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SIDNEY HERALD milestones WEDNESDAY, JAN. 1, 2014 3A Funeral services for Ida "LaVyrne" Stordahl, 89, Fairvew, were at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at the Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Roberta Pierce officiating. Interment took place in Fairview Cemetery, Fair- view, N.D., under the direc- tion of Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney. Remembrances, condo- lences and pictures may be shared with the family at Ida LaVyrne was born on March 17, 1924, in Forest Grove, the daughter of Earl and Blanche (MacAllister) McBride. She grew up and attended schools in Forest Grove and graduated from Fairfield High School. After LaVyrne graduated from high school, she lived in Fairfield and worked at the Chuck Caf. LaVyrne met her future husband, Walter Stordahl, at a dance. They were intro- duced by her brother, and Walt asked for a dance. She had several people ahead Obituary New trial denied for Ketterling Ida llLaVyrne"- Stordahl . BILL VANDER WEELE employee of Bubba Brown'z ling refused to cooperate by 1924 - 2013 SIDNEY HERALD Richland County Growth Policy of him, but when it was his turn to dance with her, he told her he could not dance to that song (Heel and Toe Polka). She told him "Oh yes, you will now." That was over 60 years ago. They were united in mar- riage on June 27, 1943, in a church in Camas, Wash. After the marriage, they traveled the United States while her husband, Walt, was a construction superin- tendent for the U. S. Postal Service. They lived in Pendleton, Ore., before moving to Fair- view, in 1991, where they have remained ever since. Her husband, Walt, died in 2005 and LaVyrne remained in the area. LaVyrne was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Fairview and the Ameri- can Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed flowers, canning, writing cards and crochet- ing. LaVyrne died on Thurs- day, Dec. 26, 2013, at the Sid- ney Health Center Extended Care. She is survived by: her daughter, Patsy L. Davidson, Fairview; her son, Ronald "Ron" (Jil) Stordahl, Seattle, Wash; her sister, Micki McBride, Shelton, Wash.; 10 grandchildren, 17 great- grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: her parents, her husband-Walt, sons- Randy and Laurence; grandsons, Ronald Stordahl and John Knels; six sisters and five brothers. Guardians Foundation assists homel3ss veterans SUSAN MINICHIELLO I SIDNEY HERALD Jahn Wayne ornwell asks for donations for The Guardians Foundation in Sidney Friday, will likely go back up in the spring. Shaw estimates that one in four homeless people are veterans. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs aims to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. However, even on its website the depart- ment admits, "Still, VA can- not do it alone." Shaw said the VA "does the best it can" but "has its hands full." "The Guardians Founda- tion has stepped up to try to bridge the gap between immediate and long term, meaningful assistance be- cause we can do it immedi- ately," Shaw said. The Guardians Founda- tion is based out of north- ern Idaho, where it has six facilities and houses 30 homeless veterans a night. In the past four months, Shaw has made the trip out to Williston and Sidney and personally reached out and helped veterans he met in the area. The most common places he locates homeless veter- ans are by the Amtrak train station and Walmart in Wil- liston, sometimes in tents. Many of the homeless vet- erans served in the Vietnam War and are now in their 50s or 60s. Homeless veterans are found in the Bakken because some come to the area with dreams of good fortune in the oilfields. However, without a stable lifestyle and with effects that may come after serving the military, such as Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder, they are often deterred from the dream. "It's about getting the guys out that don't need to be there, that's our number one priority," Shaw said. More information services provided by The Guard- ians Foundation, along with ways to donate time and money, can be found on their website at www. theguardiansfoundation. org. In Shaw's Jan. 2013 report for the organization, he wrote, "...while we have had our successes, the need is greater than our current capacity to provide it." reportesidneyherald.corn SidneyFire = RECALL Department II No F00res Wishing everyone a happy and safe New Year Shed rock and sand, concrete, gravel and dirt hauling * Pump Truck 406.433.1572 * Sidney After Hours Phone: 406.488.5093 MT/ND - .MIXINC. Laurie Lorraine Ketter- ling was denied a new trial during a court appearance held in District Court Dec. 23. On Aug. 9, a jury found Ketterling guilty of criminal mischief, a felony, disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, and resisting arrest, a mis- demeanor. A motion and brief was filed Sept. 6 to find the defendant not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. On Nov. 13, District Judge Katherine Bidegaray granted Ketterling a hearing in regards to the motion for a new trial. Grounds that the Defense stated for a new trial were: the court erred in finding Ketterling fit to proceed; the jury erred in finding sufficient evidence beyond a reasonable doubt on Ketter- ling's mental state and there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the value of the alleged damage to property exceeded $1,500. Bidegaray denied the new trial but reduced the criminal mischief charge to a misdemeanor because it wasn't proven that the property damage exceeded $1,500. According to court re- cords, the Richland County Sheriff's Office received a call on Jan. 22 from an Pheasant release applications due Landowners have until Jan. 15 to submit an ap- plication for 2014 pheasant releases through the Mon- tana's Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program. Under Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' pheasant release program, landown- ers who attempt to estab- lish pheasant populations in suitable habitat can be reimbursed for raising and releasing ring-necked pheas- ants. Landowners interested in raising and releasing pheasants have until Jan. 15, to submit an application. Landowners can apply ano nually for up to five con- secutive years to establish pheasants. Pheasants will be sched- uled for release between Aug. 1 and Sept. 15. Hunting preserves, lands that host a commercial hunting enterprise, and lands where hunting rights are leased or paid for are not eligible. Wildcard Weekend! NFL: Saturday, Jan 4 Chiefs vs Colts, 2:3S p.m. Saints vs Eagles, 6:10 p.m. Sunday, Jan S Chargers vs Bongals 1 l:0S a.m. 49ers vs Packers 2:40 p.m. BY SUSAN MINICHIELLO SIDNEY HERALD In front of Reynolds Market in Sidney Friday afternoon stood Fairview resident John Wayne Corn- well with a collection box and a fundraising sign. The collection box sat on top of a small table with army print fabric and the sign had a couple American flags waving in the winter breeze. Shoppers walking in and out of the store would glance at Cornwell, some- times offering a smile and oftentimes stuffing the collection box with a dollar bills. It was Cornwell's day off from work, and he was volunteering for The Guard- ians Foundation, a nonprofit organization started in 2011 to assist military veterans with finding employment and housing. "With the way the econ- omy is, a lot of these guys come back and can't find jobs," Cornwell said. "Most of them are too proud to ask for it." Michael Shaw, executive director at The Guardians Foundation, explained that finding a job and navigating veteran's assistance pro- grams is "a daunting task to do without a stable environ- ment" where one can reg- ister mail, get medication, have a driver's license, etc. Without housing it's dif- ficult to obtain a job, and without a job it's difficult to obtain housing. Thus the cycle of homeless veterans continues. In a Nov. 19 Williston Herald article, the Veterans Service Office in Williston, N.D. estimated there were 58 homeless veterans living in its county. Shaw said the number is probably down to about 10-15 homeless veterans in Williston right now due to the cold weather this time of year, but the number BBQ stating that Ketter- ling was spray painting the building being rented by Bubba Brown'z BBQ in Fairview. While en route, a deputy was informed that the same person was yelling and both- ering customers at Super Valu. The deputy found Ket- terling in the driver's seat of a car, honking the horn for no apparent reason. The deputy noticed that the BBQ restaurant had been spray painted "KKK" and "Mr. Pickles is a killer." Ketter- opening the vehicle's doors. She kept the doors locked and would not leave the vehicle. Officers eventually were able to slip the lock and go into the vehicle. After the officer shut off the vehicle, Ketterling was taken from the vehicle. It was reported that she was screaming and swear- ing at customers about the FBI and KKK when she was in Super Valu. PUBLIC MEETINGS Tuesday January 7, 2014 6:30 p.m. Savage Community Hall dents are invited to Thursday January g, 2014 6:30 p.m. Lambert Lion's Den 2014 Please send your comments to: Richland County Planner Office ] 23 West Main Street, Suite 2, Sidney, MT 59270 -or- For more information please visit or or contact Marcy Hamburg at (406) 433-6886 (, or John How at (406) 548-5667 ( It's time to say good-bye! To all our acquaintances, both near and far: Thanks to each and every one of you who made this such an enjoyable venture for the past 22 years. PAWS POINT PET GROOMING & BOARDING WILL BE CLOSING JAN. 1, 2014. SHELLY & JIM CAMPBELL i t e 0 P00w Peiht "Tha Animal Inn" 12187 Coun Road 348 Spacious Casino Features Gaming Club Match Play Coupons 18 Giant Jackpots Daily 2 Double Points Daily 10-11 a.m. Open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Daily * Free Wireless Intemet I MONTANA TOBACCO USE PREVENTION PROGRAM - DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Ready for a life saving New Years Resolution? Richland County Health Department 433-2207 804 S. Central Ave., Sidney 406.433.4636