Week of June 13, 2024

  • Little Levi headlines a weekend of rodeo events

    The Broadus Little Levi Rodeo takes place this weekend, headlining a host of rodeo related events. Action begins with Team Roping fundraiser on Saturday, June 15th. Enter at 9 AM, rope at 10. The Rodeo Royalty Pageant will follow team roping, starting at approximately 5 pm in the grandstands. There will be a Tri Tip BBQ Fundraiser following the pageant, everyone is welcome. Rodeo day will kick off on Sunday, June 16th with a contestant meeting at 8:30, including a church service with Pastor Tom Herzog. Rodeo Royalty coronation is at 9, with...

  • Court Report

    Sheriff’s Dept. Joseph Mockus, Frenchtown, MT., reckless driving, deferred prosecution agreement Joseph Donarski, Spearfish, SD., speeding in a restricted zone, (85/65), $85. Pavel Tsykunou,Winnetka, CA., speeding in a restricted zone, (43/30), $65. Leigh Thomas, Knox, IN., speeding in a restricted zone, (80/65), $65. Olivia Cull, Ludlow, VT., speeding in a restricted zone, (85/65), $85. Jenna Gamache, Mattapoisett, MA., (40/25), $65. Carlos Reyes Merida, Wenatchee, WA., speeding in a restricted zone, (85/65), $75. Carlos Reyes Merida,...

  • Quilt Show To Take Place July 4th

    By Pat Ridenour Stitch and Chatter Quilt Club will once again sponsor a quilt show on Thursday, July 4th, at Faith Bible Church, from 11 AM to 3 PM, and beginning right after the parade. We invite all to bring your quilted articles to show that have not been previously shown at our quilt show. We will beging hanging and laying out the items at 3:30 to 5pm on Wednesday, July 3rd. You may bring them at that time for best display. There is no charge for entering your items or viewing at the show. No refreshments will be allowed. A door prize...

  • Powder River County Fairbook Dedicated To Randy And Katie Ward

    By PR Extension Office "Humble, capable, kind, and hard working are just a few adjectives to describe the beloved couple the 2024 Fairbook is dedicated to: Randy and Katie Ward," explained MSU Extension Powder River County Extension Agents Mary Rumph and Julie Riley. When Julie and Mary stopped at the Powder River Vet Clinic to notify Randy and Katie they had been selected by the Fair Board, their reaction was mixed. "We are truly honored," said Katie, "however, we really prefer working...

  • Montana Department of Transportation Announces Road Work on US Highway 212

    Lame Deer, Mont. – The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is announcing that summer road work on a 12-mile portion of US Highway 212 (US 212) east of Lame Deer is scheduled to commence in June. The project begins just east of the junction with Montana Highway 39 (MT 39) at the roundabout in Lame Deer and extends east. The contractor selected for work on this project is Prince, Inc. The Lame Deer – East project will include new surfacing, seal and cover (chip seal) operations, centerline and shoulder rumble strips, and upgraded...

  • Primary Election Turnout Was Low Statewide

    The full set of results from the June 4th primary are now out. Voter turnout statewide was just over 41%, and 60% in Powder River County. Statewide, absentee voters returned 60.26% of ballots, with 67.43% of PR County absentee voters returning ballots. In the presidential race, Donald Trump received 574 votes in Powder River County, while Joe Biden received 55. Statewide, Donald Trump received 163,531 votes, and “no preference” 16,381 on the Republican ballots. Joe Biden received 93,756, with 9,142 casting “no preference” votes. In...

  • Run, Walk or Bike the Freedom Run Set For July 4th

    By PR Extension Office Bring friends and walk, run or even bike the 4th of July Freedom Run. Both the 5-mile and the 3-mile runs include a bicycling option. The 5-mile begins at 7:00 a.m.; the 3-mile begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 1-mile run, walk or stroll begins at 8:00 a.m. All races start on the west side of Cottonwood Park in Broadus. Registration for the 5-mile and the 3-mile run is $30 (includes a T-shirt) in advance but increases to $35 the day of the run. Prizes will be given to the first-place finishers for the running and biking...

  • Library Notes

    by Henry A. Malley Memorial Library Librarian Barb Mitchell Welcome to summer!! Kathy and I are taking a break from StoryTime, but we have a local young lady who would love to read to your children and instill the love of reading into their lives on Tuesday afternoons at 2 PM, when there is a break at the pool. Bring your kids and join Colleena McEuen on Tuesday afternoons. We have lots of new books for your reading pleasure, for all ages. For our beginner readers we have some new Step into Reading- “Tyrannosaurus Rex” by Scott Emmons,...

  • History Funding Meeting Coming Up

    On Wednesday, June 19th, a community preservation meeting will be held at the Historical Museum in Broadus. The event features Charlene Porsild from the Foundation for Montana History, who will details the steps needed to secure funding to help preserve the history of Powder River County. The event begins with a discussion of local history needs at 10-11 am, followed by the steps necessary to submitting a grant with the foundation. At noon, a free lunch will take place. Those interested in preserving the unique history of Powder River County...

  • Voices from the Past

    June 13, 1924 Barn at N Barn Ranch Burns; Fire of Incendiary Origin Fire of incendiary origin destroyed the barn at the N Barn ranch between 4:30 and 5 o’clock last Friday afternoon. The loss of the barn and its contents inflicted a loss between $3,000 and $4,000 on the owner, J. Link Wilson. That barn was a frame structure that would hold thirty-two head of horses through it was not occupied by them at the time of the fire. A considerable quantity of hay and corn were stored in the barn and lost in the fire. Blacksmith tools and harnesses... Full story

  • Mary Ann McCullough

    Mary Ann McCullough passed away peacefully on June 6, 2024 at the Powder River Manor in Broadus, Montana, where she had resided for the last seven months. Thank you to the team at Powder River Manor for the support and care you provided. Mary Ann McCullough was born June 29, 1935 in Van Buren, Arkansas to Harlan Irion and Helen Yerby. Though Mary Ann was not born in Montana, she was Montana through and through. They moved to the Mizpah in the winter of 1938. Many mornings the water pail was...

  • Ducks Unlimited Trap Shoot Held

    In the accompanying photo, Justin Cabot dusts a clay pigeon at a trap shoot held by the local chapter of Ducks Unlimited on Sunday. With around 20 shooters in attendance, Evan Smith won top male shooter, Alyssa Riley won top lady shooter, and Addison Randall top youth shooter. Jeff Noble cooked hot dogs and brats on his bbq grille; Dave Vineyard's trap thrower was used for the event, and Broadus IGA donated brats for the lunch. (Photo courtesy Jeff...

  • Bear Incidents On The Rise

    So far this spring, two separate incidents have resulted in the killing of black bears by local authorities. The first incident occurred on 15 Mile Creek in Western PR County, when a bear was shot by FWP wardens after it killed a 4-H pig. The second incident occurred over Memorial Day, when a bear was found at Craft's, just west of Broadus near the golf course. The young male bear, shown in the accompanying photo, reportedly was seen around the house, then left and came back. It was then shot...

  • Why Aren't My Trees And Shrubs Leafing Out?

    Submitted By PR Extension Office We have had another tough winter for our trees and shrubs in Montana, followed by a tough spring. We had warm temperatures well into October, followed by a sudden cold snap and snow, leading into a very dry winter with limited precipitation, and a very cold January with temperatures reaching -35 to -40 F (without wind chill) caused significant stress to trees and shrubs. Spring temperatures were also mild, followed by a cold snap in May, which could further stress out trees and shrubs that have already...

  • 4th Quarter Honor Roll

    The following Broadus students received GPAs of 3.5 or above for the 4th quarter 23-24 school year. 7th Grade Karlee Emmons Reece Emmons Mesa Fleming Lily Hagen Addison Harper Maggie Oylear 8th Grade Lucas Capp Brooke Escott Brock Gali Emelyn Harper Whitney Hartman Maddie Kramme Christen Oylear Addison Randall Rachel Rosencranz Danica Schroeder Jordyn Schroeder Freshman Justin Aye Kassie Hagedorn Eli Jurica Ava Landa Sophomores Kensi Emmons Gracie Gali Reuben Kinzer Liv Landa Maggie Mader Darren VerWolf Juniors Rebecca Aye Talyn Conley Archer...

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