Monday, July 29, 2013

Joe Martindale (1936-2013)

James J. “Joe” Martindale, 76, of Cavalier, ND passed away Monday, February 25, 2013, at Sanford Palliative Care, Fargo, ND due to surgical complications. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Cavalier Presbyterian Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Friday, March 1st from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the church. Burial will be held in the Cavalier Cemetery. Joe was born November 11, 1936 to Joseph and Laura Mae (Stockton) Martindale at the Deaconess Hospital in Grafton, ND. After Joe’s parents died, he lived with his Uncle Tom and Aunt Violet Martindale on a farm near Bathgate, ND. He attended school in Bathgate. After school, he was a PFC in the US Army stationed in California and Panama, serving for three years. He began working in law enforcement as a city policeman for the City of Cavalier. In 1969, he became a Pembina County Deputy Sheriff under the guidance of Sheriff Glen Wells. Joe served as deputy from 1969 to 1973 and Chief Deputy from 1973 to 1987. In 1987, he was elected Pembina County Sheriff and held that position until retiring January 1, 2003. Joe also farmed the family land near Bathgate. On December 14, 1984, Joe married Ila J. (Lesher) Jobe and became an instant father to Jay (Jan Marie) Jobe, Eagle, ID, Michelle (Jon) Ellingson, Fargo, ND, Scott (Rachel) Jobe, San Jose, CA, and Barclay Lesher, who preceded him in death. He was grandfather “Papa Joe” to Jeremiah, Dustin, Katie, Logan, Michael, Andrew, Hailee, Stephanie, Austin, and Jordan; Great-Grand Papa to Hunter and Jack. Joe is survived by his wife Ila, children, grandchildren, one sister, Margaret Joan Gebhardt of Fargo and many special cousins. Also preceding him in death were his parents; grandparents; brother-in-law, Marvin Gebhardt; sister-in-law, Patricia Fursteneau; and his special companion, his black lab named Hunter. Joe was a licensed pilot and enjoyed many hours flying with the Cavalier Flying Club. He was a member of the Tongue River Masonic Lodge#22, Cavalier American Legion Post #11, and Valley Car Cruisers. He was also a lifetime member of the North Dakota Peace Officers’ Association, and the North Dakota Sheriff’s and Deputies Association. Joe was the past president of the North Dakota Sheriff’s Association, a member of the Tri-Border Peace Officers, and the Combined Peace Officers Association. Wood carving and collecting toy tractors were some of his other hobbies. Clergy: Rev. John Werth. Music: Lon Flage, Dave McCurdy, Charlie Morrison, Kirk Morrison, Quartet; Jan Morrison, accompanist. Military and Law Enforcement Honors: Lavern J. Thompson Post #11, North Dakota National Guard Funeral Honors, Cass County Sheriff Department Honor Guard. Casket Bearers: Russell Kihne, Dave Lybeck, Ritchie Park, Keith Ogden, Melvin Stark, Lauren Wild.
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Frank Hughes (1936-2013)

H. Frank Hughes, 76, of Neche, ND passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Pembilier Nursing Center, Walhalla, ND. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 25, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the United Lutheran Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 24th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the church. Burial will be held in the Neche Union Cemetery, Neche, ND. H. Frank Hughes was born August 9, 1936, on the family farm near Neche, ND to Howard and Doreen (Twamley) Hughes. He grew up in the Neche area, graduating from Neche High School. Frank received his Masters Degree in Agricultural Engineering from North Dakota State University. On May 31, 1959, he married Judy Hvidsten at Neche. After working in California for several years he returned to Neche to farm with his father. He loved spending time with his grandkids and attending their activities and was also a motorcycle enthusiast. Survivors include his children: Jeff Hughes, Neche, Jackie (Steve) Johnson, Reiles Acres, ND, Laurie (Allen) Williams, Morrison, CO, Jonathan Hughes, Grand Forks, ND, Jeremy (Beth) Hughes, Thompson, ND; grandchildren: Daniel, Samuel, and Jacob Williams, Rachel, Mara, and Lauren Johnson, Marcus and Mackenzie Hughes; great grandson, Thomas Johnson; sisters: Judy (Roy) Wood, Collinsville, IL and Nancy (Randy) Heimark, Henderson, NV. Preceding him in death were his parents; twin brothers in infancy, Donald and David. Clergy: Rev. Don Swenson; Honorary Pallbearers: All of Frank's Grandchildren; Casket Bearers: Jack Driedger, Snookie Menke, Manford Newell, Roy Paton, Philip Renwick, Melvin Stark, Dick Winkler, Jim Wznick; Music: Lori Dingmann, Soloist and Bettie Lou Stegman, Accompanist.

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North Border Athlete Shines in Shrine Bowl

Grand Forks Herald Article Below

GRAND FORKS – Wide receiver Luis Vasquez said he and quarterback Tyler Stockton talked this week at practice about their love of the deep ball.

It was easy to see why Saturday night during the 9-man Shrine Bowl all-star football game.
The East squad used the Vasquez-Stockton combination to overwhelm the West 47-6 at the Alerus Center.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Vasquez of Wyndmere-Lidgerwood racked up 124 receiving yards, while Stockton of North Border tallied 215 passing yards.
“I told (Stockton) if you put it somewhere close to me, I’m going to try as hard as I can to go and get it,” said Vasquez, who plans to play college football at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton in the fall. “(Stockton) puts it right where it needs to be. That’s all a wide receiver wants is a chance. You don’t want an overthrow.”
Vasquez also had 40 rushing yards, a fumble recovery and a key block on a punt return for a touchdown.
Stockton finished 10-for-14 passing. His most effective plays were lobs to Vasquez. Stockton also consistently found New Rockford-Sheyenne’s Chance LaBrie, who finished with 100 receiving yards. Hillsboro-Central Valley’s Dusty Schildberger chipped in with two catches for 43 yards.
“You just throw it up and (Vasquez) makes a play,” said Stockton, who plans to pursue a coaching degree at Mayville State. “We knew we’d be good offensively, but we didn’t expect anything like this.”
The East thoroughly dominated. After the East defense forced a three-and-out on the West’s first possession, Jaron Moor of Lakota-Adams Edmore returned a punt 60 yards for a score.
After another three-and-out for the West, the East made it 14-0 in the first quarter when Stephen-Arygle (Minn.)’s Daniel Haugen capped a 10-play drive with a 5-yard run.
The East led 20-0 at halftime and pushed the lead to 47-0 before the West avoided the shutout with 43 seconds to go in the fourth quarter.
On fourth-and-inches, Mason Ankenbauer caught a 6-yard pass from Aaron Morman to put the West on the board at 47-6.
The West was led offensively by Divide County quarterback Lance Knudson, who passed for 42 yards and rushed for 12 yards on 15 carries.
Knudson’s favorite target was Kenmare-Bowbells’ Mason Ankenbauer, who caught a pair of passes for 33 yards.
Knudson was under constant pressure from the East defensive line.
“Our line is stacked with kids,” Vasquez said. “All our linemen are going to play college ball. They’re big, mean guys who like to get to the quarterback.”
E 14 6 14 13–47
W 0 0 0 6–6
E–Moor 60 punt return (kick failed)
E–Haugen 5 run (Moor run)
E–Johnson 1 run (pass failed)
E–Perleberg 3 run (Pic kick)
E–Perleberg 3 run (Pic kick)
E–LaBrie 34 pass from Dufner (kick failed)
E–Moor 12 run (Pic kick)
W–Ankenbauer 6 pass from Morman (run failed)
RUSHING: E, Johnson 9-24, Polansky 6-32, Vasquez 3-40, Perleberg 3-11, Miller 4-0, Moor 1-12, Stockton 2-(1-5), Dufner 1-(-12), Haugen 3-14. W, Knudson 15-12, Bachmeier 3-10, Stene 6-9, Stoll 1-15, Ruff 3-9, Morman 1-1, Haberstroh 1-(-1).
PASSING: E, Stockton 10-14-0 215 yards, Dufner 3-5-1 52. W, Knudson 4-7-1 42 yards.
RECEIVING: E, Vasquez 6-124, LaBrie 5-100, Schildberger 2-43. W, Stene 1-8, Ankenbauer 2-33, Larson 1-1.
Tom Miller writes for the Grand Forks Herald