Announcements

Engagements

Macrow — Zumbrun

Macrow — Zumbrun

Mandi Macrow and Seth Zumbrun, both of Billings, plan a Sept. 20 wedding. Their parents are Mary and Mitch Macrow of Billings, Heidi and David…

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Brester — Jacobson

Brester — Jacobson

Samantha Brester, of Laurel, and Riley Jacobson, of Billings, plan an Oct. 17 wedding.

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Burns — McGough

Burns — McGough

Tiffany Burns and Sean McGough, both of Brookfield, Wis., plan to marry this fall. Their parents are Ronald and Therese Burns of Norcross, Ga.…

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Mostad — Miller

Mostad — Miller

Courtney Mostad and Daniel Miller, both of Billings, plan an Aug. 23 wedding. Their parents are Debbie and Randy Mostad and Robyn and Scott Mi…

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Cannell — Johnson

Cannell — Johnson

Eliza H. Cannell and Eric Johnson, both of Billings, plan an Aug. 30 wedding. Their parents are Ina Rae Belue of Billings; John Cannell of San…

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Anniversaries

Starr 50th

Starr 50th

Rita Starr and Stan Starr of Billings celebrated their 50th anniversary with a trip to the mountains of Montana.

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Thomsen 70th

Thomsen 70th

Pat and Cliff Thomsen celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a party on the lawn at Mission Ridge.

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Sieler 60th

Sieler 60th

Molly and Ben Sieler celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a special dinner followed by an afternoon with family.

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Taylor 50th

Taylor 50th

Gayle “Pete” and Annabelle Taylor celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering, pictures and dinner at the home of Kelly …

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Births

Births

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Girls

Lisa Strauser and Terrance Adams, Billings

Karissa Hoffman and Christopher Gould, Billings

Boys

Brianna Wright and Daniel St. Germain, Billings

Erika Evenson and Juma Mwasahani, Billings

Twin Girls

Nicole and Levi Thorup, Billings

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Girl

Ashlee Gravelle and Dustyn Schutz, Columbus

Boys

Antoinette and Kristopher Klein, Billings

Megan and John Capra, Laurel

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Milestones

Achievers

Organizations

(5 PHOTOS)The Breakfast Exchange Club of Billings, celebrating their 47th anniversary and their 35th year partnering with the Metra, installed officers for the 2014-2015 term. They are: Lisa Jensen, secretary; Ed Kaufmann, treasurer; Glen Hufnagel, immediate past president; Leif Welhaven, president elect and Dave Weller, president. The trustees are Dale Miller, Chad Raisland, Joe Burst, Mel Reinhart, Bruce Glennie and Corey Moore. For more information, go online to www.breakfastexchangeclub.org or call Leif Welhaven, membership chairman, at 670-1917.

The Billings Family YMCA honored volunteers and donors. In 2013, more than 500 volunteers donated more than 9,000 hours. The Founder’s Award was given to Katie Link for her long time service as a board member, tireless volunteer and key donor to the YMCA. Brett Maas was given the Volunteer of the Year Award for his long time work as an inspiring swim coach at the Y. Also honored were volunteers who donated more than 100 hours in 2013: Vincent McMahon for work on designing and developing the YMCA website; Mary Huff, volunteer in preschool; Alissa Lienwand for work in membership; Larry Seekins, the man responsible for bringing wildly popular pickleball to the Y; Chandra Reum, volunteer in group exercise and administration; Stella Fong, for her work with the YMCA’s board of directors; and Troy Calhoun, volunteer in group fitness.

In the schools

Alexander Nord of Billings received a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy with commendation for academic excellence from Reed College in Portland, Ore.

(1 PHOTO)Andrew Sterup, a senior at Billings Central Catholic High, attended summer college for high school students at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He earned three college credits taking an economics class. He is a member of the National Honor Society. While attending Georgetown he also played baseball for Bradley Baseball Academy at tournaments in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York. He has been recruited for college baseball by Pitt, Georgetown, Haverford, Bates, Kenyon, Macalester, Grinnell, Arcadia and Catholic University but hasn’t decided on which college he will attend.

(3 PHOTOS)The Billings Chapter 100 of the Accounting and & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) awarded the following scholarships through the Mary Craig Scholarship Fund for the 2014-2015 academic year: $3,000 Undergraduate Scholarship – recipient is Callie Alberda, who attends Montana State University-Bozeman; $3,000 Undergraduate Scholarship – recipient is Jennifer Trotter, also attending Montana State University-Bozeman; $2,000 Women in Transition Scholarship – recipient is Shannon Schmidt, who attends Montana State University Billings.

In the service

(1 PHOTO)SKI Amanda Bostwick Feysa, daughter of the late Jani McCurdy Morse and a member of the Coast Guard, has been deployed to Bahrain for a year while attached to the shoreside logistics branch with Patrol Forces Southwest Asia in Manama, Bahrain. She had previously been stationed on a global ice breaker, USCGC Polar Sea, homeported in Seattle, Wash.; with the Pacific Strike Team out of Novato, Calif.; at a small boat station, Brant Point, on Nantucket, Mass., and at USCG headquarters in Washington, D.C.

(1 PHOTO)Billings Senior High 2010 graduate, Kasey Allen Smith, graduated magna cum laude from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy with a bachelor of science degree in marine engineering and an emphasis in nuclear engineering. Smith is the son of Wesley and Kelly Smith of Billings. Smith will serve in the U.S. Naval Reserve as an Ensign. He is currently employed by Crowley Maritime Corporation.

Air Force Airman Sean O'Roake graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. O'Roake is the son of Timothy O'Roake of Cody, Wyo.

Army Pvt. Daniel Herman has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Herman is the son of Eric and Shirley Herman of Billings and a 2013 graduate of Billings Senior High.

Col. Collin D. Rose has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa., and earned a master's degree in strategic studies. The college is the Army's senior educational institution. The 10-month curriculum of the Army's senior officer school is designed to prepare and train officers of all the U.S. military branches of service, foreign military officers, as well as senior civilian officials of federal agencies, to serve in top-level command and staff positions with the U.S. Armed Forces worldwide. He has served in the military for 28 years and is currently serving as garrison commander with the Training Center, Fort Harrison. Rose is the son of Ann Harkins of Laurel.

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Obituaries

Donald 'Don' Collett

Donald "Don" Collett, died July 20, 2014, in Martindale.

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Kathleen Mary Henrichs

HUNTLEY — Kathleen Mary Henrichs, 68, of Huntley passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Billings Clinic.

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Ella Kace

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Ella Kace, 83, of Gillette, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Close To Home Hospice House.

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Harold E. Benson

Harold E. Benson

PLENTYWOOD — Funeral services for Harold E. Benson will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25. Pastor Mark Taylor will officiate at the service a…

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Joe C. Sciuchetti

LEWISTOWN — Joe C. Sciuchetti, 73, of Lewistown, passed away Friday Aug. 22, 2014, at Central Montana Medical Center.

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Samuel Reinhart Schwindt

Samuel Reinhart Schwindt, 69, of Billings, left this world to meet his Lord and savior.

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Alice Marie Swift

MILES CITY — Alice Marie Swift, 83, of Miles City died on Aug. 20, 2014, at Holy Rosary Hospital of natural causes.

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Joe Zeiler

HARDIN — Joe Zeiler, 96, of Hardin passed away quietly on Aug. 20, 2014, with his children at his side. He was preceded in death by his wife o…

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