- Written by Nancy Mahan
From a footprint in time to handprints in the cement.
It was decades ago that a visionary group of people created the Culbertson-Froid-Bainville [C-F-B] Healthcare Corporation to build the current building to continue to have hospital services in eastern Roosevelt County and to add nursing home services.
The Culbertson Hospital District Board operated the Culbertson Hospital in its location on Culbertson’s west side.
When the building no longer met code, the board dissolved the Culbertson Memorial Hospital Corporation and turned ownership over to the C-F-B Healthcare Corporation.
Eugene Larsen was chairman of the C-F-B and signed that agreement between the two entities, binding the C-F-B Healthcare Corporation to operation of a hospital and nursing home.
- Written by John Plestina
A convicted sex offender from Wyoming appeared in 15th District Court, Wednesday, July 16, for probation violations that include failing to register as a sex offender in Roo-sevelt County and for failing to register as a violent offender.
William B. Debbs Jr., 43, of Casper, Wyo., is listed on the National Sex Offender Registry as a Level 3 sex offender and a “sexually violent predator.”
He was convicted in Wyoming of sexual assault, first-degree and indecent liberties with a minor. The female victim was seven years old at the time of the assault, according to the registry.
The registry also lists Debbs with a Butte address.
Debbs said he was admitting allegations during the admissions hearing, but defense attorney John Wheatcroft said he was reluctant to allow him to do that. Debbs then denied the allegations.
Alleged probation violations also include alleged alcohol and drug use.
- 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 illustrate that the jail has been dealing with overcrowding issues in the 17-bed facility.)
The RCSO reported that the following individuals were incarcerated at the jail as of Monday, July 21: Adam Alonzo, 31, Williston, N.D./San Bernadino, Calif., criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to sell; Frank Baker, 32, Wolf Point, criminal possession of dangerous drugs; Joel Campos, 37, Las Cruses, N.M., criminal possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia; William Debbs, 43, Casper, Wyo., probation violation; Jarrett Frazer, 27, Evansville, Wyo., criminal possession of dangerous drug; April Frost, 36, Evansville, Wyo., criminal possession of dangerous drugs; Jesse Gotschalk, 22, Algonac, Mich., criminal possession of dangerous drugs; Wayne Hamilton, 49; Indianapolis, Ind., criminal possession of dangerous drugs; Gary Jones, 44, Mesa, Ariz., assault on a peace officer with injury; Jason Knight, 37, Spokane, Wash., criminal possession of drug paraphernalia; Darryl Lewis Jr., 45, Powell, Wyo., criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia; Nicholas Marino, 25, Williston, N.D., carrying a concealed weapon, possession of dangerous drugs, firearm possession by convicted felon, sale of dangerous drugs; Kandace Poole, 26, Williston, N.D., out of county warrant; Shelby Rider, 22, Algonac, Mich., criminal possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia; Jeremy Sepanski, 30, Plentywood, forgery, theft, obstruction of a peace officer; Zachary Shay, 22, Williston, N.D.; driving under the influence, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia; Kyle Stevens, 36, Tomball, Texas, felony theft; Amber Taylor, 29, Wolf Point, criminal possession of dangerous drugs; and Hilrio Velasquez, 33, Riverside, Calif., possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.
- Written by John Plestina
Recent Culbertson High School graduate Hendrickson sings Anyway by Martina McBride during the KVCK Country Showdown at Wolf Point High School, Wednesday, July 9. She will advance to the Montana Eastern State Finals at the Montana State Fair in Great Falls, Friday, Aug. 1. (Photo by John Plestina)
Elizabeth Hendrickson is flanked by the other four winners Sean-Paul Schulte of Wolf Point, third place; Al Bets His Medicine of Poplar, fifth place; Sarah Morales of Opheim, second; and Randy Stensland of Williston, N.D., formerly of Wolf Point, fourth. (Photo by John Plestina)
Recent Culbertson High School graduate Elizabeth Hendrickson won first place at the 14th annual KVCK Country Showdown and Talent Korral, held in Wolf Point High School auditorium, Wednesday, July 9.
Hendrickson performed Anyway by Martina McBride and Footloose by Kenny Loggins. The 2014 Culbertson High School graduate recently performed in New York City.
She will advance to the Montana Eastern State Finals at the Montana State Fair in Great Falls, Friday, Aug. 1.
The other winners were: Sarah Morales of Opheim, second place, performing Blue by Leann Rimes and Walkin’ After Midnight by Patsy Cline; Sean-Paul Schulte of Wolf Point, third, performing two of his original songs, Johnny Fast Back and When September Comes; Randy Stensland of Williston, N.D., formerly of Wolf Point, fourth, performing That Summer by Garth Brooks and Red Dirt Road by Brooks and Dunn; and Al Bets His Medicine of Poplar, fifth, performing two of his original songs, Gettin’ Down and Taking Back My Life.
Other contestants were: Justiss Firemoon of Poplar, third place winner in 2013, performing I Fall To Pieces by Patsy Cline and Rockin’ To The Rhythm Of The Rain by The Judds; Rebecca Grubbs of Wolf Point, performing Pontoon by Little Big Town and Suds In A Bucket by Sara Evans; and Allison Salveson of Williston, N.D., performing Breakdown Here by Julie Roberts and Things that Never Cross A Man’s Mind by Kellie Pickler.
Brian Salveson [Allison Salveson’s father], 2013 Showdown winner, sang several songs after the competition while judges were making decisions.
Major sponsors included American Legion Club, Agland Co-op, Farmer’s Union Oil of Circle, Fox Ford, McDonalds, Northeast Montana Health Services, Northern Prairie Auto Sales, Southside Jet Wash, Swap Shop and Western Bank.
Other sponsors included Buckhorn Bar and Cafe, Dad’s Bar, Don Whitmus Insurance, Fleming & Long Insurance Agency, Fort Peck Community College, High Plains Motors, Main Street Grocery, Nemont Weedbusters, Robyn’s Nest, Sherman Inn, State Farm Insurance - Nathan Lee, Wolf Point Insurance and Wolf Point Warehouse Flooring.
Two grants obtained by the Wolf Point Elks Lodge No. 1764 from the Elks National Foundation doubled the prize money and the number of cash winners. The Elks applied for and received a Promise Grant and a Beacon Grant, each for $2,000, to benefit the Country Showdown. With that funding, the number of cash winning places increased to five from three last year and the amounts of the top three prizes doubled to $600 for first place; $400, second place; and $300, third. The prizes for the new fourth and fifth places were: $200, fourth; and $100, fifth.
The Elks used a portion of the grant funds to pay for the pulled pork and chicken dinner that was catered by the Elks Club and served at Wolf Point High School. The dinner was free and open to all.
- Written by John Plestina
After repairs to McCabe Road north of Culbertson had been put off for about 20 years, the Board of County Commissioners voted, Tuesday, July 15, to call for bids to make the road once again
Commission presiding officer Duane Nygaard said the road should be saved. It remains open, but in poor condition.
The plan is to use recent technology where a milling machine would grind removed pavement, emulsions would be added and it would be put back on the roadway. A chip seal would be needed.
The commissioners said this could be an affordable solution to a problem the county otherwise couldn’t afford to fix.
There is heavy truck traffic on the already damaged road and new oil wells are going to be drilled in the area.
There was also discussion of a weight limit and, according to Culbertson area residents who were at the meeting, weight limit signs have been removed.
“We need to get out to bid right away. The longer we put it off, the less likely we are to get it done this year,” commissioner Gary Macdonald said.