Written by John Plestina
Wolf Point Elks Lodge No. 1764 honored several local people during the annual Elks Awards Banquet Monday, March 10.
Exalted Ruler Craig Karge emceed the awards presentations and Leading Knight and Exalted Ruler- elect Gene Pronto assisted with the presentations.
Former Wolf Point Mayor Dewayne Jager was presented the Citizen of the Year Award.
He was chosen for his years of service as mayor and his continuing efforts picking up trash in the community.
Roosevelt County Undersheriff John Summers as Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.
He was selected because of his work with youth in the community. He was recently appointed under sheriff. Summers was not present at the banquet.
Chris Dschaak was recognized as Fireman of the Year. He also serves as Wolf Point’s mayor.
He was chosen for his dedication to the community as a firefighter. He was not present at the banquet.
Jeff Nelson was honored as Elks Lodge Officer of the Year.
Nelson organized and managed a successful Elks Hoop Shoot for local youth.
Larry Greufe was Elk of the Year for his frequent volunteering for lodge projects and events.
Wolf Point High School senior Sarah Hafner and Circle High School senior Rico Stormer were honored as Elks scholarship winners for this year. Each will receive a $350 local scholarship and a $500 state scholarship. Hafner was present at the banquet.
Elks Hoop Shoot winners were recognized. They are Jaxon Azure, first place, third/fourth-grade boy; Jaylee Azure, first place, third/fourth-grade girl; Christian Solberg, first place, fifth/sixth-grade boy; Tyson Nelson, first place, seventh/eighth- grade boy; Bryor Smith, alternate, seventh/ eighth-grade boy; Cassie Kirkaldie, first place, seventh/eighth-grade girl.