News Briefs

A and E to discuss successful launch of parklet


The Lewistown Arts and Entertainment District Association Board will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 28, in the second-floor conference room of the Brooks Building on Main Street. Items to be discussed include the successful dedication ceremony at the parklet held last week. The meeting is open to the public.


Council on Aging upcoming events


The Council on Aging is offering three “field trip” events for those looking to get out of town and have a bit of fun doing so.

• Aug. 29 – Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls (sack lunch provided)

• Sept. 11 – Hay Bale Trail-Oxen Yoke (lunch on your own)

• Oct. 3 – Slippery Ann Elk Refuge (sack lunch provided)

There are small fees per event. For more information and to register, please call the Fergus County Council on Aging, 535-7486.


Fergus High Class of ‘57  60th-year reunion


The Fergus High School Class of 1957 will celebrate its 60th-year reunion this summer with multi-day events. The alumnae will begin their activities with a no-host gathering at Jack’s Hangar on Friday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m.

A reunion picnic for all Fergus and St. Leo’s graduates will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 12 p.m. (noon) at Frank Day City Park; there is a per person charge for this catered picnic.

On Monday, Aug. 21, the annual All-Class Banquet for Fergus and St. Leo’s graduates will be held at 6 p.m. at the Old Elks Golf Course. There is a per person charge to attend.


Fergus County commissioners begin work on budget


The Board of Fergus County Commissioners will hold their regular business meeting today, July 26 at 2 p.m. in the Fergus County Complex basement in Lewistown. Items on the agenda include a public hearing on the preliminary budget, personnel announcements, Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, District 6 Community Services block grant and appointments. This meeting is open to the public. 


Grass Range Ambulance Ball 


Head out to Grass Range on Saturday, Aug. 19 for the annual Ambulance Ball fundraiser auction at the Fire Hall. A free barbeque starts at 6 p.m., live and silent auctions start at 7 p.m. and Ron Miller will provide music after the auctions end. Raffle tickets are being sold for a handcrafted saddle made by Songer Saddlery and a 3500 watt generator. Don’t miss your chance to support your local fire department and ambulance service. 


Family fun at the annual Hilger Fire District trap shoot


On Sunday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m., the Hilger Fire District will host its annual trap shoot filled with competition, food, prizes and more. The event will be held at the Hilger Shooting Range at the junction of Hwy 191 and Winifred Hwy 236 in Hilger, Montana.

Signups for the trap shoot and super shoot will be on-site. There is a small fee per round, with cash prizes for every round.

For non-shooters, there’s still plenty of fun: Try to win a certified Angus beef package or half a hog during the event raffle. Concessions are available, including barbecue and homemade goods. All proceeds benefit the Hilger Volunteer Fire Department. Come one, come all, and show your support.


Fair parade food drive


Kids Can is once again collecting food drive donations during this year’s fair parade on July 27. Members will use wagons and four wheelers to gather canned goods and other nonperishable food items from the crowd. Donations collected during the parade will benefit the Central Montana Community Cupboard. The parade starts at 11 a.m. on Main Street.

Learn about multiple sclerosis at the fair


Multiple Sclerosis awareness is coming to the fair. Are you curious about M.S., have a friend or family member with M.S., or have M.S. yourself? Come join us at the Trade Center stage, Friday, July 28 at 1 p.m. and listen to three great speakers.

Topics include: “What is MS?” with Erika Duffy, NP, St. Vincent’s Neuroscience; “Occupational Therapy for M.S. – How to Help,” with Heidi Mayton, master’s in Occupational Therapy; and “Meeting the Challenges of M.S.,” with Errol Rice, executive vice president at Montana Stockgrowers Association.

All are welcome to this event. Questions? Please contact Megan Green at (406) 462-5408.


The National Wild Turkey Federation to host Hunting Heritage banquet Aug. 17


The Central Montana Gobblers present the National Wild Turkey Federation Hunting Heritage banquet with live auction and raffle on Thursday, Aug. 17, at Elks Lodge No. 456. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner is at 6:30 p.m. For tickets/information, call Mike at (406) 600-6894. Purchase tickets online at



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