Suzanne Waring

Suzanne Waring—Contributing writer for the Montana Senior NewsA multifaceted interest in Montana people and their communities keeps Suzanne Waring looking for  topics to research in old newspapers and books and people to interview. She also has a passion for gardening. During the busy times of her first career, Suzanne Waring wrote, “I raise a garden no matter what.”  That statement is still true during her second career as a writer.


Kathryn Braund: Actor, Dog Trainer, Author

People living for 97 years have time for several careers. Kathryn Braund, who has reached that milestone, has had three solid careers and several minor ones, and she is still focused and busy as a writer.

Montana Heritage Orchards

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” has been good advice for well over a hundred years. This little bit of wisdom has been lost on Montanans from pioneer days to the present time basically because locally grown fruit has been seemingly non-existent, especially to the central and eastern part of the state. Brent Sarchet, Montana State University Extension Agent of Lewis and Clark County, and Toby Day, Montana State University Extension Horticulture Specialist, have set out to change that.

Does Your Home Fit You?

Despite aging and physical disability, Shirley Tonkin has been able to live independently in the one-level condo she moved into 14 years ago. “I have access to all areas of my home and garage, and I still drive a car with a hand brake,” she said. “I recommend that others consider their options in time to make their own decisions concerning accommodations that will fit them as they age.”

Growing Herbs

Sage, oregano, both original and garlic chives, lemon balm, thyme, lavender, mint, and tarragon grow as perennials in our area. Growing your own herbs offer fragrance, flavor, and nutrition and are free of pesticides—offering you the outcome of great food.

Former Graduate Gives Darby Public Schools Internet

Archie Lorentzen appreciated that Darby High School had given him an outstanding foundation for doing what he was able to do without a college degree. He wanted to give back. The school had an imminent need, as did the public library and other businesses in Darby: they needed high-speed Internet access.