Wonderful help

To the Editor,

During the past seven summers that I’ve been coming to Red Lodge I’ve been very impressed by the sense of community in this area and the way in which people reach out to take care of each other. Last Sunday I experienced first-hand what it means to live among good neighbors, and I want to express my gratitude to several outstanding members of our community.

I was on my way to the Billings airport to pick up my significant other, Tom Eurton, when the car started to lurch and the engine lights came on—and I had to pull off the highway a couple of miles north of Red Lodge. Imagine my gratitude when Jake and Megan Kerr of Roberts –and then Cody Kerr of Belfry-- pulled in across the road and came over to help me analyze the situation, and brought me four quarts of badly-needed oil. Then, amazingly, Bill Bullock, Montana Highway Patrolman of Red Lodge appeared and recognized that we might need a towing service. He immediately called Jerry Ronning who came out on a Sunday morning with the correct replacement part –and the news that the engine would not make it to Billings.

I am embarrassed to admit that I’ve taken the Highway Patrol—and towing services—for granted in the past. No more! The final Good Samaritan act was Cody Kerr’s graciously agreeing to drive me to the airport --on one of his last vacation days from the oil fields. A service which made all the difference to both me and Tom that day. Red Lodge is truly a unique and caring community and I am grateful that an incident which could’ve been a near disaster turned into an experience of neighborliness that I will always remember.


Kathleen Leonard

Red Lodge

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 8:00am
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 10:00am
    An Overeaters Anonymous group will meet every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Grace Fellowship Church, Absarokee.
  • Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 1:00pm
    Take a break from your holiday shopping and spend your afternoon playing bingo! Come out, join the fun, and celebrate the holidays on Sunday afternoon for Bingo to help the homeless pets of Carbon County. Be there for Beartooth Humane Alliance Bingo, Dec. 17, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., at the Red Lodge Elks Club
  • Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
    Red Lodge Dance Group looking for new members. Beginners very welcome. Need not be a couple, Dec. 17, from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., at Roosevelt Middle School Cafeteria.
  • Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
    The Red Lodge Community Blood Drive will be held Dec. 18 at St. Agnes Catholic Church.  Appointments are offered from 12 noon - 5 p.m. and can be made online at www.bloodhero.com. Walk-ins are also accepted if time allows. Contact Christie at (406) 210-8678 for questions or to make an appointment.
  • Monday, December 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
    All Veterans and their families are invited to a complimentary holiday dinner Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge on Broadway in Red Lodge.  Please call 446-1812 to make reservations.