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The following are highlights from the previous year in the pages of the

Community News.


To honor and remember those children who attended Indian Residential Boarding Schools, Froid art students participated in a weeklong art unit that included videos and interactive activities focusing on the history of Indian reservations as well as residential schools and the mistreatment of children who attended them. Sept. 30 is a day for truth and reconciliation. Known as Orange Shirt Day, it is a day of remembrance for victims of the Indian residential and boarding school systems. Under the tutelage of art teacher Maria Gallegos, a former attendant of a U.S. Indian boarding school, Froid High School students created orange remembrance bracelets to wear on Sept. 30.

After addressing residents in Circle during a swing of eastern Montana, Gov. Greg Gianforte discussed the meth problems that many cities including Wolf Point are encountering. Gianforte said the drug epidemic has been a top priority in his budget. His single largest new expenditure was $25 million into the HEART initiative that address ad- diction recovery and assistance for law enforcement. “It’s ripping our families and country apart,” Gianforte told the audience in Circle regarding drug issues.

Acclaimed Celtic guitarist and storyteller Jerry Barlow is glad that he’s performing face-to-face with audiences again. After a year of dealing with COVID measures, Barlow was sharing this talents throughout Roosevelt County last weekend. After performing in front of adults and fourth-grade students at the library in Culbertson on the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 5, Barlow entertained at the Wolf Point library that night. In addition, he performed at the library in Froid on Sept. 28.

According to Jaimee Green, Saturday’s Over the Moon gala fundraiser raised $39,000 for the Roosevelt Medical Health Foundation. Proceeds are slated for Roosevelt Medical Center’s kitchen project. The event was held at the Dry Prairie Rural Water Authority in Culbertson. Entertainment for the evening included Ashlee Anderson, Elizabeth Hendrickson and Darcia and Steve Larsen. Rick and Kim Knick and Karla and Ken Forbregd received the Spir- it of Philanthropy Award during the event. Courtney Forbregd received their award during the presentation.

As the cases of COVID requiring hospitalizations continues to climb in Roosevelt County, the Food and Drug Administration released information on booster shots for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Staff and students of Froid’s public school were treated to a unique, two-hour presentation of Native American culture, traditions and stories, thanks to the generosity of visiting Assiniboine and Sioux tribal members from the Fort Peck Reservation.

Culbertson Cub Scouts Pack 4293 held their annual raingutter regatta at the Stuber home in Culbertson Oct. 16. Participants gathered at noon.


The inauguration ceremony for the 2021-2023 Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes executive board was held at the Greet the Dawn Auditorium in Poplar at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1. Floyd Azure won for chairman with 893 votes; Charlie Headdress, vice chairman (920).

A domestic dispute resulted in the murder of two individuals and the suicide of another at a casino east of Bainville on Saturday, Nov. 6. Victims were Scot Panasuk, 63, of Bainville, and Jennifer Mann, 49, of Williston, N.D.

Rita Nemitz, a physical therapist, has helped hundreds of patients improve their ability to move and manage their illnesses and injuries one exercise or stretch at a time. Similar to an athlete’s coach, she has cheered her patient’s on as they have recovered and resumed their daily activities. After 17 years of service to the surrounding community, Nemitz, a longtime physical therapist is retiring from Roosevelt Medical Center’s physical therapy department. “Over the years, I have received so much support from the commu- nity and that has made this a tough decision. I just feel it is time to start a new chapter in my life,” Nemitz said.

Right before the opening kickoff of the state championship football game in Dutton, Froid/Lake’s assistant coach Jalen Hendrickson huddled quickly with several of his players to deliver an important message. The passionate and demanding coach told the players that he loved them. “I don’t tell them that enough,” Hendrickson explained. “That’s why I’m out here. I love each of them.” It’s that special bond between the team’s coaches, players and fans that led the Red Hawks to their second straight state title. The Red Hawks cruised to a 43-0 victory over Power/Dutton/Brady in the six-man football championship contest on Saturday, Nov. 20. The Red Hawks agree that winning the second title was even more challenging than last year’s championship.

The 2021 4-H Achievement Day was held Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Culbertson Town Hall. Frontier 4-H Club hosted the event with ice cream, cookies, bars, pie and mini cheesecakes being served and the event ended with a scavenger hunt to Ike’s Fishing Pond and Walking Trail.

The Centennial Clovers 4-H Club members were involved in Cloverbuds, cooking, baking, babysitting, sewing, sport fishing, beef, poultry, swine, sheep, goat, vet. science, horsemanship and rabbit projects.

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