Monthly archive

April, 2013

  • Anona “Nonie” Niles was born on April 18, 1944 to Ruth (DeVries) and James Niles on the DeVries family homestead in Roberts. Nonie passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at her home in Fromberg. Nonie graduated from Columbia High School in 1962 in Richmond, Wash. The family later moved to Big Timber and in 1970 moved to Fromberg. She was...
  • Esther Olivia LaFrance, 86, of Hardin passed away March 30, 2013 in the Big Horn County Memorial Hospital. She was born April 24, 1926 in Minot, N. D., a daughter of Eric and Olga Norberg.  She received her degree in Civil engineering working on many projects. Esther married Dr. Richard F. LaFrance on Dec. 28, 1947.  The couple made...
  • Virginia Van Winkle died on Feb. 21, 2013. She was the daughter of Hugh and Eula Routh of Belfry. Virginia was born in Belfry and graduated from Belfry school. She married George Van Winkle of Bridger and settled in Seattle where they raised two daughters, Ganet Burr of Ventura, Calif., and Marly Hunziker of Federal Way, Wash. After her...
  • Samuel H. Forney. Billings, passed away after a yearlong battle with cancer on Friday, April 5, at the age of 78 with his family close at hand. Sam was born on Sept. 18, 1934, in Hardin, to Clay and Sylvia Forney. The family later moved to Carbon County where they ranched in Roberts. Sam graduated from Roberts High School and later enlisted in the...
  • Public schools were established early in American history. The norm in Europe in the seventeen hundreds was private and religious schools established for the wealthy and the aristocracy. Only small numbers of working class children had access to formal education. During the colonial era there was great hostility to the aristocracy and their...
  • To the Editor, I would like to offer my sincerest appreciation and congratulations to the Roberts Rockets Junior High Basketball teams. It has been an honor and privilege to see these boys work and develop into such a fine group of young men. From the first day of practice, they exhibited a willingness to improve and proved their determination on...
  • To the Editor, Let us ask our local legislators to do unto others as they do unto themselves. Both our Rep. Joanne Blyton and Sen. Jason Priest have taken advantage of the $733 per month that they as legislators have provided for themselves and that the state (namely, us taxpayers) pays for their health insurance coverage. According to a state...
  • To the Editor, My wife and I spent the Easter Weekend in Red Lodge skiing, eating in Red Lodge Restaurants, shopping in your shops and grocery stores and visiting with approximately 30 other friends from the Regina, Saskatchewan area.   We had a couple of experiences during our stay that have left us feeling disappointed about Red Lodge....
  • To the Editor On behalf of Red Lodge Youth Soccer, I would like to thank Elaine Osmun, Lark and the staff at the Fox Dog Training facility for allowing our soccer players to practice in their facility during the winter months.  As we begin our competitive spring soccer program our players have never been so ready for play as they are this...
  • To the Editor, This letter is in response to last week’s “This Is A Tragedy” Letter to the Editor.  Two Facts:  1. Planned Parenthood is the largest lobbyist and provider of abortions in our country.  2. After 40 years, abortion is still one of the most contested moral issues that continue to divide our nation....