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Montie Montana, who was from Wolf Point, was among the 2015 inductees into the eighth class of inductions in the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Montana, 1910 to 1998, is remembered nationally as a rodeo trick rider, actor and stuntman. He was inducted with a Legacy Award for deceased cowboys.
In addition to Montana, inductees from the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame’s District 1, which is Roosevelt, Daniels, Sheridan, Valley and Phillips counties, were Miles “Bud” Geer of Nashua receiving a Living Award and the Circle C Ranch of Zortman with a Legacy Award.
Chappel Brothers Corporation of the Prairie Elk area south of the Missouri River in McCone County received a Legacy Award in District 2, which includes McCone, Dawson, Garfield, Prairie, Richland and Wibaux counties.
Other District 2 inductees were Marvin K. Ley of Glendive with the Living Award and C.A. “Bud” Kramer of Jordan with a Legacy Award.
The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center announced the inductions, Monday, Aug. 3.
The inductees were chosen from a field of candidates nominated by the general public. Inductees are honored for their notable contributions to the history and culture of Montana.
“The board of trustees, our volunteer network from around the state, has reviewed this year’s nominations and completed the voting process,” said Bill Galt, White Sulphur Springs rancher and MCHF and WHC president. “This process gives local communities a strong voice in who will represent them in the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame exists to honor those — famous cowboy or not — who have made an impact in their community and serve as a symbol of Montana’s authentic heritage for future generations.”
The MCHF and WHC board of directors has designated 12 trustee districts across the state from which up to 20 trustees may be appointed. Nomination criteria established by the board for the Class of 2015 inductions allowed the election of up to one living inductee and two legacy inductees from each of the 12 districts. In the case of a tie, winning nominees are jointly inducted.
The remainder of the 2015 inductees are:
•District 3, Carter, Custer, Fallon, Powder River, Rosebud and Treasure counties, Jack L. “Slug” Mills of Boyes and Doug Wall of Miles City, tie for the Living Award, Charles G. Patten of Broadus and Manly Anderson Moore, Sr., of Broadus, Legacy Awards;
•District 4, Blaine, Chouteau, Hill, and Liberty counties, Robert “Bud” Boyce of Big Sandy, Living Award, Larry Kane and Harry Stuart Green of Big Sandy, and Miller Brothers Land and Livestock of Chinook, tie for Legacy Award;
•District 5, Cascade, Glacier, Pondera, Teton and Toole counties, Jay Joseph Contway of Great Falls, Living Award, Alfred Bertram “Bud” Guthrie, Jr., of Choteau and Mary “Stagecoach Mary” Fields of Cascade, and Dr. Ernest Bigalow Maynard of Choteau, tie for Legacy Award;
•District 6, Fergus, Golden Valley, Judith Basin, Musselshell, Petroleum and Wheatland counties, Eldon H. Snyder of Lewistown, Living Award, and Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Western Music Rendezvous of Lewistown and Merle J. Boyce of Winifred, Legacy Award;
•District 7, Big Horn, Carbon, Stillwater, Sweet Grass and Yellowstone counties, Henry Albert “Hank” Scobee of Hardin, Living Award, Malcolm S. Mackay of Roscoe and Charlotte “Rusty” Linderman Spaulding of Belfry, Legacy Award;
•District 8, Broadwater, Jefferson and Lewis and Clark counties, – Joseph W. “Joe” Enger of Helena, Living Award, Auchard Creek School of Augusta, Legacy Award;
•District 9, Gallatin, Meagher and Park counties, Robert “Bob” Shiplet of Clyde Park and Thomas R. “Tom” Hunter of Clyde Park, and Robert Anderson “Bob” Haugland of Belgrade, tie, Legacy Award;
•District 10, Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, and Sanders counties, Richard B. “Dick” and Patricia B. “Tricia” Vinson of Thompson Falls, Living Award, C.R. Williams of Kalispell, Legacy Award;
•District 11, Mineral, Missoula and Ravalli counties, Frank R. Mason, Jr., of Corvallis, Living Award, Vernon Woolsey of Stevensville and Clarence Barron “C.B.” Rich of Seeley Lake, Legacy Award;
•District 12, Deer Lodge, Beaverhead, Silver Bow, Granite, Madison and Powell counties, Edward Francis “Butch” O’Connell of Butte, “Gunner” Gun Again, of Dillon and John W. “Jack” Briggs of Dell, three-way tie, Living Award, Melvin R. Icenoggle of Ennis, Legacy Award.
Since the initial round of inductions to the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2008, including this year’s inductions, 240 inductees have been honored. Full biographies for past inductees are available on the MCHF and WHC’s website, http://www.montanacowboyfame.org.
In July, the MCHF and WHC commenced its first phase of construction in the central location of Big Timber, Mont., with modifications to the Hall of Fame headquarters and the creation of a world-class outdoor arena. The arena’s programming will allow the MCHF and WHC to highlight and celebrate the many traditions of our western heritage and cowboy way of life through quality western sporting events.
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Thirty-four years after it was installed, carpeting was recently pulled up and replaced with a hardwood floor in the Frontier Elementary School gym. In June, the Frontier School board approved new permanent bleachers for the gym that will be connected to the wall and fold up. Installation is scheduled for October. A Frontier Mustang logo compliments the hardwood flooring that gives a new appearance to the gym that was part of the original school building constructed in 1964. (Photo by John Plestina)
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“DARE,” the 2015 Wolf Point Major/Minor League softball champions players and coaches are (from left to right) Hamyanie Campbell, assistant coach Donna Archdale, Demi Kegley, Brodi Archdale, Breah Jackson, Katelyn MacDonald, Ciera Michaelson, Sierra Hamilton and head coach Brandy Archdale. (Photo by Janice Wemmer-Kegley)
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Two wild horse race teams from Wolf Point competed at the Richey Rodeo Saturday, July 18. The team in the back had T.J. Bow as the rider, Josh Nieskens as the mugger and Zaq Bostick as the anchor. The front team was Easton Copenhaven as the rider, Brock Copenhaven as the anchor and Talor Toavs as the mugger. (Photo by Kylee Jo Bushman)
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Pictured are: Lukey Whitford of Sidney loses his hat as he takes down this steer in the steer wrestling event opening night of the Stampede rodeo Thursday, July 9. Sylvan LaCross of Baker riding Fame Monster in the bareback riding event Thursday. Taylor Price of Huntsville, Texas, took second-place in the bareback riding event Thursday. Specialty act "The One Armed Bandit." J.C. Crowley of Poplar. Katie Crowley of poplar. Clown and barrelman JJ Harrison. (Photos by John Plestina)
The following Stampede Rodeo results were made available. We will publish additional results when available.
Wild Horse Race
Thursday: The horses won.
Friday: Blue team of Clarles Brigis, Easton Copenhaver and Talor Toavs.
Saturday: Cream team of TJ Kerr, Garrett Long and Terrell Hamilton.
Go-around 1: first, Justin Miller, Billings, 89.0; second, Taylor Price, Huntsville, Texas, 83.0; third, Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D., 80.0; fourth and fifth tie, Mason Johnston of Huntsville, Texas, and Dantan Bertsch of Eastend, Sask., Canada, 74.0; sixth, Mason Clements, Sandy Utah, 73.0.
Saddle Bronc Riding
Go-around 1: first, Cole Neeley, Duchess, Alberta, Canada, 87.0; second, Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah, 81.0; third, fourth and fifth tie, Kaden Deal, Cheyenne River, S.D., Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, and Louie Brunson, Interior, S.D., 78.0; sixth, Dalton Rixon, Richardton, S.D., 77.0; seventh and eighth tie, Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, B.C., Canada, and Ty Manke, Hermosa, Calif., 76.0.
Go-around 1: first, Taryl Smith, Litchville, N.D., 77.0.
Go-around 1: first, Shawn Bessette, Great Falls, Sid Sporer, Cody, Wyo., 4.9; second, Travis Tryan, Billings, Jett Hillman, Purcell, Okla., 5.6; third, Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D., Jared Bilby, Bridgeport, Neb., 5.7; fourth, Tucker McDaniel, Midland, S.D., Jake Nelson, Creighton, S.D., 5.8; fifth, Drew Gartner, Killdeer, N.D., Paul Griesman, Piedmont, S.D., 5.9; sixth place tie, Manny Egusquiza Jr., Marianna, Fla., Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif., 6.0; sixth place tie, Miles Kobold, Big Horn, Wyo., Jake Scott, Council Grove, Kan., 6.0.
Go-around 2: first, Shawn Bird, Cut Bank, Justin Viles, Cody, Wyo., 4.6; second, Riley Minor and Brady Minor, both of Ellensburg, Wash., 5.1; third, Delon Parker, Worden, Kory Mytty, Lolo, 5.2; fourth and fifth tie, Bubba Buckaloo, Caddo, Okla., Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore., 5.7; fourth and fifth tie, Brady Tryan, Huntley, B.J. Campbell, Aguila, Ariz., 5.7; sixth, Jason Carlson, Two Dot, Sam Levine, Wolf Creek, 5.5.
Aggregate results: first, Derick Fleming, Brett Fleming, both of Watford City, N.D., 13.0/2; second, Jason Thorstenson, Rapid City, S.D., Paul Tierney, Oral, S.D., 13.6/2; third, Riley Minor and Brady Minor, both of Ellensburg, Wash., 15.3/2; fourth, Ben Ayre and Bill Ayre, both of Glendive,15.5/2; fifth, J.B. Lord and Levi Lord, both of Sturgis, S.D., 17.1/2; sixth, Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D., Jared Bilby, Bridgeport, Neb., 17.3/2.
Go-around 1: first, J.C. Crowley, Poplar, 8.5; second and third tie, Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore., 8.6; second and third tie, Joe Schmidt, Belford, N.D., 8.6; fourth, Billy Jack Merrill, Culbertson, 9.0.
Go-around 2: first, Mike Johnson, Henryetta, Okla., 8.0; second, Cole W. Hatzenbuehler, Solen, N.D., 8.8; third, Bode Scott, Pryor, 9.0; fourth, Lane Livingston, Stephenville, Texas, 9.1.
Aggregate results: first, Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore., 18.0/2; second, Joe Schmidt, Belford, N.D., 18.4/2; third, J.C. Crowley, Poplar, 18.4/2; fourth, Cole W. Hatzenbuehler, Solen, N.D., 19.7/2.
Go-around 1: first, John Gee, Stanford, 3.9; second, Mike Gollaher, Cascade, 4.2; third and fourth tie, Tom Hansen, Killdeer, N.D., 4.5; third and fourth tie, Scott Kleeman, Killdeer, N.D., 4.5; fifth, Kyle Calloway, Blue Creek, 4.7; sixth, Evan Entze, Golden Valley, N.D., 5.1.
Go-around 2: first, Ross Mosher, Augusta, 4.1; second and third tie, Ross Eickoff, Grass Ridge, 4.3; second and third tie, Jason Reiss, Dickinson, N.D., 4.3; fourth, Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, 4.4; fifth and sixth tie, Nick Guy, Sparta, Wisc., 4.5; fifth and sixth tie, Tee Hale, White Owl, S.D., 4.5.
Aggregate results: first, Mike Gollaher, Cascade, 9.3/2; second, Kyle Calloway, Blue Creek, 10.0/2; third, Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, 10.4/2; fourth, Tyler Thorson, Towner, N.D., 10.5/2; fifth, Nick Guy, Sparta, Wisc., 11.0/2sixth tie, Tye Hale, Faith, S.D., 11.3/2;sixth tie, Evan Entze, Golden Valley, N.D., 11.3/2.
First, Megan Swint, 17.46; second, Heather Knerr, 17.63; third, Sherrylynn Johnson, 17.89; fourth tie. Gayleen Malone and Ashley Day, 17.97; sixth, Jessica Routier, 17.99; seventh, Tisa Peek, 18.02; eighth, Jana Griemsman, 18.05; ninth, Desirae Earl, 18.07; 10th tie, Hannah Sharon and Samantha Jorgenson, 18.08; 12th tie, Wanda Brown and Victoria Netzer, 18.09.