Monday, December 22, 2014

From the left, the seventh grade students selected as the Laurel Middle School Students of the Month are Bryce Adkins, Abby Hanel, Kenzi Anderson and Logan Cole.
The four seventh grade students selected as Laurel Middle School’s Students of the Month are excellent representatives for the school. They each try hard to master the material in their classes and enjoy activities outside of academics. Several are involved in school athletics and they all like getting outdoors.
Front from left are Speech and Drama team members Kala Bertolino and Sara Johnston. In the middle is Coach Bob Reed, Tristan Wilkerson and Brittany Worden. At the top are Wyatt Luloff, Greg Lorash and Jess Grewell.
The Joliet High School Speech and Drama team competed in Billings Central Invitational at Rocky Mountain College in Billings Saturday, Dec. 13. Twenty-five schools competed bringing over 300 students to the competition.
Laurel’s Payten Batalden works to pin a Colstrip wrestler last Thursday night in Hardin.
Story by RYAN MINCH   The Laurel Locomotives surprised some people with their season-opening championship at the Belgrade Invitational two weeks ago. It looks as they are taking the proper approach to ensure that victory was not a fluke.
Laurel’s Abbie Lohof drives to the basket following a turnover late in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s game at Billings Central. Lohof drew the foul, and, after crashing to the floor, went to the line where she sunk a pair of free throws to put Laurel up 10 points.
Story and photos by RYAN MINCH   Formerly known as “The Dungeon,” the Ralph Nelles Activities Center has seen its fair share of classic battles during its storied history.
Laurel’s Zac Allen battles for a rebound with a Belgrade defender Saturday in Butte.
Story by RYAN MINCH   A win is a win. “Anytime you can get a win against Butte Central in Butte, you will take it,” said Laurel head coach Pat Hansen following Friday night’s 44-36 win over the Maroons. 
From the left, the seventh grade students selected as the Laurel Middle School Students of the Month are Bryce Adkins, Abby Hanel, Kenzi Anderson and Logan Cole.
Front from left are Speech and Drama team members Kala Bertolino and Sara Johnston. In the middle is Coach Bob Reed, Tristan Wilkerson and Brittany Worden. At the top are Wyatt Luloff, Greg Lorash and Jess Grewell.
Laurel’s Payten Batalden works to pin a Colstrip wrestler last Thursday night in Hardin.
Joliet’s Terryn Bermes goes to the hoop for two of his 24 points against Park City Saturday night in Red Lodge.
Laurel’s Abbie Lohof drives to the basket following a turnover late in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s game at Billings Central. Lohof drew the foul, and, after crashing to the floor, went to the line where she sunk a pair of free throws to put Laurel up 10 points.
Laurel’s Zac Allen battles for a rebound with a Belgrade defender Saturday in Butte.

Obituaries

Katherine “Kay” Blumhardt was born to Jacob and Martha (Hummel) Klein Jan. 1, 1928, on the family farm near Mott, N.D. She passed away with her daughter and son-in-law by her side on Nov.