News Briefs

Lewistown Municipal Airport Board meets today

The Lewistown Municipal Airport Board will meet at 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 3, in the Airport Terminal Meeting Room. Items to be discussed include claims, a special work meeting, the Bus Barn, revised contracts, the Lythall/Simmons Hangar, and hearing from the Land Use Planning Committee. This meeting is open to the public. The next board meeting is scheduled for June 7 at 3 p.m.


American Legion Auxiliary 76 to meet May 8

American Legion Auxiliary No. 76 will meet at the home of Rosalie Bruchez on Monday, May 8 at 1:30 p.m. to make plans for Memorial Day.


Historic Resource Commission to consider signs for Symmes Park

The Lewistown Historic Resource Commission has scheduled its regular monthly meeting for Thursday, May 4 at 7 am. The meeting will be held at Six 18 Coffee, 618 W. Main Street. Agenda items include a review of the National Register of Historic Places designation for the Gamble-Robinson Co. Warehouse, a review of the status of the interpretive signs for the heritage displays located at Symmes Park, an update on the planned reprinting of the Walking Tour booklet, and a review of the vacant Lewistown Historic Preservation Officer position. Other pending preservation initiatives will also be discussed. The public is invited to attend the meeting. Contact Jim Dullenty, Commission Chairman, at 535-5106 for additional information. 


District Court to host “Passport Day” Saturday

On Saturday, May 6, Clerk of District Court Phyllis Smith will host “Passport Day,” encouraging members of the public to come and register for a passport or renew one if they haven’t already. “Passport Day” takes place from 9 a.m. until noon on the third floor of the Fergus County Courthouse. For more information, call Smith at 535-5026.


Port Authority to discuss branding effort

The Fergus County Port Authority will meet on Wednesday, May 10 at 8 a.m. at the Stockman Bank conference room. Items on the agenda include old business, a recap of the housing symposium, viewing of a video on the Lewistown branding effort, and discussion of meeting with a Billings economic group. The meeting is open to the public.


A and E to hear reports on several projects

The Lewistown Arts and Entertainment District Association Board will meet at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 5, in the second floor conference room of the Brooks Building. Progress reports on several A and E projects will be given, including the benches, banners and parklet projects. The meeting is open to the public.


Calling band musicians: July Fourth Marching Band wants you

Calling all musicians -- if you play a marching band instrument, consider joining the Fourth of July Parade Community Marching Band. Students who've completed the seventh-grade through adults are welcome.

Rehearsals will be held throughout June. Music and some instruments can be provided. If you're interested in participating, please contact Lauren Ortman by May 26: or via the Lewistown Junior High (mornings) at 535-5419, or via Lewis and Clark Elementary (afternoons) at 535-2811.


Wind and Strings to headline Saturday's afternoon dance

Come and dance to the country band, Wind and Strings, at the May 6 Saturday afternoon dance. The band features Tom Wilson on harmonica, Carole Songer on vocals, Barbara Burley on piano, Tony Hencil on dobro and Woodie Westburg on guitar and vocals. The dance hall is located at the corner of Third Avenue South and Barnes Street. The dance goes from 2 to 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.




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