Traveling the state to shine the spotlight on Montanans who help our communities along.

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Here are the nominees:

Tow Rope Heroes

Glendive – October 15

Bruce and Susan Peterson with GROW – Glendive Recycles Our Waste A few years ago, Glendive lost their recycling center due to a fire, in the past year or so a group of dedicated community members worked to raise money,

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Baker – October 14

Eddie Coulter Eddie is the #1 reason Baker Montana has been able to host the High School Rodeo Finals and able to have the Large Rodeo of the Year at the Fallon County Fair for five years running.  The revenue

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Tow Rope Heroes

Miles City – October 13

Evin Wiebers Evin Weibers has helped when needed many times and deserves a nomination as a Tow Rope Hero.  Whether it’s early in the morning or before his work obligations he always can be counted on to help out. Lee

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ASSIST – Kalispell ASSIST connects people to resources necessary in regaining their health and independence. It’s disheartening how many people become ill and depilated with no idea where to turn for help. ASSIST identifies these people and matches them with

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Amy Peterson & Ronald McDonald House Staff / Volunteers – Missoula Despite having to close their doors for a little while during the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Ronald McDonald House of Western Montana led by CEO Amy Peterson and her great

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Alyssa Rameriz, ED, Lincoln Co. Library Alyssa Rameriz serves as the Executive Director of the Lincoln County Library, and as the Treasurer for the Libby Chamber. She is an inspirational figure, and a catalyst in engaging others and increasing citizen

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Bill French Bill served on the Conservation District for 64 years! Not paid a single dime, however for mileage maybe … he jokes. He has a love for farming and ranching since he was younger and says that he “hopes

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Alyvia Hammond, Havre Alyvia is a 3rd grader. She has a heart of gold and wanted to do something to support the nurses. She made bracelets and sold them at her mom’s store to buy coffee gift cards for the

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Ben Widhalm – Shelby Ben has been nominated for his work in the Shelby area.  He is very dedicated to helping maintain the flag flying over Shelby and is an asset to the community.   Dwaine Iverson – Shelby Creator

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Cathy Burwell – Helena This past year presented a unique challenge to all businesses, not just those that belonged to the chamber. Cathy and her team at the Helena Chamber knew it was time to return to the roots of

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Great Falls

John Barnes & Neal DuBois, Tracy’s Diner – Great Falls, MT Tracy’s Family Diner had closed prior to the pandemic, after being in business for 50 years. New owners John Barnes and Neal DuBois revived the iconic restaurant months before

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  Whitney Brady & Kim Miller – Support Our Hometown Heroes – Lewistown, MT Helping to show the community’s appreciation for hospital and school employees through different acts of service, such as support signs, delivering food and coffee to school

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Hook Up with the Tow Rope Tour!

Why The Tow Rope Tour?

Tow ropes are a tool used to provide a connection and a tug to get out of a sticky situation.

As for the Tour, the tow rope represents something much deeper:  The pride and resourcefulness you feel to extend the tow rope and the hope and relief it brings to those who connect on the other end.

Part of what makes Montanans unique is we would never leave someone on the side of the road. You never know when the next car will be along. We stop. We help. We reach out to our neighbors.

Now, that’s something to celebrate.

What will the Tour Include?

Northern Broadcasting will travel the state to broadcast Voices of Montana and Northern Ag Network programming LIVE and LOCAL from communities across Montana!

Each tour stop will include radio interviews and social media content from businesses, farms and tourist attractions across the state. 

And don’t forget prize giveaways and the (soon to be famous) “Tow Rope Hero Award.”

What's a Tow Rope Hero?

While YOUR Tow Rope Hero might certainly be someone who has towed you out of a ditch, a tow rope hero is anyone who has had the courage and patience to stop and think of others. 

  • An entrepreneur who created a business to fill a need in your town. (Like Big Sky RancHers from Lewistown)
  • A parent who stepped in to be an FFA Advisor after a teacher left (Like Stefanie Leach from Ledger)
  • A neighbor who helps plow you out (Like Bob Bergren from Havre)

Whoever your Tow Rope Hero is, let’s honor them!

Tow Rope Dates/Information

Tour #3:

Aug 2nd: Libby @ Libby Chamber of Commerce

Aug 3rd: Kalispell @ Glacier Bank

Aug 4th: Missoula @ Paradise Falls & Downtown Missoula ‘Out to Lunch’

Tour #2:

May 19th: Shelby @ Northtown Drug, 100 Main St

May 20th: Havre @ MSU Northern – Diesel Tech Center

May 21st: Malta @ Crossroads Coffee & Bistro, 65 S 3rd St

Tour #1:

April 13th: Lewistown @ Town and Country Foods

April 14th: Great Falls @ Tracy’s Diner

April 15th: Helena @ Mountain Health Co-op Headquarters

Nominate Your Tow Rope Hero!

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