Ninth-grader Samantha has been described by teachers and students as a genuinely positive and kind person. She is always willing to help where help is needed. Her hard work ethic is evident through her ability to learn English is less than four years, and she is often seen translating for classmates, creating a more inspiring classroom climate.
Dane Offutt was born was born March 8, 1989 in Florida. He was raised in Texas alongside his younger sister. Although Dane’s time in Big Sky was sadly short lived, he was starting to build more than just a warm place to lay his head.
Men were being drafted into the Vietnam War during the time Big Sky resident Jack Hudspeth was attending college at Mississippi State University in the mid-60s. Students pursuing degrees were allowed to defer from the draft, but even then the war made its way into Hudspeth’s life.
This week’s Miner of the week is fourth grader Ryan Malinowski. “Ryan is a great leader in the class, he is always on task and willing to help his classmates,” said his teacher Mrs. Suzie Klein. Ryan is always positive and caring to his classmates and teachers.
William B. Davis of Fishers, Ind., and Big Sky passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 26.
Bill graduated from Horace Mann in 1959 and attended Wabash College, running cross country. He transferred to IU and graduated in 1964, then earned a J.D. from IU School of Law, Bloomington, in 1967.
Behind the scenes on a relatively-calm offseason afternoon at the Big Sky Community Post Office, Jean Palmer was busy sorting through a stack of change of address forms. Not her favorite task, she admitted, but an important one nonetheless.
A few years ago, Big Sky Community Food Bank Director Sarah Gaither found herself on a snowy drive to Bozeman from Big Sky in the dark. Her destination: the Bozeman Ace Hardware loading dock, where she stacked slow cookers into the Food Bank vehicle.
Laura Seyfang has always admired former President Jimmy Carter and his work with Habitat for Humanity. On 13 different missions, the former GM executive and Big Sky resident used vacation time to volunteer for Habitat projects around the world: Kenya, Nepal, Vietnam and Paraguay.
Don and Diane Lundsten embarked on their 11th trip to Uganda on Oct. 10, representing the Uganda Orphans Fund, a nonprofit out of Bozeman dedicated to improving the lives of children afflicted by war, poverty or disease. A friend of theirs, Duncan Hill, started the organization 20 years ago.
Back in 2014, Dan Greene achieved ski town movie fame with his role in “Higher Love—Love and Danger in Big Sky,” a hilarious short film created for Lone Peak Cinema’s Big Sky Shootout.