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Articles from the October 12, 2022 edition

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  • Ambulance Service particpating in SIM-MT Training, hosting open house

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|Oct 12, 2022

    Later this week, members of the Three Forks Area Ambulance service (TFAA) will participate in a Simulation in Motion Training – Montana (SIM-MT) event. With the local service in desperate need of volunteers, the Simulation Training event scheduled for October 15 will also include an open house for the public from Noon to 1 p.m. at the ambulance barn at 2 E. Hickory St. in Three Forks. Barbara Mutter of TFAA is elated to work with SIM-MT, a non-profit that brings quality simulation training to r... Full story

  • Grace Lutheran Church and Preschool hosting clothing giveaway

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|Oct 12, 2022

    The Grace Lutheran Church and Preschool are hosting a clothing giveaway next week. The semi-annual event will occur on Friday, October 21, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, October 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church at 305 5th Ave. E. Event organizers Amber Veltkamp and Lisa Lear both enjoy being able to help out the community. "It's fun to see many of the same people return each spring and fall, to catch up with them, and to watch their families grow. We love meeting new people at each... Full story

  • Friends of the Library Book/Bake Sale this week

    Oct 12, 2022

    The Friends of the will host its annual Book/Bake Sale this week. The 14th annual event at the Three Forks Community Library will occur on Friday, October 14, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Following last year’s event, Nancy O’Donnell said they were able to donate $1,000 to the Library. “We really love having this sale every fall,” she said. The Presale cost to join the Friends of the Three Forks Library is $5 for an individual and $10 for a business or family and their name is put on a member... Full story

  • Gallatin County Justice Court and 911 Records Temporarily Reducing Public Office Hours

    Oct 12, 2022

    Due to staffing shortages, two Gallatin County offices will be temporarily reducing public office hours. Starting Tuesday, Oct. 11, Gallatin County Justice Court and 911 Records (both located at the Law and Justice Center), will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Staff in both offices will remain working from 3 to 5 p.m. each day; however, that will be uninterrupted time for employees to process accumulated filings and records requests. Like many employers across the county, state, and nation, Justice Court and 911 Records are short... Full story

  • Three Forks Elementary School October Howl

    Steve Fanning, TFES Principal|Oct 12, 2022

    The 22-23 school year is now 4 weeks in, and things are rolling along. We had a lot of new changes to routine due to completed and continual construction. Our new student drop-off / pick-up seems to be working well. Traffic has been safe, orderly and efficient. It is important to know that a new stop sign has been added at the intersection of East Oak and 5th Avenue. This new addition should help with traffic flow and safety. Thank you to everyone for their diligence and patience with this new transition. The new parking lot to the northeast... Full story

  • Letter: Barton responds to MDT Headwaters Rest Area Update

    Oct 12, 2022

    I read your paper’s article about the rest area update. In response to: “ The project team has made safety a top priority with the design of the new facility, which includes open sight lines for patrolling, license plate-reading and security cameras, and LED lighting throughout the interior and exterior of the rest area facility and parking lot. A feature that is not typically included in rest areas, but that will serve nearby communities, is the addition of a Law Enforcement Office that will be available for use by the Broadwater County She... Full story

  • Commission Candidate Richtmyer: Where I stand

    Oct 12, 2022

    In meeting and talking to many residents around our county over the past few months, I am continually asked where I stand on “things” or what I stand for. Surprisingly, I don’t have one issue that is driving me toward a spot on the county commission. Rather, it is the scope of the job and the many different topics and challenges it encompasses, while working toward the future of Broadwater County, that drives my motivation to be a part of our local government. My roots, principles, and values stem from an upbringing in a conservative, multi-gen... Full story

  • Letter: Hamilton will represent Three Forks

    Oct 12, 2022

    People who love our community show up, put boots on, and get to work to help our neighbors. We're all tired of the division that politicians are creating. Rocky Hamilton is cutting through the political games so he can solve real problems for the community. He's not here to score political points. He's here to roll up his sleeves to protect your rights and the MT we all love. He has proven that in Three Forks, where he grew up, and in Manhattan where he served as a public servant. We need a representative from our own neighborhood who answers... Full story

  • Boyer: Practical experience to navigate what's before us

    Oct 12, 2022

    I’m running for Gallatin County County Commission because I care about this place. This is where my husband and I chose to raise our son, build our careers, and run our farm. I learned early the value of service and discipline under pressure as the daughter of a country veterinarian—regularly called into the clinic to help my father with critical operations on beloved animals. For 25 years, I’ve served Montanans of all backgrounds, helping to craft solutions to highly charged topics of drought, community development and transportation. My sk... Full story

  • Death Notice: Mary Jane Eichman

    Oct 12, 2022

    Death Notice: Mary Jane Eichman mother of Linda Bryson passed away August 24, 2021. Memorial service was held September 30, 2022 in Chico California.... Full story

  • Montana Master Hunter Program taking applications

    Oct 12, 2022

    One Montana’s Master Hunter Program is accepting applications through November 30, 2022 for the 2023 program. Classes will be held in Billings (March), Bozeman (April) and Missoula (May). Each class will consist of two 3-Day consecutive weekends (Friday – Sunday). A two-day weekend rendezvous in June is also required for qualifications, field exercises, and the final exam. The Master Hunter Program (MHP) is an advanced education program for hunters who want to improve and hone their knowledge and skills, build relationships with landowners to... Full story

  • Arthur Aldon Cooper

    Oct 12, 2022

    Arthur Aldon Cooper was welcomed into the kingdom of heaven on October 4, 2022. He was born on April 26, 1932, to Uriel Arthur Cooper and Elizabeth McCurdy Cooper in Missoula, Montana. At this time the family lived in Elliston Montana. The family moved often due to Uriel and Elizabeth both being teachers and contract changes. Art said they moved 21 times from his first grade until he graduated from high school in Three Forks in 1950. Starting in the 7th grade Art had a job, from farm work to pumping gas at a gas station. After high school he... Full story

  • Fishing regulation proposals removed from October meeting

    Oct 12, 2022

    Proposed changes to the Montana fishing regulations will not be on the Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting agenda for October as originally planned. Instead, potential regulation changes will wait until a new statewide fisheries management plan is in place in 2023. After reviewing public comment received on the proposed regulations and considering the ongoing revision of the statewide fisheries plan, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks determined that the plan should be completed first to inform regulation changes. The proposed fishing regulations...

  • Sandra Kay (Vandolah) Callantine

    Oct 12, 2022

    Sandy passed away August 6, 2022 after a nearly yearlong battle with covid and respiratory infection. She was born to Charlotte (Billman) and Melvin Vandolah in Bozeman, MT February 6, 1944. She grew up in Three Forks, MT and graduated from Three Forks High in 1962. As the story goes, she met Wayne Callantine at the Do Drop Inn where she worked as a waitress and he as a cook. Wayne and Sandy married in Virginia City in 1963 by a Justice of the Peace who was blind in one eye and couldn't see out... Full story

  • MSU changes name of its foundation seed program

    Oct 12, 2022

    MSU News Service A program at Montana State University that researches and develops foundation seed varieties for the state’s agricultural producers has a new name. An extension of the crop breeding programs in the Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, the Montana Foundation Seed Program’s name is now officially the Montana State University Foundation Seed Program. The name change was approved unanimously at MSU’s September University Council meeting. Sreekala Bajwa, vice president of agriculture and dean of the College of Agric... Full story

  • Wolves compete at Capital City 7 on 7

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|Oct 12, 2022

    After an outstanding start to the 2022 campaign, the Three Forks High School Cross Country team will wrap up the regular season on Saturday, October 15, at the Rusty Raisland Invitational in Townsend. Head Coach Tara Forsberg looks forward to the final meet before State on October 22 in Missoula. "We want to keep everyone healthy and fine-tune our training for state," she said. In action last week, the Wolves had another week of solid performances at the Capital City 7 on 7 Meet in Helena.... Full story

  • Rivalry week for Three Forks High School football

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|Oct 12, 2022

    It’s rivalry week for the Three Forks High School football team. The Wolves (2-4, 0-4 Southern B) will look to pick up their first conference win of the season when they host Manhattan on Friday, October 14. Head Coach Connor Sullivan said the team used the bye week after their 24-16 home loss to Columbus to get their bodies and minds right. “Then come ready to go for another week. This is a big game to the kids, coaches, and community. Us coaches will do everything we can to put these kids in a situation to execute the game plan well and pla... Full story

  • REAL Montana Class V takes part in inaugural seminar September 15-17

    Oct 12, 2022

    Cassi Hammerness, Cardwell, returned from Bozeman as part of REAL Montana (Resource Education and Agriculture Leadership). For Cassi and other members of REAL Montana Class V, this was the first of ten seminars in their two-year educational program. While in Bozeman, the class completed personality assessments, participated in a high ropes course, and received training on networking and building relationships. Class members participated in the first module in a series focused on fundamental... Full story