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Influenza hits local area hard

By Darlynn Williams, Public Health Nurse As of 1/21/2020, Montana has over 1600 cases of influenza, with 10 cases confirmed in Powder River County. Ages range from 2 years old to 90 years old locally; one case has been hospitalized. It is likely...

 

Speech and Drama Season is Gearing Down-

By Coach Caroline Johnson Speech and Drama is moving quickly to the end of their season. They have competed so well this season. Here is a look back at our last few meets. On January 4 we traveled to...

 

How an Otter Creek Homesteader's Big Mouth Shook the State and the Nation

A column on local history, researched and written by Shane Dunning. Shane may be reached at [email protected] To say being German in Montana in 1917 was complicated would be an...

 

Walk for your charity

By Julie Riley, PR Extension Office Take steps to raise money for your favorite charity and improve your physical and mental health! Steps for Charity is a 2-month event designed to motivate people to walk during the wintry months of February and...

 

Babb wins ParaEducator of the Year Award

By Dena Senner Congratulations Kelly Babb of Broadus Schools! I am pleased to announce Kelly Babb as the recipient of the Teri Fisk ParaEducator of the Year for CSPD (Comprehenive System of Personnel...

 

Jess Lockwood rides to first win of 2020 PBR season

Reigning PBR World Champion Bull Rider and local native Jess Lockwood went 3 for 3 on rides in Manchester, New Hampshire over the weekend, to score his first win of the 2020 season. Jess scored 86.5, 90.5, and 92.25 on bullrides, with the win...

 

Hawk Wrestlers compete at Forsyth

A planned tournament in Forsyth last weekend didn’t work out as well as Broadus Head Wrestling Coach Frankie Schoonover had originally planned – the long-standing tournament suffered from low attendance so event organizers decided to only hold a...

 

Basketball teams move up in conference standings

Both Broadus varsity basketball teams enjoyed success over the weekend, with three of the four games won by the PRCDHS teams. On Friday, boys and girls teams traveled to Wibaux, while on Saturday Broa...

 

4-H News

On January 14, 2020 the Mizpah Masters 4-H club held their 4th meeting. The meeting was hosted by Justin Aye and all members were present. Maddie Kramme reported on her participation in Mini Congress, held on December 30th. Jeff Cahoon, Justin Aye,...

 

DPHHS responds to new federal law that raises the minimum age of sale of tobacco products

State health officials said today that tobacco product retailers in Montana should comply with a new federal law and discontinue tobacco product sales to those under the age of 21. Federal compliance checks will continue to occur under the new...

 

USDA Reminds Historically Underserved Producers of Advance Payment Option

BOZEMAN, Mont., January 15, 2020 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) reminds historically underserved producers, who are participating in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), of the advance payment option. This...

 

PR Conservation District Scholarships available

By Liz Riter The Powder River Conservation district is once again sponsoring college scholarships for worthy recipients. The scholarship deadline is February 4, 2020 and recipients will be notified of their awards by February 14, 2020. Criteria for...

 

Locals make MSU Honor Rolls

Bozeman - A total of 4,904 undergraduates have been named to the university's two honor rolls for the 2019 fall semester. Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours to be on either the President's List (4.0 GPA) or Dean's List (3.5 GPA or...

 

Tony Denson

Anthony Dale Denson, or Tony, as he was known by friends and family, was the oldest of three boys and two girls born to Robert and Margaret Denson on January 16, 1958. Tony grew up in a farming...

 

Wade Edwards

Wade Rayner Edwards, the third child of Dale and Dorothy Edwards, was born November 1, 1944 in Broadus, MT. He passed away January 12, 2020 at Tendernest's Yellowstone Manor of Lewy Body Dementia....

 

Roy Rost

Roy Rost, age 81, of Sonnette, passed away on January 13, 2020. Services are pending, and an obituary will be printed when available....

 

Library Notes

January 23, 2020 On display at the Henry A. Malley Memorial Library is Pat Phillippi’s “Winter” collection of quilted and other handcrafted items. Randy Sullivan’s oyster plate collection is in the glass case. Recent memorial books:...

 

Court Report

Powder River Co. Sheriff’s Office Shannon Driscoll, Missoula, MT, speeding in restricted zone (75/65) $55. David Tanner, Ocala, FL, speeding in restricted zone (80/65) $65. James Way, Santa, ID, speeding in restricted zone (75/65) $55. Christian...

 

Commissioners Proceedings

December 16, 2019 Commissioners met for their weekly meeting with Donna Giacometto, Lee Randall, and Rod Schaffer present. Meeting was called to order. No public comment was received at this time. Consent agenda – Rod moved, Donna seconded this...

 

Spring Creek, Mizpah News

The Spring Creek students presented a puppet show and dinner for their Christmas Program. They were honored to have 12 guests join them. Powderville Community Hall had their annual Christmas Dinner. It was well attended, and the Powderville Kids reen...

 

FWP looks to improve customer service with two changes to 2020 licenses

Courtesy MT FWP Hunters and anglers can expect a few changes this year when they buy their 2020 licenses starting March 1. The most visible change Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks customers will see is a change to license paper. Starting this year,...

 

Army Recruiting discredits military draft texts

By USAREC Public Affairs FORT KNOX, Ky., Jan. 7, 2020 - A number of fraudulent text messages informing individuals they have been selected for a military draft have circulated throughout the country recently. U.S. Army Recruiting Command has...

 

Know the difference between swift foxes, coyotes and red foxes

Courtesy MT FWP Do you know the difference between a coyote, a red fox and a swift fox? If you are hunting predators in Southeastern Montana, you need to know, because the swift fox is a species of...

 

MT LIVESTOCK OWNERS MUST REPORT TO DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

Helena – The Montana Department of Revenue is reminding all livestock owners that they need to report their livestock to the department by March 1, 2020. The numbers of livestock owned as of February 1 can be reported online at...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Some other points to consider when listening to those promoting a socialist agenda for America. Since taxing away fully half of all income made by those making $197,651 or more, as has been suggested, would net the U.S. government...

 

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