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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

30 Years Ago

Thursday, January 25, 1990 O’Gorman honored by American sheep industry Craig O’Gorman of Broadus, county animal damage control practitioner, is one of three people to be honored by the American Sheep Industry. O’Gorman received the Flock...

 

Third Annual Steps for Charity Challenge – Sign up NOW

By PR Extension Office Steps for Charity is gearing up for another successful, step-filled event. Steps for Charity, sponsored by Powder River Trails and MSU Extension Service, motivates people to walk and raises funds to support local charities. L...

 

Sheriff's Department looking for suspicious person

The Powder River County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call early last week of a suspicious person lurking near a home in Crane Acres. Apparently, the resident saw a person outside their home, called to the person, and the person took off on...

 

Deadline next week is Wednesday

Due to the MLK Holiday next week, our deadline will move to Wednesday at 10 AM, with the paper coming out Friday. We will revert to the normal 10 AM Tuesday deadline/ Thursday paper the following week....

 

VFW Auxiliary hosts Christmas Dinner

By Annie Brimmer December 29, 2019, the Post 1595 VFW Auxiliary hosted their Christmas dinner at the VFW Hall. The auxiliary elected to honor our local veterans, both post and non-post members. Tracy Vail catered the meal for us, which was a treat...

 

Broadus welcomes new Assembly of God Pastor

Zachary Marengo recently took the helm as Pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Broadus, replacing Pastor Kenny Beauchene who moved to the Glasgow area. Marengo is joined in Broadus by his wife, Vic...

 

4-H News

Powder River Rising Stars December Meeting Before the meeting we worked on our record books. On December 18, 2019, President Reuben Kinzer called the meeting to order in the Election Room. Garrett...

 

Darrin Pluhar Elected 2020 NAAA President

ALEXANDRIA, VA – JANUARY 13, 2020 – The National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) is pleased to announce Montana native Darrin Pluhar has been elected its president for 2020. Pluhar owns...

 

30 Years Ago

Powder River Lodge officers installed At a recent installation ceremony of Powder River Lodge 135 A.F. & A.M. in Broadus, Pat Killen was installed as Worshipful Master for the 1990 year. Also installed were Earl Clements as Senior Warden, Jesse Barnh...

 

Vital Statistics

Marriage License Issued: Sheila Lyn Rasmussen and Michael Todd Williams, Broadus...

 

A Centennial County Fair in 2020!

Courtesy PR Extension Service In August of 2020, Powder River County will celebrate its 100th County Fair, according to Powder River Extension Agent Mary Rumph. The Centennial Fair promises to be a BIG event complete with entertainment, exhibits,... Full story

 

Start the New Year with Exercise - Arthritis Exercise Classes Begin January 13th

January is a great time to begin a gentle exercise program. The Arthritis Exercise classes offered by MSU Extension- Powder River are gentle, yet as strenuous as an individual wants to make them. Hand-held weights and resistance bands are available...

 

Sheriff's Office to begin testing window tint

The Powder River County Sheriff’s Office now has a window tint meter, which gauges the darkness of windows. The deputies will be using this gauge to check vehicles to ensure they fall within legal limits. Montana statute limits window tint to...

 

Phillips retires after 25 years of service to the community

By Kerry Gardner We thank Jaci Phillips, DNP for her 25 years of medical service to the patients of this community. Jaci started working as a CNA at the Powder River Manor and realized she loved worki...

 

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