Monthly archive

February, 2015

  • On Feb. 13, 2015 our sister, aunt, and friend, Nancy Cook Voorhees, unexpectedly passed away and was welcomed into heaven. Nancy was born in Brainerd, Minn., on March 15, 1945, the first child of Gordon and Esther Cook. The family moved to Laurel in 1961. She graduated from Laurel HS class of 1963, and later attended Billings Business School....
  • Darlene Ann (Sandretto) Pierce, 69, of Kennewick, Wash., passed into the arms of our Heavenly Father on Feb. 11, 2015 at Trios Medical Center. Darlene was born April 23, 1945 in Billings, to James and Margaret Sandretto. Darlene grew up and lived Red Lodge, where she graduated from Red Lodge High School and worked for several years. In 1980 she...
  • To the Editor, I have read and heard various news I would like to thank all of those who provided great arguments based in moral relativism, and stood up for good old American Exceptionalism in condemning President Obama’s anti-Christian and anti-American remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast a few weeks ago. Everyone knows that...
  • To the Editor, I have read and heard [various news outlets] the proposal by Rep. David Moore to introduce House Bill 365 involving a dress code for Montana citizens in public that meets his [governmental] approved guidelines; this is another ridiculous legislative bill that makes me wonder why precious time is spent in Helena even considering such...
  • To the Editor, Who knew the community of Red Lodge could move so fast in surfacing sponsors and in hosting a 55-minute all-girl skier movie? I received an email from Unicorn Picnic Productions on Jan. 4, that for a fee, we could host their independent film, Pretty Faces. The film had to be shown by Feb. 15. Four weeks after the first email, on...
  • The recent news that the Red Lodge City police are getting a drug/track dog along with zippy new police cars has caused some consternation among residents. “Why so much police presence?” cries the chorus of protest. “We’re only a small town.” A small town, maybe so, but we’re not Mayberry any more. We’re a town that is growing and with growth...
  • Bridger defeated Harlowton in their opening game at the 6 C Districts in Red Lodge. The final score was 74-58. Despite a 3rd quarter rally from the Engineers, the Scouts were rarely troubled by their opponents. The towering wall of Ryan Zentner, Kolton Pospisil, Trent Goldsberry and Carson Roberts with the Whirling Dervish finesse of Austin Riddle...
  • Emma Fernandez spoke at Rotary last Thursday, Feb. 5, at Bridge Creek in Red Lodge to give an update on all the good work FoodCorps does in town. She had lots of praise for Red Lodge as well. “Here, they cook from scratch in the schools, that’s very unusual,” she said. She informed the group that one in three children in Montana...