Wolf Point Herald

Hit-And-Run DUI Driver Strikes, Injures 11-Year-Old On Bicycle

Just 22 days after a DUI arrest, police say the same driver was drunk, struck a bicycle with an SUV and fled the scene, leaving an 11-year-old Wolf Point girl lieing on Blaine Street between Albertson’s and Triangle Park Sunday, Aug. 23.
The Wolf Point Police Department identified the driver as Kayla Beauchman, 21, of Wolf Point.
The child was transported by ambulance to Northeast Montana Health Services - Wolf Point Campus with non-life threatening injuries.
Lt. Brian Erwin responded to the 911 call that the dispatch center received at 5:06 p.m. A short time later he located the suspect black Chevrolet Suburban and arrested Beauchman at a residence on Eighth Avenue North.
Beauchman was booked into the Fort Peck Tribes jail in Poplar on charges of DUI and duties in the event of an accident, which is a tribal code equivalent to leaving the scene of an accident.
The WPPD previously arrested Beauchman for DUI and contributing to the delinquency of a minor on Aug. 1. Police also cited Beauchman for following too closely, driving without a driver’s license and driving without insurance following a motor vehicle accident on April 1

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Tradition Continues At The Fort Kipp Celebration

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The annual Fort Kipp Celebration, a long-standing tradition on the Fort Peck Reservation, celebrates Native American culture and traditions through dancing, food, crafts and fellowship. It was held Thursday, Aug. 20 through Sunday, Aug. 23.  (Photos by Angela Rose Benson)

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Food Pantry Seeks More Volunteers As Opening Nears

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Twin sisters (from left to right) Trinity and Serenity Poitra, eight, and older sister Geni, nine, of Wolf Point push a big broom as volunteers cleaning inside the new food pantry.  (Photo by John Plestina)

More volunteers are needed for the new food pantry set to open Monday, Sept. 21, in the former Boys and Girls Club building on the corner of Main Street and Fifth Avenue South.
It will fill a void as Wolf Point has been without a food pantry for several years. Some local residents have sought services from a food pantry in Culbertson, the nearest location to Wolf Point. Services from that food pantry might not remain available for Wolf Point residents.
Renovations began nearly a year ago on the Fort Peck Tribes-owned Boys and Girls Club building after a lease had been signed by Fort Peck Tribes and Food Pantry Inc.
Food Pantry Inc. will serve anyone living in Wolf Point and the surrounding area with a need that would be based on income levels of 150 percent of the poverty level.
Rose Neumiller Green has envisioned a food pantry in Wolf Point with a friendly grocery store atmosphere where people could come into a waiting room where they would be registered on a computer and then given a grocery list in which they would go around the shelves and put their own food items the cart.
Physical renovations are nearing completion in the building.
Walk-in coolers/freezers are still needed.
The food pantry had been slated to open in early September, but delays in getting food delivered has moved the opening date to Sept. 21.
Northeast Montana Health Services’ Emergency Medical Services will host a Halloween haunted house with donated food as the admission price. All of the food will be donated to Food Pantry Inc.
Green said in February that she expects to feed between 600 and 1,000 families each month.
The food pantry will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday each week and would serve all surrounding communities.
Blue Earth Boxing Club occupies the second floor in the building.
The club teaches boxing to youth and competes against other boxing clubs from Montana and surrounding states.
To volunteer for Food Pantry Inc., or for more information, contact Green at 650-5667.

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School District Welcomes New Teachers At Luncheon

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The Wolf Point School District welcomed new teachers and other staff during a salad lunch at the Elks Club Wednesday, Aug. 19.  The first photo is Doriane Keiser (left) and Alexis Baker from the Northside Elementary School Junior Optimist Club giving nametags to Wolf Point School District employees as they arrive for a salad luncheon.  The second picture is Wolf Point Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture president Jeff Presser speaking about the chamber and local business.  The third photo is Northside teacher Barbara Olson talking about the Junior Optimist Club.  The third picture is Optimist Club president Donna Reum extending an invitation to new teachers to join the Optimists.  The fourth photo is Lions Club president Dave Fyfe explaining some of the service projects of the Lions Club and the virtues of becoming a Lion.  Fyfe is also president of the board of the Airport Golf Course and he invited new teachers to visit the goif course.  (Photos by John Plestina)

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WP Teachers, Coaches Hired

Wolf Point School District trustees approved several hirings pending satisfactory background checks during a special school board meeting Aug. 20.
They are: Tiffani Darby, junior high science teacher; Giordano Lahaderne, junior high English teacher; Rachel Lahaderne, Southside Elementary School kindergarten teacher; Kristie Chamberlain, Northside Elementary School paraprofessional; Josh Eastman, junior high football coach; Cole Baker, high school boys’ basketball assistant coach; Kory Hines, groundskeeper and high school assistant custodian; and Frederick Ley, substitute teacher.

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