Wolf Point Herald

Upcoming Splash Pad

The newest Culbertson Women’s Club’s community improvement project will be the addition of a splash pad, similar to the one pictured above, at the Culbertson swimming pool. The splash pad will feature four to five water play activities for all ages. Starting next fall, students at local schools will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite “Dumping Bucket.” Monetary donations will be the deciding factor for which dumping bucket is the children’s favorite and will be the focus feature of the splash pad. The Women’s Club will be doing numerous fundraising projects throughout the summer to kick off the fundraising drive in the fall. The first will be a “Movie on the Field” at the Culbertson baseball field on Wednesday, June 18. Gates open at 8:30 p.m. and the movie will begin at 9 p.m. Admission is free, but there will be a bucket for donations. Concessions will be available for purchase. Children need to be accompanied by an adult or caregiver. The Women’s Club is looking for local businesses or organizations that are willing to contribute time, service, materials or monetary donations. For more information, call Ashley Anderson 787-5820 or Lanette Bidegaray at 406-480-3526 or visit www.facebook.com/culbertsonwomensclub.

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Bainville Honor Roll Announced

The fourth quarter honor roll for Bainville junior and senior high school students has been announced.
Seniors: Russell Bow-ker, Anthony Curtis-Lozano, Rhett Harmon, Caylee Holcomb, Chance Hyatt [4.0 GPA], Don Johnson [4.0 GPA], Haakon Jorgenson, Aaron Knudsen, Bree Rhodes and Daniel Wendt.
Juniors: Carly Bowker, Patrick Butikofer, Mikayla Lambert, Elizabeth Rabbe, Somer Reidle [4.0 GPA], Collin Ryder and Gabriel Walch.
Sophomores: Mariah Becker, Samantha Holte [4.0 GPA], Beau Hyatt, Andri Rhodes, Brandon Ross, Katelyn Sandvik and Austin Strickland.
Freshmen : Cheyla Bruce, Mackenzie Butikofer, Trustin Holcomb, Gracie Jorgenson, Dylan Rabbe, Abby Reidle, Austin Romo, Elijah Romo and Cathryn Russell.
Eighth Grade: Macala Adkins, Taylor Mayer, Joely Picard, Elise Romo, Jasmine Russell [4.0 GPA], Jaden Strickland, Coltin Thompson and David Winn.
Seventh Grade: Morgan Holte, Bonny Krogedal [4.0 GPA], Lextyn Portra [4.0 GPA], Allie Romo [4.0 GPA], Summer Romo, Kataryna Ross and Paytyn Wilson.

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Culbertson Lions Club Offers Scholarships

The Culbertson Lions Club will accept scholarship applications until Aug. 1 for the school year 2014-15.
This is an annual scholarship for post graduates from CHS that have finished one year of college/tech school.
There will be two or more $500 scholarships given to selected applications.
Applications can be obtained from the Culbertson School guidance or superintendent Larry Crowder or any Lions Club member.
This is an annual Lions Club Scholarship since 1987, the Centennial Year Belt Buckle project.

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Froid Field Day Features UGC Elevator Tour

The 2014 Froid Research Farm Field Day is set for Thursday afternoon, June 26, and kicks off with a tour of United Grain Corporation’s recently completed 1.4 million bushel capacity elevator in Culbertson.
The tour begins at 1 p.m. and field day participants are asked to meet at the elevator located at 111 First Ave. SW in Culbertson. Following the UGC tour, activities will move to the Froid Research Farm for the remainder of the day. The farmsite is located eight miles north of Culbertson on Montana Hwy. 16.
The United Grain Corporation was established in 1969 and is now one of the leading wheat export companies in the Pacific Northwest. Its export terminal located in Vancouver, Wash., boasts the largest storage capacity of any west coast grain export facility with over seven million bushels of storage. In addition to Culbertson, the company has elevators in Bucyrus, N.D., and Conrad, Moccasin and Pompey’s Pillar.
Also featured at this year’s tour are research talks on: microbial controls for wireworm; oilseed / cover crop mixes as fallow replacements in two-year durum rotations; plant breeding / market development of Ethiopian mustard, Russian olive removal/ restoration success and cost; diversified cover crop mixes demonstration plots; a thirty-year study of tillage and cropping sequence impacts on yields and soil properties, and more.
The day concludes with the annual free steak dinner at 5 p.m. sponsored by the Sheridan and Roosevelt county conservation districts. Other event sponsors include the Sheridan and Roosevelt County Extension offices, and the USDA-ARS Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory in Sidney.
Pesticide points are pending. More tour details will be available shortly. For more information on the day, contact Beth Redlin at 406-433-9427.

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Jail Bond Fails -- Frederick To Face Crawford In November For Sheriff -- All Other Results

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The public safety bonding measure that would have funded a replacement for the aging Roosevelt County jail failed at the polls Tuesday, June 4, but not in votes. It received 57.93 percent [986-716] but failed because 34.88 percent of registered voters cast ballots, slightly fewer than the state mandated 35 percent minimum turnout for passage.
In contrast, the percentage of registered voters who cast ballots in neighboring McCone County was 54.71 and 48.80 in Valley County. The county with the highest percentage was Wibaux with 69.54. The statewide turnout was 33 percent.
In the hotly contested race for sheriff, Jason Frederick finished first with a landslide 1,515 votes for 77.85 percent with two-term incumbent Freedom Crawford finishing a distant second with 229 votes. Mike Matthews received 142 votes and Don Tomsic, 59. There was one write-in vote. Crawford and Frederick will face each other in the November general election.
In State House District 31, incumbent Bridget Smith will likely serve another term after defeating Bill Whitehead 452-378 in the Democratic primary. There was one write-in vote on a Democratic ballot and 22 on Republican ballots. There is no declared Republican challenger and no write-in candidates have publicly emerged so far.
In State House District 34, incumbent Austin Knudsen received 353 votes to four write-ins in the Republican primary. Gene Hartsock received 131 votes in the Democratic primary with one write-in.
In Roosevelt County Commission District 1 [east side of the county], Allen Bowker received 395 votes and Frank Smith 254.  They will face each other again in November. The position is currently held by Jim Shanks, who is not running for reelection.
Statewide Balloting
Republican Steve Daines will face Democratic incumbent John Walsh for the U.S. Senate in the November election.
Daines received 110,236 votes for 83.15 percent in the Republican primary. Susan Cundiff was in second place with 11,896 votes and Champ Edmunds trailed with 10,078.
In Roosevelt County [100 percent of votes counted]: Daines received 700 votes for 84.34 percent; Cundiff. 90; and Edmunds, 39.
In the Democratic primary, Walsh had received 48,348 votes for 63.93 percent. John Bohlinger was second with 17,087 and Dirk Adams was third with 10,026.
In Roosevelt County: Walsh received 546 votes for 57.41 percent; Bohlinger, 283; and Adams, 122.
Democrat John Lewis will face Republican Ryan Zinke for the U.S. House at-large seat that Daines currently holds.
Lewis received 42,286 votes for 59.59 percent. John Driscoll finished second with 28,387.
In Roosevelt County: Lewis lost to Driscoll 470-405.
Zinke received 43,525 for 33.09 percent in the five-way race. The other results were: Corey Stapleton, 38,481; Matt Rosendale, 37,896; Elsie Arntzen, 9,034; and Drew Turiano, 2,275.
In Roosevelt County: Zinke finished third with 156 votes, behind Rosendale with 321 and Stapleton with 175. Arntzen received 78 and Turiano 28. There were three write-in votes.
Other races
Incumbent clerk and recorder Cheryl A. Hansen received 1,641 unopposed with 16 write-in votes.
Incumbent county attorney Ralph “Jim” Patch received 1,459 votes unopposed with 39 write-in votes.
Incumbent county treasurer Betty Romo received 1,672 unopposed with eight write-ins.
Supreme Court Justice No. 1: Jim Rice, 129,515; W. David Herbert, 39,859. In Roosevelt County, Rice received 1,141 and Herbert, 350. There were four write-in votes.
Supreme Court Justice No. 2: Mike Wheat, 102,216; Lawrence VanDyke, 63,488. In Roosevelt County, Wheat received 917 to 501 for VanDyke. There were five write-ins.
Public Service Commissioner District 1: Republican Travis Kavulla received 19,358 votes unopposed. In Roosevelt County, Kavulla received 652 votes and three write-ins on Republican ballots. There were 40 write-ins on Democratic ballots.
Other ballot questions
Roosevelt County local government review was defeated 852-809.
Wolf Point local government review was defeated 280-204.
Poplar local government review was approved 131-37.
Brockton local government review was approved 18-8.
Culbertson local government review was approved 74-73.
Bainville local government review was approved 23-12.
Froid local government review was approved 22-18.
Justice of the peace Post 1: Traci Harada received 1,603 votes unopposed with 20 write-in votes.
Justice of the peace Post 2: Penny Hendrickson received 1,545 votes unopposed with eight write-ins.

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