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30 Years Ago

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February 13, 2020

Thursday, February 15, 1990

Coyote makes quick visit

A coyote, probably foraging town for food, made a quick visit to Broadus’ west end last Friday afternoon.

The Chuck Millar family first noticed the animal as it crossed the field behind their Tastee Freez restaurant. “He apparently got the date of our lamb feed screwed up,” said Millar.

The coyote then made quick inspections of the Sagebrush Market liquor store, the walkway in front of the Tastee Freez, the baseball field, and the alley behind the swimming pool. Pursued by Dave Richards and members of the Sheriff’s Department, the hunter turned hunted quickly and wisely exited town.

Mrs. Millar said the animal was walking and trotting when they first saw it, but then the animal “speeded up considerably,” and its tour of west Broadus was a fast one.

Although there have been recent reports of coyotes behaving unusually aggressive towards people, primarily in Yellowstone Park, the animal that visited Broadus showed no inclination to make lasting acquaintances.

County Sheriff Ken Rogge did, however, issue a warning to the public, because of the rabies quarantine, to keep their dogs leashed and make sure that vaccinations are up to date.

Gnerer places fourth at state tournament

Steve Gnerer, divisional wrestling champion at 145 pounds, emerged from state competition at Billings last weekend with a fourth-place trophy.

Gnerer met the defending state champion in the semi-finals of the tournament and lost by a narrow seven to five decision. Gnerer, who finished with a two win, two loss record at state, was the only wrestler to place.

Also representing Broadus at the meet were Buddy Hoffman, heavyweight, Travis Traub, 189 pounds, Curt Philip, 152 pounds, and Brent Rogge, 160 pounds. All had placed fourth at divisionals to qualify for state.

“I was extremely pleased with Steve’s performance all year. In his nine losses (21-9), only one was to a kid who didn’t finish with a medal in one state or the other,” said Hawk Coach Bill Alderman.

“I would like to thank Denver Fraser for coming in to help us,” Alderman continued. “He brought a different style of wrestling. It really helps to have more than one style.”

Artists place at exhibition

Two area artists won placings at the 11th annual juried art exhibition, sponsored by the Custer County Art Center.

Keith Stevens of Ashland won second place at the exhibition with a woodcarving entitled “Sandpipers Flight.” Buzz Tarter, also of the Ashland Community, placed third with an oil painting entitled “Mustangs.” Jason Bell of Billings took first place with pottery entitled “Raku VI” medium raku.

Other local artists whose works were chosen for display were Francis Hayes of Ridge and Cynthia Dodge of the Tongue River.

Of the 150 pieces entered, 75 were juried into the show.

The exhibits provide exposure to new artists, and also encourages seasoned artists


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