10:06 a.m. Friday (City) — 1932 Hwy. 87E. Alarm.

12:18 p.m. Friday (City) — 1320 Mineral Place. Structure fire.

2:55 p.m. Friday (City) — 7842 Shepherd Road. Alarm.

3:11 p.m. Friday (City) — Montana Avenue and North 18th Street. Utilities.

5:13 p.m. Friday (City) — 4863 King Ave. E. Alarm.

7:23 a.m. Saturday (City) — 2291 Ave. C. Vehicle fire.

8:44 a.m. Saturday (City) — 821 N. 27th St. Structure fire.

1:34 p.m. Saturday (City) — 1225 Lake Elmo Drive. Alarm.

8:56 p.m. Saturday (City) — 1151 28th St. W. Service assist.

12:51 a.m. Sunday (City) — 750 Southgate Drive. Alarm.

9:19 a.m. Sunday (City) — Central Avenue and Santa Fe Drive. Utilities.

12:01 p.m. Sunday (City) — 1021 N. 29th St. Alarm.

1:08 p.m. Sunday (City) — 4215 Montana Sapphire Drive. Service assist.

2:55 p.m. Sunday (City) — 2525 King Ave. W. Alarm.



In the schools

Thomas RidestheHorse, a student at Hardin High and member of Big Horn FFA, and Vanessa Chavez, a student at Lame Deer High and member of Little Big Horn FFA, were each recently awarded an FFA jacket as part of the Blue Jacket Bonanza. The program was organized to provide FFA students the opportunity to earn their own FFA jacket based on need, community service, leadership skills and a commitment to FFA.

Cassidy Shaver, of Billings, was recently named the winner of three Jane M. Klausman Women in Business scholarships, totaling $11,000, by Zonta Club of Billings, Zonta District 14 and Zonta International. Shaver is the first scholarship recipient from Billings to be awarded at the international level.

She is studying for a bachelor’s degrees in business management and psychology and a master’s degree in accounting at Rocky Mountain College. Shaver’s grade point average is 4.0 and she is active on campus as a tutor at the Academic Resource Center, a mentor in the RMC LEAP Peer Mentor Program, president of the RMC Business Professionals of America chapter and a volunteer student ambassador.

Shaver will be awarded the scholarships during the Zonta Club of Billings’ Christmas Party at Rocky Prescott Hall, at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 13.

Alison Ebel and Malia Ebel, both of Billings, performed in Concord University's A Capella Choir during the Christmas at Concordia concerts. The four concerts took place from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, and brought more than 3,000 guests.


In the schools

Nicole Rodriguez, of Billings, was recently awarded the Jean Rohrer Memorial Scholarship by the Billings Music Teachers Association.

The scholarship is awarded to a high school student competing in the Music Teachers National Association competition or Montana State Music Teachers Association Fall Festival competition.

Rodriguez, a student of Sherlon Orth, was awarded first place in the Senior Division of the MSMTA Fall Festival in Missoula.

The following students recently received Standout Student Awards from Arts Without Boundaries:

  • Brady Dannenberg, a choir student at West High
  • Noelle Gaudreau, a choir student at Central High
  • Carrick Hayes, a choir student at Skyview High
  • Haley Kouba, an art and orchestra student at West High

The awards are given in recognition of students who excel in visual and performing arts, through individual achievement, community involvement, leadership and participation in the arts community of Billings. Awardees are nominated by teachers.


In the service

U.S. Air Force Airman Justin R. Mueller graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Mueller is a 2018 graduate of Shepherd High.

In the schools

Forensics teams from throughout the region recently competed in the Class AA Eastern Regional Speech Meet at Butte High. Listed below are area students who placed first through third. Complete results are available at sites.google.com/site/forensicsatskyview/home/results.

Novice Policy Debate

Third place: Lindsey Weber and Grant Minkoff, West High.

Novice Lincoln Douglas

Third place: Emmalyn Aley, West High


First place: Katie Tutokey, Senior High

Second place: Michael Clark, Senior High

Third place: Zoe Mangus, Senior High

Extemporaneous Speaking

Second place: Brandon Muessig, Skyview High


First Place: Jack Wyss, West High

Second Place: Lauryn Rutherford, Skyview High

Third Place: Caleb McDonald, West High

Duo Interpretation

Third Place: Joseph Barrett/Abby Oltrogge, Skyview High

Humerous Interpretation

First Place: Micah Donald, Skyview High

Dramatic Interpretation

Second Place: Natalie Treat, Skyview High

Program of Oral Interpretation

Third Place: Elijah Erekson, Senior High

Original Oratory

First Place: Lauryn Rutherford, Skyview High

Informative Speaking

Third Place: Isabella Roccisano, Senior High

Sweeps AA results:

Second Place: Skyview High

Third Place: West High


In the schools

More than 400 students from 34 teams recently competed in the Eastern Montana Speech, Debate and Drama Kickoff at Skyview High. The tournament, co-sponsored by Billings Public Schools and Shepherd Schools, is the first in a season that concludes with a state tournament at the end of January. Listed are any area students who placed first through third. Complete results are available at sites.google.com/site/forensicsatskyview/home/results

Speech results:

Novice Lincoln Douglas

First: Emmalyn Aley, West High

Public Forum

First: Tyler Linfesty and Matthew Wilkinson, West High

Second: Zoe Thomae and Kennedy Deming, Laurel High

Extemporaneous Speaking

Second: Brandon Muessig, Skyview High

Humorous Interpretation

First: Paige Chappell, Shepherd High

Second: Hannah Kopp, Laurel High

SPOI (A-B-C only)

Second: Jacob Sironen, Red Lodge High

Dramatic Interpretation

Third: Abigail Oltrogge, Skyview High

Program Interp

Third: Elijah Erekson, Senior High


Class AA

Second: West High

Third: Skyview High

Class A

First: Laurel High

Class B

First: Shepherd High

Drama results:

Classical Theater

Second: Arbogast and Stevens, Huntley Project High

Third: Maida and Noble, Laurel High

Humorous Duo

First: LePage and Ketterling, Huntley Project High

Second: Miller and Riedlinger, Laurel High

Dramatic Duo

First: Darity and LePage, Huntley Project High

Third: Tauer and Combs, Huntley Project High

Humorous Solo

Third: Gareth Servis, Roundup High

Dramatic Solo

First: Jessamyn Reichert, Laurel High

Third: Kati Darity, Huntley Project High


Class A

First: Laurel High

Class B

First: Huntley Project High

Class C

First: Belfry High

The following students recently received Standout Student Awards from Arts Without Boundaries:

Jack Davies, band and orchestra member at West High

Julien Rollins, band member at Senior High

Nichole Unsworth, choir member at West High

Alexander Wood, band member at Central High

The awards are given in recognition of students who excel in visual and performing arts, through individual achievement, community involvement, leadership and participation in the arts community of Billings. They are nominated by teachers.

Montana FFA members recently participated in the National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis. Approximately 650 Montana students attended the convention where they engaged in competitions, leadership workshops, tours and educational seminars. This year, the annual event attracted almost 70,000 members from across the nation.

During the Career and Leadership Development competition at this year’s convention, the Shepherd FFA chapter was awarded silver (second place) in parliamentary procedure in the Conduct of Meetings category. Full results of this year’s competitions are available at ffa.org/event-results.

The next planned event for Montana’s FFA members is the Montana John Deere Ag Expo, Nov. 15-17. Hundreds of high school students from throughout the Northwest will gather on the campus of Montana State University in Bozeman for a variety of contests and opportunities for youth to learn about agriculture in Montana. The expo, organized by the Montana FFA Foundation, is the second largest FFA gathering to occur each year.

Dylan Siroky, of Billings, recently graduated from the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton with an associate of applied science degree in electrical technology.