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  • Loring News for Wednesday, February 28, 2024

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Feb 28, 2024

    As I said last week, Rodney drove me up to Loring and the weather was fantastic. We saw two bald eagles and about 50 hawks, which happens at this time of year. We did not see any newborn calves, but I’m sure they will be coming soon! I had a wonderful time up North! Cindy Clark, Carol Lumsden and I made an international journey on Tuesday to Val Marie. I asked to get a stamp for my passport when we crossed into Canada. It’s my first use of the passport, and I’ve had it for 5 years! We ate...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, February 21, 2024

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Feb 21, 2024

    Congrats to the North Country Lady Mavericks and the M-ettes and Mustangs on their championships at their individual District tournaments! Also, congrats to the North Country Mavericks on their 3rd place finish and the right to go to divisional! I made the trip north on Sunday and we saw about 50 hawks on the power poles! It is a sign of spring! We also saw two bald eagles! Jeanie Green reported that she heard a meadowlark already! And I’m assuming that the geese are in at the Austin place....

  • Loring News for Wednesday, February 14, 2024

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Feb 14, 2024

    Happy Valentines Day! Have you gotten over the total excitement of the Super Bowl? We even had a tail gate party here at Affinity! The football game was playing at the theater, so it was on a big screen! One of the refineries had a fire which really put a huge amount of smoke into the air. Since David, my son, works at a refinery I was worried. But he works at Exxon and the fire was at Phillips 66, I heard that everyone was ok over there too! Good luck to the North Country Mavericks, both girls...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, February 7, 2024

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Feb 7, 2024

    Since I’ve been living in Billings for three months now, I have been keeping track of weather at Loring through my friends in Loring. They have told me about the thick fog for about a week or so and posted pictures of the beautiful frost on the trees, etc. but now I can report to them that Billings has very thick fog this morning! The other wing of the building is barely visible to me! Nancy Murdock was down on Friday. We had such a fun visit and lunch at City Vineyard! On Thursday...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, January 31, 2024

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Jan 31, 2024

    The weather is very spring like! It’s a great change from the subzero weather from a few weeks ago! The frozen pipes are all fixed, thank goodness! Remember, I’m writing the Loring news from the west side of Billings and the high temps this week are in the 50’s! There are a lot of pigeons around here, making a mess as we know they do around the granaries at Loring. Etta Blunt took 3rd place in wrestling in Glasgow on a Saturday and on Sunday she took 3rd in Malta where she wrestled up in w...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, January 24, 2024

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Jan 24, 2024

    The weather changed and it is warmer which makes most of us happier! The chores are easier and the equipment starts better! But we also know that this won’t last too long! The pool here at Affinity had a broken pipe which in turn broke a piece on the furnace. It was only down for a week so I think the repair people really got to work! I took Zoey, my granddaughter, over for a swim on Saturday. Rita Frasure and I went to the symphony dress rehearsal on Friday. It was a wonderful treat! The Ahn...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, January 17, 2024

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Jan 17, 2024

    Loring, and most of Montana, is experiencing very low temps, and a little snow. The weather had to be bad, the ballgames were postponed! I heard that exposed skin started to freeze in two minutes with these wind chill temps! The cold weather reminds me that I have my bubble solution down here! I’m taking it outside to blow some bubbles and see how they look in the freezing air. I probably will throw the boiling water into the frigid air and make snow! That one is dangerous because the water...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, January 10, 2024

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Jan 10, 2024

    Happy New Year! May each of you realize your dreams and goals! Diana Engel and Layne Engel invited me out for lunch one day after Christmas. It was so fun seeing Layne as a father to a two-year-old! Visiting with my previous comrade from the Whitewater teaching staff was the icing on the cake! I’ve received a few calls wishing me a happy new year from friends up north. Carol Lumsden said that Pete had the team out pulling the wagon for hayrides during New Year festivities! Sounds like a lot of...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, December 27, 2023

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Dec 27, 2023

    Merry Christmas and looking forward to the adventures of a new year! The Christmas Eve service featured a little play starring the children in the area! And many Christmas songs! It’s wonderful when people come together to make special memories, including the parents who spend time practicing with the crew! Becca and Robert Engum of Great Falls arrived at the Cindy Clark home to celebrate the holiday with family! Kenny and Brenda Clark are hosting this year! The Whitewater School Christmas con...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, December 20, 2023

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Dec 20, 2023

    This is the week before Christmas, and here at Affinity, every day has special themed activities for us to do. On Friday is a Paint with Dixie. We’ll be painting a wreath. Hope it turns out! I’ve been taking advantage of the pool and hot tub here to get some exercise. I know some people in Loring are baking up a storm and sharing their wares. Brandie Stordahl and I baked a couple of yummy snacks on Sunday. I’ll take some cookies down to the community room for whoever would like a cookie wi...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Dec 13, 2023

    December 6: December hits like a whirlwind with activities each day, sometimes two! I went shopping for groceries and then had lunch with a friend, Rita Frasure, on Saturday! I am not driving right now very much because I’m having some trouble with my left eye. I’ve had two appointments and now am waiting for a specialist appointment. Steve Schuemaker was out for church on Sunday. He will be coming out on the first Sunday of the month for a few months to hold services at the Loring Lutheran...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, November 29, 2023

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Nov 29, 2023

    Happy advent! I don’t know if that’s the correct greeting but I hope everyone has an uneventful four weeks until Christmas! I was a lunch guest of Cindy Clark on Monday before Rod and I made the trip back to Billings on Tuesday. Becca and Robert Engum of Great Falls, Bud Erfle, Kenny and Brenda Clark, and children were Thanksgiving guests of Cindy Clark. After dinner, everyone tried their hands at decorating a Gingerbread house! By the pictures, there are some talented decorators in the...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, November 22, 2023

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Nov 22, 2023

    Happy Thanksgiving to all! I'm in Loring as I write this, but I’ll be back in Billings to have Thanksgiving with my kids and grandkids! I’m so thankful! Just as God promised, things come together as He sets out. Right now, I am having trouble with my left eye. I just can’t see the way I should. So, I don’t drive because it’s scary to not see correctly, right now. I think it’ll be figured out when I have my next tests. But anyway, Nancy Murdock wanted to see Mannheim Steamroller in...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, November 15, 2023

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Nov 15, 2023

    Congratulations to the North Country Mavericks on their third place at state volleyball! The November weather has been phenomenal! Temps are in the 50s and low 60s with low temps in the 30s! It’s been windy, of course, but not too terrible. The geese are still working their way south and some sharp tails have started coming into my yard at Loring. The town of Loring looks good, and you might wonder how I know that. I’m home for a few days right now! My sister Debbie drove up with me on...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, November 8, 2023

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Nov 8, 2023

    The Loring/Whitewater community has lost another resident and our sorrow for the family is deep. Leroy Simonson passed away from a massive heart attack on Saturday. He was a classmate of mine in Whitewater. Sympathy for the family. Anne Boothe was in Billings for a few days and took me out to lunch and to a home décor store. I really enjoyed visiting with someone from “home” and actually liked to see all the merchandise in the store! If you don’t know, I do not like to shop! I remember...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, November 1, 2023

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Nov 1, 2023

    October is winding down with most of the calves sold and shipped. Volleyball is in the postseason tournaments and basketball will be starting soon! All the little goblins and other spooky beings will be out and about in a few days! The Loring big screen movie night was another success! Cindy Clark reported that it was a small crowd but still enjoyable! Isn’t it great to know that all the work that goes into putting on a special event is still appreciated? Whitney and Jay Blunt have been chasin...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, October25, 2023

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Oct 25, 2023

    Greetings my Loringites from Dixie in Billings. I miss you all, but I’m attempting to fit in here and be pleasant. My address is 4215 Montana Sapphire Drive #107, Billings, MT 59106. It’s the first turn-off after the Shiloh Rd. roundabout on King Ave. going west. The building is called Affinity in Billings. I’m on the ground floor. Congrats on the marvelous showing at state cross country in Kalispell this week! Shelbi LaBrie achieved her goal and is the champion in Class C. Ava had a perso...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, October 18, 2023

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Oct 18, 2023

    The northeast corner of Montana didn’t get in on much of the eclipse this time. But the photos that have been on the news look marvelous. It’s always exciting to me to see the way the universe works. Friday the 13th was a happening day at the Clark household! Cindy celebrated her 66th birthday by holding a superstitions-be-damned party! Tana Oyler, her mini me, Brenda Kornfield, Joann Hammond, Gale Simonson, Lu Besel, Sarah Skubina, Becca and Robert Engum, and Kenny Clark family, plus...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, October 11, 2023

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Oct 11, 2023

    Carol Lumsden and Nancy Murdock are touring France and visiting with Alice, an exchange student of the Lumsdens. The report is they are having a great time! Debbie Richau and I had plans to travel to Cut Bank on Amtrak, but the train was so late we decided to drive. I’m so happy that we were able to get there for a memorial for our uncle and aunt. Dee Arndt met us along with Berit Burton from Kalispell. It was a time of visiting cousin’s kids and getting to know them! My aunt and uncle were...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Sep 27, 2023

    We have had so many flies, way more than we’ve had in other years. And they really bother the cows too! I’ve only drank two that were in my coffee. Oh, brother, that’s bad now! The temperature has been really cool in the evenings, but it warms up during the day. We had a couple of days of sprinkles. It was really welcome. Loring got just over a quarter inch. I know Malta had much more because there was a lot of puddles. I’m still working on sorting everything from Mom and Dad’s...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Sep 20, 2023

    This week the weather was nice and warm but cooled off in the evenings. That’s one more positive thing about this area: it can get warm but almost always cools off in the evening! Of course, the wind was still present! I just got back from a wonderful sibling trip to Yellowstone National Park. My sisters and brother stayed in a VRBO near Emigrant. It had 12 miles of really rough mountain roads, but the bunkhouse was very comfortable, and we played a lot of cards in the evenings and looked at...

  • Great Plains Dinosaur Museum Prospecting Program

    Dixie Stordahl, Great Plains Dinosaur Museum|Sep 13, 2023

    The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum is offering a prospecting program for the month of September. If you’d like to be on the cutting edge of fossil hunting and possibly find a fossil in the field this is your time to shine! Most of the fossils on display were found by accident or by a person hiking along the coulees where fossil-rich strata are often found. September is a perfect month to prospect because it is a little cooler than the rest of the summer season. So how does this work? To begin...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Sep 13, 2023

    Every morning when I look out to the east, I see more and more yellow and gold on my lawn and less on my trees! I’m hoping that when all the leaves fall, I will be ready for winter! Don’t get me wrong, I think the four distinct seasons are important up in this area! Carol Lumsden and I took in the Historic talks at the Phillips County Museum on Sunday. We both felt that the stories were portrayed well! Sympathy to the family of Courtney Hellie who passed away this week. We are all very...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Sep 6, 2023

    My sunflowers don’t have much seed left, the yellow-headed blackbirds and the grackles took a big share! But the goldfinches still stop in and chatter with their soft voices each day. I had the best time with ten ladies who wanted to paint on Thursday! We painted a fall leaf and a sunflower. There are so many lovely artists in our neighborhood! On September 26 at 6 in the evening, we will be painting door signs with Denise Watkins and Shandell Fouts at the Loring Church fellowship room....

  • Loring News for Wednesday, August 30, 2023

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Aug 30, 2023

    On August 30 and 31, we can enjoy a super blue moon! It’s a super moon because it will be closer to the earth, so it’ll appear larger, but not much to the naked eye. It’s called a blue moon because it’s the second full moon in a month. With all the smoke and dust in the atmosphere, the moon will have a reddish-orange look to it. My sister Debbie and my daughter-in-law Brandie drove up to Loring on Friday. We all went to Fort Peck Theater to see the play “Misery”. Brandie hadn’t...

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