- Written by Culbertson Searchlight
Montie Montana, who was from Wolf Point, was among the 2015 inductees into the eighth class of inductions in the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Montana, 1910 to 1998, is remembered nationally as a rodeo trick rider, actor and stuntman. He was inducted with a Legacy Award for deceased cowboys.
In addition to Montana, inductees from the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame’s District 1, which is Roosevelt, Daniels, Sheridan, Valley and Phillips counties, were Miles “Bud” Geer of Nashua receiving a Living Award and the Circle C Ranch of Zortman with a Legacy Award.
Chappel Brothers Corporation of the Prairie Elk area south of the Missouri River in McCone County received a Legacy Award in District 2, which includes McCone, Dawson, Garfield, Prairie, Richland and Wibaux counties.
Other District 2 inductees were Marvin K. Ley of Glendive with the Living Award and C.A. “Bud” Kramer of Jordan with a Legacy Award.
The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center announced the inductions, Monday, Aug. 3.
The inductees were chosen from a field of candidates nominated by the general public. Inductees are honored for their notable contributions to the history and culture of Montana.
“The board of trustees, our volunteer network from around the state, has reviewed this year’s nominations and completed the voting process,” said Bill Galt, White Sulphur Springs rancher and MCHF and WHC president. “This process gives local communities a strong voice in who will represent them in the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame exists to honor those — famous cowboy or not — who have made an impact in their community and serve as a symbol of Montana’s authentic heritage for future generations.”
The MCHF and WHC board of directors has designated 12 trustee districts across the state from which up to 20 trustees may be appointed. Nomination criteria established by the board for the Class of 2015 inductions allowed the election of up to one living inductee and two legacy inductees from each of the 12 districts. In the case of a tie, winning nominees are jointly inducted.
The remainder of the 2015 inductees are:
•District 3, Carter, Custer, Fallon, Powder River, Rosebud and Treasure counties, Jack L. “Slug” Mills of Boyes and Doug Wall of Miles City, tie for the Living Award, Charles G. Patten of Broadus and Manly Anderson Moore, Sr., of Broadus, Legacy Awards;
•District 4, Blaine, Chouteau, Hill, and Liberty counties, Robert “Bud” Boyce of Big Sandy, Living Award, Larry Kane and Harry Stuart Green of Big Sandy, and Miller Brothers Land and Livestock of Chinook, tie for Legacy Award;
•District 5, Cascade, Glacier, Pondera, Teton and Toole counties, Jay Joseph Contway of Great Falls, Living Award, Alfred Bertram “Bud” Guthrie, Jr., of Choteau and Mary “Stagecoach Mary” Fields of Cascade, and Dr. Ernest Bigalow Maynard of Choteau, tie for Legacy Award;
•District 6, Fergus, Golden Valley, Judith Basin, Musselshell, Petroleum and Wheatland counties, Eldon H. Snyder of Lewistown, Living Award, and Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Western Music Rendezvous of Lewistown and Merle J. Boyce of Winifred, Legacy Award;
•District 7, Big Horn, Carbon, Stillwater, Sweet Grass and Yellowstone counties, Henry Albert “Hank” Scobee of Hardin, Living Award, Malcolm S. Mackay of Roscoe and Charlotte “Rusty” Linderman Spaulding of Belfry, Legacy Award;
•District 8, Broadwater, Jefferson and Lewis and Clark counties, – Joseph W. “Joe” Enger of Helena, Living Award, Auchard Creek School of Augusta, Legacy Award;
•District 9, Gallatin, Meagher and Park counties, Robert “Bob” Shiplet of Clyde Park and Thomas R. “Tom” Hunter of Clyde Park, and Robert Anderson “Bob” Haugland of Belgrade, tie, Legacy Award;
•District 10, Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, and Sanders counties, Richard B. “Dick” and Patricia B. “Tricia” Vinson of Thompson Falls, Living Award, C.R. Williams of Kalispell, Legacy Award;
•District 11, Mineral, Missoula and Ravalli counties, Frank R. Mason Jr., of Corvallis, Living Award, Vernon Woolsey of Stevensville and Clarence Barron “C.B.” Rich of Seeley Lake, Legacy Award;
•District 12, Deer Lodge, Beaverhead, Silver Bow, Granite, Madison and Powell counties, Edward Francis “Butch” O’Connell of Butte, “Gunner” Gun Again, of Dillon and John W. “Jack” Briggs of Dell, three-way tie, Living Award, Melvin R. Icenoggle of Ennis, Legacy Award.
Since the initial round of inductions to the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2008, including this year’s inductions, 240 inductees have been honored. Full biographies for past inductees are available on the MCHF and WHC’s website, http://www.montanacowboyfame.org.
In July, the MCHF and WHC commenced its first phase of construction in the central location of Big Timber, with modifications to the Hall of Fame headquarters and the creation of a world-class outdoor arena. The arena’s programming will allow the MCHF and WHC to highlight and celebrate the many traditions of our western heritage and cowboy way of life through quality western sporting events.
- Written by Jaimee Green
Roosevelt Medical Center will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive \Thursday, Aug. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The single-day event will take place in the Telemedicine Room at RMC.
Generally, donors must be in good health, at least 17-years old and weigh more than 110-pounds. Walk-in patients are welcome.
“When you work in healthcare you realize just hour important having a constant and viable source of blood is for saving lives. People who choose to donate are truly making a difference in the outcome of a patient’s health,” RMC laboratory director Joann Smith said.
According to the Red Cross, every 27 minutes, someone in the Montana service area needs blood. The Red Cross strives to collect over 700 pints of blood each week, in that same service area. Nationally, someone is in need of blood every two seconds.
During the last blood drive hosted by RMC, a total of 28 area residents gave blood. This time, the Laboratory Department hopes to collect 22 draws.
Before donating, it is important to get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine and fatty foods.
To schedule a donation appointment, or for more information, contact Smith at 787-6214.
- Written by Culbertson Searchlight
(Editor’s Note: The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office distributes an inmate roster each week with charges and communities of residence to The Herald-News and The Searchlight to help keep the public informed and to illustrate that the jail has been dealing with overcrowding issues in the 17-bed facility.)
As of Monday, Aug. 3, 12 inmates were housed in the Roosevelt County Jail. Fort Benton Detention Center was holding one male and the Valley County Detention Center was holding four females to alleviate overcrowding.
The RCSO reported that the following individuals were incarcerated at the jail between Monday, July 27, and Monday, Aug. 3:
•Kal Anderson, 34, Great Falls, driving under the influence;
•David Bleazard, 33, Glasgow, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle;
•Amos Bridges, 39, Wolf Point, criminal contempt warrant;
•Jason Daugherty, 37, Wolf Point, criminal possession of dangerous drugs [two counts], criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, attempted assault on a peace officer or judicial officer, and resisting arrest;
•Tyrule Davis, 43, Los Angeles, Calif., assault on peace officer or judicial official;
•Jason Fridge, 30, Williston, N.D., driving under the influence of any drug;
•Quinton Giblette, 25, Williston, N.D., driving under the influence and unlawful possession of open alcoholic beverage;
•Christopher Hovey, 26, Williston, N.D., out-of- county warrant;
•Kevyn Johannesson, 26, Williston, N.D., fleeing or eluding a peace officer, criminal endangerment and obstructing a peace officer;
•Nicodemus Kupka, 19, Watford City, N.D., criminal possession of dangerous drugs and out-of-county warrant;
• Joseph Laturell, 52, Bainville, partner or family member assault, sexual intercourse without consent and aggravated kidnapping;
•Anthony McClendon, 55, Culbertson, driving under the influence;
•Monte Walton, 35, Poplar, endangering the welfare of a child, violation of a protective order, first offense, criminal possession of dangerous drugs and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Carroll Wells, 34, Fairview, theft and burglary.
- Written by John Plestina
The first two pictures show damages in Culbertson. The third photo is a branch of a tree in front of Wolf Point City Hall blown down about 12:15 p.m. Police Chief Jeff Harada and other city office staff pulled the large branch out of Fourth Avenue South. The fourth is two toppled power poles behind Silver Wolf Casino in Wolf Point Tuesday, July 28, about 2 p.m. A Montana Dakota Utilities employee calls in to MDU after surveying the damage. (Wolf Point pictures by John Plestina and Culbertson pictures by Angela Rose Benson)
Windy conditions toppled utility poles and trees throughout Roosevelt County Monday and Tuesday, July 27 and 28.
The National Weather Service in Glasgow reported 52 mph winds at the Wolf Point Airport Tuesday afternoon, July 28.
Winds at Glendive were reported as high as 90 mph with damages reported.
“All straight line winds. We didn’t have any reports of tornadoes,” NWS meteorologist Patrick Gilchrist said of high winds Monday night.
The Glendive airport had a wind gust to 90 mph before the anemometer was blown off the roof.
“Glendive got it the worst. There were downed power lines, trailers blown over and roofs ripped off buildings,” he said.
Gilchrist said winds were reported upwards of 60 mph on the east end of Roosevelt County.
“We got some reports of one-inch hail and heavy rain out toward Frazer,” he said.
Gilchrist said the wind and rain was expected to end Tuesday night.
“It should taper off pretty quickly as we get toward the afternoon and evening hours,” he said.
“There will be a warming trend tomorrow [Wednesday] and it will be pushing 90 [degrees] by Friday,” Gilchrist said.
Temperatures around northeast Montana are cooler than normal today. The high temperature at the Glasgow airport as of 2:30 p.m. was 60 degrees. The old low maximum temperature of 69 degrees set in 1918, which means a new record will be set today.
- Written by Angela Rose Benson
Every year, Culbertson hosts the Roosevelt County Fair from July 30 to Aug. 1. While the fair board, volunteers and staff exhaust their efforts to make this event possible, community members anticipate the opening of the annual fair for their enjoyment.
“We enjoy what we do and we love bringing the community together,” said fair manager Angela Miller.
This year’s theme is “Grow It. Sew It. Show It.”
The fair kicks off Thursday, July 30, with the opening of the indoor open class exhibits and the flag salute presented by Tumbleweed and Up-N-Atom 4-H clubs and the Froid Future Farmers of America chapter.
The rest of the day has much to offer, including youth entertainment, horse judging, 4-H conference judging and the 4-H/FFA silent project auction. The Midway Band will provide afternoon entertainment, as well. There will be a free corn feed and the FFA Alumni barbecue at the fairgrounds at 5 p.m. Evening fun is offered at the Saddle Club rodeo grounds where O-Mok-See children’s horse events will take place starting at 6 p.m.
Roosevelt County Fair has added something new to the Thursday agenda by planning a grain bin safety workshop available to the public.
Friday, July 31, is Cooperative Day at the fair. Culbertson FFA and Missouri River Rats 4-H will present the morning flag salute and immediately following will be the livestock judging. With small animal judging and showmanship to follow, youth entertainment is also available throughout the day.
At 5 p.m., the Culbertson Chamber will sponsor a free meal. After the meal, the 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction will kick off, while the 4-H/FFA silent project auction closes.
Entertainment for the evening will be the Tigirlily concert starting at 8 p.m. Kendra, 19, and Krista, 17, are a sister duo from North Dakota. The sisters are singer/songwriters, musicians and performers who have performed all over North Dakota and surrounding states including Nashville, Tenn. At the 2015 North Dakota Music Awards, Tigirlily was awarded best original country band, best song, best video, best stage show and the U Rock award.
The final day of the fair, Saturday, Aug. 1, will begin with Bainville FFA and Frontier 4-H presenting the flag salute. Next on the schedule is livestock showmanship where community members young and old will present their animals.
Youth entertainment continues, the rib cook-off begins at 1 p.m. and the Dollar in the Straw, sponsored by First Community Bank, will follow at 1:30 p.m.
The fair display areas will begin the closing process at 3 p.m.
At 5:30 p.m. will be the ranch rodeo calcutta at the Culbertson Saddle Club and the ranch rodeo will begin at 6 p.m.
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