Monthly archive

April, 2013

  • Elton and Rachel Kirtley of Fromberg were “really glad” that their 20 year old daughter Rebecca Kirtley, was unable to run in the Boston Marathon this year as she had planned to. “She did not have the funding,” Elton Kirtley said. Kirtley was speaking to Carbon County News the day after the April 15 Marathon was marred by...
  • John Brimhall Brainard was born April 7, 1925 and died Dec. 6, 2012 of congested heart failure. His family includes his wife of 64 Years, Andrea; daughter, Louise Hoversten (Phil); son, John C. Brainard; daughter, Diana Brainard (Kent Carlson) and her daughters, Starr and Celesta Brainard. John was a dedicated physician who practiced general...
  •   Peter Northcutt was found guilty of 3 counts of assaulting two Peace Officers after a three-day trial at the Carbon County District Court last week. He was also found not guilty of the charge of aggravated animal cruelty. The prosecution team was led by Carbon County attorney Alex Nixon. Northcutt will remain free on a previously posted...
  • Richard Steffan, Edgar, passed away peacefully at his home with his son Roger by his side on Saturday morning, April 6, 2013. The youngest of a large German family, Richard was preceded in death by his father William, mother Katherine (Staley), and 10 brothers and sisters, Mike, Pauline, Red, Edna, Sam, Elsie, Ruben, Emma, Eddie and Frieda....
  • Anona “Nonie” Niles was born on April 18, 1944 to Ruth (DeVries) and James Niles on the DeVries family homestead in Roberts. Nonie passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at her home in Fromberg. Nonie graduated from Columbia High School in 1962 in Richmond, Wash. The family later moved to Big Timber and in 1970 moved to Fromberg. She was...
  • Esther Olivia LaFrance, 86, of Hardin passed away March 30, 2013 in the Big Horn County Memorial Hospital. She was born April 24, 1926 in Minot, N. D., a daughter of Eric and Olga Norberg.  She received her degree in Civil engineering working on many projects. Esther married Dr. Richard F. LaFrance on Dec. 28, 1947.  The couple made...
  • Virginia Van Winkle died on Feb. 21, 2013. She was the daughter of Hugh and Eula Routh of Belfry. Virginia was born in Belfry and graduated from Belfry school. She married George Van Winkle of Bridger and settled in Seattle where they raised two daughters, Ganet Burr of Ventura, Calif., and Marly Hunziker of Federal Way, Wash. After her...
  • Samuel H. Forney. Billings, passed away after a yearlong battle with cancer on Friday, April 5, at the age of 78 with his family close at hand. Sam was born on Sept. 18, 1934, in Hardin, to Clay and Sylvia Forney. The family later moved to Carbon County where they ranched in Roberts. Sam graduated from Roberts High School and later enlisted in the...
  • Public schools were established early in American history. The norm in Europe in the seventeen hundreds was private and religious schools established for the wealthy and the aristocracy. Only small numbers of working class children had access to formal education. During the colonial era there was great hostility to the aristocracy and their...
  • To the Editor, I would like to offer my sincerest appreciation and congratulations to the Roberts Rockets Junior High Basketball teams. It has been an honor and privilege to see these boys work and develop into such a fine group of young men. From the first day of practice, they exhibited a willingness to improve and proved their determination on...