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Articles from the June 29, 2018 edition

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 By Ryan OConnell    Local    June 29, 2018

Ernest Tooke Memorial Match Bronc Ride

There's a lot of noise outside a rodeo chute, but it's a TV playing in the other room, muffled and nonsensical unless you've seen this Eastwood flick before. The chute is tight; the rider and horse in...

 
 By Ryan OConnell    Local    June 29, 2018

If it's too loud, you're too old

During the Thursday, June 21 Reading Rocks summer session, kids entered as readers and left as marchers. Valerie O'Connell read "Little Pig Joins the Band" to the six young musicians. "Little Pig Join...

 

It's what planes crave

The Carter County Airport is pleased to announce that it has a new fuel tank installed and 100LL AVGAS for sale. The airport is offering a discount to pilots who reside in Carter County. Pilots will be issued a Smart Card, which will allow them to...

 

Sports physicals soon

Mark your calendars: Dahl Memorial Clinic will be providing $30 sports physicals on July 19 and 20. Carla Dowdy PA-C will be offering girls sports physicals on Thursday, July 19 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Dale Diede PA-C will be offering boys sports...

 
 Events   

All the lawn's a stage

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks beckons thee to the Dahl Memorial Healthcare lawn in Ekalaka on July 1. The theatre company will be performing “Love’s Labour’s Lost” at 6:30 p.m. The free play is sponsored by Sagebrush Service Club....

 
 Events   

Independence Day

To light the celebration’s fuse, the Belltower Community Hall will be having a potluck on July 3. Beef, provided by the O’Connors, will be on the menu. Activities will included cornhole and horseshoes. On Wednesday come out to the triangle in...

 

Anna Mary Rehbein

Mass of Christian Burial for Anna Rehbein was held June 28 at St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Gillette, WY with Father Cliff Jacobson officiating; interment followed at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery....

 

Letter to the editor

Hello, my name is Jaelee Strangford and I am a local student here at CCHS. Earlier in the year, I got a letter informing me that I had been nominated by my former band teacher, Mr. Brad Wick, to go on a European Band Tour with Voyageurs...

 
 By Lois Lambert    Voices    June 29, 2018

Bright Ideas

My hometown had some 8,000 residents, situated midway between Kansas City and St. Louis, on the Missouri River. James A. Michener mentioned the town without using its name in the book “Centennial.” By Missouri standards, we were a small town. A...

 
 By Bill Lavell    Voices    June 29, 2018

My grandma's blindness and other health concerns

We had quite a discussion on Facebook awhile back about my grandma, Lena Coon’s, blindness, so let me tell all of you the story about this and other things. My grandparents, Lena and Fred Coons, homesteaded near Belltower around 1910. My mother...

 
 By Bruce Auchly    Voices    June 29, 2018

Montana Tales and Trails

If this Universe has a Creator, she must have been having a good day when she created birds. They are colorful and dull, helpful and ruinous. They eat bird seed, harmful insects, even our garbage....

 

2018 Summit Basketball Camp awards

The 5th Annual Summit Basketball Camp, named after the legendary women's college basketball coach Pat Summit, was held last week in Ekalaka. This year over 130 campers participated. Organizers are...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    June 29, 2018

Hat Tips

Hello, We lost a neighbor this week. A cowboy. A one in a million kind of guy. Bob Christophersen. In the Dakotas, you don’t have to live down the street or across the fence to be a neighbor. As Garrison Keillor once said, “North Dakota is...

 

Local rider and horse all-around winners

Justin Lawrence of Alzada, Montana, captured the All-Around Open National Championship at the inaugural National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance National Championship Show held in conjunction with the...

 

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