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Wolf Point Schools Facility Committee Meets

The Wolf Point School District’s facility committee met Tuesday, March 4, to create a list of items at each school that need to be repaired, replaced or improved.
Chairing the meeting was Jaronn Boysun from the Wolf Point School board. Also attending from the board were Janice Wemmer-Kegley. Also present were superintendent Joe Paine and athletic director/facilities director Mike Erickson.

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 March 2014 00:47

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Elks Honor Local Residents At Annual Awards Banquet

Wolf Point Elks Lodge No. 1764 honored several local people during the annual Elks Awards Banquet Monday, March 10.
Exalted Ruler Craig Karge emceed the awards presentations and Leading Knight and Exalted Ruler- elect Gene Pronto assisted with the presentations.
Former Wolf Point Mayor Dewayne Jager was presented the Citizen of the Year Award.

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 March 2014 00:48

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Hit And Run Driver Kills Poplar Woman

Authorities are saying little about an investigation into a hit-and-run death near Poplar March 1.
The identity of the driver who killed Jessica Burshia, 33, of Poplar apparently remains unknown as a multi-agency investigation continues.
Burshia was struck by an unknown vehicle on BIA Highway 1, about four miles east of Poplar.
Fort Peck Tribal Investigator Kenny Trottier said a passing motorist found Burshia shortly after she was struck. She was deceased at the scene.
“The individual was struck and law enforcement was notified within minutes,” Trottier said.
Tribal law enforcement, the FBI and Montana Highway Patrol are investigating the case.
A phone call to the FBI office in Glasgow was not returned as of presstime Tuesday afternoon.
Help from the public is sought in solving this case. Call the Tribal Criminal Investigations Unit at 768-5332 with any information.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014 16:08

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Southside School Wins School Oil/Natural Gas Impact Grant

Wolf Point’s Southside Elementary School is one of two Roosevelt County schools and nine in Montana that will receive state grant money as oil and gas impacted schools.
This is the first year that the Montana Office of Public Instruction has awarded these grants.
The awards are available for oil and gas impacted schools that receive oil and natural gas production taxes in an amount less than 20 percent of the district’s maximum general fund budget. These grants can range from $16,541 up to $75,000.
Southside School was awarded $69,955 and Culbertson High School was awarded $60,000.
The grant application for Wolf Point was completed by a committee comprised of superintendent Joseph Paine, Wolf Point School District business manager Cheri Nygard and the Wolf Point School federal projects director.
Southside School’s funds will be utilized to purchase and install a security system to protect the school from future vandalism to the building and grounds as well as to ensure the safety of the student body and staff during the day.
Culbertson’s funds will be applied to their Title I program to assist in dealing with the large numbers of students that move into and out of the Culbertson area and, therefore, the school system.
Culbertson’s grant was prepared and submitted by Culbertson School District superintendent Larry Crowder.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014 16:07

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Wolf Point Begins Preparation For Centennial

July 15, 1915, is an important date in the history of Wolf Point. On that date, the residents of Wolf Point voted to incorporate. As we now approach July 15, 2015, it’s time to begin preparations for the Centennial birthday of Wolf Point.
On Feb. 18, approximately 20 dedicated citizens met in the conference room at Great Northern Development Corporation to begin planning for the big celebration.
For this first organizational meeting, Duane Kurokawa graciously took the reins and through group discussions and input began the process of collecting ideas, suggestions and input from other area celebrations.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 15:04

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