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Wolf Point Police And Fire Blotter For Dec. 24, 2015

(Editor’s Note: The following blotter is a partial list of activities involving the Wolf Point police and volunteer fire departments between Dec. 14 and 20. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent.)

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One Dead In West End Fire


Kerri Comes Last, 30, of Wolf Point died and a man who has not been identified was injured when fire gutted part of this house on the 100 block of Eighth Avenue NorthMonday, Dec. 14.  (Photo by John Plestina)

One person died and another was injured in an early morning fire that gutted part of a house on the 100 block of Eighth Avenue North Monday, Dec. 14.
Roosevelt County Sheriff/Coroner Jason Frederick confirmed that the deceased is Kerri Comes Last, 30, of Wolf Point.
The fire was reported to the Roosevelt County 911 Dispatch Center at 2:48 a.m.
Frederick said an autopsy was performed on Comes Last to determine the exact cause of death.
It was not clear if she lived in the house or was a visitor.

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WPHS Speech And Drama Competes In Malta, Circle

The Wolf Point Wolves’ speech and drama team has had two good weeks of competition in a row.
First was Malta Saturday, Dec. 12, where the Wolves placed third as a team in drama for class B. That third-place award was earned with strong performances from Jaki Harada, who placed first in pantomime, and the humorous duo of Devin Northington and Dylan Conner, who took third.
On the speech side of the meet, the Wolves also had a strong showing. Placing in humorous oral interpretation was Jacob Boysun with second and Haron Eymard with an eighth-place.
Wolf Point also had participants in dramatic oral interpretation. Leading the team in DOI was Jami Welch finishing in third and Aeryn Martin who finished in seventh-place.
Celeste Johnston, in spontaneous oral interpretation and Rebecka Kuszmaul, DOI, also participated in Malta against tough competition.
“I am very proud of the effort and outcome of the Wolves at the Malta meet,” coach Jaronn Boysun said.
Saturday, Dec. 19, the Wolves had their best finish of the year in Circle, competing against 12 other schools. The team claimed third-place in drama and third-place in speech for class B.
The Wolves finished the meet with six out of seven participants earning places in their events.
In speech, the Wolves were led by the HOI competitors. All three Wolf Point HOI participants placed. Devin Northington led the team finishing in first followed by Jacob Boysun and Haron Eymard who placed fifth and sixth. In DOI, Wolf Point was represented by Aeryn Martin, Jami Welch and Celeste Johnston. Martin finished in fourth-place and Welch grabbed the eighth-place slot.
The drama team was led by Jaki Harada with a strong second-place showing in pantomime. She netted the Wolves a third- place drama award.
“Great job, Wolves. I am proud of the progress being made. Keep it up,” Boysun said.
The Wolves will be off during the Christmas break. The next meet will be in Glasgow Saturday, Jan. 9.

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Vandals Break Windows In Buildings, Police Cars


his is one of five Wolf Point Police vehicles that were discovered with broken windshields or rear windows Wednesday, Dec. 9.  (Photo by John Plestina)

buildings and five police cars during the early morning hours of Wednesday, Dec. 9.
A person or persons that remain unknown to authorities broke two windshields and three rear windows on five Wolf Point Police cars that were parked on the Benton Street side of the police station.

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Is The Four-Day School Week On Its Way Out?

An ongoing truancy problem and an academic slump in recent years prompted Wolf Point School District trustees to look at the five-year-old four-day school week during a work session Tuesday, Dec. 8.
Former Northside Elementary School principal Ann Beste-Guldborg PhD, now the district’s data analyst and assessment coordinator, told trustees that student performance showed improvement for the first quarter of the current school year, but there has been a steady decline in student performance during the past few school years, which raised questions about the four-day school week that has been in place since the 2011-12 school year.

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