6:23 p.m. Thursday (City) — 5215 Mill Stone Circle. Alarm.

9:29 a.m. Friday (City) — 5618 Billy Casper Drive. Alarm.

10:10 a.m. Friday (City) — 701 S. 27th St. Alarm.

11:32 a.m. Friday (City) — 2401 Montana Ave. Alarm.

4:50 p.m. Friday (City) — 503 Glen Drive. Alarm.

4:59 p.m. Friday (City) — Riverside Road and King Avenue East. Grass fire.

8:27 p.m. Friday (City) — 1135 Caroline St. Vehicle fire.

8:44 p.m. Friday (City) — 19th Street West and St. Johns Avenue. Accident with injuries.

10:58 p.m. Friday (City) — 1001 Shiloh Crossing. Alarm.

7:52 a.m. Saturday (City) — 204 Prickett Lane. Carbon monoxide.

10 a.m. Saturday (City) — Elysian Road and East Lane. Structure fire.

10:55 a.m. Saturday (City) — Ninth Avenue North and North 30th Street. Vehicle fire.

11:52 a.m. Saturday (City) — 2724 Lyndale Lane. Grass fire.

1:40 p.m. Saturday (City) — Main Street and Pemberton Lane. Accident with injuries.

1:43 p.m. Saturday (City) — 13000 C A Road, Shepherd. Accident with injuries.

4:07 p.m. Saturday (City) — Shepherd Road East and Clark Road. Grass fire.

4:56 p.m. Saturday (City) —3809 Hwy 312. Accident with injuries.

4:57 p.m. Saturday (City) — 3809 Hwy 312. Vehicle fire.

5:42 p.m. Saturday (City) — 1803 Hwy 87 E. Structure fire.

6:03 p.m. Saturday (Lockwood) — Eastwood Estates. Structure fire.

6:36 p.m. Saturday (City) — Johnson Lane and Ford Road. Grass fire.

11:41 p.m. Saturday (City) — 1803 Hwy 87 E., No. 19. Structure fire.

3:34 a.m. Sunday (City) — 1818 Bridge Stone St. Alarm.

1:29 p.m. Sunday (City) — Helfrick Road and Blue Creek Road. Grass fire.

2:45 p.m. Sunday (City) — 845 Two Moon Park Road. Rescue.

3:17 p.m. Sunday (City) — 1131 N. 25th St. Structure fire.

3:41 p.m. Sunday (City) — 11614 Pryor Road. Grass fire.

5:45 p.m. Sunday (City) — 650 Sled Park Drive. Utilities.


In the schools

The following area college students will be awarded degrees from the University of Mary in Bismarck during its commencement ceremony on April 28, 2018:

Wesley Burley, Tenika Capouch, Duncan Chambers, Dawn Crilly, Jenny Garber (cum laude), William Harvey, Brenda Held, Jolyn Hoff, Faith Horpestad (cum laude), Lauren Hunter, Kodi Kaiser, Kaylee Lilleberg, Kennedy Neale, Joshua Obie (magna cum laude), Jenni Pehler, Edan Satterfield, Lisa Stevens, Amanda Tompkins and Jake Valcourt, all of Billings; Jenna Giesick and Ambre Thingvold (cum laude), both of Forsyth; Shaleen Old Coyote, of Hardin; Ellen Clifton, of Huntley; and Diane Newton (cum laude), of Roundup.

Sarah Bonner, of Billings, was named to the 2018 winter dean’s list at Eastern Oregon University. To qualify, students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

Danielle Alberta and Brianna Dutton, both of Billings, and Troy Burris, of Joliet, were named to the winter 2018 honor roll at Spokane Community College. To qualify, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Alex Wittorff, of Shepherd, received a Walter Sitlington Scholarship in recognition of her high academic achievement and leadership. She is a veterinary student at Oklahoma State University's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.

Montana State University Billings Advising and Career Services department recently announced the Orientation Peer Leader team for the 2018-2019 academic year. Team members play a key role in welcoming new students to campus and helping guide their first-year transition into college.

This year’s Orientation Peer Leaders are: Taylor Kurkoski and Jonelle Schock, both of Billings; Nikki Aiken, of Belgrade; Cyrine Boumediene, of Tunis, Tunisia; Beverly-Ruth Laci, of Hardin; Olivia Mahon, of Baker; and Anna Wilson, of Huntley.

Montana State University Billings honored a group of outstanding students, organizations and staff during its annual Leadership Recognition Program awards banquet at the Billings Depot on April 10.

Cody McCracken was named Outstanding President of the Year for his work with the College Democrats, a student group whose mission is to encourage participation of students in the political process regardless of race, gender, religion, ethnic origin, handicap, or economic standing.

The College Democrats were also awarded the Outstanding Student Organization: Special Interest award.

TRiO Advocates was named the Outstanding Student Organization Overall as well as the Outstanding Student Organization for Campus Support.

Senior leadership awards were given to Chelsea Coomber and Clay Sluggett.

The Outstanding Academic Leadership awards went to Kelton Houston and Kerri-Ann Telford.

Rick Albert of Sodexo was named the Unsung Hero of 2018.

The Student Activities Board was awarded the Outstanding Student Organization: Departmental/Student Fee Funded award as well as Outstanding Organization Program or Event, for their Post Secret project.

Halle Keltner won the Outstanding Residential Leader award.

Christine Ditter of HEROES was presented with the Outstanding Advisor of the Year award.

Other 2018 Leadership Recognition Award recipients are:

Brooke Burkett and Josh Tarango, Outstanding Members of an Organization

Rachel Ballard, Emily Willoughby and Sari Robertus, Emerging Student Leaders

Erin Cozzens, Outstanding Student Volunteer

Chris Grudizinski, Student Employee Leadership

Mohammadreza Heidrari, International Student Leader

Hallie Vervair, Athletic Leadership

Elizabeth Fischer and Laura Orosco, Striving for Excellence in Leadership While Caring for One’s Family

Angel Shandy, Peer Educator

Anna Claypool, Outstanding Graduate Student Leader

VITA, Accounting Club, Outstanding Organization Service Project

National Art Education Association Student Chapter, Outstanding Student Organization: Arts & Media

Pre-Health Professionals, Outstanding Student Organization: Academic and Honorary

Multi-Cultural Club, Outstanding Student Organization: Diversity and Culture


Bath Zabbia Temple No. 21, Daughters of the Nile held installation of officers on Saturday, April 14, at The Billings Masonic Center. The following officers were installed.

Queen: Robbin Nagel

Junior Past Queen: Heidi Sparks

Princess Royal: Margo Hellickson

Princess Tirzah: Leslie Boothroyd

Princess Badoura: Fern Thompson

Princess Banker: Kendra Brown

Princess Chaplain: Sue Paul

Princess Zenobia: Patty Branstetter

Princess Zuliema: Carol Schell

Handmaidens: Lynn Luck and Carol Makin Lambert

Princess Recorder: Patsy Phillips

Princess Marshal: Sharon Logan

Lady of the Keys: Lisa Dubbs

Lady of the Gates: Myriah Alexie

Princess Musician: Myrna Schaller

Princess Nydia: Sharon Henderson

Princess Zulieka: Cody Irion

Princess Zora: Mindy Caldwell

Attendants: Norma Lechner and Nina Rehard

Prompters: Pat Williams and Jan

Four members will be attending the Supreme Temple Sessions in Cincinnati, in June: Queen Robbin; Junior Past Queen Heidi; Princess Royal, Margo; and Princess Tirzah, Leslie.


The following have been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or a non-narcotic or narcotic drug, or of operating a motor vehicle while having a blood alcohol content above the legal intoxication level:

Justice Court Convictions

Ashley Yates, 21, Ballantine, on Aug. 23, 2017, $685 fine, 10 days jail.

Chelsea R. Bargas, 26, 1947 Tiburon Lane, on Aug. 26, 2017, $885 fine.

Andrew Lee Shough, 40, Huntley, on Jan. 7, $685 fine.

Cleve Alfonso Spang, 22, Bourbon Street Hotel, on April 6, $600 fine, one day jail.

Tomas Delao, 26, 310 S. 32nd St., on Dec. 2, 2017. $885 fine, one day jail.

Municipal Court Convictions

Ronald Dean Moccasin III, 33, Havre, on April 17, 2017, $780 fine, one day jail.

Devon Casey Hansen, 21, 3440 Winchell Lane, on Oct. 27, 2017, $1,120 fine, 10 days jail.

Jeffrey Dewayne Krall, 49, 2106 Ida St., on Oct. 29, 2017, $770 fine, 10 days jail.


The Billings Gazette is committed to promoting volunteerism as a way to build a caring community for all citizens. This listing includes opportunities registered with the United Way Volunteer Center.

Botanical Society at ZooMontana

Call Teresa at 512-569-1576.

Help us with spring garden cleanup (composting, mulching, raking, weeding, pruning).

United Way of Yellowstone County

Call Pam at 272-8510.

Youth Volunteer Corps Adult Project Leaders help plan and supervise service opportunities and activities for youth ages 11-18.

For information about other opportunities or how to have your volunteer opportunities listed in this column, call 406-272-8511 or go to YouCanVolunteer.org.


Billings Public Library's Bookmobile will make stops at the following sites this coming week:

Monday: 11 a.m.-noon 925 N. 18th St.; 1-2:30 p.m. Elder Grove School; 2:45-3:45 p.m. Banff and 3700 Crater Lake; 4-5 p.m. 30th Street West and Howard Avenue.

Tuesday: 2-3:15 p.m. Morin School, 8827 Pryor Road; 4-5 p.m. Washington Elementary, 1004 Central Ave.; 6-7:30 p.m. Robbie Lane and 45th Street West.

Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Shepherd Senior Meal Site, 5541 Haynes Road; 2-3:30 p.m. Brush Meadow Apartments, 1203 Lake Elmo Road; 3:45-4:45 p.m. Hemingway Avenue and Poe Street.

Thursday: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Custer Senior Center; 1:15-3:15 p.m. Custer School; 4-5 p.m. Pompeys Pillar.

Friday: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Senior Meal Site, 1505 Ave. D; 2-3:30 p.m. Poly-Westfield; 4-4:45 p.m. Bobby Jones Boulevard and 54th Street West.