Monthly archive

December, 2013

  •   A Memorial Service for Duncan Lane Blanks, 51, of San Jose, Calif., was held Saturday morning, Nov. 30, 2013, in the Calvary Church of Los Gatos (16330 Los Gatos Blvs., Los Gatos, CA 95032). Mr. Blanks died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in California.  He was born in Billings on April 30, 1962. Mr. Blanks graduated from Custer County District...
  •   Jack W. Burke, longtime Pan Am pilot and resident of the Seattle area, formerly of Miles City, died in Hospice care on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at the Fleming House. He was born on the homestead near Ismay on Aug. 7, 1922, to J.C. and Catherine Warner Burke. In 1923 the family moved to Ismay where his father ran a grain elevator. Later they...
  •   Emma Hollowell, 99, a longtime resident of Rosebud and Treasure County, died on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at St. Vincent Health Care in Billings.   Mrs. Hollowell is survived by her three children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene L. Hollowell, in 1995. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this...
  •   It started out as an ambitious plan. Senator Baucus’s “clean slate” approach to federal tax reform had initial support from interests on both sides of the aisle. It was supposed to overhaul our bloated, incomprehensible tax code. It was supposed to clean up the hodgepodge of tax credits, lower tax rates and make the entire...
  •   Dear editor, Recently Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said that the six heirs of Sam Walton and the Wal-Mart fortune are worth over $100 billion, which is more wealth than the bottom 40 percent of the American people. Wow! That’s a lot of dough. I got to thinking about how much $100 billion actually is. I also got to thinking about the...
  •   The current winter storm has caused havoc for drivers and resulted in many law enforcement officers responding to assist stranded vehicles. Sgt. Dan Martin of the Montana Highway Patrol said Tuesday there were many calls Tuesday, mostly of vehicles sliding off the roads.  “My guys are getting tired,” he said of the patrol...
  •   Robert Walter “Bob”  Linsted, 81, of Missoula died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Community Medical Center, of pneumonia complications. Mr. Linsted was born March 7, 1932, in Grand Forks, N.D., to Swedish parents Mildred and Walter Linsted. After several moves, the family settled in Miles City in 1941. Mr. Linsted’s...
  •   Joel Nunn, 53, of Sundance, Wyo., died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, in Rapid City, S.D. Mr. Nunn was born in Dickinson, N.D., on Dec. 18, 1959, the son of Gerald and Grace Young Nunn. They lived south of Medora, N.D., until 1964 when the family moved to Winnett where he attended school at Cat Creek. He later finished his schooling in Miles City...
  •   Opal Sylvia Rowsey, 94, of Broadus died Dec. 1, 2013, at the Powder River Manor in Broadus. Mrs. Rowsey was born Dec. 12, 1918, in East Leavenworth, Mo., to Paul and Ruby Humphrey Heerwald. When she was 11 months of age the family moved to Shepherd where she attended first and second grades. The family then moved to Absorakee where she...