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8 I The Lovell Chronicle I January 1, 2015 + January A petition that has been circulat- ing for several weeks has gath- ered more than enough signatures to put a measure on the ballot at the next election to create a special muse- um district. The North Big Horn Search and Rescue Squad and Big Horn County Sherifffs deputies deployed to the Yel- lowtail Wildlife Habitat Management Area Friday to locate a pheasant hunt- er who had reportedly fallen and bro- ken his hip. An industrial accident Saturday at the Western Sugar Cooperative factory in Lovell claimed the life of a North Big Horn County woman. Big Horn County Sheriff Ken Black- burn said Anfesa Marie "Ky" Galak- tionoff, 28, of Lovell and Deaver died after falling into a piece of industrial equipment at the Lovell factory. A brazen burglar or burglars en- tered Lovell Drug sometime in the ear- ly hours of Sunday morning through a hole in one of the store's large plate glass windows at the store's entrance on Main Street. Early evidence indi- cates the hole was made by a large rock that was apparently used to break the window. 6 The stacks stopped belching steam at the Western Sug- ar Factory in Lovell Sunday as the company shut the factory down temporarily in response to an order by the U.S. Food and Drug Adminis- tration. The Western Sugar Coopera- tive ceased operations at the plant in Lovell while the company implements a sanitation plan that was "requested. and approved by the iFDA. ': : A morning tanker truck crash south of Lovell kept Lovell volunteer fire- men and cleanup crews busy well into the night Tuesday to contain oil that drained from the ruptured tank. The Big Horn County School Dis- trict No. 2 Board of Trustees has be- gun working on their strategy to find a new Superintendent to replace Dan Coe, who recently announced his plan to retire at the end of the school year after nine years as superintendent for the district. 3 According to official reports, a bad, icky, swine-like flu virus is just beginning to rear its ugly head in Big Horn County. Governor Matt Mead told members of the Wyoming Press Association Fri- day afternoon at the winter convention in Laramie that the 6.5 percent cuts made last year are more than enough for a balanced budget this year. 0 During a meeting last Tues- day, Jan. 21, federal and state officials told local cattle pro- ducers who purchased beet pulp and tailings from the Western Sugar Co. for cattle feed in the wake of the acci- dent that the U.S. Food and Drug Ad- ministration was considering a range of options including the quarantine and potential "depopulation" of any cattle that may have come into contact with byproducts deemed to be "adulter- ated" by the FDA. The U.S. Forest Service announced Thursday that it is moving forward with the construction of a new building in Greybull that will become the new home of the Medicine Wheel/Paintrock Ranger District office. A young man from Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, remained in serious but stable condition at the Billings Clinic Wednes- day recovering from a head injury caused by a near head-on collision last Thursday, Jan. 23, south of Lovell. February For Lovell Police officers Noe Gar- cia and Paul Asay, it probably seemed more like a scene from MARWYN IYNE Jay Brinkerhoff nails plywood into place on the Lovell Drug storefront on the morning of Jan. 5 after the store was broken into. Looking on are Bethany Reaseh and her father Brent Reasch, the storeowner. PATTI CARPENTER A memorial to Anfesa Marie Galaktionoffwas immediately placed on the lawn in front of the Western Sugar Cooperative business offices in Lovell following the Jan. 4 industrial accident that claimed her life. Co-workers and the community mourned the young woman in the months following the accident. RENAE MILLER Performing their first-place routine during the State Spirit Competition in Casper on March 12 are Lovell Dance Team members (back row, l-r) Emilee Bryson, Heather Bartling, Amber Mayes, Mya Meier, Tori Aiken, (front row) Chelby Lewis, Whitney Grant, Ashley Steenbakkers, Kaitlyn Grant and Jordan Harper. Both the LHS dance team and cheerleading squad captured state titles in Class 3A in March. an action movie than a normal day at work.on the evening of Jan. 31 at around 9 p.m., during their arrest of Lovell resident. The two officers were instrumental in the arrest of the man, who Police Chief Nick Lewis said fled on foot and resisted arrest. 3 It may have seemed like un- seasonably cold weather to some last week, but accord- ing to Chris Jones, a meteorologist in the NOAA office in Riverton, it's actu- ally fairly normal for the area, which had an official reading of 27 below zero in Lovell on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 6. Weather records, which date back to the 1800s show fluctuations from as low as 40 below zero to 40 above zero within the same week pre- ceding Valentine's Day. The snowpack is up and the wa- ter outlook is positive for the 2014 run- off, which should allow Big Horn Lake to fill to normal levels, Bob Croft of the Friends of Bighorn Lake reported Tuesday. 0 Business owners and man- agers gathered at the Bran- din' Iron Restaurant in Lovell Tuesday to hear the latest informa- tion about the upcoming Lovell water, sewer and street project during the February general membership meet- ing of the Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce. Lovell and the LHS Johnny Win- terholler Gym will be a beehive of ac- tivity this weekend as Lovell High hosts the 2014 Class 2A West Regional Wrestling Tournament. In answer to vehement challeng- es and passionate concerns as to the possibility of errant bullets if a shoot- ing range were established in Byron, a National Rifle Association representa- tive observed, "If you folks want safety, build a range." Students at Rocky Mountain High Scho raised $6,700 for the Cystic Fi- brosis Foundation on Feb. 14 at a spe- cial purple-themed event that took place during the girls and boys varsity basketball games. 7 A mechanical failure caused sections of the kiln to rup- ture at the Georgia-Pacif- ic plant south of Lovell at around 3 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21. Fortunately, none of the 15 workers on shift at the time were injured as a result of the incident, which some described as an "explosion." Big Horn County Search and Res- cue was among the agencies search- ing for five North Dakota snowmobilers who were reported missing on the Big Horn Mountains last Friday morning, North Unit Captain Scott Allred re- ported this week. Enjoying some home cooking during the 2A West Regional Wrestling Tour- nament hosted by Lovell High School Friday and Saturday, the Lovell Bull- dogs put together one of their strongest performances of the season, finishing second in the 12-team field. March If it seemed like there was a whole lot. of snow in February, you're ri:g[[t: There was. At 16,5  ' inches, it was in fact, the secondsow- iest February in Lovell on record, ac- cording to NOAA meteorologist Chris Jones. The Lovell Lady Bulldogs won the regional championship game against the Wyoming Indian Lady Chiefs Sat- urday afternoon in Riverton - or more to the point, they Survived it. Lovell prevailed 59-47. 3 A sudden shift to warmer temperatures has caused min- imal flooding in the imme- diate area, compared to the massive threat of flooding at the south end of the county. The search is on for a new Big Horn County School District No. 2 Superin- tendent to replace Dan Coe, who will officially retire on July 1, 2014, after nine years serving as superintendent of schools for the district. The field of can- didates has been narrowed to three. Rocky Mountain's Cinderella run at the state basketball tournament came to an end Saturday night in the final game of the 1A-2A tournament when the Grizzlies fell to the Wyoming Indi- an High School Chiefs 69-53. 0 They did it, they finally did it and not once but twice. For the first time since the Wy- oming State Spirit Competition was reduced to just two classes, 3A and 4A, forcing smaller schools to compete against larger schools, the Lovell High School Dance Team captured first place in the competition, and they were matched by the Lovell Cheerleading Team with another first-place trophy in the competition held last Wednes- day, March 12, at the Casper Events Center. Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield announced Friday that he will not seek a third term in office, even though he is eligible to run after win- ning a lawsuit challenging Wyoming's term limits law for elected officials. He said he will miss his partnership with Lovell. Continued on next page