Shields Valley News

Jean Skillman
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

With the news of COVID-19 now definitively present in our state, Sydney Wiley and David Papadopoulos, owners of  Glenn’s Shopping Center in Clyde Park, want to reassure residents they are deeply committed to keeping Glenn’s Shopping Center in Clyde Park open and as stocked as possible. 

To that end, they ask for your help by considering the following:

Anyone in Shields Valley who is not well may have someone else shop for them, or if that is not possible, call the store at 686-4421 to place an order over the phone. The order will then be pulled, charged to your credit card and arranged for delivery to your doorstep, at the discretion of the owners; or, if one is able to drive to the store, they will bring it to the car at the curb. 

If anyone would like to join the group of volunteers forming to help with calls, orders and deliveries, contact Jeanne Gaisford at (406) 210-2237 or email to join that list.

Given the manual labor that is involved in setting up the ad, the store will be suspending the weekly sales ad until April.

This is a new experience for all of us and we are diligently trying to navigate the shifting sands of information, supply and demand, and uncertainty with a sense of calm, dedicated purpose,” Wiley said in a press release last week. “With your loyalty, patience and community spirit during this time, together we’ll weather this storm and keep your little local grocery humming.”

Follow the store’s Facebook Page for updates.


No commissioner visit

Park County Commissioner Clint Tinsley will not be in Shields Valley Friday, April 3. He said that if folks in Shields Valley have questions or concerns. they may call him at (406) 224-3376.


Church services

Shields River Lutheran Church in Wilsall has canceled the remaining Wednesday evening Lenten soup and worship sessions and Sunday church worship for two weeks. There will be no Ladies monthly Bible study Saturday, April 4, at Shields River Lutheran.  

• Wilsall Community Church is not meeting for Sunday, March 29, worship, but sermons are recorded and put on the church website at, under the header, “Sermons.”


Old Wilsall Hardware Deli

The Old Wilsall Hardware Deli, also known as Val’s, is open regular hours for take-out meals. Val says she is willing to help anyone short of cooking supplies. Call her at 578-2290. 


Crazy Mountain Catering

Faith Petersen of Crazy Mountain Catering is offering a select menu for pickup and local delivery, starting this week. For more information and to place an order, Petersen may be reached by phone at 580-2685 or by email at


Bank Bar and Vault

The Bank Bar and Vault Restaurant in Wilsall is open for take-out meals and full beverage take-out. Call them at 578-2151.


Crazy Mountain Mommas

Crazy Mountain Mommas in Wilsall is open regular hours Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sundays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for take-outs only. They may be called at 578-2131.

There are some contests for children going on at Crazy Mountain Momma’s. Pre-kindergarten through fourth grade is a coloring contest; fifth and sixth grade is a drawing contest with writing about one’s favorite thing about spring; and seventh through 12th grade is a poetry contest. All entrants will be awarded something and first-place winners will get a gift card. 


Club news

• The Wilsall Vets Club and Auxiliary has canceled their Monday, April 6 potluck and meeting and will not meet until further notice. • The Brackett Creek Women’s Club did not meet last week and will suspend meetings until further notice. 


Cemetery Fund

The Wilsall Cemetery Fund recently received a donation from Sarah Pilgrim in honor of the Ringling 5 and a memorial for Chuck Dallas, and Norma and Wendell Lovely from Butch and Mona Deriet.