Wolf Point Herald

Laura Krauth

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Retired Wolf Point School District counselor Laura Krauth joined Northern Prairie Realty in Wolf Point in June as a licensed real estate agent. She also works for Warren Land and Livestock, a real estate appraisal company that recently relocated from Billings to Wolf Point. Krauth has been a teacher in Box Elder, Harlem and Rocky Boy’s Reservation. (Photo by John Plestina)

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Congressional Candidate Visits Wolf Point

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John Lewis, Democratic candidate for Montana’s at-large congressional district, stopped in Wolf Point and Poplar, Friday, Aug. 29, while on a tour of eastern Montana.
Lewis, 36, of Helena, was born in Billings and raised in Billings and Missoula.
He visited Wolf Point and met with former mayor Dewayne Jager about two years ago during a mayors’ tour while he was a staff member for former Sen. Max Baucus. Lewis worked for Baucus 12 years.
Lewis said his grandfather moved from Oregon to Montana to work for the BIA and his family remained in Montana. He said his father is an enrolled member of an Indian tribe in Oregon.
Lewis said he supports the construction of the Keystone Pipeline, largely because of the tax revenue it would bring to Montana. He acknowledged that there is substantial opposition to the proposed Canada to Texas oil pipeline within the Democratic party.
Other issues Lewis supports include water project infrastructure and maintaining the Constitutional right of United States citizens to own firearms.
Lewis also supports fighting crime associated with the Bakken Oilfield development and said Bakken-related infrastructure problems must also be addressed.

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Wolf Point Museum Expansion Slated To Open Next Year

The expansion of the Wolf Point Area Museum is expected to be built this fall and ready to open when the museum opens in May for the 2015 season.
Herman Shumway, chairman of the museum board, said the addition will open well ahead of the Wolf Point Centennial, which will be held during the 2015 Wild Horse Stampede.
The new building will be 12 feet from the existing building and both will be the same color.
Aldrich Lumber of Billings will build a 50- by 80-foot pole barn-style building with laminated trusses for cold storage of antique cars and trucks and tractors. An eight-foot sidewalk down the middle will have vehicles and tractors parked on both sides. The building could be insulated in the future.
“Eventually, we hope to hook the two buildings together,” Shumway said.
The Roosevelt County Commissioners recently authorized a county crew to level the ground for the expansion, which has been done.
The museum was originally the Wolf Point Historical Society Museum, which was in the basement of the Roosevelt County Library from 1941 until July 2010 when the museum moved into the current building on U.S. Hwy. 2. The museum building formerly housed a farm implement sales business.
The name was changed to Wolf Point Area Museum in 2011.
“[The new building] is funded, but we can always use more money,” Shumway said.
“The people have been great in our area [in support of the museum],” he said.
The museum holds two major fundraisers; a pancake breakfast held during the Wild Horse Stampede in July and a wine tasting, art auction and dinner in November.
The museum is located at 203 U.S. Hwy. 2 and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 15 through Sept. 15.
More information is available by contacting the museum at 653-1912.

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Anderson Memorial Scholarships Awarded

Following the tragic deaths of Carlie and Ty Anderson in April 2012, an outpouring of emotions swept through Roosevelt and Sheridan counties.  One positive outcome from this tragedy was the raising of funds for youth seeking post-secondary education. So far, over $5,000 has been awarded in the last two years.
At the Roosevelt County Fair livestock sale, another $24,000 was raised for the scholarship fund. Farmers Elevator purchased a steer donated by Tony Anderson.  Native Energy purchased a market hog also donated by Tony Anderson and Handy Angus purchased a market hog donated by Eldon
Krogstad of Plentywood.
Due to this additional generosity, a total of $5,500 will be awarded to eight scholarship applicants this fall. Recipients include Kaylee Eggen and Brady Osksa of Plentywood, Cassidy Bummer and Nicole Kirby of Reserve, Renee Oelkers and Elizabeth Hendrickson of Culbertson, Melissa Clark of Froid and Russell
Bowker of Bainville.
The number and the amount of scholarships awarded varies from year to year depending on the financial need of the applicants, the number of quality applications received and the amount in the scholarship fund. Applications must be postmarked on or before July 1 of each year. Graduating seniors and college students from Roosevelt or Sheridan counties who were or still are members of 4-H and/or FFA may apply.

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Montana Cowboy Hall Of Fame Seeks Nominations For Class Of 2015

The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center is seeking nominations for the 2015 Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame induction round. Every year, the MCHF honors living and historical figures that have made notable contributions to Montana’s western heritage.
“The Hall of Fame nominations are open to the general public,” said Mark Larson, MCHF director, and chairman of the board of trustees. “We encourage all to reflect on notable contributions to our western heritage and help us celebrate by nominating those from your community you believe serve as an example for next generation.”
2015 will mark the fifth year the MCHF will honor living historical figures and the eighth year of honoring legacy (non-living) inductees. One living inductee and two legacy inductees from each of the MCHF’s 12 trustee districts will be chosen from votes cast by the MCHF board of trustees based on nominations from the public. Nominees are assigned to a trustee district for consideration based on the local area where their notable contributions were made.
Nominees can be men, women, ranches, stage coach lines, animals, hotels, etc. — anyone or anything that has made a notable contribution or serves as a notable example of our Montana western heritage.
A full listing of inductees from 2008-2014, the 2015 nomination criteria, and more about the Hall of Fame induction process can be found online at www.montanacowboyfame.org.
To make a nomination, contact the MCHF at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 406-932-5444 prior to the submission deadline to express your intent to nominate. All nominations must complete according to the nomination criteria and submitted by March 31.
The 2015 Class of the MCHF will be announced by press release by June 30. Winning inductees will be honored at the 2016 qnnual Circle the Wagons Gathering.

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