Posts Posts by: "Brooke Wagner"

Look to the front lines of healthcare, and you will easily find an army of doctors, nurses, and medical professionals marching tirelessly into battle for their patients. Healthcare providers care for a vast array of ailments and specialties, from the hours-old infant to a seasoned centenarian. When it comes to a particular forte – women…(Read More)

Nana and Papa. Baba and Gigi. Mawmaw and Pawpaw. Grams and Gramps. There’s much debate about the BEST name for a grandparent, but one thing is for sure – grandparents and grandparenting styles are as unique as the names we give them! For some, the transition from “Mom and Pop” to “Meme and Pepe” is…(Read More)

A well-known quote from Shakespeare reads, “If music be the food of love, play on.” One Billings teenager is hungry for a taste of more and has traveled far and wide to hone her trade. Kassidy Casterline recently visited New York City to perform as a violinist in the 2018 Middle School Honors Performance…(Read More)

Ask almost any high school age student where they would like to be on a  Friday fall evening, and they will likely tell you, “The football game, of course.” Perhaps indoor sports are more your style, and you wouldn’t dream of missing the sound of shoes squeaking on a freshly waxed floor during…(Read More)

Blend. Commingle. Merge. Fuse. The list of words describing the process of mixing one thing with another until they combine could go on and on. For one Billings family, this concept has come to mean more than just a concoction of substance – it has become a way of life. Sarah Hinkle and Kelsey Hutson…(Read More)

In the world of music and song, there’s no shortage of songs about cowboys. Many a chorus has been penned about the wild world of buckin’ broncs and rodeo, perhaps most famously summed up by Willie Nelson’s “Mama’s, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys.” No one ever said…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s January 2018 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  “Over 70% of drug users are employed…are they employed by you?” It’s a tagline sure to get your attention, whether you are a business owner, employee, parent…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s January 2018 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  Mahatma Gandhi, civil rights leader and global peace pioneer, once said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Harvey Singh is a local Billings resident who…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s October 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  Robert South, a 16th-century English clergyman, once said, “If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s August 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Brooke Wagner photos by Jana Graham Photography Joe Halligan never set out to become an educator. He didn’t spend his childhood days dreaming of the smell of chalk…(Read More)