Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Leonard “Len” Redding points out a photograph of the Sarpy Country sand rocks, located near his grandparents’ house, which he used to climb on and pretend were a battleship while growing up in the 1940s. Len has served as the de facto historian for the Redding family in regards to the Sarpy homestead.
It was a Redding invasion last weekend in Big Horn County, as the family celebrated their 100-year Homestead Reunion bolstered by an attendance of more than 150 family members from across the United States. Since Sam and Gertie Redding first traveled from Oklahoma to Sarpy Creek in 1916 – spending their first Montana winter in a tent...
A wooden fence bears the Kirby town name at the front of the local saloon. As of Jan. 1, the saloon is owned by Sheridan, Wyo. resident Marcia Harper.
Along Highway 314, between Busby and Decker, is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it saloon that marks the unincorporated town of Kirby, labelled a ghost town by Wikipedia and untouched by the most recent census (by local count, the town has 20-30 ranches and an estimated 100 people).“When I went to the military in ’75, it was a store,...
A 2014-15 audit report of the Lodge Grass School District states fiscal mismanagement has placed them at a high risk of misappropriation. They have, nonetheless, improved overall in spending practices.The June 30, 2015 audit was directed by Public Accountant Joseph Eve for the purpose of analyzing the district’s financial statements.“...
Big Horn County 4-H delegates line up outside the Montana State 4-H Congress in Bozeman. The delegates are - back row (from the left): Madelin Cruz, Jordan Calloway, Deanna Stieber, Nicole Halfpop, Ruth Knobloch, Katie Upchurch, Nicole Green, Courtney Uffelman, Josie Hammond, Kristen Proctor, Shaina Grinsteiner, Natalie Houston, Myah Van Order and Celia Rigler; front row: Shane Trusty, Calder Pilkington and Chase Pilkington.
Big Horn County 4-H took 17 delegates to Montana State 4-H Congress from July 13-16 at the Montana State University campus in Bozeman. Delegates traveled to the Congress on the new 4-H bus, sold to the program by the Big Horn County commissioners and maintained through donated labor by Mike’s Quick Lube.The theme of Montana State 4-H...
Cyclists for Team Seattle head down  Center Avenue in Hardin  Monday  evening as they resume their ride across America. The three pictured in the  foreground are  (from the left) Jessica O’Toole, Chris Tortorici and Rachel Hughes.
In the middle of a cross-country bike ride from Baltimore to Seattle, around 20 cyclists stopped in Hardin for a night’s rest on Monday, marking day 44 of a 70-day trip in support of those affected by cancer.The group is one of many who cycle cross-country in partnership with 4K for Cancer program of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults....
Jack Blankenship, announcer for Big Horn Ranch Days, introduces the Women’s Ranch Rodeo contestants early Saturday evening. The two-day event, held in the Big Horn County Fairgrounds, was planned by a committee of six local residents including Blankenship.
As the early-evening sun began its descent behind the Big Horn County Fairgrounds bleachers, Jack Blankenship scanned the rodeo field filled by horse riders, the sound of hooves, and the dry scent of dust clouds with a hint of manure. The Women’s Ranch Rodeo would be the last scheduled event for Saturday and, like regular ranch work, they...
Leonard “Len” Redding points out a photograph of the Sarpy Country sand rocks, located near his grandparents’ house, which he used to climb on and pretend were a battleship while growing up in the 1940s. Len has served as the de facto historian for the Redding family in regards to the Sarpy homestead.
A wooden fence bears the Kirby town name at the front of the local saloon. As of Jan. 1, the saloon is owned by Sheridan, Wyo. resident Marcia Harper.
Big Horn County 4-H delegates line up outside the Montana State 4-H Congress in Bozeman. The delegates are - back row (from the left): Madelin Cruz, Jordan Calloway, Deanna Stieber, Nicole Halfpop, Ruth Knobloch, Katie Upchurch, Nicole Green, Courtney Uffelman, Josie Hammond, Kristen Proctor, Shaina Grinsteiner, Natalie Houston, Myah Van Order and Celia Rigler; front row: Shane Trusty, Calder Pilkington and Chase Pilkington.
Cyclists for Team Seattle head down  Center Avenue in Hardin  Monday  evening as they resume their ride across America. The three pictured in the  foreground are  (from the left) Jessica O’Toole, Chris Tortorici and Rachel Hughes.
Jack Blankenship, announcer for Big Horn Ranch Days, introduces the Women’s Ranch Rodeo contestants early Saturday evening. The two-day event, held in the Big Horn County Fairgrounds, was planned by a committee of six local residents including Blankenship.

School & Activities

Big Horn County 4-H delegates line up outside the Montana State 4-H Congress in Bozeman. The delegates are - back row (from the left): Madelin Cruz, Jordan Calloway, Deanna Stieber, Nicole Halfpop, Ruth Knobloch, Katie Upchurch, Nicole Green, Courtney Uffelman, Josie Hammond, Kristen Proctor, Shaina Grinsteiner, Natalie Houston, Myah Van Order and Celia Rigler; front row: Shane Trusty, Calder Pilkington and Chase Pilkington.
Big Horn County 4-H took 17 delegates to Montana State 4-H Congress from July 13-16 at the Montana State University campus in Bozeman.

Obituaries

Wilson “Albert” Newman

Wilson “Albert” Newman, age 94, of Ingomar died on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Rosebud Healthcare Center in Forsyth.

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