Laura Jean Caldwell, 85, of Culbertson died Oct. 21, 2022.
She was born Oct. 15, 1937, in Culbertson to Bennie and Edith Antonson. Being the oldest of four, she was raised on the family farm south of Culbertson. She attended country school and later attended school in Culbertson, graduating in 1955.
In 1958, she met her future husband Vernon Caldwell as he had traveled to Montana to visit his sister Vivian. As Vernon returned home to Oklahoma, she was not far behind. They were married April 17, 1959, in Steigler, Okla.
They lived in Oklahoma for a short time where their son Danny was born in 1959. They then moved to Culbertson where their daughter Diane was born in 1960.
In 1963, they moved to Seeley Lake, where she along with Vernon were employed at the Catholic Diocese of Helena at Legendary Lodge for boys and girls youth where she was the cook. Each day, they had to take a boat across Salmon Lake to get to work. She then went to work at a place nearby called the Clearwater Junction and cooked there for several years as well.
In 1972, the opportunity came to move back to Culbertson
When the state released the current unemployment rates in Montana last week, Roosevelt County ranked 45th out of Montana’s 56 counties with an unemployment rate of 3.2 percent.
Counties tying for the lowest unemployment rate at 1.5 percent were Sheridan, McCone, Fallon and Carter.
Daniels placed sixth at 1.7 percent and Dawson was eighth at 1.8 percent.
With Optimist Day recognized on Wednesday, Feb. 2, the Wolf Point Optimist Club is taking the opportunity to announce that the club will conduct the Optimist Oratorical Contest in the area.
Optimist Club members Carol Neutgens and Gloria Sande said the contest gives students, under the age of 19, the opportunity to earn generous amounts of scholarship funds.
( Publisher’s Note: Each week, the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office distributes an inmate roster with the names of persons incarcerated at the jail and does not necessarily mean there is a new charge or conviction.)
Prisoners housed in the Roosevelt County Detention Center included: Wilbert Ackerman, 32, Frazer, hold for Fort Peck Tribes.
James Allen, 28, Lame Dee...
( Publisher’s Note: The following blotter includes the activities of the Wolf Point police and fire departments Jan. 23-29. All those cited or arrested are presumed innocent.)
Fourteen-year-old male, 200 block of Sixth Avenue South, minor in possession, municipal court.
Michael Magnan, 59, male, 100 block of Third Avenue South, theft and forgery, tribal ...