It started out as an ambitious plan. Senator Baucus’s “clean slate” approach to federal tax reform had initial support from interests on both sides of the aisle. It was supposed to overhaul our bloated, incomprehensible tax code. It was supposed to clean up the hodgepodge of tax credits, lower tax rates and make the entire...
Recently Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said that the six heirs of Sam Walton and the Wal-Mart fortune are worth over $100 billion, which is more wealth than the bottom 40 percent of the American people. Wow! That’s a lot of dough.
I got to thinking about how much $100 billion actually is. I also got to thinking about the...
The current winter storm has caused havoc for drivers and resulted in many law enforcement officers responding to assist stranded vehicles.
Sgt. Dan Martin of the Montana Highway Patrol said Tuesday there were many calls Tuesday, mostly of vehicles sliding off the roads.
“My guys are getting tired,” he said of the patrol...
Robert Walter “Bob” Linsted, 81, of Missoula died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Community Medical Center, of pneumonia complications.
Mr. Linsted was born March 7, 1932, in Grand Forks, N.D., to Swedish parents Mildred and Walter Linsted. After several moves, the family settled in Miles City in 1941. Mr. Linsted’s...
Joel Nunn, 53, of Sundance, Wyo., died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, in Rapid City, S.D.
Mr. Nunn was born in Dickinson, N.D., on Dec. 18, 1959, the son of Gerald and Grace Young Nunn. They lived south of Medora, N.D., until 1964 when the family moved to Winnett where he attended school at Cat Creek. He later finished his schooling in Miles City...
Opal Sylvia Rowsey, 94, of Broadus died Dec. 1, 2013, at the Powder River Manor in Broadus.
Mrs. Rowsey was born Dec. 12, 1918, in East Leavenworth, Mo., to Paul and Ruby Humphrey Heerwald. When she was 11 months of age the family moved to Shepherd where she attended first and second grades. The family then moved to Absorakee where she...
George Burt was a promoter for the town of Ismay. When Ismay was first created, he wanted to name it after himself, but the post office officials in Washington, D. C. were less enthused. So it was named after Isabelle and Maybelle. Burt did get a school named after him.
Burt was also a big promoter of railroads. In the late 19th and early...
Marguerite “Deate” Green, 95, of Billings died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at the Valley Nursing Home in Billings.
She was born on March 1, 1918, in Knowlton, the daughter of Howard and Marie Woodruff Myers.
She was united in marriage to Donald “Don” Green on Sept. 11, 1936, and to this union two daughters were...
Myrtle Ruth Johnston Cooper, 93, of Circle died on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at the McCone County Nursing Home in Circle.
Mrs. Cooper was born Feb. 4, 1920, in Central City, Neb., the daughter of Cecil and Myrtle Ruth Johnston. She was an avid crocheter and quilt maker. She was very involved in the Lutheran Church Quilt Club. She moved with...