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8A, WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016 FoJrvJew SIDNEY HERALD July 15 All day - Ft. Union & Ft. Buford admission with Reunion button, available from Fairview area businesses or from Advanced Schedule 10:30 a.m. Kiddie parade lineup the Kooten, ai Three, presented by at MonDak Family Clinic Old Timer s Reunion and featur- 11 a.m. Kiddie Parade ing traditional country music 11:30 a.m. - Grand Parade line All day - Free teen swim at Fair- up on State Street view Swimming Pool 11:30 a.m. - free lunch with but- Communications in Sidney. 5 to 7 p.m. - Hamburgers in the Park (Class of 65) 5 to 7 p.m. - Old Timer's Registra- tion in Sharbono Park July 16 All day - Ft. Union & Ft. Buford admission with Reunion button All day - historical treasure hunt " 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Car Show, contact Gene 480-3989 9 a.m. to noon - Registration of Old Timer's at Sharbono Park 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors in the park IT REN|E SIDNEY flERALD Some people may say nice guys finish last, but not in this case. In this case, they finish first. Dick Shannon has been selected as the 2016 Fair- view Old Timer for being, as his friends tell it, an "all-around nice guy." Shannon is humble about it all. "There's a lot more deserving people than me," he said, shaking his head, but smiling at the same time. "People came out one night and said you're going to be on the button. I don't know what criteria they use." Shannon is native to the area, born and raised in Alexander to E.D. and Hil- degard Shannon. He and his brother Don, and two sisters, Betty Sather and Colleen Tyree were raised on a ranch south of Alex- ander and went to school at Moline and Alexander schools. Dick worked as a ranch hand as soon as he was old enough and will tell you he NETZER LA W OFFICE, R C Donald L. Netzer., r Tara M. Rose-Miller Joel G. Krautter 406.433.5511 1060 S. Central Avenue Sidneyr M ton in Sharbono Park July 17 1 p.m. - Grand parade, program All day - Ft. Union & Ft. Buford in the Park & Beef Auction after admission with Reunion button parade , 2 to 4 p.m. -- St. John's Lutheran Church anniversary open house 4 p.m. - Duck Race at the Canal - Explore America- prizes of $2,000, $1,000 and $500 to be awarded. Contact AnnDee, 480-O927. 6 p.m. - Community social at Fairview School 7 to 9 p.m. - Free concert at Fairview School by Sam Plaits & 10:30 a.m. - Church services at Sharbono Park Fairview school will be available for class reunion tours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or Friday evening by appoint- ment, and 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday or until after the concert and Sunday as requested by appoint- ment with Jackie Young. Call 742-5265 to schedule a tour. grew up on horseback. He might not describe himself as a horse whisperer, but he did work with many horses and doctor countless cattle using time-tested techniques he first learned from his father. Shannon moved to Fair- view in 1958 with his first wife, Carol, and sons. Not long after, he began a proj- ect of some fame in the area with Bud Starr, help- ing to set up a boxing team in Fairview. His father had taught him some boxing skills when he was young, so he was very interested in the new club. At that time, boxing was a big deal in the MonDak with teams all around, including Williston, Minot, Sidney, Glendive Great Falls, Butte and Helena. "It was a real, flourish- ing club," Shannon recalls. "We brought in fighters from all over." Including the Miller boys, who won National Golden Glove and were Natinoal AAU champs. The Miller boys were MARKET 404 N. Central Ave., Sidney 406-433-2305 XNLV215327 Merchants Bank 216 s. Ellery, Fairview 406-742-5203 LENDER originally recruited by Starr. Some of Shannon's other boxers were Cliff (Butch) Hanson, Jack Hanson, Rolly & Mel Miller, who was an Olympic alternate 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 in the March 18, 1970, Sidney Herald. Shannon was also involved in the annual Fight of Champions as the trainer-manager and promoter of the events, featured in the March 29, 1972, edition of the Sidney Herald. Dick was also named Young man of the Year by the Fairview Jaycees and was a member of the Fair- view Athletic Club and Zion Lutheran Church. Dick served two terms on the Fairview School Board, including one year as chairman. For more than 20 years, Shannon also readily gave of his time to serve on the Fairview Vol- unteer Fir Department. He became a well known familiar and friendly face throughout the MonDak, and eventually opened a full-service station. He worked there side by side with his wife, Penny, and they could often be heard sharing a laugh as they worked side by side. There was always coffee, and 203 2nd St. NW. Sidney, MT 406-482-3737 i )l Scavenger hunt offered on Saturday BY REN|E JEAN history in school, but a trip to Germany SIDNEY HERALD changed the way he saw things. "I saw how rich in history Germany History is more than facts and figures, was, and it really sparked my interest," he History, done right, are little stories that said. "In school, history was memorizing can convey lessons in life. That is a little names and dates. But in life, history is a bit of what Cory Wheeler, the organizer series of stories all combined together. I of Fairview Old Timers' new historical like the stories." scavenger hunt, ho.pes participants take Wheeler has designed his scavenger home with them from his event, hunt to facilitate the sharing of stories That, and a little fun and pride in their between generations. Fairview, has 100 or community more years of history to offer, with many Wheeler started his historical treasure interesting stories to share. That makes hunt last year to bring something new for a deep well, one Wheeler says will not and fun to the festival, as well as to in- run out in his lifetime. dulge a personal interest in the history of The history treasure hunt is a go-at- his community your-own-pace event and begins in Shar- "There were historical places I liked bono Park, sometime between 9 and 10 around town that I knew most people a.m. on Saturday, It is free, and clues will didn't know much about," Wheeler said, be available all day "and this was a way of kind of develop- There will be prizes available for those ing that interest or trying to promote that who complete the scavenger hunt, based interest within the community" on the honor system, including T-shirts His wife is into geo-caching, so he drew and commemorative pins created for the a little inspiration from that, but he didn't event. Each person may take one prize. want it to require any sort of electronics. The clues will suggest a location based "So I went old school," he said. "I went on a business located somewhere in time back to as a kid the treasure hunts, and I in Fairview. One of the places last year, had a lot of good feedback from it so I'm for example, was the' Blue Rock building. doing it again this year." "If you don't know where that is, you The hunt this year will be a mixture of have to ask someone," Wheeler said. "So some new and old places, all within a 1- to this is what I'm hoping will be kind of 2-mile radius of each other, a link between the generations, so the He credits the assistance of Debbie younger people stop to speak with the Crossland and John Bauman with helping older generation about where the place is, him develop the locations on this year's and maybe they can tell stories of their tour. personal activities at the location. Those "John has books and books and books types of things." of every newspaper clipping in the his- Each of the five locations will have a tory in Fairview," he said. "Debbie does box that provides a little history on the a piece for the Sidney Herald featuring place, as well as the clue to the next loca- different historic sites in the county. A lot tion. Wheeler hopes people will also take of times she's already written stories on a moment to provide their stories about the location, so I can incorporate all that the location at each box before they take together." off with the clue to the next place. Wheeler was not all that interested in BUTTONS COVERED MANY PLACES, PEOPLE FROM PAGE 1 although barges stopped saluted the military, others button, which featured a using the Yellowstone not have celebrated various historic photo of down- long after it was built. The anniversaries, whether town Fairview. tunnel cuts through the of the festival itself, or of There have been buttons mountain to the other side something else in town, for people such as Mel and offers a breezy hike such as the school, which Miller, an Olympic hope- where you can finally see was 100 years old last year. ful in boxing; Kate Alstott the light at the end of the This year's button is in who ran the pool hall and tunnel, if not your feet on honor of Dick Shannon, a made famously good pies; the ground. Bring a flash- long-time active commu- and Doris Taylor, who was light for the trip if you nity member. Committee a driving force behind the intend to go. members say they chose gazebo that now graces Other places featuredhim because he is an "all- Sharbono Park. have included the around nice guy" Places, too have found Brodhead house, whichBut he is more than just their moment to shine was a maternity home that. Shannon believed in on a button, including where many of Renders' giving back to his com- Fairview's Lift Bridge generation were born,munity and did so often. and Tunnel, which was an and no less than three Some will recall Shannon's engineering marvel for its schools have been featured involvement in the boxing time and is still today one on a button, including club, which helped build a of the most unique bridges Fairview's old school in lighted football field for the in the nation. A section 1968, East Fairview in 2001 community He was also a of it can be lifted to allow and Central School in 2007. volunteer firefighter with barge traffic through -- Some buttons have the Fairview Fire Depart- ment. It A//db tHe was also a well- Saying dbye known business man, hauling gas all over the area to farmers for about 25 years. pCttLIBER 440 N. Central Ave, Sidney The Shops at Fox Run HOURS: MoB=SAT 9 AM. - 6 P.M. 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