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Travis Rindahl, 45, Sidney, was arrested for aggravated DUI, third offense and failure to carry proof of insurance, first offense. Bond was set at $5,370. Mar. 22 Sidney Police Department was notified of the arrest of Josh Limberhand, 22, Busby, Montana, by the Big Horn County Sheriffs office on authority of a warrant issued by Sidney City Court for failure to appear. Bond was set at $1,000. Mar. 23 Stephen Juarez, 25, Sidney, was arrested for DUI first offense and driving while suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $970. Lawrence Kordonowy, 52, Sidney, was arrested for DUI first offense. Bond was set at $685. Mar. 24 Korey Judd, 29, Sidney, was arrested for partner or family member assault. No bond was set. Mar. 25 Michael Hartford, 64, EIIonton, Florida, was arrested for DUI first offense. Bond was set at $685. Mar. 27 Cindy Alkire, 47, Sidney, was arrested for DUI drugs, first offense~ criminal possession of drug paraphernalia. She was also arrested on authority of a warrant from Sidney City Court for failure to appear. Sheriff's Report Mar. 24 Sterling M Sannon, 19, Fairview was arrested for DUI, first offense and unlawful open beverage in vehicle. She was cited and turned over to detention center. Average number of inmates -- 17 We want you! The Sidney Herald is looking for updates on our hometown mil- itary heros. Do you have a picture in uni- form? How about a family member going through bootcamp or change of duty station. We would love to fea- ture them in our Mili- tary Spotline section. CORRECTION A photo in the Sun- day edition of the Sid- ney Herald is being rerun in this edition to correct the name. Please see page 4. DEATHS Marjorie K. Hansen, 95 Page 3A II!H!!WUI!!!I!I If iiJi 9 FLOODING BY REN E JEAN The Wicoreks and their moth-forces, cleaning products, "Our whole life rjean@willist0nherald.c0m er Patty O'Neill were among fundraising efforts, agricul- was in that house. families at the Fairview Fire tural assistance, and more. A year and one half ago, Kris- Hall Saturday for a multi-agen- North Dakota DES was also on We won't be ten and Mason Wicorek took cy effort to informthem of as- hand, to collect stories like the out a $90,000 loan to buy their sistance available to victims of Wieorek's. If there is enoughable to work grandfather's house and reno- theflood, flooding in the state to meetlong enough vate it. They finished just in "We're here today to try to economic thresholds, those sto- time to spend their first Christ- get information and answers to ries could be an important part toreplace mas in the home, but now that our questions," Mason Wicorek of gaining a state and then aeverything:' home is under water. Literally. said. "It's all we can do right federal disaster declaration. "It's a total loss," Kristen told now." The Wicoreks said they lost the Sidney Herald on Saturday. Tables offered information LynetteWicorek "We've lost everything." ranging from volunteerlabor See FUTURE, Page 12 r RECREATION CRIME Due to declining participation numbers, there ball teams playing in Sidney this summer. will be no Babe Ruth League baseball NICOLE LUCINA SIDNEY HERALD or American Legion base- NO BASEBALL MO BY ROBERT BREWER County baseball board, thesteep challenge. shutdown of both leagues was "Our participation numbers largely due to the fact that only have slowly declined, and it Due to declining participa- five children signed up to play has been a scramble to find tion numbers, there will be in the Babe Ruth League this coaches to help out," Sukut no Babe Ruth League baseball year, and just three were regis- told the Williston Herald. "It or American Legion baseball tered to play American Legion gets to be discouraging trying teams playing in S.idney this baseball, to find help for youth baseball summer. In addition, Sukut said find- because you need to start spe- According to Sidney Pub- ing an adequate number of cific skill development at the lic Schools principal Brent coaches and volunteers to fill appropriate age levels." Sukut, who also serves as the out other baseball duties and vice president of the Richl ind responsibilities has been a SeePARK, Page12 LOSING A FRIEND Maverick Kent Simonis BY BILL VANDER WEELE Special to the Herald SUBMITTED ick" was welcomed in area homes as a host of area radio stati'ons including The area lost a friendly for Power 95. His enthu- voice and a strong com- siasm for the community munity supporter when could be heard every day Raymond "Maverick" Kent through his broadcasts. Simonis passed away on Prior to his radio career, March 18, 2019 at the age of he worked in seven VA 60. He was born on Aug. 19, medical centers and ulti- 1958. mately became the Direc- For many years, "Maver- tor of Health Administra- e BY NICOLE LUCINA Sidney Herald Sasha Hinds, the woman accused of kill- ing her 2-month-old baby, was-acting errat- ically the night of the child's death and re- peatedly threaten to kill the infant, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in the case. According to the af- fidavit, which includes a detailed account of what police say hap- pened on March 16, of- ficers received a call from Jason Hinds at 8:28 a.m requesting a welfare check at the Cottonwood Apart- ments for a baby who was with his ex-wife, Sasha Hinds, whom he described as having mental problems. Hinds told police that he was with his daugh- ter, who had run from Sasha's apartment be- cause she was scared. He said Sasha was try- ing to strangle the baby in the apartment Sidney Police Offi- cer Austin Papka re- sponded to the scene, knocked, and an- nounced his presence See HINDS, Page2 tion for the entire country. During his time in health care, he was required to travel a lot which landed him at 172 different hospi- tals and overseeing more than 1,000 outpatient clin- ics. After retiring, he start- ed working at a consulting See SIMONIS, Page 12 I