Monthly archive

January, 2014

  •   For many state legislators, the first term served is a learning process, with officials learning what’s important to their constituents as well as navigating the frequently contentious legislative sessions. For Sen. Eric Moore, Republican in Senate District 19, it’s a challenge he’s willing to accept again. Moore recently...
  •   Richard T. Thordarson, 88 of Austin, Texas, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.  The following is a biography Mr. Thordarson wrote for his high school reunion.  “I was born on New Year’s Eve, 1925, in the greatest little town in the West, Miles City, Montana, where my “Home on the Range” was on The Island at 1104...
  •   Dear editor, Today I again read about the three teenagers near Great Falls who were hurt in a car crash. None of them was wearing seat belts. What is wrong with this? One is in serious condition in the hospital with head and chest injuries. I know teenagers don’t believe that it could happen to them. So  we as parents need to be...
  •   Dear editor, Last fall I asked your readers “why freshman congressman Steven Daines considers himself senatorial material?” I answered my own question with, “Montana deserves better.” This was in response to his votes to allow financial institutions and private equity firms to cheat, defraud and swindle pensioners...
  •   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...