Monthly archive

January, 2014

  •   Dear editor, I'm so tired of hearing “let's fire the coach!” First and foremost, the people who are screaming the loudest have never heard of Dr. Naismith, they've never coached before, and most certainly can't critique a coach, and or their decisions. Since when did it become OK to let your kid quit anything? I...
  •   Our thanks to the local school board for voting at the Montana High School Association annual meeting to keep Sundays activity free. It was a vote to retain some welcome, unstructured family time, as well as support church involvement. Currently students in local schools have activities - many involving travel - scheduled every day of the...
  •   When Ty Linger began to collect donated bred heifers to replace the ones lost in last year’s early October winter storm that devastated producers in parts of South Dakota, he had something small in mind, a little help here and there. His wife posted the idea on Facebook. But as the project, Heifers for South Dakota, grew, so did Ty...
  •   Shayne R. Flinders, 55, died unexpectedly from a heart attack on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at his home in Circle. Mr. Flinders was born on Feb. 1, 1958, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of Reid and Ona Beth Nay Flinders. He grew up in the Bitterroot, ranching with his family. He was very active in the local Boy Scout troops, eventually earning...
  •   A controversial proposal by the Montana High School Association regarding event scheduling was voted down at MHSA’s annual meeting in Great Falls Monday. The proposal, which would have given school districts the option to schedule sporting events and other activities on Sundays, was defeated by a 98-63 vote.  The vote echoed the...
  •   Gerald James “Jerry” Haugen age 75 of Cody, Wyoming passed away from the result of an auto accident near Lander, WY on Friday, January 17, 2014. Jerry was born May 23, 1938 on the family farm in Sutton, ND to Joseph and Cecilia Haugen. He graduated from Wimbledon High School in Wimbledon, ND in 1956. He served in the US Navy...
  •   Colleen P. Malek, 83, of Miles City, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at the Friendship Villa in Miles City. Mrs. Malek was born on March 2, 1930, in Miles City, the daughter of Claude and Violet Stepper Pickard. The family lived in Sumatra, Mildred, Plevna, Ismay and Harlowton where she graduated as the valedictorian of her class. After...
  •   After more than 15 years of efforts, Rural Improvement District No. 1, which will provide sewer lines along Valley Drive East over to Gumflat Road and Cheyenne and Kootenai avenues, is almost a reality. On Thursday, the Custer County Commissioners will formally open bids for the long-anticipated project.  About 100 low-income...
  •   Helen Elysabeth Lund passed away peacefully on January 11, 2014 in Redlands, California with family by her side. She was born September 18, 1923 in Wolf Point, Montana to Ole and Ina Olson. Her father Ole was a farm equipment dealer and county commissioner and mother Ina a teacher. She grew up and attended schools in eastern Montana,...
  •   By the late 1930s, most of the old settlers who first came to eastern Montana in the days of the open range were dead and more were dying every day.  The final months of 1938 had a number of such deaths, which is probably what prompted the remaining old cowboys to get together and celebrate their youth. A group of “range riders,...