Monthly archive

December, 2013

  •   To the editor,   Shortly this season of varied special foci will be over – with all of its décor, family visits, gift buying and receiving, etc.  It can be asked: What now remains down deep in the heart of each of us?  Have I grasped the reality of what the angels radiated to the shepherds that night near...
  •   Michael was born September 14, 1973, in Helena. He passed away on December 18, 2013, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, after a protracted illness and complications from cancer. Michael was preceded in death by: his mother, Marian Vardalis Zink; Uncle Jim (Adele) Zink; Aunt Carol Shafer; Aunt GayLee Zink; Grandparents Esther & Paul Zink and...
  •   Lois Osterling, 83, of Green River, WY, passed away on Sunday, December 15, at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A resident of Green River for the past three months and former longtime resident of Evanston, WY, and Dillon, Mrs. Osterling died following a sudden illness. She was born on January 11, 1930, in Evanston, WY, the...
  •   Marie was born November 9, 1933, on the family farm in Gill Township, KS, to parents Albert and Alice (Bullimore) Roll. She attended Dewey Ville School and graduated from Clay County Community High School in 1951. Shortly after high school, Marie married Francis Gwen (Bud) Hileman. Bud and Marie enjoyed their years together traveling the...
  •   To the editor,   Kudos to Pat Bradley for her spot-on assessment of the tea party. It’s sobering that the level of ignorance the tea party displays survives in the twenty-first century. Since its inception its members have completely dismissed the facts of history, science, and governance and have set up shop in some alternate...
  •   To the editor,   Did you read what Joe Barnhart wrote on this page last week? He tried to bowl us over with his gutter ball language. Joe why are you making fun of bowling? It may be the No. 1 sport of millions. The wonderful game where you roll a ball down an alley that doesn’t look like an alley. You try to knock some pins down...
  •   To the editor,   On 10 December, the fire commissioner from Pennsylvania was on Fox News about the Affordable Care Act versus volunteer fire departments. As of the appearance, he and three other state’s fire commissioners were getting ready to go to court to get the health department and the IRS to answer their letters. The...
  •   To the editor,   Recently my wife received a letter from the Montana Food Bank Network asking for a year’s end gift. We love the work the food bank is doing in our community and others. This is a time when the American congress is cutting the food stamp program and ending unemployment checks for over one million people. The lines...
  •   To the editor,   Tester’s FJRA has been nothing more than a wilderness bill from the start, which he has admitted. The only truth in the bill is that it will create over 650,000 more acres of wilderness. Montana has 3.5 million acres now, how much is enough? The main reason for this bill is to get livestock off public lands, you...
  •   To the editor,   With both individual and corporate support we at the Dillon Wood Bank. have been able to upgrade our delivery equipment, allowing over 300 cords of fuel for heating and cooking to be shared out with 103 families. Along with generous contributions of wood, we’ve also been given donations to pass along to folks...