Monthly Archives: May 2012

Tribal Police Receive High Praise For Professional Investigation In Child Rape Case

May 29, 2012 – MAYETTA:  The Potawatomi Tribal Police Department received high praise from Barry Grissom, the U.S. Attorney in Kansas, and the PBPN Tribal Council for thoroughly investigating and cooperating with other law enforcement agencies that contributed to a … Continue reading

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Golfweek National Pro Tour Scheduled to Return to Firekeeper in 2013

Golfweek National Pro Tour Scheduled to Return to Firekeeper in 2013 May 29, 2012 – MAYETTA:  Golfweek National Pro Tour event planners were so pleased with last week’s  Firekeeper Tradition tournament held at Firekeeper Golf Course that they plan to … Continue reading

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Remembering Veterans Bittersweet This Memorial DayMay 25, 2012 – We-Ta-Se staff w bronze plaques 1.jpg Frank Shopteese, left, Roy Hale, center, and Jim Potts sorting through the bronze flag markers that they placed on each veterans graves last spring at each of the 17 cemeteries on the reservation. Recently, eight of the markers were vandalized in Shipshee cemetery. It won’t dampen the spirits of the We-Ta-Se veterans, however, as they will conduct a 21 gun salute and play taps at each of the cemeteries beginning at the Potts home at 8 a.m. May 27. MAYETTA: Last Tuesday when Frank Shopteese and Jim Potts were making preparations for the veteran’s Memorial Day ceremony coming up this Sunday on the reservation, they noticed that eight of the bronze flag markers that they placed to signify veterans graves had been vandalized at Shipshee cemetery. Thieves had stolen the brass posts from the markers but left the bronze plates on the ground. Mike Boswell, chief of police for the Tribal Police Department said that they are investigating the situation. It appears that the individuals may be looking for items that contain metals that can be sold for scrap like copper coils in air conditioners and the bronze flag markers, as examples. Late last summer some churches and unoccupied buildings were hit by vandals who tore up air conditioning units and other items that can be easily sold to turn a buck or two. The crimes are occurring with frequency and appear to be heightened in rural areas although urban areas are seeing a big increase too. Reasons for the thefts are the downturn in the economy in the past few years and that metals have increased in value through the years. It is also hard to identify and catch the thieves in action. If you have any information regarding the thefts please contact the Tribal Police Department at 785.966.3024 and don’t forget the Sobriety check point scheduled for this coming Saturday night on U.S. Highway 75 which is also designed to keep citizens safe.May 25, 2012 – We-Ta-Se staff w bronze plaques 1.jpg Frank Shopteese, left, Roy Hale, center, and Jim Potts sorting through the bronze flag markers that they placed on each veterans graves last spring at each of the 17 cemeteries on the reservation. Recently, eight of the markers were vandalized in Shipshee cemetery. It won’t dampen the spirits of the We-Ta-Se veterans, however, as they will conduct a 21 gun salute and play taps at each of the cemeteries beginning at the Potts home at 8 a.m. May 27. MAYETTA: Last Tuesday when Frank Shopteese and Jim Potts were making preparations for the veteran’s Memorial Day ceremony coming up this Sunday on the reservation, they noticed that eight of the bronze flag markers that they placed to signify veterans graves had been vandalized at Shipshee cemetery. Thieves had stolen the brass posts from the markers but left the bronze plates on the ground. Mike Boswell, chief of police for the Tribal Police Department said that they are investigating the situation. It appears that the individuals may be looking for items that contain metals that can be sold for scrap like copper coils in air conditioners and the bronze flag markers, as examples. Late last summer some churches and unoccupied buildings were hit by vandals who tore up air conditioning units and other items that can be easily sold to turn a buck or two. The crimes are occurring with frequency and appear to be heightened in rural areas although urban areas are seeing a big increase too. Reasons for the thefts are the downturn in the economy in the past few years and that metals have increased in value through the years. It is also hard to identify and catch the thieves in action. If you have any information regarding the thefts please contact the Tribal Police Department at 785.966.3024 and don’t forget the Sobriety check point scheduled for this coming Saturday night on U.S. Highway 75 which is also designed to keep citizens safe.May 25, 2012 – We-Ta-Se staff w bronze plaques 1.jpg Frank Shopteese, left, Roy Hale, center, and Jim Potts sorting through the bronze flag markers that they placed on each veterans graves last spring at each of the 17 cemeteries on the reservation. Recently, eight of the markers were vandalized in Shipshee cemetery. It won’t dampen the spirits of the We-Ta-Se veterans, however, as they will conduct a 21 gun salute and play taps at each of the cemeteries beginning at the Potts home at 8 a.m. May 27. MAYETTA: Last Tuesday when Frank Shopteese and Jim Potts were making preparations for the veteran’s Memorial Day ceremony coming up this Sunday on the reservation, they noticed that eight of the bronze flag markers that they placed to signify veterans graves had been vandalized at Shipshee cemetery. Thieves had stolen the brass posts from the markers but left the bronze plates on the ground. Mike Boswell, chief of police for the Tribal Police Department said that they are investigating the situation. It appears that the individuals may be looking for items that contain metals that can be sold for scrap like copper coils in air conditioners and the bronze flag markers, as examples. Late last summer some churches and unoccupied buildings were hit by vandals who tore up air conditioning units and other items that can be easily sold to turn a buck or two. The crimes are occurring with frequency and appear to be heightened in rural areas although urban areas are seeing a big increase too. Reasons for the thefts are the downturn in the economy in the past few years and that metals have increased in value through the years. It is also hard to identify and catch the thieves in action. If you have any information regarding the thefts please contact the Tribal Police Department at 785.966.3024 and don’t forget the Sobriety check point scheduled for this coming Saturday night on U.S. Highway 75 which is also designed to keep citizens safe.

May 25, 2012 –   Frank Shopteese, left, Roy Hale, center, and Jim Potts sorting through the bronze flag markers that they placed on each veterans graves last spring at each of the 17 cemeteries on the reservation.  Recently, eight … Continue reading

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Photos of Firekeeper Youth Golf Clinic with Notah

May 22, 2012 – Notah Begay, four-time PGA golf winner, taught a golf clinic last night at Firekeeper.  Begay is Native American and is committed to teaching youth how to be healthy through exercise and the game of golf.  He … Continue reading

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Being Safe Memorial Weekend: Sobriety Check Point Scheduled

May 22, 2012 – MAYETTA:  Law enforcement from the northeast Kansas region will be conducting a sobriety check point on U.S. Highway 75 in Jackson County Saturday, May 26. Personnel from the Tribal Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Holton … Continue reading

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Begay and Golfers Get Ready For Golfweek National Pro Tour

May 21, 2012 – The Golfweek National Pro Tour is being held this week at Firekeeper Golf Course where 156 golfers are competing for a $150,000 purse. Four-time PGA winner Notah Begay (fifth from left) played a practice round this morning and … Continue reading

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NCAI Praises House Passage of Bill to Amend Indian Long-Term Leasing Act of 1955

May 17, 2012 – NCAI Praises House Passage of HEARTH Act, Urges Swift Senate Action HEARTH Act Passes House of Representatives 400 to 0   Washington, DC (May 16) – In good news for Indian tribes, last night the House of … Continue reading

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NCAI Praises House Passage of Bill to Amend Indian Long-Term Leasing Act of 1955

May 17, 2012 – NCAI Praises House Passage of HEARTH Act, Urges Swift Senate Action HEARTH Act Passes House of Representatives 400 to 0   Washington, DC (May 16) – In good news for Indian tribes, last night the House of … Continue reading

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Early Childhood Education Center Pow-wow Held

May 17, 2012 – It was a beautiful day for the End-of-the-Year Early Childhood Education Center pow-wow held today at Prairie Peoples Park.  We-Ta-Se Color Guard opened the pow-wow while participants watched. Tribal Council member Junior Wahweotten gave the welcome … Continue reading

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Notah Begay at Firekeeper Golf Course Next Week

May 16, 2012 –   PGA pro golfer Notah Begay photographed in 2010 giving a youth golf clinic to PBPN children during the soft opening of Firekeeper Golf Course, which is his signature 18-hole award-winning course.  Begay will return to Firekeeper on … Continue reading

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