News Briefs

Creekside Marketplace and Pavilion focus of Monday’s City Commission meeting


The Lewistown City Commission meets Monday, Sept. 18 at the Community Center, 307 W. Watson. The Committee of the Whole meets first at 6 p.m., and will hear an annual report on the Lewistown Airport and hold a discsussion on the Lewistown Rural Fire District.

The City Commission meeting starts at 7 p.m. Items on the agenda include resuls of an Environmental Assessment for the proposed Creekside Marketplace and Pavilion, possible action on a Main Street Program grant for the Creekside dining patio including a $4,000 City match, possible action on submitting a Tourism grant application for restrooms at Creekside Marketplace and Pavilion including a letter of committal from the City for a $50,000 match, and action on a Taxable Special Improvement District Bond, including issuance and fixing terms and conditions.

The meeting is open to the public.


Free diabetes classes are fun and interactive for all


The Diabetes Education Empowerment Program is holding free, interactive and fun diabetes learning classes starting Wednesday, Sept 20. It’s a series of six classes, held Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. in the Lincoln building, 215 7th Ave. South in Lewistown. Register by calling MSU Extension, Denise Seilstad, at 535-3919.


Fair board wraps up 2017 event


The Fergus County Fair Board meets Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the Trade Center lobby at the fairgrounds. Items on the agenda include financial report, committee reports, fairgrounds manager report, cement bathroom showers, budget meeting report, election of officers for the board, refund requests from 4-H Family, three vendors and a horse show entry, fair thank you dinner, Bingo reconciliation, carnival bouncy houses and fair report. The meeting is open to the public.


Farm Bureau holds open house for newly renovated building


The Farm Bureau building open house is Thursday, Sept. 21. Stop by for some hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, then get a tour of the newly renovated Farm Bureau Insurance Building at 301 Northeast Main Street in Lewistown. Doors will be open from 5 p.m. -7 p.m., so join your Farm Bureau Insurance agents and the Fergus County Farm Bureau Board of Directors as we show you what we’ve been up to and what we’re all about-- everyone is welcome.


Learn about creating a salary compensation board on Monday


The Fergus County Community Council will meet on Monday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Complex in Lewistown. Possible items to be covered at the meeting include: County elected officials salary resolution and creating a compensation board, using Montana Code Annotated as a potential guideline.

This meeting is open to the public.


Hilger Christmas Bazaar to set up consignors


On the first weekend in November, the Hilger Community Corp. will be having a Christmas Bazaar at the former Hilger School. The Bazaar will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6.

The Bazaar will be set up on a consignment basis rather than renting a table. This means that you bring your items to the Hilger School on Nov. 3 or 4, we display it and sell it, and you receive a check for all sold items the second week of November. Please call ahead of time to receive your information and exhibitor’s number.

If you would be interested in consigning to the Hilger School Christmas Bazaar, please phone 350-1022.


American Lutheran Church to have fundraiser Harvest Dinner


The American Lutheran Church in Winifred, Montana, will have its annual Harvest Dinner and Bazaar on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

On the menu: turkey, dressing, rolls, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, cranberries, sweet potato casserole, relish tray and homemade pie.

Children 5 years and under dine free; there is a small charge for those 6 years and older. Proceeds benefit ALC Ministries and Montana Wildfire Relief Efforts.


Groovy Gaffers entertain for today’s dance


The Groovy Gaffers band will play for today’s afternoon dance. The band features Dave Robertson, Barbara Engle, Don Engle and Laurie Lohrer.

The dance goes from 2 to 4 p.m. with a short coffee/cookie break at 3 p.m. Dancers of all ages are welcome.

The dance hall is located at the corner of Third Avenue South and Barnes Street. There is a small admission fee.


Tourism board considers Winter Fair funding


The next TBID meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. in Snowy Mountain Development Corporation’s conference room (613 N.E. Main St. in Lewistown). Items to be discussed include Montana Winter Fair assistance request, Central Montana Travel Planner ad, financial report and upcoming travel shows participation.

This meeting is open to the public.


Big Spring Creek Watershed Council looks at Madison Aquifer



The Big Spring Creek Watershed Council will hold its next meeting on Monday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. in the library upstairs meeting room. Agenda items include Madison aquifer, Brewery Flats, Machler stream wrap-up, strategic plan and the Fish Hatchery. For further information call Clay Dunlap at 366-6887. The meeting is open to the public.





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