Liberty County Chamber of Commerce

Community Development Committee

A group of like-minded individuals met on Wednesday, January 25th at Spuds to determine the feasibility of forming a committee to work toward making positive changes in the Chester community.

Our first mission was to decide on a title for this group.  The Community Development Committee was chosen.  We will strive to work alongside the Chamber and other community organizations, maintaining good communications with them with the goal of strengthening and enhancing all of our endeavors.

One of the missions decided upon was to put together an All-School reunion in 2020, and every 5 years thereafter.  Smaller fund-raisers or service opportunities may be carried out in other years. This will depend on the  active participants that turn out and the direction they want to take.  Many ideas were entertained in this regard.

We will look into being included in the Liberty County Combined Fund Drive so that we will have funding going forward to cover various expenses, which are unforeseen at this time.

We decided to make the middle weekend of July (as close to the 15th as possible) as our standard Chester celebration weekend, and keep it as that so people are able to plan ahead for family and class reunions.

This committee will continue to meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Spud’s back room.  The next meeting will be on February 22nd.  Come and bring your ideas!  All are welcome!

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.  Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has………..Margaret Mead

Karla Kulpas, Chairperson



Fundraiser in Conrad to support Gordon Elings in his battle with cancer.

March 11, 2017 at the Conrad Moose Lodge at 5pm.


There will be a spaghetti dinner with a silent auction starting at 5 followed by the live auction.

Please come and support Gordon with your presence, if possible.


Any and all donations for the auctions would be highly appreciated.

Drop of donations at the Liberty County Chamber Office by March 8th



AARP Smart driving course

March 14, 2017

at 12:30 pm

at Liberty Senior Center

Refresh your knowledge and possibly get a discount on your insurance.

To sign up call the Liberty County Senior Center at 759-5244




(daughter of Chandler & Molly (Brown) Salmond of Chester). 

Donations can be made to ANY Wells Fargo Bank under Bennett’s Benefit

or on the website (search for Chester).

If you have any questions, please call Kerry Mattson at 406-292-3306.


THE 2017 HANGAR DANCE will be held Saturday, March 18th

Frontier Aviation Hangar

5:00 Social Hour      6:00 Dinner     Dance at 9:30

Price is Right Game Show - Live and Silent Auctions – Gun Raffle – 50/50

 $1,000 in Prizes!

 $55 single   ----  $100 a couple   ---- $270 for a table of six



Reservation Forms available at the Chamber Office, Hi-Line Hardware,

The Front Porch, The Grand Bar, Chester Pharmacy, or Liberty Quick Stop.


 Music by Eric Sundgren

Emcees:  Steve Hamel & Dena Fritz w/April Malan

Meal: TLC Catering Plus

Bar: Nancy’s Joplin Bar 

Photo Booth – Bear Den Club


If you  are unable to attend, your  ticket  will still be entered into our SPECIAL PRIZE DRAWINGS!


For more information call the Chamber Office at 759-4848

Or e-mail



Golden Prairie Community Foundation Reaches Fundraising Goal


 We’ve done it! The Golden Prairie Community Foundation is pleased to announce that our two-year fundraising goal of $10,000 has been achieved.

When a five-year goal of $25,000 has been attained, the permanent endowment will be established.

Initially affiliated with the Montana Community Foundation in 2014, the Golden Prairie Community Foundation

awarded its first grants in 2015, awarding $1,000 to local non-profit organizations including the

Joplin Commercial Club, the Chester-Joplin-Inverness Education Foundation and the Rudyard Historical Society.


The Board of the Golden Prairie Community Foundation would like to thank all those that have caught the vision

of an endowment to benefit the future of our H-Line communities.



Kokomo Joes will be closed until March 20th