The Independent-Record from Helena, Montana on August 2, 1992 · 7
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The Independent-Record from Helena, Montana · 7

Helena, Montana
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Sunday, August 2, 1992
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t. f Idahoan osnflenced in -basr -parts cade- Undercover agents bought gallbladders "Ey'KLN FEKPC IR Staff Writer An Idaho man will spend one month on house arrest and three years on probation despite believing undercover Montana wildlife agents enticed him to break the law. In addition, U.S. District Judge Charles Lovell of Helena told Jerry L. Taylor on Friday that he must pay the state for the $2,100 investigation and pay a $1,000 fine. Taylor, 41 of Deary, pleaded guilty in April to selling two black bear gallbladders to undercover Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks agents. He agreed with their request to drive to Butte in December 1990 and February 1991 to meet with dealers of big game parts, according to court testimony. He said he didnt know the meeting was an undercover operation or that he was being videotaped. Records indicate that Taylor repeatedly refused to commit a crime by buying bighorn sheep racks, telling the undercover agent that such an action is illegal. But he did agree to sell two gallbladders, which he was asked to bring from Idaho. Sales of bear gallbladders are legal in Idaho, where Taylor obtained them, but not in Montana. And because Taylor brought the gallbladders across a state border, that made the offense a federal crime. Taylor said he was not aware of the laws. He pleaded guilty after Assistant U.S. Attorney Kris McLean agreed to reduce the charges from felonies to misdemeanors. Had Taylor, an avid hunter and wildlife businessman, been convicted of the felonies, he would not have been able to possess a firearm. Taylors attorney, Morgan Modine of Missoula, said he still believes he had a strong case of entrapment against the state but backed off when his client decided to plead guilty and avoid the felony offenses. McLean offered Taylor the oppprtunity Friday to withdraw his guilty pleas and stand trial, allowing Modine to develop the entrapment defense, but Taylor declined. McLean has defended the undercover operation, saying authorities had information that Taylor has dealt wildlife parts that are protected by law and that he was the subject of similar investigations in other states. Independent Record, Helena, Mont.,' Sunday, Auguit 2, 1992 7A r. I . n s u emcosiiee cooma. Money would fuel bike paths, preservation 1 ver half a million dollars would be divvied up between 1 1 lelena.Eastildena and. LeWis and Clark County if, federal funds earmarked for enhancement are approved. The state has agreed to give local governments control over the spending of some $4.4 million in transportation money over the next six years, the president of the Montana Association of Counties said. After prodding from MACo and from the League of Cities and Towns, the state Transportation Commission agreed the money should be doled out on a per capita basis to cities with populations of 1,000 or more and to counties, said Dave Fuller, MACos President and a Lewis and Clark County Commissioner. The money was included in the new federal highway funding bill and is available for enhancement projects such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities, purchases of scenic or historic easements, historical preservation, landscaping and control or removal of out- f- door advertising. Assuming that Congress approves a final appropriation, the Department of Transportation estimates Lewis and Clark County would be eligible for $118,789; Helena for $136,456; and East Helena for $8,542. The funding, available this fall, would continue in similar amounts for six years. Jefferson County would be elegible for $30,858; Boulder for $7,309; and Whitehall for $5,926. City Engineer Chuck Hanson noted the money would require a local match of dollars or in-kind contributions, though Congress has not determined the level. Still, Fuller said, its good news. Whats exciting is that this gives us the opportunity to do things that traditional funds wouldnt, Fuller said. As an example, he pointed to the Rails-to-Trails effort currently linking Spring Meadow Lake and Centennial Park by pathways. The group also is considering connections to Mount Helena, Last Chance Gulch, Ten Mile : n ' B COLO COUNTRY Roils to Trails would like Helena's help In planning this fall's inauguration of the Spring Meadow Lake-Centennial Park trail. The group has scheduled o ribboncutting ceremony to officially open the trail Oct. 3, also the 24th anniversary of the signing of the federal National Trails Systems Act. Anyone with ideas on the kinds of festivities that should be included in the ceremony is invited to attend a meeting Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. in Room 309 of the City-County Building. For more information about the group or the meeting, call Willa Hall at 442-7495 or Jon Runnerstrand at 443-0638. Creek and East Helena. Local governments generally dont have the money to invest in such projects, he said. Fuller also praised the Transportation Commission's adoption of MACos recommendation. Its unusual to get that kind of positive cooperation from the state, he said. Were encouraged by that. fade cfls iCIuhO LlCIU Era SuCaG BOZEMAN (AP) A fungus known as ergot, which can poison both livestock and humans, has been found in two recent hay samples submitted for testing to Montana State University, officials said Thursday. If hay containing ergot is eaten by livestock, the animals may develop nervousness, convulsions, fetal abortion or even a rotting away of extremities, said Jack Riesselman, MSU extension plant pathologist. Though ergot poisoning in humans and livestock once was common, human poisoning is now rare, he noted. Ergot develops in the heads of grasses, and some cereal grains. Affected grasses include wheat grasses, smoth bromeggrass and quack grass, said Riesselman The samples submitted to the MSU Plant Disease Clinic were wheat grasses, he said. Recent rainfalls not only stimulated forage growth, but also growth of ergot, he said. Riesselman said he does not know how widespread the problem is but there is particular concern about the Conservation Reserve Program lands in 21 Montana counties that are being harvested this year because of drought. Many CRP seedings included wheat grasses. In addition to the two confirmed samples submitted to the lab, Riesselman said he has received several phone calls from people suspicious that they have an 6hgot problem. BATHS Harry Skeel Electrician Harry Orville Skeel, 73, Missoula, died Saturday at Fort Harrison following a lengthy illness. He was born in Armells to Harry E. and Ella H. Skeel on Sept. 2, 1918, and received his Hagler-Anderson Mortuary "Locally Owned A Operated" Brent Anderson Don R. Hagler Dick Miller Melvin W. Admire 650 Logan 442-8520 PIEPHO, Lilly M., age .77, of 1500 Lyndale. Chapel services Mon., 2 p.m., from Hagler-Anderson Chapel with Rev. H. J. Courtney officiating. Interment services at Resurrection Cemetery. ILVEDSON, Oro M age 83, of 2317 Villard. Body will be forwarded to Beals Mortuary in Forsyth for graveside services Mon. 3 p.m. Memorials to Intermountain Deaconess Home, 500 S. Lambom or to the Sho-dair Childrens Hospital, co St. Peters Community Hospital, 2475 Broadway, Helena 59601. ' SKEEL, Harry O., 73, 130 S. Travois, Missoula. Passed away Saturday at Fort Harrison Veterans Hospital. Private family memorial services are to be held at Kings Hill and cremation has taken place. Memorials can be sent to the First Congregational Church of Great Falls, 2900 9th Ave. S., 59405. irrimr f E:rrs::na ind C:r;:ny FL":r2l I!:i3 314 Rodney 442-1234 Wm. Lloyd Linden "Locally Owned and operated" . Pre-Arranged Plans Iu2 education in the Judith Gap area. He and Ruth Marie Olson were married in Lewistown on Aug. 3, 1941. He was in the Army Air Force from 1944 to!945. He was an electrician for 12 years before entering business for himself. He was the owner and operator of Enterprise Electrical in Great Falls and had been business manager of the electrician's union local 122. Skeel also was a Democratic party member and a member of the First Congregational Church of Great Falls. He and his wife lived in Great Falls for 42 years before moving to Missoula five years ago. He is survived by his wife of Missoula; children Phyllis Wal-denberg of Kirkland, Wash. Sharon Bailey of Grable, Wyo. Hal L. Skeel of Lolo, and Timo thy Skeel of Seattle; three sis ters, Nina Thompson of Missoula Sarah Coffman of Missoula, and Phyllis Pump of Lolo; four granddaughters and five grandsons. , Private family memorial services are to be held at Kings Hill; cremation has taken place in Helena. The family has requested that memorials JjeenL to: The First Congregational Church in Great Falls. 2900 9th Ave. S 59405. Francis O'Donnoll Reclamation retiree Francis ODonnell, 66, died Thursday at his home at Canyon Ferry. He was born Jan. 18, 1926, in Baker, a son of Michael and Esther ODonnell. After attending Baker schools, he spent a few years working on ranches in Nevada and Montana. He married Ruth Mafy Stark in August 1950 in Baker. The family moved to Helena in 1905 and ODonnell worked for the Bureau of Reclamation until retiring in 1987. He was a devoted family man. He was an avid reader. He is survived by his wife of Helena, seven children; Teri ODonnell and Shevawn Matter of Portland, Ore.; Sheila ODonnell of Sidney; Tom ODonnell of Townsend; Tim ODonnell of Wibaux; Sean ODonnell of Kansas City, Mo.; and Shannon ODonnell of Billings. Other survivors include two brothers, Robert and Herb, both of Baker; five sisters, Mary Petersen of Billings, Ruth Rus-tad, Rose Myhre, Marge Koenig, all of Baker, and Betty Schuck of Rhame, N.D.; 10 grandchildren and numerous neices and nephews. Memorials are suggested to the Hospice of St. Peters or the Alzheimers Association. . A vigil service will be held tonight at 8 p.m. in the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, East Helena. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in the same church, with Msgr. Joseph Mav-sar as celebrant. Interment of ashes will be in the Montana State Veteran Cemetery at Fort Harrison. Retz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Local arrangements are being handled by Hagler-Anderson Mortuary in Helena. Oro llvodson State PTA president Oro Martha Ilvedson, 83, 2317 Villard, passed away Wednesday at the Big Sky Care Center. She was the first daughter born to H.J. and Josephine Kelly in Forsyth on Oct. 15, 1908. She graduated from Forsyth High School and attended St. Theresas College in Winona, Minn. i On March 18, 1938, she and Oscar Reidar Ilvedson were married in Williston, N.D. They moved to Helena in 1940 and she has lived here ever since. While her children were m school, she was president of the local PTA and also became state PTA president. Ilvedson worked as executive director of Campfire Girls for 18 - years and also directed their summer camp. Later, she became the dean of women at Car-roll College and retired from there after 12 years. ' She Was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution, Degree of Honor, Zonta. Helena Business and Professional Womans Organization, Garden Club and Christian Womens Club. Ilvedson was a member of St. Marys Church-and-jater attend Lamborn St., or Shodair Hospital, 840 Helena Ave. Local arrangements are being handled by Hagler-Anderson Mortuary. Lola Rawlings Former Elliston resident Graveside services and interment of cremains for Lola Belle Rawlings, 94, of Tooele, Utah, formerly of Elliston will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Elliston Cemetery. Rhdolph Hoppe Farmer, rancher TOWNSEND - Rudolph B. Hoppe, 84, passed away at his home Friday in Townsend. He was born July 22, 1908, to August and Lena (Muhle) Hoppe at Kenton. Mr. Hoppe was a lifelong area resident and farmed and ranched his entire life. He was a member of the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death by ed the 1st Assemblies of God. She was preceded in death by her husband in Oct. 1957. She is survived by a son, Reidar Ilvedson of Forsyth; and a daughter, Mrs. Peter (Joie I) Nordstrom of Mercer Island, Wash.; jfive grandchildren and one sister, Wilma Borer of Forsyth. Graveside services will be conducted Monday at 3 p.m. at the Forsyth Cemetery. Her family asks that any memorials be sent to the Intermountain Home For Children, 500 S. two brothers, Herbert and Gar-hart. Survivors include two nephews, a niece and five great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Connors Funeral Home, 212 Broadway in Townsend. The Rev. Rob Gohl will preside over the services. Interment will be in Deep Creek Cemetery. ! $ Man rams pickup info jail BILLINGS (AP) - The entrance to the Yellowstone County jail was a mess Saturday morn- ing after a pickup truck crashed into the heavy metal and glass doors. Within an hour, officers had arrested 28-year-old Leland T. Ash of Billings for jail bashing. Ash allegedly rammed into the jail during an hour of intermittent chases with city patrolmen and county deputies, Police Sgt. Tony Barone said. - Before his arrest at 5:18 a.m., Ash attempted to ram four patrol cars and forced a couple of other motorists off roads, according to police and sheriffs deputies. No one was injured in the wild chase through Billings and west of town on Interstate 90, Barone . said. It was miracle, he said. Barone said that Ash went on the reckless driving binge after his girlfriend refused his marriage proposal. He was very upset about his girlfriend refusing his marriage proposai and he went berserk, Barone said. Jail commander Lt. Chuck Newell said the impact of the pickup truck buckled the metal framework at the jails public entrance, pushing it about four inches into a foyer. "Its major damage, said Newell, who would not guess about repair costs. But Newell said the damage doesnt compromise jail security. efz ZTitnesa 315 East Sixth Ave. Phone 442-1 550 Ben G. Burges TomTwichel Tom Glodosky J. Howard Retz Randy Wilke ODONNELL, Francis E., age 66, of 6180 Canyon Ferry Rd. Wake services will be Sun., 8 p m., at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, East Helena. Mass of the Resurrection will Mon., 10 a m. at St. Cyril's with Msgr. Joseph Mavsar officiating. Burial of cremated remains will follow at the Montana State Veteran's Cemetery. WILKINS, Dr. Howard F., age 100, of Walnut Creek, CA. Arrangements are pend.rg NOVENA TO ST. JUDE Qh Holy St Judt. Apoatla A Martyr. graaf in virtu. rich in miracl, near ktntman of Jaaui Christ, Faithful mtarcaaaor of all who tavokt your special patronag In lima of need To you I hava racourta from tha dtpth of my heart and humbly bag to who Cod hat givtn auch great power to coma to my aasiatanca Help me m my present and urgent petition In return. I promise to mehe . your name known and causa you to be invoked Say three Our Fathers three Had Marys and Clones for nine consecutive deya Publication must bt promised St Jude pray for us all who invok your aid Amen This Woven has never Been known to Ian o Cl 0 O'vOnO VtoiLui: ( OMU; nHOiU-UH- 4 September 1, 1992 ADULT DAYRESPITE CARE Call Donna .Wallace 442-5075 For More Information More than 2,000 videos to be told et suction! These video will be grouped In ipproprlete lots end sold In that manner. 2 Cash Registers 2 VCR's 2 Telephones Video Display Racks TO) j The Lewis & Clark Humane Society ! wish to thank the Dill Roberts Men's I ! contribution from the League Association and Sandy Mac Distributing for iheir generous Lvvis&Clark ' V Humane; society? State Three Man Scramble Charitable Golf Tournament. $2.00 OFF COUPON A lilt: PL U S Ycur Quality Lubrication Professionals! 1514 N. 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