Monthly archive

March, 2015

  • The last surviving child of Arvid and Ellen Wilson, long-time area residents, has passed away in Bell, California, as she neared her 105th birthday. Esther and her siblings Bertha, Martha and William A., were all born in Red Lodge, where their father worked in the coalmines. While young children, the family moved to their homestead farm in the...
  • Updated Story From 03/26/15 Roberts School Superintendent Alex Ator said the 4 day school week calendar and schedules passed the board on a 2-year trial, at 4-1. “So Roberts will be doing a 4 day calendar in 15-16 and 16-17,’ he said. More on the story next week. See www.roberts.k12.mt.us for information.   Story From 03/19/15...
  • The National Finals Ski-Joring Races took place last weekend at the Home of Champions Rodeo Grounds, west of Red Lodge. Hosted by the Red Lodge Ski-Joring Association.  To see more photos  click here. Download the offical results below. 
  • To the Editor, The Joliet Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the community for the great turnout on our annual bingo and silent auction fundraiser. We had lots of support from local businesses and individuals who donated great prizes of all types, and great support from those that attended the fundraiser. We would also like to thank the...
  • To the Editor, The argument continues in 2015… eastern Montana communities need help dealing with the massive oil boom. How will we help them address the impacts of such rapid growth and industrial impacts? Some argue for a tax appropriation, while others want to issue bonds to help these towns. The thing is, we wouldn’t be having...
  • When it comes to handing out love, Joliet knows how to do it. Last Thursday, March 5, around 80 citizens of the town joined together and came out in support of the Stephenson and French family who had lost their daughter Jessica French Stephenson in December 2013 after she was killed while trying to report a domestic dispute between a Billings...
  • The Lady Rams season came to an end too early as they lost to Columbus in the loser out game at the Southern B Divisional tournament in Billings. The team’s endeavors took a jolt when they lost their opener to Colstrip 50-20. The Colts had given the Lady Rams a difficult task as they went 30-3 up by the half. The Rams couldn’t find the...
  • “The Red Lodge Senior Center thrift shop is almost completed!” said Florence Cole with great enthusiasm. The new thrift shop expects to open some time in April. She and manager Katie Kosel marveled over the beautiful construction of the expansion. “It is 100 by 32 feet,” said Kosel gazing up at its high, pine ceiling. The...
  • Marvin Eric Lyytinen was born 7/16/1937 in Billings, to Aili (Hertin) and Eric Lyytinen. He went with the angels to our Lord and Savior on 2/26/2015. Marvin will be remembered by all for his love and devotion to his beloved wife, Kaye Joanne (Boggio) Lyytinen; for his love of his family; and for his sense of humor. His life started out on the...
  • Shirley Ann Badura (Slavish) has gone to be with her eternal father on March 6, 2015. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Aug. 29, 1942, grew up in Bridger and graduated from Belfry High School in 1960. She resided in Ennis for the past 36 years. She is survived by her husband of over 54 years, Martin; Sons Tom, Kevin, Steven and Brent; Daughter...