Iona Stookey – Huntley Project Volleyball Head Coach
Originally published in the 8/11/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News.
WORDEN — Huntley Project High School volleyball coach Iona Stookey officially joined the Montana Coaches Association Hall of Fame last week.
Her induction with the Class of 2017 was announced in April.
Stookey, who has coached at the school for 27 years, is also a read more
Marlene F. Amen was born Dec. 12, 1938, and passed away July 29, 2017, at St. Vincent Healthcare of metastatic malignant melanoma at the age of 78 years and seven months. She married George Amen on Nov. 16, 1957, at … read more
WORDEN – Philip Wade Schmidt, 42, of Worden passed away doing something he loved most, being outdoors and off-roading with family and friends. Philip was born October 28, 1974, son to Mary and Gary Schmidt. He started 1st grade and … read more
Claude “Snuffy” Billman, 90, of Billings, Montana, passed away on July 16, 2017. Snuffy was an avid hunter and fisherman, always looking for that elusive big buck or a majestic bull elk. He spent his life doing what he loved … read more
Well, folks, we are ready to announce a new addition to our weekly columnists. I’ve had a good number of readers ask me why there is no Democrat viewpoint in our paper each week, to which I’ve replied that I … read more
Originally published in the 7/21/17 print edition. HUNTLEY — The Yellowstone County News has a new columnist. Jennifer Merecki will write a column, “Progressive Pioneer,” which will appear in the newspaper beginning this week. This week’s introductory column is on … read more
Originally published in the 6/30/17 print edition of YCN. Well, folks, with so much happening at the mega news headquarters of Yellowstone County News (ok, that part might be stretching it a bit), I wanted to take this opportunity … read more
Originally published in the 6/16/17 print edition of YCN. Well folks, there are many things going on right now that affect many of our local readers so stay tuned as we are on the big issues, whether it’s Homesteader Days … read more
Originally published in the print edition on 6/16/17. GARRYOWEN — Custer is coming again to be killed by the Native Americans. Don’t miss the 141st commemoration of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, hosted by the Realbird family. This … read more
Well folks, I’m happy to return and report on what we’ve been working on for the last three months and the benchmark that we have now achieved. However, before I do that, I want to recognize this time of year … read more
BILLINGS — Garth Brooks will perform five concerts at MetraPark next month after selling almost 40,000 tickets in half an hour. Brooks originally announced one show, for Saturday, June 10. When tickets sales began, four concerts were on sale. A … read more
Garth Brooks announced that he is returning to Billings in the first time in 19 years set for June 10th, 2017 at 7:30pm. His Electrifying return of America’s most powerful concert force will also feature his wife Trisha Yearwood for … read more
So as the saying goes, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get”, I feel like this week has been two steps forward and one step back. However, I’m determined to make lemonade … read more
Originally published in the 4/14/17 print edition What the heck are sanctuary cities? I was recently asked about sanctuary cities — what they are and how they fit into America’s immigration policy and our criminal justice system? I thought it … read more
Magic bullet for the outdoors? The U.S. Army looking for a biodegradable bullet to cut down on current rounds that can corrode and pollute soil and water. Stipulation is new ammo contain seeds that produce food for animals without any ill … read more
Originally published in the print edition of Yellowstone County News in the 2/17/17 issue. If there was a vet school lecture on assessing health by nasal palpations, I slept through it. When a client informs me their dog, cow, cat … read more
HUNTLEY — Readers of the Yellowstone County News can now subscribe online and choose to receive the paper by mail and/or on the Internet. The newspaper has unveiled a new subscription feature on its website, www.yellowstonecountynews.com, that will allow people … read more
WORDEN — An early dose of holiday spirit drew record numbers out on the town Friday night for the Worden Christmas Stroll. Linda Holmes, one of the event organizers, said an estimated 450 people attended the annual event, a number … read more
Huntley Christmas Stroll Details Don’t forget about the 17th Annual Huntley Christmas Stroll coming up on Sat. Dec. 17th in Huntley. This year’s event is sure to surpass last year’s event in that visitors have a lot to look forward … read more
Originally published in the print edition of Yellowstone County News on 10/14/16 – by Evelyn Pyburn LOCKWOOD — The trustees from Lockwood School Billings School District 2 held a joint meeting Monday evening at Lockwood Middle School, to determine whether … read more