2021 Calendars are Here!

January Calendar

“Bred to Buck & Buckaroos” 2021 Calendar AVAILABLE NOW, featuring Ingomar Rodeo (Open and Ranch) photos….
Proceeds go to the Ingomar Rodeo Club…
Get one at Melstone Mercantile, or message us on Facebook.
Calendar $15.00
Photos by Hart Broesel

Fishing Book available now!

Purchase “Two Gals in Search of a Great Catch” by Linda Lou Crosby and Laura Dobbins on Amazon or at fishinlines.com.
Two Gals in Search of a Great Catch Book cover

Our Readers Write

TRAVIS NYE, ROPING CHAMPION
Comments on the October 8, 2017 Camp IOU newsletter.

“The roping was the Wrangler National Team Roping Finals. I have roped at the finals two other times, but have never had any luck. This is the largest payout I have received for an event. The horse I rode is a 9 year old mare that I bought about 2 months ago. She does everything right so it makes my part easy. Team roping is a sport that allows you to get away from the grind of the work week or day. You have to be focused and in the moment, much like golf. It’s also one of the few hobbies that will actually pay for itself if your lucky.” – Travis Nye

FROM ACROSS THE POND
Re: Afternoon Tea at the Jersey Lilly 2016
Very many thanks for sharing this review – together with photos – of an astounding tea party. I was deeply impressed with the staging of the event and the trouble to which the ladies had gone to make it so special.

In Victorian and Edwardian times, the milliners of London created the most fabulous hats for ladies. Actresses led the fashions and not just the wealthy appearing in the Royal Enclosure at the Ascot Races.

I noted the beautiful tea services being used and the decorum of the event. Most impressive coming from our cousins over the pond!!!! At least some people appreciate the living standards and life style of a bygone age.

Please let the sentiments and admiration of a Brit be known to those who organised and attended this splendid function.
Warm regards as always.
Keith Shipman
Saarlouis – Nalbach
Germany
[Ed.: Read the full story about the afternoon tea here]

MUSINGS FROM THE PRAIRIE
“My great uncle was Vern Thomason from Jordan area; since he also raised sheep we assume he may have taken the wool to Ingomar for shipping. We had some contact with him long ago, before he died; and we were able to go out to the old ranch with permission from the current owner (about forty years ago now). He told a story to my youngest brother, about a man who murdered someone in the area; and the law was going to be some days away at that time…Read more

LINDA LOU: Although Owen Badgett does not do email we got Peggy’s story to him by phone. And we will ask around for more information about the sheepherders that frequented Ingomar, and share with readers. Thanks Peggy!

“I knew Owen years ago when I lived in Miles City. I still have a poetry book that he autographed for me. Its in a box but I still have it! Owen used to come down to the Hole In The Wall where a bunch of us girls worked and he would come down and say hey and hang out for a bit.:) I hope he had a good turn-out at the Museum last night.” – Stephani S-C.

Tri-City Rec Club Report on Acoustic Improvement Project

Tri-City Rec Club Report on Acoustic Improvement Project for Tri-City Rec Community Building Phase I
CFNRC Grant spurs Ingomar on to major acoustic Improvement in Tri-City Rec Community Building

Come to ‘Bill Seward Day ‘Saturday March 20th, and celebrate

Thanks to the generous grant from the Community Foundation of Northern Rosebud County, a donation from Owen Badgett, Don Hotter’s Scissor Lift, the amazing work of many members of the Clifton Family, planning and hard work from members of the Tri-City Rec Club in Ingomar, Phase I of the Tri-City Rec Community Center Acoustic Improvement Project is now complete.

24 acoustic panels, yards and yards of burlap curtains, and the American Flag are now in place helping improve the Tri-City Rec Community Building sound, and beginning to create a welcoming place where more community events can happen that include cowboy poetry, music, and even speakers, with a whole new sound quality.

When the new sound panels had been placed on the floor of the building, just leaning against the wall, ready to be put up, Ingomar’s cowboy poet and author, Owen Badget noted, “I think the panels are helping and they are not even up yet!” Hart Broesel, an Ingomar resident, who along with Ingomar residents Johnna and Howard Newman, Donald John Cameron, Mike and Karen Stroh, and Pam Finelli were involved in gathering information on how Ingomar could improve acoustics in the gym, agreed. And after the hustle and bustle of volunteers with donated equipment and “building” assistance, (Alice Cameron made a batch of stew to feed the workers, Sun Coulee ranch hand Cody Cameron braved heights to get the burlap up), the panels were up. It was done. “It is pretty amazing,” added Badgett, who has dreamed of telling his western stories in this very building, and offered his donation with a challenge and encouragement to get this done.

“There has been a lot of interest this year in the use of the Tri-City Rec Community Building,” added Ingomar resident Alice Cameron, “with weddings, a family reunion of about 150 people, birthday parties, hunters on guided hunts, and more folks are asking about using the building even now.”

Donald John Cameron, President of the Tri-City Rec Club, couldn’t thank volunteers enough, “This effort was the beginning of an improvement plan that has really made a difference. And we are so grateful for the donations, the hard work and the volunteer help!”

In fact, the community is planning a major event Saturday, March 20th, “Bill Seward Day”, in celebration. “It is a Belated St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza Tri-City Rec fund raiser”, added Cameron, “featuring Bill Seward’s family recipes for beans and hot sauce, Owen Badgett’s cowboy stories, a Craft Bazaar, a railroad exhibit and games”.
Everybody is invited. More to follow about this event each week.
“Without Bill Seward, there would have been no school house in Ingomar, no gym to become the Tri-City Rec Community Building. He was a wonderful character that did so much for our town,” added Donald John.
For more info, call 406-358-2255.