Monthly archive

February, 2014

  • Bob was born in Joliet on Oct. 17, 1943 where he stayed until he was two years old. He then moved with his Dad, Mom and two sisters, Betty and Shirley, to Fromberg where he also received his education. A younger sister, Karen, was added to the family. After graduation from high school, Bob stayed home and was his Dad’s right hand man on the...
  • Dr. Eugene Elliott, Professor Emeritus of Eastern Montana College (MSU-Billings), passed away Jan. 30 at Rosebud Health Care Center in Forsyth at age 97. Eugene Willis Elliott was born May 29, 1916, in Longmont, Colo., to Earl and Ethel Elliott, and he grew up in Billings, graduating from Billings Senior High School. Eugene achieved Eagle Scout in...
  • Irja T. Luoma, 95 passed away peacefully Friday morning, Feb. 21, 2014 at Autumn Springs Assisted Living.  Irja was born on Jan. 9, 1919 in Red Lodge, Montana a daughter of Herman and Hilma (Paavola) Sippola.  On Oct. 23, 1941 she married Arne Luoma in Thermopolis, Wyo.  They farmed on the family farm on Clear Creek east of Fox for...
  • Arnold Willard Jarvie passed away on Feb. 17, 2014 at St. Patrick’s Hospital from heart failure at the age of 81. He spent his last week surrounded by his very large, loving, and loud family. Arnold was many things to many people during his life. He had a work ethic like no one else, and he never asked for or needed help. He lived for his...
  • To the Editor, The ‘Snow Fights’ have returned. After several years without significant snow fall, we all have to relearn the art of dealing with the removal of snow from our roads and parking lots. It is almost fun to watch as each of us removes the snow from our driveways, roads and approaches-- usually giving that snow to someone...
  • To the Editor, As an "outsider", I read with disgust, the story regarding Jason Priest. I pity his children that were witness to his behavior. I am only glad that his young child was not hurt by his attack. At least not physically. I am sure that the emotional damage will surface later. I am disgusted that a man elected to represent the...
  • To the Editor, Response to Dan Rostad's letter of last week about Jason should resign. I'm not a friend nor did I even know that their marriage was rocky for a couple of years. I'm not taking sides in their issues. I just found your letter a bit on the arrogant side of things. But then it sounds as if you are in the arena of state...
  • To the Editor, Red Lodge Schools would like to thank everyone who helped with the girl's and boy's basketball tournament Feb. 19-22. We appreciate the great effort the community, parents, and teams put forth to make the tournament as successful as it was. A special thanks to Jack Clinton, Traci Fox and International Club for concessions,...
  • To the Editor, The article relative to the Red Lodge city council meeting Feb. 20 edition, third paragraph from the end states, “The goal of both the City and the County is to pave the road.” The article does not attribute the statement to anyone but it stills need to be addressed. It is not the goal of the County to get the airport...
  • Inspired by the September CCN article, ‘Hunger walks the streets of Red Lodge,’ Lee Merck, executive director of Common Ground, has been working with volunteers to fill the various needs of the community by offering free hot meals. With no strings attached, every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Common Ground invites everyone--...