Wolf Point Herald

School Board Approves Purchases, Accepts Wrestling Coach Resignation

The Wolf Point School board approved several personnel hires and two resignations during the monthly meeting Monday, Oct. 13.
The trustees accepted resignations from head wrestling coach Ryan Helmer and assistant girls’ basketball coach Danielle Solberg. Replacement coaches will not be appointed until November. The vacancies will be advertised.
The board also authorized the purchase of a 2015 Chevrolet Suburban LS for $43,990 and a 2015 Chevrolet Traverse for $29,590, both from High Plains Motors. The funding source for the Suburban will be $21,995 from the elementary flexibility fund and $21,995 from the high school flexibility fund. The funding source for the Chevrolet Traverse will be $29,590 from the traffic education fund.
The board also voted to dispose of a 2004 Ford van by bid.
The trustees also approved an early graduation request by a female high school student who has meet all requirements to graduate.
The board approved purchase orders for $18,000 for  E L Boiler Works for a hot water heater at the junior/senior high school and for $15,810 to CXTEC for a district-wide router.
The board also approved the following personnel hires: Casee Lepper and Angela Fields, substitute teachers; Diane Taylor, Southside Breakfast Buddies substitute; Thomas Olsen and Sharri Vandall, Northside Breakfast Buddies; Sonia Hawk, Northside breakfast aide; and Sharon Kolstad, junior and senior high school music accompanist. There were also several adult education instructors approved.
The trustees met in a closed executive session to consider two student discipline matters. During open session, one was expelled and the other was allowed to continue in school with an attendance contract.
The board approved moving monthly board meetings from the second Tuesday of each month to the second Monday.

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Firemen’s Ball A Big Success

 

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About 200 people attended the 101st annual Fireman’s Grand Ball at the Wolf Point Elks Club, Saturday, Oct. 11. The dinner by Chef Dustin of the Elks Club and dance with music by the Renegades is a major fundraiser for the Wolf Point Volunteer Fire Department. Dave Parsley Sr. won the  Las Vegas trip. Pictured (from left to right) Jim Rodenberg, firefighter Paul Gysler, fire chief Shawn Eggar and Wolf Point mayor and firefighter Chris Dschaak. The next two photos are the honoring of former Wolf Point firefighter Terry Blevens and two from other departments who passed away this year.
(Photos by John Plestina)

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Fire Hall Visit

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Southside Elementary School students visited the Wolf Point Volunteer Fire Department station Wednesday, Oct. 8. Second-graders and their teachers are pictured with firefighters Paul Gysler Chris Allen and Kahlil Wehbe, all in the back row.  (Photo by John Plestina)

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Frazer Students Challenge Peers From Wolf Point, Other Schools To Take Red Ribbon Week Challenge

Students at Frazer High School are taking the Red Ribbon Week video challenge and want their peers from Wolf Point, Culbertson, Nashua and other schools to do the same.
Red Ribbon Week is a nationwide drug awareness campaign that began 26 years ago.
The National Family Partnership organized the first Red Ribbon Week campaign in 1988, inspired by the kidnapping, torture and murder of undercover DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in Mexico in 1985. His efforts led to the discovery of a multimillion dollar narcotics manufacturing operation in Mexico. Today, Red Ribbon Week serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.
“We’re doing a video and want to live a drug free life. We want to get other schools involved. We want to get it all over the state,” Frazer sophomore Kyrsten Miller said.
“We’ve nominated students from Nashua, Culbertson, Whitewater and Wolf Point,” she said.
The nominees are then expected to make a video, nominate others to take the challenge and post the video on social media.
Miller and two other girls from Frazer High School made a video telling why they are drug free and posted it on the Frazer Bearcubs Facebook page, Wednesday, Oct. 8. They challenged students from Wolf Point, Culbertson, Froid, Nashua, Whitewater and other Montana high schools to take the challenge.
“We want to raise awareness in honor of Enrique “Kiki” Camarena. Remember, you can be the one person to make a difference. Please like, share and have fun with this challenge,” one of the girls said on the video.
The school’s librarian, and football and basketball coach, Sam McCrone, also posted a video. Both videos are reposted on The Herald-News Facebook page.

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Gysler Fire Cleanup To Begin

The environmental cleanup of the former site of the Gysler Furniture and Appliance on Anaconda Street and Second Avenue South is scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 20.
The city of Wolf Point is asking the public to bear with what might be truck traffic in the downtown area.
Anaconda Street will remain open to traffic, but Second Avenue South will be temporarily closed between Anaconda Street and the alley one-half block south.
Also, because of the presence of asbestos, some workers might be dressed in protective hazmat suits for their protection. There is no disease or any threat to the public.
It was not known Tuesday, Oct. 14, how long the cleanup would take. There is a 45-day limit for completion.
A fire destroyed both Gysler Furniture and Appliance buildings in March.
There will be more detailed information in the next issue of The Herald-News.

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