News Briefs

Lewistown Municipal Airport Board to meet Wednesday


The Lewistown Municipal Airport Board will meet at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6 in the Airport Terminal Meeting Room. Items to be discussed include claims, public commentary, cell tower, Kiwanis update, DES Exercise (Dec. 12, 13, 14), Montana Aeronautics meeting, TEDD District Meetings and hearing from the Land Use Planning Committee.

This meeting is open to the public. The next Board meeting is scheduled for Jan. 3, 2018 at 3 p.m.


Scholarship offered to Lewistown students


A-1 Auto Transport, Inc., announced they are offering a scholarship to local Lewistown students. The scholarship for $250, $500 and $1,000 is open to students who are enrolled in an accredited college, truck driving school or other logistics program either full or part time and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. There is no minimum age to enter for the scholarship.

The scholarship will be sent directly to the financial office of the student’s school.

For more information, visit the scholarship page of the A-1 Auto Transport website:


First Christian Church to host Red Cross Blood Drive


The First Christian Church of Lewistown, located at 103 12th Ave. South, will host a Red Cross Lewistown Community Blood Drive in the Banquet Room on Monday, Dec. 4, from 12-6 p.m.

To schedule your appointment or for more information, please call the American Red Cross at 403-0956 or visit and enter sponsor code: lewistown.


Commissioner resignation and parking ordinance on agenda for City Commission


The Lewistown City Commission meets Monday, Dec. 4. at the Central Montana Community Center 307 W. Watson Street. There will not be a Committee of the Whole meeting, so the meeting starts at 7 p.m. with the commission meeting.

Items on the agenda include discussion and possible action on a resignation from Commissioner Beth Putnam, with the option to leave the seat open until the new commission is sworn in; a public hearing on the establishment of a TEDD district and adopting the TEDD development plan with a tax increment financing program; first reading of an ordinance establishing a TEDD district; first reading of an ordinance amending City parking restrictions; discussion and possible action on a resolution amending the City of Lewistown Personnel Policy Manual; discussion and possible action on a resolution amending the City of Lewistown Personnel Procedures Manual; and discussion and possible action on setting the 2018 commission meeting schedule. The meeting is open to the public.


MSU Extension offers Farm Management workshops


MSU Extension Economists will offer free Farm Management workshops in five communities in January – March 2018. Workshops are scheduled for two days, and will cover the following topics: Financial analysis and enterprise budgeting; risk management; marketing of grain and cattle; disaster assistance and tax considerations; agricultural policy issues; estate planning; and crop and livestock production.

A pre-workshop optional course, Introduction to Quicken, will be offered on Jan. 3 (Lewistown), Feb. 7 (Ronan), Feb. 12 (Choteau), Feb. 20 (Great Falls), and March 7 (Glasgow). This optional course will be held from 12-5 p.m. on those days. The number of participants is limited to 12 individuals.

The Farm Management workshops will be held at the following locations January – March 2018:

Participation in these workshops will satisfy the requirements for Farm Service Agency Production and Financial Management Training. There is no cost for this workshop. Please register by contacting Keri Hayes (406-994-3511 or or George Haynes (406-994-5012 or


Silver Sage Country Band plays for today’s dance


The Silver Sage Country Band is scheduled to play for today’s afternoon dance. The band features Lloyd McKenna on mandolin and guitar, Meryl McKenna on piano, Barbara Engle on bass guitar and Don Engle on lead guitar. All will participate in harmony vocals.

The dance hall is located at the corner of Third Avenue South and Barnes Street. The dance goes from 2 to 4 p.m. Dancers of all ages are welcome.

There will be a coffee/cookie break at 3 p.m. There is a small admission fee.


Tourism Business Improvement board meets Tuesday


The next TBID meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. in Snowy Mountain Development Corporation’s conference room (613 N.E. Main St. in Lewistown). Items to be discussed include a request for assistance from the Lewistown Ice Skating Association – second annual Lewistown Open Air Classic Hockey Tournament, News-Argus proposal, Yellowstone Journal ad, LDA billboard, participation in upcoming travel show – Los Angeles, Montana Tourism co-op opportunities, and Treasure State Lifestyles Renewal, and public commentary. This meeting is open to the public.



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