News Briefs

Brooks Community holds second annual fund raiser dinner


The Brooks Community Hall will be the location of the second annual fund raising event on Saturday, Oct. 1. The potluck dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a silent auction and pie auction. Sweet Grass Country will provide dance music beginning at 8:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Lynne Contway at 538-7678 or visit the Brooks Hall Facebook page.


Watershed Council considers daylighting creek downtown


The next meeting of the council has been set for Monday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Resource Area Office in Lewistown. Items to be covered include: Trails, Spring Creek Restoration, Fish Hatchery Status, Creekside Park and Pavilion, Brewery Flats – Soccer Field Proposal, Hanson Dam Handicapped Parking and access issues, Ackley Lake management status, and daylighting Big Spring Creek in downtown Lewistown.

This meeting is open to the public.


Fergus County Commissioners consider elected official salaries


The Board of Fergus County Commissioners will hold a regular business meeting on Monday, Sept. 26 in the commissioners’ office on the second floor of the courthouse. Items on the agenda include personnel announcements, Harms family homestead minor subdivision and elected official salary resolution. The meeting is open to the public. Please remember agenda items are due to the Commissioners 10 days prior to the meeting.


Fair board to elect officers Sept. 27


The Fergus County Fair Commission meets Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Trade Center. Items on the agenda include committee reports, fairgrounds manager report, rail extensions for ends of grandstand seating, election of officers, RMAF registration, county facility rentals, budget, committees, Pavilion events and programs, Pavilion overhead door maintenance, surplus furniture disposal and for the Central Montana Fair, 2017, inflatable fun zones, financial reports and thank you dinner. The meeting is open to the public.


Hilger Christmas Bazaar runs Nov. 5-6


On the first weekend in November, the Hilger Community Corporation will hold 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.



Silver Sage to play at this week’s Senior Dance


The Silver Sage Country Band is scheduled to play for the Sept 24, Saturday 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 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 Ave. S. and Barnes St. There is a small admission fee.


Trout Unlimited to hear from Public Land/Water Access Association


The Snowy Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hear a presentation about the Public Land/Water Access Association on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Yogo Inn. Glenn Elison, a PLWA director, TU member, Fergus County resident and land owner and avid hunter and angler will discuss PLWA, its mission, ongoing issues, history and accomplishments that benefit anglers, hunters and other outdoor users.  Please join us to learn more about issues that impact your access to your public lands and waters.  

Those who wish to share a light dinner (on your own) will meet in the Yogo Inn bar at 5:45 p.m. At about 6:45 p.m. we will move to our meeting room where coffee and dessert will be provided. Call or email Marita Valencia, 535-6756, with any questions.


Welcome to St. Leo’s annual Harvest Dinner


St. Leo’s is hosting the annual Harvest Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Turkey dinner tickets are available at the door. No deliveries. Call 538-9306 for more info.


LDA to meet Wednesday, Sept. 28


The next Lewistown Downtown Association meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Brooks conference room.

Event planning meeting will be held at 1 p.m. and the Regular board meeting will be held at 2 p.m.

This meeting is open to the public; hope to see you all there.


Government Study Commission meets Monday


The Lewistown Government Study Commission will hold a meeting on Monday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the City Complex. Agenda items include discussion and possible action on education materials. There will not be a meeting of the committee of the whole. This meeting is open to the public.



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