In the service

U.S. Air Force Airman Hunter L. Rose, son of Christine and Daryl Rose, of Billings, and a 2015 graduate of Laurel High, recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Rose earned distinction as an honor graduate.

In the schools

Edward “Joe” Kent III, MD, recently completed a four-year anesthesiology residency program at the Feinberg School of Medicine-Northwestern University. Kent, a 2005 Skyview graduate, earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology at Oklahoma State University in 2009. He earned his doctorate in medicine, graduating with great honor in 2014, from the Oregon Health Sciences School of Medicine in Portland. Kent will begin practicing and continue his training in a one-year fellowship in chronic pain at Oregon Health Sciences School of Medicine.

Amanda Nelson, of Billings, was named to the spring 2018 dean's list at Augusta University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. To qualify, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

Abbigale Hamilton and Shannon Reny were recently named as the incoming freshman recipients of the 2018-2019 Chancellor’s Excellence Award scholarships at Montana State University Billings.

Freshman recipients of the award must be incoming freshmen who hold a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater, a composite score of 26 or greater on the ACT or 1240-1270 or greater on the SAT, enroll in a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester, sign a declaration of intent to complete a four-year undergraduate degree at MSU Billings and provide evidence of leadership and a record of school and community service.

Hamilton and Reny were awarded $4,000 per year for four years and will have part of their housing and dining costs waived. They will also receive admission into the University Honors Program.

Earlier recipients of the award were funded at different levels. Eleven current MSUB students recently renewed their Chancellor’s Excellence Award scholarships this year. They are: Casey Skinner, Zachary Sutton, Marcene Skillen-Robison, Sari Robertus, Sam Muskat, Carly Schaff, Brenna Beckett, McKenna Myers and Shiloh Skillen-Robison.

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Nina Schuett, a sophomore at West High, was selected to participate in the National Rifle Association’s annual National Youth Education Summit, a seven-day, expense-paid educational experience in Washington, D.C., for outstanding high school students. Schuett will have the opportunity to learn the significance of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights while developing an understanding of government and the importance of actively participating in it.

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Thomas Kuntz, of Red Lodge, was recently named to the spring 2018 dean's list at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts.

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


Dennis Boehler, of Billings, was recently awarded the Montana Association for the Blind's Kay Stevens Award for Staff Member of the Year, in recognition of his work and contributions to the Summer Orientation Program at Carroll College each year.


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.

Dress for Success Billings

Call Briana at 256-7304

Donor Greeter: Greet our clothing donors on Wednesdays, give tours, and answer questions about the program!

United Blood Services

Call 248-9168, menu option 2, for appointments.

July Save our Summer: Every week we will give away prizes for donating blood!

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

Name: Gregorio Esparza

Sex: Male

Race: White

Age: 42

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 200

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Black

Identifiers: Tattoo right side of neck and hand; half sleeve tattoo on right arm

Esparza is wanted by the United States Marshals Service’s Montana Violent Offender Task Force based on a felony arrest warrant for a probation violation.

If you have information regarding Esparza, contact the United States Marshals Service at (406) 247-7030 or local law enforcement.


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

Monday: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Laurel Senior Center, 720 S. Fourth St.; 1:45-3 p.m. Morning Star, Central Avenue and Shiloh Road; 3:30-4:30 p.m. Boulder Park, 2202 32nd St. W.

Tuesday: 12:30-2 p.m. Shiloh United Methodist Church, 1810 Shiloh Road; 3-4 p.m. South Park on South 31st Street; 4:30-6:30 p.m. Briarwood Boulevard and Turnberry Circle.

Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Heights Senior Meal Site, Hope Methodist Church, 244 Wicks Lane; 1:15-2:15 p.m. High Sierra Boulevard and Sierra Grande Boulevard; 2:45-3:45 p.m. Becraft Lane and Old Hardin Road; 4-5 p.m. Lockwood School.

Thursday: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Broadview Senior Center; 2-3 p.m. Acton; 4-5 p.m.

Friday: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Worden Senior Center; 1:30-2:30 p.m. Huntley Main Street; 3-4 p.m. Front Street and Golden Hollow Road.