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Billings welcome was Honor Flight grand finale

What a great time daughter Julie Jorgenson and I had on the sixth Honor Flight! Julie was my escort as we viewed the World War II Memorial and all the other memorials. Just being in Washington was a wonderful experience. We were greeted at all stops by crowds of people cheering us on and exp…

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Big Sky Honor Flight

Big Sky Honor Flight

Bataan survivor Ben Steele chats with volunteer Dan Carter as 84 WWII veterans and their escorts gather at Billings Logan International Airport for the sixth Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. to see the memorial in their honor. Steele was being escorted by his daughter Julie Jorgenson, right.

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Sandstone Gallery's new display features 4 artists

Sandstone Gallery's new display features 4 artists

^pThe Sandstone Art Gallery, 2913 Second Ave. N., is opening a new exhibit with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

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Club members carve peace of mind out of wood

Club members carve peace of mind out of wood

Ron Marker started carving wood just two years ago.

January 13, 2013 12:05 am Photos

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Humanities Heroes to be honored at Western Heritage Center

Humanities Heroes to be honored at Western Heritage Center

Humanities Montana will honor Humanities Heroes at 5 p.m. June 6 at the Western Heritage Center.

June 01, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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Ben Steele

Ben Steele

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Humanities Heroes to be honored on June 6

Humanities Montana has announced its "Humanities Heroes," and will honor them at a reception and awards ceremony at 5 p.m. on June 6 at the Western Heritage Center.

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Weekday Sampler: 3 things to do in Billings this week

Weekday Sampler: 3 things to do in Billings this week

Suggestions from the Enjoy Bloggers on events and activities to attend this week:

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News photos and video: Veterans Day in Billings

News photos and video: Veterans Day in Billings

View photos of the Veterans Day celebration at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark.

November 11, 2011 4:19 pm Photos

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Ben Steele

Ben Steele

Ben Steele center, World War ll prisoner of war and survivor of the Bataan Death March was among veterans Friday at the Veterans Day celebration at the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark.

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Ben Steele

Ben Steele

Ben Steele, World War ll prisoner of war and survivor of the Bataan Death March rang a Military bell Friday signifying the end of WWI. The bell was rang at 11:00 am on 11/11/11 at the Veterans Day celebration at the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark.

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Ben Steele

Ben Steele

Ben Steele.

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Exhibit of Ben Steele artwork opens at UM museum

Exhibit of Ben Steele artwork opens at UM museum

MISSOULA — Ben Steele recalls the faces of the dead and dying along the roadside as he marched with thousands of other American prisoners of war from the Bataan Peninsula to the city of Capas in the Philippines. He remembers the bits of fire-pit charcoal that he squirreled to his prison cel…

September 23, 2011 11:00 am Photos

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Ben Steele

Ben Steele

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"War Torn: The Art of Ben Steele"

"War Torn: The Art of Ben Steele"

Brandon Reintjes, curator at the Montana Museum of Art and Culture in Missoula, earlier this week hangs one of the drawings included in “War Torn: The Art of Ben Steele,” a collection of 68 drawings and paintings depicting the Billings veteran’s experiences during World War II. The exhibit o…

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'Men and Rice, or The Beggars'

'Men and Rice, or The Beggars'

Ben Steele’s “Men and Rice, or The Beggars,” oil on canvas, circa 1950, is one of his images from the Bataan Death March on display at the University of Montana’s Museum of Art and Culture. Most of Steele’s 11 oil paintings and 78 charcoal drawings of the Death March, which he witnessed firs…

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Stillwater festival features artist Johnson

Stillwater festival features artist Johnson

As a child, Lance Johnson remembers peering up at his mother’s canvas, watching her paint and hoping for the day he could be an artist, too.

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Long-lasting reading club now in its 37th year

Long-lasting reading club now in its 37th year

Lynne Montague says the book club she belongs to has never had a special name. Members just call it The Book Club.

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Signature artist, Ben Steele

Born in Roundup and raised in the Bull Mountains, Montana artist, Ben Steele, portrays his native state in drawings, watercolors, oils and lithographs. He loves the subtleties of the prairie country, as well as the stunning effect of the mountains, and he paints both exceedingly well.

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Art in the Beartooths 2011

Art in the Beartooths 2011

It's time once again for Art in the Beartooths, the summer fundraiser for the Carbon County Arts Guild. The main event will be held on Saturday, July 9, but is prefaced by a silent auction, opening on Tuesday, July 5, and will be remain for bids through the end of the live auction on Saturda…

May 22, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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