Monthly archive

October, 2013

  • The Red Lodge Mayoral Forum held last Thursday at the Beartooth Elk’s Lodge #534 witnessed fundamental differences between the two candidates, Ed Williams and Tom Weaver, none more so than one of Weaver’s suggestions of promoting the town by welcoming in biker gangs. “We have to promote Red Lodge, make it a tourist town now, that...
  • To the Editor, While the title of the article "Missing Moose? A Lot of Bull" is punny, I resent its anti-science implications.  The actual content of the article was accurate and balanced, representing a lack of information to be had in our area.  The information that is available suggests that MT moose populations are stable,...
  • To the Editor,   Next Tuesday our choice for mayor of the City of Red Lodge must be the person with the experience to handle four major issues: 1) Finding competent replacements for our retiring Chief of Police, City Clerk, and Public Works directors; 2)  Repairing the now unsatisfactory state of communication between city...
  • To the Editor, I’d like to share a few thoughts on the Red Lodge mayoral race and last week’s mayoral debate.  First, I’d like to thank both Tom and Ed for running for mayor.  I believe having a contested race for mayor is a very positive thing for the City of Red Lodge.  It has driven discussions around town about...
  • To the Editor, There have been recent claims stating that we are suffering for lack of accurate information on fracking. Diane Wyss tried to enlighten us but when I googled her name I found her to be affiliated with an energy company. That seems biased to me so I decided to do my own research. Here are a few facts that I discovered: Fracking has...
  • Elizabeth (Betty) Matilda Frank died peacefully at Edgewood Vista Memory Care on Oct. 24, 2013, surrounded by her family. Betty was born on the farm in Bridger, on July 18, 1934, to Monica (Sticka) and Paul Kroll. Betty was the third child of thirteen brothers and sisters. While growing up on the farm, Betty worked alongside her parents raising...
  • Henry Joseph Bratsky passed away at age 86 on Oct. 23, 2013, and was welcomed into Heaven by his beautiful & smiling daughter, Shirley. He is now in the arms of the angels for all eternity. Henry (known by all as Hank) was born July 23, 1927, in Dry Creek, Montana to Frances Rosecky and Leopold Bratrosovsky, both emigrants from Czechoslovakia...
  • On the homestead ranch of Finnish immigrant grandparents, Kristian and Maria Nikula of Roberts, Lorraine Alice (Luoma) Jokela was born Jan. 11, 1928. She was the first child born to Alice Nikula and Theodore (Ted) Luoma, Red Lodge. Lorraine spent her early childhood in the Roberts/Red Lodge area with her parents and two younger sisters, LaVerne...
  • Angels sang and trumpets sounded on Oct. 23, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. when heaven welcomed home an angel we were privileged to have walk among us for just over 86 years. Her earthly name, Bertha Marie DeRudder (nickname Mole), was given by parents Marie (Delamonica), and Edward DeRudder (both from full Belgian descent). Bertha was born on their farm east...
  • Photo by Hank Nowak Joliet came back from a set down to defeat Big Timber, Oct. 22. The scores: 26-24, 25-23, 25-21, 25-16. Pictured BreAnna Kramer gets kill in against Big Timber.