Articles from the March 24, 2022 edition


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  • Broadus BPA Competes At State

    Mar 24, 2022

    By: Libby Nisley, Advisor Our Broadus BPA chapter was a strong force in the state competition March 13th-15th. There were around 1,200 competitors from over 100 chapters at the conference. We had 10 students qualify for the National competition to be held in Dallas, TX on May 4th-8th, which is a difficult task indeed. Many of our students had a tough turnaround from State Basketball participation right onto the bus early the next morning to compete in BPA. These students are truly well-rounded...

  • Wreck Claims Lives of Two Local Teens

    Mar 24, 2022

    Just after 8 AM on Thursday, March 17th, Broadus emergency services personnel responded to a call for a vehicle wreck on the highway near Broadus Vet Clinic, on the outskirts of Crane Acres heading west. The vehicle wreck involved a 1984 Chevy Camaro traveling eastbound when the driver attempted to pass a semi. The car was struck head-on by a westbound semi, per MHP reports. The westbound semi then made its way into the ditch and up the south bank of the borrow ditch, where it came to a stop. The driver of the Camaro, a 15 year old from Broadus...

  • Federal Program Provides Free Toenail Trimming

    Mar 24, 2022

    Federal Program (ARPA) provides free toenail services in Powder River County By Senior Center Director Rita Harden Who is eligible to receive toenail services? Anyone who is sixty (60) years of age or older and a Powder River County resident. What does the service provide? Trish Bilbrey will trim toenails at Bella Si Salon. Additional foot care services available upon request. But you will be required to pay for any additional services on your own. Who do I contact? First contact Rita at the Senior Center @ 406-436-2635 to answer a couple...

  • Prom Royalty

    Mar 24, 2022

    "Casino Night" was the theme of the Broadus Prom, held last Friday night. The prom royalty are featured below, including Prom Queen Lea Aye and Prom King Josiah Middle Rider at center along with Crown Bearers Ali Rumph and Carson Williams. Flanking the King and Queen are Princess Mercy Brost and Prince Ezra Gotfredson, along with Queen Candidates Shannon Knapp, Abbie Heacock, and Savannah Weaver, and King Candidates Kaydin Trent and Seth McDowell. (Photo courtesy Jim Collins)...

  • AAU Wrestlers Compete At Home Meet And State Tourney

    Mar 24, 2022

    Earlier this month the Broadus AAU Mixer was held at the high school gym, with 31 Broadus wrestlers in attendance, competing against teams from Miles City and Colstrip. Broadus Coach Frankie Schoonover told us that Broadus kids wrestled in a total of 94 matches, and Miles City took the team trophy. Coaches handed out "Outstanding Wrestler" awards, which were won by Cooper Gardner, Myla Gatlin, and Trace Emmons. Competitors for Broadus included: Monte Goggin, Brody and Blaize Reil, Cody Draine,...

  • Steps for Charity – Just 2 more weeks!

    Mar 24, 2022

    Competition is fierce between the top Steps for Charity teams and just two weeks are remaining to get in those extra steps! The Labradors, the Powder River Pals, the Super Troopers and Otter Trotters all appear to be in the running for the top three spots. Dancing at two proms is how Lea Aye, Happy Feet Two member, got her extra steps last week. Karen Amende, Hit the Trails member, explained that she started doing yard work and making a real effort to walk more. “I see Margaret Scoles, Team IOIA, out walking and I ask my wife, why she i...

  • Letters To The Editor

    Mar 24, 2022

    Billy: Thanks so much for astutely capturing for all posterity the momentous picture of Broadus’ endearing tradition of the Broadus Hawk warriors being escorted by the city garbage truck onto the next victory! Sometimes Cass leads; sometimes Cass follows. Either way, it’s perhaps an event worthy of the Guinness Book of Records? I can’t imagine another town in the state, the nation, perhaps the whole Universe with such an endearing tradition. Thanks for the laughs! Go Broadus! Go Hawks! Go Cass! Dee Mobley...

  • PR Health To Upgrade Phone Systems

    Mar 24, 2022

    By PR Health Medical Administrator Sean Hill Powder River Health including the Manor, Medical Clinic, Public Health and Physical Therapy will be upgrading phone systems on March 28, 2022. The new system will feature the ability to transfer calls to anyone within the system, saving long distance charges for callers. While we do not expect any interruption of services, please be patient as we transition into the new service....

  • Bob Kramlich

    Mar 24, 2022

    Robert "Bob" Kramlich, 86, of Paynesville, MN passed away on March 12, 2022, at MorningStar Senior Living at Ridgegate in Lone Tree, CO, where he and Della had been residents since September 2020. Bob was born on the family homestead in rural Power River County near Broadus, Montana, on May 17, 1935, the ninth child of Fred and Freda Kramlich. The Kramlich family moved into Broadus when Bob started school and he graduated from Powder River High School in 1953. During high school Bob worked on...

  • Joseph Toohey

    Mar 24, 2022

    On March 14, 2022, Joseph Lewellyn Toohey (88) journeyed from this world to the Promised Land, joining family and friends who had been waiting. He battled cancer for a little over a year. The last couple months before his death, he resided at Holy Rosary Residential Living in Miles City, MT. Joe was born to Matthew & Lyda Rose (Wheeler) Toohey on March 13, 1934 in Lame Deer, MT while the family lived on the Green Leaf, currently owned by the Wally McRae family. During his youth, he cowboyed for...

  • Caty Emmons

    Mar 24, 2022

    Catherine Grace “Caty” Emmons, age 13, of Broadus passed away on Friday, March 18, 2022 in Salt Lake City as a result of an automobile accident. Caty Grace was born on a spring day, April 25, 2008, half a world away in Morag, Poland. She left us on a spring day, March 18, 2022, in Salt Lake City after a valiant fight. In Poland, she joined her big sister (by three minutes!) as children not of our bodies, but of our hearts. Caty loved life, and when we finally met her, we knew she would cha...

  • Cale Emmons

    Mar 24, 2022

    Jeremy Cale Emmons, age 15, of Broadus passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at Broadus as a result of an automobile accident. Cale made his entrance into this world on July 3, 2006 in Miles City, MT. Fireworks from the moment he was born had him trying valiantly to convince everyone that the 4th of July was HIS holiday! Dutifully, he always got to light off a fair share early and loved every moment of it. Cale was the best big brother and made sure his sisters got everything they needed. He...

  • Students Test Their Orthography Skills At County Spelling Bee

    Mar 24, 2022

    With the proper spelling of "intoxicating" in the 9th round of the finals, Justin Aye, Broadus 7th grader took home top honors at the County Spelling Bee last Thursday. Addison Draine, 8th grader, went round for round with Aye in the finals until being marked incorrect for spelling "hurtle" as "hurdle", which was spelled correctly but apparently not the word the judges were seeking. When asked to use the word in a sentence, the sentence used dealt with a footrace, hurtling down the track in the...

  • Voices From The Past

    Mar 24, 2022

    March 24, 1922 County High School Would Not Operate Until July, 1923 The proposition of a county high school will be submitted to the voters of Powder River County at the primary election next August. This date was fixed in order to save the expense of a special election but the lateness will prevent a county high school from operating next fall should the proposition receive a majority of the votes so that the county high school would not be effective until a year from next July. Petitions for a county high school with data pertaining thereto...

  • Parenting Class @ Faith Bible

    Mar 24, 2022

    By Tom Herzog Being a parent is one of the greatest blessings, but it can also be a struggle at times. Scripture reminds us of that blessing and at the same time is filled with guidance as to how to be a great parent. With this in mind, Faith Bible Church will be offering a parenting class series for the next eight Sundays. It will be held at 1-2:30 pm each Sunday, beginning March 27th. This is for all interested parents. There is a video portion that we will watch and a workbook that we will provide. We look forward to having parents connect...

  • Science Fair

    Mar 24, 2022

    Two students from the South Stacey School, Second Grader Emma Mills (above left), and First Grader Thane Kolka (above right) competed in the MSU-Billings Science Expo last week. Kolka won first in his division with his "Better by Design" project featuring a LEGO bridge, and Mills won an honorable mention for her project measuring the surface temperature of different colors of cattle. Both students received cash prizes for their efforts, amongst a field of 244 projects from 24 counties. The b...

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