Week of June 12, 2024

  • Oh Little Town Of Musselshell

    Lura Pitman

    Half way between Roundup and Melstone, across the river and through the trees, is a tiny town of consequence called Musselshell. The town, the river, and the county all share the same name. Though few in number, Musselshell has stood through the years to remain a solid community. In information gleaned from "Horizons o'er The Musselshell", a collection of historical stories from local families, the early families to the towns area were; John and William Cooley, who both married ladies named...

  • Reverse Annuity Mortgage Program Helps Montana Senior Homeowners Stay in their Homes

    HELENA, Mont. – The Montana Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced today that more than $2 million of loan funding is available for income-eligible senior homeowners to receive extra monthly income while being able to stay in their own homes. The low-interest loans are provided through a Reverse Annuity Mortgage (RAM) program offered by the Montana Board of Housing, which is administratively attached to Commerce. "Many senior citizens in Montana own their own homes and have little or no remaining mortgage debt. Those who live on a...

  • 2024 Nelson Kemmer Memorial Scholarship Awarded

    The 2024 recipients of the Nelson Kemmer Memorial Scholarship are two: hardworking, dedicated individuals who share a common goal of service. Congratulations to Elisabeth Wills and Josie Shaw for being selected this years winners and receiving $500 each. Elisabeth Wills will be attending MSU Northern in Havre and persuing a nursing degree. Elisabeths future goals include becoming a Registered Nurse, working in the pediatric field at St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital. Josie Shaw will be attending Northwest College in Powell, WY and studying...

  • Seen Around Town

    Norma Trent

    The first of the summer's 'Market on Main' events last week got under way with sunny skies and a respite from the wind. Youth Cares offered free mug painting for Father's Day gifts. A wide variety of vendors showed their wares. Join the fun next month. Watch Facebook for updates. Rain, sun and long days equal wonderful gardens around town. That old bank building on Main Street got new windows recently. Come to the Musselshell Valley Historical...

  • Look Out for Harmful Algal Blooms When Recreating this Summer

    HELENA—When recreating on Montana's waterbodies, be on the lookout for harmful algal blooms (HABs) that can occur on Montana's lakes and reservoirs. HABs can release toxins that can impact human and animal health. Report suspected HABs at HAB.mt.gov to help alert others and prevent illness. How to identify a HAB: A coloration or scum in the water that can look like spilled paint, pea soup, or grass clippings. Often blue, green or red in color. HABs can occur when certain water conditions (nutrient levels, sunlight and temperature) cause a...

  • ServeMontana is "all ears" for input on State Service Plan

    MONTANA – ServeMontana, the Governor’s Office of Community Service, wants to hear your perspective via the short, online Community Needs Assessment. “The assessment is an opportunity to empower voices and transform communities through AmeriCorps service” says Sarah R. Sadowski, Director of the Governor’s Office of Community Service. “From Montana’s rural towns and tribal nations to our most populated cities; we are all ears.” Responses to the assessment help craft the State Service Plan, which will guide the path of AmeriCorps...

  • Gov. Gianforte in Joint Statement to Biden: Do Not Give More Power to the World Health Organization

    HELENA, Mont. – Joining 23 governors, Governor Greg Gianforte today opposed two proposals that would grant the World Health Organization (WHO) unprecedented and unconstitutional authority that threaten to undermine the sovereignty of the United States. In a letter to President Biden, the governors highlight the proposals that significantly alter the amendments to the WHO’s existing International Health Regulations and introduce a new "Pandemic Agreement" that would infringe on states’ rights and jeopardize Americans’ constitutionally...

  • Montana State Extension Specialist Receives Funding to Study Grasshoppers' Impact on Pulse Crops

    Reagan Cotton, MSU News Service BOZEMAN – Through new funding from the USDA and the Montana Department of Agriculture, a Montana State University scientist will study the impact of grasshoppers, an increasingly common pest in Montana, on pulse crops and forages. Hayes Goosey, assistant professor in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences in the College of Agriculture and an MSU Extension specialist, received roughly $330,000 through the USDA's Specialty Crop Block Program, which supports research into the viability of crops such as...

  • From The Musselshell County Sheriff's Office

    06/02/24 08:23:52 Animal 06/02/24 15:15:20 Traffic Stop 06/02/24 15:21:13 911 - No 06/02/24 15:35:08 Suspicious 06/02/24 17:52:59 Theft 06/02/24 19:05:17 Animal 06/02/24 20:06:42 Info 06/03/24 00:03:13 Agency Assist 06/03/24 11:32:04 911 - No 06/03/24 12:26:44 911 Hang Up 06/03/24 12:49:10 Welfare 06/03/24 13:05:07 Theft 06/03/24 14:36:11 Motor 06/03/24 16:06:52 Coroner 06/03/24 18:01:11 Medical 06/03/24 18:23:10 Traffic 06/03/24 18:35:06 Theft 06/03/24 20:38:45 Welfare 06/03/24 21:29:41 Traffic Stop 06/03/24 22:50:50 Medical 06/04/24...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Public Land Give-Away Senator Daines has introduced legislation to trade Federal coal and surface land to the Hope Family Trust. Though the bill is titled "The Crow Revenue Act" it was not introduced to benefit the Crow Nation. It benefits the owners of the Signal Peak Energy coal mine that is damaging range land, drying up springs and evicting ranchers who have worked this range for generations. This mine has benefitted from a multitude of "tax incentives" amounting to millions of dollars lost to both Musselshell and Yellowstone counties....

  • Letters to the Editor

    You cannot imagine how giddy I was when I opened the Ma 29, 2024 issue of the Roundup Record Tribune & Winnett Times newspaper and saw Nancy Kemler’s name at the end of letter to the editor before I even read what she wrote. In fact, as I typed this, I still haven’t read what she wrote. It doesn’t matter because she is always spot on! I’ve been a fan of her letters to the editor for years. Keep up the great work, Nancy. Mike Stebleton...

  • Letters to the Editor

    It is no surprise that the Democrat Party was so easily hijacked by the Left Progressives. I am after all, both Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Delaware Roosevelt set the stage for this with their push for socialism in America. Today the former Democrat Party has a agenda of total destruction of our country. They want to erase our Constitution,our electorate vote, continue to foolishly defund police.Allow open borders that let in all people unvetted into our nation that have no ties to it and disrespect our laws and moral compass values.Barack...

  • Letters to the Editor

    “I write to encourage a call to action. We must immediately address the illegal immigration happening in Montana. I, as well as many Montanans have seen the numbers – fentanyl confiscation in Montana up by 20,000%, sex trafficking up by 116%, illegal immigration at our northern border up 597% with over 10,000 illegal immigrants crossing per month. These inexpiable numbers indicate two things: The failure of the Biden Administration to protect America from the influx of crime caused by the illegal immigration crisis on our border, and the...

  • Letters to the Editor

    "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with...

  • Rep. Rosendale Calls Out Biden's Border Executive Order Sham

    Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) released the following statement after President Biden introduced a new executive order which will permit a minimum of 1.8 million illegal immigrants to enter the country every year and will do nothing to fix the border crisis he created. “It is no surprise that after Biden’s election interference attempt last week backfired in the form of over $50 million in donations to his opponent, he is now scrambling,” said Rep. Rosendale. “This do-nothing executive order is pure showmanship that will do...

  • Dutch Oven Chocolate Dump Cake

    TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD: 8 servings. Looking for a super quick dessert that will make people think you spent all day in the kitchen? This easy dessert will wow your guests. Feel free to use your favorite pie filling in place of cherry. - Rashanda Cobbins, Aurora, Colorado Ingredients 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size) 1/3 cup sliced almonds 3/4 cup butter, melted Vanilla ice cream, optional...

  • Edwin Bohlman

    Edwin Bohlman passed away at home on May 3, 2024. Edwin was born in Melstone to Adolph and Rose Bohlman on October 27, 1930. When Edwin was 4 years old he was dying from Pneumonia. Edwins father, Adolph held him down on the families kitchen table while the doctor cut out a rib in order to place drain tubes into his lungs. At the time it was the only way known to save Edwins life. The Bohlman family left the town of Melstone to live on the family homestead south of Melstone. Edwin and his...

  • Richard Workman

    Richard Workman passed away May 30, 2024 at the age of 79 after a six-year battle with cancer. Richard attended school in Eureka, Montana, graduating in 1963. In 1965, Richard entered the US Coast Guard stationed on the east coast and Cape Cod. In 1968 he married his wife of 55 years, Gail. In 1969, he returned to Montana to pursue his love of logging. He and Gail then settled at Happy's Inn Montana and had a house built on Lavon Lake. 1993 found them moving to Roundup, Montana for a two year logging job (where golfing kept him busy for 30...

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