The Undelivered Letter

Author Unknown Some years ago, there lived in an English city a man whomI shall call Fred Armstrong. He worked in the local post office, where he was called “dead-letter man” because he handled [...]

A Visit from St. Nicholas

The Christmas List by Lynn Bywaters Attributed to Clement Clarke Moore ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The [...]

O Holy Night

The Christmas Star by Lynn Bywaters In 1847, Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure, a commissionaire of wines in a small French town, was asked by his parish priest to pen a poem for Christmas mass. The [...]

Finding Hope with Parkinson’s

by Tiffany Sweeney Steve Gonser, one of our own hometown heroes, worked for the Great Falls City Fire Department for 36 years. Steve felt he had won the lottery when he landed the best job in the [...]

A Leader Lives On

The end of 2021 marks a special occasion for Fuddruckers of Great Falls—23 years in business. But it is a bittersweet anniversary, as it also marks the one-year passing of beloved manager Todd [...]

Chinook: Growing Old Together

The golden years are only golden if you have someone to spend them with. At the Chinook Senior Citizens Center, companionship comes easily. Retirees meet to swap stories over morning coffee, play [...]


Jen Weir is strong—in every sense of the word. In her teens, she overcame obesity. In her twenties, she dedicated herself to helping others do the same, earning a degree in exercise science and [...]

A Positive Outlook

“It started on a Sunday,” remembers Dylan Polzin. “My foot was tingling, numb.” At first, Dylan didn’t think much of it. He was 30 years old and in good health. The problem, he thought, was just [...]

Breathing Life into the Big Sandy Library

We often refer to a place as being “the heart of the community,” but each community has several vital organs. A school, a grocery store, a hospital or clinic—these are the institutions that all [...]