Wolf Point Herald

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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Cowboy Hall of Fame To Honor Inductees Feb. 7

The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center will host the ninth annual Circle the Wagons Convention in Helena Feb. 6-7 at the Great Northern Best Western Premier.
“This is an exciting time for the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame,” said MCHF  president Bill Galt of White Sulphur Springs. “In this world focused on celebrity, fame and fortune, we are so glad to be able to honor those who set a positive example in their communities through their everyday deeds and hard work. We hope to see anyone and everyone who cares about Montana’s Western heritage at this fun event in Helena.”
The weekend will kick off Friday evening, Feb. 6, with a free Cowboy Social featuring entertainment by the Dillon Junior Fiddlers.
The inductee recognition ceremony brunch will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate the notable accomplishments and lasting legacies of the inductees to the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Class of 2014.
Early registration is recommended as this event sells out well in advance each year.
The ninth annual Cowboy Ball and Benefit Auction will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday with a social hour and auction preview. This event will feature great Western music by World Livestock Auctioneer Champion Kyle Shobe and his band The Walk ‘Em Boys. There will be both a silent and live auction featuring unique and Western items.
Register online at www.montanacowboyfame.org, by calling 653-3800 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Roosevelt County Jail Roster For Jan. 15, 2015

(Editor’s Note: The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office distributes an inmate roster each week with charges and communities of residence.)
As of Tuesday, Jan. 13,  17 inmates were housed in the Roosevelt County Jail. Valley County Detention Center was holding one female inmate and the Fort Benton Detention Center was holding one male to alleviate overcrowding.
The RCSO reported that the following individuals were incarcerated at the jail between Tuesday, Jan. 6, and Tuesday, Jan. 13:
•Malinda Bibb, 31, Minot, N.D., arrested on a warrant for bail condition violation, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Amos Bridges, 38, Wolf Point, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest;
•Dale A. Cooper, 38, Wolf Point, arrested on Roosevelt County warrant;
•Kyle Fuchs, 32, Cul-
bertson, disorderly conduct, partner family member assault, assault with weapon, unlawful restraint, criminal endangerment;
•Melissa Gould, 34, Minot, N.D., felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs;
•Mykael Guilez, 36, Poplar, disorderly conduct;
•Stuart Hamman, 26, Pensacola, Fla., contempt of court;
•Christopher Hovey, 25, Lansing, Mich., felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs;
•Gary Jones, 44, Madisonville, Tenn., assault on a peace officer;
•Jason Knight, 37, Spokane, Wash., criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Darryl Lewis, 45, San Bernadino, Calif., criminal contempt warrant;
•Robert Lindquist,  Chattoroy, Wash., 41, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence;
•Timothy Oglesby, 31, Wolf Point, sexual intercourse without consent and incest;
•Michelle Parker, 41, San Diego, Calif., arrested on bench warrant;
•Delynn Richards, 48,  Idaho Falls, Idaho, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and a stop sign violation;
•Jeremy Sepanski, 30, Plentywood, forgery, theft, obstruction of a peace officer;
•Sheldon Smoker, 27, Wolf Point, criminal contempt;
•Kalob Trowbridge, 22, Wolf Point, assault on a peace officer.

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Wolf Point Police And Fire Blotter For Jan. 15, 2015

(Editor’s Note: The following blotter is a partial list of activities involving the Wolf Point police and volunteer fire department between Jan. 5 and 11. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent.)
Jan. 5
10:15 a.m., officers responded to Albertson’s for a report of a theft or lost item with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
4:06 p.m., officers responded to Bryan’s for a report of a shoplifter with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
6:15 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 500 block of Dayton Street for a report of an assault. The investigation was referred to the Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice.
9:18 p.m., firefighters responded to Eighth Avenue North for a garbage can on fire.
10:12 p.m., firefighters responded to Eighth Avenue North for a garbage can fire.
10:24 p.m., firefighters responded to the corner of Third Avenue South and Idaho Street for a structure fire that damaged an abandoned mobile home.
Jan. 7
11:08 a.m., officers responded to Wolf Point Federal Credit Union for a report of suspicious money orders. It was found that no criminal activity took place and no further action was taken.
3:53 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on the 500 block of Blaine Street and arrested Stephen Bird, 24, of Glendive for driving under the influence.
Jan. 9
12:16 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 300 block of Benton Street for a report of a person trespassing and cited Sueann Bigleggins, 27, of Wolf Point for criminal trespass.
5:05 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 100 block of Idaho Street for a report of a theft. The investigation continued at press time.
Jan. 10
6:39 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Benton Street for a report of an intoxicated person walking in the middle of the road. Police transported an adult female to her residence.
Jan. 11
6:16 a.m., firefighters responded to a garbage can on fire on Eighth Avenue North.
6:49 a.m., officers responded to a residence on the 400 block of Helena Street for a report of an assault. A 57-year-old female was transported by ambulance to Northeast Montana Health Services - Wolf Point Campus with non-life-threatening injuries. A male suspect left prior to police arrival. The investigation continues.
9:46 p.m., officers responded to Sixth Avenue South and Fairweather Street for a single vehicle motor vehicle accident with no injuries. A car struck a utility pole. Officers arrested Rick Morales Jr., 25, of Poplar for driving under the influence, careless driving and possession of dangerous drugs.
Other Calls
In addition to the above calls, the WPPD responded to the following calls between. Jan. 5 and 11: checks of wellbeing, seven; civil standby, two; public assistance, 15; motor vehicle accidents, two; removal of unwanted individuals, six; animal complaints, two; medical assistance, one; alarm, five; assist other agency, one; unfounded report, four; and driving complaints, three.

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