Reply from Evon Lagerquist (77): Dunseith, ND

Yes, Albert Hiatt was Mom’s oldest brother. It was really foggy when I took the picture on my way over to Mom’s Christmas day. I thought it looked so pretty with all the snow on the evergreens that surround the building!

And yes, the land belongs to the Lagerquist’s now.

Evon, I remember well when Albert planted those evergreens, in the Ackworth school picture, back in the late 50’s. I think he sold a few for Christmas trees too?
Reply from Dick Johnson (68): Dunseith, ND
Gary and Friends,

A very good friend of mine, D.E.’Bud’ Anderson of Rolla, served in the US Army in both WWII and in Korea. He attained the rank of Master Sargent and was involved with leading many men from all walks of life. One time he told me that some of the best soldiers he had were local men of Native American heritage. He said these soldiers were inherently both cautious and capable in nearly any situation. He said it seemed they always were paying close attention to the terrain and to every movement everywhere around them. Bud told me he thought they were much more apt to survive because of this natural instinct. I thought Bud’s insight was interesting and coming from him, I also knew it was true. Thanks Gary!


Salute to John Belgarde
From Bill Hosmer (48): Tucson, AZ
I salute the record of heroic action performed by John Belgarde. He represents the best of our war fighters and I am proud to know he is from our community and wish I had known of his courage and combat performance so I could shake his hand and thank him for his heroic service. Bill Hosmer

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Reply from Dwight Lang (61): Tucson, AZ

Hi Warren and Gary,

If anybody wants to order this book, the link above will hook you up to get the job done thru Lulu)*)*)*) something. Tried Amazon with no luck. Take care and I’m looking forward to reading my copy.

Dwight Lang 61

Follow up reply from Dwight

Sorry guys, that’s what I get for reading the blogs backwards. Read 1044 – got interested and went on a search for the book. Later, I read 1043 and it was there. Being I’m so much older than you boys, I need an allowance for brain f- -ts every now and then. OK?


Garry Counts

Feb. 13, 1938-Dec. 23, 2010

December 26, 2010

DUNSEITH Garry Morris Counts, 72, Dunseith, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, in a Belcourt hospital.

He was born Feb. 13, 1938, to Patricia and Walter Counts in Belcourt. He married Theresa R. Peltier April 1, 1957.

Survivors: wife; sons, Garry W., Dunseith, Gerald, Devils Lake, Loren and Donovan, both Hastings, Minn.; daughters, Doreen Rodriguez, Waterford, Mich., Monica Nadeau and Allison DeCoteau, both Dunseith, Francine Counts, Grand Forks; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; many foster children and stepgrandchildren; brothers, Roger and Richard, both Dunseith; sisters, Linda Martinez, Bismarck, and Leona Counts, Devils Lake.

Funeral: Wednesday, 10 a.m., St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Dunseith.

Burial: St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Dunseith.

Wake and prayer service: Wake Tuesday, 4 p.m., prayer service Tuesday, 8 p.m., both in the church.

(Nero Funeral Home, Bottineau)