Trudy Kempton Dana, the granddaughter of Berney and Martha Kempton and great granddaughter of J.B. and Maria Gerry Kempton, was in Terry for about a week recently conducting research for the book she is writing that will be called, “STORIES FROM THE KEMPTON RANCH”. The book is composed of 32 short stories based on the memories her father, Gerald (Jerry) Kempton used to tell about his childhood years on the former Kempton Ranch.
Photo by Sharon Moore, MC Lonesome Dove Western Photography
“I ran into the town of Terry and found that I had an interview with the local newspaper. I thought it was strange that someone was snapping my picture on an old dirt road next to the freeway.” That was Dennis Yang’s website post on September 15.
Dennis is literally running around the country to promote literacy and fitness to kids everywhere and has been on the road for one year so far.
Miss Montana Danielle Wineman returned from the 95th Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey two weeks ago and now will be in eastern Montana schools sharing her anti-bullying message, “Act on Compassion” and entertaining the students with her piano talent. On Saturday Oct 3, Miss Montana will take part in the Cross Petroleum sponsored hayride and food drive at the EPEC in Glendive from 2-6PM and
The Prairie County Extension Office has teamed with a committee of livestock producers and the Prairie County Grazing District to plan a range tour planned especially for Prairie County producers featuring Fort Keogh researchers on September 30th. The tour will take place at Fort Keogh, beginning with classroom sessions in the morning at the research station and conclude with a range tour at Fort Keogh in the afternoon.
Register now for the 2015 Young Ag Leadership Conference!
Registration is now open for the twelfth annual Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC)! This exciting conference is set to take place October 2-4 at the Crowne Plaza in Billings, MT. YALC is a collaborative effort between nine of Montana’s agricultural organizations, offering attendees a chance to take part in various workshops, discuss current ag issues, meet with industry leaders and network with fellow young people who live Montana agriculture.
Ray Strasheim made an appearance at his final Buffalo Rapids meeting in August, officially retiring after being involved with the project for over 40 years. Strasheim started with Buffalo Rapids in 1974 coming on as commissioner for the Terry division.
“Over 40 years you see a lot of change,” says Strasheim, “I went through three different managers – not counting myself.”
Interested in livestock, electric fences, cover crops, water quality, and whole ranch management?
The Ranch Resource Roundup taking place in Miles City, Sept. 1-2, will cover these hot topics and more for ranchers in Eastern Montana.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. at the Town and Country Club in Miles City with speakers to follow. The afternoon will feature a tour of Fort Keogh. On second day sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. and wrap-up by noon.
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to rehabilitate about 5.8 miles of Highway I-94, east of Fallon in Prairie and Dawson counties. The proposed project begins at the Yellowstone River at reference post 187.1 and extends east for 5.8 miles ending at the Bad Route Interchange at reference post 192.9.
The 2015 Prairie County Fair has an exciting mixture of entertaining events and attractions for fairgoers August 7th through 9th.