Written by Al Stover
Dale Robert Fowler appeared in Montana 15th Judicial Court Oct. 30 and pleaded not guilty to the felony charge of criminal possession of dangerous drugs (methamphetamine).
Fowler also pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal possession of dangerous drugs (marijuana).
According to charging documents, Sgt. Ryan Michaelsen of the Wolf Point Police Department responded to 430 Fairweather Street Oct. 3 to investigate an assault. When he arrived, he made contact with Shantelle Schaeffer and Dale Fowler. Schaeffer said she and Fowler got into a verbal argument, which resulted in Fowler punching her in the side of the face. Documents stated that Schaeffer had dried blood on her mouth.
Officer David Gonzalez of the Fort Peck Department of Law and Justice arrived on the scene during the investigation. Officers learned that Schaeffer was wanted on tribal arrest warrant and placed her under arrest. Michaelsen discovered drug paraphernalia on Schaeffer’s person.
Schaeffer informed officers there was blood on the bed in the bedroom. She told Gonzales that Fowler had more drugs and drug paraphernalia in the bedroom.
Officers spoke to Fowler about the assault. They later found blood on the bed and located a burnt marijuana cigarette in the bedroom. Documents stated that the room had an odor of burnt marijuana.
DI Wade Creighton, of the Fort Peck Department of Law and Justice, obtained a search warrant for the residence. Items that were found and seized included two suspect marijuana cigarettes, several hypodermic needles, spoons with residue, magazines with the corners cut out and small plastic and paper bags.
Creighton performed a field test of the residue found in the plastic bags. The Narcotics Identification System identified the substance in the bag as methamphetamine.
Judge David Cybulski advised Fowler of his rights and the charges filed against him prior to his plea.
Fowler is currently out on bail. His omnibus hearing is scheduled for Nov. 13 and his trial is scheduled for Jan. 16.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 09:53
Written by The Herald-News
Wolf Point Ducks Unlimited will hold their annual banquet Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Elks Club.
The banquet serves as a fundraiser to raise money to help Ducks Unlimited preserve habitats where North American waterfowl can nest, raise their young and migrate through every year. In addition to the waterfowl, more than 900 species of wildlife use the same habitats.
The cost to attend is $35 for one person and $50 for a couple. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Dinner, comprised of a prime rib or shrimp entrée, will start at 7 p.m., followed by an auction at 7:45 p.m.
To purchase tickets, call Jerald Petersen at 653-5505 or visit the Ducks Unlimited Banquet website.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 09:53
Written by The Herald-News
The Northeast Montana Health Services Charitable Foundation presented the Northeast Montana Health Services governing board with a check for $20,000 as part of their $65,000 pledge to donate toward an already-purchased 4D Ultrasound. Last year, they presented the board with a check for $25,000 and have pledged an additional $20,000 in the future. Attending the presentation were (left to right) Cheri’ Nygard, foundation secretary; Rodney Paulson, foundation director;, Sharon Bravard, governing board member; Brad Moran, foundation director; Rosie Kurokawa, foundation vice chairperson; Dallas O’Conner, governing board vice chairperson; Beth Pickthorn, foundation executive director; Shane Gibson, governing board member; Shelly Isle, governing board member; Mary Nesbit, foundation chairperson; Cleo Cagle, NEMHS chief financial officer; and Tom Ault, governing board chairperson.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 09:52
Written by The Herald-News
Happy Birthday, Vera Mae! From Teresa and Chief
I found this message from Pam Ruffing the night before her memorial service and I'm sure she would like to have it in the paper, her words:
Special friends to acknowledge: Alanne Ryan, Nancy Sietsema, Siri Peterson, Cindy Stensland, Vollie Lambert, Kelli Vine, JaDee Braaten, Bev Elgie, Pam Clark, Pat Will, Suzy Will, Judy Cleveland, Melissa Cromwell, Stacey DeWitt Martinez, Chris Martinez, Sansaver families: (Ross, Kari, Noel, Mark and Kelli). There are so many wonderful friends that helped in so many ways, whether it was fund raising, spiritual, financial or just a card, call or meal, it has been truly appreciated. Sorry if there are names not mentioned as the outreach of this community has been so large that it is hard to be sure you are all mentioned but I know you know in your hearts the roles each of you have played in my life and I thank you for that.
Submitted by her mother, Ruby Wagner
The A.T. Stafne Campaign would like to take this opportunity to thank the Fort Peck Reservation public for their support in the 2013 Tribal Elections. We would like to state a big thank you to the voters of each community who came out, listened and placed their confidence and trust in this administration.
As stated, we will do everything we can to look after the interests and well-being of this beautiful Indian reservation. We will do our best to act on all issues to protect our residents. There will be many issues where change cannot happen simply through discussion, due to what may be constitutionally or legislatively preventive and which may require policy revision. These issues will require far more detailed approach and a united decision to advocate change
The Fort Peck Tribes have gained a Tribal Council that will enhance our infrastructure and who will also fight for services to protect our historic and cultural heritage. This means that we are now in a position to start to make a difference within each community and the hard work really begins today!
These two years should prove to be exciting as we have many new faces and fresh ideas, coupled with energy and enthusiasm! We are looking forward to serving the communities of this reservation that help to make this reservation a quality place to live and to bring up our children.
To all the businesses that assisted with our campaign — The Herald-News, The Journal, KVCK, SilverWolf Casino, Stockman's 220 Club, The Legion Club, Steve Smith, the United Dakota Church — your support is greatly appreciated. To all of our contributors, near and far, your donations were so much appreciated. To all of the orators, sound techs, drum groups, a huge thank you. Also, to the cooks, our loyal supporters who are too numerous to mention, please allow us to publicly thank you.
A huge thank you to the following programs and individuals for assisting with the haunted house in the Wolf Point community:
First Lutheran Church, Fort Peck Housing Youth Rec., Wolf Point Community Organization, Fort Peck Tribal Health , The Foote Family, The Atchico Family, The Runsthrough Family, Alicia Ayers, Jeramy Harrington, Coy Azure, Cami Azure and thank you to all the community members that showed support and attended!
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 09:50
Written by The Herald-News
The Roosevelt County held their Municipal General Election, Nov. 5.
Dennis Portra was elected Mayor of Bainville with 18 votes. Portra ran unopposed.
Write-in candidate Matthew Giese was elected for a seat on the city council for a four-year term with 13 votes. Write-in candidate Scott Ross was elected for a city council seat for an unexpired two-year term.
Ben Johnson Sr. was elected as mayor of Brockton with seven votes. Johnson ran unopposed.
Ann Lambert was elected to a city council seat for a four-year term with 20 votes. Terry Rattling Thunder Sr. was elected for a city council position for an unexpired two-year term with 27 votes.
Gordon D. Oelkers was elected as mayor of Culbertson with 113 votes. Abe R. Rumsey was elected as the Councilman for Ward 1. He received 54 votes. Mark T. Nelson was elected the Councilman for Ward 2. He received 70 votes.
Sheri Crain was elected mayor of Froid with 50 votes. She ran unopposed.
Danny C. Mogen and Dan Kjelshus were elected for the two four-year councilman positions. Mogen received 47 votes and Kjelshus received 36.
Rodney Luft and Gale Strandlund were elected for the two open unexpired two-year positions for the city council. Luft received 39 votes and Strandlund received 36.
Greg Norgaard was elected mayor for Poplar with 106 votes. He ran unopposed.
Ward Dehner and Howard Azure won the two positions on the city council with 105 and 98 votes, respectively.
Incumbent mayor DeWayne Jager chose not to run for re-election. Christopher M. Dschaak won the Wolf Point mayoral election with 309 votes. He ran against Lee Redekopp, who had 168 votes. Both Dschaak and Redekopp have served on the city council for several years.
In city council elections, Tavis Braaten (Ward 1) and Robbie Paulson (Ward 2) were reelected for four-year terms with 50 and 75 votes, respectively. Laurie Evans (Ward 1) was selected for an unexpired two-year term with 49 votes.
Write-in candidates David Block (Ward 3) and Tina Speed (Ward 4) were also picked for city council positions. Block had 23 votes and Speed had 10.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 09:34