Billings, MT--Linn Post and Pipe Supply Company began in 1973 in Linn, Kansas when Emil Peters developed a continuous connection for fence that he thought was better than anything else available at the time. He did not stop with his patented continuous fencing, but began building other livestock handling equipment with those same principles and values in mind.  In 1979 things were going so well he wanted to open a second facility.  The Linn Post and Pipe-Creighton Division, as it was then known, was established in Creighton, Nebraska. 

Richard Stubben was hired as the manager of the new plant. He was placed in charge of selecting and purchasing the land, ordering a building, construction and management of the facility when production began.  The business opened with a single building and three employees. It has since grown to twenty-one employees with five additional buildings, including a new office space.

Besides continuous fence panels which can be custom made to any length and height, the Nebraska plant manufactures gates, custom adjustable alleyways in single and double sizes, crowding tubs and portable catch panels.  The heavy duty gates up to 16' are guaranteed for five years to hold up against wear and tear from livestock. Custom sizes are also available. The facility sells portable corrals, bale feeders, panel trailers, and portable cattle wagon feeders as well.

Most orders are either picked up at the Creighton Post and Pipe facility by customers or delivered by the company's semi-truck.  However, Richard Stubben, who continues to manage the Creighton location and makes customer service a top priority, often travels to multiple states with the company truck and trailer personally making deliveries.  

Stubben enjoys attending farm shows throughout the plains states and has attended the MATE for nearly four decades. "I enjoy coming to the MATE show to visit with my old customers and to meet a lot of new ones," he said. You will find him again this year manning the display at the MATE at booth 317 inside the Expo Center. To learn more about Creighton Post and Pipe, visit them online at and for more information about the MATE Show, visit

 By Alyssa Barnes

Saturday, February 13, 2016
5–9 p.m.

$90 per couple/$45 per person

Raven’s Café d’Art located in the YAM

Enjoy a special Valentine’s evening at the museum. Make a dinner reservation at the YAM, the perfect setting for a romantic evening with live guitar music and love songs provided by Mark Adam and, of course, great food. Dinner includes an appetizer, entrée, and dessert for $90 per couple. Wine and beer will be available for an additional charge. Arrive early to stroll through the art galleries before they close at 5 p.m. Seating starts at 5 p.m. for more information and to see a menu. Reservations required. Call 406-256-6804 to make your reservation.



Calling all cattle enthusiasts! The 40th Annual Montana Agri-Trade Exposition (MATE Show) will

again feature the Bull Pen Preview presented by Northern Ag Network, February 18-20, 2016 at Metra Park in Billings, MT.  Registration is now open for cattlemen to participate in this year's showcase. 

The Bull Pen Preview offers tremendous exposure to cattlemen wishing to promote their genetics and program to commercial and registered producers that attend the show.

While the farmers are looking into a new piece of equipment, ranchers are invited to look through the upcoming genetics offered, and maybe purchase a new herd bull! Speaking of purchasing a new herd bull, don’t forget to sign up for your chance to win one of two $300 gift certificates to be put toward the purchase of a bull from any of the Bull Pen exhibitors within the next 12 months.

As if looking through bulls isn’t enough of a “cattle fix”, join us each day of the MATE Show at 3 p.m. in the MATE Theatre to obtain your Beef Quality Assurance certificate.  There’s bound to be something for everyone at the 40th Annual MATE Show! 

After 18 years the Kings are finally Legal!! The Kottonmouth Kings have become an underground institution and Phenomenon. The Kings have sold over 4 million records and created a subculture and lifestyle around the group’s music and Fashion.   Not one to sit on the sidelines, The kings got back in the Studio and are creating the Musical Landscape for the Future with The Full Length “Krown Power”. The Kings plan on a late summer 2014 release. 4/20/14 marked the Dawning of a New Era when the Kings hosted The Buddah Fest and released a free 5 song Ep “The Buddha Shack”. The reaction has been so powerful; the fan base crashed the Kings Servers hundreds of times with over 70,000+ downloads.   Known Power will set the stage for the Kings new Label founded by Xavier, The United Family Music group. The Label Has an incredibly expansive and eclectic group of Artists That Have an entire years worth of releases Ready to go. It’s truly a musical revolution based on progressive technology that provides real time analytics and total transparency for the Artists and Label.   The kings have a busy 2015 launching the new label, music, wrapping up season one of the Kings stoney cartoon “Stonetown” and filming their first full length feature stoner comedy movie.   The Kings crossed the 1M+ on Facebook and have a rapidly expanding network with over 29,000 newsletter subscribers. We have a seasonal merchandise line with new styles and accessories rolling out constantly. It has been empowering taking back one by one all of our income streams that were kept away from us. We have been through hell but the Kings are back to tell the world about their incredible Journey, that will be released on the Free the Kings documentary With Krown Power.  - See more at:


Syrian-born physician brothers call Montana “home”
Story and photos by St. James Healthcare
January 26, 2016

Home is where the heart is, and for Syrian-born physician brothers, Hassan and Marwan Massouh—“home” is southwest Montana. Hassan Massouh, MD has worked as a practicing radiologist in Helena and Butte since 2004. He was recently joined by his younger brother, Marwan Massouh, a medical oncologist/hematologist who began practicing at the St. James Healthcare Cancer Center in Butte in September of 2015.

The brothers’ decades-long journey to southwest Montana began more than 6,600 miles away in their native Syria. Though the American West may seem like an unlikely destination, both physicians agree that their parent’s emphasis on education, strong family values and Christian faith were paramount in their finding their way to the United States, and ultimately to St. James Healthcare in Butte.  

According to Marwan, their parents met while students at Damascus University in the 1950s. His father, Ramez, was studying biology and chemistry, and his mother, Asma, was studying literature. The couple was married in 1956 and both worked as educators, until Asma left the workforce to concentrate on raising children. (Hassan, 58, and Marwan, 56, have two younger siblings; a sister, Masha, who is a school principal in Cleveland, Ohio; and a brother, Naji, who is a lawyer in Manhattan, NY.)