Monthly archive

January, 2015

  • To the Editor, All animals deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Simply labeling an animal “livestock” should not put it out of legal protection. Just because an animal is labeled “livestock” does not mean that it does not feel pain, cold, fear, helplessness and despair. Animals don’t magically stop feeling...
  • To the Editor, We at the Joliet Food Bank thank residents for their generous support throughout 2014. Together we supplied our less fortunate neighbors with 10 tons of food. We appreciated Barry Rowlison’s help at his business. We thank those of you who donated anonymously at the grocery store and the bank. In particular we would like to...
  • To the Editor, I would like to thank the person who found our check in an alley in Red Lodge and returned it to us via mail [no return address - with only a stick note to explain it was found in an alley.] We wrote the check to a business in Red Lodge and it was apparently lost by them; through your kind efforts we were able to return it to the...
  • Betty Jean Joki Kahila Haddow died peacefully at Morning Star Senior Living with her family by her side on Jan. 10, 2015. Betty was born on the family farm on the Fox Bench north of Red Lodge on March 11, 1930 to Matt Eino Joki and Bertha Lillian (Ranta) Joki. She was the oldest of six children. While on the farm, Betty learned and developed the...
  • Hazel Conway died peacefully on Jan. 9, 2015 after a long illness. Hazel was born on Sept. 14, 1920 on the Zumbrun family ranch at Boyd. She was the daughter of Clarence and Hedwig (Kebschull) Zumbrun. Her childhood on the ranch instilled in her qualities that lasted a lifetime; Hazel was, hard working, strong, independent, and courageous. She...
  • James F. Eichler passed away peacefully at the Fort Harrison VA Hospital on the evening of Jan. 3, 2015.  Jim was the only child born to Chauncey "Ike" Eichler and Edith Bemis Eichler on July 20, 1923 in Yorba Linda, Calif.  Following graduation from Fullerton High School, he attended one year at Fullerton College and he...
  • An early morning fire broke out at a Luther residence Jan. 13. Red Lodge Fire Department was paged at 4:18 a.m. to attend a structure fire on Highway 78, at MM 12. The fire was controlled by 8:42 a.m. Up to 30-40 firefighters, from Absarokee, Joliet, Roberts, and Belfry, fought the blaze with 17 fire trucks, 3 engines, 8 water tenders, 3...
  • Red Lodge Mayor Ed Williams swears in Bill Foisy, Bill Larson and Council President Mike Schoenike at the council meeting, Jan. 13. The Council voted to keep their committee assignments, Williams adding, "I do appreciate the job the committee's have done in the past year, it has been exceptional in my view, what we have been able to accomplishment...
  • Red Lodge Public Works held a Snow Party Jan. 14 along Broadway to remove the ever growing snow piles from Broadway. Work started at 3 a.m.
  • Red Lodge Council President Mike Schoenike brought up the specter of water and sewer rates at the end of the City's council meeting, Jan. 13. Admitting he was not looking forward to the "public's reaction" he told council that "it's been almost 8 years since the last study on the water rates and almost 17-18 years for...