Written by AlStover
Jarod Joseph Weyrauch was arraigned in Montana 15th Judicial Court Sept. 11 and pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of criminal possession of dangerous drugs.
According to court documents, July 3, Wolf Point City Police Officer Joseph Olsen responded to Custer Street for a report of a disturbance. When he arrived, three suspects fled northbound on foot.
Olsen and Fort Peck Department of Law and Justice Lieutenant James Summers were in an alley between Benton and Custer streets. They heard loud noises coming from a disturbance.
Olsen noticed a male, whom he knew as Jarod Weyrauch, sitting at a table with the door wide open, putting what appeared to be a straw in his nose and snort a substance off the dining room table.
As Olsen and Summers approached the residence, they identified another male, David Moran. Olsen approached the door and asked Weyrauch to turn off his music. Weyrauch did so. As Weyrauch spoke to officers, he grabbed a small Ziploc bag off the table and crumpled it in his hand.
When asked by officers, Weyrauch placed the baggie back on the table. The baggie contained a white substance. A small mirror with white residue, a straw and a pipe commonly used for marijuana were also on the table. These items were seized as evidence.
The white substance was field-tested with a Narcotic Identification System, which confirmed the substance was methamphetamine.
Weyrauch was arrested and transported to the Roosevelt County Detention Center for processing. He later posted a $25,000 bond imposed by the court.
Prior to plea, attorney Cynthia Thorton said Weyrauch filed a request to have his bond reduced and to be released with an ankle monitor.
Roosevelt County Attorney Ralph Patch said that he did not think the ankle monitor would help and that those type of devices could be easily removed. The court also ordered for the bond to remain at $25,000.
Thorton said she thinks Weyrauch will not leave due to his ties to the community. District Court Judge David Cybulski said Weyrauch will be put on a 24/7 monitoring system with random drug testing. If Weyrauch fails any drug test, the bond will be raised to $100,000.
Weyrauch’s omnibus hearing is set for Sept. 25 and his trial is scheduled for Nov. 14.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 21:06
Written by The Herald-News
Each week, the Wolf Point Junior/Senior High School chooses Students of the Week.
The honorees for last week are Roxanne Vermette and Kelsie Neubauer.
Vermette, 13, an eighth- grader, was selected from physical education, science and U.S. history classes as the Student of the Week.
She plans to attend Miles Community College to study nursing. She is the daughter of Debbie Vandall and her role models are her mother and her sister.
She has two siblings: Danielle, 16, and Justin, 11.
Her favorite subject is math and her favorite teacher is Ms. Kolstad.
Her extracurricular activities include volleyball, wrestling and track.
One of her hobbies is hanging out with her friends.
Neubauer, 14, a freshman, was selected from physical science class as Student of the Week.
She is the daughter of Ross Neubauer and LeRiesa Hagadone, who is also her hero.
She has two siblings: Kylie Wells, 17, and Kaleb Neubauer, 11.
Her hobbies include hunting, fishing and helping out on the farm.
Her favorite subject is English and her favorite teacher is Mr. Denny.
She wants to attend college in Washington state and is interested in becoming a nurse.
She is a member of the Wolves’ volleyball team and also participates in basketball and track.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 21:02
Written by The Herald-News
The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center is seeking nominations for the 2014 Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame induction round. Every year, the MCHF honors living and historical figures that have made notable contributions to Montana’s western heritage.
“We really want to encourage people from across Montana to get involved and help us identify those in their communities who are most deserving of inclusion in the Hall of Fame,” said Christy Stensland, executive director of the MCHF. “Nominations are open to the public and can be made by anyone. We encourage all to reflect on those that have made notable contributions to our western heritage here in the great state of Montana.”
2014 will mark the fourth year the MCHF will honor living historical figures and the seventh year of honoring legacy (non-living) inductees. One living inductee and two legacy inductees from each of the MCHF’s 12 trustee districts will be chosen from votes cast by the MCHF board of trustees based on nominations from the public. Nominees are assigned to a trustee district for consideration based on the area where their notable contributions were made.
Nominees can be men, women, ranches, stage coach lines, animals, hotels, etc. — anyone or anything that has made a notable contribution to our Montana western heritage. A full listing of inductees, the nomination form and more about the hall of fame induction process can be found online at www.montanacowboyfame.org or by calling 653-3800. All nomination documents must be in electronic format and emailed or postmarked by Feb. 28.
The 2014 Class of the MCHF will be announced by May 30. Winning inductees will be honored at the 2015 Annual “Circle the Wagons Gathering.”
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 20:25
Written by The Herald-News
The Wolf Point Volunteer Fire Department will be serving the community in a different way.
The fire department will be celebrating their 100th annual Firemen’s Ball at the Elks Lodge, Oct. 12.
According to Chris Dschaak, secretary and treasurer for the WPVFD, the department wanted to do something different for this year’s ball. The firemen will be putting on a dinner for the community.
Tickets to the dinner will cost $25 and only 400 tickets are available. For those who want to only attend the dance, tickets are $5. Tickets can be purchased from local firemen.
The money raised by the ball will go toward offsetting costs for applying for grants that help the department purchase and maintain equipment.
In addition to the dinner and taking donations, the department is also raising funds by having a drawing. The grand prize will be a trip for four to Las Vegas, Nev., with $500 spending money. Second-place prize will be $500 and third-place will be $100. At the ball, there will also be both live and silent auctions.
The first firemen’s ball took place in 1913, the same year a group of volunteers came together to organize the fire department. All firefighters who have served in the department, both past and present, have been volunteers.
The dinner will be prepared by chef Dustin Hunsaker of the Elks. Guests will have a choice of herb-roasted pork, jerk chicken or short ribs. There will also be choices of sides and desserts.
Besides serving the community, the ball is also a time for the 18 members of fire department to celebrate and honor firefighters and their families with an evening of dining and dancing the night away.
“Everyone is proud and their families are proud,” Dschaak said. “This is a night for everyone to let their hair down.”
Retiring firefighters are presented with a shadow box that contains items such as their badge, their name and a memento from their family. Although the volunteers are not paid, the city and the county set up a retirement plan for those who have been with the WPVFD for 20 years.
Guests may recognize Life After Work, a country band from Glendive, who will be playing for dancing pleasure after the dinner. The band played at the Wild Horse Stampede in 2012.
Rich Chaska, dummer for Life After Work, said the band is looking forward to returning to Wolf Point to help celebrate the Firemen’s Ball.
Dschaak said the department is thankful for the city’s and county’s support.
“It’s always been great,” Dschaak said. “It’s never hard to put on because of the county and the city. We appreciate Wolf Point.”
Another way the fire department is serving the community is by holding an open house for students during Fire Prevention week, Oct. 6-12.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 15:05
Written by The Herald-News
The Wolf Point Area Museum, located at 203 U.S. Hwy. 2, will close for the season Friday, Sept. 13. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission is free, a gift shop is on the premises, and plenty of off-highway parking is available. Free Wi-Fi is also available.
In the last 16½ weeks, 651 visitors have stepped through the museum’s front doors including visitors from Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Australia, Italy, Switzerland and Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, Canada — that’s visitors from 34 states, three Canadian provinces and four countries.
Richard and Kathy Kurtz, curators of the Museum, will be on hand for the remainder of the week to assist you with your last chance of the season to discover the heritage and history of Wolf Point and the surrounding area. Twenty- one new acquisitions have been received this year.
Smile, Hold That Pose, This Will Only Take A Minute!
Times have really changed in preserving you and your loved ones for posterity. From a turn of the century glass plate portrait camera, to 35 mm accordion and pocket cameras, to video tape recording equipment, come to the Wolf Point Area Museum for a shutterbug experience.
The portrait camera was originally designed to use 11x14-inch glass plates before film was invented. Later, film holder inserts were added to allow for “cut” films; reducing backs were provided to handle 8x10-inch film; and a unique curtain slide holder allowed the use of less expensive 5x7-inch film.
This camera was originally brought to Wolf Point at the turn of the century by a Mr. Gulhaug who also invented and patented the Gulhaug Printer for the making of small portraits and Kodak pictures in the early 1920s.
Six owners of three studios have done business in Wolf Point. Mr. Gulhaug built the first studio at the turn of century and sold it to Chick Ferguson in 1924 who sold it to Harry Lovejoy in 1926. Harry Lovejoy sold the studio back to Chick Ferguson in 1946, who operated the studio into the 1970s. Frank Martin also operated a studio on Second Avenue until his passing in 1974 when it was bought by Don Carpenter. A Mr. Trier also operated a studio in Wolf Point, but little is known about this business.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 10:01