Wolf Point Herald

Dog Saves Man’s Life During Bull Attack

When Patrick O’Brien was attacked by a bull on the Sunday after Christmas, he was awfully glad that his best friend was nearby.
“That’s how close you can get without being dead,” O’Brien, 80, said of the attack that was thwarted when his Australian shepherd/border collie mix, Reno, took charge.

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Shortage Of Pilots Leading to Cancellations Of Cape Air Flights

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Because of a shortage of pilots, Cape Air has been forced to cancel many flights throughout eastern Montana and that includes flights to and from Wolf Point.
“They’ve been quite a few [cancellations]. It’s been probably roughly the last month,” Rick Isle, Wolf Point’s public works director and airport manager, said. “They can’t get enough pilots. I feel for them. They have worked their butts off.”
Plans are being made for an Essential Air Service meeting to be held in Billings later this month.

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Experienced editor starts at the Herald-News

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Bill Vander Weele started as the new editor for The Herald-News and The Searchlight in Culbertson on Monday.
He comes to Wolf Point from the Sidney Herald where he worked for more than 30 years including the last 16 as the twice-weekly newspaper’s editor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wis.
“What attracted me about coming to Wolf Point is the opportunity to work for a family-run newspaper,” Vander Weele said. “Publisher Darla Downs is known throughout the state as a passionate and professional leader for her newspaper and her community. I’ve known her for many years through newspaper conventions and I look forward to having a great working relationship with her.”

 

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Elks Hold Successful Fundraiser Banquet

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A lively game of Heads or Tails was played at the second annual Elks fundraiser dinner Saturday, Jan. 2. Five-year-old Paightyn Stensland was the last one standing and won.



The Wolf Point Elks Lodge #1764 honored the area’s many veterans during their second annual fundraising banquet, held Saturday, Jan. 2.
Lodge officers have deemed the event successful, due to the overwhelming support received from area businesses who donated items for the event and the community members who attended the banquet and purchased tickets for the many prizes.

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School District, Unions ready for round 1

By John Plestina
The Wolf Point School District hopes to avoid a repeat of last year’s more than four months of chaotic negotiations between representatives of the school district and the unions that represent teachers and support staff.

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