News Briefs

Central Montana Health District Board to discuss budgets and policies at next meeting


Central Montana Health District Board will meet on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 1 p.m. in the Central Montana Health District Conference Room, Centennial Plaza, 300 1st Ave. N., Suite 201 in Lewistown. The meeting is open to the public and public comments are welcome.

Topics on the agenda are Central City Auto waiver, Paul Hart, D’Autremont Holding Tank, CCCP budget change, junk vehicle budget, new complaint policy, new vehicle checkout policy, Honda CR-V, housekeeping gift, 2018 Cooperative Agreement with DPHHS and reports from each department.

For further information, please contact the Central MT Health District office in Lewistown at 535-7466.


Preservation group to discuss historic buildings


The Lewistown Historic Resources Commission will meet at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7 in the 618 Coffee Shop, 618 W. Main St. Agenda items include a discussion of the status of various historic buildings in Lewistown. The meeting is open to the public and anyone interested in preservation of historic structures is welcome to attend.


Winter Fair returns to Lewistown for 73rd year


The Montana Winter Fair returns to Lewistown for its 73rd year with over 25 events at multiple locations Jan. 25 – 28, 2018.

Winter Fair events planned include: The Farm Forum (featuring Greg Peterson of the Peterson Farm Brothers), Ranch Sorting, Rabbit Agility and the Youth Beef Show will celebrate Montana’s awesome agricultural production. Dutch Oven cooking, homemade quick bread, and chili and cinnamon roll competitions will tempt tummies. Stick Horse Rodeo, Old McDonald’s Barn and the Pinewood Derby will keep youth busy. The Cold Hard Cash Show (Friday night concert), open fiddle contest, quilt show, fiber arts show and recreations show bring an artistic flair to the fair. Also planned, an arm wrestling contest, trade show, Polar Plunge, Tough Enough to Wear Pink breakfast, Meet and Greet with the Ice Queen, candlelight walk by Relay for Life, Cowboy Church, and much, much more.

There is something for everyone at the 73rd annual Montana Winter Fair. Visit to learn more.


Port Authority considers training for workplace skills


The Fergus County Port Authority meets Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 8 a.m. in the Stockman Bank conference room. Items on the agenda include introductions of two new board members, election of officers, old business and skilled workplace training opportunities. The meeting is open to the public.


Last Writer’s Group meeting of 2017 will be on Saturday


The last 2017 meeting of the Lewistown Writers’ Group will be at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 in the Lewistown Public Library. The writing prompt is “Last Christmas was so different...” We invite you to begin with this prompt to write something you would be willing to share with the group, bring something else you have written and would like to share, or tell us about a writing projects on which you are currently working. Our purpose is to fellowship and to encourage one another.

The Lewistown Writers’ Group wants to thank the Lewistown Public Library for the use of the conference room during this past year, including such amenities as the coffee pot.

For more information on the Lewistown Writers’ Group, please call Kathy Zimmerman at 350-1495. We welcome anyone who likes to write, thinks they would perhaps like to write, or who just wants to enjoy the company of people who write. No credentials necessary. Please join us.



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