News Briefs

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Lewistown School Board

to meet again Monday

The Lewistown School Board will hold a special meeting on Monday, March 25, at 6 p.m. in the Lincoln Board Room at 215 Seventh Avenue South in Lewistown. Business to be discussed includes: an action on recommendation for expulsion, approve contract with CTA architects and public comment. The full agenda may be found here: The public is encouraged to attend.

Swim team starting soon,

sign-ups start April 9

Those interested in participating in swim team this year can sign up Tuesday, April 9 at the Civic Center from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. More sign-ups are set for late April and early May. People can also sign up by calling a board member or by inquiring on Facebook. For more information call Jennifer Burnham at (406) 366-9037.

V.A. service officer visits Lewistown

A Veteran’s Affairs Service Officer will be in Lewistown on April 4 and April 17. The officer will be available on April 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lewistown VA Clinic, and on April 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion/VFW Post.

Please be advised that the Lewistown field office is permanently closed. The Great Falls field office will now handle all claims for Judith Basin and Fergus Counties. Call or email the office in Great Falls for VA questions and claims work: (406) 452-2265,,, or

Writer’s Group to meet today

The Lewistown Writers’ Group will meet today, Saturday March 23, at 1:30 pm in the Adult Reading Room at the Lewistown Public Library. The Lewistown Writers’ Group is a collaboration of Central Montana writers, which meets on the second and fourth Saturday of each month.It is a non-profit resource for writers of all genres and skill levels.

Members include published and not-yet-published writers, and those who write only for their own pleasure. Our purpose is to encourage one another and learn together to grow in our craft. If you like to write, or think you would like to write, please come and join us. If you have a piece, finished or in progress that you would like to share, please feel free to bring it, along with a few copies to share with the group.

The lead-in for this week’s writing assignment is “The leaves are changing, the birds are migrating.... it’s time.” The idea is to do a short writing in whatever genre you choose using this sentence. Bring your piece with you along with 8-10 copies to share. If you would like more information, please contact Kathy at

If you would like more information, please contact Kathy at 406-350-1495.

Kiwanis Club brings

Western singing group to town

The award-winning singing group, the High Country Cowboys, out of Red Lodge, will perform in Lewistown on April 1 at the Fergus Center for Performing Arts.

The group, which likens its performances to those singing cowboys of the past, consists of three brothers who enjoy reprising the old western classic cowboy sound. The annual Kiwanis Road Show typically features a play produced by the Montana Repertory Theater. However, the theater group is taking a year off, so the Kiwanis Club booked the popular High Country Cowboys for a night of musical entertainment instead.

Tickets are available through Kiwanis members or at the door. The show starts at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 1, Fergus Center for Performing Arts. All are welcome.



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