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  • Get Carnival Tickets Early For RIDE and Save

    Mike Morgan|Jun 19, 2024

    Midway West Amusements Carnival is coming back to Roundup, and they will be part of RIDE’s 19th annual celebration. The Carnival will be set up in City Park at the big ball field beside Hwy 12. The Carnival will run July 3-7th. There will be at least sixteen rides for adults, kiddies, and the whole family. Just some of what you’ll see will be The Kamikaze, Ferris Wheel, and The Graviton. A couple of surprise rides are also being added. There will be lots of Carnival food available with cotton candy, funnel cakes, carmel apples and such. Mid...

  • Shakespeare in the Parks' "Hamlet"

    Jun 19, 2024

    By Elizabeth Wood Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (MSIP) is bringing this classic tale of murder and revenge to Roundup City Park, Tuesday, July 9th at 6:30 PM. MSIP has been offering free outdoor theater to rural and urban Montana for over 50 years. This year the story of Hamlet, with a ghost, a failed love, murders and sword fights, as Hamlet attempts to find balance in world in which he is suddenly betrayed. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets, to the Roundup City Park softball field -- 9th Avenue & 4th Street East -- Tuesday, July...

  • MFBF Submits Comments on Proposed Sage Grouse Management Plans

    Jun 19, 2024

    BOZEMAN – The Montana Farm Bureau has submitted comments to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding changes that could reduce or eliminate grazing on BLM lands. Montana Farm Bureau supports the current management plan that is based on the Draft Sage Grouse Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement. Montana developed the successful Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program which was created by the Montana Legislature’s passage of the Greater Sage Grouse Stewardship Act in 2015 taking an “all hands, all lands” approac...

  • Seen Around Town

    Norma Trent|Jun 19, 2024

    World War II Disaster in Our County On Dec 30, 1942 a B17 bomber, commonly known as the 'Flying Fortress', crashed about 10 miles south of Musselshell. There were eleven men that perished, according to one report. Another report mentions twelve. This plane was on a training flight out of the Great Falls Army Air Corps base. While flying over Melstone, the aircraft caught fire for an undetermined reason. Shortly thereafter, it went out of control, dove into the ground, and crashed on the slope...

  • Baker Hosts Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative Annual Meeting & Customer Appreciation Event

    Jun 19, 2024

    Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. members gathered at the Fallon County Fairgrounds in Baker, Montana, on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, for the Mid-Rivers Annual Meeting. Items of business included electing three Cooperative Trustees, informing members of the cooperative’s financial performance and future plans, and awarding scholarships to area students. Steve Zachmann, Mayor of Baker, gave the welcome speech and thanked Mid-Rivers for hosting the event in Baker. Pastor Mike Davis gave the I...

  • Musselshell County Court Report

    Jun 19, 2024

    Dalton, James Brian, Violation of a Protective Order, Fines: $500, Costs: $85, Restitution: $2988.46, Jail: 6 Months, Suspended: 6 Months. Arion, Ryan Todd, Out of Jurisdiction Arrest Warrant, Transferred to Another Court. Scott, Joaquin Manyhorse, Out of Jurisdiction Warrant, Transferred to Another Court. Werk, Tiffany Lane, No Insurnace, Fines: $350, Costs: $35, No License, Fines: $260, Costs: $25, Jail: 6 Months, Suspended: 6 Months. Johnston, Parker Keegan, Speeding, Fines: $20. Benes, Earl R, DUI, Fines: $600, Costs: $85. Fox, Gabriel...

  • From The Musselshell County Sheriff's Office

    Jun 19, 2024

    6/09/24 00:49:59 Traffic Stop 06/09/24 03:07:40 Medical 06/09/24 11:33:26 City Code 06/09/24 13:40:58 Animal 06/09/24 17:18:20 Info 06/09/24 17:21:32 911 - No 06/09/24 17:52:08 Info 06/09/24 17:55:21 Traffic Stop 06/09/24 22:29:58 911 Transfer 06/09/24 23:08:08 Traffic Stop 06/10/24 03:14:16 Criminal 06/10/24 06:46:38 Coroner 06/10/24 07:18:33 Motor 06/10/24 07:43:12 Criminal 06/10/24 08:10:00 Medical 06/10/24 11:30:32 911 Hang Up 06/10/24 12:00:57 Welfare 06/10/24 12:36:16 Medical 06/10/24 13:13:15 911 Hang Up 06/10/24 13:21:43 Coroner...

  • Reimaging Rural Grants Benefit 11 Montana Communities Grants Supporting Thriving Communities in Montana

    Jun 19, 2024

    Eleven communities across Montana are receiving $19,600 for Reimagine What is Possible Grants to support community development projects. Reimagining Rural is a program spearheaded by MSU Extension in conjunction with the Montana Community Foundation and other partners. The program provides small towns with opportunities and resources to shape their future. Tara Mastel, the program lead of MSU Extension’s community vitality program, describes Reimagining Rural as an initiative aimed at boosting volunteer involvement in rural areas. “As we mar...

  • Attorney General Knudsen Issues Statement on Injunction of Biden's Unlawful Title IX Rule

    Jun 19, 2024

    HELENA – The United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana granted today Attorney General Knudsen's request for a preliminary injunction against the Biden administration's unlawful Title IX rule which puts the rights and safety of girls and young women at risk. In response, Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen released the following statement: "This is a big win for women's rights. This decision will keep young women and girls protected from dangerous situations, just as Title IX has done for decades. In issuing the r...

  • Oh Little Town Of Musselshell

    Lura Pitman|Jun 12, 2024

    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...

  • 2024 Nelson Kemmer Memorial Scholarship Awarded

    Jun 12, 2024

    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 a...

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

    Jun 12, 2024

    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 fixed i...

  • Seen Around Town

    Norma Trent|Jun 12, 2024

    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 Museum and read about the history of this old...

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

    Jun 12, 2024

    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 national servic...

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

    Jun 12, 2024

    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 guaranteed...

  • Look Out for Harmful Algal Blooms When Recreating this Summer

    Jun 12, 2024

    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 rapid...

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

    Jun 12, 2024

    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 f...

  • From The Musselshell County Sheriff's Office

    Jun 12, 2024

    6/02/24 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 01:55:00...

  • Signal Peak Foundation

    Jun 5, 2024

    At the May 6th meeting of the Signal Peak Community Foundation Board the board approved 7 applications for grants for a total of $121,896.38. The Melstone Volunteer Fire Department was awarded $16,000. for a battery operated "Jaws of Life" piece of equipment. This new battery operated device would allow portability and ease of operation in remote locations. The ambulance crew would also be able to use this device. Marketplace for kids was awarded $2,500. for supplies and signage. This is an Educational program that provides early insights into...

  • Rep. Rosendale Attacks ATF Rule Forcing Montana Gun Show Closure

    Jun 5, 2024

    Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) released the following statement after a gun show in Hamilton, Montana was canceled last weekend due to a new Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Rule that fundamentally changes and drastically complicates the way firearms are sold in the United States. This rule which was published on April 19th, 2024, has the potential to shut down countless more gun shows throughout the country and can potentially destroy the gun show industry. “The Second Amendment is an ironclad promise to A...

  • Melstone's Michael Bergin Receiving the Masonic Lodge Scholarship

    Jun 5, 2024

  • Seen Around Town

    Norma Trent|Jun 5, 2024

    As we finally get some good weather and get out into nature, are you aware of this new requirement? Last year's Montana Legislative Session saw many bills signed by Governor Gianforte. One bill was House Bill #521. Beginning July of 2023, everyone and anyone who recreates on state lands will be required to purchase a Montana Conservation License to access many sites previously open with few restrictions to the public. That includes people launching a boat, enjoying a hike, bird watching,...

  • The Future of Homes On The Range Could Be New Building

    Jun 5, 2024

    Homes on the Range is a fifty unit apartment complex that has been the home to senior and disabled residents since 1977. Within the past year, the board of directors of the Musselshell County Housing Authority, along with Snowy Mountain Development, Mayor Jones, Tamarack Property Management Company, and the County Commissioners, have been in discussions concerning the possibility of construction of a new complex on the same property at 902 3rd Street East in Roundup. The Homes on the Range is a HUD property. Tonya Garber of Snowy Mountain...

  • Lavina Public School is Looking to Replace the Message Board Outside the School on First Street East with an Electronic Message Board

    Jun 5, 2024

    Lavina Public School Receives $10,000 Challenge Gift From Stockman Bank. The Lavina Public School is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 challenge donation from Stockman Bank in support of an electronic message center. Stockman will match all donations up to a total of $10,000. Stockman Bank will match donations, dollar for dollar, up to a total of $10,000 through June 30, 2024. Matching contributions can be made by mail to Lavina Public School, 214 1st Street East, Lavina, MT 59046 or dropped off at the school. Stockman Bank is Monta...

  • Update With the Commissioners

    Lura Pitman|Jun 5, 2024

    I recently had a chat with the County Commissioners, Bob Pancratz, Mike Goffena, and Michael Turley. The following are some of the current events. Homes on the Range - The low-income housing has long needed a remodel, and has become almost beyond repair. One apartment is so bad that it has not been able to be rented for years, leaving it unavailable for local housing. The commissioners state that due to asbestos, a poor and shifted foundation, and many other structural problems, the hope is for a new building all together. The county does not...

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