Monthly archive

January, 2014

  • Iowa troopers arrested David Welk Thursday night, ending a week-long, multi-state manhunt for the semi truck driver who authorities believe struck and killed an elderly Alaska man on Interstate 90 in September. Welk, 45, of Minnesota, was arrested just outside of Grundy Center, Iowa, about 15 miles west of Waterloo. He is in the custody of Grundy...
  • On Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at 9:30 p.m. the Roman Theater (along with several other Montana movie venues in Helena, Bozeman and Missoula) will premiere the Montana made movie “CRIMSON WINTER”. Local Roberts native Isaac Marble is the producer of the film and it was written and directed by Helena native Bryan Ferritar, who also stars in the...
  • Shane Cook, Joliet, was charged with assault with a weapon, a felony, and appeared before Justice of the Peace Kevin Nichols, Jan. 23. Cook was released on a $50,000 bail and will appear in District Court, Feb. 7. According to Justice Court papers Cook allegedly assaulted Michael McNeal 5 times with a folding type knife with a 4-5 inch blade at...
  • Hugo Rattin was a life-long resident of Red Lodge, born to Peter and Candida Rattin on April 1, 1924, and passed away on Jan. 17, 2014 at Cedar Wood Healthcare Community at the age of 89. He lost his only brother, David, on Sept. 11, 1944 in World War II when the plane, where he was a gunner, was shot down over Germany. Hugo loved Leola Luoma and...
  • Evelyn Louane Grovenstein, 87, passed away in Billings, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 after a short illness. Louane, or “Moth”, as she was known to her children, was born to Syble Louane Rinker Holden and Frank Bishop Holden in Brewster, Wash. (Okanogan County) on May 5, 1926. She graduated from Palm Beach High School in 1944 and from...
  • Margaret Hill Tjeltveit was born on Sept. 24, 1924, in Burlington, Vt., and died on Jan. 20, 2014, of acute renal failure. Named Margaret Joy, she was the daughter of J. Stevenson and Katharine (Duntze) Hill. She graduated from Passaic Valley High School, Little Falls, N.J., in 1942, and Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia in...
  • To the Editor, AmeriCorps*VISTA, in basic terms, is like the domestic PeaceCorps. VISTAs work behind the scenes to strengthen communities by working with nonprofit organizations. For example, you won’t see a VISTA serving food at a soup kitchen, they are busy working indirectly to build and grow programs to feed the people at the soup...
  • To the Editor, I am brimming over with gratitude since being caught off guard completely with the Citizen of the Year Award this past Thursday night. In reflecting on the award, I keep returning to the thought of how fortunate I am to live in a community that provides so many opportunities to work with others. It’s funny, I came to Red Lodge...
  • To the Editor, Really, is it necessary to drag your snowblade across driveways so that you leave a 2-3 foot berm of snow and ice? We pay to have our yard and driveway plowed out only to come home to a 3-foot beam of frozen down snow and ice. Unable to shovel and move it with the snow blower or metal shovel because it is frozen solid, we can only...
  • To the Editor, I would like to thank our Fromberg Volunteer Fire Department.  On Dec. 11 when they and the Bridger and Edgar volunteers were called to the Little Cowboy Bar and Museum.   It was an extremely cold and windy afternoon, everything was freezing up, they endured and did a great job of knocking down the flames.  ...