Among the 24,000 American, British and Canadian troops who landed at Normandy Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, were scores of Montanans. They included ranch kids from places like Choteau, Geyser and Sand Coulee. Thankfully, many made it back home and lived long lives.
Shirley Storey Masson’s dad did not believe in educating girls. Women were meant to be wives and mothers and consequently, homemakers.
To combat that, Storey-Masson worked through high school and saved every penny. She had to get out of Charlo.
Leroy Reister was presented with a 10 Year Length of Service Award from the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Great Falls (GTF), MT. Leroy takes care of an automated precipitation gauge that records twenty four hour rain and snowfall amounts at his station located in Silver Star, Mont. Observations from Leroy’s station date back to 1939.
Harrison School District middle school and elementary music teacher Linda Ehlers’ email sign-off speaks to her passion for hands-on lessons in nature.
Mary Grace Reynolds’ cat’s name is Thomas Jefferson.
“He’s currently sleeping in the chair that is for other people to sit in, and I’m trying to find a way to discourage him from doing that,” Reynolds said during her first day as Madison Valley Presbyterian Church’s new pastor.
There’s a place Roxy Hudak goes when she needs a break from it all. It’s called her Woosah room – a place for clarity and calmness. Some folks find this place along the river, or perhaps in their garden. For Hudak, the room decorated with mementos of home and family, happens to be in the back of her new shop:
Brandon Bauer- Wyo Tech
• Ken Steiner Memorial = $2000.
Colby Caldwell - United States Army
Dreonna Clark - MT Technological University
• Horatio Alger - $15,000. (over 4 years)
• Montana University System Stem/Healthcare Scholarship - $6000.(over 4 years)
• MT Tech - $1000.
Tap into Ennis was back after a year off due to the pandemic, and the smiles on faces and activities abound showed just how much events like this were missed.
Service members were heavy on the minds of many over the last week as communities celebrated Memorial Day. Three current service members were also recently honored, in this case with a complimentary fly fishing experience at Madison Double R.
Around 2018, the Women’s Resource Center in Dillion, changed its name to the Community Support Center (CSC). Sherry Paddie, lead advocate for CSC, has worked there for a little over a year now and finds that the community does not completely understand that it is still the same people offering the same services, with just a broader focus.