Wolf Point Herald

Northern Tribes DUI Task Force Formed

A Northern Tribes DUI Task Force has been created that includes the Fort Peck Reservation and others reservations along and near the Hi-Line.
Roosevelt County Commissioner Gary Macdonald has attended meetings of the group in Havre during recent months.
Macdonald, who also chairs the Roosevelt County DUI Task Force, reported during the local task force meeting in Wolf Point Wednesday, Sept. 2, that billboards announcing the Northern Tribes DUI Task Force will be placed at the entrances to every reservation along U.S. Hwy. 2 and on U.S. Hwy 87 at the entrances to the Rocky Boy’s Reservation. The signs will be placed at entrances to the Fort Peck Reservation on the westbound side at Big Muddy Creek west of Culbertson and on the eastbound side near Nashua.
Several representatives from the Fort Peck Tribes are participating in the regional Native American task force.

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Erickson Irrigation Gets First Dollar


Wolf Point Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture director Aaron Kurokawa (left) presents the First Dollar Award to Erickson Irrigation owner Jory Erickson Friday, Sept. 4.  (Photo by John Plestina)

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Food Pantry To Begin Accepting Applications

Food Pantry, Inc., which will open a new food pantry in the former Boys and Girls Club building on the corner of Main Street and Fifth Avenue South later this month, will begin accepting applications Monday, Sept. 21.
A food delivery is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 23.
The Herald-News will have more information available next week.

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Homecoming Activities To Be September 14-19

As fall sports kick off, homecoming festivities are coming up the week of Sept. 14-19.
Monday through Thursday, students dress up as an interclass competition to raise school spirit. The school’s spirit days are hillbilly/hobo Monday, fake an injury Tuesday and decade Wednesday. On this day,  each class has a different decade: seniors the ‘80s, juniors the ‘50s, sophomores the ‘40s,  freshmen  the ‘70s, and the junior high the ‘60s. As always, we show our pride with Maroon and White Day on Thursday.
Thursday morning, hall walls will be decorated with magazine themes, and the floats will have a theme of “Homecoming Heroes.”  
Also on Thursday,  a pep rally in the gym will consist of  class challenges with each class inventing a game for interclass competition. The pep band will perform and the coaches will introduce their teams.
After the conclusion of the Thursday volleyball games vs. Glendive,  school spirit will heat up with the annual bonfire. The honorary fire-starter this year is Mayor Chris Dschaak.  
The parade is on Friday at noon, followed by C squad, junior varsity and varsity volleyball games vs. Harlem, starting at 1 p.m.  Cross country will compete in Sidney and varsity football will pit the Wolves against Poplar at 7 p.m. The crowning of homecoming royalty will be at half time of the football game. A homecoming dance for all high school students will follow the football game.
Saturday, Wolf Point volleyball teams will host matches against the Poplar Indians starting at 1 p.m. Following the Poplar matches is a challenge game between the volleyball team and the football team.

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Commissioners Approve Bid For Jail

The Roosevelt County Commissioners awarded a bid for geotechnical exploration for the new county jail.
Rawhide Engineering of Billings was the successful bidder at $5,600.
Geotechnical exploration is below-ground investigation includes boring, sampling and testing the soil.
Voters approved the new jail and sheriff’s office last November. Construction is slated for 2016.

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