Wolf Point Herald

Frontier School Board Hires Coaches, Staff

The Frontier School board rehired several coaches and staff during the monthly meeting Monday, July 14.
Returning coaches who were rehired by the board included: Rebecca Zilkoski Hall, volleyball; Nicole Boos, volleyball assistant coach; Marianne Reece, fifth- and sixth-grade girls’ basketball; and Mark Kurakawa, seventh- and eighth-grade girls’ basketball.
The trustees also hired John O’Neil as the new clerk of the board.
The board amended the job description for the clerk.
Kitty Boysun  was hired as the new library aide and computer teacher.
In other business, the board approved Summer Fun at Frontier School, a summer school program that will focus on getting children back in the routine of the school day. It will be held Aug. 4-14.
In another matter, the trustees approved one incoming sixth- grade student from outside the district.
The next school board meeting will be Monday, Aug. 11, at 7:30 p.m.

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Wyoming Sex Offender Held For Failing To Register

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 Roosevelt 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.

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Little Known About Stabbing In Wolf Point

The Wolf Point Police Department reported that officers responded to Seventh Avenue North and assisted the Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice at the scene of a stabbing, Saturday, July 19, at 2:15 p.m.
City police did not release any additional information.
A telephone call to tribal police in Poplar was not returned Tuesday, July 22, as of presstime.

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Drug-Carrying Amtrak Passenger Sentenced In District Court

The Washington man who was found unconscious and in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana onboard Amtrak’s Empire Builder in Wolf Point was sentenced in 15th District Court, Wednesday, July 16.
Dale Andrew Cooper, 38, of Bremerton, Wash., pleaded guilty to felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs, misdemeanor criminal possession of dangerous drugs and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.
A state charge of carrying a dangerous drug on a train was dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
Judge David Cybulski found Cooper guilty of the three charges and sentenced him to a five-year deferred sentence under the supervision of the Montana Department of Corrections.
Cybulski said later that Cooper will have to begin his deferred sentence with probation in Montana but could get it transferred to Washington at a later date.
Cooper told the court that he lives in Washington where marijuana is legal but he realizes that it is not legal in Montana.
Wolf Point police took Cooper into custody, Friday, June 6, at Northeast Montana Health Services - Wolf Point Campus after he had been transported by ambulance and treated at the hospital.
Police reported that they were called to the Wolf Point Amtrak depot along with emergency medical personnel for an unconscious male onboard an eastbound train.

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Zimdars Sentenced In Drug, Water Treatment Plant Vandalism

Judge David Cybulski sentenced Chas Douglas Zimdars in 15th District Court, Wednesday, July 16, to three suspended prison sentences and a $5,000 fine with $4,000 suspended and restitution.
Under a plea agreement, Zimdars pleaded guilty to criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal endangerment and criminal mischief, all felonies, Wednesday, March 12.
Zimdars was originally charged with counts listed on charging documents as criminal endangerment, operation of clandestine laboratory, criminal possession of dangerous drugs and criminal mischief, all felonies, and less serious charges of criminal trespass to property, fleeing from or eluding police, driving without a valid drivers license, second or subsequent conviction.
He was accused of damaging the water treatment plant in Wolf Point during June 2013, several drug related charges and other offenses.
He admitted to possessing methamphetamine and damaging the treatment plant during a previous court appearance.

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