Remembering a Mountain Man

By LaVonne Limpus-Jurack Lewistown lost a long-time resident, business owner, and all around “Mountain Man” in late April when Frank Hanzel, 90, passed away. Hanzel is well known for his gallery, [...]

124th Montana State Trap Shoot

July 11-15 In 1901, a program was distributed for a state level shooting competition in Great Falls. Dates and rules were listed, along with information on discounted railroad fare to and from [...]

On the Move

Courtesy of Montana Grain Growers You may have noticed Montana has lots of elbow room. Our population per square mile is less than all others, with the exception of Wyoming and Alaska. All this [...]

The Ranch Legend

By Stacy Bronec When you look at the before and after pictures of this 1954 Dodge Power Wagon, it’s hard to believe it’s the same vehicle. The before photo of Johnny Ames in 1978 was snapped for [...]

Open Range

By Kent Hanawalt The phrase “Open Range” was made famous in a 2003 film of that name starring Kevin Costner. The movie was set in the 50-year period between the close of the Civil War in 1865 and [...]

FFA: Cultivating Leaders

Rural youth hoping to take over the family farm some day would be wise to join Future Farmers of America. Then again, so would any youth. For every student that FFA helps to become a farmer, it [...]

Field of Vision

Agriculture plays a key role in Craig Edwards’ art, as he is both a photographer and a farmer. He works the land his grandfather homesteaded in 1911 and draws artistic inspiration from the [...]