Wolf Point Herald

Fall Clean Sweep Kicks Off This Saturday, Oct. 4

Wolf Point Beautification Committee, along with Fort Peck Housing Authority, reminds community members and organizations that fall 2014 Clean Sweep will take place the week of Oct. 6-11.
Pick up large trash bags at High Plains Motors and then take some time that week to clean up around your neighborhood, business and public areas.
Weeds are big problem, especially after the August rains. If you see unsightly weeds, pull them up or cut them off and get rid of them. The town will look so much better in the spring.
Wolf Point residents may place bagged trash and tree branches in separate piles by the curb for pick-up during that week. If you have the means, take your trash to the landfill. City of Wolf Point crews will not be able to collect large metal appliances or construction waste this fall.

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Letter About Local Healthcare

Dear Editor:
I experienced my first ambulance ride last week when my husband called 911 after a sleepless night of pain and inability to walk normally. The EMTs arrived promptly and did an efficient job of hauling me to the hospital and later to Poplar for a CT scan.
The purpose of this letter is not to tell of my physical problem [pinched nerve], but to say what a positive experience it was. The personnel at Trinity Hospital from the office workers, nurses and on to the doctor were outstanding. There wasn’t a bad one in the bunch. They all knew what they were doing and were very pleasant to deal with.
Carolyn Pilgrim
Wolf Point

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Guilty Plea Entered In Drugs By Deception Case

One half of the Michigan couple, accused of attempting to obtain narcotics by deception in Culbertson, withdrew not guilty pleas he entered in July and pleaded guilty to felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs under a plea agreement.
Jesse Allan Gottschalk, 22, of Algonac, Mich., and North Dakota, also signed a waiver of extradition. Gottschalk has been free on bond since August.
He admitted allegations against him in court
Judge David Cybulski found Gottschalk guilty and ordered a pre-sentencing report.
Gottschalk and Shelby Rider, 22, also of Algonac, Mich., and North Dakota, are alleged to have attempted to obtain drugs from Roosevelt Medical Center in Culbertson by making false claims.
Both entered not guilty pleas to felony possession of dangerous drugs, attempting to fraudulently obtain dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia in 15th District Court Wednesday, Aug. 13.
Rider is also free on bond. She had not withdrew her not guilty pleas as of Monday, Sept. 29.

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Several Appear In 15th District Court

Several people appeared before Judge David Cybulski in 15th District Court, Wednesday, Sept. 24.
Michael Conant
Michael James Conant, 34, of McCabe, charged with partner/family member assault, felony criminal mischief and felony assault on a peace officer, withdrew previously entered not guilty pleas and pleaded guilty to felony criminal mischief and a misdemeanor assault charge.
Cybulski found Conant guilty, ordered a pre-sentencing investigation and report, and approved a bond reduction.
Wesley Stearns
Wesley Clarence Stearns, 42, of Williston, N.D., withdrew a previously entered not guilty plea and pleaded guilty to issuing bad checks by common scheme, criminal possession of dangerous drugs and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.
Stearns admitted to possession of methamphetamine and issuing four bad checks on July 4, 2013.
He has been free on bond.
Scott Crain
Scott Darlan Crain, 27, of Froid was arraigned and pleaded not guilty to separate felony and misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.
A trial date was set for Dec. 11.
Cameran Watson
Cameran Lee Watson, 19, of Wolf Point was arraigned and pleaded not guilty to separate felony and misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.
A Dec. 11 trial was scheduled.

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DUI, Other Charges Leveled In Hwy. 2 Rollover

The North Dakota man who was seriously injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash on U.S. Hwy 2, one mile east of the Wolf Point Alco Store, Tuesday, Sept. 23, has been charged for drunk driving and other violations.
The Montana Highway Patrol identified the driver as Hjalmer Spotted Bear, 29, of Mandaree, N.D.
He was alone in the 2007 Pontiac G6 when it left the roadway on the north side of U.S. Hwy 2 and rolled multiple times ejecting Spotted Bear, about 60 feet from the car that had partially broken apart. The engine was on the ground near the driver side door.
MHP Sgt. Jeff Kent said Spotted Bear was issued citations for DUI, driving without a driver’s license, driving with no insurance and not wearing  a seatbelt.
Kent said the vehicle, which had 41 county license plates that had been issued in McCone County, belonged to someone other than Spotted Bear and had recently been sold, but the car remained registered to the previous owner. Kent said the vehicle was not reported stolen.

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