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Culbertson Schools Ready To Open Doors

The Culbertson Schools will officially open its doors to students on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 8:30 a.m.
The school district has welcomed and recognized several new staff members this year. They are: Brad Adams, fifth grade; Lori Roy, high school math; Shawn Harkins, high school business education; Courtney Hagadone, guidance counselor; Rhonda Larsen, administrative secretary; Dani Green, custodian; Steve Steege, custodian; Krysia Traffie, special education aide; Elizabeth Harkins, special education aide; and Tifney Kempton, high school Title I aide.
Returning teaching staff for the upcoming year will be: Kim Francis, kindergarten; Erin Solem, kindergarten; Wendy Nickoloff, first grade;  Theresa  McDonald, first grade;  Dianne Larsen, second grade; Jimie Lou Marchwick-Wix, second grade; Chelsey Ligon, third grade; Amy Berwick, fourth grade; Jim Herson, sixth grade; Tara Adams, Title I; Tara Swanepoel, Spanish; Lana Hekkel, music; Jill Herness, librarian; Christina Olson, health and physical education; Joy Johnson, art; David Solem, social studies; Janelle Ator, special education; Jeri Gustafson, high school Title I; Karen Toavs, high school English; Paula Schledewitz, high school science; Ashley Copple, junior high English and social studies; Stacey Herson, junior high science and math; and Jens Nielsen, agriculture education.
Returning support staff include: Lora Finnicum, district clerk; Doreen Martin, assistant clerk; Cassie William, activities secretary; Paula Dehner, aide; Jennifer Lambert, Title I aide; April Deen, Title I aide; Tiffany Marchwick, special education aide; Sande Marchwick-Wix, special education aide; Mary Machart, JMG coordinator; Evelyn Carlisle, speech pathology; Steve Larsen, maintenance director; Norine Haugland, custodial director; Candy Thorpe, custodian; Darnell Craig, custodian; Chris Dunphy, JOM/Title VII home-school coordinator; Nancy Mahan, head cook; LaRetta Jones; assistant cook; Martha Rudolph; cook’s helper; Pam Zieman; cook’s helper/Title I aide; Arne Iverson, bus route driver; Larry Birch, bus route driver; Larry Hekkel, bus route driver; Paul Finnicum, bus route driver; Leo Waldhausen, bus route driver; and Christian Hekkel, bus route driver.
Coaches for the fall sports seasons include: Tiffany Marchwick, high school head volleyball; Kayla Sherman, high school assistant volleyball; Brittny Marchwick-Wix, junior high volleyball; Dave Helmer, high school head football; Brian Manning, high school assistant football; Trent Panasuk, high school assistant football; DJ Hauge, junior high football; David Solem, high school cross country; and Erin Solem, elementary/junior high cross country.
The administration includes K-12 Principal Mike Olson and District Superintendent Larry Crowder.
Information packets have been mailed out to all parents of Culbertson students. This packet includes the school calendar, supply lists, lunch information, etc.
Junior high and high school students are encouraged to come to the office to sign up for lockers and schedule classes for fall semester prior to the first day of school.
School pictures will be taken Friday, Sept. 12, with pre-school starting at 8 a.m.
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School begins on Wednesday, Aug. 20.
School will dismiss on Friday, Aug. 29, at 2 p.m. and there won’t be any school on Monday, Sept. 1, for the Labor Day holiday.
If anyone has any questions, contact the school at 787-6241.

Drumming Up A Wide Load

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A semi slowly moves a wide load through Culbertson.   (Photo by Nancy Mahan)

Lions Scholarships Awarded

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Pictured are Drew Larsen, Shelby Weeks and Justin Larsen.


The Culbertson Lions Club has awarded three scholarships to college students from Culbertson in the amount of $500 each.
The students are Shelby Weeks, who is attending Miles City College, and Drew Larsen and Justin Larsen, who are both attending the University of Jamestown.
The Lions encourage Culbertson High School students to apply.

New Superintendent In Froid

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The Froid Public School has hired Felecia Kleven to be the administrator for the 2014-2015 school year. She comes to us from Sarona, Wisc., by way of Kasigluk, Alaska. Kleven was in the Alaska school system for 25 years as a teacher and site administrator. She holds many degrees and said her dream job would be to teach Shakespeare to kindergarten children. Her husband was also a teacher and they have an orchard on their farm in Wisconsin where they retired to for a short time. Kleven has coached volleyball and Native Youth Olympics for many years. She was able to bring up pictures of the Alaskan youths doing very challenging physical acts. Kleven said, “I’m in cowboy country and would like to start riding a horse.” While in Alaska, she was a fisherman and a hunter of many native animals and caught an 85-pound halibut. She has three Pomeranian show dogs.

Night With Stars Variety And Style Show Winners Announced

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Many people were in attendance for this year’s A Night with Stars Variety and Style Show that kicked off the 2014 Roosevelt County Fair.
Various area businesses were generous in their donations for door prizes, and the crowd went home with fabulous prizes at the end of the evening. Froid Federal Credit Union donated five $5 4-H concession stand coupons that went to Mason Weber, Lucas Oelkers, Allen Larsen, Chris Olson and Issac Rumsey. Main Street Grocery in Poplar donated six 12-pack pops that went to Kayli Olson, Mavis Drescher, Carolyn Brugh, Genny Nordmeyer, Leah Knudsen and Renee Oelkers. Lois Weber took home the $25 gift certificate to Main Street Grocery. Will’s Office World/Radio Shack in Wolf Point donated a $20 gift certificate that Tiffany Marchwick happily accepted. A $25 gift certificate from Sethre Appraisal to Quilts and More went to Jenell Bear. Blue Rock Products in Plentywood donated 12 t-shirts. The lucky winners were Betty McGinnis, John Derenberger, Alexis Bidegaray, Lorena Hekkel, LaVonne Scotson, Kelly Burns, Jake Reynen, Logan Nickoloff, Judy Huber, Eva Mae Larsen, Beth Hekkel and Cheryl Kirkaldie. The hat from Blue Floral in Wolf Point went to Heather Taylor, Sierra Machart, Penny Bergstrom and Chris Finnicum, and the beautiful floral wreath went to Shirley Marchwick. A gold and silver necklace from the Other Place went to Irene Johnson while The Other Place’s wallet went home with Virginia McGinnis, dulgence Organic Spa Collection from Buddy and LeEtta Waldhausen.  The King’s Inn donated five individual gifts of $10 each which Rhonda Knudsen, Barb Anderson, Emily Nielsen, Christie Knudsen and Traci Kjelshus took home. Val-Am Stop and Go in Culbertson honored all of the vintage swimsuit models with a small nacho from their store.