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Three Roosevelt County Detention Center Staff Retire, Deputy Transfers Departments

The Roosevelt County Commissioners held their regular meeting in Wolf Point Tuesday, Feb. 26. Commissioners Gary Macdonald, Duane Nygaard and Gordon Oelkers were in attendance.
Minutes were approved for the Feb. 19 regular meeting and a special administrative meeting held Feb. 20.
At the latter meeting, the commissioners approved a resolution canceling real property taxes that have been delinquent for 10 years or more.
Oelkers estimated the amount canceled at well under $3,000. The commissioners explained that canceling some delinquent tax bills is preferable to the acquisition of damaged, dangerous or condemned properties.
During the public comment period, local resident Bill Juve expressed thanks to county roads personnel for plowing Rodeo Road in Wolf Point.
February claims were accepted in the amount of $68,627.83.
Three resignations/retirements from the Roosevelt County Detention Center were accepted by the commissioners. Brian Nelson, Christopher Allen and Joshua Miller will no longer be on staff with the facility. Commissioner Macdonald expressed the commissioners’ thanks for their combined years on the job.
One staff transfer was approved by the commissioners. Clay McGeshick will be leaving the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office and transferring to the maintenance department to fill a vacant custodial position effective March 1.

Jury Trial Comes To Speedy Conclusion, Newton Found Guilty Of Four Felonies

Levi Eric Clark Newton, 24, was found guilty of four felonies and one misdemeanor at a jury trial at the Roosevelt County Courthouse on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

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Phase Two Flooring Facelift Completed At RMC

The sound of workers chipping away at the 40-year-old floor tiles at Culbertson’s Roosevelt Medical Center is music to everyone’s ears. The project, three years in the making, is finally entering its next phase.

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Culbertson Science Fair Held

On the day of this paper’s publication, Thursday, Feb. 7, 116 Culbertson Public School elementary and junior high students were busy at work displaying their poster boards and perfecting their presentations in preparation of the K-8 science fair. It will be open to the public from 6 until 7 p.m. in the school’s new gym in the elementary wing. Public entrance was at the south elementary doors.
The science fair is mandatory for fourth- through eighth-grade students but optional for kindergarten through third-grade students, according to science fair coordinator Amy Berwick, a fourth-grade teacher at Culbertson school.
Berwick spoke on the importance of the science fair for students as they each pick a project, form a hypothesis and carry out the experiment.
“It allows them to work through the scientific method. Sometimes, the results are what they predicted and sometimes they are not, just the same as scientists encounter in real life, and this is an important concept for students to understand,” she stated.
Students are able to visit with judges to discuss their project, giving them the opportunity to show their knowledge on the experiment.
The school will take fifth- through eighth-grade students that have received blue ribbons at the Culbertson K-8 Science Fair to the regional science fair in Havre.

DUI Task Force Holds First Meeting In Culbertson

The Roosevelt County DUI Task Force discussed revising criteria for scholarships for 2019 high school graduates when the task force met at the Roosevelt County Complex in Culbertson, Friday, Feb. 1.

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