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News & Updates

Board Seats Up for Election

Range Telephone Cooperative, Inc. will hold its 70th Annual Meeting of the Members at the Broadus Community Center on Saturday, May 6th, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. At that time, the membership will elect trustees to fill the four seats on the Board whose terms are up for election.

The four seats on Range’s Board of Trustees up for re-election are Richard Sparks from District #2, Kimberly Dahle from District #3, Dwight “Scotty” Ferguson from District #4, and George Bement Trustee-at-Large. All four incumbents have indicated they would like to be nominated for another three-year term.

A Nominating Committee consisting of eight Cooperative members has been appointed for the purpose of nominating as many qualified candidates as they deem necessary for placement on the 2023 election ballot. The Committee will meet at Range’s headquarters in Forsyth at 2325 Front Street and via teleconference at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 20th to nominate candidates to be placed on the ballot for the four positions. To qualify for placement on the ballot (per Article IV, Section 3 of the Cooperative bylaws), candidates must (a) be current members of Range Telephone, (b) maintain their principal residence in the area served by the Cooperative and in the district which that person is to represent, (c) no person shall be eligible who is in any way employed by, or financially interested in, a competing enterprise or a business engaged in selling communication service or supplies, or constructing or maintaining communication facilities, other than a business operating on a cooperative non-profit-basis for the purpose of furthering rural telephone or other communications service. In addition, no member may be nominated if he/she is related to a current employee of Range.

Anyone interested in being placed on the ballot, please contact a Nominating Committee member below from your district prior to Monday, March 20th, and ask to be placed on the ballot for the Board of Trustee 2023 election:

District #2 – S. Miles City (421), Broadus (427, 436, 554), Alzada (828 & 878)

  • Melissa Billing (406) 436-2927
  • Bill Lambert (406) 427-5278

District #3 – Busby (592), Lame Deer (477), Birney (984), Ashland (784)

  • Art McDonald (406) 477-6441
  • Jerry Kinzel (406) 477-6189

District #4 – Decker (750 & 757), SE Sheridan (737), Clearmont (758), Arvada (736)

  • Jerry Jones (406) 757-2492
  • Tom Edwards (406) 757-2480


  • Monty Rowland (406) 477-6942
  • Mario Pretty Boy Sr. (406) 477-6753

For more information, contact Range at 800-927-2643.

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