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December 09, 2010

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A2 WILLISTON HERALD THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2010 Testimonywinds up inmurder trial BY DAVE KOLPACK ASSOCIATED PRESS FARGO (AP)—The Okla- homa City handyman ac- cused in the beating death of a Fargo dentist testified in his own defenseWednes- day and forcefully denied telling a former client that if he were ever to kill the dentist, he would use a hammer. Michael Nakvinda is ac- cused in North Dakota state court of beating Philip Gat- tuso to death with a ham- mer in October 2009. Au- thorities allege Gattuso’s former father-in-law, Gene Kirkpatrick, paid Nakvinda to kill Gattuso. Kirkpatrick says he never approved the plan, and Nakvinda claims he was framed. Testimony in the case wrapped upWednesday. Closing arguments are scheduled for Thursday morning, and Judge Frank Racek told jurors they will likely start deliberating in the afternoon. Nakvinda, who also testi- fied briefly on Tuesday, rarely answered questions without drifting off the subject. One of hismost direct an- swers came when he denied the alleged conversation with former client Deborah Baker. “That conversation never took place. I don’t cuss in front of my customers,” Nakvinda said. T & J Agnes Theatres, Inc. Willistonʼs Grand Theatres and Lake Park Drive-In 572-2232 or 572-7147 Tangled 3D Matinees Sat. & Sun. at 2:30 & 4:45 Every Nite at 7:00 & 9:15 3D Matinees Sat. & Sun. at 2:45 & 5:00 Every Nite at 7:00 Every Nite at 9:00 Matinees Sat. & Sun. at 3:00 Every Nite at 7:15 Matinees Sat. & Sun. at 5:00 Every Nite at 9:30 Fri., Dec 3 thru Thurs., Dec. 9 Matinees Sat. & Sun. at 3:15 Every Nite at 7:15 & 9:45 Matinees Sat. & Sun. at 2:00 Every Nite at 7:45 Matinees Sat. & Sun. at 2:00 & 4:15 Every Nite at 7:45 & 10:00 Obituaries Richard Comstock June 27, 1955 - Nov. 24, 2010 RichardComstock passed away onNov. 24, 2010, in San Francisco. Richardwas born on June 27, 1955, toDo- lores (Morin) Krause and MervenLloyd Comstock in Williston. Hewas pre- ceded in death by hismother and father, sis- terBecky and son, Justin (1996). Richard is survived by his Comstock brother,CarmenComstock (Teri),Olympia,Wash., sister, StarlaKlevenberg (Kim), Missoula,Mont., nieces and nephews,LukeComstock (wife,Tara), andWesCom- stock, (Jessica)Olympia, JoshComstock andAngie Klevenberg Seattle and KelseyKlevenberg,Missoula, daughter, ShellyFleming (Matt) andmost importantly, by his son,Nathan andwife, Milli, SanFrancisco.Nate andMilli are expecting Richard’s first grandchild in June 2011. RichardmarriedTamieHa- gen in 1975 and they had two children, Justin andNathan. Soon after theyweremar- ried, they leftNorthDakota, settling in the Seattle area. While raising his family in Seattle, andworking atU.S. Fish andWildlife inOlympia, Richard received his degree in computer science from TheEvergreen StateCollege. Hemoved his family to Olympia in 1982. Richard loved the outdoors andwhile his boyswere growing up,mostweekends were spent outsidewith them and his nephews, hiking, go- ing to the beach, riding bicy- cles, etc.; anything outside. Richardmoved toCalifor- nia around 2002,working as a Unix SystemsAdministrator and had indicated that the last five yearswere the happi- est of his life.He hadmany friends in the area and loved living in downtown SanFran- cisco. COMMISSION:Approvesplat FROMPAGEA1 Commissioner David Montgomery asked what plans the company had in place if the city of Willis- ton doesn't end up provid- ing water and sewer. Representatives replied that plans for other water and sewer options were in the works, which would re- quire approval fromthe state Department of Health. After further discussion, the commission voted to ap- prove the preliminary plat and the zone change for the front 40 acres to commer- cial. The vote was unanimous, by a four votes to nonemar- gin. Commissioner Barry Ramberg was absent. Clarification  In a story about "BuckleUp" Make Christmas brighter for an area Teen! American State Bank & Trust Co. and the Salvation Armyare working together this Christmas to fill the stockings of area teenagers, ages 13 to 18. Here’s How You Can Help! • Select a gift for a teen 13 to 18 years of age. • Drop off your unwrapped gift at American State Bank & Trust Co. during regular banking hours by December 17th. • The Salvation Army will make sure your gift goes to a teenager who needs it. Suggested Gifts For Teens DVD’s, CD’s, GIft Cards, Ear Phones, Hoodies, Sports Equipment, Games, Cosmetics, Jewelry, Gloves, Beanies and Books windowclings printed in the "Christmas:Atime for giv- ing" special section that pub- lishedMonday, the email ad- dress for ShannaLindquist does not have a hyphen in it. Her email address for order- ing thewindowclings is jmlbuckleup@gmail.com. Orville Justin (Sonny) Knudsvig died onMonday, Dec. 6, 2010, at his home in Crosby. His funeral serviceswill be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Stakston- MartinFuner- alHome,Cros- by.TheRev RonDahle is officiating. Burialwill followat a later date at theTrinityLutheran Cemetery in ruralAmbrose. Sonnywas born onMarch Knudsvig 26, 1922, toOrlando and Josie (Knudsvig)Knudsvig inAp- pam. Sonnywas raised on the family farmsouth of Colgan. He attendedLee School in AlexanderTownship. Sonny loved the outdoors andwas an avid hunter and fisherman.He enjoyedmany good years of hunting and fishingwith family and friends. Sonny enlisted in the United StatesNavy inApril of 1944 at age 21 and served aboard theUSSGeneralHar- ryTaylor.He sailed through- out the SouthPacific, both coasts of theUnited States andEurope.Hewas honor- ably discharged inApril 1946 inMinneapolis. HemarriedDolores (Dee) MillerNiederhauser onFeb. 11, 1963, inBillings,Mont. They resided inBillings, for themost part, and heworked various service station jobs inMontana andNorthDako- ta untilDee's death in 1973. Sonny returned toCrosby EdnaC. Johnson, 101, Williston, died peacefully at her son’s home onMonday, Dec. 6, 2010, inWilliston. Friendsmay sharememo- ries and condolenceswith the family at www.fulkersons.com. Her funeral servicewill be held at 2:30 p.m. onThursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at theFulkerson FuneralHomeChapel,Willis- ton. From Page One  Orville ‘Sonny’ Knudsvig March 26, 1922 - Dec. 6, 2010 andwent back to farming with his cousins until his re- tirement.HemadeCrosby his home for his remaining years. Sonnywas preceded in death by his parents, hiswife, and two sisters;DeloresMar- cy,Crosby andRubyMarden, PowersLake. He is survived byRuby's children:Bruce (Phyllis) Marden,GrandForks;Kevin (Linda)Marden,Vicki (Daniel)Osterbrink,Laurie (Doug)Hysjulien,Eddie (Tammy)Marden,Celeste (David)Edwards, all of Pow- ersLake;MikeMarden,Carv- er,Minn.;KimVelo,Willis- ton; andChadMarden,Tioga. his stepchildren;Linda BoydKetcham,McKinney, Texas; StevenBoyd,Fresno, Calif.; JackieNiederhauser Thompson,HuntingBeach, Calif.; andCarolNieder- hauserGran,Dickinson;Un- cleMurrell (Bernice) Knudsvig,Alamo and numer- ous cousins, great nephews, nieces great-great nieces and nephews. Sonny is also survived by hismany friends, in particu- lar,ArlinBardal and his care- taker SharonPulvermacher. The familywishes to extend their thankfulness and appre- ciation for the love and care you gave to our uncle and stepfather through his last years.He hadmany friends and awonderful companion in his dog,Punkin.Hewill be missed by all. The Stakston-MartinFu- neralHome,Crosby, is in charge of arrangements. Edna Johnson TheRev.TomKarpwill offi- ciate and intermentwill be held at theRyderCemetery inRyder. Friendsmay call from9 a.m. to 5 p.m. onWednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at theFulkerson FuneralHome and on the day of the service from9 a.m. un- til service time. TheFulkersonFuneral Home,Williston, is caring for the family. HAVE A NEWS TIP? CALL 572-2165 Saturday, December 11th 11:00 am BelAir BeBops performance, inside Barnes and Noble 12:00 pm 223 Main Street,Williston, ND, 774-4100 www.asbt.com Merry Tuba Christmas performance, JC Penney Court 3:00 pm Elizabeth's Dance Expressions performance, Sears Court CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK

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