Monthly archive

April, 2015

  • Gloria Jean Eder was born on Nov. 11, 1953, in Poplar, to Gladys Dionne and Bert P. Eder Sr. She passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer at her home in Billings, on March 27, 2015 . Gloria attended school in Poplar. Later she went to the St. Labre Indian School in Ashland, when her family lived in Lame Deer where she was famous for...
  • Our beloved mom, Irene Fisher, died April 10, 2015, at age 87. Born in Heil, North Dakota, to Emil and Christina Wuest on Oct. 15, 1927, she married Stan Fisher on Nov. 10, 1945, after graduation from Huntley Project High School. Irene was predeceased by her husband; her son, John; two grandsons and her six siblings. Surviving her are four...
  • Red Lodge, Montana and, indeed the world, lost an amazing being, Earl Bennett "Andy" Andersen. Andy lived a long and very full life. We are grateful for his presence and for having known him. He was a friend and father to many and is greatly loved.  Andy Andersen was born on March 19, 1925 in Chino, California to Elmer Stewart (also...
  • To the Editor, I read in the last issue of the CCN about the scheduling of the construction meeting this week. I was astounded that a communications company could commit such a faux pas as not consulting with the mayor of our town when scheduling this important public meeting, before setting the date. For a project filled with so...
  • To the Editor, Everyone at Red Lodge Fire Rescue along with everyone from the Custer Gallatin National Forest, Beartooth Ranger District would like to thank all our mutual aid partners for their help and their outstanding response on West Fork Fire on March 28. Every Fire Department in Carbon County (Edgar Fire, Belfry Fire, Bridger Fire, Fromberg...
  • To the Editor, Chalk it up to post traumatic stress, but in our letter last week, we totally forgot to thank the Forest Service for their presence  during the recent West Fork fire.  They fought shoulder to shoulder with the Red Lodge and area fire departments to suppress the fire. And they were on the scene for days afterward,...
  • Donald Scott Taylor, 87 of Belfry, Montana passed away Easter Sunday April 5 2015 at home in Billings surrounded by family. Don and Mary Jane Michael were married on Nov. 11, 1950 Don retired from farming, went on to be a county commissioner, and held numerous community offices. Don was an active member of Mountain View Baptist Church in Belfry....
  • Vernell Reed Kidwell, 91, of Billings, formerly of Bridger, died peacefully in her sleep of natural causes on April 1, 2015. Vernell was born in Belleville, Arkansas on Sept.3, 1923 to Ed and Maude Reed. She and sisters, Dorothy, Janice and Gladys were raised on oil leases in Oklahoma through the Depression years. Vernell graduated from Cromwell (...
  • With last week’s surprise fire flare up on Rock Creek coming so early in the year, hearts have been in throats wondering how the summer months of July and August will pan out. With a mild winter bringing in a less than average snow pack the land around will be reliant on spring rains to balance out and dampen any fire threats. “We are...