Articles from the June 8, 2023 edition


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  • Broadus VFD To Hold BBQ On 4th, Alongside Art & Soul Art Contest

    Jun 8, 2023

    By Raymond Ragsdale Broadus Volunteer Fire Department will be holding our 2nd annual barbeque on the 4th of July in front of the fire station starting at noon. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for youth. All proceeds will benefit the Volunteer Fire Department. The firemen will be participating in fireman games for the public to watch. Join us for a cornhole tournament during the BBQ also. The BVFD is raffling off a Pit Boss Ultimate Gas 4 Burner 36”x18” Griddle on display at Grants Hardware, 1 ticket for $5.00 or 5 tickets for $20.00. Tickets are...

  • Doug Gaskill

    Jun 8, 2023

    Douglas William Gaskill, 86, passed away Sunday night, June 4, 2023 at Holy Rosary Hospital in Miles City, MT after a short illness. Doug was born in Miles City, MT to William and Mardee Gaskill on April 12, 1937, and grew up on the family ranch on Pumpkin Creek. In 1941, brother Dallas joined the family. These boys remained very close throughout their lives. As a kid, Doug showed an early interest in machines of any kind, particularly gas engines, electric motors, pumps, etc., in other words,...

  • Charles Carter

    Jun 8, 2023

    Charles David Carter, age 93, of the Olive/Coalwood Community passed away June 4, 2023 at home. Charles was born to Otha and Gladys Gregg Carter on November 5, 1929. He was the second of four children. Charles graduated from Broadus High School in 1946 at age 16 by taking classes in Broadus, Miles City, and correspondence courses. Charles met his life partner, Vera Mace, who was his sister Beth's best friend. They were married October 12, 1952 in a double wedding with Vera's brother Dan and his...

  • Varied Moisture Pattern Punctuates A Warm May

    Jun 8, 2023

    Following a cool spring, May arrived with warm weather and moisture, ushering in a good start to summer. Area temperatures hovered nearly 6 degrees above average for the month of May in Broadus, prompting plant growth that had been a bit subdued by the below average temps in March and April. In Broadus, the last day of freezing temps in May was on May 1st, with a 26 degree temperature recorded at the courthouse. On May 19th the temperature came close to freezing, at 34 degrees. The highest temps of the month of 89 degrees were recorded May...

  • Suicide Prevention Training Course Coming Up

    Jun 8, 2023

    By Rhonda Parsons A QPR Suicide Prevention Training course will be held June 13th from 9AM-12PM at the Broadus Community Center. QPR’s mission is to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as peo...

  • 2023 Fair Book Dedicated To Annie And The Late Leland Brimmer

    Jun 8, 2023

    By PR Extension Office "4-H Sews the Seeds of Success" is the perfect theme for the couple the Powder River County Fair is dedicated to this year, according to MSU Extension Agent Mary Rumph. "Annie is well known for her sewing and growing abilities...it fits her perfectly," said Rumph. The Fair dates this year are Tuesday thru Friday, July 25th-28th. Annie and her late husband, Leland, spent a lifetime of commitment to youth and the community. Their five children, Leann, Leal, Camille, Susan a...

  • Broadus Speed Goats Set To Hit The Track

    Jun 8, 2023

    By Elliott Barnhart The Broadus Speed Goats, a registered USA Track and Field (USATF) club, is starting up in Broadus! This group is available for area residents ages 7 through Adult. The team is for everyone- those who just want to have fun and those who love to compete. Practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 pm starting June 12th at the Broadus High School track. Practices will be led by Elliott Barnhart. For insurance/liability purposes, individuals wanting to participate must register at usatf.org and make sure to a...

  • Kuhbacher Plays In All-Star Game

    Jun 8, 2023

    Recent Broadus grad and football standout Paysen Kuhbacher played in the 39th Bob Cleverley 8-Man All-Star game in Butte on Saturday night. Kuhbacher played for the Red team in the annual event, which places outstanding 8-man players from around the state into two teams – Red and Blue. Players travel to Butte and practice with their teammates (many of whom may have been opponents on other teams in high school) throughout the week, and then face off in gridiron action Saturday. The Blue team t...

  • Former Broadus Resident Shot While Serving As Police Officer

    Jun 8, 2023

    Jesse Grant, a police officer working for the Monterey County Sheriff's Department in Central California, was involved in an incident last Wednesday in which he was shot twice with an AK-47. Grant is a 2001 graduate of PRCDHS, and has been a police officer for 17 years. The incident occurred while Grant was serving an eviction notice on an individual in Salinas, a town of around 163,000 in the Monterey Bay area, south of San Francisco. Grant was shot once in the arm and once in the torso, and wa...

  • Grasshoppers In Abundance

    Jun 8, 2023

    By PR Extension Office Grasshoppers are hatching in large numbers, according to MSU Extension Powder River County Agent Mary Rumph.“Reports are coming in from several areas throughout the county,” said Rumph. “Unfortunately, a wide scale rangeland treatment program through APHIS is unlikely in the next few weeks,” she added. “I encourage landowners to scout their fields to determine population densities and to be prepared to protect crops if needed. APHIS will hopefully have scouts in our area this week to determine what species are present...

  • Births - Reid Joseph Fortner

    Jun 8, 2023

    Reid Joseph Fortner was born on May 31, 2023 at 9:37 p.m. in Spearfish, SD to parents Spencer and Sarah Fortner. Reid weighed 7.5 lbs and was 18.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Luke and Tracie Earley and Great Grandpa Ken Clark. Paternal grandparents are Joe and Lori Fortner and Great Grandma Lorraine Fortner....

  • John Rundquist

    Jun 8, 2023

    John Rundquist, age 74, of Broadus passed away on June 1, 2023. We will publish an obituary when and if one is made available. Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

  • John F. Ternes II

    Jun 8, 2023

    John Frederick Ternes II (J.) passed away at the age of 73 in Bozeman, Montana on May 29, 2023 after a years-long affliction with Frontotemporal Dementia. J. was born on March 29, 1950 in his hometown of Dubuque, Iowa to parents John F. Ternes (Butch) and Tereso Ann "Terry" (Dahlstrom) Ternes. J. was the second eldest of seven siblings in the Ternes family (Jeff, J., Jane, Jud, Jennifer, Julie, and Joel). His family moved around the midwest often while opening Kresge and later Walmart stores...

  • Voices from the Past

    Jun 8, 2023

    June 4, 1948 Localites Install Concrete Block Plant Several hundred concrete blocks per day for commercial use is the goal of Mr. John Miller and Harold Miller at their concrete block making plant now set up in the Miller apartment lot. The Millers, after much preliminary work, have been producing blocks for building use during the last few weeks and expect to enlarge the project when it is moved to a more permanent location. At the present time they are making a standard size block according to the most rigid government specifications. The gov...

  • Miles City To Host Trapper Education Field Day, June 18th

    Jun 8, 2023

    MILES CITY – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a Trapper Education Field Day on Sunday, June 18 from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at the Miles City Region 7 headquarters. To purchase a Montana resident Class C trapping license, residents aged 12 and older must now complete a Montana Trapper Education course or have purchased a trapping license in at least three prior years in Montana or another state. Non-residents are exempt from the trapper education requirement, as they cannot purchase a Class C license to trap furbearers. Montana’s Trapper Edu...

  • 4th Quarter Honor Roll Posted

    Jun 8, 2023

    Broadus JH and HS students achieving a 3.5 or higher GPA for the 4th quarter of the 22-23 school year are listed below: 7th Grade: Lucas Capp, Brooke Escott, Brock Gali, Emelyn Harper, Whitney Hartman, Christian Oylear, Rachel Rosencranz, Danica Sch-roeder, Jordyn Schroeder, Braydn Stoddard-Terrill, Megan Tocholke. 8th Grade: Justin Aye, Logan Capp, Kassie Hagedorn, Eli Jurica, Marlee Tocholke. 9th Grade: Gracie Gali, Alivia Landa, Darren VerWolf. 10th Grade: Rebecca Aye, Talyn Conley, Archer Edwards, Zachary Jones, Jackson Knapp, Shyla Mad...

  • Broadus Tree Board Sponsors Arbor Day

    Jun 8, 2023

    By Margaret Scoles Mrs. Swenson's first grade class joined the Broadus Tree Board in sponsoring Arbor Day on May 19. Tree Board member Don Birkholz (pictured at, along with the first grade class and Swenson) led the preparation of the planting hole and the planting of a Haralson apple tree at the Powder River Manor. Students helped out enthusiastically by adding compost and soil and carrying water. Following the planting, Anne Amsden handed out Dr. Seuss pencils made of wood to each student and...

  • Court Report

    Jun 8, 2023

    Powder River Co. Sheriff’s Office Maria Dominguez-Cano, Deerfield Beach, FL, speeding in restricted zone (99/65) $135. Maria Dominguez-Cano, Deerfield Beach, FL, driving w/o valid DL, dismissed by State, per plea agreement. Felicia Gluff, Indianapolis, IN, speeding in restricted zone (84/65) $85. Sharon Ellis, Branson, MO, speeding in restricted zone (75/65) $55. Anna Pence, Bourbonnais, IL, speeding in restricted zone (75/65) $55. Michelle Hauff, Billings, MT, speeding in restricted zone (75/65) $55. David Edwards, Pensacola, FL, speeding in r...

  • Horseback Librarian - Chapter Four

    Deanna Twedt|Jun 8, 2023

    Last month, Lanette described her first meeting with Ruthaleen Dukater, a local resident who is blind. This week, Lanette visits Ruthaleen again as well as the Colton family. Chapter Four October 18, 1934 Dear Maisie, Yesterday, I visited Ruthaleen again. I did not have any braille books to bring along as there are none kept in our small library in Miracle nor has there been time to inquire anyone about acquiring some. I have not brought up the possibility to Ruthaleen mostly because I do not want to disappoint her. Yet, I do not know if she...

  • Chamber News

    Jun 8, 2023

    By Jessica Malone It seems like we rounded the bend into June and suddenly the season is in full swing with lots happening in our little town this summer…. The annual co-ed softball tournament typically held over the 4th of July weekend will take place this year on Saturday, June 17th and Sunday, June 18th. Sign up as a team of up to 15 players for $25 per player. Join us for food, prizes and softball action! Contact Brandon Schuetzle (406-853-4063) with registration or questions. Pop over to the fairgrounds that same weekend for the Broadus L...

  • Application Available For FWP's Habitat Conservation Lease Program

    Jun 8, 2023

    HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is again accepting applications for its Habitat Conservation Lease Program. A habitat conservation lease is a voluntary, incentive-based agreement between FWP and private landowners in which the landowner commits to specific land management practices that protect priority wildlife habitat. In turn, FWP pays landowners a one-time per-acre fee for the lease. These agreements will have a term length of 30 and 40 years. As it has for decades, FWP is still pursuing conservation easements and land purchases w...

  • Vital Statistics

    Jun 8, 2023

    Marriage License Issued: Tori Elizabeth Verboom and Chandler Jessup Lee, Broadus, MT...

  • Organic Ranch Tour Will Take Place At O'Connor's

    Jun 8, 2023

    Great Falls, Montana (May 18th, 2023) – Montana Organic Association announces 2023 summer farm tours, as participants are invited to visit the Montana Legacy Ranch in Ekalaka. Ty and Sarina O’Connor own and operate Montana Legacy Ranch, as well as OCC‐ O’Connor Crops & Cattle, and OCC Legacy Cuts processing facility. Ty and Sarina strive to provide a family lifestyle on the ranch. The O’Connor’s operate on a 53,000 acre farm and ranch in southeastern Montana, that has 13,000 acres of dry land organic crops, along with organic livestock....

  • Broadus Elementary Awards Presented

    Jun 8, 2023

    A ceremony was held at Broadus Elementary in the final weeks of school, in which a variety of awards were presented. The AAU physical fitness test awards were awarded to students who performed well in the physical tests. The tests are comprised of a variety of events, and the students must perform the following: make the primary three, that is a distance run in certain time, situps for grade level, a certain number of pullups plus 1 other outstanding in other skills like standing long jump, pushups, isometric leg squats, shuttle run (erasers...

  • Conservation Corner

    Jun 8, 2023

    By PR Conservation District What a day of fun! After moving to the fair barn due to rain and smoky conditions, Mrs. Zellers' third grade class was treated to a day of learning and fun. The class learned about various wildlife tracks and how to preserve them using plaster of Paris from PRCD Supervisor, Gene Smith. The students were even able to create casts of their own handprints to take home! Corey Swenson, retired NRCS Rangeland Management Specialist, discussed the importance of Montana rangel...

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