Week of July 11, 2024

  • Broadus Class of '84 Holds 40 Year Reunion

    Submitted by Julie (Mobley) Bilbrey Originally there were 40 members of the graduating class of 1984. Over the ensuing years, three have passed away. 24 of the remaining 37 classmates/friends gathered in Broadus for their 40-year class reunion over the long 4th of July holiday. One local classmate was unable to attend due to illness. Classmates traveling the furthest came from Texas and Arizona. "The family we didn't know we had" had a wonderful time at their 40-year class reunion activities...

  • Broadus 4th Of July Celebrates Community

    "United We Stand" was the 2024 theme for the 4th of July celebrations in Broadus. The theme was fitting, as a large crowd of community members gathered for the events on the 4th and throughout the weekend. The grand marshals for the parade on the 4th were Dave & Pat (posthumously) and Tyler & Kelli Gardner, representing the Broadus Cancer Fund. The Grand Marshals were driven by Chantz Lambert in a 1972 Chevelle convertible, greeting the crowd as the car traversed the route. Winning first place...

  • Freedom Run Results

    By Jackie Beardsley A chilly July morning kept the 4th of July Freedom Run racers moving to stay warm as they competed last Thursday. Overall, 74 people walked or biked the 1-mile, 3-mile or 5 -mile races. Biking was a new option for participants up for some physical activity to celebrate the 4th of July. Pete Wenzel and Kambry Yonkee topped the 5-mile bike race, with Jenifer Bird and Tyler Caldwell topping the foot race. Scarlett Talcott was the number one biker and Luke Brewer and Brooklyn...

  • Art Contest Results

    By Jan Stevens Here are the results of the 2024 Art & Soul Patriotic Art Contest for local children ages 4-10. All participants received a ribbon and a cash award. The Art Contest submissions can be picked up at Henry A. Malley Memorial Library during regular business hours. Art & Soul would like to congratulate all the participants in our annual 4th of July Patriotic Art Contest. Please keep an eye out for other Art & Soul happenings throughout the year. Ages 4-6 1st Whitlee Pluhar - age 5 Honorable Mention Laramie Pluhar - age 6 Harper...

  • Court Report

    Powder River Co. Sheriff’s Office Jason LeBlond, Rockport, ME, speeding in restricted zone (79/65) $65. Ahmed Al Rubaye, Glendale, AZ, speeding in restricted zone (80/65) $65. Jan Mudder, Menro, SD, speeding in restricted zone (79/65) $65. Robert Guice, Centre, AL, speeding in restricted zone (80/65) $65. Liam Regan, Mattawan, MI, speeding in restricted zone (79/65) $65. Benjamin Smith, Sioux Falls, SD, speeding in restricted zone (75/65) $55. Benjamin Ord Lawrence, Las Vegas, NV, speeding in restricted zone (48/30) $85. Vasyl Topov,...

  • Snowy River carbon capture and storage project meeting held June 25th in Ekalaka

    Courtesy of The Ekalaka Eagle Another meeting about the proposal to permanently store carbon dioxide in underground rock formations on public land in Carter County took place at 3 p.m. on June 25th in Ekalaka. The meeting was hosted by Carter County residents, Northern Plains Resource Council members and staff with Bureau of Land Management (BLM) staff in attendance. The Denbury Carbon Solutions, LLC Snowy River CO2 Sequestration Project project would store carbon dioxide in more than 100,000 acres of subsurface pore space. The proposed area...

  • Countdown To The Powder River County Fair

    By Jackie Beardsley The Powder River County Fair is coming right up; July 25th-27th. The theme is “4-H: Making Our Best Better”; we hope to see the best of Powder River County Fair entries in both open class and the 4-H contests. Contact the Extension Office by July 22nd to enter a booth in the competition for the best decorated theme booth. Youth and adult categories sponsored by the Fairboard. Tuesday, July 23rd kicks off the fair with 4-H Interview Judging for indoor exhibits. The 4-H teens and Fairboard will be working to set the barn...

  • Museum Happenings

    By Deanna Twedt Business is back in full swing at the Powder River Historical Museum! The month of June was quite productive for the volunteers and board members who have put in time and effort into the museum. Without them we wouldn’t have had our doors open to visitors nor been able to conduct projects within the last few weeks. We are happy to announce that we have sixteen volunteers helping out this summer! Various actions took place throughout June. For starters, Kate Ruland designed logos that Powder River Petals then put on t-shirts,...

  • Voices from the Past

    July 11, 1924 1,000 People Attend Otter Celebration The Fourth of July celebration held at Lem Barker’s store on Otter Creek was attended by a crowd of people estimated at 1,000 in number, most of them driving in automobiles that crowded the parking reservation to its capacity. The number of people was double that of the celebration last year, with Broadus, Ashland, Otter, Sayle, Quietus, Birney, Decker, Sheridan and other places sending large delegations. While the ranchers of Otter Creek put the celebrations on, the arrangement was left...

  • Lyman Amsden

    **Milton Lyman Amsden: A Legacy of Service to Country, Community, and Family** Milton Lyman Amsden of Broadus succumbed to Alzheimers on June 28, 2024 at the age of 98, surrounded by his wife and children. His life was a testament to a legacy of service, encompassing dedication to his country, commitment to his community and love for his family. His path was shaped by the values instilled by his grandparents Mary (Herron) and Henry L. Rayner, who served the Kingsley, MT community north of...

  • Yellow Tag Paddlefish Season Ends Short Of Harvest Target

    MILES CITY – The 2024 paddlefish season for the yellow tag area of the Yellowstone and lower Missouri rivers ended June 30, short of the harvest cap of 1,000 fish. The overall harvest estimate was 782 paddlefish, and female paddlefish represented 43 percent of the total harvest. Harvest estimates for the past two seasons were 776 in 2023 and 769 fish in 2022, continuing the trend toward a more dispersed fishery since open river passage began with the new Intake Bypass Channel near Glendive. It was also an average year for tag sales, with a...

  • Aye Earns Associates, LPN

    Lea Aye, PRCDHS Class of '22, and daughter of Lester and Dawn Aye of Broadus, graduated with honors from Dickinson State University with her Associates in Nursing this spring, also testing for and gaining her Licensed Practical Nursing certificate. Aye is working at Powder River Manor over the summer, planning to return to DSU in the fall to continue work towards her Bachelors, with a goal of becoming a Registered...

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