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Several people appeared before District Judge David Cybulski in 15th District Court, Wednesday, March 25.
Jason Daugherty, 37, of Wolf Point was denied a bond reduction on his second request within a two-week period.
Cybulski denied a request for a bond reduction to $20,000 for both cases against Daugherty. Cybulski also denied a bond reduction on March 11. Bail is set at $50,000 for each case totaling $100,000.
Assistant Roosevelt County Jordan Knudsen objected to a bond reduction due to Daugherty’s past history and said the alleged assault on a police officer justifies high bail.
Daugherty is alleged to have physically struck a Wolf Point Police officer and attempted to run from a Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice officer and a Valley County Sheriff's deputy in Frazer.
Daugherty was arraigned March 11, and pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of criminal possession of dangerous drugs and misdemeanor criminal possession of drug paraphernalia. In a second and separate case he was arraigned for, Daugherty pleaded not guilty to felony attempted assault on a peace officer or judicial officer and misdemeanor resisting arrest. Both cases were from December.
Defense attorney Mary Zemyan argued that Daugherty has ties to the community.
“I’m not giving him more rope. I think he’s burned himself. I’m not going to reduce it,” Cybulski said.
Mark Steven Ebmeyer, 38, of Eugene, Ore., signed a waiver of extradition during an extradition hearing.
He is also charged locally with obstructing a peace officer.
Ebmeyer asked Cybulski if he was facing extradition to Oregon or Washington.
The response was Oregon.
An online search for Ebmeyer revealed numerous past addresses in Oregon and Washington, and one in Arizona.
Oregon authorities have until April 20 to pick up Ebmeyer, who is lodged in the Roosevelt County Jail.
The Circuit Court Clackamas County Ore., issued an arrest warrant seeking his return.
Ebmeyer is wanted in Oregon for driving while suspended or revoked, a Class B felony.
Joseph Frederick, 43, of Poplar was arraigned and pleaded not guilty to felony driving under the influence fourth offense, driving with a suspended or revoked license, operating without liability insurance and failure to stay on the right side of the roadway.
A trial is scheduled for June 11.
Christopher Hovey, 25, of Lansing, Mich., did not appear on a bench warrant to revoke bond for failing to comply with bail conditions.
Hovey pleaded not guilty in January to felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute and a misdemeanor charge of criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.
It was stated in court in January that Hovey was wanted for parole violations in North Dakota.
Brian Suggs, 33, of Mesa, Ariz., sought a second bail reduction or own recognizance release during an omnibus hearing.
Suggs, an oilfield worker wanting to return to his job in Williston, N.D., could be released and participate in the North Dakota 24/7 Sobriety Program in Williston, N.D., with a S.C.R.A.M. alcohol monitor bracelet.
Cybulski agreed to reduce bail from $50,000 to $10,000 on Feb. 25, to allow Suggs to return to work in North Dakota. Suggs has remained lodged in the Roosevelt County Jail.
RCSO deputies arrested Suggs a few miles west of Bainville on Jan. 31 after initiating a traffic stop and performing a field sobriety test.
Suggs pleaded not guilty on Feb. 25 to a single felony count of criminal endangerment and six misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence, operating a vehicle while the privilege to do so is suspended or revoked, failure to carry proof of insurance, failure to remove injurious material from a highway following a motor vehicle crash, failure to give information to the other driver in a motor vehicle crash and failure to give notice by the quickest means of apparent damage over $500.
According to the RCSO, Suggs was driving with a suspended Arizona driver’s license.
Carroll Gregg Wells, 34, of Fairview withdrew previously entered not guilty pleas and pleaded guilty to a single count of theft.
He entered not-guilty pleas to charges of burglary and theft on Feb. 25.
Wells is alleged to have stolen a pickup truck in Culbertson and damaged it.
Wells had been wanted in Roosevelt County on a warrant and was transferred in early February from the jail in Dickinson, N.D., where he had been held for about a year for a North Dakota case.
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(Editor’s Note: The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office distributes an inmate roster each week with charges and communities of residence to The Herald-News and The Searchlight.)
As of Monday, March 30, 13 inmates were housed in the Roosevelt County Jail. Fort Benton Detention Center was holding one male to alleviate overcrowding.
The RCSO reported that the following individuals were incarcerated at the jail between Monday, March 23, and Monday, March 30:
•James Brown, 22, Wolf Point, driving under the influence;
•Joel Campos, 37, Las Cruces, N.M., felony possession of dangerous drugs;
•John Dagenhart, 33, Andrews, Texas and Cul-
bertson, disorderly conduct, released;
•Jason Daugherty, 37, Wolf Point, criminal possession of dangerous drugs [two counts], criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, attempted assault on a peace officer or judicial officer, and resisting arrest;
•Mark Ebmeyer, 38, Eugene, Ore., obstructing a peace officer and out of county warrant;
•Matthew Gibney, 43, Bismarck, N.D., out-of- county warrant;
•Andrew Giles, 33, Wolf Point, contempt of court, released, time served;
•Joseph Laturell, 52, Bainville, partner/family member assault, sexual intercourse without consent and aggravated kidnapping;
•Darryl Lewis, 45, San Bernardino, Calif., criminal contempt warrant;
•Robert Lindquist, 41, Chattoroy, Wash., criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence;
•Carlos Maynard, 43, Wolf Point, driving under the influence, released;
•Anthony McClendon, 55, Culbertson, disorderly conduct, bonded out;
•Anthony Moreno, 28, Red Oak, Texas, driving under the influence and operating without liability insurance, released;
•Timothy Oglesby, 31, Wolf Point, sexual intercourse without consent and incest, awaiting sentencing;
•William Sprouse, 33, Wolf Point, operating without liability insurance and habitual offender operating a motor vehicle;
•Wesley Stearns, 42, Havre, contempt of court;
•Brian B. Suggs, 33, Mesa, Ariz., driving under the influence, criminal endangerment, failure to carry proof of insurance, driving a motor vehicle while the privilege to do so is revoked and fail to stop immediately at property damage accident;
•David Toavs, 27, Wolf Point, serving time, released;
•Carroll Wells, 34, Fairview, felony theft and burglary.
Written by John Plestina
The first photo is Bill Dasinger (right) congratulating Tom Waller of Froid on his induction into the Walleyes Unlimited Hall of Fame during the Walleyes Unlimited annual banquet Saturday, March 21. The second picture is Marvin Olson of Wolf Point accepting a plaque for the late Dennis Tolan, who was posthumously inducted into the Walleyes Unlimited Hall of Fame. The third photo is Rockie Ruhd of Wolf Point who was awarded Angler of the Year. The fourth picture is Sue Herzog riding the Huffy bike in the Elks ballroom after winning it. She bought a chance on the bike, which Albertson's donated. The last picture is Robert Toavs, who donated his auction services to the Walleyes Unlimited banquet, helping to make the annual fundraising event a success. (Photos by John Plestina)
The Wolf Point chapter of Walleyes Unlimited honored several of its own members with 240 people in attendance during the organization’s 29th annual walleye and prime rib banquet at the Wolf Point Elks Club Saturday, March 21.
Two Walleyes Unlimited members were inducted into the local chapter’s hall of fame for devoted commitment to the enhancement of warm water fishing.
Tom Waller of Froid and the late Dennis Tolan of Wolf Point, who was posthumously awarded, were inducted. Tolan’s brother-in-law Marvin Olson accepted the plaque for Tolan’s family. Tolan died in October 2014.
Rockie Ruhd of Wolf Point was awarded Angler of the Year.
Local auctioneer Robert Toavs assisted with the evening by announcing the winners of the numerous prizes, calling three games of the ever-popular Backwards Bingo and calling a live auction.
Kiyo Ruhd won the yard and garden package on the main fundraiser drawing, valued at more than $2,600. It included a 42-inch Troy-Bilt riding lawnmower, trimmer and tiller.
Dana Schumacher won the home improvement package valued at more than $1,600. It included a DeWalt circular saw kit, hammer drill, reciprocating saw, table saw and other tools and saws from DeWalt.
Rick Justice won the $500 prize.
Nathan Lee was the winner of the grand door prize, a Traeger grill.
Walleyes Unlimited is Montana’s largest sport fishing organization with over 4,000 members. Now in existence 32 years, Walleyes Unlimited informs and educates the public about the importance of sport fishing in Montana, supports, building and maintaining warm water fish hatcheries in Montana and the development of a hatchery program to accommodate the needs of warm water fishing.
Walleyes Unlimited is a charitable organization with 501 (c) (3) nonprofit status from the Internal Revenue Service.
Among the activities of the Wolf Point chapter are sponsoring a Kids Fishing Day, a Little League baseball team and a girls’ softball team; donating to local charities; and funding scholarships for a graduating high school senior and a Fort Peck Community College student.
Written by John Plestina
This is an artist’s rendering of the new Buffalo Rivers Casino & Lodge that the Fort Peck Tribes plan to build near Fort Kipp with an opening date in May 2016.
With a $29 million loan from a Minnesota tribe, the Fort Peck Tribes are now planning to break ground in mid-June for the $33 million dollar Buffalo Rivers Casino & Lodge that will be located near Fort Kipp.
Buffalo Rivers is projected to open in May 2016, on U.S. Hwy. 2 at BIA Route 170.
Anticipated proceeds from the resort are more than $5.8 million.
Many months of preparation, research, planning, meeting, designing and forecasting went into the project.
“To finally see this wonderful casino become a reality is very good for our tribes,” Fort Peck Tribes Executive Board member Garrett Big Leggins said in a prepared statement.
Buffalo Rivers will be designed to be an entertainment and vacation destination with a 75-room hotel, 150-person restaurant with a buffet, gaming floor with 400 Las Vegas-style video gaming machines and four poker tables, events center that will seat more than 400 people, a lounge that will accommodate live entertainment, snack bar and a gift shop.
Aesthetically, Buffalo Rivers will honor Native American culture.
Once completed, an estimated 220 full-time jobs will be created in addition to part-time positions. The estimated annual wage income for all employees is projected at just over $5.4 million. Job training will be provided. There will be an estimated 80 to 100 construction jobs created.
“I believe the jobs and the training that this project will provide is a huge boost for our people, both now and for our future generations,” Big Leggins said in the prepared statement.
Buffalo Rivers will also encourage an atmosphere of employee growth, allowing strong employees to gain more responsibility in their positions year after year, according to the statement from the tribes.
According to information provided by the Fort Peck Tribes, the Fort Peck Economic Development Committee and the Tribal Executive Board will be tasked with the allocation of Casino profits, with opportunities to advance and enhance tribal health care, education, employment assistance, construction of new amenities and many other options.
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, located about 25 miles from Minneapolis, Minn., will finance the majority of the cost of the casino project. The Minnesota tribal community owns and operates the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel with a full casino that includes most table games and slots, 586 hotel rooms and a championship golf course.
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In the photo at left, Tanner Hughes, 1½, of Wolf Point digs into the feast before him during the 2014 Schmeckfest. The other picture is a few of the more than 900 people in the chow line at Schmeckfest last year. (File photos by John Plestina)
Schmeckfest will celebrate the golden jubilee for the annual fundraising dinner for Lustre Christian High School with a little nostalgia, Friday, March 27.
This 50th annual dinner is the major fundraiser for the Lustre Christian High School and commemorates the German-Mennonite heritage of much of the Lustre community.
Schmeckfest features an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord style German meal, crafts, silent auction, live auction, bake sale and entertainment.
The dinner held in March every year began in 1966 as the Lustre Bible Academy Smorgasbord and in 1973, became Schmeckfest, which translates to German festival of tasting. The private Christian school became Lustre Christian High School in 1978.
The two surviving members of the committee that organized the first fundraising dinner in 1966 will be in attendance for the golden jubilee. They are Ethel Wall of Glasgow and Lillian Toews of Olympia, Wash.
The annual fundraising dinner has grown since 1966.
Dean and Julie Reddig head the steering committee for Schmeckfest. Both, who graduated from Lustre Bible Academy, have attend every one of the previous 49 dinners. They have all 50 programs.
“I was a sixth-grader and he would have been a freshman,” Julie Reddig said.
“Dean and I have been at all of them and we’ve seen a lot of change. It’s more organized today. We have pretty much all of the committees who are responsible for all their positions and it works like clockwork,” she said.
“Amanda Wall kept very detailed records on all the past Schmeckfests. Since she quit doing it, I have been updated it every year and as far as I can for in 2015,” Reddig said.
“It has grown as far as people go. It started out as a planned potluck. In ‘66, there was some German food but not as much as there is now,” Julie Reddig said.
She said 450 people attended the 1966 dinner and more than 900 meals were served at the 2014 Schmeckfest.
“I think we’ll have as big a crowd or bigger since its the 50th,” Reddig said.
The largest Schmeckfest crowd was in 1984 with 1,246 people.
The annual fundraiser has earned above $50,000 most of the recent years.
“Last year we were right at $75,000. That would be awesome if we can top that,” Reddig said.
“They are pulling some of the stuff out from some of the previous programs because it is the 50th,” Reddig said.
This year, there will be some entertainment from past years. There will be a community mens chorus and the Lustre Christian High School band as well as Gary and Roxann Funk performing. His father was on the 1966 program.
Most of the musical instruments that were played in 1966 will be displayed.
A live auction has been held annually since 1990. Wolf Point auctioneer Robert Toavs is in his sixth year serving as auctioneer for the event.
The live auction with 12 items will include a quarter sawn oak bookcase china hutch by Keith Unger, a stained glass horse with knotty alder frame by Joan Unger, a leather picture by Dan Reddig, a barn watercolor by Lorene Hintz and barbecue meal for eight people by Warren and Dee Dee Fast.
The doors will open about 4:30 p.m., with dinner served from 5 to 7 p.m. The live auction will begin at 7:15 p.m., or later, depending if people remain in line to be served.