Wolf Point Herald

Former Assistant Manager, Another Indicted For Alco Theft

A federal grand jury indicted a former Alco assistant manager and one other man, Thursday, Sept. 4, on felony theft charges stemming from an alleged theft from the Wolf Point Alco store, March 20, 2013.
Wolf Point law enforcement responded to a mid-morning 911 call nearly 18 months ago alleging that the Alco employee taking a deposit to a bank had been maced, robbed and needed medical treatment.
Indicted were Frederick Michael Campbell, 33, an assistant manager of the Alco store, and Frank Austin Damon, 30, both Wolf Point males, and both facing a single felony theft charge.
If convicted, Campbell and Damon could each face up to five years incarceration, a maximum fine of $250,000 and supervised release.

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First Checks Mailed In Nearly $950 Million Cobell Trust Administration Class Payment

The first checks for the nearly $950 million Cobell Indian Trust Settlement were mailed Monday, Sept. 15.
The U.S. Department of Interior provided information to the Garden City Group of Seattle, Wash., the court-appointed administrator, last week.
The Garden City Group Inc., announced that the first checks were mailed Monday, Sept. 15, to the trust administration class in the Cobell Indian Trust Settlement.
“Garden City is sending checks to trust administration class members where we have a current address beginning today,” Garden City chief operating officer Jennifer Keough said.
The Cobell Settlement is the largest class action settlement against the federal government. Filed in 1996 by the late Elouise Cobell and other Native American leaders, it sought an accounting of the individual Indian trust accounts and reform of the trust system, which had been mismanaged for over a century. Once the case settled, counsel for the plaintiffs, Bill Dorris and David Smith, were tasked with distributing funds to 500,000 individual Indian beneficiaries across the country. However, the records from the Department of Interior reflected decades of neglect.  
“There were insufficient or absolutely no addresses for over 315,000 class members, 22,000 individuals Interior listed as alive were deceased, over 1,200 Interior listed as deceased we found were still alive, and there were thousands of whom Interior had no record at all. But it was important that Elouise Cobell’s legacy be fulfilled and that class members receive the money to which they were entitled under the settlement. By working closely with tribes, associations, and individual Indians across the country we were able, in just over a year and a half, to fix trust records that had not been adequately addressed by the federal government for generations,” Smith said.
More information about the checks is available at www.indiantrust.com.

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First Wolf Point Swap Meet


Three months after Eric Johannasen proposed holding swap meets in Sherman Park to the Wolf Point City Council, the first swap meet was held Saturday, Sept. 6, near the gazebo with several vendors, including Johannasen, pictured above with his Fort Peck Style booth. Johannasen hopes to hold monthly swap meets in the park, and said he plans to ask permission from the Fort Peck Tribes to hold swap meets in the new community center during the winter months. Johannasen said he envisions more high-end merchandise and services being showcased.     (Photo by John Plestina)

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Wed June 11


Cassie Toavs and Alex Sene exchanged vows on June 11 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Family and friends gathered in the Maile Gardens of the Hale Koa Hotel to witness the ceremony officiated by Reverend Tafale Faiava. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed a traditional Hawaiian luau buffet and dancing. The bride is the daughter of John and Patricia Toavs of Wolf Point. The bridegroom is the son of Alex and Foloeni Sene of Pago Pago, American Samoa. The couple will make Minot, N.D., their home where Cassie is completing her bachelors of arts in music education and Alex is an enlisted member of the United States Air Force. A reception will be held locally Sunday, Sept. 21.

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Perfect Attendance The First Week



Southside School recognized Kathy Rauch’s kindergarten class for perfect attendance for the first four days of school. The students are Kaylynn Bad Hawk, Jorilynn Black Eagle, Tyana Black Eagle, Alan Brown, Ava DeWitt, Vanessa Fourstar, Christinna Guldborg, Nora Hansen, Jasper Hollowhorn, Meadow Moats, Owen Moran, Thomas Moudree, Renee Smith, Ruth Solberg, Kamber Spangler, Chants Taylor and Cloud Wetsit. Their school wants them to keep up the good work.   (Submitted photo)

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