Wolf Point Herald

Frontier School Board Seats Up For Election

The Frontier School board discussed the school trustee election in May during the monthly board meeting Monday, Jan. 12.
Board members Brandon Babb and Bill Pew are up for reelection to their three-year terms. Both have said they intend to run.
Superintendent Christine Eggar said no other candidates have come forward but interested people may obtain forms from the school to run for the board by March 26.
In other business, the trustees decided not to adopt a policy that would have changed the minimum age for children to start school. That policy would have changed the current requirement that children reach age five by Sept. 5 to a new policy allowing for children to reach age five by May 5 or demonstrating that they might be gifted and talented, or have an academic need.
In another matter, the board approved one out-of- district student.
The trustees also approved hiring four people pending background checks. None are teachers.
The board evaluated Eggar during a closed executive session and renewed her contract for two years. She will receive a $1,000 raise next year and $1,500 the following year.

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Poplar Man Charged With DUI After Crash

A Poplar man was charged with DUI and other charges after crashing a 2006 Pontiac G6 into a utility pole at Sixth Avenue South and Fairweather Street Sunday, Jan. 11, at 9:46 p.m.
The Wolf Point Police Department reported that Rick Morales Jr., 25, of Poplar was arrested and charged with DUI, careless driving and possession of dangerous drugs, and booked into the tribal jail.
There were no reported injuries.

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Letter To The Editor About Doggie Bus

Dear Editor:
The article in last week’s paper about hauling dogs to Bozeman is plain stupid.
The road map tells me it is more than 400 miles to Bozeman. I don’t think that anyone can afford to haul a bunch of unwanted dogs that far.
The bus you talk about will probably get 15 miles to the gallon (gas), so a round trip will be more than 800 miles, which amounts to more than 53 gallons. What is the driver of the bus going to get? This is a two-day trip. Where is he/she going to stay?
I believe that there are ways to prevent these unwanted dogs. There are clinics every spring and summer to prevent these unwanted pets.
If the people have fertile male and female pets, why are they allowed to run the streets or does a “dog tag” give them a license to run everywhere?
Get real, people. If you can’t feed and care for these dogs, then don’t have them.
Does anyone else feel this way? What happened to common sense?
Lyle Schartzrock
Poplar
(Editor’s Note: Public funds are not utilized by Wolf Point Pound Puppies.)

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Vida Couple Donates $1M To Scholarship Fund and Boys And Girls Ranch

Melvin and Kathryn Johnson of Vida recently donated $1 million to start a college scholarship fund for high school graduates that live in McCone County.
The Melvin and Kathryn Johnson Scholarship will provide $500 to $5,000 annually toward college tuition and fees for up to five public high school graduates from McCone County.
Students may reapply for the scholarship each year for the first four years of their post-secondary education.
The Johnsons also donated two sections of farmland south of Vida as a life estate to the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch Foundation. The land will be used to establish the Melvin and Kathryn Johnson Permanent Endowment, which will benefit the YBGR’s efforts to work with emotionally troubled youth.

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Cassco’s Cassidy Honored

The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors recently recognized Michael H. Cassidy of Cassco Insurance with a certificate honoring his 30 years of faithful participation in advanced education.
Making CIC history by being among the first group of CICs to reach this 30-year milestone, Cassidy earned the designation through a series of examinations and has maintained his CIC designation by annual attendance at an approved CIC continuing education program.
“The professional dedication and commitment represented by Mike sets the standard within our industry,” Dr. William T. Hold, CIC president said.
“This 30-year accomplishment signifies a career of active involvement in advanced education. Mike’s emphasis on professional development positively reflects on the insurance profession as a whole,” he said.

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