Monthly archive

October, 2013

  • Karen Lynne Hoaglund Hauge, 71, of Big Timber passed away Friday Oct. 11, 2013 at her home. Karen was born in Highland Park Hospital in Highland Park, Ill., on May 31, 1942, to Howard and Evelyn Hoaglund. She graduated from Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, Ill., where she competed with her synchronized swimming team. She went on to...
  • Robert “Buddy” Mattson, 74, of Roberts, passed away Monday afternoon, Oct. 21, 2013 at Cedar Wood Villa in Red Lodge following an 18-month battle with cancer. Buddy was born on March 30, 1939 in Red Lodge, a son of John and Aili (Hill) Mattson. He was raised on the family ranch at Roberts, and graduated from Roberts High School in 1957...
  • Alice Patricia (Pat) Orman, 84, of Laurel, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, after a long battle with pancreatitis. She was born Dec. 14, 1928 in Regan, N.D., the daughter of Patrick and Alice Patton. Pat was the youngest of six children raised on the family farm. She attended Canfield grade school and Regan...
  • A celebration of Verna Brastrup’s life was held on Oct 20 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Great Falls.  Verna Ilene Lannoye Brastrup of Great Falls, passed away Oct. 18, 2013.  This amazing woman was just shy of turning 92. She was born Nov. 18, 1921 in Churches Ferry, N.D. to George and Lilly (Siverson) Lannoye. She was raised...
  • To the Editor, As a single mother who worked at Red Lodge restaurant as a second job, I am aware of the changes in childcare that have adversely affected today’s parents. In the early 1990’s we entrusted our children to the care of someone we knew to be naturally good with children. That person typically took in several kids at a low, hourly rate...
  • With the Red Lodge mayoral elections around the corner, Nov. 5, the two candidates, Ed Williams and Tom Weaver, are preparing their battle lines and hoping their vision for Red Lodge is the one chosen. But is it their vision? What is a mayor’s role in city government and a town’s future? It is surprising to realize that a mayor has little real say...
  • Since my significant other recently received his hunting license, I am now entering a semi-intimidating new cooking realm of wild game preparation. While on a trip to Eastern Montana, he went pheasant hunting and successfully shot a bird. As a Los Angeles native, I have found that those types of trips seem to really emphasize the Montana...
  • To the Editor, Though “Walking” Tom Weaver is an appealing Red Lodge personality and tempting write-in candidate for mayor, the better choice for the job is Ed Williams. I say this having successively served, over 10 years, as Red Lodge planning board president, city planner, and City Council member. Those jobs taught me that Mayor...
  • To the Editor, The CNN recently printed a series of inaccuracies about fracking, first by its own reporter Eleanor Guerrero and then by Dr. David Lehnherr, who is affiliated with the Montana Conservation Voters, a group known for its tireless hostility to all beneficial uses of natural resources.     One big question is why the CNN is committed to...
  • On Wednesday, Oct. 16, Montanans for Healthy Rivers met to discuss the future of Montana’s rivers. It was not a presentation, but a forum to listen, held by a coalition of citizens, businesses and groups. Especially praised were the “last, best, free-flowing rivers in Western Montana” but the forum welcomed discussion about all local rivers and...