TOP HEADLINES

  • A construction worker in a neon vest and white hardhat stands sideways in front of a view of disturbed dirt.

    Century Construction Project Manager Guy Slaybaugh points out what the Montana Department of Transportation storm drain detention basin on Airport Road will resemble when it’s done. The large excavation is being done to prevent a large volume of water from collecting in the area. Century is also working to beautify the area.

    Photo by Charlie Denison

    08/31/2016 - 5:00am
  • Customers line up on foot and in cars for a Tuesday lunch from the Dash Inn.

    Photo by Jenny Gessaman

    08/31/2016 - 5:00am
  • A man and woman are caught in a whirling moment with grasped hands as a crowd watches the smiling, dancing pair.

    Frank Jones, left, and Pam Lashmore compete in the jig contest at the 2014 Métis Celebration and Powwow.

    Photo by Charlie Denison

    08/31/2016 - 5:00am
  • City of Lewistown Historic Preservation Officer Duane Ferdinand (right) discusses possible restoration of the 1925 WestFeeds mill building with a group of 11 who came to tour the building Wednesday. Some participants, such as Mark Machler (left) believe the building is not structurally sound enough to be saved.

     

    08/27/2016 - 5:00am
  • A group of well dressed school staff stand on the rows of cement steps leading into a red brick building.

    From left to right, the new staff include (front row) Pamela Roberts and Sue Nefzger; (second row) Tace Patten, Emily Burk and Shelby Giannini; (third row) Tim Nefzger, Jodi Henderson, Angela Archuleta and Nycole Devers; (back row) Banner Hecht, Brittany Summerhays, Ciera Rash and Jayme Roberts. Curtis Cauffman, Alex Lamb, Jennifer Tolzien and Danny Wirtzberger are not pictured.

    Photo courtesy of Lewistown School District

    08/27/2016 - 5:00am
  • People in a meeting room face a long table seating several other people.

    The Montana Parks and Recreation Board members (from left) Doug Smith, Jeff Welch, Diane Conradi, Mary Sexton, and Chairman Tom Towe review public comments on Ackley Lake State Park Thursday. FWP Chief of Staff Paul Sihler sits at the right end of the table.

    Photo by Vicky McCray

    08/24/2016 - 11:23am
  • Ryan Johnson of Millennial Construction installs a separator strip as part of the reconstruction of the sidewalk at the corner of Third and Main streets Monday.

    Photo by Deb Hill

    08/24/2016 - 5:00am
  • A man and woman dressed in long-sleeved outwear side hug in front of a wooded mountain landscape.

    Marci Butcher stands with husband Jason in the middle of a 24-mile hike through the Snowies last summer. Jason has type 1 diabetes, emphasizing the importance of her work to Marci. “Our family really knows what it’s like to live with diabetes,” she said.

    Photo courtesy of Marci Butcher

    08/23/2016 - 3:28pm
  • Regan Bold

    08/20/2016 - 5:00am
  • John Koch, winner of the Cowboy Poetry rifle raffle, holds his new Henry Big Boy Lever Action rifle, backed by (second from from left) Don’s Store owner Charlie Pfau, and Charlie Denison, Nancy Weaver, Karen Kuhlmann and Henry Gottardi, Cowboy Poetry Gathering directors.

    Photo by Deb Hill

    08/17/2016 - 5:00am
  • A man hold the antler of a large elk laying on the ground in an open, wild space.

    Kevin Larson holds a bull elk taken near the Judith Mountains in 2014. This year hunting starts early, thanks to the new shoulder season opening Monday. The shoulder season is for antlerless elk only, part of an effort to reduce elk numbers.

    Photo courtesy of Kevin Larson

    08/13/2016 - 5:00am
  • A football player runs with the ball during one of the tackle football games held last year for 5th- and 6th-graders.                                  

    Photo courtesy of Andrea Norslien

    08/13/2016 - 5:00am
  • Local business owner Scott Sanford won the ROC Business Plan Contest. The prize includes cash and services to assist Sanford with expanding his lawn care services.

    Photo by Deb Hill

    08/13/2016 - 5:00am
  • Fergus County purchased this house on Ash Street with funding from FEMA. The home had been flooded multiple times and will be demolished or burned.

    Photo by Jenny Gessaman

    08/13/2016 - 5:00am
  • Rachel Endecott, MSU Extension Beef Specialist

    08/10/2016 - 5:00am

News

Customers line up on foot and in cars for a Tuesday lunch from the Dash Inn.

Photo by Jenny Gessaman

08/31/2016 - 5:00am
Lewistown’s iconic local fast-food restaurant, the Dash Inn, is up for sale. The “home of the wagon wheel,” founded by Hash and Dee Nelson in 1952, awaits new hands, as Tom and Kim Rapkoch announced last week they are ready to pass the torch. Tom,...

Sports

These five FHS girls set a new team golf scoring record at the Browning Invitational. They are (from left) Madison Lewis, Annie Franz, Abby Gremaux, Kinsey Irvin and Val Kolstad.
Photo courtesy of Brett Thackeray

08/31/2016 - 5:00am
While the Fergus men’s golf team struggled to navigate the narrow fairways at the East Glacier Golf Course, their female counterparts were making history with a team score of 379. The Fergus Coaches Brett Thackeray and Keithon Walter believe that is...

Community

08/31/2016 - 5:00am
Reception this Friday Please join us this Friday, Sept. 2, from 5-7 p.m. for an artist’s reception for Sean Heavey and his photographic exhibition, “The Wind Blows and the Sky Above.” Heavey has taken some of the finest storm photos in the country,...

Opinion

08/31/2016 - 5:00am
Dear Editor, Saturday evening the 20th, Bev and I were at Harry’s Place for dinner to celebrate our 61st anniversary. We sat next to a young man and his cute little daughter, maybe 7 years old, and struck up a conversation. Of course, Bev told them...

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Poll

Elk hunting shoulder seasons began Aug. 15 in the Lewistown area. Do you support or oppose this effort to reduce elk numbers?