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Serving the MonDak area since 1908 ituaries Esther "Pat" Hagen Pat Hagen, 91, Sidney, for- are 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, Lutheran Church with Pas- be in the Brockton Cemetery under the direction of Fulkerson Funeral Home, Sidney. Pat died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at the Sid- ney Health Center Extended Care facility. Judy Nelson for Judy Nelson, 65, Sidney,under the direction of Fulkerson Funeral Home, ainville, are 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. Sidney. Bainville School with Pastor Lyle Judy died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, at the Martin officiating. Billings Deaconess Hospital, Billings. Will be in the Bainville Cemetery i~ : PHOTO BY BILL VANDER WEELE Personnel responded to a natural gas leak in the northwest part of aid- afternoon. Kelly Knaff, Richland County fire chief, said the a four-inch gas line that was dug through. while Montana Dakota Utilities fixed the line on Red River Drive and 22nd Avenue N.W. were the Sidney Fire Department, Sidney Police Department, Sheriff's Department and the Sidney ambulance crew. Fire Department receives grant from federal agency Volunteer Fire Department has : of $39,060 from the 2003 Assis- Grant Program administered of Homeland Security's Management Agency. of $750 million being distribS fire departments in 2003, will Fairview Volunteer Fire Depart- protective clothing breathing apparatuses. play a key role in safeguarding fire grant funds provide first responders with the resources necessary to protect our communities from all hazards," said Michael D. Brown, undersecretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response. "I join President Bush and Secretary Ridge in applauding our nation's firefighters, and share their commitment to ensuring that first responders have the proper equipment, resources, training and support to fulfill their responsibilities." On March 1, the Federal Emergency Manage- ment Agency became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. remains concern for schools mosqu "BY ELLEN ROBINSON Herald-Leader Research is being done at the USDA-ARS Northern Plains Agricultural Research Labrato- ry in Sidney to determine what options the city has for mosqui- to control. "We are not taking this West Nile Virus lightly. Based on the information we have seen, spraying for mosquitoes is the least effective means of mosqui- to control," said Sidney Mayor Bret Smelser. "We had a petition with 200 signatures at a City Council meeting in support of doing research on spraying for mosquitoes. We are looking into alternatives for eliminating the larvae before the mosquitoes become a problem." The Public Works Depamnent has called on the USDA-ARS cen- ter to do research on the matter. "There is no evidence that spraying for mosquitoes is at all effective," Judy LaPan, Rich- land County Health Department director, said. "There are things the commu- nity can do to reduce the amount of mosquitoes in town during the warm months," Smelser said. "Getting rid of standing water, keeping the grass cut and putting mineral oil in goldfish ponds. It won't hurt the goldfish, but will kill the mosquito lar- vae." Sidney used to fog the streets. But one time some of the fog seeped into a resident's house and she threatened to sue the city, so the practice was stopped. "It isn't an affective means of mosquito control at all when you start skipping some yards and spraying some yards," said Smelser. "This situation is very impor- tant to us, especially now with the possibility of a deadly dis- ease. We are not taking this lightly. There is more to this than to spray or not to spray. The side effects of the spray are real and there is no clear data saying that spraying is effec- tive," Smelser said. Smelser also said other coun- WEELE catch the culprits "Lorenz said. Monday's meeting: reported repairs were done on the roofs at the high school for $84,000 and Buddy Poppy Central Elementary School for $31,900. Both Week begins entering its fou .,h_ were done cheaper than expected. ......... 's . Ackley cautioned additional work needs to be Members of Veterans of For- meeting about littering done in the future on both roofs, eign Wars Post 4099 and its lot by Pamida, Hardees Sidney won the bid to host the 2004 Class A Ladies Auxiliary will distribute Grocery. state golftournament, buddy poppies in Richland Board trustees and school offi- Trustee Gail Peterson said the Montana High County this week. With the problem during the past School Association picked Sidney as the site over Proceeds are used to benefit have been threats to make the Whitefish. disabled and needy veterans and campus if the problem gets Student representative Tyler Zoanni said the the widows and orphans of high school held a club fair to educate freshmen deceased veterans in the corn- Lorenz said on Monday that he and sophomores about the school's different munity. been getting worse, activities. In 1923, the VFW was the first it down if it continues," Lorenz Key Club and Leo Club are currently trying to veterans organization to promote collect money to donate to the Sidney Communi- a nationally organized campaign Princi Dan Farr said he ty Foundation fund. for the annual distribution of agreed to allow Jars and bottles should be located at many busi- poppies assembled by disabled take a more active role in the nesses and Sidney schools, or hospitalized veterans. 'q'he purpose is to raise a million pennies for the school's foundation," Zoanni said. Resignations included Steve O'Toole as JV boys basketball coach and Jeff Mead as middle school boys basketball coach. Thank You of Patricia "Tris" Thogersen A special thank you to Dr. Kessler for the take this opportunity to thank excellent care and neighbors and family concern he showed throughout the years phoned, sent a card, and to all the staff at Extended Care for the sent flowers or said a prayer, wonderful, loving care she received while to Fr. Ned and Fr. Francis for she was there. You were all so good to her. and words of comfort, God bless you all. % Grief Ministry for the wake Harold "Dean" Thogersen and their staff for all of Jim & Brenda Thogersen and family , fi c the ladies of St. Matthew's Collean & Rance itaralson.and family lunch following the serv- Tim & Lori Thogersen and family Sunday, Sept 14, 2003--3A ons iill ties have more of a problem with mosquitoes than Richland County. "This situation is very important to us especially now with the possibility of a deadly disease." - Mayor Smelser "Once we receive the results from the research, we will see what the best options are for Sidney," Smelser said. In Havre, a ballot initiative to fund the pest control is expected to go to voters in November, and in Hill Cotmty, weed coordinator Terry Turner told the Ranger Review the county has plans to use a combination of fogging and i larvacide added to standing water, which could begin as early as spring of 2005. Giendive is considering a mosquito control district. According to the Billings Gazette, there have been 34 cases of West Nile Virus in Montana. Richland County has three cases. About 80 percent of those infected with West Nile Virus will not show any symptoms, and about 20 percent will show mild symptoms. i( i (!ii i~ ,/ iii i:i iii< ?i!! Richland County Evangelical Heart Ministerium presents !:ii !!iii "'These students are valuable... they need to know that they are loved and that they can produce greatness in the unique way that they have been created." Derwin L Gray !!ii~ i ii!i ii!~i i:il ? Derwin Gray, Wed. & Thurs. Sept. 17 & 18, 7 p.m. Sidney Middle School Auditorium (415 South Central Ave,) As our nation falls deeper into moral decay and our children lose hope, One Heart presents former Indianapolis Colt and Carolina Panther Derwin Gray as a motivational resource and positive role model. Derwin Gray played five seasons with the Colts and one season with the Carolina Panthers. Gray was nominated twice for the Pro Bowl in his six year NFL career and served as a team captain on the 1995-1996 Indianapolis Colts team that advanced to the AFC Championship game. i!! !!i i :i! !/i 1st Time Members... Call for Details on Up to One Month... Phone: 406-488-4631 KeSsler is pleased to announce that Nurse Practitioner is joining seeing patients the first If you would like to schedule Patti, please call the office the Sidney Clinic - Suite 102 Patti Iversen, FNP Jerome Kessler, MD Renew your membership or become a new member in September and WIN one of ten 8 days 7 nights dream vacation condominium packages to be given away. Oiler effec" through SelXember 30, 2003 Healthworks Membership includes: All Fitness Classes including PACE, AeroBox, Step/Flo(x Aerobics, etc. Fitness Consultations for All Ages Body Fat sessments Fitness Evaluat~ns Healthworks Membership Pa~ages include: Student. Single. Couple. Family. Seniors Ho~s: Monday.Thursday 5 a.m.- 8:30 p.m. Friday 5 a.m.. 7:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m, 216 14th Ave SW Sk~ney, MT Phone: 406488-4631 Please Note: Yoga Classes and Massage Sessions are not included in the membership packages. I II