Jay Downen sent us the following message… I’m on the way to see Cheryl Watts (Frenchy, as all know, died last year) in Chacala. If anyone wants to send a message, I’d be pleased to oblige.
“Drinking from a fire hose.” This is the term that I heard many times to describe what it is like to be a new legislator. After spending the past week in Helena at Legislative Week, I have to agree. Since I was appointed in November to fill the seat vacated by Zac Perry, I am the newest Montana legislator.
Wilderness films Montana Wilderness Association and the Winter Wildlands Alliance are hosting the 15th annual Backcountry Film Festival on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish. Doors open at 6 p.m., films start at 7 p.m.
Time: Saturday January 25th Noon
Location: 1276 Long Bow Trail, Polebridge
Please bring a dish to share and if you have extra snowshoes bring them along for those who might want to borrow a pair. If you like to play music bring your instruments along. There may be one or two obstacles (trees) on the pitch and parking maybe tricky so carpool if you can.
Hope to see you here
Lorna and Jim
Here are some shots from past softball games. What fun!
It’s that time of year again when you have an opportunity to sign up for the Flathead County Road and Bridge Departments’ Dust Abatement program. Get all of the information and the application form by tapping here for a pdf. It says…
We will only be applying the dust abatement for the footage that is in the application and the amount received for that distance. We will strive to have the palliative applied to the roads by July 3rd, 2020, weather dependent. Your application must be returned to the Road Department Office by 4pm on March 6th, 2020. As with last year, DO NOT include any money with your application. After the project is bid out we will inform you of the cost for your project this coming year.
Debo Powers has announced that she’s running for House District 3 seat this coming fall. Congratulations Debo!
Follow Debo on her candidate Facebook page… https://www.facebook.com/RepresentativeDeboPowers
And check out this story in the Hungry Horse News.
Print Article Democrat Debo Powers has announced her candidacy to run for the House District 3 seat. Powers was appointed to the post last fall by the Democratic Party and Flathead County Commissioners after incumbent Zac Perry resigned to further pursue his post-graduate education.
Folks who grew up on the North Fork in the 60s, the 70s, and beyond well remember Aunt Micki. She brought a spark of joy to many North Fork events with her quick smile and wit. Our condolences to Stephie and her family for their loss. Micki will be missed.
Here is an obituary and some photos that Stephanie sent along to us at NFNews to share with all of Micki’s North Fork friends…
Inabelle “Micki” Funk Wolstad (nee McKee) of Portland, Oregon spent her last days with her loving family and passed away peacefully on December 26, 2019. She was 88 years old.
She was born April 11, 1931 in Jamestown (Boone County), Indiana to Sherman Lee McKee and Gladys Marie Jones McKee. She was the fourth of five living children.
She was always proud of growing up on an Indiana farm and cherished the memories of helping her mom around the house and later helping her dad in the fields when her brothers went to war. At age 18, Micki moved to Indianapolis to attend Butler University and subsequently completed her B.A. in Art and Religion at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. She utilized her degree in her work as an interior decorator.
In 1950, Micki married Robert Walter Funk of Evansville, Indiana. They had two daughters, Andrea Elizabeth and Stephanie Alyson. The family lived in many parts of the U.S. as well as Europe and Canada and eventually settled in Missoula, Montana. Micki was fiercely devoted to her daughters and spent the last 15 years of her life living in Oregon to be near them.
In 1980, Micki married George R. Wolstad, a native Montanan, and this brought to the family three grown daughters: Mary Anna Woodward, Deidre Wolstad, and Janet Catena along with one grandson Danny Catena.
Micki is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Alyson McFarland, and grandchildren Alyson Jean, Katherine Elizabeth, and John Robert McFarland; her son-in-law, Glen Ray, and Glen’s children; her sister, Alice McKee Pritchett; and by the rest of her extended family including many nieces and nephews.
Micki was preceded in death by her parents, her first and second husbands, her daughter, Andrea Funk Ray, and her siblings, Francis Mildred McKee, Sherman Lee McKee Jr., John Everett McKee, and Doris Mae McKee. Micki will be remembered as a woman devoted to her family and friends. All who knew her will miss her quick smile and friendly demeanor.
A private family memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the American Diabetes Association or the Missoula Art Museum.