News Briefs

Fergus County Commissioners Regular Business meeting scheduled for Jan. 25

The Board of Fergus County Commissioners will hold their Regular Business meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. in the Fergus County commissioners’ office on the second floor of the courthouse. Items on the agenda include a public hearing pertaining to the declaration of the existence of a county road known as McKinley Avenue; personnel and board openings announcements; and various appointments. This meeting is open to the public.

Learn how you can help firefighters

Everyone wants to help put out wildfires. To learn how you can best help firefighters when wildfire threatens your land and buildings, stop by Lewistown Trade Center on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 2- 2:45 p.m., just before arm wrestling and the Derby at the Winter Fair.
Learn how to report a fire, how to be most useful showing up at a wildfire, why get a burn permit and how to volunteer for your district. Fergus County’s 12 rural volunteer departments and three city fire departments are responsible for two-million-plus acres of private land, making it the state’s second largest “initial attack response” area.
Help your department be safer and more effective – stop by Jan. 28 to learn more.

Groovy Gaffers play at today’s dance

If you enjoy dancing to good country music, come and join in today at the Saturday Afternoon Dance. The dance, located at the club building on the corner of Third Avenue South and Barnes Street, goes from 2-4 p.m. with a short coffee-cookie break at 3 p.m.
This dance will feature the music of the Groovy Gaffers, with Lauri Lohrer on vocals, and Dave Robertson, Don and Barb Engle on guitars and vocals. Dancers of all ages are welcome, and there is a small admission fee.

Take the Plunge

It’s not too late to sign up for the fourth annual Polar Plunge scheduled for Jan. 28 to help support our local Central Montana Special Olympics athletes. It’s easy to sign up at and click on the Lewistown Plunge. If you are too “chicken” to plunge into a tank of freezing water, sign up as a “chicken plunger” and enjoy all the fun while still supporting our local athletes.
If you want to support our athletes you can pledge money to anyone plunging; or show up and watch our plunge on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 1 p.m.  Any questions please call Kaylene Patten at 406-538-8479. 

Zeta Chapter meets Monday

There will be a regular meeting for Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma on Monday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m., at LaVonne Borgreen’s house, 120 Sunset St. For more information, call 538-4301.

Watershed Council to hear
updates on soccer, Machler project

The Big Spring Creek Watershed Council has set Monday, Jan. 23 as its next meeting date. The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. at the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Lewistown Area Resource Office. The meeting agenda includes updates on the status of several community projects, including the location of the proposed soccer fields, the Machler stream restoration work, and the Community Ponds Grant.
The public is invited to attend the meeting. Further information about the meeting or the watershed council can be obtained by contacting Clay Dunlap, Council president, at 366-6887.



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