News Briefs

City commission considers bidding phase for Creekside project

The Lewistown City Commission meets Monday, March 5 at the Central Montana Community Center at 307 W. Watson. The Committee of the Whole meets first, at 6 p.m., for a discussion on Senate Bill 2206 – to release certain wilderness study areas in Montana, and the City of Lewistown Water Protection Plan. The commission meeting starts at 7 p.m. Items on the agenda include discussion and action on approving the Snowy Mountain Development Corporation Loan Modification Agreement; Resolution No. 3957 (land and water conservation fund assistance for Creekside Park restroom development); and discussion and action on first reading of two ordinances, No. 1758 (fireworks) and No. 1759 (parking restrictions). The meetings are open to the public.

Central Montana Fibre Arts Guild will meet on March 8

Since the January and February meetings were cancelled due to bad weather, members decided to have Crazy Bingo at the March meeting, on March 8. Everyone hope for good weather. Please bring no more than two wrapped packages containing fiber art items that you no longer want, need, or have not finished. Members will play to receive items. After the game, items may be exchanged for others that you may want. We meet at 7 p.m. every second Thursday, except for July and August, at the Celebration Community Fellowship Church, 361 W. Frontage Rd. on Highway 87. At 6:30 p.m. is Show and Tell, business meeting at 7 p.m., program at 7:30 p.m. At 5 p.m., for those who wish to join us, we will dine at El Rancho Alegre.

Knights of Columbus to have Fish Fry

Join us in the St. Leo’s Mandatum Commons Friday, March 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. for the last fish fry of the Lenten Season. The Knights of Columbus will prepare fried and baked fish, baked potatoes, coleslaw, corn and rolls. There is a cost for the meal, as well as special pricing for families. The Knights of Columbus, founded as a Catholic fraternal benefit society, works as an international charitable organization. Locally, Knights support St. Leo’s youth groups, Special Olympics, seminarians, the Community Cupboard, and fund scholarships, pro-life and family causes.

Get into your groove with Groovy Gaffers today

The Groovy Gaffers will provide the music for today’s afternoon dance. The band features Laurie Lohrer on vocals, and Dave Robertson, Don and Barb Engle on guitars and vocals. The dance hall is located at the corner of Third Avenue South and Barnes Street. The dance goes from 2-4 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.

Judith Mountain Players to meet Tuesday

On Tuesday, March 6, the Judith Mountain Players will meet at 5:15 p.m. in the Lewistown Public Library meeting room. The major agenda item will be discussion of their production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.” The meeting is open to the public.

Understanding new tax change seminar coming

Stockman Bank presents a seminar on understanding the new tax changes Wednesday, March 7 from 2-4 p.m. at the Yogo Inn. Speakers include Mickey McMillan, and Brandon Bantz. Tax professionals will go over new tax law changes including changes to deductions, estate and gift exclusions, corporate tax rate reduction and updated depreciation rules, among other topics. The seminar is free, but an RSVP is requested: 535-8370.

Lewistown Municipal Airport Board to meet Wednesday

The Lewistown Municipal Airport Board will meet at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7 in the Airport Terminal Meeting Room. Items to be discussed include Kiwanis update, land lease update, T-Hangar policy, aviation Cconference and hearing from the Land Use Planning Committee. This meeting is open to the public. The next Board meeting is scheduled for April 4 at 3 p.m.

Montana Board of Hail Insurance meeting March 21

The Montana Board of Hail Insurance will meet March 21 in Lewistown at the Yogo Inn (211 N.E. Main St.) at 9:30 a.m. Items to be discussed include working rate adjustments, premium rate review, reinsurance and public comments. The Montana Department of Agriculture’s mission is to protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries. For more information on the Montana Department of Agriculture, visit This meeting is open to the public.

Albertsons’ grand opening delayed by weather

Winter weather has pushed the grand opening date for the newly remodeled Albertsons store into April, according to store manager Bob Agostinelli. Agostinelli said wind and snow have slowed construction on the exterior of the building. The new date for the grand opening ceremonies is Wednesday, April 11, with the ribbon-cutting beginning at 9 a.m.


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