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February 18, 2014

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'Where there is no vision, the people perish' TUESDAY February 18, 2014 115th Year Number 154 Williston, ND www.willistonherald.com 50 Cents "Teton Stars!" It's "Hollywood Night" with American State Bank & Trust Co and Teton Basketball Thursday, Feb. 20 Games at 6 & 8 p.m. vs. United Tribes Help support the Tetons and enjoy halftime fun and games! ASB's Mini Donuts for sale to benefit Teton Athletics & Rickard Elementary PTO! • Deaths • Inside • Outside • Sakakawea • Index Tetons split The Williston State men beat Bismarck State while the women fall. Page A7 Mostly cloudy High: Near 35 Low: Near 17 High Wednesday: 38 Page A5 Helen Brevik Loretta Teigland Franklin Mundo Page A2 Levels Today 1831.7 Last Year 1827.8 Discharges Estimated Today 18,000 Yesterday 18,100 Classifieds A8-A9 Opinion A4 Comics A6 Data A5 Obituaries A2 Sports A7 • ND rig count 186 Source: North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources. SEE BANG, PAgE A2 Some help with choosing a career Williston State College offering career days to local students By LArry GriffiN WiLLiSTON HErALD For many high school students, choosing a career path isn't easy. Who knows what they want to do that young? Fortunately, Williston State College has the an- swer: a set of career build- ing days, each one centered around a different type of oilfield job. On March 13, a welding session will be held, to "teach the basic skills of cutting and welding metals with hands-on torch, plasma and arc welding," a press re- lease from the college says. On March 12, 14 and 26, in- terested students can attend the diesel session and learn about the basics of diesel engines and components of modern trucking and equip- ment. On April 23, students can attend a session on petro- leum production, where they can learn the basic skills for petroleum pump- ing operations and program- mable logic control systems. All of the classes are tai- lored to jobs where there is a high demand and that offer high pay. "Today's student is faced with a lot of opportunities and decisions; many are trying to decide whether or not they should go to school or go into the workforce," said Brian Rencher, WSC transportation and energy coordinator. "Even though A love story 46 years in the making Photo by Larry Griffin/Williston Herald A true love story ron and Jan Thue were crowned King and Queen of Bethel Lutheran Nursing Home at a Valentine's Day celebration. Married for 46 years, they value their trust and faithfulness to one another. By LArry GriffiN WiLLiSTON HErALD For 46 years, Ron and Jan Thue have lived a love story. After four decades togeth- er, the Thues were crowned king and queen of the Bethel Lutheran Valentine's Day celebration. After decades of mar- riage, their opinions on relationships and love have the weight of experience on their side. On what kept them to- gether, Jan said it was "love, respect and faithfulness of marriage." "Marriage is forever," she said. "Or as long as you're on this Earth. You have to have respect for one another. It is a gift from God." Ron's opinion on what made their marriage last was a little bit different. "It was her tenacity," he said, provoking a laugh from Jan. Since their marriage in 1967, the Thues lived in Williston — through two oil booms. The city they remembered was a "quiet, small, clean town," where people knew one another and didn't have to lock their cars or homes. Jan's advice for people getting married now is to put the other person's feel- ings first and enjoy the same things. "If you don't enjoy the same things, make an effort to enjoy them," Jan said. "Have a common love of God. Go to church together." Most importantly, she said, married couples should respect one another. After such a long time married, Jan has learned that being faithful and hon- est are values worth keep- ing. Ron's lesson, while more succinct, was along the same lines: "One girlfriend is enough." Love, respect, faithfulness key to successful marriage By LArry GriffiN WiLLiSTON HErALD The Williston Police De- partment is on the lookout for a missing person. In the early hours of Feb. 14, Chance Horton was reported missing. He is 6 feet 5 inches tall, 180 pounds and has brown hair and hazel eyes. He is reported to have been missing since Feb. 1. The Williston Police Department does not know what time he went missing or what clothes he was wear- ing. It is unknown where he was last seen. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Williston Police Department at 701-577-1212. Police looking for missing person Chance Horton By DAViD rupKALVis WiLLiSTON HErALD The new year started off with a bang for the Building Department at the city of Williston as the city handed out 43 building permits with a value of $27.56 million. 20/20 Properties LLC received a permit for a remodel or alteration with a value of $9.5 million in the 1500 block of 14 th Street West. Williston State College re- ceived a permit for new com- mercial construction with a value of $8.6 million in the 700 block of East Highland Drive. Cornerstone LLC also received a new commercial permit with a value of $1.64 million in the 2100 block of 4 th Avenue West. The final million-dollar permit was given to Triland Holdings LLC for a proj- ect in the 900 block of 42 nd Street West. In total, the city awarded five permits for new commercial construc- tion with a value of $11.93 million. The city awarded a com- mercial remodel or altera- tion permit worth $775,000 to Gary and Anita Sax for a project in the 100 block of 8 th Avenue West. A com- mercial remodel or altera- tion permit with a value of $550,000 was given to Mesa Real Estate Partners for a New year starts off with a bang Photo by Jerry Burnes/Williston Herald Breakfast of champions The WsC hockey team hosted a fundraiser 96-cent breakfast Tuesday morning at the Donn skadeland Gym, giving residents a chance to interact with the defending champions. Benefits went toward the team's NJCAA frozen four bid, which kicks off saturday, feb. 22, against Erie Community College. SEE CArEEr, PAgE A2 Williston Herald

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