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I EP LD valuable member, community has lost its own with the death Koncilya on Dec. 17. i her untimely passing, Chamber of 'has lost injured in ,17. De. warmer injury. Speed was not a factor in the accident. She was trans- ported to the Glendive Medi- cal Center by ambulance where she later died. Through her executive di- rector position at the cham- ber, Koncilya was involved with many organizations and committees. Harry Trangmoe, 'It was good to work with her. Koncilya put in a lot of hours and went to a lot of meetings to stay on top of what was going on in Ghndive. We are sure going to miss her.' Harry Trangmoe Chair of chamber board to be actually icy. driving into Glen- on Highway 16 at about a.m. when her 2001 GMC : into a broadside left the roadway and once, landing on its , according to informa- L from the Montana High- 'Patrol. not wearing a I belt and was ejected from causing serious tivedirector chair of the chamber board, said Koncilya served on nu- merous chamber committees including the ag commit- tee, the caviar com- mittee and the ACT committee. She coordi- nated events at the EPEC and handled the day-to- day business of the cham- ber. In her role as execu- Koncilya was al- so part of many state commit- tees. "It was good to work with her," Trangmoe said. Koncilya put in a lot of hours and went to a lot of meetings to stay on top of what was going on in Glendive, he added. "We're sure going to miss her." DCEDC chairman Don Ket- tner said he's been working with Koncilya the last two or Yellowstone Chiropractic Clinic Physicals Available 2nd Ave. SW, Sidney ~ 433-4757 Toll Beginning at 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY Prime Rib Baby Sirloin Ribeye Steak Shrimp Dinner RSDAY, FRIDAY & Chiropractic Physician Open Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Free 1-866-433-4757 /, SATURDAY _&round our area three years. "She was extremely compas- sionate and a very good listener," he said. "She was always very bright and I(o~ilya always con- sidered the concerns of oth- ers. I never heard her say an unkind word about another. I will definitely miss her coun- sel and her friendship." The DCEDC will not be making any decisions regard- ing their next step until late January, Kettner noted. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29, 2004 9A or in the bar Baby Sirloin Ribeye Steak Shrimp Dinner Crab Legs & Lobster Lobster Dinner in nut dining ram never a stranger at the... 110 S Central Avenue, Sidney * Thurs., Dec, 30 482-4566 As operations director of Yellowstone Caviar, he man- aged the day-to-day operations of the paddlefish caviar pro- gram. "Linda was our No. 1 employee," said Mike Carlson, caviar board member. "We're going to miss her very much." She was very active in the community and will be sorely missed for all her help, he added. Even when Koncilya was a member of an organization, her presence was felt. Dawn Guenzi, secretary for ABATE, said Koncilya was a loyal member of the organization. While there are 190 members of ABATE, there are many who only show up to one event a yea]'. But even with all her other obligations, Koncilya al- ways ook part in events spon- sored by ABATE. She helped schedule the motorcycle show and helped arrange for the motorcycle display during Bell Street Bridge Days. Kon- cilya was "so positive for the community" and always helped to promote it. "She will be missed by all of Glendive," Guenzi said. Koncilya's passing was not- ed by Mayor Jerry Jimison at the Dec. 21 City Council meeting. "We would like to pass on an expression of sympathy from the city of Glendive to the Koncilya fam- ily," he said. "(Linda) was a very respected and hard- working member of our com- munity The whole Communi- ty will miss her." At the chamber since 1997, Koncilya was instrumental in establishing the Eastern Plains Events Center and helped design the last seven years of the Christmas Keep- sake Ornament project. Kon- cilya also helped arrange or manage events, such as the Glendive Agri-Trade Exposi- tion and the Zonta Craft Fair, scheduled annually at the EPEC, said administrative as- sistant Roseanne Boss. 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