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Belgrade News

Belgrade snaps 13-game losing streak; first win since 2019

BILLINGS — This football season is only Belgrade’s third as a member of Class AA, but its hardships during that time have been noted. Thursday brought a sense of relief and, for a moment, celebration to the Panthers as they overcame Billings Skyview 24-20 to spoil the Falcons’ senior night at Wendy’s Field at Daylis Stadium.
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Willow Creek Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Willow Creek: Saturday, October 16: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Sunday, October 17: Sunny during the day; while mostly cloudy overnight; Monday, October 18: Chance of Light Rain; Tuesday, October 19: Mostly cloudy during the day; while
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Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Jefferson football puts up 29 unanswered first-half points to beat Manhattan

BOULDER – The Panthers mostly dominated all three phases of its Southern B showdown with Manhattan on Friday night en route to a 29-12 home victory. Both teams exchanged punts to begin the game. About halfway through the first quarter, a punt by Caleb Smartnick, which pinned the Tigers back on their own 1-yard line, really turned the game on its head.
Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Miller, Guy E

Guy Miller, 83, long time resident of Belgrade, MT passed away Monday, Oct 11, 2021. He was born Nov 3, 1937 in Three Forks, MT to Newell and Edna Miller. He graduated from Willow Creek HS in 1955. He served on active duty in the US Navy from 1955 to 1957 and as a reservist until honorably discharged in 1961. He worked for Bellach Plumbing in Three forks from 1957-65, and at Montana Power & MSU from 1965-80. In 1980 he owned and ran his own plumbing business for 6 years, then returned to MT Power from 1986 until his retirement in 2002. Guy refereed High School and college basketball for 23 years and was inducted into the MOA Hall of Fame in 1992. He was named Belgrade Lions Club citizen of the year in 1978 for his work on community projects and with Little League baseball, where he touched the lives of many kids serving as an umpire, coach, and league president as well as helping to build several fields in the Belgrade complex, and has a field named after him. Guy was very active in the Masonic Lodge and is a Past Master of Belgrade AF&AM Lodge #68, Past Patron of Belgrade Order of Eastern Star #85, and a Bagdad Shriner member of Livingston Scottish Rite. After returning home from the Navy in 1957, Guy met the love of his life, Lois Daems of Ennis, and they were married in 1959. Guy and Lois had 2 sons, Daniel in 1963 and David in 1966. He was an active outdoorsman, and his passion was fly-fishing and spent many hours fishing on the Madison River. Guy is survived by his wife of 62 years Lois, (now of Fort Benton), his sons Dan (Dawn) of Belt and David of Havre, and his grand-daughters Kaylee (Mark) Wetstein of Pocatello and Megan Miller of Belt. Services will be held on Saturday, Oct 23rd @ 1pm at The Bridge Church in Gallatin Gateway. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Reach, INC in Bozeman, Eagle Mount of Bozeman, or Shriners Hospitals. There will be an additional time for fellowship immediately after services at the Masonic Hall in Belgrade. Guy Miller E Miller.
Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Klompien, Eloise Ruth

Eloise Ruth Klompien Eloise Ruth Klompien, 83, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021, in Manhattan, MT. Ruth was born in Bozeman on November 7, 1937, to John and Catherine (Triemstra) Kamps. Ruth grew up in the Gallatin Valley attending school in Manhattan graduating from Manhattan Public High School in 1955. She married Alvin Klompien on August 17, 1955, and they had four children together. Ruth was a dedicated wife, mother, and homemaker. She was also a foster parent and worked as a nurse's aide. She was active in her church and bible studies. She enjoyed quilting, ceramics, scrapbooking and was a gifted gardener. She took great pride in her yard and her flower garden. Ruth is survived by her husband of 66 years, Alvin; her daughter, Kathy (Alan) Potts; sons, Layne (Bonnie) Klompien, Tim (Michelle) Klompien, and Dave (Kay) Klompien; ten grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and sister, Betty Kamps. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Marian Van Dyke. Graveside services will be held at 11 A.M. Monday, October 18 in Churchill Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 1 P.M. at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to Grace Bible Church, Global Outreach Partners, Brad and Ruth Foreman. Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service.

Plans announced for Western Legacy Center in Whitehall

Plans were announced Thursday for the Western Legacy Center, a tourism-based facility in Whitehall aimed at sparking the economy in Jefferson County, as well as celebrating Montana’s cowboy, cowgirl, Native American and rodeo heritage. The center at 3 Whitehall Road is adjacent to Interstate 90 and is the creation of...

Vote now: Who should be this week’s SBLive Montana High School Athlete of the Week (Oct. 4-10)?

Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Montana High School Athlete of the Week for Oct. 4-10 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Sunday at 11:59 p.m and the winner will be announced Monday, Oct. 18 If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivemt.
Belgrade News

Belgrade snaps scoring drought in loss to Falcons

While Belgrade lost its 12th consecutive match Thursday, the team gained a much-needed boost heading into the postseason. The Panthers snapped a four-match scoring drought in a 3-2 Eastern AA defeat against Billings Skyview. The Falcons won the previous contest in mid-September 6-0. Skyview (7-5-2) had taken a 2-0 lead...
Belgrade News

Voters to decide Belgrade chicken flap

The citizens of Belgrade will decide once and for all on Nov. 2 whether to legalize the keeping of backyard chickens in the city limits. Belgrade residents will vote on the same proposed chicken ordinance denied by the City Council in 2018. If approved, it will permit residents of single-family homes on lots larger than 7,000 square feet to keep as many as six hens or six mixed-sex domestic chickens under the age of 3 months, or any combination thereof not to exceed six total chickens per permit holder. Roosters would not be permitted.

Montana's Western Legacy Center to open in Whitehall next year

BUTTE, Mont. — Jefferson County is revealing plans for Montana's Western Legacy Center to open next year in Whitehall. It will celebrate Montana’s cowboy, cowgirl and rodeo culture and feature other historical themes including railroad, mining, mountain men, and Native American culture. It will partner with the Montana Pro Rodeo...
Belgrade News

Fall Fest '21 goes down in history

As we promised last week, the Belgrade News is bringing you another glimpse of Fall Festival 2021, which was held not even two weeks ago under bright, blue skies against a backdrop of stunning fall color, mere days before an early snowstorm blanketed the valley this week. Since last week’s...
Montana Standard

Lewis & Clark Caverns presents ‘escape cabin’

WHITEHALL — Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park will host an original escape room event with time slots starting at 5 p.m. and going until 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, meeting at the main (lower) visitor center. Here’s where the adventure begins: Dr. Townsend, a bat biologist, has gone missing...