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Thursday, July 5, 1990

Toxic odor source unsolved: town office moved again

As of press time Tuesday, no word had yet been received concerning air samples sent into Helena from the Broadus Town Office.

Air samples had been taken last Wednesday, and were sent to Bill Hooper of the Montana Bureau of Occupation Health. The samples are to be tested for a number of possible toxic contaminants.

Meanwhile, the town office has been moved, to the old Cal Gas Building on Highway 212. At the last Town Council meeting, on June 19, council members opted to move the office, hopefully on a temporary basis, until the source of the apparently toxic “rotten peach” odor can be found.

Town office employees, clerk Darlene Thompson and water clerk Bill Jandt, had to move from their building in early June after suffering severe reactions from inhaling the toxic substance. Reactions, suffered by most but not all the people who had breathed the substance, include headaches, extreme irritation to the eyes and throat and stomach disorders. Most suffer the symptoms after breathing the substance for only a few moments.

The employees moved originally to the town shop, but moved again due to space limitations. At the shop, there was not room for storing files and equipment needed for day-to-day routine work. The Council, which had been in meeting in the courthouse Election Room, will hold its meetings at the Cal Gas building.

Results of air sample test should be available Thursday of this week, according to Thompson.

1980 grads meet in reunion

The Broadus high school graduating class of 1980 met in ten year reunion over the weekend of July 30 and July 1st. Each class member was given a mimeographed autograph book of memories and present status and address of each member, arranged and presented by reunion organizer Marilyn Mader. Class member Tammy Popp Schoenbeck said, “Marilyn put a lot of thought and work into that and other details.” She was assisted by Clark Fletcher and Linda Bird, Mrs. Schoenbeck noted.

All reports are that it was a warm and exciting time for the class as well as for their families. The gathering began with a banquet and dance Saturday evening at the Montana Red Velvet Room. Sunday was family day at Cottonwood Park, beginning with a noon picnic and continuing into late evening visiting.

Present and accounted for, in information by phone from Sharon Collins and Mrs. Schoenbeck were: Andrea Hough, Billings; Annette Smith Kircher and husband Joe and daughter, Forsyth; Mike and Connie (Rogge) Capra and two children, Ballantine; Jackie Denson Schoenbeck and two children, Billings; Jane Bogner, Spearfish; Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Engle and three children, Kalispell; Jim Barnes, Susanna, WA; Kent Koester, Miles City.

Kristen Sullivan, Missoula; Lacy Williams and wife and three children, Broadus; Laurie Janssen Claypool and husband, Miles City; Linda Gaskill Bird, Volborg; Lisa Yonkee Person, husband and two children, Plevna; Marilyn Mader, Lame Deer; Mark Collins, Baking Powder Creek; Matthew Earley and wife and small son, Gillette; Mitch Roberts, Broadus; Rae Ellen Gaskill Bird and husband and one child, Miles City.

Raymond Rolfson and Teresa Tinsley and three sons, Broadus; Roxy Franklin Weeg, husband and three children, Newcastle, WY; Royce Davis, wife and two children, Absorakee; Shawn Eustice and two children, Cheyenne, WY; Suze Brost Bayne, husband and one child, Belle Fourche.

Tom Andrews, Newell, SD; Tony Malone, Edgerton, WY; Vickie Bidwell Peterson, one child and accompanied by friend Dave Black; Mr. and Mrs. Wade Irion, Billings; Mr. and Mrs. Warren Schuetzle and four children, Billings; and Mr. and Mrs. John (Tammy Popp) Schoenbeck and three children; Ted Amsden, Sherri Burley Gali, husband Dan and one child of the local community.

Jim Collins and others photographed the class and it is hoped that a photo may be had for a future memento.

Lady Hawks advance to Big Sky State Games

The Broadus seventh, eighth, and ninth grade Lady Hawks basketball team placed second in the Scholastic Big Sky Regional Games at Miles City last weekend, and qualified for the State Big Sky Games in Billings July 20 through the 22.

“The girls did an excellent job in unbelievable heat,” said Coach Jerry Coulter. “We played four games in one day, so everyone got an excellent workout.”

In game one, Broadus downed the Wibaux Dream Team, 30 to 27. Wendy Badgett scored 12 points to lead her team. Jamie Richards followed with eight points, Holly Samuelson and Lanesa Stradtman scored four each, and a Jacy Emmons contributed with two.

In game two action, the Lady Hawks rolled over the Crazy Eights of Froid, 45 to 38. Badgett scored 25 points to lead the field while Richards followed with six. Kristie Coulter struck for five points, Emmons scored four, Stradtman and Kacey Compton contributed with two each and Garryn Gatlin scored one.

Then, in game three, Broadus continued on the winning track with a 39 to 25 point win over the Central C team from Billings. Badgett had 17 points on the game, Richards scored seven, Hattie Franklin came through with four and Coulter scored two.

The girls ran into trouble in their last game of the tourney, falling to Culbertson, 24 to 47.

For the fourth straight game, Badgett, the teams’ outstanding frosh athlete, led in scoring. Badgett sank 13 points, Coulter scored three and Richards, Emmons, Stradtman and Micky Sanburn all had two point efforts.

Minow competes at regional college test

Tom Minow of Broadus, a senior majoring in Animal Science at Montana State University, will be representing his college as part of a four member team that was in the area Agricultural Academic Quadrathon recently.

The team, consisting of fraternity brothers from the Alpha Gamma Rho House, will be competing in the Western Regional competition at Reno, Nevada July 9 through the 13th.

The competition will include four different categories, consisting of a written test, an oral presentation, a quiz bowl, and a practical test.

The team won the written test and quiz bowl in the area competition, and placed second in the oral presentation and third in the practical test.

Joining Minow on the team are Scott Van Vleet of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Kraig Meeks of Geraldine and Harry Humbert of Dillon.

The team was recognized during the annual Agricultural Awards Banquet, held last spring quarter on the MSU Campus.


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