Shelby Safari is back in business
The Shelby Safari is back in business. Located at 325 Main Street in Shelby and, it is a fantastic option for playing and parties. The Shelby Safari focuses on playtime for kids ages 10-years-old and under and provides a safe, warm and fun time for younger children, especially during the colder months. A ribbon cutting celebrating the opening of the Shelby Safari took place on December 1.
Sharon Darlene Chambers Habets
Sharon Darlene Chambers Habets passed away on the afternoon of Nov. 29, 2023. Funeral services will be held at the Living Faith Baptist Church in Shelby at 10 a.m. on Dec. 9, 2023. She will be buried with her husband and other family at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Cut Bank. Please visit Sharon’s online memorial and leave a message of condolence for the family at www.asperfh.com.
Annual Coyote Classic Basketball Tournament returns
The Coyote Classic Basketball Tournament is back for its eighth year. This annual event features competition from all around the state with a fun preview of what the season has in store. Teams from Cut Bank, Browning, Belt, Malta, Eureka, 3-Forks, Mission, Fairfield and Chinook will compete in Shelby for three days, starting December 7 through the 9th.
Cut Bank Man Accused of Shooting a Woman Admits to Charges
(Great Falls) — A Cut Bank man accused of assaulting and then shooting and wounding a woman at a residence on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation admitted to charges. Luke Charles Wells pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon and to using a firearm during a crime of violence. Wells faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release on the assault charge and a mandatory minimum of five years to life in prison, consecutive to any other sentence, a $250,000 fine and five years of supervised release on the firearm charge.
Shelby grapplers kick season off at Cascade Badger Invitational
The Shelby boys and girls wrestling team traveled to Cascade for the annual Cascade Badger Invitational for the two-day season opener. There were 22 boys’ teams and 17 girls’ teams in attendance. The Shelby boys placed 13th, and the Shelby girls placed 11th, as teams. Individually, Ryland led both squads by placing second and Ellie Munson and Amelia Clarke placed third and fifth, respectively.
A Night @ The Marias Museum
Our Marias Museum's Annual Gingerbread House contest is coming up tomorrow (Tues) night, in the Munson Building, from 4 to 7. Along with the contest, the museum will host a grand afternoon/evening with soup, cookies & entertainment galore with Strings N' Things. It simply wouldn't be Christmas, without an annual gingerbread house contest. Merry Christmas, & stay warm...
Valier’s Up Bright & Early Today!
The Valier Christmas Stroll's coming up this Thursday night, & the Friends of the Library, are already at the proverbial grindstone. If you know how to "plate candy," or would like to learn, be at the Valier Library tonight (Tues) at 6:30 SHARP to start plating. Let the plating begin... Merry Christmas, from Valier, & the Valier Friends of the Library. Don't pile my plate too high though...I'm about as sweet as I can get...
Spreading Love and Joy: Adopt a Resident from Northern Pines this Christmas
In the spirit of the holiday season, Northern Pines Rehab and Nursing is inviting the community of Cut Bank to come together and make a meaningful impact through their “Adopt a Resident” program. This heartwarming initiative aims to bring joy, love, and a sense of community to the residents of Northern Pines during the festive season.
The gas price fluctuate between $3.15 and $3.16 in Shelby as of 2023-12-04. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Monday is $3.242, a week ago the price is $3.250 , according to AAA.
Conrad’s @ Choteau-Boosters @ The “Iron”
The Conrad Cowboys & Cowgirls will play tournament action this Friday, & Saturday, in Choteau. Meanwhile, back at home...the Conrad Booster Club's scheduled a meeting for TONIGHT (Mon.) This evening's booster meeting kicks off at 6 SHARP down at the "Iron," the Branding Iron, in Conrad.
December 4-H Spotlight
4-H leaders and mentors will be shinning under our 4-H Spotlight for December. We’ll talk with Brynlee Deming from Fairview, Nicole Berger of Belgrade, and Breauna Erickson from Conrad about their community service projects as well as art, goat herding, shooting sports, youth leadership, and public service. Thanks to Montana State Fund for sponsoring the Spotlight!
Goodnight Nose Goodnight Toes
Tomorrow (Sat) morning at 7:30, on Puff Man Sports Trivia, I'll have the fun delightful read, "Goodnight Nose Goodnight Toes," up for grabs. The 1st caller in with the correct answer to my sports trivia question will WIN this beautiful book complete with full-color illustrations & rhyming text. The book can serve as an easy-to-follow love letter for parents to read to their children before it's bedtime. Check out this "nose & toes" book, authored by Kirk Fernandez, & illustrated by Matt Drouhard, from Farcountry Press at www.farcountrypress.com, & then listen to WIN at 7:30, I don't know about you, but 1st thing I check out every morning when I wake is my nose & toes...if they're still intact, it's going to be a good day in Puffer Land!
They’re Good & Good For You
You're invited for the 2nd Homesteader Series Workshop, next Tuesday (12/5) night at St. Luke's Lutheran, in Shelby. They'll be using LOCAL grains as ingredients to create some delicious grub. The workshop starts at 6, so come hungry as there'll be plenty to eat, & then some...Please RSVP at the MSU Extension Office at 424 8350.
It Smells Like A Surplus Of Lutefisk
St. Paul's Lutheran, over in Cut Bank, is putting on their Annual Lutefisk Dinner tomorrow (Sun) from 11:30, to 2. Adults are $20, kids 6 to 12, $8, & if you're under 5, you can eat lutefisk to your heart's delight for FREE! There's even more lutefisk lurking down in Dutton, tomorrow afternoon (Sun) as Bethany Lutheran has their Lutefisk & Norwegian Meatball Dinner from noon to 3:30. It's not only looking a lot like Christmas, but it's starting to smell a lot like Christmas, in our Golden Triangle.
They’re “Hidden” In Shelby
Our Shelby Christmas Stroll's this Sunday afternoon, & the Shelby Chamber's hosting an Elfie Selfie Scavenger Hunt. Here's the deal: 7 elves are hidden somewhere in the stores along the way...when you find an elf, take a selfie & post your pictures under the Elfie post on the chamber FB page. Each Elfie selfie gives you a chance to WIN a CASH prize. Find all 7, for an extra entry. Participating stores include Hanks Hardware, Northtown Drug, the Smile Shop (that's Lena's place,) T & T Creations, the prairie Peddler & Shelby Floral & Gift. Good luck & Merry Christmas from the Shelby Chamber of Commerce.
The Complex Fabric of Upper Midwest's Sociability: Climate, Culture, and Perception
The Upper Midwest has recently come under scrutiny in a controversial analysis by Travel Alot, which claims to have identified the cities with the rudest populations in the region. At the heart of the discussion is Minot, North Dakota, which has been labeled the state's capital of discourtesy due to behaviors like distant neighbors and a general lack of common civility. Minneapolis, Minnesota; Cut Bank, Montana; and Rapid City, South Dakota also face criticism for their own perceived rudeness, ranging from a general coldness to aggressive driving. However, the authenticity of the data driving these claims has been questioned, suggesting that these findings may be more opinion-based than factually grounded.
Pick Your Tree During The Stroll
Shellby 4-H, is going great guns* this season with their Christmas Tree Fundraiser, & their trees will be available this Sunday afternoon during the Shelby Christmas Stroll. The "stroll" will roll from 1 to 6, Sunday afternoon, & the price range on the trees, depending on the height & fullness, will range from $40 to & 70. Enjoy the stroll on Sunday, & if you haven't gotten your tree yet for this year ,why not help support our Shelby 4-H.
Conrad 5 Year Old’s Heart Surgery
There'll be spaghetti dinner fundraiser for 5 year old Gio Mokate, this Saturday night down at the Conrad Moose Lodge. The dinner for Gio, starts at 6:30, with karaoke to follow. Proceeds raised this Saturday, will benefit Gio, with his upcoming heart surgery scheduled in Seattle. There'll be a free will offering. We're all pulling for you, Gio...
Christmas Stroll slated for December 3 in Shelby
Hayrides, Santa visits, music, cookie decorating and a chili cook off contest can mean only one thing, ‘tis the season for Christmas strolling in Shelby. The annual Christmas Stroll will take place on December 3, with stores opening and other fun activities getting underway at 11 a.m. Local merchants...
Shelby’s Tree Of Lights
The Tree of Lights Celebration of Life, will be held on Monday evening, December 11th, at Logan Health-Shelby Assisted Living (Heritage Center.) There'll be a reverent reading of names & the placing of ornaments on the beautiful Christmas tree. Entertainment will include Strings N' Things & Poems too. Don't worry about a thing...there'll be some nice refreshments during the evening.