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Farmers Union hosts event for firefighters

The Billings County Pioneer of Medora, North Dakota

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MEDORA - The Billings/Golden Valley County Farmers Union Chapter sponsored an appreciation night for all Billings County firefighters at the Medora Community Center on Feb. 9.

The event was held to recognize and thank all of the volunteer firefighters who donate their time and energy. The event included a no-host social hour followed by supper and disc jockey entertainment that included Norris Marx and Kristin Morel.

"These guys sacrifice a lot," Roger Klym, president of the Farmers Union chapter said, referring to the firefighters.

The firefighters have to respond to calls in the middle of the night or while sitting down for dinner, said Klym. "Without them we'd be in tough shape."

Klym presented a $500 check for gear and equipment to Tim Solberg, fire chief for Billings County. The event was made possible through a community stewards program of the North Dakota Farmers Union. An additional donation to the fire department was likely, based on the proceeds from Saturday's event, said Klym.

Next year, the Farmers Union chapter plans to hold an appreciation event for Golden Valley County's firefighters, said Margaret Krogh, the chapter's secretary/treasurer.

Sponsors of the Feb. 9 event included: Amerada Hess, Americlnn of Medora, Bob's Oil Field Service, Boots Bar & Grill, Buffalo Gap Gift Shop, Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch, Cedar Canyon Spa, Custer's Cottage, Dakota Insurance, First State Bank in Medora, Hlebechuk Construction, MBI Energy Services, Medora Community Center, Medora Convenience Store, SHE Inc., Sure Sign and Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation.

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Original Publication Date: February 14, 2013

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