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  • Robin Hood

    Marcie Brost|Mar 13, 2024

    The Missoula Children's Theater 'Robin Hood' was a hit! The development of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts. The theater group come has been coming to Circle for several yeas now and the talent in town seems to be amazing. The kids are given a week of rehearsal and to learn their lines. This year was the fun story of "Robin Hood:. The kids talents were amazing. Keep up the great work....

  • Follow IN Faith

    Marcie Brost|Mar 13, 2024

    FAITH OF THE FARMER Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen (Heb. 11:1) Faith a small word but a huge concept both a noun and a verb. With over a million words in the English language and nearly 500 words being both a noun and a verb. What a great privilege to meet both requirements and as action and an object. Faith to own it or to act it out. You must have one to have the other. You can't have faith without being faithful. I always think about our farmers and ranchers their livelihood is based in faith....

  • PROMTASTIC -Circle Prom March 16th 2024

    Marcie Brost|Mar 6, 2024

    When I was in high school way back in the day, we had to drive all the way to Billings, Dickinson, Bismarck, to buy a dress that we would only wear once. Long way to travel, but PROM was the event of a high schooler. Well Emilie Garza has a solution in Miles City. Onyx + Ivory Boutique, located at 503 Main Street , Miles City, MT. Located in the historic Olive Hotel downtown. Onyx + Ivory provides uptown setting for patrons looking to dress up for any special occasion. Emily recommends that an...

  • Puzzle & Pints

    Marcie Brost|Mar 6, 2024

    Puzzles and Pints a new adult friendly competition, social, fun time was well attended by 39 participants and 10 teams. Each team was given the same 500 piece puzzle and given 2 hours to complete. The fist place team, finished in 1.5 hours. The team consisted of Nathan Tuttle, Dillon Simons, and Jennifer Hogan. They counted pieces to determine 2nd and 3rd place. Second place team, Wanda Robinette, Stephanie Haynie, Emily Guldborg, and Theresa Haynie. Third place was Faye Speer, Nycole Barbula,...

  • OOPS

    Marcie Brost|Mar 6, 2024

    I am usually early to work but this particular night I was really early so I went and got my mail and thought well I'll just take a cruise through town and se if anything is happening. Coming up to the scales I see this and wonder what in earth. Roads are bone dry? IO see Deputy Schmidt taking pictures and he flashes his flashlight over at me later telling me he wondered who the "lookie lou" was. Just that local paper owner taking some live phots of crazy stuff that happens that we never hear...

  • Wildcat Basketball

    Marcie Brost|Mar 6, 2024

    Tournament Girls Thursday Wildcats played the Wildcats of Plentywood and lost 26-45. Leading the cats in scoring was Madeline Moline with 11 point. Kambie Koutnz added 5 points. Allie Kountz and Kirsten Wagner added 3 points each. Laura Guldborg and Emma Murphy each added 2 points. Friday March1st battled the local Richey-Lambert-Fusion and came out victorious. 59-49. Leading the scoring with an impressive 23 points is Matilda Weeding. Emma Murphy helped with 11 points. Grace Gackle and Kirsten Wagner both with 5 point. Alice Kountz, Kambrie Ko...

  • SEW, Sew NEWS

    Marcie Brost|Feb 28, 2024

    Madeline Moline, daughter of Conrad and Sara Moline, is a sophomore who has been a Varsity starter for the Wildcats since her freshman year. I email Madeline my questions as she is one busy young lady. Madeline recently the recipient of a one-of-a-kind beautiful Star Quilt from Shakira Beston, a Frazer Bearcub, at the 3C District Tournament. This is quite an honor. Madeline said she just met Shakira this season, so she said she was very surprised. Madeline explained that the player can choose to...

  • Tandi Kassner McCone County Extension Agent

    Marcie Brost|Feb 14, 2024

    By Tandi Kassner & Marcie Brost If you are new to McCone County Extension, Tandi Kassner has worked for the McCone County Extension Office for almost 14 years.She worked as an Administrative Assistant and applied for the Ag and 4-H Extension Agent position in October.She has a bachelor's in Ag Business, concentration in Farm and Ranch Management from the University of Tennessee @ Martin, and will be returning to college to obtain her master's degree (Ag Education) through MSU Bozeman in the...

  • You are From WHERE??

    Marcie Brost|Feb 14, 2024

    I don't have an office so I have decided to start doing some bookkeeping and paperwork just hanging "Round Town." So, I may show up at a local business and just meander around asking questions getting to know all of the different businesses and products our little "Circle" has to offer. This particular day, I wandered into the Roundpen and interviewed the young multi-business establishment owner (article to follow). A handsome couple came in and ordered some coffee. The lady went to use the...

  • High School Sweethearts Married & Still Going Strong

    Marcie Brost|Feb 7, 2024

    I waited to the last minute to decide to do this article, so I know there are many high school sweethearts out there that I missed. Jodi & James, Sherry & Elliott, Clint & Shelby and many more that I may not know of so if you are still married to your high school sweetheart please reach out to the Banner for next years issue. I will try and be more prepared for the Holiday next year. I know I have changed as a person since High School to think these yoHappy Valentine's Day! I'm trying myung...

  • Mid-Rivers Educational Technology Grant Program gives back to its origin community

    Marcie Brost|Jan 31, 2024

    Mid River announced a2it 2023 Education Technology Grant recipients. Montana law requires that the cooperative's Fund for Education, funded with unclaimed capital credit dollars, be used for educational purposes. 12 applicants were awarded grants totaling $80,000. Requests for nearly $175,000 were received. $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Richland County for virtual reality equipment and workforce readiness curriculum through Transfr VR. $8,500 to Circle Public Schools to help purchase the...

  • Follow in Faith

    Marcie Brost|Jan 31, 2024

    I got the call, don't have an article.” So, I thought I would take a swing at writing an article. I might not be the right choice to Follow in Faith, as I stumble and fall, but I always know God is there. He may even be the reason I have fallen. To be humble, to face the fact that I need him to face the day to day of the world is humbling. I have always loved music since a young kid. I can remember the first time I heard Bridge over Troubled Water and Country Roads. Some songs are just sing along that mean nothing to your soul. But every o...

  • Mid River Ciommniation Gran t

    Marcie Brost|Jan 30, 2024

    by Marcie Brost Mid River announced a2it 2023 Education Technology Grant recipients. Montana law requires that the cooperative's Fund for Education, funded with unclaimed capital credit dollars, be used for educational purposes. 12 applicants were awarded grants totaling $80,000. Requests for nearly $175,000 were received. $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Richland County for virtual reality equipment and workforce readiness curriculum through Transfr VR. $8,500 to Circle Public Schools to...

  • Bomb Threat at School -Circle, Vida,& Richey Schools

    Marcie Brost|Jan 24, 2024

    Tuesday, January 16th, an e-mail was sent to many schools in Montana stating a bomb had been placed somewhere In the school and by the time the email was read it would be too late. The email was received locally around 9:15 p.m. according to McCone County Sheriff Paul Skyberg. I was able to speak with Sheriff Skyberg about the threat. According to Sheriff Skyberg, as far as authenticity, we treat them as real until we know they are not. We suspected this was a hoax but had to treat it as real. "...

  • BRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

    Marcie Brost|Jan 24, 2024

    Freezing temperatures lead to closure and delays in many Montana schools. Some schools were closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day, however many school that would normally be in session have closed due to the freezing temperatures on Monday January 15th. Heather Blakeslee shared a video on social media of her boys watching their dad, Loren Logan, toss boiling water into the air and it of course turns the boiling liquid to gas. This phenomenon is the result of Leidrnfrost effect combined...

  • BS Club Served the best case of Crabs in McCone County

    Marcie Brost|Jan 17, 2024

    Friday December 29th , the BS Club (Brockway Supper) served up a wonderful meal of crab legs, prime rib, baked potato, and salad bar, with real horseradish for the prime rib. Personally, it was the best crab I have ever had. I took the prime rib home, and it was wonderful the next day. The evening was a reservation only event. Gus, Owner, Donna and Leslie who volunteer their time, served 35 lucky at their table. Gus stated he has been doing crab and prime rib for he thinks 17 years. They always...

  • Good Bye 2023

    Marcie Brost|Dec 27, 2023

    As I embark on the New Year 2024, I can't help but remember all the challenges I have walked through this past year. I am still new to this career path of Newspaper Ownership and Editor. I have been learning as I go. With no formal training, other than on the job with the wonderful Mary Heide (previous owner). I have received many notes in the last year. Regarding our Banner and what you like and dislike. Areas that need to change or improve. I keep a list and I try to improve with each issue....

  • Lucky 7teen

    Marcie Brost|Dec 20, 2023

    Lisa (Schillinger) Lockhart, a 1984 graduate of Circle High School is breaking records, and making history. She just participated in her 17th National Finals Rodeo. Lisa won round three and round ten at the 10 day event. Lisa placed in seven of the 10 rounds. She won $78,747 for winning the average . Lisa became the all-time career earing record holder with over $3.4 million. Lisa has won the NFR Average Champion twice. Lisa is anything but average. She has finished in the top 5 in the World...

  • Santa Day

    Marcie Brost|Dec 13, 2023

    With Christmas quickly approaching the kids got as chance to give Santa some last minute ideas on what they would lie. December 9th 2023 was the "Santa Day" in Circle. Which included several retail vendors, a lunch which was also a soup competition and this year there were 14 soups' to taste and vote on with the results be reported as follows: There was a tie for the best soup. Victoria Pederson - Borsht Nikki Heide - Cheeseburger Soup Both will receive $75 in Chamber Change. The day included a...

  • Heitz Above the Rest

    Marcie Brost|Dec 6, 2023

    Jason Heitz is a 1987 graduate of Circle High School. Jason left for college in Willison, ND, and after the first year, he transferred to Eastern Montana College (MSU-Billings). Jason wears many hats. He is big brother to Shay. He has been working construction for Prince for 29 years to which I said, "That can't be right, you're not that old", with a winking emoji. His new hat is co-owner of Kava Root on Broadwater in Billings (right next to Broadwater Quick stop and Dino). I asked Jason how he...

  • Heitz above the Rest

    Marcie Brost|Dec 6, 2023

    Shay (Heitz) Grinsell a 1989 graduate of Circle High School. She left the round town to Eastern Montana College (MSU-Billings). She got her teaching degree and was a principal/educator for 18 years when she decided she wanted to own a business. She is co-owner of the Broadwater Quick Stop in Billings, which of late has been getting a lot of public attention. Sinclair stations across the nation are known for the green long necked dinosaur that is stationed near the establishment. Shay's station...

  • The Circle of Life

    Marcie Brost|Nov 22, 2023

    Thanksgiving is once again gone for another year, and the ole ‘Round Town gears up for the next holiday! Many folks have already or are soon to be putting up Christmas lights. The hustle and bustle of the holidays never fails to amaze me. I recently sat down with a local small business owner before Thanksgiving; much of the conversation centered around what the future of Circle looked like, what we would we are grateful for, and what changes need to happen. I have always been proud of the fact that I am from this area. This community takes c...

  • Changes Around Circle

    Marcie Brost|Nov 15, 2023

    Lot of change in the 'ole Round Town lately. The demolition of the old Chevrolet Garage .(Community Auto). The burning of the historic Gladstone. We also have some new structures going up in town. ON the edge of town across from Travelers Motel and C-Store a new car wash is being erected. On Main street 41 Grains/The Bin (Kacie Sikveland, Owner) have installed the much anticipated grain bins .On the same day, 2 blocks away at the location of the old Community Auto, big rigs are moving earth....

  • Not in Our Small Town--McCone County Sheriff & Deputies Law Enforcement respond to Active Shooter

    Marcie Brost|Nov 8, 2023

    When I show up to work at 11:30 for my twelve hour (midnight until noon) shift on Nove 3rd , during briefing was informed that there is an active shooter in Dawson County. My Co-worker Dharlyne went on to explain that all she really knew was what was broadcast on the local news out of Billings. They had mentioned up to 4 people injured and the status of those injuries was unknown. Our Sheriff, Paul Skyberg and Deputy Sheriff Trevor Derksen were on scene. It was radio silence -normally we status...

  • What can 5 days in Montana look like: From Tumbleweed drifts to Snow Drifts

    Marcie Brost|Nov 1, 2023

    Oct 17th Tumbleweeds in Great falls MT caused from strong winds in the area, then 5 days later we have our first snow storm of the season and it was a doozy/ Had it all, snow , wind and cold. Slick roads and drifting had the road crews and tow truck busy. Thank you to all the help given out there. We all know it will happen every year, but it always is a little surprising every year when it happens. I for one love the snow always has, even though as a child I was snowed in Circle for a week in...

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