Wolf Point Herald

15 Inducted Into WPHS National Honor Society


Fifteen Wolf Point High School students were inducted into the Harstad Chapter of the National Honor Society Monday, Sept. 28. They are (front row, from left to right) Haron Eymard, Kelsie Neubauer, Mandi Martin, Charlene Allmer, (middle row) Shelby Hanks, Mary Clark, Taylor Hamilton, Aeryn Martin, (back row) Ty Nygard, Kateri Rush, Cale Evans, Devin Northington, Kenny Boos, Brady Babb and Owen Lepper.  (Photo by John Plestina)

Fifteen Wolf Point High School students were inducted into the Harstad Chapter of the National Honor Society during an induction ceremony in the WPHS auditorium Monday, Sept. 28.
They are: Charlene Allmer, daughter of Olivia and Lee Allmer; Brady Babb, son of Ronette and Brandon Babb and Sandy Babb; Kenny Boos, son of Nicole and Darcy Boos and Stephanie Boos; Mary Clark, daughter of Pam and Melvin Clark; Cale Evans, son of Delores and Chris Evans; Haron Eymard, daughter of Cheryl Taylor and Emar Eymard; Taylor Hamilton, daughter of Terrance Hamilton; Shelby Hanks, daughter of LaRae and Mike Hanks; Owen Lepper, son of Kristi Lepper; Aeryn Martin, daughter of Julie Poitra; Mandi Martin, daughter of Jodi and Cam Martin; Kelsie Neubauer, daughter of LaRiesa Hagadone and Ross Neubauer; Devin Northington, son of Kt and Travis Northington; Ty Nygard, son of Cheri’ and Brent Nygard; and Kateri Rush, daughter of Doretta and James Rush.

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Kids Powwow

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As part of the observance of American Indian Heritage Week, activities for students in the Wolf Point School District include the annual student powwow held this year under the arbor at the Wadopana Grounds Thursday, Sept. 24. Students from Wolf Point Junior/Senior High School, and Northside and Southside elementary schools participated.  Three young boys dance during the student powwow.  (Photos by John Plestina)

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If Federal Shutdown Is Not Averted, CMR Would Close To Hunting

It was unknown early this week whether federal lawmakers could avert a government shutdown with the threat looming of agencies and programs crippled, and the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge closed to hunting, fishing access and other recreational uses at all of Fort Peck Lake and parts of the Missouri River.
Politicians in Washington appeared to be moving forward to ward off the threatened government shutdown with the Senate voting Monday, Sept. 28, to advance a bill that would keep the government funded through Dec. 11.

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New Developer To Reboot Wolf Point Village Project

Last week, city officials in Wolf Point announced they supported a private developer’s plan to build a new $6.15 million apartment complex — potentially constructing the first units not financed through the Fort Peck Housing Authority since the mid-1980s.
The city intended to offer affordable rents and expand its housing stock, but officials remained wary from previous missteps.

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Pleas Entered For WPPD’s Largest Pot Seizure

The two Chicago, Ill., area residents accused by police of attempting to smuggle more than 40 pounds of marijuana across several states entered “not guilty” pleas in 15th District Court Wednesday, Sept. 16.
The seizure was the largest on record for the Wolf Point Police Department.
David Strasser, 23, of Chicago and Cheryl Oskvarek, 57, of Downers Grove, Ill., a suburb of Chicago, are charged with felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute.
The WPPD arrested Oskvarek and Strasser on May 31 with assistance from the Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice after a large quantity of a green leafy substance was found their vehicle. Police recovered 40½ pounds of marijuana in several plastic bags inside suitcases and duffle bags after a search warrant was obtained.
The WPPD estimates the street value between $100,000 and $125,000.
The charging documents allege that Strasser, the driver of the eastbound rented SUV with South Carolina license plates, was doing something at the center console while stopped at the traffic signal on U.S. Hwy. 2 at Fourth Avenue North.
WPPD Lt. Brian Erwin was stopped behind the SUV and a FPTDLJ officer was along side of it. The driver is alleged to have accelerated to 40 mph in a 25 mph zone. Erwin conducted the traffic stop near the Homestead Inn at 4:35 p.m.
An individual other than Oskvarek or Strasser had rented the SUV in Chicago two days prior. That person has not been identified.
Erwin said in early June that Oskvarek and Strasser were believed to have been en route from the Whitefish area back to Chicago.
Oskvarek and Strasser made initial appearances in Roosevelt County Justice Court before Judge Tracy Harada Monday, June 1.
Both were freed June 3 on $50,000 bond each that a person from Illinois posted with Billings bail bonding company Western Pawn, according to the Roosevelt County Attorney’s Office. The individual who posted the bonds has not been identified.

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