More than 100 years ago, farming families in the Broadview area worked together to start the Our Lady of the Assumption Church.
Pat Frey stands outside the century-old Our Lady of the Assumption Church west of Broadview. Frey grew up near the church, which has been a big part of her life.
Our Lady of the Assumption Church sits about nine miles west of Broadview.
Our Lady of the Assumption Church, near Broadview.
A curious horse peers through the window of the remotely located Our Lady of the Assumption Church.
Our Lady of the Assumption Church has served residents in and around Broadview for more than a century. Locals with decadeslong ties to the church are dedicated to preserving it -- and its history.
Pat Frey’s daughter, Jean Downey, above, has collected boxes of historical photographs and documents pertaining to Our Lady of the Assumption Church.
Father Aloysius Mueller, above, of Roundup, presided over the first Mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Church in 1913.
Pat Frey, first child at left in a photo from the 1940s, stands with her classmates during catechism.
Locals were able to acquire an antique organ for the church.
An ornately decorated alter graces the front of Our Lady of the Assumption Church.
A wooden statue of St. Isidore stands inside the church.
The first Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Church near Broadview took place in 1913, while the church was still under construction.
Frey walks through the remote cemetery down the hill from the church near Broadview. Frey’s father helped with the upkeep of both the church and the cemetery.
Head west from Billings on Highway 3 and beyond and you might not notice much at first.
Wildfire activity in Montana has been fairly quiet so far in 2014, but officials hope residents don’t let down their guard as the season heats up.
Water flows across Popelka Road as melting snow fills the Comanche Basin with water along Highway 3 last week.
Melting snow fills the Comanche Basin with water along Highway 3 last week.
Officers arrested a 31-year-old Billings man near Broadview Friday night after a high-speed chase, during which the suspect tried to ram a patrol car with the stolen pickup he was driving, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.
The Montana Coal Board recently awarded Yellowstone County $250,000 to help repair and upgrade a portion of 21 Mile Road, which has taken a beating from coal-related traffic and development of the Bull Mountain Mine near Roundup.