Articles from the May 11, 2023 edition


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  • School Stays With Modified 4-Day Week

    May 11, 2023

    The Broadus School Board Trustees met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, May 8th. The results of the school calendar survey were discussed. 209 responses were returned to the school regarding the survey, which asked several questions regarding the modified 4 day school week for the 23-24 school year adopted by the board at the March meeting. 75.1% of those surveyed were in favor of the modified 4 day calendar, with 24.9% not in favor. 105 survey responses were from parents of Broadus School students, 25 were from school employees, 96...

  • Local Schools Present Unwax Museums

    May 11, 2023

    The Broadus 5th grade class performed their "Unwax Museum" last week, while students of Biddle Elementary had their own event the week prior. The events consist of students researching and learning about a person from history, then "becoming" that person for the event, where they also had boards set up with facts about their famous person, and a costume to play the part. Attendees of the event drop a coin into a jar in front of a student's booth, and the student "comes alive" as their...

  • County Burn Notification Service Up And Running

    May 11, 2023

    By Broadus VFD The Broadus Volunteer Fire Department would like everyone to know we have started a county burn notification service. It can be accessed at https://app.egovmt.com/ burnpermit/. This is a free program that will make it easier for the Fire Department and Sheriff’s Department to know where and when a controlled burn is happening. Every year we spend many wasted volunteer hours and county resources going out and looking for fires that turn out to be non-reported controlled burns. This is a simple program to use and costs nothing f...

  • Broadus Music Students Perform At State Music Festival

    May 11, 2023

    By Lisa Lynch The Broadus Hawk Music Students soared to excellence at State Music Festival in Billings this past weekend. The came home with 16 superior ratings and 4 excellent ratings after performing in front of a number of adjudicators both on Friday and Saturday. State Music Festival is the culmination of a year of hard work by high school music students. Students must earn a superior rating at District Music Festival to perform at the State competition. This year there were students from...

  • Veteran's Service Officer Will Be In Broadus

    May 11, 2023

    Earl Edmonds, Montana State Veteran’s Service Officer for our area, will be at the VFW in Broadus on May 31st, from 1000-1400 hours. A VSO has the ability to help veterans with a variety of benefits with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs – everything from VA backed home loans, to disability claims, to education benefits such as the GI Bill and Post-9/11 GI Bill. Lesser known programs such as life insurance and support for Veteran owned small businesses are also available for Veterans in our community. All Veterans are welcome to atten...

  • Girls Golf Takes First At Divisional Tournament

    May 11, 2023

    On Tuesday, the Top 4 Hawk Golfers in boys and girls traveled to the Eastern C Divisional Golf Tournament in Laurel. A playoff between the Broadus competitors last week determined the teams for the tournament. For the boys, the team was composed of Juniors Cooper Zimmer and Grayson Arithson, along with Sophomores Jayce Schroeder and Jeff Cahoon. Cooper Zimmer placed 4th individually, shooting a 93. The boys team placed 4th, and move on to State. The girls team consisted of Senior Lauryn...

  • Court Report

    May 11, 2023

    Powder River Co. Sheriff’s Office Hayley Rettig, Des Moines, IA, speeding in restricted zone (80/65) $65. Kenneth Morkert, Rapid City, SD, speeding in restricted zone (80/65) $65. Alexandria Paradowski, Vancouver, BC, speeding in restricted zone (80/65) $65. Kevin Aipperspach, Box Elder, SD, speeding in restricted zone (80/65) $65. James Hendrickson, Sheridan, WY, speeding in restricted zone (80/65) $65. Aaron Collins, Selah, WA, speeding in restricted zone (85/65) $85. MHP Rachel Meihack, Fond Du Luc, WI, speeding in restricted zone (75/65) $5...

  • Southeast Electric Announces Scholarship Recipients

    May 11, 2023

    Billy Etbauer’s arena record ride at the 2003 NFR; Rosa Park’s bus boycott; the building of the Egyptian Pyramids in 2550 BC are just a few of the many topics that students found to write about for the Southeast Electric Essay Scholarships, making the decision very difficult for the scholarship committee. The question asked was, “If you could witness one historical moment firsthand, what would it be and why?” Civil and Political Rights for Women, the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals, and the electri...

  • Commissioner Proceedings

    May 11, 2023

    Thursday, April 13, 2023 Commissioner Chair Lee Randall called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. in the Commissioner’s office, Powder River County Courthouse. Commissioners Lori Fortner and John Olson were present. Commissioners reviewed and approved the consent agenda. The minutes of the March 6, 2023 commissioner proceedings were read, approved, and ordered published. The board met via Zoom with Aaron Eckland and Josh Taylor to review progress with the FLAP grant. Teel Mullanix joined the meeting. A meeting is planned for June 12, 2023 to r...

  • Crested Wheatgrass Suffers From Black Grass Bugs

    May 11, 2023

    By PR Extension Office The crested wheatgrass has responded to the moisture and warmer temperatures, exploding in growth. Unfortunately, the black grass bug population has also exploded and is sucking the grass dry, according to Mary Rumph, Powder River Extension Agent. Most notable is the “anemic” look to the grass in the roadside ditches, an area where it should be a healthy green color. The black grass bug literally “sucks the juices” out of the leaves, leaving a whitened, tough and stringy leaf. The black grass bug (labops hesperius...

  • Arbor Day To Be Celebrated With Tree Planting

    May 11, 2023

    By Margaret Scoles The Broadus Tree Board will celebrate Arbor Day with Mrs. Swenson’s the first grade class on May 15. The Broadus first grade class has sponsored a celebration at the elementary school for many years. Students will help plant one or more trees. This year, an apple tree will be planted at Powder River Manor. Funds to support the celebration will come from an Arbor Day grant from the DNRC. Broadus is eligible for the grant because it is a Tree City USA. Mayor Chad Gatlin declared Arbor Day in Broadus to be April 28, as it is u...

  • Lois Hopkins

    May 11, 2023

    Graveside service for Lois Hopkins will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 22, 2023 at Boyes Cemetery, MT; with a potluck lunch to follow at Boyes Community Hall, Hammond, MT. Lois Lenore (Williams) Hopkins passed away on April 19, 2023 at Lasting Legacy with her daughter by her side. Lois was born in Broadus, Montana on October 23, 1925 to William Clinton and Annie (Smith) Williams. Lois was the 7th child out of 11 brothers and sisters. Lois grew up and spent the majority of her life in...

  • Broadus Track Team Is Ready For District Meet

    May 11, 2023

    Three members of the Broadus Track team competed at the Midland Roundtable Top 10 Meet, last week in Laurel. Mia Mader, Zeason Schaffer, and Thomas Oylear were among the Top 10 across all divisions in this end of the state, and showed their mettle against other top competitors at the meet. Schaffer and Oylear both medaled at the meet, with Zeason placing third in the long jump with a 16'8 1/2" jump, and Oylear placing 5th in the 1600 with a 4:30 time, which also happened to be a new school recor...

  • Voices From The Past

    May 11, 2023

    May 11, 1923 Naturalization Hearings This Week Judge S.D. McKinnon will be here from Miles City today and tomorrow to preside at a session of the district court. On the court calendar tomorrow is known as “naturalization day”, when applicants for citizenship will be examined. $2,400 Found at Arvada Hidden in Tin Cans While loading oats at Mose Whittenmeyer’s place near Arvada, Wyo., Jim Gordon and Coy Clabaugh found several tin cans and threw them out; one of them rattled and upon investigation they found them full of money, $2,400 in all, some...

  • Legislative Wrap-Up

    May 11, 2023

    Lawmakers Tout Childcare, Tax Cuts and Housing Reform as Major Victories By Caven Wade and Elinor Smith UM Legislative News Service University of Montana School of Journalism HELENA – Lawmakers have left the Capitol in Helena after a chaotic end to the 68th Montana Legislature. Republicans, who held a supermajority this session, celebrated legislation passed on education, tax relief and protecting children and parental rights, while Democrats said they were disappointed with a lack of long-term tax relief and immediate solutions for the s...

  • Conservation Corner

    May 11, 2023

    By Powder River Conservation District Spring has finally arrived, and it's time to get out and enjoy the sunshine! For some, it's time to load up the boat and hit the water. Others may prefer sightseeing or camping. No matter how you enjoy the weather, remember, there are some pesky hitchhikers you need to be aware of. Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) are plants, animals, or pathogens not native to Montana and can cause harm to our environment and economy, examples include zebra mussels, Eurasian...

  • Powder River County Claims

    May 11, 2023

    The following is a list of expenses from the county departments, as submitted by the Clerk & Recorder’s office and approved to be paid by the PR County Commissioners for the month of April, 2023. Allbridge $838.79 Montana Transit Association $160.00 NICE $300.82 Powder River Examiner $779.50 Range $517.42 Range Telephone Cooperative $3,274.63 Town of Broadus $2,061.45 Wex Bank $381.94 Wilhelm Land Surveying $600.00 ABC Glass & Signs $955.11 Ability $586.71 Alderman Oil Co. $11,654.57 Aletta A. Shannon $189.30 Allan Reaves $25.66 Altimus Distrib...

  • Horseback Librarian - Chapter 3

    Deanna Twedt|May 11, 2023

    In the last installment, Lanette started making her rounds through the Appalachian Mountains with the guidance of Mr. Buchanan. This week we will become acquainted with one of Lanette’s patrons that she meets on one of her routes. Chapter Three October 13, 1934 Dear Maisie, Tonight, I am writing this latest letter to you in front of the woodstove in the Lancings’ post office. The warmth of the fire feels good after traveling through a bitter wind all day. Autumn is definitely upon us. Most of the leaves have fallen from the trees and the far...

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