The regularly scheduled Shelby City Council meeting was held on Monday, May 18 and local CPA Gary McDermott was back with quite a few more questions for Mayor Larry Bonderud and the council.
May 10-16 was National Police Week. It was also around that time many read online or saw on local TV news that Toole County is rated second when it comes to violent crime in the state of Montana. While many
I would like to take this opportunity to explain to the citizens of Toole County some of the data and factors behind Toole County recently being listed the second most violent county in Montana.
The Shelby Life Special Olympic team had a great time and performed very well at the State Games held in Missoula last weekend. The weather was beautiful and all had a terrific time.
Numerous Memorial Day ceremonies will be taking place throughout Toole County on Monday, May 25. In Shelby, Memorial Day will start with services being conducted first at Valley View Cemetery at 10 a.m., followed by a ceremony at Mountain View at 11 a.m. Following the Mountain View ceremony lunch will be served at the Coyote Club and Events Center. Both ceremonies will be held at the Coyote Club if it is raining. Galata American Legion Post 69 ceremonies will start bright and early at 7:30 a.m. at Trinity, followed by ceremonies at Galata at 8:15 a.m., Devon at 8:45 a.m. and concluding at Dunkirk at 9:15 a.m. North Toole County services will begin at the American Legion Hall in Sweet Grass at 9 a.m. Upon the conclusion of that ceremony the Legion will proceed to have services at the Sweet Grass Cemetery, followed by services at the Sunburst Cemetery, Sunburst City Hall Vet’s Monument and wrapping up with fellowship at the Vet’s Club in Sunburst.
Shelby is home to one of the nation’s few remaining World War II veterans, Glenn Engehuesen. On Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, Engehuesen will be honored for his service in a ceremony at the American Legion Hall in Sweet Grass, which will begin at 9 a.m.
The large stucco building at 669 Park Avenue is a hotbed of activity! Big letters on the side of the building say Civic Center. Not just a voting booth, it is the office of Shelby’s Recreation Director, Cindy Florez.
The Shelby School District is excited to welcome new Shelby Elementary principal Erica Allen. She will be replacing retiring principal Peggy Taylor.
The Veterans’ Memorial Flag will continue to fly proudly for years to come thanks to the sale of the old Shelby Paint and Hardware/Coast to Coast building on Main Street. Former building owner and veteran Jim Hermann promised months ago that upon the sale of the building all proceeds would go into the flag endowment fund and Hermann has kept his word. The building was recently purchased by First National Pawn and 100 percent of the sale proceeds will go towards the flag.