2022 Calendar Available NOW!

“Bred to Buck and Buckaroos” 2022 Calendar Now Available. Click the picture to see a few of the pages!

Photos are from the 2021 Ingomar Open Rodeo and Ingomar Ranch Rodeo.

Proceeds from calendar sales go to the Ingomar Rodeo Club.

Calendars are available at Melstone Mercantile in Melstone, MT and the Watering Hole, Forsyth, MT. They can also be ordered on the Ingomar Rodeo Club Facebook site through messenging, and ordered at LL@campiou.com

Calendars are $15/ea….and $5 for shipping. Get yours now! Yeehaw!

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Photographers Montana Reynolds, Linda Lou Crosby

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.
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Our Readers Write

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

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
[Ed.: Read the full story about the afternoon tea here]

“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's

Tri-City Rec Club’s “Bill Seward Day” a Rousing Success in Ingomar

Story by Linda Lou Crosby, Photos by Montana Reynolds

Over 200 people arrived in Ingomar for the first ever, “Bill Seward Day”, the Tri-City Rec Community Fund Raising event Saturday, March 20th. Ingomar folk made about 40 gallons of Bill Seward Beans, accompanied by about 5 gallons of hot sauce, and 12 bags of croutons – all based on Bill Seward’s original recipe – courtesy of Seward grandkids Lecia, Curt, Jeff and Bill’s daughter Maxime, in anticipation of attendees appetites. The event was scheduled to begin at 11:00AM. “Folks started arriving at 10:30am, while we were still getting ready,” said Helen Roth, of Miles City, who volunteered to take food orders at the door. 

The air was filled with laughter, camaraderie, and all the things that can magically happen in a small town when a get together presents itself. And Ingomar is officially a small town, population 12. A small town with an impressive gathering.  “There were people from two years old to ageless,” added Ingomar’s Hart Broesel, secretary-treasurer of the Tri-City Rec Club, which is focused on improving the community building. Their most recent project has been to improve the acoustics, and being responsive to facilitating community get togethers of all kinds.

The vendors (organized by Emily Olson) offering everything from diamond art, to handmade crochet items, from specialty bags, to coyote snares, to handmade earrings for the fisherwoman. Folks gathered at Nick Fanelli’s railroad booth, where he shared videos and information about the Milwaukee Road – the railroad that passed through Ingomar until 1980. “I enjoyed sharing information about the historic Milwaukee Railroad and its impact on our area,” said Nick.

As visitors munched on Bill Seward beans accompanied by beef sandwiches, shared their Ingomar stories, and took advantage of the Libations offered at the event, it was like “old home week”. “I had the chance to talk with a lot of people I hadn’t seen in quite awhile,” added Ingomar’s Johnna Newman, who was busy working in the kitchen with Alice Cameron, Pam Fanelli, and Karen Stroh. That was the busiest place around. Not to mention you didn’t want to get too close to the action or you would immediately be enrolled in delivering meals to waiting guests.

Then there was the corn hole tournament, where good natured and yet serious minded folk, played their best for prize money offered to the top teams. Sheldon and Mel Franzel built and brought 8 boards and 16 “score keepers” for the event. According to Sheldon, “There were 18 Teams total. Robbie and Virginia Crigamire were the winners of the First tournament and Ves Clifton and girlfriend Tina won the 2nd one. The first event paid: 1st- $120,  2nd- $60 and $20 to 3rd. Tournament two paid $150 for 1st and 2nd got $100.” 

Community Foundation of Northern Rosebud County (CFNRC) President Robert Engle, and Fund Director Darrell Grogan made a special appearance to enjoy the day and present the Tri-City Rec Club with a $2500 grant towards Phase II of the Community Center’s acoustic improvement efforts. The CFNRC also supported Phase I with a $2300 grant. Evidence of Phase I work was obvious as visitors scanned the newly mounted acoustic boards and burlap curtains throughout the building. “We are truly grateful for CFNRC support for our community and the Tri-City Rec Club,” commented Hart Broesel. This grant donation was celebrated with a large round of applause from all gathered. Owen Badgett then offered cowboy poetry, and Doug Hollowell and son Frank played music and sang to an appreciative crowd. 

The Tri-City Rec Communities saluted all the volunteers and good natured folk who helped make this event happen. This was the First Annual Bill Seward Day. The Tri-City Rec Club said they will be doing this every year on the weekend after St. Patrick’s Day.  Bill Seward was one of the school board members when the gym was built; the gym became the Tri-City Community Center. And certainly Bill was responsible for Bill Seward Beans which everyone thoroughly enjoyed!