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Five youth set up a lemonade stand in front of the Wolf Point Fire Station, Friday, May 29, to make a few extra bucks. Pictured are (seated, from left to right) Raymond Burshia, Brianna Jensen-Rowe, Chamiyah Durney, (standing) Vanessa Durney and Jalinn Jensen-Rowe. (Photo by John Plestina)
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A group of college students passed through Wolf Point, Poplar and Cul-
bertson Thursday, May 28, on a Seattle to New York bicycle ride along the Hi-Line for “Ride For Water,” a group raising money for clean water for Uganda. Pictured making a rest stop at McDonalds in Wolf Point are (from left to right) James Swain of Phoenix, Ariz.; Ryan Fackler and Jesse Stedman, both of Sacramento, Calif.; Kyle Hahn of Ventura, Calif.; and Cameron Vaughn of Pleasanton, Calif.
(Photo by John Plestina)
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(Editor’s Note: The following blotter is a partial list of activities involving the Wolf Point Police Department and Volunteer Fire Department between May 25 and 31. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent.)
12:04 a.m., officers responded to Cenex East for a report of a stolen lawnmower and cited three Wolf Point men — Tyson Black Eagle, 30; Thomas Black Eagle, 56; and Thomas Flynn, 32 — for theft under $500.
12:14 p.m., officers responded to Albertson’s for a report of shoplifting of meat. Police were unable to locate the suspect. The incident remains under investigation.
6:47 p.m., firefighters responded to a suspicious grass fire near the lagoon.
9:08 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Eureka Street for a report of a back window broken on a car. The incident remains under investigation.
1:58 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Benton Street for a report that a man broke into the house and passed out on a couch. Police arrested Matthew Weeks, 21, of Wolf Point for criminal trespass and public intoxication.
3:11 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Eureka Street for a report of a window shot with a BB gun. The incident remains under investigation.
5:19 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Custer Street for a report by a woman that a dog bit her granddaughter. The incident remains under investigation.
5:41 p.m., officers responded to Albertson’s for a report of attempted shoplifting. A warrant is pending for an adult male.
7:32 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Third Avenue South for a request to remove an intoxicated female from a residence and arrested Carrie Shawl, 39, of Wolf Point for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
1:21 a.m., officers responded to Homestead Inn for a report of a disturbance involving two rooms. Both parties were advised to quiet down and avoid each other.
1:34 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Custer Street for a report of a stolen car. The incident remains under investigation.
3 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Dawson Street for a report of a fight between two intoxicated men. They were advised to go back into the building.
9:08 p.m., officers observed an intoxicated 17-year-old male on the sidewalk in front of Arlo’s Bar. Police arrested him for minor in possession of alcohol, resisting arrest and on a tribal warrant.
12:10 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Cascade Street for a report of a burglary and arrested Dave Fast Horse III, 27, of Wolf Point for burglary and criminal trespass.
9:35 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Custer Street for a report of two females fighting and arrested a 15-year-old juvenile for disorderly conduct and minor in possession of alcohol and Kori Runkell, 21, for simple assault.
10:05 a.m., police took a report from a female of a vehicle theft from Town Pump the previous night. The owner located the vehicle seven hours later.
3:05 p.m., officers responded to Southside School for a report of a theft of two bicycles. The incident remains under investigation.
3:55 p.m., officers responded to the 900 block of Fourth Avenue South for a report of a domestic disturbance. The incident remains under investigation.
4:18 p.m., Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice officers broke up a fight in downtown Wolf Point and city police cited Clarissa Muniz, 22, and Michel Black Eagle, 24, both of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct.
9:58 p.m., officers on patrol identified and arrested Victor Romero Jr., 48, of Wolf Point on a city court warrant.
11:09 a.m., officers responded to Shopko for a report of an employee theft. The incident remains under investigation.
4:31 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of First Avenue North for a report of a male urinating on the steps of a residence. Officers were unable to locate the subject.
5:24 p.m., officers responded to U.S. Hwy. 2 and Fourth Avenue North for a report of a two-vehicle accident.
9:09 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Custer Street for a report of two individuals fighting in the street and arrested Loren Aaron Red Elk, 21, of Wolf Point for disorderly conduct.
8:24 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Granville Street for a report of cash stolen from a purse inside a vehicle.
9:20 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Fairweather Street for a report of a rock breaking a window on a vehicle. The incident remains under investigation.
12:54 p.m., firefighters responded to a grass fire that burned less than one-quarter acre on BIA Route 6680 along the Missouri River. A lightening strike is suspected as the cause.
3:29 p.m., officers responded to the Lord’s Table for a report of two adult females fighting on the porch. Officers separated them and sent them on their way.
5:10 p.m., officers responded to Shopko for a report of a male shoplifting. An arrest warrant is pending.
7:41 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Garfield Street for a report of a 2007 GMC Yukon striking a dog that ran away. The SUV was damaged. The 20-year-old female driver was not cited.
10:04 p.m., officers responded to Northeast Montana Health Services - Wolf Point Campus for a report of a dog bite on the 200 block of Custer Street.
9:33 a.m., officers responded to the 600 block of Seventh Avenue South for a report of a lawn mower stolen from the residence. The incident remains under investigation.
1:05 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop behind Albertson’s and cited Roman Follett, 42, of Wolf Point for reckless driving and driving without a license.
4:22 p.m., officers responded to Town Pump for a report of shoplifting and arrested Janet Day, 45, of Wolf Point for theft.
In addition to the above calls, the WPPD responded to the following calls between May 25 and 31: checks of wellbeing, 14; civil standby, five; domestic disturbance, two; public assistance, 11; motor vehicle accidents, one; removal of unwanted individuals, 19; animal complaints, six; medical assistance, one; alarm, three; assist other agency, eight; unfounded reports, 11; and driving complaints, nine.
Written by John Plestina
Wolf Point High School graduated 43 seniors at annual commencement exercises Sunday, May 24.
Their class motto is “Chase your dreams, but always know the road that’ll lead you home again.” — Tim McGraw
This year, valedictorian Thea Kay Smith and salutatorian Erin Brooke Presser gave a humorous joint address.
“We hear people say high school is the best time and the worst time of their lives. We couldn’t agree more,” Presser said.
Both girls recognized teachers and staff.
Ky’Anna Broesder gave the first of two honor student addresses.
Broesder told her classmates to do like all teenagers and take a selfie with their cellphones and then proceeded to take a selfie.
Broesder thanked her family, including her mother and grandparents for pushing her to be the best she could be. She thanked teacher Michael MacDonald, known affectionately as “Mr. Mac,” for making her learn the Gettysburg Address, which Broesder said was by Teddy Roosevelt. She quickly said, “Just kidding. It was Lincoln.”
Dalton Hafner gave the other honor student address.
Hafner quoted basketball great LeBron James, saying, “It’s about time.”
Then he said, “It feels like we have been waiting our entire lives for this.”
He said the only way to grow is to be tested.
The graduates are Jessica Sue Bauer, Octavia Faythe Belcher-Reum, Joshua Jerome Berger, Jeremy Bryce Birkoski, Markell Jelani Blount, Tyson Daniel Bridges, Ky’Anna Jean Broesder, Mercadeez Armonie Clark, Aaron Robert D’Ambrosio, Miexel Landis DeWitt, Ky’Lee Flora Marie Driftwood, Arthur James Due II, David Allen Dunn, Keisha Marie Fast Horse, Alleah Emma Gourneau, Dalton Michael Hafner, Trevor Darrell Hamilton, Hayden Noah Hanks, Sierra Nicole Hanks, Christean Marie Holen, Lisa Elizabeth Huber, Jayda Aileen Jackson, Tiana Rai Jensen, Justin James Joe, Kendra Grace Landsrud, Mecaila Murl Martin, Slade Christopher Martinez, Abraham Edward Morales, Joshua Lakota Nieskens, Ashley Nicole Page, Alyssa Nicole Pautsch, Keisha Rae Porras, Erin Brooke Presser, Cameron Michael Quincy, Matthew Joseph Shawl, Reagen Illeah Lane Smith, Thea Kay Smith, Jhett Joseph Tiernan, Maria Ernestina Vega, Danielle Marie Vermette, Sarah Marie Wagner, Mariah June Weeks and Rheanna Leigh Wetsit.
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Veterans from throughout northeast Montana gathered at the Fort Peck Tribes Veterans Memorial in Poplar for Memorial Day rites Monday, May 25. Many are members of Franklin D. Chopper American Legion Post No. 61 in Brockton.
The first photo is Fort Peck Tribes chairman A.T. “Rusty” Stafne (right) addressing American Legion members and the public during Poplar’s Memorial Day activities. American Legion Post No. 61 commander David Boyd Sr. (center) and Montana American Legion chaplain Ron Moccasin of Frazer (left) are also pictured. Stafne and Moccasin are Korean War veterans and the two oldest veterans in attendance. The second picture is Post No. 61 member Tim Lingle playing Taps. The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office sergeant is a United States Navy veteran. The final photo is an American Legion firing squad of local veterans. (Photos by John Plestina)