #23 Cass County - 2.0 percent Dakota increased by 2.3 percent last increase with' 1,372 new housing year, the nation averaged a housing units growth rate of .3. Two North Dakota #58 Grand Forks County - 1.4 counties, Williams and Ward coun- percent increase with 401 new hous- ties, ranked f'rrst and second in the na- mg units tion, respectively, in terms of growth #100 Ramsey County - 1.2 percent in new housing development, increase with 68 new housing units 508 violations noted during program BISMARCK - The North Dakota Highway Patrol recently joined ap- proximately 10,000 local, state, provincial and federal inspectors from the United States, Canada and Mexico to participate in Roadcheck, the largest targeted commercial motor vehicle enforcement program in the world. The three-day enforcement, held June 4-6, is an annual program that involves members of the NDHP's motor carrier division. "The NDHP is committed to im- proving traffic safety for all North Dakota motorists," said Col. James Prochniak. "This year, we took an agency-wide approach to the pro- gram, involving as many troopers and inspectors as possible." Last year, approximately 15 to 20 motor carrier troopers and inspectors were involved in Roadcheck, per- forming CMV safety inspections at one centralized location. This year, 60 members of the NDHP partici- pated. Teams of inspectors were sta- tioned at inspection sites in nearly a dozen locations across the state, in- cluding western North Dakota. The NDHP was joined by inspectors from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Ad- ministration. A total of 690 inspections were completed by the NDHP during Roadcheck 2013, compared to 339 inspections last year. The inspections "Dec" Church Put Your Money Where Your Mouse Zsl iocal independent A"~.~ strengthen our businesses are ~ communib/ your be~f value and our economy BEACH - Elwyn "Doc" Church, 86, formerly of Dickinson, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at the Fal- Ion County Medical Center, Baker, Mont. Doc's memorial service was held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 3, at the Golden Valley Manor, Beach. Elwyn Leroy "Doc" Church was born May 7, 1927 in Norfolk, Neb., to Dr. Harold and Hazel Church. He was raised in Battle Creek, Neb., and attended the public schools there. He played in his high school and college bands, and he played in and directed the City Band in Battle Creek. He was also a member of the United Methodist Church Choir in Battle Creek. Doc attended Kansas State Col- lege at Manhattan, Kan., and earned his doctor of veterinary medicine de- gree in 1949. He met Jacqueline Joyce Vaughan in college and mar- ried her on Sept. 5, 1949, in the Wi- chita, Kan., Baptist church. They made their home in Battle Creek, where Doc practiced veterinary med- icine in partnership with his father. He remained in practice there for 18 years, then accepted a position as vet- erinary medical officer with the Ani- mal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture and was stationed in Dickinson, where he served the western area of North Dakota for 21 years. Doc became a foreign animal dis- ease diagnostician and served on task forces in eastern North Dakota work- ing on hog cholera outbreaks and in Riverside, Calif., on Exotic Newcas- tle Disease in poultry, which was brought into the state with smuggled pet birds from the Far East. He worked on another task force on hog cholera in the Rio Grande area of Texas and another in New Hamp- shire. Duties in North Dakota in- volved the eradication of tuberculosis, brucellosis, hog cholera and other dis- eases in cattle, horses, hogs and poul- try, as well as some import-export inspection duties along the Canadian border. Doc was also very adept at suturing his childrens' injured stuffed animals. Doc loved to hunt pheasants with his bird dogs. He also enjoyed hunt- ing deer, antelope, elk and moose. In later years, his target practice assisted in the eradication of many prairie dogs. He was an artist, tooling leather belts, chairs, clocks, purses and quiv- ers. He also created jewelry through his lapidary hobby. Doc had a won- derful sense of humor and had written several entertaining poems and short stories. Upon retirement in February 1988, Doc and Jackie moved to Custer, S.D., where they enjoyed their quarter horses, bird dogs and a cat. Doc loved the Black Hills and the forest; it was a sacred place to him. It was his paradise. Doc survived polio as a teenager and cancer as an adult, but succumbed to diabetes and heart complications. He was a member of AKSARBEN; was a Master Mason for over 57 years and a member of the Pringle United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Battle Creek and Dick- inson archery clubs, Taylor Trap Club and the National Rifle Association for many years and firmly believed that freedom isn't free. Doc dearly loved his family and is survived by his children: Craig of Fargo; Barbara (Dave) Lupo of Dick- inson; and Carol (Doug Perry) Bartz of Beach; grandchildren Rob (Amber) Bartz of Richardton; Kate (Brian) Stephens of Libby, Mont.; Christo- pher Lupo and Michael Lupo, both of Rapid City, S.D., and great-grand- children: Eden, Robert, Ava, and Harper Bartz, and Sadie Stephens; and brother Dr. Douglas Church of Salem, Ore. Elwyn was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Jackie; parents Harold and Hazel Church, brother Marion Church and great- grandson Elijah Bartz. Arrangements are with Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, Marquis character to perform July 20-21 MEDORA- The French aristocrat came to Dakota Territory in 1883 to and cattle baron, the Marquis de find fortune in the cattle industry. He Mores, will appear at the Chateau de planned to slaughter range cattle at Mores State Historic Site the week- the town he named after his wife, resulted in a total of 508 violations, end of July 20-21. Medora, then ship dressed meat east including 112 driver, 380 vehicle and Portrayed by Lance Rustand in the in refrigerated rail cars and provide 16 hazardous materials violations, popular History Alive! program, the urban consumers with a better-qual- Nearly 20 percent of the inspections Marquis will share his dreams of a ity product. Investing millions in his revealed vehicle size and/or weight beef empire in the frontier Medora of dream, he built a packing plant, violations. Critical safety violations the 1880s. He will welcome visitors bought cattle and land, and employed require the driver or equipment to be to the veranda of the Chateau at cowboys and workers: He built the placed out of service. Out-of- 10:30a.m.,l:30p.m. and 3:30 p.m. chateau as a summer home. service violation rates increased from Born June 14, 1858, the Marquis 14.1 percent in 2012 to 14.6 percent de Mores was from a family of Span- this year. ish, Italian, and French nobility. He ABBREVIATED NOTICE OF INTENT TOADOPTANDAMEND ADMINISTRATIVE RULES relating to Workforca Safety & Insurance, and Notice of Public Hearing for Attorney Fees; Lodging Reimbursements; Premium Installment Options; Medical Services Definitions; Medical Necessity; Motor Vehicle Allowance; Appeals for Home Modifications; Preservice Review of Hospital Admissions; ICD-IO Coding;-UPIN identifiers; References to Mine Safety and Health Administration; WSI's Risk Management Program and applying discounts as credit; and WSI's Grant Programs. Workforce Safety and Insumn Board Room Century Center 1600 East Century Ave. Bismarck, ND Thum.,Aug. 15, 2013 9:00 a.m. CT A copy of the proposed rule changes may be obtained by writing to Workforce Safety and Insurance, Attn: Julie Porsborg, PO Box 5585, Bismarck, ND 58506-5585 or by calling (800) 777-5033, (701) 328-3800, or TTY (800) 366-6888. Written comments may be submitted to the above address until close of business, August 26, 2013. If you plan to attend the public hearing and require special accomodations relating to a disability, please contact Workforce Safety and Insurance at the above telephone number or address at least five days prior to the public hearing. Dated this 1st day of July, 2013 WSI Legal Dept. Attn: Julie Porsborg John and Lois Carlson As they spent their lives together, now John and Lois Carlson will also spend their eternity with each other. Both John and Lois passed away in Yuma, Ariz,, where they have made their home these many years. Lois preceded John in death on Sept. 25, 2012, and John passed away on May 22 of this year. Lois was born on June 4, 1933, in Sentinel Butte, to John and Gertie Honnold and received her early edu- cation there. Lois attended Dickinson State College, where she received her teaching degree. While in college, she became a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority. She had taught school in various settings, from Hebron to the larger school sys- tems of Great Falls, Mont. She was also very involved in the student ad- vocacy program, H.O.S.T., in Wash- ington state. John was also born in Sentinel Butte, almost 2 weeks to the day after Lois' birth, on June 17, 1933. His parents were Andrew and Ethel Carlson. Following his education, John enlisted in the United States Navy. He was a veteran of the Ko- rean conflict, serving on the U.S.S. Begor from 1951 to 1955. John and Lois wed in 1955 and began their interesting life journey. John was very strong in his belief that a man was made to work and take care of his family. He was a master mechanic and for many years was a chief engineer for numerous dredging operations throughout the western United States, He had be- longed to four different operating en- gineers unions. The couple,s many years of trav- eling extended into their retirement and for some time they worked within the Grand Teton Parks De- partment before making their perma- nent home in Yuma. They both enjoyed playing cards with friends as well as traveling. They also enjoyed their own individ- ual hobbies and pursuits. Lois liked reading, and John loved clock build- ing, hunting and fishing. Together they looked forward to and always attended John's annual reunion with his former shipmates. Preceding them in death were their son, Dennis Carlson; John's brother, Alan Carlson; and his sister, Joy Warren; and Lois' sister, Peggy Schirnke; and her brothers, Kenneth Honnold and Dean Honnold. They are survived by sons and Put Your Money Where Your House Zs/ ~at independent ,~t~"~ st~er, gtben our bu~neSses are ~ community your best value and our economy daughter-in-law, Jay Carlson, Robert Carlson and Mike and Christy Carl- son; and daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Ed Renfro. Their grand- children are: Katie Carlson, Kendal Carlson, Kayla Carlson, William Carlson and Grace Carlson. Also surviving are John's brother, Jerry Carlson and his sister-in-law, Shirley Carlson; and Lois' sister and brother-in-law, Kellie and Larry Krein; and her sisters-in-law, Betty Honnold and Betsy Honnold. Graveside interment of ashes for John and Lois will be conducted on Sunday, July 21, at 1 p.m., in the Sentinel Butte Cemetery in Sentinel Butte with full military honors ac- corded for John. A reception will fol- low the service. The family requests that memori- als be made to the American Cancer Society. Billings County Pioneer p.o. Box 156, Beach, ND 58621 (U.S.P.S. Pub. 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