Sunday, July 31, 2016

By KATHLEEN GILLULY Outlook managing editor
Smoke rolled into Laurel from the Fritz Fire Friday evening. The fire, southeast of Laurel south of the Duck Creek fishing access and north of Fritz Rd., was first reported shortly after 5 p.m. By 7 p.m., the blaze was being fought by multiple agencies including the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department.
By KATHLEEN GILLULY Outlook managing editor
This week at Rotary  
This drone halted air support on the Fritz fire Friday evening between 7 and 7:30 p.m.
This drone interfered with firefighting aircraft Friday during the Fritz fire operations.
Jim Huertas' booking photo
Smoke rolled into Laurel from the Fritz Fire Friday evening. The fire, southeast of Laurel south of the Duck Creek fishing access and north of Fritz Rd., was first reported shortly after 5 p.m. By 7 p.m., the blaze was being fought by multiple agencies including the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department.
Smoke poured into Laurel about 7:30 p.m.Friday, July 22. First reported about 5:30 p.m., the Fritz fire consumed over 1,500 acres including two homes and at least eight out buildings. Onlookers and a drone slowed firefighters' progress.
This drone halted air support on the Fritz fire Friday evening between 7 and 7:30 p.m.

Sports

Photos by Hailey Maurer
Laurel Dodgers are District Champions after beating Billings Cardinals on Monday, after losing to them the day before. Back row from left, Coach CJ Edgmond, Kanyin Moran, Cameron Schriver, Dawson Cortese, Braden McIlvain, Josh Anderson, Karson Zeiler, Seth Green, Mason O’Donnell, Chase Feller, and Coach Brent Edgmond. Front row from left, Carson Hoke, Brendan Leclair, Carson West, Deklan Harper, Kyle Cannon, Trevor Meier, Brandon Gordon, and Coach Doug Studiner.
The Laurel Dodgers have no time to enjoy their Eastern A championship as they square off today in the state tournament.
Tucker Johnstone, 13, took this deer during his first year hunting as a 12-year-old last fall. The deer was a 3 x 3 buck shot near Roundup with a 7 mm .08. Tucker was hunting with his dad, Justin, when he made the shot.
Tucker Johnstone, 13, took this deer during his first year hunting as a 12-year-old last fall. The deer was a 3 x 3 buck shot near Roundup with a 7 mm .08.

Obituaries

On July 19, 2016, Jerome Alan Besel lost his courageou