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Articles from the September 7, 2022 edition

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  • Museum anniversary celebration Sunday

    Sep 7, 2022

    The Three Forks Area Historical Society's annual Ice Cream Social will be celebrating the Headwaters Heritage Museums' 40th anniversary. The social and celebration are scheduled on Saturday, September 11, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the museum's backyard at 202 S. Main in Three Forks. According to historical society member Pat Townsend, the event will include not only ice cream and cake but also entertainment. Mayor Randy Johnston will be speaking, and society treasurer Patrick Finnegan has put... Full story

  • City of Three Forks moves forward with flood mitigation

    Eliza McLaughlin, Three Forks Voice|Sep 7, 2022

    With the city on the brink of a $4.15 million FEMA grant, the Three Forks City Council has begun discussion of methods to fund the remaining 25% of the project cost. During its Aug. 23 meeting, the council received advice from Natural Resources Business Unit Manager for Great West Engineering Jeremiah Theys and attorney Nathan Bilyeu. Potential methods for securing the funds for the outstanding expenses include taxing residents equally or adjusting the fees levied for commercial and vacant lots. The council plans to host public hearings on the... Full story

  • Registration is now open for free September Montana Farm to School producer workshops

    Sep 7, 2022

    Farmers, ranchers and local food processors can learn strategies for growing and selling their products to school districts at the Montana Farm to School producer training this September.   The Montana Team Nutrition Program at Montana State University, the Montana Office of Public Instruction and project partners are offering two trainings this fall, the first beginning Sept. 15 and the second date to be announced later. The trainings are free with registration. Each is divided into three sessions over three weeks with different content...

  • Three Forks schools approve increased budgets

    Eliza McLaughlin, Three Forks Voice|Sep 7, 2022

    Preparing for the return of students to campus, the Three Forks School Board approved the high school and elementary school’s budgets which featured increases in transportation cost and fund increases resulting from low expenses in the previous school year. Both the high school and the elementary school transportation budgets increased by $16,000 and $18,000, respectively. On Aug. 23, after the school board reconvened from a week-long recess while school administrators completed the budgets, Superintendent Rhonda Uthlaut explained to the... Full story

  • Column: The morbid joy of funeral sandwiches

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|Sep 7, 2022

    Every so often, I get in a bit of a rut when it comes to the nightly dinner menu, and we seem to be eating tacos and spaghetti a bit more than we probably should. While there is certainly nothing wrong with either, we probably eat them more than we should, and this rut usually serves as a great way to introduce some new items to the dinner table. A few weeks ago, I wanted to break loose from the blasé menu and bring back an old favorite we had not eaten in a few years. We had planned on watching a UFC fight, so it seemed like a perfect... Full story

  • Our View: Hats off to the historical society

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|Sep 7, 2022

    During the summer of 2021, I had a wonderful experience working at the Three Forks Visitors Information Center. It served as a great way to promote the Three Forks area and meet and visit with many of the people who were visiting the area. During this time, I was also able to see in person the hard-working members of the Three Forks Area Historical Society. I quickly learned just how valuable their efforts are for the community. Especially during the summer months, society members donate numerous volunteer hours at the Headwaters Heritage Museu...

  • Wolves defeat Manhattan

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|Sep 7, 2022

    The Three Forks High School volleyball team picked up their first conference win last Thursday with an impressive three-set (25-23, 25-21, 25-22) victory at rival Manhattan. "We are super excited about our win in Manhattan. We found ourselves in similar situations against Boulder and just couldn't quite get going enough to win. Against Manhattan, we were much more resilient and did a better job of finishing out sets," said head coach Shann Mack. "Every win or loss is a total team effort, but... Full story

  • Coaches Corner: Fall shows us that change can happen

    Ellie West, Contributing Writer|Sep 7, 2022

    As the summer months wind down, we enter into a new season - Fall. You step outside, and you can feel it. There is something different in the air. The cooler temperatures, the cozy sweaters, the warm drinks, the explosion of vivid colors, the beauty surrounding us, and the shorter days. It's a beautiful season. The children are back in school with fresh supplies, anticipating a new school year with new teachers, a new environment, and perhaps new friends. A change for many of them. The...

  • Revised Montana wolf regs aim to limit Yellowstone-area kills

    Amanda Eggert, Montana Free Press|Sep 7, 2022

    The Montana Fish and Wildlife commission recently to reinstate a cap on the number of Yellowstone-area wolves that hunters and trappers can kill, abandoning an approach that allowed hunters and trappers to kill 21 wolves last season.  Most of the approximately 100 commenters speaking about wolf management at the Aug. 25 commission meeting expressed frustration with wolf hunting and trapping generally, or the prospect of hunting and trapping wolves that leave the northern border of Yellowstone... Full story

  • Wolves continue hot start with 30-8 win

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|Sep 7, 2022

    For the second straight week, the Three Forks High School football team used a dominant second-half performance on their way to a 30-8 home September 2 win over Thompson Falls. Now 2-0 on the season, the Wolves have outscored their first two opponents 36-0 in the second half. Three Forks head Coach Connor Sullivan praised the play of his defense and said playing physical has been key to the early season success that has seen them give up only 14 points in eight quarters. "Coming out and playing... Full story

  • David Bohrer

    Sep 7, 2022

    David Bohrer was born in Fargo North Dakota on March 1,1940 and passed away on Sunday August 21st, 2022 at 12:01 PM in Billings MT at the ST Vincent Hospital.  He is with our Father in Heaven surrounded by our families.  He leaves behind his wife of 41 years Sharon Bohrer, a son Bob Bohrer, and 2 daughters Linda Melgren and Glenda, 1 grandson Jaden Bohrer, 2 granddaughters Alexus "Lexi" Mashburn, and Lindsey Melgren.  He was preceded in death by his parents Erhart and Ruth Bohrer.... Full story

  • The feel good story of Miffy

    Sep 7, 2022

    Four-year-old Lulu and her family were a day's drive away by the time they realized one of their family members was missing. Miffy-a blue stuffed bunny and Lulu's best friend-got left behind at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park while the family was vacationing from Washington. Now they were in the Tetons, and Lulu was heartbroken. Lulu's mom left a voicemail with the Caverns that night, hoping for the best. A text message came the next morning from a staff member at the Caverns: Miffy had... Full story