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12A WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016 SIDNEY HERALD Numberof power poles knocked down in McCone FROM PAGE 1A to 75 mph that destroyed a home, ripping off its roof and caving in its sides, Jamba said. Meanwhile, there was also quite a bit of damage over in McCone County where a number of power poles were knocked do . Wind speeds there were estimated at 125 mph. Right before the storm clouds gathered and the winds and rain hit, Fair- view, firefighters were already involved in a little bit of a fire fight out in Cart- wright. A hay bale and grass fire broke out sometime around 7 p.m. When firefighters arrived on the scene, area farmers had already turned out to try and help contain the fee's spread. They gave way to firefighters onthe scene, of course, but weren't finished with their aid. They left the scene and four of these gen- erous souls returned with bottles of water to pass out to all the volunteers on the scene "It was kind of cool," said Fairview's Assistant Fire Chief Jeremy Jacobson. ,The Cartwright fire wasn't real bad, it wasn't real big, but it 'did get :into the trees and stuff. I didn't get any- one's names, but that was pretty cool." The fire was out quickly, Jacobson said, but work wasn't over for the force by any means. They came back to the firehouse to watch the storm, figuring they were going to get called out again anyway. And sure enough, wind tangled up some power lines, causing major issues throughout the Fairview area for a brief time. "it definitely sounded like it would get way worse," Started hauling gas in 1964 Ren~e Jean ,editor@sidneyheiald.corn The storm clouds rolled into Richland County over the weekend, threatening high winds, hail and heavy rains, but ultimately seemed to skip a beat and miss the area. No major damage was reported by area officials. Jacobson said. "We didn't have as much as I thought we would have." Rob Gilbert, fwe marshal, said there were no major issues in Sidney. "Couple of trees had broken limbs and there were some gar- bage cans blown around," he said, "but that was it." Similarly, most of the area's crops seemed to escape major damage. "There were definitely some small grains that were blown down over the weekend, but we're still early enough in the growing season that, as long as they didn't get sheared off, they should be able to rebound," Richland County Extension Agent Tim Fine said. "I irav- HELP SUPPORT SIDE SHOPKO elled to Williston over the weekend and didn't notice too much damage aside from a pivot that got blown over." Duane Peters, with Sid- ney Sugars, reported a few fields getting peppered with hail, but there was less than 10 percent damage, he esti- mated. "Wind is more of the problem," he said, "As the gusts have tipped a couple of pivots over on their sides. Companies that ser- vice those pivots have been quick to react and put the pivots back to work. We are pleased with how the crop is progressing." The 2016 had a little bit of a bumpy start. "The 2 to 3-inch rain we had in early May paved the way to some crusting issues," Peters said. "Along with a few springtails and cut worm that chewed on seed and young beet plants, some replanting has taken place." Some growers chose to take a lighter plant stand count and not replant. Peters said with contin- ued luck in weather and good irrigation manage- ment, he believes the drop is headed down the right path for this year. "We would like to remind ALL of Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota residents about the Intake Diversi0n"discussions and upcoming meetings where citizens can and should attend," Peters added. "This is our area's future. Please get involved." Sam Si the selling point zor ~.~ ob. S~i:s~ed here all~:~s" assis ager; said. Sam he t for toe. Flavored Popcorn J Popcorn Balls J i ;::':Towers Gift Bags I ....... Bask*ets I Nnln Street I FROM PAGE 1A At that time, boxing was a hot, happening thing in the MonDak with teams all around, including Williston, Minot, Sidney, Glendive Great Falls, Butte and Hel- ena. After Starr retired, Shan- non kept things going until the lights were all paid for. He kept the club going a few more years after that, but as the numbers and teams began to dwindle, all the travel became an expensive effort. "It was a real, flourishing club," Shannon recalls. "We brought in fighters from all over" Including the Miller boys, who won National Golden Glove and were National AAU champs. The Miller boys were originally recruited by Starr. Some of Shannon's other boxers were Cliff (Butch) Hanson, Jack Hanson, Rolly & Mel Miller, who was an OlympiC alter- nate at age 16 and a National Golden Gloves Champion, as well as National Golden Gloves Champion Bobby Green, who Shannon took to the national tournament in Las Vegas. That was featured inthe March 18, 1970, Sidney Herald. Shannon was also involved in the annual Fight of Cham- pions as the trainer-manager and promoter of events, fea- tured in the March 29, 1972, edition of the Sidney Herald. Starr was a great coach and helped teach Shannon become one as well, but ulti- mately the club offered the boys so much more than boxing lessons Some of the boys had grown up in rough circumstances. They came to the club to learn to fight, but learned lessons in life and how to be better men along the way. Discipline, hard work, ethics, sportsmanship -- these were all part and par- cel of belonging to the club. "They were good kids," Shannon said. "Kids who went a long way. They had to be dedicated ff they were going to fight. They had to come work out and train, or they wouldn't fight them, because ifyou start puttingin kids who aren't trained they are going to get hurt." Shannon's list of accom- plishments is long, despite his own humbleness about it all. In 1985, he was honored for his service to the Fairview Boxing Club with a plaque presented by Bud Starr, fea- tured in the April 17, 1985, edition of the Sidney Herald. Dick was also named Young man of the Year by the Fairview Jaycees and was a member of the Fairview Ath- letic Club and Zion Lutheran Church. Dick served two terms on the Fairview School Board, including one year as chairman. Fore more than 20 years, Shannon also readily gave of his time to serve on the Fairview Volunteer Fire Department. In all walks of his life, Shannon has tried to convey the lessons and good values his own parents have given him while he was growing up on the farm and ranch near Sheep's Butte. These were lessons that made him a great coach, but also stood him in good stead throughout his life. Shannon started hauling gas in F~ irview in 1964. Not "I have thought many long afte r, in the 1970s, he times, if my folks were alive married] )enny Dahl and they today they would not believe moved n, ~rth of town, where this happening to this coun- they farr md and raise cattle try," he said. "When I was on their own place. Those in high school, Highway 85, were lo ag days, Shannon half of that was still gravel recalls.He was in town by and that Road 68 going from 6 a.m. haul fuel and then Sidney, that was all gravel, back to the ranch, working until midnight.. He became a well-known familiar and friendly face throughout the MonDak, and eventually opened a full-ser- vice station in town, which is now Turner Oil. He worked there side by side with Penny, and theycould often be heard sharing a laugh as they worked Side by side. There was always coffee, and usu- ally cookies and donuts, too, as well as a good story. Dick was an agent for vari- ous companies through the years, including Westland Oil Co., Thunderbird, Fly- ing J, Behm's Vision Energy and Ferrell Gas. After the sale of Shanfion Oil, Dick could still be found hauling fuel for cherry's Red Top Service. He is the father of seven sons, Mike, Dave, Tim, Terry, Pat, Eddy and Matt, who are all planning to be in town for the fdsti4al. He also has seven was herq non said 2016 Old very spe Thet the statiq non said "She grandchildren, Elizabeth, Erin, Hailey, Ricky, Jacob, Alexand a and Clara. "I wish my wife, Penny, to see this," Shan- of being named the Timer. "She was a 2ial person." o worked together in m for 25 years, Shan- ;ould saddle up a horse and come help me with cattle," he said with a smile. "She picked up bales or whatever you had to do with a tractor." Dick recalls meeting Penny at a trait ride in Culbertson one Labqr Day, and they were soon inseparable. He will be 80 next spring, and said he has been witness to much change in the area. "We only lived 8 miles out back then," he said. "It wasn't a long ways, but you never went to town because it was a chore to go any place. Now we don't think too much about it." The growth in Williston and Wafford have been unbe- Shannon added too. The oil industry has really changed the area, and it's not all good." Shannon remembers going to a country schoolthat didn't have electricity. "I don't know how many teachers they had, but there was a room built onto the school for them to live in," he recalled. "I remember we had a new teacher in sixth-grade, and we had a snowstorm in October. When they plowed the roads, she was gone. The new teachers would all stay a while, but then conldn't stand it because you don't see any- one else." His father got Dick a car when he was in high school, but whenit snowed he'd have to stay in town. He didn't like that much, he said, because he would be up at the usual 4:30, 5 a.m. and no one else was up and around. He recalls they made their own fun growing up as chil- dren. There were summer rodeos and basket or pie socials at the school in sum- mer. Each lady would auc- tion them off and whoever bought them got to eat the contents with her. There were whisk games at the school in winter, which they went to on sleds pulled by a team. The holidays would bring out the Nor- wegian treats, the lefse, the krumkaka and the sun buck- les -- a type of cookie. It also brought out a twin string of lights in Alexander that brought shining eyes and smiles from area children. "We thought that was real- ly something when we were kids," he said. "We also had friends in town with light switches, and that was some- thing else, too. You could flip a switch and turn the lights on. 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