Originally published in the 6/2/17 Yellowstone County News print edition.
SHEPHERD — Jerky is back on the shelf at S & T Project Meats, and the Huntley-based business went back into the production of jerky this week.
State inspectors demanded a recall of the company’s jerky on May 5, an action that business owners Shane and Tanya Flowers appealed and hoped to have rescinded by the Montana Department of Livestock (DOL) at a hearing on Thursday, May 25.
But their jerky is not back on the shelf because of anything that happened at the hearing. In fact, there was no hearing read more
Originally published in the 5/26/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News. SHEPHERD — Spring is peak jerky season. So, for S&T Project Meats to suddenly have their jerky – their best-selling product – recalled by the government and to be … read more
SHEPHERD — A culvert that failed led to a sinkhole 20 feet deep that closed Pinto Drive for several days. Tim Miller, director of the Yellowstone County Department of Public Works, said water flowing though the failed culvert eroded the roadside … read more
Originally published in the 5/12/17 print edition of the Yellowstone County News. Officials at Independent School are still holding their breath, even though the count of one provisional ballot broke the tie vote on their mill levy. Nothing is official … read more
Originally published in the print edition 5/5/17 of Yellowstone County News. SHEPHERD — Several new trustees will join the Shepherd School Board at its next meeting. Shane Flowers received the most votes with 373, followed by Shane Rekdal with 294 … read more
Originally published in the print edition 4/21/17. WASHINGTON – America’s farmers and ranchers will soon have the opportunity to represent agriculture in their communities and industry by taking part in the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Conducted every five years by … 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 the Yellowstone County News. SHEPHERD — Scott M. Carter will be the new superintendent of the Shepherd School District. Carter, a superintendent in the Queets-Clearwater School District in Washington state, is scheduled to … read more
Originally published in print edition of Yellowstone County News -by Evelyn Pyburn SHEPHERD — A plan being developed for ambulance service in the county could mean that 70 percent of the rural population of Yellowstone County would be within 10 … read more
by Judy Killen-originally published in the 1/6/17 print edition of YCN. WORDEN — The new fire station planned for Huntley may also house ambulances for the proposed countywide ambulance service. Lance Taylor, chief of the Worden Volunteer Fire Department … read more
HUNTLEY — Class B football across Montana will look a lot different next fall. Last week, the Montana High School Association approved a realignment that removes 11 schools from Class B. Libby and Ronan will move up to Class A. … read more
Originally published in the print edition of Yellowstone County News Newspaper-by Judy Killen SHEPHERD — The “Lift up the Leisers” fundraiser at the Vermilion Ranch raised almost $84,000 to help the Leiser family with medical costs and help their 10-year-old … read more
Originally published in the print edition of the Yellowstone County News-by Judy Killen HUNTLEY — A few months ago, they competed for rival high schools and cheered on the Mustangs and Red Devils. Now, recent graduates Hyrum Hanson of Shepherd … read more
by Jonathan McNiven- Yellowstone County News Shepherd School District was evacuated Monday evening after a bomb threat was reported. Yellowstone county sheriff’s officers ordered that all remaining students and faculty in the school evacuate. Yellowstone County Sheriff’s deputies first … read more
SHEPHERD — Irrigation district workers on Tuesday found a decomposed body in an irrigation canal near Mailbox Road. Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder said Wednesday that authorities were still trying to identify the body and were checking missing persons reports to … read more
The Shepherd Senior Citizens group met for the first time Wednesday at the Shepherd Community Center on Haynes Road. The lunch meeting drew 56 people, including several guests from the Adult Resource Alliance of Yellowstone County: Bee Ann Melichar, Joan … read more
The Shepherd Mustangs and Fillies swept the 4B District competition in Columbus on February 18, 19 and 20 each winning District Championships. The Fillies continued their winning streak throughout the season and tournaments and are sitting undefeated at 20-0. The … read more
SHEPHERD — People across Yellowstone County this week remembered Pat Goggins as a shrewd businessman, livestock auction pioneer and friend who was always generous, especially to people who needed it most. Goggins, who owned PAYS and Billings Livestock auction companies … read more
MSU BILLINGS — Aubree Honcoop has accomplished more than most people her age. She has graduated from high school, has three years of college under her belt and, most recently, was nominated by Montana State University Billings for the nationally competitive Barry … read more