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Commissioners Proceedings

November 30, 2020 Commissioners Donna Giacometto and Lee Randall met for their weekly meeting. Commissioner Schaffer was absent. Commissioner-elect John Olson joined the meeting. Meeting was called to order. No public comment was received at this tim...

 

Christmas Lists

During the Christmas Stroll, the Powder River Senior Center set up a table where young strollers could write letters to Santa, along with a list of what they wanted for Christmas. Here are those lists. Dear Santa Claus, My name is Griffin. I am 7...

 

Where Does Santa Go on Vacation?

By Mrs. Isaak’s Broadus Elementary Kindergarten Class Dolly Randall: Santa would go to the swimming pool. He would swim with his wife. He would go to the ocean to swim. He would have fun. He would take swimming lessons. Santa would go...

 

Broadus First Grade Christmas Stories

Mrs. Emmons’ First Grade Class wrote Christmas stories for the paper. The Christmas Story Rudolph's nose is bright and red. I love the red presents under our tree. In my family's house we have a tree with ornaments. On my roof the reindeer are...

 

If Santa Got Stuck in my chimney...

Laura Lambert’s 2nd grade class describe their methods of extricating a stuck St. Nick. Saving Santa The night before Christmas I was sleeping and I heard ah,ah, ah, ah, ah, ah. I looked up my chimney and I saw Santa Claus. I asked him, "Are you...

 

Christmas Magic

By Mrs. Rogge’s Third Grade Class I like to decorate my house because it is pretty and fun. I also like to decorate the Christmas tree. The thing I like the most is spending time with my family. **Ilea Wahl Last year Santa left his hat! But...

 

Our Christmas Traditions

By Mrs. Swenson’s Fourth Grade Class My family has a few Christmas traditions that I like. One is that my Grandma Holly always picks out dresses and dress clothes for all the kids to wear. At my Grandma Marilyn’s house, my grandma makes a home...

 

What Christmas Means to Me

By Mrs. Swenson’s Fourth Grade Class Christmas means to me the day that Jesus was born in the manger. Another thing is Christmas is a day to give anyone a gift to show that you care like the presents that the three wise men gave Jesus. That is...

 

Sixth Grade Christmas Poems

Christmas Tree by Ashton Madsen We used an axe and chopped down a tree it could barely fit through the door we spent all night hanging ornaments I've never seen such a pretty tree before Winter By Justin Aye Chilly Throwing snowballs Snowboarding or...

 

Manor to allow visitations beginning next Monday

By Powder River County Health Officer Sean Hill Now that we have moved past our recent outbreak of COVID-19 in the Manor we are once again pleased to announce in-person visitation with our residents, effective Monday December 21st, 2020. We...

 

Powder River Historical Museum looks past 2020 towards a mammoth new year

By Jessica Malone We've had an interesting and surprisingly eventful year at the Powder River Historical Museum. The COVID shutdown closed our doors for the season and meant cancellation of several pl...

 

30 Years Ago

December 20/27, 1990 Pen Pals computer project opens new lines of communication Computer programmer Clo Wiltse of rural Volborg has developed a way to use computers to establish communication among three age groups, through a Pen Pal project. The...

 

This Might be the Right Time for Gifting!

Courtesy PR Extension Office With the holiday season comes the idea of giving gifts, and, according to Marsha Goetting, MSU Extension Family Economist, gifting an asset can be not only a great opportunity to express love and affection but also an...

 

Local Calls will Require Area Code due to National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Rollout

Area code must be dialed for all calls in Montana starting Oct. 24, 2021. Courtesy MT Public Service Commission HELENA, Montana — On July 16, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) approved the designation of 988 as the new,...

 

Coping Strategies for Holiday Stress

Courtesy PR Extension Office “Without a doubt, the pandemic has added additional stress to the holidays. Health experts recognize the potential for increased anxiety and depression and share what I found to be helpful tips,” said Powder River...

 

Lutheran Church offers Christmas Eve services

 By Julie Long In this current Covid-19 environment, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church offers 3 opportunities for safe and healthy Christmas Eve worship. (1) Pastor Julie will lead “in-person” worship on Thursday December 24th at 3:00 P.M. at...

 

Project Activate - Support Independence and Resilience!

The last several columns have focused on the elements of a strong walking pattern: good posture, strong ankle flexion and heel strike, balanced weight transfer, and proper stride length for forward...

 

Births - Collins Emerson Riggs

Collins Emerson Riggs was born on November 23rd, 2020 in Gillette, WY to Cole & Caitlin Riggs. He was 6 lbs 12 oz, and 20 inches long at birth. Collins' grandparents are Lyle & Jeanne Rogge,...

 

Wrecks in PR County claim one life, injure several area youth

A pair of recent vehicle wrecks resulted in death and injury on Powder River County roads. On November 27th, a 60 year old Billings man, Randall Leifert was returning home following a hunting trip....

 

COVID-19 quarantine times reduced

By Powder River County Public Health Officer Sean Hill GOOD NEWS! The more we find out about COVID, the better we can tailor our response. After significant research, the CDC, along with other top scientists, have modified the quarantine...

 

Strollers Win Prizes

The Powder River Chamber of Commerce and Ag's Annual Christmas Stroll took place last Friday. Though events were somewhat subdued this year due to the COVID crisis, turnout was strong. The Chamber...

 

One of the Blackest Crimes to Ever Disgrace Eastern Montana

By Shane Dunning www.redshalereflections.com One of the most sordid events in Montana history took place a few miles north of Ashland on November 4th in the year 1897. Two teens, Clemence “Winnie” Brown and his brother Clarence Brown were hauling...

 

4-H News

By Sammie Hart On November 12, 2020 Powder River Rising Stars held a meeting and awards ceremony at Seabecks. Club members gave a report on how 4-H week went. Patrick Emmons will be calling about ordering road signs. The club will be purchasing road...

 

Lutheran Bazaar Coming Up

By Julie Long Due to the COVID-19 virus situation in our area, the annual Lutheran Church Bazaar is a “virtual” bazaar this year and will be Dec. 12-16. Most items are listed here and all will be pictured/described, with suggested minimum donatio...

 

30 Years Ago

Thursday, December 13, 1990 Matmen place eighth in season opener The Broadus Hawk Wrestling Team placed eighth, mid-way among the 16 teams competing at the season opener at Forsyth last Friday and Saturday. Head coach for the second year is former...

 

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