Roosevelt County Jail Roster
Prisoners housed in the Roosevelt County Detention Center over the past week included: Caeland Ackerman, 23, Billings, hold for other agency. Savas Baier-Howard, 27, Billings, hold for other agency. Ricky Bain, 65, Plentywood, sexual assault. Robert Biggs, 49, Portland, Ore., hold for other agency. Sam Birdtail Sr., 35, Wolf Point,...
Brockton Superintendent Mike Thomas Placed on Leave Amid School Violence, Budget Woes
Brockton Public Schools Superintendent Mike Thomas was shoved into the spotlight and onto paid leave, following an explosive school committee meeting yesterday night. Just as community members aired grievances over recent high school violence, Thomas, who had tendered his retirement amidst a glaring $14 million budget deficit, decided to walk it back, according to NBC Boston. He claimed his presence might have averted the chaos that unfolded at Brockton High. However, the committee was having none of it, swiftly voting to place him on paid administrative leave.
Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Report
The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office responded to 48 calls between Feb. 18-26. Deputies responded to a report of a fire in Fort Kipp. They observed signs of a fire that was extinguished. The homeowner said that a cigarette accidentally created a small fire, but everything was now OK. Deputies told the Culbertson Fire Department that assistance wasn’t needed.
Trustees Offer Contracts For Next School Year
The Culbertson School Board approved the contracts of administrators and teachers during its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Mike Olson was offered contracts to serve as junior high/high school principal and technology systems coordinator. Janessa Parenteau was offered contracts for elementary principal and curriculum director. Tenure teaching contracts renewed were...
Hearing Date Set For County Road Dispute
A court hearing has been set for May 22 regarding the road dispute between Lynn Labatte and Roosevelt County. During a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 20, Labatte noted that closing Road 1018 at the T going northsouth to 2058 would eliminate traffic going to his residence. Labatte is seeking the...
Frontier Holds Buffalo Feed As Part Of Native American Studies
As part of its Native American studies instruction, Frontier School held a buffalo feed on Monday, Feb. 19. The feed, featuring a boiled stew with buffalo meatballs, came after a buffalo hunt was conducted during November. Teacher Tina Strauser explained that an European mount was done on the buffalo’s skull...
Commissioners Consider Bids For Slab Project
Three bids were received for a project during a special meeting by Roosevelt County commissioners held on Thursday, Feb. 22. The project is for a slab replacement on County Road 2031, which is located between Wolf Point and Scobey about a quarter mile from the Roosevelt County and Daniels County border.
Bainville Council Talks Sidewalk Repairs
The regular meeting of the Bainville Town Council was called to order at 7 p.m. Feb. 12, at the Bainville town hall. Guests included Diane Panasuk, Eric Newton and Kari Glas. Council member Will Rathbun moved to approve regular meeting minutes for Jan. 8 and the motion passed unanimously. During...
Eastern C girls: Defending champ Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale joins Plentywood, Scobey, Bainville in semifinals
GLASGOW — Defending Class C state champion Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale opened its Eastern C divisional girls basketball slate in style with a 66-16 win over Savage at Glasgow High School on Thursday. The Mavericks joined previous victors Plentywood, Scobey and Bainville as first-round winners, with all advancing to the semifinals. Plentywood...
Poplar Qualifies For State With Second-Place Showing At Divisional
The Poplar Indians earned a state berth during the divisional boys’ basketball tournament held in Malta during the weekend. The Indians placed second after dropping a tough title game against Fairview, 54-52, on Saturday night. “I think we’re pretty satisfied,” Poplar Coach Gibb Medicine Cloud said. “Fairview is a...
Indians Down Scotties At Tournament
The Poplar Indians were challenged but stepped up when it mattered in their 7166 semi-final round victory over Glasgow at the divisional boys’ basketball game in Malta on Friday, Feb. 23. The Indians were behind by a 55-54 margin with under five minutes remaining until a steal by Kaniel...
Highschool Basketball | 28 February Circle Boys Game Notice
The Circle Boys Basketball team will have a Playoff game with Culbertson(Culbertson, MT) on 28 February, 2024, 6 PM. As of now, Wildcats has won 5 games and lost 3 games, and the winning rate is 0.625.
Shopping Spree Winner
Reynolds Market store manager Loren Kutzler congratulates Wade Hartle, Sidney, on his remarkable 4-minute shopping spree, where he gathered over $1,200 worth of groceries for the Richland County Food Bank. Wade's name was drawn as the winner during the Reynolds Market Holiday Open House in December. Despite the recent loss of his beloved wife, Daniela, to cancer, Wade chose to honor her memory by donating the spree's items to the food bank. Both Wade and Daniela shared a passion for helping others, making this heartfelt gesture especially meaningful. The celebration of Daniela's life will take place on Feb. 29 at Limitless Church (Assembly of God), with dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. followed by a service at 6:15 p.m. (Submitted photo)
Choices Limited In Richland County Primary Election
With the March 11 deadline for filing coming very quickly, primary election voters in Richland County have few options in local races. County Commissioner Duane Mitchell and Clerk of District Court Janice Klempel are, so far, running unopposed. With redistricting completed, Richland County has become two districts with Hwy. 200...
Improving Grazing Practices & How Ranchers Can Make Carbon Credits Work Panel To Speak At MonDak Ag Days March 7
Chris Mehus, Chelsea Phipps, Tara Povalish will take the stage on Thursday, March 7 at MonDak Ag Days to speak on improving grazing practices and how ranchers can make carbon credits work for their operation. Ag Days is held at the Richland County Event Center, and all educational speakers are...
MonDak Ag Days & Trade Show March 7-8
MonDak Ag Days & Trade Show is scheduled for March 7-8 at the Richland County Event Center Sidney. The trade show will open Thursday at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. and again on Friday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be vendors onsite with their information, products, and services. Breakfast will be served both days with the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce hosting on Thursday and Richland County Farm Bureau hosting on Friday. Lunch will be available at the Event Center both days, as well. In leu of the traditional banquet, the MonDak Ag Days Committee invites the vendors and the ag community to join us in a pitchfork fondue! The Pitchfork Fondue will be onsite at the Richland County Event Center. In addition to a great meal, the Pitchfork Fondue will have a cash bar hosted by the Ranger Lounge and Casino and live music.
Livestock Risk Protection Subject Of Ag Days Presentation
Ranchers take risks every day, with their livelihood subject to weather, disease, and markets. On Thursday, March 7, Wendy Becker will speak about the new, more rancher friendly, Livestock Risk Protection insurance policy that is designed to insure against declining market prices. The federally subsidized program which is available through...
K9 helps apprehend stolen vehicle suspects in Roosevelt County
WOLF POINT, Mont. - According to a release from Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office (RCSO), at approximately 5:00 p.m on Feb 20, RCSO, the McCone County Sheriff's Office, Montana Highway Patrol, and the Wolf Point Police Department called upon RSCO K9 Hati and her handler to provide crucial assistance in apprehending two suspects who allegedly had stolen a vehicle from a business in Wolf Point.
Bleicher Files For County Attorney Spot
Roosevelt County deputy county attorney Thomas Bleicher has filed in the 2024 election to determine the county’s attorney. Bleicher has served as deputy attorney since Jan. 3, 2023. He has remained in the office despite challenging times for the county including the removal of former county attorney Frank Piocos and the county’s court battles with former county attorney Janet Christoffersen.
Poplar’s Boadle Captures First In County Bee
Poplar seventh-grade student Liberty Boadle emerged as the champion from the Roosevelt County Spelling Bee held at Frontier School on Friday, Feb. 18. Boadle was the lone student remaining after the 11th round of the competition. A total of 28 fourtheighth grade students from Roosevelt County schools took part in the bee.