Written by Angela Rose Benson
Montana Highway Patrol Col. Tom Butler (left) presented the Meritorious Service Award Dec. 2 to Rick Kessner of Culbertson, who retired from the MHP in
2011 after 21½ years. (Submitted photos)
Even in retirement, one local former Montana Highway Patrol trooper is still answering the call of duty, when needed. Because of that, he’s still adding to his prestigious collection of service awards.
Written by Herald-News
(Editor’s Note: The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office distributes an inmate roster each week with charges and communities of residence. Names on the jail roster are those of everyone incarcerated and persons booked into the jail during the previous week and does not necessarily mean there is a new charge or conviction. Some individuals might be serving time for a previous conviction.)
Written by Herald-News
(Editor’s Note: The following blotter is a partial list of activities involving the Wolf Point police and volunteer fire departments between Dec. 14 and 20. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent.)
Written by John Plestina
Kerri Comes Last, 30, of Wolf Point died and a man who has not been identified was injured when fire gutted part of this house on the 100 block of Eighth Avenue NorthMonday, Dec. 14. (Photo by John Plestina)
One person died and another was injured in an early morning fire that gutted part of a house on the 100 block of Eighth Avenue North Monday, Dec. 14.
Roosevelt County Sheriff/Coroner Jason Frederick confirmed that the deceased is Kerri Comes Last, 30, of Wolf Point.
The fire was reported to the Roosevelt County 911 Dispatch Center at 2:48 a.m.
Frederick said an autopsy was performed on Comes Last to determine the exact cause of death.
It was not clear if she lived in the house or was a visitor.
Written by Jaronn Boysun
The Wolf Point Wolves’ speech and drama team has had two good weeks of competition in a row.
First was Malta Saturday, Dec. 12, where the Wolves placed third as a team in drama for class B. That third-place award was earned with strong performances from Jaki Harada, who placed first in pantomime, and the humorous duo of Devin Northington and Dylan Conner, who took third.
On the speech side of the meet, the Wolves also had a strong showing. Placing in humorous oral interpretation was Jacob Boysun with second and Haron Eymard with an eighth-place.
Wolf Point also had participants in dramatic oral interpretation. Leading the team in DOI was Jami Welch finishing in third and Aeryn Martin who finished in seventh-place.
Celeste Johnston, in spontaneous oral interpretation and Rebecka Kuszmaul, DOI, also participated in Malta against tough competition.
“I am very proud of the effort and outcome of the Wolves at the Malta meet,” coach Jaronn Boysun said.
Saturday, Dec. 19, the Wolves had their best finish of the year in Circle, competing against 12 other schools. The team claimed third-place in drama and third-place in speech for class B.
The Wolves finished the meet with six out of seven participants earning places in their events.
In speech, the Wolves were led by the HOI competitors. All three Wolf Point HOI participants placed. Devin Northington led the team finishing in first followed by Jacob Boysun and Haron Eymard who placed fifth and sixth. In DOI, Wolf Point was represented by Aeryn Martin, Jami Welch and Celeste Johnston. Martin finished in fourth-place and Welch grabbed the eighth-place slot.
The drama team was led by Jaki Harada with a strong second-place showing in pantomime. She netted the Wolves a third- place drama award.
“Great job, Wolves. I am proud of the progress being made. Keep it up,” Boysun said.
The Wolves will be off during the Christmas break. The next meet will be in Glasgow Saturday, Jan. 9.